Sept 2016 International Rescue Committee Vacancy for an Emergency Health and Nutrition Manager
Job Title: Emergency Health and Nutrition Manager in Nigeria
Mobile outreach functions:
Manages and places requests for therapeutic food for the mobile outreach
Manages and places requests for drugs and supplies in collaboration with the pharmacist
Manages and plans weekly movement plans and reviews with supply chain/fleet
Weekly review and compiling of statistics from each team and transmit the to the ERT and nutrition coordinator
Weekly site visits to one of the outer LGA sites for on-the job supervision and training
Give feed back to the team.
Work in collaboration with ERT health and nutrition and the country nutrition coordinator to maximize and ensure quality operations and care
Compiles monthly reports and submits to coordinators and hospital/state leadership
Manages and plans weekly food, drugs and supply consumption with pharmacist and technicians
Continued engages and interaction with community volunteers and leaders to ensure effective, safe operating space for mobile outreach
Ensures regular entry and upkeep of HMIS and disease surveillance system. Participates with health coordinator in analysis and feedback to team
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).
Points out the presence, the day-off and the absence of the staff, in collaboration with the administrator (if existing)
Distribute and delegates the work within the personnel according to their knowledge
Conduct weekly meetings with the personnel
Organizes and delivers training course for the staff when necessary.
Inform the coordinator in case of difficulties.
Supervises management the working schedule of mobile teams
Plan and organizes the replacements of workers as needed
Respect the existing working rules and to be attentive to the working condition of the personnel.
Works with coordinator to promote the quality of the IRC’s health programs and implements quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff.
Ensures programs engage and utilize community participation and feedback
Understands how nutrition and health projects use to the IRC theories of change and that outcomes are evidence-driven and evidence-generated.
Facilitate sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing performance analysis and programmatic action based on data and identified needs.
Supports M&E plans and maintains health management information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC health programs in Nigeria.
High attention to details
Computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and EPI-Info
Experience interacting and communicating with children under treatment and their caretakers
Excellent oral and written communications skills
While performing duties of the job, the provider frequently works in precarious and remote places. The provider must be comfortable and calculative with working in areas of civil strife, unstable security conditions. The manager must be able to live outdoors and in extreme weather conditions;
Fluent in spoken and written English, Hausa an advantage
Ability to start immediately
Previous experience working in a similar role on humanitarian response program
Flexible work attitude: Be flexible and yet focused & reliable in an environment of changing demands;
Comfort with frequent travel within Nigeria via multiple modes (i.e. fixed wing, helicopter, road, etc.);
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
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.
How to Apply
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