Vacancy: Key Populations Counselor & Outreach Worker - Lodwar
 
Sector: Health           
 
Location: Kenya           
 
Employee Type: Regular           
 
Employee Category: Full Time           
 
Job Purpose / Objective

The International Rescue Committee – Kenya Program with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implements the Partnership on AIDS (POA Project), a HIV & AIDS Prevention Project in Turkana County in the North - Rift region of Kenya.

The POA Project focuses on the implementation of Evidence based Behavioral Intervention (EBI’s) including RESPECT - K and HIV Testing & Counseling.

IRC wishes to recruit a Key Populations Counselor and Outreach Worker who shall be responsible for delivery of high quality HIV Testing and Counseling services to Female Sex Workers (FSWs) in Lodwar, Lokichoggio, Lokichar and Kalokol as per Key Populations Programs Implementation Guidelines and Community HTC Operational Manual.
The counselor shall be based at the Turkana Wellness Center in Lodwar and will be engaged in outreach activities in Lokichar, Kalokol, Kakuma and Lokichoggio.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Under the supervision and guidance of the KP & HTC Officer, the Counselor will undertake the tasks identified below.

Community Mobilization

  • Work with key populations peer leaders, peer educators and community health workers in mobilizing FSWs to access HTC and RESPECT - K services at the MARPs clinic.
Service Provision & Reporting
  • Offer quality counseling and testing services to clients at the key populations clinic and outreach activities.
  • Compilation of HTC / RESPECT - K registers and reports and timely submission of narrative, programmatic and quantitative weekly and monthly reports.
  • Offer RESPECT - K and other recommended Key Populations HIV risk reduction interventions to FSWs and develop workable risk reduction plans with the clients
  • Support peer leaders and educators in planning sensitization or health education meetings for FSWs at community level.
  • Conduct health education sessions and one - on - one session with FSWs clients and peer educators on various HIV topics including home level visits as may be required.
  • Refer FSW’s and follow up to ensure referral completion for other bio - medical services
  • Work closely with peer leaders and educators in conducting client support and follow-up.
  • Ensure referrals and linkage of sero - positive clients to care & treatment and other services.
Demand Creation
  • Actively participate in condom education and promotion including conducting teaches back condom demonstration exercises to FSWs.
  • Create demand for condom use by conducting condom demonstration sessions, re - filling of condom dispensers and distribution of lubricants in strategically identified locations.
Quality Control
  • Observe the laid down protocols and Standard operating procedures at all times when offering HIV services, RESPECT- K and other key populations interventions.
  • Regularly attend counselor support supervision in accordance with the National Quality Management Framework for HTC service provision.
  • Conduct Quality Assurance / Quality Control activities as per National guidelines in all the testing sites i.e. Proficiency Testing, Dry Blood Sample (DBS) collection, Client Exit Assessment etc.
  • Maintain provider – client confidentiality at all times as per the National Counseling Code of Ethics.
  • Generate authentic and accurate HTC, Client referral and Condom distribution records as directed by Supervisor and other HIV Program Team members.
  • Compile and submit timely and accurate monthly reports to the supervisor as per guidelines and deadlines provided.
General Support
  • Actively participate in joint activities with other IRC Program staffs e.g. during IRC monthly meetings and joint activities.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as may be directed by supervisor
Key Result Areas
  • To be reflected in the performance objective setting.
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Social Work, Community Development, Community Health, Counseling Psychology or related course.
  • Must be a NASCOP Certified HTC Counselor
  • Must be trained and certified as a Facilitator for  RESPECT – K
  • Training or capacity building in other / HIV & AIDS / Gender based violence / key populations training will be an added advantage.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Willing and ready to work in remote / interior regions of Turkana County
  • At least 1 year experience in HTC service provision preferably in a MARPs Program.
  • Preferably registered under the Proficiency Testing Program and have had a satisfactory result in at least one test Team player.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Swahili.
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

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.

