Technical Director

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Technical Director

  • Post Date:April 9, 2021
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Location: Harare

Position Summary

A locally registered Not for Profit Faith Based Organization ZACH intends and seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Technical Director, to support an anticipated five-year USAID-funded to implement. Integrated HIV Care and Treatment Support Activity program in Manicaland and Midland Provinces complimenting the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

  • The Technical Director will be responsible for technical leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all project technical activities.
  • The Technical Director will manage the design and implementation of key components of the program description and ensure adherence to global standards of excellence in HIV/AIDS service delivery and programming.
  • S/he will be responsible for management of the technical elements of the project, including leading technical teams, work planning, and reporting.
  • The Technical Director will be a liaison between the project and the MOHCC technical officers at all levels of the healthcare system.

Job Description

  • Plan, coordinate, and organize technical assistance assignments: identify and negotiate with consultants for technical assistance assignments, conduct briefings, develop and review scopes of work, and liaise with district and provincial health authorities;
  • Provide technical inputs into project activities, including activity design, work planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation in coordination with the Chief of Party;
  • Ensure that program activities reflect best practices, including PEPFAR, UNAIDS, and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines;
  • Provide technical quality assurance through training, mentorship, technical support, and capacity building;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with host country government, local organizations, and private sector stakeholders;
  • Ensure that the Organization provides project stakeholders; conduct regular monitoring and mentoring visits to local partners;
  • Represent the organization at conferences, working groups, and meetings to support the organizations thought leadership in HIV/AIDS programming in the country;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


At a minimum, the Technical Director must have the following qualifications:

  • A medical degree with additional postgraduate qualifications in Public Health or related subjects;
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience managing public health programs with emphasis on HIV/AIDS, including clinical skills and experience;
  • Strong understanding of PEPFAR technical guidance and reporting requirements, including MER and custom indicators;
  • Demonstrated experience working in Zimbabwe and/ or other developing country context on HIV-related activities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Zimbabwe health care system;
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the major issues affecting HIV/AIDS in all geographical regions of Zimbabwe, with in-depth knowledge of the implementation of HIV/AIDS programs in Zimbabwe.

Three current and relevant professional references must be provided and USAID/Zimbabwe reserves the right to contact additional references.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Demonstrated experience in working with commercial and non-governmental organizations to yield results toward common goals;
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with government officials, civil society partners, donors, and donor-funded implementers;
  • Familiarity with U.S. Government-funded programming, rules, and regulations such as FAR, AIDAR, and grants;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID policies, procedures and approaches related to program design/implementation, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and ability to motivate staff to be accountable for project outcomes;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines and ability to provide oversight of financial and operational aspects of projects;
  • Experience interacting with government agencies, host‐country government partners and counterparts, and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and maintaining unbiased and professional working relationships with government officials, civil society partners, donors, and donor-funded implementers;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

NOTE: Individuals are subject to police clearance.

To apply

Interested candidates should send certified copies of academic and professional certificates, CV and a motivational letter in an envelope clearly marked with the position applied for to:
The Executive Director;
160 Baines Avenue;
Box 1556;

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 12 April 2021