July 25, 2021


Chemonics Technical Director Job

Technical Director Job, Other Professions,

Job Title: Technical Director

Job Location: Nairobi

Job description

Chemonics seeks a technical director: digital development and distance learning (DDDL) for an anticipated education project in Kenya. The Connectivity for Learning project aims to strengthen the Government of Kenya’s (GOK) education system to ensure that all classroom environments are high quality, inclusive, and focused on the learning of foundational literacy skills. The activity will also aim to expand its distance learning programming toward more digitally relevant and impactful online learning solutions that are accessible to all students, especially children in the early primary grades. The technical director for DDDL will provide advisory services on development and the use of technology for education systems, technical oversight of the project involving technology, expertise and guidance regarding the design and implementation of technical activities including: reading instruction, teaching and learning materials, assessment, pre-service and continuous professional development (including coaching), and education systems strengthening; contribute knowledge of effective school research findings and practices; review, analyze, and evaluate the effectiveness of the project’s technical approaches and recommend improvements to meet project goals; lead or closely oversee production of technology related project deliverables. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.  


  • Master’s degree in education, curriculum development for distance learning, literacy, or a related field; PhD preferred
  • 7 years’ work experience related to management of international development projects including the application of digital tools and technologies
  • Experience leading the technical design and implementation of education activities
  • Experience working with communities, government, and other donors to support improved reading preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English required

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to the email address KenyaRead@chemonics.onmicrosoft.com. In the subject line please indicate the position title to which you are applying. Finalists will be contacted. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, July 30, 2021. 

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