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Technical Director - OVC

Date Posted: Feb 13, 2020

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The Opportunity

Save the Children is seeking to recruit an experienced Technical Director for a USAID project that will provide support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in select districts within Malawi. The Technical Lead OVC will be responsible for the technical oversight and the implementation of the OVC component of the program including case management, supervise all activities at the community levels relevant to OVC and impact mitigation responses. S/he will advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. S/he will take a technical leadership role in coordination with the Malawi Government, local community organizations, and other partners. S/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art social service delivery approaches and will coordinate referral services ensuring continuum of care from the community to the health facilities and vice versa.


Those who already applied for the Technical Director position that was advertised on February 2, 2020 should not apply for this since we will use the same to shortlist for this position.


In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, development studies or related field.
  • Eight years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Malawi. During this period s/he should have been involved with social services and or public health project design, implementation, system strengthening, reporting and evaluation, including evaluation of evidence-based economic/livelihood projects for vulnerable groups, such as OVC or graduation programming.
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce; M&E; and operations research.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities.
  • Demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
  • Strong writing skills about program activities, outcomes and impact.


The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers 


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