Program Officer Job in Kenya - Community Health

International Rescue Committee (IRC) 

Community Health Program Officer - Hagadera
Sector: Health 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: Under the supervision of the Community health promotion Manager, the CHP Officer shall be responsible in the implementation of integrated community health program that encompasses health outreach; community based reproductive health, disease surveillance, Nutrition and immunization through a team of community health workers.
Key Responsibilities

Program management
  • Coordinate and supervise activities of all the CHW’s.
  • Plan and implement health education session with the community
  • Participate in meetings concerning health promotion and disease surveillance, prevention at the community level
  • Facilitate in the community health needs assessment, mobilization, information and health education issues
  • Plan and conduct monthly calendar meetings with leaders.
  • Represent IRC in Camp Inter-agency coordination meetings.
  • Coordinate in carrying out public intervention during situation of communicable disease outbreaks
  • Able to manage vaccine cold chain system with other program issues
  • Keep the Health Manager informed of all significant developments at the community level
  • Assist in designing culture sensitive IEC Materials
  • Participate and Implement in camp surveys and immunization campaigns
  • Participate in the designing and planning of project proposals, workplans and budgets
Human Resource management
  • Carryout job assessment of the performance and the limitations of the CHW’s and recommend appropriate continuous education
  • Participate in the recruitment and orientation of CHW’s
  • Conduct appraisal of CHW’s on quarterly basis and provide mentorship and coaching
Reporting and communication
  • Submit accurate and complete weekly/monthly sitreps on timely basis to the Health Manager
  • Represent Health Program in monthly section leaders meeting
  • Participate in the technical forum at UNHCR, MOH and other agencies.
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma in community health  or public health or any other related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant job experience in the public health field
  • Proven experience in working with communities with diverse cultural practices and low literacy levels
  • Skilled at managing workload and prioritizing work in multi-task environment with frequent interruptions and challenging timelines
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Computer literacy; word and excel are required prerequisites
  • Able to work in a team environment as well as work well independently with very minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in hardship area, remote, insecure and non-accompanied location
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

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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 or disability.

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