PMTCT Specialist (NGO)

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Program Manager/ Assistants (NGO Sector)

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Employment Type

Full Time






Job Purpose
The PMTCT Specialist will be responsible for technical oversight and capacity building in the implementation, adaptation, and monitoring of the organisation under the USAID/PEPFAR Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) program. The PMTCT Specialist will provide technical support and guidance to USAID/PEPFAR SAFE on PMTCT/RMNCH issues and sharing and educating staff on new developments in the field.

Summary of Key Responsibilities;
  • Conduct a desk review of existing PMTCT strategy and related documents;
  • Lead PMTCT/RMNCH program planning, implementation, and monitoring, with a specific focus on the Mentor Model implementation across the three provinces, ensuring project objectives and targets are met;
  • Review the National PMTCT program targets and results with a view to assessing the scope and coverage of PMTCT interventions in the country;
  • Provide technical support, capacity building, and guidance to USAID/PEPFAR SAFE project team on PMTCT/RMNCH issues and innovations;
  • Lead the implementation of data-driven quality improvement initiatives for continuous programme improvement
  • Participate in national technical working groups and committees and establish relationships with in-country technical partners and stakeholders in the area of PMTCT/RMNCH;
  • Facilitate knowledge and information sharing of national and global PMTCT/RMNCH issues and developments among project team, and project learnings externally;
  • Supervise project staff in multiple locations
  • Lead development of the organisation’s deliverables/contributions to USAID/PEPFAR SAFE deliverables

Required Competencies:
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and utilize epidemiological studies, program performance information, and other available quantitative and qualitative PMTCT/RMNCH data;
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional project team, in a participatory and consensus-oriented environment to achieve results;
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks and deadlines;
  • Ability to effectively address complex situations and solve problems using strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration and coordination with a diverse group of stakeholders in a dynamic, complex and rapidly changing environment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Masters in relevant field like Public Health or other social science field;
  • Minimum 8-9 years' of progressively responsible, professional-level experience on PMTCT/RMNCH issues with at least 4-6' experience in Zambia;
  • Experience in planning, implementing, managing, monitoring and advising PMTCT/RMNCH programs or general health programs with PMTCT/RMNCH being a significant component;
  • Experience in implementing complex integrated RMNCH programmes that may include HIV prevention, care and treatment, PMTCT, SRH, MNCH, FP, NACS, WASH
  • Experience working in Zambia with government, non-governmental organizations, and private sector-partners; experience working with stakeholders at national, provincial, and district level and in public health programming in health facilities and communities;
  • Experience working in USAID/PEPFAR programs strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience in conduct of technical on-site supervision using program tools
  • Experience supporting use of electronic client management tools preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with donor reporting and technical report writing preferred.
  • Must be fluent in English and Bemba or any other Local Language
  • Must be a member of relevant professional body
  • Proven experience in Project Management in the NGO

If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to : jobs@bemconsult.comand 
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.