WBFA is seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented individual with strong analytical, professional and creative acumen to fill the Nurse Educator role. The ideal candidate will have a strong and proven track record that will help make a real difference in society in providing direct clinical, reproductive and neonatal health services. She/He will will directly with mothers in health care facilities. Whilst, ensuring the provision of services in Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYC), Antenatal Care (ANC) Postnatal Care, (PNC), Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal Care (EmONC), etc. The Nurse Educator will lead in engagement with adolescents in schools and communities and lead in the education on Water Sanitation and Hygiene education.
- Provide direct clinical reproductive and neonatal health services, forming the core of the Foundation’s flagship MamaCare360 program. The services include Provision of services in Infant and Young Child nutrition (IYC), Antenatal Care (ANC) Postnatal Care, (PNC), Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal Care (EmONC) etc.
- Educate the adolescents in communities and schools, on WASH, increase and establish relationship with communities and key stakeholders.
- Development and application of community-based health strategies with focus on reproductive health services.
- Promote Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) best practices as per international and WBFA minimum standards to women and infants.
- Support community health workers to provide outreach services such as birth records, neonatal and maternal mortality records.
- Promote the sexual and reproductive health rights of Adolescents, ensuring access to quality health services based on the health toolkit developed by WBFA.
- Work with technical support and M&E teams to collect appropriate baseline data of programs.
- Ensure adequate infection prevention and control measures are maintained in all facilities at all times.
- Lead and advocate for quality healthcare in all facilities and communities.
- Maintain and develop collaborative relationships with heads of governments and health facilities as well as supervise, train and coach clinical staff.
- Prepare weekly and monthly report of activities, including data collation.
- Supervise Community Mobilizers/ Data and Communities Assistants
- Ensure proper documentation and writing of reports ensuring quality and timely reporting
- Work with technical support and M&E teams to collect appropriate baseline and edline data of programs.
- Maintain and develop collaborative relationships with heads of governments and health facilities and supervise train, and coach clinical staff.
- Prepare weekly and monthly reports of activities, including data collation.
- Provide audio-visual content from all activities carried out
- Network and coordinate with the relevant sectors (communities, other INGOs, Ministry of Health, Water Resources, Environment, Community Leaders, and Schools, etc)
- Carry out sensitizations on Key WASH Hygiene Messages and education.
- The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Qualification and Experience
- Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM), Bachelor of Nursing Science (B. NSc.)
- Minimum of 2 year of working experience in either Nursing or Midwife capacity.
- Ability to communicate in English, and Hausa
- Good understanding of WASH, Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (SRMNCAH+N) and WASH.
- Computer knowledge is an added advantage.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills with children will be an added advantage.
- Be able to prioritize tasks.
- Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.
- Experience with community development, working with children and schools, nursing mothers and pregnant women.
- Very good communication and interpersonal skills.
- The ability to think critically and to recommend good solutions to problems.
- Strong Organizational skills.
- Ability to conduct outreach at the community level and schools.
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- The Senior Program Officer shall be responsible for the supervision and day-to-day management of WBFA Kwara office health activities.
- Supporting WBFA and donor/partner activities and programs with applied medical knowledge and skills in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment according to national guidelines and protocols
- Provide on-the-job support to WBFA and facility staff (where programs are ongoing) including training and skills development as needed
- Together with WBFA Kwara program staff, coordinate with healthcare stakeholders in Kwara State e.g Facility CMD’s, Commissioner of Health, State Primary Health Development Board, Local government authorities, and other actors in the sector whilst maintaining good relations with them,
- Will oversee the stock management of medicines, medical supplies, and Medical equipment and support the WBFA Kwara and central office as well as partner health facilities to prepare timely requisitions for replenishment based on consumption records.
- Seek out and nurture quality partnerships with community structures and support staff in coordination of activities with partner agencies.
- Work closely with the National Project Lead and other members of the team to ensure effective delivery of project and organizational goals.
● Monitor and supervise the WBFA staff and midwives under his/her supervision, and ensure that work is done properly and efficiently
● Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
● Develop ongoing education programs for health staff, and conduct trainings and on-the-job training for health staff.
● Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist in determining and implementing solutions.
Determine personnel needs for field-level activities and in coordination with the National Administrator and Human Resources Manager, assist in recruitment of staff.
Grant Management & Reporting:
- Ensure project activities are implemented according to the work-plan and within the allocated budgets.
- Prepare weekly work-plans with the health teams.
- Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that affect budget and programmatic adherence.
Weekly activity reports writing
- Supervise and regular review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with the acceptable protocols.
- Responsible for validation of program data and timely submission to M&E on weekly basis.
- Work with M&E team to analyze data on a weekly/monthly basis, feeds information back to the program, and adapts strategies accordingly.
- Supports the National Administrator and HR manager/M&E officer in monitoring and following up on specific indicators
- Thought-leadership and medical diligence/analysis of new partnership and program opportunities.
Coordination and Representation:
- Collaborate with other relevant sectors such as Reproductive Health, Women Protection & Empowerment, Child Protection and Environmental Health to ensure a holistic WBFA service package is available in response to the needs.
- Ensures teamwork and professional relationship between the different sectors and government agencies.
- Works closely and coordinates with WBFA finance, and grant staff to ensure activities are conducted within the timeframe and compliance of the grants.
- Undertake/participate in liaison, coordination, and information sharing activities with national NGOs, international organizations, MoH, donors and community stakeholders.
- Maintain effective relations with the Ministry of Health and it MDAs
- Represent WBFA during site visits of external guests and WBFA Kwara office visitors.
Skills and experience:
- Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from a recognized institution, with strong Public Health background, master's in public health is an asset
- Minimum of 3 years post internship experience in clinical medicine and public health.
- Experience in supervising health staff at the primary health care level.
- Have sound understanding of the Nigerian Public health system landscape.
- Ability to work with communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
- Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel.
- Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Preferably trained in Basic (and Comprehensive) Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care
- Certificates or Licenses: Must be registered with the Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria
- High level of integrity and dependability with leadership qualities
- Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills