Ngo Non-Government Organisations Jobs at UNICEF, FHI 360, WWF, John Snow Inc and Project Concern Zambia

Deadline of this Job: 
30 September 2022

Mission and objectives
UNICEF helps build a world where the rights of every child are fully realized. It is our conviction that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created in 1946 to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. It has global authority to influence decision-makers, and a wide variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and Governments.

Zambia is located in Southern African and has a population of approximately 18 million people . A survey conducted in 2018 indicated that 15% of children under the age of 5 years in Zambia had diarrhoea within the two weeks prior to the survey and 34.6% were stunted. Global evidence shows linkages between consumption of poor-quality water, diarrhoea and waterborne diseases and may contribute to child stunting. Climate change may increase the consumption of contaminated water, especially in drought prone areas of Africa including Zambia. Potentially increasing climate variability in the future, threatens sustainability of WASH investments. Some of the areas where UNICEF operates in Zambia have been experiencing climate-related impacts including increased flooding and cyclical droughts. The UN Volunteer will support the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) section focusing on Climate Change, Energy, Environment, and Disaster Risk Reduction/Response (CEED) towards improving sustainability of existing system and climate resilience.

Task description
Under the direct supervision of the WASH Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Support WASH related climate financing initiatives, i.e., assist the Ministry of Water Development and Sanitation, and Ministry of Green Economy to finalize Green Climate Fund applications as appropriate, explore opportunities to support the Ministry of Health to obtain climate financing for Cholera activities, and examine interest in climate- appropriate urban sanitation initiatives with commercial utilities;
• Contribute to Emergency Preparedness and Response mechanisms by reviewing emergency preparedness plans, ordering prepositioned supplies, and creating disaster response contingency agreements with partners;
• Support water quality treatment trials i.e., ordering water treatment materials to be tested and coordinating UNICEF support for hired contractors;
• As part of a team monitor water, sanitation and hygiene field activities through field visits and write trip reports on the work of implementing partners’ progress and challenges;
• Contribute to knowledge management by documenting WASH and CEED lessons learnt using UNICEF internal knowledge products or international peer-reviewed journal formats.

Eligibility criteria
18 – 26

Additional eligibility criteria
This assignment is funded by the Government of the Czech Republic and therefore specific criteria apply:
• Candidates must be between 18 and 29 years of age throughout the assignment.
• It is a non-family assignment, entitlements related to dependents will not be granted.
• Deployment will be in February/March 2023, after the Assignment Preparation Training.
Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.
Donor priorities

Deadline of this Job: 14 October 2022

Job Summary:
Provides technical leadership on large projects within a specific area of specialization. Establishes and continually refines technical frameworks, approaches, tools, and activities for that project. Identifies specialized partnership needs, engages qualified partners to ensure technical performance. Monitors all technical aspects of a project from initiation through delivery. Ensures completion of project technical deliverables are on schedule and within budget constraints. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure technical objectives are met. Contributes project experience and learning to global thought leadership initiatives in specific area of technical specialization.

• Serves as the technical lead and key point of contact for the prime implementing organization on a large project.
• Leads the technical operational and tactical activities for the project.
• Ensures high quality technical deliverables—including workplans and annual reports—are developed, submitted and approved on schedule and within budget parameters.
• Develops and implements processes and procedures to achieve strategic technical goals of the project.
• Provides direction to ensure technical activities are compliant with client agreements, government regulations and the organization’s policies and procedures.
• Responds to client requests and questions on technical matters and ensures timely drafts and submissions of consents, approvals and/or waivers.
• Manages the monitoring and evaluation activities of a project including contributing to the finalization and submission of project work plans, performance monitoring plans (PMPs) and quarterly, annual, and other reports.
• Manages the relationship with all subcontracted organizations on a project on technical matters.
• Promotes project success by collecting, writing, and distributing success stories, case studies, photos, and outreach at events.
• Attends informative events related to the subject matter or region of a project to network and learn information that could be valuable to project activities.
• Supports knowledge management within the project, including the capture and articulation of success stories, best practice and lessons learned.
• Directs and guides managers, and staff with training and developing process improvement initiatives to ensure compliance with company and government standards.
• Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching and career support.
• Engages in writing publications and may contribute to developing proposals for new projects.
• Identifies and consults with executive management on technical recommendations to make better business decisions.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:
• Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with project management and technical development.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent and demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent and demonstrated project management and technical skills.
• Ability to influence, motivate, negotiate and work well with others.
• Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
• Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices and policies related to specialized technical area of expertise.
• Proven ability to ensure that budgets, schedules, and performance requirements are met.
• Excellent and demonstrated leadership skills.
• Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills in English.

Problem Solving & Impact:
• Works on problems of complex scope and require in depth evaluation of issues and assessment of intangible factors.
• Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods and techniques for obtaining results.
• Decisions made generally affect overall success of functional, division or company operations.
• Problems encountered are complex, highly varied and require considerable judgment to obtain results.
• Erroneous decisions may result in critical delay(s) in schedules.

Supervision Given/Received:
• Typically provides direct supervision of a team of Technical Advisors and Technical Officers.
• Leads and directs staff to achieve strategic project goals.
• Coordinates with project lead to set budgets, goals, and develops procedures and training for project.
• Develops and recommends project management solutions.
• Typically reports to a Project, Program or Portfolio Director.

• Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Research, Technology and Youth or a Related Field.
• Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.

• Typically requires a minimum of 12+ years of relevant technical/project management experience (including 8+ years of leadership, strong business acumen and/or line management experience).
• Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) is preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:
• Typical office environment.
• Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
• Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
• Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:
• Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements:
• Less than 25%

Date Revised: 9/13/2021

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.

Deadline of this Job: 14 October 2022

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 Director, Community and Private Sector Engagement for an upcoming project – The Zambia Integrated HIV and Health Activity.

Position Description:
The Director, Community and Private Sector Engagement will provide technical and programmatic oversight and strategic direction in the areas of developing and sustaining linkages between communities and the health system including the private sector. As part of the ZIHA implementation team, the Director will lead the development of the project-wide strategy to ensure effective linkages between the communities and the health facilities to increase the demand and supply of integrated HIV services including MNCH/FP/RH and HIV/TB. The Director will establish partnerships and collaborate with other stakeholders such as NGOs, government, and the private sector to implement interventions to increase uptake and utilization of integrated HIV prevention services. The Director, Community and Private Sector will seek partnerships with the private sector to enable community access to privately provided health services including insurance and will provide technical leadership to Technical Advisors, teams based in the province and subcontractors in the implementation of community-based activities.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide technical and programmatic leadership in the design and implementation of project-wide strategy for community mobilization, community partnership development and private sector engagement
• Provide technical leadership in defining a community awareness/mobilization strategy for ZIHA for improving the demand and supply of HIV Prevention services, HIV/TB, counseling, care, and treatment services, FP and MCH services
• Provide support to PHO and DHOs in developing effective partnerships with the private sector
• Provide technical support to District and community-based staff in the management of community mobilization efforts.
• Serve as a technical resource for the integration of community-level activities into ZIHA’s approaches and work plans
• Support Project team capacity to create a sustainable system of supervision and mentorship to reinforce and build the capacity of community groups for psychosocial support and adherence to treatment
• Document best practices for community-based activities, including technical reporting on activities undertaken, partnership development and effectiveness, and programmatic impact
• Supervise the support, planning, guidance, and supervision of ZIHA’s community strategies and outreach programs.
• In collaboration with SIM Director, develop systems to measure the impact of ZIHA’s community-based interventions, including improved adherence to ART, psychosocial support, VMMC and PreP uptake, increase in HIV testing, linkage to treatment, and uptake of MCH, PMTCT and FP services
• Support the development of effective bi-directional referral systems between communities and health facilities
• Provide supervision support to technical advisors
• Participate in any other activities as the need arises or as may be assigned by the supervisor

• Must have sufficient technical expertise and experience in community engagement and mobilization, and effective engagement of the private sector
• Demonstrated professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the position
• Demonstrated ability to interact with donors particularly USAID, implementing partners, private sector and host country governments
• Must have demonstrated technical knowledge of two or more of the following areas: HIV, MNCH, FP/RH and HIV/TB
• Deep understanding of the Zambian context
• Experience living and working in Zambia preferred
• A high degree of proficiency in written and spoken English.
• Solid grasp of USG/PEPFAR rules and regulations, strategic priorities, and modalities of partnership as well as experience working on USG/PEPFAR-funded projects managed by an INGO
• Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering teamwork
• Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff in QI
• Demonstrated understanding of how gender dynamics influence programming.
• Strong interpersonal and networking skills and demonstrated competency in stakeholder engagement.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Community Development or a similar field – or its international equivalent degree.
• Project Management (PM) Certification preferred
• 12+ years of relevant technical/program management experience
• 8+ years of corporate strategic leadership, strong business acumen and line management experience

Ability to travel up to 50% time

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 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 offers a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval
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.

