Chief of Party

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Lusaka, Zambia
  • Date Posted:

Website Company Name: Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

Company Summary:

Job Description:

Reports to Chief Medical Officer. The incumbent will oversee the laboratory and interventional aspects of the PEPFAR/CDC Lab Innovation for Excellence award (LIFE award). S/he will work closely with Ministry of Health Provincial and District Public Health Specialists and counterparts at CDC/Zambia and PEPFAR implementing partners.
Main duties

Provides oversight and support to the M&E team and the SI team to ensure the successful roll out and scale up of planned activities.
Provides support to C&T grant activities including communications with PEPFAR/CDC regarding work plans, budgets, and reporting, and ensuring that program activities are carried out as outlined in the grant and in accordance with donor and CIDRZ policies
Provides technical assistance in the field to ensure support and capacity building of team leads and MOH clinical mentors and healthcare providers
Oversee and assist program leads in developing and writing reports (monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports or other ad hoc reports as requested by donor and/or PI).
Develop and execute project’s Results Framework, Performance Monitoring Plan, Technical Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation (MEL) plan and annual project work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, approved budget and received obligations.
Effectively represents CIDRZ at CDC/ MOH and partner fora through active participation in meetings and relevant national technical working groups.
Maintains effective liaison with CIDRZ Leadership, US government partners, and relevant technical units within the Zambian Ministry of Health to determine programmatic priorities and implementation strategies.
Supports capacity building, technical assistance and program transition with relevant Provincial and District Health Offices
Maintains effective liaison with other NGO’s/ PEPFAR implementing partners.
Ensures CIDRZ’s reputation is strengthened by developing local and international networks to disseminate project results, attract talent and generate business.


MBChB, MD, or equivalent Medical/ Pharmacy/Laboratory degree from an accredited school
Post-graduate clinical training required
Master’s in public health or Epidemiology preferred.
Registered with the Health Professions Council of Zambia
Demonstrated understanding of the principles of public healthcare and HIV epidemic control efforts
Demonstrated experience in health systems programming, HIV prevention, treatment, and care programming, and/or health systems research
Minimum 8 years of relevant clinical experience
Prior research experience, implementation science research experience or program effectiveness evaluations preferred
Experience in budget development and financial management and working effectively with diverse teams
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Passionate about clinical care, HIV service delivery, and quality improvement
Previous managerial experience or strong interest in managing, directing and leading teams required

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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