Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Recruitment 2021 (5 Positions)

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Job Title: Malaria Program Volunteer

Reference No.: R418
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Part-time

Main Purpose of Job

  • The Malaria Program Volunteer will be supervised by and report to the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (SMTA). The responsibilities will include supporting the PMI-S Technical Team in its daily operations such as planning, implementation and coordination of technical support and assistance to the key stakeholder – NMEP while supporting to conduct activities and interventions by the technical team within the PMI-S task orders.
  • The Volunteer will therefore provide assistance and direct support to the SMTA, the Senior Private Sector & Systems Advisor (SPSSA) and the Senior Malaria Program Officer (SMPO) in the overall performance of their roles and technical functions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

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  • Provide direct support and assistance to the SMTA, SPSSA and the SMPO in the day-to-day performance of their technical roles across the PMI-S Task Orders
  • Contribute to preparation of project reports, documentation of good practices, and technical publications.
  • Contribute to visibility of PMI for States Project work through innovative presentation of project approaches and results.

Required Minimum Qualifications and Work Experience

  • A first Degree in a Health field, related discipline, or equivalent training.
  • At least 3 years’ experience (Post-NYSC) in health program management preferably Malaria program.
  • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise and experience with ability to provide such support when required.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.
  • MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

Job Title: Regional Senior Malaria Technical Advisors (RSMTA)

Reference No.: R217
Locations: Nasarawa and Cross River
Employment Type: Full time
Slots: 2

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. 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. 

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Main Purpose of Job
The RSMTA is a senior level position with two major roles on the project:

  • To deputize for the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor in provision of technical support and strategic direction to the PMI-S project’s program staff in the 4 states (including the State Technical Malaria Leads (STML), the Malaria Case Management/MIP (MC/MIP) Officers, the iCCM Technical Advisors, and the Private Sector advisors).
  • In consultation with the State Coordinator and the STML, s/he will provide high level TA to SMEP, SMOH and SPHCDA on malaria case management; surveillance, monitoring and evaluation; and strengthening capacity of SMEP and health systems.

Number of Positions:

  • Two (one based at Nasarawa to serve Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa and Zamfara); and another at Cross River to serve Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi and Oyo states).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

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  • As a member of the project’s task order management team, participate in the development of PMI-S Project’s approach to implementation of priority technical strategies including but not limited to (i) the Behavioral Economics Prototypes to influence provider behaviors to adhere to national malaria diagnostic and treatment guidelines, (ii) the malaria diagnostic quality assurance system and SOPs (QA/QC), (iii) the data quality assurance systems including data validation and data triangulation, (iv) and integrated support supervision and mentoring systems towards quality malaria case management.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (SMTA)/Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), build capacity of the State Technical Malaria Leads (STML) and state technical staff in the roll out of the PMI-S technical strategic approaches at state, LGA and health facility levels.
  • Take responsibility for developing the technical components of Task Order annual and quarterly work plans and reports. S/he will coordinate development of state-specific plans and reports, and then compile them into a single task order work plans and reports
  • At state level, guide the project’s State Coordinator, the STML and the Monitoring & Evaluation/Health System Strengthening (M&E/HSS) Officer to have a common vision of PMI-S project work; and equip them with knowledge and skills on effective approaches to building capacity of the SMEP, SMOH and the SPHCDA to provide quality malaria services.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with PMI/Nigeria partners – the GHSC-PSM, BA-N and WRAIR; and other partners supporting malaria and health services in the region including WHO, UNICEF, GF, and others to leverage resources for sustainable implementation and funding of malaria services.  S/he will compile, manage and be a member of the regional malaria training team.
  • Be a technical resource and facilitator of state coordination forums like the mTWG, ATM, HDCC and others to steer the states towards sustainability. S/he will link with the M&E/HSS and GHCS-PSM to prepare monthly analysis of HMIS, LMIS and laboratory data, and deep-dives into LGAs and Health Facilities for presentation and discussion at these forums to inform decisions.
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of the state malaria annual work plans (AOP).
  • Work with the Private Sector advisors to engage the private health sector in planning and implementation of malaria services including diagnostic QA/QC, and quality of case management and reporting into the DHIS2 by the private health facilities.
  • In coordination with the Regional Senior Communications Officer and technical staff, contribute to documentation of the project’s technical highlights, abstracts and success stories.
  • Contribute to the visibility of PMI and USAID investments through innovative presentation of project approaches and results at state, federal and international levels.

Qualifications

  • A first degree in a medicine or health-related field, and a master’s degree in health, management or related field is required.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience managing and implementing public health programs in Nigeria – three years of which should be at a senior level and two years on a malaria program is required.
  • Experience working in at least two of the states of the respective task orders and knowledge of the local cultures is necessary.
  • NGO experience is an advantage.
  • Experience working on donor-funded projects, and understanding of US Government policies and procedures is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving results in multiple malaria disciplines (e.g., LLIN distribution, malaria prevention, malaria in pregnancy, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and severe malaria).
  • Strong communication skill to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Advanced professional proficiency in writing and reading English is required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.
  • MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

Job Title: Regional Senior Technical Advisor – Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation / Health System Strengthening (SME / HSS)

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Ref. Code: 13-11069
Locations: Nasarawa & Cross River
Job type: Full time

