Technical Excellence: Reputational Value from Design to Impact
- As Vice President, Global Health Systems Innovation, you will:
- Demonstrate proven senior leadership experience in managing and motivating multidisciplinary, multicultural, and matrixed teams; working with multidisciplinary peers; and influencing colleagues across a global network.
- Demonstrate a high degree of understanding of how to drive and support excellent team performance and individual development. Act as a role model, demonstrating inspirational leadership.
- Develop short and long-term technical deliverables that will position the organization as both a thought leader and a savvy champion for innovative health solutions, locally and globally.
- Lead all practice areas in implementing leading-edge, high-impact solutions during the pre-positioning, proposal, program period, and beyond.
- Increase impact and learning throughout the organization and among our partners.
- Demonstrate competence in financial risk management. Possess the ability to understand complex budgets and donor relationships while mitigating and controlling risks across a large number of countries and practice areas.
- Demonstrate the ability to take calculated risks based on evidence-based assumptions and to continually access and analyze the external context of the organization, enabling the development of realistic strategies that benefit future thinking, learning from experience, and sound judgement in uncertain or high-pressure situations.
- Demonstrate the ability to anticipate and manage risks that could threaten the organization s reputation, operational viability, or security.
Strategic Aptitude: Building Organizational Capacity through Innovation, Evidence, and Advocacy
- As Vice President, Global Health Systems Innovation, you will actively participate in the development and implementation of MSH s strategic objectives, priorities, plans, and initiatives. You will work with MSH's leadership team to identify both short and long-term potential business opportunities and develop strategies to win those important projects. This will involve forecasting and planning for changing technical strategies within current programs and donors around the world. You and your team will ensure that the technical rigor, program design and impact measurement is achievable and on track throughout the lifecycle of the program. Our use of data, technologies and integrated health systems thinking will address population health challenges and ultimately impact the public health where we work.
External Relationship Management: Building Relationships and Using Influence
- As Vice President, Global Health Systems Innovation, you will create visibility and credibility to appropriately position MSH as a strong leader in public health. This will include building and managing trusted relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and countries, including governments, multilateral organizations, partners, foundations, and other clients and funders. You will represent MSH through active participation in corporate initiatives and programs as well as external events and conferences focused on global public health and technical topics. As a key representative of MSH, you must communicate effectively and maintain a strong professional profile and broad, influential network.
Critical Internal Team Interdependencies
- As Vice President, Global Health Systems Innovation you will work closely with the leaders of:
- Program Delivery Group
- Business Development and Partnerships
Qualifications and Experience
- Demonstrated ability to attract and grow high performing talent and emerging leaders and thought leaders.
- Demonstrated senior leadership experience in managing and motivating multidisciplinary, multicultural, and matrixed teams; and influencing colleagues across a global network.
- Act as a role model, demonstrating inspirational leadership.
- Advanced degree in public health, medicine, international development, or a related field.
- Recognized global health leader with a minimum of 15 of leadership of large-scale health development programs, including consulting services and/or technical assistance to paying clients and donors in health-related areas. Well-established track record of sound, ethical business judgment; financial acumen; and fiscal stewardship and a proven ability to build trust, foster collaborative partnerships, and realize impactful relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders.
- Ability and willingness to roll sleeves up and dive into problem solving and is a eyes open supervisor who establishes a constructive approach in managing staff, but who demands excellence and does not accept poor performance.
- Well-versed in international public health issues and health systems; understand the current challenges and approach them with optimism, integrity, and passion for creating real and sustainable change.
- Experience working in a complex global health international NGO and significant experience managing teams with a broad range of technical expertise that work collaboratively toward common strategic goals.
- Substantial field-based work experience is required in order to know how to successfully design, technically oversee, and hold MSH accountable for high-quality projects, including proven ability to adapt consulting and TA interventions to the needs of LMICs and fragile country contexts.
- Proven expertise in directly designing and managing technical assistance programs.
- Proven expertise in proposal development and resource mobilization with key public and private donors, especially USAID, as well as CDC, PEPFAR, UNICEF, DFID, the Global Fund, and other major donors and partners.
- Relentlessly strategic and analytical with the ability to translate these skills into flawless operational plans, ensuring that MSH has a competitive edge and takes advantage of best practices.
- Excellent interpersonal and written and oral English communication skills to inspire, influence, and negotiate with broad and diverse audiences, including governments, donors, multilateral and nongovernmental organizations and other local and international stakeholders. Be an active listener and learner and work with enthusiasm and diplomacy, both individually and as part of a complex international team.
- Proven cross-cultural skills managing diverse international teams to be successful.
- Demonstrate humility, intellect, creativity, curiosity, discipline, and resourcefulness.
- Fluent in written and spoken English; ideally have some ability to work in at least one other relevant language, French-speaking preferred.
- Ability to travel away from home, often to remote locations abroad, estimated at approximately 30% of your time.
- Physical demands: regular office work (pulling drawers, lifting papers <10 lbs., etc.)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Location/Region: Medford, MA