2 New Job Opportunities at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. 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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions of:

Job Title:  Training on Collaborative TB/HIV Intervention Consultant

Overall Responsibilities
To strategically   address emerging and re-emerging issues on Collaborative TB/HIV intervention, MSH – Pro-ACT Project continues to re-align intervention in this program area to meet PEPFAR-USAID requirements of reducing TB burden among PLHIV and HIV burden among TB patients. To this end, MSH Pro-ACT project will train Health care workers including TB local Government supervisors in respective projects. This 5 days capacity building intervention will bring health care workers to speed on 12 collaborative TB/HIV intervention areas and as well address gaps in the use of newer technology for TB diagnosis, improve case detection among children, intensify TB burden reduction strategy with IPT and strengthen linkages between care and treatment settings and TB DOTs units in supported facilities. To achieve this, MSH-Pro-ACT project will engage 4 seasoned facilitators to train along MSH technical leads in respective venues of the training.  AS part of sustainability  to strengthen capacity building in respective project states, identified and qualified trainers from state training centers will support the training faculty during this period.
Specific Responsibilities
  • The lead facilitators will facilitate in a 5-days training alongside MSH technical leads on collaborative TB/HIV intervention.
  • In the course of the training, facilitators will ensure presentations are aligned to address , and reflect  participants, facility and state specific issues as is highlighted in the training needs assessment
  • At the end of the engagement, the facilitator will write a comprehensive training  report to be submitted to  MSH leadership
  • In the course of training, the facilitator will lead and facilitate group work sessions as detailed in the training slides including ensuring the objectives of the plenary sessions are met.
  • S/he will be responsible for  documenting  and compiling the action plans arrived at after plenary group work sessions
  • The facilitator  will collate, analyze,  and  report the daily training evaluation  as part of the effort  to improve  training quality
  • S/he is expected to conduct and analyze the pre and post test result in an excel sheet provided by MSH.
Deliverables:
  • Ensure a seamless conduct of training using adult learning principles
  • Compile and present post training follow up action plans  as agreed during plenary sessions
  • Present a comprehensive training report  to MSH leadership
Facilitator’s role:
  • S/he will be responsible for conveying herself/himself to the venue of the training
  • S/he is expected to arrive 2 days prior to the training for a pre-training meeting with MSH technical leads
Qualifications
Training
  • Experienced with Train the trainer (TOT) approach on collaborative TB/HIV interventions
  • Evidence of participated /attended international conference on TB/HIV management ( evidence of current Union Conference is an added advantage)
  • Have facilitated Comprehensive ART training within the past 2 years
  • Other evidence of ART trainings
Education
  • At least 7 years post MBBS
  • MPH and other advanced Medical degrees will be of advantage
  • Linkage with any institute of higher learning providing comprehensive HIV services
Experience
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of the DOTs and STOP TB strategy
  • Membership of TB/HIV and/ or ART TWG will be an added advantage
  • Support to complex and busy comprehensive ART center
General
  • Good oral/writing and communication skills
  • Provide clear documentation in a post training report

Job Title:  Lead Consultant – PHDP Training

Overall Responsibilities
Objectives:
  • To develop the skills of select MSH ProACT supported health facility staff and grantee CSO staff in Sokoto and Zamfara states to implement quality PHDP intervention in a manner that will improve PLHIV clients’ retention in ART and care
  • To strengthen service providers capability to support facility-community linkages and referrals
  • To build the skills of select service providers in documenting PHDP services to PLHIV
  • To build the capacity of select service providers to identify and address structural, socio-economic and other factors which hinder PLHIV from accessing ART and care services
  • To build the capacity of select service providers in mainstreaming gender into HIV/AIDS response – to identify and address harmful gender norms and gender based violence
Approach:
One lead consultant will be engaged to facilitate this training, supported by 2 MSH PHDP technical staff. Two days pre training meeting with the lead consultant will hold in Abuja to review curriculum, draw up the schedule, etc on 10th and 11th December, 2015. Power point presentations, didactic methods, group works, experience sharing, role plays, hands on practical sessions and other participatory learning approaches will be utilized in the conduct of the training.
Specific Responsibilities
Deliverables:
  1. Training report containing recommendations and approaches to improve PLHIV retention in treatment and care
  2. Training curriculum (power point slides)
  3. Simple indicators/ tools to track facility/ community PHDP interventions
  4. Recommendations for mainstreaming gender into comprehensive PHDP services
Level of Effort and Timing:
The lead facilitator will be engaged for a period of nine days  – 2 days pre training meeting in Abuja, 5 days training in Kebbi state, 2 days report writing (between the 10th of December, 2015 to 22nd of December, 2015).
Qualifications
Expertise Required:
  • Minimum of first degree or its’ equivalent in health related or social sciences disciplines
  • Knowledgeable in USAID funded programming
  • Prior experience working with PLWHIVA
  • Excellent English language competency – oral and written
  • Computer literate
  • Prior experience in USAID requirements for mainstreaming gender into comprehensive HIV and AIDS response

How to Apply

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