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Monday, October 4, 2010

Health Coordinator Job Vacancy - International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC, Kenya is currently looking for a Health Coordinator based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the program sites in Kakuma, Dadaab, Lodwar and other sites.

We need a person with excellent technical skills, strategic thinking and vision, innovative problem solving skills, program coordination experience and someone who can work well with the larger Kenya team based in the field sites and Nairobi.

We offer competitive salary, an open ended contract and excellent opportunities for professional and personal growth.

The Health Coordinator (Kenya) is a member of the Kenya CMT (country management team) and will have leadership role for the Kenya health program ensuring program quality, achieve steady growth for the health sector (in terms of budget and geography) and networking internally within IRC and externally.

The person will contribute to achievement of the IRC Kenya Country Strategic Plan and lead on effective implementation of the Health sector strategy. The position works with the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Director, Programs.

Essential Job Functions (Key responsibilities)

* Provide technical support and supervision to the Kenya health program- program design, proposal development, reporting, monitoring and evaluation ensuring that IRC programs are of high quality and that programs are driven by data and learning
* Work with the health program staff to develop work plans to guide implementation of approved grants. Support the Field teams in the implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the community
* Ensure that the health programs are implemented in conformity with the IRC Program Frame Work promoting and protection rights, participation, capacity building, partnership and holistic programming
* Periodically monitor the quality of care in IRC supported health facilities using standard quality of care tools such as Sphere Minimum standards, MoH, Govt of Kenya, UNHCR and WHO guidelines
* Make sure that the health programs are designed and keeping in mind the specific issues of emergency preparedness, and disaster risk reduction approaches working closely with the Disaster Risk Reduction Manager
* Ensure protection issues are mainstreamed in the programs working in close collaboration with the Civil Society Development Coordinator
* Make sure that partnerships are developed and strengthened in designing and implementing programs
* Work with the field teams and program unit to ensure that our field experiences are documented and used to advocate on behalf of the communities with which we work.
* Work with field management to identify staff, develop capacity building plans and implement them
* Assess unmet needs in the health sector in and determine the potential for other IRC health program activities including development of new proposals
* Provide accurate regular reports, document results and maintain detailed records of the overall Health program activities in Kenya
* As and when necessary, provide technical representation of IRC with relevant stakeholders including MOH, WHO, and other national and International NGOs
* Collect, compile and analyze IRC Kenya health data using standardized tools and use the information to guide the health program and share with other stakeholders
* Review and revise donor and other health reports

Job Requirements/Experience Required

* Medical Doctor with an advanced degree in Public Health
* Minimum 5-7 years of experience in developing, management/coordinating health programs in a wide range of contexts such as developing/ under developed countries, refugee settings, natural disaster etc
* Experience supervising and guiding senior health staff
* Strong management, assessment, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
* Previous experience in designing and managing a staff capacity building program
* Competent in Windows, MS office programs, email and database (HMIS, PEPFAR database, EPI-Info) experience
* Fluency in English and Swahili, spoken and written- a must
* Ability to work under pressure in an unstable security environment
* Ability to multitask, manage pressure and flexibility

How to apply

To apply please email your CV/Resume and Cover Letter to

Closing date: 30 Nov 2010

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