Director, Technical Support Department, Program Sciences and Technical Support

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About FHI 360

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 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director, Technical Support


Responsible for technical oversight of existing and new programs/projects in the health and development sectors throughout FHI 360’s country offices; for ensuring that technical support and assistance to the programs is evidence based, appropriate, timely high quality and on budget; and for leading a highly-motivated team of experts to assure technical excellence of programs and activities.  The incumbent should possess a high level of technical/scientific and management expertise and substantial experience relevant to planning and implementing health and development programs. Additionally, the incumbent is expected to manage a diverse portfolio of projects within a complex, matrixed organizational framework keeping the unit aligned with organizational goals.  


Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Develops and provides technical/scientific and management leadership, as well as personnel and budget oversight, in support of expanded, quality health and development programs.
  • Identifies funding opportunities and participates in the development of proposals and leads proposal development teams.
  • Leads and manages several technical experts within the Technical Support Division
  • Provides and coordinates technical assistance in HIV/AIDS clinical management and builds capacity of clinical providers in the Africa region.
  • Contributes to FHI 360’s efforts to build and sustain capacity in core topic areas, including identifying and nurturing future technical leaders.
  • Participates in technical and programmatic reviews, including quality assurance efforts.
  • Contributes to writing concept notes/proposals and reports and ensures documentation of best practices across FHI 360 programs.
  • Advances thought leadership and ensures FHI 360 programs are represented at conferences and manuscripts are published.
  • Represents FHI 360 with implementing partners, international organizations and funders such as USAID, NIH, CDC, DOD as well as private foundations,
  • Ensures coordination with other FHI 360 units, departments and groups to foster collaboration, innovative approaches and technical excellence.


  • Highly prefer an MD or PhD in relevant field with 15 years of relevant experience that includes minimum of 10 years of supervisory experience.
  • Highly prefer 10 years in-country experience in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent Required and 10+ years of project management experience within a relevant area. 
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff. 
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading organizational units and/or project teams.
  • Proven skills in resource development (USAID and other) including identifying opportunities and leading or participating in the proposal development process.
  • Expertise in HIV/ AIDS required including combination prevention approaches and/or ART programs. Expertise in one or more other core topic areas is an asset (Non Communicable Disease, MCH, Malaria and Tuberculosis)
  • Substantial experience planning and implementing complex health/HIV/AIDs programs in developing countries.
  • Personnel management and grantsmanship experience.
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed.  



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.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click 
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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.


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