Job Openings at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)


  2020-05-28
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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: Consultant – Conduct PSM Capacity Improvement Training

Job ID: 13-11105
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 PSM

Overview
The National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP) was established by the Federal Government in the department of Food and Drugs Services in 2012 with the mandate to collaborate with all health programs and projects within and outside Federal Ministry of Health to ensure effective management of supply chain systems and championing efficient supply chain system. In order to achieve this mandate, NPSCMP is expected to possess some set of skills in her workforce.

Following an assessment of the capacity of the organization in 2019, some gaps were identified, which resulted in a Capacity Improvement Plan, CIP recommended to the Global Fund. The capacity improvement training is therefore a part for capacity improvement plan (CIP) to close the gaps identified for the of NPSCMP.

In the drive by GF-RSSH project, MSH is seeking the service of a qualified supply chain expert to train the NPSCMP staff to close the gaps and improve the capacity that is resident within the establishment.

Objective of Training:

  • The objective of this training is to provide well-tailored training to address the identified capacity gaps in NPSCMP and set the staff on the right course to deliver on the mandate of the organization. A maximum of 20 participants would attend the capacity improvement training

Specific Responsibilities
The CIP training would cover all the topics outlined below during the 5 days training:

  • Innovation, Collaboration and Private sector engagement for supply chain improvement.
  • Risk Management in Supply Chain
  • Monitoring and Evaluation in Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Data Analysis using softwares:-
    • Power BI
    • Python
  • Strategic Communication in Supply Chain

The successful Consultant shall ensure that each topic is led by a competent facilitator with adequate practical and theoretical knowledge of the subject matter

Deliverables

  • The 5-day training agenda to be approved by NPSCMP and MSH prior to commencement of training.
  • Softcopy of all presentations and support training material to make available to the trainees on the first day of the workshop.
  • Pre and Post Test Results.
  • Course evaluation forms received from participants.
  • Final report of the training to include pre and post-test analysis of the performance of participants.

Duration of Training:

  • 5 Day Training, 3rd week in June 2020.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of a University Degree in Pharmacy or related field with professional certification in the procurement and supply chain management (PSM) field;
  • Extensive hands-on experience (at least 10 years) and thorough understanding of the interplay of key components/elements of the procurement and supply chain;
  • Ability to develop appropriate training contents and effective delivery techniques;
  • Demonstrated experience and success in delivering similar courses;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills including experience of facilitation of trainings/workshops and presentations.

Job Title: Consultant – Provide Training for SRs on Managing and Using Program and Finance Data

Job ID: 13-11104
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 MEL / HIS
Estimated Level of Effort: 10 working days (5 days training, 3 days preparation, 2 days report writing)
Slots: 2

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 Global Fund RSSH framework is in line with the World Health Organization’s health system building blocks.

The RSSH grant is providing an opportunity for the strengthening of the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria and other health interventions. The critical areas of focus in the current RSSH grant are strengthening of the following key areas of the health sector: Health Management Information System (HMIS); Procurement and Supply Chain Management PSM) and Laboratory system strengthening. It also supports the innovative ‘State approach’ currently piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, Health Labour Market Assessment, support for health insurance and health sector coordination, establishing Local Government Areas (LGAs) of learning (Operational Research), Demand Creation & Service Uptake, among others.

To ensure domesticated implementation and sustainability of the RSSH grant, MSH as PR, works with three (3) government entities as Sub-recipients (SR) including the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS); National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP). In addition, to support implementation of the States approach activities, MSH works with two (1) Technical Services Organizations (TSO), Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).

As part of intervention to enhance the capacity of the three SRs to manage projects under the RSSH grant, the SRs are expected to attend a training on Managing and Using Program and Finance Data as identified during the pre-award assessment of these SRs. To this end, RSSH will provide a short term technical assistance to provide the required training for these SRs on this topic in the month of June, 2020.

Objectives

  • The goal of this activity is to provide training on Managing and Using Program and Finance Data to strengthen the capacity of the Sub-Recipients (SRs) under the Global Fund Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project in June 2020.

Specific TOR for the Consultant:

  • Hold a meeting with RSSH and representatives of the SR to finalise the training agenda
  • Conduct training to include (but not limited to the following topics) using adult learning techniques, case studies, role plays, practical examples, as appropriate:
    • Basic concepts of M&E
    • M&E frameworks
    • M&E activities
    • Role of M&E in project implementation (including RSSH indicators)
    • Establishment of M&E systems
    • MIS and the National MIS system
    • Data sources
    • Data quality
    • Data management and data use
    • Learning activities
    • Practical skills in excel
    • Performance management
    • Overview of M&E plan
  • Evaluate the training
  • Provide post training plans for RSSH to implement

Number of Consultant(s): M / E or HIS Expert (2)
Estimated level of effort: 10 working days (5 days training, 3 days preparation, 2 days report writing)

Deliverables:

  • Final training agenda
  • Training report
  • Training documents – slides and other materials
  • Post training follow up plans.

Qualifications and Experience

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

Competencies:

  • Strong technical capabilities in M&E
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to resolve complex problems with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in computer skills.

Technical Experience:

  • At least 5 – 10 years of experience in M & E in Nigeria and working on the National Health Management Information System.
  • Good knowledge of NHMIS tools, procedures and operational procedures of data flow.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Previous experience in conducting trainings on M&E, performance management, setting up project MIS.

Language:

  • Excellent English writing and oral skills.

Deadline: 5th June, 2020.

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