Technical Advisor, Budget and Policy Reform


About FHI 360:
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 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Advisor, Budget and Policy Reform
Description:
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: Supporting an AIDS-Free Era, 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.

The Closing date for applications is July 20, 2015.

This offer of employment will be contingent on FHI360/Zambia being awarded the SAFE Project. FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

Zambian Nationals at home and those in the diaspora are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
The Technical Advisor, Budget and Policy Reform will measure policy effectiveness and assess the relationship between national financial flows (both revenue and expenditure) and health outcomes. S/he will be responsible for providing policy advisory support and technical assistance to sub-grant mechanism at all levels in support of decentralized HIV/AIDS program management.


Accountabilities:
  • Provide technical leadership in a specific technical component and/or program wide activities. 
  • With technical oversight, provide technical leadership in design, development, planning, implementation; and capacity- building of specific technical components of programs. 
  • Participate in resource development activities. 
  • Responsible for accomplishing assigned job responsibilities, and following the standards and practices of the department and division. 
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling own work flow and timetables, within area and function guidelines. 
  • Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures. 
  • Maintains a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners. 
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs. 
  • Develops tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components. 
  • Ensures that project implementation adheres to the appropriate global strategy and remains technically sound. 
  • May serve as a departmental resource on procedural, administrative and operational issues.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree or higher in Law, Economics, Finance, or a related field;
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience in a relevant filed such as policy and budget reform, tax policy, health care financing, poverty reduction strategies, policies, monitoring and evaluation and strategic planning, including considerable experience dealing with policy makers at senior level;
  • Experience of at least three years of working with ministries of health and/or finance is highly desirable, especially knowledge of leading policy frameworks and new directions;
  • Conversant with public expenditure frameworks;
  • Relevant experience in skills transfer and building local capacity;
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills;
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
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