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gap between knowledge and action in public health.

Management Sciences for Health Job Portal 2019

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1. Job Title: Finance Intern

Job ID: 13-10872
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: Senior Accountant
Grade: Intern

Overview

  • Finance Intern will assist the Senior Accountant/Accountants in providing finance & logistic support in the unit.
  • The Finance Intern is responsible for ensuring timely collations and undertaking preliminary checks on finance documents in relation to money expended.
  • S/he is to undertake preliminary reviews towards ensuring expenditures and applicable documentation are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles determined by the donor agency.
  • The Finance Intern is aware of and adheres to MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare payment vouchers
  • Properly code all transactions
  • Process payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks
  • Maintain accounting files
  • Manage the inventory data base in the field office
  • Track and follow up on outstanding advances and ensure timely reconciliation.
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 1 experience in finance position with a Non-Governmental Organization
  • University Degree in Accounting or Higher National Degree (HND) in Finance/Accounting
  • Experience as an Accountant or understanding of key aspects of accounting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software and basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks)
  • Specific qualification in management of a large and busy office.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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


2. Job Title: HR Intern

Job ID 13-10873
Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Group/Office PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: HR Specialist
Grade: Intern

Overview

  • The objective of the Human Resources (HR) Intern is to assist with recruitment, benefits and hiring actions. This includes but is not limited to; ensuring completion of employee’s documentation, HR administration and filing as well as documenting all performance actions and ensuring compliance with relevant company and labor practices, and ensuring up-to-date maintenance of personnel files as well as logistical support for the full cycle recruiting process.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist and manage staff recruitment by sending invitations, doing reference check, inform job applicants of their acceptance or rejection for employment.
  • Provide general and clerical support to the Human Resources Unit; compose and type letters, memorandums and other correspondence related to human resources activities, prepare a variety of reports.
  • Perform a variety of general support duties: make copies, maintain calendar activities, meetings and various events for assigned staff, process mail including receiving, sorting, logging and distributing incoming and outgoing correspondences from the Human Resource Unit.
  • Process personnel action forms and maintain personnel records to ensure timely performance evaluations and appropriate actions.
  • Filing of all papers and documents into appropriate employee files
  • Prepare new employee files.
  • Collate all approved leave forms
  • Maintain database for staff benefits such as Staff Health Insurance/ Accident Insurance Plan.
  • Conduct terror check for consultant and new hire.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Administration or related field.
  • 1 year or less experience working in the human resources department of an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters discreetly and gain the trust and confidence of colleagues.
  • Competences to assess priorities, manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment, and meet competing deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse staff, clients, and consultants
  • Ability to understand comprehensive information.
  • Basic numeracy and IT skills required for operating various systems.
  • Ability to interpret, analyzes, and explains the official framework employment regulation.
  • Demonstrated integrity, confidentiality and approachability.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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


3. Job Title: State Technical Malaria Lead

Job ID 13-10871
Location: Cross River
Group/Office PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: State Coordinator, Cross River.
Grade: J
Overview

  • The Presidents Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by the Management Sciences for Health (MSH).
  • The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, Local Government (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.
  • The State Technical Malaria Lead, Cross River State will be responsible for supporting the State Coordinator, Cross River with technical leadership of the program, and contribute to operational oversight.
  • The position holder will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on malaria control and elimination to USAID PMI and key stakeholders including the State Malaria Elimination Program.

