Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Program Nurses Jobs in Dadaab Kenya

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominationalevangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid tohurting people around the world.

Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse (SP) has helped meet needs of people who arevictims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with thepurpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

 Program Nurses 

Three Positions

Reports to:
 Nutrition Coordinator

Duty Station:

 Kenya Programs

Following the declaration of food insecurity in the country and recommendationsfrom the short rains assessment, SP intends to implement a Nutrition program inGarissa County targeting children below five years, pregnant and lactatingwomen.

The nutrition Program seeks to reduce morbidity and mortality associated withmalnutrition in the identified groups through provision of food and healthservices.

We are therefore seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positionsbased in Garissa County, North Eastern Province, Kenya.

  • Assist in the implementation of medical and feeding components of the IMAM program
  • Administer treatment of medical complications in children and pregnant/lactating mothers in compliance with program regulations
  • Oversee the implementation of a blanket preventative medicine initiative, including vitamin A supplementation, folic acid and iron for pregnant/lactating women, mebendazole, anti-malarials and measles vaccination
  • Assist in the admission of clients to appropriate stages of the program and/or outside treatment facilities
  • Create and maintain records on client health and progress, and coordinate with administrative assistant to document project activities
  • Participate in community-based health education, including training on preventative health care
  • Train and support program staff on basic health topics and build capacity of program staff to carry out IMAM activities
  • Assist the medical coordinator in additional program activities as requested
Person Specification 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,and/or abilities required.

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Must be a registered nurse with the nursing council
  • Two years experience in the nursing field
  • Experience in nutrition assessments and understanding of nutritional surveillance
  • Experienced and proven communication skills to patiently work with the national staff, partner NGOs, the local community
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field.
  • Be a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit.
  • Highly motivated; with a desire to work with local communities.
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Skills and knowledge
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent financial management skills including budget preparation, reporting and analysis of financial reports.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Driver’s license and experience is required.
Character qualities
  • High level of motivation and proven ability to work independently both in the field and in the office.
  • Diplomatic and culturally sensitive.
  • Team player.
  • A strong Christian.
If you are interested in this position pleasesend your C.V only and an application letter to hr@spkenya.org

Application deadline:
 Friday, September 28th 2011

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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