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  • Posted on: 18 August, 2015 Deadline: 28 August, 2015
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  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Our mission is 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.

    Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

     

    Overall Responsibilities

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor under the supervision of Associate Director, M&E will assist in the design, implementation and supervision of M&E activities at the country-office level. The M&E Advisor will work in the country office to ensure that the M&E activities are appropriate, of high quality, and meet the donor and project’s M&E needs. 

    Specific Responsibilities
    • Develop, review and ensure correct implementation of MSH ProACT M&E plan.
    • Provide relevant technical guidance and assistance to MSH ProACT state M&E Specialists, other Advisors within the country office, to partner organizations and GON M&E counterparts.
    • Document lessons learned and best practices in M&E, according to USAID and PEPFAR guidelines.
    • Communicates with key counterparts at national level, especially from NACA and NASCP, to facilitate synergy and harmony between MSH ProACT and      GON M&E activities.
    • Ensure that the quality of program M&E in the sites is of international standard by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms and tools to ensure quality.
    • Work with local partners to develop their project M&E plans and support the correct implementation and use of M&E tools.
    • Contribute to the design and technical development of M&E initiatives at national and state level. Provide related capacity building support at state and site level.
    • Work with MSH ProACT state offices and local partners to support the correct implementation and use of M&E tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting.
    • Conduct routine monitoring visits to MSH ProACT state offices and project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools, assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
    • On a monthly basis, analyze state-level data and provide reports to State Offices, and local partners.
    • Perform other related duties as required by the Associate Director and the organization.
    Qualifications
    • Masters in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics or related field; 4-7 years experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in reproductive health and HIV/AIDS programs in developing countries.
    • Familiarity with USAID AND PEPFAR Indicators are preferred.  Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge and experience in project-level or state/national-level M&E system implementation
    • Knowledge working with USAID’s PEPFAR indicators is an added advantage
    • Knowledge of health, reproductive health or HIV/AIDS programming in developing countries.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors and recipients of assistance.
    • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to travel a minimum of 35%.

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

     

    Overall Responsibilities

    The key expectations of this M&E officer’s position is to support the country office M&E team in ensuring that MSH’s M&E system is well positioned to provide continuous technical guidance, capacity building, M&E systems strengthening to MSH supported states, facilities and Community Based Organizations. The M&E Officer will work in the country office to ensure that the M&E activities are appropriate, of high quality, and meet the donor and project’s M&E needs. 

    Specific Responsibilities

    Data Documentation

    The M&E officer will be responsible in:

    • Supporting the Associate Director M&E in managing the databases with patient level information into the appropriate Patient Monitoring and Management (PMM) forms and registers on a routine basis.
    • Support the Associate Director M&E in managing the Open MRS plaforms/EMR.
    • Support state M&E team in ensuring that the data management systems within the states/facilities are well functional and able to ensure prompt retrieval of states/national data.

    Data Collection & Reporting

    • The M&E officer will be responsible for data collection, gathering, collation and validation from the states.
    • The M&E officer will support the M&E specialist/Advisors in ensuring high data quality to meet our funder’s data demands and other national and international expectations.
    • The M&E officer will support the M&E team  in managing the state database and ensuring that  their state teams and country office readily have access to data for driving decision making.
    • The M&E officer will be responsible for data entry/verification into the DATIM, District Health Information System (DHIS 2.0) for both MSH and the USG DHIS 2.1 instance platform.
    • Support the Validation of data in all reporting templates (PMTCT, HTC, ART & TB) monthly for USAID.
    • Any other Duties assigned by the Associate Director and other organization.    
    Qualifications
    • Degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Mathematics, Health or related field;
    • 2-3 years experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programs in developing countries.
    • Familiarity with USAID AND PEPFAR Indicators are preferred. 
    • Master’s degree will be an advantage.

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    OVC Advisor

     

    Overall Responsibilities

    The objective of the OVC Advisor position is to provide technical leadership on the delivery of comprehensive and quality VC services under the ProACT project in a manner that strengthens community leadership and development systems and creates linkages and synergy between community and facility-based services.

