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Fresh Vacancies at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) July, 2017

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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. 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: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Job ID: 13-9643
Location: Niger 
Grade: I 
Group/Office: HPG 
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS 
Reports To: State Team Leader 

Overview

  • The success of the CaTSS project depends largely on accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements to PEPFAR/USAID. Achievement of set targets is of utmost importance.
  • Hence, the objective of the M&E Specialist position is to provide technical leadership in the roll-out of CaTSS M&E plan in the states integrating it with other health systems and generating strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State CaTSS project plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
  • Take lead in the implementation of CaTSS state M&E plan and reporting formats for PEPFAR indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Team, Advisors and Directors
  • Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the CaTSS central data base and ensure timely M&E technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  • Take lead in building the capacity of health units’ M&E staff and relevant health and community workers in collection, summarization, analysis and presentation of M&E data.
  • Manage the roll-out of the project M&E data quality assurance system including quarterly data quality audits.
  • Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment/strengthening of one state M&E system that informs policy and practice.
  • Ensure state-of-the art database management practice at the state.
  • Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the project management.
  • Work with LCaTSS management to document and publish best practices.

Accountabilities:

  • Supervision: Works independently and reports to the State Team Leader.
  • Decision Making: Working within project strategy and policy guidelines, makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
  • Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for program data generation and management.
  • Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility assigned assets in the program.
  • Responsibility over Staff: None

Management responsibilities:

  • Spearheading the roll-out of CaTSS M&E plan in line with PEPFAR and national reporting requirements
  • Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance

Qualifications and Experience

  • Postgraduate Degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
  • At least 4 years hand-on-experience in monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
  • Significant experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 4 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
  • Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
  • Significant experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, palliative care, and OVC desirable
  • Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.



How to Apply

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Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director – HIV/AIDS

Job ID: 13-9163
Location: Nigeria
Grade: L
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: P000-Proposal
Reports To: Chief of Party

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director for a potential 5-year USAID-funded contract designed to build local capacity for the delivery of sustainable, high-quality, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support services.
  • Using a data-driven approach, this project will impact Nigeria’s capacity to effectively control, treat and prevent HIV/AIDS and HIV/tuberculosis co-infections in general and key populations across all regions of Nigeria.
  • MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information.
  • Working from more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. 
  • We live our mission 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. 
  • This position will be responsible for overseeing management and technical operations, ensuring that staffing is aligned with the project’s vision, goals, and plans to achieve program results.
  • With guidance and support of the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Technical Director will coordinate the provision of technical services, harmonize efforts and maximize synergy and integration between project program areas and technical units. 
  • Like the COP and all other senior staff, s/he will set a positive tone for the entire project and inspire staff to apply results-based approaches for timely delivery of services to the clients we serve.  

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and managerial oversight for the project and ensure the efficient implementation of project activities and the timely reporting of those activities to USAID, and MSH headquarters.
  • Coordinate collaboration with partners, donors, clients and stakeholders, including MSH headquarters. Maintain the MSH partnership in such a way that ensures high performance and engenders trust and respect and builds USAID’s confidence in MSH’s ability to get the job done.
  • Promote a team approach that emphasizes high level performance, creative approaches, review and analysis of data. the achievement of project goals and results and  a collegial approach that is focused on assisting one another to succeed for project staff in Nigeria, as well as the support team members in the Home Office.
  • When appropriate, act in place of the COP.
  • Advise the COP in alignment of human resources with project work plans and emerging SOW from the donors, MSH and partners including on external sourcing of human resources and consultants.
  • The DCOP will set direction and coordinate annual work plan development, implementation, and review.
  • S/he will ensure alignment with MOH and USAID frameworks and strategies.
  • S/he will direct efforts to write concept notes and new programs to address emerging health and programming challenges identified by donors, host countries or through the work we do.
  • Contribute to the project knowledge management system.
  • Work in close collaboration with the MSH Country Representative(s) and Country Operations Management Unit (COMUs) to ensure coordinated and effective operational support for the project and for MSH within the various countries and the region.
  • Serve as a member of the Nigeria Leadership Team.
  • With the COMU Director, adapt and implement management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the agreement.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • An advanced Degree at the Master’s level or above in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience working as a senior level manager experience of  public health programs in developing countries.
  • In depth experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support of, PMTCT, HIV/TB, OVCs and health systems strengthening.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, PEPFAR, and other donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in program management and administration, and contract compliance. Experience with USAID projects is required.
  • Must have a proven track record of building teams and fostering collaboration in order to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables. Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English required (oral and written)
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.

How to Apply


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Job Title: Director, Finance & Operations – HIV/AIDS Nigeria

Job ID: 13-9181
Location: Abuja
Grade: L
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director

Overview

  • MSH seeks a Director, Finance and Operations to provide high-level contract and grant management support and financial expertise for the anticipated five-year USAID/Nigeria-funded contract designed to build local capacity for the delivery of sustainable, high-quality, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support services.
  • S/he manages the country finance team, ensuring the team provides a full range of financial support with a particular focus on accurate, timely and sophisticated budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, financial monitoring and reporting.
  • S/he ensures that financial functions support the timely and effective implementation of the projects’ technical scope of work.
  • The Director, Finance and Operations provides counsel to help project and country leadership ensure that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures.
  • S/he works cooperatively with the project, country office accounting team, HQ-based Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team, and the other players in the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU).
  • This position is subject to award and funding.

