Saturday, May 15, 2010

Management Sciences for Health Recruits : Senior Program Officer
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of more than 2,000 people from 73 nations.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.

Senior Program Officer
Grade:      5     
Job ID:      10-605CHS
Location:      NG     
# of Positions:      1
Center/Office:      CHS - HSD     
Posted Date:      2010-05-05
Project/Program:      Nigeria/CUBS     
Application Due Date:      2010-05-31

Overall Responsibilities
The position will provide technical Assistance aimed at improving the lives of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in project state. The goal of this project is to deliver care and support activities to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) as well as palliative care. Program intervention includes care and support for children affected by HIV/AIDS, pediatric home-base care, gender, stigma and discrimination and program related data collection and analysis.

Specific Responsibilities
The Senior Program Officer (SPO) will assist the Project's Chief of Party (COP) in providing overall coordination of interventions for the Project in the state. The senior Program officer manages all activities within the state and ensures coordination and collaboration with state agencies and Commissioners as well as other implementing partners operating within the state. S/he ensures integration of project activities into a single strategic approach at the State, local government, and community levels. S/he assists the COP in providing oversight and technical direction to the state team and collaborates with the Technical Advisor for OVC and M&E to ensure the appropriateness and quality of interventions. S/he is responsible for coordinating all project activities in the states under MSH's jurisdiction. S/he will be the driving force in grantee capacity building and grants management, and will work closely with the technical advisors to address capacity gaps within the grantees. He will support the M&E specialist with ensuring data about all project activities are collected and submitted to the head office. S/he is responsible for ensuring that NGOs in the state are mobilized to provide quality services to OVC through adherence to national standards and other approved tools of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. Along with the COP, s/he serves as a technical liaison between the State offices, and other donors and stakeholders operating in states within the zone.

Post graduate degree in public health, public administration or management, or a combination of equivalent relevant experience and education. Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing RH/FP, MCH, or integrated health projects required. Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities, managing activities in a time-sensitive environment, meeting deadlines and paying attention to detail and quality.

Background Information
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) headquartered in Cambridge, MA, is a nonprofit international health organization dedicated to saving lives and improving the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since 1971, MSH has worked with its worldwide partners to improve the management of and access to health services such as primary health care, child survival, maternal and child health, family planning, and reproductive health.

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