Management Sciences for Health

District Coordinator

Job ID
# of Positions
GEN (General)
A516 - Malawi ONSE
Application Due Date
Reports To
Zonal Liaison Manager


The District Coordnator will engage with District Health Officers, stakeholders, and partners to ensure efficient planning and implementation of activities aimed at Health System Strengthening through increased access to and utilization of quality health services. Ensure project results are reported upon and communicated.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead teams with members from both within MSH and outside to ensure project objectives are reached even if team members are not the project’s direct reports.
  • Supervise and monitor district activities and processes to ensure continuous provision of health area support to district facilities.
  • Ensure district facilities operate at MOH and PEPFAR standards for service delivery.
  • Develop, maintain, and implement effective and relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for district activities.
  • Provide technical assistance to the MOH and local partners in health care management and policy/legislation as it relates to the ONSE Program.
  • Develop and implement work plans and budgets that integrate health service objectives with broader ONSE program activities.
  • Write technical reports and success stories in English as required and edit and provided comments on reports generated by technical consultants.
  • Develop and make presentations on technical health issues to high ranking members of different Ministries.
  • Represent the ONSE program at various technical meetings with other cooperating agencies, collaborating partners, senior government officials and/or donor agencies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Nursing and Midwifery, Health Management or related field.
  • Post-graduate training in public health preferable           
  • Minimum of six (6) yrs. experience successfully implementing and managing public health programs and specific experience in designing or overseeing health programs at district/facility levels.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with a range of counterparts at the district level and decentralized level in a way that leads to technically sound and productive health service interventions. 
  • Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, and 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.


Interested candidates are encouraged to submit concise and well thought out application letters that clearly demonstrate attainment of the relevant experience and qualifications outlined above. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, with telephone contacts and three traceable referees of which one must be a previous supervisor.

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

Zonal Liaison Manager
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