Society for Family Health(SFH) seeks an experienced individual for the position The Family Planning Integration Officer(FP)who will work in collaboration with the Provincial Medical Officer(PMO) to plan and execute SFH’s Reproductive Health Program which includes integrating FP with HIV services, including HTC, Cervical Cancer screening, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), and HIV treatment and care as well as MCH services, including ANC and child immunization. This position will be seconded to the PMO inorder to offer support and technical assistance to the Province.She/he will participate in supervisory and mentorship programs for the districts to ensure that family planning integration is maintained in health provision.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manages MOH/SFH’s FP Integration programs in the province to ensure quality of service provision and smooth implementation of the program by ensuring commodities
  • Coordinate collaborative partner activities to ensure that FP services and resources in the different districts are equally distributed in the districts and the province as a whole.
  • Develop work plans and budgets aimed at guiding the programFP integration activities.
  • Track progress against targets and provide timely technical support and advice to the implementing teams.
  • Provide technical supervision, on the job mentorship and support to the Districts and the Regional Managers in order to build capacity to enhance quality FP integrationservices.
  • Provide technical support to communications and marketing department on Information, Education and Communication so that clients receive quality information aimed at improving demand for FP in other service delivery departments.
  • Prepare and submit internal and external reports documenting FP Integrationachievements and challenges in order to provide feedback on the progress of the program implementation.
  • To provide input in MOH/SFHresource mobilization efforts/proposals to ensure resources for integration of FP in reproductive health programs
  • Ensure that FP Integration is extended to health activities at community level with a focus on the involvement of CBDs.
  • Work with Community leaders to ensure that FP is prioritized and integrated in community based health activities.
  • Provide support for all FP Integration research, monitoring and evaluation efforts
  • Represent SFH in Reproductive Health Maternal and Newborn Health issues with MOH, donor agencies, the trade industry, the media and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Provide support to pilots any new FP Integration product and services.
  • Performs any other related duties as delegated by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or clinical Medicine. Diploma or experience in Midwifery will be an added advantage.
  • Master in Public Health is added advantage
  • Valid practicing license with the Medical Council of Zambia / General Nursing Council.
  • At least 5 years experience working in the Maternal and Child Health field
  • Experience in Programmatic/financial management of donor funded program(s) will be an added advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge of the MOH and Provincial and District level public health environment.
  • Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures.
Skills Specification:
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work within cross-functional teams and work cooperatively and comfortably with all levels of contacts
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness of information
  • Strong organizational, oral and written skills with excellent knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Ability to meet all deadlines including reporting deadlines
  • Strong report writing, editing and facilitation skills to support meetings with a variety of stakeholders
  • Should possess strong listening, enhanced communication, facilitation, analytical problem-solving , and negotiating skills
  • Results oriented, highly motivated, organized and able to work independently with minimum guidance
  • High level of integrity
  • Strong budgeting skills and cost consciousness
  • Willingness to travel to rural areas on a frequent basis
The Head – Human Resources, Society for Family Health, Plot No. 549, Ituna Road, P.O Box 50770, Lusaka- Clearly indicate “FP INTERGRATION OFFICER APPLICATION”
Closing Date: 18th January 2016.”
No sending of Academic and Professional certificates at this stage”
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