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Job Vacancies at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

Job ID: 13-9686
Location: Sokoto
Grade: Intern
Reports To: State Team Leader

Overview

  • The key expectations of the Monitoring & Evaluation Intern’s position is to support the M&E Unit in ensuring that MSH’s M&E system within the State is well positioned to provide continuous technical guidance, capacity building, M&E systems strengthening to MSH supported facilities, Community Based Organizations, the Local and State M&E Teams.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the M&E Specialist on CaTSS data on DHIS management, generation of DHIS pivot table and DHIS data validation process.
  • Support the M&E Specialist in collection and validation of data in all reporting templates (PMTCT, HTC and ART).
  • The M&E intern will support the M&E Specialist in ensuring high data quality to meet our funder’s data demands and other national and international expectations.
  • The M&E intern will support the M&E Specialist in managing the database on monthly basis.
  • Support M&E Specialist during APR and SAPR documentation for the project.
  • Support Data Entry Clerks, Electronic Data Assistants and adhoc volunteers on quality data documentation, utilization of open MRS and data abstraction from PEPFAR-supported facilities
  • Any other official duties assigned by the supervisors

Supervision:

  • Works independently with authority from the State Team Leader, within strategy and policy guidelines.

Decision Making:

  • Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

Responsibility over data or information:

  • Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding program data generation and management.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
  • At least 2 years hand-on-experience in monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
  • Significant experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems
  • Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
  • Significant experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, palliative care, and OVC desirable
  • Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and fluency in English

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.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Clinical Consultant

Job ID: 13-9675
Location: Kwara
Grade: Consultant
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: State Team Leader

Job Description

  • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to support the delivery of sustainable HIV/TB and HIV care, and treatment services in supported hospital facilities.

Role of MSH

  • Provide one day orientation on MSH ART model, use of SIMS tool, and transition update in the state where the consultant will be based
  • MSH supervising technical staff will liaise with the clinical officer on a day to day basis to provide needed support throughout the period
  • Provide all the financial and logistic requirements – Accommodation and perdiem for the consultant, consultancy fees will be negotiated according to level of expertise.
  • Introduce the clinical officer to the respective State Ministry of Health and facility management.

Role of clinical Consultant

  • Personally responsible for settling-in at the state of engagement and arranging meals.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the Hospital management committee (HMC) to develop a monthly meeting schedule for hospital program review
  • Support the use of SIMS tools for the conduct of unit specific supportive supervision
  • In collaboration with hospital management committee conduct periodic orientation on the use of SIMS tool
  • Support capacity building of facility staff through CMEs to enhance knowledge based of service provision with emphasis on:
    • Institutionalizing QIT and conduct of monthly meetings in the facility
    • Develop capacity of champions (retention, tracking and quality improvement) in the facility targeting the CMD or his designate to sustain these service delivery initiative
    • Identify and build capacity of QI lead to mentor on continuous process improvement (client flow, treatment initiations, adherence counselling, TB/HIV collaboration and treatment failure review etcetera) to enhance service delivery in the facility
    • Empower ART focal and M&E focal person to constantly review data with facility staff during QIT meeting including the use of data for decision making
    • Empower and transfer reporting and sharing of weekly, monthly and quarterly program activities to the ART focal person
    • Sustain the use of site monitoring through improvement tools (SIMS) in supported facility including mentoring facility staff on its use for periodic self-assessment
  • Support the HTC hospital designate to ensure HTC transition activities are in line with PEPFAR-MSH plans of keeping enrolment into care and treatment at maintenance level. Where applicable:
    • Promote targeted testing at the GOPD or Designate facility Heart to Heart centre
    • Promote the use of testing eligibility checklist for assessing patients eligibility for testing
    • Support transitioning of established and functional provider initiated testing and counselling points to hospital management (Staff)
    • Provide TA for the documentation of testing and counselling of patients in the facility from non-Priority testing points
    • Support the documentation of positive clients PITC points transitioned to the hospital facility
    • Ensure regular supply of test kits and testing of patients at the ANC, TB units and paediatric ward
    • Work closely with ART focal persons to improve facility treatment retention with emphasis on treatment cohort to be reported at end of MSH current physical year
    • Provide TA for the tracking of patients who commenced treatment among this cohort and ensure they are returned to care
    • Provide TA for setting up of a functional adherence and PHDP unit in the facility
    • Provide TA for refining of clinic flow to ensure patients receive adherence counselling at each hospital encounter before collection of prescribed medication at the pharmacy unit
    • Provide TA for the use of treatment calendar at the adherence counselling and records unit for the purpose of tracking of treatment cohort specified above
    • Monitor the implementation of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) in the facility
  • Build capacity of ART focal person to lead periodic chart reviews in collaboration with the QIT members for all enrolled patients with a view of assessing quality of care- treatment eligibility evaluation, treatment failure assessment, treatment adherence for patients, patients staging etcetera
  • Build capacity of ART focal person to support TB screen of HIV positive patients (new and old clients) in congregate settings (PICT points, Adherence counselling rooms and triage units, consulting rooms, PMTCT setting) and documented in the appropriate tools
  • Build capacity of PMTCT focal person to continue to support decentralization of ART services to PMTCT service delivery points (ensuring continuous supply of ARVs to ANC service points)
  • Build capacity of thematic focal leads to Organize periodic CME to support capacity building of HCWs on HIV/AIDs care and support PMTCT and Collaborative TB/HIV activities .

Period of Performance:

  • The period of period of performance will be effective from August 1, 2017 for a period of 60 days and broken down into 20 days cycles of performance.
  • You would receive new contracts subject to satisfactory performance at the end of each 20 working days cycle.

Estimated level of effort:

  • 60 working days.

Deliverables:

  • Bi- weekly update report to the STL, Clinical Care Specialist on assigned tasks using outlined format below:

Qualitative Reporting:

  • QI meeting hosting (funding) transited to the facility leadership within the next one month
  • Refined clinic flow to optimize clinic adherence intervention in supported facilities within the next one month
  • Compile bi-weekly narrative report in line with conducted activities as specified in the TOR including the Quality improvement team meetings with supportive data
  • Compile report monthly on achievements to supervising technical staff
  • Provide a comprehensive report at the end of the period reflecting task that were assigned and carried out including findings and recommendations

Qualifications and Experience

  • The clinical officer will be a highly skilled clinician with at least 2 years of clinical work experience.
  • S/he will have thorough knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs in Nigeria including current Knowledge in the field of HIV programming.
  • Registered with the relevant professional bodies (Nigeria Medical and Dental Council).

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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Clinical Intern
Job ID: 13-9673
Location: Kwara
Group/Office: HPG
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: State Team Leader
Overview

  • The key objective of the clinical intern position is to support the delivery and optimization of quality HIV services across supported facilities.
  • This is especially critical in the era of implementation of the Test and Treat guidelines and the assurance of quality services delivery according to national and donor requirements.
  • The clinical intern will work with the Clinical Advisor to bridge gaps in service delivery both at the comprehensive care and treatment sites and also the PMTCT stand-alone sites.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide supportive supervision and mentoring of clinicians/facility focal persons on the 2016 new national treatment guidelines.
  • Coordinate with the health facility management/focal persons to determine critical needs/gaps and liaise with Clinical Advisor to resolve those challenges.
  • Mentor staff in relevant health units of the facility to correctly fill out the PMM registers and do periodic quality checks on the data. Focus to be on correctness of entries in registers and extent of SIMS requirements fulfillment.
  • Ensure the availability of ALL relevant SIMS documents and in all supported facilities at all times.
  • With the clinical advisor, periodically organize CME to support service delivery gaps e.g IPT implementation, etc.
  • Report results achievement and challenges to Clinical Advisor according to agreed project timelines.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Clinical Advisor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • The Intern will be a Medical Doctor with at least 1 year of clinical work experience in a busy ART treatment centre.
  • She/he must have a thorough knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs in Nigeria, including current technical knowledge.
  • Good computer skills particularly in excel and word.
  • Excellent inter-personal, team building skills and ability to work in a culturally sensitive manner with stakeholders.
  • Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Registered with the relevant professional body (Nigeria Medical and Dental Council).


