Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Recruitment

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) job vacancies – we are recruiting for the following roles:

  1. Regional Senior Procurement Officer,
  2. Senior M&E Specialist,
  3. Consultant I:/Technical Officer- Logistics (LMCU),
  4. Driver III,
  5. Regional Internal Audit Manager.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Recruitment

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is on the look out for suitably qualified candidates for immediate employment. Below are the requirements and how to apply for Management Sciences for Health (MSH) jobs online.

Regional Senior Procurement Officer

Job Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A000 – None Specified
Reports To: Corporate Procurement Manager
Grade: I

Overview

  • Under the overall direction of the Corporate Procurement Manager based in MSH Head Office Medford USA, the MSH Senior Procurement Specialist, based in Abuja Nigeria and part of the MSH Regional Management Unit, is responsible for overseeing the purchases of goods and commercial services in MSH Field Offices in accordance with Donor (USAID, Global Fund etc) regulations and MSH policies through competitive solicitations.
  • The Senior Procurement Specialist is aware of, adheres to, and educates staff on the MSH Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, donor regulations and MSH Standard Operating Procedures in all activities.
  • The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for managing the design and configuration of the purchase to pay system, QBO, for MSH in a portfolio of countries determined by the supervisor.
  • Responsible for the overall procurement activities assigned field offices (to be assigned by the supervisor) in conformity with MSH procedures.
  • He/she will oversee and manage the end to end procurement process (pre-qualification of vendors, RFQs, PO, procurement committees) for each country supported.
  • He/she will train, functionally manage, and work closely with the procurement specialist, officers and assistants based in country offices to support vendor selection consolidation and ensure concerns and issues are reported up for action.
  • This position will ensure segregation in procurement processes, will work closely with HQ procurement staff. This position should preferably be bilingual (English and French).

Specific Responsibilities

  • Applying access to Countries financial management system and shared drives, the Regional Senior Procurement Specialist will work with Country procurement staff in countries under his/her portfolio are in compliance with MSH procurement policies and procedures as well as comply fully with donor regulations; Specifically will ensure;
  • Purchase Requests and purchasing documentation, status of procurement actions are complete and inline with procedures. The Specialist will provide timely on-going feedback to project and office staff on any exceptions and actions to correct these forward. The Specialist will continue tracking throughout the process, up to and including delivery of goods to final destination.
  • Ensure enforcement of the application of Request for Quotations (RFQs) and complete terms and conditions, RFQs to vendors ensuring quality in specification documentation, ensure robust documentation on reception of quotes/proposals, analysis of quotes/proposals, selection of vendors, accurate purchase orders/commercial contracts, and ensure written prior approval is received from the donor when required prior to making a purchase
  • The Specialist will review/spot check quality of vendor past performance reference documentation.
  • The Specialist will enforce 100% regular Clearance Verifications performed against all vendors of goods and services in all countries.
  • Where necessary Coordinate and participate in high volume Procurement Committee meetings in countries offices.
  • Liaise with Headquarters OST Supply Chain Team for all Purchase Requests that contain restricted or ineligible goods or commercial services
  • Contribute to designing a robust plan for the implementation of vendor pre-qualification process for goods and commercial services identified and participate where possible in company visits to validate vendors’ technical and operational resources Develop the Purchase Orders and Commercial Contracts and submit them for validation;
  • Develop good relationships with global suppliers and service providers in line with Corporate Procurement guidance and in the interest of MSH by respecting MSH’s ethics and anti-kick back charter.
  • Oversee the procurement of goods and commercial services for the activities and operations of the assigned home office and supported international offices in accordance with applicable MSh and donor regulations..
  • Provide procurement support to a portfolio of countries across MSH (to be determined by the supervisor) in conformity with MSH procedures.
  • Participate in end to end procurement process (pre-qualification of vendors, RFQs, PO, procurement committees) for each country directly supported
  • Administer the procurement system in those countries directly supported
  • Train, functionally manage, and work closely with the Procurement Specialist, Officers and Assistants based in each MSH office to support vendor selection consolidation and ensure concerns and issues are reported up for action.
  • Ensure segregation of duties in procurement processes
  • Support Country Start-ups and Close outs:
    • Monitoring of Delegated Procurement Functions: Oversee and management of the monitoring program for delegated procurement functions.
    • Conduct Country Assessments of the Capacity/quality of the procurement teams in countries. Ensuring procurement staff are in equipped and knowledgeable of key SOPs (Standard Procedures) in MSH ie. Obtaining outside goods & services; procurement of goods & commercial services outside the US; Donor Approval for the procurement of Equipment; Clearing individuals & Entities from Applicable donor watch lists policy.
    • Perform monthly spot checks of the QBO (Quickbooks online) procurement module across different companies to ensure countries comply with completeness of documentation and clear audit trail respected in line with set procurement checklists and key performance indicators.
    • Support country internal and external audits. Ensure country teams embed audit readiness in their daily. i.e. Attaching documentation on QBO and shared drives accurately and timely.
  • Prepare monthly regional exception progress report i.e. open purchase orders, unpaid bills, vendor qualifications, fraud risk.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of 4-6 years of experience with a university degree
  • Detail oriented. Good organizational skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated experience in procurement and purchasing systems in the federal procurement arena preferred.
  • High level of familiarity with USAID and federal procurement regulations preferred.
  • Good computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Good writing and communications skills
  • Negotiation skills.

