Project Manager/Prevention Officer

  • Full Time
  • Kitwe, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

COPPERBELT HEALTH EDUCATION PROJECT (CHEP) - LOCAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION

The Copperbelt Health Education Project (CHEP) is a National Non Governmental Organisation that has during its 28 years of existence operated on the Southern, Lusaka, Central, Copperbelt, Luapula, Eastern and North Western Provinces focusing on Health and Development work.    CHEP has carried out activities on the prevention of the further spread of HIV, Malaria and TB.  CHEP’s main objective is to mitigate the impact of AIDS, TB and Malaria on individuals and communities on the Copperbelt and create opportunities for shared learning and competence building at National and Regional Level.  The Programs include technical support, sub granting and holistic mentorship services to more than 150 community based organizations and NGO’s based in Zambia, mainly working with orphans and vulnerable children, young people, women and workplaces implementing AIDS interventions.

CHEP has 30 full time members of staff and more than 2500 volunteers with several regional and international partners.

CHEP has gone into partnership with PACT through implementation of Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (Z-CHPP), which is a five Year USAID funded Project with a focus on Adolescent Girls, Young women aged between 10-24, their sexual Partners and other priority populations.  Z-CHPP contributes to the prevention of new HIV infections in Zambia through community based interventions to enhance community uptake of high impact services.  The    (Z-CHPP) Project under CHEP will be implemented on the Copperbelt specifically in Ndola and Kitwe Districts.

Therefore, CHEP is looking for a dynamic man/woman to fill the following position:

Project Manager/Prevention Officer

Reporting to the Executive Director, responsible for the effective implementation of all Z-CHPP activities in both Districts under CHEP in the area of technical guidance on HIV prevention services to targeted priority populations to ensure adequate monitoring, evaluation for successful implementation with evidence based-results.

Job Purpose

  • Ensure successful implementation of Z-CHPP under CHEP, in accordance with the partnership agreements, budget and annual work plans
  • Contribute to the achievement of the goals and objectives of CHEP
  •  Maintain an orderly and professional way of carrying out CHEP’s obligations under Z-CHPP and CHEP as a whole.

Broad Project Duties

  • Provide quality strategic and technical leadership to ensure successful implementation of the overall Z-CHPP in accordance with the partnership agreements and annual work plans in the two Districts of Ndola and Kitwe.
  • Design, adapt and disseminate training packages and monitoring and evaluation tools for all the technical support activities
  • Represent CHEP at Local, National and International forum on matters relating to civil society, HIV/AIDS programming, policy and advocacy issues.
  • Facilitate development of strategic, annual and quarterly plans of Z-CHPP activities.
  • Facilitate strengthening of government and organization structures to effectively implement initiatives aimed at improving the wellbeing of Adolescent Girls and young Women (AGYW), their sexual Partners and other priority populations.
  • Spearhead capacity building to stakeholders and provide guidance in identification, planning, coordination and implementation of Z-CHPP activities.
  •  Provide input into the design of  training packages and monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Participate actively in proposal development

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Degree in Development/Social sciences or related field.
  • Post graduate qualification in any Health/Social science will be an added advantage.
  • Five years work experience in HIV and AIDS programming, particularly in Managing large scale Programs & Budgets, Grant Management certified, Developed M&E skills and ability to manage cross functional teams.
  • Proven experience in building & maintaining institutional linkages
  • Ability to work independently and able to travel up to 50% of time to project sites.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence teams
  • Must be fluent in English, both oral and written,
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office), Internet, Power point.
  • Must have a valid and clean driving license
    If you meet the above requirements, you can send your application Letter with an updated CV to the following address on or before 28th April 2017.  Only shortlisted candidates shall be notified:

The CHEP Board of Directors
C/O The Executive Director
PO BOX 23567
PLOT NO. 8, Diamond Drive, Martindale, Kitwe Central
KITWE.

Or e-mail: [email protected]

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