Regional Human Resources for Health Advisors – 11 Positions

  • Company:
    Management Sciences for Health
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    11 hours ago
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MSH is seeking Regional Human Resources Management (HRM) Advisors for an anticipated health project funded by USAID, entitled the Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP). The purpose of this activity is to strengthen health workforce management at all levels of the healthcare system, largely focusing on the public sector, at the national and local government authority level. Specifically, efforts will focus on improving pre-service and in-service education for clinical cadres; capacity building on leadership, management and governance (LMG) and; human resource planning, development and management.


The Regional HRM Advisors will provide management and oversight for the establishment and strengthening of governance structures, policies, procedures and practices for effective human resources management at Regional Health Bureau (RHB), Zonal Health Department (ZHD), Woreda Health Office (WoHO) and health facilities in Ethiopia. This will include: providing support to improve organizational structure and staffing, HR leadership and governance development; evidence-based planning for human resources; effective HR management including recruitment, deployment, motivation, and retention; and health education and health workforce regulation.

The ideal candidates will have technical expertise and prior experience in program management or HRH program implementation, and more specifically, human resources management (HRM), experience working with health management structures of the Government of Ethiopia and other key stakeholders; leading teams, communicating and networking, completing deliverables on time, and achieving results.

Under the guidance and leadership of the Senior HRH Management Advisor and the HRH Management Advisors, Regional HRM Advisors are expected to strengthen RHB’s Human Resources for Health and relevant structures at sub-regional level and health facilities. Regional HRM Advisors will conduct organizational and human resources management capacity assessments, plan and provide support to facilitate implementation of project interventions, and provide training in HRM to select staff so they can become effective HR managers. S/he will contribute to program learning, monitoring and evaluation and research.

+ Support implementation of regional and local approaches for and capacity building on health workforce planning and long term forecasting of HR needs

+ Institutionalize use of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) Tool at facility level for workforce planning

+ Implement innovative deployment, motivation, and retention schemes that address workforce shortages and high turnover rates, including gender-related challenges in the system

+ Support implementation of a health sector performance-based evaluation system, including the Balanced Score Card for regional and local governments and facilities

+ Assist in the roll-out of the strategy for workforce deployment during national emergencies and humanitarian crises

+ Support the institutionalization of policies and procedures related to emergency management

+ Coordinate training of regional and local HRM staff to participate in relevant virtual training courses related to HRH and emergency response in the health sector

+ Strengthen leadership, governance, and management capacity and functions at regional and Woreda levels

+ Liaise with existing implementing partners and coordinating bodies on the ground to support HRH activities

+ Perform other duties appropriate to the position as assigned by the HRH Management Advisor or his/her designate

+ administration, management, social sciences or a related discipline.

+ Minimum 7 years of experience in the following areas:

+ Implementing HRH Management and quality improvement programs.

+ Providing HRH and leadership and management training with regional, zonal, and district health offices.

+ Providing technical assistance to RHBs staff working on Human Resource for Health.

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

+ Ability to build synergies across technical disciplines, leverage private sector resources, and nurture innovative alliances.

+ Fluency in written and spoken English required. Willingness to travel within the region required.

+ Understanding of USAID administrative procedures and requirements, fluency in Amharic, a plus.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

HRH Management Advisor

Band Level: J

ID: 13-11085

Group/Office: GHSI (Global Health Systems Innovation)

Dept/Unit: GHSIHS – GHSI Health System Strengthening

Applications Due Date: 2020-05-27

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