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Date Posted: 07/Nov/2013
Deadline: 22/Nov/2013
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STATE TEAM LEADER, ZAMFARA

 

Introduction:

PRO-ACT is an MSH-implemented project in Nigeria that aims at  supporting State Ministries of Health and State Action Committees on AIDS (SACA) to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB services—including providing antiretroviral therapy for the hundreds of thousands of people in need in Nigeria. The project will scale up the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programming to achieve its goals for provision of ART to 350,000 people in need by 2009, palliative care services for HIV-TB co-infected individuals, and prevention of HIV transmission from mother-to-child (PMTCT).

Job objective

The objective of the State Team Leader position is to provide overall leadership and management of the PRO-ACT project in the state and related states/areas in a manner that strengthens partnerships with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.

Management responsibility

  1. Spearheading coordination, implementation and reporting of the PRO-ACT program in State and related states
  2. Ensure optimal resource management in the project
  3. Member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Lead the development of an integrated PRO-ACT project plan for State in collaboration with the Project Director, Director Clinical Services, Advisors and State Specialists.
  2. Operationalize PRO-ACT project plan in the State ensuring efficient coordination of resources to maximize integration and synergy of program areas.
  3. Establish system for project monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  4. Support the state HMIS Officer to establish a functional state M&E data system with periodic analyses and review to inform program management.
  5. Establish a system for timely relevant technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  6. Take responsibility for management of the state PRO-ACT project budget and all other resources under the direction of Deputy Director Finance/Operations.
  7. Advocate and represent MSH PRO-ACT project at the highest level in the state on matters of HIV/AIDS and TB
  8. Liaise and network with relevant PRO-ACT partners and collaborators in the state to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda.
  9. Supervise staff and manage staff performance and development.
  10. Provides clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keeps LMS senior management informed of state activities on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Qualifications

  1. Graduate degree in public health, public administration, management or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  2. At least 5 years senior level work experience in health program management in developing countries, or equivalent.
  3. Previous supervision or team leader experience.
  4. Proven track record in managing international projects or in senior management of a large and complex project overseas.
  5. Demonstrated leadership and capacity to oversee USAID-funded (sub) projects.
  6. Understanding of USAID and field Missions; USG audiences, trends and requirements.
  7. 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.
  8. Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with colleagues, teams and partner organizations to achieve results.
  9. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  10. Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  11. Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public 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.

 

 

 

CLINICAL SERVICES ADVISOR (PMTCT/ MNCH)

Overall Responsibilities

The Clinical Advisor – PMTCT/MNCH will provide technical support in the planning and implementation of integrated PMTCT/FP/MNCH services under the MSH ProACT project in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. He/she will supervise field based clinical teams and will report to the Deputy Project Director. In addition he/she will be responsible for the planning, coordination and providing overall strategic direction for PMTCT/FP/MNCH programming as well as providing strong leadership to a multidisciplinary team of clinicians working in supported health facilities.

Management responsibility

  1. Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of integrated PMTCT/MNCH  services including FP under the ProACT project in Nigeria
  2. Member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance and clinical expertise in the provision of ProACT project PMTCT services
  • Work closely with the technical unit to provide technical assistance to partners and guide the development of innovative PMTCT/MNCH initiatives to support facility level program operations including FP integration, care and treatment of HIV infected pregnant women, infants and children.
  • Provide technical assistance in the training and supportive supervision of site clinicians providing PMTCT /MNCH, HIV counseling and adherence support services.
  • Provide on-going technical support and supervision to field based clinical teams who will in turn provide technical support to facilities in the implementation of integrated PMTCT/MNCH services.
  • Represent MSH ProACT at PMTCT technical working groups meetings hosted by the USG or Ministry of health, National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCP)
  • Develop a standard of care package for PMTCT service delivery and ensure implementation in supported health facilities.
  • Liaise and network with relevant ProACT partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for PMTCT/MNCH.
  • Participate in the development and/or review of HIV policy and guidelines documents, in close collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH) and partners
  • Take responsibility for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of PMTCT/MNCH  activities within the project PMP framework
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep MSH ProACT senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Work with ProACT senior management to document and publish best practices.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Supervision: Works independently with authority from the Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.

Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding PMTCT program data generation and management.

