Ongoing Recruitment in a Global, Humanitarian, Non-Profit Organization

International Medical Corps 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: WASH Coordinator

Ref Id: 18-036
Location: Nigeria
Department: International Programs
 
Job Summary
  • The main purpose of this position is to lead technical implementation of WASH programming in target communities/ LGAs in Borno State, identify and help address WASH technical skills gaps in National program staff, IMC recently secured funding for an emergency WASH GBV, and health program targeting IDPs in informal settlements/ host families and formal settlements/ IDP camps in Borno State, North East Nigeria.
  • The WASH coordinator support will mainly consist of providing technical guidance for the WASH program team and also providing assistance to the Emergency Program Coordinator in the recruitment of subsequent and coaching of a national WASH Program Manager, Strengthening networks with key WASH stakeholders in Borno state (Ministry of water resources, UNICEF, RUWASA, etc…)
  • The WASH Coordinator will support in assessing WASH needs in newly accessible areas in Borno State and recommend possible WASH intervention in these areas
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide technical guidance to the WASH team to ensure OFDA WASH project targets are met within the required timelines
  • Lead on WASH assessment in “newly liberated areas” to identify opportunities to expand IMC WASH program into these areas and work with Emergency Program Coordinator to develop Concept notes/ proposal for OFDA and other potential donors to address needs in the “new liberated areas
  • Provide on-the-job training to the National WASH team with regard to Global WASH standards and approaches for WASH in emergencies (both hardware and software), including the use of water quality testing equipment and procedures (eg. delaqua KIT, pool testers, etc…)
  • Work with the Emergency Program Coordinator in the recruitment, training and mentoring of a competent national WASH Manager
  • Lead (alongside the WASH Manager when on board) in the detailed assessment of all water points/ Health facilities to be rehabilitated and develop BoQs for the same facilities.
  • Work with support departments (logistics and finance) to assess available contractor’s suitability to work with IMC in the execution of WASH infrastructures (latrine construction, water point drilling, borehole rehabilitation, etc…),
  • Conduct technical evaluation for bidders on infrastructure work (latrines construction, water points drilling and borehole rehabilitation, health facilities rehabilitation etc….) and lead on the supervision and follow up of contractors on all infrastructures under OFDA and any other upcoming projects.
  • Mobilize and train community volunteers to support WASH/ hygiene promotion activities at community level and ensure quality hygiene promotion activities are conducted regularly in the beneficiary communities.
  • Train the new national WASH Manager on relevant WASH in emergencies/ hygiene promotion approaches and ensure progressive transition of responsibilities in close coordination with Emergency Program Coordinator
  • Contribute to reporting and further WASH proposals development as and when need arises
  • Oversee/supervise WASH program implementation (OFDA and any upcoming donor funded projects)
  • Work with the Emergency Program Coordinator and the national WASH Manager to prepare donor visits, accompany any visitors (including donors) to see and appreciate program activities progress and achievements on the ground
  • Ensure the Emergency Program Coordinator is fully updated on progress and any challenges for the WASH program in Maiduguri
Coordination:
  • Actively represent IMC in the WASH in emergencies sector working group in Maiduguri, and train the new WASH Manager to progressively take on the coordination responsibilities.
  • Ensure IMC WASH interventions are coordinated with the relevant WASH stakeholders at Borno State/ Nigeria and ensure that IMC plays a leading role in the WASH in emergencies sector working group in Maiduguri/Borno
 Representation:
  • Represent the organization together with the new WASH Manager on relevant WASH forums
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct
Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps.
  • As applicable to the position, maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
  • Conduct work with the highest level of integrity.
  • Communicate these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
Supervisory responsibilities:
  • National staff assigned to the project
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • At least 5 years’ experience as WASH sector lead with an international organization in emergency settings ( international assignment)
  • B.Sc in Engineering, Master's degree preferred
  • Familiarity with key donors in humanitarian operations (OFDA, ECHO, FFP, BPRM, UN pooled funds…)
  • Strong assessment and report /proposal writing skills
  • Strong program management skills and ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  • Strong coordination skills (familiar with UN/OCHA, UNICEF, ….and cluster system/sector working groups)
  • Capacity to interface with Finance and logistics on matters related to contractors selection, and also organizational and donor procedures compliance
  • Capacity to live and work a very insecure environment with limited amenities ( Maiduguri, Borno State, North East Nigeria)
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



