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World Health Organization (WHO) is recruiting for Public Health Officer

World Health Organization WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Job Title: Public Health Officer

Ref Id: 1904408

Location: Adamawa

Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract duration: 12 Months

Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Schedule: Full-time

Grade: NO-C

Objectives of the Programme

  • The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme The Programme is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

Description of Duties

Summary of Assigned Duties Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected . The incumbent will perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assess threats to human life and health, damage to health infrastructure for primary and secondary care, the state of health referral and support systems, including cold chain, laboratory, essential drugs and health information systems, and the vital needs of the affected populations.
  • Collaborate with national authorities and health partners to coordinate and implement public health response activities as part of the health cluster’s strategic response; analyse existing coordination mechanisms, designing and recommending improvements.
  • Provide analysis of the public health risks, needs and capacities and advise on priority interventions for WHO and partners; challenges and operational course correctors, as applicable.
  • Monitor progress towards achievement of universal health coverage; analyse social determinants of health and their impact on the incident management system, including identifying inequities, gaps in the delivery of health services or emergency interventions, recommending appropriate actions and innovative approaches to improve the situation.
  • Facilitate the implementation of effective, evidence-based policies, public health programmes and interventions through all life cycles, this might include maternal and new born health, health promotion and education, NCDs, the elderly, social determinant of health, violence and injury prevention including road safety, gender and health equity and other related areas.
  • Secure information from a broad range of health sectors, analysing such and consolidating health data in trends and trends assessment, with particular attention to surveillance, monitoring and early warning. Position Description – Professional
  • Coordinate meetings with all relevant partners and incident management team, producing and circulating minutes, related decisions and tracking the latter, and developing detailed “lessons learnt” reports, recommending improvement to current and future field operations.
  • Provide input to communications and information products Sitreps, health cluster bulletins, outbreak bulletins etc. as required.
  • Ensure compliance with IASC principles and the Humanitarian Programme Cycle in delivering WHO’s health response.
  • Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor

Required Qualifications

Education:

  • Essential: University degree Master’s level or above in Public Health and/or Health-related fields from an accredited/recognized institute
  • Desirable: Doctorate degree in public health. Post graduate studies or specialized training in emergency response or disaster management in the context of public health. Diploma in tropical medicine or diploma in disaster management.

 

Experience:

  • Essential: At least five years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in public health in emergencies response or health sector coordination, with emphasis on managing outbreaks and health emergencies and/ or health consequences of emergencies and crises.Experience in capacity building, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships
  • Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations. Experience in capacity building programme planning/development, project management,monitoring and evaluation. Experience with resource mobilization in emergency settings.

 

Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of public health programmes with focus on health system, and the Millennium Development Goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of operational management of health aspects/consequences of humanitarian crises and outbreaks in field settings.
  • Demonstrated skills in capacity building, proposal and report writing, knowledge of and experience with needs assessments in emergency settings, strategic information analysis and planning and ability to anticipate new trends in the field of public health and take actions accordingly.
  • Managerial skills for the development, implementation and analysis of technical cooperation programmes and activities, including the development of programmatic indicators

 

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Producing results.

 

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

 

Remuneration

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 20,769,322 subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable and 30 days of annual leave

 See: Master of Public Health (MPH) Master of Science (MSc) Public Health and PhD Scholarships

 

Management Sciences For Health – MSH is recruiting for Director, Monitoring & Evaluation

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.

 

Job Title: Director, Monitoring & Evaluation

Job ID: 13-10840

Location: Nigeria-Abuja

Group/Office: PDG Program Delivery Group

Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group

Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S

Reports To: Project Director, PMI-S.

