USAID/Tanzania/Chief of Party – Malaria Vector Control Activity (MVCA)

Management Sciences for Health

About MSH

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a mission-driven, global nonprofit advisory organization 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. For more than 50 years, we have focused on the people at the heart of the health system—from health ministries to communities, private sector to civil society—in each environment in which we work, serving as trusted advisors to make foundational changes that support the whole health system. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities, MSH helps to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building strong, resilient, sustainable health systems.


The Opportunity

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Malaria Vector Control Activity designed to identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania, in support of reducing the overall malaria burden, and moving Tanzania closer to malaria elimination.

This position is subject to project award and funding.


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.


How will YOU accomplish this?

As the COP you will be expected to provide technical leadership and managerial oversight for and ensure the efficient implementation of the USAID Malaria Vector Control Activity, all project strategies, and activities. You will serve as the central focal point for the United States Government, the Government of Tanzania, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), other government agencies completing malaria control activities, and various

other malaria stakeholders in-country fostering an environment of mutual respect and a “can do” attitude. Specific areas of accountability could include:

· Overseeing the implementation of program activities (which may include a combination of strategic plan development and execution, capacity building, management of information systems, entomological activities, 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.

· Developing and leading a capacity-strengthening plan for transferring vector control knowledge and skills to local institutions and develops important connections for assuring an increased role of local institutions in vector control planning, implementation, and monitoring.

· Fostering the growth of a data driven environment with a focus on impact. You will be required to develop a measurable technical strategy and execute a project results framework, performance monitoring plan, and a result and learning dissemination plan. These will be supported by annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards.

· Leading the development and production of all deliverables, including annual work plans and project performance reports.

· Ensuring that all country planning activities, vector control operations, technical compliance measures, and other deliverables are achieved in a timely manner.

· 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.

· Ensures that lessons learned, and best practices, are documented and shared.

· Maintains regular communication with the MSH Headquarters team, regarding project updates, issues, and general project management aspects.


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.




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 of treating 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:

• Malaria programing

• Entomology knowledge

• Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.

• A passion for building teams, coaching, and building capacity both internally and externally.


Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree + Fifteen (15) years of relevant experience, or master’s degree + Twelve (12) years of relevant experience, or PhD + Ten (10) years of relevant experience.

· Experience working in Tanzania and a deep understanding of the local malaria vector control landscape.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (minimum), or a Doctorate Degree (desirable), in Public Health/Health Administration (or other relevant health specialization) or Business Administration. Candidates with Medical Degrees are also desirable.
  • 15 years of relevant international health experience, including significant experience in malaria prevention and control.
  • At least 5 years of senior project management experience in large international health projects/programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership in management skills and ability to lead and motivate diverse, multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
  • Experience managing a fast paced, results-oriented, deadline-driven project.
  • Significant ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, ministry officials, and other development partners.
  • Experience developing and communicating a project vision, aligning key stakeholders around the vision, and assuring the vision is translated into efficiently implemented program activities.
  • Strong ability to communicate and write reports and other professional documents proficiently in English.
  • ·Proficiency in Swahili.
  • Local candidates preferred.


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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