Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Intern & Exp. Job Recruitment (20 Positions) SSCE, Diploma, Degree

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Consultant – Conduct Project Management Capacity Improvement Training

Location: Abuja

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Background
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund (GF) Nigeria Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant. The RSSH grant commenced implementation in April 2019 and is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB and malaria areas through December 2020. The project is focused on addressing health systemwide constraints and driven by the recognition that strong health systems are needed to combat the public health threats posed by HIV, TB and malaria.

To ensure domesticated implementation and sustainability of the RSSH grant, MSH as PR, works with three (3) government of Nigeria entities as Subrecipients (SR). They include the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS), National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP).
As part of the grant making process, the PR conducted a capacity assessment to ascertain the capacity of each of the SRs using a systemic tool. Capacity improvement activities were developed including a Project Management Training. MSH is seeking the service of a qualified Program Management expert to deliver a 5day program management training.  

Objective of Training:

  • The objective of this training is to provide welltailored project management training and set the SR staff on the right course to deliver on the mandate of the GF RSSH project and future SR projects.
  • A maximum of 20 participants would attend the project management capacity improvement training.

The project management training would cover the following topics amongst others:

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  • Project management essentials
  • Fundamentals of Grants Management
  • Budget & work plan development, utilization and monitoring
  • Leadership
  • Effective communication and stakeholder management
  • Change management
  • People management and conflict resolution
  • Team building & people development
  •  Advocacy, Communication and Report writing   

Deliverables:

  • Submit a 5day training agenda to be approved by MSH prior to commencement of training.
  • Develop the training materials for each topic
  • Prior to the commencement of the training, submit copy of all presentations and training aids to be made available to the trainees.
  • Conduct pre and posttests.
  • Submit course evaluation forms received from participants to MSH.
  • Submit the final report of the training including pre and posttest analysis of performance of participants.

Duration of Training:

  • A 5day training to be held in June 2020.

Qualifications

  • A Degree in any field, with professional certification(s) in Project / Program Management.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in program management. Global Fund project experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience designing, developing and auditing workplans and budget.
  • Experience in designing advocacy plans, project communication products, and standard project reports.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in delivering similar trainings.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills including experience of facilitation of trainings/workshops and presentations.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Consultancy to Facilitate National Malaria Case Management Document Revision

Reference No.: R339
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Part Time

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Objective of the Consultancy

  • The PMI-S project implemented by the Management Science for Health is seeking a local consultant to facilitate a revision process of national strategic documents related to malaria case management.

Period of Performance:

  • This consultancy is for a non-consecutive period of 35 working days starting in October 2020.

Background
A Baseline Analysis (BA) was conducted by PMI-S to assess the current status of strategic documents-national policies, guidelines, training materials, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and job aids as they pertain to NMEP readiness to support state implementation of malaria case management. As a result, the BAR found that most documents align with WHO guidelines. However, some of these strategic documents are either outdated, or incomplete. In addition, the availability of SOP and job aids as stand-alone documents for use at service points is not proven. As part of the BA desk review, about 26 documents related to case management were reviewed and required different specific actions.

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In view of the above, PMI-S has committed to collaborate with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) to revise Seven documents

  • National guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of malaria, 2015;
  • Health facility trainee manual;
  • Health facility trainer’s guide;
  • PHC Trainer’s guide;
  • PHC trainee manual;
  • Diagnostics SOPs/Job aids;
  • Treatment SOPs/Job aids. This will be done by convening review workshops for stakeholders (donors, partners, regulatory agencies, providers and the academia) to revise, update and unbundle the above listed; harmonize inputs from the workshops and produce drafts of revised documents.

An initial workshop, which was for the revision of the National malaria diagnostics and treatment guidelines, has taken place and a revised document produced. There is still an outstanding task for the revision and extraction of the remaining documents, hence this consultancy.

Description of Services to be Performed
The consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Develop a methodology that will guide the entire revision process including workshops agenda,  list of participants, and presentations
  • Facilitate three separate three day workshops to revise the training manuals and extract SOPs/job aids respectively and submit workshop reports
  • Harmonize feedbacks from workshops and use inputs to develop draft revised documents
  • Finalize the proposed agenda and a list of participants and facilitate two separate one-day validation meeting for validating the manuals and SOPs/job aids
  • Finalize training manuals and SOP/Job aids with inputs from validation meeting
  • Write and submit revision process report.

Deliverables:

  • Workshops’ methodology with proposed agenda, and proposed participant list Reports of Revision and validation workshops Final, and validated copies of revised training manual sets that reflects adult teaching methodology and knowledge retention evaluation tools, extracted SOPs and Job aids.

Deliverables Schedule:

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  • Workshop methodology including draft agenda, list of participants and presentations for workshops 1 and 2-revision of training manuals – (2 days)
  • Hold consultative meeting with NMEP and submit finalized agenda, list of participants and workshop methodology for workshops 1 and 2 – (2 days)
  • Facilitate a three day workshop on revision of training manuals for secondary and tertiary facilities(Case management training manual for health facility-Tutor’s guide, Case management training manual for health facility-Participants’ manual) – (3 days)
  • Facilitate a three day workshop on revision of training manuals for PHC (Case management training manual for PHC-Tutor’s guide, Case management training manual for PHC-Participants’ manual) – (3 days)
  • Incorporates feedback from  workshop, NMEP and MSH to produce draft revised manuals – (10 days)
  • Workshop methodology including agenda, list of participants and presentations for workshop 3- extraction/ development of SOPs and job aids – (2 days)
  • Facilitate a two day workshop to extract/develop case management SOPs and job aids – (2 days)
  • Incorporates feedback from  workshop, NMEP and MSH to produce draft SOPs/job aids – (5 days)
  • Facilitate a three day workshop to validate case management training manuals, SOPs and job aids (3 days)
  • Submit final copies of revised  training manuals, extracted, and developed SOP and Job aids (3 days)

Reporting:

  • The consultant will report directly to PMI-S Senior Malaria Technical Advisor as well as the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP).

Requirements
The suitable candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Post-Graduate University/Fellowship degree in Medicine or a related field.
  • Deep knowledge and in-depth understanding on malaria case management strategic documents and guidelines, training manuals, SOP and job aids.
  • Proven experience in providing in-service trainings at state level, on malaria preferably
  • Health tutor’s qualification or proven experience developing at least 4 health training guides/manuals in lieu of the tutors qualification is required
  • Demonstrable experience in developing health training materials
  • Experience and expertise in facilitating policy document development and review
  • Previously engaged or experience working with the NMEP on related assignments
  • Excellent note taking and report writing skills
  • High level communication and facilitation skills to facilitate workshop of this nature
  • Demonstrated ability to manage team, collaboration and coordination.
  • Fluency in English language (both writing and oral)
  • Computer literacy
  • Possession of a health tutor qualification will be an added advantage

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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Application Notice
Applicants should:

  • Submit a recent and updated CV (with 3 professional referees) and a proposed concept note to accomplish the above task and produce the deliverables for the entire process in a single document.




Job Title: Clinical Monitor for 2020 Therapeutic Efficacy Study

Ref No: R10
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full time

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Job Details

  • The US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), plans to conduct the 2020 Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) in three select sites beginning July 2020. In Nigeria, TES is coordinated by the TES Core Team with membership from WHO, PMI and NMEP. The MSH-led President’s malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) Project is leading the process on behalf of PMI.
  • We are seeking to engage a Clinical Monitor for the 2020 TES who will receive direction from the TES Technical Consultant.
  • S/he will lead the independent monitoring of implementation of the approved protocol at the sites and development of site-specific standard operating procedures (SOP). There will be one Clinical Monitor.
  • The 2020 DTES will be conducted in three Sentinel sites located in Adamawa, Cross River and Sokoto states.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all activities related to the implementation of the clinical monitoring of study and assure work is done according to approved protocol.
  • Work with TES Technical Consultant  to develop and implement Clinical Monitoring Plan as required by SOP.

