Technical Director, Education

  • Posted on 16 August 2019
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing on 15 September 2019

Job Description

FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position Technical Director, Education based in Nairobi, Kenya or another one of FHI 360’s East Africa offices.

Project Description:

FHI 360 is currently workiong on a large-scale East Africa-focused education in emergencies opportunity which will support children’s social, emotional and academic development from early childhood to early adolescence. The project will test, conduct rigorous evaluations, and scale innovative active learning methodologies for refugee and host community children. The project includes a consortium of partners seasoned in education in emergencies, education development, creative learning methodologies, and research, monitoring and evaluation across a number of East African countries.

Position Description:

Directs the development and implementation process of the project’s services involving departmental and/or cross-functional. Plans and directs schedules and monitors budget/spending. Monitors the project/program from initiation through delivery. Organizes the interdepartmental and consortium members technical activities ensuring completion of the project/program on schedule and within budget constraints. Selects, develops, manages and evaluates the project’s technical personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


  • Leads the operation and coordination of technical activities for the multi-country project.

  • Develops and implements processes and procedures to achieve strategic technical goals of multiple programs.

  • Directs and guides managers, and staff with training and developing process improvement initiatives to ensure compliance with company and government standards.

  • Engages in writing publications and developing proposals for new programs.

  • Provides technical expertise with monitoring and evaluating programs and serves as primary decision maker for technical issues on project/program.

  • Oversees the strategic direction, budgetary planning, and technical process of department to ensure business objectives are met.

  • Identifies and consults with executive management on recommendations to make better business decisions.

  • Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree or higher in education, civil society, international development, social work, social sciences or a closely related field.

  • At least 10 years of work experience in education in conflict areas and curriculum development

  • Knowledge of child welfare and education system strengthening in developing countries.

  • Oral and written communication skills in English required; fluency in Kiswahili and other East African languages desirable.

  • Ability to travel extensively

Offer will be contingent on award of proposal and approval of funder.

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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FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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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