JSI seeks a dynamic and strategic Director of Community Services for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Zambia Integrated Health Activity (ZIHA). The Activity will work in 3 provinces, Copperbelt, North Western, and Central, with the main purpose to improve health outcomes of Zambians through equitable access to high-quality, client-centered HIV, TB/HIV, MNCH, and FP/RH services, products, and information to strengthen the integration of services to reduce mortality, morbidity, and HIV transmission for focus subpopulations.
The position is a full-time position based in Lusaka and will oversee the community services team. S/he will work closely with and under the direct supervision of the Technical Director.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
- Work with the team to translate conceptual frameworks of community health including those aimed at mobilizing communities for HIV, TB/HIV, FP/RH, MNCH, and other health services into practical, effective and scaled interventions;
- Provide leadership to project staff and community health workers (CHWs) and other community-based volunteers (CBVs) as they undertake and provide critical community health interventions;
- Ensure that CHWs/CBVs are well equipped with knowledge and skills through training, refresher training and mentorship programmes using tried and tested methodologies, to provide quality services;
- Provide leadership in the mobilization of priority populations, including students at universities, colleges, and schools so that they also access HIV, FP/RH, and other services;
- Mobilize key gatekeepers and leaders, including lecturers, religious leaders, workplace leaders and traditional leaders to mobilize their constituents to seek and access health services;
- Represent the project at health-related policy, implementation, coordination/collaboration and other meetings/forums, especially those related to community health services
- With CBVs/CHWs and clinicians, ensure effective implementation of the community aspects of differentiated models of service delivery in partner districts and provinces
- Work to increase community sensitization on the impacts of climate change through outreach efforts and introduce potential adaptive measures in programming; and
- Provide guidance, supervision and support to local partners, and ensure quality and coordinated service delivery.
- A masterâ€™s degree in social science, public health, nursing education, adult education or other relevant field, MD preferred, and eight years of experience in health, international development, or relevant area.
- A minimum of five years of demonstrated capacity and experience working with communities to deliver health services.
- Experience successfully implementing social/behavior change methodology
- Experience working with PEPFAR funded programs and/or other USAID funded activities.
- Excellent management skills and demonstrable experience managing diverse and complex teams, and ensuring smooth and effective implementation.
- Demonstrated supervisory experience, with a focus on people-centered leadership.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.
No phone calls please.
Principals only please.