Monday, 1 February 2016

Career Opportunities at Management Sciences for Health, Nigeria

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in 
public health. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. 

Management Sciences for Health is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job ID: 13-8844
Location: Nigeria-Zamfara
Project/Program: A056 PRO-ACT
Reports To: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Group/Office: HP
Grade: G
Slot: 2

Overall Responsibilities 
  • The success of the PRO-ACT project depends largely on accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements to PEPFAR/USAID. Achievement of set targets is of utmost importance.
  • Hence, the objective of the M&E Officer position is to provide technical leadership in the roll-out of LMS-ACT M&E plan in the states integrating it with other health systems and generating strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State PRO-ACT project plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
  • Manage the roll-out of the project M&E data quality assurance system including quarterly data quality audits.
  • Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment/strengthening of one state M&E system that informs policy and practice.
  • Ensure state-of-the art database management practice at the state.
  • Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the project management.
  • Work with LMS-ACT management to document and publish best practices.
  • Take lead in the implementation of PRO-ACT state M&E plan and reporting formats for PEPFAR indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Team, Advisors and Directors
  • Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PRO-ACT central data base and ensure timely M&E technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  • Take lead in building the capacity of health units’ M&E staff and relevant health and community workers in collection, summarization, analysis and presentation of M&E data.
Accountability
  • Supervision: Works independently and reports to the State Team Leader.
  • Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility assigned assets in the program.
  • Responsibility over Staff: None
  • Decision Making: : Working within project strategy and policy guidelines, makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
  • Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for program data generation and management.
Management responsibility:
  • Spearheading the roll-out of PRO-ACT M&E plan in line with PEPFAR and national reporting requirements
  • Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance.
Qualifications
  • Postgraduate Degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
  • Significant experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, palliative care, and OVC desirable
  • Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • At least 2 years hand-on-experience in monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
  • Significant experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 2 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
  • Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
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Job Title: Project Officer Capacity Building

Location:
 Abuja
Reports To: Community Capacity Building Advisor
Project/Program : A056 PRO-ACT
Job ID: 13-8842

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world's poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

EEO Statement:
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

Overall Responsibilities
  • The position holder will work with the community capacity building advisor to support the smooth overall functioning and implementation of ProACT Capacity Development objective.
  • The Program Officer Capacity Building will carry out activities in a prioritized manner, depending on the schedule of CSOs, Networks and community structures training events, the certification program, ongoing database updates, and requirements of the grant partners strengthening program.
  • The PO/CB will participate fully as a member of the HSS team and contributes to its evolving strategy.
  • The PO/CBO is expected to have a keen interest in the field of capacity development, documentation and reporting.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide Support in facilitating organizational capacity assessments and develop institutional strengthening plans
  • Assist in periodically reviewing overall CSOs capacity building progress, particularly regarding communication, documentation and supporting share point;
  • Assist in drafting unit regular narrative progress reports;
  • Leading role to support unit in completing timely meeting minutes and following up on agreed actions;
  • Follow up on the implementation of all activities in the work plan in coordination with other units;
  • Participate in program planning and implementation, contributing to work plans
  • Organize and facilitate trainings, workshops and networking events
  • Other duties as requested
Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in international organization and USAID funded Project.
  • Excellent computer skills which must include high proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs.
  • Demonstrable capacity to network and negotiate with key stakeholders across different
  • sectors in support of health or HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Good writing skills and communications skills
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Job Title: Lead Facilitator for Paediatric ART Training Consultant

Job ID: 13-8840 
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: Senior
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: A056 PRO-ACT
Reports To: Senior Technical Advisor

