PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
PATH is leading a vibrant consortium of Zambian and international organizations that collaborates closely with Zambia’s MoH, the NTLP, the private sector, and other partners to support the eradication of TB in Zambia. Funded by USAID and focusing on six (Copperbelt, Central, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, and Luapula) of Zambia’s 10 provinces, the five-year Eradicate TB project aims to increase the number of individuals screened for TB by 50% and increase the TB treatment success rate to 85% in targeted provinces. The four key tasks of Eradicate TB are to:
- Pursue high-quality DOTS expansion and enhancement
- Address TB-HIV, MDR-TB, and the needs of poor and vulnerable populations in six provinces
- Engage all categories of care providers
- Enable and promote research.
PATH seeks a Deputy Chief of Party to lead and provide technical oversight for ETB with overall technical guidance for planning, implementing, and monitoring of project strategies and activities and evaluation of performance. The DCOP will oversee the implementation of innovative approaches and tools to increase providers’ capacity to diagnose and treat Drug Sensitive TB, including pediatric and drug resistant TB; increase community, private sector and civil society involvement to increase TB case finding, decrease stigma associated with TB, and provide support for people on TB treatment; put in place strategies to address TB/HIV co infection; strengthen laboratory capacity and improve TB diagnostics; and support capacity building for operations research to strengthen TB programming. Specific responsibilities include:
Specific Duties and Responsibilities;
- Provide strong technical leadership and oversight for all project implementation and evaluation.
- Lead planning, coordination, and technical direction of project strategy and activities, and provide oversight and coordination of all staff and partners for quality workplan implementation including monitoring and evaluation in collaboration with M&E Advisor.
- Manage three or more senior technical staff to high professional standards.
- Support the COP to maintain strong relationships with all partners and stakeholders.
- Monitoring the project’s performance, and guide project staff and partners to course correct with new strategies or activities as needed to ensure project is meeting its targets and objectives.
- Coordinate and liaise with key external stakeholders such as NTLP, including other USAID implementing partners.
- Work with project staff to communicate key results of the project by developing: Reports, case studies/success stories, journal articles, presentations, and posters in consultation with COP.
- A masters’ degree or higher in a relevant field (public health, management, capacity development, social sciences).
- A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in development working with a full range of stakeholder types: government agencies, local governments, development partners, and civil society organizations, private sector including community-based organizations.
- Excellent knowledge of TB prevention, treatment, and control including drug resistant TB, including knowledge of and experience with the Zambian health system.
- Experience leading, designing, delivering, and influencing TB and other related health programs.
- Demonstrated visionary team leadership skills, and ability to advise, lead, and manage individuals and multi-disciplinary teams.
- Strategic and critical thinker with ability to rapidly adjust strategy based on new information/data and with flexible and innovative problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work in coordination with international and national NGOs.
- Experience working with United States Government (USG) supported projects and experience in sub-grantee management, including building the capacity of local organizations and sub-grantees in USG- supported grants is desired.
- Excellent representational, facilitation, mentoring, and communication skills, including excellent oral, written, and presentation skills in English.
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of USAID financial management and reporting requirements is highly desirable.
- Knowledge of local language helpful.
- Ability to travel frequently within Zambia required.
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
- Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.
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