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Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) Advisor

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks a LMG Advisor for a potential 5 -year USAID-funded health program in Afghanistan.


Responsible for technical direction and implementation of strategies and interventions—including on-going coaching and mentoring— to increase effectiveness in health governance to achieve a more participatory, transparent, and accountable health system as well as to strengthen sector management and operations capacity within supported urban health management teams for improved planning, management, and execution of priority health and social welfare interventions. He (She) is part of the project technical team and serves as key personnel related to the health leadership, management, and governance and reports directly to Team Leader, Principal Senior Governance Advisor, but works together with other technical advisors of the project in order to collaborate on achieving project objectives.

Doctor of Medicine and Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Public Administration, Public Health, Health Policy, or related field is required.


At least five (5) years of experience in strengthening health governance, leadership and management development, institutional capacity building, and human resource systems


Prior experience and success working in similar or larger international donor-funded projects.

Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision.

Prior experience applying the LDP approach to public sector management is desirable.

Ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, and donor organizations.


behavior change

conflict management

global health

health policy

health systems

human resources

management development

oral communication


public administration

public sector

social welfare


Demonstrated strategic ability, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, supervisory, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.

Willingness to reside in the target city.

Knowledge and competency in communication for behavior change are also highly desirable.

Skill in the programs, policies and projects design and development.


Excellent written and oral communication skills both in local languages and English.

Competency in applying the challenge model in the public health sector. Have strong leadership qualities, extensive developing country experience, broad technical and management expertise, and demonstrated success in working in large, complex donor-funded technical assistance activities in developing countries.

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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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. MSH collaborates with local partners, from the Ministry to the community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. Since 1971, MSH has worked in more than 150 countries to help ensure sustainable, resilient, and equitable access to quality health care around the globe.

If you are a candidate in need of assistance, an accommodation, or an alternative method to apply for an open position, please email talentacquisition@msh.org or call +1-703-524-6575 to be connected with Human Resources.


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