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MSH is looking for talented, passionate people to join us in furthering 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.

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MW-Lilongwe

The Accountant is responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately of the donor against fraud, loss or misuse.  The Accountant is responsible for ensuring that all transactions are entered accurately and timely into Quickbooks in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH accounting policies and procedures, and donor requirements.  The Accountant is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s ethical conduct and procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Job ID
13-9650
Lilongwe
Malawi
MW-Lilongwe

The Accounting Assistant provides support in safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the US Government or the other donor against fraud, loss or misuse including ensuring that money expended is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy and any costs principles imposed by the donor agency.

Job ID
13-9653
Lilongwe
Malawi
MW-Lilongwe

Reporting to the Accountant, the Accounting Associate will safeguard the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the donors’ against fraud, loss or misuse and to ensure proper documentation and processing of the finances of the organization. S/he will be conversant with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and MSH policy. She/he is primarily responsible for, but is not limited to, payments for activities and operations, petty cash and activity advance

Job ID
13-9654
Lilongwe
Malawi
MW-Lilongwe

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Malawi Country Program, in partnership with Dignitas International (DI), is implementing the National Evaluation of Malawi Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Program (NEMAPP) that aims to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the new integrated approach to PMTCT known as Option B+. NEMAPP will follow up a cohort of HIV-exposed infants and their mothers until 24 months of age or weaning in 54 health facilities (in 10 out of 28 districts) in Malawi. A smaller subset of mother-infant pairs will be followed up to 48 months to determine longer term outcomes. The 4.5 year project was commissioned by the Ministry of Health (MOH) with funding from United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Job ID
13-9727
Lilongwe
Malawi
US-Arlington VA or Medford MA | US-VA-Arlington | US-MA-Medford

The Business Proposal and Contract Specialist is an integral part of the new business development process. The Business Proposal and Contract Specialist prepares budgets and budget narratives in coordination with proposal team members throughout the organization including Human Resources, Business Resource Development, the technical resource team and MSH management.

Job ID
13-9746
Arlington VA or Medford MA
United States
US-Arlington VA or Medford MA | US-VA-Arlington | US-MA-Medford

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of more than 1,800 people from 72 nations. MSH’s mission is 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.  Together  with  partner  organizations,  MSH  is  helping  managers  and  leaders  in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

 

MSH takes an integrated approach to building high-impact sustainable programs that address critical challenges in leadership, health systems management, health service delivery, human resources, and medicines. Wherever MHS’s partnerships succeed, the positive impact of good health has a ripple effect, contributing to the building of healthy nations. MSH works collaboratively with health care policy makers, managers, providers, and the private sector to increase the efficacy, efficiency, and sustainability of health services by improving management systems, promoting access to services, and influencing public policy. As a result, more children have survived infancy, fewer mothers have died in childbirth, more lifesaving drugs have been made available, and more families have been given a choice about the number of children they will have and when they will have them. Today, MSH is organized around two technical groups focusing on specific areas of expertise. These groups draw on each other to provide professional and comprehensive assistance that meets the diverse needs of MSH donors and other organizations.

 

The Health Programs Group (HPG) works with ministries of health, local governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental and civil society organizations to strengthen the delivery of health care.  The HPG staff develop systems and build management capacity to support the delivery of lifesaving public health services. They address geographic and financial barriers to care using innovative approaches such as community financing, community case management, public-private collaborations, and performance-based contracting for services.  HPG also works with health managers at all levels to develop high-performing health organizations and programs, and to improve the capabilities of managers  to  lead  teams  and  achieve  results.  Innovative electronic technologies reinforce HPG’s technical assistance in leadership and management.

 

The Pharmaceutical and Health Technologies Group (PHT) works to improve access to essential medicines and medical products and ensure the effective use of these products. MSH drug management professionals  work  with  partners  around  the  world  to  strengthen  the  systems  needed  to  select, purchase, store, deliver, and use high-quality essential medicines.

