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  • Posted on: 25 January, 2016 Deadline: 5 February, 2016
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  • International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian 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.

    IMC has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013. It currently has its country office in Abuja and field offices in Kano, Sokoto and Maiduguri where it is implementing emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects, building capacity of local health systems and structures, ensuring the provision of quality, accessible Nutrition and Health Care for Children under five years of age.

    CMAM Assistants

     

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The incumbent will be responsible for implementation of CMAM in collaboration with other nutrition staff. S/He will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to applicable implementation guidelines.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITY:

    • Plan and organize OTP at designated OTP sites in liaison with SMoH staff and nutrition officer.
    • Work closely care group promoter supervisors, care group promoters and lead mothers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to OTP sites.
    • Supervise the activities of the CMAM team.
    • Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly.
    • Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP/SC.
    • Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the CMAM protocols so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.
    • Ensure all children in OTP are immunized according to the national protocols.
    • Ensure timely identification of complications, non-responders, and referrals to the SC.
    • Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.
    • Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics
    • Through liaison with the community volunteers provide effective follow up of all cases: particularly tracing of children who are absent from the program, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems... etc.
    • Provide key health and education messages to beneficiaries based the protocol and guidelines
    • Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary at the OTP sites.
    • Follow-up and ensure the field team interacts with the beneficiaries properly
    • Provide a daily and weekly CMAM report to the nutrition officer.

    QUALIFICATION:

    • Over two (2) years’ experience
    • Registered nurse with a Degree in nursing a recognized nurse training institute.
    • Valid and current practicing license.
    • Knowledge of CMAM and MIYCN will be an added advantage.
    • Excellent report-writing skills.

    KEY COMPETENCIES:

    • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
    • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet
    • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC’s strategic objectives.
    • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations

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    Nutrition Officer

     

    JOB SUMMARY:

     

    As a key member of the Nutrition and Food Security team fully participates in key decision making for the Nutrition program in the operation areas. The primary functions of the Nutrition officer is to provide leadership and overall day to day management of all Nutrition Food Security programming at duty designation and state, participate in defining intervention priorities, develop necessary contacts and relationships with government, non-government, donors and UN agencies at the field level; Contribute to the development of strategies and manage existing programs and resources, and provide day to day supervision, management and coaching to a wide team of Nutrition Food Security in the operation areas. Ensure that International Medical Corps program is delivering the highest level of quality of nutrition services in line with national and international guideline.

     

    MAIN RESPOSIBILITIES:

     

    • Effective implementation of IMC’s Emergency Nutrition Projects within the frame work of pertinent national policy, strategy and guidelines
    • Ensure observance & respect the dignity of beneficiaries, careers and members of the community at all times
    • Participate in any nutrition sector-specific assessments and make technical recommendations for appropriate activities, both for initial disaster response phase and for longer-term disaster risk reduction and transition phase.
    • Determine the cause of the malnutrition in the emergency response and formulate appropriate responses that will address the cause.
    • Assess the immediate lifesaving nutrition interventions needed (such as CMAM) in addition to the prevention activities (ENA, IFE, etc) that need to be implemented at the same time.
    • Provide direct hands-on technical support to Nutrition Staffs and IMC partners to effectively and innovatively manage emergency nutrition projects with focus on key technical areas
    • Ensure that emergency nutrition and related projects are technically sound, environmentally friendly, socially and cultural acceptable
    • Actively represent International Medical Corps in nutrition sector discussions and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition sector resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activity commensurate with the role as a primary resource person for nutrition on the International Medical Corps in your working areas.
    • Manage International Medical Corps’s nutrition response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors within International Medical Corps, donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure consistency of programming.
    • Strong negotiation skill with the partners, host community, government officials.
    • Actively participate and represent IMC in State and LGA nutrition CMAM Cluster meetings.
    • Assist in development of, or provide technical review for, emergency response proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the nutrition sector. As appropriate, suggest new developments in the nutrition sector to International Medical Corps programming.
    • Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the area of nutrition. Regularly assess the implications for IMC’s programme and priorities of any changes in the operating environment in this sector and report on these to the emergency program Coordinator and Nutrition Coordinator as required
    • Actively participate in surveys done at the Community level (KAP, SMART, Causal Analysis, Barriers, Coverage)
    • Ensure development of core skills and competencies in Nutrition and Food Security among IMC staff in the project offices
    • Provide technical support and training where required to all team members and partners
    • Build the capacity of Technical, Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and committees to deliver quality service and undertake participatory monitoring of the implementation of the project works and record lessons and reports.
    • Prepare quarterly and annual reports to donors, line departments and sectors
    • Strengthen partnerships, institutional linkages and working relationships
    • Other duties as assign

