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Save the Children is currently looking to recruit for the position of Saving Newborn Lives (SNI) Programme Officer to critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme in Gombe, Nigeria. The job holder will work within the Nigeria Country Programme.

Position Description:
  • Support the integration and scale up of newborn health by SNL programme partners in Gombe state.
  • The Program Officer will work with Snr. Newborn and Child Survival Advisor and Newborn Health Advisor to provide technical assistance to stakeholders in the states for scale up of newborn health programmes.
  • He/She will provide technical leadership in the area of newborn health in Gombe working with PRRINN-MNCH field offices & SPHCDAs & SMOHs in the state.
  • Officer will also work with Abuja, Local & international consultants to document best practices and lessons learned in NH in the states.
Candidate must have the followings requirements:
  1. A minimum of a Bachelors degree in health or related field and a postgraduate qualification with at least 3-5 years work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organisation, including as a state level trainer/technical assistance provider in the area of RH/MCH with government of Nigeria or an International NGO.
  2. Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to decentralised health system and or NGOs on issues related to RH/MNCH service provision.
  3. Experience in RH/maternal newborn and child health programming including facility and community based health service improvement is essential.
Last date of application:
The last date is 30th April, 2013 for submission of application

How to apply?
If you meet the requirement for this position and are interested in making a career with Save the Children, should kindly send CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable to: Nigeria.Recruitment@savethechildren.org; state the position and location in the subject field.

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