Zambia: Program Development Consultant – CDC Zambia

Zambia: Program Development Consultant – CDC Zambia
Organization: Heartland Alliance
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 14 May 2018

Terms of Reference

Program Development Consultant – CDC Zambia

Position: Program Development Consultant – Zambia

Contract Period: 5/15/2018 – 07/31/2018 (10 Business Days Total)

Organizational Background:

Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a family of organizations that has been leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 125 years. HAI is comprised of a dozen country offices implementing programs on a broad range of human rights issues globally. HAI is an industry leader in access to high quality and stigma-free health care. It also has significant expertise in the fields of trauma-informed mental health care, psychosocial support, and access to justice for survivors of human rights abuses.


HAI is a leader in access to high quality and stigma-free health care. Since 2009, HAI has implemented effective, large-scale programs that reach heavily stigmatized key populations in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the Dominican Republic with comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care services. HAI is currently seeking a Consultant to lead and coordinate the development of a proposal focused on improving uptake of HIV testing and prevention services, referral and linkages for Key and Priority Populations in Zambia.

Key Responsibilities:

In conjunction with HAI staff, the consultant will:

· Develop a consortium of local and international service providers to provide HIV prevention and care services for Key Populations at risk for HIV;

· Contribute to the writing of a proposal for HIV prevention and care services for Key Populations at risk for HIV in Zambia;

· Ensure that objectives/outcomes/activities proposed:

o Respond to technical and financial requirements set out in request for applications;

o Conform to local and international standards for state of the art services;

o Are appropriate to local HIV epidemic;

o Consider the local political and cultural context;

o Leverage HAI’s unique experience and expertise.


The Consultant will complete a final report including the points listed in the key responsibilities section above.

Consultant Profile:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of five years of high-level experience working with local HIV/AIDS actors in Zambia;
  • A track record of successful funding;
  • Strong knowledge/experience with programs for key populations in Africa, especially Zambia;
  • Ability to develop strong coalitions that complement the skill set of the Prime (strong interpersonal skills).


HAI anticipates the assignment will require about 10 business days, starting on or around May 15, 2018, including travel and Saturday work authorization.

The Consultant will spend five to seven business days in Zambia.

HAI may need to adjust the timeline depending on when the funder releases the solicitation.

How to apply:

Please apply on Heartland Alliance International’s application portal.

A complete application package will include a resume and a cover letter. The cover letter will include the following:

  • Daily rate requested;
  • Dates of availability;
  • List of recent grants written: both successful and unsuccessful;
  • Three references with relevant knowledge of candidate.

Please note that HAI will only consider applicants that submit a full application package.

Zambia: Maternal and Child Specialist, P-4, Lusaka, Zambia (Open to Non-Zambians Only)

Zambia: Maternal and Child Specialist, P-4, Lusaka, Zambia (Open to Non-Zambians Only)
Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 03 Apr 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Good Health

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief of Health and Nutrition, the incumbent is responsible for the overall management of the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) and HIV&AIDS components of the UNICEF Zambia Country Programme. Accountable for effective technical leadership, management, guidance and Programme support to facilitate the application and adaptation of UNICEF policies and strategies to achieve Programme goals and expansion of UNICEF-assisted MNCH and HIV/AIDS interventions, including the contribution to the attainment of the UNICEF 2016-2030 strategy for Health, related national strategies in line with the Secretary General’s Every Woman Every Child strategy, and the Sustainable Development Goals .

