Deputy Chief of Party / Technical Director

Full Time Greater Accra Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
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Deadline: 03/03/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: Experienced
Industry: Health

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that has worked in more than 150 countries and makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. We work shoulder to shoulder with local partners, from the national government to the local community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. MSH seeks a Deputy Chief of Party / Technical Director (TD) to provide technical leadership, oversight, and direction for an anticipated five-year, up to $25 million, USAID-funded health systems strengthening and quality improvement project in Ghana, the Quality Integrated Health Systems Activity.

This position is subject to project award and funding.


The TD will provide technical leadership and steer the strategic direction for the project. S/he manage the technical aspects of the project’s scope of work and contribute significantly to the effective and timely implementation of the project. S/he will be responsible for providing leadership for quality integrated health system strengthening program’s technical areas. S/he will work closely with the COP, Finance & Administration Director, and M&E Director as part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). The TD will oversee the technical leads and program technical leads in the field offices. S/he will be the main person to review data (from inside or outside the project), analyze it with support from the M&E director, and provide the COP with strategic choices. The TD will set a positive tone for the entire project and inspire technical staff to apply national and internationally accepted technical norms and standards and best practices for timely delivery of high-quality health systems strengthening and quality improvement. S/he will support the Chief of Party in the design, roll-out, and day-to-day management and implementation of interventions.


Provide technical leadership and managerial oversight for the project technical areas, ensure the efficient implementation of project activities and the timely reporting of those activities to USAID and MSH headquarters.
The TD will set technical direction and coordinate annual workplan development, implementation, and review.
Coordinate project technical liaison with technical partners, donors, national and sub-national government counterparts, and other key stakeholders, including MSH headquarters.
Advise the COP in alignment of human resources with project work plans and emerging SOW from USAID, including sourcing of fulltime employees and consultants.
Promote a team approach that emphasizes high level of technical and professional performance, creative approaches, the achievement of project objectives and a collegial approach that is focused on assisting one another to succeed for the good of the project.
The TFD shall guide and coach project technical staff in leveraging project and non-project resources and the establishment and maintenance of partnerships and networks.
With the Finance & Administration Director, adapt and implement management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the agreement.
Serve as a member of the project Leadership Team and work in close collaboration with the leadership team to ensure coordinated and effective support for the project.
Maintain a sense of partnership that engenders trust and respect and builds confidence in MSH’s ability to get the job done.
When appropriate, act in place of the COP.
Master’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline is required.
At least 12 years of demonstrated progressive experience working on health systems strengthening projects, including quality improvement, leadership and management, human resources, and health financing among others.
Ghana experience required.
A proven track record of working effectively with government counterparts at various levels of the health system, including the community.
Demonstrated senior-level leadership (e.g., Chief of Party, Project Director, Deputy Director) to programs of similar magnitude and complexity is preferred.
Fluency in English oral and written communication.
MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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