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Graduate And Experienced Recruitment At Management Sciences For Health (MSH) 2014

Date Posted: 28/Jan/2014
Deadline: 07/Feb/2014

Intern

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Overall Responsibilities

The Intern will provide the following support to the Program Staff in the CUBS project;

  • Support  the capacity building in service delivery
  • Support  in collation, analysis and reporting key successes of the states
  • Assist in training material review and collation.
  • Maintaining /updating all office files (Hard & electronic), including chronological  correspondence, operational and program activities in a well-organized and easy-to-retrieve manner
  • Provide full administrative support in managing schedule, organizing meetings and workshop
  • Take minutes of internal and external meetings and share  timely with staff
  • Identify and collate necessary data that will support development of success stories and other publications.
  • Participates in the development CUBS IEC Materials(Flipchart and Posters)
  • Assist with responding to the requests of the state teams where necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic degree in any field with relevant experience. S/he will have office and organizational skills with competence to set priorities and multi-task in a time-sensitive environment. The candidate must be highly creative, witty and able to undertake complex tasks and must be willing to learn and adapt quickly. Writing and communication skills will be an added advantage. Team skills and comfort with computer word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software are a must. Agility working with electronic calendars (outlook or Google or other) and file management on networked system are an added advantage. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants.

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.

 

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Clinical HIV/AIDS Advisor, ART

Overall Responsibilities

The objective of the Clinical Advisor position is to provide technical leadership and management of the Pro-ACT AIDS palliative care including management of opportunistic infections and prophylaxis, ART, TB-HIV Co-infection and PMTCT programs in a manner that strengthens integrated delivery of health services in partnership with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.

 

Management responsibility:

1. Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of Comprehensive Care and Treatment services including BPC, ART and TB/HIV services under the Pro-ACT project in Nigeria
2. Member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated Pro-ACT project plan in collaboration with the Project Director, Director Clinical Services, Associate Directors, Advisors and State Teams
  • Take lead in the development of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB care and treatment services.
  • Take Programmatic responsibility for the functioning of the care and treatment M&E system.
  • Advocate for joint TB-HIV prevention and control
  • Be part of the State capacity building and supervisory team providing inputs for quality ART and TB-HIV service delivery
  • Mentor and provide technical leadership and support to the State clinical Care Specialists and related staff.
  • Liaise with the NTLP and Deputy Director Operations to establish an efficient supply chain management system for ARVs and related drugs for management of   opportunistic infections.
  • Participate in activities to build additional States and health facilities to implement project activities.
  • Ensure timely relevant technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  • Represent MSH PRO-ACT project at the federal level on matters of ART and CC&T
  • Liaise with other team members and ensure delivery of integrated service and one continuum of care
  • Liaise and network with relevant PRO-ACT partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep PRO senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Work with Pro-ACT management to document and publish best practices.

Qualifications

  • The successful candidate shall possess a postgraduate degree in medicine or public health with extensive experience working on HIV/AIDS treatment programs.
  • Demonstrable experience in advanced ART and AIDS palliative care is a must.
  • The candidate shall in addition have at least 2-years’ experience in program management at a senior level.
  • Experience in operations research and health system strengthening shall be an added advantage. 

 

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:

 

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Clinical HIV/AIDS Specialist, Niger

Overall Responsibilities

The objective of the Clinical Care Specialist position is to manage the Pro-ACT State continuum of Clinical care Program (Basic palliative care [BPC] including the management of opportunistic infections and prophylaxis for adults and children; pediatric ART; adult ART; Management of TB/HIV Co-infection; and PMTCT programs in a manner that strengthens state and local government systems and technical capacity for sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.



Management Responsibility

  1. Together with LMS Pro-ACT headquarter and State staff, spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the said services in State.
  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 establishment of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB care and treatment services in the state
  3. Take lead in building the capacity of health workers (didactic, mentoring etc) in all the technical areas so they are able to provide the said clinical HIV/AIDS services.
  4. Liaise with the State Logistics Specialist to monitor ARV and OI drug stocks in the State and ensure timely procurement and distribution.
  5. Liaise with the M&E Specialist to ensure programmatic components of the M&E system are functionalized. (clarity of indicators, PMM and other tools to HF staff, data quality audits, reporting etc)
  6. Identify and flag human resource needs including technical assistance/consultants
  7. Manage the roll-out of the project clinical quality assurance program in the state ensuring SOPs and job aids are available at points of use and quality audits are conducted periodically
  8. Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment of a state technical and administrative supervisory system for all implementing partners.
  9. Participate in activities to extend/expand the Pro-ACT project to other health facilities, communities and States.
  10. Represent MSH Pro-ACT project at the state level on matters of CC&T.
  11. Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services.
  12. Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Qualifications

