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Youth Inspirator – Local Rights Programme (Nakonde) at ActionAid Zambia

ActionAid Zambia is part of the ActionAid Global (AAG) Federation, sharing common values and aims to drive social change towards a just, equitable and sustainable world. AAZ works with marginalized and excluded women and young people, their organizations and movements to address the structural causes of social injustice, gender inequality and poverty.

ActionAid Zambia has a vacancy for an experienced and suitably qualified individual to fill the position of Local Rights Programme (LRP) Youth Inspirator

The LRP Youth Inspirator will be based at the Northern Hub in Nakonde and hosted by Action Aid Zambia’s implementing partner- Muchinga Corridors.  Muchinga Corridors is a CBO youth focused organisation that promotes sexual reproductive health rights among adolescents and youth. It also works on governance issues to promote civic participation among young people.

Key Responsibilities:

The LRP Youth Inspirator will:

  1. Build capacity of youth to effectively mobilize, organize and engage with Communities, Government, CSO and other stakeholders within the Northern hub and participate in civic spaces thus influence positive change and hold duty bearers accountable;
  2. Support the youth to establish a youth network forum within the district to allow for stronger collaboration among the youth;
  3. Support the youth to build and manage a database of youth organizations, activists, movements and networks within the Northern hub to promote networking, knowledge sharing and learning;
  4. Support the youth within the Northern hub to design, develop and implement advocacy strategies for increased activism activities and youth empowerment/engagement;
  5. Support the partner staff and youth capacity building trainings in policy analysis, activism, leadership and advocacy;
  6. Support the youth groups to create and identify spaces for dialogue, engagement and information sharing within the Northern hub;
  7. Strengthen the link between local and national youth networks, activists, organizations and movements for strategic advocacy on youth empowerment.

Qualifications

Any degree discipline is acceptable for entry into the profession, although a Masters in any Social Sciences will be added advantage

Personal Profile

  • Experience and knowledge in governance work with a specific focus on youth engagement
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills in English are essential
  • Experience of successfully mobilizing youth to take action for a common cause
  • Ability and willingness to work with rural communities
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and writing skills in English are essential
  • Demonstrable experience in peer to peer learning
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
  • Genuine commitment towards the Human Rights-Based Approach principles which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the organization’s core values.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter highlighting how you match the criteria in the Job Description and Curriculum Vitae to the following email address; careers.zambia@actionaid.org and copy Jeston.lunda@actionaid.org.  The Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 23rd August 2019 at 17:00 hours.

ActionAid is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EoE), however; qualified females are encouraged to apply. Please Note: While we value all applications, we can only respond to short listed and successful candidates.

Social Accountability Youth Inspirator (Mongu) at ActionAid Zambia

ActionAid Zambia is part of the ActionAid Global (AAG) Federation, sharing common values and aims to drive social change towards a just, equitable and sustainable world. AAZ works with marginalized and excluded women and young people, their organizations and movements to address the structural causes of social injustice, gender inequality and poverty.

ActionAid Zambia has a vacancy for an experienced and suitably qualified individual to fill the position of a Social Accountability Youth Inspirator.

The Social Accountability Youth Inspirator will be based at the Western hub and hosted by Action Aid Zambia’s partner organization Keepers Zambia Foundation. Keepers Zambia Foundation is an indigenous NGO that works to better the lives of economically and Socially disadvantaged people especially the Youth and women in the rural and peri-urban areas.

 Key Responsibilities:

The Social Accountability Youth Inspirator will:

  1. Build capacity of youth to effectively mobilize, organize and engage with Communities, Government, CSO and other stakeholders within the Western province and participate in decision-making thus influence positive change and hold duty bearers accountable.
  2. Support the youth within the Western province to design, develop and implement advocacy strategies for improved public resource management for enhanced public services delivery;
  3. Support the youth in the design and implementation of effective expenditure monitoring systems for transparency and accountability at district level;
  4. Support the partner staff and youth with capacity building trainings in social accountability, governance, leadership and advocacy;
  5. Support the youth groups to create spaces for dialogue, engagement and information sharing within the Western province;
  6. Strengthen the link between local and national youth networks, activists, organizations and movements for strategic advocacy on youth empowerment.

Qualifications

A degree discipline is acceptable for entry into the profession, although a Masters in any Social Sciences will be added advantage

Personal Profile

  • Knowledge and experience in governance work with a specific focus in youth engagement
  • Demonstrable understanding of budget analysis and tracking
  • Knowledge and experience in advocacy work
  • Experience of successfully mobilizing youth to take action for a common cause
  • Ability and willingness to work with rural communities
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and writing skills in English are essential
  • Demonstrable experience in peer to peer learning
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced and youthful environment
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
  • Genuine commitment towards the Human Rights-Based Approach principles which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the organization’s core values.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter highlighting how you match the criteria in the Job Description and Curriculum Vitae to the following email address; careers.zambia@actionaid.org and copy Jeston.lunda@actionaid.org.  The Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 23rd August 2019 at 17:00 hours.

ActionAid is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EoE), however; qualified females are encouraged to apply. Please Note: While we value all applications, we can only respond to short listed and successful candidates.

Chief of Party – ZAM – Health at Society for Family Health

Chief of Party, Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health)

Society for Family Health is recruiting for the position of Chief of Party, Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM – HEALTH) to be based in Lusaka to lead the management, coordination and reporting of all activities under an anticipated $35-38M 5-year USAID-funded project in Zambia. The project will improve health outcomes for Zambians by increasing the use of essential health products and services among priority audiences through expanded availability and accessibility of quality health products and services in the private sector.

The Chief of Party will ensure that the activity produces the results specified in the annual work plans, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. The COP will act as the main point of contact with USAID and the key liaison between USAID and other stakeholders that are involved in program implementation. He / She  will also ensure that the program is represented in national technical, policy, and planning forums with USAID, the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), and key commercial and private stakeholders. This position will be based in Lusaka, Zambia.

Project Overview

USAID /Zambia intends to grant a five year, $35 to $38 million cooperative agreement to improve health outcomes for Zambians by increasing the use of essential health products and services among priority audiences. The Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health) activity will accomplish this by sustainably expanding the availability and accessibility of quality health products and services in the private sector, improving health knowledge, and increasing the adoption of healthy and health-seeking behaviors. Within the framework of a total market approach (IMA), the activity will employ private sector approaches such as social marketing, social franchising, and partnerships with commercial and for-profit entities to achieve these outcomes.

USAID defines the Journey to Self-Reliance as a country’s ability to plan, finance, and implement solutions to solve its own development challenges. As outlined in USAID’s recently released Private Sector Engagement Policy (available at: www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/private-sectorengagement/ policy), the private sector has an important role to play on this journey as countries seek to mobilize additional resources to address development challenges. Through the ZAM-Health activity, USAID /Zambia intends to strengthen Zambia’s private sector healthcare delivery platforms to improve the sustainable provision of quality products and services and to reach underserved audiences with quality healthcare. ‘Private sector’ refers to both commercial, for-profit entities and nonprofit, non-governmental organizations including faith based organizations and social marketing organizations. The term ‘private sector healthcare providers’ includes private hospitals, private clinics, pharmacies, and health shops.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage Research Monitoring and Evaluation Department
  • Lead the implementation and monitoring of the ZAM-HEALTH project.
  • Oversee a management team in the project office, as well as key focal points across other regions in Zambia.
  • Lead internal and external program planning, communication, and reporting with sub-partners.
  • Build relationships and capacity among partners. Provide overall oversight of the project and maintain effective and regular communication with donors, implementing partners, Zambia government entities and the private sector.
  • Serve as the focal point for engaging in dialogue with the GRZ central and decentralized levels in conjunction with donors on key issues relevant to ZAM-HEALTH in Zambia.
  • Serve as main point of contact/representative of the project to USAID.
  • Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards.
  • Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Business Administration, international development or related field;
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience managing public health programs in sub-Saharan Africa or other resource-limited settings;
  • Proven leadership experience galvanizing government support and buy-in across GRZ ministries and working collaboratively with high-level stakeholders across sectors;
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory capability in leading large teams & projects of similar scope, including financial and human resource management skills;
  • Recognized expertise in private sector service delivery, social marketing and public private partnerships;
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG funded activity management,
  • Policies and procedures;
  • References will be required.

Other skills and attributes

  • The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a passion for total market approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results.
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, other USAID projects, ideally in Zambia, local organizations and partners.
  • Experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • A good understanding of Social Marketing and Total Market and Approach’s principles and cost recovery analysis.
  • Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff.
  • Ability to manage cooperative agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grant management.
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the project.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent management skills.

Note

This position is contingent upon funding

How to Apply

This position is contingent upon funding

PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND CV.

Clearly indicate in the subject line of the email “Chief of Party – ZAM Health”

Closing Date: 16th August 2019

To apply for this job email your details to contact@sfh.org.zm

Deputy Chief of Party – ZAM-Health at Society for Family Health

Deputy Chief of Party, Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health)

Society for Family Health is recruiting for the position of Deputy Chief of Party, Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM – HEALTH) to be based in Lusaka to support the management, coordination and reporting of all activities under an anticipated $35-38m 5-year USAID-funded project in Zambia. The project will improve health outcomes for Zambians by increasing the use of essential health products and services among priority audiences through expanded availability and accessibility of quality health products and services in the private sector.

The Deputy Chief of Party will assist the Chief of Party with all aspects of the project operations including the technical oversight, human resources, recruiting and training staff. The DCOP will directly report to the COP in activity implementation and management. The DCOP will take over leadership and oversight of the activity in the absence of the COP. This position is responsible for coordinating the various technical experts and aligns them to all the program activities.

Project Overview

USAID /Zambia intends to grant a five year, $35 to $38 million cooperative agreement to improve health outcomes for Zambians by increasing the use of essential health products and services among priority audiences. The Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health) activity will accomplish this by sustainably expanding the availability and accessibility of quality health products and services in the private sector, improving health knowledge, and increasing the adoption of healthy and health-seeking behaviors. Within the framework of a total market approach (IMA), the activity will employ private sector approaches such as social marketing, social franchising, and partnerships with commercial and for-profit entities to achieve these outcomes.

USAID defines the Journey to Self-Reliance as a country’s ability to plan, finance, and implement solutions to solve its own development challenges. As outlined in USAID’s recently released Private Sector Engagement Policy (available at: www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/private-sectorengagement/ policy), the private sector has an important role to play on this journey as countries seek to mobilize additional resources to address development challenges. Through the ZAM-Health activity, USAID /Zambia intends to strengthen Zambia’s private sector healthcare delivery platforms to improve the sustainable provision of quality products and services and to reach underserved audiences with quality healthcare. ‘Private sector’ refers to both commercial, for-profit entities and nonprofit, non-governmental organizations including faith based organizations and social marketing organizations. The term ‘private sector healthcare providers’ includes private hospitals, private clinics, pharmacies, and health shops.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, economics, Business or Public Administration, international development, or related field;
  • At least 8 years of experience in implementing public health programs in sub-Saharan Africa or other resource-limited settings;
  • At least 6 years of experience developing governance and management of programs with the private sector;
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG funded activity management, policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of and experience in health financing, and social marketing;
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders and develop and maintain effective relationships with Government officials;
  • Proven management skills, including relevant experience in direct supervision of professional staff.

Other skills and attributes

  • USAID Experience. You have good experience in health project management with USAID, ideally in Zambia.
  • Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institutional, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • Results Oriented:  Knows how to design and successfully implement, monitor, and disseminate results, adapting as needed to achieve the greatest impact.
  • Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for your colleagues. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.

How to Apply

This position is contingent upon funding

PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND CV.

Clearly indicate in the subject line of the email “Deputy Chief of Party – ZAM Health”

Closing Date: 16th August 2019.

To apply for this job email your details to contact@sfh.org.zm

Director Research Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning, Zambia – ZAM Health at Society for Family Health

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning, Zambia , Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health)

Society for Family Health is recruiting for the position of Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning, Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM – HEALTH) to be based in Lusaka under an anticipated $35-38m USAID-funded project in Zambia. The project will improve health outcomes for Zambians by increasing the use of essential health products and services among priority audiences through expanded availability and accessibility of quality health products and services in the private sector.

The Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning will be in charge of the monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning components of the activity. The position will be responsible for developing monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, and a plan to evaluate performance. He or she will also develop a research agenda for the activity and ensure methodological rigor of research undertaken. The MERL Director also oversees the development and submission of timely, accurate, and complete reporting.

Project Overview

USAID /Zambia intends to grant a five year, $35 to $38 million cooperative agreement to improve health outcomes for Zambians by increasing the use of essential health products and services among priority audiences. The Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health) activity will accomplish this by sustainably expanding the availability and accessibility of quality health products and services in the private sector, improving health knowledge, and increasing the adoption of healthy and health-seeking behaviors. Within the framework of a total market approach (IMA), the activity will employ private sector approaches such as social marketing, social franchising, and partnerships with commercial and for-profit entities to achieve these outcomes.

USAID defines the Journey to Self-Reliance as a country’s ability to plan, finance, and implement solutions to solve its own development challenges. As outlined in USAID’s recently released Private Sector Engagement Policy (available at: www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/private-sectorengagement/ policy), the private sector has an important role to play on this journey as countries seek to mobilize additional resources to address development challenges. Through the ZAM-Health activity, USAID /Zambia intends to strengthen Zambia’s private sector healthcare delivery platforms to improve the sustainable provision of quality products and services and to reach underserved audiences with quality healthcare. ‘Private sector’ refers to both commercial, for-profit entities and nonprofit, non-governmental organizations including faith based organizations and social marketing organizations. The term ‘private sector healthcare providers’ includes private hospitals, private clinics, pharmacies, and health shops.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master’s Degree or higher in statistics, evaluation, public health, international development, social sciences, or relevant field.
  • A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience working in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning on public health programs in sub-
    Saharan Africa or other resource-limited settings.
  • Documented hands-on practical experience setting up and managing MER systems for health programs in developing countries, including data quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Familiarity with market data (collection and interpretation), and measurement of total market approaches preferred.
  • Proven ability to produce professional quality English-language documents such as
  • Progress reports, case studies, and research protocols.
  • References will be required.

Other skills and attributes

  • Analytical skills
  • Coaching/mentoring skills
  • Training and facilitation skills
  • Change management skills
  • Problem solving skills

How to Apply

This position is contingent upon funding

PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND CV.

Clearly indicate in the subject line of the email “Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning – ZAM Health”.

Closing Date: 16th August 2019.

To apply for this job email your details to contact@sfh.org.zm

Strategic Planning & Governance Specialist at Chemonics International Inc

Job Title: Strategic Planning & Governance Specialist

Reporting to: Strategic Planning & Governance Manager

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with tracking the performance monitoring plan of the National Supply Chain Strategy Implementation Plan 2019 – 2021, including measures to assess and increase country ownership.
  • Lobby other implementing partners supporting supply chain to align their activities to the NSCS.
  • Provide support to various commodity technical working groups to integrate supply chain considerations in policy discussions.
  • Consolidate and monitor partner workplans supporting supply chain activities and identify synergies that can be optimized.
  • Hold monthly USG partner supply chain meetings to discussing supply chain issues affecting HIV commodity availability.
  • Work with partners supporting commodity accountability and security
  • Coordinate technical discussions to promote learning and increase effectiveness of supply chain interventions.
  • Support supply chain data visibility by sharing project generated data to MoH, MSL and key stakeholders
  • Facilitate and follow up ZAMRA inclined activities supported by the project;
  • Support and coordinate meetings for the integration of logistics system, internally and with external key stakeholders;
  • Work within Strategic Planning & Governance team to meet project objective focused on strengthening capacity and coordination for innovative strategic processes;
  • Lead the coordination of quarterly reports within the SPG directorate;
  • Execute team annual work plans and budgets based on project resources available and intended annual life of project targets set according to Government of the Republic of Zambia and USG priorities;
  •   Exhibit Chemonics values and build culture of “Living our Values” within the team;
  • Verify that USAID regulations, Chemonics policies, and quality management best practices are enforced consistently;
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time in consultation with supervisor of record.
  • Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or other advanced degree a plus;
    • Minimum four years of experience working in supply chain management and strategic planning on a project or corporate level required
    • Thorough knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements required; experience working on USAID-funded health programs strongly preferred;
    • Strong leadership and motivational ability;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills;
    • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills;
    • Written and spoken English proficiency.

    Location of Assignment

    The location of assignment is Lusaka, Zambia with intermittent travel throughout the country.

    How to Apply

    Send electronic submissions of your CV, cover letter and the highest necessary qualifications to PSMZambiaRecruitment@ghsc-psm.org by 12pm on Thursday August 15, 2019. Please include clearly the position in the subject line of the email. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

    Logistics & Procurement Officer – Emergency Response at Plan International

    Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

    We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

    We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do.

    Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

    We are looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position:

    Logistics & Procurement Officer – Emergency Response – (Temporary position for 5 months) Mantapala

    Position Description

    Reporting to the team leader and Procurement Supply Chain Manager. He/she is involved in assisting in all matters of procurement, property maintenance and asset management on the Emergency Response. Key areas of responsibility include:

    • Assisting in all matters of procurement, property maintenance and assets management.
    • Raising of purchase requisitions for purchasing of goods & services
    • Inventory management of stationery and other supplies
    • Analysis of supplier quotations and preparation of  canvass sheets
    • Reconciliation of utility accounts
    • Develop an Emergency Response  purchase plan and coordinate the supply chain function

    Individual Specifications include:

    • A Higher Diploma in Purchasing and Supply
    • 2-3 years practical experience in a similar position
    • Excellent negotiation and writing skills
    • High knowledge and capability in computer information programs
    • Valid Driver’s license

    How to Apply

    All applications close Friday 16th August 2019. Please send an email to jobszambia@plan-international.org. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

    All Applications should be addressed to;

    The Country Human Resource Manager

    Plan International Zambia

    Private Bag 518X

    Plot 87A Kabulonga road

    LUSAKA.               

     We provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organizational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

    Community Coordinator at Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia

    Community Coordinator– KPIF Ref No. CC/KP/18/07/19

    Reports to Project Head. The Community Coordinator will work closely with the KP Consortium, KP Civil Society, KP networks and communities, and MOH and PEPFAR implementing partner providers to harmonize KPIF project activities, support community mobilization, promote excellent communication, and facilitate peer navigation and other community-based activities to improve awareness and uptake of HIV prevention, treatment, and care. The Community Coordinator, alongside the Nursing Outreach Lead, will also supervise the Social Network Strategy recruiters, Outreach Workers, Peer Navigators, and other peer cadres. He/she will be responsible for managing, monitoring, maintaining, gathering information and providing regular feedback on prevention and treatment activities at the community level.

    Main duties

    • Provide support and oversight to field staff to ensure potential clients are counselled, tested, indexed, and linked to appropriate services.
    • With the KPIF Head, works to arrange meetings with the KP Consortium and attend planning meetings with the Consortium Steering Committee as necessary.
    • Supports KP Consortium community events, as necessary, including ensuring CIDRZ presence for provision of outreach health services
    • Directly supervises/ manages KPIF Peer Navigators, Peer SNS recruiters, Outreach Workers, and other KP peer cadres to ensure deliverables are met
    • Provides supportive supervision, as necessary, to Peer Navigators, Outreach Workers, and other KP peer cadres managed directly by KPIF sub-awardee organizations
    • Assists with venue-based HIV counselling and testing and other prevention services
    • Updates KPIF Head and Clinical Lead on the progress of community-based activities and any issues with peers or the KP Consortium
    • Supports the development and implementation of community sensitization and mobilization plans that include activities such as community stakeholder meetings, drama performances, etc. to promote HIV prevention and treatment activities
    • Ensures appropriate training and certification of project field personnel and peer cadres

    Qualifications

    • Grade 12 Certificate
    • Advanced Diploma Social Sciences or Project Management
    • At least 3 years relevant experience working in the community required
  • Proficient in MS word and MS Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Must be a team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • How to Apply

    Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Reference Number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

    CIDRZ Human Resources Director, P. O. Box 34681, LUSAKA or email: jobs@cidrz.org

    Clinical Lead at Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia

    Clinical Lead– KPIF Ref No. CL/KP/06/08/19

    Reports to the Programme Head. The incumbent will provide technical supervision/support to program ground. He/ she will develop the referral systems and quality assurance monitoring of KPIF delivered services, the MOH health system, and KP CSO HIV clinical services provision to the KP group beneficiaries. The position will also review clinical service provision guidelines and protocols together with CDC/Zambia to make sure WHO and PEPFAR KP best practices are included.

    Main duties

    • Assists with the development of CIDRZ KP standard operating procedures, training manuals and other material needed to implement KP activities in target sites
    • Contributes to the training of health care workers both in public and private settings for discrimination and stigma-free KP-friendly service provision.
    • Ensures that systems are in place within the KPIF program to assure that those clients who are HIV positive and pregnant will be referred to PMTCT and post-partum care for the mother and child.
    • Oversee the implementation of activities targeted at reaching KP’s at facility and community level.
    • Ensures a system is in place for community drives and other strategies aimed at reaching KP’s  in CIDRZ-supported facilities and communities.
    • Ensures quality index testing service delivery.
    • Ensures systems for good referral and linkage of HIV positive clients to HIV care and treatment services are in  place from community to facility level.
    • Implements novel KP service delivery strategies within selected KP friendly sites and within prisons.
    • Ensures all negative clients are linked to prevention services and  are maintained accessing prevention services.
    • Ensures adherence to the Ministry of Health National Guidelines on HIV service delivery
    • Trains staff on tools for tracking outcomes and ensure correct data collection and utilization by teams
    • Supports the dissemination and use of quality assurance protocols and SOPs
    • Ensures strategies to role out KP friendly services in supported sites are implemented
    • Ensures KP friendly services are performed in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Trains KP peer counsellors and mobilizers in KP friendly services, Index testing and counselling skills to improve elicitation of sexual contacts and or social networks.
  • Qualifications

    • Must be a clinician: Either a Medical Doctor or Medical Licentiate
    • At least 5 years’ experience working in public health with demonstrated KP group technical expertise, including substantial HIV prevention, care, and treatment experience with FSWs, MSM, TGW, and/or PWID
    • Experience providing medical support and clinical mentoring at a site level
    • Higher degree level education with postgraduate degree; eg MBA, MPH preferable
    • The holder of this position must be a result-oriented leader, skilled in organizational management, managing and creating clarity in a complex environment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are a prerequisite
    • Experience managing effectively in a multi-cultural setting

    How to Apply

    Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Job title and Reference Number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

    CIDRZ Human Resources Director, P. O. Box 34681, LUSAKA or email: jobs@cidrz.org

    Regional Community Coordinator, HTS (HIV Testing Services) and Treatment Services at Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia

    Regional Community Coordinator, HTS (HIV Testing Services) and Treatment Services – KAOMA Ref No. CC/AC/06/08/19

    Reports to the Regional Coordinator. The incumbent is responsible for supervising Implementation Officers and provides oversight to all community field staff. He/She will actively participate in the implementation and Supervision of appropriate technical strategies and tailored approaches for improving access to HTS including rapid HIV testing, “provider-initiated” testing and testing (PITC) in medical settings, and facility- and community-based HTS, including targeted index testing. He/She will ensure the implementation of all treatment strategies such as tracing activities as well as roll-out of DSD models and patient education on Viral Load. S/he will provide support to Community staff and Clinical Teams as required in providing high quality HIV services which comply with the national guidelines.

    Main duties

    • Oversee the implementation of HTS and Community treatment strategies in CIDRZ-supported facilities/communities
    • Ensures quality HTS service delivery
    • Ensures systems for good referral and linkage of HIV positive clients to HIV care and treatment services are in  place
    • Implements novel HTS service delivery strategies
    • Ensures adherence of HTS service delivery with the Ministry of Health National Guidelines
    • Mentors community staff rendering static and outreach HTS services in CIDRZ-supported sites
    • Ensures rollout of differentiated service delivery models.
    • Ensures tracking systems are in place for clients that stop ART
    • Trains staff on tools for tracking outcomes and ensure data collection and utilization by teams
    • Supports the dissemination and use of quality assurance protocols and SOPs
    • Works closely with the Clinical Teams teams to ensure service integration
    • Mentors community and facility staff in the implementation of Tracing services and DSD models in CIDRZ-supported sites
    • Ensures service delivery of HIV related community services are performed in accordance with standard operating procedures and in compliance with MOH rules and regulations and national guidelines
    • Works closely with government stakeholders to ensure quality standards are met, and resolve issues related to quality service delivery promptly and effectively
    • Follow-up accessibility of service and the service uptake to the beneficiaries of the ACHIEVE Program
      Ensure targets are shared with all CIDRZ supported sites
    • Schedules proficiency testing at supported health facilities and ensure that corrective measures are taken in time
    • Collaborates with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other US and international implementing partners, to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Degree in Nursing or Social Sciences
    • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible professional-level experience in HIV/AIDS prevention activities, particularly related to behaviour change
  • Demonstrated experience working with local governments and organizations, particularly at the community level
  • Demonstrated program design, strategic planning, and program management and implementation experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the main technical issues related to HIV prevention and community-based health initiatives
  • Familiarity with CDC/PEPFAR programs, policies and regulations is highly desirable
  • Good negotiation skills at all levels of healthcare and Basic proficiency in computer skills (MS Office
  • How to Apply

    Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Reference Number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

    CIDRZ Human Resources Director, P. O. Box 34681, LUSAKA or email: jobs@cidrz.org