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Friday, February 23, 2018

Clinic Assistant at The International Rescue Committee

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.

Locations: Maiduguri and Konduga, Borno
Reports to: Reproductive Health Midwife

Scope of Work
  • The RH clinic assistant is responsible for supporting RH midwives in direct patient care, registering new clients, assessing patients’ reproductive health state, determining what care they need etc.
The responsibilities of the RH Clinic Assistant include but are not limited to the following:
  • Assist RH midwives in direct reproductive health service provision
  • Conduct initial consultations for patients attending the clinic according to IRC RH guidelines
  • Assess signs and symptoms of illness, take vital signs and enter them in medical charts, develop a nursing diagnosis and triage patient to the appropriate provider
  • Register new patients and provide STI and FP counselling
  • Provide technical nursing support for RH services
  • Ensure referral for all transfer patients are coordinated with necessary health care intervention and diagnoses
  • Ensure all necessary information concerning the patients or activities in the clinic are reported to the supervisor in a timely manner
  • Maintain the register for medical consultation, of all the present RH services
  • Monitoring responsibilities
  • Ensure all patient registers are properly filled on daily bases
  • Ensure data tracking sheets a properly filled and reported to supervisors in a timely manner.
Other Duties:
  • To perform any other responsibility as directed by supervisor.
Professional Standards:
  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Gender requirement (if applicable): Female
  • Qualified CHEW or Nurse with Nurse Diploma/Certificate
  • At least 2 years of working experience in nursing care
  • NGO experience preferred
  • Experience in RH , BEmONC (EmONC), and working at community level
  • Communication skills to educate and sensitise on sensitive RH topics
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, is flexible and able to handle pressure
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Computer literacy; Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • This section outlines the minimum professional experience, academic training, etc. necessary for a candidate to be successful, as well as any additional desirable qualifications
  • If there is a gender requirement (i.e. GBV case worker or other gender-sensitive positions, depending on cultural context), please list here
Working Environment
  • The positions are located in Maiduguri and Konduga. 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.
Applicants should send their Cover Letters and CV's to "The Senior Admin/HR Manager, IRC" via: The subject of the application should read "Clinic Assistant, Maiduguri" or "Clinic Assistant, Konduga".
Hand delivery applications should be sent to the IRC Maiduguri Field Office.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated for Interview.
  • 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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