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Recruitment for Regional Senior Technical Advisor and Regional Senior Communications Officer positions at The Management Sciences for Health (MSH) - MSH Nigeria, 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.


    MSH Nigeria Jobs For:


    1. Regional Senior Communications Officer - Cross River and Nassarawa


    Job ID: 13-11070
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: Country Project Director
    Grade: J
    Number of Positions: 2


    Overview


    PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA, and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for the management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.

    PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.

    The Regional Senior Communications Officers will lead PMI-S Project’s Tasks Order 3 and 4 communications program respectively in the four states of Cross River Region - Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi, and Oyo and four states of Nassarawa region – Nassarawa, Benue, Plateau, and Zamfara.

    S/he will collaborate with the states project leadership, the Abuja-based project leadership, technical staff, key state stakeholders, and USAID to develop and implement communications strategies that promote PMI/Nigeria and USAID visibility, convey project achievements to target audiences, and contribute to project success and organizational growth.

    The Officers will ensure that state-of-the-art communications approaches and systems are integrated across multiple project initiatives, develop compelling content, and promote a culture of quality across various project documents.

    The Officers will contribute to donor deliverables including Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reports, and Annual Work Plans; and will collaborate with USAID and other USAID implementing partners on the issues related to communication.

    Specific Responsibilities


    With the guidance of the project leadership team, the MSH Nigeria Communications Lead, the USAID Communications Specialist, and the MSH headquarter Senior Lead for Strategic Communication; develop a PMI-S Project Task Order 03 communications strategy and plan. The strategic plan will define key audiences and the best approaches for reaching them with the required information.

    S/he will work closely with USAID and PMI/Nigeria implementing partners to define and implement communication priorities and activities. Liaise with donor communications officers to align strategies and enhance visibility within donor audiences.

    Assemble and build the capacity of a diversely skilled Task Order 03 project staff, SMEP, SMOH, and SPHCDA in the 4 states to implement audience-focused, results-driven communications strategies in collaboration with project and country leadership.

    Establish and implement standard operating procedures, mechanisms, and relationships for collection and organization of information, knowledge, and experience from the project and its partners, and for its documentation and distribution through relevant channels.

    Take responsibility for ensuring that the program’s identity, brand, and strategic messaging is by donor requirements and organizational strategies and that all communications comply with the relevant USAID branding and marking requirements, and review and approval processes.

    Manage the development of print and online publications, videos and photo essays, conference presentations and events, and social media and web updates. Write and produce creative and compelling content that conveys technical information in clear and accessible manners to key audiences. Contribute to effective donor reporting.

    Manage distribution and dissemination of PMI-S materials in hardcopy and online; coordinate with HO communications and knowledge management teams to maintain a system of information sharing and to establish digital and appropriate hard copy files for all publications and project communications.

    Provide TA to SMEP, SMOH, and SPHCDA in the four states to make quality presentations at state, federal, and international forums.

    Qualifications and Experience


    Required: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public health, or another related discipline. Preferred: Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study.

    At least seven years of progressively responsible, related experience is required.

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

    Experience with public health communications and relevant technical areas required.

    Understanding of USAID/donor, including trends, audiences, and requirements and experience in the implementation of USAID-funded global projects required.

    Demonstrated experience developing communications strategies, annual plans, and materials related to relevant project technical areas.

    Superior interpersonal skills and a demonstrated capacity to establish clear and concise communication with team members, senior management, and partner organizations across cultures to deliver results.

    Experience in the production of print and digital communications content and dissemination strategies.

    Fluency in English is required.

    Ability to travel domestically or internationally as necessary.

    Application Closing Date 30th April 2020.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online

    Note: The position holders will work from the MSH State Field Offices in Cross River and Nassarawa.

    2. Regional Senior Technical Advisor - Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation / Health System Strengthening (SME/HSS) - Cross River and Nassarawa


    Job ID: 13-11069
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A576 - PMI - S
    Reports To: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
    Grade: J
    Number of Positions: 2

    Overview


    PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA, and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for the management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.

    PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.

    The Regional Senior Technical Advisor Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation/Health System Strengthening (SME/HSS) will provide technical leadership state M&E/HSS interventions in the region. S/he will also be responsible for supporting work planning activities at the state level, generating strategic data for program management, reporting, and documentation of best practices.

    The position holder will use analyzed and triangulated HMIS, LMIS, and surveillance data at strategic policy and management discussions to influence and guide HSS interventions in the states. S/he will build the capacity of SMEP in the use of evidence to influence HRH, health financing, and service delivery system decisions.

    S/he will provide technical supervision for four M&E/HSS officers based in each region. Region one - Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, and Oyo states and region two Nassarawa, Plateau, Benue, and Zamfara states.

    Specific Responsibilities


    Provide technical guidance to SMEPs in the region in the planning and implementation of all M&E/HSS activities.

    Support state M&E/HSS Officers in the implementation of PMI4States state-level M&E plans and work plan and reporting on program indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Coordinator.

    Support the state teams to establish systems for the flow of information from service-delivery points to the PMI4States central database.

    Build capacity of SMEP and state DPRS in monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, data interpretation, and data use to inform decisions and guide malaria interventions

    Participate in data quality review meetings at the state level.

    Work with state M&E/HSS Officer and SMEP to train health workers in the use of HMIS tools.

    Work with the State Coordinators in the implementation of selected health systems interventions including, for example, evidence-based state malaria annual operational plans (AOPs) to fit into state planning and budgeting cycle.

    Engage with the State DPRS, SPHCDA, and State Health Insurance Scheme to mainstream state malaria budgets in the state government budget.

    Support state malaria partners to build an evidence base to monitor state malaria program performance towards elimination goals.

    Participate and provide technical input in state-level malaria program review meetings.

    Provide TA to the states in the management of Malaria Data Repository at the state level, drawing from the national MDR instance; and promote the dissemination of information to policy and decision-makers through bulletins.

    Qualifications and Experience


    Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on generating and triangulating data to inform State health systems strengthening.

    Strong analytical, advocacy, and program planning skills required.

    Minimum of 5 years’ hands-on monitoring & evaluation experience, with a good understanding of health system strengthening at the state or federal level.

    Minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 3 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.

    Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in malaria programs in Nigeria.

    Familiarity with USAID reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for malaria control.

    Excellent data analysis, presentation, use, and reporting skills.

    Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, databases, and statistical applications, including DHIS2 for data management.

    Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.

    Demonstrated experience in the supervision and mentoring of staff at the state level.

    Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.

    Demonstrated experience in planning and facilitation of training activities.

    Excellent organizational, inter-personal, multi-cultural, and team-building skills.

    Application Closing Date 30th April 2020.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online

    Note: The position holders will work from the MSH State Field Offices in Cross River and Nassarawa.

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