MANAGEMENT SCIENCES FOR HEALTH JOB RECRUITMENT (11 POSITIONS)

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 position below:
1) Job Title: State Technical Malaria Lead
Job ID: 13-10925
Location: Ebonyi
Grade: J
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports to: State Coordinator, Ebonyi.
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.
Background
  • The State Technical Malaria Lead, Ebonyi State will be responsible for supporting the State Coordinator, Ebonyi with 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, Master’s 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)
  • 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.
Application Closing Date
31st January, 2020
2) Job Title: State Finance & Admin. Associate
Job ID: 13-10931
Location: Kwara
Grade: E
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A559 – Nigeria GF Malaria
Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager
Overview
  • The State Finance and Admin. Associate is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of finance and logistics provided by the Operation Unit by providing financial and administrative support.
  • S/He works with the Senior Operations and Procurement Specialist, Finance and Administration Manager and State Specialists to coordinate and manage the operation and implementation of project activities in the State.
  • S/He will ensure the safeguarding of assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately, The Global Fund against fraud, loss or misuse.
  • The State Finance and Administration 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 State Finance and Admin. Associate must be aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Arrange hotel for staff, participants, consultants who are coming to state for assignments.
  • Assist in organizing for the dispatch of goods and equipment whenever required and ensure that packing list, waybills and export documentations where necessary are prepared and ensured that shipping details are communicated in writing promptly to the receiver.
  • Calendar management, ensuring conference rooms are booked for meeting/conference/activity logistics and making sure to update records regularly.
  • Arrange spaces for new employees, making sure the availability of desks, chairs etc are ready for them to use on the start day.
  • Inventory and asset management.
  • Coordinate the approved Activity Profiles making and sure those materials, equipment, etc. required for the activity are organized and ready for the activity.
  • Coordinate the procurement and engagement of vendors for goods and services.
  • Coordinate catering services for official functions within and outside the office location.
  • Prepare payment schedules for vendors and participants.
  • Properly code all transactions.
  • Maintain administration and accounting files.
  • Follow up on outstanding vendor’s payments and assure timely reconciliation.
  • Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, internet etc).
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.
  • Ensure compliance with MSH policies and procedures including internal control systems, Global Fund guidelines as well as Nigeria Government Regulations.
  • Create all administrative and financial report monthly as requested by Supervisor.
  • Manage payment of taxes and other statutory payments at state level.
  • Ensure that payments are compiled, reviewed and sent to country office timely for processing.
  • Ensure that entries are entered into project activity tracking logs accurately and timely.
  • Ensure that month and year end activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in accounting
  • Knowledge of Donor funded programs, regulations and requirements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Demonstrate good negotiation skills
  • Good typing skills, Good memo composition and editing skills.
  • Excellent command of Verbal and Written language skills in English required, including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading and the ability to conduct business in English.
  • Familiar with internet search engines and able to undertake background search on well-defined tasks.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and organize ongoing projects, looking for ways to become more efficient in completing tasks.
  • Takes initiative and can start/complete tasks with basic direction.
  • Excellent Computer knowledge. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel, Word, Power Point and Knowledge of Photoshop).
  • Consistently looks for ways to help support the team.
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities, manage a variety of activities in a time sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Strong office and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants.
Application Closing Date
28th January, 2020
3) Job Title: State Coordinator
Job ID: 13-10929
Location: Cross River
Grade: J
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports to: State Team Director.
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 State Coordinator, Cross River will provide overall leadership and management of the PMI-S project in the state in a manner that strengthens partnerships with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable Malaria elimination efforts.
  • The State Coordinator will spearhead coordination, implementation and reporting of the PMI-S project in the State and ensure optimal resource management of the project.  The State Coordinator will serve as a member of the Project Management Team and will be responsible for overall project performance in the state of primary responsibility.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Take overall leadership and management of the PMI-S state malaria program.
  • Lead the development of an integrated malaria plan for the State.
  • Operationalize malaria plan in the State, ensuring efficient coordination of resources to maximize integration and synergy of program areas.
  • Guide and manage the achievement of the malaria overall goal in the states.
  • Contribute to establish a system for project monitoring, evaluation and reporting in collaboration with the M&E Advisor.
  • Together with the M&E Advisor, support the state HMIS Officer to establish a functional state M&E data system with periodic analyses and review to inform program management.
  • Establish a system for timely relevant technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  • Take responsibility for management of the state malaria budget and all other resources under the direction of State Team Director.
  • Advocate and represent MSH Malaria project at the highest level in the state on matters of Malaria.
  • Liaise and network with relevant malaria partners and collaborators in the state to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda.
  • Supervise staff and manage staff performance and development.
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keep Senior Management Team informed of state activities on monthly, quarterly and annual basis and as needed.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Graduate degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Management or related discipline or equivalent experience, and a postgraduate degree in related field preferred.
  • At least 8 years’ senior level work experience in health program management in developing countries, five of which should be at state level.
  • Experience implementing malaria elimination programs under PMI or other donor agency.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with State Health departments, SPHCDA, partners supporting SMOH, and LGAs to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated leadership and capacity to oversee USAID-funded projects.
  • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing support to institutions to strengthen their management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
Application Closing Date
31st January, 2020
4) Job Title: State Accountant
Job ID: 13-10927
Location: Cross River
Grade: G
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports to: Field Finance & Admin Manager, Cross River.
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.
  • Under the overall supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA)-PMI, the Accountant will be responsible for assisting the state Senior Accountant/Finance Manager with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse.
  • The Accountant will be 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 Accountant will be aware of, and adhere to, MSH’s Procurement Integrity standards in all activities.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Prepare payment vouchers.
  • Properly code all transactions.
  • Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash.
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field.
  • Prepare and control advances.
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account.
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank 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 and filing of forms for payments of taxes and social security.
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor.
  • Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize MSH’s risk exposure).
  • Ensure that treasury practices in country minimize MSH’s cash exposure.
  • Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.
  • Ensure that month and year-end accounting activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract/award and donor requirements, 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 and ensure compliance.
  • The responsibilities and duties are indicative only and are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting / Finance.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ of post degree / HND experience in accounting / finance.
  • Knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements.
  • Experience or understanding of key aspects of accounting.
  • Experience with U.S. government projects helpful, but not mandatory.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets.
  • Experience in the use of accounting software (QuickBooks preferred).
  • Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”.
  • Verbal and written language skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding, and 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 Extensive knowledge of USAID rules & regulations and Experience with U.S. government projects helpful.
  • 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 fora proper audit trail.
Application Closing Date
31st January, 2020
5) Job Title: Senior M&E Specialist, Health Informatics
Job ID: 13-10928
Location: Abuja
Grade: J
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
Reports to: Director, Monitoring and Evaluation
Overview
  • The M&E Specialist, Health Informatics [EMR] as a member of the project M&E team is to contribute to the overall attainment of project objectives.
  • H/her primary focus will be on ensuring project EMR platform and EMR-related operations are of topmost quality and effectiveness.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Influence the project leadership towards delivering on project health informatics-related mandate
  • Represent project in Health Informatics-related groups.
  • Work with stakeholders on the development and roll out of health informatics products.
  • The health informatics team will lead the design and execution of capacity and skill transfer schemes for stakeholders.
  • To provide technical assistance and support in the development of health informatics-related products.
  • Represent the project in Health Informatics-related groups.
  • Support and review the work of consultants working on project-supported health informatics deliverables including but not limited to strengthening of DHIS2, development of interoperability systems and user-friendly interactive data use products.
  • Support the development of guidance documents, manuals, concept notes and SOPs.
  • Support the achievement of interoperability of multiple in-country electronic platforms.
  • Support the design, development and execution of capacity transfer systems.
