MSH Technical Advisor (MTaPS Program) Job in Nairobi, Kenya 2019

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.

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MSH seeks to recruit a highly-motivated and result-oriented individual as a Technical Advisor (TA) for a five-year program (2018-2024), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program provides pharmaceutical system strengthening assistance for sustained improvements in health system performance and to advance USAID’s goals of preventing child and maternal deaths, controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and combatting infectious disease threats, as well as expanding essential health coverage.

The position is based in Nairobi with frequent travel (60%) to selected counties.

Technical Advisor (TA)

ID: 13-10521

The TA will provide assistance to MTaPS Country Project Director and Senior Technical Advisors in technical activities focusing on Global Health Systems Innovation (GHSA) interventions in improving infection prevention and control (IPC), water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS).

S/he will support in-country teams in the design and implementation of technical activities ensuring their adequate contribution to GHSA and MTaPS results.

The key result areas will be;

  • Conducting technical assistance activities including support to activity implementation, program quality reviews, activity reporting, and knowledge management activities as designated by senior technical staff.
  • Participating in the design and implementation of GHSA/IPC/AMS field activities including the development of tools and implementation of data analysis plans; also assist in data interpretation and technical activity reporting.
  • Supporting country activities under the guidance from the CPD and STA and in collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit, in the development and implementation of portfolio specific M&E plans.
  • Collaborating internally and externally to develop country-specific capacity building material, strategies and roll out plans in support of IPC and AMS.
  • Assisting Ministry of Health (MOH), AMR secretariat, Public Health Programs and County Health Management Teams to design and review AMR related policies, standards, guidelines, procedures and other relevant materials.
  • Participating in the planning and delivery of Pharmaceutical system strengthening programs
  • Collaborating with stakeholders for the development, deployment and implementation of appropriate tools necessary to improve pharmaceutical management information systems

Qualification & Experience

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in medicine, pharmacy, public health, nursing or other relevant area.

A minimum of 6 years’ experience in international public health with a focus on strengthening health and/or pharmaceutical systems in developing countries, specialized training and/or practical experience related to infection control and other areas of AMR containment such as WASH and antimicrobial stewardship. Experience with programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, CDC and international agencies.

S/he should have experience in providing technical assistance to government agencies, ability to write lucid technical reports.

The successful candidate needs to be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal, facilitation and negotiating skills, computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, presentation programs and data analysis programs is required.

S/he should work with minimal supervision and ability to work independently and in a team.

For further detail and to apply for the position, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at by March 1, 2019.

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.