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Title: 
Financial Management Technical Advisor 
 
Reports To: Chief of Party (COP)
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 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.

MSH seeks candidates for a USAID-funded program in Kenya that will build and expand upon previous successful TB control programs and will work with, and provide technical oversight to the Division of Leprosy, TB, and other Lung Disease (DLTLD). 

This project will increase Tuberculosis (TB) Case Detection (CDR) and Treatment Success Rate (TSR) in focus areas to meet targets for reducing the burden of TB; MDR-TB and TB co-infection. This position is contingent upon project award.

Overall Responsibilities: 
 
The Financial Management Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing financial analysis and technical assistance in financial management for TB, TB/HIV related programs at the national, provincial and district level.   

S/he will be responsible for transfer of essential skills, including appropriate costing of services, budgeting, and management of funds to strengthen the operational and financial capacity of clients and partners in order to improve financial management and sustainability. 

S/he will design and implement targeted capacity building and technical assistance based on the project’s needs.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Develop systems that will effectively monitor TB and TB/HIV country funding and funds utilization rates.
  • Implement financial controls that assist in the management of country offices and account for all funds disbursed.
  • Collaboratively with other stakeholders develop a menu of innovative and scalable interventions for promoting the capacity of the country to generate or raise adequate funds to support the DLTLD operational (recurrent) activities in a sustainable manner.
  • Transfer essential financial and management skills to key government staff to ensure continued good financial management beyond the project period.
  • Participate in delivering periodic learning programs to target units and facilities as well as to other clients as required.
  • Mobilize short-term technical expertise in finance, accounting, planning, budgeting, and auditing as requested to meet the needs of the project.
  • Represent the project in communications with USAID, the MOH, and other partners as assigned by the Project Director and Deputy Director.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field. Certified Public Accountant background is highly desirable.Formal training in Health care financing will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in health sector financing, accounting, planning, budgeting, and auditing. At least 3 years’ experience working effectively in capacity building in the aforementioned areas with local organizations.
  • Strong understanding of funding systems.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working as an advisor to Ministries of Health, Finance or any Government agency in developing countries, preferably Kenya.
  • Knowledge of USAID program management, applicable regulations and requirements, and institutional capacity building.
  • Demonstrated capability in multi-tasking and working simultaneously with multiple teams. Able to prioritize and manage a complex portfolio, collaborating with many types of stakeholders.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with public and private counterparts in Kenya.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English.
  • Strong computer skills (word processing, excel spreadsheets and accounting programs).
  • Previous experience working with the Kenyan Government is a plus.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

To apply please go to:https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/6235/financial-management-technical-advisor/job


Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
 
Reports To: Chief of Party (COP)
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 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.

MSH seeks candidates for a USAID-funded program in Kenya that will build and expand upon previous successful TB control programs and will work with, and provide technical oversight to the Division of Leprosy, TB, and other Lung Disease (DLTLD). 

This project will increase Tuberculosis (TB) Case Detection (CDR) and Treatment Success Rate (TSR) in focus areas to meet targets for reducing the burden of TB; MDR-TB and TB co-infection. 

This position is contingent upon project award.

Overall Responsibilities:
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a plan to monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness, and disseminate results of the project activities and innovations. 

The M&E Specialist has primary responsibility for identifying  M&E needs, designing and maintaining data collection systems and for ensuring that all necessary information, from both routine reporting as well as from ad hoc data collection efforts and special studies, is collected, analyzed and used in guiding internal project planning and informing external partners about project activities and accomplishments. 

The M&E Specialist conducts all appropriate analyses, including the use of complimentary data sets and secondary analysis, and fully documents activities and accomplishments in the form of reports, publications, and presentations.

S/he will develop reporting systems and indicators to ensure quality, timely,  and accurate data collection, including baseline values as is appropriate to track progress in meeting program objectives.

