Deadline of this Job: 14 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
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 and Technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party (COP).

Description:
FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Chief of Party for an anticipated United States Government (USG) project will improve health outcomes of Zambians through equitable access to high-quality, client-centered HIV, TB/HIV, MNCH, and FP/RH services, products, and information, and will strengthen the integration of services. The COP will provide leadership, managerial and technical support throughout the implementation of the project and will be responsible for the administration, program management, performance monitoring and technical implementation and oversight of all project activities. The COP will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the Zambian Government and USG and is expected to have regular communication with the Agreement Officer’s Representative. The COP is responsible for ensuring compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures and USG rules and regulations. The COP is responsible for ensuring sub-awardee compliance and monitoring quality of program implementation. The position will be based in Lusaka, Zambia and will report to the FHI 360 East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) Director. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to USG approval.

Responsibilities:
• Provide overall management, strategic direction, and technical leadership to the project to achieve expected project results within budget and timeframe
• Responsible for the overall planning, implementation, and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of the project in a timely and cost-effective manner.
• Serve as principal liaison to USG and the Zambia Government and ensure high level of coordination and nurture relationships with all key stakeholders including partner organizations/at national and county level, on administrative, financial and programmatic matters related to the project.
• Liaise with USG partners and other donors and implementing agencies to ensure coordination of and synergy with other USG HIV activities
• Oversee report preparation and submission to meet USG and corporate reporting requirements to document program performance and monitor overall award compliance
• Lead preparation of annual work-plans, project activity updates, and other project-related communication and reporting materials
• Oversee a team of senior technical, program and finance staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members Supervising all project staff, including ensuring that field staff regularly prepare and update performance data;
• Represent the project at regional, national and international forums, including technical conferences, policy briefings, etc.
• Ensure timely, high-quality, and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USG.
• Oversee the identification of technical assistance needs at national and county to be supported to improve performance towards achieving the goals and objectives of the National Strategic Plan.
• Oversee management systems for the cost-effective implementation of all project activities
• Develop suitable scopes of work for the engagement and execution of technical assistance contracts as needed

Qualifications:
• A Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Management, Social Work, or Business Administration with a focus on public health, social sciences, or related field
• A minimum of fifteen years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility designing, implementing, managing and leading large development programs involving multiple partners, stakeholders and geographic target areas in a developing country
• A minimum of five years prior experience as a Chief of Party or similar leadership role of similar size and complexity
• A minimum of ten years of experience providing strategic leadership and specific technical direction and oversight of the development and management of TB programs with key populations
• Management experience with a USG funding mechanism and familiarity with USG agreement regulations preferred.
• Demonstrated ability through previous experience leading a technical activity through evidence and data driven decision making
• Demonstrated ability through previous experience to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders
• Demonstrated ability through previous experience to liaise with senior government officials, dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, and the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community and
• Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English
• Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum MS Office

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.

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.


Deadline of this Job: 15 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Health and Safety Officer (Construction & Mining)
Job Purpose:

The Health and Safety Officer will perform routine and administrative, technical, and professional work in analyzing and administering various components of the environmental, health and safety programs. Prepare health and safety strategies and develop internal policy. In conjunction with the HR Department play a leading role in in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks;

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
• Maintain environmental, health and safety policies and programs in line with group standards.
• Help to plan and promote safety programs.
• Work with the regional environmental, health and safety advisory committees to promote and provide safety expertise.
• Assist in outlining safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards;
• Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented the office and filling stations
• Making changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation;
• Work with the Head in preparing health and safety strategies and developing internal policy;
• Assist with planning of in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks;
• Keeping records of inspection findings and producing reports that suggest improvements;
• Recording of incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managers;
• Be up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all coordinate and conduct work area assessments, surveys, and program evaluations to determine the presence of hazardous conditions, such as noise exposure, chemical exposure, indoor air quality, light levels, confined space, and ventilation in paint booths.
• Administer the fire prevention program for employees, including building/site evacuation procedures
• Administer the annual fire extinguisher maintenance program and the annual sprinkler system inspection and test program.

