Nigeria: HEALTH OFFICER-MAIDUGURI

Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 14 Mar 2017

BACKGROUND

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.

International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013. It currently has its country office in Abuja and field offices in Kano, Sokoto and Maiduguri where it is implementing emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects, building capacity of local health systems and structures, ensuring the provision of quality, accessible Nutrition and Health Care for Children under five years of age.

International Medical Corps is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Health Officer to be based in its Maiduguri office.

HEALTH OFFICER –MAIDUGURI

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Health Manager, the Health Officer will be responsible for supervision of direct implementation of the Health Field activities in the various communities/IDP camps in Maiduguri, Borno State. He/She will closely work with the Health team, partners, IDPs and all stakeholders to ensure efficient delivery of safe Health services in the assigned area.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overall management and supervision of the community health volunteers/workers assigned to various communities in Maiduguri

  • Ensure regular coordination with the State Ministry of Health and the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency

  • Ensure an appropriate assessment of the health facilities to be supported by the MoH and document needs in terms of essential drugs supply, training and any other area that can be supported by IMC

  • Work as the liaison person between IMC and the Health facilities supported by IMC through the State Ministry of Health

  • Work with the Health Manager to develop and implement appropriate tools for drugs consumption monitoring in the supported health facilities

  • Support the Health Manager in conducting regular supportive supervision to the supported health facilities

  • Work with the Health Manager and M&E team to carry out regular assessments and draft concept notes on the health needs in target communities.

  • Work with Health Manager to provide regular follow and supervision of contractors engaged in the rehabilitation of health facilities in the target communities.

  • Work with Health Manager and the M&E team to design templates, construction contracts for health centres rehabilitation, and a system for monitoring the progress of works and performance of hired contractor.

  • Developing a participatory community led approach for the management of rehabilitated health facilities

  • Plan, organise and facilitate trainings for the health staff in the supported facilities as well as community health workers as per identified training needs.

  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct

  • Ensure submission of weekly, monthly and inputs to the quarterly/donor progress reports to the Health Manager and/or project management team in a timely manner

QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, Nursing, or any related field

  • Previous experience implementing health programs for displaced populations

  • Three (3) years working experience in health programs, preferably with an INGO

  • Previous experience implementing capacity building programs for health partners

  • Strong skills in drugs consumption monitoring ( designing and implementing tools to this effect)

  • Experience in dealing with local contractors (follow up and supervision of rehabilitation work on health facilities)

  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and power point),

  • Excellent report writing, communication and analytical skills.

How to apply:

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

All applications should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps via the email: imcnigeriavacancy@gmail.com

Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, otherwise applications will not be considered.

Application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document.

Deadline for submission is 14th March, 2017

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