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- The position will support the implementation of an integrated protection and health intervention with a focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) including Adolescent SRHR.
- The Clinical officer will be responsible for management of mobile health teams and collaboration with health workers in assigned primary health care facilities and communities in LGAs in Borno State. Under the supervision of the project manager
- S/He shall mentor the CHEWS, nurses & laboratory staff, assess and support gaps in provision of sexual and reproductive health care.
- S/He will support and ensure provision of quality clinical care to survivors of sexual assault and the implementation of Minimum Initial Service Provision (MISP) for SRHR in emergencies. Working in active collaboration with the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) and Primary Health Care Development Agency to support renovations of health facilities and ensuring adequacy of medical supplies as well as overseeing partner implementation of Adolescent SRHR
RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS:
Technical and Program Support to Health Facilities
- Provide technical and program support to ensure quality provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) services in primary health facilities and mobile clinics.
- Management of mobile health clinics and teams including service provision and overall day to day running of the clinics.
- Provide management of the implementation of Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for SRHR in emergencies
- Participate in provision of clinical care for sexual assault survivors (including CMR)
- Support in the development of a costed project work plan, budget and develop a weekly work plan and movement plan for activities in the facilities and communities.
- Capacity building for service providers through training and retraining and continuously identifying other training needs for quality program implementation.
- Develop Training TORs, SOPs, budgets and contracts and advance requests guided by work plan and budget and liquidate expenses after the training with support from the PM.
- Represent CARE at all relevant technical external task forces, working groups, seminars, and where possible forge alliances to influence key actors around advocacy for SRHR (including ASRHR) in the State
Quality Control and Assurance
- Conduct regular skills assessments and provide data-driven supportive supervision of healthcare providers/CHEWs, midwives, mobile health teams and any other as may be required and undertake competency-based skills development and mentoring for health care providers.
- Ensure that the facilities and mobile health teams have the right commodity, consumables, and medical supplies to make sure there is no stocks out at any point in terms of last-mile supply chain management to support SRHR services
- Oversee and monitor rehabilitation of state primary health facilities.
- Oversee partners in the implementation of Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (ASRHR) particularly the Adolescent Mothers Against All Odds (AMAL) initiative.
- Request for relevant and up to date IEC/BCC materials and job aids for all facilities.
- Ensure that good quality weekly and monthly reports and returns are submitted to the PM and relevant government authorities as stipulated in the regulations and policies
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
- Ensure the regular data collection using appropriate tools from the supported facilities, and entry into the relevant database for analysis of the data collected to make recommendations to the supported health structures.
- Conduct regular visits and joint meetings with government officials to monitor and improve service delivery and implementation of the project.
- Support monitoring and evaluation initiatives at supported facilities/communities to strengthen the existing system and suggest best practices.
- Identify and documentation of appropriate success stories, experiences, best practices, and lessons learned.
- Encourage sharing of learning and experience with the team, across the organization and with like-minded/peer organizations.
- Maintain a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of the project activities.
Relationship with Staff/Management
- Develop a good communication and interpersonal relationship with other project staff and CARE staff so as to manage and resolve problems amicably following appropriate communication channels and procedures.
- Cultivate good working relationships with service providers, community, MOH staff, local CSOs, INGOs, UN agencies etc.
- Represent CARE at coordination meetings in their location.
- Provide regular feedback to the project manager on the facility and mobile clinic activities.
- Participate in the development of mobile health clinic work plans and reviewing them monthly
- Contribute to CARE’s resource mobilization effort
- Fulfill any other Responsibilities as Assigned
- Registered doctor, nurse, nurse/Midwife, CHEW with practical clinical experience in SRHR services.
- At least 3 years’ field experience in working with primary health care facilities, community health workers and coaching and mentoring on the job, preferable in SRH in emergency programming providing lifesaving RH/MISP package implementation.
- Experience in CMR and other aspects of clinical care for sexual assault survivors
- Ability to plan training sessions, provide formative supervision, monitoring and evaluation of medical activities.
- Good communication and report-writing skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Ability to multitask and prioritize activities.
- Good knowledge and application of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Fluency in Hausa and other local languages
- Postgraduate qualification in Public Health will be an asset.
- Training in project management, planning, monitoring, and evaluation is an asset.
- Disciplined, organized, respect for deadlines, adaptation in a multicultural working environment, tolerance, respect for CARE’s core values.
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
- Leadership and problem-solving skills abilities.
- Building Effective Teams
- Integrity and Trust
- Drive for Results
- Organizational Agility