Specific Responsibilities

  • To provide strategic technical direction to the program by coordinating the development of the technical aspects of the program implementation approaches and ensuring appropriate consultations with stakeholders at all levels.
  • To provide general technical support to the SMEP on malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy (MIP), including developing case management and MIP tools, participating in technical working groups, and providing technical leadership.
  • To collaborate with SMEP (State Malaria Elimination Program) and SMoH staff to strengthen quality improvement and supervision systems for malaria interventions.
  • To provide or delegate appropriately to members of the program technical team, technical support to all relevant levels of government to strengthen malaria control with particular focus on state to LGA and on down to facility and community levels for delivery of malaria control interventions.
  • To proactively solve problems and technical challenges which may arise during program implementation and when necessary draw upon the expertise from Malaria team of specialist at country level, including the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor.
  • To coordinate the program senior technical team to plan for, provide technical input in and monitor activity implementation.
  • To contribute to the output harmonization of the program.
  • To represent the program in malaria technical sub-committees and other meetings as agreed with the State Coordinator.
  • To line manage a team of technical advisors to ensure effective delivery of their job descriptions and manage their performance into a high performing team.
  • To adhere to MSH Standards of Technical Excellence (STEs) and carry out actions required to achieve or sustain standards.
  • To manage medium to long-term consultants as agreed by the State Coordinator.
  • To represent the program in relevant workshops or conferences as agreed with the State Coordinator.
  • To act as an organizational resource point for relevant technical issues in the state.
  • To provide support in advocacy and communication efforts relevant to the SMEP.
  • To ensure that program M&E data and lessons are collated, analyzed, interpreted and used to inform programmatic decisions.
  • To document program achievements and proactively have these shared through various channels such as written program updates and peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Medical degree, Master’s in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing and managing malaria and other health programs in developing countries
  • Demonstrated experience managing successful teams comprised of experienced professionals
  • Demonstrated technical leadership, program management, strategic planning, policy experience and problem solving skills working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment are required
  • Previous experience with or good knowledge of USAID operating procedures (proposal development and submission, monitoring and evaluation and reporting)
  • 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
  • Excellent 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 used 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, Power Point, and Outlook, Access, SPSS and other statistical and other relevant software) 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.

Application Closing Date
25th November, 2019.

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


4. Job Title: Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Job ID: 13-10836
Location: Nigeria
Grade: J
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for a potential 2-year USAID-funded contract, to be implemented in the South South, South West and North East regions of Nigeria.
  • This project is designed to improve the quality and delivery of sustainable, high-impact, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions in Nigeria. Using a data-driven approach, this project will improve Nigeria’s capacity to effectively expand, coordinate, finance, and manage HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • 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 is subject to project award and funding

Job Descriptions

  • 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 five (5) years of demonstrated experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for complex public health programs in Nigeria.
  • Three (3) years of managing MEL responsibilities for USG-funded programs.
  • 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


5. Job Title: Chief of Party

Job ID: 13-10833
Location: Nigeria
Grade: K
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal
Reports to: Project Senior Manager

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party to join a dynamic team for a potential 2-year USAID-funded contract to be implemented in the South South, South West and North East regions of Nigeria.
  • This project is designed to improve the quality and delivery of sustainable, high-impact, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions in Nigeria. Using a data-driven approach, this project will improve Nigeria’s capacity to effectively expand, coordinate, finance, and manage HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This position is subject to project award and funding

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 (updates and adapts 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 senior 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


6. Job Title: Director, Finance and Operations

Job ID: 13-10834
Location: Nigeria
Grade: J
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal
Reports to: Chief of Party

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations for a potential 2-year USAID-funded contract to be implemented in the South South, South West and North East regions of Nigeria.
  • This project is designed to improve the quality and delivery of sustainable, high-impact, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions in Nigeria. Using a data-driven approach, this project will improve Nigeria’s capacity to effectively expand, coordinate, finance, and manage HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • 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 is subject to project award and funding

Job Descriptions

  • The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) reports to the Chief of Party (COP) and works closely with the project leadership team to provide high-level financial management and operations leadership, and contract and grant management support.
  • S/he ensures that financial and operational functions support the timely and effective implementation of the project’s technical scope of work.
  • S/he provides counsel to help project leadership ensure that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures.
  • The DFO will liaise with the project leadership team, local partners, USAID, and MSH’s headquarters regarding any aspects of program implementation, contractual, risk management, cost share, governance and all other matters related to finance and operations.
  • S/he will work together with project leadership team to ensure that all expenditures, payment, procurement, and vehicle management are carried out in accordance with USAID and MSH standards and regulations.
  • The DFO provides authoritative leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring, financial reporting and contract matters to ensure timely and effective implementation of the program’s activities in Nigeria.
  • The Director of Finance and Operations will oversee the financial management for all project activity in Nigeria. This includes oversight of procurement, grants, construction, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records. This individual will be responsible for managing the contract budget and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID.
  • S/he will ensure funds expended are compliant with USG regulations and policies.
  • S/he will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award.
  • This position is subject to project award and funding

Specific Responsibilities
Financial Management:

  • Lead program annual budget development process that includes managing the annual work plan, life-of-project, and activity budgets, and ensuring compliance of program expenditures with approved budgets; ensure the consistency, inclusion, and accuracy of costs, and that they comply with agreed policy and practices, and work with staff in developing budgets for technical activities as necessary. Revise overall and sub-budgets as needed throughout the work plan year.
  • Maintain systems for program budget monitoring and tracking that include financial and contractual data. Provide routine pipeline analyses to COP and USAID. Also, provide any ad hoc reports requested by USAID or PEPFAR. In addition, perform routine financial analysis on program expenditures, documenting and monitoring overall performance, analyzing trends, identifying gaps to ensure efficient and sound project management.
  • Responsible for coordination of contract management activities. Work with program staff, home office, and partners to draft, manage, and monitor implementation of contracts. Provide routine progress reports to program management team.
  • Serve as a local office lead with MSH headquarters for preparation of budgets and budget amendments to be submitted to USAID. Submission to the USAID officer shall be reviewed by the MSH contracts officer or Senior Contracts officer prior to submission.
  • Monitor adjustments to the annual budget whenever required.
  • Prepare monthly budget monitoring reports for the project, flagging exceptions for management action.
  • Coordinate monthly requests of funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the program has all the necessary funds for the operations.
  • Manage donor drawdowns ensuring that cash being requested & received from the donor is spent in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all program staff are trained on USAID Rules and Regulations and compliance with the Cooperative Agreement or Contract.
  • Manage the donor drawdowns ensuring that cash being requested & received from the donor is spent in a timely manner.
  • Manage MSH business systems effectively ensuring timely closure of the accounts and subsequent timely dissemination of monthly financial budgets vs actuals reports to budget holders. The DFO will prepare regular exception reports, identify gaps, and ensure timely disclosure of potential risks for management action.

Grants Management:

  • Supervise grant and contract administration functions. Supervise the grant management team for the project.
  • Correspond as necessary with grantees, local subcontractors, and MSH Home Office.
  • Lead the design of the grants program; make recommendations to the Chief of Party for the selection of the grant instruments.
  • Manage the development of the Request for Applications; determine appropriate deadlines and scope of work. Collaborate with the Corporate Contract Office in the development and revision of all grant templates.
  • Participate and be a voting member of the selection committee. Prepare, present, and negotiate grants; amend as needed.
  • Document the process by which grantees are selected for awards; notify applicants and other stakeholders of award decisions.
  • Conduct pre-award surveys of the grantees and complete capacity building plans and compliance monitoring plans for each grantee.
  • Oversee compliance with the terms and conditions of the grants. Provide technical assistance to grantees to build their capacity.
  • Monitor grantees’ compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant and the grantees’ policies and procedures.
  • Keep abreast of, interpret, and provide training and guidance to project staff and grantees on all donor regulations and policies (including but not limited to Circulars A-110, A-122). Educate program staff and grantees on agreement compliance and operational topics.
  • Approve invoices and payments to grantees. Supervise all aspects of grant close out.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure that strong internal control systems are in place, and that all staff in country understand MSH’s Code of Conduct and MSH’s Zero Tolerance practice.
  • Ensure that systems are in place to ensure that operations are managed and that staff act in full compliance with local laws, comply with the terms and conditions of contract/award and donor requirements, local law, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures. Systems are in place to:
  • Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract/award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures
  • Monitor compliance and ensure appropriate segregation of duty in all procurement and payment activities from initiation to final payment and documentation.
  • Assist the Chief of Party to conduct regular and thorough operational risk assessments in country, and to monitor success of risk mitigation and risk control activities.
  • Coordinate execution of financial reviews or audits, and ensure timely follow up to review or audit conclusions and recommendations in close collaboration with the project team.

Administration and Operations:

  • Provides administrative supervision to the project specific support staff and is accountable for their performance management (including regular results, check-ins, formal appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching, and carrier development support).
  • Ensure appropriate segregation of duty in all procurement and payment activities from initiation to final payment and document within all MSH offices in country.
  • Manage purchase of commercial goods and services in accordance with the delegation from corporate contract office in HQ.
  • Review and approve purchase orders ensuring correct procurement processes & procedures have been followed in line with MSH and donor regulations.
  • Assess staff capacity and determine needs for staff capacity building and development to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the teams in country, including in satellite offices.
  • In liaison with the project leadership team, coordinate execution of internal/external financial, operations, and program reviews or audits, and ensure timely follow up to review or audit conclusions and recommendations.
  • Manage MSH offices and facilities, including lease negotiations and property insurance, where required.
  • Manage general office services, including cleaning and maintenance.
  • Manage Information services.
  • Oversee property and asset management, including maintaining inventories and asset registers.
  • Oversee obtainment of local insurance as required, inspection, registration and operations for all MSH vehicles in country.
  • Oversee dispatching and scheduling of share MSH vehicles and drivers or commercial transportation.
  • Monitor local security and maintain an emergency and security plan, including emergency preparedness and strategies for maintaining operations.

