Director, Technical, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director, Technical
The Technical Director will be responsible for technical leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated. The Technical Director will manage the design and implementation of key components of the program and ensure adherence to global standards of excellence in health programming. The position is anticipated to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania but can be revised after the final SOW. The position will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent on successful award of the project and the selected applicant is subject to USAID approval.
Job Description
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the project technical strategies, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Tanzania context;
  • Oversee a team of senior technical project staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members;
  • Maintain and encourage high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines. Ensure state of the art and evidence-based best practices in health programming are integrated into project strategies to enhance their quality and effectiveness;
  • Identify technical assistance and capacity building needs; identify human resources from a wide range of sources (project staff, partners, government counterparts); and coordinate provision of technical assistance
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of local staff and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations;
  • Conduct and/or participate in technical quality assessments;
  • Lead and/or contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID;
  • Coordinate with partners, government counterparts and other stakeholders to achieve project objectives;
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms;
  • Act in place of Chief of Party when needed.
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