Director at The Population Council



  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  •  April 30, 2019

The Population Council

TITLE: Director

REPORTING TO: Country Director

LOCATION: Lusaka, Zambia

ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: 5 years, depending on availability of funding


The Population Council is seeking, for a forthcoming USAID health procurement, a Director to collaborate with the Government of the Republic of Zambia to ensure demand and use of the Ministry of Health (MoH) service data in order to strengthen the health system and quality of health care delivery.


In a knowledge management capacity, this person will lead a team to work with the MoH to strengthen its health management information system (HMIS) to determine trends, needs, and gaps to assure impact, quality, and reach of reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health services, and nutrition (RMNCAH&N). This person will oversee the effective use of these data to improve program implementation and identify lessons learned to strengthen program performance and operational efficiencies. S/he will play a key role in knowledge translation, including the identification, management, packaging, and dissemination of key information related to RMNCAH&N.


  • At least a master’s degree and preferably a PhD in an area related to public health, epidemiology, social sciences, biostatistics, health informatics, or knowledge management.
  • At least ten years of experience in knowledge management, data synthesis, and utilization for improving health outcomes; research methodologies, evaluation, monitoring; and HMIS
  • Demonstrated successful experience developing and implementing knowledge management strategies and capacity building from the national to the community level to improve the demand for and ability to use HMIS data.
  • Experience with USG- or USAID-funded activities or other internationally funded activities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English

The Population Council confronts critical health and development issues—from reducing unintended pregnancy and preventable maternal and newborn deaths, and curbing the spread of HIV, to enhancing access to quality care and ensuring that young people lead full, productive lives. Through social science, public health, and biomedical research in 50 countries, we work with partners to deliver solutions that lead to more effective programs, policies, and technologies to improve lives around the world.


The Population Council provides equal opportunity; it does not discriminate against any person with regard to age, color, creed, national origin, disability, political belief, veteran status, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Decisions on employment are based on an individual’s qualifications as related to the position for which s/he is being considered. The Council has an affirmative action plan and especially encourages applications from qualified women and members of minority groups. The Population Council is international in the composition of its board of trustees and its staff, as well as in the nature and deployment of its activities.

If you are interested in the above position, please send your CV to info.zambia@popcouncil.orgnot later than 30th April, 2019. Copies of professional qualifications are not required at this point.

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