Health Officer at International Medical Corps

Posted on: Fri 24-03-2023

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian 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 the highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health Officer

Location: Damboa, Borno

Employment Type: Full-time

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day implementation of health activities aimed at improved access to integrated immunization (Routine Immunization & Covid 19) and quality MNCH services to conflict affected communities in Damboa LGA
  • Overall management and supervision of the health assistants that are involved on the project
  • Participate in appropriate assessment of the health facilities and document needs in terms of essential drugs supply, training and any other area that can be supported by IMC
  • Work with the Health Manager and M&E team to carry out regular assessments and draft concept notes on the health needs in target communities
  • Work as the liaison person between IMC and the health facilities supported by IMC through the State Ministry of Health
  • Work with the Health Manager to develop and implement appropriate tools for drugs consumption monitoring in the supported health facilities
  • Support the Health Manager in conducting regular supportive supervision to the supported health facilities
  • Work with Health Manager and the M&E team to design templates and a system for monitoring the progress of the project activities
  • Plan, organise and facilitate trainings for the health staff in the supported facilities as well as community health volunteers as per identified training needs.
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct
  • Ensure submission of weekly, monthly and inputs to the quarterly/donor progress reports to the Health Manager and/or project management team in a timely manner.


  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of health activities and support
  • Supervise the implementation of sensitization activities whilst collaborating with key stakeholders
  • Represent IMC in LGA-level coordination meetings and conferences as necessary when requested.


  • Support to track the progress of activities, challenges encountered, lessons learned and good practices and compile collected data, pictures and other information from the field
  • Pass on any information or problems to his/her direct and/or indirect supervisor concerning his/her task, IMC programs, or safety aspects
  • Keep monitoring tools and files archived at the IMC office, ensuring their availability to his/her supervisor
  • Compile information to ensure that the health situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected result, when required
  • Provide feedback to the programme team based on the field monitoring visits
  • Support the project team in developing high quality project/programme reports
  • Liaise with M&E Team to ensure timely submission of contributions, support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Compliance & Ethics:

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps' and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science, Nursing, or any related field
  • Previous experience implementing health programs for displaced populations
  • Three (3) years working experience in health programs, preferably with an INGO
  • Previous experience implementing capacity building programs for health partners
  • Strong skills in drugs consumption monitoring (designing and implementing tools to this effect)
  • Experience in dealing with local contractors (follow up and supervision of rehabilitation work on health facilities)
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and power point),
  • Excellent report writing, communication and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with children and their care givers.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Good in written and spoken English. Fluent in Kanuri and Hausa
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC's strategic objectives.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.

Application Closing Date

3rd April, 2023.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should be sent and addressed to the Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps via the email: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.