Environmental Health Intern in Kenya - IRC
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Under the supervision of the Environmental Health Manager, Kakuma, the EH intern will assist in implementation of Environmental Health program and providing technical EH support to the national programs.
S/he will assist in coordinating EH with other health programs, including Communicable Diseases, Community health, and Emergency Planning.
University degree in public health/environmental health/civil engineering or related courses,
Excellent writing Skills.
Strong community development, mobilization, and sensitization skills
Previous experience working in a community-based sanitation program
Demonstrated technical expertise in WATSAN
Willingness to work in a remote, difficult, insecure, and unaccompanied post
Proficient computer skills necessary to effectively utilize word processing, database, and spreadsheet software systems.
Program management and implementation
In coordination with the health coordinator and the environmental health manager, participate in the development of Environmental Health sub sector strategy and work plans
Participate in the supervision, implementation and monitoring of Environmental Health project activities in line with proposal targets and work plan timelines
Assist in planning and carrying out assessments of Environmental health in IRC’s current and new project sites
Liaise with the IRC community health outreach to develop a training program for community based hygiene promotion and implement BCC Strategies in Hygiene promotion
Assess potentials for community participation in project design, implementation, management, and evaluation, including cost recovery, and help establish community self-management structures
Assist in the response and management of any disease epidemics in the camp and participate in the development of disaster preparedness systems.
Communication and Coordination
Attend Environmental health meetings both in field sites ensuring proper documentations and filling of the minutes
Maintain update project files and essential statistical data.
In consultation with the EH Manager, Identify new program possibilities in collaboration with field- and Nairobi-based program staff
Actively participate in the development of new proposals by senior management and program development staff as required and edit drafts prior to submission to Nairobi.
Monitoring and evaluation
Ensure appropriate M&E activities are carried out regularly (data collection & analysis, monitoring of project progress against established work plans, monitoring of established indicators and utilization of results to inform program (re-)design)
Identify gaps in M&E systems and make recommendations for improvements.
For further details and application materials, see: Environmental Health Intern in Kenya - IRC Website