Chief of Party, Zambia Integrated Health Project at Pact Zambia

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  • Company: Pact Zambia
  • Location: Zambia
  • State: Lusaka
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia
Job Description
Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.
Programs – Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.
Position Overview

Pact seeks an experienced Chief of Party for the anticipated  upcoming  USAID/ Zambia  Integrated  Health Activity  ( ZIHA ) USAID/ Zambia  intends to  award a contract to  support the USAID and PEPFAR objectives of 95/95/95, and to provide service delivery and technical assistance to improve MNCH and FP/RH services. ZIHA will  improve, sustain, and further integrate HIV/AIDS, MNCH and FP/RH services at the health facility and community levels and ensure that  client-centered, high-impact, high-quality services are available to Zambians This is anticipated to be a  five- year activity.  This position is contingent upon award.  

Key Responsibilities
  • The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the project.  
  • S/he will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the contract and the project and will serve as the primary liaison with the USAID Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on management and technical matters.  
  • S/he will ensure compliance with USAID rules/regulations and Pact processes.  
  • S/he will ensure that the project meets stated goals, outcomes, benchmarks, and reporting requirements.   
  • S/he will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders, including partners, government stakeholders, civil society, and other USAID projects.   
  • S/he will manage and coordinate the implementation of activities across project  partners, ensuring successful integration of activities.   
  • S/he will liaise closely with Pact Zambia’s Country Director and finance team, and Pact’s U.S. team to ensure that all project activities are compliant with USG rules and regulations, as well as consistent Pact’s policies, procedures and best practices.  
  • S/he will oversee project planning (i.e., development of work plans and project budget), monitoring and reporting (i.e., review and approve periodic budgets and technical and financial reports) in accordance with the highest standards and requirements of the award.  
  • S/he will oversee project budget and work in close coordination with the Finance/Operations Manager to meet expected results, ensuring cost-effective use of donor and Pact’s resources.  
  • S/he will provide strategic management and oversight of the project’s sub-contract and Grants Under Contract portfolio.   
  • S/he will oversee project staff in helping partners establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner.  
  • S/he will ensure that program meets programmatic and financial targets and makes accurate projections.  
  • S/he will represent the project at conferences, working groups, and meetings to support USAID and Pact’s thought leadership in public health, capacity development, and civil society strengthening.  
Basic Requirements
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited university in public health or a relevant field.  
  • At least ten years of experience in international development.  
  • At least eight years of experience as a COP or in a comparable managerial position on donor-funded public health projects, preferably for USAID programs.  
  • Experience in Africa, preferably Zambian.  
  • Experience leading teams, achieving deliverables, and working under USAID contracts.  
  • Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies.  
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.  
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing a diverse team of employees and partners.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, and work with and between different stakeholders.  
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with government and civil society stakeholders.   
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and consensus building.   
  • Ability to travel within Zambia and occasionally internationally, when health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 diminish.  

Preferred Qualifications
  • Clinical qualification (medical doctor, clinical officer, nurse, midwife, or other cadres).  
  • Knowledge of the political, social, and economic context of Zambia.  
  • Experience managing complex integrated HIV/RMNCH/FP services projects within a non-profit organization in a developing country context.  
  • Zambian nationals are encouraged to apply.  
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Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 15th August, 2022.