Directorate of Technical Aid Corps,
Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, invites applications from
suitably qualified Nigerians for the recruitment into the Nigerian Aid
Corps Scheme for the 2012 - 2014 Biennium.
The Technical Aid Corps (TAC) 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 1987 to complement direct financial aid from Nigeria to ACP countries through skills exchange towards strengthening international understanding and cooperation.
The Federal Government of Nigeria in 1987 established the Nigerian Technical Aid Corps (TAC) 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 22 January 1993 and officially documented on 5 May 1993, thus giving it a legal backing and framework.
As an instrument of Nigeria’s foreign policy, the TAC programme is an alternative to direct financial 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
- 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.
- 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
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified Nigerian professionals for the recruitment into the Nigerian Aid Corps Scheme for the 2012 – 2014 Biennium. The scheme is designed to provide manpower assistance in specific area, on request, from African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Prospective candidates are therefore expected to be highly competent in their respective professions and of impeccable character. Applications are invited from the following professionals:
2.) Nursing And Midwifery:
- Candidates must be in possession of a First degree or its equivalent in designated disciplines from recognized universities.
- 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.
- 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.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Photocopies of Certificates
- Photocopy of NYSC discharge Certificate/Exemption certificate
- All foreign certificates are to be authenticated by the Federal Ministry of Education.
- Candidates who had previously undergone orientation are still eligible and therefore need not apply
- Applications would not be entertained after closing date.