 

Overview

  • The US President’s Malaria Initiative for States PMI-S is a 5-year USAID funded project managed by Management Sciences for Health MSH and partners to support NMEP and selected states to deliver quality malaria services.
  • MSH seeks to recruit a Director M&E with excellent understanding and experience of the interplay between malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and overall strengthening of health systems in Nigeria, especially the health management information system HMIS strengthening. The Director M&E will serve as the main point of contact for PMI for States Project’s Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation SME activities, including operational research OR and will have overall responsibility for SME including establishment of an M&E strategy and framework for monitoring performance of the IDIQ and all Task Orders, development of an M&E plan that specifies baselines, output, outcome and impact indicators, annual targets, data sources, and major assumptions for TOs.
  • At the federal level, the position will strengthen the capacity of NMEP to generate strategic data for program management and for decision-making, while at the state levels the position will support state SME strengthening interventions leading to improved quality of data generated and reported by health facilities and LGAs.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and management for overall monitoring and evaluation functions of the PMI for States project. These tasks include, among others:
  • Develop and implement the SME technical strategy for the IDIQ and each of the TOs specifying baselines, outputs, outcome and impact indicators, annual targets, data sources, and major assumptions for TOs. S/he ensures that TO AMELPs are harmonized with the overall IDIQ AMELP
  • Develop detailed annual work plans for each Task Order
  • Develop and implement a project workplan performance monitoring framework/plan that ensures that project activities align with required deliverables and project targets in the AMELP.
  • In alignment with the National HMIS, establish a system and tools for collecting, analyzing and reporting on IDIQ and Task Order performance according to the AMELP; and take lead for timely and complete reporting by all project staff, consortium partners, and grantee partners.
  • Tailor the data to each core audience’s needs and organize internal data review meetings to ensure data is used to improve project performance, and flag underperformance or issues with the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor and the Project Director
  • Report data to the USAID web-based implementing partner reporting system.
  • Build capacity of government entities NMEP, SMEP and others , and selected stakeholders like grantee CSOs on SME including required reporting:
  • Provide TA in adapting SME tools and techniques to improve the quality of data generated and reported.
  • Provide TA to the NMEP in the areas of data quality, data analysis and visualization
  • Compile lessons learned from state malaria SME implementation and make strategic technical inputs at NMEP SME subcommittee meetings and malaria TWG to support adoption of SME best practices
  • Mentor NMEP and SMEP to manage the National Malaria Data Repository NMDR where HMIS, LMIS, surveillance and survey data, and other datasets are analyzed and reported visually to aid decision making.
  • Provide technical direction to NMEP and SMEP on using HMIS and LMIS data to strengthen rational use of ACTs.
  • Take lead in the design and conducting of project studies like the baseline analysis/assessments, health facility assessments and community iCCM assessments.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all IDIQ and Task Orders quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, inception reports, ad-hoc technical reports, and success stories for submission to USAID.
  • Recruit, supervise and appraise project SME staff at the federal and state levels, and strengthen their technical and managerial capacity through seminars, hands-on training, mentoring and coaching.
  • In collaboration with PMI/Nigeria and NMEP, identify operational research questions for implementation by PMI-S.
  • Take lead of the learning component of PMI-S as per USAID requirements.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At a minimum, a Masters’ degree in Social Science, Epidemiology, Statistics or other relevant field.
  • At least 15 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded public health programs; excellent understanding of SME and health systems strengthening in Nigeria; 5 years of which on a malaria-specific SME activity. Experience with PMI and USAID systems is an asset.
  • Experience working closely with the NMEP and SMEPs.
  • Successful experience designing and implementing M&E programs, including developing logical framework, M&E strategies and approaches.
  • Prior experience with DHIS2 is required.
  • Experience establishing data quality assurance systems, proven analytical skills and ability to design data collection instruments, and analyze and interpret data. Evidence of successful implementation of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methods.
  • Knowledge of and experience in training and developing local capacities on M&E.
  • Prior experience in design and implementation of a project learning agenda.
  • Demonstrated experience with software applications related to project planning and monitoring.
  • Experience working on complex projects.
  • Experience integrating gender in M&E plans.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, and negotiation skills; experience leading teams and ability to make timely effective decisions.
  • Willingness to travel within project aras as needed.
  • Must possess excellent management,e documentation, presentation, and written communication skills

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Senior Laboratory Program Officer Management Sciences for Health (MSH

The Job : Senior Laboratory Program Officer

 

Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

 

Remuneration: Attractive,

 

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

 

Job ID: 13-10852

 

Job Profile

The Senior Laboratory Program Officer position is designed to support the implementation of Lab system strengthening interventions and activities within the RSSH project.

