Chief of Party (Improving HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment) - Zambia

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 January 2020

Job Description

Project Concern Zambia (PCZ), an affiliate of Project Concern International (PCI), is recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) to lead a multi-million-dollar five-year CDC-funded project. The COP directs all aspects of the Improving HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Outcomes Among Faith Communities project and ensures that the goals and objectives of the project are fulfilled. The COP must provide vision, strategic leadership, management guidance, and oversight for successful execution. S/he is primary representative of the project to the faith communities in Zambia and the donor and is responsible for compliance with reporting requirements, sound management of resources and the overall quality of the project. The COP will maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners in Zambia and abroad. The position will be based in the PCZ Office in Lusaka with frequent travel to program areas.

This is a full-time position contingent on funding. The anticipated start date will be October 2020.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Lead the process of strategic planning and establishment of quality standards for project management and implementation
  • Manage the overall budget and monitors the effective use of project funds
  • Lead the development of annual work plans and programmatic reviews to ensure progress aligns with strategic objectives and project commitments
  • Conduct periodic field visits to local faith partners, and affiliated Ministry of Health (MOH) primary care facilities and keep abreast of key issues associated with overall project efficiency and effectiveness

Representation and Coordination

  • Maintain and strengthens key working relationships with the PCZ team, implementing faith partners, CDC, MOH, NGO counterparts and other national and international stakeholders
  • Ensure that roles and responsibilities of technical partners are clearly defined and upheld

Staff Development and Supervision

  • Supervise the entire project team
  • Clarify, communicate and monitor staff performance standards and expectations
  • Develop organizational structure and staff positions as needed to meet the growing scale and specializations of the project
  • Contribute to organizational and project level plans for staff training and development


  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or Advanced Degree in Health Science
  • Minimum of 12 years of professional experience, with 5 years of experience managing complex US government funded health or development projects, with technical expertise in HIV/AIDS prevention and care preferred
  • Experience overseeing large budgets and collaborating with multi-partner consortiums
  • Knowledge of financial and human resources management, contracts, information and general administration in the context of project management
  • Ability to lead teams effectively, coach and mentor staff, and rapidly resolve conflicts
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal

Job LocationLusaka, ZambiaPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

About the Organization

PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship.

The most vulnerable people in the world will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future.

Strong Roots
In 1961, a young doctor from San Diego volunteering at a Tijuana clinic saved the lives of two small children who were dying of pneumonia. This experience led Dr. James Turpin to found PCI and forever change the lives of millions of children and families around the world by providing health and hope to those most in need. Since then, the focus of the organization has remained true to its founder: PCI works in vulnerable communities to improve health and create long-term change by helping people help themselves. For 50 years, thousands of dedicated individuals and groups have worked to make this vision a reality.

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