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MANAGEMENT SCIENCES FOR HEALTH (NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTION CONSULTANT) VACANCIES
Date Posted: 22/Oct/2015   Deadline: 28/Oct/2015


Management Sciences For Health (MSH), a Non-Governmental Organisation with head office in Boston USA, has been in existence for over 40 years implementing projects and programs in over 40 countries across the globe. In Nigeria, MSH implements several projects including the Leadership, Management and Sustainability project. USAID recently modified MSH ProACT project as part of the USG rationalization initiative to support the Government of Nigeria to effectively and efficiently prevent and control HIV/AIDS in the country. MSH currently supports following services: HIV counselling and Testing, PMTCT, Adult and Paediatric ART, TB/HI and OVC in 41 comprehensive are and treatment health facilities in Nigeria.



Management Sciences For Health (MSH) is currently recruiting to fill the following position:



Position: Nutritional Intervention Consultant



Location: Abuja, Nigeria.



Duties/Responsibilities:

Following PEPFAR strategic demand for accountability and reporting of nutritional intervention among HIV positive children in MSH Pro-ACT care and treatment program, MSH will train a pull of health care workers to meet the new program goal. In view of this, MSH will engage 4 experienced facilitators who will lead and conduct the training to support nutritional intervention at the health facility level. The facilitators will have a 2 days pre-training   meeting with MSH technical team at the central level to harmonize and align capacity building outputs with PEPFAR expectations.  153 participants drawn across 41 health facilities and  MSH  and M&E staff   will be trained  in 4 batches from  November 9th to 14 2015. Additionally, eligible trainers from the center for health professional continuing education will support the process to further strengthen and sustain capacity building efforts in the states.  



Specific Responsibilities:

Terms of reference (TOR)

The facilitators will work in pairs to facilitate/conduct a 3-days two batches of back-to back capacity building on severe and moderate acute malnutrition    

The facilitators will conduct a pre- and post-test evaluation before and after the training including making available a comprehensive report

The facilitators will guide and ensure the documentation and analysis of daily evaluation forms as this will form the basis for improvement of future training

S/he will lead the practical sessions at the facility including taking participants through on how to assess and document malnutrition intervention in the appropriate documentation tools

The facilitators will adapt work group sessions for the training to reflect the cadre of technical persons participating at the training including capacity to transfer such knowledge to facility level staff.

At the end of the engagement, the facilitators will provide a comprehensive report of the process and outcomes as detailed above including a post training facility level plans.



Deliverables:

Train 153 health care workers and a number of MSH Staff

Compile training reports to be submitted to the leadership of MSH 72 hours post training

Document and share post training plans for sustainable service delivery at the facility level

Share recommendation to  improve  facility level  intervention



Consultant Responsibilities:

The facilitators are  expected to have a touch based session with MSH technical team  prior to the training to harmonize training messages and expected training outputs  



Roles of PROACT:

Provide all the financial requirements - Accommodation and transportation

Provide logistics required for the trainings



Qualifications/Requirements:

S/he should have an advanced university degree in Nutrition or Public Health

Degree in Health, Nutrition or related field e.g. MBChB, Public Health, B.Sc Nutrition

Health / Public Health / Nutrition / BSc or equivalent

Minimum 5 years’ experience in primary health and nutrition programs in resource poor settings

Criteria for Selection of Training Facilitators on Nutrition

Training

Have undergone a TOT or training on nutrition in the past with emphasis of management of Acute and Moderate severe malnutrition

Experience in capacity building and mentoring of health staff

Knowledge of nutritional intervention in HIV care and treatment settings

Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff

Evidence of facilitating trainings on nutrition and other related nutritional intervention trainings

Expert Knowledge of OVC nutritional interventions including working experience with OVC programs

Practical experience with recoding and reporting nutritional intervention

Experience in conducting assessments and an understanding of nutritional data

General:

Good oral/writing and communication skills       

Sample of training report conducted in the past.



Method of Application:

All potential job applicants should click on link attached below to Apply:



Management Sciences For Health Job Application Link



Application Deadline: 28th October, 2015



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