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Technical Officer At Management Sciences For Health (MSH)

Date Posted: 06/Dec/2018
Deadline: 13/Dec/2018

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

Technical Officer

Job ID: 13-10401
Locations: Abuja, Adamawa, Delta, Katsina, Kwara, Ogun, Osun, Taraba 
Grade: G
Slot: 8 Openings
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A559 - GF Malaria
Reports To: Senior Technical Manager

Overview

  • The Technical Officer position is designed to work in close collaboration with the Senior Technical Manager, project staff, and project partners in ensuring the delivery of quality case management interventions in public and private health facilities. S/he will provide technical support to national and state malaria programmes in all aspects of program activities for case management at national, state and LGA levels to meet up with the technical demands of the Global Fund grant. The TO will support in planning for state level training, quarterly on-site supervision visits and roll-out activities of the implementation plan to strengthen MAL-RMNCAH integration at service delivery points.
  • S/He will be responsible for tracking of case management activities at the national and state levels.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work in close collaboration with the Senior Technical Manager and MSH state based specialists (M&E and SCMS) to support the NMEP, SMEP/SMOH in the implementation of all case management activities, in line with grant targets and deliverables by ensuring adherence to national strategies and guidelines for malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Work with States, LGAs and other MSH technical staff in planning and coordinating training for health workers, OTSS and MAL-RMNCAH roll-out activities at the national, state and LGA levels.
  • Support to implement activities for improving Intermittent Preventive Therapy for pregnant women (IPTp) and routine LLIN distribution in pregnant women and children under-5 years
  • Support capacity building of the State MoH personnel on malaria technical areas
  • Preparation and submission of project malaria technical activity reports to Senior Technical Manager
  • Represent MSH on malaria Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other relevant health coordinating committees at the national/state level
  • Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination.
  • Preparation and submission of project service delivery activity reports to Senior Technical Manager
  • Document evidence and best practices that are related to the programme

Qualifications and Experience

  • M.D/MBBS required with some field experience in clinical and/or community-based malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment OR post graduate degree in health management or public health.
  • At least 3 years of post NYSC relevant experience in public health. Any experience in malaria programming will be an added advantage. Some health-related community development experience is required.
  • Experience in malaria programming at the field level and providing technical assistance to partner organizations; knowledge and experience of programmatic and technical service delivery challenges is highly desired.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
  • Experience with GF donor funding requirement a plus.
  • Capacity to prepare evidence-based reports and documents.
  • Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical documents.
  • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
  • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills

Method of Application

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