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Medical Field Officer wanted at International Committee of the Red Cross Nigeria

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Is an Impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian miss/on is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and Internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavours to prevent suff9ring by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Visit www.icrc.org for more information
The ICRC delegation is looking for suitable candidates, based in Port Harcourt to fill the following vacancy

Job Title: Medical Field Officer

Main Responsibilities:
• The MFO will work under the direct supervision of the Health Delegate in Port Harcourt to implement the following medical programme In Rivers State:
• Implementation and follow-up of an outreach programme, focusing on immunization
• Ongoing collaboration and coordination with the Ministry of Health
• Assessments of local health services and of health status/needs of targeted populations
• General assessments of health related Issues In the area of responsibility (significant health events; meetings with interlocutors; emergency needs).

Required Qualifications:
• Registered NurselMidwife, additional public health degree is an advantage
• Experience in immunization programme implementation
• Practical experience in public health
• Knowledge of health authorities and medical structures In the Niger Delta
• Excellent command of English, command of Okrika and/or Kalabari is MANDATORY
• Good knowledge in computer (MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
• Good Interpersonal skills and ability to develop a network of contacts
• Reliable and organized person
• Ability to achieve proper follow-up of the program, management of files/records
• Ability to work independently
• Flexible and open-minded personality
• Good working spirit and ability to work in an international and multi-disciplinary team
• Ability to travel extensively within his area of responsibility
• Driving experience and valid driver’s license is an advantage.

Assets:
• Previous work experience with a humanitarian organization
• Familiar with Niger Delta geographical areas and cultural context
• Familiar with the work of the Red Cross in general

What we offer:
• Interesting and rewarding work in a humanitarian and international environment
• Attractive compensation

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Method of Application
Interested candidates are Invited to submit their application {letter of motivation, CV, copies of certificates/diploma, references) to the following address. Not later than 17th February2011

ICRC Port Harcourt Delegation
No 468 Orogbum Crescent/Ayaminima Street
GRA II; Port Harcourt

N/B:
• Only complete files matching with the profile will be considered, notably only OKRIKA and/or KALABARI speaking candidates will be short-listed
• Personal correspondences are non-returnable.
• Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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