Families Matter! Program Coordinator at Pact Zambia

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At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development

Department Overview

The USAID-funded Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (Z-CHPP) supports the Government of Zambia to reduce new HIV infections through increased adoption of high impact HIV services and protective behaviors among at-risk populations, using evidence-based and locally owned solutions and in close partnership with a range of local Zambian organizations and institutions.

The Position

The Families Matter! Program Coordinator will provide technical support to sub-partners and Pact staff to implement, monitor and report on activities of the Families Matter! Program. S/he will work with and support USAID Z-CHPP staff to ensure quality support is provided to sub-partners to mobilize and organize parents and guardians of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW for the FMP. The FMPC will report to the Senior DREAMS Manager and will work closely with the Provincial Coordinators and DREAMS Officers to deliver the FMP.

Core Values: Pact employees embrace the following core values as representatives of the institution:

  • All people have a right to participate in decisions affecting their lives
  • Gender equity is mandatory for social transformation
  • Resources are allocated in a transparent manner, guided by accountability to our clients and Pact’s role as steward of resources intended for the poor
  • Diversity in background, gender and age strengthen our capacity to be wise managers of public and private funds
  • Teamwork and collaboration shape our day-to-day working relationships
  • Innovation and risk taking to achieve impact and broad scalable results drive strategic priorities
  • Gathering and sharing information are primary roles for all employees
  • Staff growth and advancement are a priority, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to stay abreast of new developments, especially in technology
  •  A healthy balance between work and life outside of work must be maintained for work satisfaction and fulfilment

Key Performance Areas:

  • Project management and implementation.
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Management and Implementation

  • Responsible for enabling sub-partners meet FMP targets.
  • Support sub-partners in day to day management and implementation of FMP waves.
  • Support Pact USAID Z-CHPP staff in facilitating implementation of FMP waves.
  • Provide site level FMP implementation technical support to DREAMS Center Managers.
  • Provide FMP training to staff.
  • Maintain hard copy and electronic filing for FMP project documents.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

    • Provide general and basic FMP M&E mentoring support to sub-partners.
    • Support carrying out of monthly and quarterly FMP data reviews and input into the database.
    • Participate in monthly reporting meetings with USAID.


    • Perform functions with a view to safeguarding and developing the best interests of Pact.
    • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of reports and partner’s files.
    • Perform other reasonable duties as assigned.

    Educational and Experience required

    • Bachelors’ degree in Social Work, Education, Adult Education, Public Health and/or Social Sciences or relevant or equivalent experience.
    • Fluency in English and a working knowledge of local languages.
    • Excellent communications and report writing skills.
    • Training and knowledge in HIV/AIDS prevention in the health sector.
    • Project management experience.
    • M & E experience will be an added advantage).
    • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in NGO and HIV environment.
    • Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently.
    • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in high profile, fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to communicate technical issues effectively and persuasively.
    • Ability to use MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter & CV to zchpp@pactworld.org indicating the job title in the subject line on or before 12 August 2019.

    Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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