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: RH Capacity Building Officer
Requisition ID: req5459
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
- The International Rescue Committee 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, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
- 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
- The capacity building officer is a member of the reproductive health team, and will be responsible for supporting the existing PHC’s/MCH where IRC works.
- She/he will provide system strengthening in reproductive health activities through capacity building trainings, on the job coaching and supportive supervision to ensure optimization of the quality and standard of reproductive health services.
- She/he will work to ensure the improved quality of family planning, post abortion care, maternal and neonatal care (including safe delivery, antenatal and postnatal care), prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and the clinical care for sexual assault survivors.
- Organize and co-facilitate formal trainings for service providers in RH services.
- Provide continuous clinical supportive coaching and on the job training across several facilities
- Develop a work plan together with supervisor on capacity building for each facility
- Conduct facility readiness and infection preventions and control supportive supervision
- Provides continuous recommendations on optimizing facilities
- Monitor and report progress of capacities of service providers
- Serve as the contact person for IRC RH services in the location
- Support the community mobilization team in the sensitization of women, men, girls and boys to increased RH awareness and service utilization.
- Support the design of the community mobilization activity plan based on trends seen within the facilities
- Support the development of key RH messaging ensuring accuracy and cultural sensitivity.
- Coordinate with other SRH partners and attend SRH coordination meetings
- Any other responsibility as assigned by supervisor
Key Working Relationships:
- Position Reports to: RH Manager
- Position directly supervises: None
- Indirect Reporting: Senior RH Manager, Health Manager
- Other Internal and/or external contacts:
- Internal: CM officer, Health team, Base manager
- External: PHC “in charge”
- Qualified doctor, midwife or nurse.
- At least two years’ experience in organising reproductive health trainings and in supervising other clinic staff preferably with an iNGO
- Experience in working together with PHC/MoH in the system strengthening approach.
- Ability to lead, train, supervise and facilitate other midwives, nursing staff and community health workers in their respective tasks
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
- Clear understanding of gender equality and gender issues for women and girls.
- Ability to maintain beneficiary confidentiality and respect at all times is essential.
- Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
- Ability to work as a member of a team is essential.
- Good teaching and coaching ability
- Excellent computer office application skills
- Good report writing skills
Application Closing Date
- Fluency in English and Hausa
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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