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Mobile OTP Nurse

International Rescue Committee

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3 days ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Requisition ID:  req52827

Job Title:  Mobile OTP Nurse

Sector:  Health

Employment Category:  Regular

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Open to Expatriates:  No

Location:  Yola, Nigeria

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.


The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damaturu of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.

Job Overview/Summary

At the IRC's OTP health facilities, the Mobile OTP nurse serves as the point of contact for nutrition care for both preventive and curative treatment. In addition to working directly with the MOH personnel on daily program matters, s/he reports to the Nutrition officer. The mobile OTP nurse will supervise the delivery of high-quality nutrition care at the OTPs and ensure that all nutrition-related duties and responsibilities are carried out in compliance with Nigeria's national CMAM guidelines and WHO recommendations. The mobile OTP nurse will identify gaps in the program and take the necessary steps to address those gaps. S/he provides assistance in planning, implementing and monitoring of high impact interventions and provides support in system strengthening and promotion of childhood nutrition, with special focus to the most vulnerable and unreached population groups. In addition, provide coordinated support and technical assistance to the Nutrition Department and management of on-going programmes and establishing nutrition surveillance systems. He/She will directly supervise program staffs working at OTPs including MOH staff, CHVs, MAMA MUAC mothers, and support groups members and as well work hand in hand with nutrition officer staff.

Major Responsibilities


  • With the support of Nutrition officer, the Mobile OTP nurse ensure Nutrition activities in the OTP clinics are implemented and running smoothly, including active case finding, screening, treatment and referral of malnourished children.
  • He/she will supervise patients’ health education sessions conducted by community support structures at OTP sites.
  • Ensure OTP protocols are strictly adhered in treating malnourished cases.
  • With the support of CHVs, organize case finding to identify malnourished children at community level
  • Provide health education and information on prevention and treatment of malnutrition, hygiene and sanitation to the caregivers
  • Assist/Support health facility staff in compilation of monthly data reports and preparation of monthly health and nutrition supplies inventories and requests.
  • Support the acute malnutrition management activities including training and supportive supervisory activities to ensure the Outpatient Therapeutic Care Programme (OTP) are operational and offering an integrated package of nutrition services.
  • Provide regular and consistent technical assistance during implementation to health workers at health facilities and community outreaches.
  • Provide regular feedback on nutrition activities of the program.
  • Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the MOH staff including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the various components of the program.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of program work plan.
  • Monitor and review nutrition supplies and equipment’s’ movements such as deliveries, storage, transport and utilization at the site level
  • Provide regular supervision and technical support to health facility staff including participation in monitoring and impact analysis of the project.
  • Performed any other duty assigned by the immediate supervisor.
  • Key Working Relationships

    Position Reports to: Nutrition Officer

    Indirect/Technical Reporting: Senior Nutrition Officer

    Position directly Supervises: NA



  • BSc/HND in Nursing/Nutrition; College Diploma in Nutrition/Nursing /midwifery; relevant program with emphasis in Nutrition
  • Work Experience:

  • At least 2 Years work experience in Nutrition programs both at clinic and community-based programs and other primary Health care components is preferable
  • At least one year working experience in Maternal, Infant & Young Child feeding program
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding Nutrition Program, focusing on CMAM and MIYCN
  • Previous experience working with community structures including CHVs, MTMSG and MTMC
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience delivering Nutrition trainings to health and other program related staff using national or WHO guidelines
  • NGO work experience is an advantage
  • Should be able to use Microsoft Office especially MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, be flexible, and adaptability to transitions.
  • Languages:

    Fluency in English (spoken and written); Knowledge of local languages is a plus

    Standard of Professional Conduct : IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

    Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting.

    Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

    Employment Gaps : We welcome applicants with varied career paths and recognize that a gap in employment does not define a candidate's potential. We value transferrable skills and are committed to investing in the growth and development of our team members. We encourage applicants to highlight any relevant skills or experiences they have acquired, even if they were not gained in a traditional work setting.

    Compensation and Benefits : IRC strives to provide externally competitive and internally equitable Compensation and Benefits programs that attracts, motivates, and retains employees that deliver strong performance while demonstrating the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct.

    Equal Opportunity Employer : IRC is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity or tribe, gender, age, religion, caste, sexual orientation, differently abled, geographic origin, marital status, veteran status and cultural background (or any other characteristic protected by law). We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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