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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Technical Officer

Society for Family Health is recruiting for the position of VMMC Technical Officer x 1, to be based in the Muchinga Province of Zambia. The VMMC Technical Officer will oversee and coordinate the implementation of the DOD VMMC Project at district level and will report to the Regional Manager. S/he will be responsible for organising Society for Family Health’s (SFH’s) approach to the GRZ facilities participating in the program: working with GRZ leadership to ensure the program is implemented according to the set objectives; implementing Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/Q1) activities at facilities; and building capacity of MC providers to provide mentorship, conduct comprehensive VMMC services, including QA/Q1 system implementation. H/she will work closely with the Communication and M&E staff to ensure VMMC client flow and completeness of documentation and data quality. The VMMC Technical Officer will be responsible for ensuring project targets are achieved in their respective district.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all SFH clinical activities for supported GRZ  facilities;
  • Conduct baseline phase and facility assessments;
  • Conducting regular supportive visits, provide on–site support and ensuring corrective feedback in selected areas;
  • Support the implementation of QA/QI systems, monitor quality in VMMC services and operations;
  • Facilitate clinical symposiums and utilize QA/QI data and reports to offer additional support and input into programming;
  • Identify training need gaps and develop an annual training plan for the Region in liaison with the Head Office;
  • Coordinating and facilitating trainings, as needed;
  • Coordinate supply chain and logistics management for participating GRZ facilities;
  • Work with Communication team to ensure proper support and supervision of Health Promoters and Super Health Promoters;
  • Work with the M&E team to verify completeness of data, compliance to standard operation procedures, compile findings and disseminate to teams for quality improvement actions;
  • Compiling district monthly performance reports, stipulating clear findings of the quality assessments and other activities and provide recommendations for quality improvement;
  • Documenting best practices and success stories of SFH  work and share with SFH HQ.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experienced VMMC Provider;
  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Public health, Nursing, Clinical Medicine or Social Sciences;
  • Management qualification is an added advantage;
  • 5 years’ work experience in clinical services and HIV programs;
  • Experience in training, mentoring and quality assurance systems;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of programs;
  • Experience working with INGOs and other partners;
  • Ability to travel out-of-station extensively.

Other skills and attribute

  • Good Interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Computer literate, especially with the Microsoft   Office package
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Team worker, supportive and approachable

Personal Attributes

  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Firm and fair
  • Integrity
  • Dedicated

PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND CV TO :email protected or send hard copies to: The Manager -Human Resources, Society for Family Health, Plot No. 549, Ituna Road, and P.O Box 50770, Lusaka. Clearly indicate, “Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Officer”.

Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

SFH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression

Closing Date: 23rd July 2018

HSE Supervisor

Green AND Green Energy South Africa PTY Ltd is looking for an HSE Supervisor to be deployed on a construction site related to a wind farm.

The construction site is located in the Lusaka South.

The figure must have carried out similar experiences in the past: it will responsible for reviewing and verifying compliance by the Contractors with the requirements of the applicable health, safety and environmental legislation, of the Health and Safety Plan for the site, and of the Owner’s policies and procedures; ensure that activities on site comply with all relevant health, safety, environmental legislation, and that the principal contractor and the contractors have met their obligations against the requirements and documentations, that the compliance with the requirements of the Health and Safety Plan is monitored through regular and comprehensive inspection of the site and surrounding areas, and that any non-compliance or remedial measures that need to be applied are reported.

Requirements:

  • Mechanical or Electrical or Civil engineering degree
  • Safety-technical or Safety Engineering degree (MSc) or equivalent qualifications (strong experience in supervising health and safety in power plant construction can be considered equivalent);
  • NEBOSH diploma will be considered as a plus
  • Ability and willingness to work away from living area
  • ELINYAE safety training (100hrs) will be considered as a plus
  • Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments in adverse and extreme weather conditions, and in confined spaces, and on scaffolding
  • Must be certified for works on heights
  • Possibility to work during different shift
  • It is required of at least 7 years experience as safety specialist or similar role in Engineering or Construction Companies
  • Experience in the construction of Wind Farms, power plants, HV/MV substations and HV T-lines

It’s required immediate availability: the activities will start on the 1st August 2018.

If interested and in possession of the requirements, please send your CV. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Service Provider x5

Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social enterprise, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive and sexual healthcare. MSZ is part of the global network that is Marie Stopes International (MSI).  MSZ subscribes to the MSI goal and mission, which is to prevent unwanted births and to ensure the individual’s right to Children by Choice not Chance. Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) seeks qualified Service Providers with clinical experience and training in the complete SRH package including FP (family planning), ANC (antenatal care), STI treatment, HIV (PMTCT, ART and HCT) to help implement Marie Stopes’ mission. The Service Providers will be based in Solwezi, Kasama, Chipata, Kabwe and Mpika.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide the complete SRH package including FP (family planning), ANC (antenatal care), HIV counselling and testing, STI treatment, care for victims of SGBV (sexual gender based violence) and PAC according to MSZ clinical protocols and any other service identified by MSZ.
  • Counselling of clients and provision of advice for family planning, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and other SRH services
  • Perform and/or assist with surgical procedures at community outreach sites (including BTLs, implant insertion/removal, IUD insertion/removal)
  • Preparation of procedure rooms and/or setup of outreach sites for specified procedures.
  • Prescribe and dispense drugs as required

Proper use of medical equipment and supplies

  • Ensures the correct disinfection and sterilization of equipment, instruments, material, linen and premises according to MSZ protocols.
  • Maintaining instruments and equipment e.g. to avoid rusty and broken items.
  • Notifies the Team Leader and/or Outreach Manager of repairs, maintenance or replacement of equipment and instruments.
  • Ensure proper stock management i.e. proper storage of medical supplies, ordering supplies in good time to avoid stock outs, regular stock counts.

Participating in the provision of high quality care to clients including:

  • Proper counselling of clients and being responsive to client needs.
  • Adherence to MSZ clinical guidelines
  • Implementing a smooth, efficient client flow to reduce waiting time
  • Monitoring and evaluating client care continuously and make recommendations

Emergency Management

  • Ensure that emergency equipment is available and in good working condition at all times.
  • Ensure that appropriate emergency drugs are available at all times
  • Manage complications promptly and transfer clients following emergency preparedness and client transfer guidelines
  • Prepare incident reports  for any complication that occurs

Hygiene

  • Follows the appropriate waste management protocol.
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness by following infection prevention guidelines including specific safety measurements.

Arranging for service statistics and evaluation of services through on-going data collection, research and evaluation.

  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Collecting of data and production of monthly reports
  • Working closely with other health professionals such as MoH staff.

Qualifications:

  • Zambian Registered Nurse, Midwife or Clinical Officer qualification from a recognised institution  (essential); any other Social Science, Public Health training (desirable).
  • Knowledge of Clinical Health, Community Outreach, Family Planning (LARC), VMMC, HTC, ART, PMTCT and PAC
  • Fluent in English- both oral and written (essential); fluent in Bemba and or Nyanja (preferred)

Experience:

  • At least 3 years relevant experience
  • Experience providing FP and other SRH services
  • Experience in working with communities
  • NGO experience preferred
  • Capacity to support and train other health providers and community based agents

Skills:

  • IT literate with strong computer skills
  • Effective leadership and management skills
  • Strong written, reading and spoken English language skills
  • Advocacy skills: able to influence stakeholders through effective communication in a demanding external environment
  • Results orientated
  • High standards of performance and commitment to excellence

Attitude / Motivation:  

  • Committed to Reproductive Health
  • Must be pro-choice and support reproductive health rights for all
  • Keen to pursue personal development

Kindly note that no private or public sector practice allowed, MSZ requires total loyalty and commitment to MSZ clients.

