Haiti Project Director - LMS

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Management Sciences for Health
Apply by 24 January 2013
Full-time staff position
Posted on 25 October 2012

Job Description

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Director is responsible for the managerial and technical quality of MSH’s LMS Associate Award in Haiti and ensures the achievement of the intended results. The Project Director provides oversight for LMS activities in Haiti and serves as the Haiti focal point for coordination with CLM in Cambridge, MA, USA. S/he is responsible for coordination of the LMS/Haiti scope of work in collaboration with all other MSH activities in Haiti (SDSH, SCMS, LMG, SIAPS, etc.). The Project Director is the official LMS representative in Haiti and, as such, is responsible for assuring that project communications protocols are respected by all MSH staff on the project, and that he/she has open and consistent communication with the MSH support staff in Cambridge and other MSH staff in Haiti.


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  1. Minimum of a master’s level education/ training or its equivalent in Public Health, Health Management, Pharmaceutical Management, or a related field.
  2. Demonstrated success managing a comparable USAID project on a similar scale preferred.
  3. At least10 years successful prior experience working with national and local governments on the development and/or implementation of health programs in developing countries preferred.
  4. Significant previous experience in the field in the technical areas covered by this project.
  5. Proven ability to communicate well with, motivate, guide, and direct all levels of staff. Hands-on staff supervision experience required.
  6. Proven record of aligning diverse teams with project mission and vision.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work well with senior colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, CAs, and donor organizations.
  8. Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, negotiation, and decision making skills.
  9. Familiarity with and understanding of USAID regulations and administrative procedures.
  10. Familiarity with local government systems and procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
  11. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experience, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  12. Commitment to working closely with MSH/Cambridge and partner organizations on a collaborative basis.
  13. Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  14. Fluency in English and French required.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume to https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/5308/haiti-project-director—lms/job. For more information about MSH, please visit our web site at www.msh.org. If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to iRecruiterproblem@msh.org.

About the Organization

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 Cambridge, 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.

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