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Technical Advisor

FHI 360

FHI 360

Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

At FHI 360’s National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL), we believe that equitable access to quality education and fulfilling work empowers people to reach their highest potential. That’s why NIWL focuses on two key drivers of individual well-being: education and employment. In the 50 years since our founding, we have collaborated with individuals and communities to strengthen capacity to navigate the ever-changing landscape of work and learning. NIWL is housed under U.S. Programs.

NIWL implements a wide of education and workforce development projects which support individuals from historically underserved communities who may be impacted by poverty, displaced from education or the workforce, involved with the justice system, or experience systemic and institutional inequities. Through research, implementation, and evaluation of career readiness and exploration opportunities, post-secondary education preparation, apprenticeships, job training, and skill building programs, NIWL increases awareness of and access to various education and career pathways, the knowledge needed to pursue education and career goals, and the steps necessary for participants to achieve their full potential.

This position will assume a leadership role within NIWL and provide technical assistance, coaching, and support to implementing partner organizations, including governmental entities, community-based organizations (CBOs), and the private sector, to build and maximize local capacity to implement a full range of workforce development needs with individuals involved with or to deflect from the justice system. Utilizing a matrix management approach, the position reports directly to the Director of Learning & Workforce Development and may also indirectly report to various project directors or project managers.


Provides technical guidance on justice and/or reentry subject matter, partnerships, and workforce development aspects, improving policies, projects, and delivery of service. Provides final authorization and approval of the technical portions of proposals and project design, based on the design and direction set by leadership. Leads project activities and sub activities and assists with project implementation. Ensures project activities are on track with work plans, with technical expertise informing project implementation. Assists in the development of reports and presentations. Provides significant input and leadership in business development. Successfully leads new business development initiatives including project design, staffing expertise, budgeting, and recruitment efforts (success is measured in terms of establishment of partnerships, recruitment of teams and overall quality of resulting proposals / initiatives). May manage other professional staff members.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

Technical Expertise and Project Direction

Provides technical expertise and leadership in the areas of justice and/or reentry subject matter and workforce development aspects. Provides technical direction in the design, development, planning, implementation, and capacity-building of projects targeting justice involved individuals. Consistently viewed as a knowledgeable resource in the justice and/or reentry technical area, improving policies, systems, and/or delivery of service. Ensures technical implementation and deliverables are consistent with best practices in the industry / subject and meet client / funder contractual obligations. Builds and maintains positive working relationships with governmental agencies, local organizations, partners/clients, and peers. Uses data to organize, analyze, summarize, and synthesize program or research findings for continuous program improvement and dissemination to technical and general audiences.

Capacity Building and Technical Assistance

Develops and implements technical training and capacity building interventions. Conducts analysis of program implementation and identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures. Manages the processes, services, planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling of all technical resources for a project. Works with communities and partners to maximize local capacity. Works closely with the project team to ensure activities and programming are implemented according to standard operating procedures.

Staff Development

May supervise and/or coach staff members, sub-contractors, and others implementing technical project work.

Business Development

Conducts literature reviews. Assists with proposal research, writing of sections, and participates in business development meetings with partners/clients. Develops strategies to grow the business. Drafts proposals, budgets, and work plans and monitoring systems.

Collaboration & Communication

Supports leadership, project managers and other technical officers in coordination, management, research-based practice implementation of reentry projects. In a matrixed project environment, maintains strong working relationships and consistent communication with internal and external colleagues and program partners. Develops or writes annual reports, briefs, guides, manuals, or other necessary materials to facilitate best practices, policies, and procedures to support successful reentry work and reduce recidivism.


  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects to meet short deadlines.

  • Embraces cultural diversity and possesses an understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues associated with implementation and scalability of programs involving justice-involved individuals.

  • Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.

  • Strong knowledge and skills in a specific technical area/function and general understanding of concepts and principles of related technical areas/functions.

  • Solid knowledge of standards for the technical area/field, operational processes and procedures, work, and task flow.

  • Ability to manage their own work to job and performance standards.


  • Typically requires 8+ years of relevant experience (10+ preferred) in technical implementation of large projects and/or programs – may manage activities of lower-level staff, however, main function is individual contributor.

  • Documented experience providing technical assistance, capacity building and business development in the specific technical domain.

  • Prior experience in a government or non-governmental organization (NGO) working with justice involved individuals.


  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Criminal Justice, Education, Human Development, Knowledge/Information Exchange, Public Policy, Social Work, Workforce Development, or Related Field.

  • Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.


  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.


  • Personal Computer, e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand-held devices.

  • Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, TEAMS, etc.), customer relations management and business analytics tools (i.e. Power BI, Salesforce), program management software (e.g., WorkZone), and CMS platforms (i.e. WordPress).

  • Department of Justice / Department of Labor database, reporting, and case management systems.


  • 10%-20% domestic travel is expected.


  • This position is 100% remote.

  • Staff must have reliable, high-speed internet access.

The expected US Based hiring salary range for this role is listed below. Candidate FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

US Based Hiring Salary Range: $115,000 - $135,000

International hiring ranges will differ based on location

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 will never ask you for your career site username or password, and we will never request money, goods or services during the application, recruitment or employment process. If you have questions or concerns about correspondence from us, please email CareerCenterSupport@fhi360.org.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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