Kenya Association for the Welfare of People with Epilepsy (KAWE) Consultant Job in Hagadera

Sep 10, 2016

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Kenya Association for the Welfare of People with Epilepsy (KAWE) Consultant - Hagadera
Sector: Health

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Consultant

Employee Category: Not Applicable

Term of Reference for Consultant from KAWE

Introduction: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides health services in Hagadera and Kambioos, at Dadaab Refugee Camp since January 2009. 

It operates 1 camp hospital and 5 health posts in the community with a total population of 134,787 (105,095 Hagadera, 17,048 Kambioos and 12,644 host community).

In its programming the IRC has 5 main programs which include Health, Nutrition, Protection, HIV/AIDS and a Gender Based Violence program that are all headed by a manager who in turn report to the Field Coordinator.

The IRC plans to have a consultant KAWE with expertise in epileptic conditions and the related complications to help in diagnosis and management of epilepsy and related conditions within the Dadaab camp population.

This is a one-time consultancy planned to take place in early November 2016.

Objective of the consultancy
  • To provide consultation services to the Epileptic patients both on regular follow up and new patients in Dadaab Complex.
  • To provide consultation services to the inpatient epileptic patients
  • To develop plan of management all patients reviewed
  • To report on the consultation
Expected outcome: All the booked patients with psychiatric conditions will be attended by the specialist and treatment initiated.

Tasks to be performed

In liaison with the Health Manager, the KAWE consultant will be required to:
  • Conduct special clinics and reviews for patients with different convulsive disorders within the Dadaab complex with the help of the medical officers,mental health officers and assistance.
  • Develop plan of management for the screened patients with assistance of the medical officers and mental health officers.
  • To help with emergencies related with convulsive disorders when called upon
  • Prepare and submit a report and summaries of patients seen and operated to Health Manager.
IRC role
  • IRC in conjunction with other health implementing partners will provide the list of the patients to be reviewed.
  • IRC with other health implementing partners will organize the transport and movement around the Dadaab camp complex.
  • IRC will provide transport for the consultant psychiatrist to and fro Dadaab after the consultancy.
  • IRC will provide accommodation to the consultant
Consultancy Venue
  • IRC Hagadera hospital
  • KRCS hospital in IFO2
  • IRK Hospital in IFO
  • MSF hospital in Dagahley
Duration of consultancy: The consultancy is expected to last for 5 days from 7th to 11th November, 2016.

Terms of payment and Utility:
  • The IRC will facilitate transport of the consultant to and from Nairobi.
  • The IRC will provide accommodation for the consultant at IRC compound.
  • The consultant will pay for his/her meals at IRC Hagadera cafeteria.
  • Payments will be made after submission of the training report to the Health Manager.
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

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