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International Rescue Committee Community Health Program officer Jobs in Kenya


Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with appropriate sectors to ensure outbreak prevention, control and response measures targeting communicable diseases are in place at all times in Kakuma camp.
  • Raise awareness and improve knowledge, among refugees, agency staff and host communities working with or engaging with refugees to prevent occurrence and spread of infectious diseases in Kakuma refugee camp.
  • Train health staff and community health promoters on Standard case definitions and ensure that community surveillance systems are linked with the health facilities.
  • Liaise with appropriate staff to ensure availability of appropriate supplies for control and prevention of communicable illnesses.
  • Liaise with clinical services staffand ensure Standard Case Definitions are available in all consultation rooms
  • Conduct active surveillance of communicable diseases. Investigate outbreaks establishing etiologies, mechanisms for diagnostic testing and the effectiveness of response measures. Ensure contact tracing is done and all suspected outbreaks are reported within 24hours.
  • Ensure the community chalk board, ANC/PNC/EPI database and households’ visits are updated.
  • Ensure proper surveillance investigations, reporting, specimen collection and transport of samples of communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Maintain appropriate knowledge and skills amongst health staff to control and prevent outbreaks.
  • In the event of an outbreak liaise with the health facilities and prepare daily line list and send to the CHM.
  • In liaison with the CHM, periodically review disaster preparedness plans on diseases prone to out breaks at the Kakuma Refugee Camp.
  • Ensure adequate coverage of childhood immunizations through supervision of community health promoters, ensure adequate supplies and community health promoters kits at all times.
  • Ensure community dialogue and health action days are conducted on monthly basis.
  • Conduct periodic supervision sessions in vaccinating facilities and document the findings.
  • Ensure medical screening and immunization of children under five years is done at reception center and for new arrivals in the community.
  • Prepare weekly epidemic monitoring report and submit to PHO
  • Prepare monthly CBHIS report and submit to CHM
  • In liason with CHM ensure vitamin A & deworming supplementation for children under five years is done twice yearly.
  • In liason with CHM coordinate camp wide immunization campaigns in response to outbreaks
  • Carry out any other duties assigned as delegated by the program manager

    Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree in Community Health Nursing or Public health
  • Registered with the relevant body.
  • Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in Public Health field.
  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Team player.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Must be flexible and culturally sensitive.
  • Training in IDSR an added advantage.
  • Experience of working in a resource poor setting and/or camp environment is an added advantage.

    Deadline for receiving applications is 19th May, 2017.

    For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Community Health Program officer Jobs in Kenya




    International Rescue Committee Sub-Grant Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya

    Key Responsibilities

  • Reconcile sub-grant financial reports
  • Review sub-grant financial reports from field office and provide feedback as necessary
  • Prepare sub-grant reconciliations for Program and Finance review and sign off
  • Review sub grantee cash requests
  • Manage and track, with IRC field finance staff, all sub-grant budgets and obligations
  • Inform the Sub grant finance controller of major budget fluctuations, significant overspending or under spending
  • Liaise with IRC Field Finance Staff to ensure completeness, correctness and accuracy of sub grantee financial reports
  • Liaise with local CBOs and INGOs
  • Liaise with IRC Financial Controller and IRC Headquarters in regards to any sub-grant reconciliation or payment request as necessary
  • Conduct pre-award assessments of new sub grantees
  • Responsible for conducting financial and general compliance monitoring visits for sub grantees
  • Prepare monitoring reports and compliance work plans after each monitoring visit.

    Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognized professional certificate in accounting such as CPA, or ACCA.
  • A Masters degree with a Finance concentration will be an added advantage
  • Not less than 3 years at a senior level within the Finance Department of an international organization.
  • Experience in the humanitarian sector will be an added advantage
  • Current or previous experience within IRC in a similar role will also be an added advantage
  • Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, standard spreadsheet and database programs.

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Good written and verbal skills in the English language.
  • Must be comfortable in being a proactive member of the top-management team.
  • Must seek to identify and communicate potential problems and propose solutions to the level of management appropriate to effect solutions.
  • Must be able to function effectively in a loosely structured, but complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the program organization.
  • Must be a patient and good communicator who can function in an organizational environment involving a diversity of cultures, languages, and personal interests and agendas.
  • Good at role of facilitator and team player in solving problems.
  • Committed to staff training and development

    For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Sub-Grant Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya




    International Rescue Committee Pediatric Clinical Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Key Responsibilities

  • Overall team leader of the pediatric department and provide direction to the rest of the team in the pediatric department.
  • In coordination with the Medical Officer in Charge of the Hospital/CSM and involvement of nursing officer in charge of the department develop objectives of the department and yearly work-plan.
  • Ensure pediatric patients are attended to on time with proper and prudent management in line with latest guideline on integrated management of childhood illnesses.
  • Ensure management of children with acute malnutrition in line with latest integrated management of acute malnutrition guidelines
  • Report notifiable diseases immediately to immediate supervisor and ensure isolation of highly communicable diseases with management based on most current guidelines/protocol.
  • Participate in daily morning hospital meetings giving guidance on management of complicated pediatric conditions.
  • Participate in the Hospital Call system.
  • Arrange a rotation schedule with fellow clinicians to ensure good coverage in the pediatric department at all times.
  • Prepare monthly work/activity plans for him/herself for review by the M.O I/C of the Hospital or CSM.
  • Ensure a participatory and inclusive atmosphere by fostering good relations with all stakeholders including the pediatric department staff and members of the refugee community.
  • Ensure high quality programming at the pediatric department with mainstreaming of the principles of protection (safe programming), disaster risk reduction and environmental awareness activities.
  • Participate in camp health surveys and campaigns e.g. Nutrition, Immunization as may be required.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Higher Diploma in Paeditratic medicine from KMTC or any other renowned institution.
  • Be registered and have a valid license from the Clinical Officers’ Council.
  • Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least two years work experience as a pediatric clinical officer in a busy hospital/clinic set up.
  • Experience working with a non-profit humanitarian organization.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Be a team player
  • Flexibility at work
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Knowledge of Turkana or Somali languages will be an added advantage.

    Deadline for receiving applications is 17th May, 2017

    For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Pediatric Clinical Officer Jobs in Kenya

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