Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking an experienced Project Director for a potential five-year USAID/Zero Tuberculosis Cities Project in Bangladesh, which is aimed to provide a comprehensive package of TB prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment services in high TB transmission areas and people at high risk of TB infection and disease in urban Bangladesh.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
The Project Director provides strategic, managerial, technical leadership and oversight for the project. S/he is the official representative of MSH and maintains all communication with appropriate USAID officials, project partners and local stakeholders to ensure adequate coordination of the technical assistance. S/he leads and manages the project and is fully responsible for the timely and adequate implementation of project activities, deliverables and results.. The Project Director is fully accountability for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including (1) vision and technical strategy; (2) project management; (3) documentation and communication; (4) client(s) and stakeholder(s) relationships; (5) coordination and synergy with other MSH projects; and (6)collaboration with the MSH Country Representative and the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU). S/he bears primary responsibility for all administrative requirements to fulfill the performance objectives specified in the project cooperative agreement.
S/he has the requisite qualifications and experience sufficient to ensure a balance of technical, managerial and inter personal skills.
- Provide technical and a managerial leadership including capacity building to the urban TB project, the city corporations and NTP staff, focusing on scale up of prevention, detection and treatment of drug-sensitive and drug resistant TB.
- Oversee the development and implementation of program work plans and strategies aligned with NTP and government of Bangladesh priorities
- Collaborate with counter parts, partner organizations and other USAID/donor-funded projects in work planning and project implementation.
- Ensure that the program achieves the requisite cost share
- Client expectations- Ensure achievement of contract/agreement goals (meeting or exceeding expected project targets and deliverables on time and within budget) as per contract/agreement and client(s) approved Results Framework and Performance Monitoring Plan.
- Project Management- Provide effective project management systems in accordance with MSH policies, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures while ensuring local ownership, appropriateness and responsiveness.
Vision and Technical Strategy
- Develop and execute project’s Results Framework, Performance Monitoring Plan, Technical Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan and annual project work plans as per agreement requirements, approved budget and received obligations, MSH technical frameworks and standards, and Results Management Systems (RMS) guidelines.
- Implement a Financial Pipeline Tracking system for effective budget monitoring and cost control based on sound financial and accounting principles, MSH Standard Operating Procedures, and MSH and donor reporting requirements.
- Develop and adapt (as needed) project financial plan in line with contract/agreement budget and received obligations, technical strategy, work plan, and reporting requirements.
- Ensure agreement implementation in compliance with agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies, regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
- Manage human resources in accordance to MSH values, policies and guidelines, and implement an effective performance-management program focusing on results and individual accountability, including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.
- MSH Interests- Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.
- With support of Project Director Supervisor, develop technical assistance plan and budget.
Documentation and Communication
- Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.
- Ensure quarterly submission of project documentation to MSH’s central Institutional Memory System (IMS).
Client(s) and other Stakeholder(s) Relationships
- Cultivate and maintain effective dialogue and working relationships with project client(s), beneficiaries, partner(s), coworkers and other local and international stakeholders. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
- A Master’s Degree or higher in public health, social sciences or related field. Additional MD degree is added value
- At least ten (10) years’ of progressively increasing responsibility in managing development assistance and health programs of similar scope or size. 12 years of experience is preferred.
- Extensive Experience working in public health in the fields of TB, infectious disease, and HIV/AIDS.
- Demonstrated leadership skills in working and collaborating with USAID and other donors, host country institutions, and local and international organizations
- Excellent negotiation skills with senior government officials and/or executives
- Relevant supervisory experience of professional (technical) staff and a track record of managing for results
- Documented experience in working with host government institutions and providing the level of technical assistance that is required for a program of this level
- Working knowledge of and experience with USAID/USG project management, policies, regulations and administrative procedures
- Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision
- Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit
- Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills
- Experience working in Bangladesh an added advantage
- Fluency in written and spoken English required; knowledge and expertise in Bengali an added advantage.