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  • Posted on: 25 March, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • 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 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 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. 

    Technical Verification Group Leader

     

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Technical Verification Group Leader for a potential multiyear performance-based program in Nigeria that rewards federal and state governments based on their performance in increasing utilization of maternal and child health interventions with the goal of saving the lives of women and children in Nigeria. MSH would provide an independent, credible, and coherent analysis of state and federal performance on the coverage indicators and monitor the disbursement of cash awards based on results.

     

    The Technical Verification Group Leader works in close collaboration with the PBF Verification Team Leader and supervises the verification field team. This team will be responsible for reviewing program elements related to Primary Health Care (PHC) service provision, operational structures, and financial accountability using a range of M&E approaches for validation and verification. S/he determines the scopes of work and protocols for the verification team site visits across relevant states to verify the performance of indicators and targets to assure that expectations and required results are fully met (and validated) prior to authorization of payment. 

     

    S/he will work with the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation and members of the Verification Team to compile and analyze performance results reported in facility surveys and performance reports and in collaboration with the Director of Finance and Operations to calculate warranted payments for submission to the Team Leader for authorization.

     

    S/he will work closely with the Finance Manager to provide supervision and guidance to field operations support staff and will serve as a key part of the Monitoring and Evaluation team to analyze and document results and impact, compile reports, and assure transparency in the performance data system.

     

    This position is contingent upon project award and funding.

    Specific Responsibilities

    1. Design and implement the Project’s reporting system, including managing project progress, ensuring timely data collection, writing quarterly and annual reports, and liaising with the project financial team to track the budget in relation to all project results and outcomes.
    2. Provide technical inputs to the technical verification team in order to assist in reaching program goals and objectives as well as to strategically inform the decisions on project performance and future direction to the project.
    3. Collaborate with M&E Specialist to provide regularly updated reports on the status of implementation against the project goals and objectives to stakeholders as required.
    4. Collaborate with the project team in identifying project activities, processes and/or outcomes that are worthy of documentation, and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices.
    5. Adhere to MSH procurement integrity and institutional standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.
    6. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    1. Advanced degree in management, public health, policy & program evaluation, or other related field.
    2. Well-developed capacity to provide supportive supervision to a broad range of technical areas. Significant background in Performance Based Financing (PBF) and Payments by Results (PBR) program design and management.
    3. Significant background in PBF and PBR program design and management.
    4. Capacity for effective leadership.
    5. Record of effective management of human and material resources on a large scale.
    6. Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection, verification, and analysis is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to allow for changes in program implementation.
    7. Fluency in English required.

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    PBF Team Leader

     

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Team Leader for a potential multiyear performance-based program in Nigeria that rewards federal and state governments based on their performance in increasing utilization of maternal and child health interventions with the goal of saving the lives of women and children in Nigeria. MSH would provide an independent, credible, and coherent analysis of state and federal performance on the coverage indicators and monitor the disbursement of cash awards based on results.

     

    The Team Leader will have primary responsibility for planning, oversight, and coordination of all project activities and personnel supporting the verification and payment authorization for performance-based elements of the program in Nigeria. S/he will work closely with all stakeholders to ensure coordination of verification analysis and reporting with the overall roll-out of the performance-based initiative.  S/he will coordinate verification activities with other initiatives and elements to ensure accurate and timely analysis, reporting, and payment authorizations across all relevant states in Nigeria.  S/he will supervise the Technical Group Leader, M&E Specialist, and Director of Finance and Operations.

     

    This position is contingent upon project award and funding.

    Specific Responsibilities

    The Team Leader leads and manages the project and is accountable for project deliverables and results, with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including vision and technical strategy; project management; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; and coordination and synergy with other MSH projects and collaboration with MSH Country Representative and the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU) where applicable. This accountability includes effective contribution to business and resource development activities - including positioning, intelligence gathering, and proposal development - that contribute to fueling MSH’s mission.

     

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    1.      Project Results:

    • Oversees implementation of program activities and provides high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
    • Serves as the primary project liaison from MSH to the donor and is accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met. Assure that all research or data collection activities under the program are undertaken in collaboration and/or consultation with the appropriate Ministries.
    • Support the FMOF to make timely and accurate payments to (states) working under the program based on validated performance in relation to targeted indicators. 
    • Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.

    2.      Technical Strategy and Vision:

    • Develop (update and adapt as needed) and  execute project results framework, performance monitoring plan, technical strategy,  M&E plan and annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards,  and RMS guidelines.
    • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.

    3.      Project and People Management:

    • Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
    • Coordinate all project activities with national structures, and assure timely validation support to national implementation within national and state structures to implement performance-based approaches to expand access to and use of primary health care services on a national scale.
    • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources. Approve and supervise all short-term personnel.
    • Manage and mentor the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines and implement an effective performance-management program including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.

    4.      Client and other Stakeholder Relationships:

    • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.

    5.      Coordination and Synergy:

    •  Maintain effective communication with all stakeholders to assure that the verification function is providing the accurate and timely analysis and guidance essential to the initiative.
    • Collaborate with the MSH Country Representative and participate as required in activities organized in the context of MSH Representation in country.
    •  Ensure harmonious collaboration with and cost-effective use of the Country Operations Management Unit.

    Qualifications

    1. Master’s degree in health management or administration from an accredited university program, or a combination of health professional experience and a Master’s degree in management, business, or public administration.
    2. Significant experience and progressively increasing responsibility in the areas of health systems and management, with an emphasis on experience in a developing country environment.
    3. Substantive experience in development of resource allocation-related information systems (such as health management information systems, financial management systems, pharmaceutical logistics systems, human resource management systems) is required.
    4. Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects.
    5. Familiarity with international donor regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
    6. Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
    7. Strong interpersonal skills, including a history of diplomatic interaction with government officials at all levels in a developing country setting
    8. Significant involvement in health reform activities preferred.
    9. Experience with implementing quality improvement/performance improvement programs in health care provider organizations preferred.
    10. Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
    11. Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
    12. Excellent analytical skills.
    13. Fluency in English required.

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    Technical Verification Specialist (6 positions)

     

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking six (6) Technical Specialists to work in harmony as a team for a potential multiyear performance-based program in Nigeria that rewards federal and state governments based on their performance in increasing utilization of maternal and child health interventions with the goal of saving the lives of women and children in Nigeria. MSH would provide an independent, credible, and coherent analysis of state and federal performance on the coverage indicators and monitor the disbursement of cash awards based on results.

     

    Team members will collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and other members of the verification team as well as with the Finance and Operations staff to verify the basis for warranted payments under the performance based financing program.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Team members are required to have skills and successful experience in two (2) or more of the following areas:

     

    Monitoring & Evaluation

    Financial Management Systems (experience with audit functions preferred)

    Performance Based Financing

    Human Resource Management and Supervision systems

    Health Service Delivery systems

    Service Quality Assurance

     

    1. Implement the site visit protocol across selected states to verify progress of program indicators.
    2. Duties include managing schedules, ensuring timely data collection, and filing timely and accurate site visit reports.
    3. Provide technical reports on field visits to the technical verification group leader
    4. Collaborate with M&E Specialist to provide input for regularly updated reports on the status of implementation against the project goals and objectives to the Team Leader, stakeholders, donors, and various program managers as required.
    5. Collaborate with the project team in identifying project activities, processes and/or outcomes that are worthy of documentation, and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices.
    6. Adhere to MSH procurement integrity and institutional standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.
    7. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    1. Advanced degree in management, public health, policy & program evaluation, or other related field (or equivalent experience).
    2. Well-developed capacity to provide evaluation overview to a range of technical areas
    3. Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection, verification, and analysis is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to allow for changes in program implementation.
    4. Fluency in English required.
    5. Willingness to travel 40% within Nigeria required.

    Method of Application

    Use links below to apply on ICIMS

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