Qualifications

  • Medical Degree (MD) and appropriate licenses
  • Specialist degree in Ob &Gyn with a graduate degree in public health preferred.
  • At least 5 years experience with HIV/AIDS care and treatment, PMTCT or Reproductive health programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.
  • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in PMTCT/pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment.
  • Experience in developing country health care programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results in a timely manner
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action;
  • Training and experience in Mentorship and Quality Improvement programs will be a distinct advantage
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and statistical analysis required;

Background Information

The Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (Pro-ACT) is a USAID-funded project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The goal of the project is to build the capacity of Nigeria’s public/private institutions and communities to strengthen sustainable systems for HIV/AIDS and TB service delivery.

Notes

To apply for this position, please see the instructions below.

 

 

Financial Analyst/Budgeter

Overall Responsibilities

The core job of the financial analyst is to conduct a general financial analysis of the reports obtained from accounting and various departments such as operations, transport, human resources, field offices, or other sources and present and communicate findings.  The financial analyst will be responsible for monitoring the monthly spending of the projects against the budgets, and the obligations and preparing all financial reports as required by USAID.   Additionally, the financial analyst will prepare ad hoc reports as necessary.  S/he will also collaborate with Data Systems Specialist to assist program teams to prepare annual work plans and budgets using work plan database budgeting tools and help teams to monitor their plans and will also develop annual project budgets.

Specific Responsibilities

Compile and analyze monthly management reports.  Some reports will be generated from various units,while you will be expected to prepare financial reports such as accruals reports,
expenditure reports or quarterly finance page for project quarterly reports, for example.


Monitor monthly expenditures against work plan, budget and obligation for all projects.

Analyze reports: vehicle fuel reports, field office reports, phone bills, generator fuel reports, advance reports, ad hoc HR reports, making use of spreadsheets and different statistical software in order to analyze the facts of the reports.  Most information is tracked in Access Database.


Develop new and effective techniques and templates for financial monitoring.

Keep up with the latest trends and techniques in the field of financial and management analysis


Coordinating with the management to help them to understand the reports and interpretations and to use data in decision-making

Qualifications

  1. Undergraduate degree in business administration, finance and accounting, or statistics required.
  2. At least 3 years experience working on a USAID funded project in finance office.
  3. Superior analytical abilities, result oriented nature and team working capabilities
  4. Demonstrated high level of proficiency in Access, Excel and QuickBooks.
  5. Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial "common sense".
  6. Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation.
  7. Understands the principals of adequate documentation and of audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
  8. Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.
  9. Attention to detail and ability to finish projects on time required
  10. Self motivation, passion, desire to learn and contribute required.

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public 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.

Notes

To apply for this position, please see the instructions below.

 

 

 

HIV Prevention Specialist, Kwara

 

Overall Responsibilities

The objective of the HPS position will be to provide leadership to the state program in building a network of effective gender-sensitive, targeted HIV prevention services in catchment communities around CCT and satellite PHC health facilities. (Abstinence Be Faithful (AB) and other prevention programs, demand creation for HCT, care and treatment) creating synergies with the clinical care programs and the work being done by PLWHA.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated Pro-ACT project state plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
  • Together with the Community and Clinical Services Specialists, take lead in the establishment of the community HIV Prevention services
  • Be the champion for gender-based programming and implementation in the state
  • Take lead in building the capacity of Community Service Providers (CBOs, PLWHA, volunteers etc) ) in HIV prevention and communication for effective behavior change.
  • Ensure provision of technical, financial, M&E and administrative support to the CSOs implementing small grants so they achieve desired project goals.
  • Liaise with the M&E Specialist to ensure HIV prevention components of the M&E system are functionalized. (clarity of indicators, M&E data tools, data quality audits, reporting etc)
  • Program the efficient deployment and utilization of prevention resources (bus, video equipment, printed materials etc)
  • Take responsibility for proper distribution of prevention materials (printed materials, condoms etc)
  • Participate in activities to extend/expand the LMS-ACT project to other LGAs and States.
  • Represent MSH LMS-ACT project at the state level on matters of community HIV prevention.
  • Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to build synergies with other community HIV programs that reinforce behavior change.
  • Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Qualifications

  1. A postgraduate degree in health education and health promotion or related field
  2. Minimum 5 years proven experience in programming and management of HIV/AIDS/TB prevention programs at a senior level
  3. At least 2-year experience in the design and implementation of IEC/BCC programs is a must.
  4. Demonstrable experience in developing health education materials.
  5. Ability to use standard computer and software applications: Advanced MS Word, Advanced Power Point, Advanced MS Publisher.
  6. The ideal candidate must have a great deal of initiative and integrity, an understanding and/or interest in the work of LMS, and a balance of creative, technical, and interpersonal skills.

