Zambia: Individual Consultancy for provision of Technical Support and Field Coordination of the Nutrition Emergency Response for Asylum Seekers from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Nchelenge District of Zambia

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 29 Nov 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

To support the District Health Office deliver coordinated quality emergency nutrition services for the asylum seekers from DRC and host communities in Nchelenge district.

Assignment Tasks

In collaboration with the District Health Office and the Camp Coordinator (Refugee Officer), the consultant will accomplish the following tasks:

  • Capacity strengthening of district health staff and community volunteers on community mobilization, treatment of acute malnutrition, IYCF counselling and micronutrient supplementation. This includes ensuring:

  • Readiness of trainers, training material and job aids
  • Selection of staff and community volunteers
  • Readiness of other required logistics
  • Supervision of training sessions
  • Create, maintain and update a training database
  • Supportive supervision and mentorship to trained health staff and community volunteers for quality nutrition services delivery to under five children, pregnant and lactating women and elderly:

  • Community mobilization and active case finding and referral through monthly door-to-door MUAC screening sessions by community volunteers
  • Defaulter tracing by community volunteers
  • Treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition as per national standards
  • Micronutrient supplementation and deworming
  • Prevention of undernutrition through nutrition education and blanket feeding
  • Referral of special cases for other services, such as, water and sanitation, education, child protection, health, etc.
  • Continuous monitoring of the nutrition situation and the delivery of nutrition services:

  • Review and ensure availability of monitoring tools
  • Ensure completeness and timeliness of reporting from community volunteers and health staff
  • Regular review of stocks of commodities for nutrition services
  • Data management, including an analytical interpretation of best available information in order to benchmark progress of the emergency response over time,
  • Provide feedback to DHO with relevant recommendations for quality improvement/maintenance of service delivery and monitoring
  • Provide weekly updates to NFNC with copy to UNICEF
  • Active contribution to the multi sectoral emergency response coordination at district and national level

  • Active participation at District health coordination meeting
  • Active participation at District multi sectoral emergency response coordination meetings
  • Weekly updates and monthly report to NFNC and MoH with copy to UNICEF.
  • Expected Deliverables

    The key deliverables of this consultancy are:

  • Training report and database for health staff and community volunteers;
  • Timely and complete weekly updates, including a description of the situation of nutrition and the service delivery, as well as key deliberations and recommendations from coordination meetings;
  • Timely and complete monthly reports submitted to NFNC and MoH with copy to UNICEF. The report must include the status of the assigned tasks, as well as the results related to coverage and quality of nutrition services.
  • Reporting Requirements:

  • The deliverables defined above will meet the reporting requirements. The overall process will be overseen by the Nutrition Specialist), UNICEF, whom the selected consultant will be answerable to for the fulfilment of this assignment.
  • All documents (reports and PowerPoint presentations) will be submitted in English to the contract supervisor in soft and hard copy in “word” format.
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    Education

  • University degree in Nutrition, Public/Community Nutrition, Public/Community Health
  • Years of relevant experience

  • At least four years of relevant experience (programming in IMAM/IYCF services; public participation; workshop preparation and animation; capacity development; community participation; facilitating dialogue; health sector governance);
  • Additional Knowledge Required

  • Strong track record of working with multiple stakeholders (including governments, civil society organizations, grassroots organizations, UN agencies, donors etc.);
  • Familiarity with Nutrition programming in emergencies;
  • Excellent communication skills (writing of documents for senior level audience; fluency in English);
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=508928

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    Zambia: Director of Finance and Administration

    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Zambia
    Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

    RTI International is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration for the anticipated USAID/Zambia-

    Evidence for Health activity. The objective of the activity is to strengthen the Government of Republic of Zambia (GRZ) national Health Management Information System (HMIS), improve monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and non-governmental partners, and expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV. This position is contingent upon award and funding.

    Position:

    The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee financial operations and tasks, such as accounting, procurement, etc. according to USAID and USG procedures, rules, and regulations. The Director of Finance and Administration will supervise the accounting team to coordinate reporting activities.

    Responsibilities:

    · Manages all financial and administration aspects of the project and ensures compliance with RTI and USG financial and accounting policies and procedures and procurement integrity.

    · Oversees preparation and submission of monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivable and payables).

    · Ensures timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the US.

    · Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual expenditures and prepare pipeline estimates for the project.

    · Prepares biweekly cash requirements; monitor cash flow and reconcile cash accounts in order to maintain appropriate cash balances.

    · Oversees human resource management, procurement, payroll administration to the project.

    · Ensures appropriate systems and cost effective, timely procedures such as cash management, vendor payments, and budgeting are in place to properly disburse, account, budget and report funds and have the proper internal controls.

