Graduate Study Nutrition Assistant Vacancies at the International Medical Corps (IMC)

On 21/Aug/2017 / In NGO Jobs

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Position: Study Nutrition Assistant  
Location: Sokoto Office
Slot: 6 (For Nigeria Nationals only)
Job Summary
• International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition.”
• The aim of the research study is to test a new model of care, using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for at-home surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM). The research study will be conducted in Sokoto state (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.
• IMC seeks to recruit Study Nutrition Assistant to implement study activities at selected health centers. Study Nutrition Assistants will be responsible for the correct implementation of study procedures at the study site and coordination with study and partner staff (IMC and SMoH) to ensure proper application of the study protocol and national CMAM guidelines.
• This position will be based at a single outpatient therapeutic program (OTP) site but can include travel to community locations as needed.
Main Responsibilities
Contribute to study activities, with the support and supervision of study nurses, including but not limited to:
• Deliver educational sessions for caregiver home surveillance (5 sites with monthly follow-up only)
• Assure adherence to correct schedule of outpatient follow-up (e.g. monthly vs. weekly) as per site assignment
• Support IMC nurse supervisor, care group promoters and community volunteers to ensure appropriate home follow-up of children based on the study protocol
• Work closely with study staff, SMoH staff and IMC nutrition officer to ensure correct implementation of study procedures and national CMAM protocol, including admission/discharge criteria
• Support care group promoters and community volunteers to ensure appropriate home follow-up of children based on the study protocol
• Organize and securely maintain all individual records on site until child discharge
• Prepare and record individual records to be transferred for data entry at discharge
• Complete study questionnaires on a daily basis and ensure data collected is complete, consistent and accurate
• Maintain close communication with study staff and IMC staff to track study progress, monitor logistical needs/study supplies at site, and anticipate challenges
• Ensure respect for the dignity of CMAM beneficiaries, study participants and program staff
• Other duties as assigned
Qualification and Experience
• B.Sc in Community Health Extension or any degree in Food Science and other related Natural Sciences and over One (1)years’ experience in nutrition/CMAM programming.
• Junior community health extension worker with over three (3) years’ experience in CMAM programmes
• Valid and current practicing license
• Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
• Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles
Key Competencies:
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Should be a team player and culturally sensitive
• Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants/ beneficiaries is essential
• Extremely flexible, motivated and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
• Experience with research is a plus
• Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, and spreadsheets.
Application Closing Date
25th August, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV's addressed to the "Human Resource Manager", International Medical Corps via:
• Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email
• Application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.
• Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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