NGO Jobs in Kenya – IRC

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

WASH Officer - Hygiene Promotion(Lodwar)
 
Sector: Water Sanitation 

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time

Job Purpose / Objective: The role of WASH Officer - Hygiene Promotion is to ensure correct delivery and impact of hygiene and sanitation promotion activities, good participation of target communities and other local stakeholders in close collaboration with Project partners.  

This position will oversee all aspects of hygiene and sanitation project baseline survey, analysis, design, implementation and monitoring to its full completion. 

Additionally, the Officer will be required to identify, recruit, train and capacity build SMCs, WMCs, CHWs and required training. 

This position will also be required to directly facilitate and oversee sustainability initiatives for all Water Supply Schemes implemented by IRC together with GoK as per the guidelines provided. 

This role needs someone with a capacity to develop methodologies and guidelines needed in carrying out hygiene and sanitation promotion in different rural/urban settings.

During implementation of project’s activities, the Hygiene Promotion Officer will be required to provide feedback to project partners with an aim of improving overall WASH program quality.

Main Responsibilities

The WASH Officer – Promotion will identify and assess the key hygiene and sanitation practices to be addressed and whom to engage and develop an appropriate communications strategy to promote safe practices. 

She/he will ensure that an empowering approach to working with communities is employed and all activities are carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and promotes the full and equal participation of women, men, children and youth. 

Primary responsibilities include:

Program
  • Design and manage assessments and studies in order to identify hygiene and sanitation practices and WASH-related health risks and priorities in target communities.
  • In cooperation with other WASH staff, design and plan activities to reduce these risks, with reference to both physical and behavioral aspects
  • Working with the WASH Officer – Water Supply/Sanitation design and manage assessments/evaluations in order to identify key strengths, limitations of community structures managing WASH facilities.
  • Design and manage assessments and studies in order to identify hygiene and sanitation practices and WASH-related health risks and priorities in target communities
  • Working with the WASH Officer – Water Supply/Sanitation, design and manage assessments/evaluations in order to identify key strengths, limitations of community structures managing WASH facilities
  • In cooperation with other program staff, design and plan activities to reduce these risks, with reference to both physical and behavioral aspects
  • Implement hygiene promotion activities appropriate to the context in close collaboration with the WASH Officer – Water Supply/Sanitation to ensure that technical and social aspects of water and sanitation programming are integrated
  • Continuously mobilize community members, gatekeepers and stakeholders in participating in project activities and ensure it conforms to work schedules
  • Contribute towards WASH program development and proposal writing.
Capacity Strengthening
  • Working with the WASH Officer – Water Supply/Sanitation facilitate training WMCs, other Community structures (SMCs, CHWs, CHEWs, Youth Groups) and local authorities on improved hygiene/sanitation practices, management and sustainability of WASH infrastructure.
  • Together with GoK line departments continuously monitor functionality and performance of community structures managing WASH facilities, identify capacity gaps and develop capacity strengthening plans
  • Together with GoK line departments continuously monitor functionality and performance of community structures managing WASH facilities.
Reporting
  • Provide regular reports on hygiene issues and program progress against work plan and program activities including donor reports according to donor requirements
  • Maintain an up to-date activity tracking tool (soft and hard copies) of all community structures including membership working closely with the IRC in all WASH related activities at all times.
Coordination and Collaboration
  • Continuously mobilize community members, gatekeepers and stakeholders in participating in project activities and ensure it conforms to work schedules
  • Liaise directly with communities, local institutions and local authorities on hygiene and sanitation issues as well as other agencies operational in Turkana (particularly those carrying out similar activities) regularly to ensure coordination and effective implementation of activities under the guide of the project manager.
  • Under the guidance contributes towards strengthening of integration of WASH programming with the other key IRC program Sectors.
Other
  • Support WASH department in other tasks, roles and, responsibilities as may be assigned to by the supervisor.
  • Actively  participate in other inter-sectoral WASH activities (Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure Constructions)
Required Qualifications:

Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, or related Social Sciences with a bias in hygiene and sanitation practices or equivalent combination of education and work experience. 

