Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Job Recruitment (8 Positions)

MSH


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 position below:

1) Job Title: Finance Associate

Job ID: 13-10843
Location: Abuja
Grade: E
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A559 – Nigeria GF Malaria
Reports To: Senior Accountant

Overview

  • The Finance Associate is
    responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant/Finance Manager with
    safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the
    Global Fund against fraud, loss or misuse.
  • The Finance Associate is
    responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in
    accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and
    any cost principles imposed by the donor agency. 
  • The Finance Associate is aware
    of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all
    activities
Specific
Responsibilities
  • Prepare payment vouchers
  • Payment of vendor invoice
  • Properly code all transactions
  • Payment of expenses, including
    per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Prepare and control advances
  • Preparation of purchase orders
  • Assure balances of unused
    portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account
  • Reconcile advances, including
    review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering
    into QuickBooks
  • Maintain accounting files
  • Follow up on outstanding
    advances and assure timely reconciliation
  • Control consumption of project
    (petrol, electricity, water, telephone)
  • Participate in the improvement
    of the accounting system and the system of internal control
  • Create all financial reports as
    requested by supervisor
  • Preparation of forms for
    statutory deductions and their remittances to the appropriate authorities
  • Process online payments
  • Other tasks as requested by
    supervisor
Qualifications
and Experience
  • Minimum of university degree or
    HND in Accounting
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience
    in accounting
  • Extensive knowledge of GF rules
    & regulations and experience with GF projects
  • Ability to use basic accounting
    software (i.e. QuickBooks) or comparable software
  • Demonstrate good judgment and
    sound financial “common sense”
  • Verbal and written language
    skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding,
    reading and the ability to conduct business in English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and
    interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook
  • Advanced reporting skills
  • Computer skills including
    proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (excel spreadsheets,
    word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience)
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently,
    prioritizes tasks, and meets deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team 
  • Understanding of the tenets of
    cash control and asset management, and must be able to complete timely and
    accurate account reconciliations
  • Ability to follow MSH and donor
    policies and procedures for procurement and documentation, and ensure
    adequate accounting documentation for a proper audit trail
Application Closing Date
17th October, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

2)Job
Title: Senior Technical Advisor, Monitoring & Evaluation

Job ID: 13-10840
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Project Director, PMI-S.
Grade: L

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
    M&E Advisor with excellent understanding and experience of the
    interplay between malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and
    overall strengthening of health systems in Nigeria, especially the health
    management information system (HMIS) strengthening. The senior advisor
    will serve as the main point of contact for PMI for States Project’s
    Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation (SME) activities, including
    operational research (OR) and will have overall responsibility for SME
    including establishment of an M&E strategy and framework for
    monitoring performance of the IDIQ and all Task Orders, development of an
    M&E plan that specifies baselines, output, outcome and impact
    indicators, annual targets, data sources, and major assumptions for TOs.
  • At the federal level, the
    position will strengthen the capacity of NMEP to generate strategic data
    for program management and for decision-making, while at the state levels
    the position will support state SME strengthening interventions leading to
    improved quality of data generated and reported by health facilities and
    LGAs.
Specific
Responsibilities
  • Provide technical leadership
    and management for overall monitoring and evaluation functions of the PMI
    for States project. These tasks include, among others:
    • Develop and implement the SME
      technical strategy for the IDIQ and each of the TOs specifying baselines,
      outputs, outcome and impact indicators, annual targets, data sources, and
      major assumptions for TOs. S/he ensures that TO AMELPs are harmonized
      with the overall IDIQ AMELP
    • Develop detailed annual work
      plans for each Task Order
    • Develop and implement a
      project workplan performance monitoring framework/plan that ensures that
      project activities align with required deliverables and project targets
      in the AMELP.
  • In alignment with the National
    HMIS, establish a system and tools for collecting, analyzing and reporting
    on IDIQ and Task Order performance according to the AMELP; and take lead
    for timely and complete reporting by all project staff, consortium
    partners, and grantee partners.
  • Tailor the data to each core
    audience’s needs and 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
  • Report data to the USAID
    web-based implementing partner reporting system.
  • Build capacity of government
    entities (NMEP, SMEP and others), and selected stakeholders like grantee
    CSOs on SME including required reporting
  • Provide TA in adapting SME
    tools and techniques to improve the quality of data generated and
    reported.
  • Provide TA to the NMEP 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 and malaria TWG to support adoption of SME
    best practices
  • Mentor NMEP and SMEP to manage
    the National Malaria Data Repository (NMDR) where HMIS, LMIS, 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 HMIS and LMIS data to strengthen rational use of
    ACTs.
  • Take lead in the design and
    conducting of project studies like the baseline analysis/assessments,
    health facility assessments and community iCCM assessments.
  • Coordinate the preparation of
    all IDIQ and Task Orders quarterly progress reports, annual project
    reports, inception reports, ad-hoc technical reports, and success stories
    for submission to USAID.
  • Recruit, supervise and appraise
    project SME staff at the federal and state levels, and strengthen their
    technical and managerial capacity through seminars, hands-on training,
    mentoring and coaching.
  • In collaboration with
    PMI/Nigeria and NMEP, identify operational research questions for
    implementation by PMI-S.
  • Take lead of the learning
    component of PMI-S as per USAID requirements.
Qualifications
and Experience
  • At a minimum, a Master’s degree
    in Social Science, Epidemiology, Statistics or other relevant field.
  • At least 15 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 on a malaria-specific SME activity.
    Experience with PMI and USAID systems is an asset.
  • Experience working closely with
    the NMEP and SMEPs.
  • Successful experience designing
    and implementing M&E programs, including developing logical framework,
    M&E strategies and approaches.
  • Prior experience 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.
  • Knowledge of and experience in
    training and developing local capacities on M&E.
  • Prior experience in design and
    implementation of a project learning agenda.
  • Demonstrated experience with
    software applications related to project planning and monitoring.
  • Experience working on complex
    projects.
  • Experience integrating gender
    in M&E plans.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility,
    diplomacy, conflict management, team building, and negotiation skills;
    experience leading teams 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.
Application Closing Date
14th October, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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.


