Management Sciences For Health(MSH) 2019/2020 Recruitment

Management Sciences For Health(MSH) 2019 Recruitment- Job Vacancies

 

Management Sciences For Health (MSH) are currently accepting suitable and well qualified candidates for the following positions they have listed below, To see available positions and how to apply.

About Management Sciences For Health (MSH)

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. MSH 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.

Available Positions At MSH & How To Apply.

Below are the following positions that are available with their various requirements and how to apply:

1.Job Title: Chief of Party, Nigeria

Location: Abuja

Job Description
The Chief of Party leads and manages the project and is accountable for project deliverables and results, with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including vision and technical strategy; project management; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; and coordination and synergy with other MSH projects and collaboration with MSH Country Representative and the project leadership team where applicable. This accountability includes effective contribution to business and resource development activities – including positioning, intelligence gathering, and proposal development – that contribute to fueling MSH’s mission.

Qualifications and Experience

  • MPH, MBA or Master’s level degree in related field.
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible, related experience is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  • Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
  • Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases (malaria and TB), MNCH, health system strengthening, and quality improvement/quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • 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, CAs, and donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

Specific Responsibilities
Project Results:

  • Oversees implementation of program activities and provides high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
  • Serves as the primary project liaison from MSH to the donor and is accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.
  • Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.

Technical Strategy and Vision:

  • Develop (update and adapt as needed) and execute project results framework, performance monitoring plan, technical strategy, M&E plan and annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards, and RMS guidelines.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.

Project and People Management:

  • Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
  • Manage and mentor the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines and implement an effective performance-management program including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.

Client and other Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
  • Identify and keep track of new business opportunities, communicating them to the relevant internal MSH stakeholders.

How To Apply:

Click Here To Apply

2.Job Title: Laboratory Intern I

Location: Zamfara

Overview

  • The key objective for the intern is to support the Zamfara State Field Office Team in providing laboratory program activities and profiling laboratory innovations from the field office in reports. Under the tutelage of the Regional Laboratory Systems Advisor, the Intern will provide the technical support for the Care And Treatment for Sustained Support (CaTSS) laboratory program in the state in a manner that strategically support the maintenance and uninterrupted delivery of quality HIV/AIDS and TB care and treatment services integrated into the host state health system.
  • This technical assistance will be provided in close collaboration with the Government of Nigeria (GoN) at the state, and local government levels in Zamfara state.

Specific Responsibilities

  • He/She will assist the Regional Laboratory Systems Advisor in tracking and reporting on optimization of Viral Load and EID (IVT) services, state government’s sustainability efforts, laboratory services integration and accreditation preparedness effort of selected health facilities within Zamfara State.
  • Manage the state-specific database of laboratory activities, including but not limited to QA, EQA/PT, TB, CD4, IVT and Viral Load optimization activities by working closely with both Country and other Field Office technical staff.
  • Coordinate sample (sputum, plasma, whole blood, DBS for both IVT and viral load) transportation through the National Integrated Sample Referral Network (NiSRN) from sites without equipment and from sites with unexpected equipment breakdown
  • In collaboration with the State Laboratory Quality Management Task Team (SLQMTT), provide support for centralized HIV Rapid Test Quality Improvement Initiative (HIV RTQII), periodic testers’ evaluation, monitor corrective actions, track and document results
  • Document key Laboratory activities from Zamfara State and share with both the Regional Office and Country Office Laboratory Teams. Liaise with the Country Office in identifying key successes and originating draft success stories for reviews.
  • Provide needed technical oversight over the laboratory services-related volunteers attached to supported facilities
  • Provide support to facilities on data collection for monthly and quarterly reports and timely submission to Country Office
  • Support the State Laboratory Quality Management Task Teams and health facilities on continuous quality improvement (CQI) programs. He/She will attend facility-based QI meetings
  • Ensure that all MSH-supported laboratories carry out quality assurance functions, including but not limited to IQA, EQA and PT activities, and the availability of quality documents and records.
  • Support facilities to ensure that laboratories implement GoN-approved diagnostic protocols, quality control procedures, significant biosafety, and biosecurity practices.
  • Ensure equipment maintenance and the availability of laboratory reagents and consumables to minimizes service interruption for all investigations.
  • Establish strong collaboration with the Laboratory Directorate in the SMOH, State Hospital Management Board/Bureau for increased state government ownership and funding for laboratory system improvements that lead to sustainability.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the RTL
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Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of B.MLS/B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Science with at least one-year post internship experiences including HIV, tuberculosis and other opportunistic infections testing and laboratory monitoring of clinical status of people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • He/She will have the basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and good laboratory practices in Nigeria
  • Registered with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), and licensed to practice in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with local and WHO/AFRO Accreditation process is a plus.

