Technical Verification Specialist at Management Sciences for Health 36 views0 applications


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 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 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.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking six (6) Technical Specialists to work in harmony as a team for a potential multiyear performance-based program in Nigeria that rewards federal and state governments based on their performance in increasing utilization of maternal and child health interventions with the goal of saving the lives of women and children in Nigeria. MSH would provide an independent, credible, and coherent analysis of state and federal performance on the coverage indicators and monitor the disbursement of cash awards based on results.

Team members will collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and other members of the verification team as well as with the Finance and Operations staff to verify the basis for warranted payments under the performance based financing program.

Specific Responsibilities

Team members are required to have skills and successful experience in two (2) or more of the following areas:

Monitoring & Evaluation

Financial Management Systems (experience with audit functions preferred)

Performance Based Financing

Human Resource Management and Supervision systems

Health Service Delivery systems

Service Quality Assurance

  1. Implement the site visit protocol across selected states to verify progress of program indicators.
  2. Duties include managing schedules, ensuring timely data collection, and filing timely and accurate site visit reports.
  3. Provide technical reports on field visits to the technical verification group leader
  4. Collaborate with M&E Specialist to provide input for regularly updated reports on the status of implementation against the project goals and objectives to the Team Leader, stakeholders, donors, and various program managers as required.
  5. Collaborate with the project team in identifying project activities, processes and/or outcomes that are worthy of documentation, and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices.
  6. Adhere to MSH procurement integrity and institutional standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Advanced degree in management, public health, policy & program evaluation, or other related field (or equivalent experience).
  2. Well-developed capacity to provide evaluation overview to a range of technical areas
  3. Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection, verification, and analysis is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to allow for changes in program implementation.
  4. Fluency in English required.
  5. Willingness to travel 40% within Nigeria required.

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.

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Technical Verification Group Leader

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  • Job City Abuja
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MSH works with health leaders throughout the world on global health’s biggest challenges, with a focus on HIV & AIDS, TB, malaria, chronic diseases, family planning,  and maternal and child health. Together with our partners, we work toward a shared vision of universal health coverage—accessible, affordable, appropriate health services for all— through stronger health systems.

Our health systems innovations aim to create new ways of achieving widespread use of proven health interventions to benefit the millions of people who currently lack access to prevention and treatment options.

MSH works in partnership with people at all levels of the health system from ministers of health to community leaders to build local capacity. MSH programs deliver sustainable results while empowering local leaders to achieve greater health impact.

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