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  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Monguno and Gwoza of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.

    Reproductive Health Clinic Support

     

    Sector: Reproductive Health

    Employment Category: Regular

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Monguno, Nigeria

     

    Job Overview/Summary: The RH Clinic support will register and Triage patients’ at the RH Unit/clinics, determining what care they need and prioritizing emergency cases. She will assist the midwives in procedures and in the day to day manning of the health facility.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Ensure emergency drugs /tray (maintained) and emergency equipment e.g.  stretcher, wheel chairs etc. are always available and equipment are clean and in good working conditions at the clinic emergency reception area
    • Assess signs and symptoms of illness, take vital signs and enter them in medical charts, develop a nursing diagnosis and triage patient to the appropriate service provider
    • Register new patients
    • Provide technical nursing support for RH services
    • Ensure referral for all transfer patients are coordinated with the necessary health care intervention and diagnoses
    • Ensure all necessary information concerning the patients or activities in the clinic are reported to the supervisor in a timely manner
    • Provide health educations sessions
    • Ensure daily drug consumption recording
    • Ensure proper waste management
    • Maintain the register for medical consultation of all the ongoing RH services at the triage area.
    • Extra duties as assigned by the supervisor

    Key Working Relationships:

    •  Position Reports to:  RH Midwife
      Position directly supervises: None
    • Indirect Reporting: Integration officer, RH Doctor, RH manager

    Qualifications

    Education:         

    Qualified CHEW

    Work Experience:.

    • Minimum 1 year experience as a CHEW (NGO experience preferred)
    • Background preferable in Reproductive Health , BEmONC, and community level care 

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Communication and diplomacy skills to provide education on a variety of sensitive RH topics
    • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, is flexible and able to work under pressure.
    • Warm personality with good interpersonal relating skills.
    • Ability to work well under limited supervision.
    • Ability to work well under pressure
    • Ability to multitask.

    Language Skills: English and Hausa a must. Knowledge of kanuri and shuwa will be an added advantage

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    RH Capacity Building Officer

     

    Sector: Health

    Employment Category: Regular

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Yobe, Nigeria

    Job Overview/Summary:

    The capacity building officer is a member of the reproductive health team, and will be responsible for supporting the existing PHC’s/MCH where IRC works. She/he will provide system strengthening in reproductive health activities through capacity building trainings, on the job coaching and supportive supervision to ensure optimization of the quality and standard of reproductive health services. She/he will work to ensure the improved quality of family planning, post abortion care, maternal and neonatal care (including safe delivery, antenatal and postnatal care), prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and the clinical care for sexual assault survivors.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Organize and co-facilitate formal trainings for service providers in RH services.
    • Provide continuous clinical supportive coaching and on the job training across several facilities
    • Develop a work plan together with supervisor on capacity building for each facility
    • Conduct facility readiness and infection preventions and control supportive supervision
    • Provides continuous recommendations on optimizing facilities
    • Monitor and report progress of capacities of service providers
    • Serve as the contact person for IRC RH services in the location
    • Support the community mobilization team in the sensitization of women, men, girls and boys to increased RH awareness and service utilization.
    • Support the design of the community mobilization activity plan based on trends seen within the facilities
    • Support the development of key RH messaging ensuring accuracy and cultural sensitivity.
    • Coordinate with other SRH partners and attend SRH coordination meetings
    • Any other responsibility as assigned by supervisor

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to:  RH Manager
      Position directly supervises:  None
    • Indirect Reporting: Senior RH Manager, Health Manager 
      Other Internal and/or external contacts:
    • Internal: CM officer, Health team, Base manager
    • External:  PHC “in charge”

    Qualifications

    Education:

    Qualified doctor, midwife or nurse.

    Work Experience:

    • At least two years’ experience in organising reproductive health trainings and in supervising other clinic staff preferably with an iNGO
    • Experience in working together with PHC/MoH in the system strengthening approach.
    • Ability to lead, train, supervise and facilitate other midwives, nursing staff and community health workers in their respective tasks 

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Clear understanding of gender equality and gender issues for women and girls.
    • Ability to maintain beneficiary confidentiality and respect at all times is essential.
    • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
    • Ability to work as a member of a team is essential.
    • Good teaching and coaching ability
    • Excellent computer office application skills
    • Good report writing skills 

    Language Skills: 

    • Fluency in English and Hausa

    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.

    IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

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    Payroll Assistant

     

    Sector: Administrative/General Office

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

    Job Overview/Summary:

    Under the direct supervision of the Senior Admin/HR Manager the Payroll Assistant is responsible for  providing support and assistance to the IRC staff and programs in matters related to Payroll through the HR department based in Maiduguri with support from the Admin/HR Officer in the Country Office  Abuja  

    The duties of the Payroll Assistant are as summarized below:

    Primary and Fundamental Responsibilities:

    Description:

    • Responsible for the preparation and processing of payroll for all National  employees with information received from the field
    •  Review and ensure accuracy of approved timesheets; track and deduct all  and other Statutory payroll deductions
    • Responsible for the coordination efforts between payroll, human resources, Finance and other departments to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data (including preparation/distribution of detailed reports, e.g. labor" home" work, overtime, leave balances, head count, and Pension contribution reports are accurate )
    • monitor submissions of approved timesheets, ensure valid data transfers to/from payroll service
    • Establish/maintain employee records; ensure that employee changes are entered correctly and made on a timely basis; review changes for proper authorization and adherence to IRC Policy  including compliance with federal/state/local regulation
    • calculating and preparing payment request  by cash, cheque or electronic transfer for Staff benefits and relocation allowance
    • deducting tax and national insurance payments
    • processing maternity pay, and expenses
    • calculating Acting Pay and  pay increases
    • answering staff queries about timesheets or pay slips
    • Coordinate with Finance Department to make sure the accurate payments are made
    • Serves as the primary point of contact for payroll matters and liaise with other departments and individuals on operational and programmatic matters concerning the Payroll
    • to maintain confidentiality and professional ethics for all personnel paperwork, records and issues pertaining to staff in the Field Office
    •    Perform other duties as needed or requested by the Administration & HR Manager or Field coordinator

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access and Microsoft Outlook
    • Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and time management skills
    • Ability to organize tasks simultaneously, prioritize work and ensure tasks are completed by deadline
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Honest, reliable and trustworthy
    • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hausa
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Ability to maintain the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality
    • Willing to adhere to and carry out the IRC rules.
    • confidence with numbers
    • a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Skills in the use of database management, word processing, spreadsheet, and/or presentation software.
    • Organizing and coordinating skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Able to cope with basic living conditions during field trip

    Qualifications

    • Degree in  Human Resource Management/Business Administration/Finance required
    • 2 plus years’ experience in  Payroll Management  performing all payroll functions;
    • Excellent skills using MS Word, Excel, Access, and Internet Explorer
    • Strong skills using and understanding the flow of transactions in an integrated and automated payroll accounting system
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion
    • Excellent problem solving/judgment skills, and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
    • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet all deadlines

    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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    Health Clinic Assistant

     

    Sector: Health

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Nigeria

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    The Health clinic assistant  is responsible for patient care at the mobile clinics and overseeing community health activities for the population in the catchment area of IRC mobile clinics in Gwoza , Borno State. The Nurse reports to the team leader.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assist the Health Clinical Officer and Nutrition Officer in patient care at the mobile clinics.
    • Act as the link between mobile clinics and the community to ensure awareness of available services, proper follow-up of patients and defaulter tracing.
    • Develop and conduct training of community volunteers on pillars of safe motherhood, infant and young child feeding practices, general child care and hygiene promotion.
    • Provide health and nutrition messaging in the communities, in collaboration with community volunteers.
    • Collect weekly activity reports from the CVs, review, discuss and submit to the team leader.
    • Conduct regular meetings with the CVs, for sharing information, discussing relevant health issues and weekly activity plans for health messaging in the communities.
    • Ensure health basic protocols and other IEC materials are well displayed in the facilities and outreach sites.
    • Ensure mobile clinic sites are clean and well maintained.
    • Establish effective referral mechanism between the mobile clinic and the hospital/IPD.

    Human Resource Management

    • Supervise and monitor CVs in the community.
    • Jointly with the team, provide ongoing education for clinic staff and CVs.

    Operations:

    • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly reports of all services given.
    • Monitor and ensure the proper usage of health and program supplies.
    • Prepare weekly workplans and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.

    Communication and Reporting:

    • Support Health Clinical Officer in compiling statistical reports from the mobile clinics for submission weekly, monthly and annually.
    • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisees with constant feedback as may be required.
    • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

    Key Result Areas:

    • Improvement of key health indicators mainly maternal mortality ratio, neonatal mortality ratio, and community population coverage.
    • Increased uptake of health services as a strategy of reducing mortality
    • Increased uptake of positive practices related to health, nutrition and hygiene.
    • Timely and quality health care services to displaced persons, refugees and other vulnerable groups.
    • Community volunteers actively participate in health services within their community.

    Qualifications

    • Registered nurse or experienced community health extension worker
    • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
    • Must possess the practicing license or qualifying certificate.
    • Certificate in reproductive health or nutrition is an added advantage.

    Competencies

    • Two to three years’ experience in clinical medicine or public health.
    • Proven experience in community based programming with the ability to motivate and lead community volunteers.
    • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
    • Experience in working in a team.
    • Flexible to travel and work in different locations.
    • Ability to speak local languages will be added advantage.
    • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel is an added advantage.

    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

    Method of Application

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