  1. Post graduate degree in Medicine or Public Health.
  2. Significant program experience in Reproductive and Child ealth, HIV/AIDS Programs, IMCI, and health systems strengthening in resource poor settings in Nigeria
  3. Clinical experience in managing HIV/AIDS clients in Nigeria.
  4. Experience managing, supervising and teaching medical and nursing staff.
  5. Experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred, particularly those related to Voluntary Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, and care and reatment desirable
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English

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.

 

 

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Clinical HIV/AIDS Specialist, Sokoto

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Overall Responsibilities

The objective of the Clinical Care Specialist position is to manage the Pro-ACT State continuum of Clinical care Program (Basic palliative care [BPC] including the management of opportunistic infections and prophylaxis for adults and children; pediatric ART; adult ART; Management of TB/HIV Co-infection; and PMTCT programs in a manner that strengthens state and local government systems and technical capacity for sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.



Management Responsibility

  1. Together with LMS Pro-ACT headquarter and State staff, spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the said services in State.
  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 establishment of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB care and treatment services in the state
  3. Take lead in building the capacity of health workers (didactic, mentoring etc) in all the technical areas so they are able to provide the said clinical HIV/AIDS services.
  4. Liaise with the State Logistics Specialist to monitor ARV and OI drug stocks in the State and ensure timely procurement and distribution.
  5. Liaise with the M&E Specialist to ensure programmatic components of the M&E system are functionalized. (clarity of indicators, PMM and other tools to HF staff, data quality audits, reporting etc)
  6. Identify and flag human resource needs including technical assistance/consultants
  7. Manage the roll-out of the project clinical quality assurance program in the state ensuring SOPs and job aids are available at points of use and quality audits are conducted periodically
  8. Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment of a state technical and administrative supervisory system for all implementing partners.
  9. Participate in activities to extend/expand the Pro-ACT project to other health facilities, communities and States.
  10. Represent MSH Pro-ACT project at the state level on matters of CC&T.
  11. Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services.
  12. Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Qualifications

  1. Post graduate degree in Medicine or Public Health.
  2. Significant program experience in Reproductive and Child ealth, HIV/AIDS Programs, IMCI, and health systems strengthening in resource poor settings in Nigeria
  3. Clinical experience in managing HIV/AIDS clients in Nigeria.
  4. Experience managing, supervising and teaching medical and nursing staff.
  5. Experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred, particularly those related to Voluntary Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, and care and reatment desirable
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English

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.

 

 

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Clinical HIV/AIDS Specialist, Zamfara

Overall Responsibilities

The objective of the Clinical Care Specialist position is to manage the Pro-ACT State continuum of Clinical care Program (Basic palliative care [BPC] including the management of opportunistic infections and prophylaxis for adults and children; pediatric ART; adult ART; Management of TB/HIV Co-infection; and PMTCT programs in a manner that strengthens state and local government systems and technical capacity for sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.



Management Responsibility

  1. Together with LMS Pro-ACT headquarter and State staff, spearhead the effective and efficient implementation of the said services in State.
  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 establishment of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB care and treatment services in the state
  3. Take lead in building the capacity of health workers (didactic, mentoring etc) in all the technical areas so they are able to provide the said clinical HIV/AIDS services.
  4. Liaise with the State Logistics Specialist to monitor ARV and OI drug stocks in the State and ensure timely procurement and distribution.
  5. Liaise with the M&E Specialist to ensure programmatic components of the M&E system are functionalized. (clarity of indicators, PMM and other tools to HF staff, data quality audits, reporting etc)
  6. Identify and flag human resource needs including technical assistance/consultants
  7. Manage the roll-out of the project clinical quality assurance program in the state ensuring SOPs and job aids are available at points of use and quality audits are conducted periodically
  8. Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment of a state technical and administrative supervisory system for all implementing partners.
  9. Participate in activities to extend/expand the Pro-ACT project to other health facilities, communities and States.
  10. Represent MSH Pro-ACT project at the state level on matters of CC&T.
  11. Network with other State Government, CSO and community partners in the State to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services.
  12. Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Qualifications

