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Assistant Technical Officer, Primary Health Care

FHI 360

FHI 360

IT
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Position Title: Assistant Technical Officer, Primary Health Care

Location: Mafa LGA, Borno state.

Supervisor: Field Coordinator

Project Description:

Northeast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance and the underserved Host Community. These IDPs are living among host communities, stretching the existing services, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity. FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and responded to the humanitarian crisis in the NE for five years. In anticipation of a new project, and in support of ongoing ones, FHI360 seeks an experienced Assistant Technical Officer, Primary Health Care to support our response to the humanitarian crisis in NE Nigeria.

Basic Function:

The Assistant Technical Officer (ATO), Primary Health Care (PHC) will triage, examine, diagnose and treat patients in need of primary health care at the facility. Based on the diagnosis, the ATO-PHC will prescribe appropriate treatment to patients and suggest follow up as required.

The ATO-PHC will also be expected to build the capacity of SMOH clinic in-charge to carry out roles related to leadership and project management, including proposal writing to request for key support from government leadership and governance platforms.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team of international, national staff and SMOH/LGHA staff to provide high quality patient care to an extremely vulnerable population.
  • Provides accurate diagnosis, treatment and management of patients in a primary health care setting.
  • Assess patients and refers them for specialized health care (as required)
  • Participate in the delivery of quality health care to patients in a primary health care setting
  • Adheres to relevant Code of conduct and ethics
  • Participate in outreach and community health programs (as required)
  • Provide health education to patients
  • Maintain adequate and correct records of patient care including consumables & instruments utilized (if any)
  • Organize regular monthly and quarterly support supervision visit with BSPHCDB and LHGA staff across all supported health facility in collaboration with supported Local organization.
  • Work with technical and M&E teams to collect appropriate baseline data on the life of the project
  • Remain informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of integrated medical services and related developments by reviewing current literature and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation especially the Clinical Management of integrated medical services at the facility level
  • Compiles and submits periodic reports
  • Ensure adequate infection prevention and control standards are maintained at all times.
  • Participates in Continuing Professional Development (i.e. training, mentoring)
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding program delivery.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consortium partners, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Conversant with Borno State government development plans as pertains to health sector and Health sector coordination requirement.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel via road, 100% time from Maiduguri to Mafa LGA.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • MB.BS, MD or its equivalent with minimum of 1-3 years post NYSC relevant experience in emergency and constrained settings, INGO experience is most desirable.
  • Must have a valid practicing license.
  • 1-3 years relevant experience in clinical setting.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.

Safeguarding:

FHI 360 is committed to providing a safe environment for all employees, beneficiaries and anyone contracted by FHI 360. This Includes taking measures to protect vulnerable people from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by either FHI 360 employees or associated personnel. FHI 360 abides by child safeguarding principles. FHI 360’s Safeguarding Policies apply and flow out to all FHI 360 staff, board members, volunteers, and partner staff (subcontractors, consultants, vendors, and subrecipients), regardless of the funding mechanism or amount of contract, agreement, or purchase order.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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