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International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life through health care interventions and related activities that build local capacity in hard to reach areas.

IMC is anticipating a scale up of programming to meet the needs of the increased refugee population in the Dadaab Camp Complex.

Clinic Doctor

Job description
Overall in charge of treatment protocols and quality of services particularly consultations
Responsible for patients consultations
Focal person in clinical management collaborates with the District in control and prevention of epidemic prone communicable diseases such as Malaria, watery diarrhea, and others
Provide direct patient care in diagnostic and treatment in emergency primary healthcare
Take an active role in public health surveillance during situations of communicable diseases outbreak
Teach on basic sanitation and public health theory of disease causation, treatment and prevention, disease diagnosis and drug treatment of common diseases,
Qualifications
M. Med. with Advanced University Degree in Public Health;
A minimum of 5 years of professional experience
Excellent communication skills to liaise, negotiate and advocate with the Government, donors and key stake holders including other implementing agencies;
Proven ability to write technical reports;
Proficiency in MS Office.

Nutrition Officer

Key Activities:
To provide advice on food and nutrition related issues, in the context of emergency response, preparedness and rehabilitation.
To ensure the programmes take an integrated approach to public health.
Advice will cover a range of topics including food security, anthropometric assessments, emergency food distribution (composition of emergency food rations), supplementary and therapeutic feeding and strategies to combat nutritional deficiencies etc.
To establish, run and monitor emergency nutrition projects, working alongside the medical team.
To assist in the recruitment, training and briefing of emergency staff.
To be familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, and other regulatory codes (e.g., InterAction Field Co-operation Protocol
Key Competencies:
A postgraduate qualification in a relevant field, e.g. MSc in Nutrition.
A professional health qualification is also desirable (but not essential).
Registered with the Nutritionists and Dieticians Board
Knowledge and experience, in the context of emergencies, of key issues such as: food security, assessments (including anthropometry), general food rations, food science (food composition, micronutrients, microbiology, shelf life etc), supplementary feeding, treatment of nutritional deficiencies, nutrition programmes in emergencies etc.
Well developed analytical and writing skills.
Good communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
Must be organised and efficient.
Ability to manage staff in a consultative and supportive manner.
A good understanding of relief and development issues.
Committed to Equal Opportunities (eg: gender, race, disability).
Committed to humanitarian principles and emergency response work and able to withstand tough environments.

Nurse/Midwives

Job descriptions
In charge of community nutrition techniques for the identification of the malnourished children, treatment and growth monitoring
Assists in SGBV services
Teach on basic sanitation and public health theory of disease causation, treatment and prevention, disease diagnosis and drug treatment of common diseases
Ensure on going services supply of drugs and consumables according to protocols prescribed by the ministry of health
Provide direct patient care in diagnostic and treatment in emergency primary healthcare
Identify the educational needs of community health workers and advise on daily basis
Conduct health education
Qualifications
Diploma in Community Health Nursing;
Registered Community Health Nurse/Midwife
Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
At least 2 years working with NGOs/UN Agencies in complex emergency context.

Laboratory Technologist

Primary Duties:-
Day to day management of the laboratory;
Ensure strict quality assurance test procedures are followed and maintained to the highest standards;
Proper laboratory record and inventory keeping;
Preparation and monitoring of reagent stocks;
Equipment performance and maintenance;
Offer general and diagnostic and other laboratory services;
Advising on the current and way forward in the laboratory.
Compile monthly reports.
Ensure client secrecy and confidentiality
Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification Requirements:-
Diploma in Laboratory Technology;
Registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technician Technologist Board (KLTTB);
Lab. Technician with minimum three years experience in busy laboratory;
Willingness to take-up the job immediately.

Clinical Officers

Key Responsibilities
To provide general medical care to Dadaab beneficiaries and local population;
Participate in educational sessions designed for patients and community members;
Co-ordinate and participate in evidence based interventions targeting refugees and general population;
Participate in community mobilization, sensitization and education regarding International Medical Corps programs;
Coordinate community follow up of patients initiated on care and treatment;
Train and supervise other health care professionals to assist in the provision of medical care;
Coordinate with health workers and medical consultants for referral of complicated medical cases to the Government Hospital(s);
Maintain confidentiality of all activities to preserve dignity of patients, ensure accurate and secure documentation of activities;
Carry out any other duties assigned by the Project Manager.
Minimum Qualifications
Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery;
Registered with the Clinical Officers Council;
At least 4 – 5 years experience in general clinical medicine;
Excellent report writing skills.

Pharmacist

Primary Duties:-
Day to day management of the camp health drugs store;
Proper drugs record and inventory keeping;
Preparation and monitoring of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical supplies stocks;
Offer advice and guidance on the government protocols on drugs ;
Advising on the current and way forward on drugs store and the camp pharmacies.
Compile monthly reports.
Ensure client secrecy and confidentiality
Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification Requirements:-
Degree in Pharmaceutical Technology;
Registered by the Kenya Pharmacists and dentists board.
Minimum three years’ experience in busy pharmacist;
Willingness to take-up the job immediately.
Due to the urgency of filling these positions, only qualified and interested candidates to submit applications BY E-MAIL ONLY which should include

(1) Application Letter;

(2) Current C.V. with telephone number and e-mail address;

(3) Three referees with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses not later than Monday, 15th August, 2011 to jobs@imcafrica.org


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