Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Job Opportunities in Dar es salaam at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

  Xpresstz       Wednesday, October 31, 2018
 
Senior Advisor, Health Management Information System and Monitoring & Evaluation Jobs
Overview
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Medford, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live 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.


In 2016 Management Sciences for Health (MSH) was awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide technical assistance to the Tanzanian Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and public health institutions (PHIs). Through this CDC-funded Technical Support Services Project (TSSP), MSH supports the MOHCDGEC and PHIs to continuously improve the health system required to achieve and sustain HIV epidemic control in Tanzania. TSSP provides support in four areas including: Health Management Information System (HMIS) with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E); Client-level Data Systems (CLDS); Human Resources for Health (HRH); and Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement (QA/QI).
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The aim of the HMIS/M&E area is to improve quality of health systems, data, analysis, dissemination and use of data to enhance evidence-based decision making at various government administrative levels.
The Senior HMIS/M&E Advisor will lead the project M&E activities including systems development and implementation, strategy and guidance document development, capacity building, quantitative and qualitative data analyses, program evaluation, and routine program monitoring activities, to provide the needed advisory and capacity building support to the MOHCDGEC and PHIs and to meet the CDC development assistance goals in Tanzania.
S/he will also maximize synergy and integration of HMIS/M&E with the other project’s work streams (Client-Level Data Systems; Human Resources for Health; and Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement).
Specific Responsibilities
  • Lead the design and oversee the implementation of internal TSSP M&E frameworks, plans and indicators to assess project performance and impact, and report progress towards the project’s objectives.
  • Collaborate with CDC, the MOHCDGEC, and other stakeholders via M&E technical working groups and other relevant bodies to ensure that the TSSP project M&E plans align with national systems and priorities
  • Collaborate with the MSH Home Office, to lead the development and oversee implementation of project evaluations, including process and outcome evaluations
  • Lead the development and targeted M&E and Learning activities for specific TSSP interventions
  • Support the MOHCDGEC and PHIs in carrying out quantitative and qualitative analyses of HIV and other priority data
  • Conduct capacity strengthening workshops in the areas of data analysis and use and program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Mentor PHI staff on monitoring and evaluation methodologies and practices
  • Support the MOHCDGEC in the operationalization in the field of policy decisions (e.g., through trainings, presentations, analyses)
  • Support the MOHCDGEC and PHIs in the development, revision and operationalization of the National Data Demand and Use (DDU) strategy and the National M&E Strengthening Initiative (MESI).
  • Complete other duties and special assignments, as requested by the Project Director
Qualifications and Experience
  • Advanced degree in epidemiology, public health, or related health, medical, or social science discipline; doctoral-level degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience including provision of technical assistance to government agencies and/or to large international NGOs in developing and strengthening health systems, senior-level strategic information (including M&E and HMIS) expertise, and responsibilities on international HIV or other health projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, CDC and other donor organizations.
  • Proven track record of fostering team collaboration in order to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce on time high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables.
  • Proven capacity in designing and establishing M&E and data quality improvement systems, developing and implementing Performance Monitoring Plans, development of quantitative and qualitative research instruments, designing and conducting program evaluations, conducting data analysis and use, and M&E capacity strengthening workshops.
  • Advanced statistical analysis and data management skills using Excel and presentation skills.
  • Good understanding of the Tanzania Health System, the National Health Management Information system, PEPFAR program requirements, and the supporting electronic platforms such as DHIS 2 and PEPFAR’s Data for Accountability Transparency and Impact (DATIM) online platform.
  • Sound knowledge of DHIS 2, with capacity to assist the MOHCDGEC to strengthen its DHIS2 national instance and HIV specific strategic information. Experience designing or working with dashboards and other web based health program data management and presentation tools.
  • Experience in working in the fight against HIV/AIDS, especially working with the National Aids Control Program (NACP), and knowledge of the HIV CTC information systems, is a plus.
  • Experience working with the MOHCDGEC and the Tanzania government.
Background Information
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.
Job Summary
Reports To Project Director
Grade J
Job ID 13-10144
Location Tanzania-Dar es Salaam
# of Positions 1
Group/Office HPG
Dept/Unit GEN (General)
Project/Program A504 - TSSP
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Location: Dar es Salaam
Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor, GHSA Portfolio
Application Deadline: 2018-11-16
Overview: The Senior Technical Advisor, (STA) provides management support and technical assistance for the design and implementation of interventions related to Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) portfolio of MTaPS countries, specifically focusing on technical areas of infection prevention and control (IPC), water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). The STA provides support primarily to the portfolio manager and technical lead of GHSA/IPC/AMR portfolio, but also to the other senior technical staff assigned to specific activities to ensure that the work is of the highest quality. As required, the STA also works with other MTaPS portfolios and technical staff on opportunities, new and existing tools, and headquarters-based and country implementation programs related to strengthening pharmaceutical management systems.  
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Specific Responsibilities 
Technical Support (30%)
  • Work closely with the GHSA/IPC/WASH/AMR technical lead and portfolio manager to help develop, review, implement, and monitor technical approaches and strategies for strengthening response to GHSA challenges specifically focusing on IPC, WASH, and AMS, and on improving pharmaceutical management systems to support these technical areas as related the MTaPS deliverables, reporting, knowledge management and learning.
  • Provide technical assistance to support the design and implementation of core and country interventions to contain antimicrobial resistance by in improving IPC, WASH, and AMS practices as outlined in GHSA and USAID AMR strategy.
  • As needed provide support to other MTaPS pharmaceutical systems strengthening and health elements portfolios in the development and implementation of strategies and work plans, technical activities and monitoring and reporting. NAFASI ZA KAZI / AJIRA TANZANIA
  • Facilitate the planning, organization, and conduct of training courses and data collection/analysis covering AMR and pharmaceutical management technical areas for external audiences and MTaPS staff as required.
  • Supervise technical staff as assigned.
Coordination (20%)
Coordinate with other project activities ensuring harmonization and collaboration with other aspects of the program in country.
Capacity Building (20%)
  • Participate in human resource capacity assessments in the pharmaceutical sector and collaborate internally and externally to develop country-specific capacity building material, strategies and roll out plans.
  • Assist Department of Health (DoH) and National Programs to design and review, policies, standards, guidelines, procedures and other relevant materials,
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of Pharmaceutical system strengthening programs aimed at building the capacity of department of health, national programs, drug regulatory authority, other pharmaceutical cadres and training institutions.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders for the development, deployment and implementation of appropriate tools necessary to improve pharmaceutical management information systems and their appropriate use for decision making.

