Recent Job Openings at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

The 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.
We are recruiting to fill the positions below:
Job Title: Senior Malaria Technical Advisor Job ID: 13-10900 Location: Nigeria-Abuja Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group) Dept / Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group Project / Program: A576 - PMI - S Reports To: Project Director Grade: L
  • The PMI-S Project will act as a resource and a catalyst to the MoH and state teams to help achieve the targets and goals agreed upon within the National Strategic Plan for Malaria 2014-2020.
  • The project will focus at the state level primarily on improving service delivery of high quality prevention, diagnosis, and treatment commodities for malaria services. At state and national level the project will strengthen health systems and the governance of NMEP and SMEP members to effectively coordinate and roll out cross cutting areas of improvements to the health information system and advocacy, communication and social mobilization for malaria.
  • MSH seeks candidates for the position of Senior Malaria Technical Advisor for the USAID-funded U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative for States project.
  • The goal of the project is to support the Government of Nigeria to deliver high quality malaria services in public and private health facilities and build capacity of stakeholders at the LGA, state, and national level to develop and implement effective policy that will lead to malaria control and elimination.
Specific Responsibilities
  • The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor will be instrumental in the design, development, and management of malaria initiatives and will provide the technical and strategic leadership to stakeholders at every level of the health system.
  • The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor will supervise a team of technical advisors that will manage direct service delivery and cross cutting areas as needed in the project and will also serve as the Deputy Chief of Party for the project.
  • The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor is a member of the senior leadership team and will support the IDIQ at the central level and liaise with state teams to ensure quality technical service is provided to task orders as needed.
Project Management:
  • Deputize the COP and serve acting COP in absence of the incumbent. Also perform other duties as assigned by the COP.
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Party, Director of Finance and Operations, and State Team Director and the MSH Headquarters to allocate and utilize project resources in the most efficient way and ensure effective technical, budgeting and financial management.
  • Lead a team of Senior Technical Advisors in both service delivery areas (prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and pharmaceutical management) and cross cutting areas (HMIS, HSS, Private Sector, and ACSM) to deliver quality malaria control and lead to elimination targets.
  • Collaborate with PMI-S senior management team to oversee the implementation of program activities at the federal level and subnational levels.
  • Lead the development and monitoring of the annual work plans and work closely with the COP to ensure that departmental work plans are implemented and monitored on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Lead development of quality technical deliverables and reports for submission to USAID and MOH.
  • Participate in meetings with the Ministry of Health and USAID/ PMI to share progress, accomplishments, and challenges and ensure common understanding of current as well as future strategic direction with guidance of the COP.
Vision and Technical Strategy:
  • Oversee initiatives at the MoH to evaluate, standardize, and institutionalize policy and control programs including scale up and pilot of interventions. This includes improvements to malaria diagnosis through RDTs and microscopy, and accurate treatment of both uncomplicated and severe cases of malaria using national treatment guidelines.
  • Work with other USAID and donor funded projects and relevant sections within the MoH to ensure that cross cutting areas such as improvements to the HMIS, and ACSM are integrated with other health initiatives and adequately monitored and evaluated to show best practices and value for money.
  • Offer guidance for public sector institutional development practices.
  • Develop strategies to increase sensitivity to gender equity and female empowerment; accountable for ensuring that gender and capacity development activities are integrated into all project activities.
  • Coordinate the project’s work with the private sector.
  • Coordinate all consortium partners’ Technical Advisors and their supporting staff in country and globally.
  • Provide overall technical leadership and strategy for all technical areas as issued within the procurement.
  • Support health policy reform initiatives and processes at the NMEP and SMEP to increase efficiencies and decrease the MoH’s reliance on externally funded consultants.
  • Oversee improvements to coordination and harmonization at the national level and more effective service delivery at sub-national levels for malaria services focused on prevention and case management. Develop the scale-up of mentoring and supportive supervision programs at all levels of the health system as it relates to malaria control.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Experience in public or private sector for malaria prevention and/ or case management services.
