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NRHS Divisional Mobilizer, Clinical officer, Nurse and Counselors Jobs in Kisumu Kenya



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Jan 13, 2014

The Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to improving reproductive health of men and women in Kenya, with its headquarters in Kisumu, Kenya.
NRHS has several projects researching on HIV prevention; it runs support groups for PLWHA and MARPS, and is working with the Ministry of Health to scale up male circumcision for HIV prevention in various parts of Nyanza Province.
NRHS is seeking to hire the following positions:

Divisional Mobilizer

1 Post
Duties will include:
  • Coordinate all social mobilization activities in the division which include organizing for all the divisional social mobilization activities in coordination with the District Social Mobilization Coordinator and the clinical teams.
  • Enhance teamwork amongst the Divisional Peer Educators under his/her jurisdiction.
  • Carry out mapping of the Division of operation to establish the number of males in the target group, number of circumcised males, and ensure identification of all upcoming activities the project may need to take part in within the division as per the community calendar.
  • Act as the Community liaison officer in the District/Division of operation. Divisional Mobilizers are expected to be key contact persons for NRHS in their areas of operation. They will strive to build goodwill between NRHS and the community. As such, they must have contacts of the county administration and in their districts/division and continuously cultivate good relations with them.
  • Participate in the process of identifying the Peer Educators to review strategies and share on best practices.
  • Ensure tracking and reporting of all mobilization activities in the Division, including number of materials supplied, targets set, challenges experienced and best practices noted.
  • Ensure that set targets for his/her team in the area of operation are met Ensure follow ups on agreed activities/strategies.
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the Head of Mobilization.
Required Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
  • Diploma-level qualification in social work and community development or related studies
  • 2 years experience in community mobilization or Ministry of Health community structures
  • Ability to lead, motivate and work in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Preferably a resident of the division
Clinical Officer
1 Post

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform circumcisions and monitor the healing process of clients.
  • Record any adverse events arising from the surgery as those not related to the MC roll out providing detailed explanations of the type, causes and management of the complications.
  • Conduct medical examinations, and provide treatment at both scheduled and unscheduled visits, refer clients to appropriate providers for specialized management of their conditions.
  • Prepare infections control protocol and oversee that it is followed adequately.
  • Ensure coordination of clinical activities with the laboratory, data entry staff, nurse, counselor and receptionist.
  • Keep information about clients in strict confidence.
  • Be fully responsible and accountable for project resources entrusted upon them.
  • Contributing to the Course content development and delivery.
  • Participate in training of Ministry of Heath Staff and mobile Circumcision teams on the MC roll-out and the surgery itself.
  • Implement proposed MC training work plan to address knowledge gap in GOK MOH and other relevant medical staff knowledge and skills in MC.
  • Any other official duties as may be assigned by the Medical Officer, District Coordinator, Project Coordinator or any other superior officer of NRHS.
Required Minimum Qualifications & Experience
  • A diploma or equivalent  in clinical medicine & surgery
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Trained & Experienced in VMMC & PrePex device procedure is an added advantage
Desirable attributes:
  • Confidentiality
  • Stress tolerance
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Proactive and reliable
Nurse
1 Post

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Explain the MC protocol to the patients.
  • Scrub patients for the surgery.
  • Liaise with the cleaners to ensure that theatre is cleaned after and in readiness for circumcision of patients i.e. maintain and ensure sterility of the theatre environment.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and sterilization of the instruments that are used in the circumcision before and after circumcision in liaison with the cleaning staff.
  • Conduct training for Ministry of Health Personnel and any other medical personnel during the society’s sessions with these parties.
  • Assist the Surgeon or Clinical Officer in theatre cases.
  • Maintain a regularly updated inventory of all surgical instruments and consumables.
  • Take an active role in the training of other Nurse in the MC project.
  • To screen patients and ensure that they are fit for surgery.
  • To ensure proper patients’ record keeping and accurate entry of data before and after surgery.
  • To give health education on preparation of surgery and post operative care.
  • To dispense pre-medication and post-operative analgesics.
  • Ensure patient safety before surgery, during surgery and immediately after surgery.
Required Minimum Qualifications & Experience
  • A diploma in nursing from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in a recognized institution/organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Trained & Experienced in VMMC & PrePex device procedure is an added advantage
Desirable attributes:
  • Confidentiality
  • Stress tolerance
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Proactive and reliable
Counselors
2 Positions

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide voluntary HIV counseling  and testing to clients
  • Where necessary, , conduct a brief genital examination to assess circumcision status and to establish eligibility.
  • Educate Male Circumcision clients on risks and benefits of MC.
  • Explain the roll-out protocol and procedures of the MC to the clients.
  • Explain to the client the general procedure of MC session Administer consent to eligible clients.
  • Provide counseling on HIV risk-reduction and behavior change, including ABC
  • Conduct interviews on socio demographic, behavioural and health information.
  • Implement and monitor infection prevention standards pre-operation, intra-operation and post operation.
  • Discuss return appointments for MC clients.
  • Conduct interviews on socio demographic, behavioral and health information.
  • Offer on-going counseling to MC clients, guardians/parents.
  • Offer appropriate referral options to the clients.
  • Discuss return appointments for circumcision.
  • Any other official duties that may be assigned to your supervisor.
  • Ensure all the necessary logistics are ready 24hours before the day of the surgery.
  • To assist in Basic life support to clients during emergency.
  • Any other official duties assigned to you by your immediate supervisor.
Required Minimum Qualifications & Experience
  • A diploma in Counseling from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a recognized institution/organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • HTC / VCT trained by NASCOP or Liverpool
  • VMMC training is an added advantage
Desirable attributes:
  • Confidentiality
  • Stress tolerance
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Proactive and reliable
How to Apply:
  • A cover letter detailing current work, prior experience and qualifications in the areas described above, telephone and e-mail contact
  • A current CV
  • Names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least 3 professional referees
Applications are submitted electronically to [email protected] stating the job title on the subject of the email.
Applications should be received on or before: 14th January, 2014 at close of business.
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