Vacancy for Health Clinical Assistant at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

SCOPE OF WORK: The Health Clinical  Assistant is responsible for overseeing health care activities in  2 IRC supported health facilities in Adamawa State and Borno State. Responsibilities will include day to day support to health facilities, 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 Clinical Assistant will have no line management responsibilities and reports to the Health Manager. 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:·         In collaboration with the other health program staff in Nigeria, oversee the implementation 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.·         Promote the quality of the IRC’s health programs by following the measures put in place in collaboration with other staff and the IRC health unit.·         Ensure sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing monitoring of health programme activities·         Participate in the design of robust M&E plans and design/adapt health information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC health programs in Nigeria·         Contribute 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 supported health facilities, provide mentoring and technical support  and appropriate feedback as needed.·         Work with the Health Manager to ensure appropriate use of programme resources·         Organise planned trainings for health staff and ensure that FMOH and WHO guidelines are used for all trainings which should be delivered in a quality manner.·         Support the set up of use of FMOH clinical guidelines in all health facilities, providing mentoring as required to improve compliance.·         Undertake 6 monthly inventory management assessments (IMAT) in each supported health facility and discuss implications of the results.·         Follow all IRC guidelines, programme and budget management tools·         Ensure a good working relationship with all stakeholders involved in service provision to supported health facilities in Adamawa State.·         Ensure the consistent use of the IRC grant management guidelines during programme implementation.

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