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We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Medical Officer

Location: Borno

Role Purpose

  • The Medical Officer will provide quality treatment services to complicated cases at the Stabilization Centre (SC), 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.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme implementation:

  • Provision of high quality care to complicated cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition cases (SAM).
  • 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.

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.

Skills, Experience and Education

  • Medical Degree (MB,BS; MB, BCh) from a recognized/accredited University in Nigeria
  • At least three years post NYSC 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.



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

Job Title: Education in Emergency Officer

Location: Borno

Role Purpose

  • The Job Holder will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the NJR project.
  • In addition, support the NJR team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the project; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the project as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.

Main Responsibilities
The post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below:

Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Support planning efforts at state, LGEA and community levels so as to ensure effective and efficient resource allocation and utilization in line with approved project work plans and budgets and within the complete project cycle.
  • Participate in efforts to ensure availability of updated budgets, log frames targets, work plans, and reports are timely and accurate.
  • Take active role in unpacking and roll out of new projects with staff, partners and eventually community or project areas.
  • Build capacity and provide direct backup technical supportive supervision to head teachers, government desk officers, teachers, quality assurance officers and other community resource persons engaged in the project, in collaboration with the designated LGEA technical staff.
  • Ensure 100% monthly budget utilization and reporting of key results based on project work plans and budgets.
  • Ensure success stories that have been identified on the program are documented with good practices shared among staff.
  • Provide technical support to the stakeholders to ensure effective implementation
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and final report based on project targets and results
  • Ensure that key lessons from the project are shared or disseminated to wider audience in project states as appropriate
  • Develop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation
  • Facilitate community engagement in school PTA/SBMC/traditional/religious structures meetings for improved learning outcomes and school level decision making processes
  • Work closely with the relevant state agencies and parastatals, LGEA, other NGOs and Agencies in the Education sector, Schools, SBMCs, PTAs among others so as to identify areas of collaboration and leverage against state resources so as to maximize impact.
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)
  • In collaboration with the EiE Team, Education Technical Advisor, partners and LGEA officials, conduct needs assessment to identify gaps in education sector
  • In collaboration with the rest of the programme team prepare and facilitate trainings
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the NJR projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the manager

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • A minimum of a Degree in Education, Social Work, Social Administration, Psychology, Social Sciences, Development Studies.
  • Substantial experience of working with an International NGO with budget management and monitoring responsibilities.
  • At least two (2) years’ post NYSC experience with good understanding of Community Education and training skills (Training of Trainers) particularly Non-Formal Education
  • Experience of working with local partners, State and Local Government in Education and Child Protection program delivery.
  • Flency in English language and excellent report writing skills.
  • Experience in generating Donor compliant reports of high quality.
  • Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable:

  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within humanitarian programming.


Method of Application 
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Stabilization Care Nurse

Location: Borno

Role Purpose

  • The Nurse will work with the Doctors to provide clinical and nutritional care for complicated cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) admitted at the stabilization Centre (SC).
  • S/He will also maintain accurate patient records, provide input into SCI reports and actively participate in the smooth functioning of the SC.

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.

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.

Qualifications, Experience & Attributes

  • Nursing Degree (BNSc) from recognized Institution
  • At least two years post NYSC 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 speak in local languages is an added advantage (eg Shuwa, Kanuri).
  • 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.


Method of Application 
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 30th March, 2018.

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