Chief of Party - Zambia Evidence for Health
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Posting Date: 11/13/2017
Deadline Date: Open until the position is filled.
Through partnership with the MOH and other key government and non-government institutions, the contractor is expected to achieve key deliverables such as:
- Assessment of the HMIS with actionable recommendations for system strengthening
Development of an MOH-led HMIS Strategic Plan that aligns with existing policies and practices within the MOH and GRZ
Sustained mentoring of health sector staff to improve facility, district, provincial, and national data collection and analysis capacity
Development of a pre-service training curricula on health information data collection and data use for first-line health workers
HMIS community of practice established and maintained to improve coordination of donor support and donor engagement with the MOH and GRZ
Research capacity assessments of selected governmental and non-governmental research institutions conducted and capacity strengthening plans executed
Organizational support to MOH-led national health research symposia provided to promote Zambian-led health research
A small-grants research development fund created and managed to award short-term funding to junior Zambian researchers
Operations research, special studies, and evaluations completed to inform the evidence base for health in Zambia
- Capacitation and support provided to USAID health Implementing Partner (IP) staff in key monitoring, evaluation, and research practices
Responsibilities: The Chief of Party (COP) will be the principal point of contact in Zambia for procedural and substantive matters. The COP will coordinate and ultimately be responsible for results under this activity. The COP will be the primary liaison with USAID/Zambia and GRZ on technical matters. The COP will be responsible for responding to the COR and USAID/Zambia’s Contracting Officer. The COP will also be responsible for ensuring control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under Contract.
- A minimum of a Master’s degree in a related field
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in national health data systems, data management and use, or social science research
Demonstrated experience in leading, managing, and implementing large international development projects with similar depth and complexity to this RFP
Demonstrated experience working in partnership with host governments, international donors, and implementing partners
Significant experience with USG- or USAID-funded activities or other internationally funded activities
Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills – measured by both being able to be a “people” person and yet, passionate about promoting research and capacity building and leveraging that data for positive change.
- Zambia experience preferred, Africa experience a must.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.
No phone calls please.
Principals only please.
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