General:

  • Ensure project actions are governed by the highest standards of personal and business conduct as stipulated in policy guidelines.
  • Contribute to maintaining teamwork, discipline sound work relationships and productivity.
  • Ensure that unit staff charges their time to the different project activities in a manner which accurately reflects their level of effort.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related discipline, and professional qualification in accounting (equivalent to CPA).
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in administrative and financial management of large, complex projects in Nigeria, of which at least five (5) years were with USG-funded activities.
  • 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.
  • Significant experience with USG-funded projects preferably in Nigeria with regional field experience strongly desirable, USAID experience highly desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of USG financial reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Strong leadership, mentoring, management, planning, analytical, and organizational skills demonstrated by ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
  • Proven leadership and capacity in negotiation and conflict management.
  • Demonstrated experience to provide technical assistance to organization and conduct trainings.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills with fluency in English. Proficient computer skills.
  • Experience in maintaining excellent communication with Headquarters.
  • Ability to travel.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


7. Job Title: Fund Manager/Project Lead

Job ID: 13-10783
Location: Abuja
Grade: K
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Reports To: TBDOverview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Fund Manager/Project Lead for a potential 5-year, Tobacco Control Policy Implementation Fund for Africa Program.
  • This program/grant will be used to assist up to five countries that have signed on to the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control in sub-Saharan Africa to advance the implementation of their national tobacco control policies through results-based, catalytic grants and peer-to-peer learning.
  • Allowances are not provided.
  • This position is subject to project award and funding.

Specific Responsibilities
The Fund Manager/Project Lead is responsible for the following:

  • Lead, manage, and monitor the overall program across 3-5 countries, and is accountable for project deliverables and results.
  • Conduct solicitation process for program grants to identify 3-5 grantee countries for catalytic funding.
  • Work with technical partners and grantees to conduct capacity assessments, determine capacity development needs and facilitate/coordinate the provision of effective short-term technical assistance to respond to those needs.
  • Champion the project’s vision and technical strategy; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; coordination and synergy with other MSH projects and internal operations units, and contribute to business development activities.
  • Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.
  • Negotiate grant awards with Ministries of Health/Tobacco Control Programs, including terms, objectives, milestones and deliverables, budgets, and reporting.
  • Together with the MSH home office assigned Contract Officer, develop results-based grant agreements based on results-based funding principles, including milestones and deliverables, payment structure, and incentives.
  • Lead development of annual learning labs with grantees and technical partners to ensure best practices and innovation dissemination and peer learning.
  • Together with the MSH home office assigned M&E Advisor, develop (update and adapt as needed) and execute program results framework, performance monitoring plan, management and performance dashboard (with [email protected] staff), and annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards, and RMS guidelines.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum program impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.
  • Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/ agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources and provide mentorship to the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines.
  • Liaise with MSH local and home office staff to ensure technical and administrative quality and efficiency in the implementation of the project.
  • Supervise assigned Project/Grant Assistant

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Administration, or a related discipline (MPH, MBA or other).
  • Minimum of 10 years, 12 preferred of progressively responsible related experience required, and previous experience as grant manager, finance manager or program manager/director in public health projects; tobacco control program experience a plus.
  • Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects.
  • Ability to manage the donor, government counterparts, and technical partners, oversee the budget and understand the implementation challenges and solutions.
  • Previous experience in capacity building and development with partner organizations.
  • Experience negotiating with governments.
  • Experience with results or performance based funding.
  • Experience in monitoring program results and deliverables, ability to co-design M&E plans and analyze M&E data.
  • Ability to identify best practices and innovations and build learning events around such results.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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IMPORTANT! Currently, Management Sciences for Health Recruitment Application Form is not yet out online, DISREGARD any form of advert you come across. This page will be updated immediately the form is out.

Additional Information
Submit the followings in a Single Word Document:

  • A concept paper describing how you will accomplish the above-listed tasks including producing the deliverables
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional referees.

Note:

  • Kindly note that recruitment for this job position is contingent upon receiving funding and donor approval.
  • Interested candidates are required to indicate, on the last page of their CV, 2 states in order of preference, where they would be willing to work in. They are to choose from the following states – Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Cross River and Oyo.

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