Margaret Caffrey

Senior Technical Officer

Margaret has a disciplinary background of human resources, education, training and programme management, and an MSc in Human Resource Management and Development (HRM/D). She has spent most of her professional life living and working in Africa and has over 20 years’ experience in international development, specifically in human resource for health policy, planning, management and development in the public and private health sectors.

In Africa, she has provided long and short term technical assistance and advice in Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and in Asia, in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal and Timor Leste. Clients include DFID, USAID, the World Bank, EU, WHO, UNICEF, Ministries of Health, health training institutions and other government agencies.

She has led missions to facilitate national health sector HR policy formulation and strategic planning and has conducted reviews and evaluation of national HR plans and interventions. She has supported the design and implementation of change management and organisation development initiatives and facilitated multi sectoral stakeholder engagement processes as a key component of these initiatives.

She also has expertise in the design, delivery and evaluation of training and capacity development interventions, targeting policy makers and health professionals, and health systems strengthening approaches. Margaret has conducted qualitative studies of specific HR interventions and innovations, in the areas of health worker retention, performance management, in service education and training, task shifting, and fiscal and regulatory policies and practices for the health workforce.

Margaret is currently a Senior Technical Officer with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). She is a member of the business development team, responsible for identifying and responding to relevant MNH implementation research and technical assistance opportunities. Over the last year the team have responded to over 50 requests for proposals, with over 25% success rate. In her STO role, she continues to provide HR related technical assistance, most recently undertaking a review of the HR component as part of a health systems assessment in Zimbabwe and facilitating the development of a new HRH strategic Plan in Zambia. She also provides internal HRH technical support and advice across the CMNH teams.

Margaret is a member of the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) Consortium

Margaret is an Associate (Assoc. CIPD), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK