Management Sciences For Health (MSH) Job Vacancies (4 Positions)

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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: Site Social Mobilizer for Therapeutic Efficacy Study 2021

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Ref No: R764
Location: Abuja

Background

  • The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), along with a TES core team, plans to initiate activities for the 2021 TES in July 2021.
  • We are seeking to engage a site Social Mobilizer to create awareness about the study and mobilize patients to site. He/She will be reporting directly to the site Principal Investigator.
  • The 2021 DTES will be conducted in Four (4) Sentinel sites across Nigeria. The sites identified for the study are Kaduna, Imo, Kwara and Lagos states.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create awareness about the study and the existence of the site amongst surrounding communities prior to kick-off
  • Mobilize potential enrollees from clients that visit the health facilities

Requirements

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  • A minimum of 1 year of professional experience, preferably with an I/NGO
  • Proven experience and skills in community engagement
  • Strong attitude for team work and collaboration
  • Good analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent working knowledge in English and the local language of the site location
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
  • Ability to process detailed and/or new information readily and to put it into practice effectively
  • Ability to remain fully functional by adapting to high security risk environment and changing circumstances (environment, procedures and people)

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: 2021 Therapeutic Efficacy Study Senior Statistician

Reference No.: R766
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Part Time

Background / Job Overview

  • 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.
  • A key intervention under the project is the 2021 Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) conducted in four sentinel sites located in Kaduna, Imo, Kwara and Lagos states under the coordination of the TES Core Team (with membership from WHO, PMI and NMEP).
  • As part of the post-field activities under the TES work-plan, a statistician with experience conducting therapeutic efficacy studies is required to work closely with the TES Technical Coordinator to lead the analysis of the data of the TES study and support development of the preliminary and final 2021 TES reports.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the process of data editing and cleaning of the data generated during the TES as well as ensure all data management processes are maintained (
  • Provide strategic direction to analyze the generated data using appropriate statistical-soft wares to correctly interpret and correlate the outcome of the study as well as applying relevant statistical tests to ensure the validity of the study.
  • Lead the development of tables, graphs and charts that appropriately interpret the findings of the study.
  • Compile findings from the study and support the generation of a comprehensive report that interprets the research conclusions with support from the TES Technical Coordinator.

Qualifications and Skill

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  • Advanced degree in mathematics, statistics, epidemiology, medical parasitology or related field with at least 10 years’ experience.
  • Previous participation and understanding  of the design, implementation and monitoring of  therapeutic efficacy studies including the characterization of malaria sentinel sites and tracking of antimalarial drug resistance
  • Strong epidemiological, mathematical and analytical skills and publications in peer reviewed journals are essential to complete job requirements successfully.
  • Ability to compile and organize statistical information and present findings to management
  • Confident in decision making and the ability to explain processes or choices as needed.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use robust databases and software.
  • Ability to complete milestones and work toward multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: SMC State Finance Support

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Job ID: R758
Locations: Katsina & Taraba
Job type: Part time

Background

  • MSH is currently a sub recipient to Catholic Relief Services for the implementation of the Global Fund Malaria Grant (2021 to 2023) in Nigeria, which aims to implement and support malaria control activities in 11 states, including implementation of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in 2 states, Taraba and Katsina States.
  • Due to the high volume of stakeholders/participants involved in the campaign, high volume of transactions, payments and documentations will result. Finance and Admin short-term personnel are needed to support the campaign responsibilities.
  • The Candidate shall have essential Finance and Admin skills. Candidate will work closely with the Finance Team. Previous experience in a similar position especially with Campaign shall be an added advantage. 5 individuals are needed in Katsina, 2 individuals in Taraba.
  • Duration: 15 days per month from April – November, 2021 (If you have been blacklisted by the Global Fund, please, do not apply).

Responsibilities

  • Ensure efficient collation and review of payment supporting documents
  • Guide participants on correcting errors
  • Prepare payment schedules
  • Resolve failed payments attributable to irregular documentation
  • Printing, photocopying, scanning and filing of payment documents.

Qualifications

  • Good analytical skill: ability to collect and analyze information, problem-solve, and make decisions
  • Good typing skills. Good memo composition and editing skills. Good computer skills with sound knowledge of commonly used application software
  • Familiar with internet search engines and able to undertake background search on well-defined tasks.
  • Able to work independently by managing priorities and workload within general schedule of work, instructions and standardized practices
  • Excellent command of written and verbal English
  • Takes initiative and can start/complete tasks with basic direction
  • Excellent Computer knowledge. Proficient in Word, Excel, Email, and Power Point. Learn and become proficient in the firm’s management system (Applied) and other carrier software or websites, as needed
  • Ability to Multi task and organize ongoing projects activities, looking for ways to become more efficient in completing tasks
  • Consistently looks for ways to help support
  • Good interpersonal skills to relate with stakeholder and colleagues

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

Job ID: Part time
Location: Abuja
Job ref.: R255

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 Akwa Ibom, Cross-River, Ebonyi and Oyo states.
  • We are seeking to engage four 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:

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  • 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

  • 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
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