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  • Posted: Sep 20, 2013
    Deadline: Oct 3, 2013
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    Nigeria, with a population of more than 140 million, is one of the ten most-populous countries in the world. Despite the country's immense resources, a significant number of people live in extreme poverty. The health system has been ignored for more than 20 years. This has led to devastating health outcomes. Each year, approximately one million Nigerian c...
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    National MNCH Policy Advisor

    Roles and responsibilities           
    •             Provide overall leadership and strategic and technical direction for the Programme’s policy activities in collaboration with the SMOH;
    •             Work with SMOH and key stakeholders to identify and select priority maternal health policy areas for research, pilot testing and policy development;
    •             Develop plans, concept papers, and proposals for policy initiatives;
    •             Work with SMOH and key stakeholders to provide technical leadership and coordination of policy initiatives, including advocacy activities and development of such documents as laws, ordinances, decrees, and circulars;
    •             Plan and conduct advocacy workshops and consensus meetings for constituencies involved in or affected by the policy process;
    •             Work with state ministries of health, LGAs, and other partners to prepare for and implement new health policies; and
    •             Carry out other duties as assigned.
     
    Skill set
    QUALIFICATIONS
    •             Post-graduate degree in public health or related field;
    •             Eight to ten years’ experience working on MNCH health policy and programs, preferably in Nigeria;
    •             Proven ability to collaborate successfully with counterparts, government organizations, and related stakeholders;
    •             Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
    •             Demonstrated ability to work with communities, ward development committees, LGA leadership, and SMOH technical staff;
    •             Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in northern Nigeria;
    •             Computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
    •             Ability to produce accurate data and reports;
    •             Excellent communication skills in local languages; ability to give clear instructions; good English writing skills; and
    •             Willingness and ability to travel extensively in the field under, at times, suboptimal conditions.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should click here to apply online

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