Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identify is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and commitment to serving those in need. Since 2000 CRS Zambia has been implementing a number of programmes to support vulnerable communities in Zambian. Recent programming areas include: nutrition, agriculture, food security, HIV/AIDS, WASH, financial inclusion, and early child development.
Epidemic Control 90-90-90 (EpiC 3-90) supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) in targeted faith-based health facilities and selected GRZ institutions to achieve the UNAIDS Fast Track goals for epidemic control: 90% of all PLHIV know their status, 90% of those diagnosed receive sustained ART, 90% of all people receiving ART have viral suppression.
EpiC 3-90 supports comprehensive HIV/AIDS service delivery at supported health facilities while building capacity and systems for sustainability through a three-pronged approach: 1) Support health facilities improve their delivery of HIV prevention, treatment and laboratory services; 2) Improve key health system functions and structures needed to deliver quality HIV services; and 3) Health information is strategically collected and utilized to improve HIV service delivery. Through the course of the project, EpiC 3-90 will gradually decrease its involvement so that District and Provincial Health Offices (DHOs, PHOs) assume oversight of and technical assistance to supported facilities.
EpiC 3-90 is a consortium project of Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ), Chreso Ministries and Catholic Relief Services (CRS). As a prime consortium member, CRS brings globally recognized expertise in grants management, health systems strengthening and sustainability, and top-notch HIV/AIDS service delivery.
The Senior Provincial Project Coordinator (SPPC) in Southern Province will support and lead all EpiC 3-90 project’s activities in the Southern province of Zambia and he will be based in Choma. In collaboration with the clinical, operation and strategic information teams, the SPPC will provide guidance, and support to a wide range of program design and implementation issues for the EpiC 3-90 project at the provincial and district levels in line with the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. The SPPC will monitor program implementation; will work with the Southern Provincial Health Office (SPHO), District Health Offices (DHOs) and provincial CDC focal person to ensure that the project implement activities that are efficient, sustainable and leading the project to achieving the HIV epidemic control; maintain relationships with project partners and key stakeholders; support health facilities in CDC required weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting. The SPCC will develop/utilize systems to track quality of program/activities being implemented, in collaboration with the Health System Strengthening and Continuous Quality Improvement Advisors. The primary function of this position is to coordinate all project activities in Southern Province and provide adequate support to all project supported health facilities, while maintaining a good partnership with all stakeholders in the region.
In addition to the above, the SPPC will also oversee the support to health facilities to develop and implement activities that provide high quality clinical services in community settings. The SPPC will work closely with the EpiC3-90 community and clinical teams in designing robust community response strategies including oversight, monitoring performance and guiding of Community Based Organizations designated to work with health facilities. The SPPC will support scale up of Integrated health services and community based DSD models including Community Posts for HTS, ART, PMTCT and assist in systems management. S/he will assist in capacity building, materials development and providing oversight on communication and community related clinical activities. S/he will work with the M&E team to analyze and utilize data timely for project improvements
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Senior Provincial Project Coordinator will:
Background, Experience & Requirements:
Required/Desired Foreign Language:
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: Provincial Coordinator, District HIV Community Advisors and Clinical Mentors
Internal: Program Manager, SI/M&E Team, Clinical Lead Deputy Chief of Party -Technical & Operations, Chief of Party
External: GRZ agencies (PHO and DHOs), international and national non-governmental organizations
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Note: By applying for this job, you understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, you understand that if you are a successful candidate, you will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and your personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate your behaviours related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview