International Rescue Committee Clinical Officer - Pediatrics Jobs in Kenya

International Rescue Committee Clinical Officer - Pediatrics Jobs in Kenya

Job Details

  • Working under the guidance and supervision of the MO In-charge, the Clinical Officer - Pediatrics is directly responsible for the overall management of the clinic assigned. .

    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 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

    • Ensure high quality of patient care by conducting regular quality of care assessments in the pediatric department and implementing recommendations thereof

    • 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 Medical Officer In charge.

    • Ensure a participatory and inclusive atmosphere by fostering good relations with all stakeholders including the pediatric department stff 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.
    Human Resource Management

    • Monitoring and supervision of the medical staff; both national and refugee to ensure that work is done properly and efficiently in the department.

    • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and set objectives.

    • Evaluation and appraisal of staff through the IRC Performance Management process as maybe required by the supervisor.

    • Develop ongoing education programs for department-based
    staff of up to date protocols and guidelines.

    • Help review personnel issues and concerns of medical staff in pediatric department and assist with determining and implementing solutions.

    • Determine personnel needs for department level activities and in coordination with the Human Resource office take part in recruitment of incentive staff.


    • Ensure and advice that emergency medical equipment needed in managing pediatric emergencies are available and in working condition at the facility.

    • Monitor and ensure the proper usage of program supplies.

    • Participate in annual program planning process and budget implementation. Recommend budget revisions to focus on priority areas in management of pediatric conditions.

    Communication and Reporting

    • Monitor closely morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators related to the pediatric age-group and advice accordingly.

    • Convene/attend integrated departmental staff meetings.

    • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisees with constant feedback as may be required.

    • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

    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.

    • Please make sure to include copy of Certificate of Good Conduct in your application.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Higher Diploma in Paeditratic medicine from KMTC or any other renowed institution.

    • Be registered and have a valid license from the Clinical Officers' Council.

    How to Apply

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

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