YWCA is a Christian membership non-partisan, non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to the empowerment of the community (especially women, youth and children) to contribute to the attainment of a just society through rights-based approaches and sustainable interventions. YWCA in Partnership with Pact is implementing the DREAMS and Community HIV Prevention Components of the USAID – Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (USAID – ZCHPP).
The DREAMS initiative is aimed at accelerating progress towards Zambia’s goal of reducing new HIV infections by increasing adoption of high impact HIV services and protective behaviors with a key focus on People Living with HIV (PLHIV), discordant couples, young women, and other high- risk groups, using evidence-based and locally owned solutions. By supporting the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and developing local community and district level solutions, Z-CHPP will assist Zambia to reach the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets.
The organization invites application from suitable candidates to fill in the following performance based position:
The District Coordinator will be directly responsible to and supervised by the Project Coordinator. The district Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of strengthening activities of the YWCA implemented USAID Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project in the respective district. She/he will work closely with DREAMS and with the District HIV and AIDS Committee (DHAC), Provincial AIDS Coordination Adviser (PACA), Health facilities working in the district and ensure coordination with other relevant programs and stakeholders.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Provide leadership, supervision, and overall management of the Project activities at district and community level.
- Supervise day – to – day office activities and operations of the project
- Develop Z-CHPP project annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports as well as develop and disseminate information regarding the project.
- Work in collaboration with the YWCA provincial office and Z-CHPP PACT provincial coordinators in the implementation of the projects through the district and community structures
- Engage local partners (Government Agencies and stakeholder, CBOs, DHAC, PAC, NHCs and NGOs) to roll out new and fortify existing HIV prevention interventions in close collaboration and coordination at community level.
- Facilitate development and strengthening of HIV/AIDS activities with partnerships and stakeholders in line with the scope of work of the project.
- Organize, coordinate, and facilitate the development or revision of materials for trainings, workshops, and meetings to address technical assistance needs and to support implementing community stakeholders.
- Establish quality assurance team and provide support to staff and volunteers on improvement of project implementation.
- Undertakes needs assessment and develop action plans, specific to the project.
- Facilitate development and strengthening of stakeholder networks and partnerships.
- Organize, coordinate, and facilitate trainings, workshops, and meetings to address HIV/AIDS related activities to support NZP+ and other key district implementers.
- Coordinates monitoring and evaluation activities for the project, with support of the M &E Officer and develop required reports on the program.
- Liaise with Government Agencies and key stakeholders keeping them up to date of program progress and maintain their support and buy – in.
- Ensure accurate/timely reporting on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and consolidate reports to submit to the Project Coordinator
- Perform any other duties as assigned by YWCA Zambia.
- Training and knowledge in Community HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support
- Ability to work under pressure
- Fluency in the local language and English for day-to-day communications and excellent oral and written communication skills
- Program management experience (Monitoring & Evaluation experience)
- Strong team player with very good interpersonal skills and ability to take initiative and manage a number of activities simultaneously
- Ability to use MS Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
- Experience in working on USAID programs will be an added advantage
- Perform functions with a view to safeguarding and developing the best interest of YWCA
- Minimum of a Degree in Development Studies Gender Studies or any social sciences.
- A minimum of 2 years work experience in an NGO focused on working with adolescents and young women addressing GBV, SRH and HIV issues.
Method of Application
Interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit an application letter with a detailed CV (Maximum 2 pages) only which should include a daytime contact number and three (03) recent reachable referees.
The Executive Director, Young Womens Christian Association YWCA,
Plot7391, Nationalist Road, opposite, UTH,
PO Box 50115,
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us, consider your application unsuccessful.