Skills and Attributes
• Good Interpersonal skills
• Communications skills
• Leadership skills
• Quality Management
• Safety leadership
Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
• Degree in Engineering Science, Health and Safety or related disciplines
• At least a minimum of 4-5 years of practical work experience in HSSE program administration
• Health and Safety working experience in Construction, Mining or Oil/Petroleum will be a plus
• Must have good knowledge of local environmental, health, and safety laws and the ability to operate a variety of specialized measuring and monitoring
• Must have excellent problem-solving skills.
• Ability to maintain and ensure the confidential nature of the Health and Safety Section and Human Resources Department office and records.



Deadline of this Job: 15 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Programme Manager Nursing
Overview

Our nursing project began in 2010 and was based at a new nursing college, St Luke’s, in Mpanshya. Support for the college grew into a model of decentralization in which the constraints on student numbers based around a small local hospital are mitigated by working with a selected number of partner hospitals and clinics in the catchment area. The decentralised clinical facilities work with the ‘mother site’ to provide high-quality learning experiences for students.
In a subsequent phase, working closely with the Ministry of Health’s nursing unit and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia, the decentralised model was extended to two further colleges, in Luapula and Muchinga provinces. This new phase also proved successful and both funders and the Ministry saw the potential for scale-up nationally so that the huge gap in nursing numbers can be met at a pace that Zambia can afford.
The next phase, over 4.5 years from mid-2022, will see the model scaled to seven additional colleges, providing a presence in all ten provinces of Zambia, from which to cascade the model to all other colleges in each province. The goal of the new phase is to onboard seven new colleges, who become champions for further colleges in their provinces. The implementation of the programme comprises support for human capacity building and organisational development in the host colleges and their practicum partners. Where appropriate, source essential physical infrastructure to ensure the teaching spaces are sufficient for growth, alongside other vital teaching aids; support to create a national blended learning offer so that all students can access high-quality learning materials from their devices and can interact with teachers; and support for monitoring, evaluation, research, alongside learning and advocacy efforts with the colleges, with the Ministry and with other partners, so that the model can be understood and its impact extended internationally as well as nationally.
 

This phase of the programme represents a major scale-up for the nursing project, as well as for SolidarMed in Zambia’s operations; the programme has several concurrent projects that require close strategic and operational attention to ensure that overall programme delivery goals are met.
Key Responsibilities
• Ensure the nursing programme team is supported to deliver and held accountable for on-time delivery of programme targets and goals, by means of regular 1-2-1s, team meetings, performance, and development meetings.
• Provide intellectual (including professional nursing input) and strategic leadership for the programme, ensuring that each of the programme elements works tightly with the other and that learning from each part supports delivery in the other parts.
 

• Actively track, manage, and report on project objectives and deliverables, ensuring the implementation is kept on track and managed for ongoing and foreseeable risks.
• Ensure that reports and funding documents are completed timeously and written to the highest international standards.
• Support consultants to deliver to the highest international standards by careful ToR drafting and close oversight.
• SolidarMed works with two long-standing and key funding partners for this programme. There are additional needs to ensure sustainable whole systems change and resource mobilization, working to identify and craft applications for new sources of funding will be part of this role.
Operations Management: Capacity Building
1. Through own actions and oversight of the two nursing technical specialists, ensure that the key organizational and human capacity development needs of each college and each practicum site are met within resource constraints.
2. Ensure that the three alumni colleges are supported to become the champions of decentralization to the new colleges; and ensure they are equipped for that purpose.
3. Ensure that the colleges that are new to this phase have the support from SolidarMed, as well as existing alumni colleges, to accelerate their adoption of the decentralized model.
 

