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Job Openings at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH), 31st July, 2019


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. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. We are recruiting to fill the position below:       Job Title: Technical Officer Job ID: 13-10767 Location: Nigeria-Katsina Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group) Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group Project/Program: A559 - Nigeria GF Malaria Reports To: Senior Technical Manager, Malaria. Grade: G Overview

  • The Technical Officer position is designed to work in close collaboration with the Senior Technical Manager, project staff, and project partners in ensuring the delivery of quality case management interventions in public and private health facilities.
  • S/he will provide technical support to national and state malaria programmes in all aspects of program activities for case management at national, state and LGA levels to meet up with the technical demands of the Global Fund grant.
  • The TO will support in planning for state level training, quarterly on-site supervision visits and roll-out activities of the implementation plan to strengthen MAL-RMNCAH integration at service delivery points.
  • S/He will be responsible for tracking of case management activities at the national and state levels.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Work in close collaboration with the Senior Technical Manager and MSH state based specialists (M&E and SCMS) to support the NMEP, SMEP/SMOH in the implementation of all case management activities, in line with grant targets and deliverables by ensuring adherence to national strategies and guidelines for malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Work with States, LGAs and other MSH technical staff in planning and coordinating training for health workers, OTSS and MAL-RMNCAH roll-out activities at the national, state and LGA levels.
  • Support to implement activities for improving Intermittent Preventive Therapy for pregnant women (IPTp) and routine LLIN distribution in pregnant women and children under-5 years
  • Support capacity building of the State MoH personnel on malaria technical areas
  • Preparation and submission of project malaria technical activity reports to Senior Technical Manager
  • Represent MSH on malaria Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other relevant health coordinating committees at the national/state level
  • Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination.
  • Preparation and submission of project service delivery activity reports to Senior Technical Manager
  • Document evidence and best practices that are related to the programme.
Qualifications and Experience
  • M.D/MBBS required with some field experience in clinical and/or community-based malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment OR post graduate degree in Health Management or Public Health.
  • At least 3 years of post NYSC relevant experience in public health. Any experience in malaria programming will be an added advantage. Some health-related community development experience is required.
  • Experience in malaria programming at the field level and providing technical assistance to partner organizations; knowledge and experience of programmatic and technical service delivery challenges is highly desired.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
  • Experience with GF donor funding requirement a plus.
  • Capacity to prepare evidence-based reports and documents.
  • Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical documents.
  • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
  • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply       Job Title: Consultant II: Desk Review of Existing Equipment Inventories Across Supported Labs Activity Job ID: 13-10766 Location: Abuja Grade: Consultant Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group) Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group Project/Program: A607 - Nigeria Global Fund RSSH Reports To: Director Lab Overview
  • The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria.
  • The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.
  • The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and Malaria program areas. In doing so it'll have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There's also the additional dimension of the innovative "State approach" to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others.
  • Laboratory system strengthening aims to improve laboratory operations for optimal patient care, treatment, disease surveillance and response, biosafety and policy development. One key component of laboratory systems strengthening is improving Laboratory Infrastructure and Equipment. Knowing the status of equipment in existence forms the basis for designing improvement approaches that would be required in the laboratory space in Nigeria. Desk review of existing equipment platforms in laboratories in Nigeria is required as an important part of the assessment. By collecting, organizing, synthesizing available information on equipment in these facilities helps to understand the equipment situation in these laboratories and identify gaps to address.
  • Thus, the purpose of this desk review is to enhance understanding of the equipment platforms in these laboratories and their appropriateness, relevance and adequacy to support the test menu for the level of health care delivery in the facilities.
  • Ultimately, it is hoped that this desk review can contribute to a broader understanding of the equipment situation in Nigeria with the aim of putting appropriate systems in place to ensure standardized approach to procurement, placement and management of equipment in the country.
Specific Responsibilities The objectives of the review are to:
  • Enhance understanding of the equipment platforms in the selected laboratories
  • Determine adequacy of available platforms for the level of service being provided
  • Determine functionality and non-functionality status of available equipment
  • Identify the obsolete equipment requiring decommissioning.
Specific Terms of Reference
