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    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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    Technical Verification Specialist

     

    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

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