Suitable candidates should send their detailed curriculum vitae to email protected Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Deadline for applications is Friday 13th July 2018.

Monitoring , Evaluation and Learning Specialist – Volunteer

VSO is the world’s leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It’s a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world’s poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role Overview

To develop and implement M&E frameworks for the VSO projects implemented in Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) which should include clear objectives, SMART indicators, and mechanism for tracking the progress and results of the Projects.

The Essential requirements for this post are:

  • First degree or Postgraduate degree in Public Health or social sciences.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation skills.
  • Practical experience in designing M&E systems.
  • Strong facilitation skills for conducting different meetings, workshops and training.
  • 2 years experience in M and E
  • Experience in management of data.
  • Self-starter
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent in English.
  • Zambian citizen

How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to visit http://vso.force.com/jobopportunities to read more details about the job and to download the job description. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’, and complete all relevant fields on the online application form. Applications close on 14th July 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews, at which time the full supporting documents will be required. The successful candidate will be offered local terms and conditions. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

VSO is an equal opportunity employer valuing inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce and therefore welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Women are encouraged to apply.

Business Strategy Associate – Finance

Business Strategy Associate – Finance

Fenix is looking for a highly motivated and disciplined Business Strategy Associate with a passion for entrepreneurship, renewable energy, and financial inclusion to join our team. Fenix prides itself on always putting the customer first.

About Fenix

Fenix International (www.fenixintl.com) is a venture-backed technology company and our mission is to transform quality of life through disruptive innovation in energy and financial services. We have been operating in Uganda and have just begun operations and sales in Zambia in September 2017.

Our flagship product, ReadyPay Power, is an expandable, lease-to-own home solar system financed through affordable installments from just ZMW 2.5 per day over Mobile Money. We use real-time transaction data to create a next-generation credit score to finance power upgrades or other life-changing loans.

After just over 8 months of operations in Zambia, we have already sold 20,000 ReadyPay Solar Home Systems and we are growing our product portfolio and geographic coverage to bring power and a wider world of financing to over 1.5 million customers worldwide by 2020.

Job Description

The Business Strategy Associate will play a key role on the finance and accounting team by preparing the monthly financial statements and ensuring they are complete & accurate, leading the monthly budget to actual and variance analysis process, performing cost analysis as required by management, determining a process for quarterly inventory reconciliations, reviewing month-end reconciliations prepared by accounting team, reviewing all ZRA filings for accuracy to minimize penalties, managing annual audit including review of the final financial statements and annual income tax return with external auditors and consultants. We plan to transition to a new ERP system in the future so this person would also be in charge of this transition.

In essence, the Business Strategy Associates role is to help Fenix to monitor the budget, minimize costs, and work with the Sr. Accountant and Manager of Operations & Finance to ensure our monthly and annual reporting and regulatory requirements are met. Therefore, the Business Strategy Associate needs to be self-motivated and an independent worker, reliable and communicative, have a thorough understanding of operational finance and accounting, and strong excel skills.

The expectation is that the Business Strategy Associate will need minimal oversight from management on carrying out his / her responsibilities and take full ownership of preparation and analysis of the financial statements.

The Business Strategy Associate will report directly to the Manager of Operations and Finance and work closely with all other Fenix departments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly financial statements & own the Fenix ZM excel based financial model
  • Lead the monthly budget to actual analysis by preparing departmental schedules and working with department heads to analyze the costs
  • Review all monthly reconciliations prepared by the accounting team and own revenue recognition
  • Determine a process to successfully complete quarterly inventory reconciliations from Fenix DB (sales database) to the accounting system
  • Lead the external audit process including final review of the financial statements
  • Review the annual income tax return as prepared by external consultants
  • Oversee the ERP system migration
  • Complete all required grant reporting for donors
  • Prepare and pay payroll bi-monthly and complete all monthly ZRA / NAPSA regulatory filings and all other related tasks while Sr Accountant is on maternity leave
  • Portfolio Health related products as required by Manager
  • Perform other tasks as required by Manager

