MSH Project Director - Ethiopia TB Program Jobs in Ethiopia

MSH Project Director - Ethiopia TB Program Jobs in Ethiopia


Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Project Director for a potential five-year USAID/Eliminate Tuberculosis in Ethiopia (ETBE) project in Ethiopia, which is aimed with overall purpose of reducing the TB incidence in Ethiopia while through building the planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation capacity of the various the health care system which leads to self-reliance.

Overall Responsibilities:

The PD 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). The COP shall have the requisite qualifications and experience sufficient to ensure a balance of technical, managerial and inter personal skills.

This position is subject to project award and funding.
International Allowances are not available.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and a managerial leadership to assure the self-reliance of the country for the TB prevention and control.
  • Build local capacity to ensure Ethiopia’s journey to self-reliance.
  • Work with the MOH and other local partners at national and sub-national levels to ensure local ownership, with a strong emphasis on sustainability from the outset to support Ethiopia to achieve self-reliance.
  • Identify and work with local governments and non-governmental organizations to strengthen their capacity in planning, budgeting for and implementing their locally generated solutions.
  • Engage with all care providers, including Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.
  • Lead the development and implementation of program work plans and strategies aligned with NTP and government of Ethiopia priorities
  • Collaborate with counter parts, partner organizations and other USAID projects in work planning, project implementation and monitoring & evaluation.
  • Ensure that the program achieves the requisite cost share, if it applicable for the project

    Project Results

  • Client expectations- Ensure that self-reliance, gender, private sector engagement, urbanization, and targeting key and vulnerable populations (eg. migration/ migrant workers) are integral parts of the overall ETBE strategic approach.
  • Client expectations- Ensure achievement of contract/agreement goals (meeting or exceeding expected project targets and deliverables on time and within budget) as per contract/agreement and client(s) approved Results Framework and Performance Monitoring Plan.
  • Project Management- Provide effective project management systems within MSH policies, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures while ensuring local ownership, appropriateness and responsiveness.
  • Relationships- Cultivate and maintain effective dialogue and relationships with project client(s), beneficiaries, partner(s), coworkers and other local and international stakeholders.
  • MSH Interests- Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.

    Vision and Technical Strategy

    Develop and execute project’s Results Framework, Performance Monitoring Plan, Technical Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan and annual project work plans as per agreement requirements, approved budget and received obligations, MSH technical frameworks and standards, and Results Management Systems (RMS) guidelines.

    Project Management

  • Implement a Financial Pipeline Tracking system for effective budget monitoring and cost control based on sound financial and accounting principles, MSH Standard Operating Procedures, and MSH and donor reporting requirements.
  • Develop and adapt (as needed) project financial plan in line with contract/agreement budget and received obligations, technical strategy, work plan, and reporting requirements.
  • Ensure agreement implementation in compliance with agreement clauses,
    MSH and donor policies, regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
  • Manage human resources in accordance to MSH values, policies and guidelines, and implement an effective performance-management program focusing on results and individual accountability, including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.
  • With support of the Project Director Supervisor, develop technical assistance plan and budget.

    Documentation and Communication

  • 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.
  • Ensure quarterly submission of project documentation to MSH’s central Institutional Memory System (IMS).

    Client(s) and other Stakeholder(s) Relationships

    Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master’s degree or higher in public health, social sciences or related field. Additional MD degree is added value
  • At least ten years’ of progressively increasing responsibility in managing development assistance and health programs of similar scope or size
  • Five or more years’ experience as a project director managing TB prevention and control projects
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working and collaborating with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations
  • Excellent negotiation skills with senior government officials or executives
  • Relevant supervisory experience of professional (technical) staff and a track record of managing for results
  • Documented experience in working with host government institutions and providing the level of technical assistance that is required for a program of this level
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USAID project management, policies, regulations, grant management and administrative procedures
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • An experience working in Ethiopia is added advantage
  • 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

    Project Director Supervisor

    Application deadline 3rd October 2019

    For more information and job applications details, see; MSH Project Director - Ethiopia TB Program Jobs in Ethiopia

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