Africa centres for disease control and prevention regional investment financing project (p167916) and the zambia covid-19 emergency response and health systems preparedness project (p174185).
Employment Opportunity- Project Coordinator
Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Regional Investment Financing Project (P167916).
The Africa CDC is a specialized technical institution of the African Union established to support public health initiatives of Member States and strengthen the capacity of their public health institutions to detect, prevent, control, and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats. To help Africa CDC and countries in the region cope with the burden of disease threats and outbreaks, the World Bank has provided funding to the Africa CDC headquarters in Addis Ababa, the Southern Africa Regional Coordinating Centre (SA-RCC) in Lusaka, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) and the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) for strengthening vital institutional capacities to execute measurable public health functions through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Regional Investment Financing Project (ACDCP).
The overall Project Development Objective (PDO) is to support Africa CDC to strengthen continental and regional infectious disease detection and response systems.
The Zambia COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project (P174185):
The project has been designed to fit within the overall context of the national COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan and Zambia’s legacy goals to ensure national health security. It builds upon prior support funded through the Government, the World Bank, and other partners to respond to COVID-19. The scope and components are fully aligned with the World Bank’s COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Program (SPRP) and focus on fill financing gaps that have been identified in the national COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, to assist the country to: (i) respond swiftly detect and confirm COVID-19 cases; (ii) strengthening core public health functions and health systems to respond to COVID-19 as well as building capacity to deliver other essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond; (iii) avert the socio-economic costs associated with the COVID-19 including gender based violence and nutrition for COVID-19 patients; and (iv) improve risk communications and WASHE activities to general public and high risk and vulnerable populations currently underfunded in the national plan.
The project development objective (PDO) is to prevent, detect and respond to the COVID-19 threat in Zambia and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness.
The Ministry of Health in Zambia now wishes to engage the services of suitably qualified candidate to fill the vacant post of a Project Coordinator under the ACDCP and Zambia COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project:
Objectves of the Assignment:
The Project Coordinator is a management expert who has extensive, in-depth knowledge and experience in project coordination processes and execution, and understands legal, operational and human resource management aspects. She/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring the Project is implemented in accordance with the relevant Government of Zambia (GRZ) and Bank policies and instruments as outlined in the project documents and agreement. This includes paying due attention to relevant GRZ and World Bank requirements for procurement, disbursement, financial management, environmental and social safeguards, etc.
Timelines and duration of Contract:
Demonstrable Competencies and Skills:
How to apply
Application letters addressed to the Permanent Secretary (Administration), Ministry of Health, should include certified copies of academic / professional certificates and detailed Curriculum Vitae with three traceable references. Applications must be submitted in hard copy to the address below or deposited in the Tender Box on the ground floor of Ndeke House, Envelopes should be clearly marked “Recruitment of a Project Coordinator: Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Regional Investment Financing Project (P167916) and the Zambia Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project (P174185).