Technical Director

Development Alternatives   •  

Virtual / Travel

Industry: Government & Non-Profit

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11 - 15 years

Posted 43 days ago

Technical Director

DAI seeks Project Director candidates for the anticipated Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Task Order under the USAID Integrated Health Systems (IHS) IDIQ. The purpose of this Task Order is to support achievement of USAID health systems strengthening (HSS) priorities as a means to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). USAID’s focus on health systems strengthening is to support partner countries on their journey to self-reliance and prosperity to meet their commitments for improved health and well-being of their population, by strengthening health systems performance and supporting sustained health impact. Under this Achieving UHC Task Order, technical assistance may be provided in more than 50 countries over the life of the project.


The Project Director will serve as the primary technical and management officer, providing vision, direction, leadership and management expertise in strategic planning, innovation and technical excellence, program development and management. The Project Director will maintain excellent working relationships with such key stakeholders as development partners, civil society, universities, professional organizations as well as with USAID and other stakeholders. S/he will directly supervise the work of the Technical Director and the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor.

Should DAI be the successful bidder, this will be a full-time position based in Washington DC. International travel will be required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall technical, managerial and financial leadership, including managing partner relations and ensuring technical and management excellence
  • Represent the project to USAID, and other key stakeholders, including CSOs and local NGOs
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a resource leveraging plan that will expand the reach of project activities and contribute to sustainability
  • Lead the development and implementation of the project workplans and program evaluations
  • Assure the quality and timeliness of evaluations, training curricula, and reports and other deliverables
  • Maintain ongoing and regular communications with the DAI home office

Qualifications include:

  • Masters degree of higher in public health, international development, or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience in the management or implementation of international development activities in/for low and middle-income countries (LMICs)
  • Of the above ten years, at least five of the years must have been management or implementation of health systems strengthening activities in one or more LMICs
  • Of the above ten years, at least three years of combined experience must have been physically based in LIC/LMIC countries
  • Professional experience interacting with government or non-governmental organizations including the private sector, in developing countries
  • Experience working in partnership with U.S. Government agencies, international donors, or other multilateral agencies
  • Demonstrated senior-level leadership (e.g. Chief of Party, Project Director, Deputy Director) to program of similar magnitude and complexity is preferred
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Ability to interact professionally in one or more relevant foreign languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese) is preferred.