EPI Officer Job at International Rescue Committee

EPI Officer Job at International Rescue Committee… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at International Rescue Committee.

Descriptions;

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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 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.
  • 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, charting and vaccination.
  • 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 the EPI nurse /incentive staff working in EPI at a designated Health facility.
  • Providing clear handover reports when going for leave.
  • Together with the facility incharges, organize for adequate clinic or EPI coverage when required.
  • Support the surveillance officer in surveillance for notifiable diseases.
  • Preparing budgets and proposal in conjunction with the health manager.
  • Carrying out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Requirements:

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing from KMTC or a diploma in nursing from a 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 key.
  • Fluency in Turkana/Somali will be an added advantage.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Application Deadline: 15th June 2022.


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