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  • Posted: Feb 26, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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    Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world. The Kenya organisation was established in 1965, The Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects whilst raising awareness to the Kenyan public about the current issues or problems which may affect them.
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    Plant Operator - Dadaab

    Reporting to: Administratively to Head of Operations (Dadaab) and functionally to WASH Hardware Manager

    Supervision:    None

    PURPOSE:

    Responsible to the Head of Operations, the role holder will be expected to maintain optimal operations of the plant and servicing of the same as and when necessary.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Support the WASH Manager in preparation of regular reports on the boreholes yields, daily production, fuel consumption and running hours of the gensets.
    • Servicing and preventive maintenance on all the boreholes, Hospitals, Health Post and Base camps Generators.
    • Major overhaul of gensets upon breakdowns and during hourly schedule.  
    • Respond to breakdowns and do repairs of all the generators in Dadaab Refugee Operation. 
    • Ensure cleanliness is maintained and safety of the gensets in the field.         
    • Maintenance of the pump house cleanliness and safety and ensure proper arrangement of the equipment and plants in the Pump house are as required.
    • Repair and maintenance of the standby diesel driven generators in the Pump House.
    • To keep records of all the repairs done to the Diesel driven generators in the Refugee camp and the running hours of the Generators to ensure timely servicing.
    • To keep Daily  records of all Generators fuel consumption and amount of water pumped by all the boreholes in IFO 2 refugee camp
    • To keep records on all the spare parts that have been used for the repairs of the Generators.
    • To prepare monthly reports on jobs and conditions of all the relevant system.
    • Supporting the WASH Manager - procurement of the necessary fast moving spare parts, and working tools for the repair of the  Diesel driven Generators , PV Solar Generators  and Submersible  pumps.
    • To participate in recruitment of boreholes attendants and operators and ensure they are well trained.
    • Ensuring diesel driven generators are always in good condition to meet production target using optimal utility consumption.
    • Reduce overall maintenance cost (spares & consumables) & utility cost on diesel driven generators
    • Trouble shooting of mechanical/electrical on generators, PV Solar generators and its components and other accessories.
    • Executing of preventive maintenance and condition monitoring of all the generators, submersible pumps and PV Solar generators in IFO2 Dadaab Refuge Operation and updating their related records.

    Minimum Qualifications 

    • At least Diploma/Degree in plant mechanic a recognized college/University
    • At least two (2) years’ experience of working in a plant/factory.

    Key Competencies 

    • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
    • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and utilization of the internet.
    • Excellent report writing skills.
    • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.
    • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.

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    Nursing Officer - Dadaab

    Reporting to: Nursing Officer In-Charge

    Job Location: Dadaab
    Supervision: None

    PURPOSE:

    The overall objective is to provide a high standard of client care to both outpatients and inpatients, in accordance with clinical guidelines, policies, procedure, quality standards and guidelines for nursing professional practice.

    Key Responsibilities

    • The Nursing Officer shall work in specific ward/clinic assigned to and would therefore work
    • as both supervisor and team leader of the refugee staff.
    • Prepare for and assist the doctors during the rounds whenever required.
    • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly
    • carried out and documented on patient’s charts.
    • Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor/CO on call relevant information such as
    • patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
    • Arrange and submit weekly clinic/ward work schedule and plan daily duties and
    • responsibilities for each refugee staff.
    • Participate in camp health surveys/campaigns.
    • Conduct regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of
    • various ward/clinic cases and charting.
    • Give health education to patients and clients
    • Compile and submit monthly reports.
    • Monitor and supervise proper usage of supplies.
    • Maintain equipment in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
    • Maintain drug registers and drug consumption within the ward level.
    • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they
    • occur.
    • Taking and recording of vital signs and proper documentation of all nursing procedures
    • Ensure the clinic/ward is cleaned to the expected standards.
    • Perform coverage and be on-call as required.

    Minimum Qualifications 

    • Over two (2) years’ experience.
    • Registered nurse with a Diploma in Nursing from KMTC or other recognized nurse-training institute.
    • Valid and current registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya.

    Key Competencies 

    • At least 2 years working in a busy hospital set-up.
    • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet.
    • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
    • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.

