International Rescue Committee (IRC) Health Officer Jobs in Nigeria

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Health Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Health Clinical Officer services is responsible for overseeing health care activities for IRC supported health facilities in Asikra Uba Borno state and Selected LGAs in Adamawa State.

  • Responsibilities will include day to day support to health facilities, monitoring of activities, report making, coordination with other sectors and government authorities as well as close collaboration with health facility staff and managers.

  • The Health Clinical Officer Services will have no line management responsibilities and reports to the Senior Health Clinical Officer.

  • The position is based in Mubi with regular trips to IRC’s health programs throughout Askira Uba and other parts of Nigeria as needed.

    Major Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Health Manager, ensure that health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as outlined by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and WHO. Ensure that all health activities are consistent with established best practices.

  • In collaboration with the other health program staff in Nigeria, oversee the implementation of health projects implemented by IRC Nigeria.

  • Promote the quality of the IRC’s health programs by following the measures put in place in collaboration with other staff and the IRC health unit.

  • Ensure sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing monitoring of health programme activities

  • Participate in the design of robust M&E plans and design/adapt health information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC health programs in Nigeria

  • Contribute to the growth of the IRC health programme in Nigeria through quality implementation of project activities, adequate monitoring and timely reporting as needed, working in conjunction with other colleagues in the IRC Nigeria program.

  • Conduct regular supportive supervision to all supported health facilities, provide mentoring and technical support and appropriate feedback as needed.

  • Work with the Health Manager to ensure appropriate use of programme resources
    Organise planned trainings for health staff and ensure that FMOH and WHO guidelines are used for all trainings which should be delivered in a quality manner.

  • Support the setup of use of FMOH clinical guidelines in all health facilities, providing mentoring as required to improve compliance and discuss implications of the results.

  • Follow all IRC guidelines, programme and budget management tools

  • Ensure a good working relationship with all stakeholders involved in service provision to supported health facilities in Adamawa State.

  • Ensure
    the consistent use of the IRC grant management guidelines during programme implementation.


  • Education: College Diploma in Nursing /midwifery/clinical medicine

  • Work Experience: At least 5 years work experience in health programs both at clinical and community-based programs, working in maternal and child health, drugs and medical supplies management and other primary Health care components is preferable

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding Health Policy of Nigeria

  • Previous experience working in Northern Nigeria, willingness to work in Northern Nigeria

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience delivering MCH and related trainings to health staff using national or WHO guidelines

  • NGO work experience is an advantage
    Should be able to use Microsoft Office especially MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    Language Skills:

  • Able to communicate in English language (written and spoken);

  • Knowledge of local languages is a plus

    Certificates or Licenses:

  • Diploma in Nursing /midwifery/clinical medicine

    Working Environment:

  • The position is based in Mubi Adamawa state with frequent travel to other IRC field sites.

  • Successful candidates will be required to work 8 hours daily and 6 hours on Fridays.

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.

  • These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.

  • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee (IRC) Health Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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