Team Duties/Responsibilities:

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  • Responsible for assuring needs of clinical sites are met by facilitating clinical monitoring processes including:
    • Regulatory document collection and review.
    • Develop site/monitoring tools and training materials.
    • Review and identify trends in enrolment and data entry at sites and proactively interface. with Principal Investigator and clinicians at site to identify solutions.
  • Oversee monitoring visit schedule to ensure compliance with frequency.
  • Manage quality and regulatory compliance among investigational sites.
  • Assist TES Technical Consultant with preparation of information for inclusion in monthly report to client.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of clinical research process.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Positive attitude and ability to interact with all levels of staff to coordinate and execute study activities.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities within clinical trials.
  • Working knowledge of current ICH GCP guidelines and applicable regulations in Nigeria.
  • MD (or equivalent) with a minimum of at least 5 years’ experience in clinical research and /or as a Clinical Monitor.

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Senior Grant Specialist

Job ID: 13-11017
Location: Abuja

Job Puspose

  • The purpose of the Senior Grants Officer / Manager is to assist the DFA to manage and coordinate MSH Nigeria’s complex grants portfolio lending to a variety of Non-governmental organizations, faith based organizations, and community based organizations in order to strengthen health systems and improve health service delivery throughout Nigeria.
  • Work closely with the supervisor to establish and follow a transparent grant process, and develop tools to implement the process, assuring that sound practices are applied at every stage of the grant process from guidelines to closeout.

General Responsibilities

  • Reporting Directly to Director of finance and Operation; Responsible for management of the grant Cycle from solicitation, evaluation and selection, responsibility determination, Grant agreement and award, monitoring implementation and closeout
  • Draft solicitations, document subrecipient source selection and grant mechanism to be adopted. Issue Request for Application (RFA) Expression of interest (EOI) etc
  • Evaluation- Coordinate the evaluation of application, and prepare a long list of proposed grantees for technical team review in line with the grant manual, collate evaluations scores document and prepare evaluation summary memo
  • Responsibility Determination- Conduct Pre awards assessment, survey and due diligence checks for new partners, administer various assessment tools, collate reports and develop specific conditions for grant award as applicable
  • Grant Award and Agreement- Develop and finalize grant agreement for all grantees and carry out modifications as applicable
  • Liaising with the technical team facilitate grant start up / inception workshop for grantees, Prepare training sessions and conduct workshops in grants management , financial obligations, reporting management for grantees as necessary.
  • Capacity building of team members.
  • Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that grants operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract / award and donor requirements, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract / award, donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring funds are requested office as at when due, ensure grantee request for funds are disbursed promptly in line with grant mechanism. Ensure monthly deadlines are met
  • Develop monitoring and mitigation plan and tracking sheets for grantees
  • Carry out on site supervisory visits quarterly to grantees, and develop and follow up on support plan
  • Ensure that all project reports are developed and submitted within the timelines specified in the Grant Agreement
  • Documenting monitoring steps performed, the processes reviewed, and the result of the testing and reviews, Documenting area of weakness, recommended action, timelines for implementation and technical support required from the donor and get it signed off by both parties
  • Close Out: Close out all grants and issue close out letters   Financial Report Review
  • Review grantee financial report and process for disbursement; carry out finance refresher training for grantees finance staff Compliance Management
  • Provide on-going guidance for technical staff on regulations
  • Monitor grantee to ensure compliance with USAID regulation
  • Populate grant files and ensure they are updated both in hard and electronic copies
  • Carryout grantees financial assessment, monitoring and financial support
  • Work with the sub-recipients in meeting their Special award conditions as applicable   Audit and Evaluation
  • Assist with the Internal and external audit preparations including putting together relevant documentation on grants
  • Coordinate all grants audits and ensure complete implementation of recommendations
  • Follow up on audit issues and provide appropriate response with support from Finance and director of operation

Required Minimum Education

  • Must have at least Master’s degree in Business Administration / Finance / Accounting.   

Required Minimum Experience

  • At least 7 years’ relevant and progressive experience working on a USAID funded project.
  • 3 years managerial experience.
  • Superior analytical abilities result oriented nature and team working capabilities.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “practices”.
  • Understands the principals of adequate documentation and of audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.   

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.
  • Self-motivated, passionate, desire to learn and contribute adequately
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to finish projects on time   

Competencies:

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  • Organizational Development
  • Ethical Practices
  • Post-award Grant Management
  • Relationships
  • Professionalism

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Driver

Ref No: R494
Locations: Zamfara, Plateau, Nasarawa & Benue
Job Type: Full Time

Details

  • President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
  • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020. PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.   MSH seeks to recruit Drivers for Zamfara, Plateau, Benue and Nassarawa States.
  • Under the overall supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration, the Driver’s job is to provide transport support services to all technical program areas. The driver is also required to drive MSH vehicles while transporting staffs, which include Employees, Chief of Party, Country Directors/Leads and VIP visitors. Drivers are also responsible for overseeing vehicle maintenance.

Main Duties And Responsibilities

  • Drive project staff to activities and meeting within and outside of the state
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records relating to individual vehicle use.
  • Ensure all aspects of vehicle policy are being followed and enforced during your assignments.
  • Inspect vehicle prior to travel to assure all fluids, tires, wipers, belts etc. are in good working order.
  • Signal any sign of need for maintenance or other problem with the vehicle to the supervisor.
  • Keep vehicle health log updated.
  • Ensure the security of the vehicle when outside of the office.
  • Ensure the safety of all passengers.
  • Submit all expense reports in a timely manner to accounting, properly completed.
  • Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract/award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance.
  • The responsibilities and duties are indicative only. They are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.

Required Minimum Qualifications And Work Experience

  • G2 Completion of Primary Education; Secondary certificate or higher diploma/higher school degree is required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ related work experience.
  • Candidate must be proficient with the local language and understanding of terrain is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience on USAID funded project or UN Agency or Internationally recognized organizations in proposed state of assignment is highly desirable
  • Candidate who are local indigene of the states of assignments will be highly considered.
  • Sound judgment, non-aggressive driving style and good communication skills.
  • Valid Driving License.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of standard driving practices.
  • Defensive driving certificate is an added advantage
  • Good driving record.
  • Ability to travel to other states if required.

Competencies:

  • Mental programs for interpreting and responding to events automatically; and motivations which activate and direct safe behaviour and anticipate problems
  • Ability to organize and complete manual and routine tasks as assigned.
  • Ability to perform at an acceptable level of control skill.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication and active listening skills.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa is a must

Application Closing Date
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Note

  • MSH reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Job Title: Consultant for the Development of the Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the New National Malaria Strategic Plan

Ref Id: R283
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Job Type: Part-time

Background

  • Malaria is endemic in Nigeria with 97% of the population at risk of infection sparing Sahel regions and the high mountainous area of the plateau. Nigeria contributes a quarter of the African malaria burden. It is a major public health problem in Nigeria; with up to 60% of all outpatients and 30% of admission are attributable to the disease. An estimated 110 million cases of malaria are said to occur annually with the greatest burden in children under five and pregnant women.
  • Disease control, as well as other health and development programmes, has become result based. An effective Monitoring and Evaluation strategy is needed to measure adequacy and timeliness of inputs, progress, and tracking of achievement of set objectives. It provides sound evidence for decision making at programme and policy levels. Programmes/projects at all levels of implementation, whether they consist of multiple integrated projects or single interventions including public and private sectors, must conduct monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities.
  • The National Strategic Plan for Malaria Control in Nigeria (NMSP), 2021-2025, has outlined massive scaling up of intervention mixes for impact using granular subnational data Owing to such massive deployment of effective interventions, it is expected that the epidemiologic profile of malaria in the country will change.

