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Chief of Party (COP), Niamey, Niger, Lusaka, Zambia

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in 28 developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and provide innovative, market-driven solutions in Agriculture, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH). SNV works with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge, and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV USA is the organization’s United States-based 501(c)(3) affiliate connecting North American partners to SNV’s implementation capacity around the world. SNV works to empower people to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own sustainable development.

Job Description

SNV is currently seeking experienced Chief of Party (COP) candidates to propose for an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded Zambia Alternatives to Charcoal project. The position is contingent upon contract award. The purpose of this activity is to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in biodiverse significant areas by promoting alternatives to charcoal. The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is aware of the challenges of charcoal and its effects on deforestation and sustainable charcoal production. As part of Zambia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), Zambia intends to reduce its CO2 equivalent emissions by implementing a Sustainable Forest Management Program, a Sustainable Agriculture Program, and a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program. In addition, there is a draft charcoal-based Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) focusing on Increasing Efficiency in Harvesting, Processing, and Use of Charcoal.

The Chief of Party will provide overall leadership, management, and general technical direction for the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors, and focusing on achieving the desired results. This position will be responsible for overall activities of sub-recipients, and leading program-focused strategic planning and decision making. The Chief of Party will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners, other stakeholders, the Government of Zambia and other SNV programs. This position will ensure full compliance with all USAID, SNV, and other fiduciary regulations and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements. The Chief of Party will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching. The resident COP is expected to have both the technical and management qualifications necessary to manage a complex environmental and renewable energy USAIDâ€funded program.

Qualifications

  • Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental services, natural resources management, sustainable forest management, carbon finance, support to REDD+ programs and NAMAs, alignment with national climate and energy policies, and/or other related areas related to sustainable livelihoods, conservation agriculture or biodiversity conservation;
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience as a Chief of Party (COP) or similar senior management position for projects of a similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience working in developing countries, with a strong preference for experience in Zambia.
  • Master’s degree or higher in public policy, international development, international business administration, ecological economics, natural resources management or environmental sciences, or a closely related field;
  • Proven success managing a multiâ€million dollar USAID-funded contract or grant.
  • Thorough understanding of USAID policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with USAID, host government, civil society partners and personnel, bilateral and multilateral donors and implementers of complementary programs.
  • Proven leadership in overall project management and a strong track record of meeting targets and deadlines for a project of similar scope and size.
  • Fluency in English is required.

Additional Information

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a highly professional and diverse working environment. Please note the position is contingent upon award. The anticipated start date is on or around July 2019.

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Health Management Information Systems Officer, Lusaka

Overview

Jhpiego seeks Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Officers to provide individual and institutional capacity building in HMIS for an anticipated USAID-funded project. The five-year project has the goal of improving the capacity of the public health system to sustainably deliver quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, adolescent, and child health, and nutrition (RMNCAH+N) services across the continuum of care in four provinces of Zambia. This position will be based at the District urban center and will support Provincial and District level institutions.

The HMIS Officer will provide technical and programmatic support to district and provincial health information officers and health facility staff to strengthen data quality and use for decision making. Responsibilities include supporting health office and health facility staff to develop and use RMNCAH+N performance dashboards; expand and strengthen the use of DHIS2; and strengthen the effectiveness of data collection, analysis and reporting systems, within districts and facilities. S/he will work closely with a team of technical experts to ensure project objectives are achieved and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support, coaching and mentoring to Provincial and District Health Information Officers (HIO) to improve data systems, quality and use.
  • Improve capacity of health facility staff to measure and use data to identify gaps and monitor performance
  • Support HIOs to develop, customize, and implement RMNCAH+N data dashboards.
  • Strengthen the use of and systems integration with DHIS2
  • Build P/DHO and health facility capacity to conduct data quality assessments and data quality improvement.
  • Design and facilitate systems performance assessments with the P/DHO
  • Conduct regular performance assessment and monitoring visits to supported sites
  • Capture and synthesize recommended solutions for identified performance gaps and translate them into actionable remedial strategies
  • Coordinate with a team of technical experts to effectively and efficiently plan and implement project activities
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Contribute to annual work planning
  • Contribute to the development of accurate and timely project reports to USAID, in line with reporting requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in computer science, Informatics or a related field, Masters preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in HMIS and strategic information
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in HMIS, data quality assessments, and data quality improvement
  • Experience working with DHIS2
  • Strong skills in data visualization and use of dashboards
  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity of local partners and sub-national government institutions
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity of health office and health facility staff. Previous experience building the capacity of government staff preferred
  • Expertise in translating evidence into practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior level health professionals and other partners
  • Ability to be based in a District urban center and to travel to Lusaka and to supported provinces frequently
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Quality Improvement Officer, Lusaka

Location ZM-Lusaka

Overview

Jhpiego seeks Quality Improvement (QI) Officers to provide individual and institutional strengthening of health service delivery related to reproductive, maternal, newborn, adolescent, and child health, and nutrition (RMNCAH+N) for an anticipated USAID-funded project. The five-year project has the goal of improving the capacity of the public health system to sustainably deliver quality RMNCAH+N services across the continuum of care in four provinces of Zambia. This position will be based at the District urban center and will support Provincial and District level health facilities.

The QI Officer will provide technical and programmatic support to district and provincial health officers and health facility staff to introduce and strengthen quality improvement methods and tools. S/he will work closely with a team of technical experts to ensure project objectives are achieved and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of overall project QI strategies
  • Provide day-to-day technical support, coaching and mentoring to Provincial and District Health Officers (P/DHO) to assess, review, update, and implement QI strategies and policies
  • Strengthen health facility quality improvement and quality assurance systems
  • Support health facility staff to establish systems and processes to ensure provision of high quality services
  • Support health facilities to identify and address gaps
  • Collaborate closely with the monitoring and evaluation teams to establish effective and efficient mechanisms to monitor progress across health facilities
  • Conduct regular performance assessment and monitoring visits to supported sites
  • Capture and synthesize effective solutions to address performance gaps and widely communicate those solutions across project provinces
  • Coordinate with a team of technical experts to effectively and efficiently plan and implement project activities
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Contribute to annual work planning
  • Contribute to the development of accurate and timely project reports to USAID

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience supporting large health sector development projects in areas such as: reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition; health systems strengthening; individual and/or institutional capacity building; health and strategic information
  • Demonstrated expertise in quality improvement approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity oflocalpartners and sub-national government institutions
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity of health office and health facility staff.
  • Expertise in translating evidence into practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior level health professionals and partners
  • Ability to be based in a District urban center and to travel to Lusaka and to supported provinces frequently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or in a relevant field, clinical and/or nursing degree preferred
  • Previous experience building the capacity of government staff preferred
The recruiting organization, Jhpiego, has not specified a closing date for this vacancy or continues to list jobs after their stated closing date. Because such positions may remain open, they are listed here until removed from the recruiting organization’s website. Click the button below to verify its current status.

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