Job Title: GBV Coordinator
Ref No: 18-031
Location: Nigeria
Department: International Programs
      
Program Background
International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013, and currently has projects in three States (Sokoto, Kano and Borno). In Borno, International Medical Corps has been actively implementing interventions to support vulnerable populations recently affected by conflict and displacement due to Boko Haram insurgency. Northeastern Nigeria has experienced large-scale population displacement over the last few years because of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Currently it is estimated that at 2.2 million people are displaced in North-East, at 70% of them are in Borno State, living in informal settlements, host communities, and government designated formal IDP camps. Borno is one of the states most affected by the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, where several thousands of people have been left homeless by recurrent Boko Haram attacks, forcing populations to seek safety in IDP camps, informal settlements or with host families in and around Maiduguri town, the capital city of Borno State.

With support from ECHO and OFDA, International Medical Corps is currently implementing emergency programs in Borno focusing on WASH and GBV by targeting internally displaced persons and host community.  While our OFDA funded GBV program recently ended, IMC aims to build on the achievements under this program through a new GBV intervention funded through ECHO HIP 2016

Job Summary

  • The GBV Full-time Employee will provide leadership for the GBV prevention and response program supporting affected communities in North-East Nigeria.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Employee will serve as the GBV a lead on the implementation of OFDA and ECHO program in Nigeria.  Specifically, the Coordinator will complete the following tasks:

Implementation and Capacity Development:
  • Lead the design and delivery of major program activities, including the establishment and delivery of focused support services
  • Train program staff, volunteers, and partner organizations in technical areas, including psychosocial support and case management services
  • Establish and monitor supervision and support systems for case management services
  • Establish safe information sharing procedures
  • Organize and co-facilitate trainings for healthcare providers in clinical management of rape
  • Organize and facilitate GBV mainstreaming trainings for other sector actors
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data
  • Develop support strategies for staff and introduce principles of self-care
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
Coordination:
  • Coordinate with other service providers to establish and strengthen referral systems for survivors of GBV
  • Coordinate with relevant government authorities and international, national and local organizations
  • Coordinate with other sectors as possible to ensure integration of GBV concerns into various services
Program Planning:
  • Conduct situational analyses as appropriate to determine the feasibility of particular approaches and interventions
  • Support team to identify locations to establish safe spaces for women and girls
  • Lead the implementation of regular safety audits and share results with partners.
  • Contribute to concepts or proposals as requested
Security and Conduct:
  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, in consultation with partner organizations
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct and Ethics
Compliance and ethics:
  • Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conduct work with the highest level of integrity. Communicate these values to staff and to partners and require them to adhere to these values.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and men-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. 
  • The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security.  Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast. 
  • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
  • These duties and responsibilities are not comprehensive enough to describe all activities, other tasks may be assigned from time to time by the Emergency Program Coordinator (EPC, Program Director (PD), Country Director (CD) and Technical Unit (TU).
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.
Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study preferred
  • Minimum five years of field experience, including experience in GBV program management and protection/GBV coordination
  • Experience with proposal writing, reporting and M&E
  • Experience working with income generating activities preferred
  • Experience working with implementing partners preferred
  • Relevant regional experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
  • Ability to work well with a cross-cultural team
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



Job Title:  KAP Survey Consultant - Nutrition 
Job ID: 18-037
Location
: Nigeria
Department:  Nutrition and Food Security
     