Monitoring and Evaluation (20%)

  • In coordination with the M&E team, support project for the establishment of mechanisms for collecting relevant data to their established indicators. Also participate in program review activities and provide adequate recommendations.
  • Support Technical Advisors and other project staff in the adequate documentation and dissemination of program results and lessons learned including the development and submission of abstracts and articles to scientific journals and conferences.
Performance Management (10%)
Supervise assigned Technical Advisors ensuring the adequacy of their performance and their continuous professional development.
Qualifications and Experience
Education:
Required:

Graduate degree in a health-related field with specialized training and/or experience related to GHSA elements such as IPC, WASH and AMS; physician, nurse, pharmacist or other public health qualification preferred.
Preferred:
Physician, nurse, pharmacist or public health qualification preferred.
Experience:
Required:

5 years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical management and/or other public health areas. Experience in infection prevention and control activities is required, preferably including that at health facility level. Experience in other areas of AMR containment such as WASH and antimicrobial stewardship highly desirable.
Preferred:
Experience with public health programs in developing country context supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, CDC and international agencies such as the Global Fund, UNITAID, WHO and World Bank preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential.
  • Proficiency in French is required; languages of other USAID-supported countries is an asset.
  • Strong computer skills; Excel, MS Word, MS Project, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
Competencies:
  • Ability to work independently and in Team
  • Good judgment for decision making.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability in consensus building and constructively leading a team.

Physical Demands:

Ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 30% of time as required to support the progress of program activities.  
Background Information
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.  
EEO Statement
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.  
Reports To
Principal Technical Advisor
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