     

    The OVC Advisor is expected to spearhead the building of innovative models and community interventions that will improve the well-being of OVCs and care givers as well as lead efforts geared towards strengthening the capacity of community based organization in partnership with the state and local government, private organizations, OVC-focused implementing partners and the community itself.

    Specific Responsibilities
    • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated ProACT project work plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
    • Take lead in the strategic design of an integrated OVC program that ensures linkages between facility and community level interventions.
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive capacity building strategy for care givers, state government and CSO partners to ensure the initiation of quality  OVC services in target communities
    • Provide technical support and mentoring of OVC desk officers at partner State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (SMWASD) units to enhance sustainability and ownership of the OVC program.
    • Take responsibility for technical monitoring, evaluation and reporting of  OVC services within the project PMP framework
    • Actively engage the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, NACA, CSOs and other IPs to identify gaps in policy and practice and package evidence to inform changes in OVC policy and practice.
    • Generate quarterly and annual technical reports that detail programmatic achievements, innovations and lesson learned.
    • Work with ProACT management to document and publish best practices.
    • Provide technical oversight for management of the project’s OVC focused small grants programs with assistance from the senior technical advisor  and working closely with the field based specialist.
    • Design strategy and roll out plan for building and coordinating networks of VC  focused community-based service organizations/providers and using these networks to leverage additional resources for championing VC initiatives in focus states.
    • Represent MSH at national and technical working groups meetings hosted by the USG, NACA, and FMoH on matters of OVC.

    Management responsibility

    • Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of VC services including community services provided under the ProACT project in Nigeria
    • Member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Supervision:  Works independently and reports to the Senior Technical Advisor Care and Support.

    Decision Making: Working within project strategy and policy guidelines, makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

    Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for program data generation and management.

    Responsibility over assets: Responsibility for assigned assets in the program.

    Responsibility over Staff:  Overall responsibility for staff reporting to this position.

    Qualifications
    • Master level or higher training in public health, Social Work, demography, social or behavior science
    • Minimum of 5 years senior level program experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, particularly those related to community HIV interventions , prevention with positives (PHDP), orphans and vulnerable children.
    • At least 5 years experience facilitating community programs on health or social development.
    • Comprehensive understanding of community-based HIV care and support initiatives, including program design, implementation and evaluation.
    • Demonstrable experience on participatory rural training methodologies and excellent facilitating skills.
    • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and statistical analysis required.
    • Grants management experience an added advantage.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.

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    Pediatric HIV Advisor

     

    Overall Responsibilities

    The Pediatric Advisor will provide technical leadership and support in the planning and implementation of pediatric HIV services under the MSH ProACT project in collaboration with the Federal and State Ministries of Health. In addition he/she will be responsible for the planning, coordination and providing overall strategic direction for the Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment programming as well as providing strong leadership to a multidisciplinary team of clinicians working in supported health facilities. He/she will provide technical supervision to field based project teams and will report to the Senior Technical Advisor-PMTCT/MNCH.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Management responsibility

    • Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of Pediatric HIV services under the ProACT project in Nigeria and this will also include integrating pediatric HIV services within existing RMNCH services in supported health facilities
    • Member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance

    Description of duties /responsibilities:

    • Provides technical guidance and clinical expertise in the provision of ProACT project pediatric HIV care and treatment services
    • Work closely with the clinical unit team to provide technical assistance to partner hospitals and guide the development of innovative pediatric initiatives to support facility level program operations including pediatric HIV testing, care and treatment of HIV infected infants, children and adolescents.
    • Provide technical assistance in the training and supportive  supervision of site clinicians providing pediatric palliative care, antiretroviral treatment, counseling and adherence support.
    • Provide on-going technical support and supervision to field based project teams who will in turn provide technical support to facilities in the implementation of pediatric activities.
    • Participate in the PMTCT/Pediatric technical working group meetings hosted by the USG, Ministry of health, HIV/AIDS Division of FMoH.
    • Develop a standard package of Pediatric HIV care services and ensure its implementation in MSH supported health facilities.
    • Liaise and network with relevant ProACT  partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for pediatric HIV.
    • Take responsibility for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of pediatric care and treatment services within the project PMP framework
    • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep MSH ProACT senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
    • Work with ProACT senior management to document and publish best practices.

