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CATSS is an MSH-implemented project in Nigeria that aims at  supporting State Ministries of Health and State Action Committees on AIDS (SACA) to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB services—including providing antiretroviral therapy for the hundreds of thousands of people in need in Nigeria. The project will scale up the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programming to achieve its goals for provision of ART to 350,000 people in need by 2009, palliative care services for HIV-TB co-infected individuals, and prevention of HIV transmission from mother-to-child (PMTCT).

Job objective

The objective of the State Team Leader position is to provide overall leadership and management of the CATSS project in Kebbi state and related states/areas in a manner that strengthens partnerships with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control efforts.

Management responsibility

  • Spearheading coordination, implementation and reporting of the CATSS program in Kebbi State and related states.
  • Ensure optimal resource management in the project.
  • Member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of an integrated CATSS project plan for Kebbi State in collaboration with the Project Director, Director Clinical Services, Advisors and State Specialists.
  • Operationalize CATSS project plan in Kebbi State ensuring efficient coordination of resources to maximize integration and synergy of program areas.
  • Establish system for project monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Support the state HMIS Officer to establish a functional state M&E data system with periodic analyses and review to inform program management.
  • Establish a system for timely relevant technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  • Take responsibility for management of the state CATSS project budget and all other resources under the direction of Deputy Director Finance/Operations.
  • Advocate and represent MSH CATSS project at the highest level in the state on matters of HIV/AIDS and TB
  • Liaise and network with relevant CATSS partners and collaborators in the state to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda.
  • Supervise staff and manage staff performance and development.
  • Provides clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keeps LMS senior management informed of state activities on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.


Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.

Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for program data generation and management.

Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility for program budget and all assets in the program.

Responsibility over Staff:  Overall responsibility for all staff in the project office

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate degree in public health, public administration, management or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years senior level work experience in health program management in developing countries, or equivalent.
  • Previous supervision or team leader experience.
  • Proven track record in managing international projects or in senior management of a large and complex project overseas.
  • Demonstrated leadership and capacity to oversee USAID-funded (sub) projects.
  • Understanding of USAID and field Missions; USG audiences, trends and requirements.
  • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing support to institutions to strengthen their management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with colleagues, teams and partner organizations to achieve results.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.

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.

Reports To

Director, Program Implementation

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