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  • Posted: Aug 2, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries
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    Outreach Assistant, Humanitarian - Nurse

    The role will be in charge of managing integrated health outreaches in Wajir County. The post holder will support nutrition mass screening programmes on partnership with the sub-counties health officials and other partners at the community level. He/She will ensure that outreaches are done inline with MoH and SCI standards, oversee outreach mobilization programmes, and support the MoH to collect and collate date for outreaches. She/He will also ensure effective referral system between the outreach site and link health care facilities.

    KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

    • Plan and organize integrated health and nutrition outreach sites at designated sites in liaison with the nutrition Coordinator
    • Liase with the Nutrition Coordinator and Programme Manager to plan for logistics for various integrated health and nutrition outreaches.
    • Ensure that SCI and MoH outreach protocols/Sops are applied to integrated outreaches.
    • Work with MoH staff and officials to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed by MoH and appropriate referrals take place to and from MoH and the OTP/SFP
    • Ensure cases not meeting admission criteria return home as early as possible and understand why their child is not admitted
    • Coordinate referrals for children with complications.
    • Screen children five years and pregnant and lactating women for malnutrition using MUAC and Z score.
    • Coordinate with sub-county MoH teams to ensure adequate supplies (RUFT, RUSF, CSB) for the outreaches.
    • Request specific children to be followed up as required (newly enrolled children, sick children, long stay children / children not gaining weight, children with social problems etc).
    • Provide appropriate orientation for all voluteers engaged in the outreach programme receive appropriate orientation and supervision.
    • Provide appropriate training to outreach team members (orientation and regular training)
    • Establish team coordination, collaborative team work, internal information sharing (daily briefings weekly coordination meetings, etc) with constant focus on improving the effectiveness of outreach teams collaboration
    • Maintain constant focus on improving outreach information sharing (timely and relevant information)
    • Ensuring outreach teams are equipped with adequate portable devices to support efficient and effective information sharing
    • Collect outreach monitoring data for reporting purposes and sharing and coordination internally and externally (Daily report, Weekly/Biweekly report, Case studies, monthly reports)
    • Local level awareness raising on best feeding practices for infants and young children amongst other humanitarian actors in the locality.
    • Supports the Child Safeguarding focal point to ensure that child safeguarding and safe programming is embedded in the project and considered throughout implementation to ensure that we do all we can to ensure children in our programs are safe, in line with our child safeguarding policy

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Qualified Nurse with primary health care / community health care experience
    • BSc in Health / Public Health/ or equivalent
    • At least 1 year experience in Nursing and implementation of feeding programs, including monitoring and evaluation
    • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
    • Proven capacity of management, leadership and teamwork
    • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
    • Demonstrable ability at report writing
    • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
    • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages
    • Computer literacy
    • Very good knowledge, commitment and understanding of Child Safeguarding Policy, the aims and principles of Save the Children, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
    • Experience of effective teamwork and outstanding inter-personal communication skills.
    • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English language
    • Experience of effective teamwork and outstanding inter-personal communication skills.
    • Experience of coalition building and working with civil society actors to deliver change

    Closing: 07 August 2022

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Save the Children on stcuk.taleo.net to apply

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