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International Medical Corps 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. We are recruiting to fill the position below:     Job Title: Data Clerk Location: Gombe

Job Summary
  • The selected candidate(s) will work as part of a team to implement the Integrated Nutrition Program (INP) to Pregnant and Lactating women in Biu, Bayo and Kwaya-kusar LGAs.
Responsibilities Monitoring and Reporting:
  • To work in close collaboration with the project team to coordinate any needs assessment, beneficiary registration for the food assistance program
  • To work with distribution team leaders and update beneficiary registry on a regular basis tracking new arrivals and exits from the program
  • To liaise with the food distribution team and compile daily distribution report and transmit to WFP focal points,
  • Maintain and updated data base for the food assistance project in Damboa and ensure data entry is completed and correct
  • Contribute to development of the monthly program report
  • Work in collaboration with the distribution team to keep track of beneficiary feedback, complaint mechanism
  • Coordinate the Post-distribution monitoring and dissemination of results
  • Validate Food requests from the distribution teams against the beneficiary registry
  • Work with program team, M&E team to document successes, best practice and/or lessons learnt throughout the program implementation.
Communication and teamwork:
  • Ensure good communication with the team
  • Facilitate harmonious working relationship with partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Report problems encountered in the center or within the team to the Supervisor
  • Propose solution to solve any problem faced and report them to the Supervisor
  • Participate actively in regular staff and program review meetings
  • Prepare weekly team’s work schedule and submit to the Programme Manager.
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
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science (or a Higher Diploma with at least 2 years' experience) in Computer, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social sciences, Health Management or any health-related discipline and at least two years of professional experience in cash assistance interventions.
  • Experience in North East Nigeria is an added advantage.
Required Skills:
  • Good knowledge and experience with different data entry management software within a humanitarian organization
  • Good computer skills especially Word and Excel, access. Knowledge of other databases preferred
  • Good human relations and diplomacy
  • Analytical capacity
  • Capacity to organize work
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of English (reading, writing, speaking). Knowledge of Hausa is an added advantage
  • Capacity to work under stressful situations.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and capacity to coordinate work across multiple departments. Experience living in remote or isolated work stations, or insecure locations
    Job Title: Community Nutrition Mobilizer Location: Gombe Job Summary
  • The selected candidate(s) will support the implementation of the community mobilization
  • and nutrition activities in the community in accordance with IMC nutrition activities under the Integrated Nutrition Program (INP) cash-based transfer, a response for Pregnant and Lactating women in Biu, Bayo and Kwaya-kusar LGAs in Southern Borno. They will be responsible for mobilization, community engagement, nutrition education sessions, supporting active case findings and strengthening referrals.
Responsibilities Implementation of Programs Activities:
  • Lead in regular community /partner sensitization or mobilization activities geared towards creating awareness on the IMC INP program activities among the community members and other stakeholders.
  • Support the design and development of nutrition component implementation plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, and all nutrition demonstration and community mobilization activities
  • Support formation of new Mother Support Groups and organize meetings for already existing Mother Support Group meetings to strengthen them and ensure that IYCF messages are passed.
  • Work closely with the program team to ensure all aspects of nutrition are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place from the community to health facilities and from cash out sites to OTPs and Stabilization Centers when required.
  • Work closely with other partners implementing BSFP, OTP for proper referral and monitoring of beneficiaries at facility and distribution sites level
  • Work closely with the teams to ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including registration and enrolment of PLWs for INP cash for nutrition respectively.
  • Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.
  • Through liaison with the Team Leaders and Line Manager, provide effective follow up strategy of all cases particularly tracing of children and PLW who are absent from the program, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems... etc.
  • Provide key nutrition education messages to beneficiaries based on the protocol and guidelines by initiating community dialogue and solution finding initiatives made to improve uptake and utilization of program and health services.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the project and related intervention procedure
  • Participate in capacity-building and demonstration activities with project staff and Cooperating Partner Agencies /WFP.
  • Take lead in conducting beneficiary sensitization on- cash entitlement, cash out days, distribution points, beneficiary rights and eligibility etc
  • Maintain open line of communication with the beneficiaries to obtain feedback, complaints and work with the team to maintain a log of the feedback/ complaints and come up with corrective actions.
