International Rescue Committee – Clinical Officer (Hagadera).

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Requisition ID: req18802

Job Title: Clinical Officer

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Hagadera, Kenya


Job Description


The clinical officer in charge of the health posts will be responsible for the overall coordination of health activities and supervision of the staffs in the health post. Will work closely with the, Pharmacist, Lab Technologist, PITC Nurse, Community Health Officer, Nutritionist and others in ensuring quality health services to the beneficiaries. Will also provide support in the hospital as needed, doing ward rounds and ensuring coverage both day and night.

Key Responsibilities

Program management:

  • Overall in charge of the of the health post unit
  • Supervision of health post staff
  • Keep complete and accurate inventory of medicines and supplies located at the health post and monitor/supervise their usage
  • Assess health post needs regularly, and make trimester orders

Human Resource:

  • Set Performance Objectives for personnel reporting to him/ her and monitor their performance
  •  Attend the monthly clinical services staff meeting and share updates
  • Plan and manage staff leave and R&R plans ensuring adequate coverage
  • Make JD for the incentive staffs under your supervision
  • Hold monthly meetings with the staffs of under your unit

Program activities:

  • Clinical assessment and prescription of treatment for all patients
  • Refer chronic cases to the various special clinics
  • Properly cover weekends, arrange a rotation schedule with fellow clinical officers
  • Conducts ward rounds in absence of the Medical Officer
  • Properly documented treatment on patients files
  • Maintain an accurate and updated records keeping system in the health unit
  •  Carry out minor surgical procedures
  • Attend to emergencies in ward in the absence of Medical Officer
  • Participate in camp health surveys e.g. Nutrition, Immunization, etc.
  • Attend and participate in the daily morning hospital handover meetings
  • Participate in weekly continues medical education(CME) at the hospital
  • Training of staff on job and theory sessions;

Reporting and Coordination:

  • Ensure all patient records are properly documented in the patient files with all aspects of management being captured
  • Compile and submit weekly HIS reports
  • Conduct mortality audits for all deaths occurring in the paediatric ward together with other staff working in the unit and share the reports with the CSM on a monthly basis
  • Maintain accurate inventory record at the facility


  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Key Result Areas

  • Ensure smooth running of the health post, providing supervision, support and guidance to all staff working at the health post
  • Ensure quality of care in management of patients
  • Ensure that universal precautions and infection prevention guidelines are adhered to


  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Registered with clinical officer’s council
  • Minimum 2 years working experience working in health set up

Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Good clinical skills – history taking, physical examination, ordering appropriate laboratory investigations and make appropriate diagnosis.
  • Proven leadership, communication, interpersonal, decision making skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili).
  • Computer literacy in the use of MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is desired
  • Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player.
  • Experience of working in hardship area.

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.


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




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