OR Individuals with training and experience in healthcare, health promotion, community development, social work.

Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in ASAL.
  • Strong sanitation and hygiene promotion experience essential
  • Demonstrated skills in design and application of community engagement approach models / strategies for behavior change in WASH projects
  • Experience in community engagement approaches, participatory approaches and community negotiation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team
  • Ability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international and national standards
  • Good computer application skills (MS-Office, any statistical analysis package).
  • Knowledge of Turkana language an added advantage.
How to Apply

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Apply on or before 25th August, 2017

WASH Officer – Water Supply and Sanitation (Lodwar)
 
Sector: Water Sanitation 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
 
Job Purpose / Objective: The role of WASH Officer – Water Supply and Sanitation is to ensure successful implementation and supervision of community based water supply and sanitation interventions in the target areas. 

Additionally this position will support development of staff and community capacity building in water supply and sanitation operation, maintenance and management, participate in mobilization of WASH resources and ensure implementation is done in close collaboration with program staff, the local community, the Local authority and other relevant agencies. 

The role will also involve to a large scale technical designs of various WASH infrastructures, estimation of costs, support development of tender documents, bid review and evaluations, and general construction contract management and discharge in accordance with IRC and GoK acceptable standards and specifications. 

During implementation of project’s activities, the Officer will be required to provide feedback to relevant project partners and the Local authorities with an aim of improving overall WASH program quality.

Main Responsibilities

The WASH Officer – Water Supply and Sanitation will identify and assess the key needs of WASH facilities and services to be addressed and whom to engage and develop an appropriate implementation strategy to either construct, rehabilitate or repair such facilities. 

She/he will ensure that an engagement approach to working with communities and the local authorities, other partners is employed and all activities are carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and promotes the full and equal participation of women, men, children and youth. 

Primary responsibilities include:

Program
  • Design and manage assessments and studies in order to identify WASH needs in target communities.
  • Working with the WASH Officer – Hygiene Promotion, manage assessments/evaluations in order to identify key strengths, limitations of community structures managing WASH facilities
  • Undertake technical designs, cost estimation of all WASH facilities planned for implementation at the targeted communities.
  • Support preparation and review all contracts to be awarded to vendors of goods and services related to water supply and sanitation component of the project
  • Supervise construction, repair and rehabilitation of water supplies systems and sanitation facilities in strict adherence to the Kenya government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standard.
  • Support implementation of hygiene promotion activities appropriate to the context in close collaboration with the WASH Officer – Hygiene Promotion to ensure that technical and social aspects of water and sanitation programming are integrated
  • Support assessments and assist in proposal development for additional resources for water supply, sanitation and hygiene interventions
  • Any other relevant responsibility as may be assigned by the Supervisoror other relating supervisors.
Capacity Strengthening
  • Working with the WASH Officer – Hygiene Promotion facilitate training WMCs, other Community structures (SMCs, CHWs, CHEWs, Youth Groups) and local authorities on improved hygiene/sanitation practices, management and sustainability of WASH infrastructure.
  • Together with GoK line departments continuously monitor functionality and performance of community structures managing WASH facilities, identify capacity gaps and develop capacity strengthening plans.
  • Together with GoK line departments continuously monitor functionality and performance of community structures managing WASH facilities.
Reporting
  • Support development of monthly, quarterly, semi- annual and end of projects reports on water supply and sanitation components of the project and ensure that the reports are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with donors and IRC Kenya requirements.
  • Support development, monitoring and evaluation water supplyand sanitation project indicators and standards
  • Provide regularreports on water supply and sanitation activities and program progress against work plan and program activities includingdonor reports according to donor requirements
  • Maintain an up to-date activity tracking tool (soft copies and hard copies) of all water supply and sanitation infrastructure related activities.
Coordination and Collaboration
  • Co-ordinate and network with the relevant County Government ministries and departments, , Community based organizations, Faith based organizations and NGOs and other relevant departments working in the Turkana in providing technical support and assistance to WASH activities.
  • Liaise directly with communities, and community structures on water supply and sanitationissues as well as other agencies operational in Turkana(particularly those carrying out similar activities) regularly to ensure coordination and effective implementation of activities through guidance of the Supervisor/FC.
  • Under the guidance of the supervisor (or Field Coordinator) contributes towards strengthening of integration of WASH programming with the other key IRC program Sectors.
Other
  • Support WASH department in other tasks, roles and, responsibilities as may be assigned to by the supervisor.
  • Actively  participate in other inter-sectoral WASH activities (Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure Constructions)
Required Qualifications:
  • Degree/Diploma in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering or related field. 
  • A minimum of Three years’ experience for degree holders and 5 years’ experience for diploma holders in working/programming in emergencies, relief or development including implementing a large scale community based water and sanitation project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in ASAL
  • Strong skills in construction of water supply and sanitation facilities essential
  • Demonstrated skills in technical design and costing of civil engineering works related to community based water supply and sanitation facilities.
  • Experience in community engagement approaches, participatory approaches and community negotiation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team
  • Ability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international and national standards
  • Good computer application skills (MS-Office, application software to engineering designs)
  • Knowledge of Turkana language an added advantage.
How to Apply

