Senior Advisor, Country Program
MSH Management Sciences for Health
Abuja, Nigeria
2d ago

As a member and main focal point of the Project Support Team, the SPSO works in partnership and in close collaboration with the Global Fund-Malaria, RSSH and PMI-S Project Directors (PD), Portfolio Director and Technical Strategy Lead (TSL), to ensure adherence to the DNA and alignment with the operations principle of Empowerment, Efficiency, and Effectiveness and Accountability and Authority (3E+2A).

Specific Responsibilities

The primary accountabilities are to :

  • as a key point of contact with all the Project Directors to coordinate and ensure effective and efficient provision of management and operations support to project(s);
  • Serve in a Senior Manager role to mentor Senior Project Officers of all projects in effective work plan tracking and project management.
  • Serve as Country office lead to plan for and execute the full project lifecycle (start up, implementation and close out);
  • Partner with the PM MSH and corporate offices to ensure that MSH project management standards and methodologies continue to be appropriate and relevant;
  • and champion / ensure its implementation on the project

  • Provide administrative support to the Portfolio Director / Country Lead
  • Qualifications and Experience

    Bachelors or postgraduate degree in field of study.


    7 years of experience providing project operational support for international development programs in developing countries.

    Knowledge of donor-funded program requirements.

    Preferred :

    8 years of experience supporting health programs.

    Comprehensive knowledge of US Government funded programs, other major funders such as Global Fund, BMGF, DfID, World Bank regulations, and requirements.

    Direct project work experience in resource limited setting such as in Nigeria.

  • Proven track record in financial management of international projects and project management overseas. Knowledge of quickbooks and / cost point accounting packages will be an advantage
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills in English Experience in the management of Major-funded activities such as USAID, Global Fund, DFID, World Bank etc.
  • Significant experience as a strong leader with, mentoring, management, analytical and organizational skills as demonstrated by ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail. Requires strong conceptualization, facilitation, and planning skills.

    Excellent cross-cultural communication and active listening skills.

  • Demonstrated track record supervising, coaching, and mentoring professional staff.
  • Successful experience working in a home or central office environment.
  • Have verifiable business development skills including market intel and analysis of Global health funding direction in Nigeria
  • Knowledge of MSH technical areas.
  • Experience and knowledge includes all stages of the project lifecycle of complex and inherently high risk projects.
  • Excellent use of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Background Information

    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. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.

  • Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS;
  • tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease.

    Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.


    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over 50 countries.

    Our 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 our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

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