Thursday, March 5, 2015

Jobs at the American Embassy, Lusaka - 3/5/2015

Application [DS-174]
To apply, you must use the above application DS-714
The following employment opportunities are now available at the American Embassy, Lusaka:
  1. Public Health Specialist (Pediatric HIV), FSN 12; FP-3*.  (This advertisement closes on Tuesday, March 17, 2015).
  2. Shipping Clerk, FSN 7; FP-7*.  (This advertisement closes on Monday, March 16, 2015).
  3. Foreign National Student Intern – CDC Health Informatics Branch (Software Development and Databases).  This advertisement closes on Friday, March 6, 2015.
  4. Foreign National Student Intern – CDC Health Informatics Branch (Deployment and Hardware).  This advertisement closes on Friday, March 6, 2015.
Submit Application to:
The Human Resources Office
American Embassy
Subdivision 694/Stand 100, Ibex Hill Road, Lusaka District,
P.O. Box 320065, Lusaka.
HR_Lusaka@state.gov (Emailed applications preferred, but not required).

Program Coordinator - HIV/AIDS at Peace Corps/Zambia

Background:

Peace Corps/Zambia is a partner in a consortium of U.S. Government agencies charged with coordinating and managing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) – a multifaceted approach to combating the disease in many of the most affected countries around the world. Peace Corps/ Zambia has integrated HIV/AIDS into all the projects and all Peace Corps Volunteers receive intensive training and support to integrate HIV/AIDS activities into their work.

Peace Corps Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Program Coordinator - HIV/AIDS

Location : Lusaka
Salary : Based on the Local Compensation Plan, with a salary range of

(Grade FSN 9 – Grade FSN 11)eqv
Work hours : Full-time; 40 hours/week

Scope of Work:

The Program Coordinator is the team leader for all HIV and AIDS work and reports to the Director of Programming and Training (DPT) and to the Country Director (DC) and s/he will supervise one (1) Programming and Training Specialist. This is primarily a technical and training position with renewable yearly contracts, subject to availability of funds.

In collaboration with the DPT and CD, The Coordinator is responsible for PEPFAR strategic planning; administration and budget management; HIV and AIDS project monitoring and reporting; oversight of HIV and AIDS programming; and the design and delivery of Volunteer training related to HIV and AIDS. S/he will regularly represent Peace Corps at PEPFAR meetings and technical working groups. This position requires approximately 25% travel, at times to remote


areas of Zambia, and potentially to international conference or other meetings as required.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Programming and Administration

Manage and coordinate Peace Corps’ development and implementation of the

Country Operating Plan (COP) with the US interagency team. PEPFAR adapts its guidance nearly every year, and this Program Manager will need to thoroughly read, study, and understand the guidance changes and the implications on PC planning and program implementation.

With the PC Budget Analyst, monitor budget expenditures and ensure compliance with COP and Peace Corps administrative guidance. Participate and facilitate a quarterly review of the budget by key PC/Zambia stakeholders.

Based on current practice and evidence, recommend appropriate HIV and AIDS activities for PC Zambia in the field.

Based on COP guidance and Peace Corps headquarters guidance, work with the Health and Education Project Managers regarding placements of those Volunteers, as well as participate in programming discussions on clustering Volunteers.

Attend Programming and Training Unit meetings and provide advice and counsel to Programming and Training team members to ensure integration of HIV and AIDS into project plans, training events and Volunteer activities of all PC projects.

Ensure PC/Zambia meets all deadlines to submit quality annual COP, semi-annual reports and other documentation and reporting as required by US Mission in Zambia and PC/Washington.

Facilitate communication and collaboration with the various USG departments and agencies involved in PEPFAR.

With the Monitoring, Reporting, and Evaluation Specialist, facilitate the collection of quality data by PC Volunteers involved in HIV and AIDS activities according to PEPFAR and PC/Washington guidelines.

With the sector Project Managers, assess progress of Peace Corps in achieving its targets regarding stated goals and indicators.


With the Grants Coordinator, manage the process for VAST small grants that Volunteers and their communities can access through PEPFAR funds to support HIV and AIDS activities.

Share lessons learned with other USG agencies and other Peace Corps posts to improve effectiveness of PEPFAR operations, program, and activity design and implementation.

