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The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) was established through an Act of the Parliament in 1960 to complement public authorities in humanitarian interventions with the mandate to prevent and alleviate human suffering at times of peace or conflict, and to support individuals and communities to respond effectively to emergencies, without any form of discrimination as to class, gender, race, political opinions or religion.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Technical Officer – Clinical Services (TO-CS)

Locations: Gembu – Sardauna LGA, Taraba and Calabar, Cross River
Line Manager: Project Manager

Job Purpose 

  • The Technical Officer – Clinical Services (TO-CS) will coordinate the delivery of health and nutrition intervention to the Cameroon refugees and host communities in his/her location by providing technical assistance and support to existing Government systems and structures to improve primary healthcare services and referral linkages.

Job Description

  • TO-CS shall be responsible for ensuring that effective, efficient and quality clinical services are provided at the respective health facilities where he/she shall be stationed.
  • TO-CS will coordinate and lead the medical outreach team in providing health care to the refugees in the settlements and health care facilities.
  • Responsible for ensuring that effective, efficient and quality clinical services are provided at the respective health facilities where he/she shall be stationed.
  • Provide mentoring and on-the-job training for Health staff and Volunteers in supported Health facilities and in the settlements according to the National guidelines and SoPs.
  • Support the setting up and strengthening of Ward/Village Development Committees to support health facilities and ensure their operations are in synergy with minimum standards of NPHCDA and BHCPF.
  • Lead and provide technical guidance to Assistant Technical Officers – Nutrition, Mental Health, Logistics, M&E team in the team.
  • Undertakes patients’ consultation and physical examination and promoting health education
  • Responsible for generation of Note for File (NFF) for Persons of Concerns (PoC) requiring referrals to secondary and tertiary care; for purpose of approval by Project Manager
  • Follow up with PoCs on admission at secondary or tertiary health facilities, monitor their management and progress, providing feedback and generating discharge summaries and verification of medical bills.
  • Responsible for verification of death certificates for payments of burial support to bereaved relatives of PoCs.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical supplies are available for the outreach team for effective service delivery.
  • Represent NRCS as a health partner in State and LGA level Health coordination meetings
  • Support the celebration of UN Days (Refugee, HIV, Malaria, Breastfeeding, etc) in collaboration with the UNHCR, State governments as well as other Ips
  • Support ambulance services/crew for referrals and transport of referrals of emergencies in PoC from PHC to secondary and tertiary health facilities in-line with UNHCR guidelines and SOPs including insured and un-insured refugees.
  • Lead emergency response for PoC new arrivals
  • Lead the assessment and screening of PoCs to address physical disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and albinism.
  • Support uptake of high impact MNCH intervention such as immunization, Focused ANC, treatment of common ailment, MHPSS, CMR by PoCs through social mobilization, community engagement and school health program
  • Support neglected tropical disease mass drug distribution and cervical cancer screening among PoCs and Long-lasting insecticide nets procurement and distribution.
  • Conduct performance appraisals for the ATOs in the team.
  • Support the team in the development of Terms of References for planned activities such as capacity building, missions, meetings, stakeholder engagements etc.
  • Review weekly, monthly and quarterly project reports submitted by ATO for the team
  • Review retirements and other financial documents before submission to NHQ
  • Submit reports of Project activities to the NHQ.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery
  • Must be registered with Nigeria Medical and Dental Practitioner’s council
  • Must possess a valid practicing license
  • At least three years experience in clinical work or humanitarian settings.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Ability and willingness to stay at the project sites is required
  • Ability to respect and maintain medical secrets and confidentiality at all times
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to distribution sites.
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent written and oral proficiency in the local language.
  • Excellent Advocacy skills
  • In-depth Knowledge of PHC services in Nigeria
  • Excellent report writing
  • Coordination and team-building skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent MS Office skills (including Word, Excel, Power-point etc.).

Job Title: Project Finance Officer II

Location: National Headquarters, Abuja
Line Manager: Director Finance and Resource Mobilisation

Job Purpose 

  • The Project Finance Officer will support the team in ensuring the timely and accurate processing of project transactions as well as periodic reporting of financial activities on project to donors.

Responsibilities
The Project Finance Officer has the following responsibilities:

Payment processing:

  • Review payment requests to ensure that all the relevant supporting documents including invoice, receipt, approved budget and procurement documents where applicable are attached.
  • Further approved proposal, tender documents, purchase orders, contracts, GRNs, distribution lists and invoices are attached to PV
  • Coordinate with relevant staff on unclear support documents provided for payment before processing it further
  • Ensure all payments are processed in a timely manner without unnecessary delays
  • Ensure payment vouchers are properly coded and approved before effecting payment
  • Post transactions on Quick Books or on available ERP software for periodic reporting

Staff Advances:

  • Perform reconciliations on staff and working advances
  • Provide staff with account status on monthly basis. Ensure that additional advances are not given to staff if the previous one is unaccounted unless with prior authority.

General Ledger Update:

  • Keep accurate records for all daily transactions to be captured in the accounting books
  • Update the general ledger and participate in monthly closing procedures
  • Ensure all transactions processed through the accounting system are properly authorized and have the relevant supporting documents
  • Maintain a transparent, accurate user-friendly filing system of all financial documents by ensuring all documents are in place and files are properly labelled
  • Follow up with branches and staff for retirement of advances at the close of every month
  • Budget Tracking and Performance Reporting
  • Using excel skills to match actual expenses with budgeted line items upon the availability and request of transaction list from finance.
  • Generation of monthly budget report and variance analysis for donor’s information.
  • Reporting of staff advance on a periodic basis for reconciliation purpose.
  • Record budget realignment where it is required and re-adjust the matching expenses on cash basis.

Financial Control:

  • Ensure appropriate control and security of all cash resources always
  • Conduct ageing analysis and compile reports of outstanding payments over 30 days and follow up to ensure payment
  • Closely monitor all financial activities and keep the management advised of all situations which have the potential for a negative impact on internal controls or financial performance
  • Assist in the facilitation of both internal and external audit procedures as may be required

Key Performance Areas

  • Timeliness and accuracy of payments processing
  • Accuracy of ledger reconciliations
  • Quality of financial reports
  • Number of errors recorded in posting.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of HND or B.Sc in Accounting with upper credit or second-class upper division from a recognized institution in Nigeria.
  • Minimum of two years experience in Finance dept of a recognized NGO.

Skills:

  • In-dept knowledge of Microsoft suit such as excel, word and power point.
  • Excellent in financial reporting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer – Essential Drugs (ED)

Location: Calabar, Cross River
Line Manager: Technical Officer – Clinical Services

Job Purpose 

  • Under the direct supervision of the Technical Officer-Clinical Services, the Assistant Technical Officer – Essential Drugs (ATO-ED) will support the implementation of sustainable essential drugs supply component of delivering health and nutrition intervention to the Cameroon refugees and host communities in Calabar operations office.

Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide Logistics support to the outreach team and PHCs focusing on reporting, distribution, storage, and warehousing of PHC essential drugs and commodities.
  • Support the PHC on product selection, quality assurance, receipt of commodities and efficient storage and distribution systems including laboratory logistics.
  • Work with the team in developing, maintaining, and improving a logistics management information for PHCs
  • Ensure establishment and strengthening of Performance Based Financing and Drug Revolving Fund systems committees for health facilities through engagement of host and refugee communities.
  • Support coordinated systems for NRCS to transport health commodities report and forecast delivery times, transport costs and performance to reduce stock-outs, eliminate wastes and lower costs.
  • Ensure that all documentation for health commodities in the team is complete and compliant to established standards.
  • Monitor disbursements of Medications, drugs and consumables to health facilities.
  • Coordinate the PBF intervention including independent monitors contract, deployment, facility gains and follow up on challenges reported by the facilities
  • Ensure PHC utilize the PBF gains for sustainable DRF according to the project plan
  • Support PHC to generate essential drug list based on NPHCDA minimum standards and ensure linkage of PHCs to vendors for procurement of commodities.
  • Liase with other ATO for commodity distribution to other locations
  • He/ She shall also provide mentorship and guidance to health workers in PHCs on LMIS.
  • Support the team in the development of Terms of References for planned activities such as capacity building, missions, meetings, stakeholder engagements etc.
  • Review the teams weekly, monthly and quarterly project reports
  • Review retirements and other financial documents before submission to NHQ
  • Submit reports of Project activities to the NHQ.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy
  • Must be registered with Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria
  • Must possess a valid practicing license
  • At least two years experience in clinical work or humanitarian settings.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Ability and willingness to stay at the project sites is required
  • Ability to respect and maintain medical secrets and confidentiality at all times
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to distribution sites.
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent written and oral proficiency in the local language.
  • Excellent Advocacy skills
  • In-depth Knowledge of PHC services in Nigeria
  • Excellent report writing
  • Coordination and team-building skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent MS Office skills (including Word, Excel, Power-point etc.).

Job Title: Consultant – Quality Assurance / Laboratory Support Services

Location: Calabar, Cross River
Line Manager: Project Manager

Job Purpose 

  • The Consultant – Quality Assurance / Laboratory Support Services will support the delivering health and nutrition project to implement interventions for improvement of laboratory services in supported States, PHCs and Secondary Health Facilities in Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River and Taraba.

Consultancy Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River and TarabaMinistries of Health and Primary Health Care Development Agencies (PHCDA) to develop or domesticate laboratory quality management manuals including drafting and domesticating procedural guidelines and SOPs for tests as required by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).
  • Strengthening the capacity of supported PHCs and selected General Hospitals by providing on-site and off-site training and laboratory guidance.
  • Support Laboratories in PHCs towards improvement as contained in StrengtheningLaboratory ManagementToward Accreditation (SLMTA) guidelines or drive laboratories towards meeting ISO15189 or CLSI quality system essentials for all tests performed in the PHCs.
  • Support improvement of infection control practices in PHCs and PHC laboratories
  • Set up quality assurance programme for the laboratories.

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • Pathologist (Laboratory Medicine Physician) or Medical Lab Scientist from a reputable Higher Institution.
  • At least 5 years experience in teaching Laboratory Medicine or Medical Laboratory Science in a tertiary institution in Nigeria
  • Past experience of drafting SoPs and manuals for laboratories in Nigeria.
  • Good Bench experience of at least 7 years.
  • Due to the hard-to-reach terrain of the PHC locations, willingness and capacity to travel to difficult and frustrating workingconditions andlong-distancewalkingisrequired.
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent report writing skills and ability to develop standard operating procedures.

Job Title: Consultant – Psychiatry and Mental Health Services

Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Line Manager: Project Manager

Job Purpose 

  • The Psychiatrics and Mental Health Consultant will support mental health clinic in Ogoja for consultation and management of mental health client from Refugees and host communities including to identify and diagnose psychological, emotional and behavioral issues in Refugees and Host communities, develops and implements treatment plans for cases. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide psychological assessment and consultation services for PoCs and Host communities
  • Diagnose psychological, emotional or behavioral disorders of patients and develop treatment plan
  • Provide therapy to groups and individuals 
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plan for different age groups (children inclusive)
  • Support the project to identify innovative tactics and corresponding sustainable operations to promotemental health services among the Refugees and host communities.
  • Work with multidisciplinary team alongside Doctors, Clinical psychologists, nurses and social workers to support mental health services
  • Facilitate diverse group therapeutic sessions, counsel individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations, in order to modify behavior.
  • Guide clients in the development of their skills or strategies for dealing with their problems
  • Refer patients, clients or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary 
  • Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations
  • Support the team to plan, organize or lead structured programs of counselling, work, study, recreation or social activities for PoCs in the settlements.
  • Support the team to plan or conduct programs to prevent substance abuse or improve community health or counselling services

Requirements and Experience 

  • A Consultant Psychiatrist from a reputable Higher Institution.
  • At least 5 years experience of clinical experience in management of mental health and psychiatric clients in Nigeria
  • High level of professionalism 
  • Ability to uphold strict confidentiality

Required Skills / Competencies:

  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the client.
  • Psychological/developmental evaluation skills 
  • Knowledge of psychological test administration, scoring, and interpretation.
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Job Title: Technical Assistant – Monitoring & Evaluation (TA – M&E)

Location: Gembu – Sardauna LGA, Taraba
Line Manager: Technical Officer – Clinical Services

Job Purpose 

  • Technical Assistant – Monitoring & Evaluation will support the operationalization of M&E systems on the projects to ensure compliance with NRCS and Donor M&E standards

Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collate the teams weekly, monthly and quarterly project reports
  • Lead on the implementation of facility balanced score card assessment.
  • Support the operationalization of M&E systems on the projects to ensure compliance with donor and NRCS M&E standards
  • Provide technical inputs in the design, implementation, and refinement of a comprehensive M&E system to track and monitor progress based on the Performance Framework for the project.
  • Track, report and monitor project indicators to ensure compliance and achievement to donor obligation
  • Ensure timely and quality data collection, entry, analysis, and interpretation by working closely with the outreach and PHC team
  • Support the team in the development of Terms of References for planned activities such as capacity building, missions, meetings, stakeholder engagements etc.
  • Submit reports of Project activities to the NHQ
  • Support the team to identify lessons learned and best practices, and produce case studies and human interest stories through collation and analysis of M&E information
  • Be available to participate in sectorial training organized by NRCS/UNHCR or external stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of HND or BSc Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography, Statistics, or other related subjects
  • At least 2 years of proven experience in the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Accountability of humanitarian or development programs.
  • Excellent statistical package skills and information technology skills including MS office, SPSS, Epi-Info and other softwares.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of M&E concepts and international humanitarian quality standard.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Ability and willingness to stay at the project sites is required
  • Ability to respect and always maintain medical secrets and confidentiality
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent written and oral proficiency in the local language.
  • Excellent report writing
  • Coordination and team-building skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter (as a single document) to: [email protected]

Note

  • Pay close attention to job description requirements as applicants that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
  • State the Position applied for / Location / Name as the subject of the email.
  • Applicants who fail to comply with the application instructions above will not be considered

Application Deadline  14th January, 2022.

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