The goal of the global five year USAID Medicines, Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program is to help low- and middle-income countries to strengthen their pharmaceutical systems to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, and affordable essential medicines and pharmaceutical services. MTaPS, implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and partners, will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) and the Department of Drug Administration (DDA) including other relevant implementing agencies to strengthen pharmaceutical systems including pharmaceutical sector governance, regulatory systems, pharmaceutical management information systems, and improve patient-centered pharmaceutical services.
The Country Project Director is responsible for coordinating and managing all activities for the project. S/he also serves as the technical lead on project activities focusing on pharmaceutical systems strengthening approach. S/he shall be responsible and accountable for the development, regular update and implementation of the country work plan, technical strategies, and budget to ensure attainment of the program goals and objectives in line with the project’s mandate and approaches, to contribute to the goals of the local USAID Mission and government partners. S/he is the primary liaison between the project and the local USAID Mission, Government counterparts, stakeholders, and partners involved with pharmaceutical management activities and/or implementing related programs in the country. The Country Project Director is accountable for the management of the project’s Country office, provides strategic and technical guidance and works closely with the assigned Arlington-based Senior Manager, other project home office technical and operational staff, and other MSH projects in the country to ensure that Project targets and deliverables are met on time. As the head of the Country Project Leadership Team, he or she ensures the timely and quality delivery of project products and activities and supervises in-country staff.
Vision, Technical Strategy and Results (25%)
Documentation, Communication and Client Relations (25%)
Project Management (40%)
Safeguarding MSH (10%)
Knowledge and Skills:
Navigating the Environment: Perspective, Dealing with ambiguity, organizational agility, political savvy and strategic agility.
Ensuring Delivery of Results: Functional/technical skills, client focus, managing through systems, managing and measuring work, negotiating, information sharing, process management, priority setting, problem solving and timely decision making.
Leading with Credibility: Managing others—building effective teams, conflict management, managing vision and purpose, integrity and trust, motivating others, approachability and developing direct reports and others.
Core Personal Competencies: Ethics and values, integrity and trust, listening, written communication.
Core MSH competencies: Adaptability, communication, problem solving, creativity and innovation, quality, quality and timeliness of work, quality of work and team relationships, resource utilization
Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
Track record of, and strong commitment to, transparency and collaboration as demonstrated by sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, Collaborating Agencies, and donor organizations.
Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.