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  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.

    Consultant II - Support the Development of a National Paper Based Lab Information System

     

    Job ID: 13-10739
    Location: Nigeria-Abuja
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A607 - Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
    Estimated level of effort:  20 working days
    Reports To: Director, HMIS
    Grade: Consultant
    Slot: 2 Openings

    Overview

    • The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.
    • The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria program areas. In doing so it will have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There is also the additional dimension of the innovative "State approach" to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others.
    • FMOH is interested in ensuring that Laboratory information is incorporated in the national instance of DHIS 2, this will ensure that information on laboratory activities are also available on the national portal.
    • In line with specific intervention targeted strengthening Health Management Information system, the project team is proposing short term technical assistance to support the development of a national paper based Lab Information System.

    Objectives

    • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to develop a national paper based Lab Information System.

    Specific Responsibilities
    Specific TOR:

    • Review the paper based information system for other program areas e.g. HIV, Malaria, TB, etc
    • Liaise with relevant staff of FMoH (DPRS/NASCP/NMEP, NTBLCP, Lab department, NCDC), NACA and other stakeholders/department to identify information that will be on the paper based Lab information system in line with the National NHMIS protocol/strategy
    • Develop a draft paper based lab information system i.e. the data collection and the reporting tools; the draft SOP for the lab LMIS
    • Facilitate a 4 days residential workshop with identified stakeholders to review and finalize the Lab HMIS SOP
    • Finalize the draft paper based Lab information system i.e. the data collection and the reporting tools; the draft SOP for the lab LMIS
    • Submit final paper based Lab information system i.e. the data collection and the reporting tools; the draft SOP for the paper based lab LMIS

    Deliverables:

    • Finalised paper based Lab information system i.e. the data collection and the reporting tools; the draft SOP for the paper based lab LMIS
    • Comprehensive report of the workshop
    • Comprehensive activity report

    Qualifications and Experience

    • The Consultant will be a graduate with at least 8 years of reviewing and developing HMIS documents with evidence of work done in Nigeria
    • S/he must be familiar with lab systems
    • S/he must be competent in Strategic document preparation and community program interventions.

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    Consultant II - Development of 2019-2024 NHMIS Strategic Plan

     

    Job ID: 13-10737
    Location: Nigeria-Abuja
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A607 - Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
    Estimated level of effort:  12 days (8 days of work and 4 days of workshops)
    Reports To: Director, HMIS
    Grade: Consultant

    Overview

    • The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.
    • The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria program areas. In doing so it'll have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There's also the additional dimension of the innovative "State approach" to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others.
    • In line with specific intervention targeted strengthening Health Management Information system, the project team is proposing short term technical assistance to develop 2019-2024 NHMIS Strategic plan which will be aligned with the current NSHDP II document.

    Objectives

    • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to develop 2019-2024 NHMIS Strategic plan

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Review the NSHDP II document, HIS Policy, other existing NHMIS documents (including the tools), discuss with identified stakeholders (using a guide - either KIIs, FGDs, etc) with a view to identifying gaps in the existing NHMIS strategic plan and achievement so far.
    • Document the gaps in the existing NHMIS strategic plan
    • Review existing laws and legislations regulating Health information systems in Nigeria.
    • Facilitate an initial workshop with FMOH and other relevant FMOH agencies, Implementing Partners and other stakeholders within the health sector to review Nigeria Health Information System to identify the gaps and offer suggestions in developing an updated version
    • Develop a first draft of the 2019-2024 NHMIS Strategic plan using materials from the documented gaps identified by the consultant and those identified by the stakeholders in the initial workshop
    • Facilitate a workshop to validate the HIS policy
    • Finalize the 2019 - 2024 NHMIS strategic plan document.
    • Submit final 2019 - 2024 NHMIS strategic plan document to FMOH
    • Write and Submit final report to MSH.

