The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In early 2014, IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state in NE Nigeria followed by offices in Yola (Adamawa state) in November 2014 and Maiduguri (Borno state) in October 2015. IRC has ECHO, OFDA, and Gates funds to respond to health, nutrition, GBV, and WASH activities. In late 2014 and early 2015, IRC received additional funds from SV, SIDA, USAID, and UNICEF to carry out education, child protection, general protection, emergency food distributions, shelter support, and NFI distributions to newly displaced IDPs. In late 2015 into early 2016, IRC received Swiss and UNHCR funds for additional emergency response humanitarian-focused programming in NE Nigeria.
In Borno state, there is a humanitarian crisis with malnutrition and food insecurity levels at unprecedented heights since the start of the Boko Haram led crisis.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The emergency health manager's primary responsibility is to manage and support all primary health and clinical activities for the emergency stabilization center and various numbers of OPDs integrated with nutrition in mobile outreach for the newly liberated government areas (LGA) - currently Konduga and Monguno with potential for additional. Ensures the respect and correct application of the treatment protocols.
Under the direct supervision of the ERT Health and Nutrition Coordinator and reports to the overall Health and Nutrition Coordinator.
Mobile outreach/post OTP/OPD staff members: health clinical officer, nurse, nutrition officer, and pharmacist
Mobile outreach functions
Stabilization center (SC) functions
Assists SC Clinical Manager in shift coverage and supervisorial/mentoring activities
Participates in training with SC staff
Track referral system to SC including:
Ensuring ambulance availability
Ensuring communication between mobile outreach and SC
Tracking and follow-up of referrals
Direct clinical delivery at mobile outreach and/or SC
Works in collaboration with the outreach team to ensure quality nutritional and medical care in respect of protocols
Works as a member of the team, taking in consideration the non-medical problems encountered by the patients (feeding and psychosocial)
Completed post-graduate health degree and nutrition training
Public health degree
Experience working in a nutrition stabilization center
Experience with monitoring and evaluation
SPECIFIC SECURITY SITUATION/HOUSING
The Emergency Health and Nutrition Manager will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with travel throughout the country. The security situation in Nigeria continues to be volatile in the NE with the security level at 3 (orange). The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments. This is a non-accompanied position. The Emergency Health and Nutrition Manager will live in shared housing.
Standards for Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation
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