Senior Technical Advisor, GHSA Portfolio and Technical Management -MTaPS R-1288

at Management Science for Health (MSH)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 25, 2021
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Senior Technical Advisor, GHSA Portfolio and Technical Management -MTaPS


Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 45 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from 73 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health.  We live our mission 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.  For more information, please visit our website

MSH is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, GHSA Portfolio and Technical Management for the USAID-funded Medicines, Technology and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program in Ethiopia.


The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) provides management support and technical assistance for the design and implementation of interventions related to Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) portfolio of MTaPS countries, specifically focusing on technical areas of infection prevention and control (IPC), water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). The STA provides support primarily to the portfolio manager of GHSA/IPC/AMR portfolio and to the MTaPS Technical Strategy Lead, but also to the other senior technical staff assigned to specific activities to ensure that the work is of the highest quality. As required, the STA also works with other MTaPS portfolios and technical staff on opportunities, new and existing tools, and headquarters-based and country implementation programs related to strengthening pharmaceutical management systems.

Job Requirements


Required Minimum Education:

·       Required:-

o   Graduate degree in a health-related field with specialized training and/or experience related to GHSA elements such as pharmaceutical and drug management, IPC, WASH and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS).

·       Preferred:-

o   Pharmacist, Physician nurse, or public health qualification preferred. Fluency in written and spoken English required. Willingness to travel within the region required.

·       Understanding of USAID administrative procedures and requirements a plus.

·       Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Required Minimum Experience:

·       Required:

o   7 years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical management and pharmaceutical systems development and strengthening in developing country context.

o   Experience in infection prevention and control activities is required, preferably including that at health facility level.

o   Experience in other areas of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) containment such as WASH and antimicrobial stewardship highly desirable.

·       Preferred:

o   Experience with public health programs in developing country context supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, CDC and international agencies such as the Global Fund, UNITAID, WHO and World Bank preferred.

o   Experience working on issues related to pharmaceutical governance including policy and regulation preferred

o   Experience working with varied stakeholders in a multisectoral approach developing and implementing tools preferred


·       Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential.

·       Languages of other USAID-supported countries is an asset.

·       Strong computer skills; Excel, MS Word, MS Project, PowerPoint.

·       Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.


·       Cultural sensitivity and diplomacy

·       Ability to work independently and in Team

·       Good judgment for decision making.

·       Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability in consensus building and constructively leading a team.


·       Ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 30% of time as required to support the progress of program activities.


Applying Instructions

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Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Dead Line for application is September 05/2021.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.  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 disability.

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