FHI 360 Zambia
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Senior Program Officer Capacity Development

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Job Description

Senior Program Officer – Capacity Development.

Location: Lusaka

Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party


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 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

FHI 360 is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Senior Program Officer (SPO) on the USAID Open Doors Project (ODP). The ODP (2016-2021) project but has been extended to December 31st, 2022.The project is funded by PEPFAR/USAID targeting key populations with comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in 8 districts of Zambia.

Basic Function:

As a member of the USAID Open Doors Lusaka team, the SPO will participate in strategy development, technical assistance coordination and ensuring strong collaborations and engagement with the local implementing partners and related agencies. The SPO will provide direction, leadership and backstopping support to capacity building needs of local partners to provide HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for targeted, monitor progress and compliance, conduct quality assurance, evaluation and reporting. Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party, the SPO will assist with program implementation by providing technical support that includes, but is not limited to: input toward subaward management, program strategy development; assistance in developing technical program materials and deliverables; monitoring and evaluation of program activities; development of strategic relationships with implementing partners and other stakeholders; and leadership in critiquing and reviewing project documents such as training materials, reports and work plans.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Conducting Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) for KP service providers and help them develop and implement Institutional Improvement Plan (IIP).
  • Based on individualized needs of local organizations and stakeholders, design and lead organizational capacity building efforts to strengthen their institutions.
  • Responsible for strengthening the organizational and technical capacity of CSO (civil society organization) grantees in such fields as governance, financial management and sustainability, administration, monitoring and evaluation, constructive advocacy, safety and security and constituency building
  • Contribute to the development, review and submission of project deliverables, including; work plans, success stories, documentation of best practices, and progress reports.
  • Responsible for sub award development process working in collaboration with the Contracts and grants officer
  • Monitor changes in CSOs grantees’ organizational capacity needs and provide appropriate follow-up responses supporting targeted advocacy to reform harmful laws/practices.
  • Manage the relationship with implementing partners and ensure that project resources are utilized in accordance with applicable FHI 360 and donor policies and procedures.
  • Assist with drafting as needed project work plans, reports, adapting tools and other documentation, such as training and resource materials, presentations, and budget proposals.
  • Monitor cost share contributions and explore opportunities to ensure the project meets its target during each reporting period
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Chief of party in consultation with the Chief of Party.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong Knowledge of health programs (HIV/AIDS)
  • Familiar with USAID programs, regulations and procedures.
  • CSO management experience and in-depth knowledge of the Zambian civil society sector.
  • Outstanding organization skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple competing priorities
  • Highly skilled in coordination and project management with the ability to engage with organizations and individuals from various cross-cultural contexts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially in terms of report writing
  • Sensitivity to cultural and sexual orientation differences
  • MS Office proficiency required
  • Proficient in one or more local languages.
  • Ability to travel anywhere in Zambia

Qualifications and requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Project Management, business administration, public health or other relevant field, a master’s degree will be added advantage.
  • At least six years’ experience in project management and supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing sub awards process for CSOs
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational capacity building for CSOs, including designing and implementing trainings for CSOs, delivering organizational development technical assistance, and/or mentoring CSOs.
  • Experience in program management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting in diverse settings.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

The last day of receiving applications is 21 June,2022

This job posting 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.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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