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MSH Current Job Opening in Abuja for Grants Officer & Gender Consultant


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Job Title:Grants Officer

Job ID: 13-8608
Location: Abuja
Grade: I
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Reports to: Reports to: Finance Manger

Overall Responsibilities

The objective of Grants Officer position is to collaborate with the Finance Manager in order to manage and coordinate MSH Nigeria’s complex grants portfolio lending to a variety of Non-governmental organizations, faith based organizations, and community based organizations in order to strengthen health systems and improve health service delivery throughout Nigeria.
Grants Officer will work closely with Finance Manager to establish and follow a transparent process, and develop tools to implement the process, assuring that sound grant practices are applied at every stage of the grant process from guidelines to closeout.
Grants Officer must be available to travel up to 50% of the time, including the Niger Delta Region.
Specific Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Senior Technical Staff, Senior Contracts Officer and the Finance Manager, develop RFPs, draft solicitations, conduct and document source selection, negotiate costs and other conditions, prepare awards and modifications, seek required approvals, monitor implementation, and close-out.
Assist Finance Manager in setting up and administering a grants management system MSH Nigeria
Help to issue grants to NGOs, FBOs, and CBOs ensuring that all necessary guidelines and regulations are followed
Help Finance Manager establish a grants application evaluation of grants recipients to guarantee best use of project funds
As directed by the Finance Manager , manage grants at all phases and ensure compliance with donor and MSH regulations
Organize and maintain files and databases for grantees.
Prepare training sessions and conduct workshops in financial management for contractors/grantees as necessary.
Keep abreast of USAID regulations to assist staff in adhering to the terms of the USAID agreements. Provide on-going training for project staff on regulations
With the Finance Manager , monitor and support grant recipients’ financial and operations systems ensuring best practices are being implemented in the institutions or organizations
Other tasks as requested by supervisor

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or related fields.
Relevant working experience with an international non-governmental organization.
Significant experience in grants management and financial/operational systems strongly preferred.
Excellent analytical skills and ability to work with complex financial information.
Ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with multiple donors, international PVOs and local CBOs.
Ability to determine the responsibility and grant-worthiness of organizations through financial statements, audits and other documentation presented in a proposal.
Substantial experience working with PEPFAR/USAID-supported projects and knowledge of USG regulations and procedures strongly preferred.
Fluency in the English language is required
Ability to work well in a collaborative manner, including robust communications capabilities
Mastered the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and QuickBooks. Past experience with grants management software preferred.

How to Apply

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Job Title:Gender Consultant

Job ID: 13-8609
Location: Abuja
Grade: I
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Reports to: Deputy Project Director

The MSH’s LMS Program is a global five-year USAID funded Cooperative Agreement designed to develop leadership and management skills at all levels of health care organizations and programs to effectively address change and improve health outcomes in the areas of family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, infectious disease and maternal and child health.  In Nigeria, the LMS Program is implementing the Prevention organizational systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (LMS ProACT) which is a PEPFAR funded associate award whose goal is to build the capacity of Nigeria’s public, private and community sectors for sustainable HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, control, care and treatment. The ProACT is a follow on to the AIDS Care and treatment (ACT) project which ended in August 2009. In addition to the previous focus on AIDS Care and Treatment, ProACT also focus on Prevention and Organizational Systems Strengthening.

The ProACT project currently supports 5 state governments of Niger, Kwara, Kebbi,  Sokoto and Zamfara to operate a total of 41 comprehensive HIV/AIDS  care and treatment centers that have enrolled about 28,551 clients into treatment and about 13,018 on care.

Mainstreaming gender into comprehensive HIV and AIDS programming is a critical step in comprehensive HIV response in the light of socio-cultural factors within our communities of intervention. To ensure that our interventions and programs are gender sensitive and respond adequately to gender imbalances, it becomes imperative to build the capacity of MSH technical staff, health facility and community service providers in mainstreaming gender into everyday activities.

Against this background, it becomes imperative to engage two experienced consultants to interact with ProACT team to understudy existing gender activities, technical staff and other service providers capacity to effectively mainstream gender and development of ProACT gender strategy document. The consultants will conduct interview sessions with staff at CO and field offices. This exercise will hold between the 2nd and 10th of November, 2015. Based on the needs identified through this exercise, the consultants will develop and share a training proposal tailored to address the identified gaps. Each consultant will interact with staff and other service providers on separate days.

Specific Responsibilities

To harness existing ProACT gender activities
To assess the capacity of technical staff and other service providers in mainstreaming gender into comprehensive HIV and AIDS programming.
To develop ProACT gender strategy document
Specific Tasks

Meet with ProACT Country Office Management Team to explain the purpose and expectation from the consultancy agreement
Conduct assessment of technical staff and other service providers capacity to mainstreaming gender into comprehensive HIV and AIDS programming
Develop gender strategy document
Develop gender training proposal

Assessment report of technical staff and other service providers capacity to mainstream gender into HIV programming
Power Point  presentation to the Country Office team on assessment findings – 1 hour maximum
Gender strategy document
Gender mainstreaming training proposal
Targeted Participants for the Activity:

Select MSH staff
Select Health Facilities’ staff
Select grantee CSOs staff
Roles of PROACT:

Provide all the financial requirements – Accommodation (where applicable) and allowances
Provide logistics required for the conduct of the assessment
Provide support to consultants as required.

Minimum of MSc in Public Health, Social Work, Social Sciences, Gender Studies or other related discipline
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in gender interventions in relation to HIV/AIDS programming
Conversant with PEPFAR guidelines on mainstreaming gender into comprehensive HIV and AIDS response – gender norms and gender based violence (GBV) relating to HIV/AIDS programming

How to Apply

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