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Job opportunity: Health Field Officer (NH)

Job opportunity: Health Field Officer (NH) 

An impartial. neutral and independent organization, the international Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has an exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence, and to help. The iCRC also strives to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening the law and universal humanitarian principles.

The regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Central Africa of Yaounde is seeking for its needs a candidate for the post below:

Health Field Officer (NH)

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Direct oversight and implementation of all PHC activities in the AoR in line with the program plans; 
  • Conducts assessments (as necessary) to identify the priority health needs of the target population; Conducts regular field visits in the AoR to implement and monitor the health-related activities to the targeted population; 
  • Ensures.proper management of information collected for program decision-making and appropriate report; 
  • Participates in the analysis of and reflection on the overall health situation: contributes to realistic project proposals in line with the delegation's objectives and priorities; 
  • Assists the Health Delegate in designing operational strategies and planning the health programs in the facilities supported; 
  • Availability of and compliance with MoH guidelines and protocols in the AoR: 
  • Children under 5 are screened for malnutrition (MUAC) and referred to the nutrition program if needed; 
  • Most common morbidities are identified, and appropriate actions taken; 
  • Plans and conducts regular PHC staff meetings and trains them on recognition of signs and symptoms of the most common morbidities and refer the cases as needed; 
  • Participates in collection of data from all AOR service areas as required for the Medical Activity Database tool; 
  • repares requisition orders to be approved by his/her supervisor; 
  • Monitors use of medical / pharmaceutical stocks: monthly imprest system, monitoring of consumption rates, inventory, etc; 
  • Identifies and builds networks with local stakeholders to facilitate communication on and coordination of activities: CHD, MoH, PHC, RH departments, and NG0s, thereby ensuring more efficient implementation of health programs; 
  • Supports the Health Delegate and the Sub-Delegation leadership in nurturing a mutually-beneficial relationship with the interlocutors' key to the success of the PHC program objectives; 
  • Interprets at meetings and translates documents into local languages (whenever needed).
Minimum required knowledge & experience:
  • Medical or paramedical training: Senior Health Technician or State Nurse; 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in similar functions (a previous position as a health care leader in a Ministry of Public Health structure is an asset); 
  • Experience in working with a humanitarian organization;
  • Experience in hospital management or primary health care management; 
  • Experience in medication drugs management and medical equipment management; 
  • Previous experience with a humanitarian organization as well as medical emergency management:  Knowledge of issues related to displacement and armed conflict; 
  • Good ability to work in a multidisciplinary team; Ability to adapt to security constraints, high flexibility; 
  • Good knowledge of IT tools (Word, Excel), Internet messaging (lotus note/outlook); 
  • Analytical and organizational skills; Methodical and thorough with a sense of confidentiality; Language(s) required: English with knowledge of French; 
  • Preferred language(s): Proficiency in Pidgin and other local languages in the North West Cameroon and AoR; 
  • Sound knowledge of the political, social and media environment in the country/region covered. 
Start date: 1st September 2020

Position based: in Bamenda

Please send your application, with a complete CV and a cover letter by email to: yao_recrutement services a

Deadline : August 6, 2020 at 17:00

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