Job Title

Assistant Programme Officer, Medical Rehabilitation and Documentation


Nairobi, with frequent field travel


Documentation and Rehabilitation

Job Title of Immediate Supervisor

Program Officer Psychological Rehabilitation

Job Titles of Persons Supervised

Interns, Volunteers, Consultants

Contract duration

1 year with possible extension based on performance

Reporting Date

1st November 2021

Job Summary The Overall Purpose of the Job

We are seeking to recruit for Assistant Program Officer – responsible for leading our medical rehabilitation and documentation interventions - medical treatment, documentation and overall rehabilitation issues pertaining to IMLU’s mandate. Also leads in coordinating, strengthening and renewing strategic networks in the medical field, and supports psychological rehabilitation interventions.

Responsible for providing support to IMLU’s Rehabilitation and Documentation Program and advises the program officers on clients’ medical treatment, documentation, and overall rehabilitation issues pertaining to IMLU’s mandate. Also leads in coordinating, strengthening, and renewing strategic networks in the medical field.

Description of Main Duties or Tasks Performed by the Job Holder

  • Medical Rehabilitation and Documentation
    • Receive all victims and assess their initial medical needs;
    • Keep track of victims’ receiving medical services at the organization;
    • Maintain schedule of medical appointments of victims while coordinating with the healthcare service providers (hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, etc.);
    • Accompany victims to the hospital and or shelters as and when required;
    • Conduct follow up home visits and hospital visits to victims receiving medical care;
    • Coordinate forensic documentation/autopsies for victims through the network of pathologists;
    • Coordinate the network of doctors and pathologists and assign duties in consultation with the Program Officer
    • Nurture and manage healthy relationships with partner medical institutions

(b)   Monitoring and Data Management

  • Keep and update a manual and electronic log of clients receiving medical and psychological rehabilitative services;
  • Receive, file, and retrieve medical and psychological documentation;
  • Make follow-up with medical doctors for prompt submission of reports (within 72 hours);
  • Make available quarterly analytical case file statistics for all the cases in the rehabilitation department;
  • Maintain functional linkage with redress program for harmonizing of case file opening and numbering;

(c)    Programming Management and Resourcing

  • Developing the medical rehabilitation plans and budgets
  • Preparing relevant program reports
  • Serve as the liaison person with the Kenya Medical Association, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council, Kenya Association of Pathologists, and other relevant networks on behalf of the institution;
  • Participate actively in resource mobilization, including writing funding proposals;
  • Generate information for proposal writing and programme reporting;
  • Generate case studies on medical and psychological rehabilitation quarterly;
  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of direct service provision for victims and their families;

(d)   Other Responsibilities

  • Represent the rehabilitation and documentation program in strategic stakeholder meetings;
  • Participate in Case management meetings;
  • Support in organizing relevant conferences, training, and field activities for the department

(e)   Qualifications

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery from KMTC or an accredited institution. 
  • Higher National Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from KMTC or an accredited institutions.

    Additional training in surgery, forensics or medico-legal field

    Training in medical law and ethics

    Training in psychology or trauma counselling

(f)   Skills and experience  

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery from KMTC or an accredited institution. 
  • At least 3 years’ experience in clinical work with a keen interest in human rights. 

    Experience preparing and reviewing medical reports involving injuries.

    Experience handling victims of trauma and working with persons in vulnerable situations.

    Experience in handling confidential client information.

    Experience in preparing medico-legal reports and participation in judicial processes as expert witness in criminal or civil cases

    Experience in coordinating or leading networks or teams of medical professionals.

    Advocacy for the less privileged.

    Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to human rights, social justice and change.

    Ability to work effectively with communities in the prevention and response to human rights violations.

    Experience in an NGO setting will be an added advantages


If you have the motivation and requisite qualifications please send your application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by COB 12th September 2021 with the title ‘Assistant Program Officer – Medical Rehab’. Your application should include a one page cover letter and 2 page summary CV, current and expected salary, names of three referees, among them one of your most recent professional supervisors.


The Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) is a governance, health and human rights non-profit organization, whose vision is A World free from Torture, Violence and Discrimination. IMLU’s work is underpinned by a holistic approach involving litigation, medical and psycho-social rehabilitation of survivors of torture, monitoring government adherence to its human rights obligations and advocacy for policy, legal and institutional reforms. Over the last two decades, the organization has assisted over 5,000 victims of torture, cruel, degrading and inhuman treatment through the support of a national networks of professionals that include doctors, trauma counsellors, lawyers, human rights monitors and journalists. 

IMLU is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification of application.




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