Massive Recruitment at the Management Sciences for Health



  2021-02-24
  Abuja

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: Finance Intern I

Ref No: 13-11010
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full time

Details

  • The Finance Intern will assist in providing Finance support and coordinating programmatic information for the Global Fund Malaria project activities. She or he will assist the Finance team for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency. The Intern would be aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Duties

  • Prepare payment vouchers
  • Process payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Maintain accounting files
  • Support logistic for travels and activities
  • Track and following up on outstanding advances and ensure timely reconciliation.
  • Daily filling of vouchers
  • Assist in gathering /photocopying of documentations for monthly payment of volunteers
  • Assist in providing support during seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Assist in ensuring routine servicing of equipment as and when due and keeping maintenance log
  • Assist in periodic verification of physical inventory
  • He/She also support services such as spiral binding and photocopying
  • Ensure the office facility is properly maintained for good work environment
  • Any other financial duties as assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

  • University Degree/HND in Accounting or equivalent certification.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a finance position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software and basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks)
  • Ability to multitask and withstand pressure

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Consultant to Conduct Financial Management Capacity Improvement Training for RSSH Grant Sub Recipients (SRs)

Reference No.: 13 11116
Location: Abuja

Job Overview
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund (GF) Nigeria Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant. The RSSH grant commenced implementation in April 2019 and is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB and malaria areas through December 2020. The project is focused on addressing health system-wide constraints and driven by the recognition that strong health systems are needed to combat the public health threats posed by HIV, TB and Malaria.

To ensure domesticated implementation and sustainability of the RSSH grant, MSH as PR, works with three (3) government of Nigeria entities as Sub-recipients (SR).  They include the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS), Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP). As part of the grant making process, the PR conducted a capacity assessment to ascertain the capacity of each of the SRs using a systemic tool. Capacity improvement activities were developed to address capacity gaps identified from the assessment. including a Financial Management Training. MSH is seeking the service of a qualified Financial Management expert to deliver a 3-day financial management training.

Objective of Training:

  • The objective is to provide well-tailored financial management training using International best finance practices to strengthen, build a robust and resilient financial management and compliance systems to manage grants and comply with GF fiscal requirements.
  • Also ensure the proper use of international public sector accounting standard (IPSAS) by both Accounts and Audit staff.
  • A maximum of 10 participants would attend the financial management capacity improvement training.

Scope of Work
The financial management training would cover the following topics amongst others:

  • Concept and Principles of financial management
  • Financial management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Financial Planning
  • Source documents and books of accounts
  • Financial Monitoring and Reporting
  • Overview of IPSAS Accrual Accounting and Reporting
  • Internal Control Systems
  • Fighting Fraud, Corruption and Bribery
  • Financial Management Best Practices:
  • Procurement of goods and services
  • Safeguarding Assets
  • Accounting for Advances
  • Foreign Currency exchange
  • Indirect cost recovery and allocation
  • Payroll and statutory deductions
  • Risk management essential
  • Financial Management Tools

Deliverables:

  • Submit a 3-day training agenda to be approved by MSH prior to commencement of training.
  • Develop the training materials for each topic.
  • Prior to the commencement of the training, submit copies of all presentations and training aids to be made available to the trainees.
  • Conduct pre and post-tests.
  • Submit course evaluation forms received from participants to MSH.
  • Submit the final report of the training including pre and post-test analysis of performance of participants.

Duration of Training:

  • A 3-day training to be held in June 2020.

Requirements

  • A degree in finance or accounting, with professional certification(s) in Accounting.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in financial management. Global Fund project experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience training design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in delivering similar trainings. Excellent inter-personal communication skills including experience of facilitation of trainings and presentations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Consultant: Consultant to Conduct Capacity Improvement Training on Internal Audit Procedures and Best Practices

Reference No.: 13 11117
Location: Abuja

Job Overview
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund (GF) Nigeria Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant. The RSSH grant commenced implementation in April 2019 and is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB and malaria areas through December 2020. The project is focused on addressing health system-wide constraints and driven by the recognition that strong health systems are needed to combat the public health threats posed by HIV, TB and malaria. To ensure domesticated implementation and sustainability of the RSSH grant, MSH as PR, works with three (3) government of Nigeria entities as Sub-recipients (SR).  They include the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS), Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP). As part of the grant making process, the PR conducted a capacity assessment to ascertain the capacity of each of the SRs using a systemic tool. Capacity improvement activities were developed to address capacity gaps identified from the assessment. including Internal Audit procedures and Best practices Training. MSH is seeking the service of a qualified Accountant and audit practicing expert to deliver a 2-day training on Internal Audit procedures and best practices.

Objective of Training:

  • The objective of this training is to provide well-tailored audit training to strengthening the Internal Audit System on internal control & compliance and creating awareness on GF OIG Processes.
  • A maximum of 10 participants would attend the internal audit capacity improvement training.

Scope of Work
The internal audit training would cover the following topics amongst others:

  • Definition Framework for public sector-auditing
  • Objectives of internal audit
  • Principles and procedures of internal auditing
  • Scope and functions of internal audit
  • Auditor roles and responsibilities
  • Interpersonal skills and personal behaviors of an auditor
  • The essentials of effective internal audit
  • Audit program and implementation of the audit
  • Audit process planning, implementation, reporting and follow-up
  • Relationship between internal audit and external audit Reliance of external auditor on the work of internal auditor
  • How to conduct effective opening and closing meetings
  • Preparing and distributing an audit report
  • Internal Audit checklist
  • Follow up audit
  • Global Fund OIG Processes

Deliverables:

  • Submit a 2-day training agenda to be approved by MSH prior to commencement of training.
  • Develop the training materials for each topic
  • Prior to the commencement of the training, submit copy of all presentations and training aids to be made available to the trainees.
  • Conduct pre and post-tests.
  • Submit course evaluation forms received from participants to MSH.
  • Submit the final report of the training including pre and post-test analysis of performance of participants.

Duration of Training:

  • A 2-day training to be held in June 2020.

Requirements

  • A degree in finance or accounting, with professional certification(s) in Accounting.
  • At least 5-7 years’ experience in auditing and/or audit practices. Global Fund project experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience training design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in delivering similar trainings.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills including experience of facilitation of trainings/workshops and presentations

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Malaria Diagnosis External Quality Assurance (EQA) Consultant

Ref No: R255
Locations: Akwa Ibom & Oyo
Job Type: Part Time

Background

  • The US President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) project is a five-year USAID flagship malaria project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) with consortium partners Thinkwell, Banyan Global and the Nigeria Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA). The project supports the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, local government areas (LGA) and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for the prevention and management of malaria and its complications.
  • The objectives of TO 03 are to: (i) Improve the quality of and access to comprehensive malaria case management services, including improved accuracy of malaria testing through a functional diagnostic quality assurance system (ii) Improve data quality, interpretation and use; (iii) Improve drug-based prevention and treatment approaches (mainly intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy); and (iv) Strengthen existing health systems and improve State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP) management.

Consultancy Overview:

  • One of the objectives of the PMI-S project is to improve the quality of malaria case management services by improving the accuracy of malaria testing through a functional diagnostic quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) system. Malaria diagnosis quality assurance are to ensure that health care professionals and patients have full confidence in the laboratory result and the diagnostic results benefit the patient and the community.
  • PMI-S, in collaboration with SMEP and Hospitals Management Board (HMB), plan to conduct malaria diagnosis EQA in Oyo and Akwa Ibom states. We are seeking to engage two technical consultants to support implementation of the EQA activities (one per state). The key result of this consultancy is establishment of state EQA team with capacity to undertake QA/QC activities with minimal or no external support.

