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Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Recruits
Date Posted: 21/May/2012


Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) bilateral programming objective is to enhance Nigeria’s capacity to use its own resources to achieve equitable, sustainable poverty reduction, particularly among women and other marginalized groups.
To achieve this objective, the Nigeria program is currently implementing a programming strategy, with Children and Youth and Sustainable Economic Growth as priority programming sectors, and gender equality and environment as crosscutting themes. 
This year, CIDA’s indicative annual bilateral budget is $16.4 million, mostly with health and environment projects. Efforts are concentrated in two states: Cross River and Bauchi. CIDA’s bilateral programme in Nigeria is under the leadership of CIDA’s Cooperation Section, supported by CIDA HQ staff.
CIDA seeks the services of a Consultant Health Adviser who will assist the present Health Adviser in providing technical advice to new and on-going CIDA projects in the health sector, especially in Maternal and Child health.
Job Title: Health Adviser 2
Location: Abuja
Duration: Until 30th of March 2013
Reports to: Director, CIDA Program Support Unit; working under the direction of
Head of Cooperation, CIDA
Work as part of a small team to provide effective high quality health policy and technical advice to the health sector components of the CIDA program.
Postgraduate qualification in public health, Community health, reproductive health or related discipline
Understanding and experience of health care delivery systems in Nigeria at all levels
Knowledge of best practices and the international strategies to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity
Excellent analytical skills
Significant experience in report writing
Fluency in English (oral and written)
Very good knowledge of current IT tools (Word, Excel)
Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and as a member of a team
Knowledge and understanding of the current Nigeria health policies and strategies
Knowledge of current evidence based effective care in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period
Excellent interpersonal, co-ordination and communication skills, and the ability to.
Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines
Application Closing Date
28th May, 2012 
How To Apply
Email your application and CV including 3 references to:  or deliver it to Canadian International Development Agency, Program Support Unit, Nigeria, 2nd floor Yakubu Gowon Centre, 493 Abogo Largema Street Central Business District Abuja.
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