Job opportunity: Health field officer

Job opportunity: Health field officer
Job opportunity: Health field officer


The delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross for Central Africa in Yaounde is seeking for ONE (01) qualified candidates for its Sub-Delegations of Bamenda: 

Position: Health field officer 

Location: Bamenda (North West-Cameroon) 

Contract type: 12 months, Fixed-term contract (Cameroonians only can apply) 

Starting date: As soon as possible 

Main Responsibilities

  • Direct oversight and implementation of all Primary Health Care activities in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) in the line with the program plans;
  • Conducts regular field visits in the AoR to implement and monitor the heath-related activities to the targeted population; 
  • Ensures proper management of information collected for program decision-making and appropriate reporting; 
  • 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; 
  • Conducts assessments and regular field visits to monitor activities and health-related threats to the targeted population in the AOR; 
  • Participates in collection of data from all AoR as required for the Medical Activity Database: Prepares requisition orders to be approved by his/her supervisor; 
  • Monitor the use of medical/pharmaceutical stocks: monthly impress system, monitoring of consumption rates inventory; 
  • Identifies and builds networks with interlocutors and local stakeholders to facilitate communication and coordination of activities, thereby ensuring more efficient implementation of health programs; 
  • Supports the Health Delegate and Sub-delegation leadership in nurturing a mutually beneficial relationship with the key interlocutors to the success of the PHC program objectives Acts as an interpreter at meetings and translates documents into local languages (whenever needed);
  • Participates in multidisciplinary assessments in ICRC priority zones and proposes new health facilities for ICRC Intervention according to the needs; 
  • Conducts regular monitoring visits to ICRC facilities using supervision check lists when security permits; 
  • Conducts remote monitoring of activities in ICRC supported facilities when access limited due to security constrains; 
  • Ensures medical supplies and essential drugs are delivered monthly to supported facilities based on imprest level; 
  • Ensures availability of Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) diagnostic and treatment guidelines / protocols; 
  • Ensure staff are adhering to the MoPH diagnostic and treatment guidelines / protocols including C-19 guidelines, 
  • Follows the potential emergencies (epidemics, clashes ...) assesses and supports with ad hoc supply of medicines / medical supplies to MoPH based on identified needs; 
  • Maintains contacts with interlocutors and updates the list regularly 

Desired profil and skills  

  • PhD or master's degree in Medicine or Nursing Sciences, qualification in public health, sexual and reproductive Health (SRH), (Health Management would be an important asset) 
  • Fluent written and spoken in English: proficiency in French and Pidgin:
  • 3 to 5 years of work experience (including 2 years of clinical experience) with minimum 2 years experience in the humanitarian sector as well as medical emergency management 
  • Excellent knowledge of the assigned geographic area; 
  • Experience in hospital or primary health care management including SRH Experience in medication drugs management and medical equipment; 
  • 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.

How to apply? 

Interested candidates should send an up-to-date CV and a cover letter in PDF format to the address: with job title in subject. 

Deadline: 20.09.2022 at 05 pm (Cameroon time).

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