About the project
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party for a potential 5-yearIntegrated Pharmaceutical and Supply Chain Technical Assistance project in Kenya.Â
The project aims to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of quality-assured and affordable health commodities through a resilient and mature supply chain system and pharmaceutical regulatory services.
About your role
Our Chiefs of Party (COP) lead and manage our projects and are accountable for project deliverables and results. They do this by ensuring the values of MSH: Respect, Accountability, Equity, and Impact, are embedded in all project activities. In this regard, they have full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the projects, including vision and technical strategy; project management; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; and coordination and synergy with other MSH projects.Â
How will YOUaccomplish this?
As the COP you will be expected to provide technical leadership and managerial oversight for, and ensure the efficient implementation of, all project strategies and activities. You will serve as the central focal point for the United States Government, the Government of Kenya, and all other donor partners and stakeholders, fostering an environment of mutual respect and a âcan doâ attitude. Specific areas of accountability could include:
Overseeing the implementation of program activities (which may include a combination ofstrategic plan development and execution, capacity building, management of information systems, warehousing and distribution, and private sector engagement).
Ensuring effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Promoting the MSH values of creating an equitable and respectful work environment, that fosters a sense of belonging for all.You will ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context, and available resources.
Managing and mentoring the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines and implement an effective performance-management program including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, training, and coaching to encourage our staff in their career development initiatives.
Fostering the growth of a data driven environment with afocus on impact. You will be required to develop a measurable technical strategy and execute a project results framework, performance monitoring plan, and a results and learning dissemination plan. These will be supported by annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards.Â
Nurturing our client and stakeholder relationships is a core focus of the COP position. Your emphasis will be on building and maintaining strong respectful working relations with all internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers, and partners.Â
This list is not exhaustive, and we would expect our COPs to be both innovative and strategic in suggesting and implementing new methods to achieve the outcomes and impact desired by our client and needed by the people the project aims to serve.Â
What do you need to apply?
MSH employs people of passion, we seek those individuals who dream of a better world. We look for professionals who combine experience, local knowledge, and an understanding of international best practices. Individuals who share our values oftreating everyone with respect while being equitable and holding all of us accountable to make an impact.
Specific requirements for this role are:
A dynamic leader, with proven credentials, able to meet project goals, convey learnings, entice stakeholder engagement, and be an active contributor to overall project success.Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in:Â Pharmacovigilance and regulatory systems. Pharmaceutical supply chains. Procurement. Warehousing, and distribution.
A combination of the following: Fourth party logistics (4PL), and third-partylogistics (3PL), including experience with information management systems such as Electronic Logistics Management Information Systems(eLMIS), WWMS (Warehouse Management System) Transport Management Systems(TMS) software.
Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.Â
A passion for building teams, coaching,and building capacity both internally and externally.
From a practical point of view, you will have:
A bachelorâs degreeÂ or above (masterâs preferred) in global public health, business, supply chain management, public administration, healthcare administration, or a related field.
A minimum oftwelve (12) yearsâ progressively responsible experience in program design and implementation.
Fluency in English (required).
Prior authorization to work in Kenya is required.
What should you know about MSH?
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global nonprofit advisory firm that provides governments, health organizations, and the private sector with the strategies, tools, and management support to deliver high-functioning health systems effectively and efficiently. With work in more than 40 countries across 5 continents,we advance knowledge and technology globally to support people locally to achieve health for all. From health ministry to community, private sector to civil society, as trusted advisors, we make the foundational changes that support the whole health system.Â
For more than 50 years, we have focused on the people at the heart of the health system. We help by supporting local professionals to deliver improvements in the societies where we partner. To do this MSH has committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment in every country where we work. We welcome applications from all sectors of the population and are excited to grow teams that truly represent the diversity of Kenya.If you feel you have the required experience to assist MSH in implementing our vision, please submit your CVvia our website www.msh.org.
Our history in Kenya
For more than 25 years, we have partnered with the Government of Kenya to strengthen its health system - from improving health financing to effectively implement programs that improve pharmaceutical and laboratory systems, health information, and the capacity of health care workers. More information can be obtained on our website .
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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