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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with over four decades of experience in strengthening health systems, and capacity of local institutions. 

MSH takes a comprehensive approach to improving health to achieve scalability, lasting impact, and sustainability. 

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. 

Challenge TB is one of USAID’s main country level TB implementation mechanisms. 

Challenge TB aligns with the WHO post-2015 Global TB Strategy and the new USG TB Strategy to enhance focus on improving patient-centered quality TB services, developing evidence based country specific strategies to achieve high impact results, building local capacity and the utilization of innovations and new technologies to move forward in the global fight against TB. 

The five-year cooperative agreement runs from September 2014 – September 2019.

Challenge TB is implemented by lead partner KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, and other consortium partners include American Thoracic Society, FHI 360, IRD, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, MSH, PATH and WHO. The Challenge TB project in South Sudan is coordinated by MSH.

The Challenge TB Project in South Sudan now wishes to fill the following position:
 
Senior Community TB Officer
(Job no. 13-8060)
 
The Senior Community TB officer is responsible provide technical assistance to Primary Health Care facilities for the implementation of community-based TB care in the identification, tracking and referral of TB suspects. 

S/he is also responsible for building the capacity of facilities-based and outreach TB health workers, and local partner TB focal persons on community TB care, prevention and control. 

S/he will coordinate and support the State and County TB Coordinators, private and project partners at the different levels on planning, implementation, monitoring and supportive supervision of TB activities.  

In addition, He/she support NTP to operationalize SOPs for improving on TB case detection in health facilities and community level.

Qualifications
·                     Health Officer or Nurse professional (B.Sc. in Public Health or Nursing, with MPH preferred) 
·                     Minimum of 3 years supervision and management skills and experience with a focus in TB/HIV program. 
·                     Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and Access. 
·                     Experience in group facilitation/team building and/or organizational development desirable. 
·                     Experience working with civil society organizations and/or government agencies. 
·                     Experience in providing trainings to health workers and CSO staff Fluency in English and local Arabic language is required. 
·                     Ability and willingness to travel frequently outside of her/his duty station. 
·                     Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
(Job no. 13-8059)
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist is responsible for 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 developing the project M&E plan and identifying M&E needs, for daily monitoring and improvement of the project performance. 

S/he will also be responsible for the design and maintenance of data collection systems and ensuring that all necessary information, from both routine reporting as well as from ad hoc data collection efforts and special studies, is collected and analyzed. 

Under supervisor’s direction, s/he participates in using the information to guide internal project planning and inform external partners about project activities and accomplishments. project needs and direction. 

The jobholder will design with the team and conduct the baseline study to provide to the project Director and the management team with accurate data that could be used to revise if necessary the anticipated target for the Intermediate Results and End of project results.

Qualifications:
·                     A minimum of a University degree in statistics, demography, or related field, or equivalent experience in monitoring and evaluation.
·                     Significant and demonstrated experience in developing M&E programs and systems, conducting operations research and management information systems design and management, or equivalent experience in related areas. 
·                     Significant work experience in the development and analysis as well as use of health, education and decentralization information systems and indicators. 
·                     At least 4 - 6 years of experience conducting monitoring and evaluation for TB activities or related areas. 
·                     Excellent written and oral communication skills (English) with experience in presenting to groups. 
·                     Demonstrated ability to write reports and publishable papers. International publications preferred. 
·                     Significant experience living and working in a developing country.

Senior Communication Specialist
(Job no. 13-8067)
 
The Communications Specialist is responsible for the development and dissemination of project literature, including drafting regular and ad hoc reporting to USAID.

S/he is responsible for capturing, packaging, synthesizing and sharing project successes and ensuring that these are disseminated through USAID, the MSH web site, Friday Forward, and the MSH eNewsletter, conference presentations, case studies, and posts on the MSH blog, Global Health Impact. 

S/he will increase the profile of the project’s work by writing at least one success story from the field each month and share it with the CHS Communications Manager. 

