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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MSH is a nonprofit, international health organization with nearly 2,500 people from over 74 nationalities working in over 40 countries. Our mission is 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. Together with our partners, we help leaders, managers, health workers, and communities in developing countries to build stronger health systems that deliver high-quality health services to everyone who needs them.
The FCI Program of MSH partners with allies and champions in governments and communities to advocate for policies and programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. Calling for universal access to high-quality, culturally respectful care, the FCI Program of MSH builds advocacy skills of civil society partners and networks in countries and communities, and works to increase equity by reaching young people, indigenous groups, and other underserved populations. Approaching health issues with a gender-focused, rights-based approach, the FCI Program of MSH develops and communicates compelling advocacy messages based on a foundation of evidence, and works with partners to hold countries accountable for fulfilling their promises to provide equitable, high-quality care.
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The Finance and Admin Intern will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of technical efforts and/or field activities by providing logistical support and coordinating programmatic information for the Nigeria project activities. She or he will assist technical advisors / specialists and senior managers to coordinate project activities and will assist State Finance & Admin Manager (SFAM) for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency. The Finance and Admin Intern is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities. She or he will be responsible for working with other staff from the headquarters and/ or partner organizations to coordinate technical assistance.
MSH is seeking an Internally Displaced People (IDP) Specialist for a short-term humanitarian response project in DRC.
Conflict in the Kasaï region of central DRC, sparked by a violent local militia uprising that began in August 2016, has caused significant population displacement and substantial disruption to the health system’s ability to deliver essential health services. In Kasaï Central province, host to 77% of the region’s 1.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), health service readiness was well below the national average even before the present crisis erupted. Ongoing efforts by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and Population Services International (PSI) to strengthen the provincial and health zone-level health system to reliably and equitably deliver essential services, under the current USAID-funded IHPplus and PMI Expansion projects, have been disrupted. In the proposed program, MSH and PSI will support the health system in Kasaï Central in coordinating with humanitarian actors to meet the urgent health needs of IDPs and others directly affected by conflict, while leveraging the ongoing capacity development and service delivery support that they continue to provide through currently programmed activities. We will strengthen outreach to IDPs where they have found refuge, building on established, proven approaches to identify cases, deliver community-based health services, rehabilitate health facilities as needed, develop and strengthen community-to-facility referral systems and networks, ensure that health data collection includes conflict-affected communities and IDP locations, and reach vulnerable populations with evidence-based, gender-sensitive, and context-appropriate social and behavior change communication messages. Working with the humanitarian logistics platform, we will address urgent needs for essential medicines and commodities both in IDP locations and at health facilities. Across all activities, program activities will strengthen the resilience of the DRC health system, build local skills and capabilities, and enable effective program transition.
The program will work in 187 health areas affected by the conflict in 25 health zones in Kasaï Central where the current USAID IHPplus and PMI Expansion projects are operating. MSH and PSI will prioritize support to the 187 health areas where the 928,166 IDPs were reported per MSH’s rapid situational analysis, in collaboration with the DPS management team. Within the 187 health areas, the program will prioritize support to 85 health facilities.
This consultancy will be from October 2017- February 2018. Local candidates are preferred.