Health Field Officer

at International Committee of the Red Cross
Published November 8, 2022
Location Yola, Nigeria
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full Time  



Under the direct supervision of the Health Delegate in Yola, the Health Field Officer 2 is responsible for the overall implementation of the Algorithm for the Management of Childhood Illness (ALMANACH) project (electronic version of Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses) in Adamawa State and to support to the Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ADSPHCDA) for the ongoing implementation of its activities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Support the planning and organization of trainings for healthcare workers, provide on-the-job mentoring and formal training to Health facility staff on use and care of ALMANACH tablets
Coordinate with ADSPHCDA to plan the supervision of Primary Health Care Center (PHCCs) and provide regular feedback to the staff of implementing PHC facilities on results achieved
Facilitate the work of Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (SwissTPH), this includes the facilitation of appointments with key ADSPHCDA staff and other partnership actors and the access to relevant contextual information.
Supervise the ADSPHCDA IT staff to ensure a smooth running of the ICT infrastructure of the project
Support in the management of ALMANACH activities, and act as liaison between ICRC, Swiss-TPH and ADSPHCDA for all the matters related to ALMANACH; ensure regular coordination meetings with the two partners
Manage the project's budget, ensure its proper use, and monitor the utilization rate in relation to objectives
Closely monitor the project indicators and provide regular updates to Health Delegate and Deputy Health Coordinator

Desired profile and Skills

Fluent in written and spoken English and knowledge of local languages i.e., Hausa is an asset
Previous experience in humanitarian context in N.E Nigeria
Understanding of humanitarian cluster systems
Computer literacy


University Degree in Nursing with current registration


Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing health or other related programs

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