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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.

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Job Title: Consultant II – To Review, Harmonize and Standardize Lab Data Management Tools

Job ID: 13-10948
Location: Abuja
Grade: Consultant
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
Reports To: Director Lab

Overview

  • The overarching aim of the GF 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, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.
  • The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and Malaria program areas. In doing so it’ll have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There is also the added dimension of the innovative “State approach” to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others. Laboratory system strengthening aims to improve laboratory operations for optimal patient care, treatment, disease surveillance and response, biosafety and policy development.
  • Laboratory information management system is critical for the storage and management of information obtained in the course of the work of the laboratory, and it is a requirement for meeting quality standards, tracking turnaround time from specimen receipt to reporting of results, and improving patient outcomes. The GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project seeks to engage three (3) national consultants; 2 with bias in Medical Laboratory Management and 1 consultant with bias in Procurement Supply Chain Management (PSM). The key objective of this consultancy is to develop a national paper-based Laboratory Information System. In addition, this consultancy will support the integration of laboratory information management systems with the national instance of DHIS 2 to ensure that information on laboratory activities are also available on the national portal.

Objective
The key objective of this short-term consultancy is:

  • To develop a national paper-based Laboratory Information System.
  • To support the integration of laboratory information management systems with the national instance of DHIS 2.

Expected completion Period:

  • Consultancy will span the period 24th February – 30th April 2020

Specific Responsibilities

  • Desk review of the paper-based laboratory information management system for different program areas e.g. HIV, Malaria, TB, etc – 2 days
  • Liaise with relevant staff of FMoH (DPRS / NASCP / NMEP, NTBLCP, Lab department, NCDC), NACA and other stakeholders/department to identify information that will be captured on the paper-based Lab information system in line with the National NHMIS protocol/strategy – 2 day
  • Hold a consultative meeting with the Lab TWG and other relevant stakeholders to develop draft indicators and data flow systems – 2 days
  • Develop a draft paper-based lab information system (i.e. the indicators, data collection process, and the reporting tools; the draft SOP for the lab MIS) on areas of national needs based on stakeholder consultations – 10days
  • Facilitate 2-day stakeholders meeting to review, finalize and validate the paper-based lab information system – 2 days
  • Finalize the draft paper-based Lab information – 2 days
  • Submit a final paper based Lab information system i.e. the lab indicators to be tracked, the data collection and the reporting tools; the draft SOP for the paper-based lab LMIS.
  • Produce a comprehensive report of the consultancy.

Deliverables:

  • Prepare a detailed report of all consultations (with pictorial evidence where necessary).
  • Provide a comprehensive report on stakeholders’ engagement, recommendations and presentations (with pictorial evidence).
  • Harmonized national paper-based laboratory information system.
  • Establish a laboratory information flow structure.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Medical Laboratory Professional with a minimum of Master’s degree in the Life Sciences.
  • Advanced degree (Masters Level) in Public Health will be an advantage.
  • Certification in procurement and supply chain management will be an advantage for the Lab PSM Consultant.

 

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

 

Job Title: Consultant III – Development of 2019-2024 NHMIS Strategic Plan

Job ID: 13-10951
Location: Nigeria
Grade: Consultant
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
Reports To: HMIS Director, RSSH Project

Overview

  • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to develop 2019-2024 NHMIS Strategic plan.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Review the NSHDP II document, HIS Policy, other existing NHMIS documents (including the HMIS tools), discuss with identified stakeholders (using a guide – either KIIs, FGDs, etc) with a view to identifying achievements and gaps in the 2014- 2018 NHMIS strategic plan.
  • Document the gaps in the existing NHMIS strategic plan
  • Review existing laws and legislations regulating Health information systems in Nigeria.
  • Facilitate workshops during the process. System to identify the gaps and offer suggestions in developing an updated version
  • Develop a first draft of the 2020-2025 NHMIS Strategic plan using materials from the documented gaps identified by the consultant and those identified by the stakeholders in the initial workshop
  • Finalize the 2020 – 2025 NHMIS strategic plan with costing document.
  • Submit final 2020 – 2025 NHMIS strategic plan with costing document to FMOH
  • Write and submit a final report to RSSH

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum qualification of a Master’s degree or equivalent, in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Information Systems Management or related field. Advanced degree in Health Informatics is an added advantage.
  • Experience conducting evaluations of national and international social and political change processes, particularly advocacy and campaigning
  • Knowledge of evaluation and data collection methods
  • Very strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills

 

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

 

Job Title: Consultant III – Review of Health Information System Policy 2014 to include CHMIS & other relevant Initiatives

Job ID: 13-10952
Location: Nigeria
Grade: Consultant
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
Reports To: HMIS Director, RSSH Project

Overview

  • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to review of HIS policy 2014 to include community Health Management Information System (CHMIS) and other relevant initiatives in the policy while ensuring that the policy is in alignment with the current NSHDP 2.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Review the NSHDP II document, the existing HIS policy, other existing NHMIS documents (including the HMIS and cHMIS tools), discuss with identified stakeholders (using a guide – either KIIs, FGDs, etc) with a view to identifying gaps in the existing HIS policy and achievement so far
  • Review existing laws and legislations regulating Health information systems in Nigeria.
  • Document the gaps in the existing HIS policy
  • Develop a first draft of the revised HIS policy using materials from the documented gaps identified by the consultant and those identified by the stakeholders
  • Facilitate a 2-day workshop for Federal Ministry of Health, other relevant agencies and key stakeholders to review the draft HIS policy
  • Finalize the HIS policy and submit to FMOH
  • Write and submit a final report to RSSH

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum qualification of a Master degree or equivalent, in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field.