  • Demonstrated success achieving results in multiple malaria disciplines (e.g., LLIN distribution, malaria prevention, malaria in pregnancy, diagnosis, treatment of acute and severe malaria, academic or operational research in malaria).
  • Experience in developing policy and harmonized approaches in a highly diverse population.
  • Strong communication skill to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Advanced professional proficiency in English is required.
  • Master's degree in Public Health (preferred PhD or MD equivalent) in infectious diseases focused on malaria or other vector borne illnesses.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing and implementing complex health care service programs in developing countries in a senior management position. (Previous Deputy Chief of Party or Technical Director Experience preferred.) Understanding of US Government policies and procedures, or of other donors, is a plus.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and sub-partners, as well as external relations with the Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with the structure, systems and policies of the health sector in Nigeria or in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (a must).
  • Demonstrated experience building capacity of government professionals (mentorship, coaching or other) to achieve results amidst challenges will be an added advantage
Job Title: State Office Assistant Job ID: 13-10911 Locations: Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi and Oyo Grade: C Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group) Dept / Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group Project / Program: A576 - PMI - S Reports To: State Finance & Admin Manager Slots: 4 Openings
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) 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 Office Assistant is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of logistic provided by the operations manager by providing clerical support. She or he works with the Finance and Admin Manager to make hotel and airline arrangements, provide operational assistance to staff, coordinate the arrangement of materials and equipment as specified in the activity profiles, inventory management and provide assistance to assure shipments to the projects clear customs in a timely manner. Specific Responsibilities
  • Calendar management, ensuring conference rooms are booked and Meeting/conference/activity logistics and making sure to update the records regularly
  • Arrange spaces for new employees making sure the availability of desks, chairs etc. are ready for them to use on the start day
  • Coordinate the approved Activity Profiles making sure that materials, equipment, etc required for the activity are organized and ready for the activity
  • Maintaining and updating inventory (supplies, items, equipment) and related records.
  • Coordinate catering services for official functions within and outside the office location
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor
  • Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract/award and donor requirements, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance.
  • Arrange hotel for MSH staff, participants, consultants who are coming to / from state for assignments
  • Arrange hotel for TDY staff
  • Assist staff in obtaining visas for international travel
  • Assist in making international and local travel arrangements
  • Arrange for telephones and internet modems for TDY and new staff, as the case may be
  • Provide assistance and follow up to Expats and TCNs on obtaining Nigerian resident VISAS
  • Assist in organizing for the dispatch  of goods  and equipment  whenever  required and ensure  that  packing  list,  waybills  and  export  documentations   where  necessary  are prepared and ensure that shipping details are communicated in writing promptly to the receiver
Qualifications and Experience
  • Ability to learn complex program procedures.
  • Ability to Multi task and organize ongoing projects, looking for ways to become more efficient in completing tasks.
  • Consistently looks for ways to help support.
  • 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.
  • Strong office and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants.
  • Good typing skills. Good memo composition and editing skills. Good computer skills with sound knowledge of commonly used application software.
  • Familiar with internet search engines and able to undertake background search on well-defined tasks.
  • Inventory, Admin and logistics management.
  • Able to work independently by managing priorities and workload within general schedule of work, instructions and standardized practices.
  • Excellent command of written and verbal English.
  • Takes initiative and can start/complete tasks with basic direction.
  • Excellent Computer knowledge. Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point 2007 and knowledge of Photoshop. Learn and become proficient in the firm’s management system (Applied) and other carrier software or websites, as needed.
  • Bachelor's Degree and / or equivalent relevant experience.
  • 3 - 5 years related work experience with International organizations in Nigeria.
  • Verbal and written language skills in English required.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • They are to choose from the following states – Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi and Oyo.
  • Your CV and Application Letter are to be submitted as one document.
  • Note that recruitment for this job position is contingent upon receiving funding and donor approval.