Rationale:

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  • In addition to the expected improvement that such optimal scale up of interventions will bring to bear on malaria epidemiologic profile and subsequent transition to pre-elimination, the huge cost implications involved, the limited available resources, coupled with the enormous pressure to meet set targets within limited-time spans puts a prerogative on sound monitoring and periodic evaluation. This is crucial for identifying gaps in programme implementation or areas where modifications in specific technical strategies may be needed.
  • In view of the above, the National M&E plan needs to provide robust guide for monitoring and evaluation of the strategic plan and to encourage implementers to focus on intended programme results. It should also serve as a tool for early identification of gaps and potential implementation bottlenecks. This will provide a basis for adjustments and reprogramming for improved outcomes.
  • In order to develop a robust M&E plan, we will require technical assistance from consultants with sound knowledge, expertise, and experience. Collective work responsibilities and coordination of all stakeholders and RBM partners is also required.

Tasks of Technical Oversight / Technical Assistant
The technical support/oversight should support the NMEP to:

  • Conduct desk review: Review the Malaria Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025 and work plans of NMEP to ascertain the targets, goals, objectives, activities and indicators.
  • Review all available reports/documents on NMEP Surveillance, M&E system including that of the SWOT analysis of the M&E system using the GF M&E system-strengthening tool, the National M&E framework for malaria control, Plan to Strengthen the National Malaria Reporting System and the National Strategic Health Development Plan (NSHDP) etc.
  • Develop an M&E matrix for the NMSP 2021 – 2025 Develop an M&E work plan: Based on the above matrix, develop a detailed M&E work plan specifying the activities, means of verification, defining responsibilities, the time frame, and budget to conduct consensus meeting.
  • Build consensus on the M&E plan within the RBM partnership and elicit buy-ins/commitments of all implementers (partners, donors, other relevant programmes and stakeholders) to the M&E Plan as part of the principle of the three ‘ones’.

Methodology:

  • Entry/Briefing meetings with NMEP M&E branch to provide regular updates  to M&E subcommittee members
  • Review strategic planning order to propose an indicator matrix that can track the implementation of the strategic plan and evaluate its set targets
  • Support and work closely with NMEP team-based teams, the sub committees and partners /stakeholders leading to consensus

Deliverables:

  • Finalized National Malaria Programme Surveillance, M&E Plan
  • A costed Annual Operational Plan for M&E
  • A documented report of the process

Reporting arrangements:

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  • In carrying out the assignment, the consultant is expected to consult with and work closely with the M&E branch through the Head/ SME branch and the other key Branches of NMEP with strong reference from the NMSP 2021-2025.
  • The consultant shall operate under the general supervision of the National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme through the Head, M&E branch.

Timeframe:

  • The maximum number of days worked in this period will be 30 working days.

Qualification

  • A Postgraduate degree in Public Health.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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Job Title: Consultant – Conduct PSM Capacity Improvement Training

Location: Abuja

Background
The National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP) was established by the Federal Government in the department of Food and Drugs Services in 2012 with the mandate to collaborate with all health programs and projects within and outside Federal Ministry of Health to ensure effective management of supply chain systems and championing efficient supply chain system. In order to achieve this mandate, NPSCMP is expected to possess some set of skills in her workforce.

Following an assessment of the capacity of the organization in 2019, some gaps were identified, which resulted in a Capacity Improvement Plan, CIP recommended to the Global Fund. The capacity improvement training is therefore a part for capacity improvement plan (CIP) to close the gaps identified for the of NPSCMP.  
In the drive by GF-RSSH project, MSH is seeking the service of a qualified supply chain expert to train the NPSCMP staff to close the gaps and improve the capacity that is resident within the establishment.  

Objective of Training

  • The objective of this training is to provide well-tailored training to address the identified capacity gaps in NPSCMP and set the staff on the right course to deliver on the mandate of the organization.
  • A maximum of 20 participants would attend the capacity improvement training

The CIP training would cover all the topics outlined below during the 5 days training:

  • Innovation, Collaboration and Private sector engagement for supply chain improvement.
  • Risk Management in Supply Chain
  • Monitoring and Evaluation in Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Data Analysis using softwares:
    • Power BI
    • Python
  • Strategic Communication in Supply Chain:  The successful consultant shall ensure that each topic is led by a competent facilitator with adequate practical and theoretical knowledge of the subject matter

Deliverables

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  • The 5-day training agenda to be approved by NPSCMP and MSH prior to commencement of training.
  • Softcopy of all presentations and support training material to made available to the trainees on the first day of the workshop.
  • Pre and Post Test Results.
  • Course evaluation forms received from participants.
  • Final report of the training to include pre and post-test analysis of performance of participants.
  • Duration of Training
  • 5 Day Training, 3rd week in June 2020.

Qualifications

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  • Minimum of a University Degree in Pharmacy or related field with professional certification in the procurement and supply chain management (PSM) field;
  • Extensive hands on experience (at least 10 years) and thorough understanding of the interplay of key components/elements of the procurement and supply chain;
  • Ability to develop appropriate training contents and effective delivery techniques;
  • Demonstrated experience and success in delivering similar courses;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills including experience of facilitation of trainings/workshops and presentations.

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Regional Senior Communications Officer

Job ID: 13-11070
Location: Abuja

Descriptions

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI / USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
  • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.   
  • The Regional Senior Communications Officers will lead PMI-S Project’s Tasks Order 3 and 4 communications program respectively in the four states of Cross River Region – Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi and Oyo and four states of Nassarawa region – Nassarawa, Benue, Plateau and Zamfara.
  • S / he will collaborate with the states project leadership, the Abuja-based project leadership, technical staff, key state stakeholders and USAID to develop and implement communications strategies that promote PMI/Nigeria and USAID visibility, convey project achievements to target audiences, and contribute to project success and organizational growth.
  • The Officers will ensure that state-of-the-art communications approaches and systems are integrated across multiple project initiatives, develop compelling content, and promote a culture of quality across various project documents.
  • The Officers will contribute to donor deliverables including Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reports, and Annual Work Plans; and will collaborate with USAID and other USAID implementing partners on the issues related to communication.  

Responsibilities

  • With guidance of the project leadership team, the MSH Nigeria Communications Lead, the USAID Communications Specialist, and the MSH headquarter Senior Lead for Strategic Communication; develop a PMI-S Project Task Order 03 communications strategy and plan. The strategic plan will define key audiences and best approaches for reaching them with the required information.
  • S / he will work closely with USAID and PMI / Nigeria implementing partners to define and implement communication priorities and activities. Liaise with donor communications officers to align strategies and enhance visibility within donor audiences.
  • Assemble and build capacity of a diversely skilled Task Order 03 project staff, SMEP, SMOH and SPHCDA in the 4 states to implement audience-focused, results-driven communications strategies in collaboration with project and country leadership.
  • Establish and implement standard operating procedures, mechanisms, and relationships for collection and organization of information, knowledge, and experience from the project and its partners, and for its documentation and distribution through relevant channels.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that the program’s identity, brand, and strategic messaging is in accordance with donor requirements and organizational strategies, and that all communications comply with the relevant USAID branding and marking requirements, and review and approval processes.
  • Manage the development of print and online publications, videos and photo essays, conference presence and events, and social media and web updates. Write and produce creative and compelling content that conveys technical information in clear and accessible manners to key audiences. Contribute to effective donor reporting.
  • Manage distribution and dissemination of PMI-S materials in hardcopy and online; coordinate with HO communications and knowledge management teams to maintain a system of information sharing and to establish digital and appropriate hard copy files for all publications and project communications.
  • Provide TA to SMEP, SMOH and SPHCDA in the four states to make quality presentations at state, federal and international forums.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Health, or other related discipline. Preferred: Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study.
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible, related experience is required.
  • Excellent English writing skills, with ability to convey complex technical information in clear, compelling language without technical jargon.
  • Experience with public health communications and relevant technical areas required.
  • Understanding of USAID / donor, including trends, audiences, and requirements and experience in the implementation of USAID-funded global projects required.
  • Demonstrated experience developing communications strategies, annual plans, and materials related to relevant project technical areas.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and a demonstrated capacity to establish clear and concise communication with team members, senior management, and partner organizations across cultures to deliver results.
  • Experience in the production of print and digital communications content and dissemination strategies.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally as necessary.

