Health Outreach Assistant at The International Rescue Committee(IRC)

The International Rescue Committee(IRC), 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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Health Outreach AssistantLocation: Mubi, AdamawaProgram SummaryIRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. IRC’s Emergency Response Team, with local partner CISCOPE (Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication), implemented a project to support livelihoods and improve WASH in Kogi State from February to May 2013. This was followed by a 3-month nutrition and food security program in the same location from October 2013 to January 2014.The IRC is now in the process of establishing long term presence in Nigeria. An office has been established in Adamawa State, North East Nigeria and are providing critical humanitarian assistance to conflict affected people.Scope of WorkThe Health Outreach Assistant is responsible for overseeing community health activities for the population in the catchment area of IRC supported health facilities in 2 LGAs in Adamawa State and Borno state.Responsibilities will include day to day support to community based service providers, monitoring of activities, report making, coordination with other sectors and government authorities as well as close collaboration with health facility staff and managers.The Health Outreach Assistant will have no line management responsibilities and reports to the Health Manager, while working very closely with the Health Outreach Officer.The position is based in Mubi with regular trips to IRC’s health programs throughout Adamawa State, Askira Uba ( Borno state), and other parts of Nigeria as needed.Key ResponsibilitiesIn collaboration with the other health program staff in Nigeria, oversee the implementation of community health aspects of health projects implemented by IRC Nigeria.In collaboration with the Health Manager, ensure that health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as outlined by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and WHO. Ensure that all health activities are consistent with established best practices.Fully understand the community health policy of the FMOH and work with key stakeholders to implement this in all IRC supported communities.Identify all community level stakeholders for the health sector in Adamawa State Nigeria and work in collaboration with the Health Manager to involve them in programme implementation.Ensure sound data collection are in place for ongoing monitoring of health programme activitiesResponsible for the sectors robust M&E plans and community surveillance systems for the IRC health programs in NigeriaContribute to the growth of the IRC health programme in Nigeria through quality implementation of project activities, adequate monitoring and timely reporting as needed, working in conjunction with other colleagues in the IRC Nigeria program.Conduct regular supportive supervision to all community based providers and ensure that appropriate feedback and mentorship takes placeWork with the Health Manager to ensure appropriate use of programme resourcesOrganise trainings for community based providers as needed .`Work with community based providers to establish a referral system to the IRC supported health facilitiesWork with community based providers and facility based staff to ensure establishment of a community based follow up system.Follow all IRC guidelines, programme and budget management toolsEnsure the consistent use of the IRC grant management guidelines during programme implementation. 

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