As head of the MNCH/HIV&AIDS Unit, leads, manages, develops and enables a competent team of professionals to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the MNCH and HIV&AIDS Programmes, coordinating the integration of strategies towards efficiency and sustainability and with a view of integrating gender equality across all aspects of the country Programme. Coordinates the Unit’s inputs into UNICEF’s goal of pursuing equitable access particularly for vulnerable populations in line with government’s quest for Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Contributes to create synergistic partnerships with other UN Agencies and development partners and donors to ensure harmonization and synergy of the MNCH and HIV&AIDS initiatives and optimal programme implementation.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Coordinate the contribution of the MNCH/HIV&AIDS Unit in the timely and periodic updating of the situation analysis (e.g. during Mid Term Review of the country Programme), and relevant Programme documents and in the formulation of effective health goals, strategy and work plans. Ensure coherence of the sectoral Programme with national priorities and policies and with United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF).
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of integrated MNCH, HIV/AIDS and SGBV interventions, based on results-based programming and human rights framework and ensure that objectives set are feasible and contribute to the over-all goal of maternal, neonatal and child survival. Provide leadership in developing and exploring innovative approaches to address immediate and underlying determinants of maternal, newborn and child health, with emphasis on advocacy, community participation, social mobilization and accountability, in collaboration with other partners and stakeholders and in cooperation with other sectors/programmes.
  • Provide effective leadership in the implementation of the MNCH/HIV&AIDS work plan with focus on implementation of the UN Joint Programme on SRHR/HIV/SGBV Integration, and MNCH components of the Health System Strengthening RMNCAH&N UN Joint Programme and Social Accountability. Ensure that planned results are timely delivered and performance is managed through exercise of strong Programme management and monitoring. Coordinate lead and supervise Unit officers to ensure that technical support is provided to government and non-government organizations at all stages including capacity building of health staff and communities.
  • Ensure UNICEF and Government accountability for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of Programme funds for MNCH and HIV&AIDS. Monitors the overall allocation and disbursement of Programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Takes appropriate actions to optimize use of Programme funds and to ensure that no funds remain unliquidated more than nine months after disbursement.
  • Coordinate resource mobilization for the MNCH and HIV& AIDS Programmes. Manage relationships with sector donors and ensure that all required reports are submitted timely, in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures, and that quality standards are met.
  • Collaborate with other sections (particularly Social policy, Education, WASH, PMU, C4D) to establish an effective information and reporting system to monitor and evaluate impact of the MNCH and HIV&AIDS Programme interventions. Promotes implementation of integrated Programme monitoring system.
  • Act as focal point for coordination of emergency interventions – health emergencies (e.g. outbreaks such as cholera) or health in emergencies (e.g. refugee response).
  • Represent UNICEF’s strategic positioning in key MNCH and HIV/AIDS fora. Lead the H6 partnership platform, Pursue and maintain effective partnership and collaboration in the advancement of advocacy, technical cooperation, Programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.


  • Advanced University Degree (Masters level) in Health, Nutrition or Social Sciences or related technical field.

Work Experience

Eight (8) years progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in Maternal New born child health and HIV/AIDS Programme planning, management, Monitoring and evaluation. Experience in the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention Programmes in Africa would be an advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

  • Leading and Supervising [I]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]
  • Analyzing [III]
  • Relating and Networking [II]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [III]

Core Values (Required)

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication (II)
  • Drive for Result (II)
  • Working With People (II)

View our competency framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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

Provincial Office Director

Zambia: Provincial Office Director
Organization: American Institutes for Research
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 01 Apr 2018

Job Title: Provincial Office Director

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Job ID: 10670


AIR is a US-based not-for-profit company specializing in education programming, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local and international stakeholders in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. We seek to ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change.


Position Summary

AIR is seeking Provincial Office Directors for a five year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Zambia. “Let’s Read, Zambia” will target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The project will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in the five targeted provinces have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kiikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3.


The Provincial Office Directors will provide the leadership for operational activities of each office located in Western, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern provinces. This will include

  • Ensuring timely and quality program implementation, reporting, and monitoring
  • Providing day-to-day supervision of field-based program staff in coordination with the project leads
  • Managing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in the respective province
  • Contributing to assessments, program design, and budgeting
  • Ensuring activities are in compliance with AIR, donor and national requirements

Eligibility: Zambian nationals are encouraged to apply.

This position is contingent on funding.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, management, public administration or relevant field required
  • At least 3 years relevant experience managing a field office or sub-office
  • Experience in operations, staff supervision, performance management, and coordination
  • Experience with relationship-building with local authorities
  • Must have the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people and represent the AIR
  • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English required

American Institutes for Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

How to apply:

Use this link:—%E2%80%9Clet%E2%80%99s-read%2c-zambia%E2%80%9D/job or visit AIR’s Careers Page and search for job opening 10670