CSO Fund Management Regional Coordinator at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

The 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: CSO Fund Management Regional Coordinator

Requisition No: R3106
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full time

Job Description

  • The GAVI CSO Fund Management Program is a 3-year, large scale and complex fund management program which operates in up to 40 LMIC countries and runs until 2026.
  • The Program supports funds distribution and capacity strengthening for local CSOs and partners aiming to increase vaccination coverage across the countries where the project is being implemented.

Specific project objectives are:

  • Increase vaccination coverage and reduce zero dose and under-immunised children;
  • Set up grant/contract schemes with CSOs and local partners that are results-focused, cost-effective and provide value for money;
  • Strengthen the capacity of CSOs and local partners to effectively and efficiently implement contracts/grants;
  • Contribute to a conducive partnership, a joint vision and clarified collaboration modalities between governments, and civil society and local partners;
  • Help roll out HPV vaccination; and
  • Robustly evaluate the contracts/grant with CSOs and local partners so as to capture learning and ensure course correction as required.

About Your Role

  • Reporting to the MSH Portfolio Program Manager, the Regional Coordinator will be responsible for leadership and oversight of the GAVI CSO Fund Management Program’s activities in West Africa, supporting the end-to-end process of grant recommendation and delivery.

How will YOU accomplish this?

  • The Regional Coordinator has a wide range of responsibilities including setting standards; shaping and implementing project technical strategies, activities, and deliverables; contributing to capacity strengthening for local organizations; sharing responsibility for funding recommendations; engaging with stakeholders; and seeking to ensure that program grants achieve maximum value for money. Manages the Regional Hub, including a team of country coordinators in the region.
  • A key part of the role includes the coordination of capacity strengthening support from project staff and consultants, alongside the Capacity Building Coordinator, for local partners that are the recipient of funds through the grant mechanism.
  • The Coordinator will also be responsible for supervision of MSH Country Coordinator staff and for close coordination with Mott McDonald, the Prime Implementer of the project, to ensure that MSH activities and support is in line with global project objectives, approaches, strategies, and plans.

Specific areas of accountability could include:
Leading the end-to-end grant management process for the GAVI CSO Fund Management Program’s at the regional level, including:

  • Making recommendations for country selection for grant-making
  • Being the primary point-of-contact of, and coordinating with, governments and grantees
  • Coordinating, supporting and participating in development of country grantmaking strategies
  • Coordinating the drafting of Terms of reference for grants
  • Reviewing grant applications and making recommendations for grant approval
  • Reviewing and approving quarterly financial and technical reports from grantees
  • Undertaking periodic on-site inspections of grantees and grant-supported sites.
  • Coordinating Country Reviews

Managing the Regional Hub team:

  • Ensuring appropriate mix of skills for country visits, including sourcing consultants
  • Ensuring appropriate requests for support from the Core Technical Team
  • Providing problem solving advice and addressing challenges to grant delivery
  • Ensuring grant execution to the highest technical standards

Management of the Regional Hub:

  • Ensuring compliance with systems and processes to ensure appropriate use of Mott MacDonald’s Business Management Systems (BMS) and MSH’s systems to deliver the Regional Hub’s activities;
  • Ensuring planning processes, project work plans, budgets and action plans are completed and monitored for the region;
  • Ensuring periodic financial, operational, and technical reporting (weekly, monthly, and quarterly) to the Mott Program Management Team is completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring completion of deliverables on time to agreed standards.

Technical Implementation:

  • Contribute to the development of a project wide approach, strategy, and tools for capacity strengthening for local partners;
  • Collaborate closely with the Capacity Building Coordinator in the planning and design of capacity strengthening assessments, plans, and other interventions for partners supported across the region;
  • Contribute to the collection, analysis, and reporting of capacity strengthening data for project monitoring, evaluation, learning, and thought leadership initiatives; and
  • Support the engagement of regional level capacity strengthening consultants, as needed, for activity implementation.

MSH Coordination:

  • Supervise and manage the performance of MSH Country Coordinators in accordance with MSH’s Human Resources policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the development of reports, workplans, and budgets for MSH’s role on the GAVI CSO Fund Management Program, in collaboration with the MSH Portfolio Manager.
  • Represent MSH in GAVI CSO Fund Management Program team meetings and activities, as required.
  • This list is not exhaustive, and we would expect our Regional Coordinator to be both innovative and strategic in suggesting and implementing new methods to achieve the outcomes and impact desired by our client and needed by the people the project aims to serve.


  • At least seven years’ experience working in a similar role of technical oversight and project management/ coordination for projects in low- and middle-income settings.
  • Experience working on GAVI funded programs (advantageous)
  • Fluency in English (written and oral), and French language skills are strongly preferred.

Specific Requirements
Experience in the following areas:

  • Providing oversight for project technical delivery including:
    • The development of clear project terms of reference and ensuring activities are well defined for effective outcomes.
    • The implementation of quality assurance activities and outputs, providing constructive feedback to ensure strategic focus is maintained and agreed objectives delivered.
    • Sourcing, selecting and managing technical assistance as required to support effective project delivery.
  • Working with multiple stakeholders including effective client engagement.
  • Monitoring and evaluating programs and developing client reports.
  • Coordinating and consolidating inputs from multiple stakeholders.
  • Planning and delivering public health programs/ projects.
  • Designing and/or delivering capacity strengthening programmes in development
  • Managing, supporting and evaluating the delivery of education/ professional development activities that seek to strengthen skills in low- to middle-income countries.
  • Grants management and managing calls for funding and reviewing applications
  • Negotiating with and advocating for multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

In addition you will:

  • Have an ability to multi-task and maintain a critical overview of interrelated tasks, projects and issues, ensuring delivery according to targets and timelines.
  • Be able to provide constructive and timely feedback in a diplomatic way to improve the quality of outputs.
  • Work collaboratively: communicating, building relationships and influencing effectively with colleagues, clients and stakeholders.
  • Have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyse problems and select remedies and opportunities.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

What do you need to apply?

  • MSH employs people of passion, we seek those individuals who dream of a better world. We look for professionals who combine experience, local knowledge, and an understanding of international best practices.
  • Individuals who share our values of treating everyone with respect while being equitable and holding all of us accountable to make an impact.


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