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Chief of Party - Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

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  1. Yona F. Maro

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    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) ( saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

    MSH seeks a Chief of Party for potential full-time employment in Rwanda. The upcoming program in Rwanda that will focus on quality integrated family health services at the facility and community levels. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant experience in Rwanda. Position is subject to project award.

    The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for the oversight, management, monitoring, and evaluation of the project’s performance and for the achievement of required project results. The COP provides strategic leadership and bears primary responsibility for the achievement of project technical objectives, the effective management and development of staff, and for the timely and accurate fulfillment of the administrative and reporting requirements specified by USAID.

    As such, the COP determines the specific tactical and strategic responsibilities allocated to the technical and operational staff, ensures a project structure that facilitates information flow and work completion, provides and sustains an overall vision of success that fully engages stakeholders and staff in the fulfillment of this vision, and takes the actions necessary to ensure the project receives ratings of 3 and higher on USAID performance evaluations. The COP is the official representative of the contractor and maintains communication between all relevant parties, including appropriate officials from USAID, and the Cognizant Technical Officer (CTO) and Contracting Officer (CO) assigned to this contract. S/he will work to ensure that the project activities are supported and implemented to attain the intended results. The COP also oversees project start-up and closeout phases and ensures compliance with USAID regulations.


    1. Master’s degree in public health management, public administration or related discipline is required.
    2. Ten years of experience in public health in developing and/or transitional countries.
    3. Specific understanding of issues relevant to decentralized health services, including voluntary family planning, maternal and neonatal health, child survival, malaria prevention and treatment, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and BCC/IEC.
    4. At least eight years of demonstrated success in a leadership role in a public health and/or international development project, preferably in Rwanda.
    5. Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, hands-on supervisory, written and oral communication, decision making, and negotiation skills.
    6. Demonstrated ability to work well with senior colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, CAs, and donor organizations.
    7. Commitment to working closely with MSH/Cambridge and partner organizations on a collaborative basis.
    8. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experience, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
    9. Familiarity with and understanding of USAID regulations and administrative procedures.
    10. Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
    11. Fluency in English required
    12. Ability to travel 30% of the time.

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    To apply for this position, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at

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