Project Nurse Associate Field Manager at Innovations for Poverty Action

On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project
Position: Associate Field Manager – Project Nurse
Location: Bungoma and Kakamega in Western Kenya
Deadline to Apply: 29th May 2015
Start Date: 8th June 2015
Eligibility: Position open to local hires only
About Innovations for Poverty Action: is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 
In close partnership with decision makers — the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world — IPA designs and evaluates potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available. 
We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks qualified applicant for the position of Associate Field Manager-Project Nurse for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project. 
The Project is a five year study to evaluate the health benefits of sanitation, hygiene, household water treatment and nutrition, using a large-scale, randomized evaluation that is taking place in Western province. 
We are currently seeking Associate Field Manager-Project Nurse to focus on the different areas of WASH project activities. 
The Associate Field Manager-Project Nurse will be based in the Western region, and will require travel in the region. 
He/she will work closely with Field Officers and with WASH Benefits management team, including Research Associates (RA’s), and Field Managers. 
The Associate Field Manager – Project Nurse will spend approximately 50% of his/her time in the field and 50% of his/her time in the office

Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities
  • Collect detailed information on all adverse and serious adverse events reported to the project
  • Work with the Data Management and Implementation Coordinators in compiling the detailed SAE reports
  • Work with the study doctor in resolving all issues with SAE reports
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the process of collection and reporting of SAEs and advise project management on how it can be improved
  • Support the referral process for severe anemia, sickle cell anemia, or malaria
  • Support the nutrition team with the SAM referral process
  • Coordinate with the study volunteers and the community leaders to ensure timely reporting of adverse and severe adverse events
  • Advise families on management and referrals of adverse events that require hospitalizations
  • Work with the study doctor in resolving any medical issues that arise in the project
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Verbal autopsy experience
  • Experience working with communities
  • Experience in a research set up
To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. 
Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices, or by email to [email protected] if you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “ASSOCIATE FIELD MANAGER-PROJECT NURSE.” REF NO: WASH BENEFITS-2015-05-03. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Associate Field Manager-Project Nurse. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to [email protected]
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