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Clinical Services Manager-Kakuma

Sector:  Health          
Location: Kenya          
Employee Type: Regular          
Employee Category: Full Time       
   
Description
 
Based in the Kakuma Refugee Camp, the clinical services program manager shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of the clinical services program in Kakuma refugee camp. 

Working under the guidance and supervision of the health team leader, the clinical services manager is responsible for the services offered in the curative sector in Kakuma refugee camp.

He/she shall be expected to monitor and ensure improvement and maintenance of health performance indicators as per SPHERE/UNHCR/WHO standards in the Camp.

Key Responsibilities

Programming
  • Identify health program opportunities by assisting health staff to carry out assessments; draft health sector proposals and budgets
  • Formulate clinical services program goals, objectives and intervention strategies, in collaboration with the health team leader
  • Develop an annual clinical services program workplan
  • Provide overall coordination of all the departments under clinical services program i.e. pharmacy, laboratory, clinics, hospital e.t.c.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to the health program facilities and ensure that program implementation strategies are compatible with overall program goals and objectives
  • Provide overall support to the program’s facilities, ensuring appropriate availability of supplies and personnel
  • Ensure chronic clinics within the facilities function appropriately
  • Coordinate consultancy visits for the clinical services program to the camp
  • Conduct assessments  of status of health sector in target areas and verify reports of infectious and epidemic diseases
  • Coordinate referrals of refugee patients as per UNHCR referral guidelines
  • Coordinate all maternal audit meetings and prepare the resultant report
Human resource
  • Monitoring and supervising both national and refugee staff to ensure work is performed efficiently
  • Prepare/ oversee call lists and coverage plans for staff in the clinical services program as appropriate
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner
  • Oversee continuous training programs for the health staff  as well as organizing trainings with consultants as per the annual work-plan & budget
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of medical staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions
  • Determine personnel needs for field level activities and in consultation with the health team leader identify positions to be filled
  • Participate in recruitment of health staff as appropriate
  • Orientate new field staff members on personnel health and safety issues unique to the area
  • Ensure all new clinical services program staff undergo sufficient orientation on the program
  • In coordination with the health team leader and project coordinator validate staff  who require medical evacuation
  • Recommend promotions, disciplinary action of health staff to the health team leader and project coordinator
  • Provide direct supervision to the hospital matron, the laboratory in charge, pharmacist and medical officers.
  • Foster integration of the clinical services program with other health sector programs within IRC Kakuma.
   Supply chain
  • Supervise the monitoring of stock levels and expiration dates for clinical services supplies and ensure appropriate stocks of essential supplies are maintained
  • Monitor utilization of IRC issued clinical services supplies; monitor and track IRC clinical services sector assets
  • Review of all clinical services purchase requisitions
Monitoring and reporting
  • Monitor health indicator trends and ensure appropriate action is taken
  • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues
  • Keep the health team leader informed of all developments through regular reports
  • Attend all health coordination meetings and management meetings in the field.
  • Compile weekly, monthly reports and donor reports.
Finance and grant management
  • Prepare spending plans for the program based on the available budget
  • Attend and participate in monthly budget review meetings, with records of updated expenditure records and spending plans
  • Ensure adherence to the clinical services budget by reviewing expenditure
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact on budget adherence
Key Result Areas
  • Maintenance of health indicators within required standards (UNHCR/SPHERE/WHO)
  • Availability of supplies for the clinical services program at all health facilities
  • Appropriate staff coverage for the clinical services program
  • Timely reporting of all notifiable diseases seen within the health facilities
  • Efficient budget tracking and management for the clinical services program
Minimum requirements:
  • Degree in Medicine and surgery from a recognized institution
  • A Masters in public health is an added advantage
  • Registered with The Kenya Medical and Dentists Practitioners board
  • Proficiency in Ms Excel and Ms Word is a must
  • Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Experience in tropical medicine or public health in developing countries
  • Experience in health program design and management
  • Experience in managing teams
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • A mature person of high professional integrity, able to work under stress
  • Knowledge of international minimum standards in health program service delivery, including SPHERE, WHO and UNHCR
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  

International allowances are not available for this position. 

Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

To Apply:



Community Health Program Officer

Sector
: Health          
Location: Kenya          
Employee Type: Regular          
Employee Category: Full Time    
      
Description

Based in Kakuma Refugee Camp, the Community Health Program (CHP) officer reports directly to the CHP Manager, he/she will be expected to work within the integrated community health program and collaborate with the Clinical, Environmental Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS sectors to implement the program activities.

