Deadline of this Job: 10 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a public health management firm, headquartered in the United States, dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. JSI has been implementing public health work in Zambia for over 25 years.
JSI seeks a dynamic and strategic Director of Transition and Capacity Strengthening for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Zambia Integrated Health Activity (ZIHA). The Activity will work in 3 provinces, Copperbelt, North Western, and Central, with the main purpose to improve health outcomes of Zambians through equitable access to high-quality, client-centered HIV, TB/HIV, MNCH, and FP/RH services, products, and information to strengthen the integration of services to reduce mortality, morbidity, and HIV transmission for focus subpopulations.
The position is a full-time position based in Lusaka and will oversee the capacity strengthening team. S/he will work closely with and under the direct supervision of the Technical Director.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
• Provide overall strategic design and technical guidance to ensure an effective capacity strengthening approach to working with the GRZ and community-based structures and other institutions.
• Create capacity development action plans that are tailored to project and partner needs. This includes working with the GRZ and USAID Zambia to develop milestones for capacity building
• Spearhead the development and execution of a site-by-site transition from a direct service delivery to a technical assistance model
• Lead targeted capacity strengthening initiatives to increase the capacity of Provincial and District Health Offices (P/DHOs)
• Curate and customize assessment tools, set capacity and organizational performance standards, create capacity development approaches, and ensure capacity development service provision is appropriate and effective.
• Effectively build and strengthen local networks to improve health with problem-solving innovative approaches
• Provide leadership to ensure incremental and successful capacity building to manage donor funds and incremental transitioning of supported health service delivery.
• Provide technical support for policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination.
• Master’s or advanced degree and five years of experience in public health, international development, business management, organizational behavior, or relevant focus area.
• A minimum of five years of experience designing and leading capacity development activities for USAID in the field of public health.
• Demonstrated senior level experience working with PEPFAR funded programs and/or other USAID funded activities.
• Demonstrated experience in understanding local systems and building consortia, associations, and networks for systems change, shared learning, and collective action in the health sector
• Strong experience in capacity development, including organizational capacity development, designing diagnostic tools, facilitating capacity development action plans, designing effective capacity development interventions, organizing capacity service provision
• Demonstrated supervisory experience.
• Deep understanding of the health organizational dynamics nationally in Zambia and at the provincial level.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.
Deadline of this Job: 30 September 2022JOB DETAILS:
About Project Concern Zambia (PCZ)
Project Concern Zambia (PCZ) is a local Zambian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was established in 2019. PCZ work focuses on contributing to the achievement and sustenance of HIV epidemic control and addressing the upstream vulnerabilities that impede progress towards this achievement such as poverty, inadequate access to education particularly among adolescents and young people and addressing emerging epidemics that might further hinder progress such as COVID-19. PCZ collaborates with grassroot community-led organizations, the local government, and the private sector to serve targeted populations.
PCZ seeks to recruit a Program Officer
Funded by the Neeley Foundation through Global Communities, the Chimwemwe Teens! Program supports complementary activities to the Empowered Children and Adolescents Program—USAID ECAP II. Through this program, PCZ has partnered with Restless Development to integrate into the USAID ECAP II program in Kapiri Mposhi district a youth engagement proof of concept aimed at engaging youths in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of adolescent-focused HIV prevention programs. Youths known as Adolescents Agents of Change are using program data to hold services providers accountable for the quality delivery of HIV prevention programs for adolescents and young people at risk of HIV acquisition.
The Program Officer will directly report to the Program Director and will liaise closely with Restless Development, Government Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS), Ministry of General Education (MOGE) and their decentralized provincial and district offices in Kapiri Mposhi; S/he will be proactive in assisting the Program Director to ensure the program is implementing evidence-based and high-quality adolescent-focused HIV interventions. The Program Officer will have skills required to write quality project reports and should have good budget management and analytical skills. S/he will also be required to represent the Program Director in high level virtual and in-person meetings, and hence should have good presentation and communication skills and be able to eloquently communicate program achievements and best practices to external audiences. The Program Officer will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art HIV biomedical and structural prevention interventions for adolescents and young people and interventions needed to address social determinants of health in these populations.
• Provide quality assurance controls and support the Restless Development technical team to ensure program trainings, service delivery protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in line with set technical guidance
• Sit in Kapiri Mposhi district HIV prevention, and adolescent health technical and collaboration meetings, stay abreast of latest local, global and HIV prevention technical guidance and evidence and rapidly provide technical leadership to ensure the guidance is adapted and integrated into project training, service delivery, monitoring and evaluation protocols.
