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  • Posted on: 16 October, 2014 Deadline: 24 October, 2014
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  • The Women for Health five year DFID-funded health programme with the main objective of addressing the severe shortage of female health workers in five selected states in the Northern Nigeria. W4H is in full support of the MDG goals on reduction of child and maternal mortality especially in the selected Northern states in Nigeria and aims to address this through provision of female health workers in order to encourage improved access to health for women. The programme will address the critical health sector human resource challenges by using an approach which empowers women as service providers.

    W4H is operated by a consortium of three organizations, namely: Health Partners International UK, Save the Children, UK and GRID Consulting Nigeria. As the programme commences its activities in Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara and Yobe with coordination from the programme head office in Kano

    W4H - Deputy National Programme Manager


    The Deputy National Programme Manager (DNPM) will report directly to the National Programme Manager (NPM). The DNPM will oversee and provide technical support on all technical inputs and across State Teams to ensure programme objectives are achieved.Other key responsibilities include;

    • Coordinate all terms of reference, reports (quarterly and annual) in line with approved budgets for the programme management and DFID;
    • Work closely with State Team Leads in planning and budgeting of programme activities in line with the log frame;
    • Oversee and provide regular supportive supervision on performance and review of the process of project implementation in all programme activities;
    • Provide support to the NPM on administrative and operational management of the programme ;
    • Support the NPM in managing regular correspondence with DFID representatives on various stages of programme implementation;
    • Monitor the implementation of value for money initiatives as well as other milestone delivery reports;

    Additional Qualifications;

    • Interested candidates must have an advanced degree in either; Project Management, Public health, Social sciences or Management.
    • Interested candidates must have hands-on experience and in-depth understanding of the operations of health training institutions, health system reforms and policy development.
    • S/he will must have a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a similar programme management role within a developing country.
    • Additional skills and experience required include; Human Resource planning, organization, advocacy, communication and team building skills.
    • Excellent knowledge and hands-on experience in the use of Microsoft office tools packages is essential.

    Terms and Conditions of Employment;
    The appointment term will be for a period of 3 years, with an initial 6 months probationary period. The programme offers very competitive salary packages. However, local terms and conditions apply. This position will be based in the Kano office of the programme.

    Method of Application

    Candidates who meet the requirements should submit an application and a recent CV to . All applications must be submitted by Friday 24th October, 2014. The subject of the mail must contain the title of the position applied for. Applications without a subject title will NOT be processed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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