Management Sciences for Health

  • State Coordinator - Cross River

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    A576 - PMI - S
    Application Due Date
    Reports To
    State Team Director.
  • 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 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.


    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. 


    The State Coordinator, Cross River will provide overall leadership and management of the PMI-S project in the state in a manner that strengthens partnerships with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable Malaria elimination efforts.


    The State Coordinator will spearhead coordination, implementation and reporting of the PMI-S project in the State and ensure optimal resource management of the project.  The State Coordinator will serve as a member of the Project Management Team and will be responsible for overall project performance in the state of primary responsibility.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Take overall leadership and management of the PMI-S state malaria program.
    • Lead the development of an integrated malaria plan for the State.
    • Operationalize malaria plan in the State, ensuring efficient coordination of resources to maximize integration and synergy of program areas.
    • Guide and manage the achievement of the malaria overall goal in the states.
    • Contribute to establish a system for project monitoring, evaluation and reporting in collaboration with the M&E Advisor.
    • Together with the M&E Advisor, support the state HMIS Officer to establish a functional state M&E data system with periodic analyses and review to inform program management.
    • Establish a system for timely relevant technical support to all implementing health facilities.
    • Take responsibility for management of the state malaria budget and all other resources under the direction of State Team Director.
    • Advocate and represent MSH Malaria project at the highest level in the state on matters of Malaria.
    • Liaise and network with relevant malaria partners and collaborators in the state to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda.
    • Supervise staff and manage staff performance and development.
    • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keep Senior Management Team informed of state activities on monthly, quarterly and annual basis and as needed.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master’s degree in public health, international development, public administration, management or related discipline.
    • At least 8 years’ senior level work experience in public health program management in developing countries, five of which should, preferably, be at state level.
    • Experience implementing malaria elimination programs under PMI or other donor agency is an added advantage.
    • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with State Health departments, SPHCDA, partners supporting SMOH, and LGAs to achieve results.
    • Demonstrated leadership and capacity to oversee USAID-funded projects is an added advantage.
    • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing support to institutions to strengthen their management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.
    • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are 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.


    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 Team Director.
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