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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jobs at Management Sciences for Health for Technical Advisors

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of nearly 1,300 people from more than 60 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.
MSH would like to invite highly qualified candidates to join its Nigerian Team based In Abuja for the following roles:
Orhans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) Technical Advisor
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience in public health, or related field
  • Expertise in OVC program design, implementation, and management.
  • Minimum of 6 years experience HIV/AIDS, TB, and/or child survival / IMCI projects in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the pediatric home-based care, gender, stigma and discrimination within the Nigerian context and sensitivity to local culture and traditions.
Gender Technical Advisor
  • Master's Degree in public health or related field.
  • A minimum of 6 years senior level experience in gender analysis and integration in large internationally funded health programs, particularly those focusing on programming for OVC, HIV, or gender-based violence
  • Commitment to bringing change to achieve gender equality.
  • Knowledge in specific gender issues in public health and sensitivity to local culture and traditions in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and in meeting deadlines with attentions to details and quality.
Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor
  • Masters Degree in public health, health system research, program evaluation, or related field
  • A minimum of 6 years senior-level experience in monitoring and evaluation of large internationally funded health programs, including the use of data to inform decision-making, planning, resource allocation, and other strategic Initiatives. Preference given to candidates with experience in OVC and HIV/AIDS programming.
  • Familiarity with the Government of Nigeria's NNRIMS and PEPFAR's reporting systems
  • Good working knowledge of descriptive, inferential, and advanced statistics, Ability to obtain, analyze, and interpret data and present findings in oral and written form
  • Experience in quantitative measurement of program impact.
Community Advisor
  • Master's degree in Public Health or related field
  • Minimum of 6 years experience in the application of technical areas in service delivery in the region and in establishing community-based networks in support of health service delivery.
  • Experience with public sector and community-level programs and an appreciation for the bureaucratic, administrative, financial, and political constraints which define them. Sensitivity to local culture and traditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to function in an advisory and facilitative role within communities and with government units and private institutions.
Application Process:
Note: There are no relocation allowances available for these positions,
If you are such a candidate who feels competent to fill any of the above positions, please send your resume with a brief cover letter to: If you wish to be considered for a post, please specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. The organisation is an equally opportunity employer offering services without reguard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled.
Deadline is November 14, 2008.

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