The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgadud regions) and Mogadishu implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance and peacebuilding, GBV, Nutrition, education and health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected people.
- Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts or records.
- Assess and plan nursing care requirements by monitoring and administering medication and intravenous infusions and taking patient samples and vital signs.
- Prepare for and assist the doctors in clinical activities whenever needed.
- Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor on call relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
- Identify patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and other persons in a position to understand patient care requirements.
- Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional and psychological support to patients and patients’ relatives.
- Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
- Maintain and submit nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies and placing orders for drugs and supplies.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and participating in Continuous Medical Education Sessions and other trainings.
- Give health education to patients and clients.
- Compile and submit monthly reports.
- Diploma in Nursing.
- Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions.
- Minimum of two years of relevant experience in a health program set up.
- Experience working with a non-profit humanitarian organization preferred.
- Flexibility at work.
- A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity.
- Knowledge of local Somali language.
- Previous experience within a humanitarian aid organization, in particular working in primary health care programs and conducting nursing.
- Strong counselling skills.
- Good organizational skills.
- Competent to work under stress as the situation may dictate. Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic background.
How to apply:
You can apply through the following link: https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&i...
Female Staff are highly encouraged to apply.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
The applications will be reviewed on rolling bases.