Deputy Chief of Party

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Job Description


Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

§ Have at least 15 years of experience of management on complex public health programs of similar scope and size.

§ Have at least a minimum of 8 years of experience working as a senior-level manager

§ Have at least a master’s degree (or higher) in Public Health, Medicine, or related discipline.

§ Demonstrate technical expertise in technical operations of large-scale or complex HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs in Zambia or Sub-Saharan Africa.

§ Demonstrate experience in and comprehensive understanding of PEPFAR strategic information requirements

§ Demonstrate strong management skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, and demonstrable political leadership

§ Demonstrate experience working with GRZ provincial governments

§ Professional level of oral and written fluency in the English language

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

§ Master’s Degree (Commerce, Business Administration, Medical Doctor, Leadership)

§ In-depth understanding of the PEPFAR Epidemic Control strategy and the NASF

§ In-depth understanding of program issues and policy work at local, national and international levels.

§ Demonstrated ability in writing and presenting programs.

§ Sound and up-to-date knowledge of development concepts, methodologies, and techniques including demonstrated expertise in HIV/AIDS.

§ 3 years of experience working in one or more African countries.


§ HIV programme management

§ Stakeholder relationship management

§ Budgeting and financial management

§ Project Management skills

§ Computer literate

§ Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office

§ Coaching, Training and Facilitation skills

§ Good communication and interpersonal skills


§ Assist the Chief of party in the Implementation and development of RTCZ- USAID ACTION HIV Project’s vision, mission, philosophy and principles in line with agreed strategies and organizational priorities across the three provinces

§ Conduct Clinical Project Review and participate in Project Management Review according to regional guidelines and interfaces with appropriate functional leadership to achieve positive outcomes.

§ Manage expenditure for the 3 provinces in accordance with approved budgets and USAID financial regulations.

§ Ensure Human Resource expertise are employed timeously, inducted, developed and motivated to execute the objectives of the program.

§ Develop and maintain relationships with all stakeholders in the three provinces where applicable i.e. Donors, Government, Health Ministries, Partners.

About the Organization

Right to Care is at the vanguard in supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. We work with government and communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthening public healthcare.

We embrace a strong entrepreneurial culture and focuses on innovation and the use of technology to enhance services, address skills shortages, and deliver quality healthcare outcomes. Our areas of expertise include HIV and TB care and treatment, pharmacy automation, medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Right to Care Zambia  has been awarded a five (5) year project funded by the USAID through the PEPFAR mechanism. The  USAID AVTION HIV Project  aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission by achieving the UNAIDS and PEPFAR goal of 95/95/95 HIV treatment coverage by providing comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment maintenance services in Luapula, Northern and Muchinga provinces of Zambia. The MECH project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.

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