Country Project Director -MTaPS R-1287 at Management Science for Health (MSH)

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  • Company: Management Science for Health (MSH)
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: Addis Ababa Jobs
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Development and Project Management

Job Description

Country Project Director -MTaPS  R-1287

Management Sciences for Health (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 45 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from 73 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.  For more information, please visit our website   www.msh.org.

MSH is seeking Country Project Director for the USAID-funded  Medicines, Technology and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program in Ethiopia.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The  Country Project Director is responsible for coordinating and managing all activities for the  Medicines, Technology and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program in Ethiopia. S/he also serves as the technical lead on project activities focusing on infection prevention and control (IPC), and optimizing the use of antimicrobials, including antimicrobial stewardship. S/he shall be responsible and accountable for the development, regular update and implementation of the country work plan and budget to ensure attainment of the program goals and objectives in line with the project’s mandate and approaches, to contribute to the goals of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), local USAID Mission and government partners. S/he is the primary liaison between the project and the local USAID Mission, Government counterparts, stakeholders, and partners involved antimicrobial resistance (AMR), pharmaceutical management activities, and/or implementing related programs in the country, such as IDDS, CDC, and Global Health Supply Chain Project.

The Country Project Director is accountable for the management of the project’s Country office, provides strategic and technical guidance and works closely with the assigned Arlington-based Portfolio Manager, other project home office technical and operational staff, and other MSH projects in the country to ensure that MSH/MTaPS Project plans and activities effectively address priority pharmaceutical and commodity management needs of the country. As the head of the Country Leadership Team, he or she ensures the timely and quality delivery of project products and activities and supervises in-country staff.

Job Requirements

Required Minimum Education :

Required:-

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field required.

Preferred:-

  • MPH, MBA or master’s level degree in a health-related field preferred
  • Physician, nurse, or pharmacist qualification preferred.
  • Understanding of USAID administrative procedures and requirements a plus.

Required Minimum Experience:

Required:

  • Eight plus (8+) years of progressively responsible, related experience is required**. (**Donor requirements in an RFP/RFA may be more or fewer years.)
  • Several years of experience in senior level position(s) in international public health coupled with significant experience in the field of pharmaceutical management is required. Experience in health systems strengthening strongly preferred, particularly those related to the implementation of reproductive health, MCH, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB prevention, care, and/or pharmaceutical programs in developing countries.

Preferred:

  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience is preferred.  Experience with public health programs supported by bilateral agencies, such as USAID, and international agencies, such as WHO and World Bank, preferred.
  • Demonstrated managerial and organizational skills in a developing country setting with flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in technical content relevant to the project.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  •  Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
  • Familiarity with USG regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, CAs, and donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are required Ability to travel as required to support the progress of program activities.

CORE JOB COMPETENCIES:

Navigating the Environment:

  • Perspective, Dealing with ambiguity, Organizational Agility, Political Savvy and Strategic Agility

Ensuring Delivery of Results:

  • Functional/Technical skills, Client Focus, managing through systems, Managing and Measuring work, Negotiating, Information Sharing, Process Management, Priority Setting, Problem Solving and Timely Decision Making

Leading with Credibility:

  • Managing others—Building Effective Teams, Conflict Management, Managing Vision and Purpose, Integrity and Trust, motivating others, Approachability and Developing direct reports and others

Core Personal Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust, Listening, Written Communication

Core MSH competencies:

  • Adaptability, Communication, Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Quality, Quality and Timeliness of Work, Quality of work and Team Relationships, Resource Utilization
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Track record of, and strong commitment to, transparency and collaboration as demonstrated by sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, Collaborating Agencies, and donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to travel as required to support the progress of program activities. This position will require 25% of domestic and international travel.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 5 September. 2021
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