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Employment Opportunities at The Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

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: Case Management / MIP Officer

Job ID: 13-11088
Locations: Zamfara, Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa
Slot: 4 Openings

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) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020. PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Technical Malaria Lead.
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer’s responsibilities will include ensuring the availability of updated national policies and strategic documents to SMEPs, LGAs, and health facilities; providing TA to SMEP to improve malaria case management including diagnostic, and MIP with focus on IPTp at health facilities; coordinating with SMEP to ensure planned trainings occur as planned, and followed up trainings conducted; supporting the planning of and participating in ISS, and ensuring the coordination of malaria case management and MIP/IPTp activities within SMEP and with partners.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Engage the State Malaria Elimination Program, SMOH, SPHCDA, and relevant partners to adopt/adapt the latest national malaria case management and MIP policy (specifically for IPTp), guidelines and strategies
  • In collaboration with the State Technical Malaria Lead (STML), provide malaria technical expertise in the development and monitoring of the state malaria annual work plan (AOP).
  • Work with the STML to build capacity of State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP), health providers at supported health facilities and in the community in provision of quality malaria case management and MIP services, specifically for IPTp.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP and SMOH in the implementation of a Quality of Care guidelines for malaria services at the state level, Quality Assurance of diagnostic testing, and linkages of positive malaria cases to treatment for both uncomplicated and severe malaria cases.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP and SMOH on effective engagement of public health service providers, and compliance with case management and MIP/IPTp national guidelines
  • Collaborate with other PMI-S state project team to support roll-out of malaria policy guidelines, SOPs and Job aids to health workers in public and private health facilities through continuous professional development (CPD) programmes.
  • Contribute to preparation of project reports, documentation of good practices, technical publications, and success stories.
  • Contribute to visibility of PMI for States Project work through innovative presentation of project approaches and results at state, federal and international levels.
  • Work with the SME team to monitor and analyze overall state data, particularly malaria case management, and IPTP data.

Requirements

  • A first Degree in a Health field, preferably in Nursing or Medicine and a Master's Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Management related discipline, or equivalent training.
  • At least 5 years' experience in health program management in developing countries, three of which should be in providing clinical services at health facilities; and at least 2 years’ experience providing TA to health facilities on malaria case management and MIP/IPTp, according to latest national/WHO treatment guidelines.
  • Previous experience working with MAPS or SuNMaP1 will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with State Health departments, SPHCDA, partners supporting SMOH, and LGAs to achieve results.
  • Experience with MIP/IPTp interventions, and familiarity with MIP/IPTp national guidelines, and strategies.
  • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing TA to health workers to strengthen their technical, management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Good written skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, and team-building skills, to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and sub-partners, as well as external relations with the State Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Case Management / MIP Officer

Job ID: 13-10894
Location: Abuja

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) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.   PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Technical Malaria Lead.
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer’s responsibilities will include ensuring the availability of updated national policies and strategic documents to SMEPs, LGAs, and health facilities; providing TA to SMEP to improve malaria case management including diagnostic, and MIP with focus on IPTp at health facilities; coordinating with SMEP to ensure planned trainings occur as planned, and followed up trainings conducted; supporting the planning of and participating in ISS, and ensuring the coordination of malaria case management and MIP/IPTp activities within SMEP and with partners.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Engage the State Malaria Elimination Program, SMOH, SPHCDA, and relevant partners to adopt/adapt the latest national malaria case management and MIP policy (specifically for IPTp), guidelines and strategies
  • In collaboration with the State Technical Malaria Lead (STML), provide malaria technical expertise in the development and monitoring of the state malaria annual work plan (AOP).
  • Work with the STML to build capacity of State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP), health providers at supported health facilities and in the community in provision of quality malaria case management and MIP services, specifically for IPTp.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP and SMOH in the implementation of a Quality of Care guidelines for malaria services at the state level, Quality Assurance of diagnostic testing, and linkages of positive malaria cases to treatment for both uncomplicated and severe malaria cases.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP and SMOH on effective engagement of public health service providers, and compliance with case management and MIP/IPTp national guidelines
  • Collaborate with other PMI-S state project team to support roll out of malaria policy guidelines, SOPs and Job aids to health workers in public and private health facilities through continuous professional development (CPD) programmes.
  • Contribute to preparation of project reports, documentation of good practices, technical publications, and success stories.
  • Contribute to visibility of PMI for States Project work through innovative presentation of project approaches and results at state, federal and international levels.
  • Work with the SME team to monitor and analyze overall state data, particularly malaria case management, and IPTP data.

