Regional Human Resources for Health Advisors – 11 Positions

at Management Sciences for Health, Inc.
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 7, 2020
Category Human Resource / HR
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


MSH is seeking Regional Human Resources Management (HRM) Advisors for an anticipated health project funded by USAID, entitled the Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP). The purpose of this activity is to strengthen health workforce management at all levels of the healthcare system, largely focusing on the public sector, at the national and local government authority level. Specifically, efforts will focus on improving pre-service and in-service education for clinical cadres; capacity building on leadership, management and governance (LMG) and; human resource planning, development and management. OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Regional HRM Advisors will provide management and oversight for the establishment and strengthening of governance structures, policies, procedures and practices for effective human resources management at Regional Health Bureau (RHB), Zonal Health Department (ZHD), Woreda Health Office (WoHO) and health facilities in Ethiopia. This will include: providing support to improve organizational structure and staffing, HR leadership and governance development; evidence-based planning for human resources; effective HR management including recruitment, deployment, motivation, and retention; and health education and health workforce regulation. The ideal candidates will have technical expertise and prior experience in program management or HRH program implementation, and more specifically, human resources management (HRM), experience working with health management structures of the Government of Ethiopia and other key stakeholders; leading teams, communicating and networking, completing deliverables on time, and achieving results. Under the guidance and leadership of the Senior HRH Management Advisor and the HRH Management Advisors, Regional HRM Advisors are expected to strengthen RHB's Human Resources for Health and relevant structures at sub-regional level and health facilities. Regional HRM Advisors will conduct organizational and human resources management capacity assessments, plan and provide support to facilitate implementation of project interventions, and provide training in HRM to select staff so they can become effective HR managers. S/he will contribute to program learning, monitoring and evaluation and research. - Support implementation of regional and local approaches for and capacity building on health workforce planning and long term forecasting of HR needs - Institutionalize use of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) Tool at facility level for workforce planning - Implement innovative deployment, motivation, and retention schemes that address workforce shortages and high turnover rates, including gender-related challenges in the system - Support implementation of a health sector performance-based evaluation system, including the Balanced Score Card for regional and local governments and facilities - Assist in the roll-out of the strategy for workforce deployment during national emergencies and humanitarian crises - Support the institutionalization of policies and procedures related to emergency management - Coordinate training of regional and local HRM staff to participate in relevant virtual training courses related to HRH and emergency response in the health sector - Strengthen leadership, governance, and management capacity and functions at regional and Woreda levels - Liaise with existing implementing partners and coordinating bodies on the ground to support HRH activities - Perform other duties appropriate to the position as assigned by the HRH Management Advisor or his/her designate

  • administration, management, social sciences or a related discipline. - Minimum 7 years of experience in the following areas: - Implementing HRH Management and quality improvement programs. - Providing HRH and leadership and management training with regional, zonal, and district health offices. - Providing technical assistance to RHBs staff working on Human Resource for Health. - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. - Ability to build synergies across technical disciplines, leverage private sector resources, and nurture innovative alliances. - Fluency in written and spoken English required. Willingness to travel within the region required. - Understanding of USAID administrative procedures and requirements, fluency in Amharic, a plus.

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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