 

For more comprehensive information on MSH, visit the website at www.msh.org.

Job ID
13-9684
Arlington VA or Medford MA
United States
UG-Kampala

MSH is seeking highly qualified candidates for an anticipated five-year USAID HSS/Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (UHSS) funded program in Uganda.The UHSS project will focus on strengthened health systems including human resources for health, strategic information, laboratory networks, Supply Chain logistics management, district based healthcare financing and good governance/leadership. This project focus will be essential for the attainment of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 set targets for the HIV/AIDS epidemic control and realization of the vision of an AIDS-free generation in Uganda.

 

Availability of the position is contingent upon issuance of a USAID award, and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in Uganda.

 

The Chief of Party leads and manages the project and is accountable for project deliverables and results, with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including (1) vision and technical strategy; (2) project management; (3) documentation and communication; (4) client(s) and stakeholder(s) relationships; and (5) coordination and synergy with other MSH projects and collaboration with the MSH Country Representative and the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU). In the role of Chief of Party, s/he ensures that the Program has a strategic vision of success, and deploys all resources – financial, technical, and human - in support of these strategies and plans. S/he is aware of and adheres to MSH’s Procurement Integrity standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.

Job ID
13-9697
Kampala
Uganda
LR-Monrovia

The Clinical QA/QI mentor will train, mentor and build the capacity of their counterparts at the County Health Team, including County Health Officer, Community Health Department Director, Clinical Supervisor, Reproductive Health Supervisor, MNCH Supervisor, Child Survival Supervisor, and Infectious Disease Supervisor.

 

Job ID
13-9747
Monrovia
Liberia
RW-Kigali

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Rwanda, MSH is seeking to hire an international consultant who will work together with a local Rwandan consultant to carry out the tasks described in the following terms of reference.  

 

Background:

 

Over the past decade, the Rwandan health system has strengthened various health care demand- and supply-side policy initiatives, including Community-Based Health Insurance (CBHI), Community Health Worker (CHW) program, and a Performance Based Financing mechanism.

 

Recently, the CBHI was integrated into the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) with an aim to consolidate the many separate insurance pools into a single national pool, where it can be managed alongside the civil servants’ social health Insurance (RAMA) and other social protection pools like the national pension fund.  In order to manage these funds and process a large number of claims more efficiently, there is a great need for automation (particularly with the claims processing system).

 

In a parallel initiative, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is pushing forward with an ambitious plan to implement an electronic medical records system (EMR) with an automated billing module in all public hospitals.  However, in order for these two systems to exchange data there is a critical need for standardization of coding systems. 

 

In a separate initiative, the Ministry of Health and its partners have completed comprehensive costing exercises for both the public and private sector health services that have been used to establish standardized tariffs.   Through this process, a list of over 1000 separate medical procedures have been identified by Rwandan providers as the most commonly provided medical services and procedures, however, this list is not linked to any standard classification system.

 

Earlier efforts to select coding standards for Rwanda have resulted in the adaptation of a sub-set of ICD-10 for diagnostic coding and the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) codes for drugs and medical supplies.  However, efforts to select the most appropriate coding system for medical acts and procedures have not been as straightforward.  A variety of options have been considered such as the ICD-10-PCS (Procedure Coding System), ICPC-2 (International Classification of Primary Care), the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys’ Classification of Interventions and Procedures version 4 (OPCS-4) and SNOWMED.

 

There is an urgent need for technical support from an international expert in medical nomenclature and coding systems to work with a local consultant and a core team of stakeholders to complete the following tasks:

  • Reach a consensus about the most appropriate medical procedure coding system for Rwanda
  • Map the existing lists of procedures to the selected coding system
  • Advise on how the list should to be computerized and curated over time
  • Define how clinicians and administrative staff within health facilities should be trained to use the codes effectively.
Job ID
13-9447
Kigali
Rwanda
US-Arlington VA or Medford MA | US-VA-Arlington | US-MA-Medford

The Contracts Administrator provides contract compliance, management and administration support services to assigned Country and Project portfolios. Activities include monitoring and reporting compliance with contract terms and conditions, contract negotiation and management, subcontract administration and supporting proposal submissions. In addition, the Contracts Administrator provides training to project and support staff in contracts compliance, various donor regulations, and MSH policies and Standard Operating Procedures. The Contracts Administrator is aware of, adheres to, and educates staff on the MSH Code of Business Ethics and Conduct in all activities. International and domestic travel is required.

