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    Consultant General Surgeon- Hagadera


    The general surgeon must have experience working in Dadaab.

    Objective of the consultancy.

    To provide consultation services to booked patients with surgical conditions at the IRC Hagadera Hospital.

    To provide surgical operations for all patients reviewed and prepared for operations at IRC hospital main theatre.

    Expected outcome.

    All the booked patients with surgical conditions will be attended by the specialist and treatment initiated and all cases requiring surgical interventions will be operated.

    Tasks to be performed


    In liaison with the Health Manager, the specialist’s consultant will be required to

    • Conduct special clinics and reviews for patients with surgical conditions.
    • Conduct surgical operations for the screened patients with assistance of the medical officers.
    • Review all post-operative patients before he embarks on operation booked for that day.
    • Prepare and submit a report and summaries of patients seen and operated to Health Manager.

    IRC role

    • The IRC will ensure the list of the booked patients with surgical conditions is available for General surgeon’s review at Hagadera hospital.
    • IRC will provide transport of the general surgeon to and from Dadaab after the consultancy.
    • The IRC will ensure the theatre staffs; drugs and other medical supplies required for operation are available for the surgeon to conduct surgeries within the specific camp hospital.

    Consultancy Venue

    • IRC Hagadera hospital
    • KRCS hospital in IFO2
    • IRK Hospital in IFO
    • MSF hospital in Dagahaley

    Duration of consultancy

    • The consultancy is expected to last for 5 days from 24th to 28 th October, 2016.
    • The second consultancy for 5 days to start on 12 th Dec to 16 th December 2016.

    Terms Of Payment And Utility

    • The IRC will facilitate transport of the general surgeon to and fro Dadaab.
    • The IRC will cater for accommodation for the general surgeon during the period of the consultancy.
    • The consultant will pay for his meals at IRC cafeteria during the period.
    • Payments for consultancy will be made after submission of the surgical report to the Health Manager.

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

    Qualitative Researcher on Violence Against Women


    Description of Tasks

    The Researcher will collect qualitative data and participate as a core member of the research team. Working closely with the IRC team in Dadaab, Kenya the Researcher will primarily perform the following tasks:

    1. Training: All Researchers will undergo a rigorous 4-day training and preparation period before the start of the project. Training sessions will focus on reviewing the project and its goals, research ethics, best practices in qualitative data collection, and pretesting sessions. Researchers will be expected to attend all training sessions. Training sessions will take place during the week before the start of data collection.
    2. Participant Recruitment: With support from IRC, researchers will recruit both women and men to participate in qualitative data collection. Participants will be recruited from public places, e.g., markets, etc. Recruitment will be purposive, based on predefined criteria including sex; age; ethic group (to reflect groups living in the communities); and ability-status. In some cases, pre-formed groups of community members may be invited to participate in the FGDs (e.g., pre-formed women’s and men’s support groups). Emphasis will be placed on recruiting community activists, commuting leaders, health workers, local leaders, and general community members.
    3. Data Collection: Qualitative data collection will involve facilitating In-Depth Interviews (IDIs) and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs). The research team will conduct approximately 6 IDIs and 15 FGDs in two sub-camps within Dadaab (Hagadera and Kambios). Each discussion will last approximately 60-90 minutes. In addition, Researchers will observe approximately 5 SASA! activities and complete an observation form. At the end of each day of data collection, the Researcher will be expected to participate in a formal Debrief.

    Transcription: Researchers will be responsible for entering any data collected during the IDIs and FGDs, including accompanying field notes. If participants provide consent, all sessions will be recorded. Using the recordings, Researchers will also transcribe each session into Kiswahili.

    Expected Deliverables

    Expected deliverables include completion of an agreed-upon number of IDIs, FGDs, and SASA! observations as well as the accompanying transcripts. The Researcher will be expected to make effective and efficient use of time and other resources related to the project. It is imperative that the Researcher be able to deliver on their commitment to the project within the agreed-upon timeframes.

    Key Qualifications

    The Researcher should be able to work from 6th February 2017 through April 2017, including travel to/from Dadaab if required. In addition, the Researcher should possess a specific set of skills and qualifications necessary for the position. These include:

    • Research Skills: The Researcher should have prior experience carrying out qualitative research including both IDIs and FGDs. In addition, it is preferred that the Researcher possess extensive knowledge and understanding of gender issues in Tanzania, including violence against women.
    • Education:
    • Languages: It is necessary that the Researcher speak Somali, Kiswahili and English at a fluent level.
    • Interpersonal Skills:
    • Computer Skills: The Researcher should be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, in particular Microsoft Word.

    Expected Duration & Worksite Arrangements

    The expected duration of the contract is 16 days, to be completed between February and April 2017. The Researcher is expected to work on a full-time basis, from Monday to Friday each week. IRC will provide the Researcher with office and work space. Access to project-related resources, including journals, relevant research documents, databases and software, will be made available to Researchers, as necessary.

    Management and supervision

    The consultant will work closely with the WPE Program Manager in planning and executing the task. Under the overall guidance of IRC WPE Coordinator and the Hagadera Field Coordinator

    Application Requirements

    Interested applicants should include the following in their application :-

    • A cover letter
    • A resume
    • Proposal (make sure to include proposed budget)

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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