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USAID Project Management Specialist (Health System Strengthening) (HSS) Position open at USAID

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USAID Project Management Specialist (Health System Strengthening) (HSS) Position open at USAID, June 16 2022



Organization: USAID

Position: USAID Project Management Specialist (Health System Strengthening) (HSS)

Location: Addis Ababa

Date of Announcement: June 15 2022

Deadline: June 29 2022





Job Description

United States Agency for International Development  invites qualified and experienced applicants for the following vacancy position.

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/Ethiopia), is seeking applications from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract (CCN) as described in the attached solicitation

The interested applicants can apply online through the official career page of USAID (United States Agency for International Development) before the closing date of application. For more information please read the full article.



Job description

Basic Functions: USAID’s Health System Strengthening recognizes the importance of integrated, systems-based approaches for strengthening health systems. The Health System and Resilience Team Leader is the head of the USAID/Ethiopia’s HSS team, and senior technical and managerial representative of the Mission’s health systems strengthening work.



1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

The USAID/Ethiopia Health Office consists of five teams: Family Health, Infectious Disease, Health Systems & Resilience, Malaria, and Operations. The Senior Project Management Specialist (Health Systems and Resilience Team Lead) is a senior member of the USAID Health Office, contributing to overall Office strategy and vision. The HS&R Team Lead directs and manages a significant portfolio across the Health Office and the USAID Mission including collaboration with the Economic Growth Office on private sector, the Alternative, Livelihoods and Transitions Office on resilience and potentially with the Democracy and Governance Office on governance, leadership and accountability in the future.

The HS&R Team Lead works in close collaboration with other team and project leads in the Health Office to advance key United States Government (USG) priorities including the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), President’s Emergency Program for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Acceleration of Tuberculosis Elimination (TB), and Ending Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths which includes increasing access to family planning services.

The HS&R Team Lead provides technical leadership to the entire USAID/Ethiopia team and to the USG Mission to Ethiopia in the areas of HS&S, public health emergency response and management, health legislation and policy, planning, healthcare financing, strategic information, human resources, private health sector, and supply chain logistics and commodities.

The Team Lead is recognized by the USG and the GOE as an expert in health systems strengthening (HSS), and serves as a key advisor to Mission Management, the USG Mission to Ethiopia, the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) and Implementing Partners (IPs).

The HS&R Team Lead will also lead the management and implementation of the Mission’s “Health Systems Strengthening Project” valued at approximately $600 million over the next five years.

The HS&R Team Lead facilitates communication and ensures collaborative working relationships with high level decision makers, as well as technical staff in the Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus, USAID/Washington, other donors, private sector partners, and non-governmental organizations working in the area of health systems strengthening. The Team Lead represents USAID and the USG on various high-level governing bodies key to HSS, serves on GOE technical working groups and donor working groups in advancing the policy objectives of the USG while simultaneously supporting coordination and harmonization of health activities in Ethiopia.

The HS&R Team Lead leads and directs a team of 10 members, including direct
supervision of two senior level staff. S/he will report to the Health Office Director or Deputy Office Director as delegated.
The incumbent is responsible for a broad range of strategic decision-making, planning, monitoring, coordination, capacity building, implementation, oversight and reporting of activities and personnel within the HS&R Team and the HSS Project. S/he is a senior technical representative to the Government of Ethiopia in technical working groups, donor fora, and other coordination platforms, representing USAID at up to Ministerial, Head of Agency, and Ambassadorial levels in order to advance USG policy and objectives and harmonize these with the GOE and other key partners.

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Job Requirement

Qualifications required: Masters in public health, health economics; health informatics; hospital administration or similar related field.

A minimum of 7 years progressively responsible experience professional-level experience in health sector program management or related private sector experience.

Salary Range: The salary range of the position is FSN -12, $27,642 to $49,770 yearly, articulated in U.S. dollars but paid in Birr.

Location of Work: USAID/US Embassy Entoto Road

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How To Apply

Deadline for Applications: 06/29/2022

Detailed information and instructions for applying can be found at &

Or calling USAID/HR via +251-111-30-6240.


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