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  • Posted: Apr 27, 2020
    Deadline: Apr 30, 2020
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  • 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. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over ...
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    Regional Senior Communications Officer

    Job ID: 13-11070
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: Country Project Director
    Grade: J
    Number of Positions: 2

    Overview

    • 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) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
    • The Regional Senior Communications Officers will lead PMI-S Project’s Tasks Order 3 and 4 communications program respectively in the four states of Cross River Region - Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi and Oyo and four states of Nassarawa region – Nassarawa, Benue, Plateau and Zamfara.
    • S/he will collaborate with the states project leadership, the Abuja-based project leadership, technical staff, key state stakeholders and USAID to develop and implement communications strategies that promote PMI/Nigeria and USAID visibility, convey project achievements to target audiences, and contribute to project success and organizational growth.
    • The Officers will ensure that state-of-the-art communications approaches and systems are integrated across multiple project initiatives, develop compelling content, and promote a culture of quality across various project documents.
    • The Officers will contribute to donor deliverables including Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reports, and Annual Work Plans; and will collaborate with USAID and other USAID implementing partners on the issues related to communication.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • With guidance of the project leadership team, the MSH Nigeria Communications Lead, the USAID Communications Specialist, and the MSH headquarter Senior Lead for Strategic Communication; develop a PMI-S Project Task Order 03 communications strategy and plan. The strategic plan will define key audiences and best approaches for reaching them with the required information.
    • S/he will work closely with USAID and PMI/Nigeria implementing partners to define and implement communication priorities and activities. Liaise with donor communications officers to align strategies and enhance visibility within donor audiences.
    • Assemble and build capacity of a diversely skilled Task Order 03 project staff, SMEP, SMOH and SPHCDA in the 4 states to implement audience-focused, results-driven communications strategies in collaboration with project and country leadership.
    • Establish and implement standard operating procedures, mechanisms, and relationships for collection and organization of information, knowledge, and experience from the project and its partners, and for its documentation and distribution through relevant channels.
    • Take responsibility for ensuring that the program’s identity, brand, and strategic messaging is in accordance with donor requirements and organizational strategies, and that all communications comply with the relevant USAID branding and marking requirements, and review and approval processes.
    • Manage the development of print and online publications, videos and photo essays, conference presence and events, and social media and web updates. Write and produce creative and compelling content that conveys technical information in clear and accessible manners to key audiences. Contribute to effective donor reporting.
    • Manage distribution and dissemination of PMI-S materials in hardcopy and online; coordinate with HO communications and knowledge management teams to maintain a system of information sharing and to establish digital and appropriate hard copy files for all publications and project communications.
    • Provide TA to SMEP, SMOH and SPHCDA in the four states to make quality presentations at state, federal and international forums.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Required: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public health, or other related discipline. Preferred: Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study.
    • At least seven years of progressively responsible, related experience is required.
    • Excellent English writing skills, with ability to convey complex technical information in clear, compelling language without technical jargon.
    • Experience with public health communications and relevant technical areas required.
    • Understanding of USAID/donor, including trends, audiences, and requirements and experience in the implementation of USAID-funded global projects required.
    • Demonstrated experience developing communications strategies, annual plans, and materials related to relevant project technical areas.
    • Superior interpersonal skills and a demonstrated capacity to establish clear and concise communication with team members, senior management, and partner organizations across cultures to deliver results.
    • Experience in the production of print and digital communications content and dissemination strategies.
    • Fluency in English is required.
    • Ability to travel domestically or internationally as necessary.

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    Regional Senior Technical Advisor - Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation / Health System Strengthening (SME/HSS)

    Job ID: 13-11069
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
    Grade: J
    Number of Positions: 2

    Overview

    • 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) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
    • The Regional Senior Technical Advisor Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation/Health System Strengthening (SME/HSS) will provide technical leadership state M&E/HSS interventions in the region. S/he will also be responsible for supporting work planning activities at the state level, generating strategic data for program management, reporting, and documentation of best practices.
    • The position holder will use analyzed and triangulated HMIS, LMIS, and surveillance data at strategic policy and management discussions to influence and guide HSS interventions in the states. S/he will build the capacity of SMEP in use of evidence to influence HRH, health financing, and service delivery system decisions.
    • S/he will provide technical supervision for four M&E/HSS officers based in each region. Region one - Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi and Oyo states and region two Nassarawa, Plateau, Benue and Zamfara states.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Provide technical guidance to SMEPs in the region in the planning and implementation of all M&E/HSS activities.
    • Support state M&E/HSS Officers in the implementation of PMI4States state level M&E plans and work plan and reporting on program indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Coordinator.
    • Support the states teams to establish systems for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PMI4States central database.
    • Build capacity of SMEP and state DPRS in monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, data interpretation and data use to inform decisions and guide malaria interventions
    • Participate in data quality review meetings at the state level.
    • Work with state M&E/HSS Officer and SMEP to train health workers in the use of HMIS tools.
    • Work with the State Coordinators in the implementation of selected health systems interventions including, for example, evidence-based state malaria annual operational plans (AOPs) to fit into state planning and budgeting cycle.
    • Engage with the State DPRS, SPHCDA, and State Health Insurance Scheme to mainstream state malaria budgets in state government budget.
    • Support state malaria partners to build an evidence base to monitor state malaria program performance towards elimination goals.
    • Participate and provide technical input in state-level malaria program review meetings.
    • Provide TA to the states in management of Malaria Data Repository at the state level, drawing from the national MDR instance; and promote dissemination of information to policy and decision makers through bulletins.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on generating and triangulating data to inform State health systems strengthening.
    • Strong analytical, advocacy and program planning skills required.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ hands-on monitoring & evaluation experience, with good understanding of health system strengthening at state or federal level.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 3 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in malaria programs in Nigeria.
    • Familiarity with USAID reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for malaria control.
    • Excellent data analysis, presentation, use and reporting skills.
    • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications, including DHIS2 for data management.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
    • Demonstrated experience in supervision and mentoring of staff at state level.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
    • Demonstrated experience in planning and facilitation of training activities.
    • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.

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    iCCM Technical Advisor

    Job ID: 13-11071
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: Senior Technical Malaria Lead
    Grade: I
    Number of Positions: 1

    Overview

    • 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) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
    • The objective of the iCCM Technical Advisor position is to coordinate public and private sector stakeholders for quality implementation of iCCM in Ebonyi state. The position will support all iCCM related activities, including development of iCCM work plans, selection and training of iCCM service providers, data management, supervision, and documentation in line with Nigeria National iCCM guidelines.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Coordinate implementation of project activities with the state malaria lead and SMEP.
    • Engage with Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVs), Community Pharmacists (CPs) and other stakeholders.
    • Ensure that the iCCM program is utilizing standard FMOH iCCM policies, guidelines and training materials.
    • Lead the development of iCCM work plans that are integrated into the state malaria work plans. Work to integrate iCCM with other child survival programs, particularly with nutrition programs and state Saving One Million Lives program.
    • Coordinate all iCCM related trainings, data collection, supervision, and DQA, working in close collaboration with the STML, SMEP and Child Health Unit of the SMOH.
    • Ensure information on iCCM trainings, supervisions and service data are entered into iCCM database in a timely manner.
    • Collaborate with iCCM Data Officer on data management and ensure that iCCM indicators are adequately tracked and reported.
    • Work with relevant partners to link demand creation in the community for iCCM and health services in facilities.
    • Represent MSH in relevant iCCM activities such as iCCM meetings, and stakeholders’ meetings at the state level.
    • Support the state team to conduct supervisory visits to iCCM service providers to assess progress, ensure quality services are provided, and address implementation challenges.
    • Ensure that iCCM supervisors conduct monthly supervision, submit iCCM reports and participate in review meetings.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • MPH or Bachelor's degree in public health or a health related field.
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in program implementation in the field of malaria, iCCM or IMCI.
    • Deep knowledge of capacity challenges, needs and opportunities in collaborating with PPMVs and the private sector in general.
    • Familiarity with iCCM international best practices and Nigeria iCCM national guidelines, training packages, supervision, data collection processes and tools, and reporting.
    • Experience with community level health interventions, including demand creation.
    • Willingness to travel to hard-to-reach areas in project location.
    • Basic M&E experience and experience with basic database management,
    • Computer literate: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
    • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Knowledge of at least one local language of the project state is an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Note: The position holders will work from the MSH State Field Offices in Cross River and Nassarawa.

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