Matthew Osborne-Smith

Matthew Osborne-Smith

International Development and Health | Nonprofit Management Professional

Greater Boston Area
International Trade and Development

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Matthew Osborne-Smith's Summary

Professional with fourteen years of experience in international development and health as well as nonprofit and social enterprise management. Main technical areas include 1) program design, monitoring, and evaluation; 2) organizational and program management; 3) capacity development; 4) market-based development initiatives; and 5) health system strengthening. Adept program manager and management consultant with a wealth of experience encompassing work in over fifteen countries and has a strong proposal writing track record. Overall objective is to address social problems with sustainable entrepreneurial solutions.

Specialties: Management; strategy; monitoring & evaluation; marketing & communications; business development; partnership building; operations management; organizational development; public health; social entrepreneurship; social enterprise; private sector/enterprise development; nonprofit management; micro finance

Matthew Osborne-Smith's Experience

Senior Advisor

John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months)

Serve as Senior Advisor to USAID Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP). Provide program management oversight and support as well as technical assistance in capacity development, market-based approaches, and health system strengthening to USAID and other donor funded global health projects in multiple countries. Support new business development i.e., coordinating proposal teams, designing projects.

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

June 2009Present (5 years 4 months)

Provide technical assistance in M&E (i.e., design of M&E plans and systems; survey design and implementation; support to routine health information systems; and use of data for decision making) to USAID and other donor funded global health projects.

Independent Consultant

JSI and Mercy Corps

January 2009June 2009 (6 months)

Completed short term consultancies in the areas of proposal writing/program design and management systems. Lead writer on the winning EC funded SECURE program in Timor-Leste.

Head of Office | Enterprise Development Program Manager

Mercy Corps - Aceh, Indonesia

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

January 2007December 2008 (2 years)

Directed field office including three programs (enterprise development, school health, and community development) while directly managing the enterprise development program. As Head of Office, managed office operations and program strategy and revamped M&E system. As Program Manager, built capacity of a wide range of enterprises (i.e. health, service, agriculture sectors) in the areas of market expansion, strategy, financing, and organizational development. Piloted a market information text message service social enterprise.

EC Funded BETER Program Manager

Mercy Corps - Tajikistan

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20062007 (1 year)

Lead manager responsible for all aspects of implementation of this integrated program including enterprise development, community health, and micro credit. Established Tajikistan's first eight business incubators, which started and mentored a wide range of businesses (i.e. health, service, agriculture sectors). Three of the incubators become independent social enterprises.

Project Coordinator

John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

20042006 (2 years)

Provided management, technical, and administrative support to USAID-funded projects including an NGO Cost Recovery Project in Jordan which assisted a family planning provider in the areas of organizational development, market expansion, and financial sustainability.

Executive Assistant

Wu Yee Children's Services

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20022003 (1 year)

Supported daily management and operations of this community-based immigrant services nonprofit in Chinatown, San Francisco.

Enterprise Development & Health Education Volunteer, Lesotho

Peace Corps

Government Agency; 5001-10,000 employees; International Affairs industry

July 2000July 2002 (2 years 1 month)

Started, grew, and managed a portfolio of social enterprises in which income was used for schools' lunch programs. Incorporated nutrition, health, and HIV & AIDS education into schools.

Matthew Osborne-Smith's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Member, Advisory Board

      STG International
      January 2012 present (2 years 9 months)

      Strategy and business development advisory support to this social venture start-up bringing solar energy to rural health clinics in Lesotho and other countries.

Matthew Osborne-Smith's Education

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

MBA, Sustainable Development (International Development and Health)


Strategy & management, international development & health, nonprofit & health care management, social entrepreneurship.
Conducted several consultancies with various organizations including Oxfam America.

University of California, San Diego

BA, Sociology, Economics


Matthew Osborne-Smith's Skills & Expertise

  1. International Development
  2. NGOs
  3. Capacity Building
  4. Global Health
  5. Nonprofits
  6. Proposal Writing
  7. Program Management
  8. Community Development
  9. Social Entrepreneurship
  10. Public Health
  11. Technical Assistance
  12. Program Evaluation
  13. Capacity Development
  14. Management
  15. Program Development
  16. Strategy
  17. Grants
  18. Social Enterprise
  19. Enterprise Development
  20. Organizational Development
  21. Program Monitoring

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