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International Rescue Committee (IRC) 

Health Team Leader - Kakuma
Sector:  Health 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: Under the supervision of the Field coordinator, the Heath Team Leader shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of the health program that encompasses Nutrition, RH/HIV, CHP, WPE, Safe Programming and Clinical Services sectors.

S/he will also be responsible for implementation of 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.

Key Responsibilities

Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation:
  • Work with IRC Kenya Senior Management team to ensure Kakuma health program objectives are achieved;
  • Prepare health proposals and budgets in partnership with Field coordinator, Health Coordinator, Clinical services, Nutrition, WPE, SP, CHP and RH/HI managers.
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems are in place for all health sectors in the camp;
  • Ensure that health provision is in line with accepted SPHERE and National guidelines for all sectors
  • Maintain accurate and up to date health profile of Kakuma refugees and respond in timely fashion to any infectious or epidemic disease outbreaks;
  • Prepare monthly reports to UNHCR and actively assist the IRC senior management in preparation of health related donor reports.
  • Initiate technical evaluations, surveys and situation analysis as required
  • Overall responsible for commodity security for drugs and hospital supplies;
  • Oversee the implementation of safe-motherhood and reproductive health activities, including ANC, delivery care, PNC, and FP.
  • Provide close technical support to HIV AIDS program area, regarding design and implementation of a comprehensive HIV program in Kakuma, to include VCT, PITC, OI prophylaxis and ARV provision;
  • Provision of overall development and management of clinical and training protocol/ guidelines;
  • Authorize medical evacuation of staff;
  • Monitor usage of IRC health supplies and assets in accordance with donor regulations;
  • Assist in the recommendation of promotions, disciplinary action and termination of health staff to the Field coordinator.
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 health program staff in development and implementation of procurement and spending plans.
Communication Representation and Reporting:
  • Represent IRC in all inter-agency coordination and technical meetings in kakuma and Nairobi;
  • Enhance coordination and working relationship with the Ministry of Health and other Implementing partners
  • Keep the IRC senior management team up-to-date on all developments in the field.
  • Lead and facilitate donor visits and other missions
Human Resources
  • Directly supervise Clinical Services manager, Community Health Program manager, HIV/AIDS manager, Nutrition Manager, SP and WPE managers.
  • In coordination with the Field Coordinator, determine health program staffing needs and assure such positions are filled in timely fashion;
  • Directly responsible for IRC staff health and medical evacuations.
  • Ensure that staffs in the entire health department have updated job descriptions and performance objectives.
Required Qualifications
  • University Degree in Health related field.
  • A Master’s degree in Public Health will be desirable
  • Over five years of field work experience on comprehensive primary health programs in resource poor settings. 
  • Experience in refugee camp settings will be an added advantage.
  • Strong management, assessment, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Skills  in program and budget management
  • 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
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Over five years of field work experience on comprehensive primary health programs in resource poor settings. Experience in refugee camp settings will be an added advantage.
  • Strong management, assessment, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Skills  in program and budget management
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Computer literacy- Microsoft  Word and Microsoft Excel
How to Apply
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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 
How to Apply

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International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Compliance Analyst
Sector: Procurement 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type:Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
Background / IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. 

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. 

At work today in over 30 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.

Job Overview / Summary: The Compliance Analyst as part of the Global Supply Chain procurement team has the responsibility for reviewing all supply chain agreements and related documentation to ensure both compliance to IRC and donor policies as well as conduct detailed data analysis to validate that IRC is getting value for money. 

The Compliance analyst collaborates internally with procurement category managers, Regional Supply Chain Directors and suppliers. 

Major Responsibilities
  • Review all procurement documentation related to the IRC RFP/RFQ process prior to finalizing awards decisions to ensure full compliance to internal policies and donor requirements.
  • Collaborate with Category Managers to share market data for analysis and insights on different procurements trends
  • Collaborate with Regional Supply Chain Directors on regional forecasting and requirements
  • Oversee the contract management process and conduct spot checks to detect non-compliance for corrective action plans.
  • Ensure donor compliance requirements are reviewed prior to award
  • Track and analyze spend and supplier data.
  • Assist in developing supplier assessments, score cards and other analytics to enable team to effectively manage supplier performance.
  • Collaborate with entire supply chain teams based in countries and regions.
  • Perform cost analysis and benchmarking to review business award decisions.
  • Tests incoming requests for a demonstrated understanding of the need to identify gaps, training opportunities, new documentation and process improvements
  • Conduct detailed background checks and verification for suppliers to ensure engaged suppliers are credible.
  • Performs detailed documentation and verification reviews at all stages of supply chain from need identification to need satisfactions.
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum 3-5 years of Procurement or procurement audit related experience
  • Working knowledge of market analysis, sourcing category strategy, supplier relationship management and negotiations
  • NGO experience preferred with thorough understanding of institutional donors’ (USAID, DFID, OFDA, ECHO) policies relating to procurement
  • Experience in identifying fraud red flags during procurement process
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible and shift focus from contract review to analytic support
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word as well as experience implementing and using procurement systems
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • CPA qualification preferred
  • Fluency in french is a requirement
Working Environment: Office work environment.

How to Apply

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The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles. 

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, 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.

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