• Vacancy at Management Science for Health (MSH)

  • Posted on: 20 October, 2011 Deadline: 4 November, 2011
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  • Specific Responsibilities

    The Senior Program Officer (SPO) will assist the Project’s Chief of Party (COP) in providing overall coordination of interventions for the Project in the State. The Senior Program Officer will manage all activities within the State and ensures coordination and collaboration with the State’s agencies and Commissioners as well as other implementing partners operating within the State.  He/she will ensure the integration of project activities into a single strategic approach at the State, Local Government, and Community Levels. He/she will assist the COP in providing an oversight and technical direction to the State Team and collaborates with the Technical Advisor for OVC and M&E to ensure the appropriateness and quality of interventions. He or She is responsible for coordinating all project activities in the States under his jurisdiction. She/he will be the driving force in grantee capacity building and grants management and will work closely with the Technical Advisors to address capacity gaps within the grantees. He/she will support the M&E specialist with ensuring data about all project activities are collected and submitted to the head office.  S/he will be responsible for ensuring that NGOs in the state are mobilized to provide quality services to OVC through adherence to national standards and other approved tools of the Federal Ministry of

    • Post graduate degree in public health, education, public administration or management, or a combination of equivalent relevant experience and education.
    • Minimum of 6 years experience managing and engaged in health and education projects, Reproductive Health/Family Planning, or Maternal Child Health, or integrated health projects.
    • Demonstrated technical expertise in at least one of the following areas:  Child Survival; Reproductive Health/Family Planning, Maternal Child Health, Child survival/Immunization, Organizational Capacity Building, Quality Assurance, integrated health education, and Behaviour Change Communication.
    • Demonstrated successful experience collaborating with community, local, and State-level partners. Understanding of US Government regulations and administrative procedures.
    Background Information
    Management Sciences for Health's Community Based Support (CUBS) Project is aimed at improving the lives of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in project state. The goal of this project is to deliver care and support activities to OVC as well as palliative care. Program intervention include care and support for children affected by HIV/AIDS, paediatric home-base care, gender, stigma and discrimination and program related data collection and analysis.

    Method of Application

    To apply follow link https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/4417/job
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