• Career Opportunities at The Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

  • Posted on: 23 November, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with nearly 2,500 people from over 74 nationalities working in over 40 countries. Our mission: Saving lives and improving the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.
     

     

    Legal Fellow

     

    Essential Functions:

    • Conducts interviews with refugees identified by UNHCR and HIAS partners to be in need of third country resettlement (including refugees who are survivors of torture or sexual and gender-based violence, those with serious medical conditions, unaccompanied children, single-parent heads of households, women most at risk, older refugees, sexual and gender minorities, and other refugees who meet refugee resettlement criteria).

    • Prepares refugee case files to be submitted by HIAS to third countries for resettlement.

    • Conducts legal research and analysis of refugee-related matters, including of country conditions in refugee-producing countries.

    • Drafts memos and other legal documents in support of refugee resettlement claims.

    • Follows the status of refugee clients’ resettlement cases and meets with them to provide updates.

    • Maintains file management protocols, by entering case information in client database.

    • Responds to inquiries from various internal and external stakeholders.

    • Attends refugee-related meetings and conferences.

    • Performs other tasks as necessary.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or a related field; completion of at least two years of an advanced degree in law.

    • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.

    • Previous legal interviewing skills a plus, particularly with vulnerable persons.

    • Familiarity with refugee law and resettlement programs preferred; knowledge of refugee crises and human rights issues in Africa preferred.

    • Ability to work as part of a multi-agency team in a multicultural environment, with sensitivity to age, gender and diversity.

    • Excellent time management and organizational skills; able to work in a fast paced environment.

    HRH Management Senior Advisor

     

    Specific Responsibilities

    Planning and project development, implementation and delivery of technical results:

    1. Conduct HRH assessments and employee satisfaction surveys.
    2. Strengthen the staff training needs assessment system, enhancing staff management and leadership development and strengthening the link to external pre-service training.
    3. Design and implement long- and short-term retention schemes that are relevant to the Nakuru and Baringo County contexts, including strategies specifically focused on retention of health workers in hard-to-staff sub-counties.
    4. Support the overall change management process related to improving HRH management in the context of devolution.
    5. Strengthen HRH coordination forums.
    6. Develop leadership and management skills of frontline health workers and managers based on MSH’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) to improve service delivery.
    7. Ensure the alignment of daily HRH activities with project goals, approved workplans and standards for high quality, within-budget, and on-time product delivery.
    8. Contribute to the development and on-going use of a project monitoring and evaluation plan, including indicators linked to results that meet all MSH and USAID reporting requirements.
    9. Contribute to and provide appropriate, timely, and accurate monitoring and evaluation of project activities and outcomes, and complete and submit project reports to meet all USAID requirements.
    10. Contribute to documentation of HRH results, evidence, and lessons learned from this Project and the dissemination of this information within, and beyond, the Project and USAID/Kenya.
     

    Qualifications and Experience

    1. Graduate degree in human resource management, public administration, management, social sciences or a related discipline.
    2. A minimum of 7 years (10 preferred) of progressively responsible experience in each of the following areas:
      1. Designing and implementing HRH quality improvement programs.
      2. Providing technical leadership to district health offices on HRH quality improvement activities.
      3. Guiding and providing technical assistance to Project/host country government staff working on HRH.
      4. Interacting with donors, implementing partners, and host country government in HRH quality improvement issues.
    3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, ability to build synergies across technical disciplines and nurture innovative alliances.
    4. Fluency in written and spoken English required and fluency in Kiswahili, a plus. Willingness to relocate to Nakuru and to travel within Kenya required.

