International Rescue Committee (IRC) Recruitment, March 2018

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) Recruitment, March 2018 – The International Rescue Committee (IRC) reacts to the world’s most exceedingly terrible compassionate emergencies and causes individuals to survive and remake their lives.

Established in 1933 at the demand of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving consideration and extraordinary help to individuals influenced by war or calamity.

At work today in more than 40 nations and 22 U.S. urban communities, we reestablish wellbeing, poise and want to millions who are removed and attempting to persevere.

The IRC drives the route from damage to home. We are selecting to fill the situation underneath:

Title: Stabilization Center Nurse

Location: Gujba, Yobe

Scope of Work

  • The SC nurse is the focal point for nutrition care at the IRC’s stabilization center and will ensure 24 hour coverage. S/he will report to the SC medical Doctor and work closely with the MOH staffs for day to day administrative issues.
  • The SC nurse will ensure the implementation of a quality nursing care at the stabilization Centre and ensure that all nutrition roles and responsibilities are done as per Nigeria national CMAM inpatient guidelines.
  • The SC nurse will identify gaps in stabilization Centre and take the necessary steps to address those gaps. S/he provides assistance in planning, implementing and monitoring of high impact interventions and provides support in system strengthening and promotion of childhood nutrition, with special focus to the most vulnerable and unreached population groups. In addition, provide co-ordinate support and technical assistance to Health Department and management of on-going programs statewide and establishing nutrition surveillance systems.
  • S/he will directly supervise the SC help mothers and cleaners and work hand in hand with stabilization Centre Doctor.

Key Responsibilities
Programming:

  • Ensure quality and timely identification and treatment of medical complications associated with malnutrition in SC in liaison with the clinical services .Give and advice on the drug regimen for children in the SC.
  • Supervise and coordinate the strict patient management of children in the Stabilization Centre and ensure the laid protocols are followed.
  • Participate in daily ward rounds in the SC ward with the medical team.
  • Strictly monitor and record the vital signs as required and report any deviation from the Normal
  • Prepare for and assist the doctors during the rounds and whenever required.
  • Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts.
  • Refer to the doctor in charge or to the doctor on call relevant information such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living while in the ward.
  • Arrange and submit weekly ward work schedule and plan daily duties and responsibilities for each refugee staff.
  • Escort patient to other referral hospital when necessary.
  • Maintain equipment’s in good condition and submit regular inventory report of the same.
  • Maintain drug registers and drug consumption within the ward level.
  • Ensure that all admissions, discharges, transfers and deaths are properly recorded as they occur.
  • Ensure the establishment of nutrition monitoring activities and train health staff in case detection and referral system.
  • Improvement of the MIYCN program in the ward and ensure mother establish breastfeeding while in the ward
  • Monitor therapeutic Feeds and ensure that children get 3 hourly therapeutic feeds as required.
  • Ensure timely reporting in accordance with set deadlines.
  • Improve the provision of quality nutrition counseling in the hospital
  • Plan and Conduct continuous monitoring of the OTP and SC patient management through quality of care (QoC) assessments.

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma/OND/NCE in nursing.
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Nigeria
  • Must possess at least three (3) years’ experience in implementing nutrition related activities in a busy community set up.
  • S/He must possess ability to analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative programmed data.
  • Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have cognate skills in computer appreciation.
  • MUST possess a high level of integrity and with good interpersonal skills
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions.

Specific Security Situation/Housing:

  • The security situation in the NE continues to be volatile at level 3 (orange). Security level as it’s one of the three states of emergency (SoE) in the NE of the country.
  • The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments

Benefits
Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Title: Health Clinical Officer

Location: Monguno, Borno
Slots: 2

Scope of Work

  • The Health Clinical Officer is responsible for patient care at the mobile clinics and overseeing the mobile clinic activities in Monguno LGA, Borno State
  • The Health Clinical Officer reports to the team leader or Health Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attend to patients at the mobile clinics, using standard national or internationally endorsed protocols.
  • Maintain proper records of patients and registrations, and compile weekly reports including statistics.
  • Develop and conduct training for the mobile clinic staff and community volunteers on clinical care, infection prevention and control, pillars of safe motherhood, infant and young child feeding practices, general child care and hygiene promotion.
  • Provide health and nutrition messaging in the communities, in collaboration with community volunteers.
  • Collect weekly activity reports from the CVs, review, discuss and submit to the team leader.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the CVs, for sharing information, discussing relevant health issues and weekly activity plans for health messaging in the communities.
  • Ensure health basic protocols and other IEC materials are well displayed in the facilities and outreach sites.
  • Ensure mobile clinic sites are clean and well maintained.
  • Establish effective referral mechanism between the mobile clinic and the hospital/IPD.
  • For new location: Liaise with local leaders and other partners in identifying new mobile clinic site and sensitize community on project implementation.