Background

  • 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.   
  • Regional Senior Technical Advisor Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation / Health System Strengthening (SME /  HSS) will provide technical leadership state M&E / HSS interventions in the region.
  • S / he will also be responsible for supporting work planning activities at the state level, generating strategic data for program management, reporting, and documentation of best practices.
  • The position holder will use analyzed and triangulated HMIS, LMIS, and surveillance data at strategic policy and management discussions to influence and guide HSS interventions in the states.
  • S  / he will build the capacity of SMEP in use of evidence to influence HRH, health financing, and service delivery system decisions. S / he will provide technical supervision for four M&E / HSS officers based in each region. Region one: Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi and Oyo states and region two Nassarawa, Plateau, Benue and Zamfara states.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance to SMEPs in the region in the planning and implementation of all M&E / HSS activities.
  • Support state M&E / HSS Officers in the implementation of PMI4States state level M&E plans and work plan and reporting on program indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Coordinator.
  • Support the states teams to establish systems for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PMI4States central database.
  • Build capacity of SMEP and state DPRS in monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, data interpretation and data use to inform decisions and guide malaria interventions
  • Participate in data quality review meetings at the state level.
  • Work with state M&E / HSS Officer and SMEP to train health workers in the use of HMIS tools.
  • Work with the State Coordinators in the implementation of selected health systems interventions including, for example, evidence-based state malaria annual operational plans (AOPs) to fit into state planning and budgeting cycle.
  • Engage with the State DPRS, SPHCDA, and State Health Insurance Scheme to mainstream state malaria budgets in state government budget.
  • Support state malaria partners to build an evidence base to monitor state malaria program performance towards elimination goals.
  • Participate and provide technical input in state-level malaria program review meetings.
  • Provide TA to the states in management of Malaria Data Repository at the state level, drawing from the national MDR instance; and promote dissemination of information to policy and decision makers through bulletins.

Job Requirements

  • Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on generating and triangulating data to inform State health systems strengthening.
  • Strong analytical, advocacy and program planning skills required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ hands-on monitoring & evaluation experience, with good understanding of health system strengthening at state or federal level.
  • Minimum of 5 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, use 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.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision and mentoring of staff at state level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and facilitation of training activities.
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status.
  • In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

Job Title: State Technical Malaria Lead

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Ref Code: 13-11005
Locations: Zamfara, Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa
Employment type: Full time

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 State Technical Malaria Lead will be responsible for supporting the State Coordinator with technical leadership of the program by providing malaria technical expertise in the conceptualization and implementation of state systems and processes to support effective and efficient delivery of malaria services.
  • S/he will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on malaria control and elimination to USAID PMI and key stakeholders including the State Malaria Elimination Program.
  • The position will oversee malaria services quality assurance initiatives at the state level including improvements to diagnosis through RDTs and microscopy, and accurate treatment of both severe and uncomplicated cases of malaria using national treatment guidelines; IPTp, iCCM, and SMC implementation where applicable.  

Responsibilities

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  • Provide technical leadership in the development and monitoring of the state malaria annual work plan (AOP) and work closely with the State Coordinator to implement and monitor departmental work plans.
  • Engage the State Malaria Elimination Program, SPHCDA, HMB, and relevant SMOH entities and partners to share progress, accomplishments, and challenges and ensure common understanding of current as well as future malaria technical direction.
  • Interacts with the key stakeholders in the malaria partnership at state level.
  • Collaborate with the State Coordinator and the Finance and Operations Manager to optimize and utilize project resources in the most efficient way to achieve project results.
  • Lead and supervise the project’s malaria technical team at the state level.
  • Build capacity of SMEP and roll out a mentoring and supportive supervision program at all levels of the state health system.
  • Provide technical contributions to the state M&E/HSS officer in the development and implementation of a project surveillance monitoring and evaluation (SME) system including tracking the malaria cascade (persons with fever, tested with RDT/microscopy, positives treated with ACT and outcome of treatment) and the related commodity data.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP on effective engagement of private sector health service providers in planning and implementation of state malaria elimination programs
  • Contribute to writing project reports, documentation of good practices, and technical publications.
  • Contribute to visibility of PMI for States Project work through innovative presentation of project approaches and results at state, federal and international levels.

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in health and postgraduate qualification in public health or related discipline.
  • Should have good understanding of the Nigerian health system and the inter­relationships within the public and private health sector.
  • Knowledge and minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience working on malaria control in public and private in Nigeria.
  • In depth knowledge of malaria and public health principles with proven technical skills in malaria, including malaria case management, and integrated community case management of childhood illnesses.
  • Experience working with Ministry of Health and other Health Departments/Agencies on policy and strategy formulation at national and/or subnational levels.
  • Experience with broader human resource capacity building.
  • Nigerian with good understanding of local context.
  • Significant experience in project management, program coordination and sound negotiation skills with malaria partners.
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • Kindly note that recruitment for this job position is contingent upon receiving funding and donor approval. This recruitment is for Zamfara, Benue, Plateau and Nassarawa States. Qualified and interested candidates are required to list on the last page of their CV, in order of preference, the states they are willing to work in.
  • MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.
  • MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

Job Title: Case Management / MIP Officer

Ref Code: 13-11088
Locations: Zamfara, Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa
Employment type: Full time

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) 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
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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Note

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  • MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.
  • MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.


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