  • Disseminate nutrition related findings from PDM reports.
  • Take lead in the MUAC screenings at Mother Support Group meetings and during active case findings in the community.
  • Ensure proper referral of cases between the INP CBT and other components of CMAM.
  • Represent International Medical Corps at any relevant community related/ liaison fora
  • Actively participate in nutrition surveys done at the Community level (KAP, SMART, Causal Analysis, Barriers, Coverage).
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
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Health, Public Health, Community Development, Social Works related discipline and at least two years of professional experience in Nutrition program interventions. Experience in northeast Nigeria is an added advantage.
Required Skills:
  • Experience in community mobilization and sensitization as well as Community-based Management of acute Malnutrition and Infant and Young Child Feeding programming in an emergency setting.
  • Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly
  • Competence with the use of MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) and report writing
  • Good human relations and diplomacy
  • Strong leadership, coordination, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC’s strategic objectives.
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Capacity to work under stressful situations.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and capacity to coordinate work across multiple departments.
  • Good field work skills with good understanding of organization’s project area.
  • Ability to command crowds of people and in good relationship with the local community leadership and community members.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Result oriented.
  • Good knowledge of English (reading, writing, speaking). Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri is an added advantage
    Job Title: Field Assistant Location: Gombe Job Summary
  • The selected candidate(s) will work as part of the core team implementing daily food distribution and all activities at food distribution points during the General Food Distribution to IDPs and host communities and Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP) for vulnerable children and Pregnant and Lactating women in the State.
Responsibilities Implementation of Programs Activities:
  • Work with M&E and data clerks to conduct beneficiary registration and update the registry with new arrivals and exits
  • Compile and timely submit the food requests to WFP logistics and program unit,
  • Conduct beneficiary sensitization on- food rations, distribution days, distribution points, beneficiary rights, etc
  • Maintain open line of communication with the beneficiaries to obtain feedback, complaints
  • Conduct beneficiary verification, validation and registration on distribution days
  • Identify and prioritize vulnerable people on distribution days
  • Update and reconcile stock issues against the distribution list for every distribution
  • Work with the team to maintain a log of feedback, complaints and corrective actions.
  • Disseminate findings from PDM
  • Coordinate the food committee and SEMA/NEMA officials in the implementation of activities
  • Work with the security manager to ensure effective crowd control and safety of beneficiaries and staff
  • Work with team leaders to organize vehicles and materials required for food distribution
  • Timely report to the team leaders about food received, suspected or confirmed losses or damages
  • Supervise and coordinate with the casual workers, transporters and other team members to ensure effective distribution, safety and no losses of commodity
  • Plan and carry out MUAC screenings at BSFP
  • Ensure proper referral of cases between the BSFP and other components of CMAM.
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
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition or health, Social Science, Social Works related discipline and at least two years of professional experience in food assistance interventions. Experience in northeast Nigeria is an added advantage.
Required skills:
  • Experience in community mobilization and sensitization
  • Experience in food distribution and NFI distribution
  • Good computer skills especially Word and Excel, access. Knowledge of other databases preferred
  • Good human relations and diplomacy
  • Analytical capacity
  • Capacity to organize work
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of English (reading, writing, speaking). Knowledge of Hausa is an added advantage
  • Capacity to work under stressful situations.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and capacity to coordinate work across multiple departments.
  • Experience living in remote or isolated workstations, or insecure locations.
Application Deadline 27th September, 2018.     Job Title: SQUEAC Survey Consultant Location: Maiduguri, Borno Program Background International Medical Corps received funding from OFDA to continue provision of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) to address acute malnutrition in the region. IMC is already implementing CMAM alongside the emergency food assistance program in Damboa, Maiduguri and Jere in partnership with World Food Program (WFP). This ongoing nutrition intervention is integrated into the emergency food assistance activities as a multi-pronged strategy to secure a sustained reduction in incidence, morbidity and mortality due to acute malnutrition. IMC works in close coordination with the State Ministry of Health and Nutrition Sector to operate 26 Out Patient Therapeutic centers in Damboa, Maiduguri, Jere and Konduga Local Government Areas. The Care Group Model remains the hallmark of IMC’s Social and Behavior Change Communication strategy to promote IYCF-iE. IMC relies on its WFP funded BSFP to provide linkages for treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition. In the CMAM model, coverage is an impact indicator of targeted feeding programs. The key determinants of impact are the degree to which interventions treat people early in the course of their disease and the ability to treat as many of those affected as possible. With this background in mind, IMC plans to conduct a SQUAEC survey in November 2018 in order to get information and feedback on multiple facets of the program from outreach, to quality service provision and community mobilization. Objectives of the Survey
  • Determine coverage of CMAM services, identification of barriers to service access and nutrition program uptake in Damboa and Jere LGAs of Borno State
  • Develop specific recommendations in collaboration with IMC to improve coverage of the programme.
