PROJECT MANAGER – COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (CHIP)


UNITED STATES PEACE CORPS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Peace Corps/Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of:
Project Manager – Community Health Improvement Project (CHIP)
Location : Lusaka
Work hours : Full-time; 40 hours/week
SCOPE OF WORK:
  1. Programming Identifies, develops, maintains, monitors and evaluates quality projects responsive to host country development needs and policies and consistent with Peace Corps programming principles and Volunteer resources. Leads project review process and recommends appropriate actions to Country Director (CD) and Director of Programming and Training (DPT) about continuation, completion, extension or closure of existing project. Develops and maintains strong and productive working relationships with the government, NGOs, and other local organizations to further sector programming activities. Identifies and develops in-country or within sub-region network of resource persons to respond to ongoing program support needs in areas including project design, monitoring and evaluation. Ensures programs are appropriately coordinated and develops work plans that are realistic and responsive to Integrated Planning and Budget System (IPBS) goals. Demonstrates an understanding of Peace Corps recruitment, training, and programming systems that result in project fills. Makes timely, thoughtful submissions of programming documents.
  2. Volunteer Support and Safety Provides timely, locally appropriate technical, personal, and administrative support to Volunteers through site development and monitoring visits, office time, phone calls, correspondence, and other communications. Demonstrates sound decision making capability and utilizes good judgment while under stress or in emergency situations. Provides accurate, thorough, and prompt technical training and information to trainees and Volunteers. Takes appropriate measures in Volunteer programming, placement, and support to ensure high levels of Volunteer health, safety, and security. Works to develop systems of Volunteer support within host agencies, communities, and local organizations independent of Peace Corps.
  3. Training Plans and coordinates a comprehensive sector training program, including both Pre-Service Trainings (PSTs) and In-Service Trainings (ISTs), which provides Volunteers with knowledge and skills to successfully fulfill their assignments. Fully exploits local material and human resources to maximize appropriateness of training and reduce dependence on external resources. Establishes training goals and objectives and assists training staff in the overall training planning and execution, providing input in the general areas of cross-culture, crosssectional integration, and health and safety. Spends adequate time with trainees and training staff during PST in formal and informal sessions to accurately assess trainees’ abilities for successful swearing-in, service, and site placement.
  4. Management/Administration Supports the larger country program as a senior staff team member through active participation in staff meetings and other in-house forums as well as during community, provincial, and national activities. Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving ability in resolving programming and Volunteer issues. Advises supervisor in a timely manner of significant problems and recommends viable solutions that can be readily adopted. Provides clear guidance to Volunteers regarding Peace Corps policies and enforces policies in a fair and consistent manner in collaboration with supervisors. Develops appropriate language capabilities for regular communication, presentations, and official functions.
  5. Safety and Security Addresses Volunteer safety and security by adhering to Peace Corps site identification, development, and monitoring policies and procedures. Identifies and immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the DPT, Safety and Security Manager (SSM), and the Country Director (CD). Assists Project Managers to ensure that prospective sites meet established programmatic and safety and security criteria, such as safe housing, and a clearly defined assignment. Reviews and references site history files when evaluating potential sites, and incorporates appropriate safety and security-related information into site history files. Monitors Volunteer compliance with Peace Corps policies, especially related to safety and security. Participate in the design and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP). Must be knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons, or articles.
Required Qualifications
  • Degree in health related field or related social science, preferably with emphasis on one or more of the following: Maternal and Child Health, HIV/AIDS, or malaria.
  • Minimum seven years of experience in health-related work, project management including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of the Zambian context of health and rural development including experience in using nonformal or adult education training techniques.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including writing skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary and international team.
  • Advanced computer literacy, word processing, and spread sheet development (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint).
  • 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 supporting documents including list three traceable references.
Applications must arrive at the Peace Corps Office on or before the closing date of July 6, 2016.
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 name and 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.
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