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The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nurse/Midwife

Location: MMC/Jerre, Borno
Sector: Health
Open to Expatriates: No
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Overview/Summary

  • The Nurse is responsible for patient care at the mobile clinics and overseeing community health activities for the population in the catchment area of IRC mobile clinics in MMC, Jere, Borno State.
  • The Nurse reports to the team leader.

Major Responsibilities

  • Will support reproductive health activities (ante-natal care, family planning, post-natal care, and emergency delivery)
  • Act as the link between Health facilities/mobile clinics and the community to ensure awareness of available services, proper follow-up of patients and defaulter tracing.
  • Develop and conduct training of community volunteers on pillars of safe motherhood, infant and young child feeding practices, general child care and hygiene promotion.
  • Provide health and nutrition messaging in the communities, in collaboration with community volunteers.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the CVs, for sharing information, discussing relevant health issues and weekly activity plans for health messaging in the communities.
  • Ensure health basic protocols and other IEC materials are well displayed in the facilities and outreach sites.
  • Ensure mobile clinic sites are clean and well maintained.
  • Establish effective referral mechanism between the mobile clinic and the hospital/IPD.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Collect weekly activity reports from the CVs, review, discuss and submit to the team leader
  • Supervise and monitor CVs in the community.
  • Assist the Medical doctor in patient care at the Health facilities and mobile clinics
  • Jointly with the team, provide ongoing education for clinic staff and CVs.

Operations:

  • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly reports of all services given.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper usage of health and program supplies.
  • Prepare weekly workplans and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Support Health Clinical Officer in compiling statistical reports from the mobile clinics for submission weekly, monthly and annually.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisees with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

Key Result Areas:

  • Improvement of key health indicators mainly maternal mortality ratio, neonatal mortality ratio, and community population coverage.
  • Increased uptake of health services as a strategy of reducing mortality
  • Increased uptake of positive practices related to health, nutrition and hygiene.
  • Timely and quality health care services to displaced persons, refugees and other vulnerable groups.
  • Community volunteers actively participate in health services within their community.

Qualifications

  • Registered nurse and/or Midwife
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Must possess the practicing license or qualifying certificate.
  • Certificate in reproductive health or nutrition is an added advantage.

Competencies:

  • Two to three years’ experience in clinical medicine or public health.
  • Proven experience in community based programming with the ability to motivate and lead community volunteers.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in working in a team.
  • Flexible to travel and work in different locations.
  • Ability to speak local languages will be added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel is an added advantage.

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

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician

Requisition ID: req4566
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview/Summary

  • The Pharmacist Assistant is responsible for dispensing of pharmaceutical products according to prescriptions from the clinicians.
  • Her/His responsibilities will include day to day drugs dispensing, maintaining and reporting on consumption and stock records.
  • The Pharmacy Assistant reports to clinical health officer, while working very closely with the Health Outreach Officer.
  • The position is based in Maiduguri LGA, Borno state.

Key Responsibilities

  • Rational drug dispensing and/or medical supplies to patients, as prescribed by the clinician
  • Provide patients and their caregivers with adequate information on drug usage, possible side effects and additional advice as appropriate and in adherence to MoH protocols.
  • Alert the clinician when inconsistencies of prescriptions are noted in view of patient safety and compliance.
  • Participate in continuous medical education program with the IRC health team.
  • Promote the quality of the IRC’s health programs by following the measures put in place in collaboration with other staff and the IRC health unit.
  • Conduct additional tasks as requested by the clinical health officer to assist in the running of the mobile team on day-to-day basis.
  • Ensure a good working relationship with the mobile team and with staff at supported health facilities.
  • Maintain daily records of drug consumption and drugs stock, and submit weekly reports to the clinical health officer.
  • Observe trends in drug consumptions and timely alert the clinical health officer when supplies need to be replenished.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position report to: Nurse/Midwife
  • Position supervice: Community volunteers
  • Position indirectly report: Health manager

Qualifications

  • College Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Must be registered with relevant licensing bodies and allowed to practice in Nigeria
  • At least 1 year work experience in drugs and medical supplies management
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of drugs and medical supplies regulations of Nigeria
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • NGO work experience is an advantage
  • Should be able to use Microsoft Office especially MS-Word, Excel
  • Able to communicate in English language (written and spoken ); Knowledge of local languages is a plus
  • Additional qualities: team worker, be flexible , and adaptability to transitions.