Job ID
13-9709
Arlington VA or Medford MA
United States
AO-Luanda

The Country Operations Management Unit (COMU) Manager oversees all operational and administrative services for the portfolio of MSH projects in Angola  and is responsible for the financial and operational performance.

Job ID
13-9418
Luanda
Angola
UG-Kampala

MSH is seeking highly qualified candidates for an anticipated five-year USAID HSS/Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (UHSS) funded program in Uganda.The UHSS project will focus on strengthened health systems including human resources for health, strategic information, laboratory networks, Supply Chain logistics management, district based healthcare financing and good governance/leadership. This project focus will be essential for the attainment of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 set targets for the HIV/AIDS epidemic control and realization of the vision of an AIDS-free generation in Uganda.

 

Availability of the position is contingent upon issuance of a USAID award, and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in Uganda.

 

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) position will be responsible for management support and reporting, ensuring that staffing is aligned with vision, goals, and plans to achieve program results. With guidance and support of the Chief of Party (COP), the DCOP will set a positive tone for the entire project and inspire staff to apply results-based approaches for timely delivery of services to the clients we serve.  S/he will lead organizational learning including operations research and ensure dissemination of new knowledge to program staff and partners, including the Government of Uganda at national, regional and district levels. DCOP is responsible for timely producing high quality documentation of project’s successes and lessons learned for local and international audiences, as well as quarterly, semi-annul and annual reports to USAID. 

Job ID
13-9698
Kampala
Uganda
US-Arlington VA or Medford MA | US-VA-Arlington | US-MA-Medford

The Digital Communications Specialist will collaborate with the Senior Manager of Digital Communications and Strategic Communications Department staff in maintaining MSH’s robust strategic digital program, which supports MSH’s mission and engages a growing external audience. The Digital Communications Specialist will assist in editing and producing content for all of MSH’s digital channels with emphasis on the MSH website and will also collaborate on email messaging, social media, photo editing, photo management and other multimedia production and/or graphic design.

Job ID
13-9739
Arlington VA or Medford MA
United States
UG-Kampala

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks for a Director of Finance and Administration for a potential five-year USAID/Uganda/HSS/Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (UHSS) project. The UHSS project will focus on strengthened health systems including human resources for health, strategic information, laboratory networks, Supply Chain logistics management, district based healthcare financing and good governance/leadership. This project focus will be essential for the attainment of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 set targets for the HIV/AIDS epidemic control and realization of the vision of an AIDS-free generation in Uganda.

 

The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) reports to the Chief of Party and works closely with the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU) to provide high-level financial management and operations leadership, contract and grant management support. S/he ensures that financial and operational functions support the timely and effective implementation of the project’s technical scope of work. S/he provides counsel to help project leadership ensure that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures. The DFA will liaise with the COMU Director, local partners, USAID and MSH’s headquarters regarding any aspects of program implementation, contractual, risk management, cost share, governance and all other matters related to finance and administration. S/he will work together with the MSH Uganda COMU Director to ensure that all expenditures, payment, procurement, vehicle management etc are carried out in accordance with USAID and MSH standards and regulations. The DFA provides authoritative leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring, financial reporting and contract matters to ensure timely and effective implementation of the program's activities in Uganda.

 

The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee the financial management for all Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (UHSS) project activity in Uganda. This includes oversight of procurement, grants, construction, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records. This individual will be responsible for managing the contract budget and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID. She/he will ensure funds expended are compliant with USG regulations and policies. She/he will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award.

