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Ongoing recruitment at The Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Regional Senior Communications Officer

Job ID: 13-11070
Location: Nigeria
Grade: J
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Country Project Director.
Slots: 2

Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
  • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
  • The Regional Senior Communications Officers will lead PMI-S Project’s Tasks Order 3 and 4 communications program respectively in the four states of Cross River Region – Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi and Oyo and four states of Nassarawa region – Nassarawa, Benue, Plateau and Zamfara.
  • S/he will collaborate with the states project leadership, the Abuja-based project leadership, technical staff, key state stakeholders and USAID to develop and implement communications strategies that promote PMI/Nigeria and USAID visibility, convey project achievements to target audiences, and contribute to project success and organizational growth.
  • The Officers will ensure that state-of-the-art communications approaches and systems are integrated across multiple project initiatives, develop compelling content, and promote a culture of quality across various project documents.
  • The Officers will contribute to donor deliverables including Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reports, and Annual Work Plans; and will collaborate with USAID and other USAID implementing partners on the issues related to communication.

Specific Responsibilities

  • With guidance of the project leadership team, the MSH Nigeria Communications Lead, the USAID Communications Specialist, and the MSH headquarter Senior Lead for Strategic Communication; develop a PMI-S Project Task Order 03 communications strategy and plan. The strategic plan will define key audiences and best approaches for reaching them with the required information.
  • S/he will work closely with USAID and PMI/Nigeria implementing partners to define and implement communication priorities and activities. Liaise with donor communications officers to align strategies and enhance visibility within donor audiences.
  • Assemble and build capacity of a diversely skilled Task Order 03 project staff, SMEP, SMOH and SPHCDA in the 4 states to implement audience-focused, results-driven communications strategies in collaboration with project and country leadership.
  • Establish and implement standard operating procedures, mechanisms, and relationships for collection and organization of information, knowledge, and experience from the project and its partners, and for its documentation and distribution through relevant channels.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that the program’s identity, brand, and strategic messaging is in accordance with donor requirements and organizational strategies, and that all communications comply with the relevant USAID branding and marking requirements, and review and approval processes.
  • Manage the development of print and online publications, videos and photo essays, conference presence and events, and social media and web updates. Write and produce creative and compelling content that conveys technical information in clear and accessible manners to key audiences. Contribute to effective donor reporting.
  • Manage distribution and dissemination of PMI-S materials in hardcopy and online; coordinate with HO communications and knowledge management teams to maintain a system of information sharing and to establish digital and appropriate hard copy files for all publications and project communications.
  • Provide TA to SMEP, SMOH and SPHCDA in the four states to make quality presentations at state, federal and international forums.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public health, or other related discipline. Preferred: Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study.
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible, related experience is required.
  • Excellent English writing skills, with ability to convey complex technical information in clear, compelling language without technical jargon.
  • Experience with public health communications and relevant technical areas required.
  • Understanding of USAID/donor, including trends, audiences, and requirements and experience in the implementation of USAID-funded global projects required.
  • Demonstrated experience developing communications strategies, annual plans, and materials related to relevant project technical areas.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and a demonstrated capacity to establish clear and concise communication with team members, senior management, and partner organizations across cultures to deliver results.
  • Experience in the production of print and digital communications content and dissemination strategies.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally as necessary.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: The position holders will work from the MSH State Field Offices in Cross River and Nassarawa.

Application Deadline  31st May, 2020.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Regional Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (RSMTA)

Job ID: 13-11054
Location: Nigeria
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Deputy Project Director / Senior Malaria Technical Advisor, Abuja.
Grade: J

Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
  • The Regional Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (RSMTA) will provide technical support and strategic direction to the SMEP for not only strengthening laboratory practices (both microscopy and RDT) but also manage overall malaria quality of care interventions. S/he will work in close collaboration with the State Malaria Technical Lead, as well as with WRAIR to increase utilization and standardization of laboratory practices.
  • In addition, s/he will support QoC interventions according to national guidelines and standard operating procedures. S/he will provide technical supervision to a team of 4 State Technical Malaria Leads that will provide TA to the State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP) and to health providers at health facilities in Cross River, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom and Ebonyi states. S/he will support work-planning activities at the state level.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee the availability, and support the SMEP to ensure the adherence of health providers to national guidelines and standard operating procedures for all malaria interventions conducted by PMI-S, including malaria diagnostic QA/QC, and quality of care for malaria case management.
  • Collaborate with WRAIR to plan, and monitor QA/QC interventions at state level.
  • Participate in need-based capacity building and trainings of trainer’s program of laboratory staff.
  • Contribute in the development of states annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Collaborate with states M&E Advisors on managing both monitoring and evaluation of laboratory related data collection and analysis.
  • Participate on integrated supportive supervisions, and EQA team activities.
  • Establish linkages with all relevant stakeholders, and participate in technical working groups to strengthen QA/QC of malaria diagnostics, and other related malaria areas.
  • At State level, work specifically with State Senior Malaria Technical Leads (SSMTL), and coordinate with other staff at the state level to ensure coherent design, management, monitoring and reporting of PMI-S state malaria program.
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of the state malaria annual work plan (AOP), and promote/advocate planning malaria diagnostic interventions.
  • Work with State Coordinators to ensure that malaria diagnosis interventions are included in work plans, are implemented and monitored on quarterly basis.
  • Engage the State Malaria Elimination Program, SPHCDA, relevant SMOH entities and partners to support QA/QC process and have common understanding of current and best laboratory practices as well as future strategic direction. to Provide frequents updates both written and oral to state coordinators, sharing progress, accomplishments, and challenges.
  • Collaborate with the State Coordinator and the Finance and Operations Manager to optimize and utilize project resources in the most efficient way to achieve project results.
  • In collaboration with WRAIR, develop and roll out a mentoring and supportive supervision programs at all levels of the health system and in each state as it relates to malaria diagnostic.
  • Oversee quality of malaria quality of care at state level including engage the private health sector in planning and implementation of malaria QA/QC, and QoC in private health facilities.
  • Contribute to writing project reports, documentation of success stories, and technical publications.
  • Contribute to the visibility of PMI for States Project through innovative presentation of project approaches and results at state, federal and international levels.
  • Maintain a personal expertise in clinical laboratory practices and innovative technology and equipment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, with a professional degree in laboratory medicine or equivalent.
  • At least 8 years post qualification experience working in a laboratory setting.
  • Good understanding of the essential package of health and laboratory services needed at each level of the health system to facilitate implementation of malaria diagnostic package, and quality of care.
  • Program management experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in laboratory capacity building, monitoring and supervision including the ability to plan and conduct trainings in malaria diagnostic (RDT and microscopy).
  • Familiarity and experience in implementing a comprehensive laboratory system and services including QA/QC, and accreditation systems.
  • Willingness and availability to travel between states.
  • Experience with basic database management and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power point.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with State Health departments, SPHCDA, partners supporting SMOH, and LGAs to achieve results.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
  • Demonstrated organizational, strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, and team building skills, to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members, as well as external relations with the State Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.
  • Experience working with USAID funded projects will be a plus.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  31st May, 2020.

 

 

 

Job Title:  Regional Senior Technical Advisor – Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation / Health System Strengthening (SME/HSS)

Job ID: 13-11069
Location: Cross River and Nassarawa
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Grade: J
Number of Positions: 2

Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
  • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
  • The Regional Senior Technical Advisor Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation/Health System Strengthening (SME/HSS) will provide technical leadership state M&E/HSS interventions in the region. S/he will also be responsible for supporting work planning activities at the state level, generating strategic data for program management, reporting, and documentation of best practices.
  • The position holder will use analyzed and triangulated HMIS, LMIS, and surveillance data at strategic policy and management discussions to influence and guide HSS interventions in the states. S/he will build the capacity of SMEP in use of evidence to influence HRH, health financing, and service delivery system decisions.
  • S/he will provide technical supervision for four M&E/HSS officers based in each region. Region one – Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi and Oyo states and region two Nassarawa, Plateau, Benue and Zamfara states.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance to SMEPs in the region in the planning and implementation of all M&E/HSS activities.
  • Support state M&E/HSS Officers in the implementation of PMI4States state level M&E plans and work plan and reporting on program indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Coordinator.
  • Support the states teams to establish systems for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PMI4States central database.
  • Build capacity of SMEP and state DPRS in monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, data interpretation and data use to inform decisions and guide malaria interventions
  • Participate in data quality review meetings at the state level.
  • Work with state M&E/HSS Officer and SMEP to train health workers in the use of HMIS tools.
  • Work with the State Coordinators in the implementation of selected health systems interventions including, for example, evidence-based state malaria annual operational plans (AOPs) to fit into state planning and budgeting cycle.
  • Engage with the State DPRS, SPHCDA, and State Health Insurance Scheme to mainstream state malaria budgets in state government budget.
  • Support state malaria partners to build an evidence base to monitor state malaria program performance towards elimination goals.
  • Participate and provide technical input in state-level malaria program review meetings.
  • Provide TA to the states in management of Malaria Data Repository at the state level, drawing from the national MDR instance; and promote dissemination of information to policy and decision makers through bulletins.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on generating and triangulating data to inform State health systems strengthening.
  • Strong analytical, advocacy and program planning skills required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ hands-on monitoring & evaluation experience, with good understanding of health system strengthening at state or federal level.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 3 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in malaria programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with USAID reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for malaria control.
  • Excellent data analysis, presentation, use and reporting skills.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications, including DHIS2 for data management.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision and mentoring of staff at state level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and facilitation of training activities.
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
  • This advertisement will be closed early if we are able to find enough suitable candidates

Application Deadline  31st May, 2020.