Human Resource Management:

  • Supervise and monitor CVs in the community.
  • Jointly with the team, provide ongoing education for clinic staff and CVs.

Operations:

  • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly reports of all services given.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper usage of health and program supplies.
  • Prepare weekly work plans and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.
  • As team lead, maintain vigilance and monitor surroundings for security of the mobile team on site and adhere to IRC’s safety and security protocols.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Support Health Manager in compiling statistical reports from the mobile clinics for submission weekly, monthly and annually.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisees with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

Key Result Areas:

  • Improvement of key health indicators mainly maternal mortality ratio, neonatal mortality ratio, and community population coverage.
  • Increased uptake of health services as a strategy of reducing mortality
  • Increased uptake of positive practices related to health, nutrition and hygiene.
  • Timely and quality health care services to displaced persons, refugees and other vulnerable groups.
  • Community volunteers actively participate in health services within their community.

Qualifications

  • Registered Health Clinical Officer/Nurse
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Must possess the practicing license or qualifying certificate.
  • Certificate in reproductive health or nutrition is an added advantage.

Competencies:

  • Two to three years’ experience in Clinical Medicine or Public Health.
  • Proven experience in community based programming with the ability to motivate and lead community volunteers.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in working in a team and able to lead a team.
  • Flexible to travel and work in different locations.
  • Ability to speak local languages will be added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel is an added advantage.

Specific Security Situation/Housing

  • The security situation in the NE continues to be volatile at level 3 (orange)
  • Security level as it’s one of the three states of emergency (SoE) in the NE of the country
  • The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments

Benefits

  • Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Title: Senior Health Officer

Location: Monguno, Borno

Scope of Work

  • The Senior Health Officer is the supervisor for IRC’s primary health care services in Monguno LGA, Borno State.  S/he reports to the Health Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The senior health officer shall be responsible for the supervision and day-to-day management of health activities within Monguno, including primary health care services at the mobile clinic outreach sites.
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment according to national guidelines and protocols, including management of emergencies and complications and ensure patient follow-up as needed.
  • The senior health officer will identify need for referral to secondary care and prepare the patient for referral including referral notes, pre-referral treatment and arrangement of transport.
  • S/he will provide on-the-job support to the health staff, including training and skills development as needed.
  • Provide technical support on management of care of STIs and male GBV cases.
  • Maintain infection prevention and control within and around the facilities
  • Together with the clinical officer, recruit, train and supervise community volunteers for community sensitization and outreach activities.
  • Coordinate with State Primary Health Development Agency and other actors in the area and maintain good relations with them,
  • In coordination with the Health Manager identify opportunities to strengthen the health program
  • S/he will oversee the stock management of medicines, medical supplies, medical equipment and prepare timely requisitions for replenishment based on consumption records.
  • S/he will collect weekly morbidity reports and monitor disease trends in order to preposition adequate supplies as may be required.
  • Participate in outbreak response and control coordination when applicable and carry out community-based public health interventions during communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Seek out and nurture quality partnerships with community structures and support staff in coordination of activities with community volunteers and groups.
  • Collaborate with other relevant sectors such as Women Protection & Empowerment, Child Protection, Protection and Rule of law and Environmental Health to ensure holistic service package is available in response to the needs.

Human Resource Management:

  • Monitor and supervise the health staff and ensure that work is done properly and efficiently
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
  • Develop ongoing education programs for health staff, and conduct trainings and on-the-job training for health.
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist in determining and implementing solutions.
  • Determine personnel needs for field-level activities, and in coordination with the Health Manager and Human Resources Lead assist in recruitment of staff.
  • Recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of health staff to the Health Manager
  • Monitor staff daily attendance to duty posts and ensure time sheets are correctly filled and submitted monthly.

Grants Management:

  • Ensure project activities are implemented according to the work plan and within the allocated budgets.
  • Prepare weekly work plans with the health teams.
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact budget adherence.

