Associate Project Director at FHI 360

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  • Company: FHI 360
  • Location: Zambia
  • State: Lusaka
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia
Job Description

Position – Associate Project Director

Location:  Zambia Country Office

Report to: MOSAIC Project Director

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Project Director for the MOSAIC (Maximizing Options to Advance Informed Choice for HIV Prevention) Project . MOSAIC is a five-year (2021-2026) global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help women prevent HIV by accelerating introduction and scale-up of new and emerging biomedical prevention products. The MOSAIC project in Zambia is starting in December 2021 and will end in August 2026.

Position Description:

The MOSAIC Associate Project Director will serve as the project’s focal point responsible for sub-award oversight and managing MOSAIC research and select civil society/advocacy activities in-country, including contributing to and ensuring completion of all relevant administrative, capacity strengthening, programmatic, and reporting responsibilities related to awarded activities within the MOSAIC project in country. He/she will be supervised by the Zambia-based Project Director and will in turn supervise the Gender and Equity Senior Technical Officer, The Adolescent Senior Technical Officer and the Program Assistant. The Associate Project Director will also work closely with the MOSAIC team to coordinate technical assistance for capacity strengthening of relevant partners in-country and may serve in the capacity of Project Director in the absence of the Project Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead planning, implementing, and reporting on project capacity development and stakeholder engagement activities;
  • Support the Research M&E advisor and technical officers to co-develop formative work to inform policy, demand creation and IEC material development;
  • Develop systems strengthening and capacity development components of annual work plans, quarterly reports, and ensure related project objectives and deliverables are met in a timely manner;
  • Coordinate and engage responsible parties within the project to ensure responsiveness to partner, government, and donor requests for policy and operational capacity assistance;
  • Develop technical assistance approaches with headquarters colleagues that incorporate both health-related and management-related components within the local policy context and frameworks
  • Convene as needed and participate in relevant PrEP and HIV TWG and sub-committees, and support integration of community and civil society representatives into these fora;
  • Manage operational aspects of project activities, including grant making process, direct supervision of sub-awardees, including monitoring and reporting;
  • Mentor the Program Assistant to develop skills in program and operational functions;
  • Participating in webinars and face-to-face meetings with regional MOSAIC-led activities – contributing to the co-creation of policy language, implementation plans, discussion of training needs, and service delivery mechanisms;
  • With the project director, co-lead preparation of country reports for donor;
  • Working with the Zambia Project Director, project staff, and partners to ensure a shared vision for PrEP introduction and optimal access and service delivery in-country, address implementation challenges, and encourage the sharing of best practices and successes;
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • The Associate Program Director must hold an advanced degree (minimum a Master’s degree) in public health or a relevant field from a college or university.  A medical doctor or advanced health professions degree is preferred;
  • At least 10 years of relevant program management experience providing leadership to major donor funded public health projects, preferably with activities or components relating to HIV prevention and local partner capacity development in resource-constrained settings, preferably in Zambia;
  • Experience leading study management or as an independent researcher, particularly for operations research or implementation science;
  • Strong communication and facilitation abilities, including communication with both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with USAID and international donors, government counterparts, and project stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated diplomatic, management and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in local language preferred

The position will be based in Lusaka and work from the FHI 360 offices or remotely as determined by office policy. Preference is for Zambian nationals.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 30th  January , 2022.
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