Training

In collaboration with the PC Training Manager and other training and programming staff, design and implement pre–service training (PST) and in-service training (IST) on HIV and AIDS for all Peace Corps trainees and Volunteers. Topics include technical HIV/AIDS issues and information; how to carry-out HIV and AIDS related activities that help achieve our goals and objectives; and monitoring and reporting requirements.

In these trainings, you will utilize non-formal adult education techniques and direct Volunteer training activities that include community leaders and peer support leaders to emphasize sustainability and capacity building of local communities – all contributing to Peace

Corps’ approach to development.

Ensure that all Volunteers have been trained to collect appropriate data for reporting purposes.

Fully exploit local material and human resources to maximize appropriateness of training and reduce dependence on external resources.

Work with the Training Manager, provincial staff, administrative unit and Health Project staff to ensure that logistics are organized appropriately for training events.

Advise and provide in-service training to other Peace Corps/ Zambia staff on HIV/AIDS issues in the Zambian context.

Required Qualifications

Degree in social science or health related field, preferably with emphasis on rural community development.

Minimum 3 years’ experience in HIV / AIDS related work including at least two years training experience using adult education techniques.

Project management experience, including budget oversight and monitoring and evaluation


Knowledge of the Zambian context of rural development and HIV/AIDs including Peace Corps’ approach to development

Strong conceptualization, analytical and problem-solving skills; and demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary and international team framework.

Must be willing and available to travel to rural Zambia for up to two weeks at a time.

To apply, submit an application letter that clearly addresses the Required Qualifications, CV and list three references. Applications must arrive at the Peace Corps Office on or before the closing date of March 11, 2015.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and no telephone inquiries will be entertained. Address applications to:

The Human Resources Specialist,
Peace Corps Zambia,

Plot 71A Kabulonga Rd.
P.O. Box 50707, Lusaka, Zambia

Email: zm01-jobs@zm.peacecorps.gov clearly stating position applied for in subject line

Peace Corps Zambia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are welcome to apply as long as they can work in Zambia under local conditions. Eligibility for work permit is required for non –Zambians.

Computer Management Assistant - USAID/ZAMBIA

Zambia Vacancy Announcement USAID-003-15 - Computer Management Assistantant
USAID/Zambia has an immediate opening for a Computer Management Assistant in the Executive Office. This Foreign Service National (FSN) position will support the management and oversight of the USAID/Zambia Information Technology (IT) network.  The incumbent will analyze and address software, hardware, access control, and troubleshooting faults as well as provide advisory and professional development services to USAID/Zambia and management.  
OPENING DATE:    March 2, 2015
CLOSING DATE:    March 27, 2015
Date 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 5:30am

Investigative or Financial/Business Journalists - Zambia

We are looking for skilled investigative or financial/business journalists based anywhere in Africa to take part in a long-term scheme that will develop their ability to report on illicit finance and tax abuse.
Deadline0900 GMT, 5th April 2015
Benefits of the scheme
  • If selected, you will take part in two intensive workshops (3-5 days each) covering illicit finance, reporting on companies, accounts and budgets, and investigative techniques
  • You will propose one or more story ideas that you wish to work on within the scheme - we will provide experienced investigative journalists to help you pursue your stories right up to publication/broadcast
  • You will have exclusive access to expertise with regular webinars featuring illicit finance experts
  • You will also have access to story ideas and editorial advice, and will be invited to share your own expertise with participants from other regions
Journalists who take part must commit to all elements of the programme.
Participants will sign an agreement to this effect. Workshops in 2015 are provisionally scheduled for June and September and will take place in a variety of locations including Uganda, South Africa, Senegal and Tunisia.
What we are looking for
  • Journalists with at least two years of professional experience
  • Journalists with experience of investigative journalism and/or reporting on companies/finances
  • Journalists with a proven motivation to spend significant time reporting on illicit finance and tax abuse
  • Both freelancers and staff journalists may apply. Journalists working for a news organisation will need consent from their editor to take part. Freelancers should provide evidence that one or more media organisations will be willing to take their work.
  • Journalists working in any medium or multiple media are welcome to apply (print, online, radio or television)
How to apply
To apply, you will need to complete our online application form.
You will find the link below. Before starting the form, please make sure you have the following:
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the scheme - as a file ready to upload
  • Two relevant samples of your work - if your work is online you can provide links, otherwise please ensure you have files ready to upload
The size of any uploaded files must not exceed 5 MB.
If you encounter any problems with your application, please contact us.

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