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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

NGO Vacancy - Save the Children (UK)

Head of Health and Child Survival 
Closing date: 07 Oct 2010
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

 Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. We are looking for an experienced health professional to make a major contribution to the development of our child survival work in Nigeria. The programme is looking for someone who is dynamic and can work in a challenging environment and bring added value to an exciting programme which involves partnership in a health consortium to promote routine immunisation and increase maternal and child health through systems strengthening,governance and operational research, while at the same time building up Save the Children's health portfolio and expertise in Nigeria.

You will lead Save the Children's technical engagement in two high profile, inter-linked programmes addressing maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and Routine Immunization/PHC strengthening programme (PRRINN) and Maternal and Newborn Health programmes in 4 northern Nigerian States (Katsina, Yobe, Zamfara, and Jigawa). Save the Children UK is one of three main implementing partners along with GRID Consulting (Nigerian), and Health Partners International (UK).

The two Programmes jointly funded by DFID and NORAD, facilitate improved governance, health systems strengthening, and MNCH and routine immunization services.
Globally, Save the Children has prioritized Nigeria as one of the 5 focus countries for developing child survival programming.

The Head Of Child Survival will have the challenging and exciting task of building on the existing programmes and developing the new Child Survival Initiative in these four states.
This will involve providing inspirational leadership internally and managing key external relationships notably with government and donors.

Requirements :

As such, you will be a health professional with a Masters degree in Public health or related field with proven experience in managing multi-component health programmes, with a preferred experience in health systems development and primary health care.
The post will be based in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria and will require approximately 30% time traveling to field sites and occasional international travel.

How to apply
For more information about the role and application process go to:
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/jobs.htm (Reference: 5855)
Reference Code: RW_89THBF-68

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