Specific Security Situation/Housing:

  • The security situation in the NE continues to be volatile at level 3 (orange). security level as it’s one of the three states of emergency (SoE) in the NE of the country. The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments

Standards for Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

 


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician

Requisition ID: req4566
Location: Monguno, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview/Summary

  • The Pharmacist Assistant is responsible for dispensing of pharmaceutical products according to prescriptions from the clinicians.
  • Her/His responsibilities will include day to day drugs dispensing, maintaining and reporting on consumption and stock records.
  • The Pharmacy Assistant reports to clinical health officer, while working very closely with the Health Outreach Officer.
  • The position is based in Monguno LGA, Borno state.

Key Responsibilities

  • Rational drug dispensing and/or medical supplies to patients, as prescribed by the clinician
  • Provide patients and their caregivers with adequate information on drug usage, possible side effects and additional advice as appropriate and in adherence to MoH protocols.
  • Alert the clinician when inconsistencies of prescriptions are noted in view of patient safety and compliance.
  • Participate in continuous medical education program with the IRC health team.
  • Promote the quality of the IRC’s health programs by following the measures put in place in collaboration with other staff and the IRC health unit.
  • Conduct additional tasks as requested by the clinical health officer to assist in the running of the mobile team on day-to-day basis.
  • Ensure a good working relationship with the mobile team and with staff at supported health facilities.
  • Maintain daily records of drug consumption and drugs stock, and submit weekly reports to the clinical health officer.
  • Observe trends in drug consumptions and timely alert the clinical health officer when supplies need to be replenished.
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Key Working Relationships:

  • Position report to: Nurse/Midwife
  • Position supervice: Community volunteers
  • Position indirectly report: Health manager

Qualifications

  • College Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Must be registered with relevant licensing bodies and allowed to practice in Nigeria
  • At least 1 year work experience in drugs and medical supplies management
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of drugs and medical supplies regulations of Nigeria
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • NGO work experience is an advantage
  • Should be able to use Microsoft Office especially MS-Word, Excel
  • Able to communicate in English language (written and spoken ); Knowledge of local languages is a plus
  • Additional qualities: team worker, be flexible , and adaptability to transitions.

Specific Security Situation/Housing:

  • The security situation in the NE continues to be volatile at level 3 (orange). security level as it’s one of the three states of emergency (SoE) in the NE of the country. The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments

Standards for Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Nurse/Midwife

Requisition ID: req4555
Location: Monguno, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview/Summary

  • The Nurse is responsible for patient care at the mobile clinics and overseeing community health activities for the population in the catchment area of IRC mobile clinics in MMC, Jere, Borno State. The Nurse reports to the team leader.

Major Responsibilities

  • Will support reproductive health activities (ante-natal care, family planning, post-natal care, and emergency delivery)
  • Act as the link between Health facilities/mobile clinics and the community to ensure awareness of available services, proper follow-up of patients and defaulter tracing.
  • Develop and conduct training of community volunteers on pillars of safe motherhood, infant and young child feeding practices, general child care and hygiene promotion.
  • Provide health and nutrition messaging in the communities, in collaboration with community volunteers.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the CVs, for sharing information, discussing relevant health issues and weekly activity plans for health messaging in the communities.
  • Ensure health basic protocols and other IEC materials are well displayed in the facilities and outreach sites.
  • Ensure mobile clinic sites are clean and well maintained.
  • Establish effective referral mechanism between the mobile clinic and the hospital/IPD.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Collect weekly activity reports from the CVs, review, discuss and submit to the team leader
  • Supervise and monitor CVs in the community.
  • Assist the Medical doctor in patient care at the Health facilities and mobile clinics
  • Jointly with the team, provide ongoing education for clinic staff and CVs.

