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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2021
    Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
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  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation...
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    Health Promoter IEC (Information, Education, Communication) Officer

    Location: NOMA Project, Sokoto

    Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

    • Implement Health Promotion / IEC (Information, Education, Communication) activities with patients and local population to raise their knowledge and skills on relevant medical topics.

    Accountabilities

    • Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.
    • According to medical priorities, deliver information to the patients and community on specific health topics.
    • Implement activities of health education and awareness (sessions in schools, churches, community), under the indications and supervision of the HP Supervisor.
    • Under the guide of HP Supervisor, assess the impact of activities (with questions, verifications and behaviors observations), and report problems, success and constraints to him/her.
    • Collect all type of information related to specific health and living conditions of the population, in particular to identify the most vulnerable populations to target.
    • Report to HP Supervisor: activities, problems met, strengths and constraints.
    • Establish and maintain contacts with social partners, including other NGO’s, governmental health services that can provide answers to social problems.
    • Keep education and communication areas clean and tidy and professional materials available.
    • Participate in creation of any material needed for the activities of information, education and communication.

    MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities:

    • Plan and organize weekly sensitization and awareness campaigns/meetings/health education sessions on NOMA with different target groups in collaboration with focal and key persons in the community and in the Noma Children Hospital
    • Provide weekly mentorship to focal persons on health promotion activities with a strong emphasis on prevention of NOMA in the community
    • Participate in the development and translation of IEC materials targeting NOMA patients
    • Promote MSF free medical services available for NOMA patients through focal and key persons in the community during health promotion activities
    • Facilitate and conduct timely defaulter tracing including missed appointments with focal persons and ensure patients are back to medical care after proper counseling.
    • Plan and organize weekly disease surveillance with focal persons and ensure early detection and referral of NOMA cases to Hospital

    Requirements (Qualifications)
    Education:

    • Degree / Diploma in Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Work), Health Promotion, Public or Environmental Health

    Experience:

    • 1 year work experience.
    • Preferable previous experience in health promotion interventions, social work, community mobilization, health issues sensitization and awareness.

    Languages:

    • English is essential, local language desirable.

    Knowledge:

    • Computer Literacy (Ms Word, Excel and Internet)

    Competencies:

    • Results and Quality Orientation
    • Teamwork and Cooperation
    • Behavioural Flexibility
    • Commitment to MSF Principles
    • Service Oriented
    • Stress Management.

    Method of Application

    Note

    • Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
    • Only one application should be submitted as multiple applications will NOT be considered.
    • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organisation.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Medecins Sans Frontieres on docs.google.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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