Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
Posted Job
about 1 year ago

Project Manager Ref No. PM/EP/19/08/2019

Reports to the Deputy Director Primary Care & Health Systems Strengthening. The incumbent will provide administrative and technical oversight for the supply chain components of Expanded Programme on Immunisations (EPI-OPT), including providing technical expertise for the implementation of the immunisation supply chain system re-design and management of core administrative and operational functions for the successful implementation of the programme. This will include implementing a new distribution model; mentorship and guidance to Government health care workers; analysing data and providing feedback loops for improvement; identifying risks and making recommendations to mitigate issues and make improvements.

Main Duties:

  • Mentors and works closely with MOH staff to strengthen logistics, planning and operations of the immunisation supply chain at sub-national levels in selected areas.
  • Trains and mentors project staff and MOH sub-national health care workers on EPI vaccine and supply chain management.
  • Provides periodic reports to key stakeholders and manage budgets.
  • Contributes to the development of an M&E framework to measure supply chain performance and progress.
  • Monitors and tracks implementation progress according to work-plans, including key performance indicators.
  • Synthesises and analyses EPI-OPT and supply chain data into clear, impactful metrics and reports that drive decision-making.
  • Identifies risks and constraints that may affect proper execution of plans and proactively identifies solutions and supports the development of improvements plans.
  • Participates in supportive supervision of EPI logistics teams and capacity building in EPI planning, vaccine and cold chain management.
  • Contributes to creating an enabling and collaborative environment for a successful project execution.
  • Advocate for immunisation supply chain system redesign.
  • Proactively works with partners to identify and enact gaps and challenges in implementing EPI-OPT and facilitate the definition and coordination of activities to address these gaps and challenges.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Pharmacy, Business or related field.
  • At least 5 years of programme management experience working in supply chain in the public or sector with knowledge of vaccines.
  • Demonstrated supply chain data management and analytic expertise with problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to lead and manage projects, teams and deadlines.
  • Knowledge and experience of immunisations and public health.
  • Experience working with government financing and training/mentoring experience.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Adaptable, flexible, able to take initiative and prioritise amongst competing demands.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Reference Number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

CIDRZ Human Resources Director,

PO Box 34681,

Lusaka or email:

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