Technical Director (Programs)

Technical Director (Programs)

Employee Type
  • The Technical Director will be responsible for programmatic, technical and financial state level leadership. S / He will be responsible for management of and reporting on USAID YPE4AH program activities, making decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity and serving as the program’s first point of interface with consortium partners on routine and strategic matters in the state; particularly for multi-sectoral partnerships, capacity development to local partners, and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities. This includes ensuring effective organizational management and communication with stakeholders at the National, State, LGA, Community levels, other implementing partners, ministries, departments and agencies, working closely with the Sr. Technical Director (based in Kano).
  • S / he will lead development of certain aspects of work plans, ensure adherence to proposed budgets as well as build and maintain relationships with local communities.
Is it a local employment?
Required Language
Requirements and Qualification
  • Master's degree or equivalent in Social Sciences or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years’ professional work experience on a U.S Government funded project will be preferred and an added advantage
  • Demonstrated project management experience including budget development, event planning, coordinating multiple partners and stakeholders, and oversight of staff.
  • Understanding of the Nigerian (or similar) social and political context and developments in the health sector
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with government and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, the private sector and other donors.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID funded projects, regulations, compliance and reporting.
  • Ability to support and build the project’s capacity in social mobilisation and behaviour change communications.
  • Familiarity with the FMOH, SMOH, State Health Management Board, SPHCDA structures and functions especially as it relates to Adolescent, Family Planning and Reproductive health is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational and team-building skills.
  • Ability to speak a local language fluently in the respective project state is an added advantage.
  • Experience in managing and supervising technical and non-technical staff.
  • Demonstrated project management experience including budget development, event planning, coordinating multiple partners and stakeholders, and oversight of staff.
  • Demonstrated strength and experience in writing technical reports.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and sound presentation skills; fluency in English language is essential.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills, ability to solve problems and resourcefulness
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skill in MS Office packages is required
  • Fluency in local language will be an added advantage
  • Understand cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability of states (Lagos and Kano).


Application Closing Date
22nd January, 2021.

Note: DAI will only contact candidates that are successful at this pre-qualification stage.



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