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Health Systems Strengthening Specialist At Management Sciences For Health

Date Posted: 28/Jul/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

MSH believes health is a human right, realized progressively through access to health care for all and healthy living conditions. Healthy people and communities contribute to economic vitality and political stability.

MSH’s values inform our daily work and include integrity, excellence, vitality, collaboration, and empowerment. 

Health Systems Strengthening Specialist

Overall Responsibilities

The objective of the Health Systems Strengthening Specialist position is to support team to build sufficient and sustained capacity at State and LGA levels multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS/TB systems strengthening including strategic planning and financing and monitoring for result.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support State MOH and supported health facilities to conduct health systems analysis to identify systems contributions to service quality and improvement
  • Assist state and selected local governments to build and support vibrant public-private partnerships for health and HIV/AIDS that promote participatory decision-making in key processes of state programs.
  • Establish system and support state and local governments to map resources for HIV/AIDS and TB, budget resources according to priorities and evidence, monitor disbursements and budget performance.
  • Provide support to strengthen the relationships between SACA finance team and State Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Budget and Planning;
  • Support the state to establish a schedule for various critical coordination meetings throughout the year, such as quarterly meetings of donors funding programs in the state, HIV/AIDS State Management Team (SMT) Meeting, quarterly meetings of the technical working groups (TWG), and annual meetings of all partners implementing HIV/AIDS activities in the state to map all interventions across the state and to realign ongoing HIV/AIDS activities with SSP priorities.
  • Ensure linkages across other USG Funded programme programmes operating in the state
  •  Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.


  1. Post-graduate degree in public health or health planning or health economics or related field with extensive field experience managing programs in the developing world. 
  2. At least 4 years’ experience working on health systems strengthening including particularly health planning and health financing in decentralized health systems. Nigerian or West African country experience is preferred.
  3. Experience and demonstrated success in designing, implementing and managing complex health project in developing countries.
  4. Demonstrable capacity to network and negotiate with key stakeholders across different sectors in support of health or HIV/AIDS programs.
  5. Excellent facilitation skills’ supporting decentralized entities to translate policies into strategic plans for implementation; and computer literacy in spread sheets is a must.

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. Our 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.

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