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Date Posted: 18/Mar/2014
Deadline: 28/Mar/2014

Associate Director, Monitoring & Evaluation

ABUJA

 

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Overall Responsibilities

Job objective

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

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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Accountant

Overall Responsibilities

The Accountant is responsible for assisting the Finance Manager with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse. The Accountant is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency.  The Accountant is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Specific Responsibilities

1.         Prepare payment vouchers.
2.         Properly code all transactions.

3.         Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash,
4.         Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field.

5.         Prepare and control advances.

6.         Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account.

7.         Prepare eposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.

8.         Reconcile advances, ncluding review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and ntering into QuickBooks.

 9.        Maintain accounting files.
10.       Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.

11.       Control onsumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone,…)

12.       Participate in the mprovement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.

13.       Create all financial reports as requested y supervisor.

14.       Preparation of forms for payments of axes and social security.

15.       Other tasks as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications

1. University Degree in Accounting or equivalent certification from a Business Technical School

2. Experience as an Accountant or understanding of key aspects of accounting. Experience with U.S. government projects helpful, but not mandatory.

3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software.Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. Quickbooks).

4. Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial "common sense".

5. Ability to create and monitor budgets.

6. 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. Written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology

 

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Finance & Admin Assistant, Kebbi

Overall Responsibilities

The FAA will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of technical efforts and/or field activities by providing logistics support and coordinating programmatic information for the Nigeria project activities. She or he will assist technical advisors / specialists and senior managers to coordinate project activities and will assist Finance & Admin Officer (FAO) for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles specified by the donor agency.  The FAA is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities. She or he will be responsible for working with other staff from the headquarters and/ or partner organizations to coordinate technical assistance.

Specific Responsibilities

Administration:

 

  1. Be the face of MSH to the outside, offering excellent customer care to our guests, clients and partners physically or through the electronic media.
  2. Facilitate effective and efficient communication between MSH Staff, partners and clients.
  3. Manage the front office/desk and provide general administrative support functions including but not limited to: faxing, copying, binding, drafting memos and letters.
  4. Handle arrangements and assist in the logistics for meetings, retreats, and workshops to specific projects as will be required.
  5. Assist with Procurement logistics
  6. Working closely with FAO to supervise and monitor Cleaners and Security Guards including tracking attendance and performance. Ensure fire extinguishers are periodically renewed
  7. Operate and monitor Generator; providing necessary information on servicing, repairs, diesel consumption and generator daily usage, etc.
  8. Follow-up on servicing/maintenance of office equipment & machines in conjunction with the Field Liaison Officer including keeping maintenance logs.
  9.  Ensure back-up for the server and ensure all I.T. Peripherals are working   accordingly and reporting issues to I.T. Unit in a timely manner.

 

Finance: Provide following accounting and financial support to FAO:

  1. Prepare payment vouchers, raising journals, writing cheques, etc. as may be instructed by the Finance and Admin Officer.
  2. Properly code all transactions.
  3. Processing payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field.
  4. Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
  5. Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks as directed by the FAO
  6. Maintain accounting and inventory files in an orderly manner.
  7. Tracking and following up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.
  8. Post internal requisition, credit memo form and service completion certificate into the QuickBooks.
  9. Any other tasks as requested by Supervisor, Finance Manager and COMU, Director.

Qualifications

  1. University Degree in Accounting or equivalent certification from a Business Technical School.
  2. Experience as an Accountant or understanding of key aspects of accounting.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software and basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks).
  4. Specific qualification in management of a large and busy office
  5. Familiarity with the PEPFAR or interest in learning about public health issues
  6. Excellent writing and communication skills
  7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  8. Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multitask
  9. Ability to respond to new challenges in a flexible and thoughtful manner

 

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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Finance & Admin Officer, Gombe

Overall Responsibilities

The Finance and Admin Officer will oversee the operations and finances of the state office

Specific Responsibilities

The Finance and Admin Officer will oversee the operations and finances of the state office.

  1. Ensure the proper use, maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment, such as generators, vehicles, communication, computer units and peripherals, video and audio equipment, other office equipment, and air conditioners.
  2. Provide logistics support and coordination to all field activities and staff travel.
  3. Ensure implementation of regulations and procedures for local purchase, procurement and logistic management.
  4. Maintain rigorous operations in the field office, communicating regularly with the home office to assure smooth operations.
  5. Assist technical staff to develop and manage monthly and quarterly activity budgets.
  6. Supervise administrative and finance staff.

 

Qualifications

 

  1. University Degree in Business Management or accounting or equivalent certification from a Business Technical School.
  2. Minimum 3 years experience management experience.
  3. Experience with USAID funded project.
  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, especially Excel spreadsheets.
  5. Ability to use accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks).
  6. Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”.
  7. Ability to create and monitor budgets.
  8. Understand the principals of adequate documentation and of audit and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
  9. Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.
  10. Excellent communication and organizational skills.

 

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Monitoring & Evaluation Associate, Niger

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 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

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.

 

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State Team Leader, Sokoto

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.

 

APPLY HERE

 

 

Technical Officer, Governance

ABUJA

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.

 

APPLY HERE

 

 

 

 







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