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Please apply on or before 25th August, 2017

Consultant Cardiologist - Hagadera
 
Sector: Health

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type:Consultant 

Employee Category: Not Applicable

Term of Reference for Cardiologist Consultant

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 4 health posts in the community within Hagadera which is a part of the main DADAAB refugee camp complex that hosts a total population of 247,931 beneficiaries.

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 pediatric cardiologist to help in diagnosis and management of cardiac conditions within the Dadaab camp population.

This is a single consultancy planned to ke place in sept 2017.

Objective of the consultancy
  • To screen patients with suspected cardiac conditions, both pediatrics and some adult
  • To perform Echocardiography of the pre-screened patients both paediatrics and some adult
  • To develop plan of management for the cardiac patients both medically and surgically
  • To report on the consultancy
Expected outcome

The patients awaiting cardiologist will be reviewed. 

Their diagnosis confirmed through use of echocardiogram, proper plan of management drawn up for them and a report of the findings compiled to help with further management. 

The report will include recommendation of further management; medically or surgically.

Tasks to be performed

In liaison with the Health Manager, the cardiologist consultant will be required to:
  • Review patients already in the cardiologist waiting list.
  • Perform echocardiogram to confirm some the cardiac conditions.
  • Develop plan of management for the reviewed patients
  • Prepare and submit a report of the patient reviewed with recommendations for patients both surgically and medically to the 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 cardiologist from Nairobi and back after the consultancy.
  • IRC will provide accommodation to the consultant cardiologist
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 4 days from 11th to 15th September, 2017.

Terms of payment and Utility:
  • The IRC will pay the consultation fee for the cardiologist consultant at ksh.100,000 per day.
  • 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.
How to Apply

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Please apply on or before 29th August, 2017.

Emergency Response Nurse - Garissa
 
Sector: Health

Location: Kenya

Employee Type:Temporary 

Employee Category: Full Time 
Job Purpose / Objective: Working under the guidance and supervision of the Nutrition Supervisor, the emergency nurse will be directly responsible for;

Key Responsibilities
  • Carry out triage of patients including screening for acute malnutrition during the mobile outreaches in the sub-counties.
  • Conduct consultation services to children and adults during the target mobile outreaches in the sub county.
  • Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with health conditions including children with severe acute malnutrition.
  • Ensure essential services including deworming, Vitamin A supplementation and routine immunization services are provided to children under-fives during the outreaches.
  • Initiate and facilitate patient referrals to the nearby health facilities including the County referral hospital for patients who require further management/inpatient care.
  • Conduct Antenatal and post natal reviews for expectant mothers and lactating women during the integrated health and nutrition outreaches.
  • Work closely with nutritionists and the health facility staff including CHEWs and CHVs in the targeted areas of response.
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented in the patient’s cards.
  • Conduct regular training session for CHEWs and CHVs on basic care/management of various health conditions and follow up of patients.
  • Give health education to patients and clients during the outreaches.
  • Compile and submit monthly reports on patients treated andreferrals
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of essential drugs/medical supplies
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
Key Result Areas:
  • Ability to provide integrated health services and work effectively with the entire outreach team.
  • Ensure timely and quality health care services to target population during the mobile outreaches.
  • Facilitate timely referrals for very sick patients and children with malnutrition and medical complications.
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Nursing from KMTC or recognized nurse training institution
  • Be registered and have a valid license from the Nursing Council of Kenya
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least 2 years working experience in a busy hospital setup.
  • Experience in management of children with severe acute malnutrition and medical complications desirable.
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous emergency experience in a remote setting will be an added advantage).
How to Apply

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Deadline for receiving applications is 25th August, 2017.

Senior Field Coordinator - Hagadera & Garissa
 
Sector: Program Management

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time

Background: Hagadera was established in 1992 and is the largest and third oldest camp in the Dadaab operation. 

Most refugees and asylum seekers who arrived to Hagadera in the last few years are staying with relatives but some 20,000 have settled outside the designated camp area in the so-called ‘Hagadera Outskirts’.  

The IRC has implemented refugee assistance projects in Dadaab since January 2009 and in 2014 it became the lead health and SGBV implementing partner in Hagadera.   The IRC provides primary and secondary health care services, targeted nutritional services, quality reproductive health and HIV related services, as well as the protection and empowerment of women and girls.  

The IRC recently initiated an Emergency Programming in Garissa largely focusing on Nutrition and WPE.

Scope of work: The IRC seeks an experienced Field Coordinator with significant humanitarian operations experience to manage the IRC’s field offices, staff, and operations.  

The individual must have previous experience working in volatile environments.

The Field Coordinator will supervise staff, manage the office premises, liaise with local authorities, and contribute to program design and implementation.

Job Purpose / Objective: The Senior Field Coordinator (FC) plays a key role in the overall leadership and management of the IRC Kenya Program. 

The Senior Field Coordinator leads IRCs response in Hagadera and Garissa Field Sites and is responsible for supporting, coordinating and supervising timely and high-quality program implementation, with a specific focus in ensuring effective functionality of all the support functions of the program.  

Under the supervision of Deputy Director of Operations (DDO), the Senior Field Coordinator will be responsible for the overall field coordination, program support, and field office management working in close collaboration with other members of the senior management team including the Country Director, Deputy Director of Program (DDP), Deputy Director Grants & Accountability, Finance Controller, Senior HR Coordinator, Technical Coordinators (Heath, WPE, Nutrition, Emergency …etc.). 

The Senior Field Coordinator will be based in Hagadera with travel to Garissa and other field sites as required.  

Responsibilities and Specific Tasks:

