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Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director, USAID/Bangladesh/Supply Chain Strengthening Activity


  • Organization: MSH - Management Sciences for Health
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Logistics
    • Democratic Governance
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Supply Chain
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-30

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party / Technical Director (DCOP/TD) for a potential five -year, USAID-funded, supply chain program in Bangladesh that is expected to be part of the NextGen Comprehensive Technical Assistance IDIQ Task Orders. The program will aim to improve supply chain systems for commodity security, logistics, and regulation at all levels to ensure that quality, affordable medicines, and other health commodities are consistently available to healthcare providers and patients when and where they are needed and used appropriately for improved health outcomes, in support of moving toward Universal Health Coverage.

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.

This position is subject to project award and funding.


This position will be responsible for all technical direction, ensuring that staffing is aligned with the project’s vision, goals, and plans to achieve results. With guidance and support of the Chief of Party (COP), the DCOP/TD will coordinate the provision of technical services, harmonize efforts and maximize synergy and integration between project technical areas and units to improve supply chain systems for commodity security, logistics, and regulation (covering policy; leadership, management and governance; health workforce development and institutional capacity strengthening; data collection, analysis and use for decision-making; and strengthening emergency preparedness and response capacity). The DCOP/TD will set a positive tone for the entire project and inspire staff to apply results-based approaches for timely delivery of services to USAID and other stakeholders we serve, including but not limited to high-quality documentation of project successes and lessons learned for local and international audiences, as well as quarterly and annual reports.


  • Provide technical leadership for the project and ensure the efficient implementation of project activities and the timely reporting of those activities and coordination with MSH headquarters.
  • Support coordination and collaboration with partners, donors, USAID country Mission, in-country counterparts and stakeholders, particularly the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW).
  • Serve as a member of the project leadership team, working in close collaboration with its members to ensure coordinated and effective operational support for the project.
  • With the Finance & Administration Director, adapt and implement management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the contract.
  • With the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Director, promote a team approach that emphasizes high level performance, creative approaches, the achievement of personal and project goals and a collegial approach that is focused on assisting one another to succeed for project staff in Bangladesh, as well as the support team members at headquarters.
  • Ensure effective communication and coordination is established and maintained with the relevant MSH headquarters staff.
  • When appropriate, serve as Acting COP.
  • Advise the COP in alignment of human resources with project work plans and emerging SOW from the donors, MSH and partners including on external sourcing of human resources and consultants.
  • The DCOP/TD will set direction and coordinate annual workplan development, implementation, and review. S/he will ensure alignment with national and donor strategies. The DCOP/TD will identify opportunities for integrated planning and implementation creating synergies between various program areas.
  • The DCOP/TD shall guide and coach project staff in leveraging project, non-project and community resources through the establishment and maintenance of partnerships and networks.
  • Contribute actively to sharing and documenting knowledge, achievements, and learnings internally and externally.


  • An advanced degree at the master’s level or above in social science, public health, or other appropriate area is required.
  • A minimum of 7+ years of progressively responsible, related experience in implementing supply chain-related projects at the national and regional levels.
  • Prior experience and success with similarly sized complex donor-funded health projects in Bangladesh, preferably with USAID-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID and other donor organizations.
  • At least 6 years of supervisory experience. Must have a proven track record of building teams and fostering collaboration to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables. Familiarity with USAID regulations, administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects, and MEL frameworks.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Strong communication skills, including written and oral presentations, in English is required.
  • Local candidates strongly preferred.

Please apply on the MSH website:

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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.

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