Employment Opportunities at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)


  2020-08-28
  Unspecified

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Social Worker (Protection)

Code: MT03500
Locations: Zurmi and Shinkafi, Zamfara
Report to: Project Coordinator
Report to (functional): Project Coordinator Assistant
Area: Operations
Working Hours: 48 Hours per Week
Contract Duration: 4 months
Level: 5

Main Purpose

  • Carry out all social-related activities at  MSF hospital and Community level, ensuring proper follow-up of social care needs for all patients and caretaker, ensuring safeguarding for all patients and staff, providing individual social support and accountability to the population, we serve, liaising with the different services of the hospital, supervise and ensure data collection in protection, follow up of individual cases for referral (to MSF and other), in order to ease the person´s situation, to maximize his/her adherence to services provided and to improve his/her psychosocial condition.
  • The social worker will be Providing the above activities in the two supported health facilities in Shinkafi and Zurmi.

Accountabilities:

  • Identify social and protection needs of patients through direct interaction and follow-up of in-patients.
  • Be the contact person to be called by all staff for support in social needs and follow up.
  • Ensure all children in the hospital have a caretaker (family proven linked) or are allocated an MSF caretaker (with then a specific follow up)
  • Ensure discussions and forum with the patients to discuss about the cycle of the patients in the hospital and the quality of services
  • Encourage discussions with the patients on social and protection issues and challenges they are facing in the hospital and in their communities
  • Ensure exit interviews with all patients to score the service quality
  • Ensure a complain system is in place and known in the hospital.
  • Ensure a close support to all patients/survivors referred to the hospital to ensure they have the adequate level of protection and information related to services
  • Highlight specific needs when encountered (such as disability or isolated people) to the manager
  • Liaise with the medical team to ensure smooth communication and exchanges
  • Respond to the social needs, according to the scope of the project, by giving direct social support (as defined in the project) and/or refer to other social actors, in order to actively contribute to the improvement of their quality of living.
  • Identify social and protection needs of population through data collection and follow-up especially targeting new arrivals displaced population.
  • Keep records, statistic and files updated, on all social services provided in the hospital and provide a weekly update, ensuring confidentiality Support the Project Coordinator Assistant in all activities related to protection and social fields.
  • Inform the Project Coordinator Assistant all-important information expressed by the individual/communities, ensuring confidentiality at all times.
  • Ensure provision of all data collected in protection by him/herself and by the lay counsellor to the data entry   operator for  further compilation and analysis and supervise the data entry and sending of the file
  • Support the Zamfara Project Coordinator Assistant in all activities related to protection and social fields.
  • Mapping and regular update of social partners, local authorities, other NGOs, and governmental social services in order to improve social services scope and responsiveness, based on the directive from the field coordinator.
  • In collaboration with IEC team, organize the referral of SGBV and other protection cases according to ref criteria cases from the communities where MSF support, to the hospital for proper care.

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities:

  • The social worker will be the main liaison staff between MSF and the patients on issues related to social needs and protection.
  • It will be a teamwork with the Project Coordinator Assistant, the social worker at community level and the medical team (PMR, MH team etc) to provide consolidated information and analysis to the field coordinator,  the  National HAO and the advocacy manager in Abuja.
  • Individual follow up is part of the responsibilities, as well as group discussion to identify additional needs not covered and exit interview together with clear complain procedures.
  • He/she will also liaise with the social worker at community level. It will include training, and liaison with other agencies for referral.

Requirements
Education:

  • Desirable degree in Social Work.
  • Experience working with MSF and having Protection background is desired.

Experience:

  • One year minimum in a similar social job; experience with MSF or other NGOs desired.

Languages:

  • Essential: English and Hausa.

Competencies:

  • Teamwork, flexibility, humanitarian commitment, staff management.

Salary
NGN 3,647,696 (Annual basic Salary +13th month) as per the MSF salary scale (national contract).

Job Title: Task Order 04 Director

Ref. No.: R21
Location: Nasarawa
Job Type: Full Time

Overview
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Medford, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live by our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

Job Overview

  • MSH seeks a candidate for the position of Task Order 04 Director for an anticipated USAID funding for malaria services in four target states: Benue, Nasarawa, Zamfara and Plateau.
  • The project will focus on supporting malaria services through key technical interventions including, prevention, case management (diagnosis and treatment), health systems strengthening, improving health information systems, and private sector engagement. This position is based at the MSH central office in Abuja.
  • This position is subject to donor approval and funding.

Job Objective

  • The Task Order 04 Director is a senior-level position responsible for designing the PMI-S strategy for working with the four states, LGAs and communities to plan, implement, monitor and report on malaria elimination services.
  • In addition, the position provides TA to state and LGA coordination structures and platforms to own malaria control programming, increase domestic resourcing for malaria and steward efforts to address health system bottlenecks.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The Task Order 04 Director will manage and supervise 4 State Coordinators and ensure activities within the targeted states are meeting PMI-S task order goals and objectives; in alignment with USAID/PMI strategic objectives and NMEP Strategic Plan.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (SMTA)/Deputy Project Director (DPD), take lead in coordinating development of PMI-S state-specific plans ensuring adequate participation of relevant state and federal level stakeholders. While the SMTA)/DPD will provide malaria technical direction and assurance of quality of malaria services, the Task Order 04 Director will lead overall state-level coordination and alignment between technical program – Surveillance Monitoring and Evaluation (SME) – Financing/Administration – and Learning Communication and Reporting.
  • As a member of the senior project management team, the Task Order 04 Director will participate in federal level activities to identify and leverage strategic involvement of NMEP and other federal level actors in state malaria programming.
  • Define specific, quantifiable performance indicators and targets for programs and reporting results. Work with the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor to assess activity progress and ensure that the project maintains close adherence to work plans and meets designated milestones, deliverables, and benchmarks.
  • Document emerging good practices and/or best practices across states malaria programs to promote sustainable practices that lead to direct impact.
  • With the Director Finance and Administration, adapt and implement management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the task order. Ensure there is sufficient financial staff for disbursing all local costs under this project, monitoring and tracking expenditures, and preparing financial reports of project expenditures for submission to USAID.
  • With the Project Director and State Coordinators, ensure that the program has adequate staff to carry out high-quality work and that staff are recruited and hired in accordance with state-level, federal-level, donor, and MSH requirements.
  • As a member of the PMI-S senior management team, meet with USAID and other stakeholders to share progress, accomplishments, and challenges.
  • Supervise staff as assigned. Supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to, regular meetings with supervisees to discuss issues, track work progress, provide guidance and support, and ensure consistent quality of work performed; conducting Performance Plan and Reviews; communicating, implementing, and ensuring adherence to MSH policies, guidelines, and values; developing staff skills and knowledge; approving timesheets; and facilitating supervisee success whenever possible.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Director.

Qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree in public health, public administration or management, or a combination of equivalent relevant experience and education.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience managing donor projects, five of which in Malaria Projects or integrated health projects in a developing country. Direct experience managing professional and financial resources on a similar scale amid the constraints of developing country health systems will be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of US Government regulations and administrative procedures including, an in-depth understanding of The US President’s’ Malaria Initiative (PMI) goals and objectives globally and within Nigeria to help the projects reach targets is preferred.
  • Substantial experience working at the federal and state level in more than 3 geographic zones of Nigeria is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a technical and managerial team to meet project objectives in multiple country sites and across multiple technical areas.
  • Direct senior staff supervision experience is required, with proven ability to communicate well, motivate, guide, and direct all staff.
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-states teams with project mission and vision.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills. Sensitivity to local cultures and traditions.
  • Fluency in English, including reading, understanding, and speaking, with the ability to conduct business in English; excellent skills in drafting business correspondence.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Nigeria at least 50% time.

Job Title: Clinical Monitor for 2020 Therapeutic Efficacy Study

Ref. No.: R10
Location: Abuja
Job type: Part time

Job Overview

  • The US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), plans to conduct the 2020 Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) in three select sites beginning July 2020. In Nigeria, TES is coordinated by the TES Core Team with membership from WHO, PMI and NMEP. The MSH-led President’s malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) Project is leading the process on behalf of PMI.
  • We are seeking to engage a Clinical Monitor for the 2020 TES who will receive direction from the TES Technical Consultant.
  • S/he will lead the independent monitoring of the implementation of approved protocol at the sites and development of site-specific standard operating procedures (SOP). There will be one Clinical Monitor.
  • The 2020 DTES will be conducted in three Sentinel sites located in Adamawa, Cross River and Sokoto states.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all activities related to the implementation of the clinical monitoring of study and assure work is done according to the approved protocol.
  • Work with TES Technical Consultant to develop and implement Clinical Monitoring Plan as required by SOP.

Team Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assuring needs of clinical sites are met by facilitating clinical monitoring processes including:
    • Regulatory document collection and review.
    • Develop site/monitoring tools and training materials.
    • Review and identify trends in enrolment and data entry at sites and proactively interface. with Principal Investigator and clinicians at site to identify solutions.
  • Oversee monitoring visit schedule to ensure compliance with frequency.
  • Manage quality and regulatory compliance among investigational sites.
  • Assist TES Technical Consultant with preparation of information for inclusion in monthly report to client.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of clinical research process.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Positive attitude and ability to interact with all levels of staff to coordinate and execute study activities.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities within clinical trials.
  • Working knowledge of current ICH GCP guidelines and applicable regulations in Nigeria.
  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of at least 5 years’ experience in clinical research and /or as a Clinical Monitor.

Job Title: Clinical Monitor for 2020 Therapeutic Efficacy Study

Ref. No.: R10
Location: Abuja
Job type: Part time

Job Overview

  • The US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), plans to conduct the 2020 Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) in three select sites beginning July 2020. In Nigeria, TES is coordinated by the TES Core Team with membership from WHO, PMI and NMEP. The MSH-led President’s malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) Project is leading the process on behalf of PMI.
  • We are seeking to engage a Clinical Monitor for the 2020 TES who will receive direction from the TES Technical Consultant.
  • S/he will lead the independent monitoring of the implementation of approved protocol at the sites and development of site-specific standard operating procedures (SOP). There will be one Clinical Monitor.
  • The 2020 DTES will be conducted in three Sentinel sites located in Adamawa, Cross River and Sokoto states.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all activities related to the implementation of the clinical monitoring of study and assure work is done according to the approved protocol.
  • Work with TES Technical Consultant to develop and implement Clinical Monitoring Plan as required by SOP.

Team Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assuring needs of clinical sites are met by facilitating clinical monitoring processes including:
    • Regulatory document collection and review.
    • Develop site/monitoring tools and training materials.
    • Review and identify trends in enrolment and data entry at sites and proactively interface. with Principal Investigator and clinicians at site to identify solutions.
  • Oversee monitoring visit schedule to ensure compliance with frequency.
  • Manage quality and regulatory compliance among investigational sites.
  • Assist TES Technical Consultant with preparation of information for inclusion in monthly report to client.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of clinical research process.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Positive attitude and ability to interact with all levels of staff to coordinate and execute study activities.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities within clinical trials.
  • Working knowledge of current ICH GCP guidelines and applicable regulations in Nigeria.
  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of at least 5 years’ experience in clinical research and /or as a Clinical Monitor.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Note

  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
  • Applications are non- returnable. Do not submit original certificates or credentials.
  • MSF Encourages Women and People with Disability Status to Apply.

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