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  • Cuso International has supported Nigerias development priorities since 1961, working in the education, health and HIV/AIDS, and secure livelihoods sectors, supporting youth employability and entrepreneurship, and is the executing agency for the YOULEAD project, supported by the Government of Canada. Cuso International is currently exploring opportunities to implement a health program in Cross River State, with the potential to scale-up this work to Lagos State over the next 5 years. The main goal of the health program is to increase the quality and gender responsiveness of health services for women, children and youth by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and civil society organization (CSO) partners.

    Health Policy Specialist

     

    Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency is the coordinating agency for Primary Health Care in Cross River State, Nigeria and amongst others:

    - Started as Roll Back Malaria (an initiative to reduce the prevalence of malaria) in 200 metamorphosed into Department of Community and Primary Health dealing with community and primary health in the state with a Special Adviser who was a state executive council member
    - The departmenbecame self accounting as it only shared reports to other members of the health cluster but reports to the Governor
    -The Departmenworked towards ensuring access to interventions at the community level; established facilities (to increase access) closer to the people in communities; training and retraining of staffs across the state; equipping of new facilities at PHCs
    -Also entered into collaborations with other partners to train doctors and midwives in the primary health sector; training of health workers at community level on obstetrics care; training of 1,200 Traditional Birth Attendants across the state in a bid to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Cross River State.
    -The Departmenhas been transformed into the Primary Health Care Development Agency since December 2015 and;
    - Currently requires collaborations to upscale the TBAs integration, replenishment of delivery kits for TBAs, train more TBAs and support for the Health Workers/ TBAs platform as well as M&E

    The volunteer's role

    The purpose of this placement is to support in the development, review and implementation of a robust Primary Health Care plan in line with the VOICE AQHS project in Cross River State.

     

    The volunteer will:

     

    - Support review of Primary Health Care Operational Plan.

     

    -Support the alignment of operational plan with the State Health Strategic Development Plan.

     

    - Support organizational capacity development of partners.

     

    - Ensure Gender mainstreaming and social inclusion in activities and plans.

     

    -Support the development of monitoring and evaluation systems.

    Essential Academic Qualifications

     

    Degree in relevant area (Global Health, Health Management, Social Sciences) or equivalent professional qualification

    Essential Professional Background/Competencies

     

    -Knowledge of development of operational plans and strategies
    -Capacity to develop policy briefs
    -Ability to conduct research
    -Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation

    Desirable Academic Qualifications

    -Relevant professional training is desirable
    -Experience in development, global health issues
    -Should be familiar with health systems in developing countries

    Desirable Professional Background/Competencies

    -Skills and experience in policy analysis
    -Previous professional experience
    -Proficiency with design of systems and tools for measuring processes and progress

    Important information for candidates

     

    Cuso International covers the following costs:
    - Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and in-country training orientation
    - Return airfare and visa/permit costs
    - The cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
    - Access to Employee Assistance Program while overseas and upon return
    - Accommodation while overseas
    - Modest living allowance while overseas
    - Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
    - Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

     

    Fundraising: We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

    - E-volunteering: Depending on the nature of the placement, the volunteer might be required to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement.

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    Program and Business Development Advisor

     

    BTAN is a network of over 40 CSOs established in 2003 to encourage accountable public sector budgeting through monitoring, analysis and advocacy. The network is composed of formal organisations (NGOs at the state level) and civil society organisations (religious organisations, community/kinship groups) at the local level.

     

    BTAN operates in five (5) LGAs with support from EU-SRIP and has also established volunteer based Community Vanguard Against Corruption and Corrupt Practices (CVACCP) in eleven (11) LGAs. The community vanguards work to ensure effective service delivery as well as engage in the budgetary process in their LGAs. The BTAN secretariat is administered by an Executive Secretary with other staff at the State level and in the Local Government offices.

     

    Since 2006, with funding from the European Union - Support to Reforming Institutions Programme (EU-SRIP), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Concern Universal (CU), BTAN has been actively involved in the budgetary process at the State level. BTAN has built effective relationships with the Cross River State House of Assembly, the Budget Office and the Ministry of Local Government Affairs.

     

    As an indicator of BTAN’s relevance, the Cross River State Government has identified the organization as a recipient of the public sector budget circular issued by the State Budget Office. BTAN is accredited by the Federal Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) to observe procurements in federal establishments.

     

    Apart from the EU, BTAN has received support for its programmes from MacArthur Foundation, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) through the Justice Development Peace Commission (JDPC), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Cross River State Department for International Cooperation (DIDC), Overseas Assistance Department- Ministry of Finance, Delta State, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Health Policy Project (HPP) of Futures Group, Washington. BTAN has monitored and tracked Maternal, Neo-natal and Child Health/ Conditional Cash Transfer programs of government since 2009 in collaboration with UNICEF and DIDC, CRS.

     

    In 2013, Futures Group Incorporated through the USAID funded Health Policy Project (HPP) supported BTAN to establish an Advocacy Working Group on Family Planning in Cross River State as well as perform budget tracking and advocacy related to Family Planning Commodities distribution. The FPAWG was able to get the Cross River State Government commitment in creating a budget line to support the distribution of family planning commodities in the Cross River State budget for 2014. The group was able to achieve this through advocacy visits to the chairman and secretary of CRSHA Committee on Finance and appropriation, the Commissioners for Health & Local Government Affairs, the Special Advisers Community Health Dept, Budget Monitoring & Evaluation Dept, Dept. of International Development Cooperation, Tulsi Chanrai Foundation, etc. There were also informal meetings, lobbying/reminders to Clerk of the House of Assembly, Directors of Budget & Administration in the Budget Office.

