International Medical Corps Health Team Leader, Project Officer, and Finance Assistant Jobs in Kenya

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. 
By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Health Team Leader

Job Summary

Under the IMC Emergency Health and Nutrition Project in Kambioos Camp in the larger Dadaab Refugee Complex, the Health Team Leader will be under the Direct Supervision of the Head of Sub-Office/Medical Coordinator. 
He/she will be responsible for managing the day to day activities of the health and nutrition program.

Duties and responsibilites
  • Ensure the implementation of the program according to humanitarian standards and donor requirements.
  • Coordinate the work of the different departments in health and nutrition.
  • Represent IMC in regular meetings and as may be determined from time to time by the Project Coordinator.
  • Participates in assessments as well as proposal writing.
  • Train the Health and Nutrition staff according to accepted standards.
  • 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 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
  • Ensure on going services supply of drugs and consumables according to protocols prescribed by the Ministry of Health
  • Strengthen referral services between communities, primary and secondary health facilities to promote primary health care and utilization of the services
  • Attend Health Coordination meetings, community meetings for women groups, community leaders and village health workers to promote more community participation as assigned
  • Medical Doctor registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Medical Doctor managing Primary Health Care programs in resource poor settings.
  • Must be computer literate and comfortable to use MS Word, Excel and Access.
  • Demonstrated proposal skills in project planning and management.
  • Experience in Refugee Camp settings will be an added advantage.
  • Must be skilled in performing emergency surgical and obstetrics procedures.
  • Knowledge of Health Information System.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili mandatory. Due to the nature and place of work, ability to speak in Somali is required.
Project Officer

Job summary
  • In consultation with the Head of Sub-Office/Medical Coordinator, provide phasing and scheduling of projects.
  • Assist with documentation of best practices including writing/editing short articles, press releases and other materials.
Duties and responsibilities
  • Prepare procurement requests for goods/services needed for program implementation.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports by ensuring that all needed information are collected and available for reporting.
  • Assist with human resource issues related to the program.
  • Review activities for compliance with IMC policies and procedures.
  • Prepare work plan to ensure that program activities are done in a timely manner.
  • Interface with beneficiaries and other stakeholders on project issues.
  • Participate in the development and issuance of project procedures and policies.
  • A bachelor’s degree in management or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a related capacity working with an NGO, experience in refugee camp settings will be an added advantage.
  • Must be skilled in the use of computer programs i.e MS Word, Excel and Access.
  • Demonstrated capacity on monitoring, planning and implementing project activities.
  • Knowledge of Health Information System.
  • Fluency in English. Due to the nature and place of the work, ability to speak in Somali is an advantage.
Finance Assistant

Position description/scope of work
  • Responsible for making payments in the office. Make sure that backup documentation for disbursements is duly approved and on file prior to making payments.
  • Assist Finance officer in preparation of year end audit schedules for IMC Kenya.
  • Prepare and send Daily Cash Reports to Nairobi that includes both cash and bank balances.
  • Prepare monthly reports including input into ACCPAC and sending monthly batches to Nairobi by the last day of the month.
  • Assist Finance Officer with finance information related to asset and inventory list.
  • Other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Bachelor/College degree in the field of Finance/Accounting and/or CPA part
  • 1 one year experience in accounting/finance experience in an International NGO would be an advantage.
Qualified candidates should submit applications BY E-MAIL ONLY including the C.V. and contact details of 3 referees not later than 12.00pm Friday, 6th July, 2012 to the HR Manager at;

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