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International Rescue Committee
Governance & Rights Coordinator (Somalia Country Program)
Sector: Governance & Rights
Location: Kenya
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Background: The IRC has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities.
The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgaduud regions), Mogadishu and Puntland regions implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance, protection and primary health reaching out to more than 250,000 conflict and drought affected Somalis.
Scope of work: The IRC currently seeks a Governance Coordinator for its Somalia program, based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Somalia.
The position reports to the Deputy Director of Programs and will lead the Governance and Rights programs.
The position will particularly ensure implementation of USAID Conflict Mitigation and Management project as well as designing and overseeing programs focusing on community based planning and activity implementation, mainstreaming governance approaches in other sectors and peace building.
The coordinator will work closely with other sector coordinators within the country program, field teams and the IRC technical units focused on Governance and IRC Power Outcome to coordinate technical input and oversight of program activities.
The position holder must spend at least 50% of his/ her time inside Somalia supporting programs and teams at field sites.
Job Description / Responsibilities
Program development and management
·         Work with the  Deputy-Director for Programs (DDP), Grant and Fund raising Coordinator, sector coordinators, Governance technical advisers and field staff to design, implement and review governance programming approaches and strategies for the IRC Somalia program
·         Contribute to the development and implementation of the Country Strategic Action Plan and the Outcome and Evidence Framework for Somalia through committed investment in achievement of the plan objectives, meeting milestones and regular review of plans
·         Lead and oversee proposals development within the Governance sector,  support program development within other sectors pertaining to mainstreaming of governance approaches
·         Oversee the implementation of all governance programming activities according to implementing strategies, procedures, work plans as well as donor requirements in order to achieve project deliverables.
·         Work with sector coordinators to ensure that approaches such as Do No Harm, Conflict Sensitive Analysis, Social Network Analysis and Power Analysis are integrated to inform project design and implementation within all sectors.
·         Promote coordination and cooperation, joint action and sharing of good practices and lessons learned between partner organizations and institutions.
Program monitoring and evaluation
·         With the M and E manger, oversee the development and use of quality monitoring information systems, and impact evaluation tools. Ensure that the data produced is used to inform decision-making and improve program quality
·         Monitor program implementation against work plans and overall project objectives, documenting progress and achievements
·         Ensure that program team are regularly using the monitoring for action tools and standards as well Comprehensive Online Measurement Effectiveness Tools (COMET) system.
·         Ensure effective and high quality reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use capturing best practices to support program decision-making
·         Conduct donor reporting, as required, in coordination with other Grants team, Outcome Area Leads, Program Coordinators, M and E manger and the DDP
·         Lead in collaboration with REL Unit and the M&E advisor and lead the program impact evaluation in the Governance related Outcome Areas.
Finance and Grants Management
·         Conduct with the Governance & Rights team regular budget versus actual (BVA) analysis;
·         Assist in the development and realignment program budgets in collaboration with Finance Controller
·         Ensure the proper management of program budget with respect to IRC and donors procedures, policies and requirements
·         Ensure the implementation of project activities in line with approved budgets and spending plans
Representation, Coordination and Advocacy
·         Network and partner with the relevant local authorities within Somalia, local NGOs, donors, other INGOs and UN bodies on relevant technical issues and develop effective partnerships
·         Identify opportunities for funding for concepts and ideas developed by the IRC and partners
·         Represent IRC in external coordination meetings with UN/ NGOs, donors, partners and government in Nairobi and within Somalia
·         Develop and maintain internal and external relationships, and network to promote program linkages; working with the IRC technical unit and participation in the sector coordination
Human Resource Management
·         Line manage program manager(s) and oversee staff (officers and assistant officers) within the governance sector
·         Recruit, orient and manage sector staff, creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes high performance, teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers staff to take responsibility
·         Provide technical performance management (setting of objectives, appraisals and development plans) for staff and develop a capacity building plan for staff working on Governance related programs.
·         Lead capacity building activities for staff on governance within other sectors.
Position and person requirements
·         Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, economics, political science or a related technical field
·         Prior experience (minimum 5 years) in governance, protection, women’s protection sectors in a relevant management/ advisory role.
·         Experience in community development, governance mainstreaming and/or (local) institutional strengthening strongly desired
·         Experience in program design, technical writing and budget development and management. Project management experience in post-conflict context an advantage
·         Practical experience working on institutional capacity assessments, analysis of results, and recommendations for appropriate interventions
·         A strong understanding of structures and management systems within service delivery sectors
·         Demonstrated ability for rapid analysis of very complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic priorities into operational strategies
·         Strong skills in higher level program monitoring approaches including use of systematic evaluation tools
·         Skills in communicating, knowledge-sharing and coordinating across sectors and work with consortiums
·         Knowledge of local governance in protracted and post-conflict contexts, and of gender and inclusion strategies
·         Must be comfortable working as part of a larger team in a complex, fluid and demanding management environment
·         Motivation and drive to develop and grow the sector within the country program
·         Willingness to live most of the time and travel within Somalia for designing and monitoring programs, staff interactions, and meeting with relevant stakeholders
·         Fluent in English. Working knowledge of Somali a distinct advantage
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How to Apply
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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 Health Manager the medical officer will specifically be responsible for:
Key Responsibilities
·         Overall responsible for the daily clinical care of patients attending the Kakuma General and Main hospital.
