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International Rescue Committee (IRC) 

Health Manager - Hagadera
 
Sector: Health 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type:Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
 
Job Purpose / Objective: Under the direct supervision of the Field coordinator and technical guidance from the Health Coordinator, the Heath Manager shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of the Health program that encompasses CHP and Clinical Services sectors. 

S/he will also be responsible for implement evidence based primary health care service delivery. 


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

Key Responsibilities:

Program Management:
  • Identify health program opportunities by assisting the health staff to carry out assessments; draft health sector proposals, budgets and plans of action.
  • Provide overall coordination of all theprograms under clinical services i.e. pharmacy, laboratory, ophthalmology etc
  • In coordination with the Field Coordinator, formulate curative program goals, objectives and intervention strategies.
  • Review health programs through periodic field visits.Ensure that program implementation strategies are compatible with overall program goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate all referrals of refugee patients as per UNHCR referral guidelines
  • Coordinate and manage the healthpromotion, immunization, diseases surveillanceactivities at camp level
  • Participate in the Outbreak Control Coordination Team (OCT) and carry out community-based public health interventions during communicable disease outbreaks.
  • In liaison with the Field Coordinator develop and implement strong integrated community health strategies using appropriate tools to maximize project impact on the beneficiaries
  • Set high quality performance indicators ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines
  • Lead and organize camp-wide health campaigns including vitamin A supplementation campaigns, National Immunization Days (NIDs) and other similar campaigns
  • Seek out and nurture quality partnerships with community structures Ministries of healthand strategic partners, including international NGOs
  • Foster inter program linkage, exchange information and experiences and contribute actively to protection and disaster risk reduction mainstreaming in the health program
Human Resource Management:
  • Monitoring and supervising the Health staff both national and refugee to ensure that work is done properly and efficiently
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
  • Develop ongoing education programs for health staff.
  • In coordination with the Field Coordinator,periodically monitor, evaluate and make appropriate recommendations regarding health, and living conditions of IRC field staff and assist with ensuring that proper health measures are in place according to IRC health requirements
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions.
  • Determine personnel needs for field-level activities and in coordination with the Human Resources Lead assist in recruitment of staff.
  • Orientate new field staff members on personnel health and safety issues, i.e. scorpions, snakes and diseases unique to the area.
  • In coordination with the Field Coordinator and HR Lead, authorize medical evacuation of staff.
  • Recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of health staff to the Field Coordinator and HR Lead.
  • Directly supervise the Medical Doctors, Hospital Matron, Pharmacist, Mental Health Officer, Laboratory in charge, Senior Ophthalmic Clinical Officer, CHP Officers among others
Grants Management:
  • Contingent upon provision of routine financial reports to the field, ensure adherence to budgets by reviewing expenditures and spending patterns.
  • Recommend grant and budget revisions to the Field Coordinator and the Health Technical Team.
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact budget adherence.
Reporting
  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken.
  • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues
  • Supervise regular review and revision of training manuals to maintain consistency with the acceptable protocols.
  • Maintain updated libraries of manuals and other resources at all field sites.
  • Keep the Field Coordinator informed of all developments and issues through weekly situation reports.
Required Qualifications:
  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution or an equivalent with preferably Masters in Public Health
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Must be registered with Kenya Medical and Dentist Board and allowed to practice in Kenya.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Three years experience in tropical medicine or public health in developing countries.
  • Training and at least three years experience in health program design and management.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds..
  • Proficiency in computer especially in EXCEL and MS WORD is a MUST
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  

International allowances are not available for this position.

Salary and other benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. 
How to Apply

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International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Nutrition Officer - Kakuma
 
