Management Sciences for Health Fresh Recruitment [4 Positions]

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29 Mar, 2017

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Healthcare Jobs in Nigeria

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 following positions below:

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


  • 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


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: Contract Driver
Job ID: 13-9509
Location: Zamfara
Grade: A
Reports To: State Finance and Admin Manager


  • The Driver is provides transport support services to all technical program areas.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate and up to date records relating to individual vehicle use.
  • Purchase fuel from commercial gas stations, reviews and verifies the accuracy of cash memos and submits them to the Finance for payment.
  • Submit time and attendance of transportation staff to HR and recommend disciplinary or other actions being taken against drivers.
  • Ensure all aspects of vehicle policy are being followed and enforced.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High School/ University degree preferred.
  • Long professional work experiences with International organizations in Nigeria.
  • Good driving record.
  • Ability to travel, if required.

Application Closing Date
7th April, 2017.

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


Job Title: Contract Officer
Job ID: 13-9513
Location: Nigeria
Grade: I
Reports To: Senior Director, Business Operations


  • The Contracts Officer (CO) provides contract compliance, management and administration support services to assigned Country and Project portfolios.
  • Assigned portfolios can include multiple MSH locations, so services may be through both physical and remote approaches.
  • Whether MSH is the prime or sub, activities include monitoring and reporting compliance with contract terms and conditions, contract negotiation and management, and supporting proposal submissions.
  • In addition, the CO provides training to project and support staff in contracts compliance, various donor regulations, and MSH policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • The CO is aware of, adheres to, and educates staff on the MSH Code of Business Ethics and Conduct in all activities. International and domestic travel is required (up to 30% – percentage of time to be determined based on assigned portfolio).

Specific Responsibilities
General Administration (15%):

  • Manage the compliance and implementation processes from award through close-out of a multi-country and multi-project portfolio of contractual agreements (Contracts, Cooperative Agreements, Grants) and sub-awards to those agreements in support of project teams.
  • Actively identify and provide guidance to project and support staff on operational solutions or approaches available to be compliant with donor (USAID or other), MSH or national policies and regulations.
  • Facilitate the additional communication or review required with the appropriate compliance oversight offices in headquarters as needed to ensure timely resolution of compliance concerns.

Award Administration (40%):

  • Ensure compliance with the award (Contract, Cooperative Agreement, Grant) and any subagreement (Task Orders, subcontracts, subawards) terms and conditions, and the management of the project subcontractor process.
  • Working in close coordination with the Project Director or Deputy Director, communicate with the USAID Contracts Officer in the management of the contract.
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with USAID and Project staff, ensuring a client-service approach.
  • Assist program and finance staff in formulating Project response to USAID requests and identifying issues that require prior approval to be inserted into the response/submission.
  • Coordinate with and provide support to the project team which monitors contract deliverables and performance; develop and administer subcontracts and consultant contracts; and collaborate with the procurement and freight forwarding units to complete vendor agreements for procurements.
  • Disseminate contract information and interpret contract terms and regulations, advise and guide staff during negotiations, in collaboration with other technical units as appropriate.
  • Review and update Project policies and procedures to ensure compliance with up-to-date USAID regulations, in collaboration with other technical units as appropriate.
  • Serve as an on-call resource for the project regarding contractual issues as well as monitor and disseminate USAID regulatory and contractual updates.

Subaward Administration (20%):

  • Assist project teams in the preparation of subaward solicitation documents, and assist in management of the solicitation process when required.
  • Review preaward survey results, and assist to create the compliance monitoring plan
  • After completion of the delegation process, develop, negotiate and sign subawards and modifications, including determining any special conditions based on the risk analysis.
  • Develop amendments to subawards in accordance with regulatory changes, changes mandated by the project reductions or increases to the SOW.
  • Perform integrity checks for subaward budgets for increase or decrease in scope of work and internal purpose and/or end of project pipeline budgets
  • Educate subawardees on donor regulations, monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of the subaward, perform spot checks and provide follow up training as necessary.
  • Review and approve subaward invoices for assigned projects, coordinate with the project FP&A lead as required.
  • Review provisional and indirect cost rate adjustments and reconciliation for subcontract invoices as needed.
  • Assist in training of project staff in subaward compliance related topics as assigned or needed
  • Facilitate subawardee indirect rate approvals by Deputy CFO or designee
  • Maintain electronic and hardcopy files to demonstrate compliance for projects in portfolio
  • Document subawardee monitoring in accordance with the subawardee monitoring plan.
  • After completion of the MSH certification and delegation process, determine daily rates of compensation for consultants proposed for work on assigned projects.