3) Job
Title: Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Job ID: 13-10836
Location: Nigeria
Grade: J
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health
    (MSH) is seeking a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for a
    potential 2-year USAID-funded contract, to be implemented in the South
    South, South West and North East regions of Nigeria.
  • This project is designed to
    improve the quality and delivery of sustainable, high-impact,
    evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions in Nigeria. Using a data-driven
    approach, this project will improve Nigeria’s capacity to effectively
    expand, coordinate, finance, and manage HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • MSH saves lives and improves
    health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to
    effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from
    more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford,
    Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is
    highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to
    making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives
    and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people
    by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
  • This position is subject to
    project award and funding
Job
Descriptions
  • The Director for Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Learning will oversee the monitoring and evaluation
    (M&E) system for reporting progress, and maintain reporting procedures
    and guidelines in compliance with USAID systems.
  • The Director of M&EL will
    be expected to develop a strong monitoring and evaluation plan consistent
    with USAID and PEPFAR results frameworks, coordinate the collection of
    data including conducting field visits for data validation, monitor the
    quality and completeness of data sets, contribute to the development of
    the program, and document project performance against established outputs
    and indicators.
  • S/he will also be responsible
    for building the capacity of the local, state, and federal Government of
    Nigeria, Ministry of Health (MOH), and other stakeholders in the
    collection, utilization, and dissemination of data as well as ensuring
    that all monitoring and data collection activities are harmonized and
    information is shared.
  • S/he will also assist the MOH
    to monitor programs and assess the robustness of implementing
    organizations’ data collection and M&E mechanisms. The Director will
    also oversee junior M&E staff and will work with partners to implement
    the project’s implementation research agenda.
Specific
Responsibilities
  • Design and implement the
    Project’s M&E system in close coordination with the technical team,
    including the development of performance indicators, setting annual
    targets, monitoring project progress against annual targets, ensuring
    timely data collection, writing quarterly and annual reports, and liaising
    with the project financial team to track the budget in relation to all
    project results and outcomes.
  • Provide technical inputs to the
    technical team in order to assist in developing program goals and
    objectives as well as M&E tools and strategies, and provide monitoring
    data to strategically inform the decisions on project performance and
    future direction to the project.
  • Lead the conduction of a
    baseline study for all performance indicators that require a baseline
    value.
  • Develop and implement a quality
    improvement system for the project focusing on the systematic
    strengthening of data quality for all program data.
  • Support the MOH to enhance a
    health sector M&E framework and monitor health system strengthening
    interventions.
  • Provide regularly updated
    reports on the status of implementation, according to project goals,
    objectives, and indicators to the Chief of Party, USAID, PEPFAR and other
    program managers as required.
  • Collaborate with the project
    technical team in identifying project activities, processes, and/or
    outcomes that are worthy of documentation, and design a system for
    capturing lessons learned and best practices.
  • Support the production of
    technical briefs and other technical documents on the project
    accomplishments.
  • Support preparations for
    external and internal assessments, reviews, and/or evaluations
    commissioned by the donor agency and MSH throughout the implementation of
    the project.
  • Work with consultants and
    partners to implement the project’s implementation research agenda.
  • Adhere to MSH procurement
    integrity and institutional standards and procedures in all project
    management responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as
    assigned.
Qualifications
and Experience
  • A master’s degree in
    Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, or a related discipline.
  • At least five (5) years of
    demonstrated experience designing and implementing monitoring and
    evaluation activities for complex public health programs in Nigeria.
  • Three (3) years of managing MEL
    responsibilities for USG-funded programs.
  • Excellent command of monitoring
    and evaluation methodologies.
  • Knowledge of M&E issues
    related to improvements in quality integrated health services and support
    programs, particularly programs focusing on HIV and TB.
  • Previous experience
    implementing and managing a rigorous M&E system, including developing
    and monitoring performance monitoring plans that track performance as
    sub-results/results and by funding stream.
  • Knowledge of data collection
    protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification is essential,
    as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this
    information to allow for changes in program implementation.
  • M&E experience in the
    health sector desired, particularly in health systems strengthening.
  • Ability to write quality
    reports for donors.
  • Knowledge of and experience in
    operational and/or implementation research experience highly desired.
  • Past experience leading and
    building the capacity of M&E officers, including remote, field-based
    staff, to meet program needs and deliverables is desired.
  • Extraordinary organizational,
    verbal, and written communication skills to manage project communications
    and disseminate project information.
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel,
    Word, PowerPoint, and DHIS2. Experience working with a statistical
    analysis software (STATA, SPSS or alike) highly desired.
  • Experience with
    USG/USAID/PEPFAR programs/projects and reporting requirements required.
  • Strong written and oral
    presentation skills and professional proficiency in English required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build
    consensus and navigate complex political contexts. Ability to develop
    effective working relationships with USAID, state and local governments,
    and other program partners and counterparts.
  • Previous supervisory experience
    highly desired
  • Willingness to travel
    frequently within Nigeria.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

4) Job
Title: Communications Lead, MSH Nigeria

Job ID: 13-10714
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group/Office: COM (Communications)
Dept/Unit: COMGEN – Communications
Project/Program: A000 – None Specified
Reports To: Communications Manager
Grade: I

Overview

  • The Communications Lead will be
    responsible for developing and leading communication strategies for MSH in
    Nigeria to grow the profile of MSH and its projects, positioning MSH as a
    leading implementer and source of information about Nigeria’s health
    system improvements. Working directly with both MSH Nigeria Leadership and
    the U.S.-based communications team, this position will help define and
    advance key communications initiatives that increase MSH’s position within
    the global development market.
  • A primary focus for the
    Communications Lead will be to support MSH Projects including MSH Nigeria
    Global Fund activities, creating, implementing, and managing communication
    strategies and activities that contribute to program success and position
    MSH for future growth. In addition, s/he will be in charge of overseeing
    external communications for MSH Nigeria, collaborating with country
    leadership, technical staff, and home office staff to advance the
    company’s position with relevant stakeholders and create a compelling
    dialogue of MSH’s brand to motivate action and improve impact. The
    Communications Lead will also, as required, provide support regionally,
    such as building the communications capacity in MSH country offices in
    West and Central Africa.
  • S/he will engage with key
    stakeholders including federal and state-level government agencies; USAID,
    Global Fund, World Bank, and other donors; and local implementing partners
    including global organizations, private, and civil society, on issues
    related to communication and collaborative learning and action.
Specific
Responsibilities