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness (iCCM) Consultant

Ref No: R479
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full time

Background

  • The US President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) project is a five-year USAID flagship malaria project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) with consortium partners Thinkwell, Banyan Global and the Nigeria Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA).
  • The project supports the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, local government areas (LGAs) and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for the prevention and management of malaria and its complications. PMI-S Project is an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract issued by the United States Agency for International Development to MSH on June 29, 2018.
  • The project is being implemented at the national level and in eight Nigerian states through Task Orders. Task Order (TO) 02 supports federal level activities; TO 03 supports activities in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi and Oyo states; while TO 04 supports activities in Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau and Zamfara states.
  • The four main objectives of PMI-S are to: (i) Increase malaria test rates from 30% (2014 HMIS) to 85%, (ii) Provide appropriate malaria treatment according to the national treatment guidelines in at least 85% of parasitological confirmed malaria cases; (iii) Increase the number of pregnant women receiving three or more doses of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) through Directly Observed Therapy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine or any other World Health Organization-approved drugs at antenatal clinics or at the community level through community IPTp from the 2013 NDHS level of 5.8% to at least 80%; and (iv) Increase access to appropriate treatment of malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea by 50% over 2015 levels in selected local government authorities through the integrated community case management approach.

Consultancy Overview

  • Nigeria adopted the integrated community case management (iCCM) strategy in 2012, aimed at expanding access to life-saving interventions to under-five children. The focus is to contribute to improving access to quality healthcare services to children under-five in the target communities. ICCM is an equity-focused strategy that provides timely treatment for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea at community level for populations with limited access to facility-based health care providers.
  • This strategy is delivered by community level health providers who are trained, regularly supervised, and have access to uninterrupted supplies of commodities. However, in Nigeria, iCCM currently depends heavily on donor support, compromising its sustainability. PMI-S plans to support Ebonyi and Benue/Zamfara states to implement iCCM using a sustainable approach as part of efforts to improve access to quality health services for children at the community level.
  • PMI-S will adopt relevant national guidelines and protocols as well as leveraging on lessons learned from iCCM projects implemented in Nigeria. In view of the above, PMI-S seeks the services of a consultant who will conduct a desk assessment of iCCM interventions implemented in Nigeria  to identify good /best practices, challenges, opportunities and lessons learned; and apply the findings to a deeper assessment of iCCM needs and opportunities in Ebonyi state under TO 03. The consultancy may be extended later to conduct deeper iCCM assessments in Benue and/or Zamfara states under TO 04. The deeper state iCCM assessments will include key Informant interviews with SMOH, SPHCDA, and LGA Officials, as well as WDCs and community leaders to identify underserved LGAs and communities that will benefit from iCCM interventions.
  • This consultancy is specifically for the national level desk review of iCCM and an in-depth assessment of iCCM needs in Ebonyi state.

Specific Tasks
The Consultant will carry out the following tasks:

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  • Task 1: Develop a study protocol and obtain ethical approval from the respective authorities
  • Task 2: Conduct a desk review of iCCM interventions implemented in Nigeria, to identify strategic approaches, good/best practices, challenges, opportunities and lessons learned. The consultancy will identify key elements to sustainability of iCCM implementation in the country. The review will cover a sample of iCCM interventions drawn from any states in Nigeria including Ebonyi, and will not be limited to only PMI-supported states.
  • Task 3: Conduct a deeper assessment of Ebonyi state to determine which communities and populations would benefit most from implementation of iCCM services, and with what models of iCCM service-delivery. The consultant will gather information on the distribution of the malaria burden (by geography and age groups), gaps in access to health facility-based malaria services, and lessons from previous iCCM implementation in Ebonyi to guide the selection of LGAs /communities where iCCM may be implemented in the state. S/he will conduct key informant interviews with SMOH officers (Director of Public Health, Director of Pharmaceutical Services, SMEP Manager, and IMCI focal person), Executive Secretary SPHCDA, LGA health managers (PHC Coordinators, LGA malaria and IMCI focal persons), WDC members and other community leaders to identify underserved LGAs and communities that will benefit from iCCM interventions, and map potential resources to support iCCM implementation in the state.
  • Task 4: Make recommendations on sustainable iCCM approaches in Nigeria and propose iCCM models that are most appropriate for Ebonyi state.

Deliverables:

  • Submission of the study protocol and approval by PMI-S and the ethical review committee.
  • A comprehensive report of the desk review of iCCM implementation in Nigeria including the selected state-specific components.
  • A detailed iCCM assessment report for Ebonyi that includes a list of relevant management/coordination structures or contacts/stakeholders that can support iCCM implementation in the state.
  • A PowerPoint presentation of key activities and findings.
  • Documentation of key activities, methodology, findings and recommendations for publication in a reputable journal.

Duration: 30 days:

  • Timeframe: This assignment is expected to commence in February 2021 and end in March/April 2021. Detailed activity plan for the execution of this consultancy shall be submitted to the PMI-S Senior Malaria Technical Advisor for review and concurrence.
  • Reporting: The Activity Manager for this assignment is PMI-S Senior Malaria Technical Advisor. All technical and administrative responsibilities related to this assignment should be brought to his attention.

Qualifications

  • A postgraduate degree (Master’s degree or PhD) in public health or related field
  • Must have at least 7 years of progressive iCCM programmatic experience working with the Federal Ministry of Health and/or State Ministries of Health in Nigeria
  • Previous experience in successfully carrying out similar assignments in Nigeria is required
  • Experience with iCCM implementation in the focus states will be an added advantage
  • Must show demonstrable capacity to publish the results of the study in a reputable journal.

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Job Title: Consultant to Provide Training for SRs on Managing and Using Program and Finance Data

Ref Id: 13-11104
Location: Nigeria-Abuja

Background / Overview

  • The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The Global Fund RSSH framework is in line with the World Health Organization’s health system building blocks.   
  • The RSSH grant is providing an opportunity for the strengthening of the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria and other health interventions.
  • The critical areas of focus in the current RSSH grant are strengthening of the following key areas of the health sector: Health Management Information System (HMIS); Procurement and Supply Chain Management PSM) and Laboratory system strengthening. It also supports the innovative ‘State approach’ currently piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo.
  • The state approach covers elements like public financial management, Health Labour Market Assessment, support for health insurance and health sector coordination, establishing Local Government Areas (LGAs) of learning (Operational Research), Demand Creation & Service Uptake, among others.    
  • To ensure domesticated implementation and sustainability of the RSSH grant, MSH as PR, works with three (3) government entities as Sub-recipients (SR) including the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS); National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP).
  • In addition, to support implementation of the States approach activities, MSH works with two (1) Technical Services Organizations (TSO), Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).   
  • As part of intervention to enhance the capacity of the three SRs to manage projects under the RSSH grant, the SRs are expected to attend a training on Managing and Using Program and Finance Data as identified during the pre-award assessment of these SRs. To this end, RSSH will provide a short term technical assistance to provide the required training for these SRs on this topic in the month of June, 2020.

 Objectives:

  • The goal of this activity is to provide training on Managing and Using Program and Finance Data to strengthen the capacity of the Sub-Recipients (SRs) under the Global Fund Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project in June 2020.   

Specific TOR for the Consultant

  • Hold a meeting with RSSH and representatives of the SR to finalise the training agenda
  • Conduct training to include (but not limited to the following topics) using adult learning techniques, case studies, role plays, practical examples, as appropriate:
    • Basic concepts of M&E
    • M&E frameworks
    • M&E activities
    • Role of M&E in project implementation (including RSSH indicators)
    • Establishment of M&E systems
    • MIS and the National MIS system
    • Data sources
    • Data quality
    • Data management and data use
    • Learning activities
    • Practical skills in excel
    • Performance management
    • Overview of M&E plan
  • Evaluate the training
  • Provide post-training plans for RSSH to implement   

Number of Consultant(s):

  • M/E or HIS Expert (2)

Estimated level of effort:  

  • 10 working days (5 days training, 3 days preparation, 2 days report writing).