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Intern
Job ID: 13-9685
Location: Zamfara
Group/Office: HPG
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: State Team Leader
Overview

  • The key expectations of the Monitoring & Evaluation Intern’s position is to support the M&E Unit in ensuring that MSH’s M&E system within the State is well positioned to provide continuous technical guidance, capacity building, M&E systems strengthening to MSH supported facilities, Community Based Organizations, the Local and State M&E Teams.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the M&E Specialist on CaTSS data on DHIS management, generation of DHIS pivot table and DHIS data validation process.
  • Support the M&E Specialist in collection and validation of data in all reporting templates (PMTCT, HTC and ART).
  • The M&E intern will support the M&E Specialist in ensuring high data quality to meet our funder’s data demands and other national and international expectations.
  • The M&E intern will support the M&E Specialist in managing the database on monthly basis.
  • Support M&E Specialist during APR and SAPR documentation for the project.
  • Support Data Entry Clerks, Electronic Data Assistants and adhoc volunteers on quality data documentation, utilization of open MRS and data abstraction from PEPFAR-supported facilities
  • Any other official duties assigned by the supervisors

Supervision:

  • Works independently with authority from the State Team Leader, within strategy and policy guidelines.

Decision Making:

  • Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

Responsibility over data or information:

  • Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding program data generation and management.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
  • At least 2 years hand-on-experience in monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
  • Significant experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems
  • Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
  • Significant experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, palliative care, and OVC desirable
  • Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Supply Chain Management Systems (SCMS) Intern
Job ID: 13-9679
Location: Niger, Zamfara
Reports To: State Team Leader
Grade: Intern
Overview

  • To be able to have an effective, efficient and quality SCMS activities for successfully achievement of the CaTSS strategic project document, it is important to have interns to support the SCMS Specialist in Niger State Office.
  • This will improve the turnaround time and quality of services delivery to the patients.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support health facilities in the generation, collation and validation of bimonthly LMIS reports for PMTCT sites.
  • Apply SIMS tool at health facilities (PMTCT sites) for quality improvement and follow up with remediation plans to address gap(s) identified.
  • Follow up with the implementation of the ‘Test & Treat’ strategy at the health facilities through tracking of the status of Pre-ART clients initiated into ART.
  • Provide support to supported PHCs on quality inventory commodity management.
  • Supports in redistribution of commodities among health facilities where necessary so as to prevent stock out situation and minimize expiries.
  • Track, monitor, delineate and provide accountability update of State govt and PEPFAR RTKs at the designated facility
  • Collaborate with NAFDAC to ensure that facilities report ADRs and transmit same to the country office
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the line manager and supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Post-graduate degree in public health/health science is an advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ facility/field level experience with HIV/AIDS programs particularly those related to supply chain management
  • Have an good grasp of SCMS issues and current literature on SCMS in a developing country context
  • Strong numeric skills and pays attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload
  • Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure
  • Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Skilled pharmacist
  • Ability to demonstrate skills in some component of Pharmaceutical Care
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English
  • Good organizational skills
  • Must be registered with the relevant professional body-Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN)
  • Have some basic grasp of SCMS issues and current literature on SCMS in a developing country context
  • Have basic understanding of comprehensive ART programming, including evaluation
  • Basic competency in computer applications to carry out management and data analysis as maybe required
  • Must possess the ability to learn fast and sometimes work independently with a problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action

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.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Laboratory Program Intern
Job ID: 13-9669
Location: Zamfara, Niger
Grade: Intern
Group/Office: HPG
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: State Team Leader
Overview

  • The key objective for the intern is to support the Zamfara State Field Office Team in supporting laboratory program activities and profiling laboratory innovations from the field office in reports.
  • Under the tutelage of the Sokoto State Laboratory Systems Specialist, provide the technical support for 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 state 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 Zamfara state.

Specific Responsibilities

  • He/She will assist the Sokoto State-based Laboratory Systems Specialist in tracking and reporting on optimization of EID and Viral Load services, Laboratory Revolving Funds, laboratory services integration and accreditation preparedness effort of selected health facilities within Zamfara State
  • Manage the state-specific database of laboratory activities, including but not limited to QA, TB, CD4, and EID and Viral Load optimization activities by working closely with both Country and other field office technical staff
  • Support sample transportation (Sputum, Viral load, CD4, DBS for both EID and viral load) from sites without equipment and from sites with unexpected equipment breakdown
  • In collaboration with the State Laboratory Quality Management Task Team (SLQMTT), provide support for centralized HIV rapid test quality improvement initiative (HIV RTQII) and periodic testers’ evaluation
  • Document key Laboratory activities from Zamfara State and share same with the Country Office Laboratory Team. Liaise with the Country in identifying key successes and originating draft success stories for reviews.
  • Provide support to facilities on data collection, Monthly and Quarterly reports for timely submission to country office
  • Support the State Laboratory Quality Management Task Teams and health facilities and continuous quality improvement (CQI) programs
  • Ensure that all MSH-supported laboratories carry out quality assurance functions, including but not limited to IQA, EQA and PT activities, and the availability of quality documents and records.
  • Support facilities to ensure that laboratories implement GoN-approved diagnostic protocols, quality control procedures, significant biosafety, and biosecurity practices.
  • Ensure equipment maintenance and the availability of laboratory reagents and consumables to minimizes service interruption for all investigations.
  • 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 lead to sustainability.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of B.MLS/B.Sc in Medical Laboratory Science with at least one-year post internship experiences including HIV, tuberculosis and other opportunistic infections testing and laboratory monitoring of clinical status of people living with HIV
  • He/She will have the basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and good laboratory practices in Nigeria
  • Registered with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), and licensed to practice in Nigeria
  • Familiarity with local and WHO/AFRO Accreditation process is a plus.

