Technical Officer

Management Sciences for Health

About the organization

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. MSH collaborates with local partners, from the Ministry to the community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. Since 1971, MSH has worked in more than 150 countries to help ensure sustainable, resilient, and equitable access to quality health care around the globe.

Duties

MSH is seeking a Technical Officer to primarily support the technical excellence of the NPHI Project. In the current project year, this position will focus support on the Leading and Managing in Pandemics Program (LMRP) in particular, as well as have opportunities to contribute to MSH’s broader work in health systems strengthening.

The LMRP works to provide inspired and inspiring leadership and exercise effective management practices in fulfilling their public health responsibilities as part of national and local COVID-19 preparation, response, and recovery efforts, building on knowledge gained from previous CDC training. The project collaborates with CDC and local stakeholders to assess the needs of target participants for leadership and management learning relevant to COVID-19 preparedness, response, and recovery efforts; design and adapt appropriate learning materials, blended learning modalities and platforms for each context; implement the program in selected countries; and evaluate activities to support its adaptation and refinement.

The Technical Officer (TO) provides technical support to the NPHI Project, with a focus on the LMRP, focusing on activity design, work planning, implementation, data analysis, donor, consultant and stakeholder management, report writing and monitoring and evaluation under the direction of the NPHI Project Principal Investigator and Finance and Operations Manager.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: 3 years of related experience; Preferred: 5 years of experience

Passion for locally-driven and sustainable capacity development and global health.

Some knowledge or familiarity with leadership and management development, and/or public health emergency management and global health security preferred.

Strong analytical and organizational skills demonstrated by ability to work both independently and within a team.

Demonstrated ability to take initiative and use good judgment to help teams achieve results.

Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality, including ability to learn complex program procedures.

Excellent conceptualization, planning, writing, documentation, presentation, and coordination skills; including organizing, scanning and summarizing technical information for diverse purposes and audiences.

Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural communication and active listening skills, with successful experience working in a home office environment and liaising with country-based teams.

Required: Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred: MPH, MPA, or MA, or similar degree, with a concentration in public health, international health or development.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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