Medical Officer – Referral Systems Strengthening Vacancy at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the world leading independent organization for children. We strive to give children and environment in which their human rights and needs are respected and protected so that they can realize their full potential. We are committed to ensuring that children realize the right to survival, protection, development and participation which they are entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
 
We seek to employ qualified candidate for the position below:
 
Job Title: Medical Officer – Referral Systems Strengthening (National position)
 
Job ID: 19000429
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term
 
Main Responsibilities
Programme Support (typically will be at field level):
  • Map health facilities within the LGAs of operation and identify areas of collaboration
  • Establish/ strengthen a referral system and develop any corresponding tools
  • Work closely with the health workers, field assistants and Mother leaders in timely identification and referral of beneficiaries
Support to Stabilization Centre:
  • The doctor will be called upon to cover in the stabilization centre and on such days will be relieved from the field work as follows:
  • Provision of high quality curative care to complicated SAM cases.
  • Ensure clinical care provided at the SC is in accordance with the National guidelines for In-patient
Achieving results effectively:
  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
  • Establishes staff engagement mechanisms.
Operating safely and securely:
  • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agency
  • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communities
Qualifications & Experience
Essential:
  • Medical Degree MBchB or MBBS a recognized/accredited University in Nigeria
  • At least 3 years post-NYSC experience
  • Previous experience working in a stabilization centre
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes
  • Demonstrable management experience
  • Experience in treatment of acute malnutrition and implementation of feeding programs, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
  • Proven capacity of management, leadership and teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages
  • Fluency in Hausa language and at least working knowledge of Kanuri language
  • Computer literacy
Desirable:
Emergency programming experience
Female candidates are encouraged to apply
 
Application Closing Date
19th November, 2019.
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:

 

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