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Médecins Du Monde Outreach Worker Job in Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Mar 5, 2014

Advertisement: Outreach Worker, Kenya – Médecins Du Monde

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France.

It seeks to stimulate commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.

General Description of the Role: The outreach worker is a field staff member who works in the community in close relation with the beneficiaries/target population (high risk drug users) of the project, community members and leaders, religious leaders, local authorities including administration and police, health care workers from public health facilities (hospitals, clinics, dispensaries)/NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and other MdM team.

S/he is expected to provide information /counseling and preventive services for high risk drug users to prevent transmission of blood borne infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B/C and to reduce drug related consequences.

Key Duties

Mapping of the target population, drug use establishments and analysis of stakeholders: identification of camps/sites with targeted population / collection of information about the targeted population / identification of stakeholders;

Implementation of harm reduction activities in the DIC: daily outreach visits / Implementation of NSP activities / Implementation of DIC activities and creation of a peer network and then self-help/self-support groups / monthly workshop;

Close cooperation with medical teams to provide comprehensive and high quality care and education to beneficiaries: participation in committee for nutrition, ART and Methadone programs / data collection / participation in peer educators’ and volunteer peers’ training and follow up meeting / contribution to the development of IEC activities / participation in advocacy meetings and elaboration and implementation of advocacy strategy.

Candidate Profile: 

  • Ability to work in the environment of drug users: knowledge on different types of drugs, drug markets and related consequences of drug use / non-judgemental attitude towards drug use and drug users / Ability to establish trust and communicate effectively with active drug users;
  • Knowledge on HIV/AIDS and health issues related to drug use;
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English;
  • Basic education : secondary school education completed;
  • Knowledge on Harm reduction is a plus;
  • Strong communication  skills: ability to listen and share decisions
  • Flexibility, Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, initiative
  • Team spirit  and motivation for the activities
  • Respect of the confidentiality of beneficiaries
If you believe you are the ideal candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV to the following email address [email protected] with the title: Outreach worker, Kenya.
Closing date is March 10th 2014 or to our Dropping Center in Kawangware.
No application will be considered after the closing date as well as any application received by phone or in our office.
MdM is an equal employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only Short listed applicant will be contacted
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