MSH is looking for talented, passionate people to join us in furthering 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.
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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.
The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.
The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria program areas. In doing so it'll have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There's also the additional dimension of the innovative "State approach" to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others.
In line with specific intervention targeted at strengthening Health Logistics Management Information system and data use, the project team is proposing short term technical assistance to support the development of Health Products Logistics Management System SOPs
The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is developing Harmonized Health Products Logistics Management System SOPs including forecasting and quantification; and supply planning SOP
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Act Cap N1 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 as amended empowers the Agency to regulate and control the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, advertisement and sale of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, packaged water, chemicals and detergents
Medicinal products must also comply with the provisions of:
- Drugs and Related Products (Registration etc) Act 1999 (now Act Cap F33 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004)”
- Counterfeit and Fake Drug and Unwholesome Act
This mandate requires NAFDAC to ensure the quality, safety, efficacy and wholesomeness of all regulated products, hence Pharmacovigilance. In ensuring quality and safety of medicines, the Agency shall have the following functions and powers as stipulated in part II section 5 of the NAFDAC Act:
- Pronounce on the quality and safety of food, medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals after appropriate analysis.
- Advise federal, state and local governments, the private sector and other interested bodies regarding the quality, safety and regulatory provisions,
- Undertake and coordinate research programs on the storage, adulteration, distribution and rational use of food, medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, etc.
In discharging this mandate, quality and safety monitoring of medicines becomes expedient hence pharmacovigilance for the detection, understanding, assessment and prevention of adverse drug reactions and other medicine related problems. The first edition of the Nigerian National Pharmacovigilance Policy and Implementation Framework was developed in 2012, hence the need for a review and update after five years of existence and implementation.
NAFDAC in collaboration with Management Sciences for Health (MSH) under the Global Fund (GF) Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant is seeking the services of a consultant/expert to drive the multi-stakeholder review of the “Nigerian National Pharmacovigilance Policy and Implementation Framework 2012” in line with global best practices.
The Key role of the Zonal Consultant is to provide hands-on guidance to the State Ministry of Health (SMOH), partners, and other stakeholders within the assigned zones. S/he will lead a team of consultants in strengthening the Logistics Management Coordination Units (LMCUs) and related supply chain systems across supported States and LGAs in the assigned zones.
. In Addition, the consultant will help to build capacity of State LMCU in the assigned zones to collect, report and analyze logistic data, to routinely determine and report all risks and issues at health facilities within the state.
The Finance and Admin Officer’s (FAO) job is to ensure smooth and accurate flow of financial and operational information and also work on designing and implementing financial reports. The FAO ensures effective implementation of project activities in the field location within the context of financial, contractual and operating systems. He/ she also manages the budget for the state field office, develops and implements MSH financial policies and procedures, ensure compliance and works collaboratively with MSH offices, projects technical centers to facilitate projects.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Project Director for a potential 5-year, Gates Foundation, Tobacco Control Policy Implementation Fund for Africa Program. This program/grant will be used to assist up to five countries that have signed on to the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control in sub-Saharan Africa to advance the implementation of their national tobacco control policies through results-based, catalytic grants and peer-to-peer learning.
Allowances are not provided.
This position is subject to project award and funding.