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  • Posted on: 24 March, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Medford, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. 

    Director of Health Sector Strengthening

     

    Specific Responsibilities
    1. Leads the design and implementation of the project’s health sector strengthening interventions focused on the State Governments, Local Government Areas, Ward Development Council and local NGOs and Civil Society Organizations participating in the project.
    2. HSS topics will include: human resource management (pre-service and in-service training, supportive supervision; selection, deployment and motivation of providers and managers) supply chain management, leadership and governance, program and financial planning and reporting, inter-institutional coordination, health information systems and/or fundraising.
    3. Coordinate the HSS expertise of MSH and of its sub-contractors, which will include international, national and local organizations so that the project’s HSS interventions are designed and implemented as a single package which includes the best expertise of MSH and each of its sub-contractors.
    4. Link with HSS counterparts in government and international development agencies and NGOs to coordinate and leverage the project’s HSS interventions.
    5. Contribute to strengthening MSH presence in Nigeria
    Qualifications
    1. Required –Master’s degree in Public Health or related area.
    2. Required - Minimum of 7 years of successful experience as senior-level HSS expert in health projects of equivalent size and complexity, funded by USAID or by other international donors. This HSS experience must include both government institutions and civil society organizations and must include at least four of the following HSS topics: human resource management, supply chain management, leadership and governance, program and financial planning and reporting, inter-institutional coordination and health information systems and/or fundraising.
    3. Required - Prior working experience in health programs in Nigeria.
    4. Required – Successful experience leading HSS staff and consultants within a consortium of international and local sub-contractors to achieve measurable results within a technically complex and integrated health program.
    5. Required – Successful experience in engaging HSS representatives of the host country government, civil society organizations, international development organizations and NGOs to support project implementation and/or to provide complementary resources to the project.
    6. Required – Successful experience in sharing knowledge, documenting experience, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit. Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication in English, and negotiation skills.

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    Director of Monitoring and Evaluation

     

    Specific Responsibilities
    1. Provide in-country technical leadership and support for monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management. These tasks include, among others:
      1. Ensure the integration of M&E activities into all project components.
      2. Collect, report and analyze information on project activities.
      3. Ensure timely and complete reporting from in-country executing partners in accordance with approved reporting formats.
      4. Monitor and evaluate progress towards annual work plans, expected outputs, including selecting and monitoring progress in meeting indicators.
      5. Assist the Chief of Party in the preparation of work plans/selection of indicators and annual implementation plans with a view towards the project’s M&E requirements.
      6. Coordinate the preparation of all quarterly progress reports, annual project report, inception report, ad-hoc technical reports, and success stories for USAID funding in line with the required formats.
      7. Collect data for annual M&E plan and use those data to improve project performance.
      8. Adapt and implement tools and techniques to improve the quality and use of data for decision making.
      9. Compile information on lessons learned and expertise within and outside the project.
    2. Provide capacity building activities on M+E to selected stakeholders and sub-contractors participating in project activities (government, CBOs, NGOs). Required capacity building includes reporting and management use of periodically collected health information, Data Quality Assurance, DHIS2 and LQAS.
    3. Develop a detailed annual work plan to build technical and managerial capacity of project.
      1. Based on the capacity building work plan mentioned above conduct monthly seminars, hands-on training, mentoring and coaching for project staff.
    4. Design and implement operations research
    Qualifications
    1. Required - Masters’ degree in management, M&E, health sciences or public health or equivalent experience.
    2. Required - At least 7 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded public health programs Some of this experience must include health programs in Nigeria and the US Government as the project’s donor.
      1. Required - Knowledge of and experience in training and capacity building on M+E.
      2. Required - Experience establishing data quality assurance systems. Demonstrated experience with software applications related to project planning and monitoring.
      3. Required – Successful experience leading M+E activities within a team comprising staff and consultant coming from diverse organizations.
      4. Recommended - Prior experience conducting operations research.

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    Maternal, Newborn, Child Health- Director of Health Services Delivery

     

    Specific Responsibilities
    1. Leads the design and implementation of the project’s integrated high-impact interventions in the areas of Family Planning; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Maternal and Child Nutrition; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. This integrated package of interventions will be delivered through government and/or private health providers.
    2. Coordinate the technical expertise of MSH and its sub-contractors, which will include international, national and local organizations so that the project’s technical interventions are designed and implemented as a single package which includes the best expertise of MSH and its sub-contractors.
    3. Link with technical counterparts in government and international development agencies and NGOs, private sector and corporate organizations to coordinate and leverage the project’s technical interventions.
    4. Contribute to strengthening MSH presence in Nigeria.
    Qualifications
    1. Required – Medical Doctor, Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife with a Master’s degree in Public Health or related area.
    2. Required - Minimum of 7 years of successful experience as senior-level technical or program manager of health projects of equivalent size and complexity, funded by USAID or by other international donors.
    3. Required – Successful working experience in health programs in  Nigeria. Successful experience in the design and/or implementation of large scale programs related to Family Planning; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Maternal and Child Nutrition; and/or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
    4. Required – Successful experience leading technical staff and consultants within a consortium of international and local sub-contractors to achieve measurable results within a technically complex and integrated health program.
    5. Required – Successful experience engaging technical representatives of the host country government, civil society organizations, international development organizations and private sector to support project implementation and/or to provide complementary resources to the project.
    6. Required – Successful experience of sharing knowledge, documenting experience, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit. Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication in English, and negotiation skills.
    7. Recommended - Demonstrated experience in the following:
    • Strengthening capacities of NGO administrative and financial systems, and oversight of grants programs.
    • Strengthening leadership and management capacities of national and sub-national government health systems.

    Method of Application

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