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Graduate & Experienced Jobs At The International Medical Corps (IMC)

Date Posted: 19/May/2017
Deadline: 24/May/2017

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations.

Study Nurse 

Job Summary

  • International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition.” The aim of the research study is to test a new model of care, using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for at-home surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM). The research study will be conducted in Sokoto state (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.
  • IMC seeks to recruit Study Nurses to implement study activities at selected health centers. Study Nurses will be responsible for the implementation of all study procedures at the study site and coordination with partner staff (IMC and SMoH) to ensure proper application of the study protocol and national CMAM guidelines.
  • This is position will be based at a single outpatient therapeutic program (OTP) site or stabilization center (SC) but can include travel to community locations as needed.

Main Responsibiliites

  • Plan and organize study activities at designated site on a daily and weekly basis, in liaison with SMoH, LGA authorities and health facility staff and IMC nutrition supervisor, including but not limited to:
  • Evaluate study eligibility among children admitted to OTP by program staff
  • Take informed consent and enroll eligible children with consent
  • Deliver educational sessions for caregiver home surveillance (5 sites with monthly follow-up only)
  • Assure adherence to correct schedule of outpatient follow-up (e.g. monthly vs. weekly) as per site assignment
  • Support IMC nurse supervisor, care group promoters and community volunteers to ensure appropriate home follow-up of children based on the study protocol
  • Work closely with program health facility staff and IMC nutrition officer to ensure correct implementation of study procedures and national CMAM protocol, including program staff implementation of anamnesis, physical examination, verification of vaccination status, admission/discharge criteria, educational counselling on OTP key messages and IYCF and hygiene to caretakers, and clinical management/transfer to SC
  • Monitor and assure adequate study-related equipment and stocks at sites
  • Complete and validate study questionnaires on a daily basis to ensure data collected is complete, consistent and accurate
  • Organize and securely maintain all individual records on site until child discharge
  • Prepare and record individual records to be transferred for data entry at discharge
  • Maintain close communication with Field Investigator, study nurse supervisor and IMC staff to track study progress, monitor logistical needs/study supplies at site, and anticipate challenges
  • Prepare site reports on a weekly basis with complete, consistent and accurate information
  • Ensure respect for the dignity of CMAM beneficiaries, study participants and program staff
  • Backstop nurse supervisor or other study nurses when necessary
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

  • Registered Nurse with a Certificate in Nursing froma recognized Nurse training institute ,food science or any other related Natural Sciences and over two (2) years’ experience in CMAM programs.
  • Valid and current practicing license
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa is a MUST
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants and beneficiaries is essential
  • Extremely flexible, motivated and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Experience with research is a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, and spreadsheets

 

Study Nurse Supervisor 

Job Summary

  • International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition.” The aim of the research study is to test a new model of care, using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for at-home surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
  • The research study will be conducted in Sokoto State (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.
  • IMC seeks to recruit a Study Nurse Supervisor to support studies activities. The Study Nurse Supervisor will be responsible for providing training and daily supervision of study staff, ensuring overall quality of study procedures and contributing to routine reporting to track study progress.
  • This is an outreach position requiring visiting 5 health centers and community locations.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the performance of a team of 11 study Nurses and 3 Nutrition assistants, as such provide
  • Daily supervision to ensure adherence to study procedures and daily review of all data collection
  • Ensure proper collaboration within the team
  • Set the monthly planning and schedules for each position
  • Update staff database (follow up the present and absences, working hours, breaks and collect absence justifications)
  • Review study protocol and procedures with staff every two weeks and provide training as needed to ensure comprehension and high-quality implementation of study procedures, including admission/discharge criteria, educational counselling, and clinical management/transfer to hospital
  • Responsible for assuring sufficient study-related equipment and stocks at study sites
  • Support maintenance of hygiene and the overall state of the OTP and SC (cleanliness of rooms, water quality etc.)
  • Maintain close communication with Field Investigator and IMC staff to track study progress, monitor logistical needs and anticipate challenges
  • Coordinate with study partners (Epicentres, SMoH, health facility staff and UNICEF) and other stakeholders present at the OTP and community locations to facilitate study activities
  • Compile site reports on a weekly basis and assure information is complete and accurate
  • Maintain an organized workspace to ensure all study reports and materials are clean, secure and used effectively
  • Backstop the Field Investigator and study nurses when necessary
  • Ensure respect for the dignity of CMAM beneficiaries, study participants and program staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Food Science or any other related Natural Sciences and over two (2) years’ experience in Nutrition, especially CMAM programs
  • Diploma in Nutrition or Food Science or any other related Natural Sciences and over three (3) years’ experience in Nutrition, especially CMAM programs
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa is a MUST
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to supervise a team and be culturally sensitive
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants/beneficiaries is essential
  • Extremely flexible, motivated and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Experience with research is a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and email

 

Study Nutrition Assistant 

Job Summary

  • International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition.”
  • The aim of the research study is to test a new model of care, using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for at-home surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
  • The research study will be conducted in Sokoto state (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.
  • IMC seeks to recruit Study Nutrition Assistant to implement study activities at selected health centers. Study Nutrition Assistants will be responsible for the correct implementation of study procedures at the study site and coordination with study and partner staff (IMC and SMoH) to ensure proper application of the study protocol and national CMAM guidelines.
  • This is position will be based at a single outpatient therapeutic program (OTP) site but can include travel to community locations as needed.

Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute to study activities, with the support and supervision of study nurses, including but not limited to:
  • Deliver educational sessions for caregiver home surveillance (5 sites with monthly follow-up only)
  • Assure adherence to correct schedule of outpatient follow-up (e.g. monthly vs. weekly) as per site assignment
  • Support IMC nurse supervisor, care group promoters and community volunteers to ensure appropriate home follow-up of children based on the study protocol
  • Work closely with study staff, SMoH staff and IMC nutrition officer to ensure correct implementation of study procedures and national CMAM protocol, including admission/discharge criteria
  • Support care group promoters and community volunteers to ensure appropriate home follow-up of children based on the study protocol
  • Organize and securely maintain all individual records on site until child discharge
  • Prepare and record individual records to be transferred for data entry at discharge
  • Complete study questionnaires on a daily basis and ensure data collected is complete, consistent and accurate
  • Maintain close communication with study staff and IMC staff to track study progress, monitor logistical needs/study supplies at site, and anticipate challenges
  • Ensure respect for the dignity of CMAM beneficiaries, study participants and program staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification and Experience

  • Degree in Community Health Extension or Degree in any other related Natural Sciences and over two (2) years’ experience in Nutrition/CMAM programming.
  • A Junior community health extension worker with over three (3) years’ experience in CMAM programs
  • Valid and current practicing license
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants and beneficiaries is essential
  • Extremely flexible, motivated and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Experience with research is a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, and spreadsheets

 

Data Manager 

Job Summary

  • International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition.”
  • The aim of the research study is to test a new model of care, using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for at-home surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM). The research study will be conducted in Sokoto state (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.
  • The Data Manager would manage data entry for the study, supervising a team of data entry operators.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop the necessary data entry templates for electronic data entry
  • Develop statistical programs to routinely verify accuracy and completeness of double-entered data, preparing list of queries to be verified by data entry operators and study staff for finalization
  • Provide daily supervision of data entry team to ensure progress and quality of data entry
  • Maintain daily tracking of individual records double-entered, compared, and verified and provide weekly and monthly progress reports to Field Investigator
  • Execute daily and weekly back-up of all data entry
  • Monitor transfer of individual records from study sites for data entry, in coordination with Field Investigator and study staff, to ensure secure reception and storage of individual records
  • Supervise secure archival of all individual records and consent forms
  • Maintain an organized workspace to ensure all equipment and supplies are clean, secure and used effectively
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification and Experience

  • At lease a Degree in Computer Science, Database Management or Statistics
  • Over three (3) years’ experience as Data Manager preferably in CMAM programs
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as EpiData, Access (querying a database with SQL), or Stata (primary statistical analysis)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants or beneficiaries is essential
  • Extremely flexible, motivated with ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Experience in research is a plus

 

Data Entry Operator - 3 positions 

Job Summary

  • International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition.”
  • The aim of the research study is to test a new model of care, using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for at-home surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
  • The research study will be conducted in Sokoto state (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.
  • IMC seeks to recruit Data Entry Operators to support data entry and data management for the study.
  • The data entry operator will routinely receive and enter individual data collected at the study sites into an electronic database assuring the quality of the data entry, as well as maintain study archives with all entered questionnaires.

Main Responsibilities

  • Receive and organize individual data records from study sites for efficient data entry
  • Enter individual data into electronic data base and execute modifications following verification as needed
  • Check completeness of records and report incomplete files to the Data Manager for follow-up
  • Archive physical records after entry and verification
  • Ensure the confidentiality of the data received and entered
  • Maintain close communication with Data Manager to anticipate and resolve challenges related to data entry and archival
  • Ensure respect for the dignity of CMAM beneficiaries, study participants and program staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification and Experience

  • Over one (1) year experience as Data entry operator, preferably in CMAM programmes
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles
  • Degree in Statistics.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as Epi Data, Epi Info or Stata
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Should be a team player
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants/ beneficiaries is essential
  • Extremely flexible, motivated and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Experience with research is a plus

Applicants should address their applications to "the Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps" via the email: [email protected]

Note

  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.

Method of Application

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