Personal Attributes:

  • Organized, objective-oriented, methodical individual with strong motivation for service, with the zeal to learn.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision with good computer and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexible and open to extra working hours if necessary.
  • Good communication skills and ability to express views and ideas clearly.

Application Closing Date
8th February, 2019.

How To Apply

Click Here To Apply

3.Job Title: Laboratory Intern I
Location: Nigeria-Niger

Overview

  • The key objective for the intern is to support the Niger State Field Office Team in providing laboratory program activities and profiling laboratory innovations from the field office in reports.
  • Under the tutelage of the Laboratory Systems Specialist, the Intern will provide the technical support for the Care And Treatment for Sustained Support (CaTSS) laboratory program in the state in a manner that strategically support the maintenance and uninterrupted delivery of quality HIV/AIDS and TB care and treatment services integrated into the host state health system.
  • This technical assistance will be provided in close collaboration with the Government of Nigeria (GoN) at the state, and local government levels in Niger state.

Specific Responsibilities

  • He/She will assist the Laboratory Systems Specialist in tracking and reporting on optimization of Viral Load and EID (IVT) services, state government’s sustainability efforts, laboratory services integration and accreditation preparedness effort of selected health facilities within Niger State.
  • Manage the state-specific database of laboratory activities, including but not limited to QA, EQA/PT, TB, CD4, IVT and Viral Load optimization activities by working closely with both Country and other Field Office technical staff.
  • Coordinate sample (sputum, plasma, whole blood, DBS for both IVT and viral load) transportation through the National Integrated Sample Referral Network (NiSRN) from sites without equipment and from sites with unexpected equipment breakdown
  • In collaboration with the State Laboratory Quality Management Task Team (SLQMTT), provide support for centralized HIV Rapid Test Quality Improvement Initiative (HIV RTQII), periodic testers’ evaluation, monitor corrective actions, track and document results
  • Document key Laboratory activities from Niger State and share with both the State Office and Country Office Laboratory Teams. Liaise with the Country Office in identifying key successes and originating draft success stories for reviews.
  • Provide needed technical oversight over the laboratory services-related volunteers attached to supported facilities
  • Provide support to facilities on data collection for monthly and quarterly reports and timely submission to Country Office
  • Support the State Laboratory Quality Management Task Teams and health facilities on continuous quality improvement (CQI) programs. He/She will attend facility-based QI meetings
  • Ensure that all MSH-supported laboratories carry out quality assurance functions, including but not limited to IQA, EQA and PT activities, and the availability of quality documents and records.
  • Support facilities to ensure that laboratories implement GoN-approved diagnostic protocols, quality control procedures, significant biosafety, and biosecurity practices.
  • Ensure equipment maintenance and the availability of laboratory reagents and consumables to minimizes service interruption for all investigations.
  • Establish strong collaboration with the Laboratory Directorate in the SMOH, State Hospital Management Board/Bureau for increased state government ownership and funding for laboratory system improvements that lead to sustainability.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the STL.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of B.MLS/B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Science with at least one-year post internship experiences including HIV, tuberculosis and other opportunistic infections testing and laboratory monitoring of clinical status of people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • He/She will have the basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and good laboratory practices in Nigeria
  • Registered with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), and licensed to practice in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with local and WHO/AFRO Accreditation process is a plus.

Personal Attributes:

  • Organized, objective-oriented, methodical individual with strong motivation for service, with the zeal to learn.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision with good computer and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexible and open to extra working hours if necessary.
  • Good communication skills and ability to express views and ideas clearly.

Application Closing Date
8th February, 2019.

How To Apply:

Click Here To Apply

4.Job Title: Director, Finance and Administration

Location: Nigeria-Abuja

Overview

This position is subject to solicitation release, project award and funding.

The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) reports to the Chief of Party and works closely with the project leadership team to provide high-level financial management and operations leadership, contract and grant management support. S/he ensures that financial and operational functions support the timely and effective implementation of the project’s technical scope of work. S/he provides counsel to help project leadership ensure that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures.

The DFA will liaise with the project leadership team, local partners, USAID and MSH’s headquarters regarding any aspects of program implementation, contractual, risk management, cost share, governance and all other matters related to finance and administration. S/he will work together with project leadership team to ensure that all expenditures, payment, procurement, vehicle management are carried out in accordance with USAID and MSH standards and regulations. The DFA provides authoritative leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring, financial reporting and contract matters to ensure timely and effective implementation of the program’s activities in Nigeria.

The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee the financial management for all project activity in Nigeria. This includes oversight of procurement, grants, construction, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records. This individual will be responsible for managing the contract budget and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID. S/he will ensure funds expended are compliant with USG regulations and policies. S/he will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award.

Specific Responsibilities
Financial Management:

  • Lead program annual budget development process that includes managing the annual work plan, life-of-project and activity budgets and ensuring compliance of program expenditures with approved budgets; ensure the consistency, inclusion and accuracy of costs and that they comply with agreed policy and practices, and work with staff in developing budgets for technical activities as necessary. Revise overall and sub-budgets as needed throughout the work plan year.
  • Maintain systems for program budget monitoring and tracking that include financial and contractual data. Provide routine pipeline analyses to COP and USAID. Also, provide any ad hoc reports requested by USAID or PEPFAR. In addition, perform routine financial analysis on program expenditures, documenting and monitoring overall performance, analyzing trends, identifying gaps to ensure efficient and sound project management.
  • Responsible for coordination of contract management activities. Work with program staff, home office and partners to draft, manage and monitor implementation of contracts. Provide routine progress reports to program management team.
  • Serves as a local office lead with MSH headquarters for preparation of budgets and budget amendments to be submitted to USAID. Submission to the USAID officer shall be reviewed by the MSH contracts officer or Senior Contracts officer prior to submission.
  • Monitor adjustments to the annual budget whenever required.
  • Coordinate monthly requests of funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the program has all the necessary funds for the operations.
  • Review purchase orders and confer with team leader for approval, prior to issuance of the purchase orders for program procurement of commercial goods and services within agreed upon thresholds.
  • Ensure all program staff is trained on USAID Rules and Regulations and compliance with the Cooperative Agreement or Contract.
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Grants Management:

  • Supervise grant and contract administration functions. Supervise the grant management team for the project.
  • Correspond as necessary with grantees, local subcontractors, and MSH Home Office.
  • Lead the design of the grants program; make recommendations to the Chief of Party for the selection of the grant instruments.
  • Manage the development of the Request for Applications; determine appropriate deadlines and scope of work. Collaborate with the Corporate Contract Office in the development and revision of all grant templates.
  • Participate and be a voting member of the selection committee. Prepare, present, and negotiate grants; amend as needed.
  • Document the process by which grantees are selected for awards; notifies applicants and other stakeholders of award decisions.
  • Conduct pre-award surveys of the grantees and complete capacity building plans and compliance monitoring plans for each grantee.
  • Oversee compliance with the terms and conditions of the grants. Provide technical assistance to grantees to build their capacity.
  • Monitor grantees’ compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant and the grantees’ policies and procedures.
  • Keep abreast of, interpret, and provide training and guidance to project staff and grantees on all donor regulations and policies (including but not limited to Circulars A-110, A-122. Educate program staff and grantees on agreement compliance and operational topics.
  • Approve invoices and payments to grantees. Supervise all aspects of grant close out.

Administration:

  • Collaborate with the Chief of Party to (a) ensure that project activities and management operations are implemented as per MSH Mission, values, and policies, and standard operating procedures, and local laws and regulations, and (b) to safeguard MSH’s reputation – Financial, Contractual and political integrity.
  • Supports the Chief of Party in the management of the project, aligning staff, systems, and other resources with the annual work plan and budget to provide timely, cost effective, responsive, and high quality operations and administrative support within local laws and available resources, and in an environment with adequate internal controls, adhering to contracts regulations, MSH Policies, and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure timely submission of administrative and financial reports to the team leader and corporate operations office as required.
  • Provides administrative supervision to the project specific support staff and is accountable for their performance management (including regular results, check-ins, formal appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and carrier development support).
  • In liaison with the project leadership team, coordinates, execution of internal/external financial, operations, and program reviews or audits, and ensure timely follow up to review or audit conclusions and recommendations.
  • Participates in project risk register development and implementation, and take proactive steps to mitigate risks within operational functions.
  • Take responsibility for risk management and good governance.

General:

  • Ensure project actions are governed by the highest standards of personal and business conduct as stipulated in policy guidelines.
  • Contribute to maintaining teamwork, discipline sound work relationships and productivity.
  • Ensure that unit staff charges their time to the different project activities in a manner which accurately reflects their level of effort.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, and Accounting or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Ten (10) years of experience managing, in increasing roles of responsibility, finance, procurement, contracts management, construction, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities of similar dollar value;
  • At least eight years’ experience in financial and operational management of complex international development assistance programs.
  • Significant experience with USG-funded projects preferably in Nigeria with regional field experience strongly desirable, USAID experience highly desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of USG financial reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Strong leadership, mentoring, management, planning, analytical and organizational skills demonstrated by ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
  • Proven leadership and capacity in negotiation and conflict management.
  • Demonstrated experience to provide technical assistance to organization and conduct trainings.
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills with fluency in English. Proficient computer skills.
  • Experience in maintaining excellent communication with Headquarters.
  • Ability to travel.

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

Note: 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.

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