  • Develop the skills of key IMC and MOH nutrition staff in conducting access and coverage survey using Semi Qualitative Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SQUEAC) methodology.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and design SQUEAC survey protocol, including sample size estimation, population size, clustering of the villages etc, and validate contextual tools using the SQUEAC technical reference document
  • Train the SQUEAC data collection teams and data clerks (including pre-testing questionnaire)
  • Assume overall responsibility for design and implementation of the SQUEAC, including daily supervision of SQUEAC teams and daily data collection quality assurance
  • Be responsible for data cleaning and analysis using appropriate software i.e. Xmind, Bayes QUEAC, Epi Info or SPSS.
  • Prepare a draft SQUEAC report for review by IMC, ensuring that the assessment is comprehensive and includes all relevant indicators
  • Prepare a final report including background, methodology, results, limitations, conclusions and recommendations incorporating feedback from IMC staff on the draft report
  • Prepare and lead a validation workshop for MOH and stakeholders in Damboa and Jere LGAs of Borno State. This presentation outcomes will be shared at national level via the Nutrition Cluster/ Nutrition working group.
Deliverables:
  • Present the design, implementation and supervision strategy of the SQUEAC survey. Validate with IMC country team and the TU Nutrition advisor.
  • Implement the SQUEAC survey in Damboa and Jere LGAs of Borno State
  • Present a draft SQUEAC survey report including background, methodology, results, limitations, conclusions and recommendations (short term and medium-term recommendation)
  • Present a SQUEAC final report incorporating the feedback from the IMC country team and the TU nutrition advisor
  • Submit all the data and analysis outputs (both raw and final) electronically to IMC country team
Job Qualifications and Requirements
  • A Health Professional or Nutritionist with MPH, M.Sc or Advanced Professional Degree or field-related experience.
  • Significant and proven experience, at least three years, in community based studies including coverage surveys such as SQUEAC/SLEAC
  • Knowledge in designing and implementing CMAM and IYCF programs
  • Excellent analytical and statistical skills.
  • Strong communication skills, able to effectively present information clearly and respond appropriately to questions from IMC staff and other relevant stakeholders
  • Strong supervisory and organizational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to cope with stress; hardship; patience and flexibility and willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and nutrition facilities
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office, Xmind, BayesSQUEAC, EPI INFO, SPSS and ENA for SMART Software.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. (Hausa an added advantage)
  • The candidate must present an approved final report of the most recent SQUEAC survey that he/she had conducted.
Application Deadline 30th September, 2018.   Interested and qualified candidates should should be addressed to the "Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps" via the email: [email protected]   Note
  • Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their e-mail
  • Application Letter and Curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    Job Title: Program Director Job Ref: 18-347 Location: Nigeria Department: International Programs Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work
  • International Medical Corps (IMC) in Nigeria is seeking an experienced Program Director – who will lead the emergency program at IMC Nigeria most importantly in Borno state by ensuring that IMC's programming in Nigeria contributes to organization's vision of "Relief to Self-reliance."
  • The Program Director, under the direct supervision of the Country Director, is expected to provide leadership and guidance to the country office’s efforts in emergency and development programming that is evidence based, aligned with national protocols, and supports the international community’s strategies to ensure that IMC’s role and mandate in the country are appropriate to the programming context.
Job Summary
  • The primary function of the Program Director is to support the Country Director in providing technical oversight to all projects and operational support to the country field sites
  • As part of the senior leadership team, the Program Director also plays an active role in planning, designing, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and administration of overall country programs in collaboration with the country senior leadership team, in addition to program development and reporting responsibilities
  • The Program Director will conduct frequent visits to the various program sites to support the field teams.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, the Program Director must be able to perform each essential function Program Development:
  • With the Country Director and supported by the Field/Project Managers, lead the development of project proposals for major donors in Nigeria.
