Outreach Nurse Supervisor at Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)



The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an international medical organization, founded in 2009. ALIMA’s aim is to provide a high standard of healthcare in situations of emergency or medical disaster and to improve the practice of humanitarian medicine by developing innovative projects associated with medical research. The specific feature of the association is to base its operating methods mainly on partnership with national medical players. By pooling and capitalizing on their skills, ALIMA and its partners give as many people as possible access to a high standard of treatment. Since its creation, the association and its partners have successfully developed in line with the increase in humanitarian medical needs, especially in Western and Central Africa: 580,000 patients treated in 2014 including over 25,000 hospitalizations, new governance between the partners of the medical NGO platform in the Sahel, new innovative approaches and operational research projects. ALIMA also responded to the Ebola emergency by opening a 40-bed Ebola treatment centre in Guinea. With operations in eight countries, 15 projects, over 1,200 employees and a budget of €19.5 million, ALIMA is a dynamic NGO, effectively deploying medical aid for the most vulnerable.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Yobe
  • Job Field: Medical / Healthcare, NGO/Non-Profit
To supervise the overall activities of the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) at the OTPs in Bade/Karasuwa LGA, Yobe state and ensure the smooth running of all other related community activities. Ensure that all activity link to the CMAM is done in close collaboration with the state and implemented according to the standard that help to get solution to reach vulnerable population. He/She works in intelligent relationship/collaboration with MoH PHCs supervisor. Cultivate the relationship with the MoH stakeholders in order to implement efficiently and ensure the goals as well as to improve targeted population’s health conditions and humanitarian situation. TASKS & RESPONSABILITIES Management Activities
  • Supervise the work of OTP nutrition supervisors, CNM and the SQLNS distributors involved in close consultation with Nurse Activity Manager or Medical Referent.
  • Supervises daily NutriVax routine activities in the field (SQLNS distribution, Routine Immunization and the community mobilization by CNM) and supporting daily planning of the work where necessary.
  • Supervise the supply and consumption of SQLNS
  • Carry out supportive supervision through the time of implementation
  • Ensure proper protocol for routine vaccination is followed
  • Ensure proper protocol for NutriVax is followed
  • Ensure IPC and Routine immunization safety measures are observed on the field
  • Ensure general hygiene of the activity sites and follow up as such.
  • Participate in the management of waste generated during the activity, ensuring all waste are properly segregated and disposed.
  • Ensure community sensitization and mobilization are done in collaboration with the Head of health promotion.
  • Ensure measures are in place for patients needing referral.
  •  Ensure that the ambulance is available for referral and organize with close collaboration with the NAM and MedRef.
  • Follow up all referred cases.
Data collection and analysis
  • Ensure proper data collection and harmonization daily in all NutriVax sites.
  • Collate and report weekly and monthly data from the field
  • Participate in analysis of the data collated in respect to meeting target.
Management of drugs and medical equipment
  • Manage the availability, correct use and maintenance of medical supplies (drugs, IPC materials and other equipment)
  • Ensure that ALIMA ambulances are properly equipped with necessary medical supplies during referral.
  • Ensure no drugs or medical consumables get expired in the field.
  • Informs the Medical Responsible or Nurse Activity Manager or MedRef about any unavailability of medical supplies and other consumables like SQLNS.
  • Ensure that there is no rupture of medical consumables for case management
  • Analyse the consumption according to the data
  • Ensure that there is proper use of all items distribute at health facility
Human Resources Management
  • Supervise in close collaboration with the in-charges of different health centres and Nutrition Focal Person.
  • Participate in the training/induction, evaluation, and communication of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure the amount of knowledge required, with the support of the Medical Responsible, administrator and the PC if needed
  • Plan on-job trainings when necessary for all the staff related to the NutriVax activity in collaboration with the Nurse Activity Manager.
  • Supervise the community and facility health promotion activities in close collaboration with the Head of health promotion.
Meetings and others:
  • Participates in the epidemiological reports related to health facilities in the project area.
  • Participates in meetings with other supervisors in order to ensure smooth collaboration of all departments in terms of activities running.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the organization through the Medical responsible or Project Coordinator.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS Educational:
  • Essential Nurse degree
  • Registered Nurse
  • Essential 3 years’ experience in Nurse practice and nurse management in a facility
  • Experience in community activities (CMAM)
  • Previous experience with ALIMA or other NGO’s in developing countries is desirable
Required Skills
  • Advanced knowledge in Nursing management
  • Essential computer literacy (Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet)
  • Training skills
  • Well organized with good negotiation and communication skill
  • Ability to work as part of a team, a part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team, in emergency and under pressure, to manage stress easily and result oriented
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with MOH staff
  • Can work and create teamwork, flexible, and committed to the assigned position
  • Interest in and commitment to ALIMA’s activities, enthusiasm to represent the organization to others, to travel to different regions of Nigeria
  • Languages: English compulsory, others are an asset like Hausa, Kanuri etc.

Method of Application

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

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