    Deliverables:

    • Report of the gaps in the existing NHMIS strategic plan
    • Revised NHMIS strategic plan document
    • Comprehensive reports of the two workshops

    Qualifications and Experience

    • The Consultant must possess a post graduate degree in Public Health or Health Policy or related experience
    • S/he must have 10 years’ experience developing information systems in developing countries like Nigeria with 5 year experience in Nigeria Health system strengthening, M&E or Strategic information experience
    • S/he must have experience working with donors like USAID, DFID and GF.
    • S/he must show proven understanding of trends in Health Policy and Systems in Nigeria.

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    Laboratory Specialist

     

    Job ID: 13-10741
    Location: Nigeria-Niger
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A512 - Nigeria CaTSS
    Reports To: State Team Leader (STL)
    Grade: G

    Overview

    • The objective of the Laboratory Specialist is to provide technical support on leadership of the Care And Treatment for Sustained Support (CaTSS) laboratory program in the state in a manner that strategically support the maintenance and uninterrupted delivery of quality HIV/AIDS and TB care and treatment services integrated into the host country health system, through technical assistance to be provided in close collaboration with the Government of Nigeria (GoN) at the state, and local government levels in five President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) - sustained response states.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • The Laboratory Systems Specialist will be required to support the laboratory systems for sustaining patient-centered care and treatment services for HIV/AIDS and TB. This will involve innovative, evidence-based, state-specific, and cost effective technical assistance partnership approach that will allow state and local governments to increasingly assume overall HIV and TB responsibilities. S(he) will be responsible for strengthening laboratory systems in line with MSH broader health systems focus.
    • In liaison with the Country Office Laboratory Team, S(he) ensure all MSH-supported laboratories in the State provide quality laboratory services throughout the year by ensuring that all lab equipment is functional at all time and maintaining zero-stock out time for all reagents and RTKs.
    • Establish strong collaboration with the Laboratory Directorate in the SMOH, State Hospital Management Board/Bureau for increased state government ownership and funding for laboratory system improvements that leads to sustainability, starting with the state governments setting goals and benchmarks with CaTSS, co-designing, and then co-developing and co-monitoring laboratory activities with the project and gradually taking responsibility.
    • Specifically support the SMOH, State Laboratory Quality Management Task Teams and health facilities and continuous quality improvement programs evidenced by the number of CaTSS-supported laboratories that are prepared towards attaining national accreditation by the MLSCN
    • Provide capacity building on basic laboratory management, including planning, budgeting, and integration of laboratory activities.
    • Ensure health facility laboratories implement GoN-approved diagnostic protocols, quality control procedures, significant biosafety and biosecurity practices.
    • Ensure that all MSH-supported laboratories carry out quality assurance functions, including but not limited to HIV RTCQI, IQA, EQA and PT activities, the availability of quality documents and records.
    • Take programmatic responsibility for the functioning of the laboratory information system (LIS) whether paper or electronic at the state level as well as work closely with State Supply Chain Management Specialists to ensure prompt submission of reports from health facilities as required by PEPFAR, MOH and MSH (monthly, quarterly, and as required).
    • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to laboratory management of HIV/AIDS.
    • Represent MSH on issues of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS at the state level.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum of B.MLS/B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Science.
    • Preferably with a Post-graduate degree in public health/health science.
    • The Medical Laboratory Scientist, must be registered with Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) and licensed to practice in Nigeria.
    • Significant experience (at least 4 - 6 years) in laboratory diagnosis of AIDS, tuberculosis and other opportunistic infections and laboratory monitoring of clinical status of people living with HIV essential.
    • Significant expertise in laboratory Quality Management Systems.
    • Familiarity with local and WHO/AFRO Accreditation process is a plus
    • Organized, solution and objective-oriented, methodical individual with strong motivation for service, who enjoys working in a team environment.
    • Ability to work independently with excellent computer and analytical skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure, flexible and open to extra working hours if necessary.
    • Very good negotiation and communication skills and ability to express views and ideas.
    • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze data.
    • Demonstrated experience in writing reports on key performance indicators and making presentations.

    Method of Application

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