  • Interested candidates are required to indicate, on their applications, 3 states in order of preference, where they would be willing to work in.
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 veteran status.
Application Deadline 20th January, 2020.      
Job Title: Procurement Associate Job ID: 13-10906 Location: Nigeria-Abuja Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group) Dept / Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group Project / Program: A607 - Nigeria Global Fund RSSH Reports To: Procurement Specialist Grade: E
  • The Procurement Associate will team up in the procurement unit to provide effective and efficient Procurement, Contract, Supplier Management, and logistical support to MSH by understanding and using both the MSH and the Global Fund Procurement and Operational Guidelines.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Support the research, collection and analysis of data in order to produce reports to enable informed decision-making by the Procurement Unit, and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Maintain relationships with internal and external counterparts, to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting all requirements.
  • Support the compilation of consolidated Procurement Plans on the basis of review of all Annual Work Plans.
  • Compile logs for Request for Quotation, Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, Memorandum of Agreement, Memorandum of Understanding, Contracts, Long Term Agreement etc.
  • Maintain up-to-date and complete records, documentation and filing of all procurement processes to support regular updates on procurement timelines and ensure regular communication within MSH of the expected delivery timelines.
  • Maintain an accurate and updated supplier database in support of MSH procurement requirements showing current status including active, inactive or blacklisted suppliers.
  • Familiarize with the use of various MSH procurement systems such as the QuickBooks.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by Management.
  • Review accuracy and completeness of specifications of goods / services to be procured
  • Support the preparation and issuance of Requests for Quotations, Invitation to Bids, Request for Proposals to potential bidders.
  • Support development of draft contracts with for clearance and approval by management
  • Assist the Procurement Specialist in the management of contracts, long-term agreements in accordance with MSH rules and regulation, procedures,
  • Support the undertaking of market research to identify and recommend potential suppliers, facilitate the registration of new vendors and compile data / documents to support the selection of suppliers, ensuring standard processes are followed.
  • Support the preparation of Purchase Orders, in order to support the procurement of appropriate goods and services.
  • Contribute to negotiations with suppliers on terms and conditions of orders, alongside the Procurement Specialist, in order to obtain the best value for MSH.
  • Support the monitoring of performance of suppliers in reference to established Key Performance Indicators and take necessary steps to facilitate compliance to agreed contracts
Qualifications and Experience Required Minimum Education:
  • A University degree in any field. A master’s degree will be an added advantage
Required Minimum Experience:
  • Proficiency in current MS Office software applications and other procurement software is essential. Familiarity with QuickBooks will be an asset.
  • Experience in managing procurement plans and contract tracking tools
  • Ability to work under pressure and excellent and human relation skills
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the procurement
  • Knowledge of and experience in GF and NGO Operational Rules and Regulations
Knowledge, Skills, Capacities:
  • Team player
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral & Written communication skills.
  • Ability to use national data collection and reporting tools in relation to HIV, TB and Malaria services.
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Strong analytical skill
  • Very strong report writing skills
  • Sense of ownership and pride in performance and impacts
Application Deadline 17th January, 2020.
Job Title: Consultant II Job ID: 13-10920 Location: Nigeria-Abuja Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group) Dept / Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group Project / Program: A607 - Nigeria Global Fund RSSH Reports To: Director Finance & Admin Grade: Consultant
  • The GF RSSH project in will be focusing on (1) Health Management  Information Systems [HMIS], (2) Procurement and Supply Chain Management [PSM], (3) Integrated Service Delivery [LAB].The Sub-Recipients for these 3 key elements will be the Department of Health Planning, Research & Statistics [DHPRS], the National Product Supply Chain Management Program [NPSCMP], and NCDC respectively.
  • In an attempt to strengthen the capacity of the Sub recipient of the PR on the RSSH project which was based on the capacity assessment of the SRs, a consultant would be engaged to support the development of a risk management and procurement policies. The consultant would also be tasked with installing and training NCDC staff on accounting / financial management software.
