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Position: Nurse Counsellor, Harm Reduction

Status: Employee
Starting date: ASAP

Country: Kenya

Base: Nairobi, Kenya

Context of the mission: Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. 

It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with population in its care. 
The present job description might be adapted according to the regional context and the uprising potential emergencies.


He / she will, with the program team, ensure the following responsibilities.
1. Perform daily medical activities in the clinic in Drop In Center
  • Welcome the patients, prepare the medical records and sort patients depending on degree of gravity and refer to the clinic urgently if needed.
  • Perform nursing care in assigned position:
  1. take vital signs of the patients before consultation
  2. Carry out wound care / dressing
  3. Assist clinician in collecting blood samples and other samples for HIV, STI  and OIs when necessary
  4. Provide Hepatitis B vaccination
  5. Provide medication to patients based on medical prescription and fill the pharmacy data accordingly
  • Control the medical equipment and maintain clinic hygiene and equipment standards to a high level in accordance with best practice, ensure sterilization of medical instruments.
  • Handle patients’ charts, store and file the records.
  • Provide  and perform :
  1. Pre- and post-test HIV counselling as well as tests.
  2. Pre and post-test Hepatitis counselling as well as tests
  3. Perform ART/TB counselling and adherence follow up
  • Participate in mobile clinic and other campaigns
2. Perform specialized counselling activities for patients
  • Organize proactively individual counselling sessions (VCT, ART, Methadone) for patients on request or as referred by outreach workers
  • Set up a strict follow-up of those patients
  • Pro-actively involve family members, relatives and friends of the patients if required, taking prior patient’s agreement.
  • Regularly consult outreach team to discuss on individual cases as the need arise
  • Participate in decision making process to refer (with clinical officer) patients to specialist services if required
  • Respect at all times patient requests and confidentiality.
  • Organize proactively collective support groups (PLH, ART, Partner, Methadone etc.) on a regular basis in collaboration with other staffs
3. Participate in Training and sensitization activities
  • Participate in monthly peer trainings and sensitization of local stakeholders on request
4. Data collection and information management
  • Collect information on counselling, blood tests according to MdM data collection tools
  • Support the data clerk in getting proper information by maintaining the (systematic) patients’ chart flow among the consultation room, counselling room and mobile clinic
  • Maintain confidentially of patients files and keep the clinic data well organized
  • Ensure systematic filing of lab results
  • Update the death register of patients.
  • Provide input to his/her line-manager in preparation of monthly report.
5. Perform other duties upon request
  • Participate in weekly meetings and other program related meetings.
  • Perform cash management for costs related to referral
  • Promote skills and knowledge transfer to other MDM staff, eventually replicating the contents of attended trainings.
  • Behave professionally; showing at all times respect and empathy for patients / target group.
  • Show initiative, participate in developing/adapting MDM strategy to target group’s needs
Functional Links

Line of management: He/she works inside the project’s HR organizational chart. (See related document).
Line manager: Clinical Officer, Harm Reduction (answerable to Program coordinator)
Background of the Candidate

Sex: Male / Female
Nationality: Kenya
Language: English (fluent),Swahili (fluent)
Humanitarian Experience: Experience in similar position at least 3 years 
Experience in working with marginalized population preferably people who use drug
Computer: Able to use Windows environment (word, excel)efficiently

Skills Required :
  • Degree/diploma in Nursing
  • High national diploma [HND] / Degree/ diploma in counselling
  • Working experience in hospital settings  or similar experiences on INGO (international NGO)
  • Working experience with most at risk populations (MARPs)/key affected population
  • Ability to work quickly, under pressure, and with short deadlines
  • Necessity to manage priorities and to adapt them daily according to the context
  • Ability to manage own tasks
  • Must demonstrate flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.
Personal skills required:
  • Excellent nursing and counselling skills
  • Ability to listen and share decisions
  • Flexibility, Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, initiativeness
  • Non-judgemental  attitude towards (injecting) drug use and (injecting) drug users
  • Respecting confidentiality of beneficiaries and security of data bases
  • Good communication skills
  • Report writing (an asset)

Vacancy: Training & Capacity Building Officer

 Harm Reduction Program MdM Kenya
Place: Nairobi
Starting date: ASAP
Report to: Program Coordinator
In collaboration with: Program Coordinator, Medical Coordinator, Data Clerk

Context of the Mission:
 Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organisation whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. 

It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Training & Capacity Building:

  • Support Coordinators in the development of the capacity building component of the program: developing training plans, training methods, training topics/modules, etc.
  • In collaboration with Coordinators, develop training/sensitization modules for participants in English and Swahili
  • In collaboration with Program Coordinator and other colleagues, assess training needs of participants and stakeholders
  • Deliver training sessions to MdM staff, PWUD (including peer educators), volunteers, interns and other stakeholders (such as medical staff, police, NGO staff, religious & administrative leaders, etc.)
  • In collaboration with Coordinators and Data Clerk, develop pre and post-training questionnaires and evaluation forms for training sessions and analyse results of those tools
  • Write reports on each training session
  • Stay informed on protocols, guidelines and all relevant information related to the program
  • Contribute to the development of IEC materials for PWUD
  • Coordinate all aspects of the coordination of yearly training calendar
  • Support coordinators in promoting MdM training offer, preparing brochures, mapping training offers of other institutions in the same field and streamlining the training curriculum, exchange experience with trainers from other institutions, etc.
  • Support Coordinators in external communications related to the program and the production of a diverse range of information products (brochures, leaflets, videos…)
  • Support Coordinators in developing a training guide, contributing to MdM transversal training program, developing information resources (library) for stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the logistics of training sessions (invitations, training materials, refreshments, etc.)
  • Any other tasks as requested by Program Coordinator
The Training & Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for training and capacity building around the issues of Harm Reduction. 

The position will require excellent facilitation skills, organizational skills, and the confidence to work with a variety of people from different partner organizations

Skills & Competencies:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in training and community mobilization activities
  • A degree in any related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience in training curriculum design, development, and delivery
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Fluent in Swahili and English
  • Familiarity with current technology: computers, networks and software, including Windows XP Professional programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook and databases
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and oral communications skills in English
  • Prior knowledge of harm reduction programmes
  • Experience with event coordination
  • Familiarity with marginalized populations and established commitment to cultural diversity and cultural competence is essential.
If you believe you are the ideal candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV to the following email address with the title by 13th November 2014. 

Only shortlisted applicant will be contacted.

No application will be considered after the closing date as well as any application received by phone or in our office.

MDM is an equal employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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