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Chief of Party, USAID/Bangladesh/Supply Chain Strengthening Activity


  • Organization: MSH - Management Sciences for Health
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior - Internationally recruited position
  • 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: Closed

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for a potential 5-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.


The COP leads and manages the project and is accountable for project deliverables and results, with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including vision and technical strategy; project management; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; and coordination and synergy with other MSH projects and Home Office. This accountability includes effective contribution to business and resource development activities - including positioning, intelligence gathering, and proposal development - that contribute to fueling MSH’s mission.


Technical strategy and Project Management:

  • Oversee implementation of program activities and provide high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
  • Serve as the primary project liaison from MSH to USAID and be accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.
  • Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.

Project results and performance:

  • Develop (update and adapt as needed) and execute the project results framework, technical strategy, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plan and annual work plans as per contract requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key learnings, results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.

Project and People Management:

  • Ensure effective contract implementation in strict compliance with contract clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as local laws.
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
  • Manage and mentor the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines and implement an effective performance-management program including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.

Client and other Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, particularly the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
  • Identify and keep track of new business opportunities, communicating them to the relevant internal MSH stakeholders.


  • MPH, MBA or master's level degree in related field.
  • At least 8-10 years of related experience required. 10+ years of progressively responsible experience is required with demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  • Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in supply chain systems for commodity security, logistics, and regulation (focusing on the areas of 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).
  • Prior experience and success directing similarly sized complex donor-funded projects.
  • At least 8 years of supervisory experience of teams and fostering collaboration to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables.
  • Strategic planning and visioning skills.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects is preferred.
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with USAID, government agencies, such as the MOHFW, NGOs, private sector groups, and donor organizations.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Local candidates strongly preferred.

Please apply on the MSH website:

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