Nurse - Reproductive Health Officer , Central Africa Republic

Employer: International Medical Corps
Location: Cental Africa Republic
Closing date: 21 Oct 2015

International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs, seeks candidates for the position of ****Nurse – Reproductive Health Officer**** in the Central African Republic.

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 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.

International Medical Corps has been operating in CAR since 2007, primarily in the north-eastern regions of Vakaga and Haute-Kotto. International Medical Corps remains one of only two international organizations providing health and protection assistance in each of these regions. International Medical Corps will continue to provide and improve access to its integrated multi-sectoral program (primary health care, as well as nutrition and protection services) in current project locations - six health facilities in Vakaga Prefecture and seven health facilities in Haute-Kotto Prefecture. These sites are being assisted with direct health facility support and capacity development, and mobile medical unit service delivery (14 sites in Haute-Kotto and 6 sites in Vakaga). The new project for which International Medical Corps is seeking a Nurse /RH is a 6-month initiative to augment support to the these health facilities and communities, to extend International Medical Corps’ activities to new areas in Haute-Kotto and Vakaga in critical need of health care, with the aim of doubling the number of IMC-supported health facilities and effectively reaching neglected conflict-affected communities and IDP populations with health, nutrition, and protection interventions.

Job Summary:
The nurse will be responsible for training of health promoter, CHWs and national staff nurses, and will ensure proper implementation of all health services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provide direct patient care in diagnostic and treatment in emergency primary healthcare in case of absence of local health care providers
• Identify the educational needs of community health workers and supervise on daily basis.
• Monitor and supervise health care delivery by local counterparts and community health workers.
• Ensure that patients have up to date patient cards and are accurately registered and recorded for reporting and case management.
• Ensure aggressive drug management (stockage, dispersment, warehousing, and reconciliation).
• Oversee clinic staff and ward management.
• Teach basic sanitation and public health; theory of disease causation; treatment and prevention; disease diagnosis and drug treatment of common diseases; community nutrition; techniques for the identification of the malnourished child, treatment and growth monitoring, MCH and ANC.

“Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.”

“To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.”

Minimum clinical nursing degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.
• Experience in overseas programs relating to primary health care, communicable diseases; experience in maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS is useful.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience required, of which 1 year should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment.
• Previous NGO experience.
• Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
• Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
• Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
• Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.
• Must be able to speak French fluently.
• Ability to read, write, analyse and interpret technical and non-technical information in English.

How to apply: 
Please go to: Nurse - Reproductive Health Officer and follow the instructions for applying online.

“International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.”