Position will work from the Laboratory unit of the FMoH and closely Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) [RSSH SR for Laboratory Services] and with all stakeholders towards a strengthened national laboratory systems.

 

Specific Responsibilities

Support the fleshing-out of the roles of the FMoH within the laboratory space

Support project stakeholder management effort especially as it relates to the lab sector.

Support the development of concept notes and guidance documents in relation to project interventions and activities.

Support the implementation of project interventions and activities.

Support the development and implementation of the project learning agenda.

Support reporting of grant activities and results.

Support the development of communication products including but not limited to success stories, fact sheets, technical briefs, abstracts and publications.

In close collaboration with stakeholders, support the development of high quality laboratory systems in support of the delivery of quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB services and more.

Support the documentation and dissemination of best practices.

Support the strengthening of laboratory management information systems as well as laboratory commodity logistics systems in country.

Support the development and deployment of standard biosafety and biosecurity guidelines and manuals (including training on same).

Support the strengthening of supply chain management as it relates to laboratory services.

Support the strengthening of M&E as it relates to laboratory services.

Represent the project within the laboratory stakeholders community.

Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or appropriate natural sciences

At least 8 years’ experience with the laboratory services system in Nigeria

Master’s Degree in public health should confer an advantage on the applicant.

Strong leadership and supervisory experience

Experience with lab systems strengthening efforts and practices across disease programs [including HIV, TB and Malaria] and donors.

Experience working with the key stakeholders within the Nigerian lab services landscape including government and implementing partner landscapes.

Experience in designing and implementing laboratory system strengthening interventions.

Experience developing or supporting the development of laboratory systems guidance documents, strategic frame works, concept notes, SOPs, manuals etc.

Experience designing and executing capacity building events including the development of training manuals and training facilitation.

Very strong leadership experience.

Strong project management and communication skills required.

Experience in supply chain management and or M&E as it relates to laboratory services

Application Closing Date

5th November, 2019.

How To Apply: Apply Online

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) 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.

Company Description: 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 SEE List Of Communicable Diseases and Facts You Should Know

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director

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 Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director 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.

This position is subject to project award and funding

Job Descriptions

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 will be responsible for overseeing management and technical operations, ensuring that staffing is aligned with the project’s vision, goals, and plans to achieve program results.

With guidance and support from the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Technical Director will coordinate the provision of technical services and harmonize efforts and maximize synergy and integration between project program areas and technical units.

Like the COP and all other senior staff, s/he will set a positive tone for the entire project and inspire staff to apply results-based approaches for timely delivery of services to the clients we serve.

Specific Responsibilities

Provide technical leadership and managerial oversight for the project and ensure the efficient implementation of project activities and the timely reporting of those activities to USAID and MSH headquarters.

Coordinate collaboration with partners, donors, clients and stakeholders, including MSH headquarters. Maintain the MSH partnership in such a way that ensures high performance, engenders trust and respect, and builds USAID’s confidence in MSH’s ability to get the job done.

Promote a team approach that emphasizes high level performance, creative approaches, review and analysis of data, the achievement of project goals and results, and a collegial approach that is focused on assisting one another to succeed for project staff in Nigeria, as well as support team members in the Home Office.

When appropriate, act in place of the COP.

Advise the COP in alignment of human resources with project work plans and emerging SOW from the donors, MSH, and partners, including on external sourcing of human resources and consultants.

The DCOP will set direction and coordinate annual work plan development, implementation, and review. S/he will ensure alignment with MOH and USAID frameworks and strategies

S/he will direct efforts to write concept notes and new programs to address emerging health and programming challenges identified by donors, host countries or through the work we do.

Contribute to the project knowledge management system .

Work in close collaboration with the MSH Country Representative(s) and Country Operations Management Unit (COMUs) to ensure coordinated and effective operational support for the project and for MSH within the various countries and the region.