Education

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • ZICA/CA Zambia  or ACCA qualified (or working towards Level 3)

Required Skills & Experience

  • Hands-on expertise in accounting and accounting systems, ideally QuickBooks
  • Strong excel skills and ability to analyze numbers in spreadsheets and other systems
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in proposing new ways of driving accounting efficiencies and accuracy
  • Management experience and demonstration of ability to manage teams and multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently, take ownership of and manage many ongoing tasks
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills (English)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative nature, proactive leadership style
  • Shared values for a triple bottom line and a passion for Fenix and our customers!

Highly Desired Skills

  • Work experience in a multinational company in Africa with complex accounting transactions

To Apply; 

To apply please send a CV and a cover letter to email protected answering the following questions;

Why do you want to work for Fenix?
Why are you the best person for this position?

Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Safety Officer x 3

Job Title: Safety Officer x 3

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of working experience in the similar position
  • Ensure compliance of all the Company’s Health and Safety.
  • Ensure employee safety is attained
  • Health and safety related courses

Applications should be e-mailed to email protected Please indicate the job title in the subject of your e-mail and use your full name and the job title you applying for as the filename of your application. Application should consist of your letter and CV only in a single document. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Closing date for accepting an application is 30/06/2018.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Case Worker

Employment Opportunity

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has been operational in Zambia since the 1980s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, child poverty, nutrition and WASH.

Job Title : Case Worker (1 Position)
Duty Station : Kitwe

Role purpose:

Save the Children is part of the Abt Associates consortia that is implementing the USAID Systems for Better Health (SBH) project in Zambia. SC is conducting an HIV pilot that is focusing on reducing loss to follow-up and interruption or discontinuation of treatment among HIV positive children and adolescents, improving access to diagnosis and treatment services, and improving patient tracking and case management, including access to social services, between the health facility and the community. Trained paraprofessionals will be placed in selected GRZ health facilities in Kitwe district to facilitate the implementation of the pilot and its objectives. Paraprofessionals will accompany clients through the health and social services system, develop and initiate case management plans to improve access to diagnosis, treatment and social services. They will also form relationships with community service providers, Neighbourhood Health Committees, and Area Coordinating Committees. Para-professionals will track patients using manual registers and a computer based modular systems and make recommendations for improvements.

Key areas of accountability

Stakeholder mobilization;

  • Orient and coordinate local stakeholders in the project operational areas to ensure active participation in all project activities;
  • Mobilize/interact with key community and local stakeholders, gatekeepers, support groups and collaborate with other organizations involved in providing various social services;
  • Mobilise mother baby pairs for case management and follow up;

Case Management;

  • Review the health facility HIV registers such as labour & delivery, mother-baby follow-up and counselling & testing registers to identify and track HIV + clients including mother-baby pairs and children and adolescents that require follow up;
  • In collaboration with community-based volunteer workers and counsellors, support HIV testing and counselling at household level and conduct referrals of HIV positive clients to the health facility for care and treatment;
  • Develop case management plans for HIV-exposed infants and HIV positive children and adolescents;
  • Provide alerts on patient/client appointment using PedTrack reminder system through home visits or mobile phone for upcoming appointments at the health facility;
  • Coordinate the collection of HIV data from households and community health volunteers;
  • Maintain and develop a schedule for follow up of clients referred for various social services;
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times;
  • Foster strategic alliances and strong working relationships with community volunteers, neighbourhood health committees, and other community structures and relevant partners providing social services;
  • Mentor community health volunteers on case management;
  • Facilitate and track bi-directional referrals to and from the health facility and other social services;
  • Collaborate with data clerks/health workers and stakeholders in the catchment area to strengthen the referral link between the facility health providers and community providers;
  • Serve as a link between the health facility and among the community and the other social services;
  • In each household visited, identify needs of other members of the family requiring social support such as parenting, nutrition, education, child protection, economic strengthening opportunities and social cash transfer and link them appropriately.
  • Support Community Health Volunteers (CHV), Trained Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), Neighborhood Health Committees and other community stakeholders;
  • Provide technical support to the trained community volunteers in their catchment areas in case management for children and adolescents;
  • Assist the Community Health Volunteers and the community in the implementation of the programme by providing technical and logistical support;

