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  • Posted: Mar 17, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 23, 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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    State Accountant

    Job ID: 13-11007
    Location: Oyo State
    Grade: G
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: Finance & Admin Officer, Oyo State.

    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.
    • PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.
    • Under the overall supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA)-PMI, the Accountant will be responsible for assisting the state Senior Accountant/Finance Manager with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse.
    • The Accountant will be responsible 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 Accountant will be aware of, and adhere to, MSH’s Procurement Integrity standards in all activities.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Prepare payment vouchers.
    • Properly code all transactions.
    • Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash.
    • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field.
    • Prepare and control advances.
    • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account.
    • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
    • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks.
    • Maintain accounting files.
    • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.
    • Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone).
    • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.
    • Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor.
    • Preparation and filing of forms for payments of taxes and social security.
    • Other tasks as requested by supervisor.
    • Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize MSH’s risk exposure).
    • Ensure that treasury practices in country minimize MSH’s cash exposure.
    • Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.
    • Ensure that month and year-end accounting activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.
    • Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that 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.
    • Systems are in place to 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 and are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting/Finance.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ of post degree/HND experience in accounting/finance.
    • Knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements.
    • Experience or understanding of key aspects of accounting.
    • Experience with U.S. government projects helpful, but not mandatory.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets.
    • Experience in the use of accounting software (QuickBooks preferred).
    • Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation.
    • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial "common sense".
    • Verbal and written language skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading and the ability to conduct business in English.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook.
    • Advanced reporting skills.
    • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience).
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Ability to work independently, prioritizes tasks, and meets deadlines.
    • Ability to work in a team Extensive knowledge of USAID rules & regulations and Experience with U.S. government projects helpful.
    • Understanding of the tenets of cash control and asset management, and must be able to complete timely and accurate account reconciliations.
    • Ability to follow MSH and donor policies and procedures for procurement and documentation, and ensure adequate accounting documentation fora proper audit trail.

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    State Coordinator

    Job ID: 13-11004
    Location: Zamfara, Benue, Plateau and Nassarawa States
    Grade: J
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: State Team Director.
    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 State Coordinator will provide overall leadership and management of the PMI-S project in the state in a manner that strengthens partnerships with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable Malaria elimination efforts.
    • S/he will spearhead coordination, implementation and reporting of the PMI-S project in the state and ensure optimal resource management of the project. 
    • S/he will serve as a member of the Project Management Team and will be responsible for overall project performance in the state of primary responsibility.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Take responsibility for all Task Order 04 requirements for planning and reporting on state-level activities.
    • Provides overall leadership and management of the PMI-S supported state malaria program including leading the development of an integrated malaria plan for the State.
    • Lead operationalization of the PMI-S state malaria plan.
    • Liaise and network with relevant malaria partners and stakeholders in the state to strengthen coordination, integration and resourcing of activities and promotion of a shared vision for malaria elimination in the state.
    • Interacts and communicates on behalf of PMI-S to key stakeholders in the malaria partnership and government counterparts at state level.
    • Leads and provides oversight to quality assurance of state level implementation.
    • Contribute to establishment of a system for project monitoring, evaluation and reporting in collaboration with the Senior M&E Advisor that includes periodic analyses and review for evidence-based decision-making and program management.
    • Take responsibility for management of the state malaria budget and all other resources under the direction of State Team Director.
    • Supervise staff and manage staff performance and development.
    • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keep the Project Senior Management Team informed of state activities on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and as needed.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master's degree in Public Health, International Development, or another related field;
    • Demonstrated a minimum of five years progressive experience in public health and working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, project beneficiaries and project staff;
    • Strong technical leadership, health program and financial management background, ability to negotiate, collaborate and coordinate with a range of stakeholders in context of complex and shifting priorities;
    • Demonstrated management capacity in malaria programs with proven ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously in multiple locations;
    • Excellent organizational, leadership, analytical, supervisory in service delivery and team-buildings skills; and,
    • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.

    Note

    • Kindly note that recruitment for this job position is contingent upon receiving funding and donor approval.
    • This recruitment is for Zamfara, Benue, Plateau and Nassarawa States. Qualified and interested candidates are required to list on the last page of their CV, in order of preference, the states they are willing to work in.
    • 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.

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

    Job ID: 13-11009
    Location: Oyo
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: State Coordinator, Oyo State
    Grade: J

    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.

    Note

    • Kindly note that recruitment for this job position is contingent upon receiving funding and donor approval.
    • This recruitment is for Zamfara, Benue, Plateau and Nassarawa States. Qualified and interested candidates are required to list on the last page of their CV, in order of preference, the states they are willing to work in.
    • 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.

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