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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Routine Immunization (RI) Officer

 International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian 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.
Candidates: Nationals only

Job Summary
  • The Routine Immunization (RI) Officer is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of monitoring all activities and outputs of the Routine Immunization activities.
  • S/He will undertake training responsibilities to equip the local government, partner organization and community level staff/volunteers to undertake Routine Immunization tasks.
  • The RI Officer will contribute to CGPP’s efforts in outcome Routine Immunization and will draft and submit RI reports to the PO.
Essential Responsibilities
The main responsibility of the RI Officer is to strengthen immunization along international (Cameroon/Chad/Niger), state and local government area borders through the following:
  • Apply the output indicators of the Routine Immunization project to measure the achievement of each task and objective.
  • Support the conduct of border synchronization meetings
  • Ensure that RI social mobilization/BCC sessions in border communities are conducted
  • Ensure that RI outreach sessions in border communities are conducted
  • Ensure that RI fixed post sessions in border health facilities are conducted
  • Conduct supportive supervision of RI fixed post sessions in border communities
  • Conduct supportive supervision of RI outreach sessions in border communities
  • Plan and conduct regular site visits to objectively observe the status of RI implementation using the developed program supervisory & monitoring checklist as per CGPP/SMoH guidance
  • Provide training along to partner organization staff and community volunteers on RI social mobilization, behavior change communications.
  • Monitor partner organization’s performance on all project activities related to routine immunization.
  • Attend Working Group meetings on routine immunizations and other discussion forums; participate in State, LGA and Ward level RI meetings and activities.
  • Write success stories on RI intervention, to submit to the PO.
  • Maintain frequent communication with Project Officer to ensure program activities and objectives related to RI are communicated.
Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps.
  • As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
  • Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
  • Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
  • The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within IMC and amongst beneficiaries served by IMC.
Qualifications and Experience
  • B.Sc in Public Health (or its equivalent) from a recognized University.
  • At least three years post NYSC or discharge certificate Routine immunization experience, preferably with interventions such as immunization and maternal and child health.
  • Demonstrated experience in training government and NGO staff in technical areas such as immunization.
  • Must have experience in implementing and monitoring behavior change interventions; and the use of information, education and communication materials.
How to apply

Applicants should send their applications which should be addressed to "the Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps" via:
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • 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.
  • Must have problem solving and technical presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills, and attention to details.
  • Must be competent in operating Microsoft Office Suite applications, especially MS word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be fluent in English and Hausa, and have excellent technical writing and verbal skills.
  • Must be a Nigerian citizen.
  • Candidates with working experience in Borno State will be preferred.
  • Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive

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