Management Sciences for Health

  • Technical Director

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    P000 - Proposal
    Reports To
    Project Director
  • Overview

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks a Technical Director for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded project that supports health systems strengthening as a means to achieve universal health coverage. The project will work in low and middle-income countries and focus on increasing reducing financial barriers to health services, ensuring equitable access, and improving the quality of patient-centered care.


    The Technical Director will ensure that project activities are of high quality and adhere to global guidance, policies and best practices on health systems strengthening. S/he will also ensure the adaption and integration of emerging knowledge and innovative solutions within project activities. With guidance and support of the Project Director, the Technical Director will ensure that project activities achieve desired results, build the capacity of local institutions and organizations, and contribute to the global knowledge base on effective approaches to health systems strengthening.

    Specific Responsibilities

    1. In collaboration with the Project Director, provide technical oversight of all project activities.
    2. In collaboration with the Project Director, oversee the design and implementation of technical responses to Mission buy-ins, ensuring that activities reflect high standards of technical excellence and incorporate state of the art practices and innovations.
    3. Establish, manage, and guide global technical teams focused on: health financing, governance, quality improvement, and health systems performance and sustainability.
    4. Work closely with counterparts in low and middle income countries to provide and support technical assistance and capacity building activities to governments, local partners and the private sector.
    5. Represent the project in high-level technical forums, donor discussions, and to potential clients. When appropriate, act in place of the Project Director.
    6. Oversee efforts to document and reflect on the results of technical activities and disseminate learning widely at national, regional and global levels.

    Qualifications and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in public health, public policy, health economics, or a related discipline combined with the following minimum years of experience working in health systems in low or middle income settings:
      • 15 years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s degree
      • 12 years of relevant experience with Master’s degree
      • 10 years of relevant experience with JD/ABD (all but dissertation)
      • 8 years of relevant experience with PhD
    2. At least 10 years of experience in management and implementation of health systems strengthening programs in or for low- and middle-income countries.
    3. At least 5 of the total minimum years of experience must have been physically based in the country or region of implementation.
    4. Demonstrated experience operating within the global HSS community on matters related to HSS in developing countries.
    5. Demonstrated expertise in at least two of the following areas: financial protection, population coverage, service coverage, and/or related areas of HSS.
    6. Publication record in related area, and demonstrated ability to support and mentor teams to document and disseminate results.
    7. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID and other donor organizations.
    8. Fluency in oral and written English communication is required.
    9. Ability to interact professionally in one or more relevant foreign languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Portuguese) is preferred, but not required.
    10. Familiarity with USG regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
    11. Willingness to travel internationally up to 25%.

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Project Director
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