 

 

 

Job Title:  iCCM Technical Advisor

Job ID: 13-11071
Location: Ebonyi
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Senior Technical Malaria Lead
Grade: I

Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
  • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
  • The objective of the iCCM Technical Advisor position is to coordinate public and private sector stakeholders for quality implementation of iCCM in Ebonyi state. The position will support all iCCM related activities, including development of iCCM work plans, selection and training of iCCM service providers, data management, supervision, and documentation in line with Nigeria National iCCM guidelines.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate implementation of project activities with the state malaria lead and SMEP.
  • Engage with Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVs), Community Pharmacists (CPs) and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the iCCM program is utilizing standard FMOH iCCM policies, guidelines and training materials.
  • Lead the development of iCCM work plans that are integrated into the state malaria work plans. Work to integrate iCCM with other child survival programs, particularly with nutrition programs and state Saving One Million Lives program.
  • Coordinate all iCCM related trainings, data collection, supervision, and DQA, working in close collaboration with the STML, SMEP and Child Health Unit of the SMOH.
  • Ensure information on iCCM trainings, supervisions and service data are entered into iCCM database in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with iCCM Data Officer on data management and ensure that iCCM indicators are adequately tracked and reported.
  • Work with relevant partners to link demand creation in the community for iCCM and health services in facilities.
  • Represent MSH in relevant iCCM activities such as iCCM meetings, and stakeholders’ meetings at the state level.
  • Support the state team to conduct supervisory visits to iCCM service providers to assess progress, ensure quality services are provided, and address implementation challenges.
  • Ensure that iCCM supervisors conduct monthly supervision, submit iCCM reports and participate in review meetings.

Qualifications and Experience

  • MPH or Bachelor’s degree in public health or a health related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in program implementation in the field of malaria, iCCM or IMCI.
  • Deep knowledge of capacity challenges, needs and opportunities in collaborating with PPMVs and the private sector in general.
  • Familiarity with iCCM international best practices and Nigeria iCCM national guidelines, training packages, supervision, data collection processes and tools, and reporting.
  • Experience with community level health interventions, including demand creation.
  • Willingness to travel to hard-to-reach areas in project location.
  • Basic M&E experience and experience with basic database management,
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of at least one local language of the project state is an added advantage.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
  • This advertisement will be closed early if we are able to find enough suitable candidates

Application Deadline 31st May, 2020.

 

 

 

Job Title: State Support Intern

Job ID: 13-11075
Location: Yobe
Grade: Intern
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A559 – Nigeria GF Malaria
Reports To: State Specialist

Overview

  • The State Support Intern is ideally a generalist who will work in close collaboration with the State Specialist (PSM &/ M&E), and project partners on all aspects of project management and implementation at the state level.
  • S/he assists the State specialists in providing oversight to LGA level routine activities eg. LGA data validation meeting, data entry, supply chain data collection, last mile distribution of health commodities, trainings and so on.
  • The State Support Intern, will assist the State Specialist in ensuring that the project functions efficiently, providing oversight to all project activities. s/he will assist with logistic processes in project related procurements and documentation. Additionally, s/he will assist the State Specialist in assuring that all technical activities under the project are implemented in a timely and effective manner.

Specific Responsibilities
In collaboration with the State Specialist and the in-country team the State Support Intern will be:

  • Responsible for filing of all activity reports in both soft and hard copies
  • Assist in the project’s quality assurance processes
  • Participate in accessing activity progress to ensure that the partners and local contractors maintain close, adherence to work plans, meet designated milestones, deliverables, benchmarks, and provide technical assistance when needed.
  • Support in knowledge management activities, including documentation of success stories, lessons learnt and activity reports.
  • Assist in monitoring program implementation and use of resources.
  • Support oversight of routine activities such as data validation, LMIS data review and Pharmacovigilance report collation
  • Support routine SCMS Monitoring and Supportive Visit  to supported health facilities
  • Support in monthly inventory of other malaria related health products in the state medical stores.
  • Support data entry routinely at the state level
  • Keep inventory of project equipment at the state level
  • Ability to travel domestically as required to support program activities.
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate degree in Public Health, Health Economics, or a health-related field required.
  • One year or less of experience in public health and health systems strengthening required;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, stakeholders, and donors.
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office Packages-Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential.
  • Training development and facilitation skills.
  • Programme Management skills.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 14th May, 2020.

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