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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Health Clinical Officers at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) - 3 Positions

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 vacant position below:

Job Title: Health Clinical Officer

Locations: Konduga, Gwoza, and Magumeri - Borno

Scope of Work
  • The Health Clinical Officer is responsible for implementation of the activities within the allocated LGA (Konduga, Gwoza or Magumeri) and works in partnership with the LGA health counterpart.
  • The Health Clinical Officer reports to the respective Health Manager.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Establish effective work relationship with the LGA health focal person and provide support and guidance in the joint implementation of the activities.
  • Conduct capacity assessments at health facilities, develop training plan and implement accordingly.
  • Conduct regular joint supervision to the health facilities, organize meetings with the staff and community health committees and facilitate in problem solving and provide support to action plans that are within the scope of the program.
  • Establish and/or support a robust supplies management system within the LGA in collaboration with the pharmacist.
  • Support and guide on the use of the HMIS and IDSR tools at the facilities and at the LGA health office, conduct data review sessions and analysis with the health staff monthly.
  • Facilitate regular meetings with the LGA health department, other stakeholders and communities in support of improving access and coverage of health services within the LGA.
  • Facilitate training of LGA health department and community leaders on emergency preparedness and response
  • Distribute medicines and supplies according to the distribution plan and monitor the proper use of equipment and commodities distributed.
  • Compile weekly activity reports and submit to health manager
  • Support community sensitization activities at the clinics and in the communities, in collaboration with the Community Mobilizer and community volunteers.
  • Ensure health basic protocols and other IEC materials are well displayed in the facilities
  • Establish effective referral mechanism between the facilities to the hospital.
  • Maintain vigilance and monitor surroundings for security of the mobile team on site and adhere to IRC’s safety and security protocols.
Human Resource Management:
  • Work together with the nurse-midwife and community mobilizer in the LGA.
  • Jointly with the team, provide ongoing education for clinic staff and CVs.
Communication and Reporting:
  • Support Health Manager and LGA focal person in compiling statistical reports from the facilities for submission weekly, monthly and annually.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisors 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.
  • Strengthened health system within the state and LGAs.
  • Community volunteers actively participate in health services within their community.
  • 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.
  • Two to three years’ experience in clinical medicine or public health.
  • Proven experience in working with government counterparts in the delivery of health services.
  • Experience with community based programming and the ability to motivate health workers.
  • 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.
Working Environment
  • The positions are located in 3 different locations, respectively Gwoza, Magumeri and Konduga. Each location will require 1 officer.
  • 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.
  • 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
14th November, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and Cover Letters to "The Country Director, International Rescue Committee" by e-mail to: 
Hand delivery applications should be sent in clearly labelled envelop to our field office in Maiduguri and Gwoza office.

Note: Applications must include the Position and preferred location as the subject.

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