    Supply Chain Strengthening Senior Advisor

     

    Specific Responsibilities

    1. Act as the Afya Uzazi primary liaison, in close coordination with the Afya Uzazi Project leadership for collaborative activities between the County Departments of Health (Nakuru and Baringo), stakeholders and technical assistance partners to strengthen and build support for health commodity security interventions for FP/RMNCAH
    1. Act as Afya Uzazi’s principal technical expert and the lead for ensuring forecasting, quantification, and pipeline monitoring of FP/RMNCAH commodities, with emphasis on those procured with USAID government funds. Working with other Afya Uzazi technical officers, and coordinating with the county government counterparts, develop a plan for ensuring annual quantification for FP/RMNCAH commodities, organize and provide technical stewardship for the quantifications.
    1. Oversee routine stock status monitoring, through production and dissemination of stock status reports, working closely with county government staff and other national stakeholders.
    1. Coordinate and lead regular USAID/Afya Uzazi internal meetings to ensure that the project’s commodity management activities are well coordinated at both the central and regional levels
    1. Review, design, and implement appropriate tools and approaches for strengthening systems for management and accountability of FP/RMNCAH commodities within Baringo and Nakuru counties as well as monitoring performance of selected indicators.
    1. In collaboration with other USAID/Afya Uzazi technical staff, develop and conduct detailed assessments (including gaps and recommended solutions) of supply chain management systems in the county storage facilities as well as at sub-county and individual health facilities.
    2. Plan, organize and conduct training courses covering supply chain and/or commodity management technical areas as required. This will involve collaboration with the other stakeholders to implement relevant training materials to the targeted training groups.
    1. Collaborate with other county and USAID/Afya Uzazi staff to develop, test, and deploy electronic and hard copy tools and manuals to support research and technical assistance programs.
    1. Contribute to the scale up of appropriate interventions of healthcare facilities’ inventory control and distribution systems including the faith based, private and community sectors.
    1. In collaboration with other stakeholders, map the current flow of FP/RMNCAH commodities throughout the entire supply chain and make recommendations to optimize the procurement, distribution and use within Baringo and Nakuru counties.
    1. In collaboration with the county health management teams, develop and implement programs to promote effective stewardship and technical leadership of supply chain management and commodity security initiatives.
    1. Assist the county health management teams to develop and implement interventions that ensure improved product quality and patient safety initiatives with a focus on FP/RMNCAH commodities. This will include but not limited to strengthening of pharmacovigilance activities and appropriate medicines use interventions.
    1. Provide written quarterly and annual progress reports to the USAID/Afya Uzazi Program leadership on commodity management strengthening, capacity building and other activities. Prepare regular briefs/reports to the Ministry of Health, USAID, other collaborating partners and stakeholders, as requested.
    1. Participate and contribute to development of budgets and workplans.
    1. Participate in relevant stakeholder fora to advance the interests of the project in improving FP/RMNCAH commodity security.
    1. Perform other duties as assigned by USAID/Afya Uzazi in strengthening health commodity systems.
     

    Qualifications and Experience

    1. Background in health sciences with advanced degree in business, pharmacy, public health or supply chain management.
    2. A minimum of 7 years professional experience.
    3. Significant relevant experience in commodity security, supply chain management and health care logistics systems development and strengthening in developing country context, including demonstrated expertise in forecasting and supply planning, procurement management systems, storage and distribution, transportation, LMIS, governance and organizational systems for supply chain management.
    4. Demonstrated programmatic, management, and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with other professionals engaged in procurement of international restricted goods.
    5. Knowledge and/or good understanding of the supply chain management systems for health commodities in Kenya at national and county level.
    6. Experience with public health programs including those supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as Global Fund and World Bank.
    7. 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.
    8. Understanding of US Government-funded programs preferred; experience developing and managing relationships with donors.
    9. Proven programmatic, technical, and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues in a broad range of governmental organizations and Implementing Partners.
    10. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering abilities.
    11. Demonstrated excellent English language skills (both written and oral) with the ability to conduct business in English.
    12. Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
    13. Willingness and availability to relocate to Nakuru and travel extensively within Kenya as required.

    Child and Newborn Health Senior Specialist

     

    OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Child and Newborn Health Specialist will oversee the strengthening of provider skills in newborn healthcare services by scaling up high impact interventions and reinforcing widely accepted standard care practices. With guidance from the Senior Advisor, s/he will also be responsible for guiding the scale-up of the use of ORS/zinc in the management of diarrhea in private facilities. To address inequities in immunization coverage, s/he will scale up the Reaching Every Community (REC) approach. Utilizing the national Harmonized Competency Based Training Curriculum for Obstetrics and Neonatal Care, the Senior Advisor will ensure appropriate care at various levels as well as a reinforced referral system through continuous trainings and training of trainers.

    SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITY

    Under the technical guidance of the Child and Newborn Health Senior Advisor, the Specialist will undertake the following activities:

    • Utilizing distance learning approaches, conduct trainings to review standard newborn care practices such as early breastfeeding initiation and lactation counseling.
    • Introduce high-impact practices such as kangaroo mother care for preterm/low birth weight babies, chlorhexidine cord care, and neonatal resuscitation (Helping Babies Breathe). Additional topics will include compassionate and respectful counseling as well as injectable antibiotics for sepsis treatment.
    • Train and mentor healthcare workers at high-volume health facilities in an exchange program to ensure providers have practical supervised experience in a setting with sufficient caseload to ensure diversity and depth of experience.
    • Train trainers for the staff of private clinics and pharmacies to provide ORS/ZINC as part of their provided services.
    • Promote data review of the various mentoring and quality improvement approaches to ensure continuous provision and quality improvement.
    • Using tailored plans and Community Champions, among other approaches, collaborate with county authorities to design and implement a quality assurance strategy and to implement the Reaching Every Community (REC) approach to address inequities in immunization coverage.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree in public health or other related field and 4-6 years’ experience, a Master’s degree and 2-4 years’ experience, or a Doctorate and 0-2 years’ experience.
    • Demonstrated experience implementing newborn and child healthcare interventions.
    • Previous experience training healthcare workers in high volume settings.
    • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English required. Working knowledge of local languages is recommended.
    • Willingness to relocate to Baringo and to travel within Kenya required. Reports To: MSH Kenya Country Representative

    Child and Newborn Health Senior Advisor

     

    OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Child and Newborn Health Senior Advisor will oversee the strengthening of provider skills in newborn healthcare services by scaling up high impact interventions and reinforcing widely accepted standard care practices. S/he will also be responsible for guiding the scale-up of the use of ORS/zinc in the management of diarrhea in private facilities. To address inequities in immunization coverage, s/he will scale up the Reaching Every Community (REC) approach. Utilizing the national Harmonized Competency Based Training Curriculum for Obstetrics and Neonatal Care, the Senior Advisor will ensure appropriate care at various levels as well as a reinforced referral system through continuous trainings and training of trainers.

    He/she will also supervise and support the Child and Newborn Health Specialist, who will be based in Baringo during Project Years 1 to 3.

    SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITY

    He/she will lead the design and implementation of the following activities:

    • Utilizing distance learning approaches, conduct trainings to review standard newborn care practices such as early breastfeeding initiation and lactation counseling.
    • Introduce high-impact practices such as kangaroo mother care for preterm/low birth weight babies, chlorhexidine cord care, and neonatal resuscitation (Helping Babies Breathe). Additional topics will include compassionate and respectful counseling as well as injectable antibiotics for sepsis treatment.
    • Train and mentor healthcare workers at high-volume health facilities in an exchange program to ensure providers have practical supervised experience in a setting with sufficient caseload to ensure diversity and depth of experience.
    • Train trainers for the staff of private clinics and pharmacies to provide ORS/ZINC as part of their provided services.
    • Promote data review of the various mentoring and quality improvement approaches to ensure continuous provision and quality improvement.
    • Using tailored plans and Community Champions, among other approaches, collaborate with county authorities to design and implement a quality assurance strategy and to implement the Reaching Every Community (REC) approach to address inequities in immunization coverage.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Advanced degree (Masters, PhD, RN, or MD) in Public Health, Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, or other related field.
    • A minimum of 7 years of demonstrated experience designing and implementing newborn and child healthcare interventions.
    • Previous experience implementing and managing a rigorous training system including quality assurance and improvement.
    • Experience in organizational development and human resource management a plus.
    • Demonstrated skills as an effective manager and strong skills in achieving measurable results.
    • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English required. Working knowledge of local language is recommended.
    • Willingness to relocate to Nukuru and to travel within Kenya required.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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