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Requisition ID: req19409
Job Title: RH/CHP Officer
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kakuma, Kenya
The RH-CHP officer shall be responsible for the overall implementation of all maternal newborn health program activities in the camp. He/she is expected to work within integrated health program and collaborate with other sector for effective delivery of program activities.
- Overall responsibility of Ensuring Antenatal Care, maternity care, Postnatal Care services, Family Planning and post abortion services at the health facility delivery points are in line with MOH guidelines.
- Organize and coordinate maternal, perinatal death audits and near miss audits and stimulate actions to address health system failures to prevent future deaths.
- Foster inter-program linkages (clinical services, community health program and RH-HIV), exchange of information and experiences and contribute to an integrated Reproductive Health Program that will encompass MCH outreach services, with support from Program Managers.
- Ensure high risk clinics are institutionalized and follow-up of mothers at risk is in line with “healthy mothers design sprint” model and ensure referral protocols are followed.
- Work with clinical services team to determine training needs for RH staff and community maternal and newborn health requirements for the targeted population through meetings and /or administering surveys.
- In consultation with program manager, organize support supervision, facility assessments to all MNH services, and provide written feedback and reports.
- In liaison with CHP officers, organize SRH services demand creation activities including maternity open days
- Overall responsibility in ensuring appropriate record keeping and monitoring service delivery and Data Quality of community based and Reproductive health information, regular reporting and follow up from all health units.
- Prepare donor reports and contributes to overall program reporting against results frameworks, best practices and lessons learned.
- Keep track of RH indicators by timely updating indicator board and provide appropriate recommendations to the program manager to ensure indicators are within UNHCR, sphere and MOH standards.
- Monitor implementation, navigate and track report on Electronic Medical Record system ( EMR) and make recommendation to RH &health program managers on SRH modules to ensure all relevant data is tracked and is up-to date.
- Monitor and ensure auxiliary services are in place to support quality Reproductive and Community Health services i.e. necessary drugs in the pharmacy, Community Health outreach supplies, reproductive health supplies, and tests being carried out in the laboratory.
- Monitor and implement strategies to ensure improved family planning services among WRA including timely submission of consumption report and ordering of FP commodities with the MOH.
- Coordinate cervical cancer screening activities and post-abortion care services within the camp and implement strategies to reduce induced abortions.
- Monitor and ensure proper utilization of IRC issued community health program supplies; including Reproductive and family planning program supplies
- Assist the program managers in developing a plan for training of Auxiliary staffs mainly Community Health Workers/Safe Motherhood Promoters and Reproductive Health Assistants.
- Assist in response and management of public health emergencies and participate in the development of disaster preparedness systems. Including Review and update annual disease preparedness plans in consultation with other program manager.
- Assist in Coordinating internal occasional Outbreak Control Coordination Team (OCT) and carry out community-based public health interventions during communicable disease outbreaks.
- Seek out and nurture quality partnerships with community structures Ministries of health and strategic partners, including international NGOs
- Support by the RH manager develop and implement strong integrated community health strategies using appropriate tools to maximize project impact on the beneficiaries.
- Coordinate community health campaigns including vitamin A supplementation campaigns, National Immunization Days (NIDs) and other similar campaigns.
Human Resource Management
- Oversee continuous training programs for the Reproductive Health and Community health staff as well as organizing trainings with consultants as per the annual work-plan & budget.
- Determine staffing needs for community health and SRH and advise program managers on the staffing gaps and other challenges in the RH/CHP.
- Orient the new staffs about the RH & CHP activities and linkages to other health programs.
- Conduct community health auxiliary staff appraisal, feedback session, caution and separation according to the IRC policy.
- Manage the community health & RH grants as per the proposal description, work and spending plan.
- Recommend grant and budget revisions to the RH program manager.
- Monitor the RH/CHP budget using the BVA system.
- Prepare spending plans for the program based on the available budget.
- Ensure adherence to the community health &RH program budget by reviewing expenditure.
- Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact on budget adherence.
- Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.
- Monitor closely and report on the relevant health indicator trends and ensure appropriate action is taken.
- Ensure maintenance of an efficient statistical reports relating to Reproductive and Community health from all service delivery points are accurate, adequately captured and submitted weekly, monthly and annually including appropriate follow up for all the group of interest.
- Keep the line Program Managers & SFC informed of all developments through regular reports.
- Attend all health coordination meetings in the field.
- Compile weekly, monthly reports and donor reports.
- Degree in clinical medicine, Nursing, community health, Public health or equivalent from recognized university.
- Registration with relevant health board.
- Relevant Trainings in IDSR, EPI, CEmONC, FP/MNCH and Community strategy.
- Knowledge of international minimum standards in health program service delivery, including SPHERE, WHO and UNHCR.
- Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills.
Required Experience & Competencies:
- Three years’ experience in complex humanitarian set up implementing primary health care (PHC) program.
- Conversant with the UNHCR, ECHO and BPRM budget and reporting.
- Strong management skills (managing, motivating and developing staff).
- Strong communication skills; oral; written and presentation skills.
- At least three years’ experience in health program design and management.
- Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
- Computer literacy with possible advanced word processing,spreadsheet,and relevant health software skills (i.e. EPI INFO;SPSS).
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.