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  • Posted on: 27 January, 2016 Deadline: 9 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.

    WASH ASSISTANT

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    Under the supervision of WASH Officer, the WASH assistant will participate in hygiene campaigns, participate in house to house hygiene promotion, and prepare written materials and reports on field activities, clearly elaborate adapted messages for beneficiaries, as well as support hygiene promotion and other WASH activities in the communities.

    SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Under the guidance of the WASH officer, the WASH Assistant will support:

    • Selection and training of the hygiene promoters (VCM).
    • Collection of bio data for both VCMs and beneficiaries in communities.
    • Input beneficiaries’ data into spread sheet in preparation for distribution of NFI kits in communities.
    • Train and monitor VCMs on how to conduct hygiene promotion sessions and fill their log sheets properly document topics discussed, advice provided, document issues of concern for IMC follow up action, number of attendees to sessions, etc
    • Collection of VCM log sheet on monthly basis and certifying work done by VCMs.
    • Identification of the most appropriate messages regarding the target population.
    • Organize training sessions and participate in facilitation in IDP camps and host communities.
    • Evaluate the necessary material needed for a campaign/activity.
    • Mobilize the community on change behavior regarding hygiene practices.
    • Participate in hygiene campaigns, doing shows in schools and at community level and IDP camps in close coordination with community volunteers
    • Actively participate alongside community volunteers in identifying locations/sites for WASH infrastructures (latrines construction/rehabilitation, borehole drilling/rehabilitation, etc) in the beneficiary communities.
    • Animate focus group, giving clear messages on good hygiene practice.
    • Report the progress of the work to the supervisor
    • Report possible problems or conflict during the activities or any other issues that requires IMC follow up/ action
    • Conduct household assessments.
    • Conduct the distribution of water, hygiene and sanitation items.
    • Collection of water sample from household and source and also conduct quality tests using the delaqua KIT
    • Write daily reports on VCMs evaluation, water testing and NFI distribution.
    • Relating closely with VCMs to identify informal settlements in host communities.
    • Relate with M & E in providing accurate data for impact analysis during post distribution survey and also to input into monthly and quarterly reports
    • Regular reporting of Hygiene Promotion activities to supervisor/ WASH Officer
    • Provide support to other areas of the department as may be required by the supervisor.

    QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • B.Sc./HND in public health, social sciences or any related field
    • Strong communication skills
    • Passion for community development work in local communities, with children and vulnerable people
    • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office)
    • Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa language is required
    • Prior experience in humanitarian/ emergency response programs not mandatory but will be an added advantage.

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    Women’s Center Facilitators (3 Positions)

     

    IMC is looking for suitable candidates to fill the position of Women’s Center Facilitators to be based in its Maiduguri office. These positions are subject to funding by the donor.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Women’s Center Facilitator will be responsible for case management and psychosocial support of vulnerable women, including survivors of violence, in one of the project sites in Maiduguri.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • Organize and monitor daily activities at the center
    • Orient visitors to center activities
    • Organize and lead group psychosocial support activities
    • Refer clients to Case Workers, as relevant
    • Support and train outreach Volunteers
    • Submit activity reports
    • Contribute to a positive team environment
    • Practice self-care
    • Maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct

    QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Educated to university level (First degree or HND preferably in social science or a related Field)
    • Hausa Language required; English language preferred
    • Demonstrated commitment to helping others
    • Demonstrated discretion and good judgment
    • Outgoing and friendly personality
    • Experience facilitating group activities an asset
    • Previous training/experience in GBV programming an asset
    • Comfortable in living and working in Maiduguri
    • This is a woman-only position.
    • Only qualified women applicants are encouraged to apply.

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    WASH Technician

     

    IMC is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of WASH Technician to be based in its Maiduguri office.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The WASH Technician will be responsible for providing support to the WASH team on the hardware components of the WASH program including construction and drilling/rehabilitation of water points especially in the areas of BOQ development, following and day to day supervision of field works to ensure contractors are delivering quality infrastructures including but not limited to latrines, water points.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • Work with WASH Officer to conduct continual review of the designs and functionality of the water supply systems (and other water points) to ensure efficient operation as well as reliability and safe water distribution.
    • Act as the main technical personal in the development of BoQs for all WASH works on the various projects including but not limited to latrines construction, water points drilling and rehabilitation.
    • Work with the WASH Officer to design templates, construction contracts for WASH related works, and a system for monitoring the progress of works and performance of hired contractor.
    • Provide rigorous supervision of WASH hardware works in the various communities and projects ( latrines construction, water points rehabilitation)
    • Provide technical supervision to contractors undertaking various IMC works in the communities and ensure delivered work is up to stand as required by IMC
    • Review technical reports from the various contractors and provide recommendations to the WASH Officer as to whether the delivered infrastructures meet the required standards and quality by IMC
    • Provide technical inputs in assessments for new project areas
    • Provide technical inputs in the production of IMC regular reports both internally and externally: Weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.
    • Provide technical input/ verification in the quality and quantity of materials received from suppliers before it is received by the logistics.
    • Liaise with contractors on the quantity and quality of materials to be requested form logistic and makes the request on time for prompt delivery to site.
    • Be involved in capacity building of Water Management and Sanitation committees especially with regards to routine maintenance techniques.
    • Provide updates to WASH Officer on state of IMC Water and Sanitation infrastructure by working closely with the trained WATSAN committees in the communities on regular basis.

    QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Degree or Higher National Diploma ( HND) in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 2 years experience in a similar position
    • Must be well knowledgeable in Water and Sanitation implementation ( construction, water points drilling and rehabilitation)
    • Must be fluent in English and Hausa language
    • Experience and skills in supervising WASH contractual work strongly preferred
    • Willing to work and live in insecure environment with rapidly changing security situation ( Maiduguri)

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    Women’s Center Case Workers (3 Positions)

     

    IMC is looking for suitable candidates to fill the position of Women’s Center Case Workers to be based in its Maiduguri office. These positions are subject to funding by the donor.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Women’s Center Case Worker will be responsible for case management and psychosocial support of vulnerable women, including survivors of violence, in one of the project sites in Maiduguri.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • Support Volunteers to conduct community outreach and provide basic emotional support and referrals to survivors
    • Provide direct, one-on-one and ongoing case management services, including safety planning
    • Provide direct, one-on-one emotional support to survivors throughout case management process
    • Provide referrals for survivors to other services, including accompaniment of survivors where appropriate
    • Ensure survivor-centered services, including adherence to guiding principles
    • Complete and maintain case management records to maximize confidentiality and safety
    • Participate in case review meetings
    • Submit case management reports
    • Contribute to a positive team environment
    • Practice self-care
    • Maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct

    QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Educated to university level (First degree or HND preferably in social science or a related Field)
    • Hausa language required; English language preferred
    • Demonstrated commitment to helping others.
    • Demonstrated discretion and good judgment
    • Experience working with survivors of GBV an asset
    • Previous training/experience in GBV programming an asset
    • Comfortable living and working in Maiduguri
    • This is a woman-only position.
    • Only qualified women applicants are encouraged to apply.

    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 9, 2016

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