Deadline: 27th July, 2019.

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Senior M&E Specialist

Job Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Reports To: Senior Technical Manager, M&E
Grade: I

Overview

  • The objective of the Senior M&E Specialist position is to provide technical support at the country office level. This position will backstop all M&E activities for the program within the designated state and strengthening the facility records and data collection officers, ensuring quality and timeliness of data collection and reporting.
  • S/he will provide technical oversight and guidance to strengthen state-level M&E systems, ensuring proper orientation, mentoring and quality supervision to state M&E staff and M&E units in the State Ministries of Health and National Malaria Elimination Program(NMEP) in accordance with Global Fund requirements and in support of NMEP, State MEPs and the National Malaria Control Strategy.
  • S/he will support the Senior M&E Manager to provide technical oversight and guidance to the states M&E specialist.
  • The Senior M&E Specialist will be responsible for tracking achievements on grant performance indicators by the states and advise on solutions for continuous improvement.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the Country M&E lead to spearhead the roll-out of Global Fund Malaria M&E plan in line with Global Fund and national reporting requirements
  • Conduct quarterly review of states programmatic reports for accuracy and provide recommendations to improve performance and follow through to ensure recommendations are implemented.
  • Ensure that the program is in compliance with MSH M&E Policies and Procedures and strategic initiatives.
  • Support Senior M&E Manager to ensure preparation of Progress Update (PU) in collaboration with other program staff for submission to CRS timely.
  • Coordinate the quarterly data quality audits (DQAs) to ensure the integrity of project data, using the DHIS data and other relevant tools.
  • Conduct regular field monitoring and supervisory visits with program teams, states and government partners, in line with approved work plans.
  • Coordinate day-to-day technical preparations, implementation and evaluation of research activities in MSH GF prime states
  • Provide technical support, and as appropriate lead in evaluation research (including sampling strategies, analysis and presentation of data) to the local research groups working on the project
  • Support, and as appropriate lead, the documentation of operational research and lessons learnt from the project including production of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, learning briefs, learning papers and general documentation ( narrative reports, infographics).
  • Support the dissemination of lessons learned to national and global audiences through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and technical reports.
  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State GF Malaria project plan in collaboration with the country M&E lead and State M&E specialist
  • Support in the implementation of GF Malaria state M&E plan and reporting formats for GF indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Team, Country technical lead and team
  • Support project M&E team to build the capacity such as trainings, workshops and other visits for learning for MSH, LGA and State M&E officers at SMoH, HMB, SMEP, health units’ M&E staff and relevant health in collection, summarization, analysis and presentation of M&E data.
  • Perform electronic data collection, GIS Map analysis
  • Ensure that the quality of program/project monitoring and enhanced evaluation in the sites is of international standard and quality by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.
  • Assist the Senior Technical manager M&E to coordinate the establishment/strengthening of one state M&E system that informs policy and practice.
  • Conduct regular (monthly, quarterly and annually) data review and analysis for feedback to states for program improvement, and for updates to national level
  • Support program staff in key activities including development of a learning agenda, organizing regular learning events, supporting operations research, and reflecting, documentation, and communication of learning initiatives, in line with approved work plans.
  • Support knowledge management systems and practices to gather, document and share best practices with states, government and technical partners. Collaborate with M&E and program staff to develop learning briefs, project bulletins and other materials for dissemination.
  • Perform any other task to be assigned by your supervisor

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in M&E within the development sector with at least 2 years’ experience in a supervisory role.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in Malaria programs in Nigeria
  • Familiarity with Global Fund reporting systems highly desirable
  • Good qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills
  • Demonstrated experience in survey design, implementation, analysis, and report-writing
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a team of experts delivering specialized TA services
  • Strong experience with DHIS
  • Very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
  • Experience in GIS map analysis (ARC GIS, QGIS, Health Mapper)
  • A good demonstrable experience in various scientific studies/operations research, surveys data analysis and management
  • Experience in Programming Language such as Python, C++,PHP, .Net and other languages, would be an added advantage
  • Strong leadership capability and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical, presentation and reporting skills
  • Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Supervision: Works independently and reports to the Senior Technical Manager, M&E
  • Decision Making: Working within project strategy and policy guidelines, 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 program data generation and management
  • Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility assigned assets in the program.
  • Ability to work independently.