Plan, produce, and deliver project
communications content (50%):
  • Define donor-focused
    communication, documentation, and dissemination strategies for MSH
    Projects including Global Fund activities in Nigeria, in collaboration
    with project and country leadership.
  • Oversee and produce content to
    meet communications and positioning objectives, coordinating closely with
    project staff. Products and activities may include print and online
    publications, events, media, videos, photos, presentations, social media
    content, and other materials as needed.
  • Liaise with donor and key
    stakeholders on communication activities and efforts, ensuring compliance
    with donor expectations, branding, and marking policies, and reporting
    requirements.
Manage
MSH Nigeria communications (40%):
  • Drive MSH Nigeria’s
    communication strategy to support broader, corporate communication goals,
    increase brand awareness and engagement
  • Lead country communication
    activities including the development of corporate products and management
    of media relations and external engagements, serving as brand ambassador
    for MSH Nigeria
  • Support the development of an
    organizational culture and brand that promotes accountability and high
    performance
  • Strengthen communications
    capacity in the country, projects, and/or regional offices
Support
MSH Regional Communications (10%):
  • Travel to other MSH countries
    in Africa to help with building communications capacity of local staff,
    developing communication strategies and helping implement project
    communications as necessary.
Qualifications
and Experience

Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in
    Journalism, Communications, Public Health, or other related disciplined –
    Required
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant
    field of study – Preferred
Experience:
  • 6 years of relevant experience
    with a Bachelor’s degree, 4 years with a Master’s degree – Required
  • Demonstrated success in
    developing communications campaigns and programs, preferably with
    international public health and/or development programs – Preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to build
    and maintain effective working relationships with donors, stakeholders,
    partners, and project staff at all levels – Preferred
  • Experience with USAID programs/projects
    strongly preferred – Preferred
Knowledge
and Skills:
  • Excellent writing skills, with
    ability to convey complex technical information in clear, compelling
    language without technical jargon.
  • Understanding of strategic
    communications, including leading development and implementation of
    strategic communications plans.
  • Strong knowledge of global
    public health issues including HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis.
  • Strong familiarity with
    emerging communications trends, social media, multi-media and
    multi-platform storytelling, and web content creation and management;
    photography and basic design/layout skills a plus.
  • Strong editorial skills,
    including ability to accurately proofread and review documents for
    language, layout, and formatting consistency.
  • English fluency required,
    including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading. French fluency
    preferred.
Competencies:
  • Independent worker who is
    self-starting and enthusiastic with proven ability to take ownership for
    results.
  • Strong multi-tasking,
    organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills, including
    ability to assess priorities and work gracefully under pressure with
    multiple deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as
    an effective team member in a complex and fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to take
    initiative, to work proactively and independently, and to adapt creatively
    to changing circumstances in low-resource contexts.
  • Able to work with senior
    technical staff to understand their area of expertise, then convey the
    technical and complex concepts in a clear and understandable way to
    diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated good judgment for
    decision-making.
  • Demonstrated competency for
    managing projects through to successful completion with attention to
    detail and quality
  • Ability to make connections
    among colleagues and stakeholders across projects and technical areas to
    ensure maximum visibility and knowledge exchange of key technical
    approaches and lessons
  • Commitment to MSH vision,
    mission, and values
  • Able to create effective
    messages on wide variety of topics.
Physical
Demands:
  • Keyboard use, Pulling drawers,
    Lifting papers <10lbs.
  • Availability to travel up to
    20% of time.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

5) Job Title: Deputy
Chief of Party/Technical Director

Job ID: 13-10835
Location: Nigeria
Grade: J
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Project/Program:P000 – Proposal
Reports to: Chief of Party

