The IRC seeks a Technical Director for the $25 M – 49.9 M PROPEL(Promoting Results and Outcomes through Policy and Economic Levers) Round 2 opportunity. Overall, the PROPEL Annual Program Statement (Promoting Results and Outcomes through Policy and Economic Levers) will focus on policy, advocacy, health financing and governance activities as well as technical assistance, and transition initiatives for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and FP/RH integration with maternal health, HIV/AIDS and other health areas. FP/RH integration across health, gender, youth, health equity, capacity development, and private sector engagement are all central to this APS. For Round 2 – PROPEL Adapt – the specific focus will be on policy, advocacy, financing, and governance (PAFG) unique to fragile settings, including responses to country epidemics or global pandemics such as COVID-19.
The Technical Director will support the Chief of Party in providing technical leadership and implementation of family planning (FP); reproductive health (RH); maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), immunization, nutrition, and WASH activities, as well as cross cutting priorities in health systems strengthening (HSS), gender, and social and behavioral change (SBC). This includes supervising strong technical experts and providing planning and management support to ensure delivery of program results. They will support quality control and efficiency of project activities.
This position is contingent on award from USAID.
• Provide overall technical leadership for project strategies and program activities and ensure they are based on and use global and project generated evidence
• Mentor and build capacity of technical staff in policy, advocacy, governance, financing, HSS and emergency preparedness for FP/RH programs in fragile settings.
• Regularly use and apply data to inform program direction and decisions.
• Provide technical leadership in staffing, work planning, assessments, monitoring and reporting in collaboration with partners
• Lead relationships and maintain collaborative links of key partners at country, regional, and global levels
• Encourage technical coordination between implementing partners, with other USAID projects, and external organizations
• Work creatively with technical staff and provide quality assurance for their outputs
• Provide dedicated representation with key counterparts and in technical working groups, and step in for the COP and/or Deputy COP as needed
• Ensure PROPEL Round 2 proactively identifies and engages local organizations equipped to deliver program interventions in PROPEL’s purview and ensure that their technical and managerial capacity is enhanced through the partnership with PROPEL R2.