Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.
Global Communities is seeking a Program Director/Chief of Party for an anticipated 14M Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) in Zambia. This program will contribute to reaching the HIV epidemic control within the target population through case-finding, scale-up of interventions along the continuum of care and treatment for those infected with HIV and reducing the number of new HIV infections among members of the Zambia Defense Force (ZDF) and the surrounding communities served by the ZDF health services during the life of the project. The program is anticipated to be four years in duration.
The Program Director/Chief of Party will be responsible for the leadership, vision and implementation of the project, and provides overall technical and administrative supervision to the project. The PD will represent the project and coordinate with key stakeholders (including DoD, ZDF, MOH, and others) and lead preparation and oversight of any subcontracts, as needed. Additionally, the PD will be responsible for communications with DoD, for publicly representing the project, and for liaising with the Zambia DoD office, the ZDF HIV coordinators, and other institutions/stakeholders on issues related to DHAPP. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership through vision, continuous improvement of quality, innovation and establishing a results-driven-management system.
Provide strategic oversight for all activities and ensure to cost-effectively achieve project objectives.
Establish a culture of evidence-based decision-making and data driven analytics through a well-developed monitoring and evaluation system.
With staff and partners, translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans.
Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities; direct the planning and budgeting processes.
Create or adapt management systems, including compliance with Global Communities’ standard operating procedures, ensuring consistency with project needs.
Ensure successful start-up, implementation and close-out of all project activities
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with donors, Global Communities’ international office, partners and local stakeholders
Develop and carry out a plan to increase the capacity of local partners to plan, coordinate, and implement program activities.
Assure financial controls, budget execution, and timely and adequate monitoring and reporting processes.
Define the project management structure and communication mechanisms with partners, Global Communities international office, and country project staff.
Recruit, hire, and supervise new staff, as needed.
Manage overall project and project deliverables, including compliance with Global Communities and PEPFAR rules and regulations, ensure timeliness of monitoring and evaluation activities
Oversee the preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports, M&E reports, and other deliverables, as specified in the agreement. Report against the project’s targets.
Represent the project at high-level meetings, conferences, and other fora.
Supervise and mentor senior staff, delegating responsibilities as appropriate. Clearly communicate expectations for staff performance.
Actively engage in Global Communities’ effort to embed innovation and support the project team in doing so as well.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Candidates should have significant experience managing similar US Government funded programs including financial, and administrative operations. Specific qualifications include the following:
Graduate degree in public administration, public health, or a related field required.
Senior leadership experience managing US Government programs of similar size and scope.
Experience working in East Africa required, Zambia preferred
Minimum of ten years of professional experience, with progressively increasing responsibility managing complex, multi-million-dollar public health or other related development projects.
Minimum of seven years of senior management experience.
Demonstrated capabilities in institutional capacity building.
Demonstrated experience in coordination and collaboration with broad set of stakeholders, including multi-lateral and international donors and local and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).
Demonstrated experience working effectively with district, provincial and national government authorities.
Demonstrated delivery of strong results in a PD role, including experience or familiarity in management in an integrated, comprehensive, clinic-based program environment.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Relevant technical expertise in HIV prevention, HIV case-finding approaches, and evidence-based care and treatment models.
PEPFAR experience preferred.
Proven leadership skills and demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing/mentoring staff.
Excellent analytical and self-motivation skills; excellent advocacy and persuasion skills; able to think critically.
Strong financial management abilities.
Fluency (verbal and written) in English.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Zambian citizens are encouraged to apply.
To apply for this job please visit internationalcareers-globalcommunities.icims.com .