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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.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Project Director for an anticipated USAID-funded 5-year global MNCH/FP/RH Service Delivery in Fragile Settings, under the Momentum APS (Round 1). The Project Director is responsible for the oversight, management, monitoring, and evaluation of the project’s performance. S/He is accountable for the achievement of required project results. The Project Director will be the official project representative for MSH through maintaining communication between all concerned parties, including appropriate officials from USAID.
Position contingent upon project award and funding.
The Senior Technical Advisor for MSH’s Global Health Systems Innovation (GHSI) group provides strategic guidance and support in the area of pharmaceutical economics and health technology assessment to improve resource allocation decision-making for equitable access to high-quality health services for persons in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). S/he provides technical expertise and training for MSH projects in the design and analysis of health policies and interventions. S/he collaborates with team members in advancing country progress toward universal health coverage (UHC). This will include, but not be limited to, conducting cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyses, budget impact analysis, multi-criteria decision analysis, literature reviews, and supporting the development and implementation of medicine pricing policies.
The Senior Technical Advisor also assists in strengthening and expanding MSH’s portfolio of health financing and health systems strengthening activities by supporting MSH’s existing projects and through new business development. S/he supports MSH project activities and increases worldwide knowledge and understanding of MSH’s health financing work through the dissemination of evidence-based work; publications in journals; presentations to donors, stakeholders, and other development partners; and at conferences. S/he also identifies other project opportunities with pharmaceutical health economic and financing elements and participates in developing new business development proposals.
MSH’s GHSI Group seeks to develop MSH into a leading organization in applying a health systems thinking approach and embedding data and analytics in all activities to support low- and middle-income countries on their journeys towards universal health coverage and health system sustainability. We provide expertise in pharmaceutical health system strengthening, health care services and delivery systems, as well as public health content expertise and knowledge in HIV/AIDS and TB; Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health; Family Planning/Reproductive Health; and other communicable diseases.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party for a potential 5 year, $45 million USAID-funded, Health Systems Strengthening, Governance and Financing (HSS) Activity in Mali. The objective of the HSS activity is to expand access to high-quality health services and increase the Malian population's ability to plan, finance and manage their health system at the community, district, regional levels within the regions of Sikasso, Segou, and Mopti, and at the national level.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
The goal of the five-year USAID’s Medicines, Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program is to help low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to strengthen their pharmaceutical systems to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, and affordable essential medicines and medicines-related pharmaceutical services. Implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and a consortium of partners, MTaPS provides technical assistance to LMICs to strengthen their pharmaceutical systems for improved health outcomes. In the Philippines, MTaPS will specifically work with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and its directorates e.g. Directorate General of Health Systems (DGHS), Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP), Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) and others including the National Tuberculosis (TB) Program (NTP) and maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) program to strengthen pharmaceutical systems including procurement, supply chain, information, and regulatory systems.
The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor will lead and fulfil the monitoring, evaluation, learning, and knowledge management functions of the Philippines program. S/he also advises the Country Project Director (CPD) on program progress as required. S/he ensures that results/achievements, knowledge, and lessons learned from field implementation and stakeholders are captured, generated, synthesized, analysed, communicated, and applied in a systematic and consistent manner. The Senior MEL Advisor will assist in the development and implementation of the results framework and a MEL plan based on the results framework. S/he is responsible for planning and implementing knowledge management and learning for the program to ensure that the program produces and disseminates high quality knowledge, tools, and lessons through routine monitoring and evaluation, implementation experience, and through applied research. In addition, s/he is also responsible for ensuring data collection, quality, and compilation, writing, and sharing of regular and ad hoc programmatic reports. As part of MTaPS’ approach to entrench self reliance in supported countries, the Senior MEL advisor will work closely with the DOH and LGUs to strengthen their MEL capacity by providing technical leadership and assistance in the design and implementation of M&E approaches. S/he will lead the development and roll out of MEL tools in line with DOH and LGU requirements.
Funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program provides pharmaceutical system strengthening assistance for sustained improvements in health system performance and to advance USAID’s goals of preventing child and maternal deaths, controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and combatting infectious disease threats, as well as expanding essential health coverage. The goal of the global, five-year (2018–2023) MTaPS Program is to enable low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to strengthen their pharmaceutical systems to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, and affordable essential medicines and medicine-related pharmaceutical services. To achieve this goal, the USAID MTaPS Program has objectives related to improving governance, human and institutional resources capacity, information for decision making, financing, and services. The last objective on ‘services’ has a separate sub-objective focused on supporting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) containment.
With USAID funding, MTaPS and its predecessors have supported diverse sets of AMR-related interventions in multiple LMICs at various levels of health systems, including antimicrobial stewardship activities in Jordan. Through core funding, MTaPS is currently supporting 10 African countries to improve their Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)/AMR capacities. Through field support, MTaPS is also supporting AMR-related activities in Bangladesh, Mozambique, and Rwanda. Recently, USAID/Jordan asked MTaPS to support AMR containment actions in the country, and this scope of work (SOW) is for bringing on board a country-based consultant who will work with MTaPS headquarter (HQ) staff to advance that process.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has shown strong commitment to containing AMR by finalizing and publishing the National Action Plan (NAP) for Combating Antimicrobial Resistance (2018-2022). The plan emphasizes a multi-sectoral (One Health) approach to addressing the problem. The Jordanian Government has designated its National Focal Point in the Ministry of Health to lead and coordinate national efforts. A high-level, multi-sectoral steering committee has also been established to facilitate and coordinate operationalization of actions recommended in the NAP. The steering committee has established five sub-committees to address the specific NAP objectives such as those on surveillance, antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), and infection prevention and control (IPC).
However, a recent in-country scoping assessment by a USAID/Washington team found challenges and limitations in the actions of the steering committee and its sub-committees in terms of oversight capacity, functionality, operational strategies and prioritization, expertise, availability of time from members, and efficient coordination between various AMR-related actors. Also, a 2016 Joint External Evaluation showed some critical gaps in international health regulation/GHSA capacities, for example the score for AMS indicator was only 1, on a scale of 1 to 5. Through USAID/Jordan Mission support, MTaPS has an opportunity to help address some of these gaps and help operationalize the NAP.
The Technical Advisor (TA) participates in the provision of technical assistance activities aimed at strengthening pharmaceutical systems, supply chain management or pharmaceutical services in the Philippines. S/he supports Principal and Senior Technical Advisors in the design and implementation of technical activities at the Department of Health (DOH) and regional and local government levels to ensure the adequate contribution to MTaPs results. The TA is also responsible for the implementation and evaluation of those designated field activities such as deployment of tools or implementation of facility and community based interventions. Under guidance from senior staff, s/he provides support to program quality reviews, reporting, and knowledge management activities.
The goal of the USAID’s Medicines, Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS), a global five year Program is to help low- and middle-income countries to strengthen their pharmaceutical systems to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, and affordable essential medicines and pharmaceutical services. MTaPS implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and its partners will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and its directorates e.g. Directorate General of Health Systems (DGHS), Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP), Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) and others including the National Tuberculosis (TB) Program (NTP) and maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) program to strengthen pharmaceutical systems including procurement, supply chain, information, and regulatory systems.
Senior Technical Advisor (STA) – Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) ensures that results/achievements and lessons learned from field implementation and stakeholders are collected, analyzed, communicated and applied in a systematic and consistent fashion. The STA will assist in the development and implementation of the results framework and an M&E plan based on the framework. S/he is also responsible for ensuring the coordinated collection, compilation, and sharing of regular reports, including coordinated technical reports. S/he will lead the monitoring and evaluation portfolio and advise the Country Project Director (CPD) on program progress monthly, quarterly and annually and when required.
Management Sciences for Health is a global health nonprofit organization, which 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. 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.
We are often searching for consultants to work with us on short and long term assignments around the world. If you are an independent contractor, and are interested in consulting opportunities with MSH please feel free to submit your CV by applying to this announcement, and we’ll be in touch if the right opportunity fits with your skillset.