Program Background

  • International Medical Corps (IMC) Nigeria has been implementing the program (Expanded response to the emergency needs of IDPs and host communities in newly accessible areas in Borno, North East Nigeria), funded by U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.
Main objectives of the program are to:
  • Improve IDPs and host communities’ access to quality nutrition services, Improve IDPs and host communities’ access to safe water, improved sanitation facilities and improved hygiene practices.
  • This is with overall goal of addressing the urgent needs for nutrition and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for IDPs and host communities in Damboa and Dikwa local government areas.
  • IMC aims to improve the health status and living conditions of the target population through activities such as treatment of severely malnourished children through outpatient treatment program (OTPs) and in-patient treatment centre (SC), nutrition counselling, education and dialogue sessions on positive  infant and young child feeding practices through a platform of care group women support for all pregnant and lactating women of children aged 0-23 months and community leaders dialogue, capacity building through training and on the job mentorship for CNVs, nutrition technical staff and PLW, Household and MASS MUAC screening for all children aged 6-59 months to identify malnutrition and timely refer for care.
  • All this activities are directly integrated within IMC WASH and Food security sectors, whilst indirectly in some locations with other partners NGOs implementing WASH and FS. 
  • Under this project, IMC is to conduct a KAP Survey to assess the knowledge and practises of the people in charge of the households regarding nutrition practices during pregnancy and the first 2 years of life for the infants, as well as the nutrition related health practices such hygiene and sanitation at household level.
Objective of the Survey
  • To determine mothers/caretaker’s knowledge and caring practice regarding infant and young child feeding (among pregnant and lactating mother of children aged 0-23 months).
  • To provide additional qualitative information on the likely causes of malnutrition and barriers to optimal infant and young child feeding nutrition practices (E.g. through focus group discussions).
  • formulate and provide practical and sustainable recommendations to strengthen the nutrition activities based on the survey findings.
  • To assess the community’s knowledge, attitude, practice and beliefs regarding water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Overall to ascertain impact of nutrition and WASH activities in relation positive IYCF, hygiene and sanitation interventions for the last 6months and set and set new baseline for anticipated phase two of OFDA/USAID funded program in Damboa and Dikwa local government areas.
Deliverables:
  • Present the design, implementation and supervision strategy of the KAP survey. Validate with IMC country team and the TU Nutrition advisor
  • Implement the KAP survey in Nigeria, Borno State at Damboa & Dikwa Local Government Areas.
  • Present a draft KAP survey report including background, methodology, results, limitations, conclusions and recommendations (short term and medium-term recommendation)
  • Present a KAP final report incorporating the feedback from the IMC country team and the TU nutrition advisor
  • Submit all the data and analysis outputs (both raw and final) electronically to IMC country team
Qualifications
  • A health professional or nutritionist with MPH, MSc or advanced professional degree or field-related experience.
  • Significant and proven experience, at least three years, in community based qualitative studies including KAP surveys.
  • Knowledge in designing and implementing CMAM and IYCF programs
  • Excellent analytical and statistical skills.
  • Strong communication skills, able to effectively present information clearly and respond appropriately to questions from IMC staff and other relevant stakeholders
  • Strong supervisory and organizational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to cope with stress; hardship; patience and flexibility and willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and nutrition facilities
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office, EPI INFO, SPSS, ODK and ENA for SMART Software.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • The candidate must present an approved final report of the most recent KAP survey that he/she had conducted.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



Job Title: Core Group Polio Project - Program Manager

Location
: Abuja

Project Summary/Job Description

IMC is implementing an emergency integrated Health, GBV and WASH program in Maiduguri, Jere, Konduga and Mafa LGAs. This support is from OFDA and focuses on capacity building for health workers, rehabilitation of health facilities, and supply of essential medicines. IMC also has nutrition and WASH program in Damboa and Dikwa LGA in Borno, North East Nigeria. The organization provide CMAM/IYCF and is setting up stabilization centers in the two LGAs.

In Kano and Borno, IMC is a consortium member of the Core Group Polio Project in Nigeria. This is a five year Polio Eradication program in covering 06 LGAs in Kano and 10 in Borno. IMC is implementing this project in partnership with CSADI and AHIF in Kano and Borno respectively

IMC is utilizing a three-pronged strategy to implement the Project to increase rates of routine immunization and supplementary immunization activities for children under 5 years of age, focusing especially on polio vaccination. The project 1) re-enforces the Ministry of Health’s routine immunization program to improve its performance, 2) strengthen supplemental polio immunization efforts, and 3) improves community mobilization in support of child immunization and acute flaccid paralysis surveillance. This is to improve the Expanded Program on Immunization services contributing to CGPP’s goal of polio eradication in hard-to-reach communities.

