Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children working in over 120 countries worldwide to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children has been active in Nigeria since 2001 with a programme of work that is spread over 20 States reaching an estimated 25million beneficiaries directly and indirectly with core thematic work in education, child protection, hunger and livelihoods, child rights governance, health and nutrition.
Save the Children is currently recruiting to fill the following position:
Position: Senior Child Health Advisor
The Child health adviser will take the lead in conducting situation analysis, project design, fund raising and project implementation. The job holder will work with the Head of Health and Child survival and ensures the integration of child health to other components of the Health and Nutrition Portfolio in Nigeria. He/She will provide technical leadership in the area existing child health projects in country (Core Group Partners Project and Stop Diarrhoea Initiative) while coordinating with other partners/agencies involved in child health activities such as UNICEF, WHO USAID, WHO,DFID and World Vision.
Minimum of a Bachelors degree in health with 7 years experience in related field or a Postgraduate qualification in Public Health with a minimum of 4 years experience in related filed is essential; essential: basic clinical and public health qualifications, at least 5 yrs health programme management experience with I/NGO in Nigeria, very good understanding of national health policies and strategies, programmes and stakeholders on Child Health, child survival issues and common childhood illnesses, childhood immunizations and immunizations programming/ coverage issues in Nigeria. Desirable: clinical experience in Paediatrics or Community Paediatrics, Master trainer/ ToT on IMI and CCM, and analytical & research skills, experience in conducting health systems research, ability to analyze data using SPSS/ EPInfo/ STATA etc. The incumbent must be able to: work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team; committed to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches; Desired Skills: planning, organising, interpersonal relationship, oral and written communication, facilitation and presentation skills; Sound computer literacy – MS Office applications.
Method of Application:
All potential job applicants should send their CVs and Qualifying statements, explaining why they are suitable for the position to:
State position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified.
Also, applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Also note that applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Application Deadline: 5th May, 2015
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