Director of Technical Services

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



505 9th Street, NW
United States



EngenderHealth’s vision is a world where sexual and reproductive health rights are respected as human rights, and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential. To achieve transformational change leading to true social and economic progress, EngenderHealth partners with diverse organizations across sectors with the shared goals of highlighting women’s value to sustainable development.


Provides global programmatic and technical leadership to enhance and scale up a comprehensive rights-based access to quality SRHR information and services. The Director will be responsible for the development of innovative programs and approaches to scaling up gender transformative SRHR throughout EngenderHealth’s portfolio. The Director will work closely with regional and country offices, technical advisors, as well as with the resource mobilization team, to co-design and develop innovative frameworks and implementation models to advance reproductive health and rights. The Director will drive the inclusion of program design principles in all of EngenderHealth’s activities, from inception of ideas at the concept note/proposal development stage, into implementation and evaluation. The Director will be a key contributor to thought leadership in the organization, responsible for using proven interventions and generation of new evidence to transform people’s lives. Ensures technical representation at key global technical fora. The Director will report to the VP of Programs.


Must possess the following requirements with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Advanced degree in public health, clinical medicine, nursing, social sciences, international development or related field.

Ten (10)+ years of experience in implementing SRHR programs in public and/or private health sector in resource challenged environments with five (5) years of field experience working in developing countries.

In depth knowledge of rights based approaches to quality in health.

Progressive senior leadership experience and demonstrated capacity in designing strategies, frameworks and tools in advancing reproductive health and rights.

Experience in supervising individuals and teams.

Ability to be strategic and entrepreneurial, and to foster a cultural environment of innovation and collaboration. Flexible and adaptable with proven capacity to respond rapidly and effectively to a changing environment. 

Excellent partnership and relationship building skills. Proven results in working with multiple collaborators globally.

Excellent understanding of international public health landscape in developing countries in areas related to sexual and reproductive health, quality improvement and assurance.

Strong knowledge of the donor landscape within the health sector and potential investors for quality assurance.

Strong interpersonal and writing and oral communications skills.

Ability to travel internationally approximately 30% of the time (equivalent of 16 weeks annually) to work with EngenderHealth’s field staff and partners.

Experience in integrating reproductive health interventions in public and/or private sector interventions.

Experience in representing organizations in global technical fora.

Comfort with a matrix management approach


Comfortable working in a fast – paced environment and being held accountable for meeting ambitious targets.

Leadership skills to work with autonomy while still being collaborative, prioritize tasks, and positively influence others to follow directives and meet deliverables with global stakeholders.

Systems-thinker whose strength is proactively finding the slightest weakness in a process and implementing a solution.

Problem-solver mentality, with the ability to adapt seamlessly to changing priorities.

Ensuring compliance with programmatic and clinical standards.

Cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively in different socio-cultural contexts.

Organized, high level of accuracy, and meticulous attention to detail.

Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources.


Fluency in French including business and healthcare terminology.

Ability to use knowledge of the organizational and political climate to solve problems and accomplish goals. 

Experience in advocating for the integration of SRHR standards and practices into national policies, systems and training frameworks. 

Experience working with multiple donors and multilateral institutions, e.g. WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA.  

Experience in technical tools and materials development


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Employees can be asked to do other comparable duties as assigned.

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws.

EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement