Human Resources for Health Team Lead-


Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Human Resources for Health (HRH) Team Lead for live 5-year USAID/ Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (HSS NEXT) Activity. The $24.9 million activity is to improve the resilience of the Rwandan health system and optimize resources to sustain quality services and equitable health outcomes for all Rwandans. The specific objectives of the HSS Next Activity include (1) Health Financing optimized to enable equitable access to high quality Health Services without financial hardship; (2) Leadership, management, and governance strengthened at all levels to improve quality and efficiency; and (3) Health workforce management strengthened to improve quality of health services.

The Human Resources for Health Team Lead will provide health workforce technical and programmatic direction with respect to HSS programing, ensuring that activities and strategies are in line with the program’s technical and programmatic guidance. The Human Resources for Health Team Lead will be responsible to ensure that HSS Next meets Rwanda HSS targets, specifically under Objective 3. This requisition is for an anticipated USAID funded project in Rwanda, USAID/Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (HSS NEXT) Activity.

Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company that operates in over 80 countries and is dedicated to helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


Provide strategic direction to and oversight of HRH-focused activities with goal of improving quality of health services and preparedness to respond to Health Emergencies. Activities to contribute to this goal which the Team Lead with manage may include, but will not be limited to: may include but not be limited to:

  • Support the HRH Technical Working Group and HRH secretariat to improve the quality and availability of HRH data needed to effectively manage the existing health workforce and improve the future composition and distribution of health workers
  • Conduct a ten-year HRH strategy midterm review to make sure that a monitoring system is in place to track progress overtime
  • Support hospitals to conduct Workload Indicator for staffing Needs (WISN) studies to identify staffing gaps based on workload and establish strategies to adapt
  • Support district-level stakeholders to use data in district planning to address recruitment, retention, and district-specific HRH needs
  • Improve continuous professional learning and training systems in collaboration with the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Rwanda Medical and Dental Council
  • Support efforts to advance the management skills, ethics and professionalism of health workers to improve the quality of care provided to beneficiaries
  • Address barriers to health workforce motivation and retention by conducting assessment on HRH turnover and identifying innovative motivation strategies for health provider


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in international development, public health, finance, health systems strengthening, workforce development, supply chain or a closely related field. Advanced degree in these areas preferred
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience in area of specified technical expertise (HRH) of donor-funded programs, managing complex activities that involve Coordination with multiple project stakeholders
  • Previous experience working in Rwanda, East Africa or countries implementing health systems strengthening
  • Strong understanding of successful approaches to health workforce management to improve the resilience of the Rwandan health system and optimize resources to sustain quality services and equitable health outcomes
  • Strong ability to maintain partnership with the Government of Rwanda (GOR) to strengthen the capacity of host-country institutions and local organizations to improve equitable access and utilization of high-quality, evidence-based, and respectful public health services
  • Proven ability to build and maintain a strong, diverse, inclusive, cohesive team where all team members are empowered and supported, including stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical and transparent practices and commitment to staff care
  • Strong interpersonal, representation and oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

How to apply

Application instructions:

Please apply by using this link Applications must be submitted by COB Eastern Time (ET) on February 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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