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Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Recruits Heath Adviser


Job: Heath Adviser Full Time
Reports to: Director, CIDA Program Support Unit; working under the direction of Head of Cooperation, CIDA
Responsibility: Work as part of a small team to provide effective high quality health policy and technical advice to the health sector components of the CIDA program.
Location: Abuja
Job Duration: Until 30th of March 2013
CIDA seeks the services of a Consultant Health Adviser who will assist the present Health Adviser in providing technical advice to new and on-going CIDA projects in the health sector, especially in Maternal and Child health.
Duties
The Health Adviser will work as part of a small team to provide effective high quality health policy and technical advice to the health sector components of the CIDA program.
Tasks
The duties of the Health Adviser shall include, but not be limited to the performance of the tasks set out hereunder:
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of the Nigerian health system and advice on ways to increase the effectiveness of the health system and CIDA health program.
  • Provide high-level strategic and technical advice to CIDA, Federal and CIDA Focal State governments (Bauchi and Cross River) on health sector policy and programs in Nigeria.
  • Analyze key strategic documents relevant to the health sector, including national, global and regional health and development issues as they relate to Nigeria.
  • Support effective engagement with partner government agencies and other development partners, including key bilateral and multilateral institutions
  • Contribute to the development and oversight of CIDA funded health initiatives in Nigeria including their program design, management, activity implementation and review processes, as well as corporate briefing and quality reporting responsibilities.
  • Work with the gender adviser to ensure gender analysis and its application in integrating gender considerations into health programs, particularly in the context of Nigeria.
  • Contribute to writing of programme reports
  Job Duration
  • The Contract shall be up until March 31, 2013 with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and availability of funds
Eligibility
  • Postgraduate qualification in public health, Community health, reproductive health or related discipline
  • Understanding and experience of health care delivery systems in Nigeria at all levels
  • Knowledge of best practices and the international strategies to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current Nigeria health policies and strategies
  • Knowledge of current evidence based effective care in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period
  • Excellent interpersonal, co-ordination and communication skills, and the ability to.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Significant experience in report writing
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Very good knowledge of current IT tools (Word, Excel)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines
 
 
To Apply
Send Informative and detailed CV including 3 references  and deliver it to:
 
Canadian International Development Agency, 
Program Support Unit, Nigeria, 
2nd floor Yakubu Gowon Centre, 
493 Abogo Largema St Central Business District 
Abuja

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