CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Clinical Officer
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 2 and Half Months
Start Date: ASAP
- CARE Nigeria is seeking to engage a Clinical Officer to provide technical and program support to ensure quality implementation of comprehensive Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights activities with focus on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in the 10 Health Facilities of Implementation
Technical and Program Support to Health Facilities – 25%:
- Provide technical assistance and ensure quality implementation of Clinical aspect of this project.
- Together with key stakeholders in the community, identify potentially changeable health behaviors and practices, barriers to the use of family planning services, and post-abortion care, and develop strategies and approaches to overcome barriers and increase demand
- Advocate with local partners to implement strategies to reach all levels and categories of the population
- Identify the needs of the community partners and provide them with the necessary technical and material assistance
- Develop a weekly work plan and movement plan for activities in the FOSAs
- Develop, Training TOR, Budget, and Contract and Advance request guided by work plan, budget and liquidate expenses after training with support from the PM
- Provide on the job coaching and mentoring for AMAL facilitators
- Strengthen local coordination meeting and attend state coordination meeting on request by supervisor to advocate for Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights Services in the State
- Support the establishment and effective delivery of ASRHR services in target communities • Initiate and write concept notes and proposal for new SRHR activities and project at community level
- Support in development of project work plan, budget, expenditure plan for SRHR community activities Prepare payment Request for AMAL facilitators monthly stipends. Ensure weekly data collection, compilation and sharing with M and E officer putting PC in copy.
Quality Control and Assurance – 25%:
- Conduct regular Facilitation Skills Assessments for all the community engagement facilitators for competencies in facilitation and develop coaching plans for the non-proficient facilitators
- Request for relevant and up to date IEC/SBCC materials and job Aids for all FOSAs to be use during reflective dialogue sessions Support by providing technical assistance to health facilities while collecting data for reporting
- Ensure all aspects of patient/client record are properly documented using appropriate and relevant tools and well stored in a private and confidential key and lock cabinet
- Ensure quarterly plans are developed and reviewed, and monthly reflective dialogue activity plan and roaster is place on the wall in all FOSAs in collaboration with CSO
- Account for all community facilitators and ensure they perform their duties when assigned
- Ensure that weekly reports are submitted to the PC on AMAL Activities and Health systems in Health Facilities
- Effectively supervise all AMAL facilitators in the performance of their duties
- Proactively address performance issues through regular, constructive, and honest feedback and coaching and suggest replacement of community facilitators who are persistently underperforming or cannot perform duties due to any reason PC
- Identify necessary volunteer’s development and career development opportunities for direct reports.
- Educate and share CAREs vision, mission, and core values with community facilitators and CSO partners
- Report any breach of the CARE’s vision, mission, and core values or any behavior or attitude that is against the local law
Monitoring and Learning – 25%:
- Ensure the regular data collection using appropriate tools
- Participate in bi-monthly meetings bringing together Health providers, community facilitators, CARE staff and the Health District to analyze the data, identify the difficulties encountered and help them find solutions
- Conduct daily Supervisions to all the Field activities to ensure compliance with project deliverables in collaboration with the M and E officer and Community Engagement officer
- Supports monitoring and evaluation initiatives at selected facilities/communities including analysis of supply chain system in the state to strengthen existing system and suggest best practices
- Establish and use strong compliant and feedback systems to track and report compliant and feedback to support effective delivery of SRHR service in collaboration with the ward / facility
- Periodically review performance metrics with the Monitoring & Evaluation officer and employ use of data for decision making that promotes high quality clinical care services
- Identify and document and dissemination of appropriate success stories, experiences, best practice and lessons, at least one every month
- Encourage sharing of learning and experience with the team, across the organization and with like-minded/peer organizations
- Assist in data entry and validation of all clinic data
Relationship With Staff / Management -20%:
- Develop a good communication and interpersonal relationship with other project staff and CARE staff to avoid creating a tense environment in the workplace
- Manage and resolve problems amicably following appropriate communication channels and procedures
- Listens and accept constructive criticism
- Understand CARE’s vision, mission and practice the core values of CARE
- Cultivate good working relationships with service providers, community, MOH staff, local CSO, INGOs, UN agencies etc.
- Foster teamwork among supervised staff and with staff from other units/departments
- Represent CARE at coordination meetings in their location
- Organizes community sensitization health talk through the community linkage structures (VHTs, Extension workers)
Other Responsibilities As Assigned – 5%:
Not limited to:
- Ability to willingly accept and take up additional responsibilities
- Ability to share knowledge and skills for the purpose of knowledge and skill transfer to other staff
- The Clinical Officer (CO) shall have a suitable combination of academic qualification, experience, and relevant trainings in the following technical and programmatic requirements for the post:
Education / Training:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law, Public Health, Social Work, International Development, or other relevant field from a recognized institution
- Post-graduate training in public health and or development related studies is an asset (University Degree).
- Family Planning and AYSRH is an asset.
- Training in project planning, monitoring and evaluation is an asset
- 3 – 5 years’ experience in clinical medicine or public health.
- Previous experience in reproductive health is an asset
- Previous experience in supporting health structures is an asset.
Deadline: 30th May, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
- CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CARE considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, color, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.
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- CARE strongly encourages women to apply.