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Public Health Officer At International Medical Corps (IMC)

Date Posted: 21/Aug/2014
Deadline: 04/Sep/2014

International Medical Corps (IMC) is recruiting to fill the position of:


Public Health Officer

Reporting to: Nutrition Coordinator

Job Summary
Reporting to the Nutrition Coordinator, the Public Health Officer will provide leadership and management of all aspects of the hygiene promotion and sanitation component of IMC /WASH, IYCF and CMAM project/s at Wamakko, Binji, Shagari and Kebbe LGAs. He/ She will be responsible for the implementation hygiene promotion and sanitation component and ensuring program quality, completion of activities within allocated funding and project period, and identifying new needs for program expansion and improvement. The Public Health Officer will be spending full of his/her time in all four LGAs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respect the dignity of the beneficiaries, careers and members of the community
  • In coordination with LGAs WASH officers and CO Promoters as well as supervisors, undertake/take part in quantitative/qualitative assessments to identify key risky hygiene behaviors to work on and to capture key achievements with-in the framework of project/s.
  • Work with Environmental Agents and target beneficiaries to identify volunteers/incentive workers for hygiene promotion/education,
  • Train volunteers/incentive workers on basics of hygiene promotion/education, hygiene promotion/education methods/approaches, communication and facilitation skills,
  • Assist CO Supervisors on preparation of detail implementation plan for hygiene promotion/education activities.
  • Ensure implementation of hygiene promotion activities as per planned approaches/methods through use of EHA, and volunteers/incentive workers.
  • Work with LGA WASH officer on development, testing, printing and positioning of culturally appropriate IEC material, and monitoring tools and ensure proper use of the same,
  • Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports/updates,
  • Ensure needs of most vulnerable are taken in to account at all stages of hygiene promotion intervention/a,
  • Coordinate and integrate with other IPs in harmonizing hygiene promotion/education interventions,
  • Document and share lessons learned and success stories in relation to hygiene to inform future programming
  • Ensure proper implementation of hygiene and sanitation component of WASH projects with-in allocated budget and timeline meeting international standards;
  • Ensure integration of Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion components of projects
  • Undertake need assessments and contribute in the preparation of new proposals,
  • Assist Nutrition Coordinator monitor and ensure spending against plan, and analyze monthly financial reports.

Background and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health. Environmental Health or any Other related field from recognized University with a minimum of three year relevant work experience on hygiene promotion with I/NGO
  • Previous experience of implementing participatory hygiene promotion and sanitation methods (e.g. PHAST, CLTS/H,) and organizing campaigns on key hygiene themes;
  • Previous experience of implementing institutional (schools & health facilities) hygiene promotions/educations;
  • Ability to work in stressful conditions and with limited social services and insecure environments.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and in a highly results oriented work culture
  • Knowledge, skill and experience in participatory methods for promoting sustainability of WASH interventions
  • NGO experience is plus.
  • Commitment to and understanding of International Medical Corps aims, values and principles

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required;
  • Very good at computer- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and e-mail);
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Supervisory/basic managerial skills
  • Technical and report writing skills

Method of Application
All interested applicants are invited to send their detailed CV with cover letter on or before September 4th, 2014 to;

The Human Resources and Admin Officer,
International Medical Corps,
Plot 3 Tsafe Road off Sama Road Sokoto,
Sokoto State


Email: [email protected]
Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

International Medical Corps is an equal opportunity employer; Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

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