Provincial Technical Assistance Lead

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Job Description

Jhpiego’s Mission
Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, builds global and local partnerships to enhance the quality of healthcare services for women and families around the world. Jhpiego is a global leader in the creation of innovative and effective approaches to developing human resources for health.
Jhpiego’s Values
At Jhpiego we value our customers who have our respect, responsiveness, and commitment to excellence; our staff and global network of colleagues who bring cultural diversity, innovation, and a wealth of world experience; and our work culture, which is reflected in our team spirit, transparent communication, mutual respect, flexibility, and dedication.
Position Overview
MOMENTUM Zambia Field Support (MCGL) is a three-year, USAID-funded project that will contribute to improving the health status of Women and Children. This will be achieved through collaboration with Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), Ministry of Health (MOH), communities and other local partners to improve health system performance and to deliver high quality, accessible reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) care.  Working in two provinces, Northern and Central, MCGL will work with MOH provincial and district counterparts to deliver high quality services, strengthen health systems, and increase community engagement.
The MCGL Provincial Technical Assistance (TA) Lead is MCGL’s primary point of contact with MOH Provincial Health Office (PHO) and responsible for coordinating projects’ technical assistance activities across the province, organizing MCGL’s contribution to annual midterm expenditure framework (MTEF) and RMNCAH program planning.

Plan, execute, monitor, and report on MCGL provincial activities to deliver TA in line with FHN technical strategies.
Establish and maintain productive working relationships with MOH counterparts in PHO and District Health Offices, USAID implementing partners, and RMNCAH program management team.
Lead MCGL’s TA contribution to (MTEF) annual planning cycle including performance reviews, community structures, selecting of interventions, and budgeting.
Engage provincial planners to ensure activities supporting HII are prioritized in quarterly planning.
Coordinate MCGL technical support by District Capacity Strengthening Officers in delivery of TA at district level.
Prepare MCGL provincial technical and program reports.
Manage provincial team travel plans in compliance with Jhpiego policies and procedures.
Work with finance officer to prepare monthly cash forecasting.
Support MOH in change management as needed for RMNCAH program.
Provincial team compliance with Jhpiego policies and procedures.


Master’s in Public Health or related field (health administration, public administration, business administration) with 7 to 8 years’ work experience.
Clinical RMNCAH skills will be an added advantage
Demonstrated ability to lead efficient management processes and systems across a province-wide, decentralized program
Proven leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills.
Strong knowledge of the Zambian health system.
Previous experience working in Central Province.

Performance Measures: (SMART:  Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time bound). An annual work plan with SMART performance measures will be developed.
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Job Summary

Central and Northern Province, Zambia Location
Contract Job Type

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