Management Sciences for Health (MSH) recruitment in Nigeria,October 12th 2012
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization founded over 40 years ago. MSH’s 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.
In Nigeria, MSH currently implements the following programs; Program to build Leadership and Accountability in Nigeria’s Health Sector (PLAN-Health), Prevention, Organizational Systems, AIDS Care & Treatment Project (ProACT), Community Based Support (CUBS) for Orphans and Vulnerable Children and as part of a consortium of partners;
Tuberculosis CARE I Program (TB CARE I)
The TB CARE I Program is one of the USAID’s main global mechanisms for contributing to the global targets of TB control. The aim of the program is to contribute to these USAID target areas:
I. Sustain or exceed 84% TB case detection rate and 87% treatment success rate
II. Treat successfully 2. 55 million new sputum-positive TB cases
III. Diagnose and treat 57, 200 new cases of multi-drug resistant TB
The following job vacancies exist in Nigeria
Job Position: Senior Technical Officer, TB
Job ID: 13-5590
The Senior Technical Officer will provide technical assistance in collaboration with MSH TB Project Director, MSH TB Regional Advisor for Africa, MSH-TB CARE I Technical Advisor for Nigeria, TB CARE I lead in Nigeria, National TB and Leprosy Control programme (NTBLCP) of Nigeria and other stakeholders in accordance with the national TB policy guidelines and International Standards of TB care. S/he will report to MSH-TB CARE I Technical Advisor.
Implement all MSH/TB CARE I activities in consistent with TB CARE I Nigeria plan, NTBLCP strategic plan and MSH quality standard under the supervision of MSH TB Technical Advisor for Nigeria in collaboration with Nigeria TB CARE I Country lead.
Provide support to NTBLCP in improving TB case detection, program management, information management for the programmatic management of Drug-resistant TB and strengthen supervision including monitoring and evaluation.
Represent MSH in technical meetings and forum including partner and stakeholders meetings
Liaising with other technical partners such as KNCV, WHO, FHI and other partners at national and international level
Foster clear communication about project activities, plans and organizational policies within MSH and between strategic projects and partners
Model effective leadership and create conducive environment for collaborations with NTBLCP, partners and other stakeholders
Provide technical expertise to ensure that project activities are carried out within budget and agreed timeframes
Ensure timely preparation and submission of information and reports to MSH, TB CARE I and relevant partners
Work with TB CARE I team in Nigeria on implementing overall TB CARE I plan
Medical doctor with postgraduate training in public health or equivalent
Minimum of 5 years experience in public health; at least 3 years experience in TB control
Excellent strategic thinking and planning skills
Ability to work effectively and independently in a team-based structure
Ability to travel up to 40% percent of the time within Nigeria
Fluency and excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Strong analytical skills and experience in monitoring and evaluation
Knowledge of and experience in training and capacity building
Demonstrated operating in a management culture built on consensus and results
Demonstrated intermediate computer skills such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as experienced with project planning applications
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Job Title; State Team Leader, Adamawa
Job ID: 13-5591
The objective of the State Team Leader position is to provide overall leadership and management of the LMS-ACT project in the state and related states/areas in a manner that strengthens partnerships with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.
Spearheading coordination, implementation and reporting of the LMS-ACT program in State and related states
Ensure optimal resource management in the project
Member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance
Lead the development of an integrated LMS-ACT project plan for State in collaboration with the Project Director, Deputy Project Director, Director Health Systems Strenghtening, Advisors and State Specialists.
Operationalize LMS-ACT project plan in the State ensuring efficient coordination of resources to maximize integration and synergy of program areas.
Establish system for project monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
Liaise and network with relevant LMS-ACT partners and collaborators in the state to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda.
Supervise staff and manage staff performance and development.
Provides clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keeps LMS senior management informed of state activities on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Support the state HMIS Officer to establish a functional state M&E data system with periodic analyses and review to inform program management.
Establish a system for timely relevant technical support to all implementing health facilities.
Take responsibility for management of the state LMS-ACT project budget and all other resources under the direction of Deputy Director Finance/Operations.
Advocate and represent MSH LMS-ACT project at the highest level in the state on matters of HIV/AIDS and TB
Graduate degree in public health, public administration, management or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
At least 5 years senior level work experience in health program management in developing countries, or equivalent.
Previous supervision or team leader experience.
Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with colleagues, teams and partner organizations to achieve results.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.
Proven track record in managing international projects or in senior management of a large and complex project overseas.
Demonstrated leadership and capacity to oversee USAID-funded (sub) projects.
Understanding of USAID and field Missions; USG audiences, trends and requirements.
Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing support to institutions to strengthen their management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
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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, religion, creed, national origin, age, veteran’s status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.
Application Deadline: October 26, 2012