New Job Openings at Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMoH)

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Lagos State came into being through a Federal Edict on May 27, 1967, and Health was one of the Ministries with which it took off. The Ministry was formerly charged with responsibility for both health and social welfare. The latter has since been excised, rejoined, and eventually excised from the Ministry such that the Social Welfare Division is presently under the Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

Background
The Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMoH) is a Principal Recipient (PR) for Global Fund Grant comprising of Tuberculosis and Resilient Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH). As the Principal Recipient, the Ministry of Health is legally responsible for the management of the integrated grant ensuring achievement of the programmatic results and accountability of the grant financial resources.

To fulfill the mandate of the Principal Recipient, the Ministry of Health has established the Grant Management Unit (GMU) to carry out the functions of the PR. The Grant Management Unit works with other implementing units (TB and RSSH) within the LSMoH, Sub-Recipients (SRs), and other implementing partners in executing its mandate and ensuring that the grant is managed and implemented in compliance with grant agreement signed between the Global Fund and the Principal Recipient.

  1. Consultant, Programmatic Technical Assistance
  2. Consultant, Budget Technical Assistance
  3. Data Entry Clerk
  4. Data Officer
  5. Chest X-Ray Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer
  6. Medical Laboratory Technician
  7. CXR Field Supervisor
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Location: Lagos

1. Consultant, Programmatic Technical Assistance

Overall Objectives

  • The main objective of this Technical Assistant (TA) is to support the Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH) for the Mid-term review of the State Strategic Health Development Plan II (2018-2022).

Duties of the Consultant
The deliverables are as follows:

  • Submission of all supporting materials used for the review
  • Reviewed SSHDP II Narrative and M&E Plan.
  • Validated SSHDP II Implementation Framework document.
  • Development of the SSHDP II workshop report
  • Consultancy Report.

Experience and Qualifications

  • A Health Management Consultant with a minimum of 10 years proven proficiency with experience in programme management
  • Experience in similar activity with the Lagos State Ministry of Health
  • A good knowledge of the Lagos State Health Sector.
  • Must possess demonstrated experience in performing similar functions for organizations or governmental agencies especially for the Lagos State Ministry of Health
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of the Global Fund
  • Outstanding communication and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and to work effectively under pressure, including in a multicultural environment.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written skills.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft office suite.

2. Consultant, Budget Technical Assistance

Overall Objectives

  • The main objective of this Technical Assistant (TA) is to support the Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH) for the Mid-term review of the State Strategic Health Development Plan II (2018-2022).

Duties of the Consultant
The deliverables are as follows:

  • Submission of all supporting materials used for the review
  • Review SSHDP II costing sheet and cost summary
  • Validated SSHDP II Implementation Framework document.
  • Development of the SSHDP II workshop report.
  • Consultancy Report.

Experience and Qualifications

  • A Health Management Consultant with a minimum of 10 years proven proficiency with experience in budgeting for program.
  • Experience in similar activity with the Lagos State Ministry of Health
  • A good knowledge of the Lagos State Health Sector.
  • Must possess demonstrated experience in performing similar functions for organizations or governmental agencies especially for the Lagos State Ministry of Health
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of the Global Fund
  • Outstanding communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and to work effectively under pressure, including in a multicultural environment
  • Must possess excellent oral and written skills
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft office suit.

3. Data Entry Clerk

Specific Objectives

  • To ensure data generated at public and private health facilities within the LGA are reported accurately and in a timely manner for use by the Local Implementation Team and the State program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with LGA Focal persons & M&E Officers and LACA structures to ensure that all Facilities offering HIV services within the LGA are reporting timely data.
  • Transfer data generated from the facility by the Facility records officers/ Facility M&E Officers into computer file or database system
  • Verify and update all data by comparing with the facility source documents to ensure the accuracy of data.
  • Ensure that all data in the different thematic areas are submitted to the SASCP M&E officers for onward transmission to the National reporting template.
  • Work with the Implementing Partners within the facility to ensure that timely data is provided to the State AIDS Control Program unit.
  • Work with Local Implementation Team (which includes the LGA FP, LGA M&E officer) on coordination and implementation of the HIV activities in their LGAs using data to make informed decisions.
  • Any other task as assigned by the Supervisors at the LGA and State level.

Requirements

  • National Diploma in Data Management related disciplines.
  • Proven experience as Data Entry Clerk with not less than 2 years work experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Suite of Applications and Database Tools
  • Great attention to detail
  • Experience working with Electronic Medical Record Systems including DHIS2
  • Experience in Data Management of Health Programs especially HIV
  • Knowledge of National HIV Guidelines
  • Experience in working with Public and Private Health Facilities
  • Experience in Data Quality Assurance / Assessment.

