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Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.

Job Title: Health Assistant

Location: Damasak, Borno

Starting date: As Soon As Possible

Direct Line Manager: Health Officer

Objective 1

  • Facilitate the Capacity building of the MoH’s staff in State and LGA levels on CMAM and IMNCI

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the health officer and respective hospital authorities, conduct training needs assessment for the PHC staff in the respective health facilities on the CMAM and IMNCI.
  • Facilitate and organize training on CMAM and IMNCI for the relevant Health Workers (HWs) based on the findings from the training assessment.
  • Ensure that all data related to health are collected weekly /monthly and submitted to health officers and State authority.
  • Make regular visits to all AAH health and CMAM outreaches and provide a report to Health Officer.

Objective 2

  • To strengthen links and coordination between different departments and authorities i.e. partners, LGAs, SMOH, and Hospitals.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the health facility staff and community leaders to establish a strong referral linkage between health facilities and hospitals for malnourished children.
  • Work in close collaboration with community leaders, CVs, and other relevant stakeholders to organize monthly health committee meetings and feedback.
  • Assist the health officer to ensure good working relationship between the HWs in health facilities and hospitals.
  • Assist the health Officer to prepare and organize regular coordination meetings with SNO, relevant hospital authorities and HWs on the issue of CMAM In-Patient management.
  • Work closely with the HWs in hospitals and OTP sites as well as CVs for an effective follow up of children discharged from the hospitals to the health facilities for better continuation of the CMAM treatment.  

Objective 3

  • To conduct regular monitoring and supervision in the respective hospitals in order to ensure the quality of the CMAM In-Patient services.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular monitoring and supervision visits to all Action Against Hunger supported Clinics and CMAM outreaches to ensure good quality of services.
  • Follow up with HWs at the respective Clinics and OTPs to ensure the staff sends the stock reports (medicine and therapeutic products) to the respective authorities at monthly basis.
  • Assist health officers and HWs at the respective Clinics and OTPs, conduct physical counts and verify the availability of the medicine and therapeutic products in each hospital on a monthly basis. 
Requirements
Minimum years of experience

1

Qualifications
OND
Desired Course
Nursing
Other Requirements

Position Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Science with a major in Nursing, Community Health or Nutrition.
  • 1-year experience in inpatient nutritional treatment essential, IMNCI and CMAM approach.

Skills & Experience

Essential:

  • Previous experiences on CMAM programming.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to network effectively with llocal representatives of international aid organizations for exchange of information.
  • High level of self-discipline, time management, organization, self-motivated and able to work with little day to day supervisions but meet deadlines and program objectives.
  • Transparency and adherence to medical codes of conduct and patient, confidentiality and child protection.
  • Commitment to Action Against Hunger values and principles.

Preferred:

  • Experienced in working in Northern Nigeria and well integrated into local community.
  • Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and English.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with Action Against Hunger.
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience.

Minimum Basic Salary

  • NGN156, 995 per Month.

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF-International
Action Against Hunger | ACF-International  is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. The organization helps malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. Action Against Hunger was established in 1979 by a group of French doctors, scientists, and writers. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Alfred Kastler served as the organization's first chairman.Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnu...
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Job Summary
Published
March 26, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Experience
Minimum of 1years
Location
Borno
Salary Range
N156,995.00 - N156,995.00K
Deadline
April 12, 2020
Specialization
Medical/ Health
Industries
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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