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  • Posted on: 19 September, 2019 Deadline: 27 September, 2019
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  • International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian 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, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

    Stabilization Centre Nurse

     

    Location: Damboa, Borno

    Program Background

    • IMC has been implementing its curative and preventive nutrition intervention in 15 OTPs of Damboa, Jere, Konduga and MMC LGAs.
    • The curative component targets children, 6-59 months with SAM. Community health volunteers screen and refer children with a MUAC <11.5cm or WHZ < -3 or those with grade + or ++ or edema to OTP sites for treatment.
    • SAM cases are treated at the OTP using RUTF, deworming and Vitamin supplementation.
    • Children with severe acute malnutrition and medical complications or those <6 months are referred to stabilization centers.
    • In addition, caregivers of children 6-59 months are trained on how to measure MUAC. If a caregiver identifies a child with SAM these are re-assessed by the CHV and if confirmed, the child is referred to the OTP.
    • These children receive nutrition support through RUTF based on their weight, treated for infections using routine medication and screened and treated for malaria.
    • The severely acutely malnourished who are 24-59 months are de-wormed.
    • All severely acutely malnourished without edema receive routine vitamin A supplementation and zinc supplements for those that present with diarrhea, whilst those presenting with malnutrition and medical complications are to stabilization centers for specialized treatment.

    Job Summary

    • The principal objective of the Stabilization Centre (SC) Nurse role is to manage acute malnutrition as part of the basic health services in line with the national and international guidelines.
    • The SC Nurse is responsible for nutrition rehabilitation of the admitted children through treatment of medical complications of Severe Acute Malnutrition and prevention of further deterioration of the nutrition situation through provision of therapeutic feeds, routine and specialized medicines, health and nutrition counselling.
    • The SC Nurse is also responsible for ensuring quality of services through capacity building and technical support to the SC nutrition assistants in the management of complications associated with Severe Acute Malnutrition in line with the SC national and international protocols.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Ensuring comprehensive medical examination, vital signs, frequent medicines and treatment according to the protocols.
    • Following and adhering to the current protocols on drug administration i.e. antibiotics, antimalarial, anthelminthic.
    • Ensuring timely therapeutic preparation and administering the appropriate feeds and medicines for the malnourished children in the SC.
    • Carrying out daily nutritional status monitoring of severely malnourished children as prescribed in the protocol.
    • Providing appropriate nutrition counselling and health education to the mothers and caretakers in the SC based on the protocols and guidelines.
    • Ensuring adequate availability of all drugs and nutrition supply and ensuring stock is pre-positioned as planned.
    • Consulting and informing the SC Doctor and/or Nutrition Manager on issues that may affect the smooth operations of the stabilization Centre.
    • Ensuring proper handing over of duties within the SC.
    • Preparing and updating the medical and nutritional record for ward rounds on a daily basis.
    • Ensuring all criteria are adhered to and documented, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP
    • Completing and updating the patient file to ensure a track of patient progress.
    • Compiling the statistical data (admission, default, cured, absent, death) and drafting a report on activities.
    • Maintaining supply consumption reports.

    Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

    • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
    • Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Registered Nurse with a Degree in Nursing from a recognized Nursing institute.
    • Over two (2) years' experience in CMAM and IYCF programmes
    • NYSC Certificate or Exemption letter
    • Valid and current practicing license.
    • Excellent report-writing skills
    • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
    • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles.

    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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    Protection Officer

     

    Locations: Maiduguri and Damboa, Borno
    Position: Nigerian nationals only

    Job Summary

    • The selected candidate will work as part of the core team to ensure that gender and protection issues of beneficiaries are identified and addressed at all stages while implementing the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP) for vulnerable children and Pregnant and Lactating women and Cash Based Transfers to vulnerable beneficiaries within the areas covered by IMC in Borno State.

