Technical Director

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Technical Director

  • Post Date:May 19, 2021
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 10-15 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Harare

Musasa is a national NGO that was established in 1988 and focuses on Violence Against Women (VAW). Musasa mainly focuses on direct support to survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), public education and awareness raising on Violence Against Women as well as the nexus between GBV and HIV. Musasa is seeking applications for a Technical Director for an anticipated PEPFAR/USAID supported five-year DREAMS project in Zimbabwe. The focus of the project will be to prevent new HIV infections among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) using the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) approach. Recruitment is contingent upon the successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Description

The position will report to the Chief of Party (COP). Under the supervision of the COP, the TD is responsible for supporting program management and providing technical leadership and supervision of DREAMS project activities. The TD will provide technical oversight to the design and implementation of key components of the DREAMS program description as follows:

  • Collaborate with the COP to provide leadership to the program, ensure strategic program direction, and provide high quality technical assistance;
  • Advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements;
  • Ensure that project strategies and activities are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally recognized best practices; as well as aligned with Zimbabwe’s National guidelines and policies;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the project technical strategies, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Zimbabwean context;
  • Oversee a team of technical staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members and ensure program activities are designed and implemented according to scope, on time and within budget;
  • Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, community-based workers, partners etc. and coordinate technical assistance provision;
  • Mobilize institutional and project resources, tools, best practices, innovations, technology to deliver a synergistic, evidence-based program;
  • Provide technical leadership in the development of timely, high quality and regulation compliant reporting per donor guidelines namely quarterly and annual reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence and ensure timely submission of deliverables;
  • Work closely with the project SI&E team to deliver project quality benchmarks, monitoring, evaluation and key lessons learned;
  • Provide advisory services and technical assistance on various Project areas including research, capacity development, policy formulation, materials development, impact assessments and dissemination of information;
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms;
  • Liaise with key partners and stakeholders to meet program objectives and deliver expected results.

Qualifications and experience

  • A Master’s degree in public health or related field (social science) or a medical degree with additional postgraduate qualifications (e.g. post graduate degree in public health);
  • A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible, professional-level experience managing public health programs with emphasis on HIV/AIDS;
  • Experience working in Zimbabwe on HIV–related activities;
  • 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, health, GBV and/or education programs for adolescent girls and young women in Zimbabwe

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application letter indicating your suitability via email [email protected] clearly indicating the position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

Deadline: 27 May 2021