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  • Posted: Aug 14, 2020
    Deadline: Aug 28, 2020
  • Amref Health Africa in Kenya is the country programme office of Amref Health Africa, Africa’s largest International Health NGO. This is the largest and oldest country programme in Africa with an average annual budget of USD 40million. We have 19 innovative products and project models that have successfully been implemented and transformed 5.4 million l...
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    Emergency Flight Nurse

    Ref: AFD/MED/14-08/2020

    2 Posts

    Job Grade: C2

    Unit: Medical

    Physical Location: Inside Wilson Airport, Nairobi


    AMREF Flying Doctors is seeking for Emergency Flight Nurses (2 positions).

    Reporting to the Aeromedical Coordinator, the job holder will provide skilled pre-hospital and emergency life support care to patients to manage their care in the field and transfers by air or ground transport to more superior healthcare facilities.

    Main Purpose of Job

    • The Emergency Flight nurse is charged with rendering skilled pre-hospital and emergency life support care to patients to manage their care in the field and transfers by air or ground transport to more superior healthcare facilities.
    • The emergency flight nurse will consider flight and ground safety, be accountable for the care of assigned patients and practice autonomy whilst maintaining current knowledge on emergency care and skills.

    Reporting Relationships: The position reports to the Aero-Medical Coordinator.

    Scope of Job


    • Personnel Reporting to the Job Holder: N/A
    • Reporting Directly or Through: N/A

    Other Resources (in your custody)

    • Responsibility over company assets: Computers, telephones and any office equipment
    • Responsibility over confidential company data and information: Has access to confidential company data and intelligence.
    • Any other items that shall be listed under your responsibility

    Principal Responsibilities

    Key Areas

    • Accompany Air Ambulance flights in Eastern Africa, continentally and inter-continentally with and without a flight physician on a 24-hour duty roster;
    • Escort patients on commercial airline;
    • Provide advanced life support to casualties at accident sites, airstrips, in flight or on ground until hand over at the hospital, including stabilization and resuscitation;
    • Operate the 24-hour Control Centre and communicate as required using all other modes of modern communication available including radio communication.
    • Provide medical coverage at special events (Marathons, Horse shows, motor & field sports) by helicopter, ground ambulance or in a make shift medical facility (tents)
    • Handling and assembling all medical equipment needed for medical evacuations and proper storage after use.
    • Be available from home for emergency flights or other duties during night time, weekends and public holidays according to the on-call duty roster;
    • Follow up of in-patients and obtaining progress reports, whilst handling medical assistance case files
    • Write evacuation reports for fundraising or for Public Relations related purposes.
    • Participate in AMREF Flying Doctors marketing and or fundraising events

    Extent of Discretion

    In Consultation with the Aeromedical Coordinator & In collaboration with the Operations department.

    Required Qualifications


    • Kenyan Registered Nurse or its equivalent
    • Higher National Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing
    • Current certifications in: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) with experience in Pre-hospital emergency patient care


    • 4 years’ work experience as a Nurse, with 2 years’ experience in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

    Skills and competencies

    • Compassion
    • Excellent communicator; with good command of English language both verbal and written
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work with teams and within a team
    • Ability to rise up to challenges
    • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work calmly under high pressure
    • Commercial environment awareness (Going beyond the basic requirement)
    • Demonstrate high level of integrity and confidentiality
    • Demonstrate good work ethics
    • Dependability

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    Senior Software Developer


    Amref Health Africa is seeking to recruit a senior software developer who will be tasked to maintain and redesign of an in-house developed programmes management system and knowledge management platform integrations as well as upgrade the architecture in all sections of AIMS with a seamless retirement of deprecated modules/functions among other duties.

    Education and knowledge

    • A University degree in IT, Computer Science, or related field.
    • Knowledge of the Microsoft technical ecosystem.
    • Knowledge of building a monitoring and evaluation software is an added advantage
    • Knowledge in Angular js, React js or Vue js.
    • Knowledge of Sql Server optimisation is an added advantage.


    • 3+ years of experience as a software engineer
    • 4+ years professional experience in professional web development
    • Experience in working in a multi-programmer environment using collaborative tools such as code repositories, wikis and other collaboration platforms.
    • Experience in implementation of projects using agile methodology.
    • Experience building functional complex web-based systems on an enterprise level. .
    • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements to launch.
    • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams and management to collect requirements, identify tasks, provide estimates and meet production deadlines
    • Proven experience in Domain-driven design architecture.
    • Experience with mission critical, 24×7 systems
    • Experience implementing and consuming large scale web services
    • Proven experience in implementation of micro service architecture
    • Proven experience in software development using Microsoft C# MVC, fluent API.
    • Experience Working in an Agile Environment

    Method of Application

    Use the emails(s) below to apply


    If you have the passion to contribute to the leading aero-medical and health solutions provider, submit the following to emails below latest by 28 August 2020 with the Reference Number on the subject line of your email.

    Cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory criteria, what you expect to bring to AMREF Flying Doctors (AFD) with an updated CV in PDF.

    AMREF Flying Doctors is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    AFD is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

    Feedback will be given to shortlisted candidates only.


    NOTE: AMREF Flying Doctors does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.

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

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