  • Development of customized interactive data use products
Qualifications and Experience
  • B.Sc. / HND in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or any other degree with demonstrable expertise on the subject matter.
  • Minimum of 5 years designing and deploying EMR systems
  • Solid experience on database platforms in-country including but not limited to EMR, DHIS2, NAVISION.
  • DHIS2 developer or super user experience.
  • Experience with development of mobile EMR applications
  • Experience with the national health management information system
  • Experience designing, developing, executing and or supporting interoperability between EMR and other platforms including DHIS2.
  • Minimum of 5 year working with RDBMS in particular MySQL. knowledge of PostgreSQL is an added advantage
  • Experience developing interactive data use products
  • Experience designing and executing capacity transfer schemes/exercises.
  • Strong experience with Power BI or advanced excel, is an advantage.
  • A solid understanding of M&E is a plus
  • Must have excellent knowledge of Java programing language and familiar with JavaFX, Open Web App (OWA) and other java libraries
  • Must have excellent knowledge of and experience in MySQL
  • Competence in Python, R or equivalent programming language
  • Ability to write at least 2 programming languages
  • Strong competence in advanced excel and or Power BI
  • Excellent knowledge of RDBMS
  • Very good hands-on experience working with Linux and Windows OS
  • A solid knowledge of the SDLC process
  • Very good practical skills working with Tomcat and Apache web server
  • Ability to deploy and manage virtual machine
  • Extensive experience in computer hardware, network design and switching
  • Ability to develop simplified algorithm from user specification
  • Very quick in resolving software issues around Linux and windows OS
  • Experience working with any electronic medical record system particularly Open Source
  • Experience organizing/formatting of source code
  • Ability to use analytical soft wares
  • Excellent organizational skills, great attention to detail
  • Strong experience in the development of procedure manuals, SOPs and guidance documents
  • Excellent communications skills, including writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Good analytical, presentation and reporting skills
  • Excellent inter-personal and leadership skills.
Application Closing Date
29th January, 2020
6) Job Title: Fund Manager / Project Lead
Job ID: 13-10783
Location: Abuja
Grade: K
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: P000 – Proposal
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.
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.
7) Job Title: Finance Associate
Job ID: 13-10926
Location: Abuja
Grade: E
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
Reports to: 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 U.S. Government or other donor 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
  • Properly code all transactions
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Prepare and control advances
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank 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 payments of taxes and social security
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting or any equivalent certification
  • Minimum of 1year experience in accounting
  • Knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • 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 in a team with extensive knowledge and experience with U.S. government projects.
  • 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
28th January, 2020
8) Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party / Technical Director
Job ID: 13-10835
Location: Nigeria
Grade: J
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
9) Job Title: Laboratory Specialist

Job ID: 13-10924
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: I
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
Reports To: Director Lab

Overview
  • The Laboratory Specialist position is designed to work with the Director Lab services and the project team to achieve the project’s laboratory system strengthening objectives; working collaboratively with stakeholders.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Support project stakeholder management effort especially as it relates to the lab sector.
  • Support the provision of technical support to stakeholders and SRs.
  • Support the development of concept notes and guidance documents in relation to project interventions and activities.
  • Support the implementation of project interventions and activities.
  • Support the development and implementation of the project learning agenda.
  • Support reporting of grant activities and results.
  • Support the development of communication products including but not limited to success stories, fact sheets, technical briefs, abstracts and publications.
  • In close collaboration with stakeholders, support the development of high quality laboratory systems in support of the delivery of quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB services and more.
  • Support the documentation and dissemination of best practices.
  • Support the strengthening of laboratory management information systems as well as laboratory commodity logistics systems in country.
  • Support the development and deployment of standard biosafety and biosecurity guidelines and manuals (including training on same).
  • Support the strengthening of M&E as it relates to laboratory services.
  • Represent the project within the laboratory stakeholders community.
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Medical Laboratory Science with post-graduate degree in any field.
