VACANCY: Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is recruiting for various positions

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The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

Job Title: Senior Malaria Technical Advisor

Job Type: Full Time  

Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA  

Job Field: Medical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit 

Experience: 10 years

Location: Abuja

 
Job ID: 13-10900
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Project Director
Grade: L

Overview

  • MSH seeks candidates for the position of Senior Malaria Technical Advisor for the USAID-funded U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative for States project.
  • The goal of the project is to support the Government of Nigeria to deliver high quality malaria services in public and private health facilities and build capacity of stakeholders at the LGA, state, and national level to develop and implement effective policy that will lead to malaria control and elimination.
  • The PMI-S Project will act as a resource and a catalyst to the MoH and state teams to help achieve the targets and goals agreed upon within the National Strategic Plan for Malaria 2014-2020.
  • The project will focus at the state level primarily on improving service delivery of high quality prevention, diagnosis, and treatment commodities for malaria services. At state and national level the project will strengthen health systems and the governance of NMEP and SMEP members to effectively coordinate and roll out cross cutting areas of improvements to the health information system and advocacy, communication and social mobilization for malaria.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor is a member of the senior leadership team and will support the IDIQ at the central level and liaise with state teams to ensure quality technical service is provided to task orders as needed.
  • The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor will be instrumental in the design, development, and management of malaria initiatives and will provide the technical and strategic leadership to stakeholders at every level of the health system.
  • The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor will supervise a team of technical advisors that will manage direct service delivery and cross cutting areas as needed in the project and will also serve as the Deputy Chief of Party for the project.

Project Management:

  • Collaborate with PMI-S senior management team to oversee the implementation of program activities at the federal level and subnational levels.
  • Lead the development and monitoring of the annual work plans and work closely with the COP to ensure that departmental work plans are implemented and monitored on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Lead development of quality technical deliverables and reports for submission to USAID and MOH.
  • Participate in meetings with the Ministry of Health and USAID/ PMI to share progress, accomplishments, and challenges and ensure common understanding of current as well as future strategic direction with guidance of the COP.
  • Deputize the COP and serve acting COP in absence of the incumbent. Also perform other duties as assigned by the COP.
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Party, Director of Finance and Operations, and State Team Director and the MSH Headquarters to allocate and utilize project resources in the most efficient way and ensure effective technical, budgeting and financial management.
  • Lead a team of Senior Technical Advisors in both service delivery areas (prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and pharmaceutical management) and cross cutting areas (HMIS, HSS, Private Sector, and ACSM) to deliver quality malaria control and lead to elimination targets.

Vision and Technical Strategy:

  1. Provide overall technical leadership and strategy for all technical areas as issued within the procurement.
  2. Support health policy reform initiatives and processes at the NMEP and SMEP to increase efficiencies and decrease the MoH’s reliance on externally funded consultants.
  3. Oversee improvements to coordination and harmonization at the national level and more effective service delivery at sub-national levels for malaria services focused on prevention and case management. Develop the scale-up of mentoring and supportive supervision programs at all levels of the health system as it relates to malaria control.
  4. Oversee initiatives at the MoH to evaluate, standardize, and institutionalize policy and control programs including scale up and pilot of interventions. This includes improvements to malaria diagnosis through RDTs and microscopy, and accurate treatment of both uncomplicated and severe cases of malaria using national treatment guidelines.
  5. Work with other USAID and donor funded projects and relevant sections within the MoH to ensure that cross cutting areas such as improvements to the HMIS, and ACSM are integrated with other health initiatives and adequately monitored and evaluated to show best practices and value for money.
  6. Offer guidance for public sector institutional development practices.
  7. Develop strategies to increase sensitivity to gender equity and female empowerment; accountable for ensuring that gender and capacity development activities are integrated into all project activities.
  8. Coordinate the project’s work with the private sector.
  9. Coordinate all consortium partners’ Technical Advisors and their supporting staff in country and globally.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Public Health (preferred PhD or MD equivalent) in infectious diseases focused on malaria or other vector borne illnesses.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing and implementing complex health care service programs in developing countries in a senior management position. (Previous Deputy Chief of Party or Technical Director Experience preferred.) Understanding of US Government policies and procedures, or of other donors, is a plus.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and sub-partners, as well as external relations with the Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with the structure, systems and policies of the health sector in Nigeria or in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (a must).
  • Demonstrated experience building capacity of government professionals (mentorship, coaching or other) to achieve results amidst challenges will be an added advantage
  • Experience in public or private sector for malaria prevention and/ or case management services.
  • Demonstrated success achieving results in multiple malaria disciplines (e.g., LLIN distribution, malaria prevention, malaria in pregnancy, diagnosis, treatment of acute and severe malaria, academic or operational research in malaria).
  • Experience in developing policy and harmonized approaches in a highly diverse population.
  • Strong communication skill to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Advanced professional proficiency in English is required.
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Job Title: Program Officer

