Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF)is a non-governmental organization dully registered with Nigerian government through Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT NO: 91613). Existing since October 2016, AHSF focuses on improving the quality of life of vulnerable population across communities in North East Nigeria. AHSF operates both in emergency and developmental context and have its program principally rooted in identifying gaps that affects population or increases vulnerability of population and bridging those gaps through resource base planning and implementation.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW)
Locations: Rann, Jere & Mungono - Borno
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Expected Resumption Date: As soon as possible
Number of Openings: 24 (Cut Across Locations)
They serve as counsellors, helping poor patients overcome the barriers that prevent them from seeking vital healthcare.
They act as healthcare educators, providing vital education about the healthcare options that are available.
They keep a lookout for people who show signs of developing a serious condition.
Promotion of health care access, patient engagement, and outcomes.
They supervise the treatment of patients living with terminal illness
Health promotion and disease prevention
Provision of therapeutic care for minor ailments
Identification of women in labour and serving as birth companions
Monitoring labour and conducting deliveries
Assessment for and prevention of postpartum haemorrhage
Assessment of postpartum sepsis in the early and late postpartum period
Promotion of breast feeding
Immediate care of the newborn
Health promotion and disease prevention
Identification of neonates with poor health status
Providing short-acting contraceptives
Providing long-acting reversible contraception
Collection of health data and health planning
Patient tracking and community mobilization
Referrals of all cases beyond their skills and competencies.
Profile, Skills and Experience
Certified Board Exams for Both JCHEW & SCHEW - Essential.
Graduate of School of Health Technology (CHEW)
2 years and or field experiences
Confidentiality, Team Player, ability to work with little or no supervision, people management and Report Writing.
Additional Skills: Ability to work in low resource field environments.
Language Skills: Fluent in English (Speaking, Reading, Writing), Kanuri and Hausa are added advantage
Personal Skills: Ability to work under tight deadline team-work, negotiation skills and flexible working hours.
AHSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer AHSF considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
The AHSF and AHSF workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in AHSF - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Transparency, Accountability, Partnership, Integrity, Team work (TAPIT).
In accordance with these values, the AHSF operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse PSEA, Child Safeguarding, Anti Monetary Laundring Policy, Anti-Fraud, Core Humanitarian Sphere Principles, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Women are strongly encouraged to Apply.
Albarka Health Spring Foundation is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics.
As part of their adherence to the values of AHSFV, all AHSF Intern and Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other state.