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Economic Empowerment Manager (Nairobi) and HIV / Aids Officer (Dadaab) Jobs in Kenya

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana region and refugees in the Kakuma, Dadaab camps and in the Eastleigh, Nairobi.

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, sanitation and hygiene and HIV/AIDS and prevention and response to gender based violence issues.

Applications are invited for the position of:

Economic Empowerment Manager, Nairobi

IRC is currently looking for an Economic Empowerment Manager who will be the focal point for IRC’s Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment project under the Nairobi Urban Program, with technical support from the Technical Unit and management support from the Urban Coordinator, Nairobi and Deputy Director, Programs.

The Manager will be responsible for implementing the Economic and Social Empowerment (EASE) project in Nairobi and ensuring that the goals and objectives of the program are met. He / She will provide technical and line management oversight to the EASE staff.

The position reports to the Coordinator Urban Program.

  • 3 years program management experience, including at least 1 year in a humanitarian context with Economic Empowerment focus
  • Master of Arts/ Science or equivalent in social science, humanities or related degree
  • Good interpersonal skills, team building skills and community education/training experience desirable
  • Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment
  • Experience in proposal writing is preferred
  • Somali speaking is an added advantage but fluency in English and Kiswahili language is preferred
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply
HIV /Aids Officer, Dadaab

IRC is currently looking for a HIV/AIDS officer who will be based in Dadaab and will be under the guidance and supervision of Dadaab Health Team Leader.

In collaboration with the sector managers of the integrated health team, the HIV/AIDS Officer shall be responsible for the overall implementation of all HIV related services offered by the IRC in Hagadera Refugee Camp.

  • Nursing Officer or Clinical Officer
  • At least 3 years experience in HIV/AIDS/STDs/TB projects/programs and Trainings in PITC, Counselor support supervision, PMTCT, STI syndromic management, ART, Quality assurance and TB/HIV care, Evidence based intervention in HIV preventions.
  • Knowledge and ability to communicate in Somali will be a distinct advantage
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
All interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and an updated CV (Do Not attach Certificates) to the following email address: by 12th October, 2011.

IRC is an equal opportunity employer

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