Job Type: Full Time  

Qualification:  BSc

Experience: 3 years

Location: Abuja

Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit   Project Management  
 
Job ID: 13-10905

Location: Nigeria-Abuja

Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)

Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group

Project / Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH

Reports To: Senior Program Officer

Grade: H

Overview

  • The Program Officer will support the grant management, stakeholder management, fulfilment of donor and organizational reporting requirements, development of communication products and more.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support project stakeholder management efforts.
  • Represent the project within the stakeholders’ community.
  • Support the development of concept notes, guidance documents, manuals etc.
  • Support management of project subawards
  • Support the documentation and dissemination of best practices.
  • Support the development and dissemination of communication products including fact sheets, success stories, technical briefs, reports, publications and more.
  • Manage the project office secretariat.
  • Support the design and or upgrade of the project grant management and tracking tools.
  • Support the design and or upgrade of the grant comprehensive data management system.
  • Support measurement of project outputs and outcomes and report on project effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Support the preparation and submission of project donor reports

Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in any field. Post graduate qualification desirable.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in program management.
  • Experience designing, developing and or using program management tools.
  • Experience working with government and donor stakeholders.
  • Experience in project implementation across the HIV, TB, Malaria landscape.
  • Experience managing communication with a multiplicity of stakeholders.
  • Experience in development of concept notes, checklists, guidance documents, manuals, SOPs etc
  • Experience developing and disseminating communication products including success stories, fact sheets, donor reports, technical briefs and publications.
  • Experience developing and using work plan tracking and program management tools.
  • Experience with program reporting requirements.
  • Experience using editing soft wares and packages
  • Experience using infographic soft wares and packages.

Job Title: Consultant II

Job Type: Full Time  

Qualification:  MBA/MSc/MA  

Experience: 10 years

Location: Abuja

Job Field: Consultancy   NGO/Non-Profit  
 
Job ID: 13-10920
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
Reports To: Director Finance & Admin
Grade: Consultant

Overview

  • Background: The overarching aim of the Global Fund Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system.
  • The RSSH grant aims to continue strengthening and expanding the capacity of systems to address health issues in a sustainable, equitable and effective manner, including for the three diseases. By strengthening systems for health, it is also expected that they will be prepared for and able to cope with any potential future shocks. While disease grants provide preventive, diagnostic, treatment, care and support services, as well as help strengthen disease-specific enablers to ensure effective implementation of disease programs, RSSH investments contribute to addressing system- wide constraints that not only affect the three diseases but other health programs as well. To this end, the Global Fund’s RSSH investments help strengthen the level of integration of national HIV, TB and malaria programs into national systems for health.
  • The GF RSSH project in will be focusing on (1) Health Management  Information Systems [HMIS], (2) Procurement and Supply Chain Management [PSM], (3) Integrated Service Delivery [LAB].The Sub-Recipients for these 3 key elements will be the Department of Health Planning, Research & Statistics [DHPRS], the National Product Supply Chain Management Program [NPSCMP], and NCDC respectively.
  • In an attempt to strengthen the capacity of the Sub recipient of the PR on the RSSH project which was based on the capacity assessment of the SRs, a consultant would be engaged to support the development of a risk management and procurement policies. The consultant would also be tasked with installing and training NCDC staff on accounting / financial management software.

