Monday, 14 September 2020

Latest Job Vacancies at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

 Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.


PUI has been implementing humanitarian activities in Nigeria since April 2016, supporting population with food security, nutrition, health and protection project in Maiduguri and Borno State.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Nutrition Supervisor

Location: Monguno, Borno
Starting date: ASAP
Duration of contract: 3 Months (with possible extension)

General Objective

  • Working under the guidance and supervision of the Nutrition DPM, the Nutrition Supervisor oversees all activities at CMAM sites, screening, health education, treatment and follow up of children with malnutrition and record keeping.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Overall lead in CMAM treatment points
  • In liaison with the medical staff refer for medication or dispense routine medication as per Nigerian protocol
  • Supervise malnutrition screening, admissions, recording of beneficiary information
  • In liaison with deputy nutrition manager, develop list for home visits and defaulter tracing for Nutrition supervisor to follow up by community nutrition mobilizer
  • Act as a liaison with the beneficiaries, local population and authorities in order to identify the need, grievances and major events that could have potential consequences for PUI activities
  • Represent PUI at various nutrition related for as may be required
  • Participates in recruitment of nutrition staff
  • Recruit/train daily workers for nutrition
  • Organize and supervise the day to day schedule of team to guarantee smooth running of project
  • Participate in drafting of field work plans
  • Make sure every member of team clearly understands his/her task and has necessary materials to perform task
  • Ensure work schedules are respected at the field
  • Organize regular meetings with team and give necessary support
  • Participate in evaluation and definition of training need for team members.

Specific Objective and Linked Activities

  • Provide trainings and capacity building to Nutrition Teams.
  • Ensure quality implementation of CMAM activities.
  • Prepare and share quality data.
  • Tracking CMAM project supplies.
  • Support referral cases of malnutrition.

Note: The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

Priorities of the department:

  • Quality implementation of CMAM program
  • Quality data management and reporting of CMAM activities
  • Ensure all nutrition staff understand their duties.
  • Take part in conducting on the job training and mentoring for nutrition team members.
  • Co-ordinate with nutrition management team in addressing any relevant issue related to routine project implementation.

Qualifications
Mandatory Requirements:

  • Language skills: Good command in English (speaking, reading & writing) fluent in local languages - Hausa, Kanuri etc.
  • Education degree: University - level in Health Field - qualification in public health or related field an asset
  • Work experience: Proven experience working in NGOs.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of Nutrition/Health
  • Excellent experience in conducting trainings and monitoring teams
  • Excellent communication (especially in public) and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations
  • Literacy in reporting
  • Understanding of MOH systems and structures
  • Demonstrated team management experience.

Computer skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of the MS Office software including word, excel, outlook.

Assets
Interests:

  • Working in humanitarian relief, interest for social issues

Transversals Skills:

  • Commitment NGO principles
  • Conflict resolution and diplomacy experience
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Team work and Team management
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Capacity to mobilize the community
  • Reliability
  • Neutrality.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Health Supervisor

Location: Monguno - Borno State
Open to: Nigeria Nationals Only (Male/Female)
Contract Start Date: ASAP
Contract Duration: 3 months (with possible extension)

General Objective

  • Under the direct supervision of the Health Deputy Project manager, the Health Supervisor provides patients management in collaboration with Midwife and other team members.
  • S/he follows PUI protocols and standards to ensure quality and continuity of care, promotion and restoration of health of the patients and population, ensure supervision of care

Responsibilities and Tasks
Activities implementation:

  • Ensure consultations and nursing duties organization, including triage, dressings, injections, and distribution of drugs according to nurses’ protocols, precautions, hygiene standards, and clinicians’ prescriptions
  • Verify on a daily basis that the consultation rooms are provided with necessary equipment and consumables
  • Provide technical support to the clinician for diagnoses and management cases
  • Assist the clinicians in the management of the referral cases
  • Ensure that health education according to the protocols and key messages are well provided
  • Evaluate the quality of consultations by assessing clinicians once or twice/month
  • Propose any implementation of medical protocols, update it if necessary, and ensure that the medical staff follow it
  • Monitor the rational use of medicines and the proper administration of treatments in step with national international protocols
  • Ensure smooth implementation and integration of services among the health team and other PUI sector team (MHPSS, SRH, Nutrition, food security, protection)
  • Ensure that the workplace is clean
  • Participate in any other activities such as vaccination, survey, etc…according to the needs
  • Organize and monitor the waste management according to the waste management procedures
  • Ensure that all administrative procedures and documents (individual patient cards and registration book, referral form, death report from etc.) and existing data management tools are used correctly

