International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Clinical Officer – TB/HIV (Kakuma).

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Requisition ID: req14200

Job Title: Clinical Officer – TB/HIV

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kakuma, Kenya

Job Description

The TB/HIV Clinical Officer has overall responsibility for the planning, implementation and management of the IRC TB and HIV activities (Comprehensive care clinic department) in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

Key Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Overall In charge of TB/CCC Department.
  • In coordination with the RH/HIV/TB, formulate TB/HIV clinic department goals, objectives and intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process.
  • Ensure that all department activities are implemented as outlined in the grants and all objectives highlighted are met.
  • Coordinate all TB/HIV referrals as per the UNHCR guidelines and act as the focal point for all TB/HIV clinical related activities.
  • Review the program activities and priorities on regular basis updating the RH/HIV/TB Manager on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services.
  • Review all in patient with suspected TB.
  • To ensure patient reviews in decentralized service delivery points (operate the satellite clinic at General Hospital.)

Human Resource

  • Technical and administrative supervision of all department staff, both National and Refugees.
  • As in-charge of the department, provide technical and administration work guidelines.
  • Management of staff leave plans within the program to ensure continuous program coverage.
  • Conduct PMEs to staff under your supervision.

Program Activities

  • Overall responsible for the day-to-day running of the TB/CCC department including clinical assessment and management of TB/HIV/Key Pop clients,
  • Conducting daily ward rounds in the TB ward, coordinating TB/HIV patients follow up with CHP and CHWs attached to department.
  • Provide technical support to the program through running the Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC) and supporting in the management of Most at Risk Populations (MARPS).
  • Keep a complete and accurate inventory of medicines and supplies at the TB & CCC clinic, monitor and supervise their usage in liaison with the National TB and Leprosy Program (NLTB)/NASCOP ensuring that there are no stock outs.
  • Provision of Community Health Education on the prevention, sign and symptoms on the spread and control of TB.

Reporting and Coordination.

  • Submit weekly reports to the H.I.S Officer.
  • Submit monthly consumption reports to the sub county TB Coordinator, CASCO, KEMSA, and RH/HIV/TB Manager.
  • Ensure all the relevant TB/HIV department reports are sent to the relevant authorities including UNHCR and MOH in a timely manner.
  • Keep your supervisor advised of all developments and issues through situation reports.
  • Collaborate closely with the Sub County TB Coordinator, CASCO and NLTP, NASCOP to ensure that patients are managed appropriately according to the latest WHO/MOH protocols and guidelines.
  • Represent IRC at TB Coordination forums at Turkana West Sub County and Turkana County levels as delegated by supervisor.
  • Provide linkages on TB & CLINICAL HIV in IRC Kakuma and other agencies in Turkana West Sub County.

Others:

  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Key Result Areas

  • Quality TB/ HIV services provided at the IRC health facilities in Kakuma with no staffing or supplies interruption.
  • Timely submission of reports internally and externally to MoH and donors.
  • Effective coordination between TB/CCC unit and other IRC programs in Kakuma.
  • IRC actively participates in TB Coordination forums at Turkana West Sub County and Turkana County levels.

Qualifications

  • Higher National Diploma in Clinical Medicine.
  • Health related Degree is an advantage.
  • Computer literate in MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Training in current TB and HIV (Pediatric and Adult ART training) MoH guided courses.

Required Experience & Proficiencies

  • Two years Broad understanding of TB/HIV programming in busy clinical set ups.
  • Proficient in writing TB/HIV MoH and Donor reports.
  • Flexibility at work and cultural sensitivity.
  • Good great teammate.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions.
  • Experience working in a Non-Profit Organization is an added advantage.

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Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowance.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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.

Disclaimer:

Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.

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