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Vacancies At Management Sciences For Health [4 Positions]

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2 Dec, 2016

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant positions below:

Job Title: Director, Finance & Operation – HIV/AIDS Nigeria
Job ID: 13-9181
Location: Nigeria
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director

Overview

  • MSH seeks a Director, Finance and Operations to provide high-level contract and grant management support and financial expertise for the anticipated five-year USAID/Nigeria-funded contract designed to build local capacity for the delivery of sustainable, high-quality, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support services.
  • S/he manages the country finance team, ensuring the team provides a full range of financial support with a particular focus on accurate, timely and sophisticated budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, financial monitoring and reporting.
  • S/he ensures that financial functions support the timely and effective implementation of the projects’ technical scope of work.
  • The Director, Finance and Operations provides counsel to help project and country leadership ensure that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures.
  • S/he works cooperatively with the project, country office accounting team, HQ-based Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team, and the other players in the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU).
  • This position is subject to award and funding.

Specific Responsibilities
Country Operations:

  • Oversee and provide direction to the team of finance staff in the country. Supervise and develop the capacity of staff such that they can provide consistent financial management support to the project teams in support of successful implementation of the programs in country.
  • Ensure the team provides a full range of financial support with a particular focus on accurate, timely and sophisticated budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, financial monitoring and reporting.
  • Provide mentoring, oversight and quality reviews to the finance team.
  • Ensure team is using standard approaches and best practices; this includes collaboration with the FP&A team to ensure specific issues are addressed in a manner consistent across the organization and using the tools, templates and trainings provided by FP&A.
  • Ensure project or donor specific financial issues (such as ACF management, indirect cost recovery, salary caps, LOE restrictions, etc.) are properly managed following MSH standards and best practices.
  • Participate as a member of the Country Leadership Team. Alert team to areas of potential risk and possible solutions, etc.

Financial and Administrative Management:

  • Provide strategic support and guidance to the project team in all areas related to project financial management.
  • Ensure that appropriate reviews, controls, and strategies are in place and managed to provide alerts of potential problems and allow for corrective action, in regard to issues such as errors in data entry, expenditures or commitments; expenditures that are trending over or under planned expectations; expenditures for unplanned activities; and the like. Use standard tools such as the finance scorecard to support this process.

Project Planning and Budgeting:

  • Lead the annual work plan budgeting processes working with project and office leadership.
  • Oversee the development of budgets and financial projections for all funding sources (project, COMU, and overhead).
  • Work with project team to ensure budgets are reflective of planned activities, are feasible to implement, planned costs in compliance with donor regulations, and value for money.

Project Financial Analysis and Reporting:

  • Oversee and/or perform the preparation of routine financial analysis and reporting, both for internal use and external reporting.
  • Oversee and/or perform the analysis of financial data with the goal of identifying trends or issues critical to inform Project Director and leadership’s management of projects and portfolios.
  • Provide support to address any issues found and provide strategic guidance to prevent future issues.
  • Working with project teams, lead any reporting exercises that apply to multiple projects, e.g., annual PEPFAR Analysis.

Other Duties:

  • Implement standard procedures and forms that promote and/or ensure program compliance with the project contract terms and conditions in coordination with COMU and FP&A.
  • Review and approve cost share valuation.
  • Provide overall financial support to COMU Director as needed.
  • Support proposal development by overseeing or doing cost research, math checks or other activities as requested by the MSH Cost Proposal Unit (CPU).

Qualifications and Experience

  • A post-graduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related field relevant to the position requirements.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in administrative and financial management of large, complex projects of which at least eight (8) years were in the field of international development. Familiarity with compliance to Federal Acquisition Regulations required.
  • Experience in the management of USG funded projects and a track record in developing and managing large budgets, analyzing spending against budget, and internal and external reporting is required
  • Excellent Excel skills required (including data extraction, manipulation, pivoting, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical skills, high attention to detail required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required with the ability to operate in a culturally diverse organization, and communicate to all levels within the organization.
  • High level of oral and written fluency in English required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director – HIV/AIDS Nigeria
Job ID: 13-9163
Location: Nigeria
Grade: L
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal
Reports To: Chief of Party

