Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) works shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building strong, resilient, sustainable health systems. Together, we seek to achieve universal health coverage—equitable, affordable access to high-quality health services for all who need them—even in fragile, post-crisis settings. For more than 45 years in 150 countries, MSH has partnered with governments, civil society, the private sector, and thousands of health workers on locally-led solutions that expand access to medicines and services, improve quality of care, help prevent and control epidemics, support inspiring leadership and transparent governance, and foster informed, empowered, and healthier communities.
Job Position: Technical Assistance
Job Location: Abuja
Application Due Date 2020-04-26
The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The Global Fund RSSH framework is in line with the World Health Organisations’ health system building blocks.
The RSSH grant is providing an opportunity for the strengthening of the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria and other health interventions. The critical areas of focus in the current RSSH grant are Health Management Information System (HMIS), Procurement and Supply Chain Management PSM) and Laboratory system strengthening. It also supports the innovative ‘State approach’ currently piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination, among others.
FMOH is interested in ensuring that Laboratory information is incorporated in the national instance (DHIS 2) towards ensuring that information on laboratory activities are available on the national portal.
In line with specific interventions targeted at strengthening the Health Management Information system, the project team is proposing short term technical assistance to support the development of a national Laboratory Information System.
The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to facilitate the development of a national Laboratory Information System tools.
- Desk review of various existing information system for other program areas, e.g. HIV, Malaria, TB, etc
- Liaise with relevant staff of FMoH and other stakeholders to identify information need for the Laboratory information system in line with the National NHMIS protocol/strategy
- Develop a draft Laboratory data collection tools based on stakeholder consultations
- Facilitate a 2-day consultative workshop with stakeholders to review, finalize and validate tools and the lab indicators
- Develop a draft paper-based lab information system (i.e. the indicators, data collection process and the reporting tools; the draft SOP for the lab LMIS) on areas of national needs based on stakeholder consultations
- Finalize the draft paper-based Lab information system, i.e. the data collection and the reporting tools; the draft SOP for the lab LMIS
- Submit a final paper- based Lab information system, i.e. the lab indicators to be tracked, the data collection and the reporting tools; the draft SOP for the paper-based lab LMIS.
Number of consultants (s): M/E or HIS Expert (1)
Estimated level of effort: 20 working days
- Finalized paper-based Lab information system, i.e. the laboratory indicators, the data collection, and the reporting tools; the draft SOP for the paper-based lab LMIS
- A comprehensive report of the workshops
- A Comprehensive activity report
Qualifications and Experience
- The HIS Consultant will be a graduate with at least 4 years of reviewing and developing HMIS documents with evidence of work done in Nigeria
- Must have a minimum of Master’s degree in Sciences, MPH, Epidemiology or relevant field.
- S/he must be familiar with laboratory systems
- S/he must have either participated in the development of a similar HIS document for the Federal Ministry of Health or its Agencies.