  1. Post graduate degree in Medicine or Public Health.
  2. Significant program experience in Reproductive and Child ealth, HIV/AIDS Programs, IMCI, and health systems strengthening in resource poor settings in Nigeria
  3. Clinical experience in managing HIV/AIDS clients in Nigeria.
  4. Experience managing, supervising and teaching medical and nursing staff.
  5. Experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred, particularly those related to Voluntary Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, and care and reatment desirable
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English

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.

 

 

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Laboratory Systems Specialist, Zamfara

Overall Responsibilities

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.
  2. 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. 
  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 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.
  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 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
  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/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.

 

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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

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Overall Responsibilities

The success of the TBCARE1 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 this position is to strengthen the project M&E system to generate data and strategic information for program management, reporting, documentation of results, and publication of operational research findings; so as to generate strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Support the development and implementation of TBCARE1 and reporting formats for key  indicators and targets in collaboration with the Senior Technical Officer.
  2. Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the MSH TBCARE central data base and ensure timely M&E technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  3. Assist in the conduct of periodic data quality audits.
  4. Ensure MSH TBCARE1 provides adequate data for timely reporting to appropriate authorities; and provides inputs into other national and international reporting systems.
  5. Support building of the capacity of MSH TBCARE staff in the design and implementation of a coordinated and effective monitoring and evaluation system.
  6. Ensure state-of-the art database management practice at MSH TBCARE
  7. Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the project management.
  8. Link and analyze resource inputs, outputs and outcomes and report on project effectiveness and efficiency.
  9. Work with TBCARE1 management to document and publish best practices.
  10. Liaise and network with relevant MSH TBCARE1 partners and collaborators to harmonize our reporting systems.
  11. Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep the Senior Technical advisor informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  12. Support 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 Senior Technical Officer, 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.

Responsibility over Staff:  M&E technical support to STBLCP M&E officers, TBLS and facility DOTS focal persons.

Qualifications

  • A degree or equivalence 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. An NGO experience especially with USAID funded project will be an advantage.
  • Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
  • Significant experience working on TB programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems, particularly for TB Programs desirable
  • Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and  fluency in English

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization founded over 40 years ago. MSH’s mission is 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. In Nigeria, As part of a consortium of partners, MSH implements the Tuberculosis CARE I Program (TB CARE I). In Nigeria, TB CARE I is implemented by KNCV (lead partner), MSH, FHI 360 and WHO. This project is one of the USAID’s main global mechanisms for contributing to the global targets of TB control as well as implementing TB/HIV activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

 

 

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Senior Laboratory Officer, Sokoto

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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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1.  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.

 

  1. 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
  2. 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
        
  3. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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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State Team Leader, Sokoto

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Overall Responsibilities

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.

 

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Technical Officer

 

Overall Responsibilities

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) currently provides technical assistance to Akwa Ibom State with funding from USAID through the PLAN-Health project.  One of the key result areas for the PLAN-Health project is to strengthen institutional capacity of NHIS and CSOs in select communities to provide equitable access to quality health care through Community Based Health Insurance Scheme. The project therefore seeks to recruit a Technical Officer as part of the team working with Akwa Ibom State and the SHELL funded CBHI in Rivers State in implementing CBHI schemes at the two locations.

 

LOCATION

The Technical Officer (TO) will be based in UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE. He/ She will work in a team led by a Technical Advisor (TA) to provide integrated technical assistance for successful implementation of the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) scheme in Akwa Ibom state. The TO will also oversee the MSH Plan-Health engagement on the CBHI scheme being implemented in Obio Cottage Hospital Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Specific Responsibilities

The Technical Officer will accomplish the under listed in in collaboration with the team:

  1. Develop an operational plan based on the  strategic plan for the implementation of the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) scheme in Akwa Ibom especially the start-up/inception plans
  2. Conduct a stakeholder analysis and develop a comprehensive inventory of stakeholders that will facilitate successful implementation of CBHI in the state
  3. Provide technical assistance support to the community as needed to use CBHI management tools to ensure successful start up
  4. Build and manage professional relationships with key stakeholders in Akwa Ibom State and SHELL CBHI scheme including Health Care Providers (HCPs), Community, LGA and others to implement the scheme. Assist the Technical Advisor and team on integrating clients’ needs for institutional capacity building for all stakeholders into Community Based Health Insurance program.
  5. Promote service utilization through effective mobilization of stakeholders and community members
  6. Provide reliable, high-quality follow through on all obligations to clients and other stakeholders
  7. Bring pending needs for short and long term technical assistance to the attention of the Technical Advisor in a timely manner.
  8. Provide  information for monitoring and tracking all PLAN-Health CBSHIP projects process level  and community indicators, activities and  technical assistance in Akwa-Ibom and Rivers state

    

The technical officer is required to apply his/her specialized training, expertise and experience in health insurance programming to achieve the objectives of the scheme.  He/ She is expected to be familiar with Community Based Health Insurance implementation, PEPFAR and HIV/AIDS service delivery in Nigeria and have a good knowledge of the expectations and demands of USAID and other international donor agencies. 

 

SUPERVISION

Supervised by: Technical Advisor.

The Technical Officer will be supervised by the Technical Advisor overseeing implementation of CBHI and PBF in MSH PLAN-Health project. He /She will work effectively with other colleagues in MSH Nigeria.

Qualifications

Advanced degree – preferably in health, social sciences and relevant field.

•          Minimum of three years’ experience in capacity building in Nigeria

•          Experience in Health Care financing with focus on CBHI and PBF preferred)

•          Experience working in or with public sector organizations, particularly in the health field and good knowledge of the Public Health System in Nigeria.

•          Knowledge of PEPFAR-funded programs and experience in managing relationships with USAID missions preferred.

•          Ability to work as a member of a team, and to contribute to developing a new project in a dynamic environment.

•          Proven programmatic and technical ability and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues in a broad range of indigenous governmental organizations and NGO.

•          Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

•          Strong facilitation skills

•          Ability to produce results in diverse cultural, social, and language contexts.

•          Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

 

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.

 

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Technical Officer, Health Systems Strenghtening (HSS)

 

Overall Responsibilities

The Technical Officer will work in a team lead by a Technical Advisor to provide integrated technical assistance for the capacity building of CSO and government partners in strengthening their management system and support the delivery of programs for project management, Grants & Procurement Management, Proposal Development and leadership and management in order to enable the partners to be more programmatic, institutional and financially sustainable.

 

The TO will required to have specialized training and experience in one of the management areas mentioned above and should be familiar with PEPFAR and HIV/AIDS service delivery in Nigeria.  Good knowledge of the expectations and demands of USAID and other international donor agencies will be an added advantage.  The TO is expected to have strong facilitation skills and able to work to train staff of partner organizations

 

The TO will work under the supervision of the PLAN-Health Technical Advisor but will be expected to work closely in a team and other colleagues in MSH Nigeria.

Specific Responsibilities

1.                  Client Responsibilities:

The TO accomplishes project goals through the following:

  • Implementing technical assistance in a manner that leads to adoption and sustainable use of MSH tools and approaches by building client awareness of current gaps, achieving buy-in on the viability and need for an MSH tool or approach, and training client staff on the use of MSH tools or approaches.
  • Building and managing professional relationships with key stakeholders, and providing reliable, high-quality follow through on all obligations to clients and other parties.
  • Bringing pending needs for contracted work or short term technical assistance to the attention of the Senior Technical Advisor in a timely manner.

 

2.                  Internal Responsibilities:

       The TO supports the functioning of MSH Nigeria through the following:

  • Providing support to Technical Advisors and other staff on integrating clients’ needs for institutional capacity building into project work plans and budget projections.
  • Drafting internal reports and/or communications as needed.
  • Submitting requests for contracts or STTA, and all administrative items (e.g., expense reports, timesheets, travel requests), in a timely manner.
  • Making the Senior Technical Advisor aware of opportunities to expand MSH Nigeria’s impact through new client engagement.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in international public health, international development, public policy, public administration, management, social sciences or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge of public health policy formulation, diffusion and utilization in Nigeria
  • Knowledge and experience in capacity building /Organizational development for civil society organizations and public sector institutions working in the country
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of health and multi sector response to HIV and AIDS in the country
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, and to contribute to developing a new project in a dynamic environment.
  • Proven programmatic, technical, and managerial ability and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues in a broad range of indigenous governmental organizations and NGOs.
  • Strong facilitation skills ;verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong Ability to produce results in diverse cultural, social, and language contexts.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in oral and written English required.
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria regularly and potentially outside Nigeria, as 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.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Technical Officer, Project Management

