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Save the Children is working to strengthen health systems and support maternal and child health in four northern states. Much work needs to be done for Nigeria to deliver its promises on Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (which aim to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health) before 2015.
Key Areas of Accountability
Qualifications and Experience
The Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Advisor will provide leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring of all ASRH interventions and activities under Maternal and Child Survival Programme (MCSP) in Nigeria. S/he will focus on improving the quality of health services for adolescents and young mothers/parents at the facility-level to receive the knowledge, skills and services they need to delay early childbearing and/or care for a healthy pregnancy, care during birth and postpartum period, practicing healthy timing and spacing of subsequent pregnancies. The ASRH Advisor will work under the direction of Save the Children’s Head of Health, but will work more closely with the MCSP Nigeria Senior Family Planning Advisor at the MCSP Headquarters office in Abuja.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Programme development and implementation
Advocacy and Coordination
S/he will take a lead on networking, advocacy work and strengthening linkages/coordinating with relevant stakeholders and government agencies (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Youth and Development, Health providers and staff in the 4 pilot health facilities as well as their Local Government Authorities (LGAs), other NGOs implementing ASRH activities) thereby mobilizing partners and stakeholders in the establishment of technical working groups for ASRH at both Federal and State levels.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
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