International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.
IMC has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013. It currently has its country office in Abuja and field offices in Kano, Sokoto and Maiduguri, implementing WASH projects, Protection projects and also involved in building capacity of local health systems in communities to improve the provision of quality, accessible Nutrition and Health Care for Children under five years of age.
IMC is therefore looking for suitable candidates to fill the position below to be based in its Maiduguri office:
Job Title: Health Officer
- Under the direct supervision of the Health Manager, the Health Officer will be responsible for supervision of direct implementation of the Health Field activities in the various communities/IDP camps in Maiduguri, Borno State.
- He/She will closely work with the Health team, partners, IDPs and all stakeholders to ensure efficient delivery of safe Health services in the assigned area.
- Overall management and supervision of the community health volunteers/workers assigned to various communities in Maiduguri
- Ensure regular coordination with the State Ministry of Health and the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency
- Ensure an appropriate assessment of the health facilities to be supported by the MoH and document needs in terms of essential drugs supply, training and any other area that can be supported by IMC
- Work as the liaison person between IMC and the Health facilities supported by IMC through the State Ministry of Health
- Work with the Health Manager to develop and implement appropriate tools for drugs consumption monitoring in the supported health facilities
- Support the Health Manager in conducting regular supportive supervision to the supported health facilities
- Work with the Health Manager and M&E team to carry out regular assessments and draft concept notes on the health needs in target communities.
- Work with Health Manager to provide regular follow and supervision of contractors engaged in the rehabilitation of health facilities in the target communities.
- Work with Health Manager and the M&E team to design templates, construction contracts for health centres rehabilitation, and a system for monitoring the progress of works and performance of hired contractor.
- Developing a participatory community led approach for the management of rehabilitated health facilities
- Plan, organise and facilitate trainings for the health staff in the supported facilities as well as community health workers as per identified training needs.
- Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct
- Ensure submission of weekly, monthly and inputs to the quarterly/donor progress reports to the Health Manager and/or project management team in a timely manner
Qualifications, knowledge and Skills Required
- Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, Nursing, or any related field
- Previous experience implementing health programs for displaced populations
- Three (3) years working experience in health programs, preferably with an INGO
- Previous experience implementing capacity building programs for health partners
- Strong skills in drugs consumption monitoring ( designing and implementing tools to this effect)
- Experience in dealing with local contractors (follow up and supervision of rehabilitation work on health facilities)
- Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and power point),
- Excellent report writing, communication and analytical skills.
Job Title: Nutrition Officer
- As a key member of the Nutrition and Food Security team fully participates in key decision making for the Nutrition program in the operation areas.
- The primary functions of the Nutrition officer is to provide leadership and overall day to day management of all Nutrition Food Security programming at duty designation and state, participate in defining intervention priorities, develop necessary contacts and relationships with government, non-government, donors and UN agencies at the field level;
- Contribute to the development of strategies and manage existing programs and resources, and provide day to day supervision, management and coaching to a wide team of Nutrition Food Security in the operation areas.
- Ensure that International Medical Corps program is delivering the highest level of quality of nutrition services in line with national and international guideline.
- Effective implementation of IMC’s Emergency Nutrition Projects within the frame work of pertinent national policy, strategy and guidelines
- Ensure observance & respect the dignity of beneficiaries, careers and members of the community at all times
- Participate in any nutrition sector-specific assessments and make technical recommendations for appropriate activities, both for initial disaster response phase and for longer-term disaster risk reduction and transition phase.
- Determine the cause of the malnutrition in the emergency response and formulate appropriate responses that will address the cause.
- Assess the immediate lifesaving nutrition interventions needed (such as CMAM) in addition to the prevention activities (ENA, IFE, etc) that need to be implemented at the same time.
- Provide direct hands-on technical support to Nutrition Staffs and IMC partners to effectively and innovatively manage emergency nutrition projects with focus on key technical areas
- Ensure that emergency nutrition and related projects are technically sound, environmentally friendly, socially and cultural acceptable
- Actively represent International Medical Corps in nutrition sector discussions and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition sector resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activity commensurate with the role as a primary resource person for nutrition on the International Medical Corps in your working areas.
- Manage International Medical Corps’s nutrition response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors within International Medical Corps, donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure consistency of programming.
- Strong negotiation skill with the partners, host community, government officials.
- Actively participate and represent IMC in State and LGA nutrition CMAM Cluster meetings.
- Assist in development of, or provide technical review for, emergency response proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the nutrition sector. As appropriate, suggest new developments in the nutrition sector to International Medical Corps programming.
- Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the area of nutrition. Regularly assess the implications for IMC’s programme and priorities of any changes in the operating environment in this sector and report on these to the emergency program Coordinator and Nutrition Coordinator as required
- Actively participate in surveys done at the Community level (KAP, SMART, Causal Analysis, Barriers, Coverage)
- Ensure development of core skills and competencies in Nutrition and Food Security among IMC staff in the project offices
- Provide technical support and training where required to all team members and partners
- Build the capacity of Technical, Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and committees to deliver quality service and undertake participatory monitoring of the implementation of the project works and record lessons and reports.
- Prepare quarterly and annual reports to donors, line departments and sectors
- Strengthen partnerships, institutional linkages and working relationships
- Other duties as assign
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor or Masters’ level degree in Nutrition or equivalent
- 5 years work experience for Bachelor and 2 years for masters level in nutrition work and implementation of nutrition intervention programmes, including community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation aspects.
- Significant experience on community management of acute malnutrition and Infant Feeding in Emergency in host communities/ IDP camp setting
- Experience of and commitment to utilizing participatory approaches
- Understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
- Proven ability and experience in planning and conducting formal training session on nutrition including CMAM and IYCF
- Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach local staff and community workers.
- Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with children and their care takers
- Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
- Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
- Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
- Ability to deal with relations with local authorities as a Nutrition representative of IMC in the working areas
- Ability to integrate into the local environment including awareness of political, religious and economic aspects of the community
- Excellent inter and intra personal skills to ensure consistent positive relations with key stakeholders
- Familiarity with donors and donor procedures will be helpful.
- Strong report writing and computer skills
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to the “Human Resource Officer, International Medical Corps” via the email: [email protected]
- Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted
- Candidates MUST state the position that 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.
Application Deadline 31st January, 2017.