Sector: Nutrition

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time

Job Purpose / Objective: Working under the guidance and supervision of the Nutrition Manager, the Nutrition Officer will be directly responsible for implementation of the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) program, nutrition surveillance, hospital feeding, nutrition education & counseling and promotion of maternal infant and young child nutrition in the camp.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implement and supervise the inpatient and outpatient therapeutic feeding of severely malnourished under-fives while following the stipulated protocol.
  • Implement and supervise the supplementary feeding of the moderately malnourished under-fives, pregnant/lactating mothers, individuals with medical conditions (HIV/AIDS and TB).
  • Ensure the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP) activities are implemented successfully.
  • Implement comprehensive maternal infant and young child nutrition program (MIYCN) with strong Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and Baby Friendly Community initiative (BFCI) approaches.
  • Supervise and monitor the hospital inpatients diet including the special diets for medical cases like diabetes, TB, HIV/AIDS, Hypertensive among others.
  • Train and mentor the nutrition program staff and the integrated community health promoters through identification of capacity gaps and carrying out refresher trainings and on the job trainings.
  • Plan and conduct trainings on Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP), IMAM and MIYCN to other mainstream health professionals.
  • Develop key messages in nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries, and ensure it is delivered appropriately.
  • Offer nutrition support through counseling to individuals with medical conditions including Comprehensive Care Clinic clients.
  • Plan and conduct the annual health and nutrition surveys together with other stakeholders in the camp.
  • Plan and conduct mass MUAC screening of the under fives on a quarterly basis in collaboration with the Community Health Promoters.
  • Work closely with other nutrition related programs such as HIV/AIDS, Environmental Health, Clinical Services and Community Health Program in order to improve the nutrition situation in the camp.
  • Compile and submit donor and IRC Nutrition Program weekly, biweekly and monthly reports of all the activities implemented, as well prepare food requisitions.
  • Coordinate Nutrition meetings with IRC and participate in Project monitoring, Review and Evaluation.
  • Represent IRC in Nutrition Coordination meetings with Implementing partners and other Nutrition /Health related forums.
  • Lease with Supply Chain Department in logistical Program Supplies procurement and Monitoring Supply control
  • Stock monitoring of various commodities
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized University.
  • Must be a registered nutrition or dietitian KNDI
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in community nutrition and implementation.
  • Experience in maternal infant and young nutrition with strong BFHI & BFCI approaches.
  • Experience in nutrition survey and assessments.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong report writing and team working skills.
  • Knowledge in computer packages and basic analysis skills.
  • Experience in Nutrition and HIV/AIDS programming added advantage.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (previous experience in a camp setting will be an added advantage).
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  

International allowances are not available for this position. 

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

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online 

International Rescue Committee

Human Resources Officer
 
Sector: Human Resources 

Location: Kenya

Employee Type:Regular

Employee Category: Full Time

Role: To serve as the Administrative focal point for the delivery of all Human Resources Services to the field office for Nairobi based activities

Responsibilities:

Talent Acquisition

Support the assigned recruiter for the field office with all field office recruitment by:
  • Coordinating with the HR Manager, Recruitment, to ensure all Location Specific Requisitions have been duly processed for advertising on Taleo, press or internal bulletins
For National Positions:
1.    Contacting candidates for interview
2.    Providing  the panel with the interview packs
3.    Contacting referees post interview to support appointment
4.    Sending unsuccessful candidates regret letters
5.    Maintain updated recruitment files for each position recruited in Nairobi
Talent Management

Ensure that all staff requirements prior to arrival are available –
1.    Email address
2.    Laptop
3.    Desk, seat, stationery
4.    Accommodation
5.    Transfer support
In tandem with the Field HRO ensure all new staff are appropriately enrolled onto the payroll and benefits schemes with the appropriate documentation
 
In tandem with the HRO Field, maintain site specific staff files with all the requisite documentation. Track any outstanding documents and ensure they are provided within two weeks of appointment
 
Track fixed term contracts for expiry and advise the HRM

Services and Administration

Maintain up-to-date records  in Nairobi files (forms, approvals, requisitions) for all field staff in relation to
1.    Personnel files
2.    Recruitment
3.    Leave
4.    Training
5.    Performance Management
6.    Benefits
7.    Payroll
8.    Exit
Support all national site specific recruitments through
1.    Management of PRFs
2.    Provision of contracts
3.    Coordination of Nairobi based orientation programme
HRIS 
  • Support the maintenance of all talent acquisition and management processes on Workday
Reporting
 
In tandem with the HRO Field, provide weekly/monthly reports to the HR Manager, Field on the status of
1.    Recruitments in progress
2.    Personnel files
3.    Leave
4.    Training
5.    Performance Management
6.    Benefits
7.    Payroll
8.    Post probation reports
Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, or Business Administration ; 
  • An alternate Bachelor’s degree with a PGD in Human Resources Management is also acceptable
  • At least 2 years experience in a similar position
  • Similar experience with an INGO will be an added advantage
Knowledge
  • Working knowledge of the National  Labour requirements – Employment Act, WIBA, OSHA, NITA, RBA, NHIF, NSSF, PAYE
  • A good understanding of compensation and benefits strategies
  • Above average competency with MS Office Suite
Demonstrated skills in:
  • Organisation
  • Time Management
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication in English
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Positive Interpersonal interactions
  • Report Writing
  • Cultural and Diversity Sensitivity
Demonstrated Ability to:
  • Work independently
  • Work within tight deadlines
  • Work within a multicultural , multi-ethnic environment
  • Exercise flexibility in the role to accomplish goals
  • Work in a climatically challenging environment
  • Work in a conflict/post-conflict environment is an added advantage
How to Apply

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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.

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