- Post Date:April 9, 2021
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- Career Level ExecutiveQualification DegreeExperience 5-10 Years
- Industry Health Care
A locally registered Not for Profit Faith Based Organization ZACH intends and seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Technical Director, to support an anticipated five-year USAID-funded to implement. Integrated HIV Care and Treatment Support Activity program in Manicaland and Midland Provinces complimenting the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
- The Technical Director will be responsible for technical leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all project technical activities.
- The Technical Director will manage the design and implementation of key components of the program description and ensure adherence to global standards of excellence in HIV/AIDS service delivery and programming.
- S/he will be responsible for management of the technical elements of the project, including leading technical teams, work planning, and reporting.
- The Technical Director will be a liaison between the project and the MOHCC technical officers at all levels of the healthcare system.
- Plan, coordinate, and organize technical assistance assignments: identify and negotiate with consultants for technical assistance assignments, conduct briefings, develop and review scopes of work, and liaise with district and provincial health authorities;
- Provide technical inputs into project activities, including activity design, work planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation in coordination with the Chief of Party;
- Ensure that program activities reflect best practices, including PEPFAR, UNAIDS, and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines;
- Provide technical quality assurance through training, mentorship, technical support, and capacity building;
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with host country government, local organizations, and private sector stakeholders;
- Ensure that the Organization provides project stakeholders; conduct regular monitoring and mentoring visits to local partners;
- Represent the organization at conferences, working groups, and meetings to support the organizations thought leadership in HIV/AIDS programming in the country;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
At a minimum, the Technical Director must have the following qualifications:
- A medical degree with additional postgraduate qualifications in Public Health or related subjects;
- A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience managing public health programs with emphasis on HIV/AIDS, including clinical skills and experience;
- Strong understanding of PEPFAR technical guidance and reporting requirements, including MER and custom indicators;
- Demonstrated experience working in Zimbabwe and/ or other developing country context on HIV-related activities;
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Zimbabwe health care system;
- Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the major issues affecting HIV/AIDS in all geographical regions of Zimbabwe, with in-depth knowledge of the implementation of HIV/AIDS programs in Zimbabwe.
Three current and relevant professional references must be provided and USAID/Zimbabwe reserves the right to contact additional references.
Knowledge, skills & abilities
- Demonstrated experience in working with commercial and non-governmental organizations to yield results toward common goals;
- Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with government officials, civil society partners, donors, and donor-funded implementers;
- Familiarity with U.S. Government-funded programming, rules, and regulations such as FAR, AIDAR, and grants;
- Demonstrated knowledge of USAID policies, procedures and approaches related to program design/implementation, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation;
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and ability to motivate staff to be accountable for project outcomes;
- Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines and ability to provide oversight of financial and operational aspects of projects;
- Experience interacting with government agencies, host‐country government partners and counterparts, and international donor agencies;
- Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and maintaining unbiased and professional working relationships with government officials, civil society partners, donors, and donor-funded implementers;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
NOTE: Individuals are subject to police clearance.
Interested candidates should send certified copies of academic and professional certificates, CV and a motivational letter in an envelope clearly marked with the position applied for to:
The Executive Director;
160 Baines Avenue;
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 12 April 2021