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Assessment of GBV Prevention and Response in Kakuma Refugee Camp
 
Sector: Health           
 
Location: Kenya           
 
Employee Type: Consultant           
 
Employee Category: Not Applicable           

Background Information: Kakuma Refugee Camp established in 1992 is located in Turkana County in the northern Kenya region and currently hosts more than 170,000 refugees predominantly from South Sudan. 

Under the umbrella body of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) a number of implementing agencies provide different services to refugees and the surrounding host population. 

The camp has received over 45,000 new arrivals since the year began, further congesting the camp and increasing the pressure for resources within the camp.
The agencies operating in the camp are International Rescue Committee (IRC), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), JRS, Film Aid International (FAI), Windle Trust (WTK), Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK), World Vision Kenya (WVK) and IOM. United Nations agencies include World Food Programme (WFP) and UNHCR.

The IRC has been operating in the camp since 1992 and from January 1997, it took over the management of the entire health sector and it is currently the sole agency providing comprehensive health care services to refugees. The IRC implements programs in Clinical services, Nutrition, Community health and HIV/AIDS

The GBV response in the camp is implemented in a multi-sectoral approach and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is the lead agency working closely with other stakeholders including Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK), Kenya Police and Film AID International (FAI). The International Rescue Committee (IRC) being the sole health implementing agency in the camp provides clinical care for sexual assault survivors.

Target area: This assessment will cover the GBV response and existing referral pathways among the actors in Kakuma Refugee Camp to establish the effectiveness of these referral pathways and clearly identify risks of SGBV and recommend feasible ways of reducing risk of SGBV and effective ways of responding to SGBV survivors.

Methodology

The assessment will follow four methodologies to ensure the reliability of the data collection through triangulation. 


These methodologies are;
  • Ken Informant Interview(KII)
  • Focus Group Discussions(FGD)
  • Service mapping with service providers
  • Safety Audit
Rationale: Gender based violence (GBV) is a serious health and human rights problem across Africa that disproportionately affects women and girls. Survivors require comprehensive and sensitive care to mitigate the negative health consequences of GBV, minimize psychological trauma and promote long-term reintegration and recovery.

Despite high levels of sexual violence and a growing recognition of the need to improve the management of rape and sexual assault, many public health facilities in Africa do not currently have capacity to provide comprehensive, patient-centered GBV care to adult and child survivors. 

Public facilities face numerous challenges including lack of specialized GBV training, general understaffing and lack of resources, and gaps in essential clinical services, such as emergency contraception (EC), psychosocial counseling and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV.

Community and family attitudes, feelings of shame or self-blame, low awareness about GBV and GBV services, and lack of funds for transportation or medical services create further challenges that prevent or inhibit many survivors from seeking essential care. 

Despite these challenges, there is a growing base of evidence that targeted, systemic interventions at health facilities particularly when combined with multi-sectoral approaches and community outreach and involvement can have a significant, sustainable impact on the availability and quality of GBV care, even in low-resource settings.

The IRC acknowledges that GBV continues to be prevalent in Kakuma refugee Camp. While official camp health statistics report low rates of GBV, it is widely recognized that a significant amount of unreported GBV continues to occur. 

Violence originating from external sources (outside the family) is underreported because of the ensuing stigma and risk of reprisals for victims and their families, while domestic violence is not reported because incidents are generally perceived as unremarkable and culturally normative. 

Domestic violence is perceived by many camp inhabitants as a normal and acceptable reaction of a displeased husband/father.

The IRC is conducting a formative assessment to document the level of GBV prevention & response as well as the effectiveness of the existing referral pathways for the different services required by the survivor.

Objectives of the assessment
  • Assess the inter-agency referral pathway in GBV prevention and response
  • Identify potential safety and protection risks to women and girls associated to SGBV
  • Clearly identify available services and its accessibility to SGBV survivors
  • Assess the capacity of staffs in the provision of care to survivors.
  • Make recommendations based on the gaps identified through the assessment
Consultancy Period: The consultancy period will be 14 days, with a start date of 24th of November 2014.

