Position:  Technical Director of Programs
Location:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Id:  314
# of Openings:  1

The Technical Director will provide strategic technical leadership to ensure a holistic technical approach to an integrated and comprehensive HIV/AIDS program in the community and worksite setting that will achieve measurable outcomes in the prevention of new HIV infection among key and priority populations, with improved access to preventive and treatment services, comprehensive behavior change interventions and clinical interventions S/he is accountable to the COP and will work closely with the DCOP, MEL Specialists, Technical Advisers and communicates technical strategies to regional staff and to sub grantees. S/he will manage a team of technical area experts and will ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health and a background in Medicine are preferred.
  • At least eight years senior level experience in designing, implementing, managing and providing technical guidance in HIV prevention, care and treatment initiatives to build a comprehensive community based HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment program and to strengthen systems and processes for ensuing the care and protection of key and priority populations is required.
  • Experience in providing technical leadership /support Ministry of Health, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Experience with quality assurance and quality improvement of community based behavioral interventions and clinical interventions is required.
  • Experience in engaging representatives of the host country government, civil society organizations, international development organizations and NGOs to support project implementation is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication and facilitation skills, writing and oral presentation skills in English with the ability to lead high-level meetings, forums, and conferences are required.

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company that works to improve the quality of health care, education and social services in the U.S. and around the world. We provide technical assistance and field research to strengthen health systems and service quality by empowering health workers to find and expand proven and locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. We are headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland along with our non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), which provides expertise in social marketing, communications, and outreach. Established in 1965, our work spans over 30 countries around the globe. URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide.

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