DIRECTOR OF IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER, BIO STATISTICS SPECIALIST IN UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE

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VACANCIES: DIRECTOR OF IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER, BIO STATISTICS SPECIALIST

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation an affiliate of the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE (UMB), is seeking to recruit a Director of Implementation Science to support Operations Research and publications.

The Director of Implementation Science will have the overall responsibility of leadership and management of the Implementation Science Unit. S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project technical quality and integrity.

The position will report to the Director of Strategic Information and manage a team of researchers and data analysts.

POSITION: DIRECTOR OF IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Lead in the conceptualization and execution of relevant innovative implementation science research topics.
  • Undertake advanced writing of publications, SOPs and technical papers.
  • Support the Principal Investigator and technical team in scientific outputs and assisting with grant development, particularly implementation science-oriented grants such as NIH.
  • Build implementation science, biostatistics and writing capacity among in-country staff. Thiswill mean mentoring young data analysts and developing skills among other support
  • Generate outcome and impact evidence and develop into publications and white papers.
  • Work with HQ technical leadership to integrate relevant components of implementation science.
  • Support in the collection and monitoring of all projects and interpretation of findings.
  • Lead the design of public health messaging and contribute to methods development for framework documents.
  • Actively participate and contribute to publications in peer reviewed journals and other program briefs and manuscripts.
  • Provide scientific and writing support for proposal preparation.
  • Engage in other tasks as requested by the Director, Strategic Information & Country Director.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science or doctoral degree in epidemiology, social statistics or related field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Prior experience in monitoring, designing, and implementing programs in health, HIV/AIDS, TB, or health systems strengthening, with demonstrated supervision experience.
  • Prior experience in using electronic medical records
  • Experience in impact and evaluation studies design and execution
  • A familiarity with US Government Agencies and PEPFAR reporting requirements.
  • Analysis and data management skills as well as demonstrated analytical skills and experience in identifying and evaluating best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by public health projects
  • Experience working in global health and in developing countries
  • Experience working with statistical software platforms (R, STATA, SAS, SPSS etc.),
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with donors, ministries of health, project partners

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER

Reports To:                   Human Resource Manager

Work Schedule:  M-F, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Duty Station:       Abuja, Nigeria

Job Level:            Mid-level- Grade Level: Aligns with country salary structure

Position Type:     Full-time staff position

ABOUT MGIC

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore established by UMB to carry out UMB’s programs to strengthen health systems and improve the human condition in the areas where UMB operates through MGIC. MGIC has UMB- approved affiliates, field offices, and program offices (collectively known as “country offices”) throughout sub-Saharan Africa. MGIC activities are funded generally by U.S. government entities through cooperative agreements with UMB.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The HR Officer will report directly to the HR manager to support administrative and communication activities of the HR Unit. The HR Officer is expected to be a conceptual thinker with superb organizational and time management skills. S/he must be reliable and should accurately follow instructions with the ability to multitask and acclimatize in a fast-paced environment

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support all internal and external HR related inquiries or requests.
  • Maintain digital and electronic records of employees.
  • Serve as point of contact with benefit vendors and administrators.
  • Assisi with the recruitment process by identifying candidates, performing reference checks and issuing employment contracts.
  • Maintain calendars of HR management team.
  • Oversee the completion of compensation and benefit documentation.
  • Assist with performance management
  • Schedule meetings, interviews, HR events and maintain agendas.
  • Coordinate training sessions and seminars.
  • Perform orientations and update records of new staff.
  • Produce and submit reports on general HR activity.
  • Process payroll and resolve any payroll errors.
  • Complete termination paperwork and exit interviews.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest HR trends and best practice
  • Other duties as may be assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field.
  • 2 years of experience as an HR Officer
  • Exposure to Labor Law and employment equity regulations.

Language

  • High level of proficiency in English (speaking, reading, and writing)

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS

Experience

  • Years of applicable/technical job experience
  • Years of general experience with requireddegree type, years of general job experience with preferred degree type

Skills and Abilities

  • Effective HR administration and people management skills.
  • Exposure to payroll practices,
  • Full understanding of HR functions and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Highly computer literate with capability in email, MS Office and related business and communication tools.
  • Fantastic organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to accurately follow instructions.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Qualified and interested applicants should submit a single Microsoft Word-formatted or PDF document consisting of a cover letter, CV, citizenship information, and salary expectations.
  • Please identify the location and position for which you are applying in the subject line.
  • Please note that MGIC will not sponsor work permits for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the location designated in the job posting.
  • Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted.
  • Applications will be considered as received.
  • No phone calls, please.

JOB TITLE: BIO STATISTICS SPECIALIST

Reports To:                   Biostatistics Lead

Work Schedule:         M-F, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Duty Station:      Abuja, Nigeria

Job Level:             Mid-level Grade Level: Aligns with country salary structure

