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    State Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

     

    Locations: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Reports to: State Team Leader.
    Grade: J
    Slot: 8

    Overview

    • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH.
    • The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
    • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
    • PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.

    Job Descriptions

    • The objective of the M&E Advisor position is to provide technical leadership in the roll-out of Malaria M&E plan in the states integrating it with other health systems and generating strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Spearhead the roll-out of Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan in line with PMI-S project and national reporting requirements.
    • Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance.
    • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State Malaria project plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
    • Provide support in the implementation of Malaria State M&E plan in collaboration with the State Team, Advisors and Directors and take the lead on the reporting formats for PMI_S indicators and targets.
    • Contribute to establish a system for the flow of information from service-delivery points to the Malaria PMI-S project central data base and ensure timely M&E technical support to all implementing health facilities.
    • Take lead in building the capacity of health units’ M&E staff and relevant health and community workers in data collection, summarization, analysis and presentation of M&E activities.
    • Work with the SMEP and LGA M & E officers to support facility level routine data analysis and use.
    • Manage the roll-out of the PMI-S project for State level M&E data quality assurance system including quarterly data quality audits.
    • Coordinate regular data quality assessments, undertaken in a participatory manner, with facility staff and ensure the completeness, consistency and validity of routine data.
    • Work with the state and LGA M & E officers to provide feedback to HFs on data quality and ensure that appropriate actions are taken to improve data quality at the HF level;
    • Ensure that the quality of program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation in the sites is of international standard and quality by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms quality improvement.
    • Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the LGAs and communities served.
    • Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, use program/project monitoring data to modify existing programs and design new programs.
    • Provide technical support in evaluation research (including developing a research plan, sampling strategies, analysis and presentation of data) to the local research groups working on the PMI-S project.
    • Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design teams.
    • Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment/strengthening of one state M&E system that informs policy and practice.
    • Ensure state-of-the art database management practice at the state.
    • Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the state and national project teams.
    • Work with the SMEP to document and publish best practices in malaria service delivery in PMI-S supported facilities.
    • Perform any other task to be assigned by your supervisor.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Postgraduate degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
    • Minimum of 4 years’ hands-on monitoring & evaluation experience.
    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in developing and implementing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 3 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in Malaria programs in Nigeria is desirable.
    • Familiarity with USAID reporting systems highly desirable. particularly for Malaria.
    • Good analytical, presentation and reporting skills.
    • Good knowledge of Surveillance Monitoring and Evaluation systems and practice.
    • Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
    • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
    • Strong skills in the use of DHIS2 for data management.
    • Strong report writing skills.
    • Strong mentoring and supervision skills.
    • Ability to work with and build teams.
    • Ability to supervise and coordinate field level data staff.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to work independently, and in team.
    • Ability to supervise data specialists for quality data entry and reporting.
    • Ability to make propose solutions related to issues with data generated in collaboration with state team members.

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    State Senior Malaria Technical Advisor

     

    Job ID: 13-10611
    Location: Nigeria
    Grade: J
    Slot: 8 Openings
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: State Team Leader.

    Overview

    • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH.
    • The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
    • PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.

    Job Description

    • The SSMTA will deputize the State Team Leader and provide overall technical leadership and implementation of PMI-S state malaria program.
    • This position will coordinate with the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor/Deputy Project Director and other relevant technical officers at the PMI-S central office to draw down federal malaria TA to the state; and will coordinate with other positions at the state level to ensure coherent design, management, monitoring and reporting of PMI-S state malaria program.
    • S/he will spearhead strengthening of a state partnership for malaria elimination using elements of the High Burden High Impact (HBHI) initiative to funnel public and private sector resources to common state malaria elimination plans.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • The Senior State Malaria Technical Advisor (SSMTA) will deputize the State Team Leader providing malaria technical expertise in the conceptualization and implementation of state systems and processes to support effective and efficient delivery of malaria services.
    • Lead and supervise a team of technical advisors (malaria case management, diagnosis, prevention and community services) that will provide TA to the State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP) and health providers at health facilities and in the community.
    • Provide technical leadership in the development and monitoring of the state malaria annual work plan (AOP) and work closely with the State Team Leader to ensure that departmental work plans are implemented and monitored on quarterly basis.
    • Engage the State Malaria Elimination Program, SPHCDA, and relevant SMOH entities and partners to share progress, accomplishments, and challenges and ensure common understanding of current as well as future strategic direction.
    • Collaborate with the State Team Leader and the Finance and Operations Manager to optimize and utilize project resources in the most efficient way to achieve project results.
    • Develop and roll out a mentoring and supportive supervision programs at all levels of the state health system as it relates to malaria elimination.
    • Oversee malaria services quality assurance initiatives at the state level including improvements to diagnosis through RDTs and microscopy, and accurate treatment of both severe and acute cases of malaria using national treatment guidelines, IPTp, iCCM, and participate in design of improvements to LLIN distribution (routine and campaigns).
    • Collaborate with the Senior State SME Advisor and the logistician to develop and institutionalize a system for tracking the malaria cascade (persons with fever, tested with RDT/microscopy, positives treated with ACT, outcome of treatment) and the related commodities/supplies.
    • Provide TA to the SMEP on effective engagement of private sector health service providers in planning and implementation of state malaria elimination programs.
    • Contribute to writing project reports, documentation of good practices, and technical publications.
    • Contribute to visibility of PMI for States Project work through innovative presentation of project approaches and results at state, federal and international levels.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A first Degree in a related Health field and a Master's Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Management or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
    • At least 8 years' senior level work experience in health program management in developing countries, five of which implementing malaria elimination programs under PMI or other donor agency at state or federal level.
    • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with State Health departments, SPHCDA, partners supporting SMOH, and LGAs to achieve results.
    • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing support to institutions to strengthen their management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.
    • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
    • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and sub-partners, as well as external relations with the State Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.

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    Malaria Technical Advisor, Case Management - MTA-cm

     


    Job ID: 13-10612
    Locations: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Reports to: State Senior Malaria Technical Advisor.
    Grade: I
    Slot: 8

    Overview

    • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH.
    • The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
    • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
    • PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.

    Job Descriptions

    • The Malaria Technical Advisor for Case Management position will provide solid technical and programmatic direction and practice of malaria case management including laboratory diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated and severe malaria, and IPTp at health facility and community service delivery points.
    • The position will build networks with the supply chain, laboratory, SME and community and demand creation partner organizations and/or staff to ensure coherent delivery of high quality malaria services in the state and LGAs.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Engage the State Malaria Elimination Program, SMOH, SPHCDA, and relevant partners to adopt/adapt the latest malaria case management policy guidelines and strategies in line with national and WHO guidelines.
    • In collaboration with the Senior State Malaria Technical Advisor (SSMTA), provide malaria technical expertise in the development and monitoring of the state malaria annual work plan (AOP).
    • Work with the SSMTA to build capacity of State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP) and health providers at health facilities and in the community in provision of quality malaria case management services.
    • Engage tutors at health training institutions in the state to mainstream training on the latest malaria policy and treatment guidelines in pre-service training programs.
    • Develop and roll out a mentoring and supportive supervision program at all levels of the state health system as it relates to malaria case management.
    • Provide TA to the SMEP and SMOH in the design and implementation of a QA system for malaria services at the state level including quality of diagnostic testing and linkage of positive cases to treatment for both severe and uncomplicated cases of malaria.
    • Provide TA to the SMEP and SMOH on effective engagement of private sector health service providers in planning and implementation of state malaria case management interventions.
    • Collaborate with other PMI-S state project team to support roll out of malaria policy guidelines, SOPs and Job aids to health workers working in public and private health facilities through continuous professional development (CPD).
    • Contribute to writing project reports, documentation of good practices, and technical publications.
    • Contribute to visibility of PMI for States Project work through innovative presentation of project approaches and results at state, federal and international levels.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A first Degree in a Health field and a Master's degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Management or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
    • At least 5 years’ experience in health program management in developing countries, three of which providing direct clinical services at health facilities; and at least 2 years’ experience providing TA to health facilities on treatment of malaria according to latest national/WHO treatment guidelines.
    • Previous experience working with MAPS or SuNMaP1 will be an advantage.
    • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with State Health departments, SPHCDA, partners supporting SMOH, and LGAs to achieve results.
    • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing TA to health workers to strengthen their management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
    • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and sub-partners, as well as external relations with the State Ministry of Health, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.

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    Finance Intern I

     

    Job ID: 13-10607
    Locations: Abuja
    Grade: Intern
    Slot: 4
    Reports to: Finance Associate
    Project/Program: A000 - None Specified
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group

    Overview

    • The Finance Intern will assisting the Senior Accountant/Accountants in providing finance & logistic support in the unit. 
    • The Finance Intern is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Prepare payment vouchers
    • Properly code all transactions
    • Process payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
    • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
    • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks
    • Maintain accounting files
    • Manage the inventory data base in the field office
    • Track and following up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.
    • Other tasks as requested by supervisor.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum of 1 experience in finance position with a Non-Governmental Organization
    • University Degree in Accounting or Higher National Degree (HND) in Finance/Accounting
    • Experience as an Accountant or understanding of key aspects of accounting
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software and basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks)
    • Specific qualification in management of a large and busy office

    Method of Application

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