Management Sciences for Health

  • Technical Director, MNCH/FP

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    BDI (Business Development and Innovation)
    BDIGEN - Business Development & Innovation
    P000 - Proposal
    Reports To
    Chief of Party
  • Overview

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Technical Director, MNCH/FP for a potential 5-year MNCH and/or Health Systems Strengthening program in Afghanistan. This project will provide capacity building to MOPH to plan, manage, monitor and evaluate the introduction, scale-up, and sustainability of high-impact FP/MNCH interventions in Afghanistan. 

    The Technical Director, MNCH/FP will manage the technical aspects of the project’s scope of work, and contribute significantly to the effective and timely implementation of the project.  S/he will provide the technical leadership necessary to increase access to, quality of and community demand for priority health services. S/he will be responsible for providing leadership for integrated health program’s technical areas including, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), Family Planning (FP), and Reproductive Health (RH). The Technical Director, MNCH/FP will be responsible for the design and management of technical activities to strengthen health systems. S/he will support the Chief of Party in the design, roll-out, and day-to-day management and implementation of interventions.

    This position is subject to project award and funding.   

    Specific Responsibilities

    1. Design and implement programs to strengthen and scale up integrated community-based and health facility programs to increase access to and the quality of family planning, maternal, newborn and child health services.
    2. Collaborate with hospitals’ staff to develop a program to strengthen the quality of emergency and referral maternal, newborn and child health services.
    3. Manage a program of technical support to schools of midwifery in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health Maternal Health Department and the Afghan Midwives Association.
    4. Provide technical support to the MOPH Reproductive Health Division and the MOPH Child and Adolescent Health Department in their policy and stewardship roles.
    5. Coordinate the projects work with the private sector.

    Qualifications and Experience

    1. Master’s degree in public health, or a relevant discipline, medical doctor preferred. Clinical training is considered an added advantage.
    2. Minimum of 7 years of senior-level experience managing family planning, maternal, newborn or child health programs (US Government funded experience preferred), with demonstrated success in achieving results in health services strengthening and quality assurance.
    3. Familiarity with the structure, systems and policies of the health sector in Afghanistan or of close collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health.
    4. Proven technical knowledge in reproductive health and/or child health, conceptual and analytical ability and strategic vision.
    5. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with donors, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators, and staff at all levels of the organization.
    6. Must be an effective public speaker; able to present to small groups as well as larger audiences that could include donors, partners and/or MOPH staff.
    7. Excellent cross-cultural interpersonal skills. Proven ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants.
    8. Able to travel to provinces, as the security situation allows.
    9. Proficiency in one local language is an asset, but not required. Fluent 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

    Chief of Party
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