Background Information

The Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (Pro-ACT) is a USAID-funded project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The goal of the project is to build the capacity of Nigeria’s public/private institutions and communities to strengthen sustainable systems for HIV/AIDS and TB service delivery. The project seeks to recruit highly creative and innovative individuals with cutting edge technical skills and integrity to fill the following vacant positions:

Notes

To apply for this position, please see the instructions below.

 

 

HIV Prevention Specialist, Niger

 

Overall Responsibilities

The objective of the HPS position will be to provide leadership to the state program in building a network of effective gender-sensitive, targeted HIV prevention services in catchment communities around CCT and satellite PHC health facilities. (Abstinence Be Faithful (AB) and other prevention programs, demand creation for HCT, care and treatment) creating synergies with the clinical care programs and the work being done by PLWHA.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated Pro-ACT project state plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
  • Together with the Community and Clinical Services Specialists, take lead in the establishment of the community HIV Prevention services
  • Be the champion for gender-based programming and implementation in the state
  • Take lead in building the capacity of Community Service Providers (CBOs, PLWHA, volunteers etc) ) in HIV prevention and communication for effective behavior change.
  • Ensure provision of technical, financial, M&E and administrative support to the CSOs implementing small grants so they achieve desired project goals.
  • Liaise with the M&E Specialist to ensure HIV prevention components of the M&E system are functionalized. (clarity of indicators, M&E data tools, data quality audits, reporting etc)
  • Program the efficient deployment and utilization of prevention resources (bus, video equipment, printed materials etc)
  • Take responsibility for proper distribution of prevention materials (printed materials, condoms etc)
  • Participate in activities to extend/expand the LMS-ACT project to other LGAs and States.
  • Represent MSH LMS-ACT project at the state level on matters of community HIV prevention.
  • Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to build synergies with other community HIV programs that reinforce behavior change.
  • Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Qualifications

  1. A postgraduate degree in health education and health promotion or related field
  2. Minimum 5 years proven experience in programming and management of HIV/AIDS/TB prevention programs at a senior level
  3. At least 2-year experience in the design and implementation of IEC/BCC programs is a must.
  4. Demonstrable experience in developing health education materials.
  5. Ability to use standard computer and software applications: Advanced MS Word, Advanced Power Point, Advanced MS Publisher.
  6. The ideal candidate must have a great deal of initiative and integrity, an understanding and/or interest in the work of LMS, and a balance of creative, technical, and interpersonal skills.

Background Information

The Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (Pro-ACT) is a USAID-funded project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The goal of the project is to build the capacity of Nigeria’s public/private institutions and communities to strengthen sustainable systems for HIV/AIDS and TB service delivery. The project seeks to recruit highly creative and innovative individuals with cutting edge technical skills and integrity to fill the following vacant positions:

Notes

To apply for this position, please see the instructions below.

 

 

Laboratory Systems Specialist, Niger

Job Objectives

 

