Health Systems Strengthening Consultant

Job Type
Part Time
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Date Posted
The Consultant shall be required to perform work at his or her home office and/or MCC’s Washington, D.C. office, and/or overseas field locations.
Company Information
Millennium Challenge Corporation

The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (a USG agency) Human and Community Development Practice Group seeks an individual consultant to provide technical assistance for the assessment, design and implementation of HSS interventions for current and newly selected countries in the MCC portfolio where a weak health system is the identified constraint to economic growth or a contributing/associated factor. Subsequent to Compact or Threshold Program approval, the HCD Practice Group seeks technical assistance to support the implementation of HSS-related aspects of program implementation. As needed, the consultant will also engage in overall support to the HCD Practice Group for the purposes of designing and managing state-of-the-art HSS interventions.

  • Master’s Degree in international development, public health, political economy, public administration, public or international policy, or related field.
  • Demonstrated training in health governance and finance principles and/or applications or minimum five years’ direct work experience using or teaching health system governance or finance tools.
  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing and/or evaluating HSS programs– eight of which must include working with international development organizations in lower income to lower-middle income countries.
  • Minimum of fifteen years professional work experience in fields related to health systems strengthening such as international development, economics, government systems and policy development, public or hospital administration, public health, etc.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art approaches to HSS, as well as monitoring and evaluation methodologies used to measure and analyze results from HSS interventions.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective technical guidance and capacity building for HSS in (and for) developing countries. Demonstrated experience providing effective oversight of HSS program activities and budgets.
  • Strong reporting skillset to share findings in clear, succinct, standardized formats for both health and non-health audiences.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a multi-cultural team environment, as well as ability to take on leadership roles within a technical area or team. This includes demonstrated experience working closely and collaboratively with senior managerial and technical host-country counterparts, donors, government decision makers at central and decentralized levels, potential project participants and other stakeholders in a developing country.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and must be fluent in English (Level 4) and have proven ability to communicate quickly, clearly, and concisely in both speech and writing.
    • Excellent writing skills must include ability to produce and edit documents in a timely manner.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills must include the ability to facilitate meetings and make logical and persuasive oral presentations to senior officials and partners in a multi-cultural context.
  • Proficient computer skills, including ability to produce concise, clear reports utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications.