Management Sciences for Health

Project Director

Job ID
# of Positions
GEN (General)
P000 - Proposal
Reports To
Senior Technical Director


MSH is preparing for the regional Strengthening Care and Treatment Cascade (SCTC) project with activities to be implemented in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. SCTC will focus on four objectives:

  • Objective 1: Strengthen host country capacity to provide sustainable high quality care and treatment services free of stigma and discrimination, including addressing service delivery related barriers to anti-retroviral treatment initiation.
  • Objective 2: Strengthen People Living with HIV (PLHIV) enrollment and retention across the continuum of care through HIV differentiated service delivery models tailored.
  • Objective 3: Improve health care providers’ response capacity to prevent, detect, and manage HIV/Tuberculosis (TB) coinfections at the facility and community levels.
  • Objective 4: Improve the generation, analysis, and use of strategic information related to the continuum of care by national and subnational governments.

The MSH Project Director leads and manages the project with full accountability and authority for all aspects of the project and serves as a primary point of contact between the project and key stakeholders including USAID, national governments, the Global Fund, PEPFAR implementing partners, civil society organizations, and regional actors. S/he is accountable for project deliverables and results and is responsible for the development, execution, and ongoing monitoring of the project. This includes developing the technical strategy and vision, managing staff, overall project management, ensuring timely documentation and reporting, and maintaining client and stakeholder relationships. S/he will ensure the project complies with award terms and conditions, USAID and MSH policies and regulations, and that systems are in place to mitigate risk of fraud, waste, and abuse.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage the project work plan, performance monitoring plan (PMP), technical strategy and budget, in coordination with the MSH Home Office Support team and in accordance with USAID and PEPFAR requirements.
  • Supervise the development and implementation of activities that build capacity of key counterparts and promote the objectives of the project.
  • Manage the implementation of project activities in the five SCTC countries and at the regional level, ensuring that activities are implemented in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Ensure the development and timely submission of the quarterly, annual and final reports, financial and other reports, as required.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.
  • Maintain all verbal and written communications with the USG team and represent the SCTC project in meetings with external partners such as USAID and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with counterparts, partner organizations, and other USAID projects in work planning and project implementation.
  • Conduct budget monitoring and cost control based on sound financial and accounting principles and MSH Standard Operating Principles (SOPs).
  • Ensure project implementation in compliance with agreement clauses and with MSH and donor policies, regulations and SOPs.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least eight years of recent, relevant experience in a similar project in Central America, including working knowledge of/and experience with PEPFAR and USAID.
  • Postgraduate degree in Medical or Social Sciences (e.g. MD, MA, MPH).
  • Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in HIV treatment and care, gender, health system strengthening, and advocacy.
  • Familiarity with USG regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects, in particular USAID.
  • Prior experience and success leading similar international donor-funded HIV projects with interdisciplinary teams in the private/public/civil society contexts and working with host government and regional (Central America) institutions.
  • Sensitivity to gender and sexual diversity differences, as well as knowledge about human rights and reduction of stigma and discrimination.
  • Excellent command of written and oral communication in English and Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience.
  • Experience in TB diagnosis and treatment.
  • Experience working with key populations and key population networks as part of the national HIV response.
  • Experience implementing programs to combat GBV

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

Senior Technical Director
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