Program Officer Job in Kenya

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Program Officer Job in Kenya

International Rescue Committee (IRC) 

Community Health Program Officer - Hagadera
Sector: Health

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time

Job Purpose / Objective: Under the supervision of the Health Manager, the CHP Officer shall be responsible in the implementation of integrated community health program that encompasses health outreach, community based reproductive health and immunization through a team of community health workers and EPI Vaccinators. 
Key Responsibilities:-
Program management
  • Coordinate and supervise activities of all the CHW’s and EPI Vaccinators
  • Plan and implement health education session with the community
  • Participate in meetings concerning health promotion and disease surveillance, prevention at the community level
  • Facilitate in the community health needs assessment, mobilization, information and health education issues
  • Participate in carrying out public intervention during situation of communicable disease outbreaks
  • Able to manage vaccine cold chain system with other program issues
  • Keep the Health Manager informed of all significant developments at the community level
  • Assist in designing culture sensitive IEC Materials
  • Participate in camp surveys and immunization campaigns
  • Participate in the designing and planning of project proposals, workplans and budgets
Human Resource management
  • Carryout job assessment of the performance and the limitations of the CHW’s/EPI and recommend appropriate continuous education of the CHW’s and EPI vaccinators
  • Participate in the recruitment of CHW’s and EPI vaccinators and participate in the orientation of CHW’S and EPI vaccinators
  • Conduct appraisal of CHW’s and EPI Vaccinators on quarterly basis and provide mentorship and coaching
Reporting and communication
  • Submit accurate and complete weekly/monthly sitreps on timely basis to the Health Manager
  • Represent Health Program in monthly section leaders meeting
  • Participate in the technical forum
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma in community health nursing / nursing or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant job experience in the public health field
  • Proven experience in working with communities with diverse cultural practices and low literacy levels
  • Skilled at managing workload and prioritizing work in multi-task environment with frequent interruptions and challenging timelines
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Computer literacy; word and excel are required prerequisites
  • Able to work in a team environment as well as work well independently with very minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in hardship area, remote, insecure and non-accompanied location.
How to Apply

 to apply online

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. 

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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 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: or report to the nearest police.

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