Health Field Officer in Borno, Nigeria

Healthcare / Medical
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assists Health Delegate in running field activities related to the health program
  • Contributes to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of health programs
  • Contributes to continuous assessment and monitoring of health situation in area of responsibility
  • In coordination with Health Delegate, networks and maintains contacts with State, local authorities and other humanitarian organizations, National Security, Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) and community leaders
  • Participates in field trips; at times may be requested to organize and lead field trip
  • Collects all relevant information in the field for the implementation of the programme and relays it to the health delegate or health coordinator

Required Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse/Midwife registered with the Nursing council of Nigeria
  • Working experience in Public Health in the tropics & in Reproductive Health sector is mandatory
  • At least 2 years of experience in working in Nigeria and knowledge of the Nigerian Health System 
  • Good command of both written and spoken English
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Good knowledge of Gombe, Yobe and Borno (BIU Area) surrounding areas
  • Prepared to spend 80% of time doing field visits
  • Able to translate local language Fulani, Tangale and Hausa to English and vice versa
  • Knowledge in Data entry and analysis

Personal Attributes:

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Team leadership and good communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative
  • Team work and partnership working skills
  • Willingness to learn and support others in their learning
  • Highly developed analytical, planning and organising skills.



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