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 policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, nongovernmental 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.
Job Title: Fund Manager / Project Lead
Job ID: 13-10783
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: P000 - Proposal
Reports to: TBD
- Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Fund Manager / Project Lead for a potential 5-year, 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.
The Fund Manager / Project Lead 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.
- Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.
- Negotiate grant awards with Ministries of Health/Tobacco Control Programs, including terms, objectives, milestones and deliverables, budgets, and reporting.
- Together with the MSH home office assigned Contract Officer, develop results-based grant agreements based on results-based funding principles, including milestones and deliverables, payment structure, and incentives.
- Lead development of annual learning labs with grantees and technical partners to ensure best practices and innovation dissemination and peer learning.
- Together with the MSH home office assigned M&E Advisor, develop (update and adapt as needed) and execute program results framework, performance monitoring plan, management and performance dashboard (with DREAM@MSH staff), and annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards, and RMS guidelines.
- Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum program impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.
- Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/ agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources and provide mentorship to the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines.
- Liaise with MSH local and home office staff to ensure technical and administrative quality and efficiency in the implementation of the project.
- Supervise assigned Project / Grant Assistant