Consultancy Tasks:

  • Task 1: Support the SMEP/SMOH to undertake a baseline assessment of existing state EQA capacity to implement QA/QC activities. The assessment will include a listing and compilation of a database of all previously trained EQA team members in the states, their proficiency levels, and date of previous training; capacity needs for the state EQA center to provide materials and training for human resources in implementation of QA/QC activities.
  • Task 2: Orient the state EQA team on the national quality assurance (QA) tools and guidelines for conducting malaria diagnosis quality assurance activity for both microscopy and mRDT.
  • Task 3: Provide technical assistance to state QA team on slide validation using National standard operating procedure (SOPs), field quality control of mRDT using positive control wells, on-site visit and support for review meetings to address technical and operational challenges affecting delivery of quality malaria diagnosis services at primary health care facilities and hospitals.
  • Task 4: Provide TA to the SMEP/SMOH to constitute a state EQA team with clear TOR, identify trained staff that are proficient in conducting QA activity and recommend them as potential facilitators for QA/QC activities, including training, in the state.
  • Task 5: Support states to develop schedule for laboratory supervision and mentoring of laboratory scientists to improve proficiency in malaria microscopy.
  • Task 6: Built capacity of state QA teams on preparation of comprehensive report of QA activities.
  • Task 7: Conduct debriefing meeting with State Ministry of health, SMEP, Hospital Management Board and other relevant stakeholders in each state to address issues and challenges affecting the EQA activity and advocate for state government support.
  • Task 8: Provide TA to the SMOH/SMEP to develop and implement plan for establishing a state malaria EQA center. The plan will include human resources, infrastructure and space, equipment, furniture, reagents and supplies, SOPs, processes and procedures.

Deliverables:

  • Baseline Capacity report.
  • Database of human resources.
  • State EQA team, old and new, after reconstitution.
  • Plan for establishing EQA center.
  • QA/QC reports from site visits.
  • EQA center established.

Desired Experience and Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree and a Postgraduate degree in relevant profession such as Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Parasitology, Medical Microbiology and Public Health.
  • The candidate must possess at least 5-6 years professional experience in malaria control programming related to diagnosis and case management.
  • Must be registered with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN); and with WHO certification in Malaria Microscopy as an added advantage.
  • Technical expertise in supporting malaria diagnosis quality assurance systems at the federal and state levels in Nigeria, in collaboration with State Malaria Elimination Programs and implementing partners.
  • Demonstrated experience working with states on developing and implementing capacity building processes including mentoring.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Case Management / MIP Officer

Ref No: 13-11088
Locations: Zamfara, Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue
Job Type: Full time

Job Details

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by 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.
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Technical Malaria Lead.
  • The Case Management/MIP Officer’s responsibilities will include ensuring the availability of updated national policies and strategic documents to SMEPs, LGAs, and health facilities; providing TA to SMEP to improve malaria case management including diagnostic, and MIP with focus on IPTp at health facilities; coordinating with SMEP to ensure planned trainings occur as planned, and followed up trainings conducted; supporting the planning of and participating in ISS, and ensuring the coordination of malaria case management and MIP/IPTp activities within SMEP and with partners.

Responsibilities

  • Engage the State Malaria Elimination Program, SMOH, SPHCDA, and relevant partners to adopt/adapt the latest national malaria case management and MIP policy (specifically for IPTp), guidelines and strategies
  • In collaboration with the State Technical Malaria Lead (STML), provide malaria technical expertise in the development and monitoring of the state malaria annual work plan (AOP).
  • Work with the STML to build capacity of State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP), health providers at supported health facilities and in the community in provision of quality malaria case management and MIP services, specifically for IPTp.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP and SMOH in the implementation of a Quality of Care guidelines for malaria services at the state level, Quality Assurance of diagnostic testing, and linkages of positive malaria cases to treatment for both uncomplicated and severe malaria cases.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP and SMOH on effective engagement of public health service providers, and compliance with case management and MIP/IPTp national guidelines
  • Collaborate with other PMI-S state project team to support roll out of malaria policy guidelines, SOPs and Job aids to health workers in public and private health facilities through continuous professional development (CPD) programmes.
  • Contribute to preparation of project reports, documentation of good practices, technical publications, and success stories.
  • Contribute to visibility of PMI for States Project work through innovative presentation of project approaches and results at state, federal and international levels.
  • Work with the SME team to monitor and analyze overall state data, particularly malaria case management, and IPTP data.