The objective of the Laboratory Systems Specialist position is to provide technical leadership of the ProACT laboratory program in the State in a manner that strengthens integrated delivery of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB services in partnership with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable health systems for services delivery using HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts as an entry point.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. The laboratory Specialist will be required to take lead in the establishment  of laboratory systems in supported States that support sustainable delivery of high quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, care and treatment services. This will involve designing and      implementing capacity building programs for State and Local government      health workers, coaching/mentoring facility staff to become champions of      good lab practice and coordinating resources. S(he) will supervise the      Senior Laboratory Officer and be responsible for strengthening laboratory      systems in line with MSH broader health systems focus.
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  3. In liaison with the      ADLSS and other Advisors, ensure all MSH-supported laboratories in the State      provide quality Lab services (at least rapid HIV testing, haematology,      chemistry and CD4) at all times throughout the year. This will entail      making sure all lab equipment is serviced, repaired and fully functional      at all time; maintaining zero-stock out time for all reagents and RTKs.
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  5.  Establish strong      links/collaboration with the Laboratory Directorate in the SMOH and      backstop processes that will lead to increased State Government ownership      and funding of lab system improvements efforts leading to sustainability.
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  7. Specifically support the SMOH, health      facilities and partners to establish continuous quality improvement      programs evidenced by proportion of State Labs that are registered  by the MLSCN and prepared towards attaining national accreditation by the      MLSCN
  8. Provide capacity building on basic      laboratory management, laboratory ethics and ongoing support to the      laboratory staff  on the use of      respective testing and automations systems, basic maintenance of BD      FACSCount machine, Clinical Chemistry and Haematology analyzers through      the use of various tools with Quality control results on the relevant      tests properly charted on L-J charts
        
        
  9. He/She will contribute to the health      facility upgrades plans in the area of laboratory upgrades including needs      for equipment, water and drainage, safe disposal of sharps and      contaminated wastes, and health facility laboratory staff in services      training.
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  11. As part of this role, the laboratory      specialist will work closely with the ADLSS and other technical advisors      to ensure health facility laboratories implement GoN-approved diagnostic      protocols, quality control procedures, significant biosafety and      biosecurity practices not limited to safe disposal of sharps and      contaminated laboratory waste.
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  13. To carry out quality control      functions/ activities, in supported health facilities laboratories,      including quality control inspections schedules and the collection of      quality control records including but not limited to PT and other EQA      samples, ensure the availability of quality records documents.
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  15. Take programmatic responsibility for the functioning of the laboratory information system (LIS) whether paper or electronic at the state level as well as work closely with SLOs to ensure that EOM reports from HF reach the country office in a timely manner. They will also be responsible for collating EOM using standard templates
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  17. Ensure quality reporting as required by PEPFAR, MOH and MSH (monthly , quarterly, and as required)

Qualifications

  1. A Medical  Laboratory Scientist, must be registered with Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) and licensed to practice in Nigeria
  2. Minimum of B.MLS/B.Sc  Medical Laboratory Science with 4 to 5 years post license experince
  3. Preferably with a Postgraduate degree in public health/health science
  4. Significant experience in laboratory diagnosis of AIDS, tuberculosis and other opportunistic infections and laboratory monitoring of clinical status of people living with HIV essential
  5. Significant expertise in laboratory Quality management Systems
  6. Familiarity with local and WHO/AFRO Accreditation process is a plus
  7. Familiarity with ministry of health national HTC guidelines and HIV/AIDS diagnostic algorithms is also essential

 

Background Information

PrO-ACT is an MSH-implemented project in Nigeria that aims at supporting State Ministries of Health (SAPC) and State Action Committees on AIDS (SACA) to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB services—including providing antiretroviral therapy for the hundreds of thousands of people in need in Nigeria. The project will scale up the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programming to achieve its goals for provision of ART, palliative care services for HIV-TB co-infected individuals, and prevention of HIV transmission from mother-to-child (PMTCT) through a health system for service delivery models in its supported States.

 

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Associate, Sokoto

 

Overall Responsibilities

The success of the LMS/Pro-ACT project depends largely on accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements to PEPFAR/USAID. Achievement of set targets is of utmost importance. Hence, the objective of the M&E Officer position is to support the development, maintenance and operation of the Monitoring and Evaluation System in the field office for effective monitoring of inputs and results in liaison with the M & E Specialist.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Support the M & E Specialist in meeting all key M & E deliverables in the State office
  2. Support the M&E Specialist in the provision of technical guidance to the facility M & E staff on data collection, collation, basic analysis and reporting
  3. Work to monitor the progress and provide ongoing mentorship to engaged data clerks ensuring adherence to set standards and building their capacity to position them for program ownership
  4. Generate specific outputs (deliverables) as determined in the respective projected work plan for each month/quarter which will guide the M&E in leading the state M&E systems
  5. Support the State Monitoring and Evaluation specialist in building the capacity and strengthen the community grants systems and processes  
  6. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor M&E Advisor and The Project Director.