Responsibilities

Consultant’s Role
  • Generate and share evaluation work plan (schedule of the work)
  • Conduct the assessment appropriately and as scheduled
  • Provide regular oral feedback on the progress of the exercise to the IRC field management
  • Prepare and submit a written report detailing the findings and recommendations of the assessment
  • The consultant will be required to abide by the IRC security procedures and rules in place for the IRC staff.
IRC Role
  • Facilitate transport and accommodation arrangement of the consultant during the assessment
  • Provide security briefing for the consultant
  • Provide the consultant with tools required to successfully implement this activity
  • Form the link between the consultant and other GBV stakeholders at the time of the study
Deliverables
  • Work plan
  • Draft Evaluation Report
  • Final Evaluation Report
Mode of Payment: The consultant will be paid his/her full consultancy fee in form of Cheque less 5% withholding tax upon successful completion of the assessment, submission of the final report and submission of an invoice

Qualifications and Experience Required
 
The successful candidate will:
  • Have a university degree or the equivalent in Gender and social studies
  • Have prior experience in conducting similar assessments especially in humanitarian settings
  • Be fluent in English with excellent writing and presentation skills.
For payment to be approved the following documents are required:
  • A signed contract by both the IRC and the consultant
  • Copy of PIN certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed description of work entailed in a report.
  • Submission of an invoice on completion of work.
  • Upon completion of work, a statement of verification is required signed by the IRC employee overseeing the consultant’s work. The verification work statements must advice and indicate that all work as stipulated out in the agreement has been completed and include the dates worked. This is paramount to facilitate the final payment.
* Note:  Payment will not be approved for days worked after the time frame agreed upon in the contract. An updated agreement must be signed to extend the work period.

How to Apply 


CLICK HERE to apply online

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.

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Vacancy: Key Populations (KP) Nurse - Lodwar
 
Sector: Health           
 
Location: Kenya           
 
Employee Type: Regular           
 
Employee Category: Full Time           
 
Job Purpose / Objective: The International Rescue Committee – Kenya Program with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implements the Partnership on AIDS (POA Project), a HIV & AIDS Prevention Project in Turkana County in the North - Rift region of Kenya.

IRC wishes to recruit a Key Populations Nurse to provide bio - medical services to key populations in Lodwar, Lokichar, Kalokol and Lokichoggio.

Working closely with other key program staff with direct supervision from the Key Populations and HTC Officer, the key objective of the Key population nurse  is to ensure the timely, confidential, professional and effective provision of bio - medical services to key populations.
Key Responsibilities