Operations:

  • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly reports of all services given.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper usage of health and program supplies.
  • Prepare weekly workplans and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Support Health Clinical Officer in compiling statistical reports from the mobile clinics for submission weekly, monthly and annually.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisees with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

Key Result Areas:

  • Improvement of key health indicators mainly maternal mortality ratio, neonatal mortality ratio, and community population coverage.
  • Increased uptake of health services as a strategy of reducing mortality
  • Increased uptake of positive practices related to health, nutrition and hygiene.
  • Timely and quality health care services to displaced persons, refugees and other vulnerable groups.
  • Community volunteers actively participate in health services within their community.

Qualifications

  • Registered nurse and/or Midwife
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Must possess the practicing license or qualifying certificate.
  • Certificate in reproductive health or nutrition is an added advantage.

Competencies:

  • Two to three years’ experience in clinical medicine or public health.
  • Proven experience in community based programming with the ability to motivate and lead community volunteers.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in working in a team.
  • Flexible to travel and work in different locations.
  • Ability to speak local languages will be added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel is an added advantage.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: RH Midwife
Requisition ID: req4479
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time

Background
The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state
In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Monguno and Gwoza of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State

Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods. In response to the new IDP influx displaced from Kukawa local government, the IRC will be providing emergency reproductive health package according to the MISP for the new IDP influx and host communities.

Job Overview/Summary

  • The Midwife is a member of the health team, and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Emergency Reproductive Health activities in Maiduguri including the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package for RH in Crisis Situations) according to the IRC and donor work plans
  • She will work to ensure the improved quality of the project clinical activities e.g. family planning, maternal and neonatal care, case management of sexually transmitted diseases and the clinical management of sexual assault survivors in the IRC supported health facilities
  • The Midwife will ensure the well-being of girls and women in Maiduguri and Monguno both through the IRC supported health facility and through RH Services at community level.
  • The Midwife is responsible for the oversight and implementation of Maternal and Neonatal Care, in particular: Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC), Antenatal Care and Postnatal Care, Counselling and provision of Family Planning (including Long term methods) are offered according to MoH Guidelines at the IRC supported health facilities is of quality standard, Post Abortion Care.

Major Responsibilities

  • In line with the Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP),
  • Provide the Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS) according to national protocols and guidelines.
  • Provide the clinical care activities in the IRC RH clinical area or at the maternity
  • Adhere to and practice use of Universal Precautions and proper waste management at all IRC supported health facilities.
  • Performs basic and assisted delivery care.
  • Performs any needed neonatal and obstetric resuscitation activity.
  • Ensures timely supported referrals to the nearest Emergency Obstetric Care center.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to other midwives in assisted deliveries (by vacuum, forceps, and breech).
  • Identifies survivors of sexual assault and refers them for registration, counseling and Clinical Care Support the RH and GBV clinic staff with technical advice, and provides services in line with the MoH and/ or international best practice guidelines.
  • Monitor progress against grant work plan; promptly identifying any current or potential delays and recommending solutions to technical issues.
  • Prepare Purchase Request forms for program supplies/activities and undertake field procurement as designated and authorized.
  • Monitor program supply inventory levels; perform monthly spot-checks on program inventory
  • Work with and provide timely technical support to IRC’s implementing partners; maintain respectful and constructive relations with partner staff, services providers and patients.
  • Fully comply with IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for program implementation
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Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Emergency response lead/RH Manager
  • Position Directly Supervises: Clinic support
  • Indirect Reporting: RH Doctor, RH Officer
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts:
  • Internal: Health team, WPE team
  • External:  Other SRH partners

Qualifications
Education:

  • Qualified Midwife/Nurse with Degree/Diploma/Certificate and a practicing license

Work Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in midwifery and nursing care preferably in SRH, at BEmONC and at  primary health care level

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Skills to communicate on sensitive RH topics, provide RH education
  • 1 year of experience counseling survivors of abuse or violence with a reputable organization.
  • Clear understanding of gender equality and gender issues for women and girls.
  • Ability to maintain beneficiary confidentiality and respect at all times is essential.
  • Ability to lead, train, supervise and facilitate other midwives, nursing staff and community health workers in their respective tasks.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team is essential.
  • Ability to communicate in English and write clear and concise reports in English.
  • Must be computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel

Language Skills:

  • English and Hausa a must, Kanuri and Shuwa will be an added advantage.

For position in Gwoza, indigenes will be given priority

Standards of Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability
  • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Work Envirnoment:

  • Security level orange. The situation in Gwoza, Borno remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: RH Midwife
Requisition ID: req4482
Location: Monguno, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time

Scope of Work

  • The Midwife is a member of the reproductive health team, and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of emergency reproductive health activities in Monguno according to IRC and donor work plans.
  • Implement clinical activities in IRC supported health facilities (comprehensive women’s centers) and ensure that these are integrated with other sectors, especially women’s protection and empowerment (WPE) programs to ensure the best quality of care for survivors of gender-based violence.
  • The Midwife will work to ensure the improved quality of family planning, post abortion are, maternal and neonatal care (including antenatal and postnatal care), case management of sexually transmitted diseases and the clinical care for sexual assault survivors. She will ensure the well-being of girls and women in Monguno both through the IRC supported facilities and through RH Services at community level.

Responsibilities
Project Implementation:

  • Direct service delivery to patients of the following: family planning, STI treatment, post-abortion care, ante-natal and postnatal care, safe delivery and basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care (BEmONC), and clinical care for sexual assault survivors.
  • Technical midwifery support, in line with protocols and guidelines.
  • Provide an active input to the work plans, based on identified trends and needs.
  • Apply technical knowledge and skills to implement and/or assist in program activities.
  • Assist the Medical Doctor for management of patients/clients and consult for any obstetric emergencies and or complications.
  • Monitor program inventory levels of clinic supplies and drugs; perform monthly spot-checks on program inventory.
  • Work with and provide timely technical support to the IRC’s implementing partners; maintain respectful and constructive relations with partner staff, services providers and patients.
  • Provide trainings and adhere to universal precautions, waste management and other protocols.

Community based tasks:

  • Support the community mobilization team in the sensitization of women, men, girls and boys to increased RH awareness and service utilization.
  • Support the design of the community mobilization activity plan based on trends seen within the facilities
  • Support the development of key RH messaging ensuring accuracy and cultural sensitivity.
  • Explore possibilities of linking up RH community activities, and plan to reach ‘hard to reach’ pregnant women, FP clients, etc encouraging facility deliveries.
  • Support medical team to organize regular assessment for the supportive staff e.g. cleaners, guards, etc.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Ensure continuous integration of Reproductive Health and Women’s Protection and Empowerment activities within the comprehensive women’s center.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: CWC Integration Officer
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: RH Doctor (and RH Manager)
  • Position directly Supervises: N/A
  • Key Internal Contacts:
  • Country Program: WPE team, community mobilization team

Job Requirements

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a clinical setting;
  • Experience working for an NGO in a similar position preferred.

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Clear understanding of gender equality and gender issues for women and girls.
  • Ability to maintain beneficiary confidentiality and respect at all times is essential.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team is essential.

Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

  • Ability to lead, train, supervise and facilitate other midwives, nursing staff and community health workers in their respective tasks.

Languages:

  • English and Hausa a must, Monguno local language preferred.

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook – preferred.

Work Envirnoment:

  • Security level orange. The situation in Monguno, Borno remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 19th April, 2019.

Note: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. However, Candidates from Gwoza LGA will be given priority

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