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SRH Activity Manager – Nigeria – M/F

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CONTEXT

 

The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s northeast and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe ongoing crises in the world, now entering in its ninth year and shows no sign of abating. In 2018, at least 7.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the worst affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, while more than 1.6 million people remained internally displaced in these three states in November 2017. 86% of internally displaced persons (IDPs) do not believe that the current context allows for a safe and dignified return, and nearly 1 in 4 IDPs have expressed their intent to settle in their current place of displacement instead of returning (OCHA HRP 2018).

An estimated 440,000 children under the age of 5 are malnourished across the 3 most-affected States (HRP, February 2018), while 47% of them are in Borno State (207,521 SAM children, HPC Nutrition Figures, November 2017). Furthermore, The Nigerian Cadre Harmonisé (November 2017) states that in Borno State alone 1,575,414 individuals were facing critical food insecurity. The Maiduguri Metropolitan Center (MC) and Jere Local Government Authority (LGA) are still categorized as “in food crisis” by the IPC (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification).

In 2017, ALIMA continued to implement projects in Muna Garage in Jere LGA, where ALIMA performs general consultations for children under 5 and provides Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) to pregnant and lactating women (antenatal and postnatal consultations). ALIMA partners with UNFPA to manage victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). An Outpatient Therapeutic Feeding Program (OTP) is also available for children under 5 suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the clinic, where women and caretakers are trained to screen their children for malnutrition using the MUAC tape.

In Maiduguri MC, where ALIMA is working in partnership with the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), the Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Center (ITFC) manages children under 5 suffering from SAM with medical complications in a 30-bed capacity building.

In the same way, ALIMA has continued working in Monguno in 2017 in 5 IDP camps (GGSS, GSSS, GDSS, Kuya, and Waterboard), in local host communities (Gana Ali, Abari, Bakassi) and in the Maternal and Child Health Center (MCH). In Monguno, ALIMA was the lead agency for the nutrition sector. In the IDP camps and in the host communities, ALIMA delivers primary health care and OTP to children under 5. In the MCH, ALIMA provides sexual and reproductive care including Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn care. Based in Monguno, a rapid response team conducted an emergency intervention in Baga and Doro towns (Kukawa LGA) in November 2017 to provide emergency OPD, OTP and SRH in 2 sites. The emergency team also responded to cholera outbreak from August to November 2017 in Maiduguri and Monguno, joining its efforts and coordinating its actions with the State Ministry of Health and partners

In January 2018, ALIMA in partnership with Borno state government via ministry of rehabilitation, Ministry of Health and Hospital management board start the 3 years early recovery project funded by DEU and will be implemented in 4 LGA, Askira-Uba, Hawul, Ngala and Monguno focusing on strenghness of health staff capacity and rehabilitation of hospital and PHC.

ALIMA’s teams in Nigeria represents 324 National staff and 15 expatriates.

POST TYPOLOGY

Mission Location: Nigeria, Maiduguri and Jere

Management lines:

·       He/She reports to the project medical referent

·       He/She supervises the national midwives and other member of SRH team

·       He/She collaborates with others services (OPD/OTP/ITFC/outreach/epidemic surveillance) and department (Logistic & Administration)

MISSION AND MAIN ACTIVITIES

·       To ensure the proper functioning of the reproductive health activities under his/her responsibility in Maiduguri project where ALIMA is running health and nutrition activities. Defining and implementing universal protocols and procedures; guaranteeing the quality of healthcare in order to improve health conditions of the target population

·       The SRH activities manager will assist the SRH team to set up, follow SOPs in all units, and follow universal standard precautions during and after procedures for effective infection control. The manager will assist the team to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Monguno; this will be achieved by involving the community and the project TBAs network to increase the awareness of good health care practices for our beneficiaries.

Major Responsibilities:

      Harmonize the sexual reproductive health (SRH) services operation in line with national/ WHO guidelines

      Organize and ensure supervision of SRH activities i.e. antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, BEmONC, management of victims of gender base and sexual violence, female genital mutilation and in close collaboration with other medical staff.

      Ensures that all pregnant women and newborn children are immunized according to national guidelines. Collaborate with the field doctors when required (normal or complicated deliveries, SV cases, etc.).

      Ensures the patients (especially newborn babies) are followed up correctly since delivery and until discharge.

      Ensure and supervise the respect of protocols by all staff under he/her supervision, in order to guarantee/improve the quality of.   

      In coordination with the project biomedical service supervising the appropriate use of medical devices and anticipating and communicating future needs.

      Plan and supervise the processes associated to HR and team management (recruitment, develop staff Job descriptions, staff performance evaluation, motivation, internal/ external communication, etc.) of the SRH staff in the project, in order the appropriate team size, capabilities and skills, and enhance the health promotion and disease prevention.

      Participate in the definition and update of annual project planning and budget, as well as participate in any emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the project area if needed, in order to keep control of activities and projects while adapting the humanitarian assistance given to the population according to the changing conditions and context.

      Analyze routine data and supervise quality service provision. Is responsible for the reporting of SRH activities (collection and analysis of medical statistics), and participates in the epidemiological reports related to health facilities in the project area and in the monthly reports according to guidelines. Supervise the proper distribution of drugs and use of material, keeping track of consumption patterns and supply orders, and monitoring inventories, together with the project pharmacy manager, in order to ensure having minimum levels of stock to carry out the project and a rational and appropriate use of materials.

      Build capacity of all SRH staff on overall management and day to day management and supervision of SRH activities

      Organize training and update project  staff on  women health

      Organize a network of Traditional Medical Attendants (TBA) for pregnant women and SGBV sensitization

      Ensure the coaching of the national midwife supervisor

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

      Midwifery recognized qualification essential. Tropical medicine training is desirable.

      Five years’ experience as a midwife including two years in management position. Having worked with INGO’s and in developing countries is an asset. Experience with medical international NGO, an asset

      Capacity building skills ( preferable)

      Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

      English essential, local language is an asset (Hausa, Kanuri…). Speaking French is an asset.

      Essential, computer literacy (word, excel, internet)

      Strong communication skills

      Negotiation skills

      Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork.

      Flexible, patient and adaptable to a changing environment.

      Ability to work under pressure with numerous deadlines, etc.

 

CONDITIONS

 Contract term: contract under French law, 6 months’ renewable.

Salary: depending on experience + per diem

 

ALIMA pays for:

·       travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location

·       accommodation costs

·       medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee

·       evacuation of the employee

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send your CV and your answers to our job page before January 21, 2021

Applications are processed in the order of arrival and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if a good application is successful. Only full applications will be taken into account. Only accepted applications will be contacted.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.