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Locum Nurse Needed at International Rescue Committee

Locum Nurse Needed at International Rescue Committee,

Locum Nurse Needed at International Rescue Committee

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The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.

Locum Nurse – Kakuma

Job Purpose/Objective

Working under the guidance and supervision of the EPI Officer, the EPI Nurse will be directly responsible for:

Key Responsibilities

  • Sensitization and ensuring that Infection prevention and control guidelines and procedures in line with Covid-19 prevention are in place and are followed strictly.
  • Supervising all EPI and Covid-19 vaccination activities at a designated health facility and during the outreaches.
  • Ensure that all mothers and caregivers are understand adverse event following Immunization.
  • Ensure that cold chain is maintained at the EPI Store.
  • Collect data in link with vaccination activities and submit to the EPI Officer/ M&E or team leader.
  • Follow-up adverse event following immunization (AEFI) among vaccinated children and clients who received Covid-19 vaccines.

  • Identifying and managing as appropriate, the defaulter tracing ways/mechanism together with the CHPOs to achieve low dropout rates.
  • Responsible for supervision of Immunization clinics and vaccine administration.
  • Preparing for and assisting the doctors or clinicians during the ward rounds and whenever required.
  • Ensuring that all required indicators are followed up on regular manner and various interventions put in place to ensure good immunization coverages.
  • Performing Covid-19 vaccine and other RI vaccines forecasting and ordering from the Regional DVI/NVIP store.
  • Conducting regular training session for refugee staff on basic nursing care/management of various ward cases and charting.
  • Giving regular health education to caregiver and clients on various immunization issues.
  • Compiling and timely submitting all relevant immunization reports using whichever reporting tools adopted by the organization or programs.
  • Monitoring and supervising proper usage of supplies at the assigned EPI departments or units.
  • Taking care of equipment to ensure they are maintained in good condition and submit regular inventory report and vaccines stocks of the same to the supervisor.
  • Ensuring that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
  • Supervising incentive staff working in EPI at a designated Health facility.
  • Performing administrative roles at the department in the absence of the EPI Officer.
  • Together with the CO organize for adequate clinic or EPI coverage when required.
  • Carrying out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Key Result Areas:

  • Enforce infection prevention and control guidelines and procedures.
  • She/he is responsible to ensure all activities are implemented according to the work plan and that targets are met.
  • Responsible to track daily, weekly and monthly indicators report and covid-19 vaccination reports.
  • Roll out of Covid-19 vaccination activities.


  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing from KMTC or recognized nursing training institution.
  • Be registered and have a valid license from the Nursing Council of Kenya.

Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least 2 years working experience in a MCH and immunization clinic setup.
  • Computer literate.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach local staff and community workers.
  • Experience in implementing child health and immunization interventions in hard-to-reach populations.
  • Experience in rolling out social behavior change strategy in vulnerable populations.
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Training on Immunization and IDSR is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in Turkana/Somali will be an added advantage.

How to apply

Interested and qualified? Go to International Rescue Committee on to apply

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