Specific Responsibilities

  • In an attempt to strengthen the capacity of the Sub recipient of the PR on the RSSH project which was based on the capacity assessment of the SRs, a consultant would be engaged to support the development of a risk management and procurement policies. The consultant would also be tasked with installing and training NCDC staff on accounting / financial management software.

Description of Services to be provided:

  • Support the development of a risk management policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Install and train on accounting / financial management software for NCDC staff.
  • Update NCDC procurement policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Submit a final report at the end engagement period.

Deliverables [1]:

  • Submission of risk management policy and SOP – January 31 2020
  • Submission of NCDC procurement policy and Standard Operating Procedures – January 31 2020
  • Installation of accounting and financial management software – February 29 2020
  • Submission of Final Report – March 31 2020

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Business Management.
  • Professional Certification with ICAN
  • Minimum10 years experience as an Financial Management Specialist
  • Experience with Global Fund funded projects..
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”.
  • Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management.
  • Understands the principals of adequate documentation and of audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
  • Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.

Job Title: Senior Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Job Type: Full Time  

Qualification:  MBA/MSc/MA  

Experience: 7 years

Location: Abuja

Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit  
 
Job ID: 13-10908
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Director, Surveillance Monitoring & Evaluation (SM&E)
Grade: I

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Overview

  • The US President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) is a 5-year USAID funded project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and partners to support NMEP and selected states to deliver quality malaria services. MSH seeks to recruit a Senior SM&E specialist with excellent understanding and experience of the interplay between malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and overall strengthening of health systems in Nigeria.
  • The position will support PMI-S surveillance, monitoring and evaluation activities at the federal, state, LGA and community levels, and may include routine monitoring activities, ensuring the AMELP is implemented as planned, leading data quality checks and data review meetings, and working with the team to ensure data is used to adapt program delivery.
  • The position will be responsible for providing technical assistance to both NMEP and SMEP on managing the National Malaria Data Repository, writing abstracts and other technical documentation, revising key national and state documents, and use of data and information for decision making.
  • PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support and management for overall monitoring and evaluation functions of the PMI for States Project Task Order 2 (federal level activity). These tasks include, among others:
  • Support the development and implementation of the SME technical strategy for Task Order 2 and AMELP implementation.
  • Develop detailed annual work plans for Task Order 2.
  • Develop and implement a project work plan performance monitoring framework/plan that ensures that project activities align with required deliverables and project targets in the AMELP.
  • Establish a system and tools for collecting, analyzing and reporting on Task Order performance according to the AMELP; and take the lead for timely and complete reporting by all project staff, consortium partners, and grantee partners.
  • Organize internal data review meetings to ensure data is used to improve project performance, and flag underperformance or issues with the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor and the Project Director.
  • Ensure data quality by conducting several data quality checks on the data during the project period.
  • Take the lead in drafting relevant components of quarterly and annual reports.
  • Report data to the USAID web-based implementing partner reporting system.
  • Update the AMELP on an annual basis.
  • Enter data and manage the project database.
  • Create customized dashboards for all project staff.
  • Build capacity of government entities (NMEP, SMEP and others), and selected stakeholders on SME including required reporting.
  • Provide TA in adapting the national SME tools and techniques to improve the quality of data generated and reported.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP, LGAs and Health Facilities in the areas of data quality, data analysis and visualization.
  • Compile lessons learned from state malaria SME implementation and make strategic technical inputs at NMEP SME subcommittee meetings, malaria TWG, and other key meetings to support adoption of SME best practices.
  • Mentor NMEP and SMEP to manage the National Malaria Data Repository (NMDR) where NHMIS, NHLMIS, surveillance and survey data, and other datasets are analyzed and reported visually to aid decision making.
  • Provide technical direction to NMEP and SMEP on using NHMIS and NHLMIS data to strengthen rational use of ACTs.
  • Collaborate with PMI / Nigeria partners (Breakthrough Action Nigeria, GHSC-PSM, WRAIR, VectorLink and others to jointly analyze state data and present a quarterly PMI state-by-state picture for reporting and presentation at different forums.
  • Support the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor to conduct operations research.
  • Develop technical products (highlights, briefs, success stories, abstracts, presentations, papers, etc).
  • Use different data sources to routinely triangulate data and share with project staff and stakeholders to promote use of data for decision-making.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Science, Statistics or other relevant field.
  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded public health programs; excellent understanding of SME and health systems strengthening in Nigeria, 5 years of which should be on a malaria-specific SME activity. Experience with PMI and USAID systems will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working closely with the NMEP and SMEPs, and familiarity with the structure, systems and policies of the health sector in Nigeria is necessary.
  • Successful experience designing and implementing M&E programs
  • Practical experience working with DHIS2 is required.
  • Experience establishing data quality assurance systems, proven analytical skills and ability to design data collection instruments, and analyze and interpret data. Evidence of successful implementation of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methods.
  • Demonstrated experience building capacity of government professionals in Surveillance Monitoring and Evaluation (mentorship, coaching or other) to achieve results amidst challenges will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience with software applications related to project planning and monitoring.
  • Experience working on complex projects
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, and negotiation skills; experience leading teams, proactivity and ability to make timely effective decisions.
  • Willingness to travel within project areas as needed.
  • Must possess excellent management, documentation, presentation, and written communication skills.

