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NGO Jobs in Kenya - International Rescue Committee

Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (PIK)
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation / Data Collection           
Location: Kenya           
Employee Type: Regular           
Employee Category: Full Time           

Job Purpose / Objective: The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will provide leadership in the project in the development and implementation of the project monitoring and evaluation systems. 

The Manager will have a proven track record of managing disparate teams of partners to who deliver a coherent purpose and communication. 

The Manager will also have experience with USAID reporting systems including reporting using USAID indicators.
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the process of setting up of PIK Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (MEP) and its periodic revision
  • Develop, standardize and deploy survey tools and data collection forms to realize the effective use of monitoring plans and track all performance indicators in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
  • Lead in the development of M E R tools for the project
  • Develop basic M E R training packages for partners to assist data collection and learning
  • Support the development of MER plans for the partners and grantees ensuring compliance and sound data management standards
  • Implement and improve existing monitoring tools for the partners/grantees to ensure the appropriateness of the program and to gauge its impact, including a system of recording and presenting relevant data
  • Collaborate with external evaluators to conduct mid-term evaluation/assessments and final evaluation
  • Play a crucial role in supporting the project in development of  baselines for project monitoring at appropriate stages
  • Collect all data for project indicators data compilation
  • Develop and prepare highly professional quarterly and annual reports as per the applicable USAID format
  • Set up an evaluation system for grants closeout
  • Support project in carrying out midterm evaluation or assessments and final evaluation
Required Qualifications:
  • A master’s degree in a related field or equivalent
  • At least 6 years experience directly working with Monitoring, reporting and evaluation of which two years should be of USAID reporting experience.
  • Knowledge of USAID Performance Monitoring and indicator protocol
Required Experience & Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to lead monitoring, reporting and learning in dynamic projects
  • Demonstrated ability to produce professional project reports
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through training and mentoring
  • Good knowledge of working with civil society and community based groups in Kenya
  • Ability to work in a fast changing environment and deliver results on short deadlines
  • Ability to travel around Kenya to support IRC partners in data collection and reporting
  • Strong Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills
How to Apply

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Vacancy: Key Populations (KP) Nurse - Lodwar
Sector: Health           
Location: Kenya           
Employee Type:Regular           
Employee Category: Full Time           
Job Purpose / Objective: The International Rescue Committee – Kenya Program with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implements the Partnership on AIDS (POA Project), a HIV & AIDS Prevention Project in Turkana County in the North - Rift region of Kenya.

IRC wishes to recruit a Key Populations Nurse to provide bio - medical services to key populations in Lodwar, Lokichar, Kalokol and Lokichoggio.

Working closely with other key program staff with direct supervision from the Key Populations and HTC Officer, the key objective of the Key population nurse  is to ensure the timely, confidential, professional and effective provision of bio - medical services to key populations.
Key Responsibilities