Drugs And Medical Equipment Management:

  • Ensure that PHC is properly supplied with materials and drugs
  • Prepare drugs and materials requests in collaboration with the team, DPM and SRH supervisor
  • Ensure that expiry dates of drugs are checked
  • Ensure that drugs and materials storage respect standard rules (hygiene, notification, stock cards…)
  • Ensure that the medical material is clean and sterilized

Team Management:

  • Plan Monthly schedule for the team member with DPM and PHC In-charge, and follow up
  • Manage staff timetable, annual leaves, and attendance sheets
  • Organize teamwork regarding team capacity in order to cover all PHC needs
  • Ensure the respect of Première Urgence Internationale rules and inform the DPM of any disrespect of the rules
  • Participate in the regular evaluation of medical staff in collaboration with the DPM
  • Support the team in its daily work
  • Schedule regular meetings with OPD staff to communicate updates and raise challenges encountered by the team
  • Debrief any new PUI or MOH staff of the PHC system and regulations
  • Ensure training of the medical team in collaboration with DPM
  • Ensure training of awareness team  in collaboration with HPM
  • Assess the need of training
  • Assess the level of knowledge after the trainings
  • Regularly appraise the performance of clinician team
  • Ensure the security rules in the field are respected, the safety of the field officers is guaranteed and the regular communication with the security focal person is maintained

Medical Data Collection And Reporting:

  • Ensure that the Medical prescription are readable, dated and signed
  • Ensure an accurate daily use and tracking of epidemiological data
  • Ensure the tracking of consumption of the drugs and medical materials
  • Ensure the good collection on general information about the people living conditions
  • Ensure the archiving the documents, tools and training materials in the context of project/s and ensures the availability of the verification sources mentioned in the proposals.
  • Work in close collaboration with the deputy health program manager and report all his/her activities, observations and needs
  • Report to the DPM/PM any problem in the clinic especially the gap/loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines or any patient and organizational issue.

Internal And External Representation:

  • Be the focal point in the PHC with external partners. Explain how the PHC works, difficulties faced, and strengths.
  • Ensure verbal and written hand over at every duty shift to the team and emphasize on specific events
  • Translates documents and/or interprets conversation when necessary
  • Participate actively in meetings as required

The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

Priorities of the Department:

  • Ensure the quality of care provided to patients in pui health facility
  • Scale-up on the primary health care facility plan should be developed according to the time frame
  • Assessment on beneficiaries at risk and diagnosed individuals with communicable and non-communicable diseases, other diseases of public health-relevant and treat him
  • Build the capacity of the community Health workers, nurses, nurse assistants, midwives, registrar on thematic related to health
  • Provide frequent feedback on health – illness patterns observed in the facility that require further assessment
  • report to line manager periodically regarding context changes that affect the modality of intervention

Mandatory Requirements

  • Education degree: Recognized Nurse Degree (at least certificate level) with national legislation
  • Language skills: Fluent in English and Hausa and good knowledge in Kanuri is an asset
  • Work experience: At least 2years of experience in Nursing, staff supervision and experience with NGO’s

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of Communicable and Non Communicable diseases
  • Good knowledge of Public Health
  • Computer skills: Excellent knowledge of the MS office software including Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Other: Good reporting skills

Assets:

  • Interests: Working in humanitarian relief
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area

Transversals Skills:

  • Excellent communication, conflict solving and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations
  • Team Management
  • Be available for any emergency
  • Ability to make decisions and to exercise authority when required
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Able to check the validity of information, logical thinking
  • Neutrality
  • Reliability

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Sterilization Technician

Location: Monguno – Borno State
Open to: Nigeria Nationals Only (Male/Female)
Contract Start Date: 2nd October, 2020
Contract Duration: 3 months (with possible extension)

General Objective

  • Under the direct supervision of Health Supervisor, the sterilization technician is carrying out sterilization of medical equipment, instrument and surfaces, according to PUI protocols and procedures and (international) hygiene standards, in order to ensure an efficient quality of care and safe environment, in collaboration with other team members.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Sterilization Of Medical Equipment:

  • Ensure the quality of care provided to patients in PUI facilities through sterilization of equipment
  • Ensure availability of sterilized instruments and material in every department
  • Take medical devices used from different department to the sterilization room
  • Organize and pack all instruments according to the sets and labeling them correctly
  • Sterilizing all instruments according to PUI protocol
  • Monitoring the efficiency of the sterilization cycle taking note at register
  • Deliver the instruments to different wards or departments
  • Preform inventory of equipment and materials
  • Perform minor maintenance and cleaning of the biomedical equipment following user manual and protocols
  • Report any repair or maintenance work needed relating to sterilization to the supervisor
  • Inform the supervisor in case of any missing/damaged/expired item
  • Submit sterilization equipment order to the supervisor on a requested basis