4. Data Officer

Overall Objective

  • The GMU Data Officer will work on the NGA-T-LSMOH Grant together with the State’s TB Program (STBLCP) to support implementation of the TB Control program in the operationalizing of the TB X-Ray Vans and Machines across all GF supported sites to improve TB case notification in the state.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Daily entry of client’s details on the CAD (Computer aided diagnosis) data management system for the Radiographer.
  • Ensure timely and accurate daily entry of project data.
  • Ensure accurate and efficient tracking of forms.
  • Update daily data stats and registers.
  • Ensure neat and accurate filling of data forms including collation of presumptive, those sent for sputum testing and positive TB cases (both bacteriological and clinical).
  • Resolve data queries raised with relevant stakeholders.
  • Maintain strict standards of patient confidentiality and access to patient-identifiable information.
  • Print all abnormal x-rays and reports and give to the relevant clinical/monitoring teams (on demand).
  • Report any unusual events during the screening period.
  • Carry out Data verification and Quality Assurance checks.
  • Assist the Principal Recipient (PR – Lagos State TB Control Program) in generating reports to meet reporting deadlines for the Donor (Global Funds).
  • Assist with other project related tasks if required.
  • Support other staff members of the team when required
  • Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team that is target driven and result orientated.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements

  • OND / HND / B.Sc in Health Information Management, Data Management, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science and other related discipline.
  • Minimum of two years’ work experience in data management in public health projects
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Google Suite of applications
  • Experience working on Databases
  • Experience with a non-governmental organization will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working with TB screening or other health screening programs
  • Flexibility across a range of field and office related tasks
  • Knowledge of TB and HIV Disease Programs will be an added advantage
  • Good attitude, self-motivated and ability to work well individually as well as in a team.
  • Experience in implementing Quality Improvement Interventions in Health Programs
  • Experience in Data Governance and Compliance.

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5. Chest X-Ray Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer

Overall Objective

  • Taking the lead in the monitoring and evaluation of the Chest X-Ray (CXR) component of the NGA-T-LSMOH Grant in compliance with the policies and procedures of the Global Fund, including development of Performance Framework, designing of templates, data collection, accurate recording and reporting of activities and indicators, review and analysis of CXR TB screening data to guide programmatic decision-making.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Strengthen monitoring, inspection, evaluation and reporting procedures for the CXR screening component of the grant. Facilitate information collection for internal monitoring, analysis and reporting for CXR programmatic activities and performance indicators for Global Fund grant.
  • Design M&E tools for CXR TB screening data collection, data analysis and reporting.
  • Collate and analyse data from various CXR sites for program improvement.
  • Compute projections for CXR TB Screening that will guide quantifications for paper-based R&R tools.
  • Generate QR Codes to serve as unique identifier for each person screened for TB with CXR
  • Create and/or manage the electronic data collection platform used for the CXR screening.
  • Train the Data Officers and provide continuous on-the-job mentoring (remote or onsite) across the designated CXR sites
  • Present routine report of the activities and analyzed data to the management so as to aid in decision making, tracking progress and determining next steps of action.
  • Conduct routine data quality verification, audits and supervisions of the data officers working on the CXR component of the grant.
  • Work closely with other M&E teams (GMU, STBLCP and SR) to support implementation of other M&E related activities such as DQA and routine supervisions on the grant
  • Suggest strategies to the GMU for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
  • Provide direct support to ensure the optimization of the technical component of the CXR systems
  • Support the CXR Project coordinator.
  • Other duties as directed by the supervisor.

Requirements

  • Degree in Public Health, Medical Sciences, Statistics, Computer Science/ICT and other related fields, with 5 years and above experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programs (with capacity in Database Management, Strategic Information Management, Data Quality Assurance/Assessment)
  • Working knowledge of M&E reporting platforms including Electronic Medical Record System
  • Advance knowledge of Spreadsheets development and management (e.g., MS Excel, Google sheets) for data collection, collation, and reporting
  • Working knowledge of Database development and management tools (e.g., SQL, MS Access, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of data analysis tools (e.g., MS Excel, SPSS, STATA, etc.), experience with PowerBI, Tableau or other advance analytical tools is an added advantage
  • Must possess the ability to analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative data to inform public health programming
  • Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware, software and peripheral
  • Experience in the use of any cloud-based solution will be an added advantage
  • Experience with providing supportive supervision to program sites
  • Experience in Data Governance and Compliance.

