Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Job Recruitment (11 Positions)

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

1) Job Title: Drug Revolving Fund Consultant (DRF) – Finance

Ref No: R178
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

  • To evaluate DRF operation in Nigeria factoring the history and the current practices with a view to identify gaps, weaknesses and strengths to pave way for effective and efficient management that will reposition the scheme for sustainable drugs supply systems in Public health institutions in Nigeria.
  • He/she will assess various DRF structures and operations with emphasis on the financial systems in different states and do a thorough appraisal and analysis of the current situation.
  • He/she will design a financial system for state-level DRF operations that will promote sustainable financing for health care services

In collaboration with technical consultants, prepare a presentation to stakeholders a blueprint document for the intended purpose. This document should clearly demonstrate the operationalization of the following factoring economic and socio-political structures in Nigeria:

  • Situation analysis
  • Continued or increasing levels of government funding for health
  • Business model for financing and financial management
  • Business like orientation to personnel,
  • Efficient and Audit-wise financial management (effective and transparent fund management) and supply management
  • Strict measures to ensure accountability
  • Audit and financial oversight
  • Capital & investment opportunities
  • Required human resource and capacity building for financial management
  • Use of appropriate devices and technology, eg QuickBooks
  • Measures for sustainability & ownership
  • Implementation method: in phases or through a well-conceived pilot approach etc.
  • The Consultant may also assume any other related duty that may be assigned by the Director, Supply Chain Management.

Qualifications
Required Minimum Education:

  • A minimum of a university Degree in Accounting/Accountancy, Economics, Management or Related Disciplines.
  • A Master Degree in Business Administration, MBA, Health Economics or Management
  • A national or international certification in finance, accounting, and auditing. E.g. ACA, CFA

Required Minimum Experience:

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years cognate experience in public and/or private sector including health organizations is highly desirable
  • Significant experience/understanding in establishing DRF schemes OR significant experience in setting up, operating, managing and evaluating Financial system for DRF schemes in Nigeria or other Sub-Saharan African countries
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional level experience in, Financial Analysis, Audit, Administration and Financial Management
  • Expert knowledge of health economics and financing
  • Knowledge of the major issues affecting health products supply chain management and financing in Nigerian
  • Good experience in strategic planning, operations management, organizational and change management, policy formulation and development are required
  • Rich background in health economics/Pharmacoeconomics
  • Sound knowledge of Nigeria drug market and Public procurement policy
  • Experience in public health financing, coordination, leadership, governance, Innovation and research
  • Experience of working effectively within a matrix management/ project management environment
  • Experience in the development of national tools and documents
  • Experience of working on donor funded projects- Global Fund, PEPFAR etc.

2) Job Title: Consultant to supervise the vendor for EMR development work

Ref No: R179
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Part Time

Objectives

  • The key objective for this activity is to manage and supervise the vendor’s activities to ensure that the vendor develop and incorporate all the required additional modules/features on the identified existing EMR platform in country (NigeriaMRS)
  • To ensure that it is interoperable (i.e. can communicate data) with the DHIS 2 national instance and the National Data Repository (NDR).

Problem statement:

  • The use of EMR to manage patient level information at facility greatly helps to improve the quality of service provided to patients and it also increases the productivity of health care workers and, ultimately improve the efficiency of the health care system.
  • The challenge faced by health managers include deciding which brand of EMR is ideal for use is the absence of standards to guide the development and deployment which could then be used to evaluate the EMRs before they are deployed.
  • Consequently, there are several EMR solutions in use in Nigeria that will not meet up with the most basic standard of functionality if an evaluation is carried out. Another setback is the huge cost involved in procurement and deployment of such systems (as huge cost is required to pay for licensing and regular renewal of such license as agreed between both parties i.e. vendor and customer) as well as cost for the maintenance and upgrade of such systems.
  • Often times, in a health facility, multiple software may be used to manage a patient, this puts a lot of demand on the part of the health care worker with respect to adapting to multiple brands of software to manage a patient.
  • This current activity is to employ a lead consultant to work with the vendor (to be selected) to address the challenges enumerated above i.e. ensuring that the EMR provides a unified solution which to a large extent can support all the processes in one system at a more reasonable cost while meeting all the standards recommended in the report on the Nigeria Health Information Exchange (HIE) Architecture and E-Reporting platforms.

Scope of Work:

  • Review the HIE e-reporting report and other documents
  • Ensure that the vendor selected to develop the EMR reviewed all the requirement documentation, identified all required data collection forms to be configured on the EMR, develop a realistic workplan for the activity
  • Attend the meeting with the vendor, DHIS 2 team and NDR teams to address interoperability issues
  • Ensure that the EMR solution meet all required set standard Work with vendor to ensure that the internal testing on the solution to be sure it can be used by the users and make the report available to RSSH
  • Use case scenarios for the UAT is in line with the expected functionality in the requirement documentation of the UAT is conducted
  • All the findings of the UAT are addressed before final release of the solution
  • Review relevant documentations provided by the vendor and ensure that they facilitate the use of the EMR application.

Estimated level of effort: 

  • 30 working days

Deliverables:

  • Certification of the technical soundness of the following documents from the vendor engaged to work on the EMR solution
  • Vendor workplan.

Requirements Specification:

  • Internal testing of the updated EMR solution
  • Use case scenarios for the UAT
  • UAT report
  • Technical documentation for the EMR solution
  • Report on the independent testing of the EMR solution by the consultant to ascertain its conformity with the required specifications Trip report (if any trip was made during the consultancy period) End-of-Contract report with recommendations of field deployment.

Qualifications

  • The lead expert must be an individual/organization with at least 8 years experience in developing EMR/e-reporting platforms/systems and; have evidence of work done in Nigeria
  • Lead expert must possess professional qualification in project management
  • Lead expert must demonstrate good knowledge of SDLC process Expertise on use of OpenMRS
  • Competence in previous Health System Strengthening with special emphasis on EMR/e-reporting platform development Proven expertise in EMR design, development and implementation (including development of interoperability).

3) Job Title: iCCM Data Officer

Ref No: R164
Location: Ebonyi
Job Type: Full time

Overview

  • The objective of the iCCM Data Officer position is to ensure reliable iCCM data management, including development of a database for iCCM services, trainings and mentoring of service providers.
  • The position will support iCCM data collection, analysis and reporting through community HMIS, in line with the national iCCM guidelines and M&E framework.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the state M&E/HSS Officer to develop system for iCCM data management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining iCCM database in supported state, including data entry into the database.
  • Serve as a resource person and provide technical support during iCCM trainings.
  • Coordinate all iCCM related data management activities, including data on service delivery, service providers, data from supervision and trainings.
  • Coordinate iCCM monthly data validation meetings in collaboration with LGA M&E officers.
  • Conduct monthly data quality checks and ensure data is of high quality.
  • Ensure that the iCCM program is utilizing national CHMIS data tools.
  • Work in close collaboration with the iCCM Technical Advisor, DQA Officer and State Technical Malaria Lead to plan and conduct iCCM DQA exercises in selected service provider sites.
  • Develop follow up action plans and ensure that all identified data quality issues are resolved by the LGA M&E officers and provider sites.
  • Make available relevant data for iCCM programming and for use by technical working groups.
  • Participate in supervisory visits to iCCM service provider sites to conduct on-the-job training on use of iCCM data tools and ensure that service providers are using the national data tools.
  • Perform other roles as may be assigned by supervisor.
  • Be an active member of the PMI-S SME team.

Requirements

  • B.Sc. in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or closely related discipline with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
  • Deep understanding of the malaria, iCCM or IMCI system in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with national iCCM and/or malaria indicators, data collection, and reporting tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of DHIS2 and other statistical packages.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of at least one local language of the project state is an added advantage.

4) Job Title:  iCCM Technical Advisor

Job ID: R189
Location: Benue
Job Type: Full Time

Overview

  • The objective of the iCCM Technical Advisor position is to coordinate public and private sector stakeholders for quality implementation of iCCM in Ebonyi state.
  • The position will support all iCCM related activities, including development of iCCM work plans, selection and training of iCCM service providers, data management, supervision, and documentation in line with Nigeria National iCCM guidelines.

Specific Responsibilities

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

Qualifications and Experience

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

5) Job Title: Driver

Ref No: R186
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full time

Overview

  • Under the overall supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration, the Driver’s job is to provide transport support services to all technical program areas.
  • The driver is also required to drive MSH vehicles while transporting staffs which include: Employees, Chief of Party, Country Directors/ Lead and VIP visitors. Drivers are also responsible for overseeing vehicle maintenance.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive project staff to activities and meeting within and outside of Abuja.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records relating to individual vehicle use.
  • Ensure all aspects of vehicle policy are being followed and enforced during your assignments.
  • Inspect vehicle prior to travel to assure all fluids, tires, wipers, belts etc are in good working order.
  • Signal any sign of need for maintenance or other problem with the vehicle to the transport and logistic associate.
  • Keep vehicle health log updated.
  • Ensure the security of the vehicle when outside of the office.
  • Ensure the safety of all passengers.
  • Submit all expense reports in a timely manner to accounting, properly completed.
  • 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. The responsibilities and duties are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.

Qualifications

  • High school degree. University degree preferred.
  • 5 years of related work experience with International organizations in Nigeria.
  • Sound judgment, non-aggressive driving style and good communication skills.
  • Valid Driving License.
  • Good knowledge of standard driving practices.
  • Good driving record.
  • Ability to travel to other states if required.
  • Mental programs for interpreting and responding to events automatically; and motivations which activate and direct safe behavior and anticipate problems.
  • Ability to organize and complete manual and routine tasks as assigned
  • Ability to perform at an acceptable level of control skill.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication and active listening skills.
  • Fluency in English and dominant language of Nigeria.

6) Job Title: iCCM Data Officer

Ref No: R192
Location: Benue
Job Type: Full time

Overview

  • The objective of the iCCM Data Officer position is to ensure reliable iCCM data management, including development of a database for iCCM services, trainings and mentoring of service providers.
  • The position will support iCCM data collection, analysis and reporting through community HMIS, in line with the national iCCM guidelines and M&E framework.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the state M&E/HSS Officer to develop system for iCCM data management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining iCCM database in supported state, including data entry into the database.
  • Serve as a resource person and provide technical support during iCCM trainings.
  • Coordinate all iCCM related data management activities, including data on service delivery, service providers, data from supervision and trainings.
  • Coordinate iCCM monthly data validation meetings in collaboration with LGA M&E officers.
  • Conduct monthly data quality checks and ensure data is of high quality.
  • Ensure that the iCCM program is utilizing national CHMIS data tools.
  • Work in close collaboration with the iCCM Technical Advisor, DQA Officer and State Technical Malaria Lead to plan and conduct iCCM DQA exercises in selected service provider sites.
  • Develop follow up action plans and ensure that all identified data quality issues are resolved by the LGA M&E officers and provider sites.
  • Make available relevant data for iCCM programming and for use by technical working groups.
  • Participate in supervisory visits to iCCM service provider sites to conduct on-the-job training on use of iCCM data tools and ensure that service providers are using the national data tools.
  • Perform other roles as may be assigned by supervisor.
  • Be an active member of the PMI-S SME team.

Requirements

  • B.Sc. in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or closely related discipline with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
  • Deep understanding of the malaria, iCCM or IMCI system in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with national iCCM and/or malaria indicators, data collection, and reporting tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of DHIS2 and other statistical packages.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of at least one local language of the project state is an added advantage.

7) Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation / Health Systems Strengthening (M&E / HSS) Officer

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

Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
  • The M&E/HSS Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Coordinator. S/he will provide technical leadership of PMI-S HSS interventions, including the roll-out and integration of PMI-S M&E plans in the states with other HSS activities as well as generating strategic data for program management, reporting, and documentation of best practices. The position will use analyzed and triangulated HMIS, LMIS, and surveillance data at strategic policy and management discussions to influence state HSS.
  • S/he will build the capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in use of evidence to influence HRH, health financing, and service delivery system decisions. S/he will provide timely analyzed data to inform AOP processes. The position will build capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in monitoring AOP implementation and budget performance to inform mTWG decisions.

Specific Responsibilities

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on generating and triangulating data to inform State health systems strengthening.
  • At least 5 years of experience strengthening selected health systems at state or federal level in Nigeria.
  • Strong analytical, advocacy and program planning skills required.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ hands-on monitoring & evaluation experience, with good understanding of health system strengthening.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 3 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in malaria programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with USAID reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for malaria control.
  • Excellent data analysis, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications, including DHIS2 for data management.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and facilitation of training activities.
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.

8) Job Title: Data Quality Assurance (DQA) Officer

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

Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
  • The objective of the Data Quality Assurance (DQA) Officer position is to support data quality management, including data collection, quality checks, and reporting at the state, LGA and community levels as applicable.

Specific Responsibilities

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

Qualifications and Experience

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

9) Job Title: State Technical Malaria Lead

Job ID: 13-10871
Location: Cross River

Overview

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

Specific Responsibilities

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

Qualifications and Experience

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

10) Job Title: Case Management / MIP Officer

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

Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH.
  • The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020. PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Technical Malaria Lead.
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer’s responsibilities will include ensuring the availability of updated national policies and strategic documents to SMEPs, LGAs, and health facilities; providing TA to SMEP to improve malaria case management including diagnostic, and MIP with focus on IPTp at health facilities; coordinating with SMEP to ensure planned trainings occur as planned, and followed up trainings conducted; supporting the planning of and participating in ISS, and ensuring the coordination of malaria case management and MIP/IPTp activities within SMEP and with partners.

Specific Responsibilities

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

Requirements

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

11) Job Title: Case Management / MIP Officer

Job ID: 13-10894
Location: Abuja

Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH.
  • The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.   PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Technical Malaria Lead.
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer’s responsibilities will include ensuring the availability of updated national policies and strategic documents to SMEPs, LGAs, and health facilities; providing TA to SMEP to improve malaria case management including diagnostic, and MIP with focus on IPTp at health facilities; coordinating with SMEP to ensure planned trainings occur as planned, and followed up trainings conducted; supporting the planning of and participating in ISS, and ensuring the coordination of malaria case management and MIP/IPTp activities within SMEP and with partners.

Specific Responsibilities

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

Requirements

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

Application Closing Date
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