Divisional Health Officer - Karasuwa at the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS)

Posted on: Fri 29-03-2024

The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) was established through an Act of the Parliament in 1960 to complement public authorities in humanitarian interventions with the mandate to prevent and alleviate human suffering at times of peace or conflict, and to support individuals and communities to respond effectively to emergencies, without any form of discrimination as to class, gender, race, political opinions or religion.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Divisional Health Officer

Location: Karasuwa, Yobe

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development of the Branch Health plans and budgets in line with the divisional needs identified
  • Coordinate the management and implementation of emergency response plans, in consultation with the BDMO and the Divisional DM Officer to prepare for and respond to disasters and epidemics in the Division.
  • Establish strong collaboration and cooperation with Movement partners and governmental Departments involved in health programmes in the division.
  • Participate regularly in forums and health technical working groups in the division
  • Support the strengthening of Mothers Club units in the division in collaboration with relevant partners with a focus on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and HIV/AIDS.
  • Provide advice on Health-related matters including the development and implementation of early warning systems for NRCS NHQ.
  • Support capacity building of volunteers engaged in health programs in collaboration with First Aid trainer, and establish a robust First Aid unit that delivers effective services to the community.

Duties Applicable to all staff:

  • Actively work towards the achievement of the NRCS goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross Fundamental Principles and NRCS Statutes
  • Show capacity to assist other members of staff and management, aptitude for maintaining cooperation and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Line Manager

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of National Diploma Certificate or relevant University Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Health and Care

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CVs to: [email protected] using the position as the subject of the email.