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

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Coordination:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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,

Lusaka.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
19 Jul 15:00
Email applications to
jobs@ppaz.org.zm - ed@ppaz.org.zm

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