at Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance
Published September 4, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full Time  


Job Summary:


Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance (RACIDA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance self-reliance and prosperity amongst vulnerable (Agro)-pastoralist communities living in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands through the promotion of better livelihood systems, sustainable use of natural resources, and community empowerment. RACIDA began operations in Kenya in 2001 in the arid lands of Northern Kenya (Mandera and Wajir) and has since expanded its multi-sector operations throughout the region in Ethiopia (Liben zone) and Somalia (Gedo region). RACIDA seeks to consistently implement highly integrated, contextually appropriate, community-based programming. Our programs are part of a comprehensive strategy that sets local communities across the Mandera Triangle at the center of their development trajectory.


RACIDA is collaborating with the County government of Mandera to implement the USAID/BHA-funded project "Integrated emergency response to the triple crisis of drought, COVID-19, and desert locusts in Mandera County, Kenya (IETC)". The project encompasses the nutrition, WASH, agriculture, and food assistance sectors. Within the Nutrition sector, RACIDA is closely working with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to implement the emergency nutrition project in six sub-counties (Lafey, Mandera North, Mandera East, Banisa, Mandera South, and Mandera West). Due to the ongoing drought and severe food insecurity at the household level, the number of children under the age of five and pregnant and lactating women in need of nutritional support has increased, placing a strain on the available health personnel. RACIDA, in collaboration with the County Ministry of Health, is recruiting additional emergency surge staff for a period of six months to support the provision of quality nutrition and health services to beneficiaries.


The nurses will be posted by the County MoH to high-volume health facilities with HR gaps within the six sub-counties where RACIDA is implementing the emergency nutrition project. Under the direct technical supervision of the County MOH, the emergency surge staff will provide health and nutrition services in the target health facilities and outreach sites as per the standard MoH guidelines.




Duties & Responsibilities:


Assessing patient needs for nursing services.

Verification and maintaining information relating to patients’ admissions.

Providing appropriate healthcare services including Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI), immunization, reproductive health services, ante-natal care, and delivery.

Providing health education and counseling to patients/clients and community on identified health needs.

Refer patients/clients appropriately.

Keeping records of drugs and supplies.

Prepare various daily, weekly, and monthly MoH reports and participates in appropriate meetings.

Guiding, supervising, and counseling staff under him/her in performing routine duties.

Implementation of community health strategy with other workers

Any other Health duties as may be assigned from to time.



Have a diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse from Kenya medical training college or a recognized nursing training institution. OR Certificate in any of the following disciplines: Kenya Enrolled Nurse, Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse, Kenya Enrolled Midwife or Enrolled Nurse/Midwife from Kenya medical training college or a recognized training institution.

Be Registered & Licensed by the Nursing Council of Kenya.

Be in good professional standing with the Nursing Council of Kenya.

At least one year of experience in a busy hospital.


How to apply


Application Details


Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV and Cover Letter only with the subject of the email as the position applied for e.g. ‘Nurse'. Academic and professional certificates and other testimonials will be submitted at the interview stage.

Each application must include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise. Telephone contacts and email must be submitted with the application.

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