Management Sciences for Health

  • Chief of Party, Mali

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    P000 - Proposal
    Reports To
    Portfolio Director
  • Overview

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party for a potential 5 year, $45 million USAID-funded, Health Systems Strengthening, Governance and Financing (HSS) Activity in Mali. The objective of the HSS activity is to expand access to high-quality health services and increase the Malian population's ability to plan, finance and manage their health system at the community, district, regional levels within the regions of Sikasso, Segou, and Mopti, and at the national level.


    This position is subject to project award and funding.

    Specific Responsibilities

    The Chief of Party is responsible for the following:
    1. Lead, manage and monitor the project and is accountable for project deliverables and results.
    2. Champion the project’s vision and technical strategy; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; coordination and synergy with other MSH projects and internal operations units, and contribute to business development activities.
    3. Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.
    4. Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/ agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
    5. Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources and provide mentorship to the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines.

    Qualifications and Experience

    1. Master’s degree in public health, administration, or a related discipline.
    2. Extensive experience in managing and implementing public health programs of the complexity, size and scope of HSS (in terms of dollar amount and number of people managed).
    3. Extensive experience working in developing countries, preferably in Western Africa.
    4. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
    5. Significant experience with HSS.
    6. Knowledge and skills in the WHO health system components, especially in leadership, management and governance, and finance.
    7. Strong inclusive leadership and management skills, and the ability to lead and manage a diverse consortium for success.
    8. Good technical knowledge of the areas of maternal and child health, malaria, family planning, and nutrition.
    9. Strong ability to effectively coordinate, manage and deal with diverse stakeholders and with differing priorities and perspectives.
    10. English and French language skills at a minimum of the FSI-3 level.
    11. Demonstrated strong writing and oral presentation skills in English.

    12. Ability to travel to Sikasso, Mopti, and Segou.

    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

    Portfolio Director
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