     

    QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor or Masters’ level degree in Nutrition or equivalent
    • Minimum 5 years work experience for a first degree holder and 2 years for masters level education holder in nutrition work and implementation of nutrition intervention programmes, including community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation aspects.
    • Significant experience on community management of acute malnutrition and Infant Feeding in Emergency in host communities/ IDP camp setting
    • Experience of and commitment to utilizing participatory approaches
    • Understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
    • Proven ability and experience in planning and conducting formal training session on nutrition including CMAM and IYCF
    • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach local staff and community workers.
    • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with children and their care takers
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
    • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
    • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
    • Ability to deal with relations with local authorities as a Nutrition representative of IMC in the working areas
    • Ability to integrate into the local environment including awareness of political, religious and economic aspects of the community
    • Excellent inter and intra personal skills to ensure consistent positive relations with key stakeholders
    • Familiarity with donors and donor procedures will be helpful.
    • Strong report writing and computer skills

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    Care Group Promoter Supervisor

     

    The Care Group Promoter Supervisor will lead program planning and provide strategic direction to CG Promoter, Ensure internal and external reporting and documentation requirements are on-time and accurate, Assess staff capacities and coordinate initial or ongoing trainings based on need and program goals, Play a lead role in the orientation and training of new technical program staff, Models leadership to all staff and intentionally develops the leadership potential of the CG Promoters and Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by Care Group Promoters This is a an outreach position requiring traveling to community locations.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Ensure observance and respect the dignity of beneficiaries, care givers and members of the community at all times.
    • Coordinates with project partners, project staff, the SMoH, LGA PHCDA and other stakeholders regarding upcoming activities and needs at the community and State/LGA levels.
    • Responsible for the performance and professional development of the CG Promoters who report to him/her.
    • Review Flipchart Lesson Plans with CG Promoters every two weeks and assure they understand the information well and can teach back the information in a participatory manner.
    • Collect CG Promoter reports on a monthly basis, review the reports and assure the information presented is reasonable and complete.
    • Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by CG Promoters.
    • Maintain a filing system in the project office so copies of CG Promoter Reports are easily accessible.
    • Responsible to supervise each CG Promoter
    • Will ensure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate counseling, education concerning the IYCF and caring practices through Care Group.
    • Responsible to liaison with the appropriate people in a timely and professional manner to ensure the financial, logistical and procurement issues required to implement project activities.
    • Will backstop the OTP nurse when necessary
    • Other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATION

    • Over two (2) years’ experience in nutrition programming.
    • Degree in nutrition or any other related field from a recognized institution.
    • Knowledge of CMAM and MIYCN will be an added advantage.
    • Excellent report-writing skills.
    • Knowledge of English and Hausa is a MUST
    • Female candidates are preferred for this position.

    KEY COMPETENCES

    • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
    • Team player and culturally sensitive.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet

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    Logistics Assistants

     

    SUMMARY

    A Logistics Assistant will be based in Maiduguri and support the Logistics Officer; while another will be based in Abuja will be supporting the Logistics Manager. The position holders will follow-up on receipt, storage, accounting and reporting of all items received, dispatched and stored in the warehouse(s) in collaboration with his/her line Manager, the post holders will manage inventory of all equipment and stocks. He/She will generally provide backup Logistics functions and support to programme delivery for IMC Nigeria.

    MAIN RESPOSIBILITIES:

    • Assist in managing daily transport movement of staff and movement tracking
    • Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases
    • Assist the Logistics Officer in distributing Request for Quotations (RFQs) and Purchase Orders (POs) and collection of quotations
    • Assist the Logistics Officer in following up with vendors, suppliers and contractors
    • Manage stationery store and Programme supplies warehouse and update all records as may be required (BIN cards, stock card, stock issue form, waybills, dispatch notes) etc.
    • Assist with logistics filing system and procurement documentations such other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Degree in Business Management or any related field
    • IT/excel literate
    • 2 years logistics or procurement work experience preferred
    • Highly motivated, and flexible
    • Previous experience working with local/international NGO
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • An experience Store/warehouse management is desired
    • Strong organizational skills;
    • Excellent oral and written English skills. Understanding of local Language( Hausa) is mandatory
    • Willingness to work in hardship area

