Vacancy for Health Outreach Officer at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

SCOPE OF WORK: The  Health Outreach Officer 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 Officer  will have no line management responsibilities and reports to the Health Manager, while working very closely with the Health Outreach Assistant. 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 community health aspects of health projects implemented by IRC Nigeria.·         In collaboration with the Health Coordinator, 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 Nigeria and work in collaboration with the Health Coordinator to involve them in programme implementation.·         Ensure sound data collection are in place for ongoing monitoring of health programme activities·         Responsible for the sectors robust M&E plans and community 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 community based providers and ensure that appropriate feedback and mentorship takes place·         Work with the Health Manager to ensure appropriate use of programme resources·         Organise trainings for community based providers as needed .`·         Work with community based providers to establish a referral system to the 20 health facilities·         Work 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 tools ·         Ensure the consistent use of the IRC grant management guidelines during programme implementation.·         Manage a small outreach volunteers (CHVs & MtmsG) who will distribute and engage in  awearness activities and sensitization , ·          Develop a rosta for outreach sessions and develop where possible any further oppourtunity for outreach volunteers.·         Organize and distribute medical equipment/ Supplies , IEC and IPC materials in health faclilities and IDP camps

Apply at https://ngcareers.com/job/2017-05/vacancy-for-health-outreach-officer-at-international-rescue-committee-irc-822/

Vacancy for Health Outreach Officer at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

SCOPE OF WORK: The  Health Outreach Officer 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 Officer  will have no line management responsibilities and reports to the Health Manager, while working very closely with the Health Outreach Assistant. 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 community health aspects of health projects implemented by IRC Nigeria.·         In collaboration with the Health Coordinator, 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 Nigeria and work in collaboration with the Health Coordinator to involve them in programme implementation.·         Ensure sound data collection are in place for ongoing monitoring of health programme activities·         Responsible for the sectors robust M&E plans and community 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 community based providers and ensure that appropriate feedback and mentorship takes place·         Work with the Health Manager to ensure appropriate use of programme resources·         Organise trainings for community based providers as needed .`·         Work with community based providers to establish a referral system to the 20 health facilities·         Work 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 tools ·         Ensure the consistent use of the IRC grant management guidelines during programme implementation.·         Manage a small outreach volunteers (CHVs & MtmsG) who will distribute and engage in  awearness activities and sensitization , ·          Develop a rosta for outreach sessions and develop where possible any further oppourtunity for outreach volunteers.·         Organize and distribute medical equipment/ Supplies , IEC and IPC materials in health faclilities and IDP camps

Apply at https://ngcareers.com/job/2017-05/vacancy-for-health-outreach-officer-at-international-rescue-committee-irc-822/