 

 

 

Job ID
13-9712
Kampala
Uganda
UG-Kampala

MSH is seeking highly qualified candidates for an anticipated five-year USAID HSS/Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (UHSS) funded program in Uganda.The UHSS project will focus on strengthened health systems including human resources for health, strategic information, laboratory networks, Supply Chain logistics management, district based healthcare financing and good governance/leadership. This project focus will be essential for the attainment of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 set targets for the HIV/AIDS epidemic control and realization of the vision of an AIDS-free generation in Uganda.

 

Availability of the position is contingent upon issuance of a USAID award, and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in Uganda.

 

The Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning is responsible for the overall management of monitoring and evaluation system for project. S/he leads and coordinates monitoring and evaluation, systems development and related activities. The Director ensures the smooth operation and quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating and overseeing quality programmatic reporting, quality of data management and strategic information.  S/he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a plan to monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness, and disseminate results, as well as overseeing the conduction of operations research and other data based analysis to facilitate evidence based improvements in project performance and expand understanding and lessons learned.  The Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning ensures adherence to monitoring of project activities using developed tools and indicators.

Job ID
13-9699
Kampala
Uganda
MW
Job ID
13-9741
Malawi
HT-Port-au-Prince

The Executive Assistant position provides administrative services to the MSH/Haiti Country Representative and Director for the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU). This will include the following: managing the Country Representative and COMU Directors emails, maintaining the Country Representative and COMU Director’s calendar and helping to prioritize meetings; implementing project management activities; coordinating and documenting Country Leadership Team follow-up and action items, COMU and MSH/Haiti All Staff Meetings; answering phones; typing and translating correspondence; coordinating and managing conference calls with the home office; fielding inquiries etc.

Job ID
13-9755
Port-au-Prince
Haiti
US-NY

MSH is a nonprofit, international health organization with nearly 2,500 people from over 74 nationalities working in over 40 countries. Our mission is 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. Together with our partners, we help leaders, managers, health workers, and communities in developing countries to build stronger health systems that deliver high-quality health services to everyone who needs them.


The FCI Program of MSH partners with allies and champions in governments and communities to advocate for policies and programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. Calling for universal access to high-quality, culturally respectful care, the FCI Program of MSH builds advocacy skills of civil society partners and networks in countries and communities, and works to increase equity by reaching young people, indigenous groups, and other underserved populations. Approaching health issues with a gender-focused, rights-based approach, the FCI Program of MSH develops and communicates compelling advocacy messages based on a foundation of evidence, and works with partners to hold countries accountable for fulfilling their promises to provide equitable, high-quality care.

 

What are the student takeaways:

The student will:

  • Better understand issues related to global health, and in particular, to sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, and adolescent health
  • Gain experience in developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Gain practical knowledge of current trends in effective digital storytelling communications
  • Build skills for engaging in social media activities and writing compelling communications pieces

Please note:

  • Internship candidates must be full or part time students earning university credit for their internship.
  • This is an unpaid internship and candidates are responsible for their own housing and transportation.
  • This internship will be part time (10-12 hours per week) and run from September 25, 2017 - December 1, 2017
Job ID
13-9729
United States
GT

 

MSH is seeking candidates for a potential USAID-funded project in Central America.  The Finance & Administration Director has primary responsibility for ensuring that MSH operations in Guatemala are efficient and effective, in compliance with MSH standards, donor regulations and local laws, and supports attainment of project results and client expectations. The Finance & Administration Director is a member of the Country Leadership Team and is responsible for managing financial and operational risks.  The Finance & Administration Director manages the budget for all project and operations activities.

 

This position is subject to project award and funding.

 

Job ID
13-9520
Guatemala
MW-Lilongwe

The General Assistant provides cleaning services at the central office, assists as a receptionist and performs clerical duties as assigned. 

 

Job ID
13-9499
Lilongwe
Malawi