Médecins Sans Frontières – Nurse Counsellor (Dandora).

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Start Date: 01st December, 2020
Duty Station: Dandora
Duration: 3 months probationary contract, extendable based on performance

Médecins Sans Frontières France Mathare Project is looking to fill the position of a Nurse Counsellor. The successful candidate reports to the Youth Clinic Manager.

Objective of the Position:

Provide counselling and nursing care according to protocols applied in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To provide information, counselling and treatment on reproductive health, sexuality and safety to the Adolescent and youth clients as per the MSF/ MoH guidelines. 
    • To provide pregnancy testing and appropriate referral for care.
    • To provide information on sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Counselling, Screening and Treatment
    • To provide Post apportion care as per the MSF/MOH guidelines.
    • To provide VCT and link to care.
  • Provision of a comprehensive Sexual and gender Based care for survivors as per the MSF/ MoH guidelines
    • Properly receive survivors and provide initial counselling.
    • Evaluate the risk of the transmission of STI, prevent and treat them.
  • To provide follow up sessions as per guidelines:
    • To schedule patient follow up as per schedule (medical and psychosocial)
    • To explore unique follow up scheduling aligned to the needs of adolescents and the youth (flexibility in time, day, mode of follow up including phone follow ups)
  • To participate in any other program activities as will be required
    • To take part in the different program activities as required and to provide input to the relevant departments
    • To participate in ongoing education sessions, CMEs and community health activities.

Education

Essential recognized Nursing Degree/Diploma

Experience

Desirable 2 years previous experience in sexual and reproductive health
Previous experience in a Youth Friendly service is a plus
Previous experience with MSF is a plus
Counselling skills /experience is a plus.

Languages

Fluency in English and Kiswahili is a must, other local languages is a plus.

Knowledge

Required good computer skills (Excel, Word) Competencies

Competencies

Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment and service

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae mentioning on the subject email line, “Nurse Counsellor”, to: Email: msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org

Deadline for application: 30th October, 2020

Applications must be received by the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/ recruitment fee.

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