Location Nairobi with frequent travel Reporting to Program Manager Duration 1 year
Required Immediate Closing 10th April 2017
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
Responsible for IMLU’s management of its torture survivors’ forensic medical documentation and rehabilitation services and advises the Programme Manager and the Executive Director on Forensic medical documentation and rehabilitation issues pertaining to IMLU’s mandate. Responsible for coordinating, renewing and capacity building of IMLU national network of medical and forensic medical professionals. Responsible for expanding IMLU’s regional and international presence and influence.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Documentation and Rehabilitation
Make preliminary medical examination of torture survivors
Coordinate medical rehabilitation (treatment) of torture survivors.
Coordinate clinical forensic examinations and forensic autopsies for survivors and victims of torture.
Receive and analyze medical reports presented by network doctors for quality control
Maintain linkages with counselors for psychological rehabilitation
Track all cases undergoing medical rehabilitation
2. Programme Management
Design forensic medical documentation and rehabilitation projects
Develop programme proposals, budgets and work plans
Lead in the implementation of all medical documentation and rehabilitation programme activities
Coordinate the network of medical professionals providing medical documentation and rehabilitation services
Review and update forensic medical documentation tools
Ensure effective documentation of all rehabilitation activities
Provide rehabilitation information to other departments in IMLU
Monitor and evaluate the documentation and rehabilitation programme activities
Report on the medical documentation and rehabilitation programme in accordance to IMLU and donor requirements
Resource mobilization for the programme
3. Networking Development
Continuous capacity development of IMLU network of doctors, pathologists and other medical personnel
Recruitment of new doctors, pathologists and other personnel to IMLU network of medical professionals
Establish and implement network communication strategy to keep the network energized and informed through regular communication and involvement in relevant IMLU activities
Establish and maintain strong linkages between IMLU forensic medical work and other regional and international networks
Sustain and renew IMLU’s regional and international presence and influence
Medical Doctor with a minimum of a first degree qualification.
At least one year experience in post graduation clinical work, with interest in programme management, human rights and forensic medicine.
Additional training in counseling and/or the management of mental trauma is an added advantage
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in human rights issues
Excellent analytical and writing skills
Proficiency in computer skills
Good command of English and Kiswahili languages
Ability to set priorities and produce timely and quality outputs
Self-motivated, committed to human rights, organized and able to function well under pressure
Must be willing to take the initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to appreciate, respect and promote gender and women’s rights both at the work place and in programme/project work
Ability to work in a diverse team and offer leadership
High moral integrity and compassion to persons in vulnerable situations
Availability to work full time at IMLU.
If you believe you are passionate and committed to human rights and have the experience and qualifications we are looking for, please send your application letter and CV, including your current salary, expected remuneration, three professional referees and day time telephone contacts to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject matter PROGRAM OFFICER – FORENSIC MEDICAL
DOCUMENTATION by 4pm, Friday, 10th April, 2017.
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