Deadline: 29th July, 2019.

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Consultant I:/Technical Officer- Logistics (LMCU)

Job Location: State Offices (Abia, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Ogun, Plateau, Taraba and Yobe)
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
Reports To: State LMCU Coordinator
Slot: 14 Openings
Grade: Consultant

Overview

  • The Key role of the consultant is to build capacity of State LMCU to integrate and strengthen all procurement and supply chain systems, coordinate all supply chain stakeholders to align their systems and synchronize their activities with the LMCU while driving routine performance improvement.
  • In Addition, the consultant will help to build capacity of State LMCU to collect, report and analyze logistic data, to routinely determine and report all risks and issues at health facilities within the state.
  • He/she will work with the State LMCUs and in close collaboration with the NPSCMP, State Ministry of Health, Implementing Partners and other PSM stakeholders in the State.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Engage and build consensus of all supply chain stakeholders (programs, partners, government) to align their systems and synchronize their activities (including work plans) with the LMCU
  • Support state LMCU to ensure all active facilities within the state are on the NHLMIS platform
  • Integrate all procurement and supply chain systems in the State into the LMCU mainstream and the set-up, operationalization and optimization of LGA LMCU units and data collection & reporting to respective stakeholders
  • Support LGA LMCU, through scheduled rotational visits, to improve all data quality indices timeliness, accuracy and completeness and support improvement of data quality through desk review and onsite validation.
  • Ensure the deployment of capacity building interventions designed to build LGA LMCU capacity to perform their responsibilities as outlined in the LGA Coordination and Reporting framework. This will include building LGA LMCU capacity to conduct audits, lead operational improvements, train facility staff, collate data, provide reports, manage performance, conduct supportive supervision and mentoring etc.
  • Actively search for and manage risks that may affect the successful integration, alignment, synchronization and performance of LMCU activities
  • Ensure that all activities performed in the LMCU transcend output towards expected outcomes i.e. build capacity of LMCU to effectively manage both out-sourced and owned activities
  • Use the risk and issue visibility report to determine and schedule appropriate interventions required to resolve issues and mitigate risks
  • Prepare and submit summary of supply chain performance improvement reports on key indicators i.e. (reporting rate, stock out rate, wastage rate and LMCU funding rate)
  • Monitor, track and document supply chain indicators based on performance monitoring framework at state level
  • Participate in relevant supply chain meetings at LGA and State levels and report outcomes through the state LMCU to different disease program focal points of Global Fund Principal Recipients
  • S/he will support the LGA and state LMCU to ensure availability of quality LMIS reports from supported facilities and that the LMIS reports are complete, accurate and submitted timely to the state LMCU
  • S/he, in collaboration with the PRs, shall support the LMCU to prepare the Last Mile Distribution order and review same to ensure that prepared LMDs reflect LMIS reports submitted by supported health facilities
  • S/he shall support the LMCU to work in collaboration with relevant IPs and stakeholders in the state for continuous tracking LMD/resupply to ensure timely, complete and accurate resupplies to the health facilities.
  • Through the LMCU and LGA LMCU, the consultant shall, support facility focal persons in logistics to ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness of LMIS reports
  • Through the LMCU and LGA LMCU, the consultant shall, support facility focal persons in logistics to ensure continuous availability of commodities at the facilities; supporting facilities to place emergency orders when necessary.
  • Through the LMCU and LGA LMCU, the consultant shall, support facilities to maintain excellent inventory of commodities, ensuring proper documentation of expired commodities, separated from useable one.
  • Through the LMCU and LGA LMCU, s/he shall support facilities to track commodity utilization and ensure stock levels are within min-max levels; avoiding overstocking and out of stock.
  • Through the LMCU and LGA LMCU, the consultant shall, support the health facilities to carry out stock audit exercise to ensure accountability and transparency.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, and Logistics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Public Health, Logistics Management or other health related degree
  • 4 – 5 years working experience in health programs and/or supply-chain industry, preferably in supply chain management for medical supplies
  • Experience in logistics management of HIV, TB and malaria commodities,
  • Strong leadership and people’s skills to use different advocacy tools to strengthen the supply chain system,
  • Demonstrable evidence of ability to transfer skills
  • Professional training in Supply Chain Management or related fields is a requirement.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office package (such as excel, word, and PowerPoint) and internet proficiency,

Deadline: 31st July, 2019.

