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  • National MNCH Policy Advisor at TSHIP

  • Posted on: 20 September, 2013 Deadline: 3 October, 2013
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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
    •             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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