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    WHO ARE WE ?
    Emergency First International is an international NGO, non-profit, apolitical and secular. Emergency First International was born from the merger between two French NGO Première Urgence and Aide Médicale Internationale.
    First International Emergency assists civilian victims, marginalized or excluded by the effects …

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    • Contents
    • Open Jobs
      1. Stabilization Center (SC )Medical Doctor (Only for Nigeria Nationals)
      2. Nutrition Officer
    • Method of Application

    Stabilization Center (SC )Medical Doctor (Only for Nigeria Nationals)

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno State
    Starting date – ASAP
    Duration of contract:- 8Months (with possible extension)

    General Objective

    • Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition PM and the functional supervision of Health PM, the Stabilization Centre (SC) Doctors will be responsible for the overall and day to day management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) at PUI Stabilization Centre (SC) in Ngarannam PHCC in Bolori II ward. S/he will be in charge for the overall support and direct supervision of the SC staffs including SC Nurses and SC Nurse Assistants.
    • S/he will closely work with Nutrition PM for the planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring of agreed nutrition activities in line with donor agreements and ensures maximum quality for the treatment of SAM complications in accordance with the national and international standards and protocols and with the quality standards of the organization.

    Responsibilities and Tasks
    Medical Functions:

    • Carry out daily ward rounds in the morning and evening with SC nurses and ensure patients are visited as appropriately. Fill the notes on patient cards after the ward rounds or any other patient examination or procedures
    • Supervise the daily clinical management of SC patients and follow the SC protocols for the medical care of the SAM with the medical complications
    • Monitor and ensure patients are receiving comprehensive health checks, regular checking of vital signs and frequent medicines and feeding administration according to the protocols
    • Undertake emergency procedures as required (including resuscitation), taking the lead as necessary
    • Liaise with SC Nurses regularly (at least every 3-4 hours) to check on patient progress, or more frequently if the need arises and respond to calls from the ward relating to patient care
    • Ensure regular procedure like taking blood samples, providing IV medications and other necessary procedures are done timely with if required him/her carries as necessary
    • Ensure timely preparation, provision and monitoring of feeding for the patients admitted in the SC
    • Facilitate and perform decisions on admission and referrals to/from the SCs properly
    • Ensure that SC beneficiaries, caretakers and members of the community are treated respectfully at all times

    Team Management:

    • Ensure that all the SC team  is familiar with and respect all the PUI Internal rules and regulations
    • Plan and maintain work plan, schedules and rotations for the SC team
    • Provide capacity building and training to the Nutrition team in collaboration with the Nutrition PM.
    • Provide regular mentoring and on-the-job training for the staffs in the SC ward including SC Nurses, SC Nurse Assistant and staffs in the pediatric ward involved in the treatment of SAM with complication patients
    • Plan, organize and follow up the weekly and monthly implementation chart, after being endorsed by the Nutrition PM.
    • Plan and maintain working schedules/rotations for the SC team

    Monitoring and Reporting:

    • Ensure proper organization and functioning of the Stabilization Center in compliance with the goals defined in the project proposals
    • Ensure that the SC team are following up proper implementation protocols and applying them according to international and national recommendations and guidelines through monitoring and technical assistance
    • Monitor day to day activities of the Stabilization Center
    • Ensure the collection, compilation and analysis of quality data and product the required reports for the SC activities including weekly and monthly reports.
    • Report the progress and any problem in timely manner

    Logistical and Administrative Support:

    • In coordination with the Nutrition PM, Logistics Department and Base Pharmacist, ensure appropriate supply plan on weekly basis principle, for the stabilization centers
    • Ensure the proper storage of SC medical supplies, medicines and nutrition commodities
    • Supervise the use of medicines, medical supplies, and nutrition-related commodities and data tools in the SC
    • Provide, on a monthly basis, the Nutrition PM with information necessary for the development of cash flow estimates specific to SC activities
    • Support the Nutrition PM for all the necessary planning and preparations to establishing SC in Ngarannam PHC like facility set-up, staff recruitment and selection process

    Internal and External Coordination and Representation:

    • Network and coordinate with the relevant units with in the primary health care or other tertiary health facilities for issues that need further support for the patients
    • When required, s/he represents PUI in coordination meetings and technical working groups for the relevant matters and contribute to the good relations with the project partners
    • Build collaborative relations with MoH, WHO and other stakeholders to ensure a successful SC project
    • Closely coordinate with the Nutrition teams in the OTP and in IYCF activities as well as other staffs in the Primary health care centers.

    The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

    Priorities of the Department

    • Support The Opening And Running Of Stabilization Center In Ngarannam Phcc In Bolori Ii Ward.
    • Ensure nutrition activities are conducted in a quality manner complying with the national and international protocols.
    • Set-up and enforce effective referral pathways with in the pui nutrition components (cm, otp, sc and iycf) and with the other departments (health, fsl and protection) to assure pui integrated approach.
    • Build the capacity of the nutrition team on thematic areas related to nutrition.

    Qualifications
    Mandatory requirements:

    • Education degree: Qualified and registered national Medical Doctor from a recognized university with a valid practicing license from Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)
    • Language skills: Good command in English and in local Dialects: Hausa mandatory and Kanuri is a plus
    • Computer Skills: Proficient user of MS office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

    Work experience:

    • At least 2 years of progressive work experience with similar role as SC physician.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the MOH systems and structure.
    • Previous work of CMAM program and with humanitarian organizations is added plus.