Requirements

  • A first Degree in a health field, preferably in nursing or medicine and a Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Management related discipline, or equivalent training.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in health program management in developing countries, three of which should be in providing clinical services at health facilities; and at least 2 years’ experience providing TA to health facilities on malaria case management and MIP/IPTp, according to latest national/WHO treatment guidelines.
  • Previous experience working with MAPS or SuNMaP1 will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with State Health departments, SPHCDA, partners supporting SMOH, and LGAs to achieve results.
  • Experience with MIP/IPTp interventions, and familiarity with MIP/IPTp national guidelines, and strategies.
  • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing TA to health workers to strengthen their technical, management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Good written skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, and team building skills, to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and sub-partners, as well as external relations with the State Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Senior Grant Specialist

Job ID: 13-11017
Location: Abuja

Job Puspose

  • The purpose of the Senior Grants Officer / Manager is to assist the DFA to manage and coordinate MSH Nigeria’s complex grants portfolio lending to a variety of Non-governmental organizations, faith based organizations, and community based organizations in order to strengthen health systems and improve health service delivery throughout Nigeria.
  • Work closely with the supervisor to establish and follow a transparent grant process, and develop tools to implement the process, assuring that sound practices are applied at every stage of the grant process from guidelines to closeout.

General Responsibilities

  • Reporting Directly to Director of finance and Operation; Responsible for management of the grant Cycle from solicitation, evaluation and selection, responsibility determination, Grant agreement and award, monitoring implementation and closeout
  • Draft solicitations, document subrecipient source selection and grant mechanism to be adopted. Issue Request for Application (RFA) Expression of interest (EOI) etc
  • Evaluation- Coordinate the evaluation of application, and prepare a long list of proposed grantees for technical team review in line with the grant manual, collate evaluations scores document and prepare evaluation summary memo
  • Responsibility Determination- Conduct Pre awards assessment, survey and due diligence checks for new partners, administer various assessment tools, collate reports and develop specific conditions for grant award as applicable
  • Grant Award and Agreement- Develop and finalize grant agreement for all grantees and carry out modifications as applicable
  • Liaising with the technical team facilitate grant start up / inception workshop for grantees, Prepare training sessions and conduct workshops in grants management , financial obligations, reporting management for grantees as necessary.
  • Capacity building of team members.
  • Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that grants operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract / award and donor requirements, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract / award, donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring funds are requested office as at when due, ensure grantee request for funds are disbursed promptly in line with grant mechanism. Ensure monthly deadlines are met
  • Develop monitoring and mitigation plan and tracking sheets for grantees
  • Carry out on site supervisory visits quarterly to grantees, and develop and follow up on support plan
  • Ensure that all project reports are developed and submitted within the timelines specified in the Grant Agreement
  • Documenting monitoring steps performed, the processes reviewed, and the result of the testing and reviews, Documenting area of weakness, recommended action, timelines for implementation and technical support required from the donor and get it signed off by both parties
  • Close Out: Close out all grants and issue close out letters   Financial Report Review
  • Review grantee financial report and process for disbursement; carry out finance refresher training for grantees finance staff Compliance Management
  • Provide on-going guidance for technical staff on regulations
  • Monitor grantee to ensure compliance with USAID regulation
  • Populate grant files and ensure they are updated both in hard and electronic copies
  • Carryout grantees financial assessment, monitoring and financial support
  • Work with the sub-recipients in meeting their Special award conditions as applicable   Audit and Evaluation
  • Assist with the Internal and external audit preparations including putting together relevant documentation on grants
  • Coordinate all grants audits and ensure complete implementation of recommendations
  • Follow up on audit issues and provide appropriate response with support from Finance and director of operation

Required Minimum Education

  • Must have at least Master’s degree in Business Administration / Finance / Accounting.

Required Minimum Experience

  • At least 7 years’ relevant and progressive experience working on a USAID funded project.
  • 3 years managerial experience.
  • Superior analytical abilities result oriented nature and team working capabilities.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “practices”.
  • Understands the principals of adequate documentation and of audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.
  • Self-motivated, passionate, desire to learn and contribute adequately
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to finish projects on time

Competencies:

  • Organizational Development
  • Ethical Practices
  • Post-award Grant Management
  • Relationships
  • Professionalism

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Clinical Monitor for 2020 Therapeutic Efficacy Study

Ref No: R10
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full time

Job Details

  • 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 implementation of the 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 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.
  • MD (or equivalent) with a minimum of at least 5 years’ experience in clinical research and /or as a Clinical Monitor.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Consultancy to Facilitate National Malaria Case Management Document Revision

Reference No.: R339
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Part Time

Objective of the Consultancy

  • The PMI-S project implemented by the Management Science for Health is seeking a local consultant to facilitate a revision process of national strategic documents related to malaria case management.

