CHILDFUND ZAMBIA is seeking a Project Manager to work on an expected 5 years, DFID-funded Nutrition Project in Zambia. The Scaling Up Nutrition Program is a cross-ministry and multi-donor program to reduce stunting in Zambia through implementation of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) 1,000 Most Critical Days Program. The first phase, referred to as SUN 1.0. was funded by several donor organizations and significant lessons were learned regarding coordination and implementation. The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and cooperating partners are currently embarking on the next phase, SUN 2.0., managed by DfID and funded by several cooperating partners will enhance the management and implementation of the Pooled Fund by providing high-level technical assistance including support for planning, implementation and monitoring at the district and sub district levels.
ChildFund in partnership with SNV will be managing the SUN II Fund. This role is responsible for efficient, transparent and effective management and administration of the Multi-Donor Pooled Fund, including program procurement, direct payments and grant disbursements. The SUN Fund Manager will act as the Secretariat for the SUN Fund Steering Committee. The core business of the SUN Fund is grant funding,
through which UN, NGOs, National Line Ministries, Provincial line Ministry representatives, District line Ministry representatives and Ward structures will receive grants to finance the implementation of high impact interventions in the selected districts.
ChildFund will be implementing two interventions of the SUN Fund II Pool Management which include Priority Health Impact Intervention 3 and Priority Health Impact Intervention 4, including the Procurement and distribution of Nutrition Supplements and other Materials to 9 Provinces including for 5 years. The Activity will include that Provincial level and District level institutions capacity is built and that the medical supplies are procured in the required quantities and reach the medical outlets as required.
Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in Health or Social Sciences required. Equivalent relevant work experience maybe acceptable in lieu of degree and background in Nutrition projects would be an added advantage.