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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. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.

CLINICAL CARE SPECIALIST


Job ID: 13-9557
Location: Niger
Grade: I
Project/Program: A512 - Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: State Team Leader

OVERVIEW
The objective of the Clinical Care Spe...t position is to manage the MSH CaTSS ART program in a manner that strengthens integrated delivery of comprehensive HIV/TB and PMTCT services in partnership with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.
Management Responsibility
Together with CaTSS headquarter and State Staff, spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the comprehensive ART services provided under the CaTSS project.
Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State and LGA project plan in collaboration with the Advisors and State Teams.
Take lead in the establishment of comprehensive HIV/TB care and treatment services as well as PMTCT services in CaTSS focus states.
Be part of the State capacity building and supervisory team ensuring quality PMTCT/ART/TB service delivery at supported health facilities
Provide technical support on HIV care and treatment including PMTCT, ART, adherence, OI management to state partners and facility based multi disciplinary teams.
Participate in activities to scale up HIV and PMTCT services to underserved communities in target States.
Liaise with the HMIS staff to ensure functional PMTCT/TB/ART monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems as required in the project PMP
Periodically monitor ARVs and OI drug stocks in the facilities and advocate for timely procurement and distribution.
Represent MSH CaTSS project at the state and LGA level on matters of PMTCT,TB/HIV collaborative activities and ART.
Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services.
Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Accountability
Supervision:
Works independently with authority from the State Team Leader, within strategy and policy guidelines.

Decision Making:
Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

Responsibility over data or information:
Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding program data generation and management.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Medical Degree (MD) and appropriate licenses and registration with Nigerian Medical and Dental Council
At least 5 years experience with HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.
A graduate degree in public health will be an added advantage.
Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature on HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
Experience in developing country health care programs.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results in a timely manner

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (SCMS) SPE...T
Job ID: 13-9558
Location: Kwara
Dept/Unit : GEN (General)
Group/Office: HPG
Project/Program: A512 - Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: State Team Leader

OVERVIEW
The objective of the SCMS spe...t position is to provide technical leadership that will ensure the reliable availability of diagnostics, ARVs, and drugs for HIV treatment, care and support as well as other consumables at designated health facilities in each focus state supported by the USAID funded CaTSS project, in close coordination with the supply chain management systems (SCMS) Advisor.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of all SCMS activities implemented under the CaTSS project in the designated focus state
Member of the state project management team that is responsible for overall project implementation and performance at the field level.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide technical assistance (TA) to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) to streamline the process for requesting HIV/AIDS medical supply by the partner health facilities and order the same from state medical stores.
Provide TA to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) to ensure the institutionalization of efficient and effective inventory management system at designated partner health facilities
Working closely with the SCMS Advisor, coach and mentor service providers and state government partners to strengthen the SCMS capacity at the state level and in each partner health facility.
Utilizing adapted tools, build the capacity of relevant health facility staff (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) on forecasting, inventory management and reporting.
Institute a system to ensure accountability of the commodities issued to the health facilities by ensuring that service providers regularly carry out stock verification and reconciliation of records when and where necessary
Working closely with the SCMS Advisor, provide TA to the state logistics technical working group (TWG) to ensure the implementation of a harmonized logistic management system and framework
Provide TA to the state government and partner health facilities to ensure the efficient collection and safe disposal of expiries across the supported sites in the state, in line with national and USG waste drive policy.
Liaise and network with relevant CaTSS partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for SCMS at the state level.
Take responsibility for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of supply chain management activities implemented under the CaTSS project and within the project PMP framework
Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep the state team leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Participate at state-level SCMS technical working group (TWG) meetings hosted by SACA/SASCP or other international agencies as required.
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The SCMS Spe...t will be a highly skilled pharmacist with a minimum of 5 years field level experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC, particularly those related to supply chain management.
Must be registered with the relevant professional body-Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN).
Have an excellent grasp of SCMS issues and current literature on SCMS in a developing country context.
Have an excellent understanding of comprehensive ART programming, including program design, implementation and evaluation.
Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and data analysis as maybe required.
Must possess the ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action;
Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.

EEO Statement:
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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DUE DATE: 14 May, 2017

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