  • Background: The overarching aim of the Global Fund 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.
  • The RSSH grant aims to continue strengthening and expanding the capacity of systems to address health issues in a sustainable, equitable and effective manner, including for the three diseases. By strengthening systems for health, it is also expected that they will be prepared for and able to cope with any potential future shocks. While disease grants provide preventive, diagnostic, treatment, care and support services, as well as help strengthen disease-specific enablers to ensure effective implementation of disease programs, RSSH investments contribute to addressing system- wide constraints that not only affect the three diseases but other health programs as well. To this end, the Global Fund’s RSSH investments help strengthen the level of integration of national HIV, TB and malaria programs into national systems for health.
Specific Responsibilities
  • In an attempt to strengthen the capacity of the Sub recipient of the PR on the RSSH project which was based on the capacity assessment of the SRs, a consultant would be engaged to support the development of a risk management and procurement policies. The consultant would also be tasked with installing and training NCDC staff on accounting / financial management software.
Description of Services to be provided:
  • Update NCDC procurement policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Submit a final report at the end engagement period.
  • Support the development of a risk management policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Install and train on accounting / financial management software for NCDC staff.
Deliverables [1]:
  • Submission of risk management policy and SOP - January 31 2020
  • Submission of NCDC procurement policy and Standard Operating Procedures - January 31 2020
  • Installation of accounting and financial management software - February 29 2020
  • Submission of Final Report - March 31 2020
Qualifications and Experience
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial "common sense".
  • Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management.
  • Understands the principals of adequate documentation and of audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
  • Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.
  • Master's Degree in Accounting or Business Management.
  • Professional Certification with ICAN
  • Minimum10 years experience as an Financial Management Specialist
  • Experience with Global Fund funded projects..
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets.
Application Deadline 24th January, 2020.
Job Title: Laboratory Specialist Job ID: 13-10924 Location: Abuja, Nigeria Grade: I Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group) Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group Project/Program: A607 - Nigeria Global Fund RSSH Reports To: Director Lab
  • The Laboratory Specialist position is designed to work with the Director Lab services and the project team to achieve the project’s laboratory system strengthening objectives; working collaboratively with stakeholders.
Specific Responsibilities
  • In close collaboration with stakeholders, support the development of high quality laboratory systems in support of the delivery of quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB services and more.
  • Support the documentation and dissemination of best practices.
  • Support the strengthening of laboratory management information systems as well as laboratory commodity logistics systems in country.
  • Support the development and deployment of standard biosafety and biosecurity guidelines and manuals (including training on same).
  • Support the strengthening of M&E as it relates to laboratory services.
  • Represent the project within the laboratory stakeholders community.
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Support project stakeholder management effort especially as it relates to the lab sector.
  • Support the provision of technical support to stakeholders and SRs.
  • Support the development of concept notes and guidance documents in relation to project interventions and activities.
  • Support the implementation of project interventions and activities.
  • Support the development and implementation of the project learning agenda.
  • Support reporting of grant activities and results.
  • Support the development of communication products including but not limited to success stories, fact sheets, technical briefs, abstracts and publications.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Experience in designing and implementing laboratory system strengthening interventions.
  • Experience developing or supporting the development of laboratory systems guidance documents, strategic frame works, concept notes, SOPs, manuals etc.
  • Experience designing and executing capacity building events including the development of training manuals and training facilitation.
  • Very strong leadership experience.
  • Strong project management and communication skills required.
  • Degree in Medical Laboratory Science with post-graduate degree in any field.
  • At least 6 years' experience with the laboratory services system in Nigeria
  • Extensive experience with lab systems strengthening efforts and practices across disease programs [including ATM] and donors.
  • Experience working with the key stakeholders within the Nigerian lab services landscape including government and implementing partner landscapes.
    How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply Note: 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 veteran status.   Application Deadline 24th January, 2020.

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