Health Promoter IEC Officer at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Holland Nigeria

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. We have been working in Nigeria since February 1996. A Memorandum of Understanding between Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Federal Government of Nigeria facilitates this. We are at present co-operating with the Federal Ministry of Health, State and Local Government departments of health on various health projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health Promoter IEC (Information, Education, Communication) Officer

Location: NOMA Project, Sokoto
Employment Type: Full-time

Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

  • Implement Health Promotion/IEC (Information, Education, Communication) activities with patients and local population to raise their knowledge and skills on relevant medical topics.

Accountabilities

  • Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.
  • According to medical priorities, deliver information to the patients and community on specific health topics
  • Implement activities of health education and awareness (sessions in schools, churches, community), under the indications and supervision of the HP Supervisor.
  • Under the guide of HP Supervisor, assess the impact of activities (with questions, verifications and behaviors observations), and report problems, success and constraints to him/her.
  • Collect all type of information related to specific health and living conditions of the population, in particular to identify the most vulnerable populations to target.
  • Report to HP Supervisor: activities, problems met, strengths and constraints.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with social partners, including other NGO’s, governmental health services that can provide answers to social problems.
  • Keep education and communication areas clean and tidy and professional materials available.
  • Participate in creation of any material needed for the activities of information, education and communication.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Plan and organize weekly sensitization and awareness campaigns/meetings/health education sessions on NOMA with different target groups in collaboration with focal and key persons in the community and in the Noma Children Hospital
  • Promote MSF free medical services available for NOMA patients through focal and key persons in the community during health promotion activities
  • Facilitate and conduct timely defaulter tracing including missed appointments with focal persons and ensure patients are back to medical care after proper counseling.
  • Provide weekly mentorship to focal persons on health promotion activities with a strong emphasis on prevention of NOMA in the community
  • Participate in the development and translation of IEC materials targeting NOMA patients
  • Plan and organize weekly disease surveillance with focal persons and ensure early detection and referral of NOMA cases to Hospital

Requirements (Qualifications)
Education:

  • Degree / Diploma in Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Work), Health Promotion, Public or Environmental Health

Experience:

  • Preferable previous experience in health promotion interventions, social work, community mobilization, health issues sensitization and awareness.

Languages:

  • English is essential, local language desirable

Knowledge:

  • Computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

Competencies:

  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Service Oriented
  • Stress Management

Deadline: 20th July, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Only ONE application should be submitted as multiple applications will NOT be considered.
  • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organisation.

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