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International Rescue Committee (IRC) Health Professionals Jobs in Kenya

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict.

Started in 1933, the IRC now operates in more than 40 countries worldwide and addresses both the immediate, life saving needs of conflict-affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies.

In Kenya, the IRC serves refugees in the Kakuma and Dadaab (Hagadera) camps and vulnerable populations in the Turkana region.

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, sanitation and hygiene and HIV/ AIDS.

The IRC provides an open ended contract, competitive salary and benefits package to its staff in addition to a well planned staff development opportunity.

Applications are invited for the following positions:

Senior Health Professionals

IRC is currently looking for three experienced Senior Health Professionals (Health Coordinator, Nutrition Coordinator, and HIV Coordinator) for its programs in Kenya.

The positions are based either at Nairobi or one of the Field sites and require travel to the field program sites.

We need persons with excellent technical skills in the areas of public health management/ nutrition/ HIV, strategic thinking and vision, innovative problem solving skills, program coordination experience.

The three Coordinators are members of the Kenya CMT (Country Management Team) and will have leadership role for the overall health program, ensuring program quality, achieving steady growth for the health sector (in terms of budget and geography) and networking internally within IRC and externally.

‘Interested candidates are requested to clearly mention the specific position for which application is being made (Health Coordinator/ Nutrition Coordinator/ HIV Coordinator).

If applying for more than one position, please submit different applications’.

For a detailed Job Description and person specification, send an email to jobs1 @

Community Health Program Officer (Dadaab Based)

IRC is currently looking for a Community Health Program Officer who will be based in Hagadera Refugee Camp.

We need a person with proven experience in working with communities with diverse cultural practices and low literacy levels and experience in planning and designing programs.

We need a person who is a registered nurse with advanced qualification in Public Health (Diploma) or Community Development.

For a detailed Job Description and person specification, send an email to jobs2 @

Clinical Officer Paediatrics (Dadaab Based)

IRC is currently looking for a Clinical Officer Pediatrics who will be based in Hagadera Refugee Camp. The person will be in charge of the pediatric ward and ensuring that quality health care is availed to all patients in the pediatric ward, stabilization centre and the pediatric outpatient clinics.

We need a person with a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and a Higher Diploma in Pediatrics.

For a detailed Job Description and person specification, send an email to jobs3 @

All interested candidates are requested to email for the detailed Job Descriptions (email addresses above). Please submit the applications with a cover letter specifying how you meet the qualification criteria (as mentioned in the detailed Job Description) and updated CV with current contact of three professional referees, to the following email address: hr @

or on the envelope to

Human Resource & Administration Coordinator,
International Rescue Committee,
P.O Box 62727-00200

by 23rd April, 2010.

IRC is an equal opportunities employer

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