ALIMA in NIGERIA
ALIMA has been present in Nigeria since 2016. Its actions are part of a regional response strategy to health and nutrition emergencies, with a focus on pediatric, maternal-infant and epidemic interventions. ALIMA is present in North-East Nigeria in Borno State (MMC and Jere LGAs) and in Yobe State (Bade and Karasuwa LGAs) where it provides outpatient and inpatient healthcare and nutrition services for IDPs and host communities. In North-West Nigeria, ALIMA is in Katsina State (Kaita LGA) to respond to increased nutritional needs. ALIMA is present in the South-West, in Ondo State (Owo LGA) where teams are treating patients for Lassa fever and conducting research into improved treatment.
In Borno state, ALIMA supports Jere LGAs. In 2023, ALIMA delivered 96,860 OPD consultations and treated 12,052 SAM cases without complications at the OTP level. 764 deliveries were conducted, and 1,853 mental health consultations were delivered. ALIMA also provided inpatient care for SAM cases with complications within 2 stabilization centers (University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital -UMTH and Maryam Abacha Women and Children hospital- in MMC) and treated 2,795 SAM children with complications.
In Yobe state, ALIMA supports 5 Primary Health Care Centers (PHCCs) – Waro, Jajeri, Jajimaji, K. Garun Guna and K. Galu – since May 2021 for nutrition and health care. ALIMA also provides inpatient care for SAM cases with complications within its 40 beds stabilization center located in Gashua General Hospital, Bade LGA. ALIMA also supports hospitalization for children under five in Jajimaji. In 2023, ALIMA delivered 42,519 OPD consultations and treated 5,376 SAM children. 2,496 deliveries were conducted, and 1290 mental health consultations were delivered.
In Katsina state, ALIMA ensures from August 2021 the provision of outpatient and inpatient nutrition and healthcare services for children under 5. ALIMA currently delivers OPD consultations, and supports the ambulatory management and referral of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) cases in 10 Primary Health Care Centers (PHCCs) in Kaita LGA, 4 PHCCs in Batagarawa LGA and 2 PHCCs in Katsina LGA. ALIMA also ensures inpatient healthcare and provides care for SAM cases with complications within its 110 beds stabilization center located in Kaita CHC and its 60 beds stabilization center located in Batagarawa CHC. In 2023, ALIMA treated 3512 SAM cases with complications at the ITFC level and 25349 SAM cases without complications at the OTP level. ALIMA also delivered 49,921 OPD consultations for children under 5, while 8,260 were hospitalized at the inpatient department of Kaita CHC and Batagarawa CHC.
In Ondo State, ALIMA has been supporting the NCDC and the State Ministry of Health with case management, active case detection, patient triage, public awareness campaigns, and reinforcement of the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures among health workers in the different hospital structures of Ondo State. In addition to prevention and case management, ALIMA is currently participating in the coordination of several studies to better understand the disease, including an observational cohort study (LASCOPE) to describe the clinical, biological course, management and outcomes of hospitalized patients with a diagnosis of confirmed Lassa fever, a phase II clinical trial (SAFARI) to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Favipiravir and INTEGRATE a international clinical trial platform to efficiently test new drug candidates in line with international ethical and scientific standards.
Mission location: Gashua/ Yobe state
FUNCTIONAL AND HIERARCHICAL LINKS
- You report to the Project Coordinator (hierarchical Manager) and the Medical Coordinator (technical Manager)
- You collaborate with all the projects team and the Coordination Team
MISSION AND MAIN ACTIVITIES
You are responsible for implementing medical activities in your area of intervention. You ensure that the project’s resources are used appropriately, and take part in defining your base’s strategy.
You support the medical and paramedical teams in developing their skills.
- Definition of the project’s medical objectives and intervention strategies
- Organization, analysis and management of the project’s medical activities
- Supervision and training of the project’s medical human resources
- Implementation of project staff health policies
- Participation in the prevention of abuse of power and sexual and gender-based violence (PSEA)
PROTECTION OF BENEFICIARIES AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Level 3: As part of his/her duties, the incumbent will visit programs and come into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, a criminal record check or a certificate of good character will be required. In situations where a criminal record check or character reference is not possible, a declaration of honour will be requested.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
You have a medical diploma (a paramedical diploma would be essential), Master’s degree in public health
You have experience in medical Practice, previous experience in humanitarian context and experience of team management and supervision, proven experience without malnutrition projects.
You have analytical and organisational skills, a critical mind and the ability to put forward proposals, as well as the ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural context.
Experience combining hospital and OPD activities
A strong command of both spoken and written English is essential for this position, others are an asset like Hausa, Kanuri etc.
- Contract term: Contract under French law; contract length: 6 months renewable
- Position to be filled: ASAP
- Salary: depending on experience + per diem
ALIMA pays for:
- Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
- Accommodation costs
- Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee and his/her family
- Evacuation of the employee
How to apply
To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter online.
Applications are processed in the order of arrival.
ALIMA reserves the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if an application is accepted. Only complete applications (CV + Letter of Motivation in PDF format) will be considered.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged.