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  • Posted on: 21 July, 2016 Deadline: 29 July, 2016
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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 position of:

    Senior Technical Advisor

     

    Overview

    • The Senior Technical Advisor will provide overall technical assistance on e-TB Manager implementation in Nigeria in collaboration with  MSH Principal Technical Advisor ,TB for Africa, MSH HQ,CTB Country lead  in Nigeria, National TB and leprosy Control program(NTBLCP) of Nigeria and other stakeholders in accordance with the national TB policy guidelines and international Standards of TB care.
    • S/he reports hierarchically and functionally and administratively to the Principal Technical Advisor, TB, MSH.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Provides overall technical expertise for MSH/CTB Project in Nigeria by supporting  the implementation and scale up of an electronic TB data management information system
    • Ensures that project activities are carried out within budget and agreed timeframes
    • Implement all MSH/ CTB activities in consistent with CTB Nigeria plan, NTBLCP strategic plan and MSH quality standard in collaboration with Nigeria CTB Country lead
    • Represent MSH in technical meetings and forum including partner and stakeholders meetings
    • Foster clear communication about project activities, plans, and organizational policies within MSH and between strategic projects and partners.
    • Participate in USAID TB project consortium progress and implementation process

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Graduate Degree in Health related field; MD,MBBS preferred, possession of an  MPH degree will be an added advantage
    • Previous record of e-TB manager program implementation in Nigeria is a plus
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in public health; at least 2 years’ experience in TB control
    • Excellent strategic thinking and planning skills
    • Strong analytical skills and experience in monitoring and evaluation
    • Knowledge of and experience in training and capacity building
    • Demonstrated operating in a management culture built on consensus and results
    • Ability to work effectively and independently in a team-based structure
    • Ability to travel up to 60% percent of the time within Nigeria
    • Fluency and excellent written and oral communication skills in English

    Background Information

    • KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the new USAID-funded 5-year global program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries. KNCV leads this international consortium with eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), Family Health International (FHI 360), Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japanese Anti Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization.
    • The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.
    • The CTB office in Abuja is responsible for the overall implementation of the USAID funded Challenge TB project (CTB) . As collaborating partner, MSH supports the implementation of e-TB Manager in Nigeria together with KNCV (Lead) and operates in close communication with the National TB program (NTP), the USAID Mission and other stakeholders.

    EEO Statement:

    • Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

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    System Administrator for e-TB Manager

     

    Overview

    • The System Administrator will be an integral part of everyday working of e-TB Manager.
    • The main role of the System Administrator is to keep e-TB Manager up and mitigate risks that may result in a server failure.
    • Another role of the system administrator is to support future maintenance of the software, as needed, after the implementation of the system.
    • In this case, this will require experience with software development in Java. Experience in healthcare industry is preferred.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Support installation and upgrade of e-TB Manager countrywide;
    • Setup and execute backup routines of database and current version of e-TB Manager;
    • Monitor server activities to guarantee that e-TB Manager is running without compromise any server resource;
    • Plan server resource usage according to planned demand of user requests in a long term basis;
    • Support and troubleshooting of e-TB Manager server usage;
    • Manage and support operating system upgrades and server fixes;
    • Responsible for monitoring the product development status and ensure the product works as expected;
    • Research and resolve production issues;
    • Develop technical documentation, test results documentation and SOP documentation;
    • Maintaining an understanding of software solutions related to the healthcare industry and adapting to trends/needs within the industry;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, evidenced by the ability to communicate complex technical subjects to senior management and non-technical audiences.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • 1+ year of Windows NT Server administration, including backup, networking and file sharing configuration;
    • 2+ years of Windows Operating System, including Internet configuration;
    • Strong knowledge of Linux (or any Unix-based system);
    • Strong knowledge on Microsoft Office package;
    • 2+ years of J2EE development experience and Java for WEB (Experience with JBOSS AS is preferred);
    • 2+ years of experience on WEB development, with solid grasp of HTML, JavaScript and CSS;
    • Solid grasp of the following Java frameworks: Hibernate, SEAM, RichFaces;
    • Strong skills in SQL development;
    • Strong grasp of database integration with web applications.

    Background Information

    • KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the new USAID-funded 5-year global program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries. KNCV leads this international consortium with eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), Family Health International (FHI 360), Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japanese Anti Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization.
    • The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.
    • The CTB office in Abuja is responsible for the overall implementation of the USAID funded Challenge TB project (CTB) . As collaborating partner, MSH supports the implementation of e-TB Manager in Nigeria together with KNCV (Lead) and operates in close communication with the National TB program (NTP), the USAID Mission and other stakeholders.

    EEO Statement:

    • Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit MSH Career Page

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