International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian 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.
IMC has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013. It currently has its country office in Abuja and field offices in Kano, Sokoto and Maiduguri where it is implementing emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects, building capacity of local health systems and structures, ensuring the provision of quality, accessible Nutrition and Health Care for Children under five years of age.
IMC is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position below to be based in its Maiduguri office. This position is subject to funding by the donor:
Job Title: CMAM Assistant
- The incumbent will be responsible for implementation of CMAM in collaboration with other nutrition staff. S/He will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to applicable implementation guidelines.
- Plan and organize OTP at designated OTP sites in liaison with SMoH staff and nutrition officer.
- Work closely care group promoter supervisors, care group promoters and lead mothers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community to OTP sites.
- Supervise the activities of the CMAM team.
- Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly.
- Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP/SC.
- Through liaison with the community volunteers provide effective follow up of all cases: particularly tracing of children who are absent from the program, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems… etc.
- Provide key health and education messages to beneficiaries based the protocol and guidelines
- Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary at the OTP sites.
- Follow-up and ensure the field team interacts with the beneficiaries properly
- Provide a daily and weekly CMAM report to the nutrition officer.
- Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the CMAM protocols so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.
- Ensure all children in OTP are immunized according to the national protocols.
- Ensure timely identification of complications, non-responders, and referrals to the SC.
- Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.
- Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics
- Over two (2) years’ experience
- Registered nurse with a Degree in nursing a recognized nurse training institute.
- Valid and current practicing license.
- Knowledge of CMAM and MIYCN will be an added advantage.
- Excellent report-writing skills.
- Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
- Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
- Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet
- Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC’s strategic objectives.
- Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
Job Title: Nutrition Officer
Job ID: #1357161
As a key member of the Nutrition and Food Security team fully participates in key decision making for the Nutrition program in the operation areas.
The primary functions of the Nutrition officer is to provide leadership and overall day to day management of all Nutrition Food Security programming at duty designation and state, participate in defining intervention priorities, develop necessary contacts and relationships with government, non-government, donors and UN agencies at the field level; Contribute to the development of strategies and manage existing programs and resources, and provide day to day supervision, management and coaching to a wide team of Nutrition Food Security in the operation areas.
Ensure that International Medical Corps program is delivering the highest level of quality of nutrition services in line with national and international guideline.
- Effective implementation of IMC’s Emergency Nutrition Projects within the frame work of pertinent national policy, strategy and guidelines
- Ensure observance & respect the dignity of beneficiaries, careers and members of the community at all times
- Participate in any nutrition sector-specific assessments and make technical recommendations for appropriate activities, both for initial disaster response phase and for longer-term disaster risk reduction and transition phase.
- Determine the cause of the malnutrition in the emergency response and formulate appropriate responses that will address the cause.
- Assess the immediate lifesaving nutrition interventions needed (such as CMAM) in addition to the prevention activities (ENA, IFE, etc) that need to be implemented at the same time.
- Provide direct hands-on technical support to Nutrition Staffs and IMC partners to effectively and innovatively manage emergency nutrition projects with focus on key technical areas
- Ensure that emergency nutrition and related projects are technically sound, environmentally friendly, socially and cultural acceptable
- Actively represent International Medical Corps in nutrition sector discussions and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps nutrition sector resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activity commensurate with the role as a primary resource person for nutrition on the International Medical Corps in your working areas.
- Manage International Medical Corps’s nutrition response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors within International Medical Corps, donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure consistency of programming.
- Strong negotiation skill with the partners, host community, government officials.
- Actively participate and represent IMC in State and LGA nutrition CMAM Cluster meetings.
- Assist in development of, or provide technical review for, emergency response proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the nutrition sector. As appropriate, suggest new developments in the nutrition sector to International Medical Corps programming.
- Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the area of nutrition. Regularly assess the implications for IMC’s programme and priorities of any changes in the operating environment in this sector and report on these to the emergency program Coordinator and Nutrition Coordinator as required
- Actively participate in surveys done at the Community level (KAP, SMART, Causal Analysis, Barriers, Coverage)
- Ensure development of core skills and competencies in Nutrition and Food Security among IMC staff in the project offices
- Provide technical support and training where required to all team members and partners
- Build the capacity of Technical, Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and committees to deliver quality service and undertake participatory monitoring of the implementation of the project works and record lessons and reports.
- Prepare quarterly and annual reports to donors, line departments and sectors
- Strengthen partnerships, institutional linkages and working relationships
- Other duties as assign
Qualification and Experience
- Bachelor or Masters’ level degree in Nutrition or equivalent
- Minimum 5 years work experience for a first degree holder and 2 years for masters level education holder in nutrition work and implementation of nutrition intervention programmes, including community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation aspects.
- Significant experience on community management of acute malnutrition and Infant Feeding in Emergency in host communities/ IDP camp setting
- Experience of and commitment to utilizing participatory approaches
- Understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
- Proven ability and experience in planning and conducting formal training session on nutrition including CMAM and IYCF
- Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach local staff and community workers.
- Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with children and their care takers
- 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
- Ability to deal with relations with local authorities as a Nutrition representative of IMC in the working areas
- Ability to integrate into the local environment including awareness of political, religious and economic aspects of the community
- Excellent inter and intra personal skills to ensure consistent positive relations with key stakeholders
- Familiarity with donors and donor procedures will be helpful.
- Strong report writing and computer skills.
Job Title: Finance Controller
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Scope of Work
- The Financial Controller has overall policy and management responsibility for the finance and accounting functions for the country program. The Finance Controller’s responsibilities include general controllership, staff training, management, treasury and budget functions.
- The position will report directly to the Country Director.
- Ensures that all policies and procedures are in compliance with IRC and funding source policies, procedures, and requirements.
- As required establishes finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directs or performs their development, documentation, and implementation.
- Manages the finance department activities and schedules to meet the financial reporting requirements and deadlines specified by New York and donors.
- Identify requirements for and develop reporting formats to aid in the management of country operations and grant expenditures.
- Provides country management and program staff with monthly actual-to-budget expenditure reports and analysis for all grants and unrestricted funds.
- Ensure that on a monthly basis balance sheet reconciliations are completed on a timely basis and those final reconciliations and trial balances are reviewed with the Country Director.
- Closely monitors all financial activities, and keeps the Country Director advised of all situations which have the potential for a negative impact on internal controls or financial performance.
- Directs the preparation of, and approves all donor financial reports in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements and ensures the review of such reports by the Country Director and Regional Controller prior to submission.
- Develops, schedules and performs or supervises the completion of country internal control audits, and initiates actions necessary to correct internal control weaknesses.
- Facilitates and co-ordinates external, internal, donor or government audits.
- Oversees the protection of the country’s assets (cash, inventory, NEP) through the enforcement of internal control policies and procedures.
- Maintains current knowledge of local government requirements related to financial matters and ensures compliance with tax regulations and other legal requirements.
- Is the principal liaison with IRC NY on all finance, accounting, grant budget management, and cash management matters
Training & Staff Management:
- Develops and implements a training program for the country’s international and national finance staff to ensure staff development and minimize IRC’s exposure when staff are absent or depart.
- Maintains current job descriptions for all positions within the finance group.
- Ensures comprehensive and constructive performance reviews are completed on a timely basis and facilitates discussion of performance and career options with all country finance staff.
- Oversees training and technical support to country program, logistics and administrative staff for skills improvement in the areas of accounting, reporting and internal control.
- Work with operation, grant and program on sub grantee/partner pre award assessment.
- Develop training plan for sub grantees/partner on grant financial management and donor specific requirements;
- Review sub grantees/partners book of accounts and financial documents as per the grant agreement. And ensure transfer of fund, reporting requirement, and liquidations are as per sub grant agreement.
- Supervises all country office bank relations and bank account activities including negotiation of fees, interest and currency exchange rates.
- In compliance with IRC policy establishes country policies regarding cash holding limits, cash movements and foreign currency holdings.
- Oversees the timely preparation, review and approval of all monthly bank account and cash reconciliation’s.
- Establishes country policies on advance payments, credit terms, and use of bank payment instruments.
- Designs, implements, and monitors systems, procedures and reporting necessary to maintain on current basis accurate forecasts of cash requirements for meeting future spending, including commitments entered into and which obligate IRC to future spending.
- Supervises the preparation of Cash Transfer Requests to New York and ensures that appropriate balances are maintained to facilitate grant implementation.
- Ensures the development and implementation of a plan to minimize the country’s foreign exchange exposure to currency gains and losses.
- Supervises the collection of contractual and other receivables.
- Assists with the preparation and revision of program and grant proposals and budgets.
- Assists in the preparation and maintenance of the country’s Operating Budget; including preparation of budget guidelines to assist program managers in formulating budgets.
- In compliance with donor requirements and IRC policy develops the “Field Operations/Overhead” budget and recommends a methodology for allocation of overhead to grant budgets.
- Prepares the annual and monthly cash budgets based on approved funding.
- Presents and facilitates the review of actual to budget expenditures with the Country Director and program managers.
- A Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognized professional certificate in accounting such as CPA, or a Masters degree in Accounting.
- Minimum five years experience of managerial experience in the financial area of a non-profit organization.
- Requires extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems – preferably in SUN, standard spreadsheet and database programs.
Skills and Abilities:
- Good written and verbal skills in the English language.
- Must be comfortable in being a proactive member of the top-management team. Must seek to identify and communicate potential problems and propose solutions to the level of management appropriate to effect solutions.
- Must be able to function effectively in a loosely structured, but complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
- Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the program organization.
- Must be a patient and good communicator who can function in an organizational environment involving a diversity of cultures, languages, and personal interests and agendas.
- Good at role of facilitator and team player in solving problems.
- Committed to staff training and development.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV’s to: [email protected]
- Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
- All applications should be addressed to the Human Resource Officer, International Medical Corps via the email above
- Candidates Must state the position that they are applying for as the subject of their email, otherwise applications will not be considered.
- Application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document.
Applications Deadline 5th February, 2016.