S/he will also provide ongoing capacity-building support to project staff on communications and knowledge exchange tools, templates, resources and approaches.
 
Qualifications:
·                     University degree in Journalism, Communications with 4-6 years of relevant experience. 
·                     Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage. 
·                     Experience in working with a  busy international organization preferred. 
·                     Fluent in writing and speaking English. 
·                     Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact professionally with clients and stakeholders. 
·                     Excellent communications skills, as well as a concrete appreciation for the need to disseminate project results to a broad audience.
·                     Attention to details.

The Senior Technical Advisor / Deputy Project Director
(Job no. 13-8076)

This position will be responsible for overall day to day technical implementation of the project. 

S/he will also focus on project, partner, and donor coordination with a strong advocacy role. 

Together with the Project Director and communication specialist, the jobholder will draw communication strategies, plans and advocacy of the project. 

The DCOP will also work closely with monitoring and evaluation officer to produce quarterly reports and support the M& E role.

She/he will serve as a resource and team member to improve staff technical capacity of the project and will work closely with members of a multidisciplinary team to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of interventions in MSH’s CTB project. 

She/he will be expected to employ a “hands-on” technical  approach to MSH’s CTB projects and National TB Programs.

She/he is responsible for assuring a strong linkage between the public health and population approaches of technical assistance in TB and TB-HIV/AIDS and the development of strategic and operational plans for capacity building and access programming within country team. 

She/he will also provide technical assistance in coordinating other activities as assigned by the Chief of Party. 

She/ he will be expected to maintain MSH’s professional and procurement integrity standards in all activities.
 
The DCOP will liaise with the COMU director and COP to ensure close management and supervision of the administrative team.

Qualifications
·                     First degree in medicine with postgraduate qualifications in public health or other related field. 
·                     7-10 years experience in TB control with experience in implementation of the Stop TB Strategy. Specific orientation on DOTS, TB/HIV and PMDT programming and implementation will be an added advantage. 
·                     Demonstrated success in achieving results leading a National TB Control Program or TB projects. 
·                     Understanding of current key TB, TB/HIV control and MDR/XDR TB issues essential with recognized expertise in TB, TB/HIV and/or MDR/XDR TB programming, national level in developing countries essential. 
·                     Demonstrated experience in working with Ministry of Health and other officials from the public, private and NGO sector 
·                     Excellent oral and written communication skills; as well as computer skills. 
·                     Minimum of two (2) years hands on experience preferably with USAID or other donor funded projects.

CBO and Community TB Officer
(Job No. 13-8061)
 
The Community Based Organization and community TB Supervisor will provide technical assistance to Primary Health Care facilities for the implementation of community-based TB care in the identification, tracking and referral of TB suspects. 

S/he will build the capacity of facilities-based and outreach TB health workers, and local partner TB focal persons on community TB care, prevention and control. 

S/he will coordinate and support the State and County TB Coordinators, private and project partners at the different levels on planning, implementation, monitoring and supportive supervision of TB activities. In addition, 

S/he will support NTP to operationalize SOPs for improving on TB case detection in health facilities and community level.

Qualifications
·                     Health Officer or Nurse professional (B.Sc. in Public Health or Nursing, with MPH preferred). 
·                     Minimum of 3 years supervision and management skills and experience with a focus in TB/HIV program. 
·                     Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and Access. 
·                     Experience in group facilitation/team building and/or organizational development desirable. 
·                     Experience working with civil society organizations and/or government agencies. 
·                     Experience in providing trainings to health workers and CSO staff. 
·                     Fluency in English and local Arabic language is required. 
·                     Ability and willingness to travel frequently outside of her/his duty station.
·                     Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
How to Apply

These positions are open to South Sudanese nationals only.

For more information and application instructions, please visithttps://jobsmsh.icims.com

Please apply by March 18, 2015. 

Early submissions are strongly encouraged.
 
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.



For more information please visit our website www.msh.org

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