Health Jobs in Ondo for State Coordinator at Evidence for Action April, 2014

 Evidence for Action (E4A) is a five year programme (2011-2016) funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to improve maternal and newborn survival through a combined focus on evidence, advocacy and accountability across six sub-Saharan African countries:
Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.  E4A brings together experts from academic institutions, internationally recognised advocacy and accountability coalitions and civil society organisations . It works through local institutions in each of the six selected countries, which host the E4A Country Team. These teams are supported by technical support units led by one of the E4A Consortium Partners. In the case of Nigeria, this is Options Consultancy Services Ltd.

In each country and at a regional level, E4A is launching a locally driven programme under an umbrella E4A regional advocacy campaign known as ‘Mamaye’.  The campaign has a clear focus on survival and positive stories rather than a resigned social acceptance of death in pregnancy and childbirth which is common throughout Africa.


Job title: State Coordinator (Ondo)


Job Location: Ondo

JOB DESCRIPTION

Required experience:

Candidates for this role will have:
 a Masters degree or equivalent in public health, social sciences or a relevant field;

minimum of 10 years of programme and management experience in international health

political sensitivity, communications skills and commitment to motivate and organise stakeholders, networks and organisations in support of policies and practices to ensure maternal and newborn survival, and to build sustainable alliances with E4A’s partners;

understanding of accountability and advocacy principles and approaches;

be passionate about reducing maternal and newborn deaths in Nigeria;

excellent technical writing, editing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills with proven ability to work as part of a team as well as being a self starter;

training and facilitation skills;

Fluent in English

experience in identifying and working with Nigeria’s media, NGOs, faith groups and other influential communities;

experience in mobilizing, communicating and advocating for change;

understanding of the political, social, cultural and economic landscape in Nigeria and will be able to take this into account when designing and implementing advocacy initiatives;

demonstrated management competency and effective communication skills in working with clients, partners, and other public health professionals;

How to Apply
Please email a cover letter and CV to:

Olivia Kirkpatrick:  h.andrews@options.co.uk    and

Dr. Tunde Segun:  b.segun@evidence4action.net

Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Deadline:  April 9, 2014


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