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International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Medical Officer (Kakuma)
Sector: Health  

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type:Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: Working under the guidance and supervision of the Clinical Services Manager the medical officer will specifically be responsible for: 
Key Responsibilities
  • Overall responsible for the daily clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the main camp hospital.
  • Refer acute and chronic cases to the special clinics accordingly.
  • Organize with fellow Doctors weekly work and day off schedule to ensure that weekends are properly covered.
  • Identifying and coordinating referral of patients to secondary and tertiary facilities in liaison with the CSM.
  • Conduct and supervise the daily morning ward rounds in the hospital.
  • Ensure that all assessments and treatment provided are properly documented on patients files
  • Maintain an accurate and updated records keeping system at the hospital keeping in mind that any significant changes seen with regards to cases seen at the facility should be reported to the Clinical Services Manager and other relevant authorities.
  • Admit patients to the wards when necessary.
  • Attend the weekly hospital staff meeting and the weekly Quality of Care Committee.
  • Carry out small surgical procedures at the hospital.
  • Attend to emergencies in ward.
  • Develop clinical protocols and procedures in line with current WHO/MOH and for OJT and theory sessions i.e. during CME’s, round and clinics.
  • Training of staff on job and theory sessions.
  • Monitor and provide on-going in service training of national and refugee clinical staff.
  • Provide health talks to patients/clients on day-to-day basis during their review.
  • Improve patient records in line with the reporting system.
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to the drug management system processes by all hospital staff in collaboration with the pharmacist e.g. rational prescription by M.A’s and clinicians.
  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required as may be assigned by supervisor
Key Result Areas:
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to the rest of the clinical team at the hospital.
  • Ensure timely and quality health care services to refugees.
  • Overall responsible for the daily clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients attending the main camp hospital.
Required Qualifications:
  • Medical doctor registered with the Kenya Medical and Dentists Practitioners Board
  • More than two years experience in a busy hospital setting.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Excellent clinical and surgical skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Computer literate
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work in hardship areas
  • Experience working with a non-profit humanitarian organization
  • Fluency in Turkana language will be an added advantage.
How to Apply

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Women's Protection & Empowerment Officer (Kakuma)
Sector: Women's Protection and Empowerment 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: The WPE officer will provide technical support and leadership required for the successful implementation of WPE programming and will support the WPE officers in awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on available WPE services and facilitating referrals. 

The WPE officer will be responsible for providing training and mentoring to community health volunteers in referring cases of WPE. 

This position reports to the WPE Manager.

Key Responsibilities
  • Under the supervision of the WPE Manager, providetechnical oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for community health volunteers (CHVs) and adolescent girls on WPE awareness-raising and referrals.
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding WPE activities to all community workers to ensure all program activities meet best practice standards as well as taking lead in male discussion sessions in Engaging Men through Accountable Practice.
  • Monitor awareness raising sessions and \one-on-one support to women, girls, and the general community on issues related to WPE.
  • Work with health staff and monitor activities, when requested or advised.
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups and service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners.
  • Input into referral pathways to ensure a community perspective is included. Ensure referral pathways are shared and understood within the community
  • Ensure WPE coordination partners and CHVs understand and are able to utilize the referral system effectively. Discuss difficult cases and next steps with the WPE Manager.
  • Participate in development of monthly outreach plans with community workers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls, include strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs.
  • Collect and collate data about WPE, monitor trends and emerging issues.
  • Assist with identification of relevant WPE actors in Turkana. Visit stakeholders, conduct interviews, and compile responses.
  • Assist with the identification of potential local partners. Provide input into capacity assessment and associated recommendations.
  • Assist with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure that WPE community workers utilize these systems correctly and consistently.
  • Assist with preparing all relevant reports regarding the IRC’s WPE activities.
  • Ensure timely implementation of WPE program activities.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the program.
  • Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Key Result Areas
  • Quality program planning and implementation with partner organizations.
  • Program objectives are achieved.
  • Quality reports are produced and submitted on time.
  • Coordination with other partners including government agencies is strengthened.
  • Support and implement activities on adolescent girls programming
  • Good coordination with partners in the WPE program area in particular Turkana Central and West
  • Capacity of implementing partners in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting is strengthened.
  • Actively participate in WPE working group forums and other relevant forums at Turkana level 
Case Management and Information Management
  • Implement an effective referral system at the interagency and community level to ensure survivors can access quality services in a timely manner.
  • Monitor internal referral system within IRC between the health and WPE program
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma in counseling and/or psychology. A Social Science or related degree is preferred.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial / counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Strong ability to lead, train, facilitates and motivates others in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to speak Ng’aturkana is an added advantage.
How to Apply