Deliverables:

  • Final training agenda
  • Training report
  • Training documents – slides and other materials
  • Post-training follow up plans.

Requirements
Qualification:

  • Minimum qualification of a Master’s degree or equivalent, in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field.

Competencies:

  • Strong technical capabilities in M&E
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to resolve complex problems with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in computer skills.

Technical Experience:

  • At least 5 years
  • 10 years of experience in M&E in Nigeria and working on the National Health Management Information System.
  • Good knowledge of NHMIS tools, procedures and operational procedures of data flow.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Previous experience in conducting trainings on M&E, performance management, setting up project MIS.

Language Excellent:

  • English writing and oral skills.

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Therapeutic Efficacy Study (TES) Data Manager

Location: Abuja
Job type: 13-11014

Job Description

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI / USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
  • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.   
  • The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), along with a TES core team, plans to initiate activities for the 2020 TES in March 2020. We are seeking to engage a consultant data manager for the 2020 TES who will receive direction from the TES Core team.
  • S / he will oversee data management for the 2020 TES which includes data collection, collation, and analysis as well as coordinating activities of the field data clerks and ensuring timely and accurate completion of data collection, collation, validation, and analysis.   The 2020 DTES will be conducted in 4 Sentinel sites across 4 geopolitical zones of the country. The sites identified for the study includes Lagos, Cross-River, Sokoto and Adamawa states.

Responsibilities

  • Provide feedback during finalization of TES protocol, data collection tools, procedures, job aids, and training materials.
  • Oversee data management (collation, validation, analysis, secure storage of source documents).
  • Set up and maintain data repository for the study.
  • Set up and oversee the data quality assurance system.
  • Review data for completeness, accuracy, and timeliness.
  • Communicate any concerns or data issues immediately to the TES Coordinator and Core team.
  • Liaise with directly with the core team on data analysis.
  • Assist in preparing the final report. Desired abilities
  • Previous experience with data management (collection, collation, validation, analysis)
  • Experience in data quality assurance systems
  • Experience in data management systems
  • Excellent attention to detail, with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and ability to identify potential data issues and bring to the attention of TES coordinator in a timely manner
  • Excellent report writing skills a plus Key Deliverables
  • Data repository for the study
  • Data quality assurance protocol
  • Collated, cleaned, and validated data set
  • Data analysis report
  • Review of the final 2020 TES report

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Social Sciences or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ post-graduate cognate experience in data management (collection, collation, validation, analysis, and report writing)
  • Experience working on a TES as a data manager with demonstrated strong data management and analysis skills will be an added benefit

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Finance Intern I

Ref No: 13-11010
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full time

Details

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  • The Finance Intern will assist in providing Finance support and coordinating programmatic information for the Global Fund Malaria project activities. She or he will assist the Finance team 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 Intern would be aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Duties

  • Prepare payment vouchers
  • Process payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Maintain accounting files
  • Support logistic for travels and activities
  • Track and following up on outstanding advances and ensure timely reconciliation.
  • Daily filling of vouchers
  • Assist in gathering /photocopying of documentations for monthly payment of volunteers
  • Assist in providing support during seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Assist in ensuring routine servicing of equipment as and when due and keeping maintenance log
  • Assist in periodic verification of physical inventory
  • He/She also support services such as spiral binding and photocopying
  • Ensure the office facility is properly maintained for good work environment
  • Any other financial duties as assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

  • University Degree/HND in Accounting or equivalent certification.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a finance position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software and basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks)
  • Ability to multitask and withstand pressure

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Consultant: Consultant to Conduct Capacity Improvement Training on Internal Audit Procedures and Best Practices

Reference No.: 13 11117
Location: Abuja

Job Overview
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund (GF) Nigeria Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant. The RSSH grant commenced implementation in April 2019 and is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB and malaria areas through December 2020. The project is focused on addressing health system-wide constraints and driven by the recognition that strong health systems are needed to combat the public health threats posed by HIV, TB and malaria. To ensure domesticated implementation and sustainability of the RSSH grant, MSH as PR, works with three (3) government of Nigeria entities as Sub-recipients (SR).  They include the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS), Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP). As part of the grant making process, the PR conducted a capacity assessment to ascertain the capacity of each of the SRs using a systemic tool. Capacity improvement activities were developed to address capacity gaps identified from the assessment. including Internal Audit procedures and Best practices Training. MSH is seeking the service of a qualified Accountant and audit practicing expert to deliver a 2-day training on Internal Audit procedures and best practices.   

Objective of Training:

  • The objective of this training is to provide well-tailored audit training to strengthening the Internal Audit System on internal control & compliance and creating awareness on GF OIG Processes.
  • A maximum of 10 participants would attend the internal audit capacity improvement training.

Scope of Work
The internal audit training would cover the following topics amongst others:

  • Definition Framework for public sector-auditing
  • Objectives of internal audit
  • Principles and procedures of internal auditing
  • Scope and functions of internal audit
  • Auditor roles and responsibilities
  • Interpersonal skills and personal behaviors of an auditor
  • The essentials of effective internal audit
  • Audit program and implementation of the audit
  • Audit process planning, implementation, reporting and follow-up
  • Relationship between internal audit and external audit Reliance of external auditor on the work of internal auditor
  • How to conduct effective opening and closing meetings
  • Preparing and distributing an audit report
  • Internal Audit checklist
  • Follow up audit
  • Global Fund OIG Processes  

Deliverables:

  • Submit a 2-day training agenda to be approved by MSH prior to commencement of training.
  • Develop the training materials for each topic
  • Prior to the commencement of the training, submit copy of all presentations and training aids to be made available to the trainees.
  • Conduct pre and post-tests.
  • Submit course evaluation forms received from participants to MSH.
  • Submit the final report of the training including pre and post-test analysis of performance of participants.

Duration of Training:

  • A 2-day training to be held in June 2020.

Requirements

  • A degree in finance or accounting, with professional certification(s) in Accounting.
  • At least 5-7 years’ experience in auditing and/or audit practices. Global Fund project experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience training design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in delivering similar trainings.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills including experience of facilitation of trainings/workshops and presentations

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation/Health Systems Strengthening (M&E/HSS) Officer

Ref No: 13-11009
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full time

Details

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.  
  • The M&E/HSS Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Coordinator. S/he will provide technical leadership of PMI-S HSS interventions, including the roll-out and integration of PMI-S M&E plans in the states with other HSS activities as well as generating strategic data for program management, reporting, and documentation of best practices.
  • The position will use analyzed and triangulated HMIS, LMIS, and surveillance data at strategic policy and management discussions to influence state HSS. S/he will build the capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in use of evidence to influence HRH, health financing, and service delivery system decisions. S/he will provide timely analyzed data to inform AOP processes. The position will build capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in monitoring AOP implementation and budget performance to inform mTWG decisions.

Duties

  • Provide technical guidance in the planning and implementation of all state and LGA level M&E/HSS activities.
  • Develop and implement an M&E/HSS plan for the program in the state, in collaboration with the State Coordinator.
  • Take lead in the implementation of PMI-S state level Task Order M&E plans and state work plan and reporting on USAID indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Coordinator;
  • Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PMI-S central database and ensure timely M&E/HSS technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  • Build capacity of SMEP and LGA M&E officers in monitoring and evaluation, data management and data use.
  • Support the SMEP team to analyze and use data to inform decisions and guide malaria interventions.
  • Participate in data quality review meetings at the state and LGA levels.
  • Work with SMEP and LGAs to train health workers in the use of HMIS tools.
  • Support monitoring of quality of service at health facilities.
  • Take lead in implementation of selected health systems interventions including for example evidence-based state malaria annual planning to fit into state planning and budgeting cycle.
  • Support state malaria partners to build an evidence base to monitor state malaria program performance towards elimination goals.
  • Provide HRH analytics to inform state HRH deployment and management practices.
  • Engage with the State DHPRS, SPHCDA, State Health Insurance Scheme to mainstream state malaria budgets in state government budget.
  • Provide TA in analysis and management of a state Malaria Data Repository drawing from the federal MDR instance; and promote dissemination of information to policy and decision makers through bulletins and policy briefs.

