Technical Director, USAID Bangladesh Community Nutrition and Health Activity

Vacancy for the Post: Technical Director, USAID Bangladesh Community Nutrition and Health Activity

Company Name: FHI 360

Job description: 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 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Director for an anticipated five-year USAID Bangladesh Community Nutrition and Health Activity. The activity will aim to improve nutritional status of women and children less than five years old, with a focus on the 1,000 days, by achieving the following results: 1) improving the quality of nutrition and health services provided at community level; 2) improving nutrition and health behaviors; and 3) strengthening governance for nutrition at national and sub-national levels. The Activity also seeks to improve communities’ resilience to shocks as a cross-cutting outcome.

Position Description

The Technical Director will work closely with the COP in providing technical leadership to project interventions to improve nutritional status of women and children less than five years old. S/he will be responsible for technical oversight to the design and implementation of key components of the program and will manage a team of technical staff across the project’s three cross-cutting result areas, ensuring smooth coordination and implementation of program activities that are of high quality and lead to measurable impact.

The position will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and final USAID approval of the candidate.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures the technical excellence of programming, leading technical aspects, including strategic planning and implementation, ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, and encouraging effective teamwork across the project team comprising staff from partner organizations.
  • Remains up to date on and ensures international and national evidence are reflected in program design and implementation.
  • In coordination with the COP, supports overall project leadership, management, and technical direction while ensuring in-country compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures and USG rules and regulations.
  • Facilitates the preparation of programmatic deliverables, including annual work-plans, quarterly and annual reports, final project report and project activity updates, and other project-related communication and reporting materials in accordance with USAID deadlines and branding guidelines.
  • Supervises a team of technical and program staff, ensuring clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained among the team members.
  • Ensures technical quality, adequacy and clarity in project deliverables and communication materials.
  • Manages relationships with local partners and ensures sub-awardee quality of program implementation.
  • Collaborates with monitoring, evaluation, research and learning team and operations, compliance and finance staff in achieving program objectives.
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to managers and staff to achieve project goals and develop national leadership capacity.
  • Deputizes for the COP and serves as acting COP when needed

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree, or its international equivalent, or higher in nutrition, public health, or a related area.
  • Minimum of 8+ years of demonstrated experience in leading technical quality of nutrition programming, with an emphasis on community-based nutrition interventions, community clinic systems strengthening, gender and women’s empowerment and social and behavior change communication (SBCC) in developing countries, preferably in Bangladesh.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse team on projects of similar scale (financially, culturally, staff size and activity).
  • Strong ability to manage and deal with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO) with USAID-funded projects.
  • Experience working in Bangladesh with knowledge of the public health sector, culture and context
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.
  • Ability to motivate, influence, delegate and collaborate with others.
  • Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, district government officials, UN and where appropriate, donor representatives.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English; fluency in Bengali required.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at

This job posting 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.

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Location: Dhaka

Job date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 05:49:35 GMT

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