Job Opportunities at The Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

The 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 positions below:

Job Title:  Consultant – Facilitate National Malaria Case Management Document Revision

Location:  Abuja
Employment Type: Part-time

Description of Services to be Performed

The consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Develop a methodology that will guide the entire revision process including workshops agenda,  list of participants, and presentations
  • Facilitate three separate three-day workshops to revise the training manuals and extract SOPs/job aids respectively and submit workshop reports
  • Harmonize feedbacks from workshops and use inputs to develop draft revised documents
  • Finalize the proposed agenda and a list of participants and facilitate two separate one-day validation meeting for validating the manuals and SOPs/job aids
  • Finalize training manuals and SOP/Job aids with inputs from validation meeting
  • Write and submit revision process report

Deliverables:

  • Workshops’ methodology with proposed agenda, and proposed participant list Reports of Revision and validation workshops Final, and validated copies of revised training manual sets that reflects adult teaching methodology and knowledge retention evaluation tools, extracted SOPs and Job aids.

Deliverables Schedule:

  • Workshop methodology including draft agenda, list of participants and presentations for workshops 1 and 2-revision of training manuals – (2 days)
  • Hold consultative meeting with NMEP and submit finalized agenda, list of participants and workshop methodology for workshops 1 and 2 – (2 days)
  • Facilitate a three day workshop on revision of training manuals for secondary and tertiary facilities(Case management training manual for health facility-Tutor’s guide, Case management training manual for health facility-Participants’ manual) – (3 days)
  • Facilitate a three day workshop on revision of training manuals for PHC (Case management training manual for PHC-Tutor’s guide, Case management training manual for PHC-Participants’ manual) – (3 days)
  • Incorporates feedback from  workshop, NMEP and MSH to produce draft revised manuals – (10 days)
  • Workshop methodology including agenda, list of participants and presentations for workshop 3- extraction/ development of SOPs and job aids – (2 days)
  • Facilitate a two day workshop to extract/develop case management SOPs and job aids – (2 days)
  • Incorporates feedback from  workshop, NMEP and MSH to produce draft SOPs/job aids – (5 days)
  • Facilitate a three day workshop to validate case management training manuals, SOPs and job aids (3 days)
  • Submit final copies of revised  training manuals, extracted, and developed SOP and Job aids (3 days)

Reporting:

  • The consultant will report directly to PMI-S Senior Malaria Technical Advisor as well as the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP).

Requirements
The suitable candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Post-Graduate University/Fellowship degree in Medicine or a related field.
  • Deep knowledge and in-depth understanding on malaria case management strategic documents and guidelines, training manuals, SOP and job aids.
  • Proven experience in providing in-service trainings at state level, on malaria preferably
  • Health tutor’s qualification or proven experience developing at least 4 health training guides/manuals in lieu of the tutors qualification is required
  • Demonstrable experience in developing health training materials
  • Experience and expertise in facilitating policy document development and review
  • Previously engaged or experience working with the NMEP on related assignments
  • Excellent note-taking and report writing skills
  • High-level communication and facilitation skills to facilitate workshop of this nature
  • Demonstrated ability to manage team, collaboration and coordination.
  • Fluency in English language (both writing and oral)
  • Computer literacy
  • Possession of a health tutor qualification will be an added advantage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Applicants should:

  • Submit a recent and updated CV (with 3 professional referees) and a proposed concept note to accomplish the above task and produce the deliverables for the entire process in a single document.

Job Title:  Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness (iCCM) Consultant
Location:  Abuja
Employment Type: Part-time

Consultancy Overview

  • Nigeria adopted the integrated community case management (iCCM) strategy in 2012, aimed at expanding access to life-saving interventions to under-five children.
  • The focus is to contribute to improving access to quality healthcare services to children under-five in the target communities.
  • ICCM is an equity-focused strategy that provides timely treatment for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea at community level for populations with limited access to facility-based health care providers.
  • This strategy is delivered by community level health providers who are trained, regularly supervised, and have access to uninterrupted supplies of commodities. However, in Nigeria, iCCM currently depends heavily on donor support, compromising its sustainability. PMI-S plans to support Ebonyi and Benue/Zamfara states to implement iCCM using a sustainable approach as part of efforts to improve access to quality health services for children at the community level.
  • PMI-S will adopt relevant national guidelines and protocols as well as leveraging on lessons learned from iCCM projects implemented in Nigeria.
  • In view of the above, PMI-S seeks the services of a consultant who will conduct a desk assessment of iCCM interventions implemented in Nigeria  to identify good /best practices, challenges, opportunities and lessons learned; and apply the findings to a deeper assessment of iCCM needs and opportunities in Ebonyi state under TO 03.
  • The consultancy may be extended later to conduct deeper iCCM assessments in Benue and/or Zamfara states under TO 04. The deeper state iCCM assessments will include key Informant interviews with SMOH, SPHCDA, and LGA Officials, as well as WDCs and community leaders to identify underserved LGAs and communities that will benefit from iCCM interventions.
  • This consultancy is specifically for the national level desk review of iCCM and an in-depth assessment of iCCM needs in Ebonyi state.

The Consultant will carry out the following tasks:

Specific Tasks

  • Task 1: Develop a study protocol and obtain ethical approval from the respective authorities
  • Task 2: Conduct a desk review of iCCM interventions implemented in Nigeria, to identify strategic approaches, good/best practices, challenges, opportunities and lessons learned. The consultancy will identify key elements to sustainability of iCCM implementation in the country. The review will cover a sample of iCCM interventions drawn from any states in Nigeria including Ebonyi, and will not be limited to only PMI-supported states.
  • Task 3: Conduct a deeper assessment of Ebonyi state to determine which communities and populations would benefit most from implementation of iCCM services, and with what models of iCCM service-delivery. The consultant will gather information on the distribution of the malaria burden (by geography and age groups), gaps in access to health facility-based malaria services, and lessons from previous iCCM implementation in Ebonyi to guide the selection of LGAs /communities where iCCM may be implemented in the state. S/he will conduct key informant interviews with SMOH officers (Director of Public Health, Director of Pharmaceutical Services, SMEP Manager, and IMCI focal person), Executive Secretary SPHCDA, LGA health managers (PHC Coordinators, LGA malaria and IMCI focal persons), WDC members and other community leaders to identify underserved LGAs and communities that will benefit from iCCM interventions, and map potential resources to support iCCM implementation in the state.
  • Task 4: Make recommendations on sustainable iCCM approaches in Nigeria and propose iCCM models that are most appropriate for Ebonyi state.

Deliverables:

  • Submission of the study protocol and approval by PMI-S and the ethical review committee.
  • A comprehensive report of the desk review of iCCM implementation in Nigeria including the selected state-specific components.
  • A detailed iCCM assessment report for Ebonyi that includes a list of relevant management/coordination structures or contacts/stakeholders that can support iCCM implementation in the state.
  • A PowerPoint presentation of key activities and findings.
  • Documentation of key activities, methodology, findings and recommendations for publication in a reputable journal.

Duration: 30days

  • Timeframe: This assignment is expected to commence in February 2021 and end in March/April 2021. Detailed activity plan for the execution of this consultancy shall be submitted to the PMI-S Senior Malaria Technical Advisor for review and concurrence.
  • Reporting: The Activity Manager for this assignment is PMI-S Senior Malaria Technical Advisor. All technical and administrative responsibilities related to this assignment should be brought to his attention.

Qualifications

  • A postgraduate degree (Master’s degree or PhD) in public health or related field
  • Must have at least 7 years of progressive iCCM programmatic experience working with the Federal Ministry of Health and/or State Ministries of Health in Nigeria
  • Previous experience in successfully carrying out similar assignments in Nigeria is required
  • Experience with iCCM implementation in the focus states will be an added advantage
  • Must show demonstrable capacity to publish the results of the study in a reputable journal.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title:  Technical Manager, Malaria Prevention
Location:  Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Overview

  • The Technical Manager, Malaria Prevention position will work in close collaboration with the Senior Technical Manager-Malaria, project staff, and project partners in ensuring the delivery of quality malaria prevention and vector control interventions in line with objectives set forth in the Global Fund Malaria Grant, which support the National Malaria Control Strategy.
  • S/he will provide technical support to state malaria programmes in all aspects of direct implementation of program activities for seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) and mass distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) at various service delivery points at state and LGA levels to meet up with the technical demands of the grant.
  • The Technical Manager with support from state colleagues will ensure the delivery of quality SMC interventions and LLIN campaigns in communities and LGAs in implementing states; while working in close collaboration with project partners and MSH colleagues.
  • The Technical Manager will also provide oversight to the state technical officers to ensure effectiveness of routine distribution of LLINs at ANC and EPI clinics in grant-supported health facilities.
  • S/He will also be responsible for tracking of case management activities at state level and any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the coordination and implementation of programme activities for the SMC and LLIN projects on time and within budget, ensuring targets and milestone are met
  • Liaise regularly with the other project senior technical managers and specialists (M&E and SCMS) to prepare the SMC and LLIN project monitoring and evaluation framework and research strategy, taking programme-level frameworks and strategies into account.
  • Liaise with Senior Technical Manager on budget management including the preparation of annual budget and forecasts, implementation as planned, tracking and reforecasting, as well as liaise with project-level colleagues to ensure accurate tracking and reporting of case management activities at programme level
  • Participate in preparing country-level programme progress and quarterly narrative reports on time.
  • Support the SMEP/SMOH in the implementation of all case management activities, in line with grant targets and deliverables by ensuring adherence to national strategies and guidelines for malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Work with States and LGAs in planning and coordinating training for health workers, On-the-job Training and Supportive Supervision as it relates with SMC and LLIN campaigns.
  • Support the State MoH to implement activities for improving Intermittent Preventive Therapy for pregnant women (IPTp) and routine LLIN distribution in pregnant women and children under-5 years
  • Support capacity building of the State MoH personnel on malaria technical areas
  • Preparation and submission of project malaria technical activity reports to Senior Technical Manager
  • Represent MSH on malaria Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other relevant health coordinating committees at national level
  • Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination.
  • Preparation and submission of project service delivery activity reports to Senior Technical Manager
  • Document evidence and best practices that are related to the programme

Education

  • M.D/MBBS required with extensive field experience in community-based malaria prevention, vector control, diagnosis and treatment; a master’s degree in health management or public health is an added advantage. Specialized experience in malaria is highly preferred.

Minimum Experience

  • At least 7 years of post-NYSC relevant experience in public health OR 4 years’ experience in malaria programming is required.
  • Experience implementing LLIN and SMC campaigns at field level is required.
  • Experience providing technical assistance to partner organizations; knowledge and experience of programmatic and technical malaria service delivery challenges is highly desired.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
  • Experience with GF donor funding requirement a plus.
  • Capacity to prepare evidence-based reports and documents.
  • Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical documents.
  • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
  • Previous experience with or good knowledge of Global Fund operating procedures
  • 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.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good 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 necessary 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 and Power Point) 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.

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

Note

  • MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan

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