Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ)
Posted Job
over 1 year ago

Project Officer

The Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ), established in 1972, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation, which provides non-discriminatory, friendly, gender-sensitive and comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (SHR) services to hard-to-reach and vulnerable groups who include young people and women of reproductive age in Zambia. PPAZ seeks to hire a Project Officer for Her Future, Her Choice project, which is a four (4) project to be implemented in Chibombo and Namwala districts of Zambia with support from Oxfam – Canada.

Position Summary:

The Project Officer will be responsible for organizing, coordinating and implementing Her Future, Her Choice project in Chibombo and Namwala districts. S/he will directly report to the Manager – Program Support for overall technical direction while working with the overall support of the Director of Programmes.

Duty Station: PPAZ Head Office, Lusaka


  • Management and Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Overall management of the project activities by ensuring implementation is as outlined in the project approved Implementation Plan
  • Work closely with the Manager – Program support and the Director of Programmes to ensure needed technical support for smooth implementation of the Project.


  • Support coordination and collaboration with relevant government ministries and other consortium partners to leverage resources for maximum project impact
  • Identify areas of collaboration with district-level stakeholders and promote linkages to other community services and initiatives
  • Link the project to other projects within the organisation to contribute to the overall goals of the organisation
  • Participate in coordination meetings with other consortium partners and stakeholders at the national and district levels.

Project Monitoring:

  • Develop required monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports
  • Work closely with other key staff in the organisation to engage appropriate resource persons for specific tasks on the project as may be required
  • Conduct periodic visits to the field to monitor progress on project Implementation
  • Participate in the designing of Monitoring and Evaluation methods and tools for the Project.
  • Collection success and lessons learnt to demonstrate project relevance and impact

Budgeting and Planning:

  • Work closely with finance to meet financial objectives of the project by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions to ensure expenditure are in line with scheduled activities and on time.
  • Ensure that project spending is in line with donor guidelines and requirements
  • Work closely with the finance team to maintain a healthy burn rate for the Project.
  • Develop monthly and Quarterly budget projections and activity plans to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of planned activities
  • Work closely with the finance team in the development of the annual budget


  • Excellent understanding of project management techniques and methods
  • Good understanding of the delivery of health services in Zambia especially sexual reproductive health services (SRH)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any social Science or health related-discipline or a relevant field
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ work experience in a similar position

How to Apply

PPAZ is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should send ONLY an application letter and detailed CV to this email:

The Executive Director,

Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ),

11 Nkanchibaya Road, Rhodespark,

PO Box 32221,


Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
19 Jul 15:00
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