Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
Posted Job
about 2 years ago

Chief of Party

CIDRZ is seeking to hire senior level technical staff and program specialists for an anticipated USAID- funded Family Health and Nutrition Activity. This is an award for the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition Technical Assistance for 5 years. This activity will provide assistance to the government for family health and nutrition activities, which aims to provide quality health services as close to the community as possible through implementation of high impact interventions that save lives. USAID will support the MOH Family Health and Nutrition Activities in four provinces of Zambia (Luapula, Muchinga, Southern and Eastern).

The incumbent will provide strategic leadership, direction and management to project activities to deliver effective technical assistance to government.

Main duties

  • Develops work plans, budgets and reporting requirements, and ensure that program activities are carried out as outlined in the grant and in accordance with donor and CIDRZ policies.
  • Provides technical assistance in Family Health and Nutrition activities to ensure support and capacity building of team leads and MOH clinical mentors and healthcare providers.
  • Leverages internal and external technical assistance and academic expertise to ensure programmes are innovative, efficient and effective.
  • Effectively represents CIDRZ at MOH and partner fora through active participation in meetings and relevant national technical working groups.
  • Effective liaison with CIDRZ leadership, US government partners and relevant technical units within the Zambian Ministry of Health at different levels to determine programmatic priorities and implementation strategies.
  • Works with Finance and Operations Lead to monitor funding utilisation and authorise various programme related financial transactions.


  • MBChB, MD, or equivalent medical degree from an accredited medical school; post-graduate clinical training required; Masters’ in Public Health or equivalent
  • Ten years of demonstrated experience in leading the management and implementation of multi-sectoral projects of a similar size, scope and complexity
  • Experience with Zambian health system and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent and nutrition services
  • Experience in technical implementation and project management in Zambia or the sub-region
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship building and partnership development with host governments, international donors, implementing partners, and other stakeholders
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills in English.

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Reference Number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

CIDRZ Human Resources Director,

PO Box 34681,

Lusaka, Zambia

Or email:

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