Project Implementation, Monitoring & Reporting

  • Manage the day - to - day running of the Key Populations Clinic.
  • Provide a wide range of Reproductive Health and HIV related services to Female Sex Workers through both static and outreach services. The service package will include:
1.    Preventive behavioral skills education including condom use education
2.    Condoms and Lubricants distribution.
3.    HIV Testing & Counseling./ RESPECT – K Counseling Sessions
4.    Screening and Treatment of STI’s.
5.    Cervical Cancer Screening & Referral.
6.    Provision of Family Planning services
7.    TB Screening & Referral.
  • Provision of Clinical Care for sexual assault and Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors.
  • Support the KP/HTC Officer in planning and organizing meetings, counseling and behavioral sessions with the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Contribute technical, professional and experiential knowledge and skills to enrich the IRC HIV program
  • Documentation and management of client records, files and clinic / MOH registers.
  • In liaison with the HIS team, ensure monthly key populations data is captured, collected, verified, collated, analyzed and interpreted, and analytical quantitative and qualitative program performance reports generated.
  • Documentation of Lessons learnt, Challenges and Best Practices.
Quality Control & Improvement
  • Ensure adherence to the National Key Populations (MARPs) minimum package of bio - medical services and the Quality Management Framework for HTC in Kenya (NASCOP, 2010) as well as that of the National Guidelines on the implementation of RESPECT interventions.
Supervision & Leadership
  • Support the Key Populations / HTC Officer in identifying staffing, programmatic and technical capacity gaps that impact on program implementation.
  • Technically supervise and monitor performance of Key populations HTC Counselor.
Integration, Networking & Coordination
  • With direction and support from the KP & HTC Officer, liaise with MOH in maintaining a consistent supply of clinic supplies, test kits and other consumables.
  • Explore opportunities of enhanced integration with the Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) project.
  • Support MoH in provision of clinical services at Lodwar District Hospital when called upon or during times of emergency.
  • With support from the KP/HTC Officer, identify and utilize networking and linkages opportunities which are beneficial to the community, IRC and its programs.
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma / BSc Degree in Nursing.(Registered  Nurse with the Nursing Council of Kenya)
  • Qualified HTC Counselor.- Certified  by NASCOP./ LVCT
  • Trained in RESPECT – K Evidence Based Intervention.
  • Has undergone trainings in Key Populations (MARP’s) programming
  • Trained in Reproductive Health, Behavior Change Communication (BCC) and / or other HIV related Trainings e.g. Peer Education, Peer Counseling or HIV&AIDS Management
  • Ms Office suite proficiency.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • A minimum of three years working experience in key populations (MARPs) Programming and provision of Reproductive health services among young people.
  • Demonstrated experience in project activities planning, implementation, Monitoring and Report writing.
  • Training in syndromic management of STI’s, Opportunistic Infections, Cervical Cancer Screening is added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with PEPFAR, MoH and other community based HIV Prevention Projects.
  • Excellent communication, rapport building and listening skills with
  • Ability to create good rapport with young, vulnerable women in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Willingness to work in a challenging environment.
  • Team player.
How to Apply

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Vacancy: Roving Deputy Field Coordinator - Kakuma
Sector: Health           
Location: Kenya           
Employee Type:Regular           
Employee Category: Full Time           

Job Purpose / Objective:
 This position will be based 75% in Kakuma and 25% in Lodwar and Hagadera. Under the supervision of the Field coordinator, the Deputy Field Coordinator shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of IRC Kakuma programs that encompass Nutrition, HIV, CHP, Clinical Services and Safe programming 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 entire health indicators as per SPHERE/UNHCR/WHO standards at the Camp and for ensuring that the safe programming component delivers on streamlining protection mainstreaming within programs. 

He/ she will also be responsible for ensuring that the programs deliver as appropriate on work-plans and spending.
Key Responsibilities:

Program Planning, Quality, Implementation and Evaluation:

  • Work with IRC Kenya Senior Management team to ensure programs objectives are achieved;
  • Prepare program proposals and budgets in partnership with Field coordinator and other program staff;
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems are in place for all health sectors in the camp;
  • Maintain accurate and up to date health profile of refugees and respond in timely fashion to any infectious or epidemic disease outbreaks;
  • Coordinate the preparation of donor reports.
  • Initiate technical evaluations, surveys and situation analysis as required
  • Directly responsible for the quality of programs
  • Follow up with program managers to ensure program implementation is in line with the SHERE, UNHCR, WHO and other international standards; and in keeping with national guidelines
  • Provision of overall development and management of clinical and training protocol/ guidelines;
  • Ensure optimal referral system for patients is functioning at District and National level for refugees
  • Ensure the annual safe programming workplan is implemented
Supply Chain:
  • Overall responsible for commodity security for drugs and medical supplies;
  • Monitor usage of IRC program supplies and assets in accordance with donor regulations;
  • Monitor the usage of drugs and other medical supplies to ensure that there is no stock out
  • Ensure timely initiation of procurement for program activities and supplies
Finance and Grant Management:
  • Ensure budget spending according to approved budgets, review and analyse budgets versus actual expenditures and take remedial measures;
  • Facilitate grant opening meetings and BVA meetings
  • Recommend appropriate budget revisions to ensure maximum use of financial resources;
  • Provide overall leadership and supervise program staff in development and implementation of procurement and spending plans.
  • Work with the program Managers on the implementation plans
Communication Representation and Reporting:
  • Represent IRC in all technical inter-agency coordination meetings at field  and Nairobi;
  • Enhance coordination and working relationship with the Ministry of Health and other partners
  • Keep the IRC senior management team up-to-date on all program developments in the field.
  • Lead and facilitate donor visits and other missions
  • Coordinate Outbreak Preparedness and Control Team meetings
  • Ensure the safe programming advisory committee is active
Human Resources:
  • Directly supervise program managers in Kakuma
  • Directly supervise managers in Hagadera and Lodwar as appropriate
  • In coordination with the Field Coordinator, determine program staffing needs and ensure such positions are filled in timely fashion;
  • Directly responsible for IRC staff health and medical evacuations.
  • Ensure that program staffs  have updated job descriptions and performance objectives.
  • Assist in the recommendation of promotions, disciplinary action and termination of program staff to the Field coordinator
  • Orientation of staff on program activities with emphasis public health approach/ principles, protection mainstreaming and in relation to the IRC  program framework
Key Result Areas:
  • Health and nutrition indicators maintained within standards
  • Minimum acceptable coverage of national staff at health facilities, maintained
  • Timely submission of donor proposals and reports
  • Prompt and appropriate disease surveillance systems maintained
  • Healthy drugs and medical supplies pipeline maintained
  • Protection mainstreaming principles instituted in programming
Required Qualifications / Experience & Competencies:
  • Degree in health / social studies / public health
  • Programming experience in Health/nutrition/WASH/Food security and livelihoods/Women protection & empowerment required
  • Advanced qualification in public health/social studies/ nutrition an added advantage
  • Minimum five years of field work experience on comprehensive primary health programs in resource poor settings. Experience in refugee camp settings desirable
  • Experience as a sector head/ manager in an INGO with management of grants over USD 5M
  • Strong management, assessment, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Skills  in program and budget management with strong operational experience
  • Demonstrated proposal writing and reporting skills – Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Strong communication, people management and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in an unstable security environment
  • Ability to multitask, manage pressure and flexibility
How to Apply

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Vacancy:Laboratory Technologist - Dadaab
Sector: Health           
Location: Kenya           
Employee Type:Regular           
Employee Category: Full Time           

Job Purpose / Objective
: The laboratory technologist will actively contribute in the improvement of quality of care by ensuring quality laboratory services are delivered to the beneficiaries. 

He/she will be supervising all laboratory assistants and will capacity build them through laboratory assistants training and on bench trainings. 

She/he will be answerable to Senior Laboratory Technologist.

