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Chief of Party TBLON Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

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Chief of Party TBLON Ref No. CP/TB/14/02/21

Reports to Director TB Programs. The incumbent is responsible for overall programmatic and fiscal management of the project. S/he is the primary liaison with donor personnel and ensure that project operations and sub-awardee management and activities are fully in compliance with USAID regulations and integrated with host-country.

Main duties

  • Provides strategic vision and depth of TB technical leadership in project design, coordination, and implementation
  • Leads planning, coordination, and technical direction of project strategy and work plan, and implementation of all activities within the work plan to high professional standardsMaintains a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders in Zambia, and ensures that the project is represented on appropriate steering and advisory groups
  • Directs planning, reporting, and budgeting in accordance with USAID requirement
  • Leads monitoring and evaluation activities on the project and ensures the project goals, objectives and expected results are met in a timely manner
  • Leads development of adaptive strategies in response to project environment
  • Oversees and provides technical assistance to project staff and in-country partner organizations, ministries, and health service delivery points
  • Oversees design and implementation of operation research projects under TBLON.
  • Ensures dissemination of project results through project briefs, abstracts, manuscripts
  • Ensures cohesiveness within the technical team and the necessary operational efficiencies required to implement sound technical strategies and achieve goals and supervise the planning, design, quality, and follow-up of technical activities
  • Maintains up to date knowledge on the National and WHO guidelines on TB and TB/HIV

Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with a Masters Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Epidemiology, Management, Capacity Development, Social Sciences
  • Five (5) years of experience in TB and TB/HIV programming working with multiple stakeholders including Ministry of Health, Provincial and District levels, Civil Society, and Communities.
  • Demonstrated managerial and operational experience, preferably in managing large donor projects involving coordination with multiple program partners or institutions in Zambia or the region
  • Expertise in of TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment (e.g. case finding, HIV/TB co-infection, DR-TB, paediatric TB, TPT, TB in key populations)
  • Demonstrated experience in the programmatic management of Drug Resistant TB
    Familiarity with the TB and TB/HIV programs in Zambia
  • Experience in managing research projects will be an added advantage
  • Valid Practicing Licence
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter and detailed CV quoting Reference Number and day-time telephone number to;

CIDRZ Human Resources Director via email: jobs@cidrz.org

Hard copy applications will not be accepted


Closing Date : 18th June, 2021.

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