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National MNCH Policy Advisor At TSHIP

Date Posted: 15/Sep/2013
Deadline: 25/Sep/2013

Roles and responsibilities

• Provide overall leadership and strategic and technical direction for the Programme’s policy activities in collaboration with the SMOH;
• Work with SMOH and key stakeholders to identify and select priority maternal health policy areas for research, pilot testing and policy development;
• Develop plans, concept papers, and proposals for policy initiatives;
• Work with SMOH and key stakeholders to provide technical leadership and coordination of policy initiatives, including advocacy activities and development of such documents as laws, ordinances, decrees, and circulars;
• Plan and conduct advocacy workshops and consensus meetings for constituencies involved in or affected by the policy process;
• Work with state ministries of health, LGAs, and other partners to prepare for and implement new health policies; and 
• Carry out other duties as assigned.

Skill set

• Post-graduate degree in public health or related field;
• Eight to ten years’ experience working on MNCH health policy and programs, preferably in Nigeria;
• Proven ability to collaborate successfully with counterparts, government organizations, and related stakeholders;
• Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
• Demonstrated ability to work with communities, ward development committees, LGA leadership, and SMOH technical staff;
• Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in northern Nigeria;
• Computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
• Ability to produce accurate data and reports;
• Excellent communication skills in local languages; ability to give clear instructions; good English writing skills; and 
• Willingness and ability to travel extensively in the field under, at times, suboptimal conditions.

Work experience

8 years


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