Health Promoter IEC Officer (Noma Focus) at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Holland Nigeria

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  • Sokoto, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) - Holland Nigeria View on Map
  • Post Date : February 27, 2024
  • Apply Before : March 6, 2024
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  • Job ID 46170
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  • Gender Male or Famele
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Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. We have been working in Nigeria since February 1996. A Memorandum of Understanding between Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Federal Government of Nigeria facilitates this. We are at present co-operating with the Federal Ministry of Health, State and Local Government departments of health on various health projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below in our Sokoto Noma & Emergency Response Project:

Job Title: Health Promoter IEC Officer (Noma Focus)

Location: Sokoto
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Type: Indefinite

Main Objective and Responsibilities of the Position

  • Implement Health Promotion/IEC (Information, Education, and Communication) activities with patients and local population to raise their knowledge and skills on relevant medical topics.


  • Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.
  • According to medical priorities, deliver information to the patients and community on specific health topics.
  • Implement activities of health education and awareness (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 behaviours observations), and report problems, success and constraints to him/her.
  • Collect all type of information related to specific health and living conditions of the population, in particular to identify the most vulnerable populations to target.
  • Report to HP Supervisor: activities, problems met, strengths and constraints.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with social partners, including other NGO’s, governmental health services that can provide answers to social problems.
  • 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.

MSF Section / Context-Specific Accountabilities

  • Plan and organize weekly sensitization and awareness campaigns/meetings/health education sessions on NOMA with different target groups in collaboration with focal and key persons in the community and in the Noma Children Hospital.
  • Provide weekly mentorship to focal persons on health promotion activities with a strong emphasis on prevention of NOMA in the community.
  • Participate in the development and translation of IEC materials targeting prevention of NOMA disease.
  • Promote MSF free medical services available for NOMA patients through focal and key persons in the community during health promotion activities. Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.
  • Ensure a strict adherence to the principle of data confidentiality while managing patients and caregivers information’s.
  • Conduct the tracing of patients who have defaulted, and those who missed appointments with focal persons and ensure patients are back to medical care after proper counselling. Share with medical data supervisor.
  • Data: Ensure call register of patients community follow up are up-to-date.
  • Report daily /weekly activities to the HP supervisor, including narrative for the monthly medical report.
  • Plan and organize weekly disease surveillance with focal persons and ensure early detection and referral of NOMA cases to Hospital for treatment
  • Conduct MUAC screening at the communities to identify SAM cases and refer to the ATFC or ITFC accessible areas. Report data of MUAC screening activities.
  • Quarterly visitation to PHCs to discuss early referral of SAM cases and report to the HP supervisor
  • In collaboration with your team, and focal persons, organize calling of Stage 5 Noma patients for the Noma surgical intervention every quarter of the year.
  • Flexibility in undertaking assigned tasks, due to the changing nature of MSF operations

To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Education: Degree / Diploma in Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Work), Health Promotion, Public or Environmental Health, nursing science, community health extension worker
  • Experience: Preferable two years previous experience in teaching, nursing or social work or community mobilization.
  • Languages: Local language (Hausa) and mission language (English) essential.


  • Computer literacy


  • Results, Teamwork, Flexibility, Commitment, Service and Stress Management.

Application Closing Date
6th March, 2024; 5:00 PM

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Submit their CV, Cover Letter, and necessary credentials only to: using “Health Promoter IEC Officer (Noma)” as the subject of the email.


  • Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
  • Lastly, only one online application form should be submitted as multiple submissions will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.
  • No Transportation and Allowance will be provided during the recruitment process.
  • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization

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