Plan International Recruiting March Staff

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do.

Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme units in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

Plan is seeking personnel to fill the positions of Project Manager on the USAID – funded Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project.(ZCHPP)

ZCHPP Project Manager – (1 Position Lusaka based)

Position Description

S/he plays a critical function as the focal point between Plan International Zambia, Plan International USA and the Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (ZCHPP) within Zambia. S/he holds first line responsibility for programme and financial planning including monitoring of project resources.

The position reports directly to the Programme and Strategy Manager in Plan International Zambia with a dotted line reporting to the Director Health in Plan International USA. Within the Z-CHPP structure, s/he will be guided by the Senior HIV Prevention Advisor, and the Deputy Chief of Party. S/he will in turn provide technical guidance and managerial support to all the work of Plan International staff on the Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project, including the Gender Specialist, SBCC Specialist, Cultural Communications Specialist, Provincial Programme Coordinators and Village Savings & Loans Association (VLSA)Facilitators as well as the end Coordinator.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Facilitates and ensures clear and regular communication between Z-CHPP management, its technical team and Plan International Zambia for coordination, planning, implementation and management purposes.
  • Ensures clear and regular communication between Plan International Zambia and Plan International USA for planning, programme, financial and technical management, troubleshooting and reporting.
  • With the support of Plan International Zambia finance and management staff, S/he will function as the budget manager for Plan International under Z-CHPP, ensuring that activity progress/work plan implementation stays on track as well as budget performance.
  • Representing Plan International Zambia with a focus on its Z-CHPP role as requested by the Plan International Zambia Programme Head, and Country Director.
  • Providing technical leadership for Plan International’s programmatic contributions to Z-CHPP in community engagement and participation, community-based behavioral interventions, gender, Social Behavior Change Communications (SBCC), VSLAs, working in close coordination with the Z-CHPP team and other Plan International staff in Zambia.
  • Ensures that Plan International Zambia’s best practices in community engagement, are adopted and other lessons learned shared
  • Work with traditional and cultural leaders, VSLAs, and communities within the project to ensure mainstreaming of gender by the project.
  • Identifies additional programme support needs from Plan International and facilitates these being addressed.
  • Coordinates and oversees the development of Plan International Zambia’s annual project work-plan, and ensuring it meets the requirements of Z-CHPP management.
  • Developing monthly; quarterly and other required Z-CHPP programmatic reports, ensuring that these are of high quality and timely.

Individual Specifications:

  • Holder of MSC or its equivalent in public health, international development or related field;
  • At least eight (8) years of experience in health; particularly in HIV/AIDS, including leadership and supervisory experience, with at least five (5) years involvement in community engagement and behavioral changes.
  • Experience in gender programming is also strongly preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of USAID project also preferred.
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with programme staff, implementing partners, civil society organizations, community leaders and local government authorities to design and implement approaches to community-based behavioral interventions, working with priority populations, and locally-led community engagement initiatives.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with regional, district and local level government officials, stakeholders, NGOs, and implementing partners.
  • Exceptional English (oral and written) communication skills required.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Excellent networking and partnership skills
  • Proven leadership, interpersonal skills and cross-cultural skills; and ability to build and motivate diverse teams

For full details on the job profile please send an email, clearly stating the job title of interest to jobszambi[email protected]  Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant   academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should be received by 10th March  2017.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]

Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men

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