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This Project Officer (PO) position provides high-level support to MSH’s CDC-funded NPHI Capacity Building Program, including program management, administrative, and logistical support.
The Project Officer is a member of the Program Delivery Group’s Center for Project Management Excellence. The PO is able to conceptualize and execute project management support strategies to enable the Country Coordinator to deliver project results on time and within budget, while maintaining MSH’s strong reputation with donors and stakeholders.
The PO coordinates planning, implementing, and monitoring of the project. The PO is responsible for the efficient organization and functioning of project activities, ensuring prompt and seamless communication and follow-up with country/project teams, MSH business units, consultants, partners and stakeholders such as Ministry of Health and National Public Health Institute.
The PO’s primary accountabilities are:
BA with 4 years of experience supporting global health or development projects for an NGO or contractor. Knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations, and requirements. Experience writing, editing, and formatting communications, reports, and presentations, including professional communications for important stakeholders and donors. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint.
Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated success and experience in project support and management. Direct project work experience. Demonstrated, relevant and related experience in project management, specifically setting up and maintaining project management tools and systems. Understanding of and experience with US CDC funded activities; USG audiences, trends, and requirements. Understanding and interest in health systems strengthening, health governance, health financing.
Knowledge and Skills
MSH Core Competencies: Information Sharing, Managing and Measuring work outputs, Negotiating, Priority Setting, Business Acumen.
Demonstrated ability to succeed in a dynamic and fast-paced business environment.
Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of client service and response.
Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
In line with core MSH competencies:
Adaptability, Communication, Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Proactiveness, Quality and Timeliness of Work, Quality of Work and Team Relationships