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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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 ...
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    Finance Intern

    Job ID: 13-10872
    Location: Nigeria-Abuja
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A512 - Nigeria CaTSS
    Reports To: Senior Accountant
    Grade: Intern


    • Finance Intern will assist the Senior Accountant/Accountants in providing finance & logistic support in the unit.
    • The Finance Intern is responsible for ensuring timely collations and undertaking preliminary checks on finance documents in relation to money expended.
    • S/he is to undertake preliminary reviews towards ensuring expenditures and applicable documentation are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles determined by the donor agency.
    • 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 follow up on outstanding advances and ensure 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.

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    HR Intern

    Job ID 13-10873
    Location: Nigeria-Abuja
    Group/Office PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A512 - Nigeria CaTSS
    Reports To: HR Specialist
    Grade: Intern


    • The objective of the Human Resources (HR) Intern is to assist with recruitment, benefits and hiring actions. This includes but is not limited to; ensuring completion of employee’s documentation, HR administration and filing as well as documenting all performance actions and ensuring compliance with relevant company and labor practices, and ensuring up-to-date maintenance of personnel files as well as logistical support for the full cycle recruiting process.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Assist and manage staff recruitment by sending invitations, doing reference check, inform job applicants of their acceptance or rejection for employment.
    • Provide general and clerical support to the Human Resources Unit; compose and type letters, memorandums and other correspondence related to human resources activities, prepare a variety of reports.
    • Perform a variety of general support duties: make copies, maintain calendar activities, meetings and various events for assigned staff, process mail including receiving, sorting, logging and distributing incoming and outgoing correspondences from the Human Resource Unit.
    • Process personnel action forms and maintain personnel records to ensure timely performance evaluations and appropriate actions.
    • Filing of all papers and documents into appropriate employee files
    • Prepare new employee files.
    • Collate all approved leave forms
    • Maintain database for staff benefits such as Staff Health Insurance/ Accident Insurance Plan.
    • Conduct terror check for consultant and new hire.
    • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Administration or related field.
    • 1 year or less experience working in the human resources department of an organization.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters discreetly and gain the trust and confidence of colleagues.
    • Competences to assess priorities, manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment, and meet competing deadlines
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse staff, clients, and consultants
    • Ability to understand comprehensive information.
    • Basic numeracy and IT skills required for operating various systems.
    • Ability to interpret, analyzes, and explains the official framework employment regulation.
    • Demonstrated integrity, confidentiality and approachability.

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    State Technical Malaria Lead

    Job ID 13-10871
    Location: Cross River
    Group/Office PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: State Coordinator, Cross River.
    Grade: J


    • The Presidents Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by the Management Sciences for Health (MSH).
    • The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, Local Government (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.
    • The State Technical Malaria Lead, Cross River State will be responsible for supporting the State Coordinator, Cross River with technical leadership of the program, and contribute to operational oversight.
    • The position holder will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on malaria control and elimination to USAID PMI and key stakeholders including the State Malaria Elimination Program.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • To provide strategic technical direction to the program by coordinating the development of the technical aspects of the program implementation approaches and ensuring appropriate consultations with stakeholders at all levels.
    • To provide general technical support to the SMEP on malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy (MIP), including developing case management and MIP tools, participating in technical working groups, and providing technical leadership.
    • To collaborate with SMEP (State Malaria Elimination Program) and SMoH staff to strengthen quality improvement and supervision systems for malaria interventions.
    • To provide or delegate appropriately to members of the program technical team, technical support to all relevant levels of government to strengthen malaria control with particular focus on state to LGA and on down to facility and community levels for delivery of malaria control interventions.
    • To proactively solve problems and technical challenges which may arise during program implementation and when necessary draw upon the expertise from Malaria team of specialist at country level, including the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor.
    • To coordinate the program senior technical team to plan for, provide technical input in and monitor activity implementation.
    • To contribute to the output harmonization of the program.
    • To represent the program in malaria technical sub-committees and other meetings as agreed with the State Coordinator.
    • To line manage a team of technical advisors to ensure effective delivery of their job descriptions and manage their performance into a high performing team.
    • To adhere to MSH Standards of Technical Excellence (STEs) and carry out actions required to achieve or sustain standards.
    • To manage medium to long-term consultants as agreed by the State Coordinator.
    • To represent the program in relevant workshops or conferences as agreed with the State Coordinator.
    • To act as an organizational resource point for relevant technical issues in the state.
    • To provide support in advocacy and communication efforts relevant to the SMEP.
    • To ensure that program M&E data and lessons are collated, analyzed, interpreted and used to inform programmatic decisions.
    • To document program achievements and proactively have these shared through various channels such as written program updates and peer-reviewed journals.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Medical degree, Master's in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field.
    • At least 5 years of experience in progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing and managing malaria and other health programs in developing countries
    • Demonstrated experience managing successful teams comprised of experienced professionals
    • Demonstrated technical leadership, program management, strategic planning, policy experience and problem solving skills working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment are required
    • Previous experience with or good knowledge of USAID operating procedures (proposal development and submission, monitoring and evaluation and reporting)
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and communicate information to both health and non-health audiences, and achieve consensus on policy, project, research, and administrative matters
    • Excellent verbal communication skills, tact and diplomacy are required to establish and develop sustainable working relationships at the highest level and a high level of trust with public/private organizations. Verbal communication skills are also used to negotiate activity plans and resolve activity implementation issues with counterparts, partners and team members. Excellent written communication skills are required to prepare regular and ad hoc reports, activity documentation and briefing papers.
    • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook, Access, SPSS and other statistical and other relevant software) are required for effectively operating in this position. Good computer skills are required to implement, analyze, and monitor, and manage activity goals, inputs, outcomes, and achievements.

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