Director of Programmes

By Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) 5 months ago

Job details

Job deadline
26 May at 17:00

Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) is a Zambian non-governmental organisation which has existed since 1972 as a voluntary, not-for-profit and non-political organisation advancing the cause of sexual and reproductive health in Zambia. It is a Member Association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). PPAZ’s vision is realisation of a society in which all people in Zambia enjoy equal sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and have access to quality and affordable SRH information and services. Our mission is to advocate for sexual and reproductive health rights of women, men and young people, especially the vulnerable, and to empower them to make free and informed reproductive health choices. We dedicate ourselves to the provision of high quality and sustainable youth-focused sexual and reproductive health services. PPAZ is seeking a qualified person for the position of Director of Programmes to be based in Lusaka.


  • To oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing programmes including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling programme activities
  • Plan the delivery of the programmes and their activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the Association
  • Provide strategic leadership to PPAZ programme staff
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programmes
  • Develop the Annual Programme Budget (APB) and to provide guidance and leadership during implementation of APB
  • Develop funding proposals for the programmes to ensure the continuous delivery of services
  • Ensure that programme activities operate within the policies and procedures of the Association and comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
  • Establish and implement a performance management process for all programme staff
  • Build capacity of staff to be proactive and effective in responding to the advocacy challenges facing Zambia in the field of SRH
  • Supervise programme staff by providing direction, input and feedback
  • Communicate with partners and other stakeholders to gain political and community support for the programme and to solicit input to improve the program
  • Liaise with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery
  • Provide leadership in the preparation of reports for management and for funders
  • Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements
  • Ensure that the programmes operate within the approved budget
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted programme expenditures
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as may be requested


B.A./BSc, ideally with a master’s Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Social Sciences or any related fiels

Required Attributes, Competencies and Experience

  • Eight years of work experience including at least three (3) years of management experience related in programme management implementation in the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and or Public Health
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, business/proposal development, verbal and written communication skills
  • Results oriented and attention to detail
  • Experience in working in an NGO with USAID funding will be added advantage

How to apply
Send your application letter and CV clearly marking ““Director of Programmes” to:
The Executive Director
PPAZ Head Office,
11 Nkanchibaya Road,
Rhodes Park,
PO Box 32221,

For more information

+260 211 256182
To apply for this job email
Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) (Rhodes Park, Lusaka)

Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ)

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