Liberia: Call for Experts – USAID Liberia Health Systems Strengthening Program

By Abt Associates Organization: Abt Associates
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 09 Nov 2018


Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development, seeks qualified candidates for the anticipated USAID Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) program to build the capacity of the Government of Liberia to plan, manage and deliver high quality health services through cross-cutting HSS interventions. Brief descriptions and qualification requirements for positions under consideration are listed below. All positions are contingent upon program award to Abt and will based in Monrovia.

Core Skills and Capabilities:

For all positions, recruiters will be looking for the ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details; ability to remain organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy; willingness to travel within the country as needed; an outstanding professional reputation; strong interpersonal skills; written and spoken English, and oral presentation skills; experience with donor-funded programs preferred, including USAID-funded activities.

Available Positions:

Health Systems Governance Lead – Experience working with Ministry of Health to incrementally increase decentralized resources, plan, budget, and initiate activities that improve health systems governance. Provides technical assistance to increase the operational capacity of local and county level budget committees to identify facility readiness through data and geography research. Must have experience engaging with civil society and community organizations to assess and tailor interventions to improve decisions that advance health outcomes.

Qualification requirements: Master’s Degree (minimum) in Public Health with 10 years of health governance/management experience. Must have relevant USAID professional experience in health systems strengthening, policy reform, or health program management.

Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Lead – Responsible for assessing the HMIS at national and local levels and providing technical assistance, training, database entry and software solutions required to strengthen current systems and provide quality, measurable results in both health systems strengthening and health outcomes.

Qualification requirements: Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Programming or other relevant discipline and 8+ years’ professional experience in management of complex information systems, esp. health systems.

Health Finance Lead – Contributes to and supports the implementation of health-care financing reforms within the Ministry of Health, in partnership with relevant stakeholders. Provides technical expertise in producing advocacy tools for increased resource allocation and utilization to support quality health services.

Qualification requirements: Master’s Degree (minimum) in Economics or relevant field and at least 8 years’ experience in government public finance and planning.

Human Resources for Health Lead – Provides leadership, planning, and content to HRH policy development and implementation in partnership with the Ministry of Health. Participates in the design and implementation of technical support activities and workplan design related to HRH policy implementation.

Qualification requirements: MPH, MBA or MA in public health, international development, international
relations, public policy, or related field and at least 10 years of experience in international health and
development, with at least 5 years of providing or managing HRH related activities.

Supply Chain Lead – Responsible for planning, implementing, and continuously improving national and county level supply chain activities in coordination with the Ministry of Health. Oversees inventory management, ordering processes, logistics, and manages the activity of county level staff.

Qualification requirements: Master’s Degree and 5 to 7 years of relevant experience: logistics, procurement, warehousing/inventory management, and systems design and implementation in a developing country or post-conflict environment

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Interested individuals can learn more about Abt Associates’ multi-disciplinary group of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and systems strengthening services in more than 100 countries at:

How to apply:

Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to Please include the position title and “Liberia HSS” in the subject line of the email. One email per position application. All positions are contingent upon program award and funding. Liberian nationals are encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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