    · Provides technical assistance as required to build financial management capacity of local partners and grantees.

    · Reviews technical and financial proposals from local NGOs including negotiating annual budgets, and reviews grantee financial expenditure reports for accuracy and adherence to the SOW and budget.

    · Implements and monitors cost effective and efficient systems and procedures.

    · Supervises administrative and financial support team members.

    · Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements:

    · A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in areas of finance, economics, business or related areas.

    · At least 9+ years of experience in international donor-funded financial, procurement, and administrative duties.

    · Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising a finance team.

    · Significant experience with USG- or USAID-funded activities or other internationally funded activities. Knowledge of USAID administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems along with strategic program planning, management, supervision, and budgeting expertise.

    Additional Qualifications

    · A minimum of 5 years of senior-level responsibility for administration and finance managing programs of similar size.

    · Proven expertise in finance, accounting and auditing, monitoring of grant compliance and management and the establishment of internal controls;

    · Excellent track record of good interpersonal, supervision, leadership and managerial skills;

    · Strong oral and written communication skills in English.

    · Previous working experience in Zambia and/or similar regions highly preferred.

    · Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Access plus working knowledge of accounting and procurement software (particularly QuickBooks) is preferable;

    · Prior experience managing a team of highly-successful staff working in multiple locations/field offices

    · Ability to multi-task, lead his team as well as be a team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.

    · Demonstrated ability in meeting deadlines while producing high quality, accuracy, efficiency and effectiveness.

    · Results-oriented and team player and ability to follow guidelines and controls required of the position;

    TO APPLY: Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible directly to RTI’s website, link provided below. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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    How to apply:

    https://rtiint.referrals.selectminds.com/international/jobs/director-of-finance-and-administration-1…

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    Zambia: Health Information System Advisor- Zambian nationals

    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Zambia
    Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

    RTI is seeking a Health Management Information System (HMIS) Senior Advisor for the USAID Zambia Evidence for Health activity. The objective of the activity is to strengthen the Government of Republic of Zambia (GRZ) national Health Management Information System (HMIS), improve monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and non-governmental partners, and expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV. This position is contingent upon award and funding.

    The HMIS Senior Advisor will work closely with other RTI International project team members and with counterparts to analyze data systems and assess areas of improved data utilization.

    The HMIS Senior Advisor will provide technical, strategic and programmatic direction for the development and implementation of HMIS aspects of the activity, including optimizing the generation, identification, collection, processing, storage, and dissemination of quality data and strategic information. The expert technical advice provided will be used by the COP to support the technical assistance, and political direction provided by the activity to key government and non-government partners.

    Responsibilities:

    • Advise on strategies and methods for software applications and improvements in the HMIS
    • Provides guidance on strategies for improving interoperability and standards between systems.
    • Provide technical assistance to GRZ and MOH to develop standards for health information systems including indicators, data sources and data quality
    • Provide technical input to systems integration and use of data management information systems to facilitate data entry, transmission, and use.
    • Provide guidance and supervision in implementation of strategies and methods for software application development and utilization. Advice for testing and quality assurance of product. Identifies implementation strategies, including necessary training for users and specifies training materials.
    • Support coordination of M&E efforts at provincial, district, and community level.
    • Work closely with technical and program staff to achieve goals and objective successfully and timely.
    • Conduct analyses of information systems operations and information flow.
    • Build capacity and transfer knowledge on information infrastructure deployment, scale-up, and expansion to country stakeholders to develop data-driven decision-making skills and sustainability.

    Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree preferred in the areas of Information Science, Data Science, Public Health, public administration, health administration, health informatics demography, statistics, computing, epidemiology or related.
    • At least 8 years of experience in working with information systems management and design in the Health field for U.S-Government -funded projects or other internationally funded programs.
    • At least 4 years of experience at a managerial or advisor level, providing guidance and supervision in implementation of strategies and methods for software application development and utilization.
    • USAID experience preferable.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills in English required, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong understanding of Health sector in Zambia. Previous work experience with the Government of Zambia and Public Health sector of Zambia a plus.
    • Computer literacy, with ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, online reporting tools, or statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA.
    • Demonstrated ability to transfer technical skills through mentoring.
    • Ability to work as a part of an internationally diverse team and to be self-managing.
    • Experience working with DHIS2 and other health information systems a must.
    • Zambian citizens/nationals are encouraged to apply.

    TO APPLY: Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible on RTI’s website, please see link below.
    Only short listed applicants will be contacted. This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

    How to apply:

    https://rtiint.referrals.selectminds.com/international/jobs/health-management-information-systems-se…

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