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Grid Consulting Nigeria has required a Senior States Programme Officers (SSPO) for DFID Program. The SSPO will be based in each of the programme operating states: Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Yobe and Kano providing leadership at the state level. Interested Candidate will work in collaboration with necessary stakeholders to facilitate planning and implementation of all technical activities aimed at strengthening education, recruitment and training of female health workers.

Responsibilities:
The job holder will work in collaboration with necessary stakeholders to facilitate planning and implementation of all technical activities aimed at strengthening education, recruitment and training of female health workers.
The Senior States Programme Officers will establish and maintain an effective working relationship with SMoH, LGA, representatives of local and international training institutions, private sector, and civil society groups. Other responsibilities include; development of annual work plan and budget, management of consultants and state office support staff.

Qualified candidates should possess the following:
Candidates must hold a post graduate degree in Public Health or other health related field, Gender and Women Empowerment, Social Development with a minimum of 10 years’ work experience.
The position holder must have good understanding of gender issues especially at primary level and health delivery system in Nigeria. Previous experience in health training, accreditation and curriculum development is necessary for this position.
Other skills required for this position include;
  • Organizational,
  • Leadership,
  • Financial,
  • Strong advocacy/facilitation, and
  • Excellent computer skill especially in Microsoft Office packages.
Previous experience in a similar role and environment will be an added advantage. Familiarity with the region and fluency in Hausa is essential for this position.

How to apply?
To apply for this post, please email a covering letter addressing your suitability for the post and a CV to W4H@gridconsulting.net. Please quote the job title in the subject line.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please send your application CV's before 20th November, 2012.

Interviews will commence thereafter.

About the DFID Program
The Women for Health (W4H) programme is a 5 year DFID-funded health programme with the main objective of addressing the severe shortage of female health workers in five selected states in the Northern Nigeria. Women for Health is in full support of the MDG goals on reduction of child and maternal mortality especially in the selected Northern states in Nigeria and aims to address this through provision of female health workers in order to encourage improved access to health for women. The programme will address the critical health sector human resource challenges by using an approach which empowers women as service providers. Women for Health (W4H) are operated by a consortium of three organizations, namely: Health Partners International UK, Save the Children, UK and GRID Consulting Nigeria. As the programme commences its activities in Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara and Yobe with coordination from the programme head office in Kano.

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