Technical Director

  • Posted on 19 September 2018
  • Maputo, Mozambique
  • Closing on 19 October 2018

Job Description

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Technical Director for an anticipated USAID project in Mozambique focused on improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) outcomes by increasing use and access to high quality services. The DCOP/Technical Director will be responsible for technical leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated. S/he will manage the design and implementation of key components of the program description and ensure adherence to global standards of excellence in health service delivery programming. The position will be based in Nampula and will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Responsibilities:

The Technical Director will have the following responsibilities:

  • Cooperate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all technical matters.
  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight for community and facility-based MNCH services.
  • Lead design and implementation of community-based and clinical program activities to increase access to quality health services for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health.
  • Ensure program activities are evidence-based, adapted to local context and reflect state-of-the-art knowledge and best practices for RMNCH service provision.
  • Provide strategic leadership for training and mentorship for clinical services.
  • Lead the response to the specified deliverables, goals of grant agreements, ensuring achievements in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with FHI 360 and USAID grant requirements.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the project technical strategies, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Mozambican context.
  • Oversee a team of technical staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Oversee technical outputs of all partner organizations through regular field visits, and facilitate work planning and regular technical meetings for all consortium partners.
  • Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate technical assistance provision.
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations.
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual work plans and progress reports in a timely fashion for submission to USAID.
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms.
  • Serve as a program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the Chief of Party.


  • Master’s Degree or higher in public health, health communication, social sciences, or a closely related field is required; a medical doctor or nurse-midwife with public health training is strongly preferred.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in clinical care and public health, including RMNCH programs.
  • Experience providing direct leadership of professional and support staff, and oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
  • Experience in providing mentorship at the clinical, regional and national level.
  • Knowledge of high impact interventions in maternal, newborn and child health.
  • Experience working in Mozambique preferred.
  • Experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese required.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.
  • Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum, MS Office, etc.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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About the Organization

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 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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