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Health Clinical Officer at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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 refugees forced to flee from 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: Health Clinical Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Scope of Work

  • The Health Clinical Officer is responsible for supportive supervision at health facilities and/or mobile clinics in Damaturu and Gujba LGAs, Yobe State.
  • The Health Clinical Officer reports to the Health Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct capacity assessments at health facilities and provide the necessary support in clinical care to facility staff.
  • Liaise with local leaders and other partners in identifying new mobile clinic site and sensitize community on project implementation.
  • In absence of PHC staff, attend to patients at the mobile clinics, using standard national or internationally endorsed protocols.
  • Ensure proper records are maintained of patients, registrations, and drugs consumption reports.
  • Compile weekly reports including statistics and submit to health manager
  • Develop and conduct training for the facility staff, mobile clinic staff and community volunteers on clinical care, infection prevention and control, pillars of safe motherhood, infant and young child feeding practices, general child care and hygiene promotion.
  • Support community sensitization activities at the clinics and in the communities, in collaboration with the Community Mobilizer and community volunteers.
  • Ensure health basic protocols and other IEC materials are well displayed in the facilities and outreach sites.
  • Ensure mobile clinic sites are clean and well maintained.
  • Establish effective referral mechanism between the facilities and mobile clinics to the hospital/IPD.
  • For new location: Liaise with local leaders and other partners in identifying new mobile clinic site and sensitize community on project implementation.

Human Resource Management:

  • Supervise mobile clinic teams.
  • Jointly with the team, provide ongoing education for clinic staff and CVs.


  • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly reports of all services given.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper usage of health and program supplies.
  • Prepare weekly workplans and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.
  • As team lead, maintain vigilance and monitor surroundings for security of the mobile team on site and adhere to IRC’s safety and security protocols.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Support Health Manager in compiling statistical reports from the facilities and mobile clinics for submission weekly, monthly and annually.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisees with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

Key Result Areas:

  • Improvement of key health indicators mainly maternal mortality ratio, neonatal mortality ratio, and community population coverage.
  • Increased uptake of health services as a strategy of reducing mortality
  • Increased uptake of positive practices related to health, nutrition and hygiene.
  • Timely and quality health care services to displaced persons, refugees and other vulnerable groups.
  • Community volunteers actively participate in health services within their community.


  • Registered Health Clinical Officer/ Nurse
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Must possess the practicing license or qualifying certificate.
  • Certificate in reproductive health or nutrition is an added advantage.
  • Competencies
  • Two to three years’ experience in clinical medicine or public health.
  • Proven experience in community based programming with the ability to motivate and lead community volunteers.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in working in a team and able to lead a team.
  • Flexible to travel and work in different locations.
  • Ability to speak local languages will be added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel is an added advantage.

Monthly salary, 13 Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Application Closing Date

26th October, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV’s to the Country Director IRC via: [email protected] 

Hand delivered application should be sent only to the IRC field office in Damaturu, Yobe.

Note: Applications will be selected on rolling bases and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for Interview.


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