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Careers in Nigeria at The International Medical Corps

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. We are recruiting to fill the positions below:   Job Title: WASH Officer Location: Borno Job Summary

  • The WASH Officer will be responsible for implementing software and hardware of the WASH activities in Maiduguri, Borno State.
  • She/he will closely work with partners, IDPs and all stakeholders to ensure efficient delivery of safe WASH services in the assigned area.
Main Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the hygiene promotion and sanitation aspect of the wash team in Maiduguri
  • Planning of community based activities with respect to water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion
  • Ensure regular coordination with the state water office regarding water quality testing and analysis for the host and displaced communities in Maiduguri.
  • Carry out regular assessments and draft concept notes on the needs.
  • Ensure that water quality test results are in line with the standards and always shared with the state authorities and other wash implementing partners.
  • Participate in conducting continual review of the designs and functionality of the water supply systems (and other water points) to ensure efficient operation as well as reliability and safe water distribution.
  • Effective use of designed templates and system for monitoring the progress of works and performance of hired contractor.
  • May be delegated to participate in the state wash sector working group meetings and provide feedbacks to his/her supervisor.
  • May be delegated to represent the organization amongst the UN and NGO community and with the government.
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct.
  • Developing participatory community led approach for the management of WASH facilities.
  • Plan, organise and facilitate trainings for the hygiene promoters together with the WASH Assistants.
  • Support the WASH team in strategic planning and budgeting for the activities being implemented.
  • Support in hiring and training of the team to build up their capacity
  • Identification of WASH staff training needs and provision of practical on job trainings tailored to the identified needs
  • Ensure submission of weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports to project management team in a timely manner
Qualifications and Experience
  • B.Engr. in Civil Engineering, Geology, Hydrology & Engineering or any relevant technical qualification.
  • At least Two (2) years working experience in an INGO or Community development experience.
  • Technical design skills using AutoCAD or Arch CAD, and WaterCAD or any other hydraulic modeling software
  • Experience in the supervision of constructions
  • Experience in Water quality monitoring, Hygiene promotion and Sanitation preferably with an NGO
  • Strong technical back ground in assessing the water supply systems, development (Hand pump and solar installations)
  • Ability to assess and identify the defects in the water systems.
  • Technical knowledge on water quality control and management
  • Experience in dealing with local contractors
  • Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and power point)
  • Excellent report writing, communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas.
  • Willingness to travel outside work stations
  • Strong communication Skills
  • Ability to speak English, Hausa and Kanuri is an added advantage
      Job Title: WASH Assistant Location: Maiduguri, Borno Job Summary
  • Under the supervision of WASH Officer, the WASH assistant will be responsible to participate in hygiene campaigns, to participate in house to house hygiene promotion, and to prepare written material for the field, elaborate clear and adapted message for beneficiaries, as well as oversee the hygiene promotion and other WASH activities conducted by the community volunteers.
Main Responsibilities The WASH Assistant will be responsible for:
  • Selection and training of the hygiene promoters (VCM).
  • Collection of bio data for both VCMs and beneficiaries in communities.
  • Input beneficiaries’ data into spread sheet in preparation for distribution of NFI kits in communities.
  • Train and monitor VCMs on how to conduct hygiene promotion sessions and fill their log sheets properly document topics discussed, advice provided, document issues of concern for IMC follow up action, number of attendees to sessions
  • Collection of VCM log sheet on monthly basis and certifying work done by VCMs.
  • Identification of the most appropriate messages regarding the target population.
  • Organize training sessions and participate in facilitation in IDP camps and host communities.
  • Evaluate the necessary material needed for a campaign/activity.
  • Mobilize the community on change behaviour regarding hygiene practices.
  • Participate in hygiene campaigns, doing shows in schools and at community level and IDP camps in close coordination with community volunteers
  • Actively participate alongside community volunteers in identifying locations/sites for WASH infrastructures (latrines construction/rehabilitation, borehole drilling/rehabilitation, etc…) in the beneficiary communities.
  • Animate focus group, giving clear messages on good hygiene practice.
  • Report the progress of the work to the supervisor and the Head of project
  • Report possible problems or conflict during the activities or any other issues that requires IMC follow up/ action
  • Conduct House hold assessments.
  • Conduct the Distribution of water, hygiene and sanitation items.
  • Collection of water sample from household and source and also conduct quality tests using the delaqua KIT
  • Write daily reports on VCMs evaluation, water testing and NFI distribution.
  • Relating closely with VCMs to identify informal settlements in host communities.
  • Relate with M & E in providing accurate raw data for impact analysis during post distribution survey and also to make input into monthly and quarterly reports
  • Regular reporting of Hygiene Promotion activities to supervisor/ WASH Officer
  • Provide support to other areas of the department as may be required by the supervisor.
Qualification and Experience
  • HND or B.Sc in the Social Sciences.
  • At least One (1) year working experience in an INGO or Community development experience.
  • Experience in Water quality monitoring, Hygiene promotion and sanitation, community mobilization preferably with an NGO
  • Technical knowledge on water quality control and management
  • Experience in dealing with local contractors
  • Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and power point)
  • Excellent report writing, communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas.
  • Willingness to travel outside work stations
  • Strong communication Skills
  • Ability to speak English, Hausa and Kanuri is an added advantage