Requirements

  • A first Degree in a Health field, preferably in Nursing or Medicine and a Master's Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Management related discipline, or equivalent training.
  • At least 5 years' experience in health program management in developing countries, three of which should be in providing clinical services at health facilities; and at least 2 years’ experience providing TA to health facilities on malaria case management and MIP/IPTp, according to latest national/WHO treatment guidelines.
  • Previous experience working with MAPS or SuNMaP1 will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with State Health departments, SPHCDA, partners supporting SMOH, and LGAs to achieve results.
  • Experience with MIP/IPTp interventions, and familiarity with MIP/IPTp national guidelines, and strategies.
  • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing TA to health workers to strengthen their technical, management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Good written skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, and team building skills, to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and sub-partners, as well as external relations with the State Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Data Quality Assurance (DQA) Officer

Job ID: 13-11087
Locations: Zamfara, Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa
Slot: 4 Openings

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 Data Quality Assurance (DQA) Officer position is to support data quality management, including data collection, quality checks, and reporting at the state, LGA and community levels as applicable.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the State M&E / HSS Officer in the implementation of M&E activities, including data collection, data quality checks, and reporting.
  • Provide support and build capacity of LGA and health facility M&E officers in data quality management
  • Participate and provide technical support in monthly LGA data validation meetings.
  • Conduct routine data quality assessments at health facilities in conjunction with LGA M&E officers
  • Support conduct of quarterly DQA exercise in primary and secondary health facilities across the state.
  • Review health facility data monthly to identify and address data quality issues prior to reporting.
  • Document data quality issues and share with the SMEP M&E officer, LGA M&E officers and health facilities for necessary corrections.
  • Develop follow up action plans and ensure that all identified data quality issues are resolved by the LGA M&E officers and HFs at the end of each reporting month
  • Where relevant, work with State iCCM Data Officer to ensure iCCM data are collated, analyzed, presented at review meetings, and used for iCCM programming.
  • Represent the program in technical fora, such as the SMEP M&E Sub-committee meetings.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or closely related discipline with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. A post-graduate degree in a related Medical Statistics and Epidemiology discipline is an added advantage.
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of malaria M&E systems in Nigeria and/or comparable country contexts.
  • Familiarity with data validation tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of use of DHIS2.
  • Excellent computer skills, including in Excel and in at least one statistical software package, preferably Stata, alternatively SPSS or R; knowledge of other data software an advantage, such as mapping software.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing malaria program data, with a record of achieving program objectives.
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of health systems’ dynamics and challenges in data management in relation to Nigeria’s response to malaria.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexible and open to extra working hours, if necessary.
  • Very good negotiation and communication skills and ability to express views and ideas.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: State Technical Malaria Lead

Job ID: 13-10871
Location: Cross River

Overview

  • The Presidents Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by the Management Sciences for Health (MSH).
  • The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, Local Government (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) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.  
  • PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.  
  • The State Technical Malaria Lead, Cross River State will be responsible for supporting the State Coordinator, Cross Riverwith technical leadership of the program, and contribute to operational oversight.
  • The position holder will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on malaria control and elimination to USAID PMI and key stakeholders including the State Malaria Elimination Program.

Specific Responsibilities

  • To provide strategic technical direction to the program by coordinating the development of the technical aspects of the program implementation approaches and ensuring appropriate consultations with stakeholders at all levels.
  • To provide general technical support to the SMEP on malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy (MIP), including developing case management and MIP tools, participating in technical working groups, and providing technical leadership.
  • To collaborate with SMEP (State Malaria Elimination Program) and SMoH staff to strengthen quality improvement and supervision systems for malaria interventions.
  • To provide or delegate appropriately to members of the program technical team, technical support to all relevant levels of government to strengthen malaria control with particular focus on state to LGA and on down to facility and community levels for delivery of malaria control interventions.
  • To proactively solve problems and technical challenges which may arise during program implementation and when necessary draw upon the expertise from Malaria team of specialist at country level, including the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor.
  • To coordinate the program senior technical team to plan for, provide technical input in and monitor activity implementation.
  • To contribute to the output harmonization of the program.
  • To represent the program in malaria technical sub-committees and other meetings as agreed with the State Coordinator.
  • To line manage a team of technical advisors to ensure effective delivery of their job descriptions and manage their performance into a high performing team.
  • To adhere to MSH Standards of Technical Excellence (STEs) and carry out actions required to achieve or sustain standards.
  • To manage medium to long-term consultants as agreed by the State Coordinator.
  • To represent the program in relevant workshops or conferences as agreed with the State Coordinator.
  • To act as an organizational resource point for relevant technical issues in the state.
  • To provide support in advocacy and communication efforts relevant to the SMEP.
  • To ensure that program M&E data and lessons are collated, analyzed, interpreted and used to inform programmatic decisions.
  • To document program achievements and proactively have these shared through various channels such as written program updates and peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Medical degree, Masters in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing and managing malaria and other health programs in developing countries
  • Demonstrated experience managing successful teams comprised of experienced professionals
  • Demonstrated technical leadership, program management, strategic planning, policy experience and problem solving skills working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment are required
  • Previous experience with or good knowledge of USAID operating procedures (proposal development and submission, monitoring and evaluation and reporting) an added advantage
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and communicate information to both health and non-health audiences, and achieve consensus on policy, project, research, and administrative matters
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, tact and diplomacy are required to establish and develop sustainable working relationships at the highest level and a high level of trust with public/private organizations. Verbal communication skills are also used to negotiate activity plans and resolve activity implementation issues with counterparts, partners and team members. Excellent written communication skills are required to prepare regular and ad hoc reports, activity documentation and briefing papers.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook, Access, SPSS and other statistical and other relevant software) are required for effectively operating in this position. Good computer skills are required to implement, analyze, and monitor, and manage activity goals, inputs, outcomes, and achievements.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation / Health Systems Strengthening (M&E / HSS) Officer

Job ID: 13-11089
Locations: Zamfara, Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa
Slot: 4 Openings

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 M&E/HSS Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Coordinator. S/he will provide technical leadership of PMI-S HSS interventions, including the roll-out and integration of PMI-S M&E plans in the states with other HSS activities as well as generating strategic data for program management, reporting, and documentation of best practices. The position will use analyzed and triangulated HMIS, LMIS, and surveillance data at strategic policy and management discussions to influence state HSS.
  • S/he will build the capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in use of evidence to influence HRH, health financing, and service delivery system decisions. S/he will provide timely analyzed data to inform AOP processes. The position will build capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in monitoring AOP implementation and budget performance to inform mTWG decisions.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance in the planning and implementation of all state and LGA level M&E / HSS activities.
  • Develop and implement an M&E / HSS plan for the program in the state, in collaboration with the State Coordinator
  • Take lead in the implementation of PMI-S state level Task Order M&E plans and state work plan and reporting on USAID indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Coordinator.
  • Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PMI-S central database and ensure timely M&E / HSS technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  • Build capacity of SMEP and LGA M&E officers in monitoring and evaluation, data management and data use.
  • Support the SMEP team to analyze and use data to inform decisions and guide malaria interventions.
  • Participate in data quality review meetings at the state and LGA levels
  • Work with SMEP and LGAs to train health workers in the use of HMIS tools.
  • Support monitoring of quality of service at health facilities.
  • Take lead in implementation of selected health systems interventions including for example evidence-based state malaria annual planning to fit into state planning and budgeting cycle.
  • Support state malaria partners to build an evidence base to monitor state malaria program performance towards elimination goals.
  • Provide HRH analytics to inform state HRH deployment and management practices.
  • Engage with the State DHPRS, SPHCDA, State Health Insurance Scheme to mainstream state malaria budgets in state government budget.
  • Provide TA in analysis and management of a state Malaria Data Repository drawing from the federal MDR instance; and promote dissemination of information to policy and decision makers through bulletins and policy briefs.

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.
  • At least 5 years of experience strengthening selected health systems at state or federal level in Nigeria.
  • Strong analytical, advocacy and program planning skills required.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ hands-on monitoring & evaluation experience, with good understanding of health system strengthening.
  • Minimum of 4 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 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.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and facilitation of training activities.
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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