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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is recruiting in Nigeria for the position of Senior Program Officer / Health System Strengthening Specialist (HSSS). There five (5) vacancies are available on this position for various locations. The locations are Kebbi, Kwara, Niger, Sokoto and Zamfara.

Under the supervision of the State Team Leader the SPO/HSS Specialist will provides program management support and coordination in planning, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of assigned project activities at state level. S/he will work with the State Team Leader and other thematic Areas Specialist to provide support to and coordinate assigned MSH Nigeria ProACT project activities at district offices in the state in accordance with the MSH and donor guidelines and regulations.

The role holder will assist in strengthening systems of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and provides information in setting the broad parameters for HSS initiatives as HSS activities are implemented. Document plans for HSS activities and communicate these plans using approved channels and prepare progress and other written reports on HSS activities. This position will be located in SACA Secretariat/SMoH and provide day to day direct technical support to SACA and SMOH in ProACT project states.

Candidate must have Master’s Degree in public health or behavioural science with at least five years’ experience working at a senior level on health systems strengthening; candidates with Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of seven yrs. experience in HIV/AIDS programming, project management at the national, state or community levels will be considered.

Other requirements:
  • Demonstrate capacity to network and negotiate with key stakeholders across different sectors in support of health or HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Experience working with PEPFAR / USAID-funded HIV/AIDS or DFID Health System strengthening funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Substantial experience and demonstrated success in designing, implementing and managing complex health project in developing countries.
  • Excellent facilitation skills’ supporting decentralized entities to translate policies into strategic plans for implementation is a required.
  • Knowledge of international development programs will be an added advantage
  • Excellent computer literacy in MS word, excel and powerpoint is a must.
  • Nigerian or West African country experience is preferred
The application will close on 11th June, 2013. Interested candidate should click on the following links to apply online.

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Senior Program Officer / Health System Strengthening Specialist
Senior Program Officer / Health System Strengthening Specialist
Senior Program Officer / Health System Strengthening Specialist
Senior Program Officer / Health System Strengthening Specialist
Senior Program Officer / Health System Strengthening Specialist

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