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Health Officer - Clinical At The International Rescue Committee

Date Posted: 30/Jun/2014
Deadline: 03/Jul/2014
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 5 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Description

The International Rescue Committee, one of the world's largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.

IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. IRC's Emergency Response Team, with local partner CISCOPE (Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication), implemented a project to support livelihoods and improve WASH in Kogi State from February to May 2013. This was followed by a 3-month nutrition and food security program in the same location from October 2013 to January 2014. The IRC is now in the process of establishing long term presence in Nigeria. An office has been established in Adamawa State, North East Nigeria and are providing critical humanitarian assistance to conflict affected people.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Health Officer-Clinical services is responsible for overseeing health care activities for IRC supported health facilities in 4 LGAs in Adamawa State. Responsibilities will include day to day support to health facilities, monitoring of activities, report making, coordination with other sectors and government authorities as well as close collaboration with health facility staff and managers. The Health Officer-Clinical Services will have no line management responsibilities and reports to the Health Coordinator. The position is based in Mubi with regular trips to IRC's health programs throughout Adamawa State and other parts of Nigeria as needed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with the other health program staff in Nigeria, oversee the implementation of health projects implemented by IRC Nigeria.
  • In collaboration with the Health Coordinator, ensure that health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as outlined by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and WHO. Ensure that all health activities are consistent with established best practices.
  • Promote the quality of the IRC's health programs by following the measures put in place in collaboration with other staff and the IRC health unit.
  • Ensure sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing monitoring of health programme activities
  • Participate in the design of robust M&E plans and design/adapt health information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC health programs in Nigeria
  • Contribute to the growth of the IRC health programme in Nigeria through quality implementation of project activities, adequate monitoring and timely reporting as needed, working in conjunction with other colleagues in the IRC Nigeria program.
  • Conduct regular supportive supervision to all supported health facilities, provide mentoring and technical support and appropriate feedback as needed.
  • Work with the Health Coordinator to ensure appropriate use of programme resources
  • Organise planned trainings for health staff and ensure that FMOH and WHO guidelines are used for all trainings which should be delivered in a quality manner.
  • Support the set up of use of FMOH clinical guidelines in all health facilities, providing mentoring as required to improve compliance.
  • Undertake 6 monthly inventory management assessments (IMAT) in each supported health facility and discuss implications of the results.
  • Follow all IRC guidelines, programme and budget management tools
  • Ensure a good working relationship with all stakeholders involved in service provision to support health facilities in Adamawa State.
  • Ensure the consistent use of the IRC grant management guidelines during programme implementation.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bsc in Nursing /midwifery/clinical medicine
  • At least 5 Years work experience in health programs both at clinical and community based programs, working in maternal and child health, drugs and medical supplies management and other primary Health care components is preferable
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding Health Policy of Nigeria
  • Previous experience working in Northern Nigeria, willingness to work in Northern Nigeria
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience delivering MCH and related trainings to health staff using national or WHO guidelines
  • NGO work experience is an advantage
  • Should be able to use Microsoft Office especially MS-Word, Excel,Powerpoint
  • Able to communicate in English language (written and spoken ); Knowledge of local languages is a plus
  • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, be flexible , and adaptability to transitions.

Locals of Nigeria are encouraged to apply.

All interested candidates are requested to send their CVs and motivation letter on or before 3rd July 2014, to the Human Resource Manager [email protected] and copy [email protected] .

IRC leading the way from harm to home.

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 or disability.







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