Distribution Assistant at the International Medical Corps (IMC)

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International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Distribution Assistant

Loaction: Damboa, Borno
Position: Nigerian nationals only

Job Summary

  • The selected candidate(s) will work as part of the core team implementing food and cash distribution and will be responsible for the distribution of food and cash during the General Food Distribution in-kind and Cash-based transfers (CBT) to IDPs and during the nutrition Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP) for vulnerable children and Pregnant and Lactating Women in all program sites.

Responsibilities
Implementation of Programs Activities:

  • Conduct community meetings to sensitize communities on the organization’s program and beneficiary entitlements.
  • Assist and monitor the general running of Nutrition activities of IMC within the scope of the project area.
  • Assist the Nutrition/ FSL Officer in preparing food distribution plans and program-related internal and external reports for IMC and the community, including case studies and success stories.
  • Work closely with Nutrition/FSL Officer to contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through good quality documentation of lessons learned, best practices, evaluations, etc.
  • In collaboration with the Nutrition/ FSL Officer, propose and initiate improvements according to the lessons learned during programming and the findings from assessments conducted within the program period.
  • Support the team to supervise community promotion and awareness sessions on all planned activities while collaborating with community leaders and volunteers for the smooth running of program activities.
  • Plan field movement on a daily basis to ensure smooth project implementation.
  • Support the integration of behavior change in health and nutrition, WASH activities to promote FSL program sustainability.
  • Identify and prioritize vulnerable people on distribution days
  • Work with the security manager to ensure effective crowd control and safety of beneficiaries and staff.
  • Work with team leaders to organize materials required for food distribution.
  • Timely report to the team leaders about food received, suspected or confirmed losses or damages and amounts distributed.
  • Supervise and coordinate with the casual workers, transporters, and other team members to ensure effective distribution, safety, and no losses of commodities.
  • Plan and carry out MUAC screenings at BSFP sites.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Food Security or Agriculture, Nutrition, Social Science, Social Works related discipline and at least two years of professional experience in food assistance interventions. Experience in northeast Nigeria is an added advantage.

Required skills:

  • Experience in community mobilization and sensitization.
  • Minimum of 2years experience in food, cash, and NFI distribution.
  • Experience in food, cash, and NFI distribution
  • Basic computer skills especially Word and Excel, access. Knowledge of other databases preferred.
  • Good human relations and diplomacy.
  • Capacity to organize work with high inventory management skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions properly and efficiently handle tasks.
  • Good problem solver and have efficient communication and writing skills.
  • Attention to detail and with integrity and accountability to work expectations.
  • Good knowledge of English (reading, writing, speaking). Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri is preferred.
  • Capacity to work under stressful situations.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Experience living in remote or isolated workstations, or insecure locations.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Compliance & Ethics:

  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Equal Opportunities:

  • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications, addressed to “The Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps”, via the email: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org

Note

  • International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this *recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the reporting email address provided at the end of this document. International Medical Corps’ Reporting email address: report@InternationalMedicalCorps.org**. *Please do not submit your CV or application to the reporting email address, it will not be considered for review***
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, cover letter and curriculum vitae not more than 4 pages should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise, applications will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, IMC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

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