Health Promotion Officer at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Belgium

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Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, international organisation. The organisation is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims.

Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health Promotion Officer

Location: Abakaliki, Ebonyi
Contract Period: Indefinite

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement Health Promotion/IEC (Information, Education, and Communication) activities with local population and local stakeholders to raise their knowledge and skills on relevant medical topics.
  • Implement activities of health education and awareness in the communities (sessions in schools, churches, community), under the indications and supervision of the HP Supervisor;
  • Under the guide of HP Supervisor, assess the impact of activities (with questions, verifications and behaviors observations), and report problems, success and constraints to him/her.
  • Collect information on specific health and living conditions of the population related to Lassa Fever, including perceptions, health seeking behaviors, cultural and social practices.

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Implement activities and trainings of health education and awareness raising amongst health care workers at the Federal Teaching Hospital of Abakaliki (FETHA).
  • Establish and maintain contacts with social partners, including other NGO’s, local authorities and governmental health services to strengthen collaborations and help ensure sustainability of health promotion activities in Ebonyi State.
  • Support the mapping of the territory and population: schools, churches, villages, gathering points;
  • Provide translations from/to English/local language
  • Report to HP Supervisor: activities, problems met, strengths and constraints
  • Keep education and communication areas clean and tidy and professional materials available.
  • Participate in creation of any material needed for the activities of information, education and communication

Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications
Education:

  • Degree in Social Science, Social Communication, Nurse or Teaching

Experience:

  • Preferable: Previous working experience working with MSF or other NGOs
  • Previous experience in health promotion, teaching, nursing or social work, community mobilization or similar fields.
  • Basic Computer literacy; ability to independently use a computer and a smartphone for report writing and basic design of health promotion materials
  • Previously work in Ebonyi State

Languages:

  • English Language essential
  • Igbo language essential

Application Closing Date
29th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit soft copies of their Application, including Cover Letter, Resume and copy of relevant Certificates and NYSC certificate/Exemption Letters to: Msfocb-Ebonyi-hrmanager@brussels.msf.org
Or
Send their Hard copy to:
MSF Belgium Human Resources Office,
Plot D, 33 Liberation Estate (after the Enugu/Abakaliki Express),
Abakaliki – Ebonyi State.

In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen below:

  • Qualification(s)
  • Current location
  • Languages you speak
  • Years of relevant experience
  • NYSC status

Note

  • Please note only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interview
  • MSF Belgium takes this opportunity to thank all potential candidates for their application

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