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Community Based Rehabilitation Officer Job in Kakuma, Kenya

08.07.2013 · Posted in General Jobs

Community Based Rehabilitation Officer

Sector: Health          
Location: Kenya          
Employee Type: Regular          
Employee Category: Full Time          


Under the direct supervision of the CHP manager, the CBR Officer will be overall in charge of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) program at Kakuma Refugee Camp. 

He/she will ensure provision of quality services to persons living with disabilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a work plan for all CBR activities
  • Design a comprehensive training plan for the community based rehabilitation program staff.
  • Directly supervise the occupational and occupational therapists.
  • Plan, organize and assist in the conduct of occupational and physiotherapy activities in the health facilities and community settings and supervise the occupational and physiotherapists in the same
  • Take a lead in identifying persons with disabilities in the community, in collaboration with the community health promoters
  • Supervise and support  the occupational therapist in organizing psychosocial therapeutic group sessions for persons with disabilities, parents, careers and guardians
  • Participate in training parents and guardians of children with developmental disorders on life management skills.
  • Organize and supervise the distribution of mobility devices to persons with disability
  • Organize and maintain a database for persons with disability
  • Organize and supervise community mobilization and awareness sessions on disability to the refugees
  • Coordinate service delivery at the various CBR sites and other IRC facilities
  • Coordinate client`s referral for rehabilitation services
  • Coordinate visiting consultancy visits targeted towards persons with disabilities
  • Ensure program supplies are ordered and distributed in a timely manner
  • Keep inventory and records for all program items and supplies.
  • Submit weekly and monthly reports on the CBR sector as scheduled
  • Keep the management informed on all significant developments in the program.
  • Represent the CBR sector in internal and external coordination, planning and review meetings so as to clearly articulate achievements, challenges and unmet needs in the sector

Key Result Areas:

  • Training for community based rehabilitative workers as well as facility based CBR staff is conducted
  • An up to date database of persons with disabilities maintained
  • Ensure quality delivery of occupational therapy services at all the CBR sites
  • All CBR activities implemented as per annual work-plan
  • Ensure that the national and staff refugee staff in the CBR department are managed and developed properly in accordance to the IRC HR policies

Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma or higher training in Occupational Therapy or related field from a recognized training institution.
  • Registered with the Kenya Occupational Therapists’ Association (KOTA).

Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least 5 years work experience in working within a community setting
  • At least 3 years experience of working in a resource poor setting and/or camp environment is an added advantage
  • Language preferences: Fluency in Turkana/ Somali an added advantage.
  • Must be a good team player
  • Must be flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation skills

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  

International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

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