Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks a Deputy Program Director/Technical Director for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded program to improve the performance of national health systems through increasing financial protection; increasing coverage to all populations; increasing quality of essential health services; and improving responsiveness.
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.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
This position will be responsible for the project’s technical direction, ensuring that staff are aligned with the program vision, goals, and plans to achieve results. With guidance and support of the Program Director, the Deputy Program Director/Technical Director will coordinate the provision of technical services, harmonize efforts and maximize synergy and integration between the project’s core technical objectives. S/he will set a positive tone for the entire project and inspire staff to apply results-based approaches with the clients we serve.
A Master’s degree or above in social science, public health, or other appropriate area is required.
Minimum ten years of experience in progressively responsible, related experience.
At least 5 years of supervisory experience with a proven track record of building teams and fostering collaboration in order to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables.
Familiarity with USG regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
Strong knowledge of health systems strengthening and systems thinking, including experience with all the following technical areas (and recognized expertise in at least one):
6. 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 and other donor organizations.
7. Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
8. Publication record in related area, and demonstrated ability to support and mentor teams to document and disseminate results.
9. Experience responding to task orders or similar solicitations.
10. Fluency in English required. Fluency in French preferred.