Technical Director, Prevention of Early & Forced Marriage - Niger

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 16 April 2019

Job Description


Save the Children is seeking a Technical Director for an anticipated two-year USAID-funded Prevention of Early and Forced Marriage program in Niger. This ambitious program focuses on significantly reducing the prevalence of early marriage in targeted areas of Niger. The Technical Director and team will need to employ new and innovative approaches and will require close collaboration with communities, peer organizations, and government stakeholders.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding. Local candidates only, please.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Lead and oversee the development and delivery of a high quality, innovative, cost effective and sustainable program, including robust gender integration and an overall gender transformative approach to project implementation.
  • Provide technical and program oversight in the design and day-to-day management of implementation.
  • Ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current evidence.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in the design, implementation and evaluation of technically sound, cost-effective, and practical approaches and strategies for gender transformation and GBV prevention and response interventions of the program.
  • Collaborate closely with the Ministries of Health, Education, and Population, Women’s Promotion and Protection of Children and key USAID Implementing Partners and other donors and key stakeholders. Based on collaboration and in consultation with USAID, refine and adjust technical approaches and annual work plans.
  • Document and disseminate innovation and good practices.
  • Oversee monitoring, analysis and reporting on gender, disability, and inclusion issues.
  • Oversee and contribute to collaborative, learning and adaptive approach throughout the entire project

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in international development or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibility for designing, managing and implementing complex health, gender-based violence, gender, child protection, and/or social behavior change programming in developing countries involving multiple stakeholders and implementing partners.
  • Three years of experience implementing USAID funded projects, ideally in Niger.
  • Ability to collaborate and liaise with senior ministry officials, other USAID implementing partners, other relevant programs, and senior members of the donor community.
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts from multi-cultural backgrounds and fostering team work.
  • Strengths in inspiring and enabling others through training, and capacity building to realize organizational objectives.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and social inclusion values, evidenced through previous positions/programming.
  • Strong oral, written, and presentations skills in English and French.
  • Qualified local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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