Director, Health Systems Solutions & Systems Strengthening – The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation – Heerlen

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

what can you expect in this role?


  • Provide strategic and technical leadership to enhance and grow EGPAF’s HSS objectives and priorities.
  • Lead the establishment of standards for the design, organization and functional health programming and operation of health systems based on primary health care, universal health access and integrated person-centered care.
  • Design and implement EGPAF’s strategic framework and roadmap for supporting HSS across EGPAF’s supported countries and across Medical and Scientific Affairs (MSA).
  • Represent EGPAF at national and international forums and share best practices related to strengthening health systems.
  • Develop and integrate HSS programming for new funding opportunities including drafting concept notes, support project designs, review project proposals, investment cases to mobilize additional funding for country-level HSS work as well as global HSS work.
  • Serve as a thought leader in health systems strengthening for the Foundation.
  • Lead evidence generation activities through routine analysis of programmatic data to build the evidence base for specific innovative approaches or interventions.
  • Identify strategic technical partnerships that would complement EGPAF capabilities including public private partnerships, civil society organizations and FBOs (health financing, national supply chains etc.).
  • Supervise HSS staff.
  • Capacity Strengthening

  • Lead the strategic oversight of EGPAF’s capacity-strengthening efforts in support of HSS, particularly in provision of technical assistance including developing materials and approaches to effectively strengthen capabilities within EGPAF (especially at country level) in areas of HSS that are relevant to EGPAF’s global strategy.
  • Contribute to the development, planning, and training of human resources in health aimed at increasing the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of the workforce.
  • Support adoption and operationalization of country HSS strategies by providing support to country teams on health systems strengthening, system-based solutions and accelerate progress towards equitable health solutions.
  • Facilitate internal and external learning platforms for knowledge exchange.
  • Monitoring

  • Continually assess EGPAF’s support to building stronger and resilient health systems.
  • Track implementation and impact of EGPAF’s HSS work.
  • To be successful, you will have:

  • Graduate degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Health Financing, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the international development sector across the African continent with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Strong technical background in health systems strengthening as well as solid experience in the delivery of technical assistance.
  • Proven leadership in developing strategies, conceptualizing, planning, and implementing projects or programs.
  • Prior experience in delivering technical assistance (TA) to strengthen public health solutions with particular attention to the 6 HSS building blocks including health financing management/capacity building.
  • Experience in “institutionalization” of programs/projects within government systems.
  • Experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders, including different types of donors.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills.
  • Fluency in verbal and written English.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Bonus points if you have:

  • Fluency in verbal and written French, Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred. 
  • Prior humanitarian working experience at field level with recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization.
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