Multiple Positions

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: negotiable

Website AFYA MZURI

Afya Mzuri is a Zambian local non-governmental health organization founded in 2003 with the ambition to be recognized as Zambia’s leading local expert in behaviour change, community empowerment and knowledge management. Its mission is to contribute to the national health response through empowering people and communities to adopt healthy behaviours through innovative and participatory approaches.

Afya Mzuri has an extensive background in behaviour change interventions, working in both urban and peri-urban settings to address health risks focusing on Gender, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and HIV Prevention since 2003. Afya Mzuri’s participatory approach aims at including target key populations including (but not limited to) adolescent girls and boys, young women and youths and inadequately serviced population.

Afya Mzuri’s service provision has expanded in recent years to focus on all aspects of health and wellbeing – specifically Tuberculosis (TB), malaria, maternal newborn & child health, nutrition, reproductive health, and lifestyle diseases.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit on a number of positions on the 5 years approved sub-award on TB Local Organization Network (TBLON) project under USAID Cooperative Agreement working with Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ). The project aims at strengthening public health responses and improving community awareness on TB in Southern Province of Zambia.

Job Opportunities

1. Community Mobilization Advisor (Project Lead)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and expertise to CIRDZ’s country-level TB/HIV activities; analyze performance on TB/HIV indicators in the area of operation. Assess Ministry of Health TB/HIV interventions against project deliverables and targets to ensure that national TB/HIV policies and clinical guidance is adhered.
  • Provide leadership to the team, build capacity, and coordinate roles within a strong technical project team by providing technical assistance in engagement and mobilization of community to ensure delivery of high-quality accessible TB services.
  • Support the design and implementation of local solutions to increase drug-sensitive and drug-resistant cases as well as lost to follow cases, especially among vulnerable populations such as PLHIV, women, children, and miners and traders.
  • Making referrals and follow ups (documenting) on clients being referred to further services
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation related data is timely obtained and reported.
  • Work with local technical experts to ensure: increased understanding of TB; increased demand for services; and increased participation in effective service delivery by relevant groups.
  • Supervise the TB/HIV treatment, care and support teams and programmes or plan, organize and evaluate existing medical activities for TB patients, and be a link to CIRDZ researchers.
  • Work in close collaboration with key service delivery personnel at health facilities to support the increased knowledge of, demand for, and utilization of TB services through more networking and technical working groups.
  • Work with the community structures to build capacity of local communities’ health workers team or CBVs to take a lead in TB prevention, treatment, and care and support services delivery, including documentation and reporting of community TB care activities.
  • Provide support in communities to implement clear, innovative approaches and models for implementing DOTS that build on existing community based programs and/or leverage resources from other stakeholders to ensure adequate coverage of innovative tools to strengthen diagnostic and treatment capacity in project intervention areas;
  • In addition, perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience;

  • Degree in Social work/ Development studies/ Environmental health services or equivalent academic degree, or Degree in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in health services provision.
  • Experience in and understanding of TB control is required.
  • Ability to conduct trainings and build capacity in community engagement, TB control, including demonstrated DOTS and TB case-finding, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and maintain schedules for deliverables with excellent attention to details.
  • High interpersonal skills to facilitate relations with government institutions and local partners;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Excellent report writing skills and strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft office programs;
  • Excellent organizational, planning, negotiating and problem-solving skills;
  • Familiarity working with international organizations is preferred.