6. Medical Laboratory Technician

Overall Objective

  • To provide phlebotomy procedures and contribute to meeting quality laboratory services with adherence to policies and objectives at the LASUTH PCR Laboratory

Specific Duties

  • Understand and implement laboratory operation policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Collect blood samples for CD4, Hematology, Chemistry, Viral load and Dried Blood spot (DBS) samples for Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) and HIV Viral Load.
  • Process the blood samples collected for analysis purposes.
  • Ensuring that separated samples are well stored prior and after analysis before final disposal.
  • Ensuring that collected samples are well registered, recorded, properly authorized, and finally documented.
  • Work with the PCR Lab Focal Person in preparing a routine program performance and progress charts for the PCR Lab.
  • Assist Medical Lab Scientists on their day-to-day activities as assigned.
  • Ensure prompt response to Clients’ requests and Clients’ rights are well protected.
  • Actively participate in the monthly coordination meetings of PCR Lab Team.
  • Perform other duties as may be required within technical competence.

Requirements

  • Minimum of a Diploma certificate as Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Minimum of 1-year relevant laboratory experience
  • Registration with Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) with current practicing license
  • Experience working in donor-funded programme
  • Relevant technical knowledge and practice in laboratory operations
  • Ability to use Office applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Good awareness of the laboratory roles in health systems, optimal use of resources for quality and efficient service delivery
  • Fluency in English Language and good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner
  • Ability to exercise careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

7. CXR Field Supervisor

Overall Objective

  • The CXR Field Supervisor is to manage and oversee the performance of the field staff on Chest X-Ray operationalization on the TB grant in Lagos state.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Liaise with CXR Project Coordinator to ensure that the sites assessment and renovation process is well carried out.
  • Supervise the staff that perform daily screening activities for TB with X- Ray Systems.
  • Serve as the Lead Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) on the CXR component of the grant
  • Serve as the main point of communication between the field staff and the office.
  • Together with relevant stakeholders, create planned itineraries for the mobile X-Ray vans.
  • Ensure timely submission of requisition for needed commodities across the CXR sites.
  • Manage the work schedules and timecards of field staff.
  • Provide guidance to on-site staff, contractors, and other parties engaged on the project
  • Support the CXR Project Coordinator to ensure the CXR machines and other related equipment are well maintained.
  • Ensure that safety policies are strictly adhered to.
  • Review project field progress to ensure that deadlines are met. Ensure the CXR mobile vans are securely parked where their safety is guaranteed
  • Support the CXR Project Coordinator for the overall success of TB grant implementation.
  • Other duties as directed by the supervisor.

Requirements

  • A Health-related or Social Sciences Degree. Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Demography will be an added advantage
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience in the implementation of public health programmes. Experience implementing field projects will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of the national TB guidelines especially with active case finding strategies in the community setting
  • Experience with the use of digital X-Ray in the screening and diagnosis of TB in population settings
  • Working knowledge of Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Tuberculosis (CAD4TB) system
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Tuberculosis pathology and epidemiology
  • Strong analytical skills and creativity with experience in academic writing and data reporting and interpretation skills
  • Advance training in Tuberculosis research and methodologies will be an advantage
  • Experience leading small/medium teams/work groups
  • Proficiency in MS office suite of applications.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit Two (2) hard copies (one marked “Original”, the other “Copy”) of the Technical Proposals (with accompanying documents) which must be packaged into one envelope properly sealed and clearly marked on the top right-hand corner “Technical Proposals for the Consultancy Service for Mid-Term Review for SSHDP II”. Indicate the position being applied for on the envelope: Program.
And
Two (2) hard copies (one marked “Original”, the other “Copy”) of the Financial Proposals (with accompanying documents) which must be packaged into a further envelope properly sealed and clearly marked on the top right-hand corner “Financial Proposal for the for the Consultancy Service for Mid-Term Review for SSHDP II”. Indicate the position being applied for on the envelope: Program.

The two envelopes shall then be enclosed in one single outer envelope. The inner and outer envelopes shall: bear the name and address of the bidder, be addressed to the Unit at the address specified below, and bear the name of the Proposal (LSMOH-SSHDP II Review Proposals):
The LSMOH / Grant Management Unit Coordinator,
Global Fund, Grant Management Unit Office,
Folarin Coker Staff Clinic,
State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja,
Lagos State.

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Application Deadline: 28th April, 2022.

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