Period of Performance:

  • This consultancy is for a non-consecutive period of 35 working days starting in October 2020.

Background
A Baseline Analysis (BA) was conducted by PMI-S to assess the current status of strategic documents-national policies, guidelines, training materials, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and job aids as they pertain to NMEP readiness to support state implementation of malaria case management. As a result, the BAR found that most documents align with WHO guidelines. However, some of these strategic documents are either outdated, or incomplete. In addition, the availability of SOP and job aids as stand-alone documents for use at service points is not proven. As part of the BA desk review, about 26 documents related to case management were reviewed and required different specific actions.

In view of the above, PMI-S has committed to collaborate with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) to revise Seven documents

  • National guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of malaria, 2015;
  • Health facility trainee manual;
  • Health facility trainer’s guide;
  • PHC Trainer’s guide;
  • PHC trainee manual;
  • Diagnostics SOPs/Job aids;
  • Treatment SOPs/Job aids. This will be done by convening review workshops for stakeholders (donors, partners, regulatory agencies, providers and the academia) to revise, update and unbundle the above listed; harmonize inputs from the workshops and produce drafts of revised documents.

An initial workshop, which was for the revision of the National malaria diagnostics and treatment guidelines, has taken place and a revised document produced. There is still an outstanding task for the revision and extraction of the remaining documents, hence this consultancy.

Description of Services to be Performed
The consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Develop a methodology that will guide the entire revision process including workshops agenda,  list of participants, and presentations
  • Facilitate three separate three day workshops to revise the training manuals and extract SOPs/job aids respectively and submit workshop reports
  • Harmonize feedbacks from workshops and use inputs to develop draft revised documents
  • Finalize the proposed agenda and a list of participants and facilitate two separate one-day validation meeting for validating the manuals and SOPs/job aids
  • Finalize training manuals and SOP/Job aids with inputs from validation meeting
  • Write and submit revision process report.

Deliverables:

  • Workshops’ methodology with proposed agenda, and proposed participant list Reports of Revision and validation workshops Final, and validated copies of revised training manual sets that reflects adult teaching methodology and knowledge retention evaluation tools, extracted SOPs and Job aids.

Deliverables Schedule:

  • Workshop methodology including draft agenda, list of participants and presentations for workshops 1 and 2-revision of training manuals – (2 days)
  • Hold consultative meeting with NMEP and submit finalized agenda, list of participants and workshop methodology for workshops 1 and 2 – (2 days)
  • Facilitate a three day workshop on revision of training manuals for secondary and tertiary facilities(Case management training manual for health facility-Tutor’s guide, Case management training manual for health facility-Participants’ manual) – (3 days)
  • Facilitate a three day workshop on revision of training manuals for PHC (Case management training manual for PHC-Tutor’s guide, Case management training manual for PHC-Participants’ manual) – (3 days)
  • Incorporates feedback from  workshop, NMEP and MSH to produce draft revised manuals – (10 days)
  • Workshop methodology including agenda, list of participants and presentations for workshop 3- extraction/ development of SOPs and job aids – (2 days)
  • Facilitate a two day workshop to extract/develop case management SOPs and job aids – (2 days)
  • Incorporates feedback from  workshop, NMEP and MSH to produce draft SOPs/job aids – (5 days)
  • Facilitate a three day workshop to validate case management training manuals, SOPs and job aids (3 days)
  • Submit final copies of revised  training manuals, extracted, and developed SOP and Job aids (3 days)

Reporting:

  • The consultant will report directly to PMI-S Senior Malaria Technical Advisor as well as the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP).

