Technical Director
International Rescue Committee
Islamabad, PK
3d ago

Requisition ID : req31644

Job Title : Technical Director

Sector : Program Administration

Employment Category : Proposal

Employment Type : Full-Time

Open to Expatriates : No

Location : Islamabad, Pakistan

Job Description

The IRC is seeking a Technical Director to drive the FCDO funded GOAL’ in Pakistan. This is a 5-year, £130 million anticipated programme, with an expected release date by October 2022, and mobilization in the first quarter of 2023.

GOAL focuses on two main priorities - access to and quality of learning for all children particularly girls - in the least developed districts of Punjab (South Punjab) and KP (the Newly Merged Districts).

Background and objectives of GOAL The programme will cover 3 broad components : Technical Assistance, Service Delivery and Financial Aid.

It aims to deliver the above-mentioned outcomes through five outputs : 1. Reduced barriers and schooling costs for girls and marginalised children,2.

Increased awareness and prioritisation of education (learning)3. Improved teacher knowledge, skills and classroom practice4.

Learning facilitated through quality (teaching learning) resources and guided by assessment5. Improved planning and management at the school, district and provincial level.

Scope of Work The Technical Director will have primary responsibility for overseeing, supporting and mentoring Technical Leads for Education, Private-Public Partnership, School Planning & Management and Teachers’ Professional Development etc.

to achieve the stated goals of the Project. The Technical Director will bring exceptional experience, expertise and commitment to girls’ education and empowerment in Pakistan.

The Technical Director is expected to have strong skills in programme design and development, advocacy and networking with international and national institutions and development agencies which promote girls’ education and empowerment.

Broad technical knowledge of gender programming, including women and girls’ economic empowerment, gender and poverty-related barriers will be essential.

This is a senior position which requires outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, and organisational, team-building and representational skills.

The Technical Director role is envisaged to be full-time and will be based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Major Responsibilities :

  • Lead the development and implementation of the programme’s framework in coordination with partners and advisors to drive towards the programme’s objectives.
  • Ability to perform at a senior management level including managing staff in a matrixed system with a focus on adaptive management.
  • Design and oversee implementation of annual content advisories.
  • Lead the alignment of curricula, content, and intended programme outcome to support iterative programmatic improvements.
  • Manage a team to produce and lead content, programme design, programmatic direction, and new development responsibilities.
  • Monitor, in collaboration with partners, that interventions are implemented per design.
  • Lead response and course-correction for programmatic challenges, applying collaborative, flexible, and practical thinking.
  • Support the development of the monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan and ensure linkages between evidence generation, global dialogue, and country actions while supporting global leadership.
  • Oversee and review technical writing products and deliverables.
  • Oversee on-going quality assurance and quality improvement for technical activities.
  • Identify issues and risks related to programme implementation in a timely manner and ensures appropriate programme adjustments.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required. Qualifications
  • Advanced degree (or equivalent experience) in Education, Gender, disability and inclusion, or related field with at least 10 years working in international development in adolescent girls and empowerment.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in leading the management of complex donor funded (FCDO, USAID, etc.) programmes, and managing a diverse team of professionals and consortium partners.
  • Extensive experience working with provincial governments in Pakistan will be preferred.
  • Experience and ability to provide leadership and direction in harnessing the multi-disciplinary skills of the technical personnel and consortium partner within complex and high-risk environments.
  • Familiarity with current debates about girls’ education and empowerment including FCDO’s thinking and emerging priorities.
  • Experience in programming for adolescent girls’ education, and ideally adolescent girls’ empowerment and inclusion.
  • Experience working with children and adolescents and an ability to apply safeguarding, ethics, and do no harm’ principles.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills and ability to articulate arguments and positions backed with evidence in order to promote causes and ideas.
  • The Technical Director will be expected to align to and assure adherence to IRC’s internal policies, guidelines and ethics as well as FCDO’s code of conduct and compliance requirements.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Qualified women are encouraged to apply.Please note that the JD is high level and indicative only at this stage and may be subject to change once the Terms of Reference for the programme is released and as the opportunity develops.
  • This position will be contingent on the outcome of the bid.The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.

    These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.#LI-GR2

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