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Grid Consulting Nigeria has required a State Programme Officers (SPO) for DFID Program. The SPO will be based in Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Yobe and Kano. Candidate provide support to the technical team of the programme at the state level to ensure effective programme management and technically support stakeholders in carrying out associated research and gender advocacy activities on female health workers. 

Responsibilities:
The State Programme Officers will work in close collaboration with stakeholders in the ministries, health professionals, civil societies, and other funding partners to jointly facilitate the planning and implementation of all technical activities aimed at reforming women’s health through provision of adequate female health workers in the state.

Qualified candidates should possess the following:
Candidates must hold a post graduate degree in any of the Health Management related discipline or gender and women empowerment with a minimum of 7 years professional work experience with preference in health training, accreditation and curriculum development.
The job holder must have good understanding of health delivery system and gender issues especially at primary level. Required skills for this position include: organizational, advocacy/facilitation and excellent hands–on skill in use of computer especially MS packages. Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa is essential. 

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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