Job Title: Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) Associate

Job Type: Full Time  

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  

Experience: 2 – 3 years

Location: Abuja

Job Field: Logistics   NGO/Non-Profit   Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain   
 
Job ID: 13-10904

Location: Nigeria-Abuja

Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)

Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group

Project / Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH

Reports To: Director, Supply Chain Management

Grade: E

Overview

  • PSM Associate is to support the delivery of supply chain transformation program in Nigeria health sector by assisting in the strengthening of the National and State Level PSM Coordination and Governance, Integrated Warehousing & Distribution System, National PSM Data Management / NHLMIS and strengthening of National Policy and Regulatory Environment.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare internal and external documents for the implementation of different activities,
  • Help to schedule meetings, collate required documents for activities, reports and meetings
  • liaise and collaborate internally with finance, Operations and Procurement Unit to ensure smooth implementation of PSM activities
  • provide support for the SR and other partners in the implementation of different capacity building sessions and system strengthening activities
  • Offer Support in aggregating and analyzing supply chain data and processes to identify, quantify and support potential Supply Chain strengthening investments and related initiatives.
  • Provide input in the development of concept notes, activity implementation guidance documents, manuals etc.
  • Provide support in the implementation of RSSH grant activities
  • Track implementation of action points from meetings and obtain updates
  • Work with the PSM team to ensure smooth running and functionality of NHLMIS platform and data reporting across all ATM diseases program in Nigeria
  • Support project stakeholder’s engagement efforts
  • Collaborate with partners to monitor the activities of State and Local government Logistics Management Coordinating Units (LMCUs) and Data management services
  • supporting the preparation and submission of donor narrative and data reports
  • Offer support in Identifying critical issues and decisions to be made and potential consequences in cost and Supply Chain performance
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a University Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, B. Pharm, Pharm D.
  • Masters in Supply Chain, Public health or Pharmacy is an advantage.
  • At least 2 – 3 years’ experience in Public Health Supply Chains (systems, stakeholders and networks) in Nigeria.
  • Experience of working effectively within a matrix management/ project management environment
  • Inventory control and replenishment management
  • Tracking and monitoring of last mile deliveries (LMD)
  • Experience in the development of national tools and documents
  • Experience in development and deployment of data quality management systems and tools
  • Logistics Management Information Systems (LMIS)/NHLMIS
  • A good experience of national distribution and warehousing system
  • Experience of working with State and Local government Logistics Management Coordinating Unit (LMCU)
  • Supply Chain Performance management, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and standards
  • Experience of working on donor funded projects- Global Fund, PEPFAR etc.
  • Proficient in the use of supply chain tools quantimed, pipeline etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Capacities:

  • Strong analytical skill
  • Very strong report writing skills
  • Sense of ownership and pride in performance and impacts
  • Team player
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral & Written communication skills.
  • Ability to use national data collection and reporting tools in relation to HIV, TB and Malaria services.
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

Job Title: Procurement Associate

Job Type: Full Time  

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  

Experience: 2 years

Location: Abuja

Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit   Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain  
 
Job ID: 13-10906

Location: Nigeria-Abuja

Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)

Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group

Project / Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH

Reports To: Procurement Specialist

Grade: E

Overview

  • The Procurement Associate will team up in the procurement unit to provide effective and efficient Procurement, Contract, Supplier Management, and logistical support to MSH by understanding and using both the MSH and the Global Fund Procurement and Operational Guidelines.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Review accuracy and completeness of specifications of goods / services to be procured
  • Support the preparation and issuance of Requests for Quotations, Invitation to Bids, Request for Proposals to potential bidders.
  • Support development of draft contracts with for clearance and approval by management
  • Assist the Procurement Specialist in the management of contracts, long-term agreements in accordance with MSH rules and regulation, procedures,
  • Support the undertaking of market research to identify and recommend potential suppliers, facilitate the registration of new vendors and compile data / documents to support the selection of suppliers, ensuring standard processes are followed.
  • Support the preparation of Purchase Orders, in order to support the procurement of appropriate goods and services.
  • Contribute to negotiations with suppliers on terms and conditions of orders, alongside the Procurement Specialist, in order to obtain the best value for MSH.
  • Support the monitoring of performance of suppliers in reference to established Key Performance Indicators and take necessary steps to facilitate compliance to agreed contracts
  • Support the research, collection and analysis of data in order to produce reports to enable informed decision-making by the Procurement Unit, and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Maintain relationships with internal and external counterparts, to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting all requirements.
  • Support the compilation of consolidated Procurement Plans on the basis of review of all Annual Work Plans.
  • Compile logs for Request for Quotation, Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, Memorandum of Agreement, Memorandum of Understanding, Contracts, Long Term Agreement etc.
  • Maintain up-to-date and complete records, documentation and filing of all procurement processes to support regular updates on procurement timelines and ensure regular communication within MSH of the expected delivery timelines.
  • Maintain an accurate and updated supplier database in support of MSH procurement requirements showing current status including active, inactive or blacklisted suppliers.
  • Familiarize with the use of various MSH procurement systems such as the QuickBooks.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by Management.

Qualifications and Experience
Required Minimum Education:

  • A University degree in any field. A master’s degree will be an added advantage

Required Minimum Experience:

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the procurement
  • Knowledge of and experience in GF and NGO Operational Rules and Regulations
  • Proficiency in current MS Office software applications and other procurement software is essential. Familiarity with QuickBooks will be an asset.
  • Experience in managing procurement plans and contract tracking tools
  • Ability to work under pressure and excellent and human relation skills

Knowledge, Skills, Capacities:

  • Strong analytical skill
  • Very strong report writing skills
  • Sense of ownership and pride in performance and impacts
  • Team player
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral & Written communication skills.
  • Ability to use national data collection and reporting tools in relation to HIV, TB and Malaria services.
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

Method of Application
Use the link(s) below to apply on company website. https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/intro

Note: Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

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