HIV Prevention Project Director at Development Aid from People to People

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Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) registered in 1990 as a national non-profit association with its national office on the Copperbelt. The idea of DAPP is, through the implementation of projects, to empower people with knowledge, skills and tools to improve their living conditions. DAPP seeks to build hope and to make disadvantaged people to stick together to fend for their familes and community. DAPP and the communities work in partnership for health, water, sanitation and hygiene, child development, primary education, teacher training, human rights, economic empowerment, agriculture and environment programs. DAPP has an income generating leg by selling second hand clothes. DAPP has over 1200 people on the payroll. DAPP is a member of The Federation of Associations connected to the International Humana People to People Movement.

DAPP is inviting suitably qualified and experienced persons to apply for the position of Project Director for an upcoming CDC/ USAID funded Community-Based HIV prevention project to support the attainment of National 95-95-95 targets and other HIV related targets in Zambia. The project aims to provide community-based HIV services. This position is contingent upon award from CDC/ USAID.

Job summary/ responsibilities:

  • Provide vision, leadership, management and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical and financial integrity.
  • This position oversees the development and execution of the project, monitors the implementation of work plans and supports the coordination with the funding agency, Ministry of Health on National, Provincial and District levels as well as with other key partners.
  • Build and coordinate a team of highly qualified staff including key staff, provincial and district coordinators, and their team of field staff, finance team, and the M&E team, and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Strategic Thinking: Apply organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for the project, while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable work plans.
  • Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by the funding agency, in full compliance with DAPP policies and procedures and CDC/ USAID rules and regulations
  • Responsible for the project communication and public relations.
  • Work closely with the Country Leadership, PDs for other DAPP Zambia projects and provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of project interventions
  • This position directly supervises Provincial Managers, HIV Specialist, Finance Manager, M&E Specialist, and Program Coordinator and reports to the Director of Programs.
  • Qualifications:

    • Master in Development Studies, Project Management or related field required.
    • 7+ years’ experience successfully managing large and complex, multi-year health sector development projects (approximately $5M per year)
    • Demonstrated skills in program management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
    • 5+ years’ work on community based HIV prevention activities, including experience with direct supervision of professional staff in planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Prior experience in building capacity for community health workers and communities in improving health and use of participatory methodologies for planning and implementing local-level activities.
    • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV prevention, care, and treatment also of key populations.
    • Excellent diplomatic skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with funding agencies, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
    • In-depth knowledge of CDC/ USAID Funded projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ready to revise program implementation plans and design in order to adopt changed demands from the funding agency.

    How to Apply

    Applications with detailed CVs and minimum 3 referees must be received by 11th October, 2019. The cover letter and CV must be one document, and the applicant’s name must be the document title. Do not attach certificates and other documentation at this stage.

    Please submit application documents via email to with copy to

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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