Current Zambian Government Jobs: National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council


The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) established through an Act of Parliament No. 10 of 2002, is charged with the responsibility of developing and coordinating policies, plans and strategies for the prevention and combating of HIV, AIDS, STIs and TB in order to reduce the impact of the epidemic.
To strengthen and enhance its mandate, applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Zambians to fill the following vacancies based at the NAC secretariat in Lusaka:
  DIRECTOR PROGRAMMES (GRADE 2)
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Director General, the Director Programmes is responsible for overseeing and managing the operations of the Directorate in order to support and coordinate the development of policies, plans and strategies for the effective delivery of comprehensive HIV and AIDS prevention, care, treatment, mitigation services and resource mobilisation in all sectors.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Contributes to and coordinates the development of multi-sectoral policies and HIV and AIDS policies
  • Manages timely, development and implementation of policies and guidelines in order to ensure effective management of the response
  • Ensures that appropriate and consistent advocacy is undertaken in relation to Prevention, impact, treatment, care and support programmes
  • Ensures effective liaison with all sectors on the implementation of HIV and AIDS multi-sectoral response
  • Coordinates, supervises and monitors the activities of HIV and AIDS response in all sectors
  • Ensures availability and accessibility of information regarding Multi-sectoral response and support services
  • Coordinates the development of the national multi-sectoral costed work plans
  • Ensures and develops, in collaboration with other sectors/stakeholders, programmes, projects and sub-project campaign activities
  • Facilitates the development of mechanisms for the multi-sectoral response
  • Ensures multi-sectoral strategies are in place to provide equity of access to services in the NASF pillars related to Prevention, impact, mitigation, treatment, care and support programmes
  • Oversees timely, monitoring and evaluation of planned activities in order to facilitate implementation of appropriate interventions
  • Oversees timely, the development and implementation of capacity building interventions in order to impart appropriate skills and knowledge
  • Oversees timely, in liaison with HR, implementation of staff development programmes in order to build capacity and improve performance
  • Manages timely, in liaison with HR, the development of work plans and operationalization of the annual performance system (APAS) in order to monitor, evaluate and enhance performance
  • Manages effectively, the utilisation of human, financial and material resources in the directorate in order to ensure effective and efficient operations and the attainment of the directorate’s objectives.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements
  • School (Grade 12) Certificate or equivalent with 5 ‘O’ level credits which include English and Mathematics
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, International Health, Social Sciences or, related qualification from a recognized university
  • Five (5) years’ experience at senior management level in a similar role
  • Experience in multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS Programming
  • Experience in Policy formulation, planning and resource mobilisation and management
  • Knowledge of roles, strengths and development of key stakeholders
  • Knowledge of international best practice in multi-sectoral response
  • Ability to write comprehensive and coherent professional papers/reports
  • Ability to influence others towards achievement of set goals
  • Experience in coaching and developing staff
  • Good communication, management and facilitation skills
  • Ability to chair effective meetings
  • Ability to work in multi professional teams
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise and effectively manage time
  • Ability to network
  • Ability to identify opportunities
DIRECTOR POLICY AND PLANNING (GRADE 2)
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Director General, the Director Policy and Planning is responsible for overseeing the Directorate of Policy and Planning and provide leadership for policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as strategic and operational planning in order to ensure that policies and plans are in line with the mission, vision and values of the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC).
Chief Accountabilities:
  • Actively participates in the conceptualization of public policies which have a bearing on HIV and AIDS in Zambia
  • Critically analyses public policies in order to determine how they impact the HIV and AIDS response agenda
  • Effectively and timely spearheads the development and revision of the NAC Strategic Frameworks and operational plans
  • Ensures availability, accessibility and use of accurate and current strategic information in policy formulation, programme development and decision making processes.
  • Effectively facilitates the generation of necessary strategic HIV and AIDS data and information in order to meet national and international information needs
  • Regularly tracks adherence of sectors to national HIV policies, guidelines and plans in order to ensure uniformity of implementation
  • Effectively builds the capacity of NAC and its decentralized structures in HIV and AIDS related policy interpretation, strategic and operational planning matters
  • Manages timely, in liaison with HR, development of work plans and operationalisation of the annual performance appraisal system in order to monitor, evaluate and enhance performance in the directorate.
  • Manages effectively, in liaison with HR, the utilization of human, financial and material resources in the directorate in order to ensure effective and efficient operations and the attainment of directorate and corporate objectives
  • Ensures effective coordination of the development and application of alternative remedies in the management of HIV and AIDS by various stakeholders
Knowledge and Skills Requirements
  • School (Grade 12) Certificate or equivalent with 5 ‘O’ level credits which should include English and Mathematics
  • First degree in Development Studies or related qualification from a recognized university
  • Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Strategic Management, Organizational Leadership or related qualification from a recognized university
  • A qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation is a definite advantage
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in policy formulation and implementation, five (5) of which should be at senior management level
  • Significant experience in strategic planning in a multi-sectoral environment
  • Advanced written and oral communication Skills
  • Information Technology skills including the ability to operate specialized computer software application programmes
FINANCE MANAGER (GRADE 3)
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Director General, the Finance Manager is responsible for superintending over the financial affairs of the Council in order to ensure effective and efficient utilisation of financial and organisational resources.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Responsible for overall planning, budgeting and financial monitoring
  • Ensures that all financial procedures and systems conform to standing financial instructions and national legislation
  • Operates and maintains an efficient and effective accounting system in order to provide accountability and transparency
  • Coordinates the timely preparation of accurate, profiled annual budgets in accordance with the annual planning process for all departments to solicit for funds from government and donor agencies
  • Ensures appropriate policy, guidelines, systems and strategies for internal audit are in place in accordance with international practice
  • Submits timely accurate accounts, together with explanatory reports, to the Council and for auditing purposes and presents these when required
  • Provides effective and efficient financial services to the Council and to the Director General in order to facilitate the achievement of the Council’s objectives.
  • Ensures that regular internal audit reports are submitted to the Director General and Audit and Risk Committee and presented if required.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements
  • School (Grade 12) Certificate or equivalent with 5 ‘O’ level credits which should include English and Mathematics
  • Member of a recognized accountancy body and a holder of ACCA, CIMA, ZICA, ICAEW or equivalent
  • Knowledge of manual and computerized financial management programmes
  • Leadership skills
  • Coaching and developing staff
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent Communication and presentation skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to present financial information simply and clearly
  • Management and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work strategically while paying strict attention to detail
  • Well-developed accounting skills
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Detail consciousness
  • Team orientation
  • Decisiveness and assertiveness
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Applications accompanied by curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic and professional qualifications should be sent to:
The Acting Director General
National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council
Plot 315, Independence Avenue
P.O BOX 38718
LUSAKA
Or
Email applications accompanied by curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic and professional qualifications to: [email protected]
Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 15th February, 2017. 

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