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New Job Vacancies at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), 11th April

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 

Job Title: Accountant

Job ID: 13-10599
Location: Nigeria
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Senior Accountant/Field Finance and Operations Manager
Grade G
Slot: 8 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.
  • Under the overall supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA)-PMI, the Accountant will be responsible for assisting the state Senior Accountant/Finance Manager with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse.
  • The Accountant will be responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency. The Accountant will be aware of, and adhere to, MSH’s Procurement Integrity standards in all activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare payment vouchers.
  • Properly code all transactions.
  • Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash.
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field.
  • Prepare and control advances.
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account.
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks.
  • Maintain accounting files.
  • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.
  • Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone).
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.
  • Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor.
  • Preparation and filing of forms for payments of taxes and social security.
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor.
  • Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize MSH’s risk exposure).
  • Ensure that treasury practices in country minimize MSH’s cash exposure.
  • Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.
  • Ensure that month and year-end accounting activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Systems are in place to ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract/award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance.
  • The responsibilities and duties are indicative only and are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting/Finance.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ of post degree/HND experience in accounting/finance.
  • Knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements.
  • Experience or understanding of key aspects of accounting.
  • Experience with U.S. government projects helpful, but not mandatory.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets.
  • Experience in the use of accounting software (QuickBooks preferred).
  • Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”.
  • Verbal and written language skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading and the ability to conduct business in English.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook.
  • Advanced reporting skills.
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience).
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizes tasks, and meets deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team Extensive knowledge of USAID rules & regulations and Experience with U.S. government projects helpful.
  • Understanding of the tenets of cash control and asset management, and must be able to complete timely and accurate account reconciliations.
  • Ability to follow MSH and donor policies and procedures for procurement and documentation, and ensure adequate accounting documentation fora proper audit trail.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Accountant II

Job ID 13-10452
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group/Office: TEG (Technical Excellence Group)
Dept/Unit: FAOFNC – FAO Finance & Accounting
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: Senior Accountant II
Grade: G

Overview

  • The Accountant II is responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant/Finance Manager with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse.
  • The Finance Associate is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency.
  • The Finance Associate is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare payment vouchers
  • Properly code all transactions
  • Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Prepare and control advances.
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks
  • Maintain accounting files
  • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation
  • Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone)
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control
  • Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor
  • Preparation and filing of forms for payments of taxes and social security
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor:
    • Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize MSH’s risk exposure).
    • Ensure that treasury practices in country minimize MSH’s cash exposure.
    • Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.
  • Ensure that month and year-end accounting activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Systems are in place to:
    • Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract/award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures
  • Monitor and ensure compliance.
  • The responsibilities and duties are indicative only. The responsibilities and duties are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting
  • Knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements
  • Experience or understanding of key aspects of accounting. Experience with U.S. government projects helpful, but not mandatory
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience in the use of accounting software (QuickBooks preferred)
  • Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”
  • Verbal and written language skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading and the ability to conduct business in English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook
  • Advanced reporting skills
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience).


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Supply Chain Management System Specialist

Job ID: 13-10581
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program; A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: Associate Director, Technical Services
Grade: I

Overview

  • The objective of the SCMS specialist position is to provide technical leadership that will ensure the reliable availability of diagnostics, ARVs, and drugs for HIV treatment, care and support as well as other consumables at designated health facilities in each focus state supported by the USAID funded CaTSS project, in close coordination with the supply chain management systems (SCMS) Advisor.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of all SCMS activities implemented under the CaTSS project in the designated focus state
  • Member of the state project management team that is responsible for overall project implementation and performance at the field level.
  • Provide technical assistance (TA) to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) to streamline the process for requesting HIV/AIDS medical supply by the partner health facilities and order the same from state medical stores.
  • Provide TA to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) to ensure the institutionalization of efficient and effective inventory management system at designated partner health facilities-
  • Provide guidance to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) on Adverse Drug Reaction (ADRs) real time monitoring, documentation and reporting (monthly and quarterly)
  • Present at TWG meetings ADRs reported from facilities.
  • Conduct bi-monthly regimen analysis and report to inform program’s alignment to FMoH/WHO of initiating 90% new patient on TDF ART backbone.
  • Working closely with the SCMS Advisor to coach and mentor service providers and state government partners to strengthen the SCMS capacity at the state level and in each partner health facilities.
  • Utilizing adapted tools, build the capacity of relevant health facility staff (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) on forecasting, inventory management and reporting.
  • Provide guidance to Pharmacists at the health facilities, while working with the State team on strategies for improving access and quality of care for Very Important Patients (VIP); and provide monthly/ bi-monthly progress report to SCMS advisor.
  • Work closely with partner health facilities and State government to institutionalize and implement RTKs and Testing Point-delineation-SOP and systems to ensure accountability of the commodities issued to the health facilities by State through ensuring that service providers regularly carry out stock verification and reconciliation of records when and where necessary.
  • Working closely with the SCMS Advisor, provide TA to the state logistics technical working group (TWG) to ensure the implementation of a harmonized logistic management system and framework
  • Provide TA to the state government and partner health facilities to ensure the efficient collection and safe disposal of expiries across the supported sites in the state, in line with national and USG waste drive policy.
  • Liaise and network with relevant CATSS partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for SCMS at the state level.
  • Take responsibility for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of supply chain management activities implemented under the CaTSS project and within the project PMP framework
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep the state team leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Participate at state-level SCMS technical working group (TWG) meetings hosted by SACA/SASCP or other international agencies as required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor (SCMS Advisor/STL)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Post-graduate degree in public health/health science is an advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years’ field level experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC, particularly those related to supply chain management
  • Have an excellent grasp of SCMS issues and current literature on SCMS in a developing country context
  • Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload
  • Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure
  • Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Logistics Associate