Reporting and Monitoring and Evaluation;

  • Coordinate the collection of data from the communities and link with the health facility personnel;
  • Prepare reports on progress of the project at community level, including reports on selected indicators such as number and types of referrals in relation to social-services uptake and retention;
  • Collaborate with other community providers from other organisations involved in social services and compile Health and social services directory for referrals in specific areas;
  • Work with health workers and data clerks to access and utilise the client reminder system that supports timely diagnosis of the HIV status of HIV-exposed infants, children and adolescents and improves care and treatment, including ART adherence and viral suppression;
  • Track referred clients, compile case records, and prepare reports on the project and submit these to the health centre in-charge and HIV/AIDS Program Manager.

Qualifications and experience

  • Should possess grade 12 certificate
  • Certificate in Community Health, Social Work, Community Development or any other equivalent qualification,
  • Diploma and Computer skills in any of the above mentioned qualifications will be added advantage,
  • Should have two (2) years work experience as Community Health Assistant (CHA) or Social Worker with basic knowledge in social work, community mobilization, health education, and health promotion.

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 2-the responsibilities of the post may require the post holders to have regular contact with or access to children or young people. In this regard, the job holder should be in a position to work and uphold the interest of Children and uphold the organization’s Child Safeguarding policy.

How to Apply:

Please send only your application letter clearly stating the position in the subject line with a detailed CV indicating 3 traceable referees, one of whom should have been direct supervisor, through email to: Human Resource and Administration Manager at email protected . PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH COPIES OF YOUR CERTIFICATES.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11th June, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Save the Children being a Child Safeguarding organization reserves the right to check (through references) that candidates being considered are suitable to work with Children.

Save the Children reserves the right to re-advertise if suitable applicants are not found.

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

The PAMO project is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project that aims to control and prevent malaria morbidity and mortality and thereby minimize the social effects and economic losses. The project also contributes to the reduction of under-five all causes mortality rate, as a result of reduced malaria mortality. PAMO works with the National Malaria Elimination Centre (NMEC) to strengthen implementation of malaria control and elimination efforts. The project works at provincial, district and community levels to: 1) Support proven malaria interventions in alignment with the National Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan; 2) Strengthen management capacity of provincial and personnel to provide oversight/supervision of malaria interventions; and 3) Strengthen the Health Management Information System at the provincial and district levels to improve data reporting, analysis, and use for decision-making.

PATH seeks to recruit an experienced Senior M&E Manager to work on the PAMO project in Zambia.  The Senior M&E Manager will work in close partnership with the National Malaria Elimination Centre, the Ministry of Health and provincial PAMO Coordinators to provide technical assistance with the goal of improving knowledge and health practices of individuals and communities, while supporting systems to improve quality, capacity, and coordination of PAMO.  Under the overall responsibility of the PAMO Chief of Party, the M&E Manager will also be responsible for contributing to the development and strengthening of PAMO implementation strategies based on the effective use of data, and for coordinating PAMO’s reporting function to ensure that it meets contract reporting deliverables.

Responsibilities:

The Senior M&E Manager will manage data collection for the project’s M&E framework to monitor overall project performance against established goals, objectives, and milestones and to ensure compliance with USAID contractual requirements, partner organization protocols and PATH’s organizational policies. S/he will also develop and maintain critical relationships with in-country stakeholders.