  • At least 6 years’ experience with the laboratory services system in Nigeria
  • Extensive experience with lab systems strengthening efforts and practices across disease programs [including ATM] and donors.
  • Experience working with the key stakeholders within the Nigerian lab services landscape including government and implementing partner landscapes.
  • Experience in designing and implementing laboratory system strengthening interventions.
  • Experience developing or supporting the development of laboratory systems guidance documents, strategic frame works, concept notes, SOPs, manuals etc.
  • Experience designing and executing capacity building events including the development of training manuals and training facilitation.
  • Very strong leadership experience.
  • Strong project management and communication skills required.
Application Closing Date
24th January, 2020.
10) Job Title: Consultant II
Job ID: 13-10920
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
Reports To: Director Finance & Admin
Grade: Consultant
Overview
  • Background: The overarching aim of the Global Fund Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system.
  • The RSSH grant aims to continue strengthening and expanding the capacity of systems to address health issues in a sustainable, equitable and effective manner, including for the three diseases. By strengthening systems for health, it is also expected that they will be prepared for and able to cope with any potential future shocks. While disease grants provide preventive, diagnostic, treatment, care and support services, as well as help strengthen disease-specific enablers to ensure effective implementation of disease programs, RSSH investments contribute to addressing system- wide constraints that not only affect the three diseases but other health programs as well. To this end, the Global Fund’s RSSH investments help strengthen the level of integration of national HIV, TB and malaria programs into national systems for health.
  • The GF RSSH project in will be focusing on (1) Health Management  Information Systems [HMIS], (2) Procurement and Supply Chain Management [PSM], (3) Integrated Service Delivery [LAB].The Sub-Recipients for these 3 key elements will be the Department of Health Planning, Research & Statistics [DHPRS], the National Product Supply Chain Management Program [NPSCMP], and NCDC respectively.
  • In an attempt to strengthen the capacity of the Sub recipient of the PR on the RSSH project which was based on the capacity assessment of the SRs, a consultant would be engaged to support the development of a risk management and procurement policies. The consultant would also be tasked with installing and training NCDC staff on accounting / financial management software.
Specific Responsibilities
  • In an attempt to strengthen the capacity of the Sub recipient of the PR on the RSSH project which was based on the capacity assessment of the SRs, a consultant would be engaged to support the development of a risk management and procurement policies. The consultant would also be tasked with installing and training NCDC staff on accounting / financial management software.
Description of Services to be provided:
  • Support the development of a risk management policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Install and train on accounting / financial management software for NCDC staff.
  • Update NCDC procurement policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Submit a final report at the end engagement period.
Deliverables [1]:
  • Submission of risk management policy and SOP – January 31 2020
  • Submission of NCDC procurement policy and Standard Operating Procedures – January 31 2020
  • Installation of accounting and financial management software – February 29 2020
  • Submission of Final Report – March 31 2020
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Business Management.
  • Professional Certification with ICAN
  • Minimum10 years experience as an Financial Management Specialist
  • Experience with Global Fund funded projects..
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”.
  • Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management.
  • Understands the principals of adequate documentation and of audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
  • Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.
Application Closing Date
24th January, 2020.
11) Job Title: Senior Malaria Technical Advisor
Job ID: 13-10900
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Project Director
Grade: L
Overview
  • MSH seeks candidates for the position of Senior Malaria Technical Advisor for the USAID-funded U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative for States project.
  • The goal of the project is to support the Government of Nigeria to deliver high quality malaria services in public and private health facilities and build capacity of stakeholders at the LGA, state, and national level to develop and implement effective policy that will lead to malaria control and elimination.
  • The PMI-S Project will act as a resource and a catalyst to the MoH and state teams to help achieve the targets and goals agreed upon within the National Strategic Plan for Malaria 2014-2020.
  • The project will focus at the state level primarily on improving service delivery of high quality prevention, diagnosis, and treatment commodities for malaria services. At state and national level the project will strengthen health systems and the governance of NMEP and SMEP members to effectively coordinate and roll out cross cutting areas of improvements to the health information system and advocacy, communication and social mobilization for malaria.
