Work Location : Ghana – Accra

Type of Post : Accompanied – Family

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Funding : APPROVED

Expected Travel : up to 40%

Type of Contract :

Language Requirement : English

Application Deadline :

Employee Duration : Full-Time


Reporting to the COP of the USAID/Ghana SAGES Systems Strengthening Activity and working with relevant stakeholders, the Technical Director leads the delivery and refinement the overall technical approach to achieve the goals of the Activity.


Technical direction to achieve Activity outcomes and sustainable impact.

Work with the COP, DCOP, technical leads, and key consultants to

1. Refine and improve the technical strategy based on implementation results, research, feedback and learning, innovation, best practices, and changes in the context. 2. Ensure that the technical strategy is consistently and coherently translated in quarterly and annual work plans, with a clear logic of implementation reflecting the structure and interdependence of the activities. 3. Inform, clarify and update relevant internal and external stakeholders about the Activity’s technical and logic of implementation facilitating effective collaboration and coordination with consortium partners, government, and other development partners. 4. Leverage consortium partners’ human and technical resources to scale up regular and targeted capacity building for system actors.

Quality assurance of Activity work planning, implementation and reporting.

  •  Contribute to and quality assure the content of the annual work plan narrative ensuring alignment with the technical strategy and logic of implementation.
  •  Provide technical oversight and analysis of the annual and quarterly work plans / Gantt charts ensuring feasibility and logic of implementation with attention to activity interdependence.
  •  Contribute to regular implementation progress reviews ensuring an open and safe environment for detection, analysis, and quick responses to implementation challenges.
  •  Co-facilitate (with the DCOP) “Pause and Reflect” sessions with staff and partners to anticipate and address challenges and identify and document best practices and innovations to inform annual and quarterly work planning and delivery.
  •  Contribute to the development of “fidelity of Implementation” indicators to ensure they capture key elements of quality and support and monitor quality assurance processes to inform learning and adaption at scale.
  •  Quality assure content of quarterly and annual performance reports to USAID.

Management of technical leads and consultants

  •  Develop consultants’ scopes of work and supervise their delivery through timely and well-structured reviews, ensuring timely provision of relevant technical information and alignment with the technical strategy of the Activity.
  •  Quality assure the design, implementation and outputs of consultants’ and technical leads’ activities informed by established SOPs and quality standards ensuring clarity and accessibility for staff and partners.
  •  Ensure that technical decision-making by and guidance from technical leads and consultants are consultative and participatory, and informed by and align with sector-wide standards and best practice.
  •  Support the DCOP and partner project leads to integrate and implement robust quality assurance measures at all stages of field delivery. eMwv9Vv BIpnb
  •  Lead the development of activity design and delivery as necessary, setting examples for quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Stakeholder engagement

  •  Provide technical assistance to MOE and its agencies on the SAGES G2G including support for work plan development and implementation aligned to the SAGES SSA TA mandate.
  •  Serve as secretary of the USAID/Ghana Joint Steering Committee for education activities.
  •  Technically facilitate and provide oversight of the work of consultants in collaboration with MOE and agencies.
  •  Collaborate with MOE and agencies in activity design and development ensuring buy-in and capacity-building for system actors to scale impact beyond the Activity.
  •  Engage with strategic partners to facilitate coordination and collaboration to ensure program complementarity and support for government in achieving and sustaining accountability for learning.
  •  Contribute to monthly review meetings with USAID providing insights related to technical quality and delivery.


  •  Master’s degree in international development, education, governance, or a related field.
  •  At least 8 years of successful experience in designing, implementing and providing technical leadership in large-scale, high-profile initiatives focused on improving quality and accountability in primary education.
  •  Proven experience designing and leading quality assurance and capacity building interventions to support adaptive management of large scale program delivery using state-of-the-art approaches and practices.
  •  Able to deliver systemic and sustainable approaches to capacity building for system actors to improve accountability and performance at different levels of the eduction infrastructure.
  •  Proven ability to effectively and strategically engage, collaborate with and influence key stakeholders including donors, government, and development partners to achieve complementarity in implementation and advocacy.

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May 2024