    Assets
    Interests:

    • Commitment to the NGO values and principles
    • Understanding of the political situation in the area

    Transversal Skills:

    • Strong motivation to help people in need
    • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
    • Understanding and capacity of integration into the local environment
    • Ability to analyse and suggest improvements of the activities
    • Well organized and hard worker
    • Able to manage stress and pressure
    • Understanding of the context of the area
    • Honesty and reliable

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    Nutrition Officer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno State
    Starting date – ASAP
    Duration of contract: 3 months (Maternity Leave Cover)

    General Objective

    • Under the direct supervisor of the nutrition supervisor, the nutrition officer will help organize and undertake nutrition education/sensitization and community screening activities at community level.
    • The nutrition officer will be responsible to ensure that educational messages are delivered to beneficiaries as per set targets and with the upmost quality regarding accuracy, efficiency and culturally sensitivity to optimize the adoption of healthier behavior among mothers of children under five.

    Responsibilities and Tasks
    Implementation and monitoring of the nutrition activities:

    • Responsible for day to day management of nutrition activities at Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) or IYCF project sites according to the standardized protocols, policies and guidelines outlined by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and/or Global nutrition standards
    • Participate in the identification of eligible project beneficiaries and Community Focal persons including Community Nutrition Mobilsers, Lead Mothers according to assignment
    • Participate in organising Project beneficiaries and Volunteers into groups and other Fora for dissemination of nutrition messages
    • With the support of CMAM or IYCF Supervisors, participate in the planning and in the implementation of trainings for the beneficiaries, volunteers and community focal persons  
    • Participate in planning and conducting  community/household surveys or assessments according to need
    • Ensure OTP beneficiary absentee or defaulter tracing and other forms of beneficiary follow-ups at community level
    • Ensure appropriate and consistent education messaging/Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) to mothers and other carers at OTP or IYCF project sites
    • In liaison with supervisor, disseminate any relevant Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials and reporting tools to Lead Mothers, volunteers or health facility staff as may be required
    • Implement outpatient therapeutic feeding of severely malnourished under-fives, and community outreach integrated with IYCF activities according to the stipulated protocolsTrain and mentor Nutrition project staff and community nutrition mobilisers (CNM) through identification of capacity gaps and carrying out refresher and on-the-job trainings
    • Disseminate key messages on nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries, and ensure it is delivered appropriately
    • Participate in surveillance activities including MUAC screening of the under-fives/pregnant and lactating women based on project needs
    • Enhance close collaboration with Health, Food Security and Livelihoods, and Protection at project level
    • Ensure nurture good collaboration between PUI and local community leaders
    • Act as a liaison with the local population and authorities in order to identify the needs, grievances and major events that could have potential consequences for PUI activities
    • Participate in ensuring that OTP or IYCF beneficiaries and local populations both understand the project goals and actively participate in their implementation

    Communication and Reporting:

    • Pass on any information or problems to his/her direct and/or indirect supervisor concerning his/her task, PUI programs, or safety aspects
    • Address any issues on the field with the beneficiaries or the community members and tell the line supervisor
    • Represent PUI at anytime and anywhere when s/he is in duty
    • Collect and compile data, pictures and information from the field to present accurate weekly internal reports to the supervisor
    • Present weekly achievements, problems encountered and suggestion to improve the project implementation.
    • Assist in strengthening the PUI’s community Feedback and Complains system
    • Keep monitoring tools and files archived at the PUI office, ensuring their availability to his/her supervisor

    Logistic and Administration:

    • Contribute to logistical and administrative organization of the activities related to Nutrition Program
    • Contribute to the definition of the needs in materials and tools regarding the program and the planning of interventions.
    • Ensure the safety and good condition of nutrition material provided by PUI

    Priorities of the Department

    • To follow up the sensitization sessions delivered to the mother care groups participants
    • To ensure the quality of the messages delivered to the mother care participants
    • To report any issue face with the mother care group participants
    • To contribute to the qualitative reporting of activities, especially data entry
    • To contribute to the proper filling and archiving of all the sources of verification
    • Quality implementation of cmam and iycf programs according to global and national guidelines
    • Quality data management and reporting of cmam and iycf activities
    • Support the integrated approach through effective referral within the nutrition components and with the other programs internally
    • Build the capacity of the nutrition team on thematic areas related to nutrition

    Qualifications
    Mandatory requirements:

    • Language skills: Good command in English (speaking, reading & writing), Fluent in local languages – Hausa, etc.  
    • Education degree: diploma in Nutrition/Health related discipline
    • Work experience: Proven nutritional experience working in ngos.

    Knowledge and skills:

    • Conversant with community screening for Malnutrition
    • Demonstrated understanding of infant and young child feeding ( nutrition SBCC/IYCF education programs)
    • Community Volunteer supervision
    • Computer skills: Excellent knowledge of the MS office software including Word, excel and Outlook

    Assets
    Interests:

    • Working in humanitarian relief, interest for social issues

    Transversals skills:

    • Excellent Field work Skills
    • Commitment to the NGO values and principles
    • Team work
    • Stress Management and Flexibility
    • Strong Negotiator
    • Capacity to mobilize community
    • Rigor and organization
    • Honesty
    • Understanding of the context of the area
    • Reliability

    Method of Application

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    Note: Female applicants with strong skills and competence are encouraged to apply.

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