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Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest – Operational Research on Protective and Risk Factors in Family Preservation and Gender Dynamics of Reintegration

Project Name: Zambia Family Strengthening Initiative Project

Project Background

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Save the Children has worked in Zambia to promote the fulfillment of children’s rights since the 1980s. Save the Children works across five thematic areas, namely education, health & nutrition, child rights governance, child poverty and child protection. The organization strives to ensure all children learn from quality basic education, that no child dies from preventable diseases before reaching their fifth birthday and that all children are protected from harm.

Save the Children Zambia, with support from the GHR Foundation, is currently in its 4th year of implementation of the project entitled “Zambia Family Strengthening Initiative” which is targeting children who have been separated from their families and or at risk of separation. The project’s overall goal is to reduce family separation and risks to children outside family care through family strengthening interventions, support for case management, linkages to appropriate care, and resources for vulnerable families.

Scope of Work

In order to maximize the effectiveness of project implementation, Save the Children is looking to conduct operational research to better understand both the protective and risks factors associated with families who have been reunified along with families who have separated again after being reunified through the work of the project. In addition, it also aims to better understand the gender dimensions related to family reintegration. The research findings will be used to strengthen implementation and inform future design of similar interventions.

Research Questions

  1. Of the children who have been reunified through Save the Children’s Family Strengthening Initiative, what are the protective factors that help keep children within their families?
  2. What are the risk factors that have caused or could cause separation to occur again?
  3. Do caregivers perceive the driving factors that lead to separation and factors that lead re-unification differently for girls compared to boys?
  4. What are factors driving girls and boys out of the family and what specific gender barriers do girls and boys face when reintegrated back into families? This is to be assessed using participatory consultation with the girls and boys concerned.

Location for Research

Lusaka (Kanyama, Msisi, John Laing and Chawama) and Ndola (Chipulukusu, Nkwazi and Mushili).

Timeline

  • Activity Number of Days
  • Design study 5
  • Development and testing of data collection tools 10
  • Collect data 15
  • Coding of data 10
  • Analysis of findings 8
  • Report writing and incorporation of feedback 10
  • Presentation of findings 2

Total 60

Competencies Required

  1. The consultant should have a minimum qualification of a Master’s Degree in social sciences preferably: Development Studies, Education, Sociology, Demography and other related disciplines;
  2. At least 5 years’ consultancy work experience with quantitative and qualitative research formative evaluations.

The consultant should have relevant experience and skills in the following key areas:-

  1. Participatory consultation methods with and for boys and girls;
  2. Gender Equality analysis methods;
  3. Qualitative research methods;
  4. Qualitative data analysis software such as Atlas.ti or NVIVO;
  5. Knowledge and understanding of gender related issues in the context of alternative care/reintegration;
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written);
  7. Extensive report writing skills;
  8. Good interpersonal skills;
  9. Ability to speak any of the local languages (Nyanja and Bemba) in the programme sites added advantage;

Key Deliverables

  1. Draft a proposal on how the assignment will be undertaken, clearly highlighting the methodology, study design, sample size and study duration;
  2. Develop and finalize questionnaire(s);
  3. Undertake field survey, data collection, and analyses using appropriate methods;
  4. Submit all coded qualitative data, including interview transcripts and focus group discussion notes, if applicable;
  5. Submit an initial draft report after data collection and analysis
  6. Submit final report incorporating feedback from Save the Children in hard x 3 and 1 soft copy;
  7. Facilitate dissemination meeting of results
  8. Share raw data in soft copy with Save the Children

Interested applicants are invited to submit expression of interest consisting of the budget, proposed study design, work plan and CV with references of previous works done not later than 18th May 2018 to the address below by submitting the concept paper with methodology, sampling method, and description of tools, method of analysis, duration and budget in relation to the assignment to: The Human Resource and Administration Manager, Save the Children, Plot No. 16794, Diplomatic Centre, Mass Media, Postnet 487, P/Bag E891, Lusaka, Zambia. Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

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Child Health Clinical Manager

SolidarMed is a leading non-profit organization working to improve the health of people in rural Sub Saharan Africa. Working together with national partners to strengthen health systems and community capacities, we are committed to scientific evidence and policy dialogue both as foundations and objectives of our work.

We have an exciting position for an experienced health professional to join our passionate team in Moçambique.

Contract type

Full time (100%) appointment (minimum 3 years)

Place of Assignment

Ancuabe, Moçambique

Start of Duties

As soon as possible, with flexibility

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support two districts to improve quality and coverage of HIV and nutrition related child and adolescent health services
  • Support selected activities to strengthen the District Health System (infrastructure, equipment etc.)
  • Pilot and assess new strategies in view of potential scaling up
  • Apply scientific evidence, promote lessons learned, network with research organizations and participate in implementation research (for example www.iedea-sa.org)
  • Coordinate with stakeholders such as the Provincial health directorate, Ministry of health, another NGO’s etc.
  • This position combines project management, public health and (optional) clinical work in HIV or nutritional service provision
  • Management tasks include project cycle management (including reports and budgets) as well as coordination and support of a dynamic local team

Your profile

  • Clinician with strong interest or degree in public health or public health expert with clinical experience
  • Clinical expertise in HIV, nutrition, paediatrics or infectious diseases is an asset
  • Public Health working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience in project and staff management, interest in knowledge sharing, applied field research and scientific exchange
  • Fluent English (written, spoken) and good Portuguese
  • If Portuguese is not spoken: French, Italian or Spanish and the willingness to learn Portuguese (you should be at ease in learning new languages);
  • Solid computer skills
  • Willingness to live in a safe and rural area of Africa

We offer

A fascinating up to date health project in a rural African setting and stimulating environment, linked to bilateral organizations, universities and non-governmental organizations. You will be part of a motivated team with flat hierarchies. SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package commensurate with Swiss standards. In addition, we also offer specific training with possibilities for clinical collaboration, scientific networking and participation in conferences. Family posting is possible and desirable. Interesting, safe, rural African setting, but no international schools at place of work.

How To apply

Please email your application to [email protected] citing reference “Child Health Clinical Manager, Moçambique 2018” and include

  • your CV including 3 references
  • a short covering letter outlining your motivation
  • copies of your qualifications

Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if internet, please mention which site).

Due to the high volume of applications, SolidarMed will only contact shortlisted candidates. We kindly ask you not to send in duplicate or hard copies of your CV.

Timeline for applications: 7th of June 2018

For further details contact: Dr. Anne Jores ([email protected], Switzerland) or Sandra Lerch ([email protected], Switzerland)

Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Individual Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy Service

ABT Associates – Scaling Up Family Planning Programme (SUFPII)

Request for Individual Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

Background

The Scaling Up Family Planning (SUFP) programme, implemented by Abt Associates and funded with UK aid from the UK government, works with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and key stakeholders to address unmet needs for family planning (FP) by scaling up services in selected hard to reach communities. The second phase of SUFP, initiated in July 2016, is working to transition of ownership of the programme to the MOH, while strengthening the capacity of the MOH to scale it up. The goal is to institutionalise the SUFP model of enhancing FP service delivery in Zambia and to support implementation in new districts of Western and Central Provinces.

Level of Effort (LOE) and Period of Performance

The Consultant will be engaged on long term basis but will work on average 3 days per week.

  • Period of Performance: April 30 – September 30, 2018
  • Maximum days LOE: 60

Purpose of Assignment

The Consultant will provide all required M&E and research services needed to support the SUFPII project team and specifically to:

  • Coordinating with the project staff to implement robust M&E systems, identify and monitor key program activities in order to document results, and ensure the integration of system and results into the Ministry of Health system’s decision-management processes.
  • Supporting the collection, analysis, and reporting of routine project and adhoc research data.

Deliverables

  • Weekly reports to M&E unit for progress on the Specific tasks.
  • Draft and finalized reports for research activities conducted.
  • Draft and finalized reports for capacity building activities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a masters’ Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Demography, Social studies, Economics or related field.
  • More than 5 years work experience in M&E.
  • Conversant with Microsoft Office Suite applications, database applications and statistical packages.
  • Knowledge and hands on use of the DHIS/2 or HMIS.
  • Familiar with reproductive health/family planning programming in the region.
  • Experience with protocol/proposal development and Interaction with Institutional Review Boards as well as conduct qualitative and quantitative health research.
  • Experience in training enumerators and supervising research teams.
  • Experience in conducting data quality auditing.
  • Familiar with health services performance assessments.
  • Demonstration of conducting similar work in the past three years with traceable references.
  • Knowledge of bemba and or Lozi will be an added advantage.

