Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Project Director for a 3 year- integrated maternal and neo-natal health care program in Bangladesh.
The Project Director leads and manages the project and is accountable for project deliverables and results, with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including: (1) vision and technical strategy; (2) project management; (3) documentation and communication; (4) client(s) stakeholder(s) and partner relationships; and (5) coordination and synergy with MSH Home Office. The Project Director is accountable for the achievement of results, maintaining quality of services at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.
• Meeting client expectations – achievement of contract/agreement goals (meeting or exceeding expected project targets and deliverables on time and within budget) as per contract/agreement and client(s) approved Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.
• Project Management – effective project management systems within MSH policies, guidelines and Standard Operation Procedures while ensuring local ownership, appropriateness and responsiveness.
• Relationships – effective dialogue and relationships with project client(s), beneficiaries, partner(s), coworkers and other local and international stakeholders.
• Safeguarding MSH – safeguarding MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.
Vision and Technical Strategy
• Develop (adapt as needed) and execute project’s Technical Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan and annual project work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, approved budget and received obligations, MSH technical frameworks and standards, and Result Management Systems (RMS) guidelines.
• Implement a Financial Pipeline Tracking System for effective budget monitoring and cost control based on sound financial and accounting principles, MSH Standard Operating Procedures, and MSH and donor reporting requirements.
• Develop and adapt (as needed) project financial plan in line with contract/agreement budget and received obligations, technical strategy, work plan, and reporting requirements.
• Ensure contract/agreement implementation in compliance with contract/ agreement clause, MSH and donor policies, regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
• Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
• Manage human resources as per MSH values, policies and guidelines, and implement an effective performance-management program focusing on results and individual accountability, including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.
• With support of Technical Support Lead and Senior Project Officer, develop technical assistance plan and budget.
Documentation and Communication
• Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.
• Promote and facilitate staff participation in MSH’s Technical Exchange Networks (TEN) and South-to-South exchanges.
• Ensure quarterly submission of project documentation to MSH’s central Institutional Memory System (IMS).
Client(s) and other Stakeholder(s) Relationships
• Build and maintain strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
• Contribute to building MSH’s reputation, developing local and international networks to disseminate project results, attract talent and generate business.
One MSH Contribution
• Ensure effective collaboration, coordination and internal partnerships with other Projects, Centers and Offices to build synergies across programs for maximum impact.
• Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related field, or have equivalent, relevant experience.
• At least ten (10) years of progressively increasing responsibility in managing maternal and child health programs in Bangladesh, which should include relevant supervisory experience of professional (technical) staff and a record of accomplishment of managing for results.
• Demonstrated leadership skills in working and collaborating with donors, host country institutions, and local and international organizations is essential.
• Experience working with indigenous communities.
• Documented experience in working with host government institutions and providing the level of technical assistance that is required for this program.
• Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
• Working knowledge of, and experience with, USG project management, policies, regulations and administrative procedures (desired).
• Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
• Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills in both English and Bengali.
• Availability to live in Dhaka and travel regularly to surrounding communities.
About the Organization
Management Sciences for Health, an international nonprofit organization, is dedicated to closing the gap between what is known and what is done about public health problems. 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 30 country offices and our US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of more than 2,000 people from 73 nations. Their mission is 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. Together with their partners, they are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.
MSH takes an integrated approach to building high-impact sustainable programs that address critical challenges in leadership, health systems management, human resources, and medicines. Simply put, they support stronger health systems for greater health impact.
Their expertise in these areas falls into the broad categories of management functions—for example, leadership and governance or pharmaceutical management—and health areas like tuberculosis or maternal, newborn, and child health. They apply their expertise by
- Partnering with governments, local organizations, and communities in developing nations to build their own capacity for long-term health impact;
- Providing global leadership in critical areas of health management and health care delivery;
- Bringing the best of MSH from around the globe to the people we serve, working as One MSH with a focus on lasting health system improvements.
Leadership, Governance, & Management
They work with in-country partners to build stronger health systems to improve:
- the management and leadership of priority health programs, health organizations, and multisectoral partnerships such as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, developing a critical mass of managers at all levels of the health system who can lead and inspire teams to achieve results;
- the management systems of health organizations in the public and private sector, transferring practical approaches and skills to ensure that management structures contribute to sustainable organizational success;
- the governance and management of health organizations and multisectoral partnerships, facilitating change and transferring knowledge to enable organizations to administer their resources efficiently and scale up their services.
Health Service Delivery
MSH combines extensive public health expertise, proven service delivery approaches, and evidence-based interventions in five critical areas:
- HIV & AIDS
- Maternal, newborn, and child health
- Family planning and reproductive health
- Other communicable diseases, including malaria and pandemic and avian influenza
Human Resources for Health
MSH helps governments develop multisectoral strategies and policies to plan and manage their health workforces. We use a comprehensive approach that addresses all the facets of human resources for health needed to achieve an adequate supply of well-trained and motivated health workers. MSH offers capabilities in leadership, human resource management, education, partnerships, policy, and finance to achieve these goals.
Vital to our success is a participatory approach to project design and implementation, which cultivates broad-based support from all stakeholders. We also build and improve infrastructure and local capacity to effectively purchase, store, deliver, and use quality essential medicines.
Health Care Financing
MSH helps governments and NGOs assess their current financial situation and systems, understand service costs, and develop initiatives to use existing funds more effectively and generate additional revenue—all with the goal of supporting a nation’s health priorities.
MSH has developed proven methods for rapidly strengthening the analysis and use of existing health data—normally at the province, district, and facility levels—without revising existing recording and reporting requirements. With an emphasis on learning through action, district teams undertake assessments of health services, identify gaps in performance, and design solutions to support better decision-making and, therefore, better management of improved services.
MSH has worked closely with the Health Metrics Network of the WHO to develop a comprehensive approach for enhancing the performance of health information systems and data by employing a practical, strategic planning process that can be carried out by national working groups.