VACANCIES, MATERNAL NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH


The Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) initiative is a 5-year aid programme which operates alongside the PRRINN programme that focuses on strengthening routine immunization in four Northern Nigerian States. The MNCH programme aims to address the unacceptable high rates maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in selected Northern Nigerian States. This programme is funded by the Norwegian government in partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and is operated by a consortium of three, organizations, namely: Health Partners International UK, Save the Children, UK and GRID Consulting Nigeria.
The joint programme collaborates with stakeholders in the health sector as well as civil societies to provide quantifiable improvements to the PHC systems in Northern Nigeria. PRRINN/MNCH is managed by a team of internationally recruited professionals. Its programme activities are carried out in Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara with coordination from the programme head office in Kano. The programme seeks to recruit a qualified professional to fill the vacant position as identified below:
JOB TITLE: STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
LOCATION: Zamfara & Yobe
RESPONSIBILITIES
The State Administrative Officer will carry out full range clerical duties in the state offices.
S/he will be responsible for maintaining an effective and efficient workflow of the office through the enforcement of the administrative policies and procedures in the office.
In addition to that, s/he will oversee a maintenance system for all office equipment ensuring that they are always functional and in good working condition.
Overseeing suppliers and service providers, supplies inventory and proper maintenance of all IT equipment and computer network is also a fundamental role to this position.

QUALIFICATION
A degree in Business Administration or any discipline in Social or Management Sciences with at least three (3) years experience in a similar role is a mandatory for this position.
S/he must be proficient in computer and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate in Hausa is essential.
JOB TITLE: SAFETY AND LOGISTICS OFFICERS (X3)
LOCATION: Katsina, Jigawa and Yobe
RESPONSIBILITIES
The Safety and Logistics Officers (SLOs) will be based in each of these programme operating states: Katsina, Jigawa and Yobe.
This person will report directly to the State Team Managers in coordinating general programme logistics in the states and to the Chief Safety and Logistics Manager on general safety and logistics coordinate logistics activities; including travel arrangements, hotel reservations, booking of venues for workshops, airport pick-ups and provide detailed updates on on-going and proposed programme activities in the states as well as weekly and monthly comprehensive security reports to the Chief Safety and Logistics Manager
QUALIFICATION
Candidate(s) must hold a degree in management, logistics or other related disciplines.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role is required for this position.
A good knowledge of the Northern region and ability to communicate fluently in Hausa language is essential for this position.
S/he must have good management, interpersonal and coordination skills.
Previous experience in a similar role is mandatory for this position.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
These appointments will be for a short term contract up to six months. The programme offers highly competitive salary packages. However, local terms and conditions are applicable.
TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit an application and updated Cvs to include contact mobile numbers and email address to: cvs@gridconsulting.net
Or through the link on our website at: www.gridconsulting.net
Interviews will commence after the closing date with a view to successful candidates commencing work immediately.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
DUE DATE: 2nd November, 2012.

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