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Saturday, April 21, 2018

OTP Nurse at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: OTP Nurse

 Gujba, Yobe

Job Overview/Summary
  • The OTP Nurse Position will be responsible for provision of CMAM activities through together collaboration with the community Health volunteers and representative to provide treat for children under five with severe acute malnutrition.
Major Responsibilities
Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy:
  • Ensure quality and timely identification and treatment of medical complications associated with malnutrition in SC/OTP in liaison with the health program.
  • Give drug regimen for children in the SC and OTP programs.
  • Provide treatment services to malnourished children at the outpatient therapeutic program
  • Ensure nutrition indicators at SC, and OTP meet SPHERE standards
  • Supervise and coordinate the strict patient management of children in the Outpatient therapeutic feeding.
  • Train the nutrition team in case detection and home-based care.
  • Mentor the nutrition assistant staff to manage patients with acute malnutrition as per protocol.
  • Train and mentor IRC staff and other key stakeholders in Growth Monitoring, IYCF, MNDC, CMAM; especially the OTP and SC staff.
  • Ensure the establishment of nutrition monitoring activities and train health staff in case detection and referral system.
  • Participate in the conduction of community dialogues.
  • Participate in the delivery of trainings for health staff and in capacity building.
  • Improvement of the IYCF program in the IDP camps and Host communities.
  • Ensure timely reporting in accordance with set deadlines.
  • Improve the provision of quality nutrition counseling in the hospital SC and other entry points in the health programme in liaison with relevant IRC sectors.
  • Plan and Conduct continuous monitoring of the OTP and SC patient management through quality of care (Quality of Care) assessments.
  • Participate in program strategic planning and roll-out of new program areas in liaison with key stakeholders and cooperating partners.
  • Adhere and uphold IRC code of conduct at respective work area.
  • participates in IRC Nutrition supportive supervision and supply
  • Directly supervise nutrition assistants/ community Volunteers and registrars in OTP programs.
  • Supervise and work in strict collaboration with the nutrition team in the screening activities of severely malnourished children.
  • Identify training gaps for the incentive staff and beneficiaries within nutrition program and communicate the same to the program manager.
Program Development:

Networking and coordination:
  • Ensure proper communication, coordination and harmonization of tools with the different stakeholders involved in food/nutrition activities.
  • Develop and coordinate the adherence and reporting of nutrition education sessions as per developed annual plan.
  • In collaboration with the Nutrition Manager and the logistics officer follow-up food provision.
  • Create appropriate linkages and referral for nutrition activities.
  • Work closely with other health programs in spirit of integration for maximum output.
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures, and communicates through word and example a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit.
Research, Learning and Analysis:
  • Participate in program assessments, Surveys and Feedbacks mechanism and conducted studies.
Coordination & Representation:
  • Attend all program implementation meetings.
  • Participate in Nutrition coordination at Local government or ward level meeting and report back with constructive suggestions.
Key Working Relationships
  • Position Reports to: Nutrition Officer
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: SC Head of Nurse/ SC Doctor
  • Position directly Supervises: Senior Nutrition Officer
Job Requirements
  • Qualification in Diploma / BNSC in Nursing and registered with the Nursing Council of Nigeria
  • Addition nutrition training in CMAM/IMAM and MIYCN is an added advantage.
  • S/He must possess ability to analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative programmed data.
Work Experience:
  • At least 3 years working experiences with INGO particularly implementing Nutrition
  • Must possess at least three (3) years' experience in implementing nutrition related activities in a busy community set up.
  • Previous experience in North east Nigeria.
Demonstrated Technical Skills:
  • Previous experience working in insecure contexts
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Strong background in humanitarian projects.
Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:
  • Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive. And ready to work in difficult environmental conditions.
  • Fluent Spoken and written English and presentation, Hausa, Fulani and Kanuri
  • MUST possess a high level of integrity and with good interpersonal skills
Computer/Other Tech Requirements:
  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Must have cognate skills in computer appreciation.
  • Ability to Travel: 10 % of time if applicable
  • Standards of Professional Conduct:
  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
Gender Equality:
  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Work Environment
  • The position will work in the Gujba, Yobe Field Office. The program site in Northern Nigeria. This is security level 3 - orange
Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications addressed to the "Senior Human Resource Manager" via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.orgSubject of the application should read: "OTP Nurse, Gujba-Yobe".

  • Hand delivery applications should be submitted in Yobe Field Office.
  • 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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