Program Management:
  • Perform Laboratory investigations as per clinician’s request and ensure accurate, reliable and timely results.
  • Maintain order and smooth flow of patients.
  • Participate in in-service training and regular on bench refresher courses for Kenyan and refugee staff.
  • Ensure that all relevant records are updated and maintained.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of laboratory reagents.
  • Maintain Laboratory machines in good order- cleaning and covering after use.
  • Ensure general laboratory cleanliness is maintained.
  • Report any unusual statistics or observations to the laboratory in-charge.
  • Ensure SOP’S are used  at all times.
  • Ensuring safety procedures in the laboratory are maintained.
  • Preparing of stains, reagents and solutions necessary for all lab tests.
  • Participate in the department planning and forecasting of laboratory supplies.
Human Resource:
  • Supervise laboratory incentive staff in collaboration with the senior lab technologist to ensure work is done properly.
  • Counter check all work done by incentive staff.
Program Activities:
  • Ensure laboratory tests are performed accurately and timely
  • Ensure revised SOP’s are used in all testing procedures.
  • Ensure proper collection, packaging and transportation of laboratory samples to Nairobi hospital and/or other outsourced center.
  • Ensure proper storage of laboratory reagents and cold chain system to avoid compromised reagents that may lead to false reporting.
Reporting and Coordination:
  • Ensure all laboratory reports are done on time and sent to Supervisor, HIS, CSM and other offices as may be indicated.
  • Notify your supervisor on all investigations above the positive threshold.
  • Report any laboratory incidents to the senior lab technologist.
  • Carry out any other duty assigned by your supervisor
Key Result Areas
  • Quality of lab services- reliable and timely.
  • Cleaning and orderliness of the work place
  • FIFO and FEFO application in stock management
  • Training of lab assistants course and other CME
  • Timely reporting.
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma in medical laboratory sciences.
  • MUST be registered by KMLTTB.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • 2 years experience in clinical laboratories.
  • Experience working with non profitable organization
  • Flexibility at work.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Team player
How to Apply

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Vacancy: Key Populations Counselor & Outreach Worker - Lodwar
Sector: Health           
Location: Kenya           
Employee Type:Regular           
Employee Category: Full Time           
Job Purpose / Objective

The International Rescue Committee – Kenya Program with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implements the Partnership on AIDS (POA Project), a HIV & AIDS Prevention Project in Turkana County in the North - Rift region of Kenya.

The POA Project focuses on the implementation of Evidence based Behavioral Intervention (EBI’s) including RESPECT - K and HIV Testing & Counseling.

IRC wishes to recruit a Key Populations Counselor and Outreach Worker who shall be responsible for delivery of high quality HIV Testing and Counseling services to Female Sex Workers (FSWs) in Lodwar, Lokichoggio, Lokichar and Kalokol as per Key Populations Programs Implementation Guidelines and Community HTC Operational Manual.
The counselor shall be based at the Turkana Wellness Center in Lodwar and will be engaged in outreach activities in Lokichar, Kalokol, Kakuma and Lokichoggio.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Under the supervision and guidance of the KP & HTC Officer, the Counselor will undertake the tasks identified below.

Community Mobilization

  • Work with key populations peer leaders, peer educators and community health workers in mobilizing FSWs to access HTC and RESPECT - K services at the MARPs clinic.
Service Provision & Reporting
  • Offer quality counseling and testing services to clients at the key populations clinic and outreach activities.
  • Compilation of HTC / RESPECT - K registers and reports and timely submission of narrative, programmatic and quantitative weekly and monthly reports.
  • Offer RESPECT - K and other recommended Key Populations HIV risk reduction interventions to FSWs and develop workable risk reduction plans with the clients
  • Support peer leaders and educators in planning sensitization or health education meetings for FSWs at community level.
  • Conduct health education sessions and one - on - one session with FSWs clients and peer educators on various HIV topics including home level visits as may be required.
  • Refer FSW’s and follow up to ensure referral completion for other bio - medical services
  • Work closely with peer leaders and educators in conducting client support and follow-up.
  • Ensure referrals and linkage of sero - positive clients to care & treatment and other services.
Demand Creation
  • Actively participate in condom education and promotion including conducting teaches back condom demonstration exercises to FSWs.
  • Create demand for condom use by conducting condom demonstration sessions, re - filling of condom dispensers and distribution of lubricants in strategically identified locations.
Quality Control
  • Observe the laid down protocols and Standard operating procedures at all times when offering HIV services, RESPECT- K and other key populations interventions.
  • Regularly attend counselor support supervision in accordance with the National Quality Management Framework for HTC service provision.
  • Conduct Quality Assurance / Quality Control activities as per National guidelines in all the testing sites i.e. Proficiency Testing, Dry Blood Sample (DBS) collection, Client Exit Assessment etc.
  • Maintain provider – client confidentiality at all times as per the National Counseling Code of Ethics.
  • Generate authentic and accurate HTC, Client referral and Condom distribution records as directed by Supervisor and other HIV Program Team members.
  • Compile and submit timely and accurate monthly reports to the supervisor as per guidelines and deadlines provided.
General Support
  • Actively participate in joint activities with other IRC Program staffs e.g. during IRC monthly meetings and joint activities.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as may be directed by supervisor
Key Result Areas
  • To be reflected in the performance objective setting.
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Social Work, Community Development, Community Health, Counseling Psychology or related course.
  • Must be a NASCOP Certified HTC Counselor
  • Must be trained and certified as a Facilitator for  RESPECT – K
  • Training or capacity building in other / HIV & AIDS / Gender based violence / key populations training will be an added advantage.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Willing and ready to work in remote / interior regions of Turkana County
  • At least 1 year experience in HTC service provision preferably in a MARPs Program.
  • Preferably registered under the Proficiency Testing Program and have had a satisfactory result in at least one test Team player.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Swahili.
How to Apply

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Vacancy: IT Officer
Sector: Information Technology           
Location: Kenya           
Employee Type:Regular           
Employee Category: Full Time           

Scope of Work:
 The Information Technology department supports the organization’s work by providing reliable and scalable application development and infrastructure for the IRC’s offices in the US and around the world, including many technologically challenging locations. 

The IT officer will be primarily responsible with assisting and facilitating the installation and configuration of IT infrastructure, staff training and operations of IT activities in IRC Somalia offices in Nairobi and Somalia. 

The ICT Officer will work closely with the Deputy Director of Operations, Director of Field IT (or International ICT Coordinator) and all program sectors to ensure proper ICT functioning and support.
Specific Responsibilities:

Installation & Configuration of:

  • Servers, desktop/laptop hardware and software, and peripherals.
  • Local Area Network, wireless network, essential network services peer-to-peer or client server architecture, as appropriate. 
  • Windows XP and Windows 7 operating system.
Maintenance, Repair & Security:
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all IRC computers and network resources.
  • Create, implement and manage backup solutions for office/individual users and provide the necessary training on the use of these back-up solutions.
  • Update appropriate network security and data loss prevention procedures to safeguard system from physical harm, viruses, unauthorized users and damage to data.
  • Create and maintain IRC computer software/hardware inventory ensuring accuracy.
  • Create and maintain network documentation to include IP address, system access, email creation system, upgrades and changes to original network, etc.
  • Diagnose hardware and software faults by questioning clients patiently about a problem and explaining the procedures to them.
  • Closely collaborate with International and HQ IT team on helpdesk, connectivity and other in country and global IRC IT projects.
  • Investigate local Internet connectivity options to obtain adequate bandwidth for Intranet and application connectivity.
Training, Evaluation & Testing:
  • Develop and implement user and support staff training, including training on basic care and maintenance of computers and equipment for users.
  • Test and evaluate new technology.
  • Prepare and submit reports that provide sufficient detail for HQ to understand the country office’s computer environment, needs, IT staff availability and skill levels and future plans.
  • Various Projects – Position will need to assist on various IT projects as needed
  • College Degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical work experience.
  • CCNA courses desired, MCSE or equivalent experience is required.
  • At least three years of experience in IT profession
  • Outlook experience required.
  • Experience installing, configuring and managing both wired and wireless LAN, and firewalls.
  • Computer imaging skills required. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills; customer service experience
  • Able to work independently within a team environment
Work Environment: The position will work in the Nairobi Office and is expected to be on-site.

How to Apply

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Vacancy: Supply Chain Coordinator
Sector: Supply Chain           
Location: Kenya           
Employee Type:Regular           
Employee Category: Full Time

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Supply Chain Coordinator is an integral member of the country management team and reports directly to the Deputy Director of Operations (DDO). 

