Director, Family Planning Service Delivery

Kampala | Kampala

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Director, Family Planning Service Delivery for a potential five year USAID-funded Sexual Health and Family Planning program in Uganda. The purpose of the program is to increase availability and access to equitable quality family planning services. It will be USAID/Uganda’s flagship mechanism for providing assistance to Uganda to reach its national family planning goals of reducing unmet need for and increasing use of modern contraception.

MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.


The Director, Family Planning Service Delivery will directly assist the Chief of Party in the design, implementation, and monitoring of high impact family planning interventions. S/he is responsible for technical oversight of all family planning service delivery efforts and ensures activities are designed and implemented with high quality and to meet project targets. Additionally, s/he collaborates with the Chief of Party in assuring that all technical activities under the Project are implemented in a timely and effective manner. S/he also participates in the determination of partner scopes of work and the negotiation of performance indicators and targets to assure that expectations and required results are fully understood. The Director, Family Planning Service Delivery is aware of and adheres to MSH’s Procurement Integrity standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.


  1. Provide technical and, as relevant, managerial direction and support to the project team to ensure high quality implementation of services, adherence to and fulfillment of programmatic activities within budgetary guidelines and compliance with project award requirements.

  2. Collaborates closely with key government officials in the Ministries of Health, NGOs and with partners, as part of the development of country program strategies to develop mechanisms that assure sustainability in delivery of quality service delivery.

  3. Work with program staff in the countries to ensure that adequate systems exist to gather data, and local capacity is developed to prepare and regularly review programs and logistical systems. Also ensures that technical assistance to the districts is timely, targeted, effective, and efficient.

  4. Coordinates the activities of all subcontractors and sub grantees in regard of their technical contributions to the project. DCOP function?

  5. Maintain strong links with MSH and project technical staff to leverage corporate competencies and incorporate them into the program as appropriate.

  6. Contribute to the compilation and dissemination of significant lessons learned, and to any other publishable documents that further the project agenda.

  7. Performs other related activities as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Chief of Party.


  1. Master’s degree in public health or other relevant discipline.

  2. At least 8 years of progressively increasing responsibility working for a FP/RH services delivery and technical assistance program.

  3. Experience testing and adapting service delivery models and approaches required.

  4. Experience in clinical and community-based family planning service delivery approaches require.

  5. Demonstrated supervisory experience.

  6. Experience with integration of gender into health projects and services.

  7. Experience designing and implementing successful facility and community-based family planning services.

  8. The ability to perform at a senior policy level, demonstrated by previous experience in leading the development and implementation of health advocacy plans and strategies.

  9. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence policy and programs decisions with senior government and donor officials and to liaise with senior MOH officials, University Professors and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, and the for-profit business community.

  10. Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English.

  11. Familiarity with USAID or other USG administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems.

Reports To

Chief of Party

Background Information

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.

EEO Statement

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: MSH - Management Sciences for Health
  • Location: Kampala | Kampala
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Urban Development, planning and design
    • Urban Development, planning and design
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-09

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