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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: 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
  • 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.
  • 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:
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Job Title: Country Security Manager

Ref Id: 17-564
Location: Nigeria
Department: Security

Job Summary
  • The Country Security Manager works at the direction of the Country Director and the Director of Global Security.
  • The primary function of the Country Security Manager is provide assistance to the Country Director and country programs, as assigned, on all issues of safety and security as they relate to staff at a program site.
  • The Country Security Manager oversees daily security management of a country program site and manages the National Security Officers, as well as trains and mentors Security Focal Points.
  • The Country Security Manager will monitor and assess security conditions, assist and provide direction to country management teams and Security Focal Points (SFP’s).
  • The Director of Global Security (DGS) is the technical manager for the Country Security Manager.
Essential Responsibilities
Security Management:
  • Develop and update the Security Risk Assessments (SRA’s), SOP’s and Contingency Plans
  • Supervise and train National Security Manager and Security Focal Points
  • Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented
  • Ensure that all field staff is fully cognizant of prevailing security threats and fully advised on means to reduce staff vulnerability to those threats
  • Design and drill warden systems, emergency communications networks, and provisioning of emergency supplies for field personnel
  • Ensure internal incident tracking system is utilized properly and perform incident mapping and analysis
  • Collects security related information from local and regional resources as it applies to sites and communicates with Director of Global Security (DGS) and Country Director (CD) as appropriate
  • Monitors the security preparedness of country staff and works with CD to enforce staff compliance with internal security policies and SOPs
  • When directed by the DGS, carry out investigations and capture lessons learned to be incorporated into future staff trainings
  • Act as a key member of the Field Incident Team when required during a crisis so that safety policies and procedures are implemented
  • Ensures logistics follows a servicing and maintenance schedule for vehicles
  • Audits communications equipment and facilitates communications-related assistance when necessary.
  • Recommends changes in country security plans to CD and DGS as needed
  • Ensure induction security briefings are conducted to all arriving staff, visitors or volunteers
  • Ensure weekly security reports are completed and sent to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incidents
  • Conducts and submits Security Risk Assessments of programs, as required.
  • Conducts and submits full Site Security Surveys of every site visited.
  • Conducts and submits Trip Reports of all high-risk field deployments.
  • The above should be completed using the Security Department approved templates, and be submitted to the Director of Global Security and the other HQ security staff.
  • Keep excellent records and logs to ensure continuity of this position
Human Resources:
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified national security field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Country Director
  • Make frequent site visits to facilities to carry out security assessments and ensure appropriate care and training are being conducted. Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff
Training/ Capacity Building:
  • Determine training needs for the security staff
  • Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability
  • Works with DGS and CD to conduct any staff security training that is warranted.
Working Relationships:
  • Maintain excellent working relationships as a member of the country team senior management.
  • Build strong professional relationships with UN agencies, local authorities and other NGO’s
  • Maintain local networks to ensure community acceptance and local information
  • Attends security coordination meetings and updates CD on current security issues
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: KAP Survey Consultant - Nutrition 
Job ID: 18-037
: 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.
  • 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
  • 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:
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Job Title: Consultant - Nutrition Coordinator

Job ID: 17-316
Location: Nigeria
Department: Nutrition and Food Security

Purpose of Consultancy

  • The purpose of the Consultancy is to assist International Medical Corps in delivering life-saving programs in disasters in a holistic and sustainable way, keeping in mind how the emergency response will set the ground for transitions and development programming.
Key Tasks
  • Conduct initial 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.
  • At the field level, provide assessments of the nutrition situation as it relates to food security, WASH, and Health. Be able to assess health sector’s ability to respond to the nutritional needs of acutely malnourished children and make recommendations to the International Medical Corps ERT and to headquarters on how to best respond to those needs programmatically.
  • Be able to determine the cause of the malnutrition in the emergency response and formulate appropriate responses that will address the cause.
  • Be able to 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.
  • 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 Emergency Response Team.
  • Coordinate 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.
  • Actively participate and represent IMC in country-based nutrition Cluster meetings.
  • Develop the nutrition program strategies, with support from NFS, for the specific disaster response
  • 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, apply new developments in the nutrition sector to International Medical Corps programming.
  • If appropriate during the response, provide technical support to assist in the development of disaster risk reduction programs that mitigate the effects of disasters on populations and communities; identify disaster mitigation measures, where appropriate, that could be linked to disaster response activities.
  • Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
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.
  • Nutrition Degree or post nutrition graduate or public health/nursing qualifications (with significant nutrition experience);
  • At least 5 years minimum experience internationally within developing country managing a nutrition programme, especially CMAM- IYCF and Food Security program;
  • Experience in programmes with component of food voucher especially e voucher is mandatory;
  • Experience in analysing and interpreting data and writing reports to high technical standard;
  • Experience in training and mentoring of nutrition and health staff;
  • Involvement in the nutrition and food security cluster coordination and technical working groups to review and develop guidelines;
  • Experience in PMD and reporting and proposal writing
  • Experience of working in active and/or post conflict volatile contexts;
  • Strong interpersonal, organisational, communication and networking skills. Good training and persuasions skills;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to adapt fast. Culturally sensitive and ability to work and remain calm under pressure;
  • Ability to work both independently, and as part of a team. Willingness and ready to travel and live in basic conditions;

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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