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  • Posted: May 15, 2020
    Deadline: May 31, 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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    Case Management / MIP Officer

    Job ID: 13-11088
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: State Technical Malaria Lead
    Grade: I
    Slot: 4 Openings

    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) 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.

    Specific 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.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • 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.

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    Monitoring & Evaluation / Health Systems Strengthening (M&E / HSS) Officer

    Job ID: 13-11089
    Group/Office:  PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: State Coordinator
    Grade: J
    Slot: 4 Openings

    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 M&E/HSS Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Coordinator. S/he will provide technical leadership of PMI-S HSS interventions, including the roll-out and integration of PMI-S M&E plans in the states with other HSS activities as well as generating strategic data for program management, reporting, and documentation of best practices. The position will use analyzed and triangulated HMIS, LMIS, and surveillance data at strategic policy and management discussions to influence state HSS.
    • S/he will build the capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in use of evidence to influence HRH, health financing, and service delivery system decisions. S/he will provide timely analyzed data to inform AOP processes. The position will build capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in monitoring AOP implementation and budget performance to inform mTWG decisions.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Provide technical guidance in the planning and implementation of all state and LGA level M&E / HSS activities.
    • Develop and implement an M&E / HSS plan for the program in the state, in collaboration with the State Coordinator
    • Take lead in the implementation of PMI-S state level Task Order M&E plans and state work plan and reporting on USAID indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Coordinator.
    • Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PMI-S central database and ensure timely M&E / HSS technical support to all implementing health facilities.
    • Build capacity of SMEP and LGA M&E officers in monitoring and evaluation, data management and data use.
    • Support the SMEP team to analyze and use data to inform decisions and guide malaria interventions.
    • Participate in data quality review meetings at the state and LGA levels
    • Work with SMEP and LGAs to train health workers in the use of HMIS tools.
    • Support monitoring of quality of service at health facilities.
    • Take lead in implementation of selected health systems interventions including for example evidence-based state malaria annual planning to fit into state planning and budgeting cycle.
    • Support state malaria partners to build an evidence base to monitor state malaria program performance towards elimination goals.
    • Provide HRH analytics to inform state HRH deployment and management practices.
    • Engage with the State DHPRS, SPHCDA, State Health Insurance Scheme to mainstream state malaria budgets in state government budget.
    • Provide TA in analysis and management of a state Malaria Data Repository drawing from the federal MDR instance; and promote dissemination of information to policy and decision makers through bulletins and policy briefs.

    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.
    • At least 5 years of experience strengthening selected health systems at state or federal level in Nigeria.
    • Strong analytical, advocacy and program planning skills required.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ hands-on monitoring & evaluation experience, with good understanding of health system strengthening.
    • Minimum of 4 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 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.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
    • Strong report writing skills.
    • Demonstrated experience in planning and facilitation of training activities.
    • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.

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    Important Information / Notice

    • Kindly note that recruitment for this job position is contingent upon receiving funding and donor approval.
    • Interested candidates are required to indicate, on the last page of their CVs, 3 states in order of preference, where they would be willing to work in.
    • They are to choose from the following states - Zamfara, Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa.
    • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. This advertisement will be closed early if we are able to find enough suitable candidates.
    • 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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