Technical Director
Project Concern International
Lusaka, Zambia
6d ago

Job Description

Project Concern Zambia (PCZ), an affiliate of Project Concern International (PCI), is recruiting a Technical Director to support a multi-million-dollar, five-year CDC-funded project.

  • In close partnership with the Chief of Party, the Technical Director is responsible for the overall strategic and technical vision and implementation in the areas of combination HIV prevention;
  • linkage to care and treatment; adolescent sexual and reproductive health; gender-based violence prevention and response;
  • and local capacity strengthening. The position will be based in the PCZ Office in Lusaka with frequent travel to program areas.

    This is a full-time position contingent on funding. The anticipated start date will be October 2020.

    Major Responsibilities :

  • Provide leadership for the implementation of the project's overall technical strategy and approach;
  • Ensure the incorporation of evidence-based best practices, and local and global technical guidance into the project’s capacity building strategy and operational plan;
  • Lead staff in the development and implementation of technical capacity assessments and technical capacity building processes for faith-based organizations in Zambia to ensure high quality, sustainable combination HIV prevention, linkage, care, and treatment services;
  • Develop and facilitate delivery of innovative activities and evidence-based approaches for project partners aimed at improving desirable HIV-related outcomes in project areas, including the identification of appropriate trainers and curricula;
  • development and use of relevant methodologies, standard operating procedures, mentorship guides and tools; supportive supervision, on-going mentoring and overseeing the successful implementation of corrective action;
  • cross-organizational learning between PCZ and consortium partners; including innovative use of information communication technology (ICT).

  • Lead the review of existing Behavior Change Communications / Community Mobilization strategies and action plans and develop a project-specific strategy and action plan as needed;
  • ensure the strategy and plan are consistent with GRZ priorities and epidemic control strategies;
  • Work with M&E staff to design and finalize a project performance monitoring plan; evaluate and document key project outcomes and best practices and adapt project work plans in line with project evidence.
  • Support the development and monitoring of annual work plans;
  • Prepare reports and papers summarizing project results; and
  • Supervise and mentor technical staff.
  • Qualifications :

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Medicine, Social Science, Social Work, or other related field;
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in HIV / AIDS service delivery including the design and implementation of customized projects that fit within host country strategic plans and partnership frameworks;
  • Knowledge of current PEPFAR and national HIV / AIDS prevention, treatment and care guidance, including experience with monitoring and evaluating PEPFAR programs;
  • Demonstrated experience in behavior change and combination prevention;
  • Demonstrated experience in HIV case finding, particularly at community level, including testing, counseling, linkage, treatment and care including viral load testing and innovative identification of partner / child index clients;
  • Demonstrated experience working with the faith-based community and community health systems in Zambia;
  • Demonstrated experience in or understanding of evidence-based approaches targeting the prevention of sexual violence and HIV among young adolescents;
  • Demonstrated experience in PEPFAR program design, strategic planning, program management and implementation in Southern Africa;
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political and ethical issues in Zambia, e.g. reproductive health, family planning, HIV infection;
  • Excellent English language skills, speaking and writing; and
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation and interpersonal skills.
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