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Vacancy- Health Programme Development Manager- Abuja Nigeria

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Region Africa - West and Central
Country Nigeria
Job Location Abuja
Position Type Fixed Term
Budget Responsibility £2.5 - 5 million
Line Management Responsibility 1 - 5
Annual Salary and Benefits £32,112 per annum plus full benefits for you and your family
Contract Duration 25 months
Closing date for applications 9 November 2008



Save the Children (UK) Nigeria is seeking an experienced health professional to provide technical leadership and oversight to the growing portfolio of work in health programming, operations research, and advocacy.
The position is also responsible for guiding future strategy and developing the portfolio of future work.  The Health Programme Manager coordinates Save the Children’s technical engagement in a new maternal, newborn, and child health initiative in 4 northern Nigerian States funded by DFID and NORAD.  The Initiative is aimed at facilitating improved governance, health systems strengthening, and maternal, newborn and child health services, and building local institutional capacity to undertake operations research in the health sector.   Nigeria is also one of the focus countries for Save the Children’s priority child survival campaign.

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We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself.  We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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Arrested Nigerian Blogger , Now in the hands of EFCC

Jonathan Elendu, the Nigerian blogger recently arrested in Abuja has apparently been transfered into the custody of the EFCC, one wonders on what grounds and what kind of message the govenment is sending out with this kind of action.

Bloggers now form an important part of the media mix, In most progressive societies  the bloggers  are allowed  to express opinions freely  this latest  trend  cannot  be  a positive development and in all  honesty will  not  have  the desired effect infact  the people in charge should realise they are about to intensify the impact of Nigeria related blogs.

Instead of the current unhealthy approach, please charge Jonathan Elendu to court if you have a case against him or release him immediately if not.

For more Information on this read

Global Voices

48th Independence day celebrations, Abuja House, Kensington London

Pictures from the Independence day celebrations held in London at the residence of the Nigerian High commissioner to the United Kingdom  His Excellency, Alhaji Dalhatu Tafida and his wife.

Other guests Included Dr Peter Obi, Ananmbra state Governor and Dr Yomi Majekodunmi Ogun State representative.


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And a surprise visit from Charles Oputa, a.k.a. Charly Boy



14th International Association of Peace-Keeping Training Centres (IAPTC) conference.


Nigeria's capital city of Abuja will from Monday play host to more than 150 participants from about 60 countries, who will be attending the 14th International Association of Peace-Keeping Training Centres (IAPTC) conference.

The IAPTC is an organisation of military, police and civilian training institutions involved in the education and training of service personnel in Peace Support Operations.

Ahead of the conference, representatives of top military, police and civilian training institutions across Africa, representing the African chapter of the IAPTC, have arrived in Abuja for this weekend's discussions aimed at finalising details of the proposed African Standby Force (ASF).

Rear Admiral John Jonah, Commandant of the Nigerian Defence College - the host body of the week-long meetings -- told journalists here that issues relating to the setting up of the Standby Force, the deployment of the troops and the training of the Force would be at the centre of the African chapter of IAPTC meeting.

Admiral Jonah said the operational Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the African Standby Force (ASF) and its funding would also be looked at to ensure that the objectives of the Force are met.

"The international conference of Peace-Keeping Centres will be preceded by a meeting of its African chapter, this weekend in Abuja. Thankfully, our patron and former (Nigerian) head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, will be at the meeting. The meeting will focus mainly on the African Standby Force, its deployment, funding, and training. We will also take a critical look at the MOU for the Force.

"At the international meeting, though the conference is open to any organisations or individuals interested in education and training of peace operations, advocacy groups would not be allowed here. It is not a forum for advocacy groups to promote causes or is it an occasion for the addressing of operational issues," he said.

The Canadian and Nigerian governments are jointly funding the international conference.