Requirements

  • Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on generating and triangulating data to inform State health systems strengthening.
  • At least 5 years of experience strengthening selected health systems at state or federal level in Nigeria.
  • Strong analytical, advocacy and program planning skills required.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ hands-on monitoring & evaluation experience, with good understanding of health system strengthening.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 3 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in malaria programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with USAID reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for malaria control.
  • Excellent data analysis, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications, including DHIS2 for data management.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and facilitation of training activities.
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills

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Job Title: Short Term Consultant – PMI-S Task Order 04 Work Plan Development

Job ID: R220
Location: Abuja
Job type: Part-time

Background
The US President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) project is a five-year USAID flagship malaria project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) with consortium partners ThinkWell, Banyan Global, and the Nigeria Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA). The project goal supports the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, local government area (LGA), and community levels to reduce malaria-related mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria and its complications, and prevention of malaria during pregnancy and in children under five.

PMI-S is an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract with several task orders. Task Order 04 (TO 04) supports the SMEPs in Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau and Zamfara states to lead the response to malaria through four core interventions: (1) malaria case management, including malaria diagnosis and treatment for uncomplicated and severe malaria, including integrated community case management (iCCM); (2) surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation (SME); (3) drug-based prevention and treatment approaches, including IPTp and SMC; and (4) health systems strengthening, including State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) planning, management, and program monitoring.

Overview of Consultancy

  • MSH seeks the services of a short-term consultant to lead the development of the TO 04 Year 1 (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021) workplan. The work plan is due to USAID no later than September 27, 2020. The consultant must be based in Abuja, Nigeria and will work remotely with the PMI-S staff, SMEP counterparts and other stakeholders.
  • He / she may be asked to have in-person meetings in Abuja and travel to Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau to meet with stakeholders.
  • The consultant will also be required to hold virtual meetings with the Zamfara SMEP / SMOH to gather information for the work plan.
  • S / he will follow all MSH rules regarding COVID-19 and would only do any in-person work if / when MSH policies allow it.

The Consultant will to carry out the following:

  • Contribute to the development, and manage a detailed timeline for all TO 04 work plan development activities. The timeline must include specific tasks, due dates and responsible parties.
  • Convene and chair regular progress meetings (daily huddles, as needed) regarding work plan development. Meetings to include PMI-S Nigeria staff (Abuja and field) as well as Home Office staff as needed.
  • Contribute to development of templates for Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and narrative, using existing formats.
  • Gather all inputs, compile, edit and present a DIP for each of the 4 states.
  • Prepare a well-edited and concise joint TO4 DIP and work plan narrative from the four individual state DIPs and narratives.
  • Work with F&A Director to develop budget inputs for activity budget projections.
  • Receive and incorporate feedback from reviewers, and prepare final version.
  • Prepare a slide deck for PMI-S to present work plan to USAID.
  • Incorporate USAID feedback, and work with the PMI-S Country Director to finalize all pieces of the work plan for submission to USAID.

Deliverables:

  • Work Plan development timeline.
  • DIP and narrative templates.
  • Action items from meetings.
  • A DIP draft for each of Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau and Zamfara States
  • A final joint TO 04 DIP and work plan narrative.
  • Slide deck for presentation to USAID.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and postgraduate qualification in relevant field is a must; and at least 5 years post qualification experience working on health development programs.
  • Proven experience leading development of strategic or annual program work plans for government and NGOs in Nigeria is required. Experience developing work plans for USAID-funded organizations is desirable.
  • Familiarity with the Malaria Program in Central and Northern States of Nigeria.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, Microsoft Excel and Word computer packages.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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Job Title: Consultant to Conduct Financial Management Capacity Improvement Training for RSSH Grant Sub Recipients (SRs)

Reference No.: 13 11116
Location: Abuja

Job Overview
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund (GF) Nigeria Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant. The RSSH grant commenced implementation in April 2019 and is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB and malaria areas through December 2020. The project is focused on addressing health system-wide constraints and driven by the recognition that strong health systems are needed to combat the public health threats posed by HIV, TB and Malaria.

To ensure domesticated implementation and sustainability of the RSSH grant, MSH as PR, works with three (3) government of Nigeria entities as Sub-recipients (SR).  They include the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS), Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP). As part of the grant making process, the PR conducted a capacity assessment to ascertain the capacity of each of the SRs using a systemic tool. Capacity improvement activities were developed to address capacity gaps identified from the assessment. including a Financial Management Training. MSH is seeking the service of a qualified Financial Management expert to deliver a 3-day financial management training.  

Objective of Training:

  • The objective is to provide well-tailored financial management training using International best finance practices to strengthen, build a robust and resilient financial management and compliance systems to manage grants and comply with GF fiscal requirements.
  • Also ensure the proper use of international public sector accounting standard (IPSAS) by both Accounts and Audit staff.
  • A maximum of 10 participants would attend the financial management capacity improvement training.

Scope of Work
The financial management training would cover the following topics amongst others:

  • Concept and Principles of financial management
  • Financial management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Financial Planning
  • Source documents and books of accounts
  • Financial Monitoring and Reporting
  • Overview of IPSAS Accrual Accounting and Reporting
  • Internal Control Systems
  • Fighting Fraud, Corruption and Bribery
  • Financial Management Best Practices:
  • Procurement of goods and services
  • Safeguarding Assets
  • Accounting for Advances
  • Foreign Currency exchange
  • Indirect cost recovery and allocation
  • Payroll and statutory deductions
  • Risk management essential
  • Financial Management Tools  

Deliverables:

  • Submit a 3-day training agenda to be approved by MSH prior to commencement of training.
  • Develop the training materials for each topic.
  • Prior to the commencement of the training, submit copies of all presentations and training aids to be made available to the trainees.
  • Conduct pre and post-tests.
  • Submit course evaluation forms received from participants to MSH.
  • Submit the final report of the training including pre and post-test analysis of performance of participants.

Duration of Training:

  • A 3-day training to be held in June 2020.

Requirements

  • A degree in finance or accounting, with professional certification(s) in Accounting.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in financial management. Global Fund project experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience training design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in delivering similar trainings. Excellent inter-personal communication skills including experience of facilitation of trainings and presentations.

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Job Title: Consultant for Baseline Analysis

Location: Abuja

Background
Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

PMI-S is a five-year, USAID-funded malaria project in Nigeria implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) with the coverage of eight states: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, and Zamfara. The goal of the project is to contribute to the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) vision of achieving “a malaria free Nigeria” and the PMI Strategy 2015-2020 goal to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity toward the long-term goal of elimination.

This goal will be achieved through interventions aimed at enhancing both the supply of and demand for malaria-related services within a stronger health system. Successful implementation of the proposed interventions is expected to result in improved coverage of quality malaria services, a strengthened health system for delivering higher quality malaria services; improved demand for, and use of malaria case management services; and improvements in the drug-based malaria prevention.

Objectives of the Consultancy:

  • MSH is seeking an experienced and highly skilled consultant with vast experience in the latest PMI malaria programming and research to conduct baseline analysis in four PMI-S intervention states (Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Ebonyi and Oyo).
  • The overall objective of the consultancy is to lead the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of the baseline.

The goals of the baseline analysis are:

  • To assess the strengths and gaps of malaria programming and malaria service delivery in each state.
  • To identify areas for strategic interventions to achieve project objectives and results using approaches tailored to state-specific findings.
  • MSH invites you to submit an offer in accordance with the requirements of the following Solicitation.  MSH must receive proposals no later than the Date and Time indicated in the table below.

Scope of the Baseline Analysis
The baseline analysis in Akwa Ibom, Cross rivers, Ebonyi and Oyo states will be conducted at four levels in each state: LGA, health facility and community.

