Job Vacancies at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) works shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building strong, resilient, sustainable health systems.

We are inviting applications from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the following Job Vacancies at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH).

Our mission is to saves 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.

Available Positions

  1. State Support Intern
  2. iCCM Technical Advisor
  3. Regional Senior Technical Advisor – Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation / Health System Strengthening (SME/HSS)
  4. Regional Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (RSMTA)
  5. Regional Senior Communications Officer

State Support Intern

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Gombe | Nigeria.
Job Description:
  • Responsible for filing of all activity reports in both soft and hard copies
  • Assist in the project’s quality assurance processes
  • Participate in accessing activity progress to ensure that the partners and local contractors maintain close, adherence to work plans, meet designated milestones, deliverables, benchmarks, and provide technical assistance when needed.
  • Support in knowledge management activities, including documentation of success stories, lessons learnt and activity reports.
  • Assist in monitoring program implementation and use of resources.
  • Support oversight of routine activities such as data validation, LMIS data review and Pharmacovigilance report collation
  • Support routine SCMS Monitoring and Supportive Visit  to supported health facilities
  • Support in monthly inventory of other malaria related health products in the state medical stores.
  • Support data entry routinely at the state level
  • Keep inventory of project equipment at the state level
  • Ability to travel domestically as required to support program activities.
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Graduate degree in Public Health, Health Economics, or a health-related field required.
  • One year or less of experience in public health and health systems strengthening required;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, stakeholders, and donors.
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office Packages-Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential.
  • Training development and facilitation skills.
  • Programme Management skills.

ICCM Technical Advisor

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Ebonyi | Nigeria.
Job Description:
  • Coordinate implementation of project activities with the state malaria lead and SMEP.
  • Engage with Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVs), Community Pharmacists (CPs) and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the iCCM program is utilizing standard FMOH iCCM policies, guidelines and training materials.
  • Lead the development of iCCM work plans that are integrated into the state malaria work plans. Work to integrate iCCM with other child survival programs, particularly with nutrition programs and state Saving One Million Lives program.
  • Coordinate all iCCM related trainings, data collection, supervision, and DQA, working in close collaboration with the STML, SMEP and Child Health Unit of the SMOH.
  • Ensure information on iCCM trainings, supervisions and service data are entered into iCCM database in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with iCCM Data Officer on data management and ensure that iCCM indicators are adequately tracked and reported.
  • Work with relevant partners to link demand creation in the community for iCCM and health services in facilities.
  • Represent MSH in relevant iCCM activities such as iCCM meetings, and stakeholders’ meetings at the state level.
  • Support the state team to conduct supervisory visits to iCCM service providers to assess progress, ensure quality services are provided, and address implementation challenges.
  • Ensure that iCCM supervisors conduct monthly supervision, submit iCCM reports and participate in review meetings.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • MPH or Bachelor’s degree in public health or a health related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in program implementation in the field of malaria, iCCM or IMCI.
  • Deep knowledge of capacity challenges, needs and opportunities in collaborating with PPMVs and the private sector in general.
  • Familiarity with iCCM international best practices and Nigeria iCCM national guidelines, training packages, supervision, data collection processes and tools, and reporting.
  • Experience with community level health interventions, including demand creation.
  • Willingness to travel to hard-to-reach areas in project location.
  • Basic M&E experience and experience with basic database management,
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of at least one local language of the project state is an added advantage.

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

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Cross-River, Nasarawa | Nigeria.
Job Description:
  • 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.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • 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.

Regional Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (RSMTA)

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: MA/MSC/MBA
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.
Job Description:

Deadline: May 14, 2020

  • Oversee the availability, and support the SMEP to ensure the adherence of health providers to national guidelines and standard operating procedures for all malaria interventions conducted by PMI-S, including malaria diagnostic QA/QC, and quality of care for malaria case management.
  • Collaborate with WRAIR to plan, and monitor QA/QC interventions at state level.
  • Participate in need-based capacity building and trainings of trainer’s program of laboratory staff.
  • Contribute in the development of states annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Collaborate with states M&E Advisors on managing both monitoring and evaluation of laboratory related data collection and analysis.
  • Participate on integrated supportive supervisions, and EQA team activities.
  • Establish linkages with all relevant stakeholders, and participate in technical working groups to strengthen QA/QC of malaria diagnostics, and other related malaria areas.
  • At State level, work specifically with State Senior Malaria Technical Leads (SSMTL), and coordinate with other staff at the state level to ensure coherent design, management, monitoring and reporting of PMI-S state malaria program.
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of the state malaria annual work plan (AOP), and promote/advocate planning malaria diagnostic interventions.
  • Work with State Coordinators to ensure that malaria diagnosis interventions are included in work plans, are implemented and monitored on quarterly basis.
  • Engage the State Malaria Elimination Program, SPHCDA, relevant SMOH entities and partners to support QA/QC process and have common understanding of current and best laboratory practices as well as future strategic direction. to Provide frequents updates both written and oral to state coordinators, sharing progress, accomplishments, and challenges.
  • 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.
  • In collaboration with WRAIR, develop and roll out a mentoring and supportive supervision programs at all levels of the health system and in each state as it relates to malaria diagnostic.
  • Oversee quality of malaria quality of care at state level including engage the private health sector in planning and implementation of malaria QA/QC, and QoC in private health facilities.
  • Contribute to writing project reports, documentation of success stories, and technical publications.
  • Contribute to the visibility of PMI for States Project through innovative presentation of project approaches and results at state, federal and international levels.
  • Maintain a personal expertise in clinical laboratory practices and innovative technology and equipment.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, with a professional degree in laboratory medicine or equivalent.
  • At least 8 years post qualification experience working in a laboratory setting.
  • Good understanding of the essential package of health and laboratory services needed at each level of the health system to facilitate implementation of malaria diagnostic package, and quality of care.
  • Program management experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in laboratory capacity building, monitoring and supervision including the ability to plan and conduct trainings in malaria diagnostic (RDT and microscopy).
  • Familiarity and experience in implementing a comprehensive laboratory system and services including QA/QC, and accreditation systems.
  • Willingness and availability to travel between states.
  • Experience with basic database management and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power point.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with State Health departments, SPHCDA, partners supporting SMOH, and LGAs to achieve results.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
  • Demonstrated organizational, strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, and team building skills, to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members, as well as external relations with the State Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.
  • Experience working with USAID funded projects will be a plus.

Regional Senior Communications Officer

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BSC/BA/MA/MSC/MBA
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.
Job Description:
  • 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.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Required: 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.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by clicking the APPROPRIATE buttons below;

  1. State Support Intern
  2. iCCM Technical Advisor
  3. Regional Senior Technical Advisor – Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation / Health System Strengthening (SME/HSS)
  4. Regional Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (RSMTA)
  5. Regional Senior Communications Officer

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