Director of Institutional Capacity Development and Policy Reform

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director of Institutional Capacity Development and Policy Reform
FHI360/Zambia with support from USAID/PEPFAR, implements the Zambia Prevention, Care and Treatment Partnership II Bridge Project (ZPCT IIB). The project works with the Government of Zambia to scale up and expand access to HIV/AIDS biomedical interventions including antiretroviral therapy (ART), prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), male circumcision (MC) and voluntary counselling and testing.
FHI360 will be responding to the upcoming USAID solicitation, SAFE, which will continue and expand this important work. We expect that the new project will specifically advance and deliver state of the art technical expertise in effective and tested approaches to provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS services. The project will continue to prioritize focused, high impact, cost effective and geographically targeted activities.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
The Director of Institutional Capacity Development will be in charge of all capacity building components of this contract, including technical service delivery capacity building, as well as capacity building for financial management systems. This includes technical oversight of grants under contract to GRZ districts, and any sub-awards to local partners. He/she will work closely with the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and research to ensure that capacity building activities are appropriately monitored in order to demonstrate effectiveness of the interventions. Additionally, he/she will work with national level GRZ representatives to ensure official GRZ policies are in line with evidence based, international standards and that these policies are carried out at service delivery points across the districts covered by SAFE.
  • Provide technical leadership on capacity building for HIV program to ensure that activities are designed for maximum impact and sustainability, including development of capacity building and sustainability strategies and plans;
  • Provide technical leadership on financial management strengthening at all levels of the GRZ
  • Develop and manage the grants mechanism to provide funds to the Zambian government to implement its HIV/AIDS programs at the district level
  • Monitor grant utilization to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract;
  • Provide technical leadership on budget and policy reforms to ensure greater impact of HIV/AIDS programming
  • Liaise with the Zambian government, USAID and other cooperating partners on policy reforms;
  • Assist in sustainable domestic resource mobilization for the HIV/AIDS financing;
  • Examine models of support, specifically looking at how resources are moved into programs and where there has been the biggest impact;
  • Coordinating costing activities to feed into the budgeting process of the HIV/AIDS program;
  • Identify short - and long – term achievable, sustainable strategies for improving financial systems within Zambia’s health sector, with a focus on decentralization; and
  • Assist the government of Zambia to strengthen use of expenditure analysis, economic, and financial data to ensure efficient use of resources across HIV/AIDS service delivery.
  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, public policy, economics, finance, or a related field;
  • 5+ years of work experience in a relevant field, such as capacity building of local governments, policy and budget reform, tax policy, health care financing, poverty reduction strategies, policies, grant management for the host government, monitoring and evaluation and strategic planning, including considerable experience dealing with policy makers at a senior level;
  • 3+ years’ experience working with ministries of health and/or finance is highly desirable, especially experience in leading financial policy frameworks and developing new policies that reflect best practices and up-to-date science.
  • Familiarity with public expenditure frameworks;
  • Relevant experience in skills transfer and organizational capacity-building;
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

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