Competencies:

  • Strong technical capabilities and demonstrated the ability to gain the assistance and corporation of others in a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, and negotiating skills, and the ability to cope with the situation which may pose a conflict
  • Ability to handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationship.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in computer skills

Technical Experience:

  • At least 5 – 10 years of experience on the National Health Management Information System.
  • Good knowledge of the NHMIS tools, procedures and operational procedures of data flow.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation

Language:

  • Excellent English writing and oral skills.

 

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

 

Job Title: Consultant III – Development of Level Adjusted Multi-Disease Tools for reporting by Secondary and Tertiary Health Facilities

Job ID: 13-10950
Location: Nigeria
Grade: Consultant
Slot: 2 Openings
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
Reports To: HMIS Director, RSSH Project

Overview

  • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to facilitate the development of multi-disease HMIS tools for reporting by Secondary and Tertiary health facilities in line with the national HMIS strategy.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Liaise with relevant staff of FMoH, Departments  and other stakeholders to review existing HMIS tools i.e. the data collection and the reporting tools; the SOP for the facility HMIS tools, reporting process and data flow in these facilities to understand the system and identify the gaps
  • Develop draft HMIS tools for use by Secondary and Tertiary health facilities
  • Present the draft documents in a workshop with the core stakeholders
  • Finalise the tools and SOP for reporting by Secondary and Tertiary health facilities.
  • Develop draft training materials and DQA assessment checklist
  • Participate in the pilot of the tools
  • Facilitate a 2 days residential workshop after the pilot with identified stakeholders to review and finalize the tools, SOP, training materials, etc as appropriate
  • Support FMOH to develop plans to roll out the tools i.e. Training of trainers workshop, step down training, etc
  • Submit final HMIS tools and SOP for reporting by Secondary and Tertiary health facilities, Private Clinics, Faith-based Hospitals to RSSH

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum qualification of a Master degree or equivalent, in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field.

Competencies:

  • Strong technical capabilities and demonstrated the ability to gain the assistance and corporation of others in a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication, resourcefulness, initiative, tactful, and negotiating skills, and the ability to cope with the situation which may pose a conflict
  • Ability to handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationship.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in computer skills

Technical Experience:

  • At least 5 – 10 years of experience on the National Health Management Information System.
  • Good knowledge of the NHMIS tools, procedures and operational procedures of data flow.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation

Language:

  • Excellent English writing and oral skills.

 

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

 

Job Title: Driver III

Job ID: 13-10949
Locations: Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi, Oyo
Grade: C
Slot: 4 Openings
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Admin & Procurement Officer

Overview

  • President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by Management Sciences for Health (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, the Driver’s job is to provide transport support services to all technical program areas. The driver is also required to drive MSH vehicles while transporting staffs which include Employees, Chief of Party, Country Directors / Lead and VIP visitors. Drivers are also responsible for overseeing vehicle maintenance.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Drive project staff to activities and meetings within and outside the State.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records relating to individual vehicle use.
  • Ensure all aspects of vehicle policy are being followed and enforced during your assignments.
  • Inspect vehicle prior to travel to assure all fluids, tires, wipers, belts etc are in good working order.
  • Signal any sign of need for maintenance or other problem with the vehicle to the transport and logistic associate.
  • Keep vehicle health log updated.
  • Ensure the security of the vehicle when outside of the office.
  • Ensure the safety of all passengers.
  • Submit all expense reports in a timely manner to accounting, properly completed.
  • 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

  • High school degree. University degree preferred.
  • 5 years of related work experience with International organizations in Nigeria.
  • Sound judgment, non-aggressive driving style and good communication skills.
  • Valid Driving License.
  • Good knowledge of standard driving practices.
  • Good driving record.
  • Ability to travel to other states if required.
  • Mental programs for interpreting and responding to events automatically; and motivations which activate and direct safe behaviour and anticipate problems.
  • Ability to organize and complete manual and routine tasks as assigned.
  • Ability to perform at an acceptable level of control skill.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication and active listening skills.
  • Fluency in English and a dominant language of Nigeria.

 

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

 

Job Title: Consultant III – Update NHMIS / CHMIS Training Modules, Materials, SOPs and Guidelines

Job ID: 13-10953
Location: Nigeria
Grade: Consultant
Slot: 3 Openings
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
Reports To: HMIS Director, RSSH Project

Overview

  • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to Update NHMIS / Community Health Management Information System (CHMIS) training modules, materials, SOPs and guidelines.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Liaise with Federal Ministry of Health / Departments and other stakeholders within the health sector to review and Update NHMIS / CHMIS training modules, materials, SOPs and guidelines
  • Facilitate 3 days residential workshop to finalize and ratify the documents after a thorough validation exercise
  • Review and finalize the Updated NHMIS / CHMIS training modules, materials, SOPs and guidelines Documents to reflect all feasible recommendations from the TWG workshop.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum qualification of a Master degree or equivalent, in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field.

Competencies:

  • Strong technical capabilities and demonstrated the ability to gain the assistance and corporation of others in a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, and negotiating skills, and the ability to cope with the situation which may pose a conflict
  • Ability to handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationship.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in computer skills

Technical Experience:

  • At least 5 – 10 years of experience on the National Health Management Information System.
  • Good knowledge of the NHMIS / CHMIS tools, procedures and operational procedures of data flow.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation

Deadline: 19th February, 2020.

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



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