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director for a potential 5-year USAID-funded contract designed to build local capacity for the delivery of sustainable, high-quality, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support services. Using a data-driven approach, this project will impact Nigeria’s capacity to effectively control, treat and prevent HIV/AIDS and HIV/tuberculosis co-infections in general and key populations across all regions of Nigeria.
  • MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health.
  • We live our mission 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.
  • This position will be responsible for overseeing management and technical operations, ensuring that staffing is aligned with the project’s vision, goals, and plans to achieve program results.
  • With guidance and support of the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Technical Director will coordinate the provision of technical services, harmonize efforts and maximize synergy and integration between project program areas and technical units.
  • Like the COP and all other senior staff, s/he will set a positive tone for the entire project and inspire staff to apply results-based approaches for timely delivery of services to the clients we serve.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and managerial oversight for the project and ensure the efficient implementation of project activities and the timely reporting of those activities to USAID, and MSH headquarters.
  • Coordinate collaboration with partners, donors, clients and stakeholders, including MSH headquarters. Maintain the MSH partnership in such a way that ensures high performance and engenders trust and respect and builds USAID’s confidence in MSH’s ability to get the job done.
  • Promote a team approach that emphasizes high level performance, creative approaches, review and analysis of data. the achievement of project goals and results and  a collegial approach that is focused on assisting one another to succeed for project staff in Nigeria, as well as the support team members in the Home Office.
  • When appropriate, act in place of the COP.
  • Advise the COP in alignment of human resources with project work plans and emerging SOW from the donors, MSH and partners including on external sourcing of human resources and consultants.
  • The DCOP will set direction and coordinate annual work plan development, implementation, and review.  S/he will ensure alignment with MOH and USAID frameworks and strategies.
  • S/he will direct efforts to write concept notes and new programs to address emerging health and programming challenges identified by donors, host countries or through the work we do.
  • Contribute to the project knowledge management system.
  • Work in close collaboration with the MSH Country Representative(s) and Country Operations Management Unit (COMUs) to ensure coordinated and effective operational support for the project and for MSH within the various countries and the region.
  • Serve as a member of the Nigeria Leadership Team.
  • With the COMU Director, adapt and implement management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the agreement.

Qualifications and Experience

  • An advanced degree at the Master’s level or above in public health, epidemiology, or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience working as a senior level manager experience of  public health programs in developing countries.
  • In depth experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support of, PMTCT, HIV/TB, OVCs and health systems strengthening.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, PEPFAR, and other donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in program management and administration, and contract compliance. Experience with USAID projects is required.
  • Must have a proven track record of building teams and fostering collaboration in order to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables. Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English required (oral and written)
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Chief of Party – HIV/AIDS – Nigeria
Job ID: 13-9159
Location: Abuja
Group/Office: HPG
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Reports to: Project Senior Manager

Job Descriptions

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party to join a dynamic team for a potential 5-year USAID-funded contract.
  • In close harmonization with key stakeholders, this project aims to build local capacity for the delivery of sustainable, high-quality, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support services.
  • In scaling up effective and high impact interventions and improving efficiency, this project will foster Nigeria’s capacity to effectively control, treat, and prevent HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis co-infections in the general and key populations across all regions of Nigeria.
  • The Chief of Party leads and manages the project with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including vision and technical strategy,  project management, documentation and communication, client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships, and coordination and synergy with other MSH projects.

Specific Responsibilities
Project Results:

  • Provides high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
  • Serves as the primary project liaison from MSH to the donor and is accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.

Technical Strategy and Vision:

  • Develop (update and adapt as needed) and execute annual work plans per contract/agreement requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact using a variety of communication strategies and media.

Project and People Management:

  • Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with USAID contract/agreement clauses, policies, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
  • Manage and mentor the project team through regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.

Client and other Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners.

Internal Coordination and Synergy:

  • Collaborate with the MSH Country Representative and participate as required in activities organized in the context of MSH Representation in country.
  • Ensure harmonious collaboration with and cost-effective use of the Country Operations Management Unit.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a MPH, MBA, Master’s level degree in a related field, or Medicine.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible, related experience is required.
  • Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases (malaria and TB), MNCH, health system strengthening, and quality improvement/quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  • Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects required.
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with the project mission and vision.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with national and sub-national government officials and institutions, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, CSOs, and donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning – HIV/AIDS Nigeria
Job ID: 13-9161
Location: Nigeria
Grade: L
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal
Reports To: Chief of Party

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for a potential 5-year USAID-funded contract designed to build local capacity for the delivery of sustainable, high-quality, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support services. Using a data-driven approach, this project will impact Nigeria’s capacity to effectively control, treat and prevent HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis co-infections in the general and key populations across all regions of Nigeria.
  • The Director for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning will oversee the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for reporting progress, and maintain reporting procedures and guidelines in compliance with USAID systems.
  • The Director of M&EL will be expected to develop a strong monitoring and evaluation plan consistent with USAID and PEPFAR results frameworks, coordinate the collection of data including conducting field visits for data validation, monitor the quality and completeness of data sets, contribute to the development of the program and  document project performance against established outputs and indicators.
  • S/he will also be responsible for building the capacity of the local, state, and federal Government of Nigeria, Ministry of Health (MOH), and other stakeholders in the collection, utilization, and dissemination of data as well as ensuring that all monitoring and data collection activities are harmonized and information is shared.
  • S/he will also assist the MOH to monitor programs and assess the robustness of implementing organizations’ data collection and M&E mechanisms. The Director will also oversee junior M&E staff and will work with partners to implement the project’s implementation research agenda.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Design and implement the Project’s M&E system in close coordination with the technical team, including the development of performance indicators, setting annual targets, monitoring project progress against annual targets, ensuring timely data collection, writing quarterly and annual reports, and liaising with the project financial team to track the budget in relation to all project results and outcomes.
  • Provide technical inputs to the technical team in order to assist in developing program goals and objectives as well as M&E tools and strategies and provide monitoring data to strategically inform the decisions on project performance and future direction to the project.
  • Lead the conduction of a baseline study for all performance indicators that require a baseline value.
  • Develop and implement a quality improvement system for the project focusing on the systematic strengthening of data quality for all program data.
  • Support the MOH to enhance a health sector M&E framework and monitor health system strengthening interventions.
  • Provide regularly updated reports on the status of implementation, according to project goals, objectives and indicators, to the Chief of Party, USAID, PEPFAR and other program managers as required.
  • Collaborate with the project technical team in identifying project activities, processes and/or outcomes that are worthy of documentation, and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices.
  • Support the production of technical briefs and other technical documents on the project accomplishments.
  • Support preparations for external and internal assessments, reviews, and/or evaluations commissioned by the donor agency and MSH throughout the implementation of the project.
  • Work with consultants and partners to implement the project’s implementation research agenda.
  • Adhere to MSH procurement integrity and institutional standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health or a related discipline.
  • At least 7 years of demonstrated experience designing, and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for complex public health programs in developing countries.
  • Experience in designing and implementing special studies in developing countries.
  • Excellent command of monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
  • Knowledge of M&E issues related to improvements in quality integrated health services and support programs, particularly programs focusing on HIV and TB..
  • Previous experience implementing and managing a rigorous M&E system including developing and monitoring performance monitoring plans that track performance as sub-results/results and by funding stream.
  • Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to allow for changes in program implementation.
  • M&E experience in the health sector desired, particularly in health systems strengthening.
  • Ability to write quality reports for donors.
  • Knowledge of and experience in operational and/or implementation research experience highly desired.
  • Past experience leading and building the capacity of M&E officers, including remote, field-based staff, to meet program needs and deliverables is desired.
  • Extraordinary organizational, verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information.
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and DHIS2. Experience  working with a statistical analysis software (STATA, SPSS or alike) highly desired.
  • Experience with USG/USAID/PEPFAR programs/projects and reporting requirements required.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills and professional proficiency in English required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and navigate complex political contexts. Ability to develop effective working relationships with USAID, state and local governments and other program partners and counterparts.
  • Previous supervisory experience highly desired
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

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