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    Logistics Officer

     

    The Logistics Officer will be based in Maiduguri and is responsible for facilitating the procurement and logistics aspects of International Medical Corps’ procurement and logistic operation. Working closely with Program, Administration and Finance; He/She will be instrumental in supporting program activities in Borno by ensuring effective and efficient service delivery to the programme team.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITY:

    • • Support supervisor with the delivery of, and implementation of, all logistics support systems according to IMC Logistics policies and procedures.
    • • Support local market surveys, to gain knowledge of the availability and price of local items.
    • • Support engagement with freight forwarding agencies, freight handling/clearance agents, and local Customs, to ensure that cargo is managed at all points of the supply chain.
    • • Ensure proactive tracking of all supplies, equipment, materiel and food in transit, through its receipt, storage, and onward distribution.
    • • Ensure timely reporting on stock status, to help program staff with planning of stock replenishment, and, support program staff to verify that distribution has occurred according to the intentions and plans of supervisor, donors, IMC, and project partners.
    • • Assist with the management of all matters logistics at field office level
    • • Assist with ensuring that the usage of fuel is correctly managed and recorded.
    • • Raise issues with supervisor on security-related transport issues, such as booking in/out, satcomms, radios and assist with addressing them.
    • • Be flexible and manage time accordingly, to be prepared to tackle other tasks commensurate with role, and level of experience, at short notice.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • University degree in a business management or related field.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in procurement and logistics departments of governmental, non-governmental or commercial organization.
    • An experience in large scale supply chain management preferably Humanitarian Logistics
    • Work experience with International non-governmental organization in emergency context would be added advantage
    • Strong organizational skills;
    • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel.
    • Excellent oral and written English skills. Understanding of local Language( Hausa) is mandatory
    • High computer skills on MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel.
    • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action as to not delay program activities.
    • Willingness to work in hardship area
    • Good management skills
    • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment

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    Care Group Promoters

     

    JOB SUMMARY

     

    The Care Group Promoter will coordinate activities at the local level and maintain cooperation with other institutions at community level such as the village council, Sheiks, Traditional Healers, and TBA, Meet with the local leadership committee in each community bi-weekly for coordination, monitoring and evaluation, identify CG capacities and coordinate trainings based on need and program goals, Play Models leadership to all CG and intentionally develops the leadership potential of the CG and Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by Care Group mothers. This is a community based position and requiring frequently traveling within community locations.

     

    MAIN RESPOSIBILITIES:

     

    • Ensure observance and respect the dignity of beneficiaries, careers and members of the community at all times.
    • Coordinate activities at the local level and maintain cooperation with other institutions at community level such as the village council, Sheiks, Traditional healers and TBAs.
    • Meet with the local leadership committee in each community bi-weekly for coordination, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Facilitate organized, participatory learning sessions with each of their 10-12 CG Volunteers (in Care Groups) groups every two weeks, following the lesson plans in the educational materials provided.
    • Attend Bi-Weekly Training and Reporting Meetings provided by the CG Promoter Supervisor and the Module Training Sessions to accurately replicate trainings received with CG Volunteers, sharing correct information and demonstrating skills learned.
    • Model the health, nutrition, and sanitation behaviors they are teaching to CG Volunteers in their own homes, located in the community.
    • Visit, monitor, and evaluate each CG Volunteer at least monthly. Supervise the work of CG Volunteers by accompanying them on home visits to Neighbor Women and observing them providing group instruction.
    • Assist with other program activities such as: National Vaccination Days, distribution of Vitamin A and de-worming medicine, weighing of children <5years of age, etc.
    • Attend training and coordination meetings at the LGA office, providing verbal and written reports of activities completed.
    • Collect CG reports on a monthly basis, review the reports and assure the information presented is reasonable and complete.
    • Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by CG Mothers.
    • Maintain a filing system in the project office so copies of CG mothers Reports are easily accessible.
    • Responsible to supervise each CG mothers who reports to her in the field at least twice a month,
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    QUALIFICATION:

     

    • Secondary School Education Certificate.
    • Excellent knowledge of Hausa, Good knowledge of English language.

    Method of Application

    Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

     

    All applications should be addressed to the Human Resource Officer, International Medical Corps via the email: imcnigeriavacancy@gmail.com

     

    Candidates MUST state the position that they are applying for as the subject of their email, otherwise applications will not be considered.

     

    Application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document. Deadline for submission is February 5, 2016

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