2. Community Mobilization Officer (02 Choma)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Build capacity and coordinate roles within a strong technical project team providing technical assistance in engagement and mobilization of community to ensure delivery of high-quality accessible TB services.
  • To strengthen community participation for sustainable self-reliance and bringing together stakeholders to raise awareness and create demand for TB services uptake;
  • Provide information to local community partners to ensure increased understanding of TB.
  • Work with local community partners to ensure: increased understanding of TB, increased demand for services and increased participation in effective service delivery by relevant stakeholders.
  • Work in close collaboration with key personnel to support the increased knowledge of TB, demand for, and utilization of TB services through more effective Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization (ACSM).
  • Work with the community structures of local communities’ health workers’ teams or CBVs to take a lead in TB prevention, treatment, care and support service delivery, including documentation and reporting of community TB care activities.
  • Provide support in communities to implement clear, innovative approaches and models for implementing DOTS that build on existing community-based programs and/or leverage resources from other stakeholders to ensure adequate coverage of innovative tools to strengthen diagnostic and treatment capacity in project intervention areas.
  • Support the design and implementation of local solutions to increase drug-sensitive and drug-resistant case finding, especially among vulnerable populations such as PLHIV, women, children and miners.
  • Making referrals and follow-ups (documenting) on beneficiaries referred to further services.
  • Ensure that M&E related data is captured and reported on time to the supervisor.
  • In addition, perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Diploma in Social work or any related field, Development studies, Environmental Health Services or equivalent academic qualifications.
  • Minimum 3-4 years’ experience in health services provision.
  • Experience in and understanding of TB control.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills to facilitate relations with the government institutions and local partners;
  • Ability to conduct trainings and build capacity in community engagement, TB control including DOTS and TB case finding, diagnosis and treatment;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and maintain schedules for deliverables with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, knowledge of common seven local languages is an added advantage;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft office programs;
  • Excellent organizational, planning negotiating and problem solving skills;
  • Familiarity working with international organizations’ is preferred.

3. Accountant (01 Lusaka)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To lead in the financial functions of the project and will be required to work in consultation with the Executive Director and the Senior Management Team in his/her leadership and representation roles.
  • To undertake all day-to-day financial transactions and ensure that all is in line with the financial procedures of the organisation;
  • Provide support in preparing of financial reports and requests to ensure timely submission of financial reports, supporting documentation, budgets and consolidation for inclusion in reports to cooperating partners.
  • Ensure safe custody of information related to financial matters and ensure the highest degree of integrity of the according records.
  • Ensure preparation of bank reconciliations statements.
  • Ensure control procedures in all the transactions is adhered and book keeping by ensuring that all payment vouchers are properly supported and filed in cheque numerical sequences.
  • Attend to both internal and external auditors.
  • Provide financial advice to the project team and other staff for any identified capacity building needs.
  • In addition, perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Essential ACCA level II, CIMA II or desirable degree in financial accounting, or accountancy related field from a reputable institution.
  • At least 4-5 years professional experience in finance, with two years in experience in budget preparation, forecasting and donor reporting;
  • A highly motivated team player with acute attention to detail, a strong ability to multi-task and work with people at all levels;
  • A self-starter with a proven ability to work under pressure; previous experience in a non-governmental organisation and working with USAID funding a must or other donors will be an advantage.
  • Have skills in Pastel, Dove payroll, managerial and good communication.
  • Must be trustworthy, works in a collaborative way, ability to work in multi-professional and multi-cultural environment and ability to coach and mentor other staff;
  • A high level of computer literacy is necessary and a must for the position.

4. Administrative Assistant (01 Lusaka)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide dynamic and proactive administrative support to the AHRM and other team staff.
  • Processes and submits all expenses requests as per the stipulated submission procedures as well as follow up the process proactively.
  • Facilitate procurement and availability of all required office supplies.
  • Ensures payments for office utilities such as electricity is processed in time;
  • Maintain an active log system on all logistics orders and deliveries.
  • Maintain a good hard and soft copy filling system on all programme correspondence and other documentation;
  • Maintain a good stock and inventory management of assets.
  • Coordinate transport routing and drivers in line with transport policy.
  • Manages and organizes programme events such as trainings, meetings, activities etc.
  • Schedules and prepares for meetings and take minutes as requested.
  • Manages the organisation calendar;
  • Ensure office premises are maintained in good order;
  • In addition, perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in business administration, degree will be an added advantage or relevant equivalent.
  • Ability to understand and utilize systems;
  • Planning and organizational skills;
  • Proven competency in MS office programmes;
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills;
  • Accurate and attentive to detail communications skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • A commitment to teamwork and ability to work individually;

Applicants should submit a covering one paged letter detailing how their skills, qualifications and experience match the minimum requirements outlined above, together with a CV (maximum 3 pages) and the full contact details of at least 3 professional referees, one of which should include current employer, where applicable and the expected salary.

The closing date for applications is Monday 31 August 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please submit applications by addressing to the Executive Director, Afya Mzuri, Lusaka, indicating the position applied for in the subject to both email addresses: [email protected] and [email protected]

*NO HARD COPY APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED*

Important Note: Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment or fees should be treated with extreme caution, viewed as potentially fraudulent and reported immediately.
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