  • Develop and implement M&E reporting guidelines and systems designed to inform the direction of the project, including data quality and data use strategies.
  • Ensure alignment of indicators with the USAID/PMI Zambia Mission’s strategic objectives and intermediate results framework.
  • Support operationalization of the M&E plan by developing and managing an M&E system to serve as a repository of all project related M&E data.
  • Provide overall technical guidance on the implementation of the project data collection and monitoring and evaluation system, including on the operationalization of the project’s electronic data system (EDS).
  • Develop and update the PAMO performance monitoring plan covering activities to compile, analyze and present data for reporting of program progress and impact.
  • Develop suitable dissemination materials for sharing project related results.
  • Ensure that project data and reports are submitted to USAID development experience clearinghouse (DEC) and other repositories as per contract terms.
  • Maintain and update the M&E system on an ongoing basis and generate needed reports to meet donor and other stakeholder requirements.
  • Lead implementation of facility assessments, establish, and oversee data cleaning and entry procedures as per standard M&E practice at PATH and consolidate lessons learned and make suitable recommendations for future assessments.
  • Oversee data collection and monitoring activities at the target regions of the project.
  • Provide technical assistance to MOH for monitoring and improvement of program activities.
  • As a member of the in-country project management team, participate in discussions for design and implementation of project activities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders such as MOH, implementing partners, academic institutions, and donors in the area of monitoring and evaluation.

Required Skills

  • Master’s degree in public health or social sciences and a bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Statistics or relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience and demonstrated skills in monitoring and evaluation in health of which 5 in a leadership position within a donor – funded project, preferably USAID
  • Demonstrated understanding of and familiarity with a range of applied research and monitoring and evaluation approaches including health information and data management systems.
  • Proven ability to motivate and mentor staff and create a positive team environment.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills, capacity to analyze data, monitor progress, and recommend necessary recourse for maximizing program progress and impact.
  • Ability to oversee data collection at various levels to ensure accuracy and clarity of data interpretations.
  • Knowledge and experience of MOH’s health information systems will be a requirement and familiarity in DHIS2 is preferred.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance and conducting capacity building activities in relation to monitoring and evaluation
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.

This position remains open for applications until 12th June, 2018

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Join Global Health Corps (GHC) Zambia!

Global Health Corps (GHC) is an organization focused on building the next generation of global health leaders and mobilizing the movement for health equity worldwide. We are a diverse, global community united in the belief that health is a human right. Watch the Skoll award video here!

Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship winner: Barbara Bush, co-founder and board chair, Global Health Corps (The Guardian).

Our Challenge

Millions of people around the world lack access to quality and affordable healthcare, despite significant advances in global health interventions. The tools exist, but we need great leaders in the right places to make health equity a reality for all.

Our Solution: The GHC Model

We are searching for talented young leaders to join Global Health Corps Zambia.

Are you in?

For more information, please visit: ghcorps.org

Technology and Information System Project Manager – Zambia

The PCI Zambia program currently has a growing portfolio of projects utilizing technology-based solutions to both advance programmatic goals as well as enhancing the efficiency and quality of programmatic data collection and management. These include developing and/or deploying a centralized M&E database for program results management, an OVC case management system, a community follow-up system to improve retention and adherence in HIV services, and a system to track village savings and loans data as part of PCI’s Women Empowered (WE) program. Additionally, PCI/Zambia is currently funded to support several information systems projects in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health. These include planning and supporting the implementation of existing solutions in Zambia at ZDF sites, ensuring that they are adapted to the PCI/Z context at the service delivery level, and ensuring infrastructure, resources, and processes are in place to enable successful implementation; these include a national electronic lab information system to be implemented at ZDF laboratories and ART sites, an electronic Logistics Management Information systems to improve supply chain management at ZDF sites, and piloting and rolling out SmartCare lite to enhance tracking of newly diagnosed HIV+ individuals into HIV care and treatment. PCI/Z has furthermore been funded to develop an electronic cervical cancer information management system (eCCIMS) that can meet the requirements of the national MOH cervical cancer program and can be successfully rolled out to cervical cancer service delivery sites and transitioned to the Ministry of Health.