Support to Proposals (10%):

  • Lead and coordinate cost and business proposal support to proposals, including participation in Business Development planning meetings on the proposal schedule and timeline as required.
  • Responsible for review of procurement documents for contractual ‘red flags’ (including any lead contracts, e.g., IQC for task order, LWA for associate awards) (examples include eligibility, staffing restrictions or approvals, construction, GUC, overhead caps, unallowable costs, etc.)
  • Responsible for final review and sign-off of the final budget prior to submission.  Obtain Technical Strategy Lead signoff on final budget.
  • Propose cost strategy to the Chief Finance Officer and Director of CPU (MSH Cost Proposal Unit) for approval of cost strategy that may include: fee ceilings, overhead ceilings; cost sharing, etc.
  • Correspond with specific collaborating partners on questions related to the proposal including drafting Teaming Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding etc.
  • Finalize pending cost proposal with donors and negotiate terms and conditions of resultant award as applicable.
  • Provide training and obtain certification on Procurement Integrity and Conflict of Interest regulations to all staff participating in all current and planned proposals in Business Development.

Compliance Support (5%):

  • Perform integrity checks for subaward budgets for increase or decrease in scope of work and internal purpose and/or end of project pipeline budgets.
  • Provide desk reviews and guidance to support teams on compliance with USAID and MSH regulations and policies on COMU systems and documentation (inventory management, procurement, administration) as required.
  • Perform on-site compliance checks in all offices within assigned portfolio.

Research and documentation (5%):

  • Research, and document Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), and 2 CFR 200, and maintain documentation and files for reference. In addition perform research, and prepare written responses to questions posed by internal stakeholders (for example: allowable costs, compliance with regulations, etc.).
  • In coordination with the appropriate compliance offices in headquarters, prepare initial responses to internal and external audit questions. Final responses to external audit questions must be submitted to the MSH CFO for review and submission.

Training (5%):

  • Provide direct training (on location and virtual) in compliance requirements, administration and review as required by project and support staff.
  • Provide a summary presentation of award requirements and regulations (“Contracts Readings”) to project staff at the beginning of each project, and periodically as required.
  • Identify training needs of support staff based on desk reviews of compliance functions, and provide training to mitigate concerns.
  • Actively maintain professional competency levels through research on changes in donor, MSH, and national regulations, and provide updates and training to project counterparts on key issues.
  • Attend quarterly Corporate Contract Office staff meetings (virtual), and present on assigned topics as required.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience
Required Minimum Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, Internal Audit, Accounting, or other relevant discipline.
  • Contracts management certification (i.e., CFCM, CPCM or CCCM), or equivalent experience.

Required Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 senior-level experience managing contracts compliance in organizations of similar scale as MSH required.
  • Demonstrated success in developing countries required
  • Demonstrated success in managing compliance systems and award management in insecure environments.
  • Demonstrated success contract management and support in challenging compliance environments.

Preferred Experience:

  • 9 years of senior-level experience managing contracts compliance in organizations of similar scale as MSH.
  • Experience working for international organizations with US Government funding strongly preferred.
  • Prior work experience with non-USG, foundations, and other donors a plus.
  • Experience managing or coordinating USG proposals and budgets a plus.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of US Government procurement processes, contracting procedures, regulations, policies (i.e. FAR, CFR, OMB Circulars) and the ability to be creative and strategic with compliant solutions.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
  • Strong conceptualization, facilitation, and planning skills.
  • Excellent demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills. Excellent cross-cultural communication and active listening skills.
  • Deep knowledge of effective management practices that lead to reliable internal controls and compliance with donor regulations, local laws and USAID policies and procedures required.
  • Persuasive negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English required. P
  • rofessional Proficiency in additional languages (French, Portuguese, Spanish) is preferred.

Navigating the Environment:

  • Managing through Systems, Peer Relationships, Political Savvy
  • Ensuring Delivery of Results:
  • Action Oriented, Business Acumen, Drive for Results, Information Sharing, Managing and Measuring work, Negotiating, Priority setting, Problem Solving

Leading with Credibility:

  • Decision Quality, Functional/Technical skills, Listening, Managerial Courage, Time Management, Presentation skills, Motivating and influencing others, Conflict Management, Delegation, Developing Direct Reports and Others

Core Personal Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust, Interpersonal, Savvy

Core MSH competencies:

  • Adaptability, Communication, Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Quality and Timeliness of Work, Quality of work and Team Relationships, Resource Utilization

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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