      Job Title: Emergency Program Coordinator Location: Nigeria Department: International Programs Program Background
  • International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since 2013. International Medical Corps has received funding from the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) for a nutrition project in Sokoto State aiming at reducing the burden of malnutrition in children under five and pregnant and lactating women in Binji and Wamakko LGAs.
  • There is also an ECHO, OFDA and WFP funding in Borno for Emergency WASH, Food Security, Nutrition Health and Gender Based Violence Interventions for Conflict Affected populations in Maiduguri.
  • In Kano and Borno, the Core Group Polio Project (CGPP) is a multi-partner initiative that coordinates NGO activities to strengthen national and state immunization system to eradicate polio.
  • IMC is an implementing partner under CGPP polio eradication project in six LGAs through the local partner in Kano and eleven LGAs in Borno.
  • This project contributes to eradicate polio by increasing immunization rate and improving acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in the project population.
  • The project is supporting MOH and LGA efforts to strengthen immunization systems, building effective partnership with the state officials as well as local partners.
Job Summary
  • The Emergency Program Coordinator oversees International Medical Corps' response in assigned Field Site (Borno office) and is responsible for timely program implementation and support.
  • The Emergency Program Coordinator provides supervision and leadership to both program and operational staff at the field site (in collaboration with Department Heads, Program Managers, budget holders and Program Director, ensuring adherence to agreed work plans and reporting schedules as well as full compliance to International Medical Corps’ policies in the areas of Finance, HR, Logistics and Information Management.
  • The Emergency Program Coordinator works in close coordination with Program, Finance, HR and Logistics senior staff, as well as technical staff to ensure the operation in Borno site.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
Program Management and Development:
  • Support and oversee the day-to-day implementation of the operation in the field site, providing constructive supervision to the Program Coordinators, Managers to implement, monitor and evaluate work plans and monitoring & evaluation mechanisms.
  • In close collaboration with the Program Director, Department Heads, Program Coordinator and Program Managers, lead the field-based teams in the development of new proposals and initiatives in accordance with the country strategic aims.
  • Participate in the development of new business, program proposals and budgets in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Contribute to the policies, structure and strategic development of IMC.
  • Ensure accurate reports are submitted in a timely manner for all activities occurring within the project sites.
  • Be ready for any emergency response that may occur and be able to respond accordingly in collaboration with the Programme Coordinator
Human Resource Management:
  • Provide direct administrative support and supervision to the field site's HR lead, ensuring recruitment, staff orientation, payroll preparation, leave management and exit management processes are carried out timely and in line with relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all staff in the field site know and understand IMC’s global and in-country HR policies and standards for professional conduct.
  • Document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the HR Manager.
  • Ensure all mandatory training is undertaken.
  • EPC should work with HR Manager and FAD in ensuring personnel is managed appropriately
Finance, Logistics and Information Management:
  • In close coordination with the Finance department, ensure proper financial, logistics and information management systems and control mechanisms are in place and adhered to in line with the International Medical Corps' global and in-country finance and logistics policies in Borno site (including Damboa and Dikwa suboffices).
  • Provide administrative supervision and leadership to the field site's finance and logistic personnel.
  • Review and ensure timely submission of finance and logistics reports from the field site as required.
Representation and Coordination:
  • Represent International Medical Corps with local government authority, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at the field site level.
  • Engage and or delegate to program staff for sector representation as appropriate.
  • Represent International Medical Corps with beneficiaries and communities to encourage accountability to those we serve.
  • Upon request by the Senior Leadership Team, organize and facilitate field visits for stakeholders interested in International Medical Corps' field response.
  • Ensure regular and strong coordination between all staff and their department supervisors
Security Management:
  • Working with the Borno Security staffs (Security Manager and Rover) to ensure all staff in the field site know and understand International Medical Corps' local security regulations; to monitor the field area of operations security situation, attend security meetings and inform Senior Management of any relevant issues.
  • Assist with the development of SOPs for the area.
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.
  • Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • “Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.”
  • University degree preferably in Humanitarian or other relevant studies
  • Over three years of professional experience in Humanitarian/Emergency at least one year in developing countries or resource deprived environment
  • Experience in project development and management with Supervisory experience
  • Experience in different sectors such as Nutrition, WASH, NFI distribution, Health, Food security, Protection
  • Familiarity with relevant stakeholders, especially potential donors (USG funding, ECHO, international organizations (UN agencies)
  • Good understanding of financial management and strategic planning
  • Understanding and ability to work in unstable and multi-cultural environment (cultural sensitivity)
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Full computer literacy and adequate administrative skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
    How to Apply For the first two positions, Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications which should be addressed to "the Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps" via: [email protected] For the position of Emergency Program Coordinator, please Click here to apply online Note
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • 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
  Application Deadline  10th November, 2017.

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