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NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – SHOFCO

SHOFCO is a Kenyan registered Charity Organization with its Headquarters in Gatwekera – Kibera and other offices in New York, Mathare Slum, Mukuru Slum and Bangladesh with a plan to move to other slums in Kenya with a VISION of “Building Urban Promise from Urban Poverty”.

It is a grassroots movement that catalyzes large-scale transformation in urban slums by providing critical services for all, community advocacy platforms, and education and leadership development for women and girls.
The following is the open position that we seek to fill:

Job Title: Clinical Officer
Rank: Coordinator
Grade: G7
Section: Member / Client Services
Department: Health
Location / Work Station: Kibera
Working Hours: Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 4.00PM, 2 Saturdays a month
Reporting Relationships Reports to: Clinic Manager / Satellite Clinic Coordinator
Direct reports: N/A
Job Purpose: To be responsible for achieve SHOCO’s health overall mandate by implementing clinical services policies at the allocated facility.
Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions
·         Offer health care services to patients by taking history, examining patients, carry out investigations, prescribe treatment, follow-up of patients, and give health education talks.
·         Maintain and review patient records, charts and other pertinent information.
·         Maintain patient confidentiality.
·         Guide and counsel patients, clients, and staff on health issues.
·         Respond to enquiries relating to patients, lab requests, x-rays, prescription requests, etc.
·         Coordinate appointments for specialist referrals, x-rays, lab tests, etc. and convey pertinent instructions and information to the patient.
·         Attend to clinical care centres patients and manage opportunistic infections.
·         Conduct continuous medical education and health educations as may be required.
·         Work with other team members and staff of other cadres in ensuring quality service provision.
·         Be accountable for any equipment assigned and report to the line manager as may be required.
·         Collect data and compile clinical reports.
·         Collect and compile data for research on clinical services.
·         Undergo coaching by more experienced clinical officers to achieve professional competences.
·         Apply the SHOFCO’s health standard treatment and patient management.
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)
Academic Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.
Professional Qualifications
·         Registered clinical officer preferably trained at KMTC
·         Registration with clinical officer’s council with Current Practicing license is mandatory
Other required qualifications (unique/job specific)
·         3 years’ experience in a busy health facility
·         Basic HIV training/ experience
·         Ability to : Take medical history of the patient, Perform a thorough physical examination, Order appropriate investigations, Make correct diagnosis, Prescribe and treat and Do patient follow-up
·         Perform minor surgical procedures
Functional Skills: Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:
·         Adopting practical approaches
·         Inviting feedback
·         Making decisions
·         Meeting timescales
·         Interacting with people
·         Taking action
·         Following procedures
·         Upholding standards

Job Title: Health Records and Information Officer (HRIO)
Rank: Supervisor / Assistant / Facilitator
Grade: G4
Section: Member / Client Services
Department: Health
Location / Work station: Kibera
Working Hours: Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 4.00PM, 2 Saturdays a month
Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Clinic Manager/ Satellite Clinic Coordinator
Direct reports: N/A
Job Purpose: To be responsible for maintaining patient records and statistics and responding to requests for medical records.
Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions
·         Provide quality and timely health information.
·         Ensure disclosure, confidentiality, security and exchange of health records and information.
·         Collect, compile and store health information data from the facility.
·         Process, examine and summarize the data into meaningful weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
·         Conduct on – job training for other staff/mentorships in the facility.
·         Identify gaps and suggest ways of improving records and sharing of program data.
·         Design and review monitoring and evaluation tools used by the program sectors.
·         Convert hardcopy data into the system.
·         Interpret and disseminate data to relevant stakeholders.
·         Compile bio-data for patients.
·         Trouble shoot and maintain health systems.
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)
Academic Qualifications

·         Diploma or above in Medical Records Information Technology, preferably from KMTC
Professional Qualifications: N/A
Other required qualifications (unique/job specific)
·         At least 2 years’ working experience in a busy health care facility,(experience in working with Hospital Management Information System will be an added advantage)
·         Knowledge of SHOFCO policies and personal contribution to the realization of the program targets/plans
Functional Skills:
Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:
·         Documenting facts
·         Interpreting data
·         Managing tasks
·         Producing output
·         Upholding standards
·         Team working
·         Establishing rapport
·         Following procedures

Job Title: Teacher of Music
Grade: G7
Section: Essential Services
Department: Girls Learning & Education
Location / Work Station: Kibera
Working Hours: Monday – Friday | 7.30 AM – 4.30PM
Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Head Teacher
Direct reports: N/A
Job Purpose: To be responsible for creating a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favourable to learning and personal growth; this is aimed at ultimately developing a generation of strong, ethical, community centred female leaders of tomorrow.
Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions
·         Teach both theory and practical music to students.
·         Develop lesson plans and instructional materials.
·         Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
·         Create and use variety of instruction strategies,
·         Translate lesson plans into learning experiences.
·         Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
·         Evaluate students’ academic and social growth.
·         Prepare progress reports and keep records.
·         Communicate with parents on students’ progress.
·         Interpret the school program.
·         Coordinate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
·         Create an effective environment for learning.
·         Select and requisition books and instructional aids.
·         Maintain required inventory records.
·         Supervise students in and out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
·         Administer group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
·         Participate in curriculum development programs as required.
·         Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities. Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills). Academic
·         Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Education with music Major or P1 with strong music teaching experience Professional Qualifications
·         Any music professional experience e.g ABRSM Other requirements (unique/job specific)
·         At least three years of music teaching experience · Proven ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a diverse team of teachers
·         Should have composed and presented music items up to National level Functional Skills: Behavioural Competencies/Attributes:
·         Articulating information
·         Adopting practical approaches
·         Providing insights
·         Taking action
·         Establishing rapport
·         Valuing individuals
·         Inviting feedback
·         Understanding people
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Manager, or drop their hard copies at our Head Office in Kibera, Gatwekera.
Applications without this information will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
SHOFCO is an equal opportunity employer and employment is subject to Child Protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.
We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Disclaimer: SHOFCO does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process. We therefore advise the general public to exercise due diligence when applying for employment.

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