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Procurement Manager, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
Sector: Procurement 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time  

Background / IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. 

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. 

At work today in over 30 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Job Overview / Summary:
 The Procurement Manager (PM) will oversee the end to end supply chain process for pharmaceutical and medical equipment requirements encompassing safety, sourcing, product selection, demand planning, quality, inventory, warehousing and transport for assigned countries / regions.  

Develop world-class partnerships with suppliers and other organizations. 

The PM has the responsibility for the development and maintenance of strategic initiatives within the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment category.  

A good proportion of the total category spend and suppliers will not be managed directly; however, the PM will need to consider the total spend within the strategy, provide support and oversight.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Manage end to end supply chain process for pharmaceutical, nutrition products, medical devices and medical equipment requirements for francophone countries that IRC operates in.
  • Serve as subject matter expert for drug procurement, medical devices and equipment and service providers related to pharmaceutical regulatory and donors’ requirements
  • Support in the development of processes to ensure compliance related to key supply chain requirements such as quality control, cold chain storage and distribution
  • Per Health program requests, provide technical advice and guidance about importation process, sourcing information and review large pharmaceuticals orders placed by country programs to minimize inappropriate procurement
  • Demonstrate expertise in contract negotiations and cost management
  • Support Senior Procurement Manager in developing category strategies
  • Manages RFX, RFP process, templates and strategy
  • Lead strategic supplier relationship management to continually identify process improvements and cost reduction opportunities
  • Well versed in analysis of spend data and cost models for continuous improvement
  • Maintain relationships with various business functions across the organization including health unit, legal, and regional/country offices
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand and track inventory levels
  • Lead supplier selection and pre-qualification process globally
  • Conduct Quality Control and pharmacovigilance activities, when deemed necessary or as an element of routine supplier management.
  • Conduct/organize regular and ad hoc inspections of IRC suppliers and their manufacturers, to safeguard the quality of supplies delivered to IRC beneficiaries.
Job Requirements:
  • Experience in sourcing both pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment
  • Experience of medical logistics and pharmaceutical supply chain systems in developing contexts
  • Experience with managing medical warehousing facilities in support of NGO health programs
  • Successful experience in audit/assessments and the implementation of supply chain management improvements
  • Knowledge of developments and trends within pharmaceuticals industry
  • Knowledge of risk management, with the ability to identify and address anticipated issues
  • 4-6 years of Procurement related experience.  Pharmacist preferred
  • NGO experience preferred with understanding of institutional donors’ policies relating to pharmaceutical procurement and management
  • Extensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals related quality systems such as GDP and GMP
  • Ability to establish supplier specifications, measure conformance and identify process improvement opportunities that are defined in conjunction with internal customers is critical to this position
  • Driven to meeting or exceeding milestones
  • Ability to provide fact based advice and development of market and industry analysis
  • Has proven knowledge of procurement industry cost structures and drivers
  • Experience working in Africa desired
  • Fluency in French and English essential
  • General knowledge of applicable laws and regulations
  • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word as well as experience implementing and using procurement systems
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Pharmacy, or equivalent pharmacy qualification
  • Complexity of products and projects requires high quality project and program management skills and a proven ability to manage change both internally and externally
Working Environment: Office work environment.  Regional travel 30%.

How to Apply

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The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles. 

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, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.

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