Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Senior Advisor, Human Resources for Health for a potential 5-year health leadership program in Haiti. The purpose of the program is to provide technical assistance to the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) in increasing its effective and efficient management of necessary financial and human resources for the health sector. The program will support the MSPP both at the central and departmental levels, in efforts to advance two interrelated objectives:
- Support the Government of Haiti (GOH) in increasing its ability to finance the health sector through more effective and efficient use of existing resources and by mobilizing additional resources
- Support the GOH in improving planning and oversight of the health workforce
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 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 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.
This position is contingent upon project award and funding.
The Senior Advisor, Human Resources for Health will provide leadership for technical assistance to the GOH in implementation of the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Strategy and related human resources initiatives, such as expansion of the Community Health Worker cadre. The Advisor should possess the leadership qualities, management skills, technical expertise and experience, professional reputation, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills to fulfill the diverse technical requirements of this position. S/he will have responsibility for oversight of the design and implementation of HRH programming, translating global experience, research and policies to the Haiti context.
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree in human resources, business, health administration, or a related field;
- Minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience working in a developing country context on the design and implementation of human resources for health programming;
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience overseeing the performance of others;
- Demonstrated technical expertise and experience in planning and implementation of human resources for a health strategy, including recruitment, retention, distribution, and quality assurance and experience with programs on universal health coverage;
- A demonstrated successful track record of improving human resources management in partner institutions;
- S/he should have the proven capacity to lead innovative health workforce recruitment, health workforce quality assurance, and retention efforts, including overseeing development and scale-up of sustainable equity-focused and gender-responsive human resource strategies;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with various actors, such as the MSPP, other ministries and agencies, donors, and NGOs; and
- Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in French and English; working knowledge of Creole is preferred but not essential.
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.