Requirements
The suitable candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Post-Graduate University/Fellowship degree in Medicine or a related field.
  • Deep knowledge and in-depth understanding on malaria case management strategic documents and guidelines, training manuals, SOP and job aids.
  • Proven experience in providing in-service trainings at state level, on malaria preferably
  • Health tutor’s qualification or proven experience developing at least 4 health training guides/manuals in lieu of the tutors qualification is required
  • Demonstrable experience in developing health training materials
  • Experience and expertise in facilitating policy document development and review
  • Previously engaged or experience working with the NMEP on related assignments
  • Excellent note taking and report writing skills
  • High level communication and facilitation skills to facilitate workshop of this nature
  • Demonstrated ability to manage team, collaboration and coordination.
  • Fluency in English language (both writing and oral)
  • Computer literacy
  • Possession of a health tutor qualification will be an added advantage

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Notice
Applicants should:

  • Submit a recent and updated CV (with 3 professional referees) and a proposed concept note to accomplish the above task and produce the deliverables for the entire process in a single document.

Job Title: Consultant – Conduct Project Management Capacity Improvement Training

Location: Abuja

Background
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund (GF) Nigeria Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant. The RSSH grant commenced implementation in April 2019 and is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB and malaria areas through December 2020. The project is focused on addressing health systemwide constraints and driven by the recognition that strong health systems are needed to combat the public health threats posed by HIV, TB and malaria.

To ensure domesticated implementation and sustainability of the RSSH grant, MSH as PR, works with three (3) government of Nigeria entities as Subrecipients (SR). They include the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS), National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP).
As part of the grant making process, the PR conducted a capacity assessment to ascertain the capacity of each of the SRs using a systemic tool. Capacity improvement activities were developed including a Project Management Training. MSH is seeking the service of a qualified Program Management expert to deliver a 5day program management training.

Objective of Training:

  • The objective of this training is to provide welltailored project management training and set the SR staff on the right course to deliver on the mandate of the GF RSSH project and future SR projects.
  • A maximum of 20 participants would attend the project management capacity improvement training.

The project management training would cover the following topics amongst others:

  • Project management essentials
  • Fundamentals of Grants Management
  • Budget & work plan development, utilization and monitoring
  • Leadership
  • Effective communication and stakeholder management
  • Change management
  • People management and conflict resolution
  • Team building & people development
  •  Advocacy, Communication and Report writing

Deliverables:

  • Submit a 5day training agenda to be approved by MSH prior to commencement of training.
  • Develop the training materials for each topic
  • Prior to the commencement of the training, submit copy of all presentations and training aids to be made available to the trainees.
  • Conduct pre and posttests.
  • Submit course evaluation forms received from participants to MSH.
  • Submit the final report of the training including pre and posttest analysis of performance of participants.

Duration of Training:

  • A 5day training to be held in June 2020.

Qualifications

  • A Degree in any field, with professional certification(s) in Project / Program Management.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in program management. Global Fund project experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience designing, developing and auditing workplans and budget.
  • Experience in designing advocacy plans, project communication products, and standard project reports.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in delivering similar trainings.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills including experience of facilitation of trainings/workshops and presentations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Consultant – Conduct PSM Capacity Improvement Training

Location: Abuja

Background
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

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 made 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 performance of participants.
  • Duration of Training
  • 5 Day Training, 3rd week in June 2020.

Qualifications

  • 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.

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Job Title: Consultant for the Development of the Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the New National Malaria Strategic Plan

Ref Id: R283
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Job Type: Part-time

Background

  • Malaria is endemic in Nigeria with 97% of the population at risk of infection sparing Sahel regions and the high mountainous area of the plateau. Nigeria contributes a quarter of the African malaria burden. It is a major public health problem in Nigeria; with up to 60% of all outpatients and 30% of admission are attributable to the disease. An estimated 110 million cases of malaria are said to occur annually with the greatest burden in children under five and pregnant women.
  • Disease control, as well as other health and development programmes, has become result based. An effective Monitoring and Evaluation strategy is needed to measure adequacy and timeliness of inputs, progress, and tracking of achievement of set objectives. It provides sound evidence for decision making at programme and policy levels. Programmes/projects at all levels of implementation, whether they consist of multiple integrated projects or single interventions including public and private sectors, must conduct monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities.
  • The National Strategic Plan for Malaria Control in Nigeria (NMSP), 2021-2025, has outlined massive scaling up of intervention mixes for impact using granular subnational data Owing to such massive deployment of effective interventions, it is expected that the epidemiologic profile of malaria in the country will change.