Communication & Reporting:

  • Adhere to supervisor with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of necessary drugs, consumables and other items
  • Participate in appropriate trainings provided by Première Urgence Internationale
  • Participate actively in meetings when required
  • Remain aware of the security situation in office and clinic locations at all times and provide feedback to the health program manager

Mandatory Requirements

  • Education degree: Minimum of Secondary School education
  • Language skills: Fluent in Hausa and English and good knowledge in Kanuri is an asset
  • Work experience: Sufficient experience at the same position – at least 6 months experience as sterilization technician. Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of Public Health
  • Good knowledge about hygiene standard procedures

Assets:

  • Interests: Working in humanitarian relief and interest in social issues
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area

Transversals Skills:

  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Ability to manage a fair workload including emergencies.
  • Behavioral flexibility
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Reliability
  • Neutrality
  • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Nutrition Officer

Location: Monguno, Borno
Starting Date - ASAP
Contract Duration: 3 months (with possible extension)

General Objective

  • Under the direct supervisor of the nutrition supervisor, the nutrition officer will help organize and undertake nutrition education / sensitization and community screening activities at community level
  • The nutrition officer will be responsible to ensure that educational messages are delivered to beneficiaries as per set targets and with the upmost quality regarding accuracy, efficiency and culturally sensitivity to optimize the adoption of healthier behavior among mothers of children under five.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Implementation and Monitoring of the Nutrition Activities:

  • Responsible for day to day management of nutrition activities at Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) or IYCF project sites according to the standardized protocols, policies and guidelines outlined by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and/or Global nutrition standards
  • Participate in the identification of eligible project beneficiaries and Community Focal persons including Community Nutrition Mobilsers, Lead Mothers according to assignment
  • Participate in organising Project beneficiaries and Volunteers into groups and other Fora for dissemination of nutrition messages
  • With the support of CMAM or IYCF Supervisors, participate in the planning and in the implementation of trainings for the beneficiaries, volunteers and community focal persons
  • Participate in planning and conducting  community/household surveys or assessments according to need
  • Ensure OTP beneficiary absentee or defaulter tracing and other forms of beneficiary follow-ups at community level
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent education messaging/Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) to mothers and other carers at OTP or IYCF project sites
  • In liaison with supervisor, disseminate any relevant Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials and reporting tools to Lead Mothers, volunteers or health facility staff as may be required
  • Implement outpatient therapeutic feeding of severely malnourished under-fives, and community outreach integrated with IYCF activities according to the stipulated protocolsTrain and mentor Nutrition project staff and community nutrition mobilisers (CNM) through identification of capacity gaps and carrying out refresher and on-the-job trainings
  • Disseminate key messages on nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries, and ensure it is delivered appropriately
  • Participate in surveillance activities including MUAC screening of the under-fives/pregnant and lactating women based on project needs
  • Enhance close collaboration with Health, Food Security and Livelihoods, and Protection at project level
  • Ensure nurture good collaboration between PUI and local community leaders
  • Act as a liaison with the local population and authorities in order to identify the needs, grievances and major events that could have potential consequences for PUI activities
  • Participate in ensuring that OTP or IYCF beneficiaries and local populations both understand the project goals and actively participate in their implementation

Communication and Reporting:

  • Pass on any information or problems to his/her direct and/or indirect supervisor concerning his/her task, PUI programs, or safety aspects
  • Address any issues on the field with the beneficiaries or the community members and tell the line supervisor
  • Represent PUI at anytime and anywhere when s/he is in duty
  • Collect and compile data, pictures and information from the field to present accurate weekly internal reports to the supervisor
  • Present weekly achievements, problems encountered and suggestion to improve the project implementation.
  • Assist in strengthening the PUI’s community Feedback and Complains system
  • Keep monitoring tools and files archived at the PUI office, ensuring their availability to his/her supervisor

Logistic and Administration:

  • Contribute to logistical and administrative organization of the activities related to Nutrition Program
  • Contribute to the definition of the needs in materials and tools regarding the program and the planning of interventions.
  • Ensure the safety and good condition of nutrition material provided by PUI.