4. Propose and support liaison meetings to put the decentralized model on the map in the terms of policymakers and funders
Operations Management: Infrastructure
1. Maintain an up-to-date infrastructure needs analysis for colleges and practicum sites, both in terms of teaching and accommodation needs. Work with the colleges, the Programme Steering Committee, Ministry of Health, and with prospective local and international funders to source appropriate construction.
2. Work with contractors to design and deliver appropriate on-the-ground solutions to provide the necessary infrastructure. Maintain effective working relationships with our pool of construction contractors and other suppliers to deliver on time and to budget.
3. Support MoH to prioritize investment in the nursing college sector. Work with SolidarInvest, our social enterprise, to develop and build for-revenue student accommodation where needed.
Blended Learning Environment
1. Working with the national partner, e.g., NMCZ, and the Instructional Design expert to deliver an appropriate design for a blended learning solution for all colleges, their teachers, and students across the curriculum.
2. Support the implementation of this solution on time and to budget.
Partnerships
1. Maintain and support the team to keep strong relationships with local operating partners, not least the Nursing Directorate of the MoH, the NMCZ, other NGOs leaders in the sector, as well as the leadership teams of the colleges.
2. Work closely with current and potential funders to broaden our reach, thinking of the nursing programme as a platform of cooperating partners to deliver shared goals.
3. Ensure there are effective working relationships with the local healthcare providers where we work or may work, their district and provincial supervisors, as well as municipal authorities and traditional rulers.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Advocacy
• Support the MERLA Officer to deliver effective monitoring and evaluation systems for each college and a set of KPIs across the programme; support them deliver that system.
• Specify, commission, and oversee a small programme of research studies to publish the successes and lessons learned from our work.
• Engage with the sector to publicize our work and the results of our research.
• Act as an ambassador for the decentralized nursing model and for SolidarMed in Zambia and beyond, presenting our work to wider audiences.
• Other Programmes
• Maintain strong working relationships with the other projects and programmes, assessing potential synergies and exploiting them in a collegial way, supporting other programme leaders deliver their goals.
• Annual Planning & Reporting
• Prepare and agree Yearly Plans of Operations, project descriptions, and budgets to deliver funder contracts.
• Prepare narrative reports for funders that address their requirements and the impact our work has.
• Maintain close budget management control to ensure execution is on track, reporting on this to the CD and the Lucerne office.
• Organizational Leadership
• Actively participate as a senior staff team member in leading SolidarMed in Zambia as a whole.
• As one of SolidarMed’ s leaders, role model good leadership behaviors and management, play a part in supporting the development of the organization and its leadership culture and work closely with the Country Director.
• Support the Country Office develop its organizational and strategic business plans.
• Your profile
• Leadership and management:
• Experience in leading teams to deliver complex goals in a resource constrained environment.
• Experience and training in managing direct reports and motivating them to deliver.
• Mid- to senior level experience in leading teams in organizations, as well as leading change.
• Taking development projects to scale:
• Experience in leading scale up of development projects, in the health sector.
• Senior business or INGO experience, good donor/investor background, including experience with large donors.
• Clear appreciation of the importance of change management in organisations and how it can be led.
• Nursing professionalism:
• Strong and senior background as a professional nursing or midwifery officer, working at a senior level.
• Strategy, planning, and fund finding:
• Strong strategic planning, operational planning, and funder applications skills, demonstrated by direct funder experience, working in business or the NGO sector
• Managing construction/infrastructure projects:
• Experience and ability to select, hire and manage professional consultants and contractors, ensuring that infrastructure is designed to meet need and the resulting contracts are delivered to specification on time.
• Research and communications:
• Experience of commissioning and managing evaluation and research projects (Health sector research experience preferred)
• Strong report writing and presenting skills
• Understanding of research methods, use of Excel and other similar analysis tools
• Budgets & reporting:
• Experience in setting, managing, and reporting on donor budgets
• Familiarity with project cycle management tools, including the log frame
• IS/IT:
• Competent in all standard office tools, especially Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Academic:
Educated to master’s level in nursing or a related clinical discipline and/or an appropriate social science discipline: including public health, or business administration
Context:
Significant experience of working in a rural development context
Knowledge of the Zambian context desired
Able and willing to travel locally and internationally (Clean driving license, ability to drive a manual 4×4).
Language:
Fluency in written and spoken English essential
o Knowledge of Zambian languages and German a bonus
Attitudes and Motivations
Motivational aptitude to get the best from the staff team
Reliable and able to work at a senior level without close supervision
Commitment to social change and to SolidarMed’ s values and principles
Enthusiastic, positive, determined, and flexible; a team player
Highly developed communication skills with demonstrated cultural sensitivity
Desire to apply excellent professional and business skills to social goals
We offer
An exciting role which brings with it clear scope for innovation and creativity, as well as the chance to apply expert skills in a challenging delivery environment.
You will be part of a motivated team with a flat hierarchy in a professionally run, innovative programme
Placement in Zambia’s capital Lusaka

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