Reporting:

  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken.
  • Provide weekly activity reports to the Health Manager.
  • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues
  • Supervise and regular review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with the acceptable protocols.
  • Keep the Field Manager informed of all developments and issues arising.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution or an equivalent with preferably Masters in Public Health
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Must be registered with Nigeria Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council and allowed to practice in Nigeria.

Competencies

  • Two years’ experience in clinical medicine including obstetrics, and public health.
  • Experience in supervising health staff at the primary health care level
  • Preferably trained in Basic (and Comprehensive) Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Able to work in location with basic living conditions and with limited communication options.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel.

Specific Security Situation/Housing

  • The security situation in the NE continues to be volatile at level 3 (orange). Security level as it’s one of the three states of emergency (SoE) in the NE of the country.
  • The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments.

Benefits
Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Title: Senior Health Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Scope of Work

  • The Senior Health Manager is the focal point for IRC’s “Response, Recovery & Resilience in Borno State” program covering multiple Local Government Areas
  • S/he reports to the Health Coordinator and also works closely with the Senior Environmental Health Manager and Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator during the implementation of the program.

Job Purpose

  • Under the direct supervision of the Health Coordinator, the Senior Heath Manager shall be responsible for the overall implementation of the health program that encompasses health systems strengthening, clinic support and community health in the targeted LGAs.
  • S/he will also be responsible for coordination with government counterparts, providing technical guidance and support in management of the program.
  • S/he will supervise and monitor the program implementation and ensure alignment to health indicators as per SPHERE/UNHCR/WHO standards.

Roles and Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Lead the roll-out of the new program in the targeted LGAs.
  • Establish effective working relationships with government counterparts at the State Primary Health Development Agency, Hospital Management Board and Local Government Offices.
  • Develop the work plans for the three year program and monitor and supervise the health managers in the implementation of the program in the targeted LGAs.
  • Provide guidance in health systems strengthening and organizational development to the health managers and government counterparts
  • In collaboration with the M&E sector, set high quality performance indicators ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
  • Participate in the EU program review meetings and other joint activities organized by the EU.
  • Seek out and nurture quality partnerships with other implementing partners, local organizations and community structures
  • Foster inter program linkages, exchange information and experiences and contribute actively to protection and disaster risk reduction mainstreaming in the health program
  • Collaborate with other relevant sectors such as Nutrition, Women Protection & Empowerment, Child Protection and Environmental Health to ensure holistic service package is available in response to the needs.
  • In coordination with the Health Coordinator, identify opportunities, formulate health program goals, objectives and intervention strategies.
  • Contribute to design, planning, and drafting new proposals.

Human Resource Management:

  • Monitor and supervise the Health Managers and ensure that work is done properly and efficiently
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
  • Develop and support ongoing education programs for health staff.
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist in determining and implementing solutions.
  • Determine personnel needs for field-level activities, and in coordination with the Human Resources Lead assist in recruitment of staff.
  • Recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of health staff to the Health Coordinator and HR Lead.

Grants Management:

  • Ensure project activities are implemented according to the work plan and within the allocated budgets.
  • Prepare weekly work plans with the health teams.
  • Ensure adherence to budgets by reviewing expenditures and spending patterns.
  • Recommend grant and budget revisions to the Health Coordinator.
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact budget adherence.

Reporting:

  • Provide monthly reports on progress in the implementation
  • Responsible for all donor reports as required according to the guidelines and submit timely for review to the Health Coordinator.
  • Supervise and regularly review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with the accepted protocols.
  • Keep the Field Coordinator informed of all developments and issues through weekly situation reports.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Social-Political Science or Medicine from a recognized institution or equivalent with preferably Masters in Public Health
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.

Competencies:

  • Three years experience in managing programs related to governance and/or public health.
  • Able to lead a team and experience in staff management.
  • Strong communicator and diplomatic in approach.
  • Able to take initiatives and work independently.
  • Flexible to travel frequently and work in different locations.
  • Experience with EU,ECHO,UNICEF,SIDA,WHO donor report writing and proposal development an advantage
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel.

Working Environment

  • The positions are located in Maiduguri the situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a national position.

Benefits

  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • 13th Month Salary Inclusive,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family,
  • Pension,
  • Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months. Application Closing Date: 29 March 2018.

Application method
Interested candidates should send their Applications addressed to the “Senior Human Resource Manager” via: [email protected]  Subject of the application should read: “Job Title/Location”.

Deadline  29th March, 2018.

Note: 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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