Post Title: Assistant Program Officer – Medical Rehabilitation and Documentation
Contract Duration: 1 year with possible extension based on performance.
Application Deadline: 28th April 2021
Reporting Date: by 1st June 2021
We are seeking to recruit for Assistant Program Officer – responsible for leading our medical rehabilitation and documentation interventions -medical treatment,documentation and overall rehabilitation issues pertaining to IMLU’s mandate. Also leads in coordinating, strengthening and renewing strategic networks in the medical field, and supports psychological rehabilitation interventions.
JOB DESCRIPTION ASSISTANT PROGRAMME OFFICER- MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION & REHABILITATION
Job Title Assistant Programme Officer, Medical Rehabilitation and Documentation Location Nairobi, with frequent field travel
PROGRAMME Documentation and Rehabilitation Job Title of Immediate Supervisor Program Officer Psychological Rehabilitation
Job Titles of Persons Supervised Interns, Volunteers, Consultants Job Summary
– The Overall Purpose of the Job Responsible for providing support to IMLU’s Rehabilitation and Documentation Program and advises the program officers on clients’ medical treatment, documentation and overall rehabilitation issues pertaining to IMLU’s mandate. Also leads to coordinating, strengthening and renewing strategic networks in the medical field.
Description of Main Duties or Tasks Performed by the Job Holder
(a) Medical Rehabilitation and Documentation
Receive all victims and assess their initial medical needs;
Keep track of victims’ receiving medical services at the organization;
Maintain schedule of medical appointments of victims while coordinating with the healthcare service providers (hospitals, clinics, pharmacies etc);
Accompany victims to hospital and or shelters as and when required;
Conduct follow up home visits and hospital visits to victims receiving medical care;
Coordinate forensic documentation/autopsies for victims through the network of pathologists;
Coordinate the network of doctors and pathologists and assign duties in consultation with the Program Officer;
2 Nurture and manage healthy relationships with partner medical institutions
(b) Monitoring and Data Management
Keep and update a manual and electronic log of clients receiving medical and psychological rehabilitative services;
Receive, file and retrieve medical and psychological documentation;
Make follow-up with medical doctors for prompt submission of reports (within 72 hours);
Make available quarterly analytical case file statistics for all the cases in the rehabilitation department;
Maintain functional linkage with redress program for harmonizing of case file opening and numbering;
(c) Programming Management and Resourcing
Developing the medical rehabilitation plans and budgets
Preparing relevant program reports
Serve as the liaison person with the Kenya Medical Association, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council, Kenya Association of Pathologists, and other relevant networks on behalf of the institution;
Participate actively in resource mobilization including writing funding proposals;
Generate information for proposal writing and programme reporting;
Generate case studies on medical and psychological rehabilitation on a quarterly basis;
Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of direct service provision for victims and their families;
(d) Other Responsibilities
Represent the rehabilitation and documentation program in strategic stakeholder meetings;
Participate in Case management meetings;
Support in organizing relevant conferences, training and field activities for the department;
3 Employee Specifications
– Minimum and Desirable Qualification, Experience and other Attributes for the Successful Performance of the Job Minimum Additional Qualifications
Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery from KMTC or an accredited institution Higher National Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from KMTC or an accredited institution Additional training in surgery, forensics or medico-legal field Training in medical law and ethics Training in psychology or trauma counselling Skills and Experience
At least 3 years’ experience in clinical work with a keen interest in human rights. Experience preparing and reviewing medical reports involving injuries
Experience handling victims of trauma and working with persons in vulnerable situations Experience in handling confidential client information.
Experience in preparing medico-legal reports and participation in judicial processes as expert witness in criminal or civil cases
Experience in coordinating or leading networks or teams of medical professionals;
Advocacy for the less privileged
Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to human rights, social justice and change.
Ability to work effectively with communities in the prevention and response to human rights violations.
Experience in an NGO setting will be an added advantage Other attributes
Self-motivated, committed to human rights, highly organized and able to function well under pressure,
Compassionate and understands the complexity and needs of victims of torture and other forms of ill-treatment
Must be willing to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
Appreciates, respects and promotes gender and women’s rights both at the work place and in program/project work
Ability to work in a diverse team
Open to new learning
The Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) is a governance, health and human rights non-profit organization,whose vision is A World free from Torture, Violence and Discrimination. IMLU’s work is underpinned by a holistic approach involving litigation, medical and psycho-social rehabilitation of survivors of torture, monitoringgovernment adherence to its human rights obligations and advocacy for policy, legal and institutional reforms.Over the last two decades, the organization has assisted over 5,000 victims of torture, cruel, degrading andinhuman treatment through the support of a national networks of professionals that include doctors, traumacounsellors, lawyers, human rights monitors and journalists.
IMLU is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification of application.