Clinical Officer, PHIZER Vacancy at CARE International

CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Clinical Officer, PHIZER

Location: Yobe

Job Summary

  • CARE Nigeria is seeking the engagement of Clinical Officer for the implementation of the Lafiyayyen Yara (Healthy Children): Reducing Infectious Disease among Children Under Five project. The Clinical officer will be responsible for collaboration with health workers in assigned Facilities and Outreach Service Areas (FOSAs) - primary health centres and clinics in Bade LGA of Yobe State.
  • S/He shall mentor the nurses & laboratory staff and assess gaps in patient care/management especially for pregnant and lactating mother, and children under 5 years.
  • S/He shall supervise Health Promotion Officers and conduct routine health outreach activities at designated service delivery points in the LGA mentioned above.
  • S/He will provide quality clinical lifesaving Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) to participants in communities within Bade LGA.
  • S/He will also work in active collaboration with primary health facility staff, health promotion officers, community-based surveillance focal points, and community engagement facilitators to create demand for the uptake of services and facilitate timely referral of complicated conditions to secondary health care facilities.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Technical and Program Support to Health Facilities /Outreach Services Areas (25%):

  • Provide technical and program support to ensure quality implementation of comprehensive Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health activities with focus on:
  • Immunization - supporting the broader community health system to increase demand for and delivery of immunizations
  • Quality integrated community case management and integrated management of childhood illness care in facilities
  • Quality maternal health services (antenatal care/prenatal care, respectful delivery with timely referral of complications, nutrition counselling and breastfeeding support, newborn care)
  • Infection, Prevention and Control to reduce disease transmission in facilities and communities
  • Community engagement to address social norms impacting child health, improve health practices and health service delivery
  • Community-based surveillance to enhance detection of infectious diseases and to strengthen referrals to health facilities
  • Develop a weekly work plan and movement plan for activities in the FOSAs
  • Capacity building for service providers through training and retraining and continuously identifying other training needs for quality program implementation
  • Develop Training TOR, Budget, and Contract and Advance request guided by work plan, budget and liquidate expenses after training with support from the PM
  • Provide on the job coaching and mentoring for service provider
  • Strengthen local coordination meeting and attend state coordination meeting on request by supervisor to advocate for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Rights Services in the State.

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