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International Rescue Committee (IRC) Jobs in Kenya

  1. Information Officer (Nairobi Based)
  2. Community Development Officer (Kakuma Based)
  3. Logistics Officer (Nairobi Based)
  4. Medical Doctor (Locum Basis)
  5. Consultant (Behavioural Change & Communication)
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana region and refugees in the Kakuma and Dadaab (Hagadera) camps.
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 as well as a well planned staff development opportunity. Applications are invited for the position of:
Information Officer (Nairobi Based)
The Information Officer will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the IRC Protection and Referral Center in Eastleigh.
The IRC’s Protection and Referral Center’s primary function is to provide orientation, information, and referral services for refugees and the host community in Nairobi on registration and various services available.
The Information Officer would be responsible for the day-to-day management of the center, including providing collecting and disseminating information to clients, building referral networks, generating reports, conducting trainings, supervising volunteers, and liaising with external partners and organizations.
For a detailed Job Description and person specification, send an email to
Community Development Officer (Kakuma Based)
  • Reporting to the Environmental Health Manager, the Community Development Officer will be charged with the responsibility of identifying, developing and testing innovative approaches to community and school-based sanitation and hygiene interventions that promote sustainability
  • Provide and test an integrated safe, sanitation and hygiene promotion program in schools/institutions and communities that maximizes impact, equity, sustainability and cost-effectiveness based on lessons learned and innovative approaches that address the varying conditions found in communities and schools in Kakuma refugee camp.
  • He/she will ensure improvement and maintenance of public health performance indicators as per SPHERE/UNHCR/ WHO in Kakuma refugee camp.
For a detailed Job Description and person specification, send an email to
Logistics Officer (Nairobi Based)
  • The Logistics Officer will work under the supervision of the Logistics Coordinator and should be a strong team member who can assist in the continued development of the logistics team and contribute to the further effective running of IRC activities in Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia.
  • He/She will be based in Nairobi with frequent visits to the field especially Kakuma where IRC has a large operational base and will be responsible for the effective management of the warehouse staff, transport team and procurement staff that are based in Nairobi
For a detailed Job Description and person specification, send an email to
Medical Doctor (Locum Basis)
  • The medical Doctor will be overall responsible for the daily clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the hospital and health unit, refer chronic cases to the specialty clinics accordingly, organize with fellow Doctors weekly work and day off schedule to ensure that weekends are properly covered, ensure that all assessments and treatment provided are properly documented on patients files
  • Monitor and provide on-going in service training of national and refugee clinical staff and develop clinical protocols and procedures that is prescriptions, recording and registration of Patient records.
For a detailed Job Description and person specification, send an email to
Consultant (Behavioural Change & Communication)
  • IRC is looking for a Behavioural Change and Communication (BCC) consultant to undertake Behavioural Change and Communication (BCC) formative assessment / survey in the 3 Dadaab refugee camps encompassing the sectors of Reproductive Health, Nutrition, Adolescent Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Gender.
  • The specific tasks of the consultant will be to: Design assessment protocol and tools so as to ensure the process is participatory, scientifically rigorous and ensures participation of relevant stakeholders;
  • Conduct formative assessment gather information on various health issues in Dadaab refugee camps as guided by the situational analysis findings;
  • Based on the formative research, prepare recommendations for action for IRC, UNHCR and other implementing partners to fill the gaps identified;
  • Prepare a draft BCC strategy in consultations with implementing partners and based on the recommendations of the survey findings.
For detailed Terms of Reference, send an email to
All interested candidates are requested to submit their applications with a clearly marked subject of the specific job title being applied for together with a cover letter specifying how they meet the qualification criteria (as mentioned in the detailed Job Description) and an updated CV with current contact of three professional referees, to the following email address:
OR on the envelope to
Human Resource Manager,
International Rescue Committee,
P.O. Box 62727-00200
by 25th August, 2010.
IRC is an equal opportunity employer

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