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Job description.

Health Systems for TB (HS4TB) is a five-year USAID-supported global project led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) that supports achievement of TB outcomes through health systems strengthening (HSS) approaches. 

USAID, in collaboration with National TB and Lung Disease Division and Government of Kenya, is engaged in TB elimination efforts in Kenya focused on enhancing financing for and improving governance of TB activities at both National and County Levels of the Kenyan health system.

The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) is the project technical lead. The position reports to the Country Project Director (CPD). In close coordination with the CPD, the STA will-

  • Provide technical leadership for the project’s financing and governance  activities.

  • Lead annual workplan development, particularly focusing on the technical strategies and approaches to ensure sustainable interventions

  • Manage the implementation of HS4TB Kenya technical activities ensuring that they:

    • achieve the expected results and are adequately and timely implemented

    • are responsive to the needs and expectations of local partners

    • contribute to a clear health financing system strengthening approach, and

    • have clear strategies to sustain them through local ownership

  • Establish strong working relationships with the National TB and Lung Disease Department and expand HS4TB’s technical linkages with all relevant governmental and non-governmental stakeholders

  • Facilitate county level intervention and consultation with the council of governors relative to HS4TB approved intervention

  • Ensure timely support to TB National and County Technical working Groups, Steering Committee meetings, and technical consultations as and when required

  • Guide other advisors/ and or consultants in their work  

  • Work closely with the local M&E Specialist and Global MEL team to support indicator development, tracking and their timely reporting to USAID

  • Develop quarterly, annual progress as well as ad-hoc reports in line with Mission requirements and HS4TB reporting to assure the timely and quality production of program deliverables.

  • Lead or participate in key assessments, gap analysis and intervention design in collaboration with key TB financing stakeholders

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Country Project Director and HQ based Portfolio manager


  • Masters’ degree  in health policy and finance, health economics, health systems, public health or a related field is preferred.



  • Seven (7) years’ experience  or more in leading teams and/or managing projects with a health financing focus

  • At least 5 years’ experience working with the county governments, Ministry of Health or other government ministries on financing and governance of health programs required


  • Experience in working with USAID-funded projects strongly preferred

  • Experience with public health programs supported by bilateral agencies, such as USAID, and international agencies, such as WHO and World Bank, preferred


  • Demonstrated technical managerial and organizational skills in a developing country setting with flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines

  • Demonstrated expertise in health financing; particularly in domestic resource mobilization and/or contract management and outsourcing

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and write technical reports

  • Results driven and demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team to produce results on time

  • Demonstrated skill in quickly assessing priorities and opportunities and managing a variety of activities with attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators, and staff at all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills in local and English language

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural team


Delivering technical products  through systems approaches, Action Oriented,  Drive for Results, Information Sharing, Managing and Measuring Work, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Decision Quality, Listening, Time Management, Motivating Others, Delegation

Core Personal Competencies:

Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust, Interpersonal Savvy

Core MSH competencies:

Adaptability, Communication, Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Quality and Timeliness of Work, Quality of work and Team Relationships, Resource Utilization


Travel requirements: Availability for regular domestic travel and as-needed international travel.

Keyboard use, Pulling drawers, Lifting papers <10lbs., etc.

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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