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Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
 
Sector: Emergency Preparedness & Response

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time

Description: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC is supporting people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. 


At work today in over 40 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.

The IRCs EPRU

The IRCs Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (EPRU) leads or oversees IRCs global emergency preparedness and response activities. 

The mission of the EPRU is to help meet the immediate survival needs and reduce suffering in conflict or disaster affected populations during the acute phase of an emergency. 

The EPRU also works in protracted emergencies, where the risk to life may be reduced but the population is still subjected to rights abuses and a lack of basic services.

The EPRU is also charged with enhancing the IRCs global and country level emergency preparedness capacity.  

We  do this by supporting the development and training of IRC Country Emergency Teams, assisting in the development of emergency focused partnerships with local civil society organizations, supporting the IRC country teams in emergency preparedness planning, maintaining regional and global capacity to rapidly identify and deploy qualified emergency response personnel and supporting country-level contingency planning.

The IRC’s Horn, East Africa, Yemen and Zimbabwe (HEAZ) Region

The IRC has been working in the Horn and East Africa region since 1981, when it first launched an emergency response to help tens of thousands of people affected by the civil war in Sudan. 

From that time, the IRC has expanded significantly to respond to the region’s numerous and protracted humanitarian emergencies and conflicts. 

IRC teams are currently on the ground in ten countries in the region: Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

Scope of Work

The Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (REPC) will lead the EPRU’s work within the HEAZ region of enhancing the organization’s preparedness to respond to emergencies on country level.  

S/he will support IRC country teams in the HEAZ region to respond better to small and medium sized crises through the development and training of Country Emergency Teams (CET). 

S/he will also support the development of partnerships for emergencies with national Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in the countries of the Region. 

The REPC has a key role in the planning and delivery of capacity and competency development activities for IRC CET staff and staff of CSO partner organizations that will also promote common approaches and standards across emergency responses. 

And finally s/he will supporting the process of increasing IRC country program emergency readiness through the development and regular updating of country emergency preparedness plans.

The REPC will be situated in the HEAZ regional team, and collaborate closely with the IRC’s EPRU and HEAZ Country Teams as well as other IRC departments, including Human Resources and Technical and Operations Units and will work closely with the EPRU’s Senior Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (HQ based) and other REPCs in other regions to assure a highly integrated work.

Responsibilities

Emergency Preparedness Planning on Country Level
Support and facilitate the Emergency Preparedness Planning process of IRC country teams in high-risk countries in the Region, managing the draft finalization, feedback, approval and recurring review processes of the Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) as well as follow-up on progress of the country team against the emergence preparedness action points identified in the EPP.
 
Support and facilitate the process to jointly assess the IRC country team’s and their CSO partner’s readiness to respond to emergencies and to develop and implement joint preparedness and response plans.
 
Manage the development of a regional emergency preparedness perspective through analyzing the EPPs from within the region and identifying hazards and threats that could affect neighboring countries and supporting the development and maintenance of a regional emergency-risk monitoring and preparedness tool.

Capacity Building of Staff on Emergency Preparedness and Response

Advise and support IRC country teams in the process and procedure to identify and select appropriate and motivated staff for the CET.
 
Support the continuous assessment of emergency response capacity and competency needs of CET staff and assist in the corresponding development of capacity and competency building tools and training resources necessary for setting up effective and efficient emergency response teams
 
Manage the delivery of emergency response competency and capacity building training to CET staff within their Region and assist IRC country teams in the development of efficient and effective CETs.
 
Provide input to the EPRU’s Senior Emergency Preparedness Coordinator into the process of further development and improvement of capacity and competency development tools and resources.
 
In collaboration with the country teams within the Region and the EPRU Deployment Coordinator, assist in the selection of staff e.g. from the CETs to the Internal Emergency Roster (IER) and manage the further preparation, training and development of these staff for international emergency response deployment.

Partnership Development

The IRC’s new strategy places emphasis on the establishing and development of partnerships with CSOs. In this, the IRC will clearly move away from primarily sub-contracting out elements of program implementation to a partnership model that centers on actually investing in CSO partners to help them strengthen their own emergency response capacities.  

The REPC will be instrumental in building relationships around shared objectives and vision - rather than only focusing on project and partners’ performance.

Support the IRC country teams in the process of evaluating and selecting potential CSO partners in high risk countries and support the establishing, developing and maintaining of these partnerships with a particular focus on partnering / collaboration in emergencies.
 
When needed, provide coordination and co-operation support to country teams and CSO partners during an emergency response.
 
Provide input to the EPRU’s Senior Emergency Preparedness Coordinator into the process of emergency response training tools and resources and manage the delivery of such trainings to IRC partner organizations in collaboration with the country team.
 
In collaboration with the IRC country teams and Partnership Unit, support established CSO partners with on-going, tailored, targeted support to help ensure effective application of emergency response skills.
 
Manage and support the process in the Region to establish, develop and maintain partnerships in high-risk countries where the IRC has no presence.

Requirements
·                     Prior hands-on field experience and proven track record in:
1.          humanitarian staff competency and capacity development
2.          emergency preparedness planning and programs
3.          establishing and developing partnerships with local civil society organizations based on shared objectives and visions and through investing into CSO partners’ capacity strengthening
4.          organizing and facilitating training / capacity building workshops.
·                     University degree in human resources, international development or related field, Masters degree preferred, equivalent work experience will be considered
·                     Minimum of 5 years overseas experience, preferably in complex humanitarian and/or emergency settings.
·                     Proven abilities in developing and implementing new structures and processes including building support and consensus across departments and delivering on timelines
·                     Excellent oral and written communications skills (English) , bilingual (French or Arabic) advantageous
·                     Previous experience in international humanitarian aid or development required
·                     Able and willing to undertake significant travel within the Region to potentially insecure environments.
How to Apply 
 
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Business Development Officer
 
Sector: Business Development

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time

Background: The IRC is one of the leading providers of high quality programming in conflict and post-conflict settings.  

In order to advance its mission of serving communities impacted by conflict and displacement, the IRC is committed to developing innovative, context-specific programs in response to strategic funding opportunities with a range of government and multilateral donors.  

This work is led by the IRC’s Business Development Unit (BDU) in close collaboration with regional and country management structures, the IRC’s Technical Units and a range of specialists based in the USA and Europe.  


Specifically, the BDU assists with proposal development, partnership and donor negotiation. 

The unit works closely with other departments to develop learning and management tools that will further the agency’s strategic goals. 

Scope of Work: The Business Development Officer-Africa (BDO-Africa) will work closely with BDU staff and IRC’s Regional Units in Africa to plan, manage and/or coordinate the organization’s response to funding opportunities issued by the US government and multilateral donors such as the World Bank. 

Working closely with IRC country teams in Africa, particularly in the Horn and East Africa Regional Unit, the incumbent leads and supports proposal development efforts in the region, as well as in other IRC country programs as opportunities arise and circumstances permit.  

The incumbent also contributes to efforts to cultivate and develop new funding relationships for IRC with regional donors. This position requires international travel for periods of up to six weeks, with such travel amounting to approximately 40% of the time. 

Based in IRC’s office in Nairobi, the BDO-Africa will report to the Senior Business Development Officer (Senior BDO) and collaborate closely with IRC’s Horn and East Africa Region (with the Regional Director as his/her primary contact in Nairobi). 

Close collaboration with country program staff in the Horn and East Africa Region as well as other International Programs and Finance staff will be critical to ensure that all proposal development issues are identified and properly addressed.

Key Responsibilities:
·                     Act as proposal team leader and/or lead writer for select proposals, as determined by the Senior BDO in coordination with the Horn and East Africa Regional Unit;
·                     Support select IRC country programs to develop, write and submit competitive proposals;
·                     Identify and secure sectoral and functional expertise required to pursue specific funding opportunities;
·                     Ensure proposal quality, responsiveness, and compliance with donor and IRC requirements;
·                     Promote consistent adherence to quality new business and proposal development practices;
·                     Oversee proposal development production schedules against established deadlines and benchmarks;
·                     Work with select country programs to undertake donor mapping, cultivations and representation activities;
·                     With the Horn and East Africa Regional Director, meet and establish relationships with Nairobi-based and regional donors;
·                     Under direction of the Senior BDO, initiate and maintain up-to-date business development plans with country programs;
·                     Coordinate with IRC Finance staff to support proposal budgets;
·                     Facilitate best and final offer negotiations, including negotiation of terms and conditions of awards, and revisions to grant proposals, budgets and budget narratives;
·                     Develop capability statements and other standardized templates to facilitate proposal development processes and enhance competitiveness of submissions;
·                     Work with BDU to identify proposal development capacity needs and provide training, coaching and technical assistance that responds to identified needs;
·                     Work with the BDU’s Program Manager to maintain relevant proposal development information;
·                     Participate in special projects, as needed;
·                     Other responsibilities as assigned.
Requirements:
·                     Bachelor’s Degree in international development, political science, or other related field.  Advanced degree a plus;
·                     Minimum five years’ progressive experience in drafting winning proposals for USG and other public donors;
·                     Demonstrated writing skills;
·                     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships in a multicultural environment;
·                     Ability to negotiate effectively with international and local partners, including teaming agreements;
·                     Demonstrated ability to collaborate equally effectively with colleagues as team leader or team member;
·                     Previous work experience in U.S. Government grants administration and proven knowledge of U.S. Government regulations regarding grants and contracts;
·                     Experience and knowledge of Africa strongly welcomed;
·                     Solid organizational skills: the ability to work productively and accurately while under pressure in a fast-paced, demanding environment;
·                     Flexible work attitude: the ability to work in a team environment & independently and ability to meet unexpected demands;
·                     Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively;
·                     French language skills a plus;
·                     Ability to travel internationally, at times with minimum notice and for prolonged periods of time;
·                     Strong computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software;
·                     Desire to learn about IRC, its programs and its staff.
How to Apply

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Registered Nurse
 
Sector: Health
Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time 

Job Purpose / Objective: To provide holistic nursing services to both inpatient and out patients within the hospital.

Key Responsibilities
 
The Hospital Nurse is directly responsible to the Nursing Officer in Charge and will carry out the following duties:
 

Programming
·                     The clinical nurse shall work in specific ward/clinic assigned to and would therefore work as both supervisor and team leader of the refugee staff.
·                     Prepare for and assist the doctors during the rounds and whenever required.
·                     Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts.
·                     Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor/CO on call relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
·                     Assist patients with activities of daily living while in the ward.
·                     Arrange and submit weekly ward work schedule and plan daily duties and responsibilities for each refugee staff.
·                     Convene ward meeting and attend monthly hospital meetings.
·                     Escort patients to other referral hospital when necessary.
·                     Do hospital coverage and on-call as required.
·                     Participate in camp health surveys/campaigns.
Reporting and communication
·                     Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/requisition of all drugs and supplies.
·                     Conduct regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of various ward cases and charting.
·                     Give health education to patients and clients
·                     Compile and submit monthly reports.
·                     Monitor and supervise proper usage of supplies.
Operations
·                     Maintain equipments in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
·                     Maintain drug registers and drug consumption within the ward level.
·                     Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
·                     Report any significant changes in operations to the hospital matron.
·                     Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Key Result Areas
·                     Organization of nursing care services within the allocated ward/unit.
Required Qualifications:
·                     Registered Nurse from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution
·                     Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
·                     Required Experience & Competencies:
·                     At least Two years working experience in a busy hospital setup.
·                     Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
·                     Sensitive to different cultures
·                     Team player
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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Clinical Services Manager
 
Sector: Health 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
 
Job Purpose / Objective: The clinical services program manager shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of the clinical services program in Kakuma refugee camp. 

Working under the guidance and supervision of the health team leader, the clinical services manager is responsible for the services offered in the curative sector in Kakuma refugee camp.

