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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 position of:

Job Title: MEL/HIS Director

Job ID: 13-10435
Location: Abuja
Reports To: Project Director, GF RSSH

Overview

  • The purpose of the MEL/HIS Director is to support the strengthening of national Health Information System (HIS), and to lead the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (MEL) effort.
  • This involves supporting the development and scale up of priority electronic health information systems, such as the national DHIS2, Unified Electronic Medical Records, Logistics Management Information Systems, instill a culture of data use, build capacity and governance for the improved Health Information System (HIS), and ensure integrated systems by fostering stakeholder collaboration. S/he will provide technical, strategic advice and programmatic direction for the capacity building of government agencies in the development and implementation of HIS aspects of the activity, for optimizing the generation, identification, collection, processing, storage, and dissemination of quality data and strategic information.
  • S/he will lead project activities related to and implementation organizations in data use, data systems architecture, and health information systems governance. S/he will provide high level expertize to strengthen national processes and tools in strategic information such as in national data quality assurance and data dissemination and use.
  • S/he will lead the development, implementation and improvement of the project Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (MEL) process, and ensure data generated through the MEL are used for decision making.
  • S/he will provide technical and strategic direction, leadership, and management oversight to ensure transfer of knowledge and skills to stakeholders across the health system

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinates data collection to monitor performance and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data, and leads activities to support HMIS strengthening.
  • Collaborates with sub-recipients on alignment of data collection, analysis, and results reporting
  • Oversees the data migration and reconstruction efforts.
  • Facilitates training surveys and ensures quality of data and data management activities at all levels
  • Trains staff on database (HMIS) and answers questions related to the system
  • Scale up e-reporting in public and private facilities health facilities (DHIS2 Web Client)
  • Oversees the GIS spatial modelling of the distribution of AIDS, TB and Malaria
  • Ensure data review and data use coordination/management (including program and data review meetings)
  • Oversee the roll-out of harmonized NHMIS tools and supportive processes to states and Local Government Areas (LGAs)
  • Lead to development of Client Level Data System (CLDS) effort of the project, especially the set-up of client registry, and Unified EMR solution
  • Establish system for the flow of information from service-delivery points to the central data base and ensure timely technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  • Provide support to the Government of Nigeria in the strengthening of the national data quality assurance (DQA) policy and guidelines, provide expertize in the strengthening of DQA processes and tools and supervise periodic data quality audits.
  • Build the capacity of staff in the design and implementation of a coordinated and effective monitoring and evaluation and learning system.
  • Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the project management.
  • Lead the learning agenda of the project. Work with management to document and publish best practices.
  • Link and analyze resource inputs, outputs and outcomes and advises on project effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ensure adequate reporting data is provided to Global Fund and used by project management: coordinate writing of reports and take responsibility for compilation of joint project report to the Global Fund and to national authorities as appropriate

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Information Science, Data Science, Public Health, Statistics, Health Informatics, or a related field
  • At least 10 years of experience working with information systems management and design in the health field for international donor-funded programs (Global Fund preferred), and in managing MEL systems for large-scale projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the fields of capacity building and governance for information systems.
  • At least 4 years of experience at a managerial level, providing guidance and supervision in implementation of strategies or methods.
  • Experience with reporting health services data using standard tools and software. Familiarity with NHMIS and DHIS2 is required.
  • Experience in working with Client Level Data Systems (Client Registry, Electronic Medical Records) is an asset.
  • The HMIS Director will have experience and up-to-date knowledge and skills in MEL for health systems and healthcare provision.
  • Ability to conceive of, plan, and lead HIS strengthening activities that address the unique challenges of the central, provincial, district, facility, and community levels, in particular related to HMIS/DHIS2
  • Ability to provide high-level HIS technical leadership to multiple government directorates to achieve results, and to provide strategic support in the development and implementation of high-level HIS policies and guidelines
  • Ability to find solutions to HIS challenges that are acutely sensitive to human and other resource constraints in the health sector
  • Ability to serve as a liaison with Global Fund, Federal and selected State governments and other key stakeholders in support of the activity
  • Ability to lead HIS change management activities at all levels
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presentation
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience using statistical software a plus.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective interaction among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Supply Chain Director

