Management Sciences for Health

  • Technical Director, Clinical

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    GEN (General)
    A516 - Malawi ONSE
    Application Due Date
    Reports To
    Chief of Party
  • Overview

    The Technical Director, Clinical provides technical direction for the USAID Organized Network of Services for Everyone’s (ONSE) Health Malawi Activity’s clinical service delivery portfolio and contributes significantly to the effective and timely implementation of the project. S/he works collaboratively with the Chief of Party and technical experts in her directorate in the design, roll-out, and day-to-day management and implementation of interventions. S/he has relevant experience and understanding of clinical service delivery approaches across all technical areas implemented through ONSE, as well as the interventions required to eliminate gaps in service delivery. S/he ensures that ONSE interventions are aligned with Malawi’s Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) and technical approaches developed through the MoH and its stakeholders. S/he provides and mobilizes technical assistance to support the expansion and quality of service provision at district, health center and community levels while cognizant of the inputs from district level stakeholders including USAID’s implementing partners and other NGOs. The Technical Director, Clinical provides the technical leadership necessary to increase access to, quality of, and community demand for priority health services including Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH), Family Planning (FP), Reproductive Health (RH), malaria, immunization and vaccine coverage and quality improvement. S/he links with fellow ONSE technical directors to integrate service delivery with health systems strengthening approaches and demand side behaviour change and demand generation approaches (including grant’s under contract) to strengthen service provision in health districts. Finally, s/he works closely with ONSE’s M&E team to track the indicators contained in the project activity monitoring and evaluation plan (AMEP) against interventions and ensures that ONSE targets are successfully met. 

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Provide technical and, relevant, managerial direction and support to the project team to ensure high quality implementation of services, adhered to and fulfilment of programmatic activities within budgetary guidelines and compliance with project award requirements.
    • Work closely with community partners and MoH on district-level program strategies to develop mechanisms that assure sustainability in delivery of quality services
    • Work with program staff in the districts to ensure adequate systems are in place to gather data and local capacity in developed to prepare and regularly review programs and logistical systems
    • Ensure technical assistance to the district is timely, targeted, effective and efficient
    • Contribute to the compilation and dissemination of significant lessons learned and to any other publishable documents that further the project agenda.
    • Ensure alignment of regional, national and donor technical frameworks and strategies
    • Collaborate with stakeholders including project a partners, government agencies , community partners, USAID and country missions to ensure effective execution of programmatic activities with national and district-level agencies and community partners to enable success of integrated health approach
    • Coordinate the activities of all subcontractors and sub grantees in regard of their technical contributions to the project

    Qualifications and Experience

    Masters’ degree in Medical, Nursing, Public Health or any related field


    • Demonstrated understanding of primary health care service delivery approaches.
    • Minimum of eight (8) years of successful experience as a senior-level clinical expert in health projects of equivalent size and complexity, funded by USAID or by other international donors.
    • Demonstrated experience leading clinical staff and consultants within a consortium of international and local sub-contractors to achieve measurable results within a technically complex and integrated health program.
    • Demonstrated experience in the design and successful implementation of programs focused on MNCH, FP, SRH, and malaria.
    • Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of a funded project.
    • Depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing comprehensive public health interventions and related capacity strengthening
    • Demonstrated management expertise, established professional relationships, and interpersonal skills, strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities leading a diverse team of national professionals.
    • Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
    • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experience, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
    • Familiarity with USG regulations, administrative, and operations procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
    • Fluency in 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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