Technical Director, Pre-Primary and Primary Education (P3E)

FHI 360

About the organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.


The Technical Director, Pre-Primary and Primary Education (P3E) is a senior member of the Global Education Department, providing technical expertise on improving access and quality of education, with specific emphasis on improving the quality of pre-primary and primary education. FHI 360’s primary education portfolio focuses on improving primary education at the classroom, school, community and system levels, ensuring that children receive comprehensive support across the learning continuum. Our evidence-based approaches produce measurable improvements in learning outcomes through early grade reading and math initiatives, accelerated learning programs, teacher professional development, curricula and teaching and learning materials development, safe and inclusive learning environments, and committed partners from the public and private sectors.

The Technical Director will support work in three areas: technical leadership, program/project support and oversight, and business development. The Technical Director will provide thought leadership and technical expertise around the issues, challenges, and strategies for systems strengthening, teacher professional development, and partnership development, amongst others. Working closely with project and HQ teams with expertise in all areas of education and other development disciplines, they will support development of cross-cutting solutions.



Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent • Education, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences, International Development, Human Development or Related Field.


Typically requires 10+ years of project management experience within a relevant area.

Demonstrated technical depth in education systems strengthening, teacher professional development, pre-primary education, and/or primary education.

Experience supervising a team, including cultivating the team’s professional development.

Experience or familiarity with USAID funded programs and USAID’s basic education policy. Familiarity with others funder priorities is an advantage.

Experience in strategic planning, execution, and tracking.

Demonstrated in-classroom teaching experience preferred.

Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.

Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English. Proficiency in a second language, particularly French or Spanish, preferred.

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