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  • Posted: Feb 27, 2024
    Deadline: Not specified
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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 Officer (ATFC Focus)

    Main Objective and Responsibilities of the Position

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


    • 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 behaviours 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 malnutrition with different target groups in collaboration with focal and key persons in the community and referral centres.
    • Plan and organize weekly disease surveillance with focal persons and ensure early detection and referral of cases of severe acute malnutrition without complication to the ATFC centre. Support the referral of acute Noma patients in the community through FP to the hospital for treatment.
    • Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.
    • Provide weekly mentorship to focal persons on health promotion activities with a strong emphasis on prevention of malnutrition in the community
    • Participate in the development and translation of IEC materials targeting prevention of malnutrition in the community.


    • Ensure strict adherence to the principles of data confidentiality when managing patients and caregivers information’s.
    • Support data team to ensure PPN tracking sheet is done accurately on a weekly basis and used sachets of PPN are retrieved from the patients and caregivers and documented.
    • Report daily activities /weekly to NAM outreach, and summit your narrative for the monthly medical report on the last day of the Epi month.
    • 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.
    • Promote MSF free medical services available cases of SAM , through focal and key persons in the community during health promotion activities
    • Conduct periodic tracing of defaulter and patients that missed appointments in collaboration with the focal persons and ensure patients are back to medical care after proper counselling.
    • Conduct MUAC screening at the communities to identify SAM cases and refer to the ATFC or ITFC accessible areas. Teach patients caregivers on how to conduct MUAC screening.
    • Visit the community PHCs on a monthly basis, or as planned to discuss referral of SAM cases
    • Be flexible to other task as may be assigned by the NAM outreach/HP supervisor
    • Flexibility in undertaking assigned tasks, due to the changing nature of MSF operations

    To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

    • Education: Degree / Diploma in Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Work), Health Promotion, Public or Environmental Health, Nursing Science, Community Health Worker
    • Experience: Preferable two years previous experience in teaching, nursing or social work or community mobilization.
    • Languages: Local language (Hausa) and mission language (English) essential.
    • Knowledge: Computer literacy
    • Competencies: Results, Teamwork, Flexibility, Commitment, Service and Stress Management

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Apply online
    Submit their CV, Cover Letter, and necessary credentials only to: with “Medical Data Processing Officer” as the subject of the email.


    • Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
    • Lastly, only one online application form should be submitted as multiple submissions will not be considered.
    • Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.
    • No Transportation and Allowance will be provided during the recruitment process.
    • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization
    Interested and qualified? Go to Medecins Sans Frontieres on to apply

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