Field Office and Program Management
  • Oversee day-to-day implementation of all programs in the field site, providing constructive supervision to the program managers to implement, monitor, evaluate work plans including monitoring & evaluation mechanisms as agreed with the Deputy Director Programs and in coordination with the IRC sector Technical Coordinators.
  • In close collaboration with relevant Technical Coordinator(s), lead the field-based teams in the development of new proposals and initiatives for the Hagadera and Garissa field site in accordance with the country program strategic plan and IRC Strategic Action Plan 2020 framework.
  • Participate in the development of budgets for program proposals in conjunction with the grants and finance departments.
  • Ensure timely and quality program implementation, reporting, and monitoring.
  • Contribute to assessments, program design, and budgeting.
  • Ensure programs are in compliance with IRC, donor and national requirements.
Grants Management and Reporting
  • In close coordination with the Grants department and the relevant Technical Coordinator(s), lead field-level Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings.
  • Review operational aspects of internal and external reports from the field site and ensure timely submission as required
  • Lead review of Budget vs. Actual expenditure on a monthly basis with staff, ensuring timely and accurate feedback to the relevant Technical Coordinator(s) and the Grants, Finance and Supply Chain departments.
  • In collaboration with the Technical Coordinator(s) address any over/under expenditure issues through jointly developed corrective plans.
Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Ensure appropriate M&E activities are carried out regularly by program staff in all sectors (data collection & analysis, monitoring of project progress against established work plans, monitoring of established indicators and utilization of results to inform program (re-)design);
  • Support in Identifying gaps in M&E systems and make recommendations for improvements;
 Strategic Planning
  • Support the integration of program activities to create coherent, quality and complimentary programming; Specific focus to ensure strong integration of program support functions with direct program related activities
  • Participate in workshops at field level to establish and monitor annual operating plans for the strategic plan;
  • Ensure that all project activities are consistent with established best practices and IRC’s Program Framework principles.
Human Recourse Management
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Ensure all staff in the field site know and understand IRCs Global and in-country HR Policies and the IRC Way Standards for professional Conduct. Document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the Sr HR Coordinator in a professional manner and in line with the letter and spirit of the relevant policy.
  • Ensure the Performance Management cycle is implemented and documented timely for all staff in the field site. Ensure feedback from technical coordinators is sought and incorporated in performance management cycles of program managers and heads of department, including but not limited to technical performance and capacity building needs.
  • Provide direct supervision to the field site’s HR lead, ensuring recruitment, staff orientation, and payroll preparation, leave management and exit management processes are carried out timely and in line with relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that staff have capacity development plans in place based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise. Work with the appropriate technical resource (for example the Technical Coordinators) to achieve this
Finance and Supply Chain and ICT Management
  • In close coordination with the Finance department, lead the development and management of annual, comprehensive and inclusive field operating budgets.
  • Oversee the financial management of field office operations by the Program Managers, and the Finance staff, including cash management, issuing and tracking advances, ensuring complete and correct use of all finance forms; timely notice to Nairobi of cash transfer needs;
  • Ensure proper financial, supply chain and ICT management systems and control mechanisms are in place and adhered to in line with the IRC’s global and in-country finance and supply chain policies.
  • Oversee the carrying out of supply chain support operations by Hagadera supply chain staff, including procurement (both local and through Nairobi), stock management, asset management, vehicle operations, equipment maintenance and repair (including communications and computer equipment);
  • Provide supervision and leadership to the field site’s finance and supply chain teams.
  • Review and ensure timely submission of monthly and annual finance and supply chain reports from the field site as required.
Security Management
  • Act as IRCs Security Focal Point for the field site.
  • Ensure all staff in the field site know and understand IRC Hagadera and Garissa’s security regulations; Document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the Security Manager.
  • Monitor the Hagadera and Garissa security situation, attend security meetings and inform the Security Manager, and SMT where appropriate, of developments through submission of accurate weekly and –where needed- ad-hoc security and incident reports.
  • Participate in the review and update of the country Security Management Plan.
  • Assist the Security Manager in developing field specific Contingency Plans, Medevac, Evacuation Plans and SOPs.
  • Assist the Security Manager with developing training plans for staff and conducting trainings.
Representation and Coordination
  • Represent the IRC with local government authorities (administrative, sectoral and security officials), non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at the field site level. Engage and or delegate to program staff for sector representation as appropriate.
  • Represent the IRC with beneficiaries and communities to encourage accountability to those we serve
  • Upon request by the Senior Management Team, organize and facilitate field visits for stakeholders interested in IRC’s Hagadera and Garissa response.
  • Coordinate IRC program activities with relevant officials and other humanitarian agencies;
  • Assist in the preparation of regular reports to keep partners and stakeholders informed of IRC’s activities;
  • Draft reports and provide verbal updates to the Country Director.
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders at the county level including donors, government actors, local traditional leadership, beneficiary populations and their representatives, etc.
Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of 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, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Key Working Relationships:
  • Position Reports to: Deputy Director Operations
  • Position directly supervises:  Program Managers; HR lead; Finance Manager and Supply Chain departments in the field site.
  • Indirect Reporting:  None; Direct supervisees have dotted lines to their Program/Technical Coordinators.
  • Other: Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Country Director, Deputy Director Programs,  Program Technical Coordinators (Health Services Co; RH & HIV and CHPP Co; Partnerships & Grants Co; Nutrition Co; WPE Co; M&E Co) Finance Controller, Sr HR Co, Supply Chain Co, Security Manager

External: Relevant other stakeholders e.g. NGOs UN bodies, local authorities non-state actors

Requirements:
  • Six or more year’s progressive management and leadership experience with an International NGO.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant management or technical field.
  • Experience managing country program teams with a diverse portfolio; knowledge of major donors (including USAID/OFDA/PRM, ECHO/EC, DFID, UN Agencies).
  • Strong background in Supply Chain, Logistics, Administration.
  • Experience in IT is strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing Security in a hostile environment.
  • Excellent leadership, people management, interpersonal and negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to develop harmonious teams in cross cultural context.
  • Strong diplomatic skills.  Ability to establish good working relationships with partners, donors and other stakeholders in a sensitive environment.
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • English fluency required.
Personal Characteristics:
  • Strong sense of personal integrity.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team spirit and problem solving abilities.
  • Willingness to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Desire to learn
  • Cultural sensitivity
How to Apply

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Please apply on or before 31st August, 2017

GBV Case Workers - Lodwar
 
Sector: Women's Protection and Empowerment

Location: Kenya  

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time 
Job Purpose / Objective: The GBV worker will work to ensure improved quality of health and psychosocial support for survivors, support development of a functional referral networks that enhance survivors’ ability to receive confidential, safe, and timely services that meets their needs in a timely manner.

S/he will oversee Case management and psychosocial support services provided to survivors of gender-based violence and women and girls in general, implementation of basic psychosocial support activities for women and girls at the Wellness Center and any necessary outreaches and partner support.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide direct support and care for adult survivors of GBV and age-appropriate specialized support and care for adolescent, male and girl child survivors of GBV, including counseling and case management.
  • Follow GBV guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, and safety/security and non- discrimination while providing services.
  • Ensure proper documentation of reported GBV incidences through utilization of GBV IMS case intake, action, follow up and other case management forms appropriately.
  • Ensure all documentations on reported cases and referrals made are updated, accurate, organized and well maintained.
  • Work with stakeholders to develop and strengthen referral networks and monitor the implementation of thereferral pathway to improve survivors access to confidential, safe GBV services in a timely manner to meet their needs
  • Ensure adherence to GBV guiding principles and the provision of survivor centered care (respect wishes, decisions of survivors).
  • Support adherence to GBV referral protocols and guiding principles for working with survivors
Monitoring & Reporting
  • Prepare and submit reports as required and incorporate supervisors’ feedback in a timely manner, including information related to survivor non-identifying data, treatment provided, follow up visits, drugs availability, referrals to other service providers and awareness activities conducted etc.
  • Ensure supplies/resources are requested on a timely manner for timely implementation of program activities including manage/prepare contingency program stock supplies where necessary.
  • Monitor and track utilization of program supplies and resources to ensure efficient use of available resources.
Key Result Areas:
  • Ensure timely GBV response services are provided as needed from the Wellness Center or from outreaches as necessary.
  • Facilitate timely referrals as needed
Required Qualifications: Diploma in Social Work / Social Sciences / Counseling / psychology / health or other related field preferred. Degree in similar fields would be an added advantage.

Experience / Competence
  • Counseling and experience / working with women and girls in the direct provision of counseling and psychosocial support to survivors of gender based violence with a reputable organization or local women organizations / groups, including experience counseling survivors of abuse or violence.
  • Excellent listening  and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background and diversity
  • 1-2 years’ experience in the direct provision of counseling and psychosocial support to survivors of gender based violence, including child survivors preferred and an added advantage but not a must. Good facilitation skills and experience required
  • Clear understanding, including demonstrated positive attitudes on gender inequality, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls STRONGLY preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
  • Ability to lead, train, supervises, facilitates and motivates other GBV staff and local partners in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail. Ability to work as a member of a team essential.
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Ability to write reports in English
  • Basic  knowledge of computer skills are helpful (word, excel, email etc) and a plus.
How to Apply

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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. 

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.

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 IRC.Recruitment@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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