Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/Country Project Director for Niger for an anticipated USAID-funded 5-year regional integrated health service delivery activity in Niger and Burkina Faso. The objective of the activity will be to improve the access and quality of high impact maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, family planning, and nutrition services at the community, primary health facility, and referral facility level in targeted fragile regions.
MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
Position contingent upon project award and funding.
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/ Country Project Director, Niger is responsible for leading and managing all activities for the project in Niger. S/he shall be responsible and accountable for the development, regular update and implementation of the country work plan and budget to ensure attainment of the program goals and objectives in line with the regional project mandate and approaches, to contribute to the goals of the USG Mission and that of government partners. S/he is the primary liaison between the project and the local USAID Coordinator/US State Government Health Officer, government counterparts, stakeholders, and partners involved with technical activities and/or implementing related programs in the country. The DCOP/ Country Project Director, Niger is accountable for the management of the Niger office, provides strategic and technical guidance and works closely with the Chief of Party, the project team based in Burkina Faso and MSH home office technical and operational staff.
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