Program Officer Job in Kenya

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Community Health Program Officer (CHP) - Kakuma
Sector: Health  

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: The CHP officer reports directly to the CHP Manager, he/she will be expected to work within the integrated community health program and collaborate with the other program sectors to implement the program activities.
Key Result Areas

Specific responsibility area Kakuma 1
  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of all the Community Health Promoters (CHPs) and their supervisors to ensure that each is assigned to specific households and persons.
  • Attend facility meetings weekly and give guidance to the CHPs on issues raised.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a high quality and motivated team of polyvalent Community Health Promoters (CHPs) by participating in formal and on-job training sessions, performance appraisal and feedback and ensuring that staff discipline and adherence to organizational policies is in place at all times.
  • Perform mentorship sessions to the CHPs allocated to you and compile a report on the same biweekly.
  • Work with community health committees to ensure that the community members actively participate in preventive and health promotion activities at the community level and support Community Health Promoters in their day to day activities.
  • Participate in camp wide surveys and medical campaigns.
  • Liaise with the other sectors to ensure community based indicators are met.
Capacity Building
  • Organizing training of staff (both refugee and national) on integrated disease surveillance and response.
  • Liaise with the CHP team to develop a curriculum and an IRC training manual for CHPs.
  • Ensure a class of CHPs is trained and qualifies yearly
  • Liaise with CHP team to perform supervision monitoring of all CHPs twice annually
Administrative responsibilities:
  • In liaison with CHM Maintain ongoing collaboration and consultation with CDC, IOM, MOH, UN agencies, NGOs and refugee populations.
  • Prepare orders for sector activities and maintain inventories for the same.
  • Contribute to program budget management by tracking expenditures and participating in monthly budget review meetings.
  • Support the counterpart in preparation of program staff payrolls and duty rosters.
  • In liaison with CHM compile weekly and monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing or Public health
  • Registered with the relevant body
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in Public Health field.
  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Team player.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Must be flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Experience of working in a resource poor setting and/or camp environment is an added advantage.
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. 

How to Apply

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