Thursday, May 18, 2017


PPAZ is seeking a qualified person for the position of Director of Programmes to be based in Lusaka.

Job Purpose

To oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing programmes including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling programme activities.

The primary roles of the Director of Programmes are:

Plan the delivery of the programmes and their activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the Association
Provide strategic leadership to PPAZ programme staff
Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programmes
Develop the Annual Programme Budget (APB) and to provide guidance and leadership during implementation of APB
Develop funding proposals for the programmes to ensure the continuous delivery of services
Ensure that programme activities operate within the policies and procedures of the Association and comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
Establish and implement a performance management process for all programme staff
Build capacity of staff to be proactive and effective in responding to the advocacy challenges facing Zambia in the field of SRH
Supervise programme staff by providing direction, input and feedback
Communicate with partners and other stakeholders to gain political and community support for the programme and to solicit input to improve the program
Liaise with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery
Provide leadership in the preparation of reports for management and for funders
Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements
Ensure that the programmes operate within the approved budget
Monitor and approve all budgeted programme expenditures
Undertake any other reasonable duties as may be requested

Required Attributes, Competencies and Experience

At least 8 years of work experience including at least three (3) years of management experience related in programme management implementation in the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and or Public Health.
Excellent leadership, interpersonal, business/proposal development, verbal and written communication skills.
Results oriented and attention to detail.
Experience in working in an NGO with USAID funding will be added advantage.
Major qualifications

Minimum of a B.A./BSc, ideally with a master’s Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Social Sciences or any related fiels.

Please send your application letter and CV clearly marking “Director of Programmes” by 26TH May, 2017 at 17:00 Hours to:

The Executive Director
PPAZ Head Office
11 Nkanchibaya Road, Off Addis Ababa Road
Rhodes Park, P.O. BOX 32221,
Lusaka, Zambia

All soft copies of applications via email to: and copy; 


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