The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) country program was established in 2000, and administers a varied and diversified portfolio of nutrition, health systems strengthening, food and security economic growth and livelihoods, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), research, and HIV/AIDS programs. CRS services out the commitment of Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and the vulnerable overseas.
Epidemic Control 90-90-90 (EpiC 3-90) supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) in targeted faith-based sites 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 faith-based 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 Provincial Project Coordinator (PPC) will support and lead all EpiC 3-90 project activities in the province. In collaboration with the clinical, operation and strategic information teams. The PPC will provide guidance, and support to a wide range of program design and implementation issues for the EpiC 3-90 project at provincial level in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to regional and Country Program (CP) teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. The PPC will monitor program implementation; will work with Provincial Health Office (PHO), 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 PCC will develop/utilize systems to track quality of program/activities being implemented, in collaboration with the Health System Strengthening/Continuous Quality Improvement Advisors (HSS/CQI). The primary function of this position is to coordinate all project activities in the province and provide adequate support to all project supported health facilities, while maintaining a good partnership with all stakeholders in the region.
The Provincial Project Coordinator will supervise District Coordinators, Provincial M&E Advisor, Provincial Community Advisor and Provincial HTS Officer
Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
Required/Desired Foreign Language:
Proficiency in English and any Zambian local language
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: District Coordinators, Provincial M&E Advisor, Provincial Community Advisor and Provincial HTS Officer
Internal: Program Manager, SI/M&E Team, 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):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.