Position Type:    Full-time staff position

ABOUT MGIC

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore established by UMB to carry out UMB’s programs to strengthen health systems and improve the human condition in the areas where UMB operates through MGIC. MGIC has UMB-approved affiliates, field offices, and program offices (collectively known as “country offices”) throughout sub-Saharan Africa. MGIC activities are funded generally by U.S. government entities through cooperative agreements with UMB. POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Biostatistics specialist will report directly to the Biostatics Lead. S/he will collect large volumes of data from varying sources, clean and interpret data, create solutions to overcome challenges and communicate with interested parties. S/he will provide support with project plans and timelines for the Biostatics Unit.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports Biostatistics lead in running of Biostatistics unit
  • Provide biostatistical consultation to clients or colleagues
  • Develop guidelines for how data should be collected
  • Determination of sample size requirements for studies.
  • Determine project plans, timelines, or technical objectives for statistical aspects of biological research studies
  • Write program code to analyze data using statistical analysis software
  • Prepare statistical data for inclusion in reports to data monitoring committees, federal regulatory agencies, managers, or clients.
  • Prepare articles for publication or presentation at professional conferences.
  • Write detailed analysis plans and descriptions of analyses and findings for research protocols or reports.
  • Prepare tables and graphs to present clinical data or results.
  • Draw conclusions or make predictions based on data summaries or statistical analyses.
  • Design surveys to assess health issues.
  • Develop or implement data analysis algorithms.
  • Collect data through surveys or experimentation.
  • Develop or use mathematical models to track changes in biological phenomena such as the spread of infectious diseases.
  • Review clinical or other medical research protocols and recommend appropriate statistical analyses.
  • Analyze clinical or survey data using statistical approaches such as longitudinal analysis, mixed effect modeling, logistic regression analyses, and model building techniques
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, or related scientific field is required. A PHD is an advantage

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

Experience:

  • Experience: Minimum 5 years working experience doing data analysis or epidemiology

Skills:

  • Strong mathematical skills, Statistics skills, Problem solving, Adaptability, Written and oral communications skills, Strong teamwork skills, Critical thinking, and Strong computer background
  • Interpersonal/Individual Competencies: ability to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity

Specialized Knowledge:

  • Expert use of at least 2 data management and analysis tools

Professions Certification:

  • Certification in any applicable Health care professional body is desirable but not required

Language:

  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading, and writing).

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Qualified and interested applicants should submit a single Microsoft Word-formatted or PDF document consisting of a cover letter, CV, citizenship information, and salary expectations.
  • Please identify the location and position for which you are applying in the subject line.
  • Please note that MGIC will not sponsor work permits for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the location designated in the job posting.
  • Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted.
  • Applications will be considered as received.
  • No phone calls, please.

LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN SPECIALIST

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The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore established by UMB to carry out UMB’s programs to strengthen health systems and improve the human condition in the areas where UMB operates through MGIC, MGIC has UMB-approved affiliates, field offices, and program offices (collectively known as “country offices”) throughout sub-Saharan Africa. MGIC activities are funded generally by U.S. government entities through cooperative agreements with UMB.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Logistics and Supply Chain Specialist (PSCS) is responsible for coordinating inbound deliveries (local and international); properly accounting for goods receipts; coordinating temporary storage or staging; picking, packing and dispatching items for various projects. This position reports to the Regional Procurement Advisor but also has direct communication with Director Finance and Administration

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordination of logistics and supply management of health and non-health commodities for the grant.
  • Ensure that procurement and tracking to point of use of health commodities and overall pharmaceutical management procedures follow relevant guidelines for health commodities management protocols and are compliant with all regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure cost-effectiveness in the procurement and management of commodities (health and non-health commodities).
  • Identify new strategies and cost-effective approaches to improve service delivery.
  • Track shipments nationally and internationally as needed.
  • Develop and maintain systems and mechanisms for the acquisition and delivery of health and non-health commodities that are most appropriate to the needs of the Nigeria program.
  • Keeps abreast of processes, policies and procedures that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the logistics and supply chain services provided.
  • Coaches technical and program teams on the use of Workspace/ ERP and MGIC’s procurement and asset management policies.
  • Provides guidance and advice on storage and shipping matters to other staff.
  • Resolves issues pertaining to all aspects of the Logistics and supply chain function.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Degree in Purchasing and Supply/CIPS Level 6, Master degree will added advantage

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 (4) years relevant experience managing health supply chains on donor funded programs e.g. HIV, Malaria, etc.; managerial responsibility a plus

Skills:

  • Knowledge of GON and USG procurement regulations
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently
  • Certified purchasing or procurement licensure is a plus

Language:

  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading, and writing).

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Qualified and interested applicants should submit a single Microsoft Word-formatted or PDF document consisting of a cover letter, CV, citizenship information, and salary expectations.
  • Please identify the location and position for which you are applying in the subject line.
  • Please note that MGIC will not sponsor work permits for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the location designated in the job posting.
  • Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted.
  • Applications will be considered as received.
  • No phone calls, please.

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT EXPERT

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation an affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), is seeking to recruit a Knowledge Manager to support our expanding portfolio.

The responsibilities of this position are to develop, plan, implement, synthesize and manage the knowledge management system to foster efficiency through reuse, facilitate creativity and innovation. This position is expected to function independently, exercise discretion, and contribute to assignments and projects that require significant evaluation, originality, and ingenuity.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

  • Capture, organize, document and share UMB, CIHEB and PHIA knowledge internally and externally to UMB’s multi-stakeholders.
  • Set up and maintain and update MGIC Nigeria’s knowledge management system in collaboration with the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s global knowledge management systems.
  • Curate or assist in administering sections of internal knowledge management systems
  • Serve as a member of CIHEB Knowledge Management task team and participate in regular meetings.
  • Support the creation of guidelines, create a system for all CIHEB staff to explain the purpose and use of our frequently used knowledge sharing systems,
  • Serve as a contact for questions about program management and knowledge sharing systems.
  • Regularly assist with planning and facilitating webinars, workshops, seminars, and training on various technical topics.
  • Development effective and efficient tools for standardized materials

EDUCATION:

  • BSc Social Science, Public Health and Master of Library or Information Science or Social Science or related field.

SKILLS:

  • MS office – high proficiency
  • Problem solving skills
  • Metadata or archiving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • International travel required
  • Self-motivated, agile, innovative and resourceful

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not later than 26 January, 2021