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 staff  and 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 24 hours.
  • In liaison with the CHM, coordinate outbreak coordination meetings within the health sector.
  • 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 of >95% through supervision of EPI centers, provision of adequate supplies and antigens at all times.
  • Conduct periodic supervision sessions in vaccinating facilities and document the findings.
  • Ensure cold chain is maintained throughout, spot check the EPI fridge to ensure no expired antigens or VVM 3 & 4 is left in the fridge. Keep the records for future reference.
  • 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 EPI report and submit to CHM
  • In liaIson with CHM ensure vitamin A & de-worming 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
Key Result Areas
  • Specific responsibility area Kakuma 1
  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of all the Community Health Promoters (CHPs) and their supervisors to ensure that each is assigned to specific households and persons.
  • Attend facility meetings weekly and give guidance to the CHPs on issues raised.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a high quality and motivated team of polyvalent Community Health Promoters (CHPs) by participating in formal and on-job training sessions, performance appraisal and feedback and ensuring that staff discipline and adherence to organizational policies is in place at all times.
  • Perform mentorship sessions to the CHPs allocated to you and compile a report on the same biweekly.
  • Work with community health committees to ensure that the community members actively participate in preventive and health promotion activities at the community level and support Community Health Promoters in their day to day activities.
  • Participate in camp wide surveys and medical campaigns.
  • Liaise with the mental health and the CBR officer to ensure community rehabilitation indicators are met.
  • Liaise with the other sectors to ensure community based indicators are met.
Capacity building
  • Organizing training of staff (both refugee and national) on integrated disease surveillance and response.
  • Liaise with the CHP team to develop a curriculum and an IRC training manual for CHPs.
  • Ensure a class of CHPs is trained and qualifies yearly
  • Liaise with CHP team to perform supervision monitoring of all CHPs twice annually
Administrative responsibilities:
  • In liaison with CHM Maintain ongoing collaboration and consultation with CDC, IOM, MOH, UN agencies, NGOs and refugee populations.
  • Prepare orders for sector activities and maintain inventories for the same.
  • Contribute to program budget management by tracking expenditures and participating in monthly budget review meetings.
  • Support the counterpart in preparation of program staff payrolls and duty rosters.
  • In liaison with CHM compile weekly and monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Minimum requirements:
  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing or any other relevant qualification.
  • Registered with the relevant body
  • 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
  • Experience of working in a resource poor setting and/or camp environment is an added advantage
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

IRC leading the way from harm to home.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

To Apply:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1


Community Health Program Officer

Sector
: Health          
Location: Kenya          
Employee Type: Regular          
Employee Category: Full Time    
      
Description

Based in Kakuma Refugee Camp, the Community Health Program (CHP) officer reports directly to the CHP Manager, he/she will be expected to work within the integrated community health program and collaborate with the Clinical, Environmental Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS sectors to implement the program activities.

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 staff  and 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 24 hours.
  • In liaison with the CHM, coordinate outbreak coordination meetings within the health sector.
  • 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 of >95% through supervision of EPI centers, provision of adequate supplies and antigens at all times.
  • Conduct periodic supervision sessions in vaccinating facilities and document the findings.
  • Ensure cold chain is maintained throughout, spot check the EPI fridge to ensure no expired antigens or VVM 3 & 4 is left in the fridge. Keep the records for future reference.
  • 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 EPI report and submit to CHM
  • In liaIson with CHM ensure vitamin A & de-worming 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
Key Result Areas
  • Specific responsibility area Kakuma 1
  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of all the Community Health Promoters (CHPs) and their supervisors to ensure that each is assigned to specific households and persons.
  • Attend facility meetings weekly and give guidance to the CHPs on issues raised.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a high quality and motivated team of polyvalent Community Health Promoters (CHPs) by participating in formal and on-job training sessions, performance appraisal and feedback and ensuring that staff discipline and adherence to organizational policies is in place at all times.
  • Perform mentorship sessions to the CHPs allocated to you and compile a report on the same biweekly.
  • Work with community health committees to ensure that the community members actively participate in preventive and health promotion activities at the community level and support Community Health Promoters in their day to day activities.
  • Participate in camp wide surveys and medical campaigns.
  • Liaise with the mental health and the CBR officer to ensure community rehabilitation indicators are met.
  • Liaise with the other sectors to ensure community based indicators are met.
Capacity building
  • Organizing training of staff (both refugee and national) on integrated disease surveillance and response.
  • Liaise with the CHP team to develop a curriculum and an IRC training manual for CHPs.
  • Ensure a class of CHPs is trained and qualifies yearly
  • Liaise with CHP team to perform supervision monitoring of all CHPs twice annually
Administrative responsibilities:
  • In liaison with CHM Maintain ongoing collaboration and consultation with CDC, IOM, MOH, UN agencies, NGOs and refugee populations.
  • Prepare orders for sector activities and maintain inventories for the same.
  • Contribute to program budget management by tracking expenditures and participating in monthly budget review meetings.
  • Support the counterpart in preparation of program staff payrolls and duty rosters.
  • In liaison with CHM compile weekly and monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Minimum requirements:
  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing or any other relevant qualification.
  • Registered with the relevant body
  • 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
  • Experience of working in a resource poor setting and/or camp environment is an added advantage
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

IRC leading the way from harm to home.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

To Apply:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1

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