IECHP Manager, Dagahaley Camp

Recruiter / Employer: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Contract: Contract / Casual
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Work Location : Dagahaley Refugee camp, Garissa County, Kenya
Start date : October 2021
Length of contract : 12 months fixed term contract (with 3 months’ probation period) renewable based on performance

Main Purpose

Defining, coordinating and monitoring all the IEC( Information, Education, Communication) Health Promotion activities in the project and promoting MSF services according to MSF principles, protocols and standards in order to increase the knowledge of the target population around their health, the support of preventive activities and the collaboration to improve the services. 

The selected candidate will be reporting to the Medical Team Leader.


  • Defining and updating the HP/IEC strategy and related activities through annual project and budget plan (objectives, target population, campaigns, messages, activities, specific actions, etc.).
  • Assessing knowledge of the target group on a health risk and analyzing the context (local culture, traditions, habits, health perception) to adapt health activities and support the social mapping (villages, populations, actors), Identifying indicators in order to monitor HP activities results and achievement and using the concrete tools to measure and follow up those activities
  • Assessing, developing and adapting IEC/HP materials according to the needs of the project. Ensuring content and format have been pre-tested with target groups in order to ensure the adequacy, relevance, full understanding of the messages. Leading focus-group discussions with target groups in order to ensure the adequacy, relevance, broadcasting and full awareness of the messages, ensuring they are worded in a pedagogic manner
  • Liaising with other relevant actors (national and International NGO’s , authorities) also involved in prevention activities, analyzing interventions and building cooperative relationships and advocacy, in order to enhance the influence of the campaigns and messages and to improve awareness among the targeted population;
  • Ensuring regular collaboration and coordination with the MSF medical team, to guarantee that the HP is part of medical activities and contribute to the medical objectives of the project
  • Knowing protocol(s) for Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and ensuring its application. Identifies possible victims of SGBV and referring them to the medical team for treatment according to protocol(s)
  • Supervising the IEC/HP team and their activities, in and outside health facilities, reporting difficulties and progress as well as adapting format and content when necessary. Planning and supervising the HR associated processes (recruitment, training, evaluation, development and internal communication) of the IEC / HP staff of the project. This will be done in close coordination with the HR department, the administration manager and project coordinator and according to MSF vision, values and procedures. Ensuring that HP/IEC participates in counseling services when needed, specially including Prevention Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) and Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VTC)
  • Participating in the monthly reports according to guidelines (SitReps, statistical reports, etc.)

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Plan and conduct periodic surveys, MSF census and assessments of humanitarian situation that are directly or indirectly health related to feed the operational and advocacy strategy of MSF in Dagahaley camp.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate health promotion activities in Dagahaley camp and ensure implementation of those activities in accordance with the existing community health strategy in Dagahaley project
  • Daily management of his team: monthly/weekly activity schedule, annual leave planning and monitoring for punctuality and attendance/absence from duties… also support the team in problem solving and conflict resolution and ensure good collaboration among the team with their respective supervisors
  •  Schedule weekly/monthly departmental meetings among the outreach team and also with other departments to ensure proper communication and guidance/direction to the department and maintain good working relation with other departments.
  • Together with the field coordinator’s office, collaborate with the community representatives in health related issues.
  • Plan and organize for monthly, quarterly and yearly training need assessment with the help of the training supervisor and ensure the learning gaps in the department are highlighted and addressed through appropriate training
  • Participate in the yearly evaluation of the HP staff, update their different Job descriptions and take part in the recruitment of the HP staff
  • Participate and contribute to the development and discussion of the yearly/multiyear plan of action for the project 
  • Foster integration with both primary health care (PHC) and hospital programmes, departments and clinics through weekly defaulter tracing activities, strategy meetings and also participation in peer reviews relevant to the programmes, departments and clinics

    If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter on or before the 28th September 2021 to

    MSF will not consider applications of persons aged 58 years and above and will require medical certificate to ascertain candidates do not have an underlying medical condition to avoid exposure to risk.

    We apologize that due to the volume of application we receive only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    (MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

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