Technical Advisor: Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response at The British High Commission

Lusaka, Full Time

The British High Commission
Location: Zambia
State: Lusaka
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Job Category  Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
]Job Subcategory  UK Health Security Agency
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  Main purpose of job:
The post-holder will have a combined role leading aspects of public health emergency preparedness, resilience, and response (EPRR) under the direction of the Senior Public Health Advisor,  and a liaison role to the Africa CDC HQ EPR Division via the Southern Regional Coordination Centre.
The post holder will play a crucial role in delivering the various priorities within the EPRR workplan at country level, agreed with the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) and other partners supporting the coordination and delivery of identified EPRR outputs for the International Health Regulations Strengthening Project (IHR-SP).  Additionally, the role will involve liaison and coordination of EPRR input and output with the Africa CDC Southern Regional Coordination Centre which is located at the ZNPHI headquarters in Lusaka.
This post is suitable for someone experienced in health protection and ideally with experience and knowledge of public health emergency management systems.  The role will include supporting technical and organisational development activities and building and managing key partnerships and networks.
The post-holder will provide key in-country situational awareness for the UK based EPRR team and on the ground day to day project delivery, ensuring the maintenance of key stakeholder relationships and providing in-person representation for EPRR relevant meetings, workshops, or ad-hoc events. Diplomatic skills and cultural intelligence are critical, as engaging with senior leadership, ministers, senior government officials and other donor or development agency representatives will be critical to the role. We are seeking individuals with both technical knowledge and international relations capability, able to demonstrate both UKHSAs and Civil Services competencies and ways of working.  Key to this is the ability to influence and negotiate to manage key relationships with local and other international stakeholders.
Diplomatic skills and cultural awareness are critical, as engaging with a range of stakeholders, such as senior leadership, ministers, senior government officials and other technical, donor or development agency representatives will be vital to the role. We are seeking individuals with both technical knowledge and international relations capability, able to demonstrate both UKHSA and Civil Services Competencies and ways of working.  Key to this is the ability to influence and negotiate to manage key relationships with local and other international stakeholders.
This post offers an excellent opportunity to gain exposure and experience of working in a fast paced and innovative environment and is an ideal chance for someone looking to advance their career in Public Health project coordination.
The ideal candidate must have a flexible approach to meet the needs of the service, be able to work to tight deadlines, be a good multitasker and be able to handle several competing priorities at any one time.
This post will be based in Lusaka with possible travel to other areas of Zambia and the African continent as relevant.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Coordinate IHR-SP EPRR input to bi-lateral and multi-lateral activities as appropriate at country level
Maintain key stakeholder relationships with junior and senior members of ZNPHI and Africa CDC staff
Provide in-person representation for EPRR relevant meetings, workshops, or ad-hoc events
Provide technical input to the design, delivery