Serve as a member of the Nigeria Leadership Team. With the COMU Director, adapt and implement management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the agreement.

Qualifications and Experience

MD with Master’s level or above in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field is required.

A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience working as a senior level manager experience working on public health programs in developing countries.

In depth experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support of PMTCT, HIV/TB, OVCs, and health systems strengthening.

Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, PEPFAR, and other donor organizations.

Demonstrated experience in program management and administration, and contract compliance. Experience with USAID projects is required.

Must have a proven track record of building teams and fostering collaboration in order to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables. Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.

Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.

Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.

Fluency in English required (oral and written).

Willingness to travel within Nigeria.

Company Description: 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.  SEE: Where Public Health Nurses Work And How Much They Earn

Communications Manager Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Group/Office: COM (Communications) Dept/Unit: COMGEN – Communications Project/Program: A000 – None Specified Reports To: Communications Manager Grade: I Overview

The Communications Lead will be responsible for developing and leading communication strategies for MSH in Nigeria to grow the profile of MSH and its projects, positioning MSH as a leading implementer and source of information about Nigeria’s health system improvements. Working directly with both MSH Nigeria Leadership and the U.S.-based communications team, this position will help define and advance key communications initiatives that increase MSH’s position within the global development market.

A primary focus for the Communications Lead will be to support MSH Projects including MSH Nigeria Global Fund activities, creating, implementing, and managing communication strategies and activities that contribute to program success and position MSH for future growth. In addition, s/he will be in charge of overseeing external communications for MSH Nigeria, collaborating with country leadership, technical staff, and home office staff to advance the company’s position with relevant stakeholders and create a compelling dialogue of MSH’s brand to motivate action and improve impact. The Communications Lead will also, as required, provide support regionally, such as building the communications capacity in MSH country offices in West and Central Africa.

S/he will engage with key stakeholders including federal and state-level government agencies; USAID, Global Fund, World Bank, and other donors; and local implementing partners including global organizations, private, and civil society, on issues related to communication and collaborative learning and action.

 

Specific Responsibilities Plan, produce, and deliver project communications content (50%):

Define donor-focused communication, documentation, and dissemination strategies for MSH Projects including Global Fund activities in Nigeria, in collaboration with project and country leadership.

Oversee and produce content to meet communications and positioning objectives, coordinating closely with project staff. Products and activities may include print and online publications, events, media, videos, photos, presentations, social media content, and other materials as needed.

Liaise with donor and key stakeholders on communication activities and efforts, ensuring compliance with donor expectations, branding, and marking policies, and reporting requirements.

Manage MSH Nigeria communications (40%):

Drive MSH Nigeria’s communication strategy to support broader, corporate communication goals, increase brand awareness and engagement

Lead country communication activities including the development of corporate products and management of media relations and external engagements, serving as brand ambassador for MSH Nigeria

Support the development of an organizational culture and brand that promotes accountability and high performance

Strengthen communications capacity in the country, projects, and/or regional offices

Support MSH Regional Communications (10%):

Travel to other MSH countries in Africa to help with building communications capacity of local staff, developing communication strategies and helping implement project communications as necessary.

Qualifications and Experience Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Health, or other related disciplined – Required

Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study – Preferred

Experience:

6 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree, 4 years with a Master’s degree – Required

Demonstrated success in developing communications campaigns and programs, preferably with international public health and/or development programs – Preferred

Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with donors, stakeholders, partners, and project staff at all levels – Preferred

Experience with USAID programs/projects strongly preferred – Preferred

 

Knowledge and Skills:

Excellent writing skills, with ability to convey complex technical information in clear, compelling language without technical jargon.

Understanding of strategic communications, including leading development and implementation of strategic communications plans.

Strong knowledge of global public health issues including HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis.

Strong familiarity with emerging communications trends, social media, multi-media and multi-platform storytelling, and web content creation and management; photography and basic design/layout skills a plus.

Strong editorial skills, including ability to accurately proofread and review documents for language, layout, and formatting consistency.

English fluency required, including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading. French fluency preferred.

 

Competencies:

Independent worker who is self-starting and enthusiastic with proven ability to take ownership for results.