Qualifications

  1. Degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
  2. At least 2 years hand-on-experience in monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
  3. Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
  4. Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
  5. Experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria. Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, palliative care, and OVC desirable
  6. Good writing skills, oral and written communication skills and  fluency in English
        
        

Background Information

LMS/Pro-ACT is an MSH-implemented project in Nigeria that aims at supporting State Ministries of Health and State Agencies for the Control of AIDS (SACA) to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB services—including providing antiretroviral therapy for the hundreds of thousands of people in need in Nigeria. The project through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding is set to achieve its goals of a strengthened health system for improved service delivery by the year 2014.

 

 

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Associate, Zamfara

Overall Responsibilities

The success of the LMS/Pro-ACT project depends largely on accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements to PEPFAR/USAID. Achievement of set targets is of utmost importance. Hence, the objective of the M&E Officer position is to support the development, maintenance and operation of the Monitoring and Evaluation System in the field office for effective monitoring of inputs and results in liaison with the M & E Specialist.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Support the M & E Specialist in meeting all key M & E deliverables in the State office
  2. Support the M&E Specialist in the provision of technical guidance to the facility M & E staff on data collection, collation, basic analysis and reporting
  3. Work to monitor the progress and provide ongoing mentorship to engaged data clerks ensuring adherence to set standards and building their capacity to position them for program ownership
  4. Generate specific outputs (deliverables) as determined in the respective projected work plan for each month/quarter which will guide the M&E in leading the state M&E systems
  5. Support the State Monitoring and Evaluation specialist in building the capacity and strengthen the community grants systems and processes  
  6. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor M&E Advisor and The Project Director.

Qualifications

  1. Degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
  2. At least 2 years hand-on-experience in monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
  3. Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
  4. Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
  5. Experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria. Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, palliative care, and OVC desirable
  6. Good writing skills, oral and written communication skills and  fluency in English
        
        

Background Information

LMS/Pro-ACT is an MSH-implemented project in Nigeria that aims at supporting State Ministries of Health and State Agencies for the Control of AIDS (SACA) to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB services—including providing antiretroviral therapy for the hundreds of thousands of people in need in Nigeria. The project through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding is set to achieve its goals of a strengthened health system for improved service delivery by the year 2014.

 

 

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Associate,Kebbi

Overall Responsibilities

The success of the LMS/Pro-ACT project depends largely on accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements to PEPFAR/USAID. Achievement of set targets is of utmost importance. Hence, the objective of the M&E Officer position is to support the development, maintenance and operation of the Monitoring and Evaluation System in the field office for effective monitoring of inputs and results in liaison with the M & E Specialist.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Support the M & E Specialist in meeting all key M & E deliverables in the State office
  2. Support the M&E Specialist in the provision of technical guidance to the facility M & E staff on data collection, collation, basic analysis and reporting
  3. Work to monitor the progress and provide ongoing mentorship to engaged data clerks ensuring adherence to set standards and building their capacity to position them for program ownership
  4. Generate specific outputs (deliverables) as determined in the respective projected work plan for each month/quarter which will guide the M&E in leading the state M&E systems
  5. Support the State Monitoring and Evaluation specialist in building the capacity and strengthen the community grants systems and processes  
  6. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor M&E Advisor and The Project Director.

Qualifications

  1. Degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
  2. At least 2 years hand-on-experience in monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
  3. Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
  4. Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
  5. Experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria. Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, palliative care, and OVC desirable
  6. Good writing skills, oral and written communication skills and  fluency in English
        
        

Background Information

LMS/Pro-ACT is an MSH-implemented project in Nigeria that aims at supporting State Ministries of Health and State Agencies for the Control of AIDS (SACA) to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB services—including providing antiretroviral therapy for the hundreds of thousands of people in need in Nigeria. The project through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding is set to achieve its goals of a strengthened health system for improved service delivery by the year 2014.

 

 

Monitoring & Evaluation, Associate Director

Overall Responsibilities

The success of the PRO-ACT project depends largely on accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements to PEPFAR/USAID. Achievement of set targets is of utmost importance. Hence, the objective of the M&E Associate Director position is to provide technical leadership in the development and operationalization of the PRO-ACT Performance Measurement Plan (PMP) integrated with PRO-ACT institutional and other PRO systems; so as to generate strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices.

