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Care Group Promoter Supervisor at the International Medical Corps (IMC) – 7 Positions

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Care Group Promoter Supervisor

Location: Damboa and Dikwa, Borno

Slot: 7

Job Summary

  • The Care Group Promoter Supervisor will be responsible for overall management of the day to day IYCF activities integrated with Nutrition programs at ward and LGA levels.
  • Directly Supervise CG Promoter to ensure quality implementation of IYCF and other community level activities. Prepare a monthly report using the information provided by Care Group Promoters.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the CMAM team and other integrated sectors such as WASH and food security programs
  • Ensure observance and respect the dignity of beneficiaries, care givers and members of the community at all times.
  • Ensure all local authorities and communities are kept well informed of programme.
  • Update Nutrition Officer on the implementation of IYCF on weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  •  Lead regular IYCF staff/Volunteers and community leaders meeting.
  • Report any problem encountered to Nutrition Officer
  • Ensure all IMC Supported IYCF activities sites have relevant IYCF guidelines and protocols
  • Ensure IMC CNVs and lead Mothers are equipped with necessary tools and materials (e.g MUAC, counselling cards, referral guides)
  • Facilitate preparation and delivery of stipends and other payments to respective CNVs and lead mothers
  • Coordinate and facilitate community leaders’ dialogue sections.
  • Participate in by weekly meetings for lead mothers and ensure care group promoters are taking lead to facilitate the forums
  • Ensure all CNVs community lead mothers and leaders sign duty and meeting  attendance sheet
  • Responsible for the performance and professional development of the CG Promoters who report to him/her.
  • Prepare a monthly progress report for submission to the Nutrition Officer
  • Responsible to supervise each CG Promoter
  • Will ensure that the families of malnourished children receive appropriate counseling, education concerning the IYCF and caring practices through Care Group.
  • Responsible to liaison with the appropriate people in a timely and professional manner to ensure the financial, logistical and procurement issues required to implement project activities.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Over two (2) years ‘post NYSC or an Exemption Letter experience in nutrition programming.
  • Degree in Social or Behavioral science (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) Nutrition or any other related field from a recognized institution.
  • Understanding of Nutrition/ health Strategic communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization, participatory communication and research is an added advantage
  • Proven experience in planning and conducting formal training sessions on health and Nutrition
  • Proven capacity to supervise , coach and train other Staff
  • Ability to integrate into the local environment including awareness of political, religious and economic aspects
  • Ability to deal with relation with local  community leaders
  • Excellent report-writing skills.
  • Fluent in written  English and Hausa and Kanuri  is a MUST
  • The employee must read understand implement the organization’s policies, be gender sensitive and commit towards approaches that support gender focused concepts.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet

Application Closing Date
5th January, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit all applications which should be addressed to the “Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps” via: [email protected] Candidates must state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.

Note: Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. This position is for Nigerian Nationals only.

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