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  • CGPP Project Assistant at International Medical Corps

  • Posted on: 12 September, 2019 Deadline: 20 September, 2019
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  • International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

    CGPP Project Assistant


    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Job Summary

    • Support the State Manager in the coordination and technical implementation of the Initiative for Supporting Polio Eradication in Northeastern Nigeria (ISPENN) five-year USAID founding project, by ensuring program quality, completion of activities within allocated funding and project period.
    • Under supervision of State Manager and in close collaboration with CGPP program Officers, the Project Assistant will contribute to coordination and implementation of CGPP project in Borno State.
    • Contributes towards the implementation of the project activities in accordance with the work plan and budget.
    • Assist in preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, intermediate and annual program status reports required for management and donors, in the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation;
    • Field level activity planning, supportive supervision and problem solving will be among his/her key responsibilities.
    • In consultation with respective CGPP Program Officers provides routine monitoring of activities related to the implementation of project components for which IMC is accountable ensuring their timely and quality implementation according to donor Rules and Standard Procedures
    • Establishes and maintains technical contacts with other CGPP Programme Staff and colleagues from other consortium Agencies and provides information to concerned parties on progress, problems, required changes and proposes corrective actions to rectify project’s implementation for the consideration of the CGPP Program Officers;
    • Supervising the project staff and training partner organization staff,
    • Interact and liaise with representatives from CGPP, NPHCDA, SMoH, WHO, UNICEF, CDC and other stakeholders.
    • Organize and coordinate regular project reviews, financial pipeline inputs and close-out meetings with CBO.
    • To support and build capacity of local CBO that are working in partnership with IMC

    Main Responsibilities

    • Lead the field planning activities in consultation with the CGPP State manager and in collaboration with the local health authorities.
    • Participate in program review meetings, and partnership and coordination meetings, and contribute to increase program visibility.
    • Support the development of program work plan to ensure timely completion of all project activities.
    • Ensure all deliverables are completed and submitted to CGPP State manager in a timely and satisfactory manner.
    • Monitor project activities to ensure high quality of outputs, and identify areas for improvement.
    • Supervise the LGACs as well as collaborate with the partner organization (CBO) Project Coordinator.
    • Train CBO and partners’ staff on immunization related activities.
    • To provide technical assistance including on capacity building of program staff and other government health workers for effective implementation of thematic areas of immunization program.
    • Act as primary point of contact between the organization and CBO and non-government stakeholders’ in Borno state.
    • Resolve conflicts and problems for ensuring smooth project operations.
    • Contribute to long term new program development efforts.
    • Prepare a detailed weekly/monthly activity for CGPP activities as directed by State Manager and ensure implementation of planned activities according to the work plan adhering to the budget according to IMC standards.

    Personnel management and capacity building:

    • Support the Communication officer, Surveillance Officer and MEAL officer to follow up and document regular meetings with key influencers
    • Document monthly quality, action-oriented monthly review meetings at State level.
    • Participate in planning events & meetings
    • Support the local CBO and provide analytical and constructive feedback to monthly reports from CBOs
    • Conduct regular and frequent supportive supervision to CBOs to improve program quality and accountability


    • Program Implementation and Development Work closely with the MEAL officer to ensure robust and comprehensive reporting systems and data flow mechanisms
    • Conduct critical monitoring of all aspects of the project identify areas of concern. Prepare and implement workable solutions for identified challenges
    • Follow up of project implementation to review progress towards objectives through organizing regular review meetings, update and experience sharing meeting among staffs.
    • Oversight of field staff across the focal sites. Provide technical support and direct supervision of field site support staff and collaboration with district medical team on proper implementation of the service.


    • Work with the M&E officer to implement and evaluate data quality assurance measures and ensure appropriate follow up.
    • Prepare and submit timely project reports to CGPP State Manager in Borno for onward transmission to CGPP Coordinator.
    • Provide CBO staff monthly detailed implementation work-plan update

    General International Medical Corps code of conduct and ethics:

    • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
    • Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies; serve as security focal point in the field sites

    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. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
    • The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive

    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.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

    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.

    Qualification and Experience

    • A Degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement.
    • Certified training in project planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, is an added advantage
    • Data management, data analysis, and information operations.

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible public health project management work experience
    • Experience in remote management
    • Experience of facilitation of training review meetings and workshops
    • Experience on budget and administration logistics and Human Resources management
    • Knowledge of North Eastern Nigeria as well as speaking Hausa language is preferred but not required.
    • Ability to cope with stress; hardship; patience and flexibility and willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines;
    • Ability to work effectively with government, community leaders, international/national organizations, donors, partners and other International Medical Corps relationships.
    • Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office, and other computer applications
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas where the project is implemented
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in ensuring community participation and gender issues in humanitarian programming
    • Ability to provide technical support for IMC staffs and government health workers on proper implementation of the service.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to "the Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps" via the email:


    • Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email
    • Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.
    • Damboa indigene are encouraged to apply
    • This position is for Nigerian nationals only
    • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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