INTERSOS, is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Community Health Officer (CHO)
Location: Ngala, Diwka, Bama and Magumeri LGAs – Borno State – with travel to other activity sites
Reporting to: Clinical Supervisor
- To provide consultations, treatment and follow-up of patients according to the INTERSOS protocols, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the beneficiaries.
- To undertake health programme activities guaranteeing the efficient and effective sensitisation, mobilisation and participation of the targeted communities, thereby maximising programme performance.
- The CHO shall ensure that supportive supervision is given to the community mobilizers and nurses while ensuring guidelines set in the health protocols are followed during programme implementation.
- In the process he/she will ensure that every beneficiary receives adequate medical examination, the required routine and prescribed medication and referral for additional treatment, as appropriate and according to the protocols.
- Organizing and carrying out care and treatments, performing consultations and other minor medical procedures. Participating in health education of the patients (and family) when necessary.
- Carrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise. Participating in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed ; and Conduct data quality assessment in a weekly bases
- Participate in planning and undertaking health surveys, rapid assessments, as well as in the monitoring and evaluation of the health program activities.
- Responsible for providing inputs and data for monthly health activities’ reports in timely manner.
- Participate and update progress in weekly technical meeting with health staff
- Responsible for accurate record keeping, ordering and accountability of health equipment, supplies and drugs (Participating in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (quality and its functioning, storage conditions, follow-up of expired drugs inventories, stock takes of medicines and material , etc.)
- Ensure the quality of the health service given in all different locations meet the expected standards.
- Responsibility for the day to day management of project site activities and staff.
- Conduct trainings to build the capacity of staff/volunteers, MoH staff and the community at large
- Performing other related duties within the clinic as may be assigned.
- Higher National Diploma or Bachelors Degree in Community Health from a reputable institution. Applicants should have at least 2 years post qualifying experience and be registered with the National Council for Community Health Practice Board of Nigeria for Technician cadre.
- Experience having managed a team will be an added advantage
- Two years of relevant professional work experience, including in a developing area, in public health and nutrition
- Background/familiarity with Emergency.
- Residence in the above locations will be an added advantage
- Good command of written and spoken English, Kanuri and Hausa Languages
- Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player.
- Must possess the ability to learn with speed and ease.
- Strong sense of responsibility, methodical and accurate with high organizational skills
- Honesty and integrity and able to cope with stressful situations.
- Manages effectively his/her own time as well as flexible and available to work over time when needed
- Willing to be deployed to the newly liberated local government areas.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Job Title: Case Worker – GBV, CP, Protection
Location: Magumeri, Borno
Report to: Protection Officer
Start Date: ASAP
- The case worker is responsible for assessing women and children’s immediate needs, developing immediate care and treatment goals, and implementing and monitoring women and children clients’ care action plans.
- Maintain daily contact with the community based social workers/monitoring Officers to gather information on cases requiring support;
- Provide appropriate and timely case management by creating a climate of trust and care, conduct introduction and first intake assessment, case action planning and implementing the action plan steps, case follow up and case closure as per agreed standards;
- Provide basic emotional support (based on the IASC MHPSS guidelines pyramid) for each case and for their close family members, as required;
- Conduct individual assessments for the provision of material assistance, shelter kit and dignity kit or/and transportation costs for medical treatment, as required;
- Refer clients to appropriate services and when necessary directly accompany them to different service providers;
- Support the local NGO/CSO partner case workers to improve case management in target areas;
- Lead weekly internal case management meetings and make prompt reports/bring to the immediate attention any case of special/emergency needs to the Protection Officer;
- Conduct with the service mapping assessment in the target areas and support the development of referral systems with different service providers and the local NGO/CSO partner;
- Develop good relationships and coordination with service providers and community stakeholders to improve identification and provide adequate referral information;
- Plan and conduct service awareness with the Protection Officer and local NGO/CSO partner;
- Support the Protection Officer to prepare monthly report on activities and conduct site visits to verify and assess activity implementation and the quality of services clients are referred to;
- Identify and report gaps in the availability of services and quality of service provision for clients in the target areas.
Required Qualifications and Skills
- Social Work or Nursing degree/Diploma or previous experience as a social worker for an NGO;
- Minimum one year work experience with international/national NGOs and/or local authorities in the Nigerian context;
- Strong listening and empathy skills, as well as commitment to supporting women and children survivors/ at risk;
- Ability and motivation to work well with local authorities, local leaders and local community;
- Good cooperation skills, ability to work well independently and in a team;
- Good problem solving and social skills and creative, to think of alternative solutions;
- Stress-resilient to be able to cope with deadlines and complex problems;
- Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills;
- Computer literate (Word and Excel);
- Fluency in English, Kanuri and Hausa;
- Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 14th September, 2018.
- No TA/DA will be provided for appearing into interview.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Women are strongly encouraged to apply.