Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. We have been working in Nigeria since February 1996. A Memorandum of Understanding between Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Federal Government of Nigeria facilitates this. We are at present co-operating with the Federal Ministry of Health, State and Local Government departments of health on various health projects.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Health Promoter IEC (Information, Education, Communication) Officer
Implement Health Promotion / IEC (Information, Education, Communication) activities with patients and local population to raise their knowledge and skills on relevant medical topics.
Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.
According to medical priorities, deliver information to the patients and community on specific health topics.
Implement activities of health education and awareness (sessions in schools, churches, community), under the indications and supervision of the HP Supervisor.
Under the guide of HP Supervisor, assess the impact of activities (with questions, verifications and behaviors observations), and report problems, success and constraints to him/her.
Collect all type of information related to specific health and living conditions of the population, in particular to identify the most vulnerable populations to target.
Report to HP Supervisor: activities, problems met, strengths and constraints.
Establish and maintain contacts with social partners, including other NGO’s, governmental health services that can provide answers to social problems.
Keep education and communication areas clean and tidy and professional materials available.
Participate in creation of any material needed for the activities of information, education and communication.
MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities:
Plan and organize weekly sensitization and awareness campaigns/meetings/health education sessions on NOMA with different target groups in collaboration with focal and key persons in the community and in the Noma Children Hospital
Provide weekly mentorship to focal persons on health promotion activities with a strong emphasis on prevention of NOMA in the community
Participate in the development and translation of IEC materials targeting NOMA patients
Promote MSF free medical services available for NOMA patients through focal and key persons in the community during health promotion activities
Facilitate and conduct timely defaulter tracing including missed appointments with focal persons and ensure patients are back to medical care after proper counseling.
Plan and organize weekly disease surveillance with focal persons and ensure early detection and referral of NOMA cases to Hospital
Degree / Diploma in Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Work), Health Promotion, Public or Environmental Health
1 year work experience.
Preferable previous experience in health promotion interventions, social work, community mobilization, health issues sensitization and awareness.