Health Officer at Action Against Hunger

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Action Against Hunger has been working in Nigeria since 2010. They have doubled the volume of our operations in response to the crisis, meeting the humanitarian needs of 2.1 million people with health and nutrition programs.

Health Officer is needed at Action Against Hunger

JOB TITLE: Health Officer

LOCATION: Damasak, Borno
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Programmes – Health and Nutrition
Level: Mid Level
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Sector Manager: Health and Nutrition

Objective 1

  • Health situation monitoring and mapping of health sector activities.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Diagnosis  and Mapping:
    • Update and maintain 5W/4W mapping (Health, and Nutrition sector) tool regularly for the operational LGA; share with the Sector Health Manager.
    • Update tracking tool to monitor program screening based data on acute malnutrition; collect health facility-based disease surveillance reports and update morbidity reporting tool for assigned health facilities/LGAs.
    • Participate in conducting SMART/Rapid SMART surveys with technical support from Deputy HN Manager/Sector Manager.
    • Participate with the M&E team in supervision of data collection for Nutrition KAP surveys; Baseline and End line Surveys.
    • Liaise with Community Mobilization Officers/Assistants and HSS officers for accessing community care group database; health facility database regularly and updating overall health facility-based activities.
    • Conduct a periodic capacity assessment of health workers on CMAM services delivery, IMCI service delivery, Reproductive health service delivery, vaccination, etc. and review the training needs and/or coaching needs.  

Position Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree / HND in Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health or related roles

Skills & Experience:
Essential:

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in primary health care program.
  • An excellent report-writing skill is required including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Team management experience with similar programs.
  • Ability to observe and to provide feedback on the activities.
  • Ability to manage staff according to local culture and organization policies.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Action Against Hunger’s aims, values, and principles.

Preferred:

  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions.

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Job Features

Job CategoryMedical/ Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Salary236,585 per month.
Deadline20th May, 2020.
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