Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate of Technical Aid Corps (TAC), Abuja, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the recruitment into the Nigerian Aid Corps Scheme for the 2012/14 Biennium.
Technical Aid Corps scheme is a viable volunteer programme operated by an African Country Across (ACP) countries. From independence, aid and technical assistance have been at the core of Nigeria’s foreign policy objectives.
TAC began in nineteen eighty seven to complement direct financial aid from Nigeria to ACP countries through skills exchange towards strengthening international understanding and cooperation.
The Federal Govt. of Nigeria in nineteen eighty seven established the Nigerian Technical Aid Corps (NTAC) scheme as a foreign policy tool that would serve specific national interests.
The statute establishing the scheme – Decree 27 – was signed into a law on twenty two January nineteen ninety three and officially documented on five May nineteen ninety three, thus giving it a legal backing and framework.
As an instrument of Nigeria’s foreign policy, the TAC programme is an alternative to directfinancial aid for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations.
It is designed, not only to provide manpower assistance in all fields of human endeavour, but to also represent a practical demonstration of South-South cooperation. (South-South refers to underdeveloped and developing countries in the southern hemisphere).
Key objectives of the scheme are:
Sharing Nigeria’s know-how and expertise with other ACP countries
Giving assistance on the basis of assessed and perceived needs of recipient countries
Promoting cooperation and understanding between Nigeria and recipient countries
Facilitating meaningful contact between youths of Nigeria and those of recipient countries
Complementing other forms of assistance to ACP countries
Ensuring a streamlined programme of assistance to other developing countries
Acting as a channel through which South-South collaboration is enhanced
Establishing a presence in countries which, for economic reasons, Nigeria has no resident diplomatic mission.
Applications are invited from the following professionals:
1.Medicine:Professionals needed include General Practitioners
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Ophthalmic Retinal Surgeons
2.Nursing And Midwifery:
Nurse and Public Health Nurses. Etc
Christian Religious Knowledge
Islamic Religious Knowledge
Arts & Crafts
Food Science Technology
Tourism Studies specializing in travel operations
Banking and Finance
Geography and Health Science
Medical Electronic Engineers
MO with Lep/TB Background or
Modern African History
Textile & Weaving
Art & Crafts
Banking and Finance
Computer Programming & Technology
Sociology and Social work
Urban Transportation Planning
System Dynamics & Technology Policy
Research & Planning
Testing and Evaluation
Bio-diversity (Environmental Management)
Beef Cattle Production
Natural Resource Economics
Environmental Microbiology/ Biotechnology
Vector Biology/ Parasitology
Thermal Machine Design
Road and Transport
Electronics or Nuclear Physics
Process Control and Instrumentation
Plant Layout and Production Planning
Textile Chemical Process
Quality Control in Textile
Chemical Engineering and Geo-physics
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Adult Care Nursing
Community health science
Occupational health specialist
Chemical Nursing (Medical surgical)
Farm animal anatomy
Production management (with engineering background)
Public/Social Service/Industrial Economics
Cooperative Studies; (Theory and Practice, Legal systems, Organization and Management, Agric Cooperative Management, Auditing and Accounting).
Risk Management and Insurance
Hotel and Tourism Management
Hotel Food Production
Management Information Systems
Accounting Information Systems
Doctors of Veterinary Medicine
Agric Extension and Development Officers.
Livestock production Experts
Carpentry and Joinery
Tailoring and Vulcanizing.
Candidates must be in possession of a First degree or its equivalent in designated disciplines from recognized universities.
They must have at least 3 years post NYSC experience.
Candidates applying as Artisans must possess Full City and Guilds certificate and other professional certificates in their respective trades.
Additional higher degree as well as ability to communicate in French, Spanish and Portuguese Languages may be an added advantage.
Lecturers in all disciplines must possess PhD or Masters degree with a minimum of 5 years lecturing experience.
Knowledge of ICT is compulsory.
The last date for submission of application 14th November, 2012
How to apply?
A typewritten application should be submitted to the Directorate with the following details:
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Photocopies of certificates
Photocopy of NYSC discharge certificate/exemption certificate
All foreign certificates are to be authenticated by the Federal Ministry of Education.
Applications should be addressed to:
Directorate of Technical Aids Corps
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
No. 35, Alex Ekwueme Way,
Cadastral Zone Jabi District,
Garki Main Post Office,
Candidates who had previously undergone orientation are still eligible and therefore need not apply
Applications would not be entertained after closing date.
CLOSING DATE: 14th November, 2012
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