Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) Ethics Officer

Website NATIONAL HIV/AIDS/STI/TB COUNCIL

A Nation free from the threat of HIV & AIDS by 2030

The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) established through an Act of Parliament No. 10 of 2002 is charged with the responsibility of developing and coordinating policies, plans and strategies for the prevention and combating of HIV, AIDS, TB and STIs in order to reduce the impact of the epidemic.

The Council is also the Secretariat to the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism Zambia (The CCM Zambia). The Global Fund CCM Zambia is a country-level multi-stakeholder partnership of both public and private sector representatives that develops and submits grant proposals to the Global Fund and oversees performance of the same in the Country. It is central to the Global Fund’s commitment to local ownership and participatory decision-making.

The positions of CCM Ethics Programme officer at NAC have fallen vacant and consequently, suitably qualified and experienced Zambians are invited to apply for the position based in Lusaka.

A.   JOB PURPOSE

To support the operations and functions of the CCM General Assembly and its structures, by contributing to the strategic functioning of CCM through promotion of ethical decision-making in all CCM activities. And, provide guidance on the ongoing enforcement of the Code of Ethical Conduct (focusing on conflict of interest management, ethical decision-making and behaviours) and, promote the Global Fund ethical values and responsibility for preventing and responding to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and related abuse of power in the context of Global Fund programs within the CCM and its structures and associated implementing partners. The CCM Ethics Officer shall also serve as the Protection from Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) Focal Point for the CCM General Assembly and its structures.

B.   RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB HOLDER

  • Reporting to the Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) Administrator, the CCM Ethics Officer’s responsibility shall include the following:
  • Support the existing CCM Ethics Committee;
  • Receive guidance and support from the Ethics Office of the Global Fund;
  • Support the Operations function of the CCM General Assembly and its structures including ensuring ethical leadership and conduct;
  • Support the CCM General Assembly and its structures in its goal to coordinate and provide oversight in the national disease programs at country level, in support of ending the epidemics and achieving Sustainable Development Goal,
  • Contribute to the strategic functioning of a CCM by promoting ethical conduct and decision-making in all CCM activities.
  • Support the enforcement of the Code of Ethical Conduct (focusing on conflict of interest management, ethical decision-making and behaviours)
  • Support the Global Fund’s ethical values and the CCM in its shared responsibility for preventing and responding to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and related abuse of power in the context of Global Fund programs,
  • Undertake any other duties as delegated by the CCM Executive Secretary (CCM Zambia Administrator), and the CCM Ethics Committee.

C.   REQUIRED CORE COMPETENCES, ATTRIBUTES AND SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Values and Principles driven actions & behaviours;
  • Conflict of Interest (CoI) management;
  • Policies & Procedures;
  • Accountability in case of alleged or reported breaches;
  • Protection from Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH).

D. RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Full grade 12 certificate with at least 5 Credits at “O” Level including English and Mathematics;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Ethics, Law, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience (International or National) working in planning or management in the humanitarian sector or public health or disease program management;
  • relevant industry, governance, risk management experience and/or accreditation, preferably in International Organisations;
  • At least 3 years audit experience with proven knowledge in developing strong control environment and/or with a risk assessment background;
  • Experience in development, evaluation and monitoring of risk management framework and use of reporting templates; and
  • Experience in management of ethics code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest resolutions;
  • Solid experience in building and developing partnerships in political environments and in mediating complex issues and deliverables at country level;
  • Experience working in PSEACH or related field, or in the prevention of of/response to issues of misconduct;
  • Solid understanding and experience of strategic, organisational and management issues;
  • Understanding if the Global Fund processes and its funding model
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

F.   PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Member of recognised Institute of Ethics and/or Risk Management Professional or any other related Professional Body.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of all relevant academic and Professional certificates, copy of National Registration Card (NRC) OR Passport to support the application with contact details indicating daytime telephone/mobile numbers should be submitted to the following address:

The Director General

National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council

Plot 315, Independence Avenue

P. O. Box 38718

LUSAKA

Or send applications through email in PDF single file format to: [email protected] Closing date for receipt of applications is by close of business on Tuesday, 2nd April, 2024.

The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@nacsec.org.zm


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