Stabilization Centre Officer Vacancy at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International (5 Openings)

On 24/Jul/2019 / In NGO Jobs

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.
 
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: Stabilization Centre Officer
 
Locations: (Damaturu, Fika, Geidam, Yunusari, Nguru) Yobe 
Start date: as soon as possible
Direct Line Manager: Nutrition Sector Manager
Job Type: Full Time 
Department: Programmes - Health and Nutrition 
Level: Mid Level 
Action Against Hunger
Objective 1
Proper functioning of Therapeutic Feeding Center.
 
Tasks and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Stabilization Center Manager, the SC officer will ensure that the centre is functioning properly, providing care of high quality including medical diagnosis and treatment of SAM children presenting with medical complications.
Ensure that the referred SAM children from other health facilities or community health workers are re-diagnosed and documented appropriately.
Ensure that the admission criteria into a stabilization centre according to the national CMAM Protocol and WHO guidelines are followed.
Support the stabilization centre medical team on deciding properly about the malnutrition status of SAM children and referrals to other components of CMAM (SC/OTP/SFP) by ensuring strict compliance with the recommended discharge criteria.
Boldly indicate on the wall all the available OTP in the LGA for appropriate referral of SAM children to OTP nearest to their home.
Ensure that dispensing of sugar water and F75 upon admission is in place
Ensure appropriate diagnosis and monitoring of hypothermia, hypoglycemia, dehydration, severe anaemia, take timely action to prevent and treat those complications using the protocol strictly in collaboration with SC doctors.
Follow up of the anthropometric measurement of the children (weight, MUAC, checking bilateral edema and W/H percentage) to ensure consistent weight gain in collaboration with the team.
Closely follow up and monitor to ensure that all the necessary information on the registration book, treatment sheet, follow up card at admission and discharge are recorded for each beneficiary.
Provide adequate coaching and hands-on training to the SC nurses and nurse aids on the treatment and follow up protocols, procedures in the SC.
Provide technical coaching to the nurses and nurse aids on the calculation, preparation of therapeutic milk and distribution and monitoring of feeding according to the standard protocol for the SAM children.
Ensure that SC nurses and nurse aids are encouraging breastfeeding practices.
Train nurses and nurse aids on supplementary Suckling technique (SST) and ensure SST for mothers facing breastfeeding challenges.
Ensure that the systematic treatment and drugs are given correctly to all patient in collaboration with SC doctors.
Ensure caregivers are regularly given feedback on the status of their children.
Follow up of the hygiene and sanitation rules in the center and ensure PPE is always available and been used.
Identification of absence and defaulters from stabilization center and follow up at home through volunteer’s network and/or outreach staff in collaboration with SC manager.
 
Objective 2
Drugs, therapeutic feeding products and equipment.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Ensure that adequate supplies are available in stabilization centers in collaboration with the SC manager
Ensure that daily record/tally on utilization of each medicine and therapeutic feeding product used in SC are available.
Prepare weekly / monthly utilization, requisition and stock report for therapeutic feeding products, medicines and medical equipment with validation from the SC manager
Liaise with ACTION AGAINST HUNGER pharmacist for supplies with adequate anticipation.
Follow up the utilization and expiry information of all therapeutic feeding product and medicines on a regular basis and inform ACTION AGAINST HUNGER pharmacist for appropriate action required.
Prepare and ensure that the order forms are in conformity (including consumption coherence and SRO) and ensure anticipation to prevent stock out.
Provide technical support in milk preparation in accordance with protocol and hygiene rules.
Ensure the rational use of medicines and therapeutic foods at the centre.
Ensure that all medical devices and equipment are properly handled and functioning at all time.
 
Objective 3
Information management, reporting and coordination.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Ensure that all information from initial diagnosis and previous diagnosis/treatments (if referred from OTP) of SAM children coming to the center are captured in the CCP card and admission register.
Ensure that all data collection tools (i.e. screening registers, patient registers, patient CCP card, patient feeding chart, patient’s diagnosis test reports etc.) are regularly updated and always available at the centre.
Ensure that all actions carried out on any SAM patient are recorded in the patient file no matter how minute.
Compile and analyze the data and determine the performance of the centre, share the monthly Activity Progress Report with the SC manager in collaboration with the SC manager
Regularly report and coordinate with nutrition SC manager regarding challenges, issues faced at the centre for timely and appropriate decision making.
 
Objective 4
Personnel Management.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Respect the existing working rules and to be attentive to the working condition of the personnel.
Distribute and delegates the work within the personnel according to their knowledge
Organize and conduct weekly medical meetings with the team to discuss mortality review and a case study in collaboration with the SC manager.
Inform the line managers in case of difficulties and challenges faced.
Ensure optimal hygienic condition of the centre through regular daily cleaning and monthly super cleaning of the whole center.
 
Internal and External Relationships
Internal:
Nutrition and Health Coordinator team: technical support – exchange of information
Nutrition Sector Manager: Line manager.
Sector Managers: Referrals, follow-up and exchange of information
Stabilization centre nurse, Stabilization Doctor, nurse aids, lab technician, cleaners, watchmen: Line management;
 
External:
Local representatives aid organisations: exchange of information;
Collaborate with Hospital in-charge with respect to overall SC management, integrating SC unit's report into regular hospital reporting following SC manager's approval.
 
Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Medicine with SC experience, Nursing, RN Nurse with SC experience, Public Health, and Nutrition.
 
Required Skills and Experience:
Minimum of one (1) years’ experience in inpatient management of SAM cases with Medical Complications and CMAM programmes implementation;
Valid and current practising license;
Excellent report-writing skill is required;
Fluent in written and spoken English, Hausa and/or Kanuri;
Good Communication and Interpersonal skills;
Team management experience with similar programs;
Commitment to and understanding of ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’s aims, values and principles;
Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint is required.
 
Remuneration
Minimum Basic Salary - 236,585 NGN (Per Month)
 
Application Closing Date
Tuesday; 30th July, 2019.
 
How to Apply
Interested and Qualified candidates should:
 
Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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