Management responsibility

  1. Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of the PRO-ACT project PMP in line with PEPFAR and national reporting requirements
  2. Member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Take overall responsibility for all M&E functions of the PRO-ACT project.
  2. Take lead in the development and implementation of PRO-ACT PMP and reporting formats for PEPFAR indicators and targets in collaboration with the Project Director, Director Clinical Services, Advisors, and State Teams.
  3. Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PRO-ACT central data base and ensure timely M&E technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  4. Conduct periodic data quality audits.
  5. Ensure PRO-ACT PMP provides adequate data for PEPFAR, NASCP and NACA reporting; and provides inputs into other national and international reporting systems.
  6. Build the capacity of PRO-ACT staff in the design and implementation of a coordinated and effective monitoring and evaluation system.
  7. Ensure state-of-the art database management practice at PRO-ACT
  8. Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the project management.
  9. Link and analyze resource inputs, outputs and outcomes and report on project effectiveness and efficiency.
  10. Work with PRO-ACT management to document and publish best practices.
  11. Liaise and network with relevant PRO-ACT partners and collaborators to harmonize our reporting systems.
  12. Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep PRO senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  13. Coordinate writing of reports and take responsibility for compilation of joint project report to the donor and partners.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.

Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for program data generation and management budget and all assets in the program.

Responsibility over Staff:  M&E technical responsibility for state M&E specialists

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
  • At least 2 years hand-on-experience at a senior position in monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
  • Significant experience in developing  monitoring plans and/or management information systems 2 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
  • Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
  • Significant experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, palliative care, and OVC desirable
  • Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and  fluency in English

Background Information

PRO-ACT is an MSH-implemented project in Nigeria that aims at supporting State Ministries of Health and State Action Committees on AIDS (SACA) to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB services—including providing antiretroviral therapy for the hundreds of thousands of people in need in Nigeria. The project will scale up the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programming to achieve its goals for provision of ART, palliative care services for HIV-TB co-infected individuals, and prevention of HIV transmission from mother-to-child (PMTCT).

 

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Kebbi State

 

Overall Responsibilities

The success of the PRO-ACT project depends largely on accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements to PEPFAR/USAID. Achievement of set targets is of utmost importance. Hence, the objective of the M&E Specialist position is to provide technical leadership in the roll-out of PRO-ACT M&E plan in the states integrating it with other health systems and generating strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices.

Management responsibility

  1. Spearheading the roll-out of PRO-ACT M&E plan in line with PEPFAR and national reporting requirements
  2. Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State PRO-ACT project plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
  2. Take lead in the implementation of PRO-ACT state M&E plan and reporting formats for PEPFAR indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Team, Advisors and Directors
  3. Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PRO-ACT central data base and ensure timely M&E technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  4. Take lead in building the capacity of health units’ M&E staff and relevant health and community workers in collection, summarization, analysis and presentation of M&E data.
  5. Manage the roll-out of the project M&E data quality assurance system including quarterly data quality audits.
  6. Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment/strengthening of one state M&E system that informs policy and practice.
  7. Ensure state-of-the art database management practice at the state.
  8. Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the project management.
  9. Work with PRO-ACT management to document and publish best practices.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Supervision:  Works independently and reports to the State Team Leader.

Decision Making: : Working within project strategy and policy guidelines, makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for program data generation and management.

Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility assigned assets in the program.

Responsibility over Staff:  None

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree in Statistics, Epidemiology      or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or      Biostatistics.
  • At least 2 years hand-on-experience in      monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation,      communication and reporting skills.
  • Significant      experience in developing  monitoring      plans and/or management information systems 2 years of which spent working      with NGOs in an African setting.
  • Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and      team building skills.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in      spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
  • Significant experience working in      HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity      with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV      Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART,      palliative care, and OVC desirable
  • Excellent writing skills, oral and      written communication skills and       fluency in English

Background Information

PRO-ACT is an MSH-implemented project in Nigeria that aims at supporting State Ministries of Health and State Action Committees on AIDS (SACA) to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB services—including providing antiretroviral therapy for the hundreds of thousands of people in need in Nigeria. The project will scale up the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programming to achieve its goals for provision of ART, palliative care services for HIV-TB co-infected individuals, and prevention of HIV transmission from mother-to-child (PMTCT).

