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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.

    We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions:

    EMR Consultants

     

    Job ID: 13-8725
    Grade: Senior
    Group/Office: P&HT
    Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
    Project/Program: A056 PRO-ACT
    Reports To: Associate Director, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Slot: 3

    Overall Responsibilities

    • MSH, a Non-Governmental Organisation with head office in Medford, USA, has been in existence for over 40 years implementing projects and programs all over the World MSH’s Leadership, Management and Sustainability Program (LMS) is a global five-year USAID funded Cooperative Agreement designed to develop leadership and management skills at all levels of health care organizations and programs to effectively address change and improve health outcomes in the areas of family planning, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, infectious disease, and maternal and child health.
    • In Nigeria, the LMS Program implements the Prevention organizational systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (LMS Pro-ACT), a PEPFAR funded associate award with the goal of building the capacity of Nigeria’s public, private, and community sectors for sustainable HIV and AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) prevention, control, care, and treatment. LMS Pro-ACT began operations in August 2009 taking over from the AIDS Care and Treatment (ACT) Project that started in October 2007. Up to July 2013, Pro-ACT supported 6 state governments in Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Kebbi, Adamawa and Taraba states, and operated 30 comprehensive HIV and AIDS treatment centers. In August 2013 the project received a modification which extended its life by one year and changed the geographical focus to the five states of Niger, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara.
    • Currently the project now supports 41 comprehensive HIV and AIDS treatment centers and198 PMTCT/HTC sites in various health facilities. With its main office in Abuja, Nigeria, Pro-ACT is decentralized to the state government level and has offices in each of the 5 states that bring technical support closer to the areas of greatest need.
    • With the ProACT Transition to States in view, it became pertinent to explore the possibility of equipping some selected high volume Health Facilities with the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems to improve service delivery. In the light of this, 3 States (Niger, Sokoto, and Kwara) were selected as pilot States to deploy this system and 16 sites are currently selected for scale up
    • The overall purpose of this consultancy is to set up functional EMR in nine facilities in Niger State – with each consultant working with three facilities.

    Objectives
    Deployment of OPEN MRS Electronic Medical Record Software at the following Health facilities:

    • General Hospital Suleja - Niger
    • Umaru Musa Yar' Adua Hospital Sabon Wuse - Niger
    • Federal Medical Centre Bida - Niger
    • Fmpc Gawu Babangida - Niger
    • General Hospital Bida - Niger
    • Ibb Specialist Hospital Minna - Niger
    • General Hospital New Bussa - Niger
    • General Hospital Lapai - Niger
    • General Hospital Kagara - Niger
    • Ensure the functionality of OPEN MRS Electronic Medical Record Software at 9 Scale up Health facilities in Niger State.
    • Number of consultants: 3
    • Estimated level of effort: 15 days

    Specific Responsibilities
    Deliverables:

    • Ensure distribution of laptops to pilot’s locations or service points.
    • Ensure that the active devices such as switches and wireless access points have been properly installed.
    • Ensure that the necessary patch cords and Internet cables are available for all clients.
    • Assigns static IP Addresses to the allocated laptops.
    • In collaboration with facility IT staff (if available) creates providers, usernames and passwords
    • Ensure Connectivity of the EMR Frontend to the Backend server at the facility during implementation.
    • Conduct the Training of the facility based designated EMR users and PROACT field staff on EMR use.
    • Train and mentor EMR leads of the of project Sites and relevant Field staff on the use of the EMR
    • Ensure that all forms are suitable for all service providers
    • Supervise the available M&E Staff and Data Clerks to create patient folders.
    • Ensure that backup files and processes are created.
    • Ensure the system is up and running.
    • Document the entire process

    Duty Location:

    • The MSH ProACT at Abuja Country Office and Niger office will work with the selected Consultant in Abuja as well as at the Project Sites based on need.
    • Consultant 1: General Hospital Suleija; Umaru Musa Yar Adua Hospital Sabon & FMC Gawu Babangida.
    • Consultant 2: FMC Bida, GH Bida & GH New Bussa.
    • Consultant 3: GH Lapai; GH Kagara & IBB Specialist Hospital Minna
    • TIMELINES: 15 Days

    This should include but not limited to:

    • Planning and conducting the training for the end users and EMR leads at the facilities.
    • Ensure that all forms are suitable for all service providers.
    • Preparation /adaption of a User /Training Manual for easy understanding and reference.
    • Implementation of adequate back-up measures.
    • Documentation of the entire process of implementing the EMR.