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health
    (MSH) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director for a
    potential 2-year USAID-funded contract to be implemented in the South
    South, South West and North East regions of Nigeria.
  • This project is designed to
    improve the quality and delivery of sustainable, high-impact,
    evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions in Nigeria. Using a data-driven
    approach, this project will improve Nigeria’s capacity to effectively
    expand, coordinate, finance, and manage HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • This position is subject to
    project award and funding
Job Descriptions
  • MSH saves lives and improves
    health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to
    effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from
    more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford,
    Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is
    highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to
    making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives
    and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people
    by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
  • This position will be
    responsible for overseeing management and technical operations, ensuring
    that staffing is aligned with the project’s vision, goals, and plans to
    achieve program results.
  • With guidance and support from
    the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Technical
    Director will coordinate the provision of technical services and harmonize
    efforts and maximize synergy and integration between project program areas
    and technical units.
  • Like the COP and all other
    senior staff, s/he will set a positive tone for the entire project and
    inspire staff to apply results-based approaches for timely delivery of
    services to the clients we serve.
Specific
Responsibilities
  • Provide technical leadership
    and managerial oversight for the project and ensure the efficient
    implementation of project activities and the timely reporting of those
    activities to USAID and MSH headquarters.
  • Coordinate collaboration with
    partners, donors, clients and stakeholders, including MSH headquarters.
    Maintain the MSH partnership in such a way that ensures high performance,
    engenders trust and respect, and builds USAID’s confidence in MSH’s
    ability to get the job done.
  • Promote a team approach that
    emphasizes high level performance, creative approaches, review and
    analysis of data, the achievement of project goals and results, and a
    collegial approach that is focused on assisting one another to succeed for
    project staff in Nigeria, as well as support team members in the Home
    Office.
  • When appropriate, act in place
    of the COP.
  • Advise the COP in alignment of
    human resources with project work plans and emerging SOW from the donors,
    MSH, and partners, including on external sourcing of human resources and
    consultants.
  • The DCOP will set direction and
    coordinate annual work plan development, implementation, and review. S/he
    will ensure alignment with MOH and USAID frameworks and strategies
  • S/he will direct efforts to
    write concept notes and new programs to address emerging health and
    programming challenges identified by donors, host countries or through the
    work we do.
  • Contribute to the project
    knowledge management system .
  • Work in close collaboration
    with the MSH Country Representative(s) and Country Operations Management
    Unit (COMUs) to ensure coordinated and effective operational support for
    the project and for MSH within the various countries and the region.
  • Serve as a member of the
    Nigeria Leadership Team. With the COMU Director, adapt and implement
    management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all
    activities funded by the agreement.
Qualifications and
Experience
  • MD with Master’s level or above
    in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years’
    experience working as a senior level manager experience working on public
    health programs in developing countries.
  • In depth experience in HIV/AIDS
    prevention, treatment, care, and support of PMTCT, HIV/TB, OVCs, and
    health systems strengthening.
  • Demonstrated ability to build
    and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly
    interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government
    agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, PEPFAR, and other donor
    organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in
    program management and administration, and contract compliance. Experience
    with USAID projects is required.
  • Must have a proven track record
    of building teams and fostering collaboration in order to achieve goals,
    meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative,
    quantitative, and narrative deliverables. Familiarity with USAID
    regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor
    assisted projects.
  • Track record of strong
    commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting
    creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility,
    diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral
    communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English required
    (oral and written).
  • Willingness to travel within
    Nigeria.
Application Closing
Date

Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
6)Job
Title: Chief of Party


Job ID: 13-10833
Location: Nigeria
Grade: K
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal
Reports to: Project Senior Manager

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health
    (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party to join a dynamic team for a potential
    2-year USAID-funded contract to be implemented in the South South, South
    West and North East regions of Nigeria.
  • This project is designed to
    improve the quality and delivery of sustainable, high-impact,
    evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions in Nigeria. Using a data-driven
    approach, this project will improve Nigeria’s capacity to effectively
    expand, coordinate, finance, and manage HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • MSH saves lives and improves
    health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to
    effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from
    more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford,
    Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is
    highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to
    making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives
    and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people
    by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
  • The Chief of Party leads and
    manages the project with full accountability and authority for the
    development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including vision
    and technical strategy, project management, documentation and
    communication, client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships, and coordination
    and synergy with other MSH projects.
  • This position is subject to
    project award and funding
Specific
Responsibilities

Project Results:
  • Provides high quality technical
    and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the
    project.
  • Serves as the primary project
    liaison from MSH to the donor and is accountable for the achievement of
    results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest
    standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.
Technical
Strategy and Vision:
  • Develop (updates and adapts as
    needed) and execute annual work plans per contract/agreement requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely
    documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for
    maximum project impact using a variety of communication strategies and
    media.
Project
and People Management:
  • Ensure effective
    contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with USAID
    contract/agreement clauses, policies, and Standard Operating Procedures
    (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing,
    structure, and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs,
    local context, and available resources.
  • Manage and mentor the project
    team through regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision,
    rewards, training, coaching and career development support.
Client
and Other Stakeholder Relationships:
  • Build and maintain strong
    working relations with key internal and external stakeholders,
    beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers, and partners.
Internal
Coordination and Synergy:
  • Collaborate with the MSH
    Country Representative and participate as required in activities organized
    in the context of MSH Representation in country.
  • Ensure harmonious collaboration
    with and cost-effective use of the Country Operations Management Unit.
Qualifications
and Experience
  • A minimum of a MPH, MBA,
    Master’s level degree in a related field, or Medicine.
  • At least 10 years of
    progressively responsible, related senior experience is required.
  • Demonstrated subject-matter
    expertise in HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases (malaria and TB), MNCH, health
    system strengthening, and quality improvement/quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated leadership and
    management abilities.
  • Prior experience and success
    directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects in
    Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning
    and visioning skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID
    regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor
    assisted projects required.
  • Proven record of aligning
    diverse, multi-level teams with the project mission and vision.
  • Track record of strong
    commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting
    creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated ability to build
    and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly
    interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with national and
    sub-national government officials and institutions, NGOs, private sector
    groups, USAID, CSOs, and donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility,
    diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral
    communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Professional level of oral and
    written fluency in English required.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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here to apply online

