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Thursday, 28 July 2011

IOM Field Nurse - Emergency Response to Diarrhoeal Disease Job in Dadaab Kenya

IOM International Organization for Migration
Vacancy Notice: IOM/077/11
Functional Title: Field Nurse - Emergency Response to Diarrhoeal Disease
Outbreaks Grade: 64/01 — (UN Salary Scale for GS staff)
Duty Station: Dadaab, Kenya
Duration of Assignment: 3 months with possibility of extension

General functions:
Under the overall supervision of the Senior Migration Health Physician, and the direct
supervision of the Field Coordinator, the incumbent shall be responsible for managing events, monitoring and reporting progress of daily activities of the strengthening preparedness and emergency response to diarrhoeal disease outbreak in drought affected areas of Dadaab.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in conducting rapid needs assessments for strengthening preparedness and response in diarrhoeal disease outbreak affected areas;
  • Travel around all areas of operations to support and implement diarrhoeal disease outbreak prevention efforts including community mobilization, health education distribution of medical stock and any other proposed activities;
  • Assist in coordinating with Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MPHS) and with other agencies/organizations at district level and ensure that water-sanitation needs are being met;
  • Assist by ensuring that relevant WHO/ MPHS policies, protocols and guidelines are being adhered to in relation to any diarrhoeal disease outbreak support interventions in target areas;
  • Assist in the set up and maintaining the equipment used on the mobile unit;
  • In coordination with data processing staff, assist and support preparation of relevant statistics and reports for the project;
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Registered nurse (Diploma in nursing) or clinical officer (diploma in clinical medicine)
  • at least 2 years work experience in clinical nursing;
  • Practical experience in working in emergency response programmes providing clinical health support;
  • Mature individual able to work independently, effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
  • Proven experience in community mobilization;
  • IOM functional competencies reciuired: effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative analytical thinker, active learner, strong team player and cross cultural facilitator;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook;
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Swahili.
  • Previous IOM working experience will be an advantage

How to apply:
Submit well written cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and e-mail address to:-

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Human Resources Department,
P.O. Box 55040 —00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

or send via e-mail to hrnairobi@iom.int

Closing Date: 01st August 2011

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