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BSFP Nurse - East Pokot

Job Description

Purpose of the position:

The nurse is responsible for identification and management of children with malnutrition, provision of systemic treatment/ treatment of childhood illnesses.

He/she will also handle food distribution, documentation and reporting for Blanket Supplementary Feeding Project.

The nurse will also ensure all beneficiaries identified to be acutely malnourished are referred to integrated management of acute malnutrition program for further management or for other specialized treatment.

The position holder must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities

Planning, Coordination, Supervision and implementation

  • Overall management of blanket supplementary feeding program (BSFP) site during distributions

  • Provide integrated health and nutrition services (mass screening, immunization, deworming, vitamin A supplementation and treatment of minor illnesses or emergency referral of beneficiaries in BSFP according to MoH guidelines and protocols.

  • Work closely with MoH and other partners to establish a referral mechanisms of both moderately and severely malnourished children to IMAM program.

  • Work closely with the Project Officers/coordinator/MoH staff to request food commodities in time to ensure availability of BSFP commodities and other supplies required at BSFP site

  • Responsible for ordering, storage, accountability of medical drugs during Blanket supplementary feeding

  • Collaborate with Ministry of health to identify Community Health Volunteers to work with at the BSFP sites

  • Enroll validated beneficiaries into the Last Mile Mobile Solution (LMMS) system.

  • Support the Project Officer/Coordinator with field logistics

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Prepare list of children referred to Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition sites.

  • Monitoring of beneficiaries in BSFP to ensure appropriate weight gain.

  • To ensure program reporting protocols are implemented according to World Food Program BSFP strategy/ guidelines and World Vision Commodity Management guidelines.

  • Consolidate/ summarize routine data and reports for timely submission to the coordinator.

  • Preparation of progress reports, stocks and program reports according to UNICEF, WFP and WV requirements.

  • Facilitate community awareness of project ownership and sustainability

  • Plan tracking for key Child Well Being indicators of strategic relevance from secondary and primary data, with partners and communities.

  • Collect any monitoring data with community members in a collaborative and systematic fashion.

  • Support in the supervision of community-based monitoring activities, as necessary in the programme context.

  • Provide proper documentation of any commodity loses.

  • Report on any incidences touching on security at the distribution centers.

Capacity Building

Train and Mentor Community Health Volunteers, screeners and other staff supporting BSFP site to ensure delivery of quality deliver health and nutrition services.

Commodity Management and Reporting

  • Ensure that all commodities delivered at the FDP are properly accounted for based on the approved distribution plan.

  • Conduct prior mobilization of community members/health facility staff to ensure food commodities are received and kept in safe custody

  • In collaboration with community health volunteers and casual distribute pre-packed food commodities to beneficiaries

  • Monitor commodity movements, including delivery of commodities and Non Food Items at the Final Distribution Point.

  • In liaison with CHVs oversee receipt/offloading by the off loaders to ensure correctness of quantity, content and quality as per the waybill. Ascertain signatures on the waybills documents as well as losses and damages, and excesses. In case of damage arrange for reconstitution.

  • Schedule food commodity distribution dates in collaboration with health facilities and other stakeholders and ensure communication reaches the beneficiaries.

Stakeholders Engagement

  • Engagement with Ministry of health and field level as shall be required and provide Government authorities, UNICEF, WFP and other stakeholders with information regarding beneficiary registration, commodity/food distribution plans, and project progress.

  • Identify and report on other needs that need attention by other stakeholders

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Diploma in Nursing or clinical medicine

  • At least 2 years’ experience in health programming project of similar size.

  • Experience in collecting data management

  • Understanding of World Vision health programming is an added advantage.

  • Good understanding of Ministry of Health standards and guidelines.

  • Registration with relevant professional body e.g. Nursing Council of Kenya

  • Experienced in local engagement

  • Computer literate.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: field based with frequent field travel

  • On call: During emergency