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    Medical Officer - Dadaab

    Reporting to: Nursing Officer In-Charge

    Job Location: Dadaab
    Supervision: None

    PURPOSE:

    Responsible to the Medical Officer In Charge, the medical officer is a General Practitioner, appropriately qualified and registered medical professional with knowledge and skills to provide personal, family and community orientated comprehensive primary and secondary health care services to individuals. MO is responsible for providing patient-centred, culturally appropriate, and individual holistic care to a defined population.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Review program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the Medical Officer – In Charge on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services
    • Attend to urgent medical services including resuscitation, stabilization and assessment and diagnosis, treatment and referral as necessary
    • Assess the urgency and severity of presenting problems through history taking, examination and investigation.
    • Recommending and, where appropriate, undertaking treatment options and carrying out/referring for appropriate interventions and procedures, including but not limited to prescribing, minor surgery and other general practice procedures, counseling, psychological interventions, advising and education.
    • Provide timely clinical and culturally appropriate health services through appropriate evidence based screening, risk assessment and early detection of illness, disease and disability.
    • Working with public health providers in the prevention and control of communicable diseases for individuals and families.
    • Provide ongoing care and support for people with chronic and terminal conditions to reduce deterioration, increase independence and reduce suffering linking, where relevant, with appropriate service providers.
    • Comply with established health and safety policies with regard to handling of instruments, storage of drugs and disposal of sharps and other potentially dangerous equipment and substances.
    • Liaise with nursing staff regularly to check on patient progress, or more frequently if their condition necessitates.
    • To see patients at the request of nurses in charge and carry out examinations of patients.
    • Supervise the daily clinical management of all patients in conjunction with the nurse team leaders and attend all post-operative patients on day of operation and every day following.
    • Conduct daily ward rounds in the hospital, and regular reviews of in-patients where necessary.
    • Ensure patient management is in line with the set MOH, WHO and NACADA guidelines and protocols.
    • Conduct special outpatient clinics in the hospital on the allocated days every week i.e. SOPC, GOPC, HRC, POPC, and MOPC.
    • Attend to all medical legal cases, including filling of P3 forms and attend court sessions as required.
    • Attend to sexual assault survivors on a timely basis in the GBV Support Centre.
    • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators in the HMIS to ensure that prompt actions are taken.

    Minimum Qualifications 

    • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized college/University
    • At least two (2) years’ experience of working in a busy hospital
    • Valid practising licence with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board

    Key Competencies 

    • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
    • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and utilization of the internet.
    • Excellent report writing skills.
    • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s  strategic objectives.
    • Previous work experience in a rehabilitation centre setting is an added advantage
    • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.
    • Ability to maintains high level of confidentiality, remain open to new ideas and experiment with improved systems and proven methods
    • Ability to make consultative decisions, facilitate participative decision-making process and explain reasoning for decisions
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet.

     

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    Logistics Officer - Dadaab

    PURPOSE:

    Responsible to the Senior Logistics Officer for developing strategic plan and budget for responsive distribution and transportation system to ensure timely delivery of materials, goods and supplies according to order specifications aimed at supporting programme implementation.

    Key responsibilities

    • Develop, implement and evaluate strategic plan and budget for the acquisition, repair and maintenance of the Society’s fleet of motor-vehicles and related equipment in order to ensure efficiency and economy of operations.
    • Design, develop, implement and evaluate transport fleet management policy on fleet utilisation, maintenance and repair to provide transportation of supplies including continuous improvement of safety and service quality
    • Develop and implement adequate logistics preparedness through contingency planning and continuous review of logistic operations
    • Coordinate the implementation of a computerised transport fleet management information system aimed at maintaining motor-vehicle inventory as well as monitoring, tracking and controlling operating costs.
    • Coordinate loading of materials, goods and supplies from the headquarter warehousing and storage for distribution according to order specifications
    • Coordinate deployment of motor-vehicle drivers to provide efficient and safe transportation as well as obtain optimum use of transport resources.
    • Develop and implement a planned preventive and curative maintenance programme aimed at ensuring that the Society’s fleet of motor-vehicles are routinely maintained according to prescribed standards.
    • Initiate investigations into causes of accidents in conjunction with traffic police, examine and inspect motor-vehicles to identify extent of damage, evaluate and estimate repair costs and recommending appropriate action.
    • Confer with traffic police and insurance companies to ensure proper documentation of accident reports and following up to establish the extent and implications of accident liability against the Society
    • Coordinate the repair and maintenance of motor-vehicles in authorised garages against approved requisitions. Also follow up to ensure that motor-vehicles are repaired to the highest standards of quality and within budget limitations
    • Analyse monthly motor-vehicle returns and maintain a record on fuel and oil consumption, repairs and maintenance as well as accidents and safety.
    • Develop, coordinate and implement the registration, insurance and licensing of motor vehicle transport systems
    • Participate in the performance evaluation exercise by monitoring and evaluating the performance of individual Drivers against defined targets and objectives.
    • Assess training needs as well as implement on-the-job training programmes aimed at equipping Drivers with the necessary knowledge and skills to drive motor-vehicles safely and to undertake routine maintenance.
    • Represent the Society at meetings, conferences and workshops and other forums to promote the activities of KRCS and articulate humanitarian relief issues
    • Prepare concept papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements of the Logistics unit against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances

    Minimum Qualifications 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent qualifications plus membership to a relevant professionally body in Transport Fleet Management
    • Over three (3) years’ experience in logistics and transport management
    • Proficiency in ICT

    Key Competencies 

    • Principles, methods and techniques of optimizing transportation, distribution, maintenance and repair of motor vehicle fleet.
    • Knowledge of methods, techniques and procedures involved in maintenance, repairs and replacement.
    • Knowledge of a computerized Fleet Management Information System.
    • Considerable knowledge of safety practices and the mechanics of diesel and gas engine as well as sources for obtaining parts and supplies required.
    • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and coordinate the timely repair of vehicles.
    • Proficiency in word processing, database, spreadsheet applications and computerised procurement and stores software packages

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    Health & Nutrition Manager - Dadaab

    PURPOSE:

    The Health and Nutrition Manager is responsible to the Head of Operations, Dadaab for providing safe health and nutrition services, targeting the most important causes of illness and death among the refugee population. This position exists to ensure smooth running of the camp and efficient services of the same at Dadaab.

    In addition the Health and Nutrition Manager shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of the health program that encompasses Nutrition, HIV, CHP, BCC and Clinical Services sectors. S/he will also be responsible for implementing evidence based primary health care service delivery. He/she shall be expected to monitor and ensure improvement and maintenance of the entire health indicators as per SPHERE/UNHCR/WHO standards at the Camp.

    Key responsibilities

    • Work with KRCS Senior Management team to ensure Dadaab health program objectives are achieved
    • Directly supervise officers responsible for Clinical Services, Reproductive Health, Community
    • Health, TB/HIV, Mental Health, Nutrition and Health Information Systems
    • Prepare proposals and budgets in liaison with Operations Manager, and other program staff for funding and oversee the implementation of programmes in line with approved plans of actin and budgets;
    • Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems are in place for all health sectors in the camp;
    • Ensure that the level and quality of health services are in line with the recommended standards and in compliance with the National guidelines and protocols.
    • Maintain accurate and up to date health profile of Dadaab refugees and respond in timely manner to any infectious or epidemic disease outbreaks;
    • Supervise preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to UNHCR and other donors as applicable and ensure that such reports are timely, accurate and representing the KRCS work.
    • Provide the required leadership, support while carrying out internal and external evaluations, surveys, and participate in review of reports and other documents generated from such work.
    • Overall responsible for commodity security for drugs and hospital supplies. Comply with established health and safety policies with regard to handling of instruments, storage of drugs and disposal of sharps and other potentially dangerous equipment and substances.
    • Oversee the implementation of respective programmes including reproductive health, community health, clinical services, and nutrition among others and ensure targets are achieved and indicator maintained within acceptable range.
    • Authorize medical evacuation of staff;
    • Supervise the implementation of referral and reverse referral in line with UNHCR referral guidelines.
    • Monitor usage of health supplies and assets in accordance with donor regulations;
    • Assist in the management of Human Resources in all matters relating to Performance management, training needs identification and adherence to code of conduct and codes of professional practice.
    • Ensure budget spending according to approved budgets, review and analyse budgets versus actual expenditures and take remedial measures;
    • Recommend appropriate budget revisions to ensure maximum use of financial resources;
    • Provide overall leadership and supervise health program staff in development and implementation of procurement and spending plans.
    • In coordination with the Head of Operations, determine health program staffing needs and ensure such positions are filled in timely manner;
    • Ensure the implementation of the staff health policy in collaboration with the HR department

     

    Minimum Qualifications 

    • A Medical Doctor/Officer preferable with a Masters in Public Health or equivalent qualifications
    • Three (3) years’ experience in planning, implementing and evaluating integrated community based health programmes in emergency/relief context
    • Knowledge of Health Services Delivery in a Refugee Camp will be an added advantage

     

    Key Competencies 

    • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
    • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and utilization of the internet.
    • Excellent report writing skills.
    • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.
    • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Red Cross Society on www.redcross.or.ke to apply

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