Management Sciences for Health

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Mid-level and junior staff not given a chance to do technical work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA (US)

I have been working at Management Sciences for Health full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

MSH's DC office is in a good location, ability to work with field staff has been a good experience, I've learned a lot from senior staff (but haven't been allowed to practice it).

Cons

Many of the administrative/program coordinator level staff wind up leaving after 1 year since there is no movement up unless you have a masters, ditto for Progam Officers/Associates. Often much of the "technical" work is only done by the older staff who have been at MSH for 10-15 years. There isn't a desire across the centers/projects to train junior staff, and this causes many of us to want to leave.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The work is intense but knowing that I am making an impact makes it worthwhile.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health

    Pros

    MSH is truly diverse! It is stimulating to work on an everyday basis with the brightest and most educated professionals from different cultures across the globe. Our employees are the "boots on the ground" in the developing world to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable. MSH has undergone a complete restructuring and has vastly improved its corporate management structure to create more centralized management services, such as HR and Contracts, the results of which have created stronger and better-managed corporate services.

    Cons

    Top leadership is not attuned to communicating on a regular, systematic and written basis about all the good changes going on. The quarterly video-conferenced staff meetings are amazing because they involve all global offices but those meetings should not be the only mechanism for strategically communicating with staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is lots of good change and improvements being made. Communicate about them! Determine what changes need to be made in the top leadership composition and make those changes happen!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The mission is great, and means well. However, in practice, it's the worst organization at implementing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health

    Pros

    Fair amount of vacation days. However, this includes days that are floating holidays and basically forced vacation. We all need to get the vacations approved anyway.

    Cons

    For an organization that preaches leadership and development, they sure do a terrible job of it. Senior managers that many do not respect are permitted to continue doing things that do not work and poorly manage people. It's no wonder everyone keeps leaving this organization. No professional growth for junior or mid-level professionals.We are all forced to put together a PPRD that is completely pointless and the merit increase was 2%, which isn't even enough to cover the cost of living adjustment. They argue this has to do with being a non-profit organization, and yet funds are mis-managed during everyday business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people do not always approve of senior management at the director to C-level but are afraid toi truthfully express their concerns. Open your eyes to see what is going on! We should not have to tell you any of this. Just because individuals have been with the organization for many years does not mean they are effective leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
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