• Constantly liaise with MCDSS and MOGE and ensure the program is coordinating and linking effectively to Government social protection, livelihood and education support programs for adolescents and young people
• Support the Program Director to ensure the program is leveraging private sector support, manage and maintain relationships with private sector partners.
• Lead the documentation of program success stories, best practices, challenges and lessons learned and disseminate widely to appropriate audiences and through social media platforms.
• Lead the collation of monthly program reports from the field/Restless Development and compile them into one succinct program report.
• Compile annual program reports in liaison with Restless Development and the Program Director and be responsible for widely sharing the reports using different social media platforms
• Represent the Program Director in high level virtual and in-person meetings and eloquently communicate program achievement, success stories, challenges and lessons learned, document meeting notes and share with Global Communities and the Neeley Foundation
Required Skills and Experience
• Degree/Advanced Diploma in public health, Public Administration, Sociology, Development Studies or equivalent
• A minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in the area of program management with a focus on adolescent-focused HIV/AIDS programming. Knowledge of private sector engagement will be an added advantage.
• Demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising adolescent-and community-led HIV/AIDS programs
• Demonstrated experience in applying and integrating quality assurance control systems in program management.
• Demonstrated experience in documenting reports and case studies and disseminating success stories and lessons learned.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in team settings.
• Demonstrated knowledge of HIV epidemic control strategies.
• Strong writing and presentation skills
• Excellent English oral and written communication skills; working knowledge of at least one of Zambia’s main local languages
• Qualified youths and women are highly encouraged to apply
Deadline of this Job: 07 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
About FHI 360
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 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Program Officer (PO)
The Program Officer (PO) provides general management and operations support to the project and helps to ensure that the award is implemented in accordance with the approved workplan and budget, organizational policies and procedures, donor rules and regulations, and local labor laws and statutory requirements.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Under the direction of the PI and the Senior Management Team (SMT), liases with and coordinates across the various functions/departments of the project (e.g, Finance and Admin [F&A], operations [HR, ICT, etc.], Monitoring and Evaluation [M&E], and technical services) to ensure strong program management.
• Assists the PI to ensure prompt resolution of implementation challenges and may liaise with other project partners, as appropriate.
• Coordinates efficient, effective and timely project management processes, which include but are not limited to: financial planning and monitoring (e.g., budgeting, expenditure and pipeline analysis, revenue forecasting); workplanning and implementation monitoring; asset management and disposition planning; subaward management and monitoring; and file archiving according to the document retention policy.
• Contributes to report-writing and project documentation efforts (success stories, website updates, etc.); reviews Quarterly Financial Reports; and may assist technical staff with the production or review of project deliverables.
• Prepares scopes of work (SOW) and requisition forms for consultancy agreements, compiles backup documentation and requisition forms for procurements to vendors, and reviews/compiles payment requests from those consultants and vendors, to ensure proper segregation of duties within the team.
• Facilitates project start-up and close-out, by helping to plan and coordinate tasks, developing and updating tools, tracking progress, and attending to compliance issues.
• Liaises regularly with FHI 360’s East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) Programs and Finance teams (in particular, the regional backstops assigned to Zambia) to ensure that program management standards are met, operations-related organizational policies and procedures are adhered to, that internal requests are timeously attended to, and that any project support needs are expressed. Also works closely work with the Technical Partner and M&E Backstop at headquarters (HQ) to facility quality assurance, oversight and short-term technical assistance to the project.
• Contributes to Country Office (CO) proposal development efforts, if applicable (not charged to this project).
• Conducts other relevant duties, as assigned.
• Strong interpersonal skills and competency in developing and maintaining good working relations with project team members, diverse staff across the organization, and external clients and partners.
• Solid time management and organizational skills; and demonstrated ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
• Self-driven, with capacity to work independently.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially in terms of report-writing and editing.
• Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent degree) in international development, public health, business administration or a related field and at least 4 years’ experience in project/program management. A master’s degree will be added advantage.
• Relevant project management knowledge, skills and experience, including in particular:
• Practical knowledge of all stages of the project life cycle;
• Expertise in budgeting, workplanning, and reporting; and
• Familiarity with procurement systems and subgranting mechanisms.
• Proven track record of working on donor-funded, NGO-led programs – preferably those funded by the United States Government, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in particular – and a solid understanding of grant management.
• Computer literacy and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams).
Note: Relocation is not available for this position. Individuals currently residing in advertised locations are encouraged to apply.
