Position: Director, Community and Private Sector Engagement
Project: Zambia Integrated HIV and Health Activity (ZIHA)
Supervisor: Chief of Party
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
About FHI 360:
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director, Community and Private Sector Engagement for an upcoming project – The Zambia Integrated HIV and Health Activity.
The Director, Community and Private Sector Engagement will provide technical and programmatic oversight and strategic direction in the areas of developing and sustaining linkages between communities and the health system including the private sector. As part of the ZIHA implementation team, the Director will lead the development of the project-wide strategy to ensure effective linkages between the communities and the health facilities to increase the demand and supply of integrated HIV services including MNCH/FP/RH and HIV/TB. The Director will establish partnerships and collaborate with other stakeholders such as NGOs, government, and the private sector to implement interventions to increase uptake and utilization of integrated HIV prevention services. The Director, Community and Private Sector will seek partnerships with the private sector to enable community access to privately provided health services including insurance and will provide technical leadership to Technical Advisors, teams based in the province and subcontractors in the implementation of community-based activities.
- Provide technical and programmatic leadership in the design and implementation of project-wide strategy for community mobilization, community partnership development and private sector engagement
- Provide technical leadership in defining a community awareness/mobilization strategy for ZIHA for improving the demand and supply of HIV Prevention services, HIV/TB, counseling, care, and treatment services, FP and MCH services
- Provide support to PHO and DHOs in developing effective partnerships with the private sector
- Provide technical support to District and community-based staff in the management of community mobilization efforts.
- Serve as a technical resource for the integration of community-level activities into ZIHA’s approaches and work plans
- Support Project team capacity to create a sustainable system of supervision and mentorship to reinforce and build the capacity of community groups for psychosocial support and adherence to treatment
- Document best practices for community-based activities, including technical reporting on activities undertaken, partnership development and effectiveness, and programmatic impact
- Supervise the support, planning, guidance, and supervision of ZIHA’s community strategies and outreach programs.
- In collaboration with SIM Director, develop systems to measure the impact of ZIHA’s community-based interventions, including improved adherence to ART, psychosocial support, VMMC and PreP uptake, increase in HIV testing, linkage to treatment, and uptake of MCH, PMTCT and FP services
- Support the development of effective bi-directional referral systems between communities and health facilities
- Provide supervision support to technical advisors
- Participate in any other activities as the need arises or as may be assigned by the supervisor
- Must have sufficient technical expertise and experience in community engagement and mobilization, and effective engagement of the private sector
- Demonstrated professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the position
- Demonstrated ability to interact with donors particularly USAID, implementing partners, private sector and host country governments
- Must have demonstrated technical knowledge of two or more of the following areas: HIV, MNCH, FP/RH and HIV/TB
- Deep understanding of the Zambian context
- Experience living and working in Zambia preferred
- A high degree of proficiency in written and spoken English.
- Solid grasp of USG/PEPFAR rules and regulations, strategic priorities, and modalities of partnership as well as experience working on USG/PEPFAR-funded projects managed by an INGO
- Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering teamwork
- Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff in QI
- Demonstrated understanding of how gender dynamics influence programming.
- Strong interpersonal and networking skills and demonstrated competency in stakeholder engagement.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Community Development or a similar field – or its international equivalent degree.
- Project Management (PM) Certification preferred
- 12+ years of relevant technical/program management experience
- 8+ years of corporate strategic leadership, strong business acumen and line management experience
Ability to travel up to 50% time
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360 offers a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
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