Management Sciences for Health

  • Project Officer

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    A508 - CEID
    Reports To
    Project Director, MSH CEID Project
  • Overview

    The Center of Excellence for Infectious Disease (CEID) Project is implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) with funding from USAID. The CEID Project is collaborating with the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC) in Monrovia improve access to specialized care for infectious disease in Liberia.


    MSH is working with an alliance to support the hospital to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease, focusing on the following objectives:

    • Build the capacity of health care workers and health care students to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease in Liberia;
    • Improve national capacity for infectious diseases management in Liberia;
    • Refurbish JFKMC hospital facilities in Monrovia to establish and equip an infectious disease clinical care facility.


    Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Project Officer is responsible for the program operations and administrative management of the award. S/he will provide management of the day-to-day implementation of activities and ensure that project operations are functioning efficiently and effectively, and support attainment of project results and client expectations.

    Specific Responsibilities

    1. Project Implementation:
      • Provide technical and administrative support to JFKMC clinical staff and leadership, as established through project implementation strategies.
      • Support the Project Director in the technical design and strategy development for project activities, including project workplans and more detailed activity plans.
      • Develop technical tools for project implementation, such as needs assessments.
      • Plan for and manage logistics for project activities, including participant training, in-country events, and workshops.
      • Coordinate and plan project meetings and trainings, including drafting agendas, meeting notes, arranging for venue and sending invitations.
      • Represent the project at stakeholder meetings, with JFKMC, Ministry of Health, USAID, and other partners.
    2. Project Monitoring and Reporting:
      • Collect, compile and submit project data for reporting purposes; draft project reports for USAID, including weekly and quarterly technical progress reports.
      • Monitor project related developments and daily progress against workplan; revise workplan as needed, at least quarterly.
      • Document progress of refurbishment activities.
    3. Financial and Administrative Management: 
      • Provide timely, cost-effective, and high‐quality support to the project within local laws and available resources, and in an environment with adequate internal controls, adherence to contracts regulations, MSH policies and standard operating procedures.
      • Ensure timely and accurate submission of required administrative and financial reports and other information as required to the Project Director, USAID, and support team in home office.
      • Provide administrative support for local consultant agreements, purchases and procurement, contractor invoices and vouchers.
    4. Compliance and Risk Management:
      • Under the supervision of the Project Director, ensure the project is implemented in line with award regulations and MSH corporate policies and procedure
      • Ongoing monitoring of the project’s risk management and mitigation plan
      • Support implementation of the Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan. Monitor health, safety and environment regulations, standards and requirements, and plan for mitigation measures.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required, Master’s Degree in relevant field preferred.
    • Minimum 4 years of experience in project administration and project management support to large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs. 6 years of experience is preferred.
    • Education and/or experience in clinical health care or public health preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience collaborating with partners and counterparts within a health facility and health system.
    • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or experiences in project and financial planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, among other management support areas/functions, as required.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of U.S. Government funded programs, regulations and requirements.
    • Strong leadership, management, analytical and organizational skills demonstrated by ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
    • Strong conceptualization, facilitation, and planning skills.
    • Possess outstanding professional reputation and have strong demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills. Excellent cross-cultural communication and active listening skills.
    • Fluency in English is required.

    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, MSH CEID Project
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