Technical Director (Eswatini)


The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and well-being and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice. To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and interprofessional networks; undertake research that is informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own, provide oversight, and sustain implemented interventions.

CGHPI has recently received an award from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The program will support the Kingdom of Eswatini to provide comprehensive, quality assured care, treatment and prevention HIV/TB services in Manzini and Lubombo regions. As a result, CGHPI is recruiting for the following position, and seeks exceptional individuals to join the team and further enrich our unique offerings.

Job Location:  Mbabane, Eswatini

Job Overview

The Technical Director is responsible for the technical oversight and supervision of all program activities and will lead implementation in collaboration with the Ministry of Health teams at all levels of the health care system.  This position will provide guidance to a team of technical experts to ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the program team and donor, support the design of target-driven HIV service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.

The Technical Director will serve as an on-going technical and programmatic resource for developing solutions to challenges and bottlenecks as they occur and will provide strategic guidance for stakeholder engagement to the Principal Investigator and Country Program Director. This position will be responsible for developing technical strategies and supporting service delivery teams to implement those strategies for achievement of program goals in a designated regions of the country. The position holder will further ensure that care systems, processes and standards are institutionalized at all facilities in line with national and international best practice. In addition, the position holder will mentor and coach service delivery teams to fulfill remediation interventions for optimal patient care treatment outcomes and service quality. The Technical Director will be a key resource for enhancing MOH capacity to own, provide oversight and stewardship of comprehensive HIV program interventions.

This position will oversee the day to day technical inputs into work planning and field level implementation of activities at the site level and will oversee all training and mentorship activities and ensure they are executed to optimize program interventions.  The Technical Director will work closely with the M&E Director to facilitate routine use of data to inform course corrections and improve program outcomes.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical inputs for the design, implementation and oversight of all program activities
  • Ensure that the Program provides high quality technical assistance through capacity building, mentorship, and supportive supervision
  • Provides oversight for the institutionalization of CQI and data use as driving principles
  • Monitor program implementation towards desired targets, objectives and as per developed work plans and institute remediation intervention to address identified gaps.
  • Ensure that program activities reflect global evidence based best practices and comply with local Ministry of Health and PEPFAR technical guidelines.
  • Promote adoption, spread and implementation of best practices across program interventions including participating in weekly, monthly and quarterly collaborative learning and best practice sharing events
  • Oversee development of implementation science agenda, abstracts and manuscripts development from the program to increase visibility of the organization’s work
  • Promote adoption, spread and implementation of best practices within the program including convening monthly and quarterly collaborative learning and best practice sharing events
  • Promote cross learning within the program from other GU countries and other partner programs in Eswatini and globally
  • Define, coordinate and seek HQ technical and programmatic support and monitor quality of support to ensure it meets needs of the country.

Required Qualifications and Competencies

  • Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) or Master of Medicine in relevant clinical discipline; Master of Public Health or other advanced degree related to health will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience leading HIV/AIDS or related public health intervention programming
  • Excellent knowledge of PEPFAR programming and working knowledge of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program approaches
  • Experience in strategic planning and program implementation 
  • Demonstrable working knowledge and experience using data and evidence to improving public health programming
  • Proven leadership and management experience including supervising senior professionals

To Apply
Interested applicants should send a current CV, cover letter, and references to CGHPI at