The USAID Health Systems for Tuberculosis (HS4TB) project seeks to transform the way leaders and managers understand and work toward TB control and elimination. HS4TB’s work addresses the TB epidemic through financing and governance approaches. HS4TB builds on efforts to increase investments from the public and private sectors to end the TB epidemic while building local commitment and capacity to achieve the ambitious global targets of diagnosing and enrolling an additional 40 million people on TB treatment and 30 million on preventive therapy for TB by 2022. The project will work in up to 23 high burden countries, through a combination of core funding and buy-ins, at a maximum budget of $70M.
The Project Director leads and manages the USAID Health Systems for Tuberculosis (HS4TB) project and is accountable for project deliverables and results, with full accountability and necessary authority for the development, implementation and monitoring of the project, including (1) vision and strategy; (2) project management and financial oversight; (3) documentation and communication; (4) client(s) and stakeholder(s) relationships; and (5) coordination and synergy with other IHS Task Orders, MSH, and USAID projects. 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.
- Oversee implementation of program activities and provide high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
- Serve as the primary project liaison from MSH to USAID and be accountable for the achievement of results and that all required project objectives and deliverables are met.
- Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.
- Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact using a variety of communication strategies.
- Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
- Develop, adapt as needed, and implement project management systems within MSH policies and guidelines while ensuring compliance, appropriateness, and responsiveness.
- Ensure a financial pipeline tracking system is in place for effective budget monitoring and cost control based on MSH guidelines and USAID requirements.
- Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs and available resources.
- Manage and mentor the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines and implement an effective performance-management program including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, training, coaching and career development support.
- 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.
- A master’s degree or higher in public health, international development or a related field.
- Must have technical competencies in health financing, public health, health system strengthening, and leadership, management and governance.
- Demonstrated skills in learning, innovation, strategic agility, team building and collaboration. Proven track record of focusing on results and utilizing creative problem solving.
- Minimum of 15-20 years of progressively responsible experience with 10-15+ years of direct related experience is required.
- The Direct Relevant Experience must be in the management or implementation of development activities in/for low and middle-income countries (LMICs), with a clear indication of strengths and experience in project management and operations.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in the management or implementation of health systems strengthening activities globally.
- Minimum of 5 years of professional experience interacting with government or nongovernmental organizations including the private sector in developing countries.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience working in partnership with U.S. Government agencies, international donors, or other multilateral agencies.
- Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated senior-level leadership (e.g., Chief of Party, Project Director, Deputy Director) to programs of similar magnitude and complexity is preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years of combined experience physically based in LMIC countries (e.g. Uganda Chief of Party, based in Uganda; Technical Director, based in Cambodia) is preferred.
- Fluency in English oral and written communication.
- Demonstrated ability to interact professionally in one or more relevant foreign languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Portuguese) is preferred.