This position is responsible for the management and delivery of effective Supply Chain support throughout the country program in compliance with IRC and donor regulations. 

Key responsibilities include procurement, transport, inventory, asset management.

The Supply Chain Coordinator will:
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Programs and Finance to ensure integrated and harmonized operational systems.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Controller to ensure that internal controls are met with the minimum of bureaucracy.
  • Work with Field Office Supply Chain Staff and Field Coordinators/Managers to ensure effectiveness, countrywide uniformity of Supply Chain structure and implementation of the IRC’s standard operating policies and procedures.
  • Implement job and site specific trainings to ensure that Supply Chain staff possess the knowledge and skills commensurate with their responsibilities.
Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure that Supply Chain policies and procedures are in compliance with applicable IRC and funding source policies, procedures and requirements. All locations and staff act in accordance with the policies.
  • Maintain and update donor guidelines related to the Supply Chain function (procurement, asset, etc).
  • Update as required IRC standards in terms of assets/equipment to be purchased.
  • Monitor Supply Chain sections of budgets and track expenditure. Follow up as necessary including timely information and budgetary comments regarding any need for adjustments/realignments.
  • Finalize Procurement Plans for all grants.
  • Ensure all donor reports for assets are completed and submitted to the Grants Department on time.
  • Ensure disposal of assets is reviewed annually and donor requirements followed as necessary.
  • Familiarize with various donor regulations.
Training & Outreach: 
  • Proactively develop the skills of IRC staff to understand and utilize Supply Chain tools and services to design and implement quality programming.
  • Work with field staff to identify Supply Chain needs and ensure the issues are raised in new budget development.
  • Ensure all Supply Chain staff is made aware of and are in compliance with IRC procurement, asset and stock management, transport, communications, etc, in order for them to clearly share this information.
  • Assist Supply Chain staff in working with program staff towards establishing procurement plans before the start of each grant ensuring they fit the activities in the budget, are donor compliant and realistic in terms of timing.
  • Ensure monthly Supply Chain reports are submitted from each field. Review and follow up as necessary.
Staff Management: 
  • Practice excellent human resource management, supporting the development, promotion and retention of a motivated team of qualified and experienced staff.
  • Identify staffing and/or skill gaps and see that these gaps/needs are filled and support the recruitment of all Supply Chain staff and provide day to day supervision of department.
  • Provide feedback through regular performance evaluations.
  • Ensure that any staff discipline follows a progressive methodology which provides for clear and structured improvement.
  • Develop long term plan for continued quality leadership by providing staff development and succession plans.
  • Ensure procurement is done according to IRC and/or donor regulations.
  • Ensure that staff participating in tender committees is trained and understand their roles.
  • Ensure clear delineation of roles for procurement.
  • Ensure the update of the pre-selected suppliers list.
  • Ensure transport services are cost efficient and reliable.
  • Ensure warehouse and stocks are secure, well managed and documented.
  • Ensure assets and property are effectively managed, asset list is updated regularly and assets are disposed according to IRC and/or donor regulations.
  • Ensure IT systems are reliable and provide the required levels of connectivity and ensure the good working order of all IT networks.
  • Supervise the good working order of the communications systems used by IRC (VSAT, HF, and VHF).
  • Supply Chain works consistently with Security to maintain required security levels, awareness and responsiveness.
  • University degree in Supply chain Management, Supply Chain, Business Management or related field.
  • At least 3 years progressive management and leadership experience
  • Experience working with donors including USAID, BPRM, UNHCR, DFID, ECHO, and EU, and knowledge of specific donor guidelines.
  • Field experience of managing a large multi-site Supply Chain operation.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of practical Supply Chain Procedures and maintaining supply pipelines in areas with weak infrastructure.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong computer competency with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other IT skills.
  • Possess leadership qualities and willing to exercise initiative.
  • Willingness to participate and contribute as a team member, under challenging working and living conditions.
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International allowances are not available for this position

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