State Technical Malaria Lead FCT

Management Sciences For Health – MSH is recruiting for State Technical Malaria Lead

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 position below:

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.

 

Management Sciences For Health – MSH is recruiting for Finance Intern

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 position below:

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

 

State Technical Malaria Lead Cross River

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 position below:

 

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.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Use the application link in the job overview to apply for job

HR Intern job vacancy 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 position below:

 

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.

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Use the application link in the job overview to apply for job

 

Senior Technical Malaria Lead

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, Masters 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.

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

Notes

Kindly note that recruitment for this job position is contingent upon receiving funding and donor approval.

Please note that this position holder will be stationed in Cross River State.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

State Coordinator, Cross River

 

Job Title: Accountant Senior II

Job ID: 13-10861

Location: Abuja

Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)

Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group

Project/Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH

Reports To: Director, finance & Admin

Grade: I

 

Overview

The Senior Accountant is responsible for assisting the Director Finance & Admin with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the Global Fund or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse.

The Accountant is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency.

The Accountant is aware of and adheres to MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Specific Responsibilities

Prepare payment vouchers.

Properly code all transactions.

Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash,

Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field.

Prepare and control advances.

Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account.

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.

Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.

Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone)

Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.

Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor.

Preparation of forms for payments of taxes and social security.

Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize MSH’s risk exposure).

Ensure that treasury practices in country minimize MSH’s cash exposure.

Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.

Ensure that month and year-end accounting activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.

Other tasks as requested by supervisor

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MIN REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

5 year(s)

MIN QUALIFICATION:

Bachelor’s Degree/HND

DESIRED COURSES:

Not Specified

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications and Experience

Education:

 

University Degree in Accounting or equivalent certification from a Business Technical School.

Master’s Degree in accounting will be an added advantage.

Required Minimum Experience:

 

Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Accountant

Understanding of key aspects of accounting

Experience with Global Fund projects

Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software

Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks)

Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”

Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation

Understanding of principals of adequate documentation and of audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.

Written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology

Knowledge and Sklls:

 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software.

Strong written and oral presentation skills in English

A creative and proactive approach to all areas of work with a ‘can do’ attitude, in line with the MSH’s values

Strong team working orientation with a flexible and adaptable approach to work demands across the whole organization

Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail

Collaboration Skills

Competencies:

 

Financial Management

Good ethical conduct

Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally

Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities

Good written and verbal communication skills

Ability to manage teams, initiate and organize work

Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines

Chief of Party

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.

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Project Senior Manager

 

Compliance Officer

The Compliance Officer will monitor the performance of all financial and operational functions within MSH Nigeria RSSH project.   The position holder will ensure that all staff are well versed in donor and MSH policies and procedures, and are adhering to such standards.  S/he will identify gaps in existing internal control systems, and provide recommendations to strengthen them; will identify gaps in staff’s knowledge and skills in MSH Policies & SoPs, will provide recommendations for training; and may provide training directly to staff.

In coordination with the Senior Compliance Officer and the Director of Internal Audit, s/he will develop a plan and evaluation tools, and then carry out independent appraisals and verifications of the effectiveness of MSH and donor policies, procedures and standards, and applicable Nigeria law, by which MSH Nigeria financial resources are managed. S/he will review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws and the safeguarding of assets. S/he will plan, perform and report back on internal assessments to ensure that financial control, financial guidelines of donor organization and other control procedures are in place and are being properly implemented and managed on the GF RSSH project. S/he will also be responsible for advising and monitoring quality standards of operations and value for money.

S/he will monitor and following-up on recommendations from the internal and external auditors to ensure the recommendations have been implemented and adhered to.

Under the direction of the Senior Compliance Officer and the Director of Internal Audit (and MSH General Counsel where necessary), s/he will conduct thoroughly documented investigations of whistleblower cases, and suspected fraud and will directly interface with the Senior Compliance Officer and/or the Director of Internal Audit on these or other specific cases

 

Specific Responsibilities

Ensure that MSH Nigeria project financial and operational activities are in compliance with Nigeria law (tax laws, CSA laws and government pension agency laws), donor rules and regulations, and MSH policies and standards.

Develops an annual customized compliance monitoring plan, including evaluation tools, standards, ethical considerations, and schedule to evaluate all project locations, and to revisit sites needing extra attention.

Develops compliance framework for the project; including compliance checklists for the various business processes, transaction classes, country laws governing NGO operations, and specific donor requirements.

Periodically reviews and updates the compliance monitoring checklist and other tools to stay current with MSH procedures and policies.

Examines the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance within MSH Nigeria policy framework and identifies gaps in procedures and controls systems and provides recommendations to the Country Leadership Team for strengthening them.

Follows-up on recommendations to ensure they have been implemented and adhered to.

Tests internal controls, targeting high risk areas, including workshops, vehicle usage, inventory control and cash advance management, payroll and Fleet Management.

Documents internal control weaknesses and compliance deviations and their impact, and makes recommendations to address these weaknesses.

Identifies gaps in knowledge and skills and provides recommendations for training.

May be requested to provide training directly to staff.

Prepares detailed reports of each compliance review and other task assignments, with prioritized findings and recommendations.

When necessary, collaborates with internal and external audit on investigations of whistleblower cases, suspected fraud, mismanagement, loss of assets, etc.

Follows-up on recommendations from the internal and external auditors to ensure the recommendations have been implemented and adhered to.

Stays abreast of laws, directives, and current trends in the local legal and NGO environment.

Provides risk assessment for financial and operational landscape. Identify high risk, high probability events, and provide recommended mitigation plan.   Provide ad hoc risk assessments for specific scenarios by request.

Provide ad-hoc advice, helping staff to achieve the goal of establishing sound risk management and internal control systems; offer practical advice on how best to comply with financial policy and donor guidelines

Prepares quarterly audit, investigations, and status of audit recommendations reports for submission to the Senior Compliance Officer, Director Internal Audit and Nigeria Country Representative, if applicable.

Meets with Project Directors on a regular basis, or as requested by the Country Representative.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Internal Audit.

Availability to travel domestically and internationally as needed. Up to 50% domestic travel required.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or business management or related area.

Advanced degree preferred

Professional certification in Accounting, Internal Audit, and/or Fraud Examination

Four years of experience in compliance, risk management or audit required.

Two years’ experience working with The Global Fund rules and guidelines

Two years’ experience working as Compliance/Internal Audit on a Global Fund grant

Extensive familiarity of program grants rules and regulations.

Experience in international development programs preferred.

Excellent planning, management, and organizational skills.

Proven leadership and interpersonal skill.

Professional proficiency in English required

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

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Senior Compliance Officer

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