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Gov’t Announces Jobs For Female Nurses In Saudi Arabia – Requirements And How To Apply

Gov’t Announces Jobs For Female Nurses In Saudi Arabia – Requirements And How To Apply

Female Kenyan healthcare workers seeking to work abroad can now apply for overseas jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, in a statement on Tuesday, announced the opportunities saying the Saudi government would recruit female health workers to be employed as general nurses and healthcare assistant professionals on a two-year renewable contract.

This, the ministry said, is a result of a partnership between the two countries to enhance productive labor migration.

“This initiative has facilitated the employment of thousands of Kenyans in different economic sectors in the KSA and has expressed willingness through various organizations in KSA to recruit additional health care workers from Kenya,” read the statement by Principal Secretary Shadrack Mwadime.

“The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection requests for applications from qualified Kenyans for employment in the KSA as General Nurses and Personal Assistant/Health Care Assistant professionals.”

PS Mwadime further revealed that those successful in the employment would be earning a minimum monthly salary of between Ksh.92,000 and Ksh.147,000 depending on their academic levels for 8-hour shifts.

Degree holders will earn a minimum monthly salary of 3,500.00 SAR (about Ksh.147,000 ) while Diploma holders will take home a minimum of 3,000.00 SAR (about Ksh.126,000).


Certificate holders, on the other hand, will pocket a minimum of 2,200.00 SAR (about Ksh.92,000) a month.

In the same light, PS Mwadime noted that the workers will be entitled to round-trip air tickets and overtime by the Saudi Arabia Labour Laws.

The ministry said that only those between the ages of 22 years and 35 years are eligible for the jobs.

Other requirements for the recruitment include;

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen 
  2. Hold a Bachelor of Science Degree /Diploma/Certificate in Nursing 
  3. Be a registered and licensed member of the Nursing Council of Kenya, and in good standing 
  4. Have a valid Police Clearance Certificate.
  5. Minimum of 2 years of nursing continuous work for nurses with degrees.
  6. No experience for nurses with Diploma qualification (Fresh graduates required),
  7. Minimum of One Year of Continuous work Experience for nurses with certificates
  8. Be proficient in writing and speaking of English language
  9. Medically fit
  10. Hold a valid Kenyan passport
  11. Dataflow verification report for the education certificate and Nursing Council License or the latest employment certificate 
  12. Must have valid Prometric Results; If not, the same can be taken either in Kenya OR KSA (Prometric test cost to be deducted from the employee’s salary in 3 installments) 

Those willing to work in the Gulf nation will be required to channel their applications through the National Employment Authority (NEA) online portal.

Labour and Social Protection PS Shadrack Mwadime after a past meeting with Saudi Ambassador to Kenya Khalid Al Salman

Gov’t Announces Jobs For Female Nurses In Saudi Arabia – Requirements And How To Apply