Save the Children Nigeria Recruitment for Graduate Medical Officer and Logistics Assistant

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Medical Officer

Location
: Borno

Role Purpose

  • The Medical Officer will ensure quality of clinical services provided at the Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP) Sites and strengthening identification of complicated cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) at the OTP Sites.
  • With the support of the Senior Medical Officer, S/He will provide quality treatment services to complicated cases, work with the Nurses to ensure that all cases on admission receive quality care and be responsible for the documentation of commodities, medicines/consumables utilized daily.

Requirements, Skills, Experience and Education
  • Medical Degree (MB,BS; MB, BCh) from a recognized/accredited University in Nigeria
  • At least one year post-graduation experience
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes
  • Training and experience on treatment of acute malnutrition
  • Advocacy and logistics experience
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
Additional Qualifications:
  • Work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organisation, including as a trainer.
  • Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to development partners, government/community institutions
Additional skills:
  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
  • Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
  • Effective planning and organising skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills - oral and written communication skills



Key Areas Of Accountability

Programme implementation:
  • Provision of high quality care to complicated SAM cases:
    • Provide clinical care to complicated cases of SAM admitted at the Stabilization Centre (SC)
    • Ensure clinical care provided at the SC is in accordance with the National guidelines for In-patient Management of SAM
    • Mentor and provide on-the-job training on stabilization care and documentation to nurses and other health workers deployed to the SC to ensure:
      • Respect of approved protocols for management of acute malnutrition
      • Correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) tools
      • Appropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures
  • Strengthen clinical services at the OTP:
    • Ensure effective triage in the OTP sites and that children are promptly referred
    • Support health workers in the OTP to correctly take medical history of new admissions and conduct physical examination for all cases (new and old) of SAM
    • Ensure medical complications among SAM cases in the OTPs are correctly identified and proper management instituted
    • Provide on-the-job training (knowledge update) to health workers in the OTP on clinical care in the management of SAM
Programme Documentation:
  • Ensure the utilization of medicines, medical supplies, nutrition-related commodities are routinely documented in the relevant tool
  • Ensure timely collection and compilation of quality data for the production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all SC activities
  • Support the development of weekly and monthly reports on activities, and any other ad hoc report that may be required
  • Support the production of case studies related to inpatient care, at least one per quarter or as per line manager’s request
Representation and relationships:
  • Participate in Nutrition related Meetings, Seminars and Workshops and feed information acquired back into programming
  • Work and strengthen relationship with Borno State Ministry of Health and Hospital Management Board, UNICEF and other partners implementing CMAM and Stabilization Care in the State
  • Other - Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager


Deadline: 11th December, 2017.

How to Apply


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Job Title: Logistics Assistant

Location
: Borno

Role Purpose
  • The Logistics Assistant is responsible for managing logistics staff, vehicle fleet, assets, communications, procurement, security and properties to ensure effective, transparent and accountable logistic support to the programme team.
Key Areas of Accountability
Transport & Fleet:
  • Managing and tracking of all vehicles on the fleet, including movement planning and day-to-day allocation
  • Manage, maintain and repair vehicles in safe and efficient working order
  • Ensure that vehicles are checked on a daily basis, and that regular service and maintenance is carried out as per agreed schedule
  • Responsible for administering litigations and traffic offenses.
  • Ensure vehicles have current and lawful documentation.
  • Manage service agreements related to vehicle maintenance and fuelling. Monitor fuel consumption and submit monthly reports
  • Receive travel requests, and maintain trip schedules and Staff Movement Board.
  • Liaise with airlines for flight travel ensuring value for money. Coordinate with incoming and outgoing travelers on pick up an drop times ensuring drivers are briefed of movement plans
  • Ensure accommodation is arranged for travelers. Ensure best value for money and that travelers are clearly informed well in advance
Asset & Facility Management:
  • Maintaining up-to-date control of all assets including tracking donor, value, and location, managing staff issue, and recording all asset movements and disposals
  • Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff
  • Ensure good condition of assets, and maintain asset condition reports.
  • Ensure leased properties are in good habitable conditions. Overseeing repairs on these houses, liaising with the caretaker and landlord where necessary.
  • Establish and maintain a list of contact details for preferred service providers including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, generator servicers and builders and make this list available to staff.
  • Ensure the telephone system is operational and cost effective (PABX and CUG). Report any defective equipment or service. Check on running costs with Finance to ensure no misuse occurs
  • Ensure the data network (internet) is operational and cost. Report any defective IT or office equipment to the Log Assistant or Logistic Officer.
Procurement and Supply:
  • Oversee procurement requirements of the Field Office; implement procurement as per approved guidelines, procedures and forms (Purchase Requests, Purchase Orders, Goods Received Notes, etc.)
  • Check the availability and prices of requested items in the local market; liaise with capital office if procurement must be conducted there
  • Prepare a weekly summary of all outstanding purchase requisitions, showing the current status of the items and the date which they are expected to be supplied to the projects Prepare monthly summary reports on the procurement and logistics support functions, identifying problems in operations and solutions proposed
  • Monitor procurement and logistics support costs in liaison with the Field Accountant to ensure that expenditures remain within approved budgets
  • Ensure the office is well stocked with necessary supplies stationeries and other consumables
  • Oversee all arrangements for meetings and conferences as required ensuring these are delivered to a high quality and cost effectively
Communication and Security:
  • Ensure adherence to communication protocol at field level.
  • Ensure that all communication systems in Field Office are maintained and staff trained in their proper and effective use
  • Report all security incidents in writing in a timely manner
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies in Field Office are maintained in a safe and secure manner
Coordination:
  • Maintain and regularly update current contact database of other INGO organizations, donors and embassies.
  • Maintain and where necessary develop shared electronic & manual files to ensure easy access to information.
  • Co-ordinate and maintain the SCUK resource centre documentation system: receiving and filing official documents, publications, manuals, text and other materials in an easily retrievable manner and ensuring the security of all materials, text and documents in the centre.
  • Manage the diaries of the Base Managers where required.
  • Ensure the regular collection and dissemination of the mail and courier.
Administration & Reports:
  • Maintain all logistic files in an organized, accurate and up to date manner
  • Line manage, coordinate, monitor and guide the work of the drivers, cleaners and guards and any other logistics support by managing performance on an on-going basis
  • Produce weekly procurement tracker and send to programmes and capital office
  • Produce logistics site report, vehicle and generator cost performance report.
  • Update Asset Register and send to capital office every month
  • Update the vehicle cost schedule and produce regular vehicle performance and cost reports and send to capital office once per month.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, fraud, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
  • Work in close collaboration with the finance and administration departments to ensure effective operations and strong team spirit
  • Carry out any other tasks required by the line manager
Requirements, Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:
  • Level of Education - Degree
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level - Excellent
  • Language Requirements - English - Excellent
  • Level of IT Expertise Required - Good
Experience Expectations:
  • Desired number of years prior experience in a similar role - 2
  • Experience in procurement and logistics with INGO
  • Experience in a relatively insecure field based environment
Working Conditions
Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary.



Deadline: 8th December, 2017.

How to Apply


Click here to apply online 

Note
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
  • Kindly note CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis due to the urgency of this position.

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