Medical Programs Officer at the Wellbeing Foundation Africa Recruitment

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Wellbeing Foundation Africa Recruitment

Wellbeing Foundation Africa recruitment & employment portal 2022 is now open. Interested candidates should submit their CV via the email address below. This job vacancy in Nigeria is open to all qualified candidates.

 

About The Company:

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa was founded in 2004 by Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, with the aim of improving health outcomes for women, infants and children. At the WBFA, we combine our programmes with advocacy work in Nigeria and around the world. Over 200,000 women have taken part in our flagship ‘MamaCare’ classes in Nigeria. Despite dire national maternal mortality rates, we have not yet lost a single MamaCare mother. Our WBFA midwives transform the lives of mothers, their children and communities – and for whom no topic is off-limits. Join Wellbeing Foundation Africa careers team today, and be part of our success story.

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Wellbeing Foundation Africa Recruitment

Wellbeing Foundation Africa Recruitment is to fill the position below:

Job Title: Medical Programs Officer
Location: Abuja (FCT) On-site
Job type: Full-time
Responsible to: Country Director
Working Hours: 37.5 hours a week
Duration: Initial 12 month contract (3 month probationary period)

Scope of Work

  • We are seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented doctor with strong clinical and programmatic acumen to fill the post of Medical Programs Officer.
  • The successful candidate will be tasked with the medical management of all external, internal programs for WBFA’s Lagos Office.
  • A candidate with experience in the international NGO sector would be preferable, but more importantly, the candidate will be someone adept in project management, service delivery, capacity building of WBFA staff and community intervention. Ad hoc medical tasks would also be required of the candidate.

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Key Responsibilities

  • The Medical Programs Officer shall be responsible for the supervision and day-to-day management of WBFA Abuja office health activities.
  • Supporting WBFA and donor/partner activities and programs with applied medical knowledge and skills in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment according to national guidelines and protocols
  • Provide on-the-job support to WBFA and facility staff (where programs are ongoing) including training and skills development as needed
  • Together with WBFA Abuja program staff, coordinate with healthcare stakeholders in Lagos State e.g Facility CMD’s, Commissioner of Health, State Primary Health Development Board, Local government authorities, and other actors in the sector whilst maintaining good relations with them.
  • Will oversee the stock management of medicines, medical supplies, and Medical equipment and support the WBFA Lagos and central office as well as partner health facilities to prepare timely requisitions for replenishment based on consumption records.
  • Seek out and nurture quality partnerships with community structures and support staff in coordination of activities with partner agencies.

Staff Management:

  • Monitor and supervise the WBFA staff and midwives under his/her supervision, and ensure that work is done properly and efficiently
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
  • Develop ongoing education programs for health staff, and conduct trainings and on-the-job training for health staff.
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist in determining and implementing solutions.
  • Determine personnel needs for field-level activities and in coordination with the National Administrator and Human Resources Manager, assist in recruitment of staff.

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Grant Management & Reporting:

  • Ensure medical project activities are implemented according to the work-plan and within the allocated budgets.
  • Prepare weekly work-plans with the health teams.
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that affect budget and programmatic adherence.
  • Weekly activity reports writing
  • Supervise and regular review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with the acceptable protocols.
  • Responsible for validation of program data and timely submission to M&E on weekly basis.
  • Work with M&E team to analyze data on a weekly/monthly basis, feeds information back to the program, and adapts strategies accordingly.
  • Supports the National Administrator and HR manager/M&E officer in monitoring and following up on specific indicators

Coordination and Representation:

  • Collaborate with other relevant sectors such as Reproductive Health, Women Protection & Empowerment, Child Protection and Environmental Health to ensure a holistic WBFA service package is available in response to the needs.
  • Ensures teamwork and professional relationship between the different sectors and government agencies.
  • Works closely and coordinates with WBFA finance, and grant staff to ensure activities are conducted within the timeframe and compliance of the grants.
  • Undertake/participate in liaison, coordination, and information sharing activities with national NGOs, international organizations, MoH, donors and community stakeholders.
  • Maintain effective relations with the Ministry of Health and it MDAs
  • Represent WBFA during site visits of external guests and WBFA Lagos office visitors.

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Requirements

  • Degree in Medicine and / or Surgery from a recognized institution, with strong Public Health background, Master’s Degree in Public Health is an asset
  • Minimum of 3 years post internship experience in clinical medicine and public health.
  • Experience in supervising health staff at the primary health care level.
  • Have sound understanding of the Nigerian Public health system landscape.
  • Ability to work with communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Preferably trained in Basic (and Comprehensive) Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care
  • Certificates or Licenses: Must be registered with Nigeria Medical Practitioners
  • High level of integrity and dependability with leadership qualities
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Salary
N250,000 / Month.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to- jobs@wbfafrica.org Job Title as the subject of the email.

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