Specific Responsibilities
  • With the project team, plan for and conduct monitoring activities and ensure accurate and timely reporting to USAID.
  • Work with the Chief of Party (COP) to ensure progress is being achieved towards TB, HIV/TB co-infection, intensive findings and MDR-TB targets.
  • In close collaboration with the project team, design and submit a Performance Monitoring and Management Plan (PMP).
  • Ensure quality control data collection instruments and tools, including their use.
  • Compile, analyze, and present data for reporting of program progress and impact, and quality assurance.
  • With the project technical staff, capture lessons learned and best practices, document and disseminate information, assist with developing presentations, abstracts, articles, etc.
  • Provide Technical assistance to implement the new DLTLD online TB data management system (TIBU)
  • Support the introduction, customization and implementation of other MSH electronic data management systems as appropriate.
  • Provide technical assistance in the preparation of routine and ad-hoc project reports to DLTLD, USAID and MSH and other Key stakeholders.
  • Participate in operation research and other data manipulation exercises to provide evidence to inform improve project management.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in M&E, Biostatistics, public health or any relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated academic and practical skills in monitoring and evaluation of TB, HIV/AIDS, or other relevant services, in developing countries.
  • At least five years’ experience working in development programs for public health with at least three years in TB.
  • Demonstrated practical skills in data analysis and report writing.  
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements as they pertain to TB/HIV.
  • Capacity to manage large data bases and manage online data management systems will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent planning, management, and organizational skills.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for reporting on program and study results.
  • Fluency in English.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

To apply please go to: https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/6267/monitoring-and-evaluation-specialist%252c-tb/job


TB Technical Advisor
 
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 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.

MSH seeks candidates for a USAID-funded program in Kenya that will build and expand upon previous successful TB control programs and will work with, and provide technical oversight to the Division of Leprosy, TB, and other Lung Disease (DLTLD).  

This project will seek increase drug sensitive Tuberculosis (TB) and drug resistant (DR-TB Case Detection (CDR) and Treatment Success Rate (TSR) in Kenya to meet targets for reducing the burden of TB; MDR-TB and TB/HIV co-infection. This position is contingent upon project award.

Overall Responsibilities: 
 
In close collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), the TB Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing targeted technical assistance to all clinical TB, TB/HIV and MDR-TB activities for the project. 

S/he will work closely with members of multidisciplinary teams to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of interventions and with the Monitoring &Evaluation Officer to ensure progress is being achieved towards TB, TB/HIV and MDR-TB targets.

Specific Responsibilities
  • In close collaboration with the DCOP, provide technical support, including capacity building, to project and DLTLDstaff focusing on quality DOTS enhancement and expansion, improving TB and TB/HIV case detection, TB/HIV collaboration, care and support, MDR/XDR-TB programs support, PPM strategies and strategic information. Knowledge transfer and capacity building in the areas of decentralized planning, operational research& support, M&E, supervision, Quality Assurance, and TB and MDR/XRD-TB epidemiology is also anticipated.
  • Provide technical assistance to project, public and private sector counterparts in monitoring and evaluation of TB programs.
  • Contribute to the TB control efforts at the community, district, county and national level.
  • Provide technical assistance in advancing the control in special populations; children, refugees, and other under privileged populations.
  • Support the DCOP and DLTLD senior management to ensure National TB coordination activities are conducted on a regular basis with all the partners supported by USAID in the country.
  • Together with the technical team, develop and implement guidelines on intensified case finding and isoniazid preventive therapy for the prevention of TB among HIV patients.
  • Represent MSH on regional and national TB, TB/HIV and MDR/XRD-TB working groups and at selected international meetings.
  • Provide technical assistance to the DLTLD for the development and implementation of strategies to increase TB screening among HIV infected clients and increased early uptake of ARVs for TB/HIV patients
  • Design and implement a tracking system for MDR cases and contacts and mechanism to improve PMDT data collection, analysis and use
  • Design and conduct a periodic MDR program review to inform modifications in the program.
  • Ensure timely data collection and reporting.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications:
  • A Medical degree or a Master’s Degree in public health or a related field.   
  • Minimum of six years practical experience working in public health and TB in Kenya essential.   
  • Recognized expertise in TB, TB/HIV and/or MDR-TB programming, at country level essential.
  • Understanding of current key TB, TB/HIV control and MDR-TB issues.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships, work well as part of a team, and to incorporate views of other disciplines into his or her work.
  • Demonstrated organizational and supervisory skills and abilities; sound judgment, and high ethical standards; flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Experience working with USAID/PEPFAR and/or Global Fund funded programs.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Fluency in English
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
 


Laboratory Quality Specialist 
 
Reports To: DCOP
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 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.

MSH seeks candidates for a USAID-funded program in Kenya that will build and expand upon previous successful TB control programs and will work with, and provide technical oversight to the Division of Leprosy, TB, and other Lung Disease (DLTLD).  

This project will seek increase drug sensitive Tuberculosis (TB) and drug resistant (DR-TB Case Detection (CDR) and Treatment Success Rate (TSR) in Kenya to meet targets for reducing the burden of TB; MDR-TB and TB/HIV co-infection. This position is contingent upon project award. 

Overall Responsibilities: 
 
The Laboratory Quality Specialist will be responsible to develop, co-ordinate and audit a comprehensive TB Laboratory Quality Management Program for TB microscopy laboratories in accordance with recognized standards of practice.  

He/she participates in conducting assessments, and in the design, training, testing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of laboratory and point-of-care diagnostic services and systems. 

He/she participates in stakeholder technical working groups and meetings that continuously advocate for evidence- based standardization and harmonization of laboratory tests, methods and equipment within the national system. 

In addition, the incumbent is expected to provide technical leadership in national roll out of GeneXpert and other modern technologies to improve TB and DR-TB diagnosis and surveillance.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Division of Leprosy, TB and Lung Disease (DLTLD) of the Ministry of Health and with other partners in identifying and implementing the Project’s priority activities for TB microscopy quality improvement in Kenya.
  • Assist the laboratory working group of the DLTLD/CRL to finalize and implement the technical and operational Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all TB microscopy services and quality assurance of TB microscopy.
  • Assist DLTLD/CRL and data management staff to implement a TB Laboratory Management Information System in the microscopy laboratories and to collate the data from these centers.
  • Review the current system for supervision of the district hospital and health center microscopy sites and work with the DLTLD and CRL to make improvements and provide quarterly supervisory reports to the DLTLD and feedback to the health facilities.
  • Work with the CRL staff in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of TB microscopy services.
  • Support the ongoing GeneXpert machine roll out in Kenya.
  • Provide support and Technical assistance to promote specimen referral and other laboratory related DR-TB diagnosis and surveillance activities.
  • Support DLTLD in developing or revision of key policies, guidelines and SOPs.
  • Also provide TA in the commodity selection, forecastion, distribution and ration use of TB laboratory related reagents and supplies.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences/Medical Laboratory Sciences (or equivalent qualification) with a minimum of five years post-qualification experience working in a diagnostic laboratory, essential. A higher qualification is an added advantage.
  • Post-qualification experience in performing TB microscopy is essential.
  • Current registration with the Kenya Medical Technicians and Technologist Board (KMMTB) mandatory.
  • Understanding of the role of the laboratory in TB Control and case detection. Familiarity with the diagnostic protocols for case detection employed by the DLTLD in Kenya, required.
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing internationally-recognized internal and external quality assurance systems for TB microscopy, in a developing country, required.
  • Able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent report writing, communication and diplomacy skills. Team player with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates associates, other department directors and managers and external bodies.
  • Computer literacy; competency with Microsoft Office, data bases, internet and email systems required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential.
  • Willingness and availability to travel to district hospitals and health centers within Kenya.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

To apply please go to: https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/6268/laboratory-quality-specialist/job

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