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Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Management Sciences for Health (MSH)


Position: Technical Director: Health Financing & Systems
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Technical Director, Health Financing & Systems for the anticipated USAID/Ethiopia-funded Health Financing Program follow-on to the current Health Financing Improvement Program. This activity aims to support the Ethiopian government in its efforts to strengthen further and institutionalize health financing reforms and initiatives that support universal health coverage of quality primary health care (PHC) services for all Ethiopian citizens with reduced financial barriers. The specific objectives of the current Activity include (1) Increased domestic resource mobilization for enhanced provision of quality PHC services; (2) Streamlined risk-sharing/insurance mechanisms for wider access to PHC services with reduced financial barriers; (3) Facilitated strategic purchasing of health services from public and private health providers; and (4) Improved governance, management, and evidence generation for health care financing reforms and health facilities.


The Technical Director of Health Financing is accountable for project deliverables and results, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of project activities related to health financing and governance, including fulfillment of technical strategy and vision, project and people management, documentation and reporting, and client and stakeholder relationship management


  • Under the oversight of the Chief of Party, the Technical Director, Health Financing will:
  • Provide technical and programmatic direction concerning programming to strengthen health financing and governance and ensure that activities and strategies align with technical and programmatic guidance.
  • Ensure technical excellence is delivered on time and within budget.
  • Develop and execute project results frameworks and MERL plans, ensuring appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the project, USAID, and the Ministry of Health (MOH) for health financing and governance activities, ensuring effective dialogue and relationships across all stakeholders.
  • Manage and mentor staff, consultants, and local partners to ensure effective performance and institutionalization of expertise.
  • Build and maintain effective collaboration, coordination, and partnerships across key internal and external stakeholders and identify and ensure synergies with other relevant efforts to achieve maximum impact.

The Technical Director, of Health Financing will support Ethiopia’s MOH, select health sector facilities and institutions, and local partners to:

  • Lead, support, or supervise analytical work and economic analysis in areas potentially including but not limited to fiscal analysis, service costing, cost-effectiveness analysis, HTAs, equity analyses, national health accounts, health insurance, and strategic purchasing, and the development of health financing reforms, policies, and plans.
  • Produce policy and advocacy briefs and facilitate dialogue between the MOH, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, and Parliamentarians.


  • Master’s Degree in health economics, health financing, or related field.
  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience is required, focused on designing, implementing, and/or evaluating health financing programs in similar settings.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of UHC, health insurance, financial protection, equity, domestic resource mobilization, and other relevant health financing topics related to government financing for health.
  • Proven ability to provide technical leadership and support, capacity building, and technical assistance on the design and implementation of activities related to domestic resource mobilization, risk-sharing and insurance, strategic purchasing, and/or governance for health financing.
  • Substantial experience providing technical leadership and/or assistance to ministries of health, sub-national health authorities, and/or national health insurance agencies in Ethiopia.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly building productive and collaborative partnerships with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, and international organizations.
  • Proven ability to align diverse, multi-level teams with project goals, objectives, and result areas.
  • Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic is required.

​MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on 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.