Project Director Vacancy at the Management Sciences for Health

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Project Director
Job ID: 13-10783
Location: Abuja
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: P000 – Proposal
Overview
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party for a potential 5-year, Gates Foundation, Tobacco Control Policy Implementation Fund for Africa Program.
This program/grant will be used to assist up to five countries that have signed on to the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control in sub-Saharan Africa to advance the implementation of their national tobacco control policies through results-based, catalytic grants and peer-to-peer learning.
Specific Responsibilities
The Project Director is responsible for the following:
Lead, manage, and monitor the overall program across 3-5 countries, and is accountable for project deliverables and results.
Conduct solicitation process for program grants to identify 3-5 grantee countries for catalytic funding.
Work with technical partners and grantees to conduct capacity assessments, determine capacity development needs and facilitate/coordinate the provision of effective short-term technical assistance to respond to those needs.
Champion the project’s vision and technical strategy; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; coordination and synergy with other MSH projects and internal operations units, and contribute to business development activities.
Qualifications and Experience
Master’s degree in Public Health, Administration, or a related discipline (MPH, MBA or other).
Minimum of 10 years, 12 preferred of progressively responsible related experience required, and previous experience as program director in public health projects; tobacco control program experience a plus.
Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects.
Ability to manage the donor, government counterparts, and technical partners, oversee the budget and understand the implementation challenges and solutions.
Previous experience in capacity building and development with partner organizations.
Experience negotiating with governments.
Experience with results or performance based funding.
Experience in monitoring program results and deliverables, ability to co-design M&E plans and analyze M&E data.
Ability to identify best practices and innovations and build learning events around such results.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Note: This position is subject to project award and funding.
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