Position title
Technical Director
Description

Through the Honduras Local Governance Activity (HLG), the DAI team will support USAID / Honduras to improve the systems of provision of basic services in the education, health / nutrition sectors, and particularly, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, including quality and access management systems, while increasing the influence of citizens and governance to prevent irregular migration.

HLG will continue to help local governments, health service providers, Regional Hospitals, civil society and institutions related to 40 municipalities in the West (Zone 2) and urban areas in 5 municipalities of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Choloma, Tela and La Ceiba to achieve their two results: evidenced increase in the influence of civil society and improved performance of local service providers. HLG is headquartered in Tegucigalpa, with regional offices established in target departments.

Responsibilities

The Technical Director will provide overall Technical Assistance (TA) leadership and ensure that HLG technical teams use evidence to guide decision making regarding program planning, technical assistance and implementation modalities. The position will serve as a significant liaison with USAID/Honduras, other implementing partners, other donors, and any other key stakeholders to ensure proper integration of lessons learned and best practices in the field. This role will provide technical oversight and focus on making sure implementation is strategic and cost-effective. The Technical Director will support the Honduras Local Governance Activity in the planning and execution of its Annual Workplans to meet technical and targets. The Technical Director will work under the supervision of the COP to support coordination across all elements of the Activity as indicated by the COP and supervise a team of technical specialists.

• Ensure implementation aligns with USAID priorities and contributes toward the achievement of the Activity’s development hypothesis.
• Supervise a team of central level Technical Specialists to ensure articulation between the technical activities, support technical decision-making and ensure proper coordination with Directors of Regional Offices and Admin/Ops teams.
• Ensure implementation is strategic and cost-effective by ensuring ongoing collaboration, joint analysis, learning and use of data for decision-making and continuous quality improvement.
• Lead planning and implementation of the Activity work plan under the supervision of the COP.
• Identify technical implementation bottlenecks, develop and propose solutions to COP.
• Facilitate dialogue between the Technical Team and the M&E team to conduct careful and deep analysis and use findings to support timely learning and adaptation.

Qualifications

• S/he must meet the minimum education and relevant work experience requirements for a Senior level personnel set forth in Section B.11 of the basic IDQs.
• S/he must have at least five (5) years of international development work experience, including at least two (2) years related to local governance and citizen participation in the Latin American region. Experience in Honduras highly desirable.
• S/he must have proven field technical experience in designing and implementing integrated program management in the areas of governance, local service delivery, transparency and accountability and in working directly with host government (national and subnational) and civil society organizations.
• S/he must have substantial professional and supervisory experience of long-term and short-term staff.
• S/he must meet the language requirements of Level IV Interagency Roundtable (ILR) scale. Full professional proficiency in English and Spanish are required.
• Advanced degree in social or political sciences or other relevant field. Ph.D. degree will be a plus.
• Excellent experience working in politically sensitive environments.
• Prior experience working on USAID-funded projects and knowledge of USAID policies, strategies and regulations.
• Excellent communication and writing skills.
• Self-starter and independent, capable of following guidance and transform it into actions.
• Excellent interpersonal relationships with national and international staff, in a multicultural environment and with multidisciplinary teams

• Reports to the Chief of Party.

Contacts

Enviar su aplicación a más tardar el 11 de marzo 2021, a la dirección GLH_recruitment@dai.com. Para que su aplicación sea recibida satisfactoriamente deberá contener: Hoja de Vida actualizada y Carta de Interés en inglés.

Esta posición está sujeta a la disponibilidad de fondos por parte del Donante. Aplicar a esta posición no compromete a DAI a otorgarla.

Employment Type
Tiempo completo
Job Location
Date posted
February 25, 2021
Valid through
March 11, 2021
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