    Qualifications

    • Possess minimum qualification in B.Sc./HND in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Social Sciences and other related fields
    • Proficiency in Java, MySQL and PHP programming languages is needed
    • Project Management Skills is also an advantage
    • Good knowledge of Linux and Windows Operating Systems
    • Prior experience with customization of Open-source applications especially Open-source health information systems.
    • Understanding of Network design and switching.
    • Ability to provide training and technical support for users with varying levels of IT knowledge and competence
    • Basic Monitoring and Evaluation Skills.
    • Proficient in the use of MS Excel.
    • Knowledge of hardware, software and telephony infrastructure
    • Installing, supporting and maintaining new server hardware and software infrastructure;
    • Ability to work with little or no supervision
    • Be self-motivated and with resilient drive
    • Possession of excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to complete assignments efficiently and in good time, and sudden changes and deadlines
    • Ability to write/develop good technical reports
    • Proven competence in working with others in a team effort

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    Director of Monitoring and Evaluation

     

    Job ID: 13-8035
    Group/Office: GEN (General)
    Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
    Project/Program: Proposal
    Reports To: TBD
    Grade: J

    Overall Responsibilities

    • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in 47 countries.
    • 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.
    • Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

    Project Summary

    • MSH is currently preparing for an upcoming USAID- funded health system strengthening, maternal, new born and child health and family planning/reproductive health projects in Northern Nigeria.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • The Director of Monitoring and Evaluation oversees the design and daily management of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities of the project including: maintaining a comprehensive plan for M&E implementation; planning and implementing project data collection, management, and analysis; planning and implementing M&E-related capacity-building activities for the project’s partners in order to improve statewide M&E-related practices; and overseeing and managing an M&E team to ensure the project’s data, reporting, and capacity-building needs are met.

    Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in public health, development, statistics or related field and at least 8 years work experience in international public health programs.
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a senior M&E manager in an international or donor organization providing leadership and technical direction to M&E activities.

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    Organizational Development Director

     

    Job ID: 13-8035
    Group/Office: GEN (General)
    Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
    Project/Program: Proposal
    Reports To: TBD
    Grade: J

    Overall Responsibilities

    • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in 47 countries.
    • 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.
    • Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

    Project Summary

    • MSH is currently preparing for an upcoming USAID- funded health system strengthening, maternal, new born and child health and family planning/reproductive health projects in Northern Nigeria.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • The Organizational Development Director participates in state level capacity building and systems strengthening initiatives intended to contribute to the sustainability of the program.
    • The Director supervises the OD Unit as well as short- and long-term technical assistance.
    • These operations and processes may include human resource management (including human capacity development and leadership development); financial and other management systems; strategic planning and resource allocation; monitoring and evaluation; and service delivery.

    Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in related field and minimum of 5 years of senior level experience senior-level experience providing organizational development and institutional capacity building in several of the following areas: human resource management (including human capacity development and leadership development); financial and other management systems; strategic planning and resource allocation; monitoring and evaluation; and service delivery.

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    Senior Maternal/Child Health Advisor

     

    Job ID: 13-8035
    Grade: J
    Group/Office: GEN (General)
    Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
    Project/Program: Proposal
    Reports To: TBD

    Overall Responsibilities

    • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in 47 countries.
    • 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.
    • Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

    Project Summary

    • MSH is currently preparing for an upcoming USAID- funded health system strengthening, maternal, new born and child health and family planning/reproductive health projects in Northern Nigeria.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Manage the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Project’s technical assistance activities to strengthen Nigeria’s MCH and service delivery system with a focus on strengthening systems and improving outcomes at the State levels.
    • Take the lead in designing programs that strengthen and promote high impact maternal and child health interventions at primary health care facilities.

    Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in related field and minimum of 8 years senior- level experience designing, implementing, and managing larger complex, maternal/child health programs or projects in Africa, preferably Northern Nigeria.

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    Health Systems Strengthening Advisor

     

    Job ID: 13-8035
    Grade: J
    Group/Office: GEN (General)
    Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
    Project/Program: Proposal
    Reports To: TBD

    Overall Responsibilities

    • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in 47 countries.
    • 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.
    • Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

    Project Summary

    • MSH is currently preparing for an upcoming USAID- funded health system strengthening, maternal, new born and child health and family planning/reproductive health projects in Northern Nigeria.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Assess and develop as needed health system strengthening plans in coordination with state and relevant local representatives to assure agreement and ownership of planned activities.
    • Manage the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Project’s technical assistance activities to strengthen Nigeria’s RH/ FP/MCH service delivery system with a focus on improving outcomes at the State level.

    Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, or related Degree relevant to the broad areas of health systems strengthening.
    • Minimum of 8 years senior-level experience in health systems strengthening, quality management, or quality assurance programming in Africa, preferably in Northern Nigeria.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit MSH Career Page on ICIMS

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