·         In coordination with the Matron of Hospital and the Health Manager, formulate hospital goals, objectives and intervention strategies.
·         Ensure high quality of patient care by conducting regular quality of care assessments of the clinic and implementing recommendations thereof.
·         Report notifiable diseases immediately. Evaluation of services through monitoring morbidity and mortality rates through monthly statistical reports.
·         Review chronic cases at the special clinics accordingly.
·         Identifying and coordinating referral of patients to secondary and tertiary facilities in liaison with the Health Manager.
·         Conduct and supervise the daily morning ward rounds in the hospital.
·         Participate in the Hospital 24 Hr Call system.
·         Prepare weekly work/activity plans for him/herself for review by the Health manager
·         Ensure a participatory and inclusive atmosphere by fostering good relations with all stakeholders including the hospital staff and members of the refugee community.
·         Ensure high quality programming at the clinic with mainstreaming of the principles of protection (safe programming), disaster risk reduction and environmental awareness activities.

·         Participate in camp health surveys and campaigns e.g. Nutrition, Immunization as may be required.
·         Attend the weekly hospital staff meeting and the weekly Quality of Care Committee.
·         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.
Human Resource Management
·         Monitoring and supervision of the medical staff under your supervision; both national and refugee to ensure that work is done properly and efficiently.
·         Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and set objectives.
·         Evaluation and appraisal of national staff through the IRC Performance Management
·         Develop ongoing education programs for health staff as well as identifying their training needs.
·         Review personnel issues and concerns of medical staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions.
·         Consult the HM when need arises
·         Monitor and ensure the proper usage of program supplies.
·         Participate in annual program planning process and budget implementation. Recommend budget revisions to focus on priority areas and assist with rising of fresh bulk supplies orders every trimester.
Communication and Reporting
·         Monitor closely morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators.
·         Participate in and ensure that weekly hospital departmental meetings, quality of care committee meetings and monthly staff meetings are held in the facility.
·         Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisees with constant feedback as may be required.
·         Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.
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 degree from a recognized University.
·         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
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.
How to Apply
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Mental Health Psychosocial Officer (Kak)
Sector: Health
Location: Kenya
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: The Mental Health and Psychosocial officer under supervision by the mental health officer, will be expected to work within the integrated IRC programs (Clinical, CHP, WPE, Nutrition, Safe programming and HIV/AIDS) to implement mental health and psychosocial support services as per WHO/UNHCR guidelines in a humanitarian setting.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Participate in the strategy and mechanisms to integrate a MH/psychosocial component into IRC programmes in keeping with IASC guidelines of mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.
·         Oversee and conduct mental health assessments, diagnose and plan individual case management of all psychiatric patients in the camp and refer accordingly.
·         Develop nursing care plans for psychiatric patients admitted into the wards and liaise treatment plans with the clinical staff on duty.
·         Initiate training of identified staff in appropriate skills (e.g. frontline mental health care for PHC workers, community psychosocial support skills)
·         Provide individual and group psychosocial services.
·         Assist and Supervise mental health assistants and ensure that data records for all the patients attended at the clinics are well kept and assist to compile weekly and monthly reports.
·         Participate in community awareness creation sessions on promotion of mental health and prevention of mental health disorders.
·         Attend medical as well as general meetings on any day and time as directed
·         Identify and where appropriate collaborate with existing formal and informal community leaders and service providers to strengthen community resources for persons undergoing psychological distress
·         Join interagency coordination mechanisms for the provision of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS working group in coordination with IRC Mental Health officer) to share relevant information and plan joint assessments and response strategies.
Key Result Areas
·         Participate in inter-agency working group meetings (mhpss and persons with special needs)
·         Respond to inter-Agency referrals
·         Supervise mental health assistants in collaboration with clinic in-charges.
·         Coordinate community mental health and psychosocial referral in collaboration with community health workers and community psychosocial workers
·         In liaison with his/her supervisor and pharmacist, ensure there is enough supply of anti-psychotic drugs in the health facilities.
Communication and reporting
·         Ensure weekly reports from the field clinics are prepared and submitted timely every Saturday
·         Attend and contribute during facility meetings for both clinical and community team and a report on issues raised, solutions reached and action points for different individuals submitted.
·         Follow and act on trends from HIS.
·         Participate in writing grant reports and budget management
·         Ensure weekly reports of activities conducted in the community and the achievements are submitted.
Capacity building
·         Conduct OJT sessions to mental health assistance, community health promoters and other groups exposed to taking care of mentally ill.
·         Conduct CME’S on mental health
·         Support primary health care staff in integration of mental health in PHC through adaption of the Mhgap.
Job Requirements:
·         Diploma in nursing from KMTC or any other recognized nurse training institution.
·         Higher Diploma in community psychiatric nursing.(Counselling skills is desirable)
·         Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and have a practicing license.
Required Competencies:
·         Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation skills.
·         Team player.
·         Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
·         Must be flexible and culturally sensitive
·         Prior working experience in a humanitarian setting will be 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.
How to Apply
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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.
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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