Project Implementation, Monitoring & Reporting

  • Manage the day - to - day running of the Key Populations Clinic.
  • Provide a wide range of Reproductive Health and HIV related services to Female Sex Workers through both static and outreach services. The service package will include:
  1. Preventive behavioral skills education including condom use education
  2. Condoms and Lubricants distribution.
  3. HIV Testing & Counseling./ RESPECT – K Counseling Sessions
  4. Screening and Treatment of STI’s.
  5. Cervical Cancer Screening & Referral.
  6. Provision of Family Planning services
  7. TB Screening & Referral.
  • Provision of Clinical Care for sexual assault and Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors.
  • Support the KP/HTC Officer in planning and organizing meetings, counseling and behavioral sessions with the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Contribute technical, professional and experiential knowledge and skills to enrich the IRC HIV program
  • Documentation and management of client records, files and clinic / MOH registers.
  • In liaison with the HIS team, ensure monthly key populations data is captured, collected, verified, collated, analyzed and interpreted, and analytical quantitative and qualitative program performance reports generated.
  • Documentation of Lessons learnt, Challenges and Best Practices.
Quality Control & Improvement
  • Ensure adherence to the National Key Populations (MARPs) minimum package of bio - medical services and the Quality Management Framework for HTC in Kenya (NASCOP, 2010) as well as that of the National Guidelines on the implementation of RESPECT interventions.
Supervision & Leadership
  • Support the Key Populations / HTC Officer in identifying staffing, programmatic and technical capacity gaps that impact on program implementation.
  • Technically supervise and monitor performance of Key populations HTC Counselor.
Integration, Networking & Coordination
  • With direction and support from the KP & HTC Officer, liaise with MOH in maintaining a consistent supply of clinic supplies, test kits and other consumables.
  • Explore opportunities of enhanced integration with the Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) project.
  • Support MoH in provision of clinical services at Lodwar District Hospital when called upon or during times of emergency.
  • With support from the KP/HTC Officer, identify and utilize networking and linkages opportunities which are beneficial to the community, IRC and its programs.
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma / BSc Degree in Nursing.(Registered  Nurse with the Nursing Council of Kenya)
  • Qualified HTC Counselor.- Certified  by NASCOP./ LVCT
  • Trained in RESPECT – K Evidence Based Intervention.
  • Has undergone trainings in Key Populations (MARP’s) programming
  • Trained in Reproductive Health, Behavior Change Communication (BCC) and / or other HIV related Trainings e.g. Peer Education, Peer Counseling or HIV&AIDS Management
  • Ms Office suite proficiency.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • A minimum of three years working experience in key populations (MARPs) Programming and provision of Reproductive health services among young people.
  • Demonstrated experience in project activities planning, implementation, Monitoring and Report writing.
  • Training in syndromic management of STI’s, Opportunistic Infections, Cervical Cancer Screening is added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with PEPFAR, MoH and other community based HIV Prevention Projects.
  • Excellent communication, rapport building and listening skills with
  • Ability to create good rapport with young, vulnerable women in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Willingness to work in a challenging environment.
  • Team player.
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

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.

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Vacancy: Roving Deputy Field Coordinator - Kakuma
 
Sector: Health           
 
Location: Kenya           
 
Employee Type: Regular           
 
Employee Category: Full Time           

Job Purpose / Objective:
 This position will be based 75% in Kakuma and 25% in Lodwar and Hagadera. Under the supervision of the Field coordinator, the Deputy Field Coordinator shall be responsible for the overall designing and implementation of IRC Kakuma programs that encompass Nutrition, HIV, CHP, Clinical Services and Safe programming sectors. 

S/he will also be responsible for implement 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 and for ensuring that the safe programming component delivers on streamlining protection mainstreaming within programs. 

He/ she will also be responsible for ensuring that the programs deliver as appropriate on work-plans and spending.
Key Responsibilities:

Program Planning, Quality, Implementation and Evaluation:

  • Work with IRC Kenya Senior Management team to ensure programs objectives are achieved;
  • Prepare program proposals and budgets in partnership with Field coordinator and other program staff;
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems are in place for all health sectors in the camp;
  • Maintain accurate and up to date health profile of refugees and respond in timely fashion to any infectious or epidemic disease outbreaks;
  • Coordinate the preparation of donor reports.
  • Initiate technical evaluations, surveys and situation analysis as required
  • Directly responsible for the quality of programs
  • Follow up with program managers to ensure program implementation is in line with the SHERE, UNHCR, WHO and other international standards; and in keeping with national guidelines
  • Provision of overall development and management of clinical and training protocol/ guidelines;
  • Ensure optimal referral system for patients is functioning at District and National level for refugees
  • Ensure the annual safe programming workplan is implemented
Supply Chain:
  • Overall responsible for commodity security for drugs and medical supplies;
  • Monitor usage of IRC program supplies and assets in accordance with donor regulations;
  • Monitor the usage of drugs and other medical supplies to ensure that there is no stock out
  • Ensure timely initiation of procurement for program activities and supplies
Finance and Grant Management:
  • Ensure budget spending according to approved budgets, review and analyse budgets versus actual expenditures and take remedial measures;
  • Facilitate grant opening meetings and BVA meetings
  • Recommend appropriate budget revisions to ensure maximum use of financial resources;
  • Provide overall leadership and supervise program staff in development and implementation of procurement and spending plans.
  • Work with the program Managers on the implementation plans
Communication Representation and Reporting:
  • Represent IRC in all technical inter-agency coordination meetings at field  and Nairobi;
  • Enhance coordination and working relationship with the Ministry of Health and other partners
  • Keep the IRC senior management team up-to-date on all program developments in the field.
  • Lead and facilitate donor visits and other missions
  • Coordinate Outbreak Preparedness and Control Team meetings
  • Ensure the safe programming advisory committee is active
Human Resources:
  • Directly supervise program managers in Kakuma
  • Directly supervise managers in Hagadera and Lodwar as appropriate
  • In coordination with the Field Coordinator, determine program staffing needs and ensure such positions are filled in timely fashion;
  • Directly responsible for IRC staff health and medical evacuations.
  • Ensure that program staffs  have updated job descriptions and performance objectives.
  • Assist in the recommendation of promotions, disciplinary action and termination of program staff to the Field coordinator
  • Orientation of staff on program activities with emphasis public health approach/ principles, protection mainstreaming and in relation to the IRC  program framework
Key Result Areas:
  • Health and nutrition indicators maintained within standards
  • Minimum acceptable coverage of national staff at health facilities, maintained
  • Timely submission of donor proposals and reports
  • Prompt and appropriate disease surveillance systems maintained
  • Healthy drugs and medical supplies pipeline maintained
  • Protection mainstreaming principles instituted in programming
Required Qualifications / Experience & Competencies:
  • Degree in health / social studies / public health
  • Programming experience in Health/nutrition/WASH/Food security and livelihoods/Women protection & empowerment required
  • Advanced qualification in public health/social studies/ nutrition an added advantage
  • Minimum five years of field work experience on comprehensive primary health programs in resource poor settings. Experience in refugee camp settings desirable
  • Experience as a sector head/ manager in an INGO with management of grants over USD 5M
  • Strong management, assessment, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Skills  in program and budget management with strong operational experience
  • Demonstrated proposal writing and reporting skills – Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Strong communication, people management and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in an unstable security environment
  • Ability to multitask, manage pressure and flexibility
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

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.

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Vacancy: Laboratory Technologist - Dadaab
 
Sector: Health           
 
Location: Kenya           
 
Employee Type: Regular           
 
Employee Category: Full Time           

Job Purpose / Objective
: The laboratory technologist will actively contribute in the improvement of quality of care by ensuring quality laboratory services are delivered to the beneficiaries. 

He/she will be supervising all laboratory assistants and will capacity build them through laboratory assistants training and on bench trainings. 

She/he will be answerable to Senior Laboratory Technologist.

Program Management:
  • Perform Laboratory investigations as per clinician’s request and ensure accurate, reliable and timely results.
  • Maintain order and smooth flow of patients.
  • Participate in in-service training and regular on bench refresher courses for Kenyan and refugee staff.
  • Ensure that all relevant records are updated and maintained.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of laboratory reagents.
  • Maintain Laboratory machines in good order- cleaning and covering after use.
  • Ensure general laboratory cleanliness is maintained.
  • Report any unusual statistics or observations to the laboratory in-charge.
  • Ensure SOP’S are used  at all times.
  • Ensuring safety procedures in the laboratory are maintained.
  • Preparing of stains, reagents and solutions necessary for all lab tests.
  • Participate in the department planning and forecasting of laboratory supplies.
Human Resource:
  • Supervise laboratory incentive staff in collaboration with the senior lab technologist to ensure work is done properly.
  • Counter check all work done by incentive staff.
Program Activities:
  • Ensure laboratory tests are performed accurately and timely
  • Ensure revised SOP’s are used in all testing procedures.
  • Ensure proper collection, packaging and transportation of laboratory samples to Nairobi hospital and/or other outsourced center.
  • Ensure proper storage of laboratory reagents and cold chain system to avoid compromised reagents that may lead to false reporting.
Reporting and Coordination:
  • Ensure all laboratory reports are done on time and sent to Supervisor, HIS, CSM and other offices as may be indicated.
  • Notify your supervisor on all investigations above the positive threshold.
  • Report any laboratory incidents to the senior lab technologist.
Others:
  • Carry out any other duty assigned by your supervisor
Key Result Areas
  • Quality of lab services- reliable and timely.
  • Cleaning and orderliness of the work place
  • FIFO and FEFO application in stock management
  • Training of lab assistants course and other CME
  • Timely reporting.
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma in medical laboratory sciences.
  • MUST be registered by KMLTTB.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • 2 years experience in clinical laboratories.
  • Experience working with non profitable organization
  • Flexibility at work.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Team player
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

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.

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Vacancy: IT Officer
 
Sector: Information Technology           
 
Location: Kenya           
 
Employee Type: Regular           
 
Employee Category: Full Time           

Scope of Work: The Information Technology department supports the organization’s work by providing reliable and scalable application development and infrastructure for the IRC’s offices in the US and around the world, including many technologically challenging locations. 

The IT officer will be primarily responsible with assisting and facilitating the installation and configuration of IT infrastructure, staff training and operations of IT activities in IRC Somalia offices in Nairobi and Somalia. 

The ICT Officer will work closely with the Deputy Director of Operations, Director of Field IT (or International ICT Coordinator) and all program sectors to ensure proper ICT functioning and support.
Specific Responsibilities:

Installation & Configuration of:

  • Servers, desktop/laptop hardware and software, and peripherals.
  • Local Area Network, wireless network, essential network services peer-to-peer or client server architecture, as appropriate. 
  • Windows XP and Windows 7 operating system.
Maintenance, Repair & Security:
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all IRC computers and network resources.
  • Create, implement and manage backup solutions for office/individual users and provide the necessary training on the use of these back-up solutions.
  • Update appropriate network security and data loss prevention procedures to safeguard system from physical harm, viruses, unauthorized users and damage to data.
  • Create and maintain IRC computer software/hardware inventory ensuring accuracy.
  • Create and maintain network documentation to include IP address, system access, email creation system, upgrades and changes to original network, etc.
  • Diagnose hardware and software faults by questioning clients patiently about a problem and explaining the procedures to them.
  • Closely collaborate with International and HQ IT team on helpdesk, connectivity and other in country and global IRC IT projects.
  • Investigate local Internet connectivity options to obtain adequate bandwidth for Intranet and application connectivity.
Training, Evaluation & Testing:
  • Develop and implement user and support staff training, including training on basic care and maintenance of computers and equipment for users.
  • Test and evaluate new technology.
  • Prepare and submit reports that provide sufficient detail for HQ to understand the country office’s computer environment, needs, IT staff availability and skill levels and future plans.
  • Various Projects – Position will need to assist on various IT projects as needed
Requirements:
  • College Degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical work experience.
  • CCNA courses desired, MCSE or equivalent experience is required.
  • At least three years of experience in IT profession
  • Outlook experience required.
  • Experience installing, configuring and managing both wired and wireless LAN, and firewalls.
  • Computer imaging skills required. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills; customer service experience
  • Able to work independently within a team environment
Work Environment: The position will work in the Nairobi Office and is expected to be on-site.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

International allowances are not available for this position 

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Vacancy: Supply Chain Coordinator
 
Sector: Supply Chain           
 
Location: Kenya           
 
Employee Type: Regular           
 
Employee Category: Full Time

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Supply Chain Coordinator is an integral member of the country management team and reports directly to the Deputy Director of Operations (DDO). 

This position is responsible for the management and delivery of effective Supply Chain support throughout the country program in compliance with IRC and donor regulations. 

Key responsibilities include procurement, transport, inventory, asset management.

The Supply Chain Coordinator will:
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Programs and Finance to ensure integrated and harmonized operational systems.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Controller to ensure that internal controls are met with the minimum of bureaucracy.
  • Work with Field Office Supply Chain Staff and Field Coordinators/Managers to ensure effectiveness, countrywide uniformity of Supply Chain structure and implementation of the IRC’s standard operating policies and procedures.
  • Implement job and site specific trainings to ensure that Supply Chain staff possess the knowledge and skills commensurate with their responsibilities.
Specific Responsibilities

Compliance: 
  • Ensure that Supply Chain policies and procedures are in compliance with applicable IRC and funding source policies, procedures and requirements. All locations and staff act in accordance with the policies.
  • Maintain and update donor guidelines related to the Supply Chain function (procurement, asset, etc).
  • Update as required IRC standards in terms of assets/equipment to be purchased.
  • Monitor Supply Chain sections of budgets and track expenditure. Follow up as necessary including timely information and budgetary comments regarding any need for adjustments/realignments.
  • Finalize Procurement Plans for all grants.
  • Ensure all donor reports for assets are completed and submitted to the Grants Department on time.
  • Ensure disposal of assets is reviewed annually and donor requirements followed as necessary.
  • Familiarize with various donor regulations.
Training & Outreach: 
  • Proactively develop the skills of IRC staff to understand and utilize Supply Chain tools and services to design and implement quality programming.
  • Work with field staff to identify Supply Chain needs and ensure the issues are raised in new budget development.
  • Ensure all Supply Chain staff is made aware of and are in compliance with IRC procurement, asset and stock management, transport, communications, etc, in order for them to clearly share this information.
  • Assist Supply Chain staff in working with program staff towards establishing procurement plans before the start of each grant ensuring they fit the activities in the budget, are donor compliant and realistic in terms of timing.
  • Ensure monthly Supply Chain reports are submitted from each field. Review and follow up as necessary.
Staff Management: 
  • Practice excellent human resource management, supporting the development, promotion and retention of a motivated team of qualified and experienced staff.
  • Identify staffing and/or skill gaps and see that these gaps/needs are filled and support the recruitment of all Supply Chain staff and provide day to day supervision of department.
  • Provide feedback through regular performance evaluations.
  • Ensure that any staff discipline follows a progressive methodology which provides for clear and structured improvement.
  • Develop long term plan for continued quality leadership by providing staff development and succession plans.
Systems:
  • Ensure procurement is done according to IRC and/or donor regulations.
  • Ensure that staff participating in tender committees is trained and understand their roles.
  • Ensure clear delineation of roles for procurement.
  • Ensure the update of the pre-selected suppliers list.
  • Ensure transport services are cost efficient and reliable.
  • Ensure warehouse and stocks are secure, well managed and documented.
  • Ensure assets and property are effectively managed, asset list is updated regularly and assets are disposed according to IRC and/or donor regulations.
  • Ensure IT systems are reliable and provide the required levels of connectivity and ensure the good working order of all IT networks.
  • Supervise the good working order of the communications systems used by IRC (VSAT, HF, and VHF).
  • Supply Chain works consistently with Security to maintain required security levels, awareness and responsiveness.
Qualifications:
  • University degree in Supply chain Management, Supply Chain, Business Management or related field.
  • At least 3 years progressive management and leadership experience
  • Experience working with donors including USAID, BPRM, UNHCR, DFID, ECHO, and EU, and knowledge of specific donor guidelines.
  • Field experience of managing a large multi-site Supply Chain operation.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of practical Supply Chain Procedures and maintaining supply pipelines in areas with weak infrastructure.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong computer competency with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other IT skills.
  • Possess leadership qualities and willing to exercise initiative.
  • Willingness to participate and contribute as a team member, under challenging working and living conditions.
How to Apply

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International allowances are not available for this position

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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) is a fully chartered university and is located within the environment of Kisumu City. 