The program manager will be responsible for:
  • Overall implementation of a project, including achievement of activity targets; coordination with departments, partners and donors (as required); development and implementation of a project-related M&E system; and, preparation of project reports.
  • Ensure correct use of programmatic resources, including management of project budget line items such as project input (supplies and activities), equipment, and direct project hires. Understanding of project award agreements and donor standards, compliance requirements and regulations (including those related to procurement).
  • Organize and coordinate regular project reviews, financial pipeline inputs and close-out meetings.
  • Develop and maintain updated key project management tools, including procurement plans, financial pipelines, activity work-plans and indicator trackers.
  • Timely initiation of project implementation actions, including staff recruitment and submission of procurement requests.
  • To support and build capacity of local CBO that are working in partnership with IMC
  • Supervise and mentor state team leads and field teams
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Program Finance, Logistics and Administration:
  • Prepare a detailed weekly/monthly activity and budget plan for CGPP activities and ensure implementation of planned activities according to the work plan adhering to the budget according to IMC standards and oversee program spending per budgets and pipelines
  • work with logistics and administrative/finance to conduct training, coaching and supervision of health facility staff
  • As budget holders work with other sector leads to follow up staff recruitment and training, conduct performance monitoring in collaboration with HR, ensure that standards and protocols are adhered to
  • monitor and adhere to GIK distribution to ensure that the supplies are distributed timely and efficiently
  • Organize and follow-up on all other procurements needed for the project
Personnel management and capacity building:
  • work with other technical sector leads to ensure sector integration and effective implementation
  • conducting learning assessment for CGPP staff; develop a training program to meet these needs;
  • Facilitate the development/adaptation of nutrition education training manuals and facilitator’s
  • Assist and support State Polio Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in planning polio programme.
  • Support the Social Mobilization officer to follow up and document regular meetings with key influencers
  • Document monthly quality, action-oriented monthly review meetings at State level.
  • Participate in planning events & meetings
  • Support the local CBO and provide analytical and constructive feedback to monthly reports from CBOs
  • Conduct regular and frequent supportive supervision to CBOs to improve program quality and accountability
Representation:
  • Represent International Medical Corps at all relevant coordination meetings at national and state level as appropriate.
  • Create and maintain smooth relations and open collaboration with Government and local stakeholders and serve as the health and nutrition resource person
Program Implementation and Development:
  • Participate in needs assessments for potential funding opportunities.
  • Ensure strong linkage of CGPP to other sectors such as health, nutrition GBV, WASH and Food security as appropriate.
  • Work closely with the M&E team to ensure robust and comprehensive reporting systems and data flow mechanisms
  • Ensure proper functioning of reporting systems for regular assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the program against its objectives and expected results.
  • Conduct critical monitoring of all aspects of the project identify areas of concern. Prepare and implement workable solutions for identified challenges
  • Follow up of project implementation to review progress towards objectives through organizing regular review meetings, update and experience sharing meeting among staffs.
  • Oversight of IMC staff across the field sites. Provide technical support and direct supervision of field site support staff and collaboration with district medical team on proper implementation of the service.
Reporting:
  • Work with the M&E team to implement and evaluate data quality assurance measures and ensure appropriate follow up.
  • Ensure that the community based feedback mechanism is integrated in all LGAs sites where IMC is implementing the CGPP activities. Utilize this mechanism to provide response and feedback to target communities.
  • Prepare and provide regular monthly progress reports in coordination with the M&E Officer
  • Provide monthly work-plan, pipeline and procurement plan update
General International Medical Corps code of conduct and ethics:
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies ; serve as security focal point in the field sites
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
Qualifications and Experience
Education:
  • A degree in Medicine, Nursing, Environment Health with an advanced University degree Public Health, Epidemiology is required.
  • Certified training in project planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, is an added advantage
  • Data management, data analysis, and information operations.
Work Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible public health project management work experience
  • Experience in high-risk environments required, experience in L3/L2 emergency is preferred.
  • Experience in remote management
  • Experience of facilitation of training review meetings and workshops
  • Experience on budget and administration logistics and Human Resources management
  • Experience on writing / developing project proposals including implementation reports
  • Knowledge of North Eastern Nigeria as well as speaking Hausa language is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to cope with stress; hardship; patience and flexibility and willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work effectively with government, community leaders, international/national organizations, donors, partners and other International Medical Corps relationships.
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office, and other computer applications
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas where the project is implemented
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in ensuring community participation and gender issues in humanitarian programming
  • Ability to provide technical support for IMC staffs and government health workers on proper implementation of the service.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply



How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications addressing it to the "Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps" via the email: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org

Note
  • Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 7th February, 2018.

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