Technical Director, Women's Empowerment

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

Job Description

Program Overview

Pathfinder is seeking a Technical Director for the upcoming USAID-funded Women’s Empowerment project in Egypt. The project will support a comprehensive effort toward gender equality and female empowerment, with a focus on advancement of the enabling environment for women’s empowerment; economic opportunity; and, prevention and protection from gender-based violence. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding and will be based in Egypt.

Position Purpose

The Technical Director will oversee and provide overall technical leadership and direction for project, including the design, implementation, and monitoring of high impact women’s economic empowerment and gender-based violence prevention and protection interventions. S/he will develop and motivate a highly effective women’s economic empowerment and gender-based violence team. S/he will contribute to creating a learning culture through innovation and knowledge sharing and will maintain excellent relationships with government counterparts.


  • Lead the development and implementation of strategies for improving participation by women in the private sector workforce, increasing economic opportunity for women entrepreneurs, and access quality GBV services and information.
  • Support the establishment and expansion of innovative and effective interventions for reaching youth and other underserved populations.
  • Provide technical guidance/assistance to project staff and partners for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating women’s economic empowerment and GBV activities for the accomplishment of project objectives.
  • Support preparation of work plans, training programs and budget and quarterly reports.
  • Lead the preparation of quarterly and annual technical progress reports. Supervise, mentor, and coach the women’s economic empowerment and GBV teams.
  • Liaise with other relevant project teams to ensure linkages of clinical and community GBV services and activities
  • Monitor project performance and leads course corrections to the women’s economic empowerment and GBV technical component based on service statistics to ensure project objectives are achieved or exceeded.
  • Document and disseminate key lessons learned
  • Initiate and nurture partnerships with new and existing women’s economic empowerment, private sector, and GBV stakeholders/partners.
  • Manage close collaborative relationships with economic empowerment/employment and GBV host country agencies, including central and local government, development partners, civil society, and community-based organizations.
  • Represent the project and internal and external technical meetings and conferences.
  • Travel throughout Egypt will be required.


  • Advanced degree in political sciences, social sciences, gender studies, international development or related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of senior-level experience implementing donor-funded women’s empowerment programs, including economic empowerment or GBV service delivery and technical assistance programs in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of women’s economic empowerment, gender, and GBV programs, advocacy efforts, and gap analysis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based women’s empowerment and GBV interventions to strengthen GBV services.
  • Experience working with women’s economic empowerment and GBV programs implemented by both the public and private sectors. Experience interacting/collaborating with government agencies, host-country governments and counterparts, international donor agencies, private sector, civil society, and community-based organizations.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID and/or similar donors’ funding policies, rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated management, leadership, decision making, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience living and/or working in Egypt or the Middle East/North Africa region.
  • Strong speaking and writing skills in English; proficiency in Arabic required.

About the Organization

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.

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