Job ID: 13-10436
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: K
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A000 – None Specified
Reports To: Project Director, GF RSSH

Overview

  • The Supply Chain Director (SCD) is the technical lead responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of all project supply chain activities. S/he works closely with the Project Director, other project staff, partners, and stakeholders to provide technical assistance to support the design and implementation of pharmaceutical system and supply chain management and logistics interventions, which may involve work in pharmaceutical information system, governance in the pharmaceutical domain and in other aspects such as pharmacovigilance, commodity security, supply planning, and system performance monitoring
  • The SCD provides technical direction in support of the development and/or review of technical approaches and strategies for strengthening of pharmaceutical and supply chain management systems in Nigeria. The SCD works with other project staff on the development and deployment of appropriate logistic and pharmaceutical management information systems that support the planning and monitoring of supply chain operations. S/he supports supply chain capacity building strategies to build the capacity of individuals and local institutions to assure the continuous availability of key program commodities

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of project work plans and budgets as they relate to supply chain activities in collaboration with other project staff, partners, and stakeholders. Provide input into updating and implementing the annual work plan and budget, as necessary.
  • Lead the project stakeholder management efforts with National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP), National Supply Chain Integration Programme (NSCIP), Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and related stakeholders.
  • Support procurement and supply management (PSM) strengthening interventions across AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other intervention areas.
  • Support the development and/or harmonization of PSM standard operating procedures (SOPs) and reference documents.
  • Support scale-up and optimization of Navision
  • Support NPSCMP to harmonize reporting cycles across public health programs
  • Support the improvement of PSM-related data quality including links with service data.
  • Support national level capacity for inventory management and quality assurance (QA)/quality improvement (QI)
  • Strengthen national-level capacity for pharmacovigilance and PSM performance measurement
  • Strengthen the linkage among PSM, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and laboratory services.
  • Lead the development of systems for performance managements
  • Provide technical assistance to the MOH and local partners at Federal and State level for the quantification of key commodities including the establishment of an appropriate mechanism for forecasting, supply planning, and information systems to assure availability and use of data necessary for accurate quantification.
  • Supply chain data review and quality improvement at Federal and State level (in targeted states)
  • Collaborate with the MOH and local partners at Federal and State level to ensure that effective and efficient warehousing and distribution systems are in place for medicines and other key commodities.
  • Participate in identifying and prioritizing capacity development activities for strengthening Federal- and State-level pharmaceutical supply chains, and building expertise in monitoring and supervision in collaboration with the MOH and other relevant team members and partners.
  • Develop and implement appropriate training and supervision programs.
  • Provide technical assistance to develop SOPs for inventory management and other aspects of supply chain management that will assure the availability and quality of medicines and other commodities.
  • Along with country partners and other project staff, develop and implement a comprehensive approach for ensuring the quality of the commodities procured and used.
  • Monitor and document progress of activities toward achieving results of supply chain activities of the approved project work plan, by taking baseline and periodic measurements of indicators.
  • Support the coordination of MSH/Nigeria’s supply chain expertise and provide mentorship to other staff.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Nigeria as needed

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy degree. BS/BA in Supply Chain Management combined with relevant public health experience is also acceptable. Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and/or Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) certifications are also desirable.  Post-graduate degree in public health/health science is an advantage
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience implementing supply chain and pharmaceutical system improvement programs of large projects in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in supply chain management, pharmaceutical information management systems and governance of the pharmaceutical domain.
  • Familiarity with public health, HIV, TB and/or malaria programming, data collection, analysis and presentation.
  • Experience working with Ministry of Health (MOH) and national level organizations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required; ability in consensus building and constructively leading a team
  • Previous experience in developing training materials and the delivery of training sessions
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in health commodity procurement, warehousing, distribution and logistics management information systems.
  • Understanding of global public health issues, systems and stakeholders in Nigeria, and of strengthening pharmaceutical systems in the context of a health system strengthening effort in Nigeria.
  • Understanding of Navision
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; knowledge of appropriate methods for data analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English.
  • Experience working with Global Fund grants highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated project management and supervisory skills


