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Branch Health and Care Officer, Yobe needed at Nigerian Red Cross Society

Job title : Branch Health and Care Officer, Yobe

Job Location : Yobe

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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JOB PURPOSE

  • Under the guidance of the Branch Secretary and the technical support of the NHQ Director/Coordinator Health & Care, the Branch Health & Care Officer will be responsible for implementation of Health Activities at the Branch and Divisions.  The position ensures all health projects and programmes at the branch, whether funded by partners or by the branch, are implemented, monitored and regularly reported on.  These include Mother’s Club, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, vaccination, hygiene promotion and First Aid are implemented in line with the NRCS strategic plans.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Branch Health & Care Officer has the following responsibilities:
  • Develop the Branch Health plans and budgets in line with the community needs identified
  • Develop Branch capacity on the management and implementation of emergency response plans, in liaison with the Branch DM Officer to prepare for and respond to disasters and epidemics in the Branch and Divisions
  • Establish strong collaboration and cooperation with Movement partners, Governmental Departments involved in health programmes in the state and divisions.
  • Participate regularly in forums and health technical working groups in the State.
  • Establish, strengthen and equip Mothers Club units in the Branch and divisions in collaboration with relevant partners with focus on Maternal, New born and Child Health (MNCH) and HIV/AIDS.
  • Provide advice on Health-related matters including development and implementation of an early warning systems to NRCS NHQ.
  • Ensure capacity building of volunteers engaged in health programs
  • In collaboration with First Aid trainer, establish a robust First Aid unit that delivers effective services to the community.

DUTIES APPLICABLE TO ALL STAFF

  • Actively work towards the achievement of the NRCS goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross Fundamental Principles and NRCS Statutes
  • Show capacity to assist other members of staff and management, aptitude for maintaining cooperation and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by Line Manager

Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in Public Health or other relevant qualifications
  • Minimum of 3years’ experience in Health interventions and Management
  • Experience in the field of medicine is more preferable

Skills and Competencies

Essential

  • Good leadership and accountability skills
  • Strong judgment and ability to identify and analyse problems and to think strategically to anticipate, interpret and develop strategic responses to issues
  • Ability to persuade, influence, negotiate, manage and sustain effective, successful strategic relationships both internally and externally
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office tools
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable

  • Good knowledge of the work of the Red Cross in Nigeria and the State
  • Experience in Programme design and management
  • Experience in Volunteer Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of project management, emergency and public health management, humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the society’s articulated vision for change.
  • Ability to initiate and manage change and align programmes to the strategic plan.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and resolve differences and conflicts.
  • Strong organisation and Program management including planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Strong capacity in developing health emergency response plans and resource mobilization.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Articulate when communicating, and a curious and effective listener
  • Ability to protect the reputation of NRCS through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
  • High ethical standards and honesty in handling the organizational resources and zero tolerance to corruption
  • Culturally sensitive, globally minded and showing respect to the views and opinions of others
  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

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