WISH2ACTION PROJECT DIRECTOR at Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia December, 2018

Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia

NGO, not profit making, not partisan & not discriminatory,

WHO WE ARE

Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) is Non-governmental organisation which has existed since 1972 as a voluntary, not-for-profit and non-political organisation advancing the cause of sexual and reproductive health in Zambia. It is a Member Association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

Our Vision

Our vision is realisation of a society in which all people in Zambia enjoy equal sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and have access to quality and affordable SRH information and services.

Our Mission 

Our mission is to advocate for sexual and reproductive health rights of women, men and young people, especially the vulnerable, and to empower them to make free and informed reproductive health choices. We dedicate ourselves to the provision of high quality and sustainable youth-focused sexual and reproductive health services. PPAZ being a member of IPPF will also be implementing the WISH2ACTION project locally.

WISH2 ACTION

Country Team

ABOUT WISH2ACTION PROJECT

Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) is a multi-country programme which aims to improve access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for women and girls in areas of highest unmet need. WISH is split into two separate Lots – Lot 1, focused in West Africa and implemented by a consortium led by MSI, and Lot 2, called ‘WISH2ACTION’ focused in East and Southern Africa and Asia and implemented by a consortium led by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) with MSI as a key implementing partners.

The Project Team will contribute to the fulfilment of IPPF mission in the area of SRHRs and to fulfil this vision competent staff are required to in the following positions:

WISH2ACTION PROJECT DIRECTOR ONE 1 POSITION

JOB PURPOSE

The post holder will lead the PPAZ WISH2ACTION and the WISH2ACTION project team to deliver the Department for International Development (DFID)-funded Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) project. PPAZ is part of IPPF’s leadership in this global effort within the WISH to action consortium to reach young, poor and hard to reach women and men with integrated family planning services through a results-based contract with DFID. The role will support, and monitor performance of the project budget, work plan and project team within the MA.

This position will lead the project; managing relationships with external stakeholders, coordination of employees responsible for technical, financial and service delivery activities associated with the WISH2ACTION Project. You will be directly responsible for the management and overall successful performance of the PPAZ’s national WISH2ACTION project.

KEY TASKS

  • The Programme Director is the lead focal point for the IPPF W2A global project management team based in Nairobi to work together to reach project goals and targets, leading and supporting the team to reach the project results.
  • Leads internal and external project planning and reporting including annual work planning with technical and implementing partners including capacity building and technical assistance to cluster partners.
  • Responsible for leading quality and timely reporting of project results from the MA to the project hub.
  • Utilise project, country and donor data to analyse project progress, update strategies and improve service delivery.
  • Leads the team to develop innovations, tools and approaches to improve access to quality, voluntary family planning and other Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services, eliminating barriers for young, marginalised, poor and underserved groups through the project.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with consortium partners (where present) to support and drive shared project results and to oversee and implement evidence-based innovations and practice shared globally to increase women’s choice and access to SRH services.
  • Supports and ensures strong, timely and compliant financial management of the project working with the project finance manager, the finance director of the MA and the W2A consortium Commercial Advisor.
  • Drive effective communication and collaboration between the in-country consortium partners and project stakeholders, including regular meetings and facilitating solutions to project challenges.
  • Ensure knowledge sharing and learning and oversee the development of syntheses and dissemination of lessons learnt from the project within the MA and IPPF for reporting and dissemination.
  • Develop and deliver a range of detailed financial and narrative reports e.g. project review, reports to the project Hub.
  • Represent the MA and the project at relevant technical stakeholder meetings within the national environment. In liaison with the MA director and the W2A project team acts as contact and liaison point with the DFID in country team to maintain effective communications on the project progress and challenges.
  • Coordinate with the [IPPF Member Association] to ensure an integrated and collegial approach, draw on expertise within the [IPPF Member Association] and to ensure shared learning between [IPPF Member] and  the WISH2ACTION programme

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Grade 12 with 5 ‘O’ levels
  • Postgraduate qualification in public health, social science or related field essential.
  • Project Management as added advantage

EXPERIENCE

  • Over 10-12 years of experience,8 years at Senior Management level or post graduate Degree with 5-7 years experience  leading and managing complex projects to successfully deliver donor projects, DFID and payment by results contracts would be advantageous.
  • Significant experience of managing SRH/FP projects management to include the development /implementation of FP policies, programmes and service delivery approaches in an operational context.
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of integrated sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service delivery approaches, health systems strengthening and health markets, with an understanding of service delivery for young people and the poorest from a gender and rights perspective.

SKILLS

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong leadership skills including the ability to effectively engage a range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent staff and team management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent project management skills including experience of reporting to donor agencies.
  • Excellent budget management skills.
  • Excellent time management skills to meet tight deadlines.

OTHER PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • The candidate must adhere to the safeguarding reporting and monitoring requirements of this role
  • The candidate must be pro-choice

Please send your application letter and CV clearly marking “The position being applied for” by 7th December, 2018 at 17:00 Hours to:

The Executive Director
PPAZ Head Office
11 Nkanchibaya Road, Off Addis Ababa Road
Rhodes Park, P.O. BOX 32221,
Lusaka, Zambia

All soft copies of applications via email to:  ed@ppaz.org.zm and copy jobs@ppaz.org.zm

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