Priorities of the Department

  • To follow up the sensitization sessions delivered to the mother care groups participants
  • To ensure the quality of the messages delivered to the mother care participants
  • To report any issue face with the mother care group participants
  • To contribute to the qualitative reporting of activities, especially data entry
  • To contribute to the proper filling and archiving of all the sources of verification
  • Quality implementation of cmam and iycf programs according to global and national guidelines
  • Quality data management and reporting of cmam and iycf activities
  • Support the integrated approach through effective referral within the nutrition components and with the other programs internally
  • Build the capacity of the nutrition team on thematic areas related to nutrition

Qualifications
Mandatory Requirements:

  • Language skills: Good command in English (speaking, reading & writing), Fluent in local languages – Hausa, etc.
  • Education Degree: Diploma in Nutrition / Health related discipline
  • Work experience: Proven nutritional experience working in ngos.
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Conversant with community screening for Malnutrition
  • Demonstrated understanding of infant and young child feeding (nutrition SBCC / IYCF education programs)

Community Volunteer Supervision

  • Computer Skills: Excellent knowledge of the MS office software including Word, excel and Outlook

Assets

  • Interests: Working in humanitarian relief, interest for social issues
  • Transversals skills
  • Excellent Field work Skills
  • Commitment to the NGO values and principles
  • Team work
  • Stress Management and Flexibility
  • Strong Negotiator
  • Capacity to mobilize community
  • Rigor and organization
  • Honesty
  • Understanding of the context of the area
  • Reliability.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: Monguno, Borno
Number of Position: 01
Contract Start Date: ASAP
Contract Duration: 3 months (with possible extension)

General Objective

  • PUI is now looking for its Health team in Monguno. Under the direct supervision of the Health Supervisor, the laboratory technician performs clinical laboratory activities according to PUI protocols, security and hygiene measures in order to obtain results to determine the patient’s treatment, in collaboration with other team members.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Patient Care:

    • Collect and prepare blood, vaginal and urethral samples with appropriate techniques and following protocols and procedures strictly following health and safety procedures
    • Prepare and organize efficiently the laboratory material/equipment
    • Ensure proper sample waste disposal according to protocols and highest safety standards
    • Dispose of waste management according to waste management procedures
    • Clean and sterilize the medical material
    • Check expiry dates of lab materials
    • Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure smooth implementation and integration of services
    • Participate in any other activities such as vaccination, survey, etc…according to the needs
    • Maintain the working environment in a clean and presentable state

    Data Collection & Reporting:

    • Verify that the medical prescriptions are readable, dated and signed
    • Report to SRH supervisor in case of malfunctioning of any device
    • Ensuring proper reporting and registration of the sample results in order to keep a written track of activity
    • Ensure the confidentiality of the results
    • Perform a physical inventory of the laboratory including consumables and laboratory material on a monthly basis
    • Submit lab order to OPT supervisor on a requested basis
    • Ensure a sufficient supply of laboratory reagents and materials and to maintain a stock control register
    • Report to the supervisor any problem especially the gap/loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines or any patient and organizational issue
    • Inform the direct supervisor of the various needs

    Internal and External Representation:

    • Participate in any training in order to improve the quality and efficiency of nursing cares and duties
    • Participate actively in meetings when required

    The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

    Priorities of the Department:

    • Good organization of the working place, respect and professionalism
    • Ensure qualitative work in collaboration with each department
    • Provide frequent feedback to the team - illness patterns observed in the field that requires further assessment
    • Report to line manager periodically regarding context changes that affect the modality of intervention

    Qualifications
    Education degree:

    • Essential Laboratory Technician diploma /degree

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum 1-year experience at the same position - work in a hospital setting
    • Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset

    Language Skills:

    • Fluent in English, and Hausa and Kanuri is an asset

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Experience with sample-taking (blood, urine, stool, sputum)
    • Knowledge of laboratory testing quality-control methods
    • Familiarity with tropical and/or infectious diseases
    • Knowledge about hygiene standard procedures
    • Experience using laboratory software packages and carrying out surveys
    • Good knowledge of Public Health and of epidemiology

    Computer Skills:

    • Computer skills required (Excel, Word, internet)

    Assets:
    Interests:

    • Working in humanitarian relief
    • Understanding of the political situation in the area

    Transversals Skills:

    • Be available for any emergency
    • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
    • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
    • Well organized and hard worker
    • Able to manage stress and pressure
    • Reliability
    • Behavioral flexibility
    • Ability to manage a fair workload including emergencies
    • Neutrality
    • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking
    • Reliability

    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply

     

     

    Application Deadline  18th September, 2020.

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