International Rescue Committee Health Team Leader Job in Kakuma, Kenya

Aug 25, 2016

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
Operations:
  • 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
 
CLICK HERE to apply online

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and other benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

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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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 IRCrecruitment@rescue.org. As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.





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