 

 

 

Senior Laboratory Officer, Zamfara

Overall Responsibilities

The objective of the Senior Laboratory Officer is to provide technical support to the Laboratory Systems Specialist on leadership of the ProACT laboratory program in the State in a manner that strengthens integrated delivery of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB services in partnership with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable health systems for services delivery using HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts as an entry point.

Specific Responsibilities

  1.  
    1. The Senior laboratory Officer will be required      to support the establishment      of laboratory systems for sustainable delivery of high quality      comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, care and treatment services.      This will involve designing and implementing capacity building      programs for State and Local government health workers, coaching/mentoring      facility staff to become champions of good lab practice and coordinating      resources. S(he) will be responsible for strengthening laboratory systems      in line with MSH broader health systems focus.
    2. In liaison with the Laboratory      Systems Specialist and the Country office Laboratory Team, S(he) ensure      all MSH-supported laboratories in the State provide quality Lab services      (at least rapid HIV testing, haematology, chemistry and CD4) at all times      throughout the year. This will entail making sure all lab equipment is      serviced, repaired and fully functional at all time; maintaining      zero-stock out time for all reagents and RTKs.
    3.  Establish strong      links/collaboration with the Laboratory Directorate in the SMOH and      backstop processes that will lead to increased State Government ownership      and funding of lab system improvements efforts leading to sustainability.
    4. Specifically support the SMOH, health facilities      and partners to establish continuous quality improvement programs      evidenced by proportion of State Labs that are registered  by the MLSCN and prepared towards attaining national accreditation by the      MLSCN
    5. Provide capacity building on basic      laboratory management, laboratory ethics and ongoing support to the      laboratory staff  on the use of      respective testing and automations systems, basic maintenance of BD      FACSCount machine, Clinical Chemistry and Haematology analyzers through      the use of various tools with Quality control results on the relevant      tests properly charted on L-J charts
          
          
    6. He/She will contribute to the health      facility upgrades plans in the area of laboratory upgrades including needs      for equipment, water and drainage, safe disposal of sharps and      contaminated wastes, and health facility laboratory staff in services      training.
    7. As part of this role, the senior laboratory      officer will work closely with the Laboratory Systems Specialist and the      Country office Laboratory Team to ensure health facility laboratories      implement GoN-approved diagnostic protocols, quality control procedures,      significant biosafety and biosecurity practices not limited to safe      disposal of sharps and contaminated laboratory waste.
    8. To carry out quality control      functions/ activities, in supported health facilities laboratories,      including quality control inspections schedules and the collection of      quality control records including but not limited to PT and other EQA      samples, ensure the availability of quality records documents.
    9. Take programmatic responsibility for the functioning of the laboratory information system (LIS) whether paper or electronic at the state level as well as work closely with State Logistics Officer (SLO) to ensure that bi-monthly reports from Health facilities  reach the country office in a timely manner using standard templates
    10. Ensure quality reporting as required by PEPFAR, MOH and MSH (monthly , quarterly, and as required)

Qualifications

  1. A Medical      Laboratory Scientist, must be registered with Medical Laboratory Science      Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) and licensed to practice in Nigeria
  2. Minimum of      B.MLS/AIMLS  Medical Laboratory      Science with 4 to 5 years post license experience
  3. Preferably      with a Postgraduate degree in public health/health science
  4. Significant      experience in laboratory diagnosis of AIDS, tuberculosis and other      opportunistic infections and laboratory monitoring of clinical status of      people living with HIV essential
  5. Significant      expertise in laboratory Quality management Systems
  6. Familiarity      with local and WHO/AFRO Accreditation process is a plus
  7. Familiarity      with ministry of health national HTC guidelines and HIV/AIDS diagnostic      algorithms is also essential

Background Information

PrO-ACT is an MSH-implemented project in Nigeria that aims at supporting State Ministries of Health (SAPC) and State Action Committees on AIDS (SACA) to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB services—including providing antiretroviral therapy for the hundreds of thousands of people in need in Nigeria. The project will scale up the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programming to achieve its goals for provision of ART, palliative care services for HIV-TB co-infected individuals, and prevention of HIV transmission from mother-to-child (PMTCT) through a health system for service delivery models in its supported States.

 

 







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