Specific Responsibilities
Country Operations:

  • Oversee and provide direction to the team of finance staff in the country. Supervise and develop the capacity of staff such that they can provide consistent financial management support to the project teams in support of successful implementation of the programs in country.
  • Ensure the team provides a full range of financial support with a particular focus on accurate, timely and sophisticated budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, financial monitoring and reporting.
  • Provide mentoring, oversight and quality reviews to the finance team.
  • Ensure team is using standard approaches and best practices; this includes collaboration with the FP&A team to ensure specific issues are addressed in a manner consistent across the organization and using the tools, templates and trainings provided by FP&A.
  • Ensure project or donor specific financial issues (such as ACF management, indirect cost recovery, salary caps, LOE restrictions, etc.) are properly managed following MSH standards and best practices.
  • Participate as a member of the Country Leadership Team. Alert team to areas of potential risk and possible solutions, etc.

Financial and Administrative Management:

  • Provide strategic support and guidance to the project team in all areas related to project financial management.
  • Ensure that appropriate reviews, controls, and strategies are in place and managed to provide alerts of potential problems and allow for corrective action, in regard to issues such as errors in data entry, expenditures or commitments; expenditures that are trending over or under planned expectations; expenditures for unplanned activities; and the like. Use standard tools such as the finance scorecard to support this process.

Project Planning and Budgeting:

  • Lead the annual work plan budgeting processes working with project and office leadership.
  • Oversee the development of budgets and financial projections for all funding sources (project, COMU, and overhead).
  • Work with project team to ensure budgets are reflective of planned activities, are feasible to implement, planned costs in compliance with donor regulations, and value for money.
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Project Financial Analysis and Reporting

  • Oversee and/or perform the preparation of routine financial analysis and reporting, both for internal use and external reporting.
  • Oversee and/or perform the analysis of financial data with the goal of identifying trends or issues critical to inform Project Director and leadership’s management of projects and portfolios.
  • Provide support to address any issues found and provide strategic guidance to prevent future issues.
  • Working with project teams, lead any reporting exercises that apply to multiple projects, e.g., annual PEPFAR Analysis.

Other Duties:

  • Implement standard procedures and forms that promote and/or ensure program compliance with the project contract terms and conditions in coordination with COMU and FP&A.
  • Review and approve cost share valuation.
  • Provide overall financial support to COMU Director as needed.
  • Support proposal development by overseeing or doing cost research, math checks or other activities as requested by the MSH Cost Proposal Unit (CPU).

Qualifications and Experience

  • A post-graduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related field relevant to the position requirements.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in administrative and financial management of large, complex projects of which at least eight (8) years were in the field of international development. Familiarity with compliance to Federal Acquisition Regulations required.
  • Experience in the management of USG funded projects and a track record in developing and managing large budgets, analyzing spending against budget, and internal and external reporting is required
  • Excellent Excel skills required (including data extraction, manipulation, pivoting, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical skills, high attention to detail required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required with the ability to operate in a culturally diverse organization, and communicate to all levels within the organization
  • High level of oral and written fluency in English required.

How to Apply

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Job Title: Director, Medical and Community Services

Job ID: 13-9203
Location: Nigeria 
Group/Office: HPG 
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal 
Reports To:  Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director 
Grade: K-L 

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Director of Medical and Community Services for a potential 5-year USAID-funded contract designed to build local capacity for the delivery of sustainable, high-quality, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support services. Using a data-driven approach, this project will impact Nigeria’s capacity to effectively control, treat and prevent HIV/AIDS and HIV/ tuberculosis co-infections in the general and key populations across all regions of Nigeria.
  • MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission 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. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • The Director of Medical and Community Services will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the service delivery (clinical and community) components of the program.
  • With the guidance and support of the Chief of Party (COP), and Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), the Director of Medical and Community Services will lead the implementation of the program design to ensure quality service delivery consistent with the national and international standards and guidelines. 
  • S/he will be the technical lead in the use of program data for program improvement, and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned.
  • S/he will support all technical program staff and will manage any clinical and community related issues in the program.

Qualifications and Experience

  • An advanced degree at the Master’s level or above in public health, epidemiology, or a related discipline is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the design and implementation of public health programs, specifically in the prevention, treatment, care, and support of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, HIV/TB, OVCs, MNCH and, health systems strengthening
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, PEPFAR, and other donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in program management and administration, and contract compliance. Experience with USAID projects is Strongly preferred
  • Must have a proven track record of building teams and fostering collaboration in order to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables. Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Professional level Fluency in English(oral and written) is  required.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria

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.


How to Apply

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Deadline: 23rd July, 2017.

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