International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Reproductive Health Clinic Support

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) is recruiting for Full time Reproductive Health Clinic Support

Job Description

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 people affected by 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Reproductive Health Clinic Support - Monguno

Requisition ID: req7393
Location: Monguno, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time

Background/IRC Summary

  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations.
  • IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Monguno and Gwoza of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.

Job Overview/Summary

  • The RH Clinic support will register and Triage patients’ at the RH Unit/clinics, determining what care they need and prioritizing emergency cases.
  • She will assist the midwives in procedures and in the day to day manning of the health facility.

Major Responsibilities

  • Ensure emergency drugs /tray (maintained) and emergency equipment e.g.  stretcher, wheel chairs etc. are always available and equipment are clean and in good working conditions at the clinic emergency reception area
  • Assess signs and symptoms of illness, take vital signs and enter them in medical charts, develop a nursing diagnosis and triage patient to the appropriate service provider
  • Register new patients
  • Provide technical nursing support for RH services
  • Ensure referral for all transfer patients are coordinated with the necessary health care intervention and diagnoses
  • Ensure all necessary information concerning the patients or activities in the clinic are reported to the supervisor in a timely manner
  • Provide health educations sessions
  • Ensure daily drug consumption recording
  • Ensure proper waste management
  • Maintain the register for medical consultation of all the ongoing RH services at the triage area.
  • Extra duties as assigned by the supervisor

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  RH Midwife
  • Position directly supervises: None
  • Indirect Reporting: Integration officer, RH Doctor, RH manager


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements


    • Qualified CHEW

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum 1 year experience as a CHEW (NGO experience preferred)
    • Background preferable in Reproductive Health , BEmONC, and community level care

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Communication and diplomacy skills to provide education on a variety of sensitive RH topics
    • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, is flexible and able to work under pressure.
    • Warm personality with good interpersonal relating skills.
    • Ability to work well under limited supervision.
    • Ability to work well under pressure
    • Ability to multitask.

    Language Skills:

    • English and Hausa a must. Knowledge of kanuri and shuwa will be an added advantage

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    About International Rescue Committee (IRC)
    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities where it resettles refugees and helps them become self-sufficient. The President of the International Rescue Committee is former ...
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