Technical Director at Chemonics International Inc February 2024

Technical Director | Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company that operates in over 100 countries and is dedicated to helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.

Chemonics International seeks a Technical Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Malaria Vector Control Activity (MVCA). This activity seeks to identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania, in support of reducing the overall malaria burden, and moving Tanzania closer to malaria elimination.

The Technical Director shall be a public health expert with extensive experience in malaria vector control activities. He/She will serve as the project’s technical lead and will report to the Chief of Party (COP). He/She will be responsible for technical leadership, overseeing all technical aspects of the activity, continually improving implementation and performance quality, and ensuring the activity adheres to technical best practices.The position is expected to be based full-time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the duration of the activity, and is contingent upon activity award. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


  • Support the COP with design of technical strategy, implementation, and overall technical management of the activity, and serve as the technical representative.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance, supervision, and support to program activities in key technical areas such as ITN forecasting, planning and distribution, social and behavior change (SBC), and entomologic surveillance.
  • Keep up-to-date with technical innovations in malaria vector control, and lead integration of new and effective innovations into the activity.
  • Participate and provide technical leadership in national malaria vector control technical working groups; and lead indoor residual spraying and larviciding technical support to the national malaria control program.
  • Supervise and mentor project staff and facilitate transfer of skills and knowledge to Tanzanian institutions.
  • Lead the drafting and development of monthly activity updates, quarterly and annual progress reports, and technical reports as needed.
  • Supervise technical and programmatic leads to ensure a coherent approach across all project activities.
  • Conduct project thought leadership to ensure visibility of the project, the client, and the organization.
  • Ensure timely use of data for decision making and to guide project adaptations and implementation.
  • Maintain working relationships with USAID/Tanzania, National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), Ministry of Public Health, implementing partners, and key stakeholders.
  • Represent the project on behalf of the Chief of Party in his/her absence.

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree (bachelor’s or higher) in international development, public health, medicine, or a closely related field. Master’s degree in one of these fields strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience in malaria prevention and control.
  • Experience working in Tanzania and deep knowledge of geo-political, ethnic, cultural, and other considerations affecting programming in Tanzania and the region is required.
  • Strong ability to maintain partnership with the Government of Tanzania to strengthen the capacity of host-country institutions and local organizations to identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania, in support of reducing the overall malaria burden, and moving Tanzania closer to malaria elimination.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain a strong, diverse, inclusive, cohesive team where all team members are empowered and supported, including stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical and transparent practices and commitment to staff care.
  • Strong interpersonal, representation and oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required, Swahili desirable.

Application instructions: 
Please apply by using this link. Applications must be submitted by close of business Eastern Time (ET) on February 16, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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