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  • Posted: Dec 15, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is a non-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya and New York, NY that combats urban poverty and gender inequity in the slums of Nairobi. Kennedy Odede, who grew up in the Kibera slum, founded SHOFCO in 2004 with a focus on youth and gender empowerment. SHOFCO has four initiative areas: education, health, economic an...
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    STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Teacher

    Position Overview

    To be responsible for creating a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; this is aimed at ultimately developing a generation of strong, ethical, community centered female leaders of tomorrow.

    Location: Mathare

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Teach STEM & science to students.
    • Develop STEM Term plans and instructional worksheets.
    • Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
    • Create and use variety of digital instruction strategies,
    • Translate lesson plans into learning coding experiences.
    • Establish and maintain an ergonomic functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
    • Inculcate growth in digital technology literacy.
    • Prepare progress reports and keep records.
    • coordinate practicals and projects at both the internal and external levels.
    • Supporting staff and colleagues in facilitation of digital lessons.
    • Coordinate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
    • Collaborating with the sister school to improve the STEM curriculum.
    • Select and requisition of equipment and instructional aids.
    • Maintain required inventory records.
    • Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
    • Administer group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
    • Participate in curriculum development programs as required.
    • Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

    Academic Qualifications

    • Bachelor Degree in Education with STEM option
    • P1 with strong STEM knowledge
    • Coding knowledge for the elementary level.

    Professional Qualifications

    • Should be registered with Teachers Service Commission

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • At least three years of teaching experience specifically STEM
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a diverse team of teachers

    Functional Skills

    • Articulating information
    • Adopting practical approaches
    • Providing insights
    • Taking action

    Behavioural Competencies/Attributes

    • Establishing rapport
    • Valuing individuals
    • Inviting feedback
    • Understanding people

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    ECD Teacher

    Position Overview

    To be responsible for accurately and efficiently managing a class and childcare duties following all guidelines as per plan.

    Location: Mathare

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Manage Organize, implement, coordinate, and control services of the childcare program.
    • Set up and maintain an organized and clutter free environment safe for the children.
    • Supervise children/infants at all times.
    • Oversee the assigned day care attendants.
    • Submit and implement a weekly themed lesson plan.
    • Ensure proper child guidance.
    • Conduct progress assessment and file reports for children
    • Assist in feeding the children during meals.
    • Coordinate parent partnership plan to ensure effective child care and protection.

    Academic Qualifications

    • Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • Child friendly with no previous record of child abuse

    Functional Skills

    • Articulating information
    • Adopting practical approaches
    • Managing tasks
    • Taking action

    Behavioural Competencies/Attributes

    • Establishing rapport
    • Valuing individuals
    • Inviting feedback
    • Understanding people

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    Upper Grade Teacher (3 Positions)

    Position Overview

    To teach Kiswahili, Science, English, Mathematics,Science and CRE.

    Location: Kibera

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Teaches any three of the above subjects to students, utilizing the course of study adopted by KSG, and other appropriate learning activities.
    • Develop lesson plans, instructional material and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
    • Uses a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, discovery, etc.
    • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
    • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
    • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
    • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
    • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
    • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.

    Job description

    • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities.
    • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
    • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
    • Administers group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
    • Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
    • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

    Minimum Requirements

    The candidate should have;

    • Must have P1 training certificate from a recognized institution
    • Experience in preparing grade 8 for KCPE exams and must have posted impressive results in the two subject combinations
    • Computer Literate
    • Patient and understanding
    • Good communication skills
    • MUST be registered with TSC

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    Clinical Officer

    Position Overview

    To be responsible for achieve SHOCO’s health overall mandate by implementing clinical services policies at the allocated facility.

    Location: Kibera

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Offer health care services to patients by taking history, examining patients, carry out investigations, prescribe treatment, follow-up of patients, and give health education talks.
    • Maintain and review patient records, charts and other pertinent information.
    • Maintain patient confidentiality.
    • Guide and counsel patients, clients, and staff on health issues.
    • Respond to inquiries relating to patients, lab requests, x-rays, prescription requests, etc.
    • Coordinate appointments for specialist referrals, x-rays, lab tests, etc. and convey pertinent instructions and information to the patient.
    • Attend to clinical care centers patients and manage opportunistic infections.
    • Conduct continuous medical education and health educations as may be required.
    • Work with other team members and staff of other cadres in ensuring quality service provision.
    • Be accountable for any equipment assigned and report to the line manager as may be required.
    • Collect data and compile clinical reports.
    • Collect and compile data for research on clinical services.
    • Undergo coaching by more experienced clinical officers to achieve professional competences.
    • Apply the SHOFCO’s health standard treatment and patient management.

    Education

    Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.

    Professional Qualifications

    • Registered clinical officer preferably trained at KMTC.
    • Registration with clinical officer’s council with Current Practicing license is mandatory

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • 3 years’ experience in a busy health facility
    • Basic HIV training/ experience
    • Ability to : Take medical history of the patient, Perform a thorough physical examination, Order appropriate investigations, Make correct diagnosis, Prescribe and treat and Do patient follow-up
    • Perform minor surgical procedures

    Functional Skills

    • Adopting practical approaches
    • Inviting feedback
    • Making decisions
    • Meeting timescales

    Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Interacting with people
    • Taking action
    • Following procedures
    • Upholding standards

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    Pharmaceutical Technologist

    Position Overview

    To be responsible for checking prescriptions to ensure that there are no errors, dispensing medications by compounding, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals and ensuring that they are appropriate and safe for the individual patient and providing advice on the dosage of medicines.

    Location: Kibera

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Verify, interpret and process orders and prescription.
    • Dispense drugs and counsel patients on the proper use of drugs dispensed.
    • Take part in supply chain management to ensure that essential stocks are available in the pharmacy at all times.
    • Monitor stock levels of drugs and place orders when necessary.
    • Keep appropriate documentation for accountability and research needs.
    • Conduct continuous medical examination sessions relating to drugs and other health care products.
    • Monitor storage conditions i.e. expiry status and security of the pharmaceuticals.

    Education

    • Diploma in Pharmacy

    Professional Qualifications

    • Enrolled member of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
    • Member of the Kenya Pharmaceutical Association

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • At least 3 years’ experience of cumulative relevant experience

    Functional Skills

    • Examining information
    • Interpreting data
    • Making decisions
    • Meeting timescales

    Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Following procedures
    • Interacting with people
    • Upholding standards
    • Producing output

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to [email protected] quoting their current and expected salaries. The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for. Applications without this information will not be considered. Shortlisting will be done on a roll out basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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