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    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries and 22 U…

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      1. Medical Doctor
      2. Research and Innovation Manager
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    Medical Doctor

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

    Sector: Health

    Employment Category: Regular

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Gwoza, Nigeria

    Job Description

    The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home. IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs as new areas became accessible after prolonged conflict and insecurity, in Adamawa, Borno Adamawa and Yobe States in the North-east. The IRC’s response to the humanitarian situation includes integrated health and reproductive health and nutrition services, as well as reproductive health care and women protection services. The IRC is dedicated to making women and adolescent girls healthier from the earliest phase of acute crises (a target group most vulnerable during crisis) and implements evidence-based reproductive health interventions in line with the SPHERE-standard Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in Crises (MISP). The goal is to ensure that the IRC’s health responses in emergencies include the core package of Reproductive Health (RH) services in its interventions.

    Job Overview/Summary:

    The Medical Doctor is the clinical supervisor for all IRC’s health care services in Gwoza LGAs, Borno State. The focus of our health programs is to provide integrated quality comprehensive health services including RH services and while maintaining CWC where RH is integrated with WPE services to conflict-affected women and girls in a timely manner.  S/he reports to the Health Manager and also works closely with the Senior Area Manager for day to day administrative issues. 

    Major Responsibilities:

    Program Management

    • The Medical Doctor shall be responsible for the supervision and day-to-day management of health activities within Gwoza LGA, including support to primary health care facilities, IRC CWC, and mobile health services in the IDP camp and harder to reach areas.
    • Apply medical knowledge and skills to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment according to national guidelines and protocols, and ensure patient follow-up as needed.
    • The Medical Doctor will identify need for referral to secondary care and prepare the patient for referral including referral notes, pre-referral treatment and arrangement of transport.
    • S/he will provide on-the-job support to the facility staff, including training and skills development as needed.
    • Ensure adherence to infection prevention and control within and around the facilities
    • Together with the clinical officer, recruit, train and supervise community volunteers for community sensitization and outreach activities.
    • Coordinate with State Primary Health Development Board and other actors in the area and maintain good relations with them,
    • In coordination with the Health Manager, identify opportunities to strengthen the health program
    • S/he will oversee the stock management of medicines, medical supplies, Medical equipment and prepare timely requisitions for replenishment based on consumption records.
    • S/he will collect weekly morbidity reports and monitor disease trends in order to preposition adequate supplies as may be required.
    • Participate in outbreak response and control coordination when applicable and carry out community-based public health interventions during communicable disease outbreaks.
    • Participate in and support midwives, community mobilizers and community volunteers in activities that aim to increase women’s RH awareness and service utilization.
    • Seek out and nurture quality partnerships with community structures and support staff in coordination of activities with community volunteers.
    • Collaborate with other relevant sectors such as Reproductive Health, Women Protection & Empowerment, Child Protection and Environmental Health to ensure holistic service package is available in response to the needs.

    Staff Management:

    • Monitor and supervise the IRC health staff and ensure that work is done properly and efficiently
    • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
    • Develop ongoing education programs for health staff, and conduct trainings and on-the-job training for health staff.
    • Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist in determining and implementing solutions.
    • Determine personnel needs for field-level activities, and in coordination with the Health Manager and Human Resources Lead assist in recruitment of staff.
    • Recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of health staff to the Health Manager
    • Monitor staff daily attendance to duty posts and ensure time sheets are correctly filled and submitted monthly.

    Grants Management:

    • Ensure project activities are implemented according to the work-plan and within the allocated budgets.
    • Prepare weekly work-plans with the health teams.
    • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact budget adherence.
    • Reporting
    • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken.
    • Provide weekly activity reports to the Health Manager and Field Manager.
    • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues
    • Supervise and regular review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with the acceptable protocols.

    Key Working Relationships:

    Position Reports to:  Health Manager
    Position directly supervises:
      Health officer, Health assistant, Nurse /midwives, Pharmacy technician

    Indirect Reporting: Senior Health Manager, Roving RH manager, Health coordinator,
    Other Internal and/or external contacts:

    Internal: All other IRC sectors offering integrated services at all intervention areas. SPC, Deputy Director Program, Finance Manager, Supply chain Manager, Senior Area Manager, DDFM

    External:  SPHCDA, UNFPA, WHO, HMB, Federal Ministry of Health, other INGOs.

    Qualifications

    • Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution, with strong public Health background, Masters in Public Health will be an advantage.

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 years post internship experience in clinical medicine and public health.
    • Experience in supervising health staff at the primary health care level
    • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
    • Able to work in location with basic living conditions and with limited communication options.
    • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Preferably trained in Basic (and Comprehensive) Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care

    Language Skills:  English, working knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri preferred

    Certificates or Licenses:         Must be registered with Nigeria Medical Practitioners and Dental Council and allowed to practice in Nigeria.

    Working Environment:  IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

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    Research and Innovation Manager

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience None
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Sector: Health

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

    Job Description

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    Pregnant women and newborns are dying at alarming rates in crisis-affected countries like Nigeria. Every day, an estimated 500 women and girls living in humanitarian contexts die from complications during pregnancy and childbirth and an estimated 3,000 newborns die before reaching one month. This accounts for almost half of all newborn deaths and more than 60% of all maternal deaths worldwide, despite only a quarter of global births happening in these places. 

    A woman’s ability to control if to have children is a fundamental right.  This need does not stop for the 34 million women and girls of reproductive age who need humanitarian assistance, whether they survive and thrive or needlessly lose their lives can depend on whether they can access basic sexual and reproductive health services like maternal and neonatal care or contraception and comprehensive abortion care.

    Job Overview/Summary:

    With commitment to utilizing research and innovation skills to support the improvement of SRHR service delivery to reduce maternal and newborn deaths and ensure that all women and girls have access to basic sexual and reproductive services. We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

    We are recruiting for a SRHR Research and Innovation Manager who will lay the important groundwork for developing and coordinate a client-centered, demand-driven SRHR research and innovation portfolio for IRC’s Nigeria program.

    Major Responsibilities:

    Scoping / vetting of project ideas (30%)

    Given organizational investment in identifying research and innovation ideas to design and deliver highly demanded SRH and MNH services closer to women and girls in NE Nigeria, we will task the staff member to scope / vet project ideas that are contextually and programmatically relevant.  The staff will lead on:

    • Identifying and cultivating relationships with potential local and under-resourced partners (including but not limited to community networks, CSOs, private sector actors, research and advocacy organizations, national NGOs, etc.)
    • Vetting ideas with local staff and stakeholders and  
    • Supporting development of content for SRH/MNH research and innovation related business development. 

    The staff will also work closely with Nigeria CP’s health team and HQ’s SRHR research and innovation lead to convert ideas into concept notes and identify innovative local partnership models and funding opportunities.

    Project management (50%)

    We expect this individual to oversee 1-2 key SRHR research and innovation projects as the local coordinator, in collaboration with colleagues from the Nigeria CP and HQ and external partners.  We also expect this individual to dedicate time to increase their skills on basic research and user-centered design, with support from HQ staff.

    Uptake / stakeholder engagement (10%)

    In consultation with HQ’s maternal and neonatal health research uptake advisor (new role starting Jan 2021 in relation to EQUAL project), the staff will support the development and execution of a research/innovation uptake plan for each relevant project. 

    Staff oversight (10%)

    We anticipate increasing volume of SRHR research and innovation work out of the Maiduguri office, and full-time officers will be hired for said projects, per standard practice for new research projects.  The individual will be responsible for providing secondary (if not direct) oversight of such staff and creating a community of practice around SRHR research and innovation out of the Maiduguri office.

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to:  Senior Reproductive Health Manager
    • Indirect Reporting: Research and Innovation Lead for SRH / MNH at IRC HQ
    • Position directly supervises:
    • Other Internal and/or external contacts:

    Internal: Health, Reproductive Health, M/E teams etc.

    External:  Other partners- NGO’s, MOH etc.

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Background in supporting public health programs, ideally in SRHR.
    • Supportive attitudes towards the provision of sidelined and stigmatized services, including contraception and ASRH.
    • Education/experience that demonstrates capacity to execute or potential to learn operational research, such as
    • attention to detail.
    • ability to identify and troubleshoot data quality and program implementation issues.
    • multi-level stakeholder engagement (facility, community, government, etc.)
    • facilitation skills
    • ethics
    • project management

    Desired        

    • experience with participatory research
    • experience in self-care/community-based approaches to SRH and MNH
    • individuals from / based in Borno State with strong community/stakeholder engagement experience.
    • existing relationships with local CSOs / stakeholders in Maiduguri
    • Fluent in Hausa and other indigenous languages in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states

    Working Environment:

    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    Benefits

    • Competitive Monthly salary.
    • Health Insurance Coverage for Family.
    • Annual earned leave days.
    • Pension scheme.

    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles. 

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