 

Overall Responsibilities

The Technical Officer will work in a team lead by a Senior Technical Advisor to provide integrated technical assistance for the capacity building of CSO and government partners in strengthening their management system and support the delivery of programs for project management, grants & procurement management, proposal development, e-health and leadership and management in order to enable the partners to be programmatically, institutionaly and financially sustainable.


The TO will be required to have specialized training and experience in one of the management areas mentioned above including e-health and should be familiar with PEPFAR and HIV/AIDS service delivery in Nigeria. Good knowledge of the expectations and demands of USAID and other international donor agencies will be an added advantage. The TO is expected to have strong facilitation skills and is able to train staff of partner organizations.


The TO will work under the supervision of the PLAN-Health Senior Technical Advisor but will be expected to work closely in a team and with other colleagues in MSH Nigeria.

Specific Responsibilities

1. Client Responsibilities:


The TO accomplishes project goals through the following:

  • Implementing technical assistance in a manner that leads to the adoption and sustainable use of MSH tools and approaches by building client awareness of current gaps, achieving buy-in on the viability and need for an MSH tool or approach, and training client staff on the use of MSH tools or approaches.
  • Building and managing professional relationships with key stakeholders, and providing reliable, high-quality follow through on all obligations to clients and other parties.
  • Bringing pending needs for contracted work or short term technical assistance to the attention of the Senior Technical Advisor in a timely manner.

2. Internal Responsibilities:


The TO supports the functioning of MSH Nigeria through the following:

  • Providing support to Technical Advisors and other staff on integrating clients’ needs for institutional capacity building into project work plans and budget projections.
  • Drafting internal reports and/or communications as needed.
  • Submitting requests for contracts or STTA, and all administrative items (e.g., expense reports, timesheets, travel requests), in a timely manner.
  • Making the Senior Technical Advisor aware of opportunities to expand MSH Nigeria’s impact through new client engagement.
  • Develop and implement vision, strategies, and tactics for MSH's e-Health business.
  • Maintain a clear, in depth knowledge of market needs, opportunities, competitive strategies and MSH clients' needs.
  • Lead the planning, designing, due diligence, and implementation of e-Health objectives that support the MSH’s strategic plan and objectives.
  • Contribute to the development of the organisation’s strategic direction in relation to e- health by working across sector teams to advocate for e-health programs, providing information and technical support.
  • Work with ICT4D manager to develop partnerships with PLAN-Health client organisations to facilitate the use of ICTs in program activities.
  • Facilitate effective training for client organisations on the use of e-health applications and other service improvement services.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in international public health, international development, public policy, public administration, management, social sciences or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge of public health policy formulation, diffusion and utilization in Nigeria
  • Knowledge and experience in capacity building /organizational development for civil society organizations and public sector institutions working in the country
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of health and multi sector response to HIV and AIDS in the country
  • Experience working with health related public sector institutions and those that coordinate HIV/AIDS programs in the country.
  • Key attributes include professional and positive approach, self motivated, strong in building relationships, team player, dynamic, creative and able to work on own initiative.
  • Demonstrated executive level oral and written communication skills.
  • Business related computer skills including knowledge such Proj mgt, MIS with indepth skills in MS Office applications.
  • Practical experience of  eHealth, mHealth solutions - such as OpenMRS,DHIS2.0, MedicMobile,Commcare, RapidSMS, etc
  • 3 years plus of experience in the e-Health field, including needs and market assessments of wired and wireless technologies.
  • A solid understanding of the e-Health market including trends, technologies, products and influencers.
  • Understanding of the National e-health framework
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, and to contribute to developing a new project in a dynamic environment.
  • Proven programmatic, technical, and managerial ability and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues in a broad range of indigenous governmental organizations and NGOs.
  • Strong facilitation skills; verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to produce results in diverse cultural, social, and language contexts.
  • Fluency in oral and written English required.
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria regularly and potentially outside Nigeria, as 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.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 

 







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