Local Government Area Level:

  • Malaria policies and guidelines: Establish availability and use of malaria policy documents, guidelines, SOPs, tools, job aids, and training materials in selected LGA health departments and selected primary health care centers.
  • LGA-level malaria coordination: Review the functionality of malaria program coordination and management structures at selected LGA health department and malaria units, including staff strength, responsibilities and reporting, sub-committees, review meetings, among others. Examine the current practice, identify strengths, challenges and areas that need improvement.
  • SME: Review existing structures, systems and processes for collection of health facility monthly summary forms (MSF), validation, entry, analysis, data quality assessments (DQA), data interpretation, and data use for decision making. Examine current practices and identify strengths, challenges, and areas that need improvement.
  • Mechanism for planning and budgeting: Review human and financial resources for malaria control, the availability of LGA malaria plans, the process for developing the malaria plans and alignment with state malaria AOP, and the use of LGA malaria plans to guide implementation, coordination, and resource mobilization. Document sources of funding and resources such as malaria commodities for LGA malaria elimination activities, budgets and releases for malaria activities in last four years.
  • Malaria diagnostics quality assurance: System for malaria diagnostics internal and external quality assurance (for rapid diagnostic test – RDT – and microscopy) and linkage with state level diagnostics quality assurance system.
  • Referral system – Review existing referral system for malaria and availability of referral directory in the LGA.
  • Health facility monitoring and supportive supervision – Availability of LGA supervisory teams, tools, frequency of supervision, funding, logistics challenges.

Health Facility Level:

  • Facility infrastructure: Laboratory, drug store, space for clinical activities, equipment, and commodities stock of malaria commodities at time of visit, source of commodities, challenges with commodity supply, commodity stock-outs.
  • Services: Service package offered by the health facility, especially malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment; immunization and child welfare; ANC/delivery; and referrals.
  • Malaria documents: Availability of job aids/SOPs, training manuals, malaria policies and guidelines, lab register, outpatient department (OPD) register, reporting forms, etc.
  • Human resource: Number of staff by cadre, malaria-related trainings received, year of training and funding source for trainings. Supervision received from LGA, SMOH, SPHCDA, or HMB as applicable.
  • Health facility attendance: OPD attendance, inpatient record, fever cases, fever cases tested with RDT or microscopy, confirmed uncomplicated malaria cases, severe malaria, treatment, antenatal care (ANC) attendance and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), and long-lasting insecticidal (LLIN) distribution for children less than 5 years and pregnant women, and NHLMIS data.
  • Compare select data from source registers with MSFs and data from MSF with NHLMIS data for consistency, completeness and document data quality issues. Compare NHLMIS data with service data for fever cases tested for RDT/RDTs used; confirmed uncomplicated malaria given artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT/ACT) treatment course used and pregnant women given IPTp/sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine-SP course used within the same given period and triangulate stock-out data.
  • Data quality: process for assuring quality of data generated in the facility.
  • Process for filling out MSF every month, data verification and analysis.
  • Data use at the health facility level.
  • Community data collection and analysis.
  • Diagnostics: Availability of malaria diagnosis services, malaria diagnosis quality assurance-quality control (QA/QC), and challenges in diagnosis.
  • Stock: availability of ACTs, RDTs and SPs.
  • Referral system: Referral system in place for suspected severe malaria cases from lower level to higher level of care, including challenges, and gaps.
  • Exit client-interviews: These interviews will be to assess the quality of services received for patients/guardians of patients with fever who received a service, and pregnant women only.
  • Payment for malaria services – services paid for and services offered free of charge, and source of facility funding will also need to be assessed.

Community Level:

  • Information will be collected from selected communities within the LGAs visited through interaction with community leaders, community pharmacists, community volunteers working in the communities, beneficiaries of services (mothers of children under five who have had a child with fever, women who have been pregnant in the last year). Information will include:
  • Places where majority of the people seek care for fever (e.g. private and public health facilities, community volunteers, traditional healers, and PPMV shops, etc.).
  • Places where majority of pregnant women seek pregnancy support and services during pregnancy (not delivery) and whether they received malaria-related medicines/nets.
  • Perceptions of services provided by health facilities.
  • Community to health facility referral practices and challenges.
  • Community strengths and local resources available for improving health and malaria services including seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC).
  • Community perception on what causes malaria and how malaria can be prevented and treated.
  • People’s views on how to improve malaria services in the community.
  • Community-level interventions, especially community case management of malaria or iCCM, SMC, current status, source of commodities, and key implementation challenges.

Methodology:

  • The consultant should utilize mixed methods and triangulation of sources/data to ensure the credibility of key findings and recommendations from the baseline analysis. Data collection methods are listed below:
  • Key informant interviews and focus group discussions with relevant individuals at the LGA, health facility and community levels.
  • Health facility assessment including client exit interviews, data quality assessments and other possible tools.
  • Other tools: The consultant may recommend other tools as appropriate for the analysis.
  • The consultant will be required to pretest baseline analysis tools to help determine the relevance, clarity, and substance of analysis questions and the amount of time needed to complete them.

Deliverables
Roles and Responsibilities of the Consultancy:

  • Develop a work plan with indicative timelines for the assignment. Lead the recruitment and training of field functionaries -research assistants and data collectors. Conduct all data collection including introductory meetings at the different levels of data collection. Analyze both quantitative and qualitative data. Write the draft reports, and finalize reports based on comments/feedback received from MSH and funder.

Expected Results from the Consultancy:

  • Comprehensive baseline analysis report: The report should include an executive summary, introduction/background to the project, methodology, key findings and results, limitations to the study, and recommendations for all four states. Guidance will be provided by MSH for other specifics in the report.
  • Office location: The individual consultant will work with the respective MSH state offices where the baseline analysis is taking place.
  • Reporting responsibilities: The consultant will report to the following:
  • The PMI-S State coordinator in the state of assignment: Daily
  • The Director, Monitoring and Evaluation at MSH/Abuja: Weekly
  • Travel: All travel deemed necessary to complete this assignment must be incorporated into the financial proposal to be submitted by the interested bidder.

Contract Term

  • The period of performance for this Scope of Work shall not exceed 3 months and becomes effective from the date the consultant enters into a contract with MSH Nigeria.
  • It is important to note that due to the urgency of this job, the successful consultant is expected to start work not later than one day after contract signing.
  • The consultant is expected to implement the baseline analysis activities concurrently in all the four states.

Qualifications

  • A Postgraduate Degree in Public Health or equivalent in a related field.
  • Experience in health sector. However, malaria research experience will be preferred.
  • Evidence of similar consultancy jobs successfully completed in the last 1-3 years.
  • Demonstrated evidence of good analytical, presentation, and reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, multicultural, and team-building skills.
  • Ability to respond to comments and questions in a timely, appropriate manner.
  • Ability to write high-quality, clear, and concise reports in English.
  • Excellent organizational skills – detail-oriented and accurate.
  • Demonstrated evidence of skills in data analysis, data visualization, data interpretation, and data use.
  • Familiarity with, and understanding of, USAID procedures and processes.
  • Experience working with, and understanding of, government ministries, departments and agencies, particularly at the state level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local political, economic, and social context in the baseline analysis states.
  • Experience working on similar assignments at the national or state level will be an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note
Consultants applying for this consultancy should attach the following documents to their application. These documents will be required for the selection process:

  • A 5-10 page concept note on the detailed methodology s/he intends to use for the baseline analysis. This concept note should only focus on the research questions and the methodology.
  • Detailed estimated budget for the implementation of the baseline analysis based on the methodology proposed.
  • Timeline of the baseline analysis.
  • A comprehensive and recent CV which should state assessments, evaluations and researches conducted in the past.
  • At least one recent example (report) of a similar baseline analysis conducted.

Job Title: Malaria Diagnosis External Quality Assurance (EQA) Consultant

Ref No: R255
Locations: Akwa Ibom & Oyo
Job Type: Part Time

Background

  • The US President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) project is a five-year USAID flagship malaria project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) with consortium partners Thinkwell, Banyan Global and the Nigeria Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA). The project supports the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, local government areas (LGA) and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for the prevention and management of malaria and its complications.
  • The objectives of TO 03 are to: (i) Improve the quality of and access to comprehensive malaria case management services, including improved accuracy of malaria testing through a functional diagnostic quality assurance system (ii) Improve data quality, interpretation and use; (iii) Improve drug-based prevention and treatment approaches (mainly intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy); and (iv) Strengthen existing health systems and improve State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP) management.