Application Procedure

Interested individual consultants should send their cover letter, CVs and certified copies of relevant certificates to the following email addresses: [email protected] and [email protected] and copy to [email protected] and [email protected]

Closing Date for applications: COB, Wednesday 20th April 2018.

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

Supply Chain Advisor – Re-advertised

Supply Chain Advisor (2); (HIV Task Order 1) and (FP/MNCH Task Order 3&4) – Re-advertised

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

HIV (Task Order 1) and Family Planning/Maternal New-born and Child Health (FP/MNCH Task Order 3&4) Supply Chain Advisors, will work within the project and alongside the Ministry of Health (MoH) to strengthen supply chain management activities including; the use of data to monitor and evaluate Zambia’s HIV/FP/MNCH related commodity supply chain and improve data management practices to ensure accountability, transparency, and availability of commodities. The positions will serve as a coordinator and senior advisor within GHSC-PSM for HIV/FP/MNCH related commodities across the supply chain spectrum and will report directly to the Strategic Planning and Management Manager.

Specific duties include but not limited to the following:

1. Review HIV/FP/MNCH related commodities logistics management information system (LMIS) data, to identify trends in consumption and inventory management in the public-sector supply chain.
2. Make use of the existing information technology tools in linking service statistics and commodity usage data.
3. Monitor global trends and GHSC-PSM HQ communications around HIV/FP/MNCH activities to ensure Zambia programs are designed by MOH and partners with insights and knowledge of latest news in HIV/FP/MNCH management.
4. Represent interests of the project within MOH technical working group meetings, monthly supply chain coordinating committee meetings, and other events where HIV/FP/MNCH commodity issues are discussed 5. Advise the forecasting and supply planning team as they conduct the ARVs, HIV test kits, Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision kits, Essential Medicines and Lab commodities annual national quantification activity, including review of the methodology, coordinating data collection, cleaning, analysis and assumption building.
6. Establish a reasonable and appropriate lead-time for ordering and delivery of goods, ensuring this lead-time is followed and achieved as per the different stakeholder timelines.
7. Participate in the review of policies and technical validation of specifications for the procurement of
HIV/FP/MNCH related commodities with special attention to national regulations, industry standards and value for money.
8. Work with implementing partners, donor agencies, and government partners to identify HIV/FP/MNCH related commodity availability issues and address bottlenecks in supply chain management of supplies
9. Coordinate across GHSC-PSM internal supply chain operations teams to maintain regular communication channels with USAID and others on forecasting data, the status of procurements, funding gaps identified, availability of stocks at facilities and other supply chain management issues
10. Assist with development of GHSC-PSM annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports and other related communications as required by Washington, GHSC-PSM Zambia team or others
11. Represent GHSC-PSM in critical technical and policy forums, in sharing innovative GHSC-PSM interventions to resolve supply challenges
12. Exhibit Chemonics values and build culture of “Living our Values” within the team. Verify that USAID regulations, Chemonics policies, and quality management best practices are enforced consistently.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a Health-related field with at least seven (7) years’ experience in logistics/supply chain management, electronic tools, conducting forecasting and quantification exercises, performance monitoring, logistics data management and/ or public health commodities management, particularly at the national level.
  2. Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  3. Experience working with HIV/FP/MNCH related activities is preferred.
  4. Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams.
  5. Good presentation skills and ability to work with analytical tools
  6. Experience working on USAID-funded health programs strongly preferred.
  7. Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
  8. Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.

To Apply:

Send electronic submissions of your CV, cover letter and qualifications to psmzambiarecruit@gmail.com by 12pm on March 09,2018. Please include clearly the position in the subject line of the email. Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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Sponsorship Communication Officer x12

Family Legacy Missions Zambia is a Non Governmental Organisation based in Lusaka, Zambia. The organization supports orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia through education sponsorship programmes and accommodation facilities.

