State Team Leader at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public 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.

Job Title: State Team Leader
Location: Zamfara, Sokoto, Lagos

Overall Responsibilities
LMS-ACT 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 LMS-ACT project in the 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 LMS-ACT program in 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 LMS-ACT project plan for State in collaboration with the Project Director, Director Clinical Services, Advisors and State Specialists.
Operationalize LMS-ACT project plan in the 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 LMS-ACT project budget and all other resources under the direction of Deputy Director Finance/Operations.
Advocate and represent MSH LMS-ACT project at the highest level in the state on matters of HIV/AIDS and TB
Liaise and network with relevant LMS-ACT 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.

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.
For Sokoto,

For Zamfara, 


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