     

    The organization’s major strength is working with groups and professionals experienced in the areas of health, legislative advocacy and policy analysis.

    The volunteer's role

     

    In order to continue their vital work of supporting communities and groups with critical information to advocate for transparency and accountability in delivering essential public services that empowers and protects vulnerable groups, BTAN is in need of a volunteer who will build the capacity of the team to identify, cultivate, secure and steward funders and donors.

     

    The volunteer will:

     

    - Conduct a stewardship audit to identify past challenges to renewing institutional and individual donors.

     

    - Assist BTAN staff and members in developing a case for support for each core program.

     

    - Identify and build relationships with foundations, multi-laterals and private donors who have not previously supported the work of BTAN.

     

    - Work collaboratively with the BTAN team to write and submit brilliant funding proposals.

     

    - Conduct an indepth capacity assessment (CAP) of BTAN for Cuso International.

    Essential Academic Qualifications

     

    - A University Degree in public relations, business administrstion, communication, marketing or social sciences.

    Essential Professional Background/Competencies

     

    - At least 3 years related work experience in non-governmental organizations, development agencies, hospitals, community based organisations in fundraising, business development and/or program development

    Desirable Academic Qualifications

    - A Master's Degree

    Important information for candidates

    Cuso International covers the following costs:
    - Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and in-country training orientation
    - Return airfare and visa/permit costs
    - The cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
    - Access to Employee Assistance Program while overseas and upon return
    - Accommodation while overseas
    - Modest living allowance while overseas
    - Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
    - Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

     

    Fundraising: We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

    - E-volunteering: Depending on the nature of the placement, the volunteer might be required to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement.

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    Information Communication Technology Advisor

     

    Like Cuso International, GPI knows that every girl has great inner strength and the capability to take control of their own futures, if only they are given the skills necessary to do so. For over 20 years, this Nigerian not-for-profit has been giving young girls and women the knowledge they require to act and the conviction to overcome prejudices.

     

    Their successes come from three streams of work: internships which empower women to become leaders in sexual education in their own communities, the Gender Development Institute (GDI) which increases public awareness around the importance of gender equality, and their outreach program which brings the GPIs knowledge and skills development to Nigeria’s most vulnerable girls through school curriculums and intensive holiday programming.

    The volunteer's role

     

    The purpose of this placement is tio mprove the capacity of the partner to share project profile to a wider audience with the help of optimized ICT systems,

     

    The volunteer will:

     

    - Support the creation of intranet and external back up systems for offial documentation

     

    - Update website and support content management of social media platforms

     

    - Design training guides for internal staff training on basic ICT.

     

     

     

    Essential Academic Qualifications

     

    University degree in Information Communication Technology or equivalent qualification in ICT

    Essential Professional Background/Competencies

     

    Knowledge of development of training guides and graphics design

    Desirable Academic Qualifications

     

    - Professional certificate in website design and content management desirable
    - Experience in development communication desirable

    Desirable Professional Background/Competencies

     

    - Experience in website design and content management desirable
    - Experience in setting up intranet and managing file back up systems desirable

    Important information for candidates

     

    Cuso International covers the following costs:
    - Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and in-country training orientation
    - Return airfare and visa/permit costs
    - The cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
    - Access to Employee Assistance Program while overseas and upon return
    - Accommodation while overseas
    - Modest living allowance while overseas
    - Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
    - Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

     

    Fundraising: We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

    - E-volunteering: Depending on the nature of the placement, the volunteer might be required to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement.

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (UNFPA)

     

    UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

    UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives.
    Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before. In Cross River State, the UN System in Nigeria operates through a "Delivery as One" mechanism, having several UN agencies support different programs in the state through one UN agency and in this case, UNFPA.

    The volunteer's role

     

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of gender, and facilitates an integrated approach to strengthening monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning of Population and Development and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues. She/he should be knowledgeable on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues, as well as programming expertise. S/he analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and development frameworks across all States covered by the CRDO. S/he advocates for the mainstreaming of gender into policies, programmes and activities pursued by the states. The Officer guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation. S/he ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. S/he works closely with UNFPA staff to build their capacity to ensure that appropriate delivaerables are achieved following established frameworks.

     

    The volunteer will:

     

    - Familiarize self with the UNFPA model, structure, staff and operations.

     

    - Work with staff to develop comprehensive processes and systems to create, acquire, capture and use knowledge to enable learning in line with the objectives, values and policies of UNFPA.

     

    - Support Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning activities for UNFPA.

     

     

     

    Essential Academic Qualifications

     

    University Degree in relevant area (Social Sciences, International Development, Gender studies, etc)

    Essential Professional Background/Competencies

     

    - knowledge of development of operational plans
    - 5-10 years of experience in knowledge management
    - proficient with developing systems and tools to streamline operations

    Desirable Academic Qualifications

     

    - Professional training in knowledge management
    - Experience in global health, policy analysis desirable
    - should have knowledge of health systems in developing countries

    Desirable Professional Background/Competencies

     

    - experienece in working in a developing country or international development organizations

    Important information for candidates

     

    Cuso International covers the following costs:
    - Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and in-country training orientation
    - Return airfare and visa/permit costs
    - The cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
    - Access to Employee Assistance Program while overseas and upon return
    - Accommodation while overseas
    - Modest living allowance while overseas
    - Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
    - Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

     

    Fundraising: We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

    - E-volunteering: Depending on the nature of the placement, the volunteer might be required to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit CUSO Career Page

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