Deadline of this Job: 04 October 2022

About WWF
The World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation with a global network in over 100 countries. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. We have been working in Zambia since 1962 organising our efforts across Freshwater, Wildlife, Forests and People. WWF Zambia is seeking to hire a highly motivated and experienced individual for the position of Assistant Project Officer under the WWF UK supported Sustainable food systems project.

The world has experienced increased impacts of anthropogenic global warming due to increased emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), which include carbon dioxide (CO2). Anthropogenic activities that contribute to CO2 emissions include deforestation, usage of fertilizers, and activities related to mining and energy production.
The global food system is also one of the main drivers of climate change and victim of climate change. The food system generates around 29% of global greenhouse gas emissions. And it doesn’t stop there. If the current global trends of eating more meat and dairy prevail, our diets will almost double greenhouse emissions by 2050. What’s more, the food we lose or waste, some 30% of all the food we produce contributes a further 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
On the other hand, Climate change impacts agriculture through increased frequencies of extreme climatic events such as droughts and floods that directly affect agricultural productivity and production. Because climate change is uncertain, it is difficult for farmers to plan their production activities, especially in rain-fed farming systems. Climate change and variability lead to higher uncertainty in predicting weather events such as floods and dry spells and shifts in the onset and offset of rains. The impacts of climate change on crop yields differ by regions. For example, climate change has been found to reduce yields for staple crops such as maize and wheat in lower-altitude regions, while there are yield gains for sugar beets, maize, and wheat in higher altitude and elevation areas.
Zambia’s CO2 emissions have risen from 1.7million tons in 2007 to 7.5 million tons in 2020. The country’s CO2 emissions are attributed to rampant deforestation (losing 276, 000 ha per year of forest cover, agriculture systems contributing 64%), the usage of conventional fertilizers, and the burning of vegetation for fertilizers.
Agriculture remains a significant sector in Zambia and contributes about 6% to national GDP. The sector provides about 22.3% of employment opportunities in the country, with 4.3% in the formal sector and 18% in the informal sector. Smallholder farmers dominate the sector and production is largely maize-centric and rain-fed. This production system has left the country, particularly rural smallholders, vulnerable to climate variability and climate change. Zambia’s food system is highly unsustainable, vulnerable to changed rainfall patterns and contributes heavily to deforestation
For Zambia, climate change is expected to negatively affect food security and nutrition because of high poverty levels and low diversification in food production. Currently, about 63% of energy requirements in Zambia are from cereals and yet cereals like maize the staple food are vulnerable to climate change. Thus, it is important to better understand the extent and magnitudes of the impacts of climate change on agriculture to inform adaptation planning in the country.
Zambia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) commits to reducing carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions by 25 percent by 2030 compared to 2010 base year emission levels. It will achieve this reduction through domestic efforts with limited international support. Zambia also commits to achieving a 47 percent reduction with substantial international support.
Zambia’s NDCs places more emphasis on Climate Smart and Conservation Agriculture without addressing all components of food systems, which as shown in the background also contribute to CO2 emissions. It is difficult to achieve these targets with the current unsustainable food systems in place. Agriculture, water, environment and energy sector policies have not made the significant adaptation transitions to build climate resilience and secure ecosystems and food security of a growing population. There are currently no incentives to transform the agriculture system and not large enough participation of farming communities and related supply chains to reduce Zambia’s emissions and there is no measurement system.

Objectives of the project
1. Ensuring that Zambia’s National Positions for both COP 27 and beyond reflects strong ambition and priorities on transforming food systems towards a sustainable path.
2. Zambia takes advantage of its status as Chair of the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) to influence other Parties to call for an Integration of climate and food systems at COP27 and beyond.
3. Zambia’s NDCs moves from only placing more emphasis on Climate Smart Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture but to also underline the importance and urgency of addressing emissions and measuring reduction from across the food system.
4. Incentivize Broadened space for participation in Zambia, that includes private sector, food businesses and industries take an active and leading role to deliver the outcomes for climate and nature – ensuring our children have access to high quality fresh food in the future which doesn’t cost the planet.
Zambia takes full inventory of current financial flows and subsides to agriculture to ensure there is s shift from harmful subsidies to nature-positive agriculture investments that benefit people and the planet.

Objective of the assignment:
WWF Zambia are seeking an Assistant Project Officer to ensure the timely and effective organization and implementation of the whole activities of the project.

Specific tasks:
• Maintain and monitor project plans, schedules, as well as prepare monthly planning for the activities and for the tasks with key milestones, timeline and deliverables, and in line with the project implementation plan.
• Assist coordinate the pre-cop 27 and cop27 and post cop action plan
• Assist with timely coordination and communication with strategic partners
• Assist coordination with WWF media and communication team and help create content.
• Provide required support in the implementation of the activities; coordinate activities and follow up on development and progress of the activities as well as feedback.
• Support in arranging high-level meetings in coordination with the Executive Assistant to the Country Director, and prepare relevant analytical and narrative reporting for the project in accordance with relevant templates, requirements and deadlines.
• Provide support to ensure that the implemented activities meet the strategic objectives of the project and are aligned with indicators.
• Ensure all documentation is maintained appropriately for each component.
• Support in the preparation of agendas minutes of meetings, progress reports, briefing, concept notes, PPTs, attendance sheets, agenda etc.
• Work in close coordination with the Operations Team and provide them with necessary instructions for the implementation of the project.
Expected deliverables:
• The Assistant Project Officer will provide the deliverables she/he is being in charge of, as agreed with WWF Zambia and based on the WWF UK Grant.

Expected background and experience:
The assignment requires the following qualifications and experiences from the Project Officer:
• Bachelors’ degree in Natural Resources Management, Climate Change, Project Management, social sciences or other related discipline.
• Experience with governmental and non-governmental entities is advantageous.
• Familiarity with WWF work is desirable.
• Good understanding of project management cycle and demonstrated experience in project implementation.
• Effective report writing and analytical skills.
• Good knowledge of climate change and sustainable food systems issues.
• Able to manage a high workload, meet tight deadlines and prioritize tasks.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.
• Strong organizational and delegation skills.
• Strong development and team building skill.
• Computer literacy in MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and Internet surfing.

Director of Transition and Capacity Strengthening job at John Snow Inc
Deadline of this Job: 10 October 2022

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: 10 October 2022

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 Community Services 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 community services 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.

• Work with the team to translate conceptual frameworks of community health including those aimed at mobilizing communities for HIV, TB/HIV, FP/RH, MNCH, and other health services into practical, effective and scaled interventions;
• Provide leadership to project staff and community health workers (CHWs) and other community-based volunteers (CBVs) as they undertake and provide critical community health interventions;
• Ensure that CHWs/CBVs are well equipped with knowledge and skills through training, refresher training and mentorship programmes using tried and tested methodologies, to provide quality services;
• Provide leadership in the mobilization of priority populations, including students at universities, colleges, and schools so that they also access HIV, FP/RH, and other services;
• Mobilize key gatekeepers and leaders, including lecturers, religious leaders, workplace leaders and traditional leaders to mobilize their constituents to seek and access health services;
• Represent the project at health-related policy, implementation, coordination/collaboration and other meetings/forums, especially those related to community health services
• With CBVs/CHWs and clinicians, ensure effective implementation of the community aspects of differentiated models of service delivery in partner districts and provinces
• Work to increase community sensitization on the impacts of climate change through outreach efforts and introduce potential adaptive measures in programming; and
• Provide guidance, supervision and support to local partners, and ensure quality and coordinated service delivery.

• A master’s degree in social science, public health, nursing education, adult education or other relevant field, MD preferred, and eight years of experience in health, international development, or relevant area.
• A minimum of five years of demonstrated capacity and experience working with communities to deliver health services.
• Experience successfully implementing social/behavior change methodology
• Experience working with PEPFAR funded programs and/or other USAID funded activities.
• Excellent management skills and demonstrable experience managing diverse and complex teams, and ensuring smooth and effective implementation.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience, with a focus on people-centered leadership.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.

Deadline of this Job: 30 September 2022

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

Project Summary
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.

Job Summary
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.

Job responsibilities
• 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