Rationale:

  • In addition to the expected improvement that such optimal scale up of interventions will bring to bear on malaria epidemiologic profile and subsequent transition to pre-elimination, the huge cost implications involved, the limited available resources, coupled with the enormous pressure to meet set targets within limited-time spans puts a prerogative on sound monitoring and periodic evaluation. This is crucial for identifying gaps in programme implementation or areas where modifications in specific technical strategies may be needed.
  • In view of the above, the National M&E plan needs to provide robust guide for monitoring and evaluation of the strategic plan and to encourage implementers to focus on intended programme results. It should also serve as a tool for early identification of gaps and potential implementation bottlenecks. This will provide a basis for adjustments and reprogramming for improved outcomes.
  • In order to develop a robust M&E plan, we will require technical assistance from consultants with sound knowledge, expertise, and experience. Collective work responsibilities and coordination of all stakeholders and RBM partners is also required.

Tasks of Technical Oversight / Technical Assistant
The technical support/oversight should support the NMEP to:

  • Conduct desk review: Review the Malaria Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025 and work plans of NMEP to ascertain the targets, goals, objectives, activities and indicators.
  • Review all available reports/documents on NMEP Surveillance, M&E system including that of the SWOT analysis of the M&E system using the GF M&E system-strengthening tool, the National M&E framework for malaria control, Plan to Strengthen the National Malaria Reporting System and the National Strategic Health Development Plan (NSHDP) etc.
  • Develop an M&E matrix for the NMSP 2021 – 2025 Develop an M&E work plan: Based on the above matrix, develop a detailed M&E work plan specifying the activities, means of verification, defining responsibilities, the time frame, and budget to conduct consensus meeting.
  • Build consensus on the M&E plan within the RBM partnership and elicit buy-ins/commitments of all implementers (partners, donors, other relevant programmes and stakeholders) to the M&E Plan as part of the principle of the three ‘ones’.

Methodology:

  • Entry/Briefing meetings with NMEP M&E branch to provide regular updates  to M&E subcommittee members
  • Review strategic planning order to propose an indicator matrix that can track the implementation of the strategic plan and evaluate its set targets
  • Support and work closely with NMEP team-based teams, the sub committees and partners /stakeholders leading to consensus

Deliverables:

  • Finalized National Malaria Programme Surveillance, M&E Plan
  • A costed Annual Operational Plan for M&E
  • A documented report of the process

Reporting arrangements:

  • In carrying out the assignment, the consultant is expected to consult with and work closely with the M&E branch through the Head/ SME branch and the other key Branches of NMEP with strong reference from the NMSP 2021-2025.
  • The consultant shall operate under the general supervision of the National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme through the Head, M&E branch.

Timeframe:

  • The maximum number of days worked in this period will be 30 working days.

Qualification

  • A Postgraduate degree in Public Health.

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Job Title: Driver

Ref No: R494
Locations: Zamfara, Plateau, Nasarawa & Benue
Job Type: Full Time

Details

  • 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) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) 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.   MSH seeks to recruit Drivers for Zamfara, Plateau, Benue and Nassarawa States.
  • 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/Leads and VIP visitors. Drivers are also responsible for overseeing vehicle maintenance.

Main Duties And Responsibilities

  • Drive project staff to activities and meeting within and outside of 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 supervisor.
  • 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. They are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.

Required Minimum Qualifications And Work Experience

  • G2 Completion of Primary Education; Secondary certificate or higher diploma/higher school degree is required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ related work experience.
  • Candidate must be proficient with the local language and understanding of terrain is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience on USAID funded project or UN Agency or Internationally recognized organizations in proposed state of assignment is highly desirable
  • Candidate who are local indigene of the states of assignments will be highly considered.
  • Sound judgment, non-aggressive driving style and good communication skills.
  • Valid Driving License.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of standard driving practices.
  • Defensive driving certificate is an added advantage
  • Good driving record.
  • Ability to travel to other states if required.

Competencies:

  • 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 Hausa is a m


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