Capacity Development Officer

PATH

Capacity Development Officer, Program for the Advancement of Malaria Outcomes (PAMO)

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

The Program for the Advancement of Malaria Outcomes (PAMO) project aims to increase access to uptake of quality malaria prevention and control interventions in four target provinces to contribute to reductions in malaria mortality, malaria incidence and parasitemia in under-five children; thereby minimize the social effects and economic losses and ultimately contribute to malaria elimination in the country.  The project builds strong effective partnerships with communities, civil society, health facilities, District and Provincial Health Offices (PHO) the private sector, and cooperating partners to scale-up proven interventions to control and ultimately eliminate malaria.

PATH through its PMI funded PAMO project seeks to recruit qualified and experienced staff to take up the position of Capacity Development Officer who will coordinate and oversee PAMO capacity building work at all levels within the province. S/he will work closely with government stakeholders across the province, works closely with staff of Provincial Medical Office to manage implementation of provincial, district and community capacity strengthening activities in alignment with gap analysis and capacity building plans, contributes to design and analysis and facilitates implementation of capacity assessments, to be conducted by PAMO sub-contractor at province, district, and sub-district levels, monitor progress in capacity through implementation of a performance-monitoring component to assess continuous performance and quality improvement efforts at province, district and sub-district levels.The Capacity Development Officer will be based in Muchinga Province and report to the PAMO Provincial Coordinator, also based in Muchinga.

Specific duties include:

  • Lead provincial PAMO training efforts.
  • Coordinates with PAMO Technical Officers and Project STTA to organize training, supervision and other technical assistance activities.
  • Works closely with staff of Provincial Medical Office to manage implementation of provincial, district and community capacity strengthening activities in alignment with gap analysis and capacity building plans.
  • Contributes to design and analysis and facilitates implementation of capacity assessments, to be conducted by PAMO sub-contractor at province, district, and sub-district levels.
  • Contributes to development and implementation of capacity building plans; plans at province level are expected to focus on management and supervision, while plans at district and lower levels are expected to focus on improvements in provision of malaria prevention and control services
  • Monitors progress in capacity through implementation of a performance-monitoring component to assess continuous performance and quality improvement efforts at province, district and sub-district levels.
  • Liaises regularly with Technical Officer M&E/OR and Provincial Coordinator to ensure that capacity building efforts mirror performance as measured through HMIS reporting and other management tools.
  • Contributes to quarterly provincial reports that will feed into overall project reporting to donor and Government of Zambia.
  • Represents PAMO at provincial level meetings, as assigned.




Required Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Public health, or related field.
  • Minimum of five (05) years in project management role with at least three (03) years working in the health sector.
  • Some technical experience in malaria control or other communicable disease area strongly preferred.
  • Significant experience providing capacity building support, including training.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders and across different hierarchies.
  • Proven organization skills.
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in one or more local languages.
  • Strong understanding of program monitoring and evaluation, including familiarity with HMIS.
  • Proven skills working within a team.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

 

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