Management Sciences For Health (MSH) Job Vacancies (9 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: Accountant
Job ID: R899
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full time
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Job Title: Security Manager
Ref No: R859
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full Time
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Job Title: National Consultant (Animal Health Sector) for the development of a National Antimicrobial Stewardship Plan for Nigeria
Reference No.: R849
Location: Abuja
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Job Title: Human Resources Intern
Location: Abuja

Main Purpose of Job

  • The objective of the Human Resources (HR) Intern is to assist with Human Resource Operations
  • This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring completion of employee’s documentation, HR administration and filing as well as documenting all performance actions and ensuring compliance with relevant company and labor practices, and ensuring up-to-date maintenance of personnel files as well as logistical support for the full cycle recruiting process.

General Responsibilities

  • Assist and manage staff recruitment by longlisting, sending interview invitations, reference check, inform job applicants of their acceptance or rejection for employment
  • Process and/or verify completeness and accuracy of all employment actions and personnel records and documentation such as employment agreements and offer letters for new staff, amendments, transfers and terminations
  • Maintain HR data sheet for staff employment history; confirmation, staff contract due dates
  • Documentation of certificates and follow-up on response from former employer and conducting HR reference checks of new staff and ensure that all documents in respect of new employees are received in good time to facilitate prompt confirmation of appointment
  • Document staff benefits such as health insurance and life/accident insurance plan
  • Documentation of consultant agreement (s) and agreements as needed and maintain all recruitment checklist for file completeness
  • Conduct terror check for consultant and new hire
  • Maintain and track new hire probation end period
  • Support HR team in HR updating monthly HR newsletter
  • Assist the HR team in planning staff related activities
  • Support the HR team in developing and disseminating information tool to staff
  • Collect approved leave form and maintain the tracking sheet
  • Other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Required Minimum Education

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Administration or related field.

Required Minimum Experience

  • 1 year or less experience working in the human resources department of an organization.

Knowledge and Skills:

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  • Ability to understand comprehensive information
  • Basic numeracy and IT skills required for operating various systems
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters discreetly and gain the trust and confidence of colleagues
  • Competences to assess priorities, manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment, and meet competing deadline.

Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse staff, clients, and consultants
  • Ability to interpret, analyzes, and explains the official framework employment regulation
  • Strong work ethics and good time management
  • Demonstrated integrity, confidentiality and approachability
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”

Deadline: Not specified

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Job Title: Accountant II

Location: Akwa Ibom

Main Purpose of the Job

  • Under the overall supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA)-PMI, the Accountant will be responsible for assisting the state Senior Accountant/Finance Manager with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse
  • The Accountant will be responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency
  • The Accountant will be aware of, and adhere to, MSH’s Procurement Integrity standards in all activities.

Major Activities / Responsibilities

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  • Prepare payment vouchers
  • Properly code all transactions
  • Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Prepare and control advances
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks
  • Maintain accounting files
  • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation
  • Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone)
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control
  • Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor
  • Preparation and filing of forms for payments of taxes and social security
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor
  • Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize MSH’s risk exposure)
  • Ensure that treasury practices in country minimize MSH’s cash exposure
  • Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely
  • Ensure that month and year-end accounting activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures
  • Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that 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
  • Systems are in place to 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 and are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.

Required Minimum Qualification

  • Minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting / Finance.

Required Minimum Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of post degree / HND experience in accounting / finance
  • Knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements
  • Experience or understanding of key aspects of accounting
  • Experience with U.S. government projects helpful, but not mandatory
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience in the use of accounting software (QuickBooks preferred)
  • Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Verbal and written language skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading and the ability to conduct business in English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook
  • Advanced reporting skills
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience).

Competencies:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizes tasks, and meets deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team Extensive knowledge of USAID rules & regulations and Experience with U.S. government projects helpful
  • Understanding of the tenets of cash control and asset management, and must be able to complete timely and accurate account reconciliations
  • Ability to follow MSH and donor policies and procedures for procurement and documentation, and ensure adequate accounting documentation fora proper audit trail.

Deadline: Not specified

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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

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  • 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

  • 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
Not Specified.

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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

  • 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: Malaria Diagnosis External Quality Assurance (EQA) Consultant

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

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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:

  • 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
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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