Management Sciences for Health Vacancy for Senior Technical Officer

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a private, non-profit educational and scientific organization. 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. MSH as one or the implementing partners of TB CARE I Nigeria under the coordination of KNCV has received funds from USAID/Nigeria to support the National TB Programme (NTP), Federal Ministry of Health to implement TB control activities.
Job Title: Senior Technical Officer TB
Job ID: 11-3959
Job Location: Country: NG
# of Positions: 1
Center/Office: CHS – HSD
Project/Program: TBCARE
More information about this job

Overall Responsibilities
The Senior Technical Officer will provide technical assistance in collaboration with MSH TB Project Director, MSH TB regional advisor in Africa, TB CARE I lead in Nigeria, NTP and other stakeholders in accordance with the national TB policy guidelines and international standards of TB care.
Location:TBCARE I office, Abuja, Nigeria
Specific Responsibilities
• Implement all MSH/TB CARE I activities in consistent with TB CARE I Nigeria plan, NTP strategic plan and MSH quality standard under the supervision of MSH TB project director and MSH TB regional advisor in Africa in collaborations with Nigeria TB CARE I Country lead
• Provide support to NTP in improving program management, increase TB case detection and strengthen supervision including monitoring and evaluation.
• Represent MSH in technical meetings and forum including partner and stakeholders meetings
• Liaising with other technical partners such as KNCV, WHO, FHI and others at national and international level.
• Foster clear communication about project activities, plans and organizational policies within MSH and between strategic projects and partners.
• Model effective leadership and create conducive environment for collaborations with NTP, partners and other stakeholders.
• Provide technical and managerial expertise to ensure that project activities are carried out within budget and agreed timeframes.
• Ensure timely preparation and submission of information and reports to MSH, TB CARE I and relevant partners.
• Work with TB CARE I team in Nigeria on implementing overall TB CARE I plan.
1. Medical doctor with postgraduate training in public health or equivalent.
2. Minimum of 10 years experience in public health; at least 5 years experience in TB control
3. Proven successful experience of working with National Tuberculosis Programme or TB projects
4. Excellent strategic thinking and planning skills.
5. Strong analytical skills and experience in monitoring and evaluation
6. Knowledge of and experience in training and capacity building.
7. Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills operating in a management culture built on consensus and results.
8. Demonstrated intermediate computer skills such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as experienced with project planning applications.
9. Ability to work effectively and independently in a team-based structure.
10. Ability to travel up to 30 percent of the time within Nigeria.
11. Fluency and excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Background Information
The Tuberculosis CARE I (TB CARE I) is USAID’s chief five year mechanism contributing to the global targets of TB control. The aim of it is to reach the following specific goals in the TB CARE countries with significant investment;
• Sustain or exceed the detection of at least 70 percent of sputum- smear positive cases of TB, and the successful treatment of at least 85 percent of those cases in countries with established USAID TB programs;
• Treat successfully 4.5 million new sputum-positive cases;
• Diagnose and treat 90,000 new cases of MDR TB
TB CARE I is carried out by the Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance (TBCTA) a coalition of KNCV Tuberculosis foundation (prime contractor), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Family Health International (FHI), The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), the Japanese Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Note: There are no relocation allowances available for this position.
Method of Application
Interested persons may send comprehensive resume with a full page cover letter not later than Friday, March 11, 2011.
Suitable candidates living with HIV/ AIDS will have an added advantage. Women are encouraged to apply
Please have your resume and cover letter available to apply for this position now.


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