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job title: Laboratory Director

Job ID: 13-10434
Location: Abuja
Reports To: Project Director, GF RSSH

Overview

  • The objective of the Laboratory Director position is to provide technical leadership of the GF RSSH (Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health) laboratory program in a manner that strengthens integrated delivery of comprehensive HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB or Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C services in partnership with the Federal and State governments and other partners, and leads to sustainable prevention and control efforts

Specific Responsibilities

  • Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of the laboratory program of the RSSH.
  • In close collaboration with local authorities and stakeholders, take lead in the development of high quality health laboratory systems in targeted States that support delivery of comprehensive HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C prevention, care and treatment services.
  • Improving service delivery infrastructure: Infrastructural upgrade of selected laboratories in target states as part of the laboratory services integration activities.
  • Lead grant stakeholder management efforts as it relates to lab services and the applicable stakeholders.
  • Support strengthening of laboratory systems and networks.
  • Strengthen national laboratory logistics support systems.
  • Support harmonization of menu at tier of lab service.
  • Support capacity building for master trainers on new and current testing methodology and technologies.
  • Baseline and follow-on assessment of targeted Global Fund-supported laboratories enrolled into the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program and quality management system
  • Development and deployment of standard biosafety and biosecurity guidelines and manuals (including training)
  • Training on laboratory data management, capacity to lead the pilot testing of an innovative RDT Reader for HIV, Malaria, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C tests and quality assurance, among others.
  • LMIS strengthening (including development and roll-out of laboratory information management system) and its link with Electronic Medical Records and the National HMIS.
  • Design and implement laboratory capacity building programs for Federal and targeted State health workers.
  • Mentor and provide technical leadership and support to the State Laboratory Specialists and related staff.
  • Take programmatic responsibility for the design and functioning of the laboratory M&E system.
  • Advocate and champion increased use of laboratories diagnostics by health system in the country
  • Liaise with the relevant national bodies to establish an efficient supply chain management system for laboratory commodities.
  • Ensure timely relevant technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  • Represent the project at the national level on matters of laboratory systems and services.
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Work with management to document and publish best practices.
  • Working within project strategy and policy guidelines, make decisions concerning work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated project plan in collaboration with the Project Director

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post graduate degree in Medical Laboratory Science.
  • Laboratory Scientist, Laboratory Technologist, Clinical Pathologist or Public Health professional, with at least ten (10) years post-qualification experience working in a laboratory setting of which three (3) years must have been in a senior laboratory management position with thorough understanding of health systems and of public health issues in the Nigerian context.
  • Bachelor of Science or Medical degree from a recognized university, plus a relevant higher qualification, e.g. Master’s degree in medical microbiology, public health or related field.
  • Registration with the appropriate regulatory authority in Nigeria.
  • Experience managing, supervising and teaching laboratory staff.
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB or Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C programs supported by bilateral and multilateral agencies such as the Global Fund, CDC, USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank.
  • Strong project management and communication skills.
  • Previous experience in developing training materials and the delivery of training sessions
  • Ability to lead and guide strategy development with the MOH, manage technical implementation of proposed project initiatives, as well as ability to supervise, mentor and coach project and government staff.
  • Understanding of global public health issues, systems and stakeholders in Nigeria, and of laboratory system strengthening activities in the context of a health system strengthening effort.
  • Extensive knowledge of laboratory sciences, with specific expertise in biosafety and biosecurity, and of issues related to laboratory networks.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating project results and outputs and ensuring timely completion of activities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken communications skills in English.
  • Strong skills in using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software (Microsoft Office applications preferred).
  • Experience using web-based applications (email, browsing, and literature retrieval).
  • Self-directed learner with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse colleagues, partners and clients

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 9th January, 2019.

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