Strong multi-tasking, organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills, including ability to assess priorities and work gracefully under pressure with multiple deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast-paced environment.

Demonstrated ability to take initiative, to work proactively and independently, and to adapt creatively to changing circumstances in low-resource contexts.

Able to work with senior technical staff to understand their area of expertise, then convey the technical and complex concepts in a clear and understandable way to diverse audiences.

Demonstrated good judgment for decision-making.

Demonstrated competency for managing projects through to successful completion with attention to detail and quality

Ability to make connections among colleagues and stakeholders across projects and technical areas to ensure maximum visibility and knowledge exchange of key technical approaches and lessons

Commitment to MSH vision, mission, and values

Able to create effective messages on wide variety of topics.

Physical Demands:

Keyboard use, Pulling drawers, Lifting papers

Company Description: 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.

The Origins of Public Health in the United States By John B. Blake

UNICEF Health Systems Strengthening

Job no: 527374

 

Position type: Consultancy

 

Location: Nigeria

 

Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal

 

School/Unit: Nigeria

 

Department/Office: Abuja, Nigeria

 

Categories: Health, Consultancy

 

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

 

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

 

And we never give up.

 

Purpose of Assignment

 

Nigeria faces major public health challenges with high rates of maternal, newborn and child mortality and high rates of malnutrition in children. Each year in Nigeria over 7.5million babies are born, of whom about 300,000 die during their first month of life. Despite our gains for child survival whereby the under-five child mortality has decreased in the last decade, available data shows that the rate of decline is slow.

 

The Government’s National Strategic Health Development Plan II outlines key priorities and targets towards fast tracking progress towards improved maternal and child health outcomes. There is commitment to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), but progress has been slow. There is need to focus on fast tracking efforts towards strengthening the primary health care platform and supporting the operationalization of the 1 ward 1 PHC strategy.

 

Working closely with the Government at national and State level, over the last 15 months, an evidence-based system strengthening approach has been implemented in select States in the country. The approach has focused on using data for action, prioritizing actions and seeking localized solutions. There is a need to further focus on the high burden LGAs and wards and support select wards towards achieving functionality linked with the 1 ward 1 PHC strategy. While there are ongoing interventions focused on capacity building towards improving service delivery outcomes there is a need to support strengthening of management responsiveness at decentralized levels with a focus on outcome-based results and linking various interventions including at community level.

 

The purpose of the assignment is to support the design and implementation of an integrated response linking the management and community action informed by data and focused towards strengthening the service delivery platform at facility and community level. This includes documenting best practices to inform programming and further scale up.

 

How can you make a difference?

 

Major Tasks to be accomplished:

  • One report outlining the results of scoping missions to select States and selection of LGAs, wards and communities based on review of indicators and results and discussions with stakeholders
  • Report documenting the processes undertaken per State, LGA, ward including the management reviews, integrated responses taken by management and linked with community action, tracking results and solutions (at least 2 States to be selected with a potential of supporting in another 3 States).
  • Report outlining an analysis of trends for specific results by ward, LGA, State from baseline (before the management and community actions) and tracking the progress and results linked to the integrated action.
  • Qualitative case studies completed for the selected ward including outlining key processes that worked, challenges and lessons learnt.
  • Report providing insights into models of intervention for integrated action bringing together management and community levels

 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • At least eight years or more experience working in programs for improving primary health care. Prior experience with community work linked with the primary health care is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to design projects and having experience with integrated management and community responses for results in primary health care.
  • A master’s degree in management, public health, health promotion or related fields.
  • Experience in working with the UN is an added advantage.
  • Experience and an understanding of Nigeria and working with Government and key stakeholders is an added advantage.
  • Experience in similar projects working on management responses for improving primary health care outcomes and community level work in different settings is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

 

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

 

The competencies required for this post are….

