High Commission of Canada Recruitment for Consultants – RMNCH

The High Commission of Canada – Global Affairs Canada’s international development mission is to lead Canada’s international effort in poverty alleviation and humanitarian assistance in line with Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy.

We are inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant – Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH)

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • Through the High Commission of Canada to Nigeria, Global Affairs Canada is seeking consultants to provide technical assistance and advisory services for the monitoring of its development programming in Nigeria for a period of 6 months (approx. Sept. 2017 to March 2018).
  • Global Affairs Canada is seeking a Consultant, with significant expertise in Public Health with a focus on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH).
  • In Nigeria, this refers to expertise in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), reduction in the burden of key diseases and harmful practices affecting women’s and children’s health, health system strengthening, gender equality and women’s empowerment and rights.

Requirements
In applying for this consultancy, candidates must meet the following requirements:

Education:

  • Post-graduate Degree from an accredited, recognized institution in a relevant discipline such as Public Health, Global Health, Women’s Health, Health Systems Administration, International Development or another related field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience working on international development projects focusing on RMNCH, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH), health system strengthening, human resources for health, reducing the burden of key diseases and harmful practices affecting women and children.
  • Demonstrated experience of 5 years or more providing advice, including drafting briefing notes, sectoral analyses, and monitoring and assessment reports for senior decision makers in donor agencies, government or civil society organizations or private sector. Samples of work to be supplied upon request.
  • Demonstrated experience in performing monitoring and/or external evaluation.
  • Prior experience with donor funding and donor approaches to RMNCH and SRH, health system strengthening, reducing the burden of key diseases and harmful practices, preferably for the Government of Canada.
  • Significant experience in the following thematic/sectoral subject matters: Public Health, RMNCH, SRHR, Adolescent Health, Gender Equality, Health System Strengthening.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Nigeria’s health system at federal, state and local government level including knowledge of Nigeria’s health strategies, plans and flagship programs.
  • Knowledge of results-based management (RBM) including the function of the logic model (LM) and performance measurement frameworks (PMF), and theories of change
  • Knowledge of development implementation issues and challenges to achieving project results

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated skill in time management and delivery of finalised reports/deliverables by deadline
  • Ability to arrange and undertake travel to northern areas of Nigeria in potentially security-compromised contexts

Level of Effort:

  • The level of effort is anticipated at up to 140 days, from signature of contract until March 31st, 2018. This includes travel within Nigeria, production of various reports, presentations, and analyses related to project contexts, sectors, and progress towards results.
  • The intensity of work will be variable, with periods of heightened activity followed by periods of relatively low levels of activity.
  • The specific scheduling of work will be agreed upon in the workplan developed by the successful candidate and approved by Global Affairs Canada

Application Closing Date
7th August, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Candidate CV (limit 4 pages) and Cover Letter (limit 2 pages) demonstrating how the candidate meets requirements 1-5 in the list above
  • A separate document containing written responses to the questions below

An email with these three documents as separate attachments in word/pdf should be sent to: ABUJADA@international.gc.ca

Questions
Responses must be limited to 300 words for each question. Any submission beyond this word count will not be considered. Please use complete sentences. The responses will form the basis of assessing requirement 10 above on written communication skills:

  • Question 1: Please describe challenges to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in states of northern Nigeria, particularly for women and adolescents.
  • Question 2: Please describe how the challenges faced by adolescent girls are different from those faced by adolescent boys in facing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
  • Question 3: Please describe effective development approaches that can be taken at the community, local and state level to address the barriers contributing the maternal and child mortality in northern Nigeria.

Note

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Only applications respecting the page/word limits will be considered.
  • A full set of Terms of Reference is also available upon request by writing an email to: ABUJADA@international.gc.ca by July 28th, 2017.

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