This job description 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 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.
Deadline of this Job: 13 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
(Open to Zambian Nationals only)
This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement: Social Policy Officer, NO1, Lusaka, Zambia, NO1 Talent Group.
Talent Groups at UNICEF are exclusive lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified candidates intended to fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in the Social Policy officer (NO1) Talent Group for UNICEF Lusaka, Zambia for a period of 36 months. While placement in the Talent Group does not guarantee a position, it is an important resource for filling vacancies. Candidates placed into the Talent Group will be reviewed when a relevant position becomes available at and if found suitable, are offered placements through a direct selection process.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child,… Social Policy……
The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit https://unicef.sharepoint.com/sites/ZMB/SitePages/About-us(1).aspx
How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the Social Policy officer is accountable for providing technical support and assistance in all stages of social policy programming and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes programmes aimed at improving (a) public policies to reduce child poverty; (b) social protection coverage and impact on children; (c) the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of child-focused public investments and financial management; and (d) governance, decentralization and accountability measures to increase public participation and the quality, equity and coverage of social services. This encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on education, health, child protection, water and sanitation, and HIV.
Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks
Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability for increased use for policy and programme action
• Supports the collection, analysis and user-friendly presentation of data on multidimensional and monetary child poverty, including strengthening national capacity to collect routinely, report and use data for policy decision-making.
• Provides timely, regular data-driven analysis for effective prioritization, planning, and development; facilitates results-based management for planning, adjusting, and scaling-up specific social policy initiatives to reduce child poverty.
• Analyzes the macroeconomic context and its impact on social development, emerging issues and social policy concerns, as well as implications for children, and proposes and promotes appropriate responses in respect of such issues and concerns, including government resource allocation policies and the effect of social welfare policies on the rights of children
Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children
• Supports the development of social protection policies, legislation and programmes with attention to increasing coverage of and impact on children, with special attention on the most marginalized. Identifies, generates and presents evidence to support this goal in collaboration with partners.
• Supports strengthening of integrated social protection systems, providing technical support to partners to improve the design of cash transfers and child grants and improve linkages with other social protection interventions such as health insurance, public works and social care services as well as complementary services and intervention related to nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation, child protection and HIV.
• Supports improved monitoring and research around social protection impact on child outcomes, and use of data and research findings for strengthening programme results.
Improving use of public financial resources for children
• Undertakes budget analysis to inform UNICEF’s advocacy and technical assistance to Ministries of Finance, planning commissions and social sector ministries to improve equitable allocations for essential services for children. Works with sector colleagues to build capacity to undertake costing and cost effectiveness analysis on priority interventions to help inform policy decisions on child-focused investments.
• Supports the identification of policy options for improved domestic financing of child-sensitive social protection interventions.
• Undertakes and builds capacity of partners for improved monitoring and tracking of public expenditure to support transparency, accountability and effective financial flows for essential service delivery, including through support to district level planning, budgeting and public financial management as well as facilitating community participation
Strengthening capacity of local governments to plan, budget, consult on and monitor child-focused social services.
• Where national decentralization processes are taking place, collaborates with central and local authorities to improve policies, planning, budgeting, consultation and accountability processes so that decisions and child-focused service delivery more closely responds to the needs of local communities.
• Collaborates with the central and local authorities to strengthen capacity on quality data collection, analysis for policy development, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring of essential social services, with emphasis on community participation and accountability.
Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy
• Supports correct and compelling use of data and evidence on the situation of children and coverage and impact of child focused services – in support of the social policy programme and the country programme overall.
• Establishes effective partnerships with the Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society and local leaders, the private sector, and other UN agencies to support sustained and proactive commitment to the Convention of the Rights of the Child and to achieve global UN agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals.
• Identifies other critical partners, promotes awareness and builds capacity of partners, and actively facilitates effective collaboration within the UN family.
UNICEF Programme Management
• Helps manage and coordinate technical support around child poverty, social protection, public finance and governance ensuring it is well planned, monitored, and implemented in a timely fashion so as to adequately support scale-up and delivery. Ensures risk analysis and risk mitigation are embedded into overall management of the support, in close consultation with UNICEF programme sections, Cooperating Partners, and governments.
• Supports and contributes to effective and efficient planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the country programme. Ensures that the social planning project enhances policy dialogue, planning, supervision, technical advice, management, training, research and support; and that the monitoring and evaluation component strengthens monitoring and evaluation of the social sectors and provides support to sectoral and decentralized information systems.