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USAID-2019-18: Project Management Specialist (Health Systems), FSN-12

The USAID Project Management Specialist (Health Systems) is a Senior Health Advisor and a key member of the USAID/Philippines’ Office of Health (OH). The Senior Health Advisor is responsible for providing team leadership and vision; strategic and technical health sector analysis; as well as guidance and advice on design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the USAID/Philippines Health Portfolio. S/he has a critical role in developing programmatic strategies and approaches across the health portfolio with a focus on providing direct leadership and technical expertise on health systems, policy, governance, financing, private sector engagement, human resources for health, supply chain management, drug demand reduction, and behavior change and communications. In this role, the Senior Health Advisor provides research, analysis, advisory, staff management, oversight and related consultative services of broad scope and complexity across all aspects of health systems strengthening and drug demand reduction. The incumbent serves as a leading senior resource to the Office of Health as well as to the Government of the Philippines (GPH) at both the national and decentralized levels. S/he provides leadership and oversight on technically complex initiatives that focus on supportive policy environments for health systems strengthening and financing, increasing the demand for and supply of quality health services, and monitoring and evaluating programs for impact.

The Specialist makes independent assessments and projections of likely trends and scenarios and their impact on the health program, providing strategic guidance and sharp analysis on a fast-changing health sector. S/he reports on related/significant policies, legislation, and programs undertaken by the GPH. S/he conceptualizes, presents and defends strategies for policy advocacy and obtains the cooperation and support of senior public and private sector representatives at the national, regional and local levels of the GPH for implementing key sector policy reforms. S/he provides technical assistance to and builds the capacity of GPH counterparts to address key governance and health systems strengthening barriers that impact effective delivery of health services. External contacts are extensive (policy makers and leaders of government both at the national and local levels, the business sector, donors/development partners, professional associations and civil society organizations) with extensive networks across the country including high level government officials and senior management in client/counterpart organizations. The incumbent interacts with official visitors and occasionally briefs them and drafts speeches or portions thereof dealing with complex multi-sectoral issues.

The Specialist carries out assigned tasks that are intrinsically complex, long-term in scope and impact, involve the application of major financial resources, require advance planning, work prioritization, extensive coordination, resolution of project issues and problems against a demanding cultural and political work environment. S/he requires a high level of sensitivity and diplomacy, highly developed analytical skills and judgment as well as specialized technical education, training, experience, and management skills. The Specialist plays a critical role in the determination of the size and budget of the projects they manage.

S/he reports to the Office of Health Director and serves as the Team Leader of the Health Systems Strengthening Team.

Major duties and responsibilities include: Program Oversight and Monitoring (40%), Strategic Planning and Program Design (30%), Government Capacity Building and Technical Assistance (15%), Supervision and Mentorship (15%).

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  • USAID reserves the right to reject any and all applicants.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be notified.
  • To be a competitive candidate, the applicant must meet the minimum requirement of each of the Evaluation and Selection Factors, as specified on the solicitation.
  • Only applications received within the specified solicitation period will be considered. [07 July 2019 (12:00AM) - 19 July 2019 (11:59PM)]


  1. Interested applicants are required to submit an application letter and a comprehensive resume.
  2. Applications must be received by 19 July 2019 / 11:59PM (Manila Time), and submitted via email to aidmnlhr@usaid.gov.
  3. All applicants are requested to prominently indicate the following:
    • solicitation number (Solicitation No.: USAID-2019-18) in the subject line of their email submission;
    • source of the vacancy announcement (e.g. name of newspaper, website, social media)

Last updated: August 26, 2019

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