7) Job
Title: Director, Finance and Operations

Job ID: 13-10834
Location: Nigeria
Grade: J
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal
Reports to: Chief of Party

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health
    (MSH) is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations for a potential
    2-year USAID-funded contract to be implemented in the South South, South
    West and North East regions of Nigeria.
  • This project is designed to
    improve the quality and delivery of sustainable, high-impact,
    evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions in Nigeria. Using a data-driven
    approach, this project will improve Nigeria’s capacity to effectively
    expand, coordinate, finance, and manage HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • MSH saves lives and improves
    health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to
    effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from
    more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford,
    Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is
    highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to
    making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives
    and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people
    by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
  • This position is subject to
    project award and funding
Job
Descriptions
  • The Director of Finance and
    Operations (DFO) reports to the Chief of Party (COP) and works closely
    with the project leadership team to provide high-level financial
    management and operations leadership, and contract and grant management
    support.
  • S/he ensures that financial and
    operational functions support the timely and effective implementation of
    the project’s technical scope of work.
  • S/he provides counsel to help
    project leadership ensure that resources are allocated and used in
    compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and
    appropriate standards and procedures.
  • The DFO will liaise with the
    project leadership team, local partners, USAID, and MSH’s headquarters
    regarding any aspects of program implementation, contractual, risk management,
    cost share, governance and all other matters related to finance and
    operations.
  • S/he will work together with
    project leadership team to ensure that all expenditures, payment,
    procurement, and vehicle management are carried out in accordance with
    USAID and MSH standards and regulations.
  • The DFO provides authoritative
    leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring, financial reporting and
    contract matters to ensure timely and effective implementation of the
    program’s activities in Nigeria.
  • The Director of Finance and
    Operations will oversee the financial management for all project activity
    in Nigeria. This includes oversight of procurement, grants, construction,
    logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records. This
    individual will be responsible for managing the contract budget and
    preparing financial reports for submission to USAID.
  • S/he will ensure funds expended
    are compliant with USG regulations and policies.
  • S/he will implement fraud
    mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented
    effectively to support implementation of the award.
  • This position is subject to
    project award and funding
Specific
Responsibilities