  • Undertake a thorough review of existing equipment platforms for HIV, TB, Malaria and other assays as appropriate for that level of care in selected laboratories
  • Determine the adequacy of available equipment to support the test menu appropriate for the level of care of the health facility.
  • Prepare detailed report of gaps observed vis-à-vis international best practice considering present country realities.
  • Mapping of existing equipment and number of tests
  • Mapping of grant-supported equipment per facility with a description of all active partners supporting the laboratory systems in the facility
  • Identify functional, non-functional and obsolete equipment per facility requiring decommissioning.
  • Provide comprehensive report of the consultancy
Timeframe
  • Expected completion Period: Consultancy will span the period August - September 2019
  • Estimated level of effort: 10 working days in total.
Deliverables:
  • The consultant is expected to produce or accomplish the following:
  • Prepare detailed report of all consultations
  • Prepare a detailed design/scope and strategy employed in the desk review of equipment in the selected laboratories
  • Report of the desk review of equipment in these selected facility that includes:
  • Complete inventory of equipment per facility
  • List of functional and non-functional equipment
  • List of obsolete equipment requiring decommissioning
  • Make recommendations on equipment management in Nigeria based on findings.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A Degree in Health Sciences, Laboratory Sciences or Biomedical Engineering.
  • A post graduate degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
Essential Experience required:
  • Must be familiar with Nigerian healthcare delivery systems and structures especially as it relates to laboratory services and equipment management.
  • Demonstrable Experience in managing laboratory equipment in health care services
  • Verifiable evidence of performance in similar jobs: Desk review of equipment inventory
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply       Job Title: Consultant II: To Facilitate and Coordinate the Compilation and Production of the EDL Job ID: 13-10765 Location: Abuja Grade: Consultant Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group) Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group Project/Program: A607 - Nigeria Global Fund RSSH Reports To: Director Lab Overview
  • The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.
  • The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and Malaria program areas. In doing so it'll have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There's also the additional dimension of the innovative "State approach" to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others. Laboratory system strengthening aims to improve laboratory operations for optimal patient care, treatment, disease surveillance and response, biosafety and policy development.
  • In vitro diagnostics (IVD) are essential for advancing universal health coverage, addressing health emergencies and promoting healthier populations – the three strategic priorities of WHO General Programme of Work 2019 – 2023. WHO has an essential list of in-vitro diagnostics (EDL) 2018 and 2019 which it recommends for use in countries. Countries are expected to decide which IVDs to select and where to use them, depending on the country’s epidemiology, human resources and infrastructure.
  • This activity is to hire a national consultant who will in collaboration with an international consultant provided by WHO work to develop a national EDL for Nigeria. The Nigerian national EDL will be aligned with the National Medical Laboratory Policy and the Nigerian Medical Laboratory Strategic Plan both of which are in the process of being reviewed.
Specific Responsibilities The key objective for this short-term consultancy is:
  • To develop an Essential In-vitro Diagnostics List (EDL) for use in Nigeria.
Specific Terms of Reference
  • Undertake a thorough review of the WHO’s 2018 and 2019 EDL
  • Undertake a thorough review of Nigerian demographics and burden of disease, treatment facilities; access to reagents and basic infrastructure; training and experience of available personnel; local and unmet testing gaps; supply chain and transport links; facility quality assurance coverage and capacity; local availability of treatments; financial resources; information technology capabilities; local disease elimination priorities; and environmental factors
  • Use the information to adapt the WHO’s EDL to suit the national need.
  • Produce an EDL list for the different levels of health care delivery systems in Nigeria – primary, secondary and tertiary.
  • Produce comprehensive report of the consultancy.
Timeframe
  • Expected completion Period: Consultancy will span the period August – October 2019
  • Estimated level of effort: 10 working days in total.
Deliverables:
  • Prepare detailed report of all consultations (with pictorial evidences where necessary).
  • Provide comprehensive report on stakeholders’ engagement, recommendations and presentations (with pictorial evidences).
  • Prepare a detailed design/scope and strategy employed in the development of the national EDL
  • Report of the development of the national EDL.
  • Final Draft copy of the Nigerian National Essential In-Vitro Diagnostic List.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A Medical Laboratory Professional with a minimum of Master’s degree in the Life Sciences.
  • Advanced degree (Masters Level) in Public Health will be an advantage.
Essential Experience required:
  • 8 - 10 years’ experience working in public health and global health at the national and regional level.
  • Must be familiar with Nigerian healthcare delivery systems and structures especially as it relates to laboratory services
  • Demonstrable Experience in developing selection criteria, procurement and management of diagnostics.
  • Verifiable evidence of performance in similar jobs: EDL development
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply   Application Deadline 9th August, 2019.


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