Requisition ID: req5610
Job Title: Health Clinical Officer – Monguno
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Monguno, Nigeria
The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.
IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs as new areas became accessible after prolonged conflict and insecurity, in Adamawa and Borno States. The IRC’s response to the humanitarian situation includes integrated health and nutrition services, as well as reproductive health care and women protection services. For its Health and Nutrition program, the IRC is seeking a Health Clinical Officer to strengthen the work in Konduga or Gwoza LGA, Borno State.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The Health Clinical Officer is responsible for patient care at the mobile clinics and overseeing the mobile clinic activities in Konduga, and MMC-Jere LGA, Borno State. The Health Clinical Officer reports to the team leader or Health Manager.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Attend to patients at the mobile clinics, using standard national or internationally endorsed protocols.
- Maintain proper records of patients and registrations, and compile weekly reports including statistics.
- Develop and conduct training for the mobile clinic staff and community volunteers on clinical care, infection prevention and control,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.
- Collect weekly activity reports from the CVs, review, discuss and submit to the team leader.
- 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.
- For new location: Liaise with local leaders and other partners in identifying new mobile clinic site and sensitize community on project implementation.
Human Resource Management
- Supervise and monitor CVs in the community.
- Jointly with the team, provide ongoing education for clinic staff and CVs.
- 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.
- As team lead, maintain vigilance and monitor surroundings for security of the mobile team on site and adhere to IRC’s safety and security protocols.
Communication and Reporting:
- Support Health Manager 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.
- Registered nurse/midwife
- BSc Nursing added advantage
- 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.
- 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 and able to lead 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
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
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.