Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Care Group Promoter Supervisors at the International Medical Corps (IMC)

International Medical Corps (IMC) 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. 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.

IMC has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013. It currently has its country office in Abuja and field offices in Kano, Sokoto and Maiduguri where it is implementing emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects, building capacity of local health systems and structures, ensuring the provision of quality, accessible Nutrition and Health Care for Children under five years of age.

IMC is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position below to be based in its Maiduguri office. This position is subject to funding by the donor:

Job Title: Care Group Promoter Supervisor


Job Summary
The Care Group Promoter Supervisor will lead program planning and provide strategic direction to CG Promoter, Ensure internal and external reporting and documentation requirements are on-time and accurate, Assess staff capacities and coordinate initial or ongoing trainings based on need and program goals, Play a lead role in the orientation and training of new technical program staff, Models leadership to all staff and intentionally develops the leadership potential of the CG Promoters and Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by Care Group Promoters. This is a an outreach position requiring traveling to community locations.

Main Responsibilities
  • Ensure observance and respect the dignity of beneficiaries, care givers and members of the community at all times.
  • Coordinates with project partners, project staff, the SMoH, LGA PHCDA and other stakeholders regarding upcoming activities and needs at the community and State/LGA levels.
  • Responsible for the performance and professional development of the CG Promoters who report to him/her.
  • Review Flipchart Lesson Plans with CG Promoters every two weeks and assure they understand the information well and can teach back the information in a participatory manner.
  • Collect CG Promoter reports on a monthly basis, review the reports and assure the information presented is reasonable and complete.
  • Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by CG Promoters.
  • Maintain a filing system in the project office so copies of CG Promoter Reports are easily accessible.
  • Responsible to supervise each CG Promoter
  • Will ensure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate counseling, education concerning the IYCF and caring practices through Care Group.
  • Responsible to liaison with the appropriate people in a timely and professional manner to ensure the financial, logistical and procurement issues required to implement project activities.
  • Will backstop the OTP nurse when necessary
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Over two (2) years’ experience in nutrition programming.
  • Degree in nutrition or any other related field from a recognized institution.
  • Knowledge of CMAM and MIYCN will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent report-writing skills.
  • Knowledge of English and Hausa is a MUST
  • Female candidates are preferred for this position.
Key Competences:
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet
Applications Closing Date
5th February, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV's to:imcnigeriavacancy@gmail.com

  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • All applications should be addressed to the Human Resource Officer, International Medical Corps via the email above
  • Candidates Must state the position that 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.