    Responsibilities
    Implementation of Programs Activities:

    • Ensure the delivery of protection activities in all BSFP and CBT sites covered by IMC within greater Maiduguri.
    • Undertake regular field visits with the BSFP/ CBT teams to identify and address, along with the sectorial teams, potential protection concerns arising from IMC humanitarian response.
    • Prepare for and organize community consultations and community based orientation sessions, in coordination with IMC team(s) and other partners.
    • Participates in developing and updating the mapping of services for threats and abuses (including GBV) that IDPs face in IMC operation areas.
    • Lead and supervise assessment teams during thematic surveys, needs assessment and data collection for protection-related research.
    • With support of the Program Manager, follow-up with humanitarian actors about requests and invitations for community sessions.
    • Monitor protection issues affecting IDPs and host population in IMC areas of operation.
    • Support the Program Manager and Team Leaders to strategize, plan for and ensure appropriate integration and mainstreaming of protection through all program activities and the various stages in a distribution site.
    • With support of the Program Manager, develop and update relevant Information, Education and Communication tools (leaflets, brochures, posters etc.) that can be used during beneficiaries’ sensitization sessions.
    • Support the Program Manager in developing safe programming and conflict-sensitive approaches to the humanitarian response.
    • In collaboration with the Program Manager, ensure program staff are fully trained on existing referral systems and relevant SOPs for protection cases.
    • Sensitize beneficiaries on available feedback mechanisms and maintain an open line of communication with them to obtain feedback and complaints with regards to protection issues and ensure corrective actions are taken and monitored.
    • Ensure most vulnerable people are identified and prioritized during program activities.
    • Disseminate protection related findings from PDMs and ensure the recommendations are implemented effectively.
    • Work with the Security Manager to ensure effective crowd control and safety of beneficiaries and staff.

    Coordination:

    • Develop lines of communication and close collaboration with the other protection implementing stakeholders and contribute to a coordinated humanitarian response.
    • Liaise with logistic and procurement to ensure protection activities have the required resources in good time. Complete and keep records of the necessary reports.
    • Attend external meetings in coordination with Program Manager.
    • Coordinate field activities with other IMC teams.
    • Attend internal and external protection related meetings.

    Reporting:

    • Produce gender and protection updates that will be included in field visit reports.
    • Organize and prepare regular protection analysis reports.
    • Contribute in biweekly/monthly reports, donor reports and proposals.
    • Prepare weekly and monthly plans and facilitation of community awareness sessions on basic and specialist protection services using approaches that promote gender equality.
    • Support and coordinate with M&E Officers and data clerks for surveys, post-distribution and other monitoring activities.
    • Support country teams to ensure M&E processes engendered protection and ensure learning of protection issues are captured.

    Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

    • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

    Compliance & Ethics:

    • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps.
    • As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps' and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
    • Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • University Degree in a relevant discipline (Law, Political Science, Social Science, Psychology or any other relevant education profile), or comparable addition to experience.
    • Previous experience in protection within a humanitarian response and providing counseling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly.
    • Previous experience with GFD, BSFP and Cash Programming for Protection
    • Experience in working in Borno State
    • Demonstrate experience (minimum 2 years) in working with communities in humanitarian or development contexts.
    • Capacity and willingness to regularly travel to the field locations where IMC operates
    • Very good interpersonal skills, particularly in networking, working with communities, local civil society and local authorities.
    • Previous experience in using and adapting community-led approaches.
    • Good understanding and knowledge in application of do no harm, conflict sensitivity principles and IMC standards and ethics for protection work.
    • Good understanding of protection concerns, including GBV issues in displacement, human rights, and international humanitarian law.
    • Proven analytical skills.
    • Understanding of monitoring processes, learning, adaptation and evaluation
    • Good levels of spoken and written English.
    • Understanding of local dialects – Hausa and Kanuri.
    • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and to IMC’s equal opportunity and gender policies.
    • Excellent computer knowledge and skills of using Microsoft word, power point and excel.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    GBV Women Center Facilitator

     


    Location:
    Maiduguri, Borno

    Job Summary

    • The Women's Center Facilitator will be responsible for organizing and implementing group psychosocial activities at the women center including skills and knowledge building activities and recreational activities.
    • She is overall lead in community mobilization for GBV awareness and sensitization at community level of the project sites in Damboa,

    Major Responsibilities

    • In coordination with beneficiaries, identify relevant skills building and recreational activities to be conducted at the women friendly spaces and draw up a schedule for activity implementation
    • In coordination with volunteers / partners a weekly schedule for activities in the women center.
    • Identify and make a requisition for all materials required to conduct Women Friendly Space activities
    • Organize feedback sessions each quarter with beneficiaries of WFS activities to identify strengths and weaknesses of the space and identify solutions for sharing with GBV manager for improvement.
    • Coordinate with the case worker to ensure survivors who have been referred to the women center receive timely and quality services.
    • In coordination with the GBV Manager, identify barriers to GBV and develop subsequent messages to overcome the barriers
    • In coordination with women, leaders / SEMA / NEMA organize and oversee the implementation on calendar day celebrations such as 16 days of activism, international women’s day, day of the African child, international day of the girl child etc.
    • Conduct training and coaching sessions for volunteers / partners to deliver appropriate GBV messages to community members.
    • Supervise community volunteers / partners during field work to ensure correct GBV messages are disseminated to the community.
    • Conduct weekly meetings with volunteers / partners to collect sensitization reports, develop messages for the following week.
    • Organize and implement bi weekly discussions with men in the community on GBV related topics
    • Organize and implement monthly discussion sessions with adolescents on GBV related topics
    • Compile weekly and monthly WFS activity reports
    • Contribute to a positive team environment
    • Practice self-care
    • Maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct
    • Submit weekly and monthly activities reports to the supervisor every Friday and at the end of each month

    Academic Qualifications

    • Educated to university level (First Degree or HND preferably in Social Science, Psychology, Gender Law or a related field)
    • Minimum of two years' experience in relevant 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
    • Resident of Damboa a plus.

    Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

    • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

    Compliance & Ethics:

    • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps.
    • As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
    • Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

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    Nutrition Officer

     

    Location: Damboa, Borno

    Program Background

    • IMC has been implementing its curative and preventive nutrition intervention in 15 OTPs of Damboa, Jere, Konduga and MMC LGAs. The curative component targets children, 6-59 months with SAM. Community health volunteers screen and refer children with a MUAC <11.5cm or WHZ < -3 or those with grade + or ++ or edema to OTP sites for treatment. SAM cases are treated at the OTP using RUTF, deworming and Vitamin supplementation.
    • Children with severe acute malnutrition and medical complications or those <6 months are referred to stabilization centers.
    • In addition, caregivers of children 6-59 months are trained on how to measure MUAC. If a caregiver identifies a child with SAM these are re-assessed by the CHV and if confirmed, the child is referred to the OTP.
    • These children receive nutrition support through RUTF based on their weight, treated for infections using routine medication and screened and treated for malaria.
    • The severely acutely malnourished who are 24-59 months are de-wormed. All severely acutely malnourished without edema receive routine vitamin A supplementation and zinc supplements for those that present with diarrhea, whilst those presenting with malnutrition and medical complications are to stabilization centers for specialized treatment.

    Job Summary

    • 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 to national and international guideline.

    Main Responsibilities

    • 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 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 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) 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 sectorial activity commensurate with the role as a primary resource person for International Medical Corps in your working areas.
    • Manage International Medical Corps’ 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 and 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.

    Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

    • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
    • Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master's in Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition or equivalent
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in nutrition work and implementation of nutrition intervention programs, 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Strong report writing and computer skills
    • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
    • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles.

    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

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send and address their CV and Applications to the "Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps" via: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org

    Note

    • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • We are an equal opportunity organization So DAMBOA Based candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.
    • Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.
    • Nigerian nationals only.

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