Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Technical Director, Health Systems & Financing for a potential 5-year USAID-funded Health Financing Activity in Mali. The purpose of the Activity is to advance progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Mali through expanding rural household enrollment in community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes. The Activity will work with communities in Sikasso, Ségou, Mopti, Kayes, and Koulikoro regions to establish affordable CBHI schemes and build the capacity of existing CBHI schemes to sustainably attract and maintain additional enrollees.

This position is subject to project award and funding.


This position will be responsible for technical direction of the project, ensuring that staffing is aligned with project vision, goals, and plans to achieve program results. With guidance and support of the Chief of Party (COP), the Technical Director, Health Systems & Financing will coordinate the provision of technical services, harmonize efforts, and maximize synergy and integration between project program areas and units. The Technical Director, Health Systems & Financing will set a positive tone for the entire project and inspire staff to apply results-based approaches for timely delivery of services to the clients we serve including but not limited to timely producing high-quality documentation of project’s successes and lessons learned for local and international audiences, as well as quarterly reports.


  • Provide technical leadership and managerial oversight for the project and ensure the efficient implementation of project activities and the timely reporting of those activities to regional and country specific donors, and MSH headquarters.
  • Coordinate project liaison and collaboration with partners, donors, USAID mission, clients and stakeholders, including MSH headquarters.
  • Work in close collaboration with the project leadership team to ensure coordinated and effective operational support for the project and for MSH within the various countries and the region.
  • Serve as a member of the Project Leadership Team.
  • Promote a team approach that emphasizes high level performance, creative approaches, the achievement of personal and project goals and a collegial approach that is focused on assisting one another to succeed for project staff in Mali, as well as the support team members in the Home Office.
  • When appropriate, act in place of the COP.
  • Advise the COP in alignment of human resources with project work plans and emerging SOW from the donors, MSH and partners including on external sourcing of human resources and consultants.
  • Set direction and coordinate annual workplan development, implementation, and review.
  • Ensure alignment with regional frameworks and strategies, national and donor strategies in each country – including USAID strategies.
  • Guide and coach project staff in leveraging project, non-project and community resources through the establishment and maintenance of partnerships and networks.
  • Direct efforts to write concept notes and new programs to address emerging health and programming challenges identified by donor, host country or through the work we do.
  • Contribute to a knowledge management system where the donor vision and government values permeate through our clients to reach beneficiary communities, and the learning from grassroots and countries is documented and shared to influence new programming at national and regional levels.


  • An advanced degree in social science, public health, or other appropriate areas is required.
  • 7+ years of experience in the implementation and management of health systems and/or health financing initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, and other donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in program management and administration, and contract compliance.
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience. Must have a proven track record of building teams and fostering collaboration to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables. Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in French and professional proficiency in English required.
  • Local candidates strongly 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.