Technical Director | REACH Malaria | 2023

Chemonics International, an international development firm based in Washington, D.C., seeks a technical director for the anticipated five-year, $190-213 million Reaching Every At-risk Community and Household with Malaria Services (REACH Malaria) global activity managed from Washington, DC. This program aims to support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), as well as U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Missions and Bureaus with malaria programs, to provide implementation support services and technical assistance to countries to accelerate progress in comprehensive delivery of facility and community-based malaria services, including malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MiP), seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other drug-based malaria prevention interventions. The technical director will bear primary responsibility for the technical excellence of activity implementation. S/he will work with the project director in providing technical leadership and oversight of the program. S/he will ensure that the project activities are of high quality and adhere to PMI technical guidance and latest global policies and practices. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Provides technical leadership, support and oversight of the project, ensuring that project activities are of high quality and adhere to PMI technical guidance and global best practices for malaria service delivery;
  • Lead development and oversee implementation of project workplans and conduct process evaluation in collaboration with other project staff to ensure the project remains on course to implement planned activities.
  • Provide technical support, mentorship and coaching to regional and field office teams to ensure project activities are implemented according to global practices and expectations.
  • Convene technical meetings with consortium partners, regional and country teams to review performance, share lessons learnt and best practices.
  • Stay abreast with malaria innovations and breakthroughs and provide technical leadership in the development of systems to integrate and scale-up of these innovations.
  • Work closely with technical advisors to develop project standards and ensure implementation of quality malaria services in each supported country.
  • Keep abreast of, and in some cases help contribute to/refine, PMI technical guidance, relevant WHO guidance, and relevant technical literature;
  • Contributes to the planning and implementation of work plans and identify/develop, as relevant, new approaches and techniques to achieve successful performance;
  • Provides guidance and training, when needed, to country-based country directors and/or subject matter experts;
  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations;
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Coordinates with consortium partners, PMI and other key stakeholders to ensure REACH activities are implemented according to approved country plans.
  • Lead project thought leadership initiatives to ensure technical visibility of the project, Chemonics and USAID/PMI.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the principal duties.

  • Medical/Clinical degree and a master’s degree or higher in public health, or other related area.
    • At least 15 years of professional experience working on malaria control, with at least 10 years of senior technical leadership designing and implementing malaria diagnosis and drug-based prevention and treatment activities in collaboration with national malaria control programs in developing countries.
    • Demonstrated capacity to operate within the malaria international community and function as a leader on matters of malaria case management and drug-based prevention in developing countries.
    • Demonstrated experience building capacity of National Malaria Control Programs in sub-Saharan Africa.
    • USAID project experience preferred.
    • Effective English oral and written communication skills is required.
    • Ability to travel internationally – at least 20% of the time.
    • Ability to interact professionally in one or more of the following foreign languages (Spanish, Portuguese, or French) is preferred, but not required.

Application Instructions

Use the link to apply by September 30, 2022:   No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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Chemonics will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Chemonics, or (c) consistent with Chemonics legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

COVID-19 Recruitment Information
Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually. Our new hires and current staff working from our Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and London offices will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

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