The Project Manager (PM) for Technology and Information Systems serves as the primary point of contact at the country level for the planning and managing of these various activities that utilize technology to support project goals, including service delivery, data collection and reporting. The PM is responsible for the planning and day to day management of technology-related projects on time, on budget and within specifications. Project Manager performs a variety of tasks including coordinating all resources and stakeholders, managing vendors, developing and overseeing project plans, setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring, summarizing and communicating the progress of the project. The PM may be involved in selected activities to program specific software or applications alterations to meet program needs. The PM analyzes and prepares requirements, change requests and project documents. This is both a technical and people oriented position, helping the organization transition as smoothly as possible to effective use of technology to support programmatic goals.

Reports to: Project Director, works closely with M&E Manager, IT Manager, and other key staff

Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the International Office (IO) Information systems counterparts, leads and/or facilitates requirements gathering for new or existing project activities that incorporate a technology component to support project goals
  • Coordinates with IO counterparts, including Information systems governance body (Project Information Management Systems Committee) and Global ICT Team, to ensure that proposed and implemented technology systems and processes are in line with IO guidance
  • Develop project plans and budgets in order to accomplish the project’s goals within constraints such as time, cost and agreed quality standards
  • Serves as system administrator for various technology platforms and provides backstopping support to ensure that the user-to-technology interface is as smooth as possible.
  • Ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning correctly for any data collected through technology platforms.
  • Using existing or acquired knowledge and skills in key technology platforms commonly used by PCI programs, such as CommCare for mobile data collection, to be able to oversee deployment of such systems, including troubleshooting, quality assurance, and system support for specific modules / applications
  • Develop and manage user trainings and technical assistance, with a focus on aiding the organization master technology key to achieving the program goals.
  • Manage relevant technology related hardware, including mobile devices, to include software updates, inventory management
  • Coordinate the communication and coordination of internal and external stakeholders and actors, including PCI IO and field staff, vendors, external partners including host country government and other implementing partners, with a specific focus on roles and responsibilities, workplan management, etc.
  • Ensure that appropriate documentation is current and accessible to various stakeholders (e.g. users guides, technical documentation of systems, documentation of challenges and lessons learned)
  • Applies agile and adaptive project management to analyze challenges, assess risks and iterate implementation plans
  • Evaluate deliverables prepared by the vendor and internal PCI team members to make sure the work meets requirements and maintains a high level of quality
  • Regularly monitor and report on the progress of a project to all stakeholders
  • Serves as a field member of the IO PIMS Committee, to implement technical support in line with PIMS guidance as well as develop / review PIMS guidance documents to ensure that they are appropriate and useful in the field

Position Parameters/Special Responsibilities Required:

Requires travel to field/service delivery sites, which may include remote areas of Zambia

Required qualifications:

Education

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Information technology, computer science or a related field is required 
  • Project management certificates is preferred

 Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of five years of professional experience leading IT projects (ICT, informatics, database development),
  • At least five years’ professional experience working in a project management role/capacity, including using agile and adaptive management approach.
  • Demonstrated skills in all areas of ICT, M&E and knowledge management
  • Hands-on experience with developing software requirements and specifications, as well as systems architecture.
  • Ability and proven experience transferring knowledge through formal and informal training
  • Highly organized and able to organize the work of others
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to problem solve
  • Previous experience working in developing countries
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, with excellent written English Willingness to travel and work in difficult environments

Desired qualifications:

  • Five or more years of experience leading ICT and M&E systems
  • Experience deploying mobile technology, particularly mobile data collection applications
  • Experience working with Zambian Ministry of Health or NGOs
  • Understanding and experience in working in environments with limited infrastructure, including alternative connectivity or power options
  • Experience working with USAID or other USG funded projects

NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.