Program Management:
  • Provide technical support and oversight to all senior program staff
  • Working closely with the IMC Africa Desk, the CD, Finance/Admin Director and Logistics Coordinator ensure donor compliance in implementation of projects
  • Provide guidance and support for curriculum development and training for program staffs and local partners as needed
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders on IMC programs in Nigeria
  • Monitor humanitarian crisis in Nigeria in collaboration with the Program Coordinators, performing field assessments when necessary, and advise CD of response options
  • In collaboration with the M&E Coordinator, Program Coordinators in country and at IMC global departments and the Field Coordinators, oversee the collection and timely reporting of all programs according to internal and donor requirements, ensuring strict compliance with donor contract requirements/reporting deadlines
  • Work closely with Program Coordinators to manage the programs to ensure their objectives are being met and impact achieved.
  • In collaboration with the CD and senior program staff, lead the development of concept notes, project proposals, budgets, and donor reports to expand the program portfolio of the mission
  • Maintain working relationship with the GoN line ministries, the UN agencies, health advisors, and relevant clusters and interface with them on a regular basis
  • Proactively oversee all projects in country through all components of the project management cycle working closely with Program Coordinators to identify areas for quality improvement and initiate communication between technical, operations and finance leads in country and with global International Medical Corps departments (e.g. technical units, finance, logistics and operations),
Representation:
  • Attend coordination meetings relevant to country programs as requested by CD.
  • Attend sector working group meetings including (but not limited to) health, nutrition, protection, food security and WASH
  • Represent the organization at any task force meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings, as appropriate
  • Ensure maximum visibility of the organization amongst the GoN/NGO/UN community
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors
Human Resources Management:
  • Provide guidance in the selection, recruitment, and training of program staff;
  • Technically supervise, orient, monitor, and evaluate program staff of the mission in close collaboration with Program Coordinators
  • Maintain open lines of communication with all field staff and service departments
  • Ensure close supervision and guidance of project and/or officers;
  • Work with Project Coordinators and project officers to address programmatic challenges;
Training/Capacity Building:
  • Determine training needs for program staff and facilitate the participation of these staffs in necessary trainings in order to build capacity and increase job responsibilities
  • Advocate and plan for professional development for program staff
Working Relationship:
  • Ensure, with the CD, that all project reports and completed, submitted and the verification of submission shared with the regional desk; projects Kick-off meetings are planned, organized, and held with all aspects of project planning and implementation and completed are carried out
  • Coordinate with GoN and relevant agencies as necessary
  • Maintain the contact with HQ Technical Units and assist in the planningand organization of regular field visit
  • Maintain regular communication with Country Director, other Senior Management Team members and field-level senior staff to ensure program activities and objectives are achieved
  • Work with Country Director, Logistics Coordinator, and Finance Admin Director to ensure the coordination of timely delivery of program supplies and expenses are within budget
  • Participate in routinely scheduled calls with International Medical Corps headquarter and associated department staff to advise on activities and project implementation of projects in Nigeria
Security:
  • Collaborate with the Security Manager and CD in order to ensure staff and reputation of the organization are safe and secure at all time
  • Ensures application and compliance of all security protocols and policies
Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promote and encourage 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
Qualifications
  • Ability to live and work in a volatile and potentially dangerous environment.
  • Strong experience with project management cycle.
  • Knowledge and experiences of budget preparation, management and donor requirements, especially USAID/OFDA, ECHO and UN requirements.
  • Excellent cross-cultural awareness
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently following consultative processes
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  • Creativity and ability to work with limited resources
  • Highly reliable, able to consistently meet tight deadlines.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in design, management and evaluation of health, food security and nutrition project.
  • Previous experience in humanitarian context as a Program Director
  • Must have an understanding of the emergency and development sectors and a demonstrated understanding of humanitarian principles
  • Experience in directly managing and supervising a diverse and multinational staff
  • Significant experience in proposal development, especially USG, EU and UN donors, and excellent report writing and editing skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and NGOs.
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