Personal Attributes:

  • Organized, objective-oriented, methodical individual with strong motivation for service, with the zeal to learn.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision with good computer and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexible and open to extra working hours if necessary.
  • Good communication skills and ability to express views and ideas clearly.

How to Appply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Intern
Job ID: 13-9672
Location: Niger, Kwara
Grade: Intern
Group/Office: HPG
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: State Team Leader
Overview

  • The key expectations of the Monitoring & Evaluation Intern’s position is to support the M&E Unit in ensuring that MSH’s M&E system within the State is well positioned to provide continuous technical guidance, capacity building, M&E systems strengthening to MSH supported facilities, Community Based Organizations, the Local and State M&E Teams.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the M&E Specialist on CaTSS data on DHIS management, generation of DHIS pivot table and DHIS data validation process.
  • Support the M&E Specialist in collection and validation of data in all reporting templates (PMTCT, HTC and ART).
  • The M&E intern will support the M&E Specialist in ensuring high data quality to meet our funder’s data demands and other national and international expectations.
  • The M&E intern will support the M&E Specialist in managing the database on monthly basis.
  • Support M&E Specialist during APR and SAPR documentation for the project.
  • Support Data Entry Clerks, Electronic Data Assistants and adhoc volunteers on quality data documentation, utilization of open MRS and data abstraction from PEPFAR-supported facilities
  • Any other official duties assigned by the supervisors

Supervision:

  • Works independently with authority from the State Team Leader, within strategy and policy guidelines.

Decision Making

  • Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

Responsibility over Data or Information:

  • Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding program data generation and management.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate Degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
  • At least 2 years hand-on-experience in monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
  • Significant experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems
  • Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
  • Significant experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, palliative care, and OVC desirable
  • Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and fluency in English

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.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Community Care Intern
Job ID: 13-9667
Location: Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kwara
Group/Office: HPG
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: State Team Leader
Overview

  • The objective of the Community Care Intern position is to manage the MSH CaTSS community program in a manner that strengthens retention rate across the supported health facilities and community service provision.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide periodic application of SIMS tools as a means of providing mentoring and supervision to the health facility and community services providers.
  • Work closely with ART focal person in the facility to identify retention challenges: identify determinants for LTFU, defaulting ART and care.
  • Work closely with M&E focal person to track, monitor and report PHDP services provision across supported HFs and communities using PwP register, home visit job aids, facility job aids and other relevant tools – on monthly, quarterly, annual basis or as may be demanded
  • Facilitate periodic analysis of state PHDP data as to improve the quality of service delivery to PLHIV across supported HFs and communities
  • Work closely with service providers at the HFs, community and Support Group levels to identify, document and share best practices from the state for learnings and possible replication in other states
  • Identify the capacity needs of HF and community service providers, provide ongoing/ real time capacity building, mentoring and support to improve their capacity to provide quality gender sensitive services to PLHIV
  • Facilitate service providers at the HF and community levels towards provision of quality adherence counselling services to improve clients’ retention on ART, join PLHIV support groups and participate in Savings and loans and other IGA activities.
  • Network with CSO and community partners in the State to establish a functional referral system for clients between clinical and community-based HIV/AIDS services.
  • Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Team Leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Supervision: Works independently with authority from the State Team Leader, within strategy and policy guidelines.
  • Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
  • Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for guiding program data generation and management.

Qualifications and Experience

  • candidate must possess minimum qualification of B.Sc or its equivalent in any field of Social Sciences
  • At least 3 years’ experience with HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred.
  • Excellent grasp of community care issues and current literature on HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English and probably Yoruba.
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results in a timely manner


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline: 6th August, 2017.

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