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Operations Research Advisor At Management Sciences For Health

Date Posted: 01/Dec/2013
Deadline: 13/Dec/2013
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  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Operations Research Advisor

Overall Responsibilities

The Operations Research Advisor position is to mainstream research scientific tenacity in selected project interventions so as to generate solid evidence for influencing decision-making at the community and health facility service-delivery points, project, partners and State and National Government levels.

Specific Responsibilities

  • With support from the Project Directors and staff, lead development of project strategy for the conduct of operations research that avails models of health/HIV care that is effective and sustainable. 
  • Work with other Project Directors and staff to develop, implement and monitor the project research operations plan.
  • Work closely with the Project Directors and staff to design and implement more elaborate studies that will strategically provide the project with the necessary evidence to demonstrate successful interventions and best practices within the communities MSH works in and the facilities we support.
  • Support project staff in the analysis, preparation and submission of journal and conference abstracts and papers that contribute to the body of knowledge in health and HIV/AIDS management and health systems strengthening.
  • The Operations Research Advisor will be responsible for conducting and coordinating base-line, midterm, end-line surveys and rapid situation analysis and assessments of project interventions  and monitor routine data collection to ensure high quality data of the project
  •  Take responsibility for regularly digging into the M&E data and flagging weaknesses and issues that require program attention.
  • Take responsibility for presenting research findings in a manner that attracts attention and action by policymakers and stakeholders at the community, health facilities, state, national and international


  • An advanced degree in Epidemiology, Health Systems Research, Advanced Statistics or Social Sciences is a must. The candidate must be proficient in descriptive, inferential, and advanced statistical methods.
  • A minimum of 3 years mid-level experience in conducting operations research and use of data to inform decision-making, planning, resource allocation, and other strategic initiatives in large internationally funded health programs is mandatory
  • Experience in managing research involving multiple stakeholders and building capacity of others to undertake operations research will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in program management, health systems strengthening and HIV/AIDS technical programming.
  • Excellent communications skills, including writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Must be hard working and skilled in taking on multiple task at the same time while marinating the highest quality achievable

Background Information

The LMS Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (ProACT) 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.


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