Overall Responsibilities 
  • In a bid to improve service delivery to PLHIV specifically children across project states in supported facilities, MSH will conduct a comprehensive Pediatric HIV/AIDs training with focus on anti-retroviral therapy update.
  • For a smooth conduct of the training, 3 lead facilitators who will co-facilitate alongside MSH technical leads in respective project states will be engaged.
  • These facilitators who will be drawn from independent project and program consultants, collaborating stakeholders including institutions of higher learning are to support training of health care workers in projects states.
  • The 5-day training will draw participants from supported facilities.
  • The training will have amplification effect, as trainees will receive technical support from MSH, to conduct stepdown training in their respective facilities.
  • It is expected that at the end of the stepdown, the quality of Pediatric HIV services will be improved on and integrated into existing hospital services as a pool of HCWs would have had their capacities built, to provide HIV interventions to patients.
Specific Responsibilities
Terms of reference (TOR):
  • The Facilitator will conduct in a 5-day training alongside MSH technical leads on Pediatric HIV/ ART.
  • He/she will review and adapt existing paediatric training curriculum /slides in line with current treatment guidelines
  • In the course of training, the facilitator will lead and facilitate group work sessions as detailed in the training slides including ensuring the objectives of the plenary sessions are met.
  • H/she will be responsible for documenting and compiling the action plans arrived at after plenary group work sessions.
  • He/she will collate, analyze, and report the daily training evaluation as part of the effort to improve training quality.
  • He/she will be expected to conduct and analyze the pre and post test result in an excel sheet provided by MSH.
  • At the end of the engagement, the facilitator will write a comprehensive training  report to be submitted to MSH leadership
Level of Effort:
  • 9 days (2 days pre training meeting in Abuja, 5 days TOT and 1day for report writing).
Deliverables:
  • Ensure a seamless conduct of training using adult learning principles
  • Compile and present post training follow up action plans as agreed during plenary sessions
  • Present a comprehensive training report to MSH leadership within 7 days of training completion
Facilitator's role:
  • S/he will be responsible for conveying herself/himself to the venue of the training
  • S/he is expected to arrive 2 days prior to the training for a pre-training meeting with MSH technical leads.
Qualifications
  • Minimum of Post graduate Degree in Medicine/Public Health and/or Fellowship in relevant Postgraduate College.
  • The Consultant will be a highly skilled clinician with at least 5 years of clinical work experience in a Paediatric ART centre
  • S/he will have thorough knowledge of Paediatric ART treatment including current Knowledge in the field of HIV programming.
  • S/he will be National Paediatric ART trainer
  • Registered with the relevant professional bodies (Nigeria Medical and Dental Council).
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Job Title: Lead Facilitator for PMTCT/EID Update Training Consultant

Job ID: 13-8841
Location: Abuja
Reports To: Senior Technical Advisor 

Overall Responsibilities
 
  • In a bid to improve the delivery of qualitative PMTCT/EID services across project states, MSH will conduct a PMTCT /EID Update training targeting specific Health care workers(HCW,s) based on our training needs assessment.
  • HCW,s from PMTCT sites for transition at the 31st of March to SMoH will also be prioritized selection within this training.
  • For a smooth conduct of the training, 3 lead facilitators who will co-facilitate alongside MSH technical leads in respective project states will be engaged.
  • These facilitators who will be drawn from independent project and program consultants, collaborating stakeholders including institutions of higher learning are to support training of health care workers in projects states.
  • To ensure program sustainability, members of the state Center for Health Professional Continuing Education (CHPCE) Program will.
  • The training will have amplification effect, as trainees will receive technical support from MSH, to conduct stepdown training in their respective facilities.
Specific Responsibilities
Terms of reference (TOR):
  • The Facilitator will conduct in a 5-day training alongside MSH technical leads on PMTCT/EID.
  • He/she will review and adapt existing PMTCT/EID training curriculum /slides in line with current treatment guidelines
  • In the course of training, the facilitator will lead and facilitate group work sessions as detailed in the training slides including ensuring the objectives of the plenary sessions are met.
  • H/she will be responsible for documenting and compiling the action plans arrived at after plenary group work sessions.
  • He/she will collate, analyze, and report the daily training evaluation as part of the effort to improve training quality.
  • He/she will be expected to conduct and analyze the pre and post test result in an excel sheet provided by MSH.
  • At the end of the engagement, the facilitator will write a comprehensive training report to be submitted to MSH leadership.
Deliverables:
  • Ensure a seamless conduct of training using adult learning principles
  • Compile and present post training follow up action plans as agreed during plenary sessions
  • Present a comprehensive training report to MSH leadership within 7 days of training completion
Facilitator’s role:
  • S/he will be responsible for conveying herself/himself to the venue of the training
  • S/he is expected to arrive 2 days prior to the training for a pre-training meeting with MSH technical leads.
Qualifications
  • Minimum of Post graduate degree in Medicine/Public Health and/or fellowship in relevant Postgraduate College.
  • The Consultant will be a highly skilled clinician with at least 5 years of clinical work experience in a PMTCT treatment centre
  • S/he will have thorough knowledge of PMTCT treatment including current Knowledge in the field of HIV programming.
  • S/he will be a seasoned and National PMTCT IMAI/IMPAC trainer
  • Registered with the relevant professional bodies (Nigeria Medical and Dental Council)

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Background Information 
  • PRO-ACT is an MSH-implemented project in Nigeria that aims at supporting State Ministries of Health and State Action Committees on AIDS (SACA) to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB services-including providing antiretroviral therapy for the hundreds of thousands of people in need in Nigeria.
  • The project will scale up the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programming to achieve its goals for provision of ART, palliative care services for HIV-TB co-infected individuals, and prevention of HIV transmission from mother-to-child (PMTCT).
EEO Statement:
  • Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
Application Deadline  5th February, 2016.