The University wishes to recruit qualified and dedicated persons for the following vacant positions:
 
Vice Chancellor
 
The Vice Chancellor shall:
  • Be the academic and administrative head of the University, and, such, shall have overall responsibility for the direction, organization, administration and programmes of the University.
  • Be responsible to the Governing Council for the general conduct and discipline of students and staff of the University
  • Be the accounting officer of the University
  • Have an overall responsibility for all policy matters, academic affairs, finance and resource allocation, planning, physical and human resources, external relations, security, research and intellectual property, quality assurance, fund-raising and the general development and advancement of the University.
  • Safeguard, promote and give due priority to the educational aims of the University
  • Foster collegial governance within the University and in its relationship with the Governing Council and the Chancellor
  • Be the Secretary to the Governing Council
  • Be the Chairperson of the University Senate; and
  • In consultation with the Senate and the Chancellor, determine the date of graduation, when degrees of the University shall be conferred and diplomas, certificates and other credentials awarded
Requirements:-
  • Should be a Full Professor.
  • Should have attained a distinguished leadership in academic administration and management with proven track record of extensive experience and skills in initiating and managing change, strategic planning and overseeing the implementation of plans through to outcomes.
  • In-depth knowledge of the major issues affecting learning and teaching in higher education institutions including funding and technological developments.
  • Thorough understanding of the scholarly purposes of a University, in academics, research and service provision in the context of the economic, social and political realities faced by the higher education sector nationally and internationally.
  • Demonstrated high quality academic and research output in scholarly journals and other publications.
  • An understanding of the diverse needs of and issues pertaining to different disciplines in higher education and the ability to form and balance priorities relevant to national socioeconomic needs and growth.
  • Ability to represent the University effectively, nationally and internationally especially with government, business and the wider community
  • In-dept knowledge of the major developments in higher education learning and teaching around the world with ability to create linkage and networks.
  • Excellent entrepreneurial, negotiating, interpersonal and communication skills with strong ability to work collaboratively and inspire staff and teams to achieve organizational tasks and goals
  • Commitment to equal opportunity principles, transparent governance and swift response.
  • Demonstration of a living Evangelical Christian Faith in testimony, life and practice.
  • Candidates from regions and gender under-represented in the current University Management and Governance have an added advantage.
Registrar Academics
 
Terms of Reference
  • Evaluating and processing applications of all potential students in consultation with Deans of Faculties/HODs
  • Admission and registration of students
  • Dissemination of information on admissions and academic programs
  • Maintaining and updating students academic records
  • Generating and disseminating statistical information on student enrolment and academic programs.
  • Preparing and issuing of academic transcripts to all students and alumni
  • Secretary to Deans Committee and Graduation committee
  • Scheduling of examinations
  • Coordination of the publication of academic prospectus and calendar
  • Member of the Senate and Management Committee
Requirements
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration, Management or Education
  • At least 10 years experience in Academic administration
  • Computer knowledge in Microsoft office
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
Terms and conditions of service: Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the existing Terms and Conditions of Service of Great Lakes University of Kisumu.

How to Apply: Candidates who satisfy the requirement stated above should forward six (6) copies of their applications, quoting the position applied for on the letter and include up to date curriculum vitae, details of current remuneration, certified copies of academic and professional certificates, and testimonials as well as names and contacts (including postal and email addresses, and daytime telephone numbers) of three referees to reach the under-mentioned by 31st. December 2014.

The Chair of the Governing Council
Great Lakes University of Kisumu
P.O. Box 2224 – 40100
Kisumu

To be submitted to Vice Chancellor’s office located on 2nd floor of GLUK Administration Block, Kibos Campus or submit at GLUK Milimani Campus reception and Nairobi Campus situated at Sunrise Estate, Opposite Kenyatta Market.

or eMail: vcoffice@gluk.ac.ke


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