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

Key Responsibilities

Programming
·                     Identify health program opportunities by assisting health staff to carry out assessments; draft health sector proposals and budgets
·                     Formulate clinical services program goals, objectives and intervention strategies, in collaboration with the health team leader
·                     Develop an annual clinical services program work plan
·                     Provide overall coordination of all the departments under clinical services program i.e. pharmacy, laboratory, clinics, hospital e.t.c.
·                     Conduct periodic field visits to the health program facilities and ensure that program implementation strategies are compatible with overall program goals and objectives
·                     Provide overall support to the program’s facilities, ensuring appropriate availability of supplies and personnel
·                     Ensure chronic clinics within the facilities function appropriately
·                     Coordinate consultancy visits for the clinical services program to the camp
·                     Conduct assessments  of status of health sector in target areas and verify reports of infectious and epidemic diseases
·                     Coordinate referrals of refugee patients as per UNHCR referral guidelines
·                     Coordinate all maternal audit meetings and prepare the resultant report
Human resource
·                     Monitoring and supervising both national and refugee staff to ensure work is performed efficiently
·                     Prepare/ oversee call lists and coverage plans for staff in the clinical services program as appropriate
·                     Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner
·                     Oversee continuous training programs for the health staff  as well as organizing trainings with consultants as per the annual work-plan & budget
·                     Review personnel issues and concerns of medical staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions
·                     Determine personnel needs for field level activities and in consultation with the health team leader identify positions to be filled
·                     Participate in recruitment of health staff as appropriate
·                     Orientate new field staff members on personnel health and safety issues unique to the area
·                     Ensure all new clinical services program staff undergo sufficient orientation on the program
·                     In coordination with the health team leader and project coordinator validate staff  who require medical evacuation
·                     Recommend promotions, disciplinary action of health staff to the health team leader and project coordinator
·                     Provide direct supervision to the hospital matron, the laboratory in charge, pharmacist and medical officers.
·                     Foster integration of the clinical services program with other health sector programs within IRC Kakuma.
Supply chain
·                     Supervise the monitoring of stock levels and expiration dates for clinical services supplies and ensure appropriate stocks of essential supplies are maintained
·                     Monitor utilization of IRC issued clinical services supplies; monitor and track IRC clinical services sector assets
·                     Review of all clinical services purchase requisitions
Monitoring and reporting
·                     Monitor health indicator trends and ensure appropriate action is taken
·                     Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues
·                     Keep the health team leader informed of all developments through regular reports
·                     Attend all health coordination meetings and management meetings in the field.
·                     Compile weekly, monthly reports and donor reports.
Finance and grant management
·                     Prepare spending plans for the program based on the available budget
·                     Attend and participate in monthly budget review meetings, with records of updated expenditure records and spending plans
·                     Ensure adherence to the clinical services budget by reviewing expenditure
·                     Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact on budget adherence
Other
·                     Perform any other duty as directed by the supervisor
Key Result Areas
·                     Maintenance of health indicators within required standards (UNHCR/SPHERE/WHO)
·                     Availability of supplies for the clinical services program at all health facilities
·                     Appropriate staff coverage for the clinical services program
·                     Timely reporting of all notifiable diseases seen within the health facilities
·                     Efficient budget tracking and management for the clinical services program
Required Qualifications:

    Degree in Medicine and surgery from a recognized institution
    A Masters in public health is an added advantage
    Registered with The Kenya Medical and Dentists Practitioners board
    Proficiency in Ms Excel and Ms Word is a must

Required Experience & Competencies:
·                     Experience in tropical medicine or public health in developing countries
·                     Experience in health program design and management
·                     Experience in managing teams
·                     Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation
·                     Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
·                     A mature person of high professional integrity, able to work under stress
·                     Knowledge of international minimum standards in health program service delivery, including SPHERE, WHO and UNHCR.
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

CLICK HERE to apply online

Registered Nurse - Locum
 
Sector: Health 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Temporary 

Employee Category: Full Time

Job Purpose / Objective: To provide holistic nursing services to both inpatient and out patients within the hospital.

Key Responsibilities
 
The Hospital Nurse is directly responsible to the Nursing Officer in Charge and will carry out the following duties:


Programming
·                     The clinical nurse shall work in specific ward/clinic assigned to and would therefore work as both supervisor and team leader of the refugee staff.
·                     Prepare for and assist the doctors during the rounds and whenever required.
·                     Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts.
·                     Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor/CO on call relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
·                     Assist patients with activities of daily living while in the ward.
·                     Arrange and submit weekly ward work schedule and plan daily duties and responsibilities for each refugee staff.
·                     Convene ward meeting and attend monthly hospital meetings.
·                     Escort patients to other referral hospital when necessary.
·                     Do hospital coverage and on-call as required.
·                     Participate in camp health surveys/campaigns.
Reporting and communication
·                     Compile and submit quarterly inventory return/requisition of all drugs and supplies.
·                     Conduct regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of various ward cases and charting.
·                     Give health education to patients and clients
·                     Compile and submit monthly reports.
·                     Monitor and supervise proper usage of supplies.
Operations
·                     Maintain equipments in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
·                     Maintain drug registers and drug consumption within the ward level.
·                     Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
·                     Report any significant changes in operations to the hospital matron.
·                     Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Key Result Areas
·                     Organization of nursing care services within the allocated ward/unit.
Qualifications:
·                     Registered Nurse from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution
·                     Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
Required Experience & Competencies:
·                     At least 2 years working experience in a busy hospital setup.
·                     Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
·                     Sensitive to different cultures
·                     Team player
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

CLICK HERE to apply online

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.


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: IRCKenya@rescue.org or report to the nearest police.

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