International Committee of the Red Cross Health Field Officer 2 Jobs in Nigeria

International Committee of the Red Cross Health Field Officer 2 Jobs in Nigeria

Under the direct supervision of the Head of sub delegation and in close collaboration with the Health Coordinator and Deputy Health Coordinator, the Health Field Officer 2 conduct first Aid Training for groups of interest in the south and maintains overall health activities in Port Harcourt Area of Responsibilities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Head of Sub Delegation and Dep Health Co/POH, Health FO is responsible for the health program in Port Harcourt and development of a health response in line with the health strategy/ICRC mandate.

  • Develops strategies and a work plan to ensure appropriate planning, implementation, and monitoring for specific programs in Public Healthcare (PHC), First Aid (FA), and Healthcare in Danger (HCiD).

  • Represents the ICRC in relation to health activities with the Health Sector, communities, and the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS).

  • Ensure that there is strong communication with the health structures and relevant health partners for support programs i.e. PHC, FA. Emergencies

  • Supports training and capacity-building of the NRCS branches to respond to on disease outbreaks/health emergencies.

  • Monitors the health environment in the Area of Responsibility (AoR), identifies and reports on communicable disease outbreaks, mass casualty incidents, populations at risk and proposes response when appropriate.

  • Together with the HCiD focal person and other depts, develops and promotes Health Care in Danger initiatives in the AoR..

  • Collaborates with the Rivers and Cross Rivers health authorities and assists in setting up emergency response teams

  • Supports in planning and training for emergency response in collaboration with the MoH

  • Monitors the weapon wounded emergencies and the hospitals’ capacities to mass casualty response

  • Participate in assessments, survey and surveillance activities as required and propose and initiate response

  • Contributes to institutional reporting including Monitoring For Results (MFR), Quarterly Health Time Reporting (QHTR), Field Trip Reports (FTR), Bi-weekly operational reports, project documents i.e. assessments, Proposals, Plans of Action (PoA) as required.

  • Responsible for
    finalization of financial commitments e.g. payment of staff incentives and financial support to referred patients when necessary.

  • Supports staff health issues in the sub-delegation

  • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary.

    Education and Experience Required

  • University Degree in related health sciences e.g., nursing, midwifery; registered and with relevant experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ post NYSC experience managing health or other related health program.

  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Good computer skills: knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

    Desired Attributes

  • Previous experience in humanitarian context in Southern Nigeria

  • Very good understanding of culture/health structure in Northeast

  • Sound analytical skills, good knowledge of the Area of Responsibility - AoR (Political, cultural and geographical)

  • Good reporting and analytical skills

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Committee of the Red Cross Health Field Officer 2 Jobs in Nigeria

    Send Curriculum vitae, application letter and NYSC Certificate to
    Clearly indicate “ABJ202200356 Health FO 2 POH" as the subject of your application

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