Technical Director, Health Systems for Tuberculosis (HS4TB)

Website Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Description

MSH seeks a Technical Director to provide technical leadership and direction for an estimated $70 million, five-year health systems strengthening global project, referred to as the Health Systems for Tuberculosis (HS4TB) Task Order, which will work in up to 24 countries known. The HS4TB Task Order is within the scope of the USAID’s Integrated Health Systems (IHS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract, and its purpose is to support achievement of tuberculosis goals through providing support for health systems strengthening.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

This position will be responsible for all HS4TB program and technical direction, ensuring that staffing is aligned with HS4TB vision, goals, and plans to achieve program results. With guidance and support of the Project Director, the Technical Director will coordinate the provision of technical services, harmonize efforts and maximize synergy and integration between project program areas. S/he 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 including but not limited to timely producing high quality deliverables and documentation of project’s successes and lessons learned for local and international audiences.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actualize the project’s technical vision and strategy to respond to the needs of all HS4TB task order buy-ins from USAID field missions and headquarters.
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight for the project and ensure the successful implementation of project activities and timely reporting.
  • Maintain a HS4TB/USAID partnership that engenders trust and respect and build USAID’s confidence in MSH’s technical ability to get the job done.
  • Work in close collaboration with the project leadership team to ensure coordinated, efficient and effective technical support for project buy-in countries.
  • Promote a team approach that emphasizes high level technical performance, creative and innovate approaches, and the achievement of project objectives.
  • Align human resources with project work plans and emerging SOWs from the USAID Missions, including recruitment of human resources and consultants.
  • Set technical direction and lead/participate in annual work plan development, implementation, and review.
  • Direct efforts to write technical concept notes and develop new buy-in proposals, and ensure project technical alignment with buy-in country and USAID technical policies and strategies in each country.
  • Contribute to a knowledge management system where learning from grassroots and countries is documented and shared to influence new programming and expand the global knowledge base on health systems strengthening.
  • Identify opportunities for integrated planning and implementation creating synergies between various program technical areas.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in a public health, public policy or a related discipline combined with the following minimum years of direct relevant experience working in health systems in low and middle income countries:

  • 15 years of direct relevant experience with Bachelor’s degree
  • 12 years of relevant experience with Master’s degree
  • 10 years of relevant experience with JD/ABD (all but dissertation)
  • 8 years of relevant experience with PhD

The Direct Relevant Experience must be in the management or implementation of development activities in/for low and middle-income countries (LMICs); In addition, of the years of Direct Relevant Experience, at least five years of experience while physically based in the country/region of implementation (e.g. Tanzania Deputy Chief of Party, based in Tanzania; Senior Technical Advisor for West Africa, based in Ghana) is preferred. Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience operating with technical proficiency within the global HSS community on matters related to health financing and governance in LMIC countries. Demonstrated technical expertise in at least one, and preferably both, of the following areas: health financing and health governance.

Fluency in English oral and written communication is required. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally in one or more relevant foreign languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Portuguese) is preferred, but not required.

About the Organization

Management Sciences for Health, an international nonprofit organization, is dedicated to closing the gap between what is known and what is done about public health problems. 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 30 country offices and our US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of more than 2,000 people from 73 nations. Their 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 their partners, they are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.


EXPERTISE

MSH takes an integrated approach to building high-impact sustainable programs that address critical challenges in leadership, health systems management, human resources, and medicines. Simply put, they support stronger health systems for greater health impact.

Their expertise in these areas falls into the broad categories of management functions—for example, leadership and governance or pharmaceutical management—and health areas like tuberculosis or maternal, newborn, and child health. They apply their expertise by

  • Partnering with governments, local organizations, and communities in developing nations to build their own capacity for long-term health impact;
  • Providing global leadership in critical areas of health management and health care delivery;
  • Bringing the best of MSH from around the globe to the people we serve, working as One MSH with a focus on lasting health system improvements.

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Leadership, Governance, & Management

They work with in-country partners to build stronger health systems to improve:

    • the management and leadership of priority health programs, health organizations, and multisectoral partnerships such as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, developing a critical mass of managers at all levels of the health system who can lead and inspire teams to achieve results;
    • the management systems of health organizations in the public and private sector, transferring practical approaches and skills to ensure that management structures contribute to sustainable organizational success;
    • the governance and management of health organizations and multisectoral partnerships, facilitating change and transferring knowledge to enable organizations to administer their resources efficiently and scale up their services.

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Health Service Delivery

MSH combines extensive public health expertise, proven service delivery approaches, and evidence-based interventions in five critical areas:

    • HIV & AIDS
    • Tuberculosis
    • Maternal, newborn, and child health
    • Family planning and reproductive health
    • Other communicable diseases, including malaria and pandemic and avian influenza

Human Resources for Health

MSH helps governments develop multisectoral strategies and policies to plan and manage their health workforces. We use a comprehensive approach that addresses all the facets of human resources for health needed to achieve an adequate supply of well-trained and motivated health workers. MSH offers capabilities in leadership, human resource management, education, partnerships, policy, and finance to achieve these goals.


Pharmaceutical Management

Vital to our success is a participatory approach to project design and implementation, which cultivates broad-based support from all stakeholders. We also build and improve infrastructure and local capacity to effectively purchase, store, deliver, and use quality essential medicines.

Health Care Financing

MSH helps governments and NGOs assess their current financial situation and systems, understand service costs, and develop initiatives to use existing funds more effectively and generate additional revenue—all with the goal of supporting a nation’s health priorities.

Health Information

MSH has developed proven methods for rapidly strengthening the analysis and use of existing health data—normally at the province, district, and facility levels—without revising existing recording and reporting requirements. With an emphasis on learning through action, district teams undertake assessments of health services, identify gaps in performance, and design solutions to support better decision-making and, therefore, better management of improved services.

MSH has worked closely with the Health Metrics Network of the WHO to develop a comprehensive approach for enhancing the performance of health information systems and data by employing a practical, strategic planning process that can be carried out by national working groups.

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