Employment Opportunities at International Medical Corps (IMC) for Data Managers

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.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Data Manager
Location:
Sokoto
Job Summary

  • International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the
    Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be
    supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and
    task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute
    malnutrition.”
  • The aim of the research study is to test a new model of care,
    using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for at-home
    surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute
    malnutrition (SAM). The research study will be conducted in Sokoto state
    (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.
  • The Data Manager would manage data entry for the study, supervising a team of data entry operators.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop the necessary data entry templates for electronic data entry
  • Develop statistical programs to routinely verify accuracy and
    completeness of double-entered data, preparing list of queries to be
    verified by data entry operators and study staff for finalization
  • Execute daily and weekly back-up of all data entry
  • Monitor transfer of individual records from study sites for data
    entry, in coordination with Field Investigator and study staff, to
    ensure secure reception and storage of individual records
  • Supervise secure archival of all individual records and consent forms
  • Maintain an organized workspace to ensure all equipment and supplies are clean, secure and used effectively
  • Provide daily supervision of data entry team to ensure progress and quality of data entry
  • Maintain daily tracking of individual records double-entered,
    compared, and verified and provide weekly and monthly progress reports
    to Field Investigator
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification and Experience

  • At lease a Degree in Computer Science, Database Management or Statistics
  • Over three (3) years’ experience as Data Manager preferably in CMAM programs
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as
    EpiData, Access (querying a database with SQL), or Stata (primary
    statistical analysis)
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants or beneficiaries is essential
  • Extremely flexible, motivated with ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Experience in research is a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Job Title: Study Nutrition Assistant
Location:
Sokoto
Job Summary

  • International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the
    Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be
    supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and
    task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute
    malnutrition.”
  • IMC seeks to recruit Study Nutrition Assistant to implement
    study activities at selected health centers. Study Nutrition Assistants
    will be responsible for the correct implementation of study procedures
    at the study site and coordination with study and partner staff (IMC and
    SMoH) to ensure proper application of the study protocol and national
    CMAM guidelines.
  • This is position will be based at a single outpatient
    therapeutic program (OTP) site but can include travel to community
    locations as needed.
  • The aim of the research study is to test a new model of care,
    using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for at-home
    surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute
    malnutrition (SAM).
  • The research study will be conducted in Sokoto state (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.

Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute to study activities, with the support and supervision of study nurses, including but not limited to:
  • Deliver educational sessions for caregiver home surveillance (5 sites with monthly follow-up only)
  • Work closely with study staff, SMoH staff and IMC nutrition
    officer to ensure correct implementation of study procedures and
    national CMAM protocol, including admission/discharge criteria
  • Support care group promoters and community volunteers to ensure
    appropriate home follow-up of children based on the study protocol
  • Organize and securely maintain all individual records on site until child discharge
  • Prepare and record individual records to be transferred for data entry at discharge
  • Complete study questionnaires on a daily basis and ensure data collected is complete, consistent and accurate
  • Assure adherence to correct schedule of outpatient follow-up (e.g. monthly vs. weekly) as per site assignment
  • Support IMC nurse supervisor, care group promoters and community
    volunteers to ensure appropriate home follow-up of children based on
    the study protocol
  • Maintain close communication with study staff and IMC staff to
    track study progress, monitor logistical needs/study supplies at site,
    and anticipate challenges
  • Ensure respect for the dignity of CMAM beneficiaries, study participants and program staff
  • Other duties as assigned
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Qualification and Experience

  • Degree in Community Health Extension or Degree in any other
    related Natural Sciences and over two (2) years’ experience in
    Nutrition/CMAM programming.
  • Valid and current practicing license
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles
  • A Junior community health extension worker with over three (3) years’ experience in CMAM programs

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants and beneficiaries is essential
  • Extremely flexible, motivated and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Experience with research is a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, and spreadsheets

Job Title: Study Nurse Supervisor
Location:
Sokoto
Job Summary

  • International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the
    Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be
    supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and
    task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute
    malnutrition.” The aim of the research study is to test a new model of
    care, using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for
    at-home surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute
    malnutrition (SAM).
  • The research study will be conducted in Sokoto State (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.
  • IMC seeks to recruit a Study Nurse Supervisor to support studies
    activities. The Study Nurse Supervisor will be responsible for
    providing training and daily supervision of study staff, ensuring
    overall quality of study procedures and contributing to routine
    reporting to track study progress.
  • This is an outreach position requiring visiting 5 health centers and community locations.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the performance of a team of 11 study Nurses and 3 Nutrition assistants, as such provide
  • Review study protocol and procedures with staff every two weeks
    and provide training as needed to ensure comprehension and high-quality
    implementation of study procedures, including admission/discharge
    criteria, educational counselling, and clinical management/transfer to
    hospital
  • Responsible for assuring sufficient study-related equipment and stocks at study sites
  • Support maintenance of hygiene and the overall state of the OTP and SC (cleanliness of rooms, water quality etc.)
  • Maintain close communication with Field Investigator and IMC
    staff to track study progress, monitor logistical needs and anticipate
    challenges
  • Coordinate with study partners (Epicentres, SMoH, health
    facility staff and UNICEF) and other stakeholders present at the OTP and
    community locations to facilitate study activities
  • Compile site reports on a weekly basis and assure information is complete and accurate
  • Maintain an organized workspace to ensure all study reports and materials are clean, secure and used effectively
  • Daily supervision to ensure adherence to study procedures and daily review of all data collection
  • Ensure proper collaboration within the team
  • Set the monthly planning and schedules for each position
  • Update staff database (follow up the present and absences, working hours, breaks and collect absence justifications)
  • Backstop the Field Investigator and study nurses when necessary
  • Ensure respect for the dignity of CMAM beneficiaries, study participants and program staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Food Science or any other
    related Natural Sciences and over two (2) years’ experience in
    Nutrition, especially CMAM programs
  • Diploma in Nutrition or Food Science or any other related
    Natural Sciences and over three (3) years’ experience in Nutrition,
    especially CMAM programs
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa is a MUST
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to supervise a team and be culturally sensitive
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants/beneficiaries is essential
  • Extremely flexible, motivated and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Experience with research is a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and email