Job ID: 13-10601
Location: Nigeria
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Field Finance and Operations Manager.
Slot: 8 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.
  • Kindly 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.
  • The Logistics Associate coordinates the MSH logistics support services provided to all technical program areas, and provides logistical support to all MSH projects in states by working with USAID and the GON to retrieve shipments from customs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Maintaining inventory (supplies, items, equipment) and the required inventory records.
  • Stocks, stores and warehouse management.
  • Assets coding and inventory reporting.
  • Safe guarding of assets/supplies.
  • Assist with the Internal and external audit preparations including putting together relevant documentation on vehicles/logistics records.
  • 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.
  • Capacity building of team members.
  • File incoming help requests from end users via both telephone and e-mail in a courteous manner.
  • Document all pertinent end user identification information, including name, department, contact information, and nature of problem or issue.
  • With direction from the PMI-S IT associate, assisting in performing preventative maintenance, including checking and cleaning of workstations, printers, and peripherals on a monthly basis (monthly report of the work done submitted to the Field finance and operations Manager)
  • Prepare the Projector and other presentation materials for quality presentations.
  • Test fixes to ensure problem has been adequately resolved.
  • Perform post-resolution follow-ups to help requests.
  • Travel to site offices whenever there is a need to, and resolve issues independently as much as can be achieved.
  • Ability to travel 40% of the time to various state offices.
  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school degree. University degree preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years related work experience with International organizations in Nigeria.
  • Sound judgment, non-aggressive driving style and good communication skills.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures.
  • Knowledge of computers and relevant software application.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
  • Ability to work a switchboard.
  • Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure.
  • Verbal and written language skills in English required.
  • Telephone Skills.
  • Verbal Communication.
  • Microsoft Office Skills.
  • Listening, Professionalism.
  • Customer Focus, Organization.
  • Informing Others.
  • Handles Pressure.
  • Good knowledge of standard driving practices.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional personal presentation.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Information management.
  • Organizing and planning.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Initiative.
  • Reliability.
  • Stress tolerance Good driving record.
  • Ability to travel if required.

Deadline: 24th April, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Senior Program Officer

Job ID: 13-10586
Location: Abuja
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A000 – None Specified
Reports To: Project Director
Grade: I

Overview

  • The Senior Program Officer will support the grant management, stakeholder management, fulfilment of donor and organizational reporting requirements, development of communication products and more.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support project stakeholder management efforts
  • Represent the project within the stakeholders’ community.
  • Support the development of concept notes, guidance documents, manuals etc
  • Support the documentation and dissemination of best practices.
  • Support the development and dissemination of communication products including fact sheets, success stories, technical briefs, reports, publications and more.
  • Manage the project office secretariat.
  • Support the design and or upgrade of the project grant management and tracking tools.
  • Support the design and or upgrade of the grant comprehensive data management system.
  • Link and analyze resource inputs, outputs and outcomes and report on project effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Lead the preparation and submission of project donor reports

Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in any field. Post graduate qualification desirable.
  • At least 6 years’ experience in program management.
  • A strong experience designing, developing and or using program management tools.
  • Very good hands-on involvement in the government and donor spheres.
  • Strong experience in project implementation across the HIV, TB, Malaria landscape.
  • Experience managing communication with a multiplicity of stakeholders.
  • Experience in development of concept notes, checklists, guidance documents, manuals, SOPs etc
  • Experience developing and disseminating communication products including success stories, fact sheets, donor reports, technical briefs and publications.
  • Experience developing and using work plan tracking and program management tools.
  • Experience with program reporting requirements.
  • Experience using editing soft wares and packages
  • Experience using infographic soft wares and packages.

Deadline: 15th April, 2019.

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

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