Emergency Health and Nutrition Manager at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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 refugees forced to flee from 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.IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state.  In early 2014, IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state in NE Nigeria followed by offices in Yola (Adamawa state) in November 2014 and Maiduguri (Borno state) in October 2015.  IRC has ECHO, OFDA, and Gates funds to respond to health, nutrition, GBV, and WASH activities.  In late 2014 and early 2015, IRC received additional funds from SV, SIDA, USAID, and UNICEF to carry out education, child protection, general protection, emergency food distributions, shelter support, and NFI distributions to newly displaced IDPs.   In late 2015 into early 2016, IRC received Swiss and UNHCR funds for additional emergency response humanitarian-focused programming in NE Nigeria. In Borno state, there is a humanitarian crisis with malnutrition and food insecurity levels at unprecedented heights since the start of the Boko Haram led crisis.  SCOPE OF WORK:The emergency health manager’s primary responsibility is to manage and support all primary health and clinical activities for the emergency stabilization center and various numbers of OPDs integrated with nutrition in mobile outreach for the newly liberated government areas (LGA) – currently Konduga and Monguno with potential for additional. Ensures the respect and correct application of the treatment protocols.SUPERVISIONUnder the direct supervision of the ERT Health and Nutrition Coordinator and reports to the overall Health and Nutrition Coordinator.SUPERVISESMobile outreach/post OTP/OPD staff members: health clinical officer, nurse, nutrition officer, and pharmacistSPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:Mobile outreach functions
Manages and places requests for therapeutic food for the mobile outreachManages and places requests for drugs and supplies in collaboration with the pharmacist 
Manages and plans weekly movement plans and reviews with supply chain/fleetManages and plans weekly food, drugs and supply consumption with pharmacist and techniciansContinued engages and interaction with community volunteers and leaders to ensure effective, safe operating space for mobile outreachEnsures regular entry and upkeep of HMIS and disease surveillance system.  Participates with health coordinator in analysis and feedback to teamWeekly review and compiling of statistics from each team and transmit the to the ERT and nutrition coordinatorWeekly site visits to one of the outer LGA sites for on-the job supervision and trainingGive feed back to the team. 
Work in collaboration with ERT health and nutrition and the country nutrition coordinator to maximize and ensure quality operations and careCompiles monthly reports and submits to coordinators and hospital/state leadershipStabilization center (SC) functionsAssists SC Clinical Manager in shift coverage and supervisorial/mentoring activitiesParticipates in training with SC staffTrack referral system to SC including:Ensuring ambulance availabilityEnsuring communication between mobile outreach and SCTracking and follow-up of referralsClinical functionsDirect clinical delivery at mobile outreach and/or SCWorks in collaboration with the outreach team to ensure quality nutritional and medical care in respect of protocolsWorks as a member of the team, taking in consideration the non-medical problems encountered by the 
 patients (feeding and psychosocial) 
Personnel functionsPoints out the presence, the day-off and the absence of the staff, in collaboration with the administrator (if existing) 
Supervises management the working schedule of mobile teamsPlan and organizes the replacements of workers as neededRespect the existing working rules and to be attentive to the working condition of the personnel. 
Distribute and delegates the work within the personnel according to their knowledgeConduct weekly meetings with the personnelOrganizes and delivers training course for the staff when necessary. 
Inform the coordinator in case of difficulties. 
Programming functionsWorks with coordinator to promote the quality of the IRC’s health programs and implements quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff.Facilitate sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing performance analysis and programmatic action based on data and identified needs.Supports M&E plans and maintains health management information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC health programs in NigeriaEnsures programs engage and utilize community participation and feedbackUnderstands how nutrition and health projects use to the IRC theories of change and that outcomes are evidence-driven and evidence-generated.

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