Financial Management:
  • Lead program annual budget
    development process that includes managing the annual work plan,
    life-of-project, and activity budgets, and ensuring compliance of program
    expenditures with approved budgets; ensure the consistency, inclusion, and
    accuracy of costs, and that they comply with agreed policy and practices,
    and work with staff in developing budgets for technical activities as
    necessary. Revise overall and sub-budgets as needed throughout the work
    plan year.
  • Maintain systems for program
    budget monitoring and tracking that include financial and contractual
    data. Provide routine pipeline analyses to COP and USAID. Also, provide
    any ad hoc reports requested by USAID or PEPFAR. In addition, perform
    routine financial analysis on program expenditures, documenting and
    monitoring overall performance, analyzing trends, identifying gaps to ensure
    efficient and sound project management.
  • Responsible for coordination of
    contract management activities. Work with program staff, home office, and
    partners to draft, manage, and monitor implementation of contracts.
    Provide routine progress reports to program management team.
  • Serve as a local office lead
    with MSH headquarters for preparation of budgets and budget amendments to
    be submitted to USAID. Submission to the USAID officer shall be reviewed
    by the MSH contracts officer or Senior Contracts officer prior to
    submission.
  • Monitor adjustments to the
    annual budget whenever required.
  • Prepare monthly budget
    monitoring reports for the project, flagging exceptions for management
    action.
  • Coordinate monthly requests of
    funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the program
    has all the necessary funds for the operations.
  • Manage donor drawdowns ensuring
    that cash being requested & received from the donor is spent in a
    timely manner.
  • Ensure all program staff are
    trained on USAID Rules and Regulations and compliance with the Cooperative
    Agreement or Contract.
  • Manage the donor drawdowns
    ensuring that cash being requested & received from the donor is spent
    in a timely manner.
  • Manage MSH business systems
    effectively ensuring timely closure of the accounts and subsequent timely
    dissemination of monthly financial budgets vs actuals reports to budget
    holders. The DFO will prepare regular exception reports, identify gaps,
    and ensure timely disclosure of potential risks for management action.
Grants
Management:
  • Supervise grant and contract
    administration functions. Supervise the grant management team for the
    project.
  • Correspond as necessary with
    grantees, local subcontractors, and MSH Home Office.
  • Lead the design of the grants
    program; make recommendations to the Chief of Party for the selection of
    the grant instruments.
  • Manage the development of the
    Request for Applications; determine appropriate deadlines and scope of
    work. Collaborate with the Corporate Contract Office in the development
    and revision of all grant templates.
  • Participate and be a voting
    member of the selection committee. Prepare, present, and negotiate grants;
    amend as needed.
  • Document the process by which
    grantees are selected for awards; notify applicants and other stakeholders
    of award decisions.
  • Conduct pre-award surveys of
    the grantees and complete capacity building plans and compliance
    monitoring plans for each grantee.
  • Oversee compliance with the
    terms and conditions of the grants. Provide technical assistance to
    grantees to build their capacity.
  • Monitor grantees’ compliance
    with the terms and conditions of the grant and the grantees’ policies and
    procedures.
  • Keep abreast of, interpret, and
    provide training and guidance to project staff and grantees on all donor
    regulations and policies (including but not limited to Circulars A-110,
    A-122). Educate program staff and grantees on agreement compliance and
    operational topics.
  • Approve invoices and payments
    to grantees. Supervise all aspects of grant close out.
Compliance
and Risk Management:
  • Ensure that strong internal
    control systems are in place, and that all staff in country understand
    MSH’s Code of Conduct and MSH’s Zero Tolerance practice.
  • Ensure that systems are in
    place to ensure that operations are managed and that staff act in full
    compliance with local laws, comply with the terms and conditions of
    contract/award and donor requirements, local law, and comply with MSH
    policies and standard operating procedures. Systems are in place to:
  • Ensure that appropriate staff
    members are aware of and understand laws, contract/award and donor
    requirements, and MSH policies and procedures
  • Monitor compliance and ensure
    appropriate segregation of duty in all procurement and payment activities from
    initiation to final payment and documentation.
  • Assist the Chief of Party to
    conduct regular and thorough operational risk assessments in country, and
    to monitor success of risk mitigation and risk control activities.
  • Coordinate execution of
    financial reviews or audits, and ensure timely follow up to review or
    audit conclusions and recommendations in close collaboration with the
    project team.
Administration
and Operations:
  • Provides administrative
    supervision to the project specific support staff and is accountable for
    their performance management (including regular results, check-ins, formal
    appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching, and
    carrier development support).
  • Ensure appropriate segregation
    of duty in all procurement and payment activities from initiation to final
    payment and document within all MSH offices in country.
  • Manage purchase of commercial
    goods and services in accordance with the delegation from corporate
    contract office in HQ.
  • Review and approve purchase
    orders ensuring correct procurement processes & procedures have been
    followed in line with MSH and donor regulations.
  • Assess staff capacity and
    determine needs for staff capacity building and development to improve the
    efficiency and effectiveness of the teams in country, including in
    satellite offices.
  • In liaison with the project
    leadership team, coordinate execution of internal/external financial,
    operations, and program reviews or audits, and ensure timely follow up to
    review or audit conclusions and recommendations.
  • Manage MSH offices and
    facilities, including lease negotiations and property insurance, where
    required.
  • Manage general office services,
    including cleaning and maintenance.
  • Manage Information services.
  • Oversee property and asset
    management, including maintaining inventories and asset registers.
  • Oversee obtainment of local
    insurance as required, inspection, registration and operations for all MSH
    vehicles in country.
  • Oversee dispatching and
    scheduling of share MSH vehicles and drivers or commercial transportation.
  • Monitor local security and
    maintain an emergency and security plan, including emergency preparedness
    and strategies for maintaining operations.
General:
  • Ensure project actions are
    governed by the highest standards of personal and business conduct as
    stipulated in policy guidelines.
  • Contribute to maintaining
    teamwork, discipline sound work relationships and productivity.
  • Ensure that unit staff charges
    their time to the different project activities in a manner which
    accurately reflects their level of effort.
Qualifications
and Experience
  • A Master’s degree in
    Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related
    discipline, and professional qualification in accounting (equivalent to
    CPA).
  • At least seven (7) years’
    experience in administrative and financial management of large, complex
    projects in Nigeria, of which at least five (5) years were with USG-funded
    activities.
  • Experience in the management of
    USG funded projects and a track record in developing and managing large
    budgets, analyzing spending against budget, and internal and external
    reporting is required.
  • Significant experience with
    USG-funded projects preferably in Nigeria with regional field experience
    strongly desirable, USAID experience highly desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of USG
    financial reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Strong leadership, mentoring,
    management, planning, analytical, and organizational skills demonstrated
    by ability to work both independently and within a team, assess
    priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
  • Proven leadership and capacity
    in negotiation and conflict management.
  • Demonstrated experience to
    provide technical assistance to organization and conduct trainings.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and
    written communication skills with fluency in English. Proficient computer
    skills.
  • Experience in maintaining
    excellent communication with Headquarters.
  • Ability to travel.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

