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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks a Senior Immunization Advisor for a 5 -year USAID-funded Accessible Continuum of Care and Essential Services Sustained (ACCESS) program in Madagascar. The purpose of the program is to build the capacity of Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) actors at the district level and below in all districts in the implementation regions, to design, develop, manage, deliver, monitor and evaluate health services and programs in their catchment areas. The activity will also engage with regional health authorities with limited interventions to ensure coordination, planning and effective management of health activities in their districts. Work at the national level will focus on informing policy, guideline development, as well as advocacy on key health service delivery issues. ACCESS will work to improve the clinical skills and health governance skills of primary health care providers to deliver high quality, accessible preventive and curative health services. To expand the reach of the public health system, the activity will work to improve the skills and motivation of community health volunteers to deliver quality health services and ensure they work under the supervision of their respective CSB. Finally, ACCESS will promote positive health behaviors, including care seeking behaviors in the target communities through a comprehensive and contextualized social and behavior change (SBC) approach and improve the capacity of the MOPH and local institutions to design, implement, and monitor and evaluate SBC activities.
The Senior Immunization Advisor will take responsibility for developing and coordinating the quality and integrated health services delivery project’s approach to achieving desired results in districts with large numbers of unimmunized children. The Sr Immunization Advisor will work with the MOH National Immunization Program, MOH Department of Community Health and other members of the project team to quickly identify the areas of the country for project attention and then to assemble and/or adapt immunization program resources (i.e., human resources, training materials and management tools for health workers and managers, local area monitoring guides, etc.) according to MOH norms and internationally-recognized best practices that will then be used by Regional and District Teams to address the performance problems of districts. The Sr Immunization Advisor will work closely with the other technical members of the Quality Improvement Team to ensure integration of EPI services as much as possible.
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.
Kindly note that recruitment for this job position is contingent upon receiving funding and donor approval.
The non-availability of a mechanism for an integrated malaria data analysis and automated generation of customized outputs has hindered stakeholder’s use of data for decision-making. Integrated malaria data repository will effectively support documentation and update data timely and accurately, as well as draw up for our donors and stakeholders, timely reports. Also, the analytics from the repository will generate bulletin to improve efficiency and simplify communication to stakeholders and increase the coverage of target audience, help maintain contact with NMEP and prospects between Health sectors or Partners, to promote implementation guidelines and services or launch new guidelines, including information on special offers, helps reinforce effective strategies and promotional campaigns.
The objective is to develop a platform that can validate, store, maintain and reproduce all malaria data; automated generation of routine malaria bulletins and dashboard and automated alert system to track sudden change in cases that will strengthen response systems.
The Senior Technical Advisor for MSH’s Global Health Systems Innovation (GHSI) group provides strategic guidance and support in the area of pharmaceutical economics and health technology assessment to improve resource allocation decision-making for equitable access to high-quality health services for persons in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). S/he provides technical expertise and training for MSH projects in the design and analysis of health policies and interventions. S/he collaborates with team members in advancing country progress toward universal health coverage (UHC). This will include, but not be limited to, conducting cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyses, budget impact analysis, multi-criteria decision analysis, literature reviews, and supporting the development and implementation of medicine pricing policies.
The Senior Technical Advisor also assists in strengthening and expanding MSH’s portfolio of health financing and health systems strengthening activities by supporting MSH’s existing projects and through new business development. S/he supports MSH project activities and increases worldwide knowledge and understanding of MSH’s health financing work through the dissemination of evidence-based work; publications in journals; presentations to donors, stakeholders, and other development partners; and at conferences. S/he also identifies other project opportunities with pharmaceutical health economic and financing elements and participates in developing new business development proposals.
MSH’s GHSI Group seeks to develop MSH into a leading organization in applying a health systems thinking approach and embedding data and analytics in all activities to support low- and middle-income countries on their journeys towards universal health coverage and health system sustainability. We provide expertise in pharmaceutical health system strengthening, health care services and delivery systems, as well as public health content expertise and knowledge in HIV/AIDS and TB; Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health; Family Planning/Reproductive Health; and other communicable diseases.
The Senior Technical Advisor, (STA) provides technical assistance for the design and implementation of the country interventions, working independently or as part of the country MSH or MTaPS team.
The STA provides direct technical assistance to Philippines Department of Health and other country partners and stakeholders. As required, the STA also provides technical assistance to other MTaPS country activities, and works with MTaPS Technical Strategy Lead and other MSH technical staff to identify opportunities to use new and existing tools and to coordinate technical work, and country implementation programs related to strengthening pharmaceutical management systems.
The Technical Advisor (TA) participates in the provision of technical assistance activities aimed at strengthening pharmaceutical systems, supply chain management or pharmaceutical services in the Philippines. S/he supports Principal and Senior Technical Advisors in the design and implementation of technical activities at the Department of Health (DOH) and regional and local government levels to ensure the adequate contribution to MTaPs results. The TA is also responsible for the implementation and evaluation of those designated field activities such as deployment of tools or implementation of facility and community based interventions. Under guidance from senior staff, s/he provides support to program quality reviews, reporting, and knowledge management activities.
The goal of the USAID’s Medicines, Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS), a global five year Program is to help low- and middle-income countries to strengthen their pharmaceutical systems to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, and affordable essential medicines and pharmaceutical services. MTaPS implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and its partners will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and its directorates e.g. Directorate General of Health Systems (DGHS), Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP), Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) and others including the National Tuberculosis (TB) Program (NTP) and maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) program to strengthen pharmaceutical systems including procurement, supply chain, information, and regulatory systems.
Senior Technical Advisor (STA) – Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) ensures that results/achievements and lessons learned from field implementation and stakeholders are collected, analyzed, communicated and applied in a systematic and consistent fashion. The STA will assist in the development and implementation of the results framework and an M&E plan based on the framework. S/he is also responsible for ensuring the coordinated collection, compilation, and sharing of regular reports, including coordinated technical reports. S/he will lead the monitoring and evaluation portfolio and advise the Country Project Director (CPD) on program progress monthly, quarterly and annually and when required.
The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) provides technical assistance for the design and implementation of interventions to strengthen pharmaceutical management systems in MTaPS countries. The STA provides guidance to the technical staff assigned to specific activities to ensure that the work is of the highest quality. The STA works closely with other Technical Advisors to identify opportunities to use new and existing tools and to coordinate technical work.
Management Sciences for Health is a global health nonprofit organization, which 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 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.
We are often searching for consultants to work with us on short and long term assignments around the world. If you are an independent contractor, and are interested in consulting opportunities with MSH please feel free to submit your CV by applying to this announcement, and we’ll be in touch if the right opportunity fits with your skillset.