Specific Responsibilities
  • The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor is a member of the senior leadership team and will support the IDIQ at the central level and liaise with state teams to ensure quality technical service is provided to task orders as needed.
  • The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor will be instrumental in the design, development, and management of malaria initiatives and will provide the technical and strategic leadership to stakeholders at every level of the health system.
  • The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor will supervise a team of technical advisors that will manage direct service delivery and cross cutting areas as needed in the project and will also serve as the Deputy Chief of Party for the project.
Project Management:
  • Collaborate with PMI-S senior management team to oversee the implementation of program activities at the federal level and subnational levels.
  • Lead the development and monitoring of the annual work plans and work closely with the COP to ensure that departmental work plans are implemented and monitored on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Lead development of quality technical deliverables and reports for submission to USAID and MOH.
  • Participate in meetings with the Ministry of Health and USAID/ PMI to share progress, accomplishments, and challenges and ensure common understanding of current as well as future strategic direction with guidance of the COP.
  • Deputize the COP and serve acting COP in absence of the incumbent. Also perform other duties as assigned by the COP.
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Party, Director of Finance and Operations, and State Team Director and the MSH Headquarters to allocate and utilize project resources in the most efficient way and ensure effective technical, budgeting and financial management.
  • Lead a team of Senior Technical Advisors in both service delivery areas (prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and pharmaceutical management) and cross cutting areas (HMIS, HSS, Private Sector, and ACSM) to deliver quality malaria control and lead to elimination targets.
Vision and Technical Strategy:
  • Provide overall technical leadership and strategy for all technical areas as issued within the procurement.
  • Support health policy reform initiatives and processes at the NMEP and SMEP to increase efficiencies and decrease the MoH’s reliance on externally funded consultants.
  • Oversee improvements to coordination and harmonization at the national level and more effective service delivery at sub-national levels for malaria services focused on prevention and case management. Develop the scale-up of mentoring and supportive supervision programs at all levels of the health system as it relates to malaria control.
  • Oversee initiatives at the MoH to evaluate, standardize, and institutionalize policy and control programs including scale up and pilot of interventions. This includes improvements to malaria diagnosis through RDTs and microscopy, and accurate treatment of both uncomplicated and severe cases of malaria using national treatment guidelines.
  • Work with other USAID and donor funded projects and relevant sections within the MoH to ensure that cross cutting areas such as improvements to the HMIS, and ACSM are integrated with other health initiatives and adequately monitored and evaluated to show best practices and value for money.
  • Offer guidance for public sector institutional development practices.
  • Develop strategies to increase sensitivity to gender equity and female empowerment; accountable for ensuring that gender and capacity development activities are integrated into all project activities.
  • Coordinate the project’s work with the private sector.
  • Coordinate all consortium partners’ Technical Advisors and their supporting staff in country and globally.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Public Health (preferred PhD or MD equivalent) in infectious diseases focused on malaria or other vector borne illnesses.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing and implementing complex health care service programs in developing countries in a senior management position. (Previous Deputy Chief of Party or Technical Director Experience preferred.) Understanding of US Government policies and procedures, or of other donors, is a plus.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and sub-partners, as well as external relations with the Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with the structure, systems and policies of the health sector in Nigeria or in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (a must).
  • Demonstrated experience building capacity of government professionals (mentorship, coaching or other) to achieve results amidst challenges will be an added advantage
  • Experience in public or private sector for malaria prevention and/ or case management services.
  • Demonstrated success achieving results in multiple malaria disciplines (e.g., LLIN distribution, malaria prevention, malaria in pregnancy, diagnosis, treatment of acute and severe malaria, academic or operational research in malaria).
  • Experience in developing policy and harmonized approaches in a highly diverse population.
  • Strong communication skill to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Advanced professional proficiency in English is required.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
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.

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