Consultancy Overview:

  • One of the objectives of the PMI-S project is to improve the quality of malaria case management services by improving the accuracy of malaria testing through a functional diagnostic quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) system. Malaria diagnosis quality assurance are to ensure that health care professionals and patients have full confidence in the laboratory result and the diagnostic results benefit the patient and the community.
  • PMI-S, in collaboration with SMEP and Hospitals Management Board (HMB), plan to conduct malaria diagnosis EQA in Oyo and Akwa Ibom states. We are seeking to engage two technical consultants to support implementation of the EQA activities (one per state). The key result of this consultancy is establishment of state EQA team with capacity to undertake QA/QC activities with minimal or no external support.

Consultancy Tasks:

  • Task 1: Support the SMEP/SMOH to undertake a baseline assessment of existing state EQA capacity to implement QA/QC activities. The assessment will include a listing and compilation of a database of all previously trained EQA team members in the states, their proficiency levels, and date of previous training; capacity needs for the state EQA center to provide materials and training for human resources in implementation of QA/QC activities.
  • Task 2: Orient the state EQA team on the national quality assurance (QA) tools and guidelines for conducting malaria diagnosis quality assurance activity for both microscopy and mRDT.
  • Task 3: Provide technical assistance to state QA team on slide validation using National standard operating procedure (SOPs), field quality control of mRDT using positive control wells, on-site visit and support for review meetings to address technical and operational challenges affecting delivery of quality malaria diagnosis services at primary health care facilities and hospitals.
  • Task 4: Provide TA to the SMEP/SMOH to constitute a state EQA team with clear TOR, identify trained staff that are proficient in conducting QA activity and recommend them as potential facilitators for QA/QC activities, including training, in the state.
  • Task 5: Support states to develop schedule for laboratory supervision and mentoring of laboratory scientists to improve proficiency in malaria microscopy.
  • Task 6: Built capacity of state QA teams on preparation of comprehensive report of QA activities.
  • Task 7: Conduct debriefing meeting with State Ministry of health, SMEP, Hospital Management Board and other relevant stakeholders in each state to address issues and challenges affecting the EQA activity and advocate for state government support.
  • Task 8: Provide TA to the SMOH/SMEP to develop and implement plan for establishing a state malaria EQA center. The plan will include human resources, infrastructure and space, equipment, furniture, reagents and supplies, SOPs, processes and procedures.

Deliverables:

  • Baseline Capacity report.
  • Database of human resources.
  • State EQA team, old and new, after reconstitution.
  • Plan for establishing EQA center.
  • QA/QC reports from site visits.
  • EQA center established.

Desired Experience and Qualifications

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  • A Bachelor’s degree and a Postgraduate degree in relevant profession such as Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Parasitology, Medical Microbiology and Public Health.
  • The candidate must possess at least 5-6 years professional experience in malaria control programming related to diagnosis and case management.
  • Must be registered with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN); and with WHO certification in Malaria Microscopy as an added advantage.
  • Technical expertise in supporting malaria diagnosis quality assurance systems at the federal and state levels in Nigeria, in collaboration with State Malaria Elimination Programs and implementing partners.
  • Demonstrated experience working with states on developing and implementing capacity building processes including mentoring.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Case Management / MIP Officer

Ref No: 13-11088
Locations: Zamfara, Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue
Job Type: Full time

Job Details

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH.
  • The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
  • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.   PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.  
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Technical Malaria Lead.
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer’s responsibilities will include ensuring the availability of updated national policies and strategic documents to SMEPs, LGAs, and health facilities; providing TA to SMEP to improve malaria case management including diagnostic, and MIP with focus on IPTp at health facilities; coordinating with SMEP to ensure planned trainings occur as planned, and followed up trainings conducted; supporting the planning of and participating in ISS, and ensuring the coordination of malaria case management and MIP/IPTp activities within SMEP and with partners.

Responsibilities

  • Engage the State Malaria Elimination Program, SMOH, SPHCDA, and relevant partners to adopt/adapt the latest national malaria case management and MIP policy (specifically for IPTp), guidelines and strategies
  • In collaboration with the State Technical Malaria Lead (STML), provide malaria technical expertise in the development and monitoring of the state malaria annual work plan (AOP).
  • Work with the STML to build capacity of State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP), health providers at supported health facilities and in the community in provision of quality malaria case management and MIP services, specifically for IPTp.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP and SMOH in the implementation of a Quality of Care guidelines for malaria services at the state level, Quality Assurance of diagnostic testing, and linkages of positive malaria cases to treatment for both uncomplicated and severe malaria cases.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP and SMOH on effective engagement of public health service providers, and compliance with case management and MIP/IPTp national guidelines
  • Collaborate with other PMI-S state project team to support roll out of malaria policy guidelines, SOPs and Job aids to health workers in public and private health facilities through continuous professional development (CPD) programmes.
  • Contribute to preparation of project reports, documentation of good practices, technical publications, and success stories.
  • Contribute to visibility of PMI for States Project work through innovative presentation of project approaches and results at state, federal and international levels.
  • Work with the SME team to monitor and analyze overall state data, particularly malaria case management, and IPTP data.

Requirements

  • A first Degree in a health field, preferably in nursing or medicine and a Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Management related discipline, or equivalent training.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in health program management in developing countries, three of which should be in providing clinical services at health facilities; and at least 2 years’ experience providing TA to health facilities on malaria case management and MIP/IPTp, according to latest national/WHO treatment guidelines.
  • Previous experience working with MAPS or SuNMaP1 will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with State Health departments, SPHCDA, partners supporting SMOH, and LGAs to achieve results.
  • Experience with MIP/IPTp interventions, and familiarity with MIP/IPTp national guidelines, and strategies.
  • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing TA to health workers to strengthen their technical, management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Good written skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, and team building skills, to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and sub-partners, as well as external relations with the State Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Consultant III – Development of Level Adjusted Multi-disease Tools for Reporting by Secondary and Tertiary Health Facilities

Ref Id: 13-10950
Location: Nigeria-Abuja

Objective

  • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to facilitate the development of multi-disease HMIS tools for reporting by Secondary and Tertiary health facilities in line with the national HMIS strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with relevant staff of FMoH, Departments and other stakeholders to review existing HMIS tools i.e. the data collection and the reporting tools; the SOP for the facility HMIS tools, reporting process and data flow in these facilities to understand the system and identify the gaps
  • Develop draft HMIS tools for use by Secondary and Tertiary health facilities
  • Present the draft documents in a workshop with the core stakeholders
  • Finalise the tools and SOP for reporting by Secondary and Tertiary health facilities.
  • Develop draft training materials and DQA assessment checklist
  • Participate in the pilot of the tools
  • Facilitate a 2 days residential workshop after the pilot with identified stakeholders to review and finalize the tools, SOP, training materials, etc as appropriate
  • Support FMOH to develop plans to roll out the tools i.e. Training of trainers workshop, step down training, etc
  • Submit final HMIS tools and SOP for reporting by Secondary and Tertiary health facilities, Private Clinics, Faith-based Hospitals to RSSH.

Requirements
Qualification:

  • Minimum qualification of a Master’s degree or equivalent, in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field.

Competencies:

  • Strong technical capabilities and demonstrated the ability to gain the assistance and corporation of others in a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication, resourcefulness, initiative, tactful, and negotiating skills, and the ability to cope with the situation which may pose a conflict
  • Ability to handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationship.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in computer skills.

Technical Experience:

  • At least 5 years
  • 10 years of experience on the National Health Management Information System.
  • Good knowledge of the NHMIS tools, procedures and operational procedures of data flow.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation.

Language Excellent:

  • English writing and oral skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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