8) Job
Title: Fund Manager/Project Lead

Job ID: 13-10783
Location: Abuja
Grade: K
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Reports To: TBD

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health
    (MSH) is seeking a Fund Manager/Project Lead for a potential 5-year,
    Tobacco Control Policy Implementation Fund for Africa Program.
  • This program/grant will be used
    to assist up to five countries that have signed on to the WHO Framework
    Convention for Tobacco Control in sub-Saharan Africa to advance the
    implementation of their national tobacco control policies through
    results-based, catalytic grants and peer-to-peer learning.
  • Allowances are not provided.
  • This position is subject to
    project award and funding.  
Specific
Responsibilities

The Fund Manager/Project Lead is responsible for
the following:
  • Lead, manage, and monitor the
    overall program across 3-5 countries, and is accountable for project
    deliverables and results.
  • Conduct solicitation process
    for program grants to identify 3-5 grantee countries for catalytic
    funding.
  • Work with technical partners
    and grantees to conduct capacity assessments, determine capacity
    development needs and facilitate/coordinate the provision of effective
    short-term technical assistance to respond to those needs.
  • Champion the project’s vision
    and technical strategy; documentation and communication; client(s)
    stakeholder(s) relationships; coordination and synergy with other MSH
    projects and internal operations units, and contribute to business
    development activities.
  • Safeguard MSH’s reputation by
    ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity
    is maintained and strengthened.
  • Negotiate grant awards with
    Ministries of Health/Tobacco Control Programs, including terms,
    objectives, milestones and deliverables, budgets, and reporting.
  • Together with the MSH home
    office assigned Contract Officer, develop results-based grant agreements
    based on results-based funding principles, including milestones and
    deliverables, payment structure, and incentives.
  • Lead development of annual
    learning labs with grantees and technical partners to ensure best
    practices and innovation dissemination and peer learning.
  • Together with the MSH home
    office assigned M&E Advisor, develop (update and adapt as needed) and
    execute program results framework, performance monitoring plan, management
    and performance dashboard (with DREAM@MSH staff), and annual
    work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical
    frameworks and standards, and RMS guidelines.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely
    documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for
    maximum program impact and business development using a variety of
    communication strategies and media.
  • Ensure effective
    contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/
    agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating
    Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing,
    structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs,
    local context and available resources and provide mentorship to the
    project team as per MSH policies and guidelines.
  • Liaise with MSH local and home
    office staff to ensure technical and administrative quality and efficiency
    in the implementation of the project.
  • Supervise assigned
    Project/Grant Assistant
Qualifications
and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Public
    Health, Administration, or a related discipline (MPH, MBA or other).
  • Minimum of 10 years, 12
    preferred of progressively responsible related experience required, and
    previous experience as grant manager, finance manager or program
    manager/director in public health projects; tobacco control program
    experience a plus.
  • Prior experience and success
    directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects.
  • Ability to manage the donor,
    government counterparts, and technical partners, oversee the budget and
    understand the implementation challenges and solutions.
  • Previous experience in capacity
    building and development with partner organizations.
  • Experience negotiating with
    governments.
  • Experience with results or
    performance based funding.
  • Experience in monitoring
    program results and deliverables, ability to co-design M&E plans and
    analyze M&E data.
  • Ability to identify best
    practices and innovations and build learning events around such results.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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