Technical Director, Zambia Integrated Health Project – Zambia

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Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries to build evidence-based, data-driven, and community-owned human development solutions. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and build knowledge and skills for lasting social impact.

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Job Overview

Pact is seeking an experienced Technical Director for USAID/Zambia’s upcoming Integrated Health Activity (ZIHA). USAID/Zambia intends to award a contract to support USAID and PEPFAR goals of 95/95/95, and provide service delivery and technical assistance to improve MNCH services and of PF/SR. The ZIHA will improve, sustain and further integrate HIV/AIDS, MNCH and FP/RH services at the health facility and community level and ensure that client-centred, high impact and high quality are available to Zambians. This activity should last five years. This position is dependent on assignment.

Main responsibilities

Lead the design and implementation of high impact HIV/MNCH/FP/RH interventions in collaboration with key national and regional stakeholders, ensuring adherence to internationally endorsed and recognized guidelines on HIV/MNCH services/ PF/SR.

· Supervise, mentor and mentor a team of technical staff, ensuring that they support the project’s overall strategic approach, its integration into M&E plans and its coordination across all levels of the Zambian government.

· Monitor implementation of activities to ensure timely achievement of objectives and targets.

Lead the development of annual work plan activities in collaboration with project staff, USAID and the Ministry of Health and ensure the successful implementation of planned activities through ongoing coordination with key stakeholders.

· Develop contractual deliverables (quarterly, annual, field project evaluations, etc.) in collaboration with other key staff and external evaluators.

· Work closely with project staff and implementing partners to identify, document and disseminate best practices.

· Develop and present materials at local, regional and international forums to share experiences and best practices developed through project activities.

· Assist the Chief of Party in all aspects of project operations, including technical oversight, human resources, staff recruitment and training, and development of an experienced team with distinct roles and responsibilities.

Basic requirements

· Master’s degree or other advanced degree (PhD, MD) in a relevant field, such as medicine, public health, health system management, social administration or social sciences and at least 10 years of professional experience.

· Clinical qualification (doctor, clinician, nurse, midwife or other staff).

· At least seven years of experience managing and/or implementing integrated HIV prevention, care and treatment in a similar setting.

· Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of senior and mid-level counterparts from the public and private sectors, donors and other key stakeholders.

· Experience supervising technical staff in the implementation of integrated health programs.

· Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.

· Demonstrated problem solving and consensus building skills.

Ability to travel within Zambia and occasionally overseas, when health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 abate.

Preferred qualifications

· Previous experience working on US government-funded health programs in Zambia.

· Experience in managing complex integrated HIV/RMNCH/FP service projects within a non-profit organization in a developing country setting.

Experience in designing or implementing gender or youth-sensitive health programs.

Knowledge of the political, social and economic context of Zambia

· Zambian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, registration, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, smoking (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization or other protected classifications or factors unrelated to deserved.

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