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.

    Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

    Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding pediatric program data generation and management.

    Qualifications
    • Medical Degree (MD) and appropriate licenses and registration with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council (NMDC)
    • Specialist degree in Pediatrics or a graduate degree in public health preferred.
    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in clinical management of pediatrics HIV cases is a distinct advantage.
    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience with PMTCT, HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and CDC and international agencies such as UNICEF preferred.
    • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in PMTCT/pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment.
    • Experience in developing country health care programs desirable.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in  English.
    • Ability to work independently with strong  problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate      appropriate action;
    • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and data analysis as maybe required

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    Technical Advisor-Knowledge Management and learning (KML)

     

    Overall Responsibilities

    The Technical Advisor-Knowledge Management and Learning (KML) position leads the implementation of a comprehensive technical communication and knowledge management (KM) strategy in collaboration with the project leadership, country office and field based teams.He/she will support efforts to increase the visibility of the USAID funded ProACT project implemented by MSH and will work closely with the Program Assistant-Training to lead the documentation and dissemination of ProACT project innovations and results.

    Specific Responsibilities
    • Lead, manage, and support the implementation of a comprehensive knowledge management and technical innovation strategy in partnership with country and field office teams.
    • Institute a system for identifying and articulating emerging technical innovations and best practices  within the ProACT project
    • Oversee and contribute to the development of knowledge products including best practices, abstracts, technical publications or reports, learning briefs, nuggets, case studies, and success      stories..
    • Provide overall quality control and technical assistance for writing, editing, and packaging of knowledge products as well as ensure compliance with project branding guidelines and USAID  requirements
    • Manage and support project related knowledge sharing efforts including technical fairs, presentations, events, online discussion forums such as HIV TEN, and communities of practice (CoP)
    • Support  the development of an end-of-project dissemination plan and manage the implementation of this plan to highlight and detail project learning and      results
    • Provide support to technical advisors and field based teams to distill, package and disseminate program highlights and learnings and make them available to MSH, USAID, state and national      audiences
    • Support the development, review and finalization of  quarterly and annual reports, documentation related to close-out and other donor  deliverables as requested
    • Foster knowledge sharing and learning among country and field office teams through the hosting of brown bag events at country and field offices.
    • Provide oversight and supervise consultants hired to provide technical support or editorial services as maybe necessary.

    Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Deputy Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.

    Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

    Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for documenting technical communication and innovation initiatives.

    Qualifications
    • M.B.B.S with a master's degree in Public Health with at least 2 years’ experience working in USG funded HIV programs.
    • Strong writing, editing, analytical and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated technical communication skills and the ability to work as      part of ateam with highly      skilled technical staff.
    • Understanding of and experience applying technical communications and knowledge management and communication concepts, tools, and approaches
    • Comprehensive understanding of international development issues, HIV implementation and community-based health care initiatives, including  program design, implementation and evaluation is desirable.
    • Experience working with USAID and other international development organizations, particularly in the context of KM and communications program is desirable.
    • Applied knowledge & skills: demonstrated experience with abstract writing and presentation at international/regional conferences and  demonstrated evidence of publications in peer reviewed journals
    • Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
    • Strong critical thinking, problem solving skills and ability to work across diverse and multi-cultural teams

    SKILLS

    • Learning and knowledge sharing: open to new ideas; shares own knowledge; applies knowledge in daily work; builds partnerships for learning and knowledge sharing 
    • Communications: Ability to communicate with all levels of management and staff. establishing straightforward, productive relationships; showing great drive and commitment to the organization’s mission; inspires others: Maintaining high standards of personal integrity; 
    • Teamwork: Collaborates with others in own unit and across units; acknowledges others' contributions; works effectively with individuals across units; willing to seek help as needed. Promoting collaboration and facilitating teamwork across projects and organization wide.

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