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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 below:

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Short-term Consultancy

Description
One of the key interventions of Global Fund RSSH grant is in improvement and development of procurement and supply chain systems infrastructure and tools; a key component of these is to ensure appropriate storage capacity and conditions for health products from the port of entry to the peripheral level of the health system according to international norms and standards by refurbishment or scale-up of storage facilities.

As part of decentralization of supply system and ongoing drive to integrate the Public Health products supply Chain with the State DRF supply chain system in Nigeria, the GF under the RSSH grant seeks to support the renovation and infrastructural upgrade of 12 selected storage facilities at States’ Central Medical Stores to Pharma grade standard. To advance this course, MSH seeks to engage the services of a Quantity Surveyor to conduct the assessment of the selected facilities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Through a combination of methodologies, the Quantity Surveyors would carry out assessment of 12 State Central Medical Stores (warehouses) for the purpose of renovating and upgrading each to pharmaceutical grade.
  • The assessment would take a professional look at the warehouses as it is. In comparison with international standards, gaps would be identified and in collaboration with state actors make recommendation on what is needed to close the gaps to renovate and upgrade to the pharma-grade.

Assessment is achieving the following:

  • Situation Assessment: By inspection and observation, the QS would assess current state of the warehouses and their operations. Among others, assessment parameters would include: Perimeter fencing General Space in the compound (for fleet management and future expansion) Loading bay (Material Handling Space for loading, staging and unloading) Location and structural integrity of the warehouse and Storage space Dimension of the available warehouse and the handling space and appropriateness of flooring materials and design
  • State of Power supply from the national grid and available backup Suitability of the temperature control system of the warehouse (functional air-conditioners, air extractors, automatic temperature logs, air flow regulators, humidity check etc) Availability and adequacy of Cold chain storage resources; Refrigerators, Freezers Equipment (equipment to aid warehousing operations such as racks, pallet, loading and offloading etc), safety equipment and fittings, machines and technologies / solutions (Warehouse inventory management system that is compatible with international standard e.g. WMS, scanner etc) others Need Assessment: Through qualitative approach, the QS would engage the state actors and standards to identify the gaps based on the situation assessment findings above
  • This would professionally take into account the expressed needs, perceived needs and relative needs per warehouse.

Analysis and Reporting:
From the processes above, data would be generated, analyzed and recommendations be made that would be used to engage a contractor for renovation and upgrades. These would include:

  • Line list of needs (in order of priority as determined by the state) Line list of required interventions Dimension of the available warehouse and the handling space around Estimated costing of the items/milestones and the entire warehouse renovation or upgrade Prepare a detailed design of upgrade based on the findings in each CMS facility
  • Required level of effort/duration of renovation Prepare standard bill of quantities [BOQ] in relation to the upgrades required per warehouse per state. Prepare activity narrative report Submit all the above to MSH and NPSCMP as hard and soft copies.
  • Report and recommendation/BoQ shall be agreed and endorsed by the state principal, CMS manager, DPS.

Deliverables:

  • Submission of well-articulated BOQ/BEME for each warehouse.
  • Submission of any relevant recommendations, as applicable.

Educational Qualifications

  • B.Sc. / HND in Quantity Surveying
  • Master’s Degree in Project Management/Quantity Survey desirable
  • Membership of The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) and Quantity Surveyor Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN) will be an added advantage

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years progressive work experience in Quantity Surveying roles or Project Management
  • Good knowledge of donor regulations especially Global Fund, USG etc. rules on renovation / repair works
  • Development of Bill of Quantities
  • Verifiable evidence of performance in similar jobs
  • Utilization of software to calculate, record, and track inventory and estimates
  • Use of basic tools like excel to more advanced industry-specific costing software
  • Experience using drafting software like Autodesk or Auto CAD
  • Contract Administration/Management
  • Project cost tracking and documentation
  • Experience working closely with Architects, contractors, vendors, and project managers
  • Experience of contract work with public sector/government.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Practical and logical mind and a methodical way of thinking
  • A creative and innovative approach to problem-solving
  • Strong numeracy and financial management skills
  • Negotiation and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communicative skills (both verbal and written)
  • Adaptable to change in a fast-paced company
  • Must be self-disciplined, have great time management skills and ability to work with limited supervision.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Consultant – Providing Technical Assistance for the Development of 2021 Malaria Annual Operational Plan (AOP)

Location: Abuja, Osun or Ogun
Contract Type: Short-term consultancy
Duration: 7 days

Background
Management Sciences For Health (MSH), an international non-governmental organization, was awarded the role of sub-recipient to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on the Global Fund Malaria grant (2018-2020) in Nigeria to implement and to support malaria control activities in 13 states. The scope of the grant includes: vector control, case management, monitoring and evaluation, procurement and supply chain management, and health systems strengthening. As part of health systems strengthening, MSH will be  supporting the 2021 Malaria Annual Operational Plan (AOP) development in two states; Ogun and Osun.

Rationale

  • In order to ensure efficient programme outcome, AOP development remains an essential planning tool for budgeting and tracking of malaria activities in the state. Standardized AOP development ensures that the achievement of targets is periodically and systematically evaluated and ultimately realized.
  • This is to reduce wastage associated with poor or inadequate planning and would help to create enabling environment for sustainability and ownership as the state is encouraged to carry the process forward with minimal partners’ support following project’s exit.
  • It is expected that the draft AOP document is ready by the state annual budget call circular so as to influence the planning for malaria activities in 2021 by each state’s ministry of health.

Purpose of Assignment:

  • The purpose of the assignment is to provide Technical Assistance (TA) to the SMEP through the SMoH and other relevant ministries and agencies such as Ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs, Hospital Management Board and so on; to strengthen mechanisms for evidence-based planning and development of the 2020 AOP for the states.

Specific Tasks for the Consultants:

  • The consultants will be involved in the development of the 2021 AOP for Malaria activities in supported States.
  • They will familiarize themselves with the previous State AOP and other relevant documents to be made available by the SMEP and SMoH DPRS.
  • They will work with the state Malaria Technical Working Group (TWG) comprising of stakeholders drawn from the SMEP, SMoH and other relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), as well as partners and implementing agencies to undertake various aspects of the technical support.
  • They will also ensure that the RMNCH+N-Malaria integration concept is integrated into the AOP to improve maternal and child health outcomes.

Deliverable:

  • A draft copy of the costed 2021 AOP
  • A report on the technical support process using acceptable report writing template submitted on time to the SMoH.

Duration of the Consultancy:

  • The consultancy is for seven days including process report writing, four days development workshop October/November 2020, one-day planning meeting and one-day validation meeting including draft AOP document. Final report is expected 1 week after the assignment.
  • The selection of the service providers will be in accordance with MSH’s procedures and policies as stated in eligibility criteria/instructions below.
  • Interested persons must include copies of their CVs and summary of their work experience.
  • The interested persons must provide information indicating that they have the capacity and capability in the proposed area of service

Consultants Required

  • A team of two consultants will be assigned the responsibilities per state. One health systems expert and One finance/costing management Consultant.
  • The health systems expert will be the team leader at the assigned state. MSH field will ensure logistic support for the entire process and ensure that the process is concluded appropriately.

The National Health Systems Expert/Assignment Team Leader should:

  • Be available to undertake the assignment in the 3rd week of October to 4th week of October 2020 when the AOP would be developed.
  • Provide evidence of previous experience in supporting processes of building individual & team capabilities, institutional and systems strengthening
  • Be a team player with strong participatory, facilitation, and organizational skills
  • Be able to combine excellent analytical and succinct technical report writing skills
  • Have previous experience of working in/with Federal, State, LGA and health facility levels and sufficient knowledge of the structure and organizational set up of Nigeria’s health system (public, private, for-profit, not-for-profit) and familiarity with the issues around linkages between the tiers
  • Be familiar with the dynamics and power relations among key players, ‘gatekeepers’ and ‘spoilers’ in the health sector including parastatals and related agencies
  • Be computer literate; own a laptop with compatibility features (MS Word, USB, antivirus, etc.) and associated tools of trade.

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

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