First Aid & Physical Rehabilitation Programs Field Officer in Borno, Nigeria

Healthcare / Medical
Hospital & Health Care
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that casualties during emergencies receive a timely, impartial and effective immediate assistance by responders acting in security, guided by basic humanitarian values and principles, and part of an effective emergency response system adapted to needs and local realities.
  • Facilitates the implementation, monitoring and follow up of the ICRC/NRCS First Aid program Borno and Yobe states in line with the developed frame including financial and security stipulations.
  • Liaises with the mobile surgical team during joint mass casualty exercises/management and other emergencies along with other ICRC departments whenever relevant
  • Be the liaison person for PRP, ensures that persons with disabilities are identified in the ICRC supported hospitals, PHCs as well as in the communities. In coordination with the P&O specialist in Kano organize their referral to NOHD-Kano
  • Contribute to implement and monitor the FA program including analysis of outcomes
  • Coordinates, facilitates and provides FA training for the communities, armed forces and other weapon bearers and selected groups participating in the training
  • Collaborates with NRCS to ensure a coherent standardised and quality First Aid program is being presented to the participants.
  • Actively participates in the collection, analysis and reporting of data in relation to the First Aid program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge in FA or health university degree
  • 3-4 years professional experience in similar field activity
  • Ability to create a focused learning environment at all levels and to adapt teaching to different audiences
  • Experience in community based health programs and outreach activities. Knowledge about People with Disabilities (PWD) would be an asset.
  • Good command of written and spoken Kanuri, English and Hausa
  • Good computer skills, good command of standard software and knowledge of internet search
  • Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment
  • Good analytical skills and Capacity to apply ICRC rules and procedure

Personal Attributes:

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Solid communication skills as the position involves teaching First Aid skills to different audiences as well as communication with PWD, community members and leaders, National Society members and other stakeholders.
  • Solution and objective oriented, organized, methodical and flexible personality, ability to work independently and within a team, very good analytical skills
  • Ability to travel in all parts of the country
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a hazardous environment.



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