Jobs Opportunities : Mobil Clinic Health Promotion IEC officer

Jobs Opportunities : Mobil Clinic Health Promotion IEC officer

Jobs Opportunities : Mobil Clinic Health Promotion IEC officer

Doctors Without Borders is an international non-governmental medical association providing assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions. We observe neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and claim full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of our functions.
Related with our activities we are looking for a Mobil Clinic Health Promotion IEC officer
Working locations: Based in Bamenda with frequent travel to other parts of the North West Region

Type of contract: CDD

Salary: According to the organisation´s Salary Grid.

Main Purpose
Implement Health Promotion/IEC (Information, Education, Communication)activities with patients and local population to raise their knowledge and skills on relevant medical topics. Based in St. Joseph Hospital, Widikum.

Principal Tasks
Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.
According to medical priorities, deliver information to the patients and community on specific health topics
Implement activities of health education and awareness, under the indications and supervision of the HP Supervisor.
Under the guide of Manager, assess the impact of activities (with questions, verifications and behaviours observations), and report problems, success and constraints to him/her.
Collect all type of information related to specific health and living conditions of the population, in particular to identify the most vulnerable populations to target.

Context Specific Responsibilities for the HP Widikum
Hospital Support
Inform patients and caretakers about DWB principles and services, including organizing welcome sessions with all incoming patients and caretakers on rules, services, criteria, etc.
Responsible for hygiene promotion in the hospital, including sensitization with patients, caretakers, and staff on hygiene themes
Routine sensitization with patients and caretakers on health awareness topics linked to medical strategy (MH, SV, malaria/diarrhea prevention, malnutrition, etc.)

Community engagement Widikum
Sensitizing the population in Widikum on Doctors without Borders, principles, and services
Holding awareness sessions with community members on themes linked to the medical strategy (family planning, sexual violence, mental health, malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, etc.)
Gathering information about the context and security incidence
Gathering feedback and community perceptions on DWB’s services

Decentralized Medical Care
Responsible for training and capacity building of community health worker’s in health promotion activities
Responsible for collecting feedback and perceptions from the community on DWB activities
Responsible for data collection of health promotion activities for community health workers
Report to HP Manager: activities, problems encountered strengths and constraints. 

Required Qualifications
Education level in social science, social communication, nurse or teaching (flexible for right candidate)
Minimum of 2 year Previous experience in health promotion, social mobilization, teaching, education, health, or social sciences
English language and local languages are essential. Pidgin English is an asset.
Competences: Results and quality orientation; teamwork and cooperation; Behavioural flexibility; Commitment to DWB principles; Stress Management; and Service Orientation.

All applications in ENGLISH (CV, cover letter, diplomas, working certificates, telephone number, etc.) must be sent by email to the following address: mentioning on the subject: Health Promotion IEC officer. MC or NW.HPOMC22012020 or else be submitted in a sealed envelope at the Bamenda Office: Opposite Sacred Heart College, Mankon; Bamenda II Sub-division, Mezam District) Ref: Health Promotion IEC officer. MC for the attention of Doctors Without Borders.

Deadline for the reception of applications: Tuesday 4th February 2020| 


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