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Field Assistant at International Medical Corps

Field Assistant at International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwideJob Summary

The selected candidate(s) will work as part of the core team implementing daily food distribution and all activities at food distribution points during the General Food Distribution to IDPs and host communities and Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP) for vulnerable children and Pregnant and Lactating women in the State.

Responsibilities Implementation of Programs Activities:

Work with M&E and data clerks to conduct beneficiary registration and update the registry with new arrivals and exits
Compile and timely submit the food requests to WFP logistics and program unit,
Conduct beneficiary sensitization on- food rations, distribution days, distribution points, beneficiary rights, etc
Maintain open line of communication with the beneficiaries to obtain feedback, complaints
Conduct beneficiary verification, validation and registration on distribution days
Identify and prioritize vulnerable people on distribution days
Update and reconcile stock issues against the distribution list for every distribution
Work with the team to maintain a log of feedback, complaints and corrective actions.
Disseminate findings from PDM
Coordinate the food committee and SEMA/NEMA officials in the implementation of activities
Work with the security manager to ensure effective crowd control and safety of beneficiaries and staff
Work with team leaders to organize vehicles and materials required for food distribution
Timely report to the team leaders about food received, suspected or confirmed losses or damages
Supervise and coordinate with the casual workers, transporters and other team members to ensure effective distribution, safety and no losses of commodity
Plan and carry out MUAC screenings at BSFP
Ensure proper referral of cases between the BSFP and other components of CMAM.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors. Compliance & Ethics:

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps.
As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or health, Social Science, Social Works related discipline and at least two years of professional experience in food assistance interventions. Experience in northeast Nigeria is an added advantage.

Required skills:

Experience in community mobilization and sensitization
Experience in food distribution and NFI distribution
Good computer skills especially Word and Excel, access. Knowledge of other databases preferred
Good human relations and diplomacy
Analytical capacity
Capacity to organize work
Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills.
Attention to detail
Good knowledge of English (reading, writing, speaking). Knowledge of Hausa is an added advantage
Capacity to work under stressful situations.
Strong organizational and time management skills and capacity to coordinate work across multiple departments.
Experience living in remote or isolated workstations, or insecure locations.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, addressed to the “Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps” via the email: Note

Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and Curriculum Vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.
Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Source: My Job Mag

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