 

View our competency framework at

 

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Oct 28 2019 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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Research Associate, Epidemiologist, West, Central and East Africa, Abuja

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-

and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-

quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit : http : / / www.clintonhealthaccess.org

Malaria is one of the world’s most important causes of illness, death, and lost economic productivity. Over the past decade, dramatic increases in donor funding have facilitated scale-

up of effective interventions to prevent, diagnosis, and treat malaria. This investment has successfully reduced the burden of malaria in many settings, and some countries have begun planning to eliminate it altogether.

CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct management and technical support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease.

In parts of West, Central and East Africa, CHAI provides technical and managerial assistance to national malaria programs in order to accelerate policy changes, ensure sufficient supply commodities, generate demand among health providers and patients and ensure adequate monitoring and troubleshooting mechanisms are in place to track progress.

Over the last few years, CHAI has also expanded its support to include surveillance and is helping national malaria programs in this region to identify the bottlenecks and potential solutions to improve the collection, reporting, analysis and use of data for programmatic decision-making.

Overview of Role :

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong public health experience and analytical skills to support the expanded surveillance and analytics scope of work across West, Central and East Africa, with an initial focus on Nigeria and Uganda.

Specific analytical projects will include :

Design and implementation support for operational research (with an emphasis on monitoring and evaluation), study protocol oversight and IRB applications, study design and implementation, and data analysis.

Design, roll-out and evaluation of electronic surveillance tools and processes in the private sector, documenting technical lessons learnt for potential scale-up.

Key indicator and other analysis of routine data as required for project and program planning and implementation, as well as to support evidence generation and proposal preparation.

The individual will work with team members across CHAI’s Global, Regional and Country Malaria Teams and will therefore need to possess strong communication and organizational skills.

It is expected that the Epidemiologist will need to collaborate with government programs, academics and public health agencies to ensure CHAI’s work is complementary and not duplicative.

Responsibilities

Manage and implement analytical projects related to malaria epidemiology, intervention and surveillance, as required;

Design and implement operational research projects : identifying knowledge gaps, defining research questions, protocol development, survey and sampling design, formulating training material, training and monitoring survey data collectors, data management, analysis, and dissemination;

Organize and merge available data, assessing its quality and suitability for analysis, data management, conduct statistical analyses (generally descriptive), and present data in the form of charts and maps;

In collaboration with country teams, provide analytical support to the National Malaria Program and its Information Management and Surveillance Units to help strengthen the new malaria surveillance platform, including improving data collection, data management, analysis, and data visualization;

Develop and conduct monitoring and evaluation for ongoing projects, including support for the monitoring and evaluation of existing and new surveillance platforms in collaboration with the health informatics malaria team at CHAI;

Provide technical supervision, training and ongoing support to staff members involved in monitoring and evaluation activities or study implementation;

Synthesize results through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications and translate them to national and sub-

national partners to support evidence-based decision making, as well as internally and externally at international venues;

Provide ad-hoc programmatic support to country teams in service of government partners; this includes but is not limited to : program material review (e.

g., training, data collection tools), report generation and program data analysis;

Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key country stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations, and local academic institutions, with support from program managers; and

Any other tasks identified.

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field preferred;

1+ years of working experience in related fields;

Knowledge of malaria and / or other major global infectious disease problems;

Experience conducting and managing epidemiological surveys;

Experience in the epidemiological and spatial analysis of health data;

Experience in monitoring and evaluation of surveillance systems and / or public health programs;

Familiarity with disease surveillance and strengthening information systems;

High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications;

Statistical and geospatial analysis programming experience (R, SAS, STATA, ArcGIS and / or other relevant software);

Experience working and communicating with government officials and other external partners;

Ability to work independently in remote and unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges;

Ability to collaborate and operate as part of a multi-cultural team;

Exceptional written and oral communication skills;

Enthusiasm for applying research methods to solve global health problems; and

Willingness to travel (40-50% of time)

Advantages :

Experience working in fast-paced, output-oriented environments;

Experience living or working in resource-limited settings;

Experience working with a decentralized team;

Experience working with surveillance platforms (e.g. DHIS2), data collection tools (e.g. ODK) and / or data visualization applications (e.g. Tableau). SEE NYU MPH Degree: Ranking, Tuition, Acceptance rate

 

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