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International Rescue Committee  (IRC)

Data Platform Support Specialist
Sector: Research

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time

Background / IRC Summary: “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction." (Albert Einstein)

The  International Rescue Committee  helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.  

IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. Every year, the IRC resettles thousands of refugees in 22 U.S. cities. 

Job Overview / Summary:
 Focused on technical system support for country programs, the Data Platform Support Specialist is a member of the team responsible for IRC’s new global measurement data platform, which is centered on the DHIS2 platform. 

Working in partnership with field staff, IT, International Programs Department, and technical units, the Support Specialist performs a key role in ensuring the success of data platform system functionality for the IRC user community. 

Specific tasks include project data migration, project configuration, technical assistance and issues escalation, front line help desk application support, and participation in setting standards for processes, data quality, security, and systems configurations.

The position is based in IRC’s Program Quality Unit to ensure close contact with technical units and country programs and acts as a conduit to further IT and vendor systems support.

Major Responsibilities
  • Provide technical support and backstopping to field and HQ staff using the IRC data platform
  • Communicate with country focal points as to overall systems changes, needs, and questions, and advocate for systems improvements
  • Provide escalated support to country programs and HQ, and manage further escalation of support questions to the vendor, IT or programs staff
  • Ensure the data platform and systems adhere to IRC systems standards and processes
  • On a project-by-project basis, migrate data from existing sources (e.g., spreadsheets) into the data platform
  • Work with country teams to configure new projects in the data platform, including clarifying indicator definitions, then creating datasets, data elements, indicators, and other relevant DHIS2 objects
  • Participate in the design, implementation, and operation of data quality processes as they apply to the data platform
  • Analyze data platform issues and gaps and identify solutions
  • Participate in the maintenance of systems and user documentation
Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least two years of experience implementing and / or supporting DHIS2 including project  and core system configuration
  • Experience with M&E
  • Must be fluent in French
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal (i.e. day-to-day discussions, team meetings) and written (requirements and design specifications) form, as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
  • Good listening skills
  • Strong analytic curiosity and innovative problem solving skills using a systems thinking approach
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional team structure
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain working relationships across all departments and levels of the organization
Preferred Skills
  • Direct international experience implementing programs or M&E in an NGO context
  • Experience with the DHIS2 tracker module
  • Experience with SQL and / or data modeling
  • Experience providing support for enterprise-level platforms with substantial numbers of users across global time zones and varying IT infrastructure
  • Familiarity with mobile data collection and/or case management tools such as Ona, CommCare, Kobocat, Magpi, mFieldWork, OpenEMIS
  • Experience with enterprise data architectures, integration and master data management
  • Experience with the delivery of systems functionality in low/intermittent bandwidth scenarios for managing data
  • Experience with GIS such as ESRI
Working Environment: 
  • Standard office working environment
  • Some international travel as needed
How to Apply

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HIV & AIDS Program Manager - Lodwar
Sector: Health 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular  

Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: The International Rescue Committee – Kenya Program with funding from various donors’ implements the Partnership on AIDS (POA Project), a HIV & AIDS Prevention Project in Turkana County in the North - Rift region of Kenya.

Working with a team of field based program staff, the HIV Program Manager will lead the program team in the implementation of Evidence Based HIV prevention interventions including Community based HIV Testing & Counseling.

With the support and guidance of both the Field Program Coordinator and the RH & HIV  Coordinator, the Manager will play a key role in all aspects of program design, strategies, approaches, implementation, monitoring, reporting as well as program quality control and improvement, human resource management, partnerships management and financial management aspects of the project.

Key Responsibilities:

Programme Design, Planning & Implementation
  • The HIV & AIDS Manager is tasked with the overall programmatic and administrative support leadership in the implementation of Evidence Based Interventions (EBI’s) in accordance with EBI implementation guidelines implementation guidelines.
  • Facilitate information sharing with other sectors, towards integrating the HIV program with other programs e.g. Gender Based Violence (GBV), Nutrition and Livelihoods.
  • Contribute to the bi - ennial development, review and implementation of the IRC Health Sector Strategic Plan in line with the IRC Country Strategic Plan, policies and procedures.
  • Provide overall guidance to program staff in the development of work plans, activity plans and budgets.
  • Where necessary, participate in concept development, proposal writing and budget development exercises in relation to HIV/ health programming for IRC Kenya.
  • Incorporate cross – cutting program design issues such as protection mainstreaming, disaster risk reduction, governance, environmental and emergency response
Quality Control & Improvement
  • Monitor programs adherence to EBI implementation guidelines for quality service provision and program implementation.
  • Conduct regular field visits, support supervision and monitoring of all HIV program activities to ensure quality service provision.
  • Plan, support and coordinate quarterly donor field site visits. .
Human Resource Management & Leadership
  • Directly supervise the HIV Officer, Key Population Officer.
  • Address staffing gaps for effective program implementation.
  • With support of HR & FPC’s Office, address staff issues arising
  • Conduct regular program planning meetings with program staff
  • Staff supervision, mentorship, performance appraisal and development through objectives developing, reviews and evaluations.
  • Participate in the weekly Lodwar Management Team meetings.
  • Participate and support safety security management.
  • Participate in the development and review of the Field site Annual Program Plans.
Partnerships & Coordination
  • With the support of the FPC and Grants Unit, the Manager will take lead in the engagement of partners in program design, proposal writing, budget development and planning, partner mapping exercises, partner capacity assessment, program review meetings and supervisory visits, in line with IRC’s Partnership framework.
  • Work together with the County Health Management Teams (CHMTs) in strengthening the coordination, linkage and networking of various HIV interventions including regular and consistent attendance to relevant health coordination meetings.
  • Maintain amicable inter - departmental relationships within IRC, its partners, the county MOH, and other stakeholders.
Monitoring & Reporting
  • Review monthly narrative and quantitative program reports
  • Preparation of the quarterly, semi – annual, annual narrative and power point progress reports.
  • Ensure the regular flow of relevant information and reports to the district level .
  • Plan, support and coordinate joint IRC & county MoH field monitoring and support supervision exercises.
Logistical and Financial Management
  • Take lead in budget preparation, planning, allocation, management, review tracking and analysis to ensure proper allocation of resources, accountability and prudent spending.
  • Participate in monthly budgets review exercises (BVA meetings) with the Finance Officer and other sector heads.
  • Enhance prudent financial management through preparation of and adherence to program work, spending and procurement plans.
  • Review and approve weekly HIV program movement plans and transport allocation.
  • Submit work and activity based monthly cash forecasts to the Finance Officer.
  • With support from the Logistics Office, track procurement of program supplies and undertake. inventory management of purchased supplies.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher diploma in Social or Health Sciences / Community Health or related disciplines.
  • Undergone training in Peer Education, Behavior Change Communication, Evidence Based Interventions (EBI’s), Monitoring Reporting & Evaluation.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least 5 years experience working in Community HIV & AIDS Programming.
  • Demonstrated experience in Report writing, Training and facilitation.
  • Demonstrated experience in HIV Program Implementation, Health Promotion or Community Development is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in development of IEC materials and BCC methodologies relating to HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with government structures at the grassroots level.
  • Strong analytical, logical, critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Good inter – personal, leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Previously served in a position of leadership and supervision.
  • Willing to work in a challenging environment.
How to Apply

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Medical Officer - Kakuma
Sector: Health

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: The medical officer will offer quality health care to all patients in the hospital and work closely, as the team leader with nurses, staff in lab, pharmacy and health post to ensure all services are offered. 

Key Responsibilities:-

Program management
  • He/she is in charge of the hospital.
  • Ensure all patients are attended to daily in the hospital.
  • Ensure the hospital is running effectively in all the wards
  • Attend to all emergencies, both medical and surgical.
  • Manage and supervise all the staff in respective wards.
  • Ensure proper documentation of patient care in patient files.
  • Conduct daily ward rounds in respective wards, i.e. maternity, medical, pediatrics and isolation wards.
  • Carry out all elective and emergency obstetric/Gynecological cases in theatre.
  • Conduct all elective and emergency surgical cases in theatre.
  • Carry out special clinics in the hospital on weekly basis i.e., SOPC, GOPC,HRC, MOPC and POPC.
  • Attend to all medical legal cases, i.e. Filling of P3 forms and attend court sessions as deem fit.
  • Ensure survivors with sexual assault cases are promptly attended in GBV center.
  • Ensure all Referrals both Emergency and Elective, to secondary and tertiary care centers is done promptly.
Human Resource
  • Be a team leader in the hospital and in the care of patients.
  • Attend the Clinical staff meetings and give program updates as required.
  • Manage the Clinical Services Program in acting capacity when the CSM is not in office.
  • Coordinate and Participate the Continuous Medical Education (CME) for staff and give updates   on care of patients.
Program activities
  • Conduct daily ward rounds in respective wards.
  • Be the doctor on call on weekly basis, 24hrs 7 days.
  • Carry out all emergency surgical/obstetric cases in theatre.
  • Conduct all special clinics on weekly basis, SOPC,GOPC,HRC,POPC,MOPC.
  • Properly document patient diagnosis, plans of treatment and care on patient files.
  • Attend morning Handover meetings and give feedback on patient care.
  • Carry out all elective surgical and gynecological cases twice a week in theatre.
  • Attend to all medical legal issues, fill P3 forms and attend court sessions.
  • Lead in death audits sessions to improve quality of care for patients.         
  • Fill the referral forms for both emergency and elective referrals.
Reporting and Coordination
  • Report to clinical Services Manager or his/her designate.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Key Result Areas:
  • Improved quality of care in the wards/hospital
  • Quality emergency obstetric care in maternity.
  • Prompt referral of patients.
  • Proper documentation of patient care.
  • Prompt management of outbreaks
 Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, MBChB.
  • Registered with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in a busy hospital.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Be flexible, a team player and result oriented.
  • Be ready to work in challenging and multitasking environment.
  • Computer literacy in MS Windows, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, is desired.
How to Apply

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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.

Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: or report to the nearest police.

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