Suitably qualified individuals are invited to apply for the following position:

Sponsorship Communications Officer x12

Job Summary

Specific Tasks

Sponsorship Program Development/Improvement

  • Regularly provide feedback to supervisor regarding current sponsorship processes and policies and how they align with the organization’s goals and vision.
  • Actively seek and provide feedback on opportunities for improvements in efficiency of processes, projects, etc. and make proposals to supervisor for suggested changes.

Sponsorship Activities

  • Implement activities and projects as assigned by supervisor.
  • Facilitate and distribute blessings and other gifts to the children; communicate discrepancies to Campus Coordinator and supervisor when necessary.
  • Coordinate and ensure that all children needed for Camp, sponsorship trips and parties are notified in collaboration with CDO and CPO.




Records Management

  • Collect and report ongoing, up-to-date, and accurate data, including but not limited to:
    • Documentation and submission of any discharge, transfer, or readmission forms to Sponsorship Cluster Heads on behalf of the Campus Coordinator.
    • Distribution of blessings.
    • Daily attendance entries
  • Enter attendance data each day and submit to Sponsorship Cluster Heads, who will then send on to Sponsorships Data Specialist for final submission.
    • Conduct frequent random spot checks in classrooms to confirm accuracy of attendance records.

Communication

  • Manage communications of all sponsored children at the campus level.
  • Respond promptly and effectively to all inquiries regarding all sponsored children as directed by supervisor.
    • Communicate all inquiries with campus-level team to make sure everyone is on the same page.
    • Ensure that specific child updates are completed and communicated to supervisor in a timely manner.
    • Complete all standard reports and submit to supervisor as required.
    • Communicate to school leadership and CPOs any child follow-ups based on attendance records.

Deliverables Management

  • Ensure that all deliverables are fulfilled at the campus level (letters, response letters, readmission, etc.)
  • Submit deliverable documents to Sponsorship Cluster Heads deliverable documents.

Academic and Professional Requirements:

  • Certificate in Communications
  • A Diploma will be an added advantage.
  • Grade 12 certificate.

How to Apply:

Applications composed of CV and scanned academic certificates should be sent to careers@familylegacyzambia.org, clearly labeling the position applied for in the subject line or hand delivered to plot 78/100 off lake road, Ibex Hill, Lusaka, Zambia. Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Closing date is 31st January 2018.

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Campus Coordinator x2

Family Legacy Missions Zambia is a Non Governmental Organisation based in Lusaka, Zambia. The organization supports orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia through education sponsorship programmes and accommodation facilities.

Suitably qualified individuals are invited to apply for the following position:

Campus Coordinator x2

Job Summary

The overall responsibility of the Campus Coordinator (CC) is to oversee all scheduled classroom instruction and other LA activities in accordance with the Ministry’s policies and procedures to deliver quality and holistic education to learners. S/He will also manage various section heads and officers, other LA staff and their welfare.

S/He is also the custodian of all LA resources through prudent use and monitoring.

Specific Tasks

People Management

  • Oversee and manage Sponsorship Officers in assigned cluster regarding task management.
  • Facilitate and lead meetings in collaboration with direct reports at stipulated intervals as required by the policies of the organization.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with supervisor.
  • Listen to staff concerns and needs and provide feedback at an appropriate time to supervisor.
  • Track attendance/ leave days of Sponsorship Officers in collaboration with the Campus Coordinators.
  • Locally initiate mediation in conflict management among staff.
  • Ensure proper adherence to the policies and goals of the organization for subordinates, such as the Child Protection Policy.
  • Delegate effectively to subordinates on all administrative, logistical, and other overall programmatic assignments.
  • Advocate for and ensure the safety and protection of staff when reporting child protection or other sensitive issues.

1. Leadership

  • Develop, monitor and evaluate strategic goals and plans for teams.
  • Engage in decision making consultation with supervisors and subordinates.
  • Building the capacity of subordinates in problem solving to mitigate disruptions that may arise in the LA.
  • Create a school culture that promotes good values among learners and staff as required by the ministry policies.
  • Implement individual professional goals for all direct reports.
    • Solicit and give appropriate feedback to staff to encourage development of strengths and address areas of growth.
  • Propose and develop policies to strengthen and address various programs and initiatives in the Legacy Academies.
  • To stimulate and promote a culture of togetherness, cohesion, unity among the Legacy Academy staff.
    • Intentionally build relationships with your teams to foster an environment of collaboration and freedom.
    • Provide incentives for and encouragement to staff.

2. Classroom Instruction

  • Monitor and enforce implementation of skills acquired during trainings by teaching staff through the head teacher.
  • Review attendance and Student of the Week Rosters before they are submitted to the DPM. Ensure LA staff adhere to all guidelines and procedures for taking attendance.
  • Submit low attendance lists and other home visit follow-ups to the CPOs on time.
  • Monitor and ensure the right curriculum is implemented in the classrooms by scrutiny of schemes of work and lesson plans being used.

3. Staff Performance Evaluation

  • Provide objective information on the professional performance/attitude/ conduct of L.A Staff to the DPM for decision making at the end of contract and/or contract probation.
  • Document and make follow ups on the ‘grows and glows’ noted during lesson observations and give timely feedback to the DPMs through weekly reports.
  • Formulate intervention measures to grow head teachers and other staff who may be struggling in lesson delivery.
  • Weekly review of head teacher’s binder to ensure they are update and reflect effective management of the campus
  • Maintain performance and disciplinary records of head teachers and other LA staff for purposes of reference and decision making.
  • Hold all staff accountable to standards outlined in the staff Code of Conduct.
  • Model and promote the teaching of good values to leaners by LA Staff, notably decent dressing, use of appropriate language, respect for others and respect for school routines and procedures.

4. Professional Development & Talent Management

  • Coach and mentor section Heads in their roles to enable them effectively manage their work.
  • Identify talent in the Head teachers and groom it for possible high leadership roles.
  • Justify training needs for heads and staff to DPMs.
  • Evaluate and highlight specific areas in the campus where trainings conducted are having an impact and report to all concerned DPMs.

5. Discipline

  • Ensure the head teacher keeps record of all disciplinary cases of learners for decision making.
  • Deliberately set and share standards for the campus that will shape the discipline of learners. This will be in accordance with expectations in the
    education policies and procedures of the Family Legacy i.e Student Code of Conduct.
  • In collaboration with the head teacher, implement intervention measures (such as in-school suspensions, counselling with the CPOs) to reinforce positive behaviours.
  • Follow laid down procedures and recommend for student discharges, transfers and readmissions in collaboration with CPOs and academic staff.




6. Time Management

  • Strengthened the capacity of the head teachers to inculcate a sense of observing time for all scheduled campus activities among L.A Staff and students i.e. design strategies that will improve time management among L.A Staff.

7. School Maintenance & Facilities Management

  • Note and promptly communicate to relevant office any campus need for supplies and repairs to minimize disruption of smooth running of the school.
  • Maintain an updated inventory of all school supplies and property. This should be reviewed monthly.
  • Campaign against vandalism of school property.
  • Monitor the campus cleanliness and sanitation to prevent disease outbreaks and avoid risks of campus closure.
  • Reinforce LA initiatives such as Hygiene Campaign and Days for Girls to promote good use of bathrooms and hygiene among students.
  • Manage and oversee the inventory and daily implementation of the school lunch programme.
  • Communicate with and provide regular feedback to Operations.

8. Communication

  • Create a culture of communication where LA staff and children feel recognized and heard.
  • Monitor channels of communication being used on campus and model to head teachers and other staff (including CPOs and CDOs) on the right channels and mode of communication.
  • Educate head teacher and LA staff on how to handle campus visitors to avoid miscommunication and false alarms.

9. School Security

  • Report and document any break ins at the campus to LA- DPM and Operations Manager clearly stating what led to and property damaged or lost in a timely manner.
  • Increase levels of vigilance at the campus through sensitization talks with head teachers, learners and LA staff to safeguard school property and lives.
    • Ensure school supplies (i.e. text books, science equipment, etc. are kept in secure places after school.
  • Monitor the work attitude of Security Guards at the campus and provide guidance on the best security practices in line with security expectations.

10. Stakeholder Management

  • Promote healthy relationship between the school and the surrounding community i. e educates Departmental heads on the need to practice good courtesy when dealing with sponsors, caretakers, and community leaders.
  • Promptly attend to visitors coming to the campus and refer them to the necessary office.

11. Exams

  • Liaise with appropriate DPMs on the examination needs/ assessment of the school well in advance.
  • Review and certify quality and efficacy of locally set assessments/ examinations.
  • Provide necessary information/data for examinations when requested for in a timely manner.
  • Generate and submit to DPM end of term examination analysis reports to highlight learner’s academic performance and make recommendations to improve poor performance.
  • Set standards for campus Head teachers on how to administer tests/ examinations to achieve credible results.
  • Oversee the administration of National examinations at the campus and promote mal-practice free examinations.

12. Extracurricular Activities

  • Oversee and manage extracurricular activities on the campus
  • Oversee, coordinate, and manage regional holiday activities with campus team.
  • Camp LIFE responsibilities including but not limited to
    • Oversee and coordinate bus loading
    • The Employee shall also be expected to undertake any responsibilities as may be delegated by his or her supervisor.

Academic and Professional Requirements:

  • Grade 12 certificate.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field and/or high performance in a Legacy Academy
  • Thorough knowledge of Zambia’s Ministry of Education Policies.
  • At least 3 years’ work experience in a similar position

How to Apply:

Applications composed of CV and scanned academic certificates should be sent to careers@familylegacyzambia.org, clearly labeling the position applied for in the subject line or hand delivered to plot 78/100 off lake road, Ibex Hill, Lusaka, Zambia. Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Closing date is 31st January 2018.

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Assessments & Placements Officer x2

Family Legacy Missions Zambia is a Non Governmental Organisation based in Lusaka, Zambia. The organization supports orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia through education sponsorship programmes and accommodation facilities.

Suitably qualified individuals are invited to apply for the following position:

Assessments & Placements Officer x 2

Job Summary

The job of the Assessments and Placements Officer is to conduct assessments, facilitate admissions and reintegration. The employee will be responsible for carrying out the day to day tasks within Assessments and Placements and any tasks assigned by the Deputy Program Manager and/or Program Manager.

Specific Tasks

Assessments

  • Conduct assessments from:
    • Camp Life referrals
    • Legacy Academy referrals
    • Department of Social Welfare referrals
    • Other government agency referrals
    • Reintegration
  • Contacting Social Services officers in arranging assessments

Admission

  • Facilitate the admission process at the residential facility
    • Contacting Social Services officers and guardians for possible admission
    • Transport for caretakers and children
    • Information meeting for caretakers and children
    • Ensure caretaker consent is obtained

Reintegration

  • Conduct a reintegration assessment on each child periodically at Tree of Life to determine if the child is now eligible to return home with the family.
  • When applicable, work with Tree of Life staff to prepare child to reintegrate




Collaboration

  • Coordinating with Social Welfare on matters regarding: assessments, admission, discharge, reintegration and other
  • Coordinating with Tree of Life Staff when children return late; follow up on each case and provide adequate feedback

Communication

  • Practice clear communication with direct supervisor and all staff

Records Management

  • Maintain up to date and accurate knowledge of the completed assessments and intake
    • Assessment story on each child
    • Caretaker Consent form
    • Child Admission Letter
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Weekly Reports submitted

The Employee shall also be expected to undertake any responsibilities as may be delegated by his or her supervisor.

Academic and Professional Requirements:

  • Full Grade 12 certificate
  • Minimum Diploma in Social Work or other Social Sciences

How to Apply:

Applications composed of CV and scanned academic certificates should be sent to careers@familylegacyzambia.org, clearly labeling the position applied for in the subject line or hand delivered to plot 78/100 off lake road, Ibex Hill, Lusaka, Zambia. Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Closing date is 31st January 2018.

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Employment at PSI ZAMBIA

Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
Join us!
PSI seeks experienced, dynamic candidates for the position of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Project Director in Zambia to support PSI’s network member Society for Family Health (SFH). Society for Family Health is a leading local Zambian organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. SFH’s work ranges from on the ground implementation of health services, and community programs to distribution of health care products and services to the most vulnerable populations, provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.
We are looking for a VMMC Project Director to help us develop, implement and evaluate innovative methods and strategies to increase demand for VMMC among the most impact age group. The project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will also involve oversight of a service delivery component through which research will be implemented. The successful candidate is expected to work closely within Ministry of health structures and to serve as a key member of the National Technical working group on VMMC. The Project Director will also serve on SFH’s Leadership team contributing to the strategic direction of the organization. It is expected that outcomes of this project will influence and shape VMMC demand generation and service delivery nationally, regionally and globally. The position is based in Lusaka, Zambia and reports to the Executive Director. This position is contingent upon funding availability.
Sound like you? Read on.
Your contribution
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Oversee management and implementation of large scale VMMC project
  • Provide leadership and technical oversight to the VMMC portfolio of activities
  • Conceptualize/articulate ambitious, innovative VMMC service delivery and demand creation strategies.
  • Serve as point of contact for relations with donor and guide collaboration with local/international stakeholders
  • Manage the research and monitoring the evaluation of project in collaboration with PSI/SFH RME teams
  • Represent the VMMC Project in conferences and meetings
  • Write and produce detailed technical reports
  • Collaborate with team members to develop and manage budgets, deliverables, work plans and reporting.
  • Monitor project performance targets and expenditure against budget
  • Manage financial discipline, internal controls, policies and procedures.
  • Conduct performance appraisals for direct reports and devise performance improvement plans to bridge performance gaps.
  • Lead program-based activities that require cross-functional engagement with key staff across SFH and with external stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Other tasks as required.
What are we looking for?
The basics
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and achieve cost efficiency
  • Prior experience in health care service delivery or HIV prevention (e.g. VMMC or family planning)
  • Degree in business administration and/or relevant clinical degree with substantial experience in program oversight supervision and strategy development
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in developing/managing project strategies, monitoring and evaluation and operational research.
  • Experience in managing large grants requiring collaboration with complex internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy, particularly as part of a team effort.
  • Proven tracker record of increasing responsibility to oversee all aspects of donor-funded projects, including financial, human resource, compliance, and quality assurance components.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills as well as strong public presentation skills, including the ability to represent the project to key stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • References will be required.
What would get us excited?
Experienced manager. You have been a Project Director or Technical Advisor of a large project before and have excellent knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and research, M&E, with a proven ability to produce results. You have supervised staff.
Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for the SFH staff. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
A connector. You have experience working with Ministries of Health, health care companies, or global health donors. You are able to identify new donors and partners for programs. You are able to spot trends and keep the PSI global headquarters informed about health needs and opportunities in Zambia.
A Strategist and an innovator. You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in development and a proven ability to produce results.
*PLEASE APPLY VIA WWW.PSI.ORG CAREERS PORTAL. Closing Date is 15 January 2017. Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status?
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

Provincial Family Planning Coordinator

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and providers for the recently awarded United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR-funded Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) Project in Zambia. The five year project which will be led by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates,mothers2mothers, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board, will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western. USAID/PEPFAR SAFE will work with the GRZ, private sector and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, and district level to increase access to ART for HIV positive adults and children, reduce the incidence of new infections, improve Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Services (NACS) and family planning services, and increase the capacity of local health institutions to better serve affected populations.

Position Title: Family Planning Coordinator
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Kabwe, Ndola and Solwezi (Please state preferred location)

Job Summary

The purpose of this job is to integrate family planning services into all HIV/AIDS service programs central, Copperbelt and Northwestern provinces. Through this job reproductive health, maternal newborn and child health care and family planning services will be well integrated into HIV/AIDS services. The incumbent will report to the Director of Clinical services at the province and a dotted line to the Senior Family Planning Advisor in Lusaka.



Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide technical and material assistance to GRZ to improve FP integration and service uptake by motivating women living with HIV to make informed decisions about their reproductive health;
  • Provide technical and material support to facilities so that HTCT is well integrated into FP services;
  • Work with facilities providing ART and PMTCT to begin providing comprehensive FP services to all women;
  • Work with partners mothers to mothers to ensure SAFE works within the provisions of the national reproductive health strategy;
  • Coordinate with PHO and DHOs to host sexual reproductive health and family planning stakeholders’ forum meetings to share lessons and experience;
  • Represent the project in the FP TWG;
  • Work with GRZ FP specialists and officers to mobilize community based volunteers for family planning work and
  • Able to provide sexual reproductive health education and differentiated packages of family planning methods to adolescents.

Desirable Competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience organizing and teaching FP in diverse environments;
  • Ability to facilitate learning among providers of community based SRH and FP services;
  • Being able to work effectively with GRZ through PHOs and DHOs, CBOs and health facilities;
  • Ability to work with the private sector;
  • Good oral and documentation communication skills;
  • Computer literate especially in word, excel, power point and internet and
  • People centred change agent and a unifying player in multisectoral teams;
  • Must be registered with GNC.

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSc nursing or equivalent with more than 5 years’ experience;
  • Must be a state registered midwife with a diploma from a GRZ school of nursing;
  • Training in reproductive health and modern family planning methods are a must.
  • MPH or equivalent will be an added advantage;



Mode of Application:

To apply: Send an application via email to saferecruitment@jsi.com. In the subject line please indicate the position you are applying for; only those applications that reference the position in the subject line will be reviewed. Your application should consist of a cover letter and CV with three references and full addresses and contact information.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks after the closing date, kindly assume that your application was not successful.

John Snow, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D

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Health Researcher GHC Fellow

Position Overview

The Health Researcher will be based in Lusaka and will have the opportunity to gain experience in operations research with a world-leading reproductive health institution by working with senior research analysts to assist with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and policy research. S/he will work with Population Council staff to develop and execute multiple research agendas over the year, with the ultimate goal of presenting research findings and submitting manuscripts for peer review. There may be opportunities for the Health Researcher to utilize datasets (including interviews, focus group transcripts, household surveys, health facility assessments, and facility utilization data) in order to answer high priority public health research questions identified in consultation with their supervisor.

ELIGIBLE CITIZENSHIP: Zambia

POSITION CODE: Z09-Nat

JOB FUNCTION: Data Analysis / Statistics, Knowledge Management, Research

ISSUE AREA: Maternal and Child Health

About

The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental research organization that confronts critical health and development issues, from stopping the spread of HIV to improving reproductive health and ensuring that young people lead full and productive lives. Through biomedical, social science, and public health research in 50 countries, we work with our partners to deliver solutions that lead to more effective policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives around the world.
In Zambia, the Population Council initiates, as well as collaborates on, research that contributes to achievement of global and national outcome goals in sexual and reproductive health (SRH), HIV/AIDS, and poverty, gender, and youth. The work entails helping the country to achieve its family planning and reproductive health targets, including the Family Planning 2020 goals, helping mitigate the effect and curtail the spread of HIV, and addressing the social dimensions of poverty and underlying causes, as well as help address the effects of gender inequality. The Population Council has a particular interest in youth, especially the discrepancies in opportunity that arise during adolescence, and the critical requirements for attaining a successful and productive adulthood.



Responsibilities

  • Conduct analysis on projects already in the pipeline focusing on quantitative, qualitative, or policy analysis in line with the fellow’s skills and interests, with a senior researcher
  • Upon completion of research and analyses, formally present findings to a variety of stakeholders
  • Develop manuscripts of completed research and analyses to submit to peer reviewed publications

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in relevant health or social science field (e.g. applied informatics, public health, epidemiology, demography, etc.)
  • Strong writing with the ability to present complex scientific topics clearly*
  • Experience in quantitative, qualitative, OR policy analysis. This includes one of the following*:
  • Quantitative analysis: experience with analytic software packages – R and Stata are preferred, although individuals with SPSS experience or other database management systems will be considered
  • Qualitative analysis: experience with market analysis or healthcare interviews; experience using NVivo is preferred, although manual analysis of interview and focus group transcripts is acceptable
  • Policy analysis: prior experience producing policy briefs and reports on healthcare finance
  • Experience submitting manuscripts for peer review
  • Project management skills, as evidenced by impressive past academic or professional results
  • Able to learn on the job
  • Willing to take initiative and work with inspiration and minimal direction once projects are agreed and assigned
  • Flexible and creative thinker
  • Self-starter who is organized, responsive to short timelines, inquisitive, and interested in a broad range of global health issues



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