Job Title: Study Nurse
Location:
Sokoto
Job Summary

  • International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the
    Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be
    supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and
    task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute
    malnutrition.” The aim of the research study is to test a new model of
    care, using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for
    at-home surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute
    malnutrition (SAM). The research study will be conducted in Sokoto state
    (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.
  • IMC seeks to recruit Study Nurses to implement study activities
    at selected health centers. Study Nurses will be responsible for the
    implementation of all study procedures at the study site and
    coordination with partner staff (IMC and SMoH) to ensure proper
    application of the study protocol and national CMAM guidelines.
  • This is position will be based at a single outpatient
    therapeutic program (OTP) site or stabilization center (SC) but can
    include travel to community locations as needed.
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Main Responsibiliites

  • Plan and organize study activities at designated site on a daily
    and weekly basis, in liaison with SMoH, LGA authorities and health
    facility staff and IMC nutrition supervisor, including but not limited
    to:
  • Support IMC nurse supervisor, care group promoters and community
    volunteers to ensure appropriate home follow-up of children based on
    the study protocol
  • Work closely with program health facility staff and IMC
    nutrition officer to ensure correct implementation of study procedures
    and national CMAM protocol, including program staff implementation of
    anamnesis, physical examination, verification of vaccination status,
    admission/discharge criteria, educational counselling on OTP key
    messages and IYCF and hygiene to caretakers, and clinical
    management/transfer to SC
  • Monitor and assure adequate study-related equipment and stocks at sites
  • Complete and validate study questionnaires on a daily basis to ensure data collected is complete, consistent and accurate
  • Organize and securely maintain all individual records on site until child discharge
  • Prepare and record individual records to be transferred for data entry at discharge
  • Evaluate study eligibility among children admitted to OTP by program staff
  • Take informed consent and enroll eligible children with consent
  • Deliver educational sessions for caregiver home surveillance (5 sites with monthly follow-up only)
  • Assure adherence to correct schedule of outpatient follow-up (e.g. monthly vs. weekly) as per site assignment
  • Maintain close communication with Field Investigator, study
    nurse supervisor and IMC staff to track study progress, monitor
    logistical needs/study supplies at site, and anticipate challenges
  • Prepare site reports on a weekly basis with complete, consistent and accurate information
  • Ensure respect for the dignity of CMAM beneficiaries, study participants and program staff
  • Backstop nurse supervisor or other study nurses when necessary
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

  • Registered Nurse with a Certificate in Nursing froma recognized
    Nurse training institute ,food science or any other related Natural
    Sciences and over two (2) years’ experience in CMAM programs.
  • Valid and current practicing license
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa is a MUST
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles

Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive
  • Extremely flexible, motivated and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Experience with research is a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants and beneficiaries is essential

Job Title: Data Entry Operator
Location:
Sokoto
Slot: 3
Job Summary

  • International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the
    Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be
    supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and
    task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute
    malnutrition.”
  • The research study will be conducted in Sokoto state (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.
  • IMC seeks to recruit Data Entry Operators to support data entry and data management for the study.
  • The data entry operator will routinely receive and enter
    individual data collected at the study sites into an electronic database
    assuring the quality of the data entry, as well as maintain study
    archives with all entered questionnaires.
  • The aim of the research study is to test a new model of care,
    using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for at-home
    surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute
    malnutrition (SAM).

Main Responsibilities

  • Receive and organize individual data records from study sites for efficient data entry
  • Enter individual data into electronic data base and execute modifications following verification as needed
  • Ensure the confidentiality of the data received and entered
  • Maintain close communication with Data Manager to anticipate and resolve challenges related to data entry and archival
  • Ensure respect for the dignity of CMAM beneficiaries, study participants and program staff
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Check completeness of records and report incomplete files to the Data Manager for follow-up
  • Archive physical records after entry and verification

Qualification and Experience

  • Over one (1) year experience as Data entry operator, preferably in CMAM programmes
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles
  • Degree in Statistics.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as Epi Data, Epi Info or Stata
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Should be a team player
  • Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants/ beneficiaries is essential
  • Extremely flexible, motivated and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Experience with research is a plus

Note

  • Candidates MUST state the position and location 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.
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Position advertised is a National position.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and
CV’s addressed to the “Human Resource Manager”, International
Medical Corps via: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org

Application Deadline: 25th May, 2017.

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