Care Group Supervisor at International Medical Corps


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 underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at the highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated healthcare systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Care Group Supervisor

Location: Askira Uba, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The incumbent will be responsible for the overall implementation of IYCF and CMAM and MAM treatment with Tom Brown in collaboration with other nutrition and SMOH staff and integration with other programs. S/He will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to the applicable implementation of national CMAM guidelines.

Main Responsibilities

  • Supervise the community health promoters to ensure they undertake their duties in accordance with the IMC policies and standards.
  • Supporting targeting of beneficiaries; formation and establishment of Care groups; selection of community volunteers and members of community structures.
  • Plan and supervise CG session biweekly
  • Participate in engagement session with the community leaders.
  • Provide and document One-on-One and group IYCF counseling at the facility during OTP activities and at the community level.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Nutrition Officer, CHPs, CG volunteers plan and carry out cooking demonstration activity at the community level
  • Provide One-on-One Nutrition counseling to newly enrolled/discharged OTP beneficiaries
  • Supervise the activity of the CG volunteers and CHPs at the community level
  • Complete and review the completed QIVC and supervision checklist with CHPs after every CG session and at the community level, and submit to the Nutrition Officer quarterly
  • Identify and follow to monitor the progress of some IYCF beneficiaries within the community
  • Monitor and supervise MNP supplementation at the OTPs to ensure adherence to the National protocol.
  • Providing appropriate nutrition counseling and health education to the mothers and caregivers in the SC based on the protocols and guidelines.
  • Review the flip chart lesson plan with CHPs on a biweekly basis to ensure they understand the information well and can teach back the information in a participatory manner.
  • Timely collection and submission of all CHPs reports biweekly and monthly
  • Review and ensure correct completion of Family MUAC tools-training and screening portion
  • In collaboration with the CHPs provide on-the-job training on the Family MUAC approach for the CG volunteers
  • Support the lead mothers and CNMs on Tom Brown supplementation
  • Facilitate Micronutrient supplementation at the OTP sites with Micronutrient Powder (MNP)
  • Other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the supervisor

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 the 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Nutritionist with a Degree in Nutrition from a recognized institution or related course.
  • Over two (2) years’ of experience in IYCF programs
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption letter
  • Valid and current practicing license
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa, while Marghi would be an added advantage
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC’s strategic objectives.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Female qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Application Closing Date
23rd June, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send and address their Applications to “The Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps” via: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note: Female-qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.