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Driver III

Job Locations: Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi and Oyo
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Admin and Procurement Officer.
Slot: 8 Openings
Grade: C

Overview

  • President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
  • PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.
  • Under the overall supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration, the Driver’s job is to provide transport support services to all technical program areas. The driver is also required to drive MSH vehicles while transporting staffs which include Employees, Chief of Party, Country Directors/Lead and VIP visitors. Drivers are also responsible for overseeing vehicle maintenance.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Drive project staff to activities and meetings within and outside the State.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records relating to individual vehicle use.
  • Ensure all aspects of vehicle policy are being followed and enforced during your assignments.
  • Inspect vehicle prior to travel to assure all fluids, tires, wipers, belts etc are in good working order.
  • Signal any sign of need for maintenance or other problem with the vehicle to the transport and logistic associate.
  • Keep vehicle health log updated.
  • Ensure the security of the vehicle when outside of the office.
  • Ensure the safety of all passengers.
  • Submit all expense reports in a timely manner to accounting, properly completed.
  • Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract/award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance.
  • The responsibilities and duties are indicative only. The responsibilities and duties are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school degree. University degree preferred.
  • 5 years of related work experience with International organizations in Nigeria.
  • Sound judgment, non-aggressive driving style and good communication skills.
  • Valid Driving License.
  • Good knowledge of standard driving practices.
  • Good driving record.
  • Ability to travel to other states if required.
  • Mental programs for interpreting and responding to events automatically; and motivations which activate and direct safe behaviour and anticipate problems.
  • Ability to organize and complete manual and routine tasks as assigned.
  • Ability to perform at an acceptable level of control skill.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication and active listening skills.
  • Fluency in English and a dominant language of Nigeria.

Deadline: 25th July, 2019.

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Regional Internal Audit Manager

Job Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group/Office: FAO (Finance, Admin, and Operations)
Dept/Unit: FAOFNC – FAO Finance & Accounting
Project/Program: A000 – None Specified
Reports To: The Director of Internal Audit
Grade: J

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) conducts healthcare development projects for US government donors, other public donors and private sector organizations in nearly 40 countries.
  • The Regional Internal Audit Manager is responsible to plan, conduct, and report results of internal audits, investigations, reviews of internal controls and compliance, and spot-checks in MSH projects and offices for a global healthcare development organization (MSH).
  • The position is responsible for the supervision, training, coaching, and mentoring of field based internal/compliance officers.
  • The position requires to work with MSH staff globally in the field offices in audits, investigations, spot-checks, and advisory/consulting capacities; and requires a high degree of integrity, autonomy, and trust.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The scope of internal audits to be performed include:
    • Financial and performance audits
    • Internal investigations
    • Testing internal controls
    • Testing compliance with contracts, grants, agreements, laws, regulations and MSH policies and procedures
    • Determining whether financial transactions have been accurately recorded in accounting records, and
    • Performing procedures to detect possible fraudulent acts.
  • All Internal Audits are to be conducted in compliance with MSH’s Internal Audit Practices & Procedures, and the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (ISPPIA); and the majority of audits to be conducted are in MSH field offices.
  • The Regional Internal Audit Manager closely coordinates and collaborates with the Regional Finance & Operations Director and team to conduct further audits, investigations, review controls and processes; and submit reports to Management.
  • The position performs support and supervisory functions to the Compliance Officers on MSH projects; and is responsible for preparing monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual summary reports for review and submission by the Director of Internal Audit to the Audit Committee and MSH Leadership Team.
  • Position is also responsible to review and prepare updates of internal audit programs and processes, including but not limited to the design and implementation of various tools to conduct internal audits, investigation, compliance reviews and spot-checks.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent education. MBA degree preferred.
  • Certifications, such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, or Certified Fraud Examiner.
  • Minimum of 10 years related work experience, seven of them in a senior auditor capacity.
  • Experienced with U.S government funding rules, regulations, Cooperative Agreements, Contracts, preferably USAID.
  • Excellent English and French language skills, written and verbal, required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Experienced traveler and working in developing countries.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work well and be respectful of various cultures and office environments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior executives.
  • Investigation planning, execution and documentation. Clear, concise and complete report writing ability in English and French.
  • Travel requirements: Extensive travel is required. Must have the ability to travel no less than 40% of the work year.
  • Ability to carry laptops and IT accessories needed for the job.
  • Fluency in business English AND French is a must.

Deadline: Not Indicated.

Application Procedure:
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