The Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) initiative is a 5-year aid programme which operates alongside the PRRINN programme that focuses on strengthening routine immunization in four Northern Nigerian States. The MNCH programme aims to address the unacceptable high rates of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in the selected Northern Nigerian States. The programme is funded by the Norwegian government in partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID). It is operated by a consortium of three organizations, namely: Health Partners International UK, Save the Children, UK and GRID Consulting Nigeria.
The joint programme collaborates with stakeholders in the health sector as well as civil societies to provide quantifiable improvements to PHC systems in Northern Nigeria. PRRINN~MNCH is managed by a team of internationally recruited professionals. Its programme activities are carried out in Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara with coordination from the programme head office in Kano. The programme has been in operation, but seeks to recruit qualified professionals to fill the vacant positions as identified below:
Job Title: Senior State Programme Officer
The Senior State Programme Officer will be based in one of the programme operating states. The successful candidate will provide support to the State Team Manager at the state levels. S/he will deputize for the STM on programme management related issues; to facilitate, plan and implement programme activities aimed at reforming maternal, child and newborn health as well as routine immunization. S/he will also provide required support to LGAs, stakeholders, relevant ministries and CSOs to strengthen and manage health services.
Qualified candidates should possess the following:
- Candidate(s) must hold a post graduate qualification in Public Health, Health Management, Health Economics, Social Development or relevant disciplines.
- A minimum of 8 years professional work experience is essential for this position.
- S/he must have a good understanding of health delivery systems especially in Northern Nigeria.
- Additional skills required for this position include; advocacy, facilitation, planning and organization skills.
- Also, a good hands-on computer skill, excellent written and verbal communication skills will be expedient.
- Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa is essential.
Terms of Employment:
These appointments will be for a contract term of up to twelve (12) months, with an initial 3 months probationary period. The programme offers highly competitive salary packages. However, local terms and conditions are applicable.
Method of Application:
Interested candidates should apply below or submit their updated CVs including contact mobile numbers and email address and a covering letter addressing your suitability for the post to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please quote the job title in the subject line.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 22 June 2012
Interviews will commence thereafter with a view to successful candidates commencing work immediately. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.