Head Finance and Governance Officer

Jhpiego - Location: Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia, Lusaka

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Head Finance and Governance Officer


The Health Finance and Governance Officer will provide technical leadership for an upcoming U.S. government-funded integrated health system project. The project aims to improve the capacity of the public health system to sustainably deliver quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services (RMNCAH&N) across four provinces of Zambia. The project will operate over a five-year period. The Health Finance and Governance Officer will provide technical assistance to ensure that national and provincial policies and procedures for financial and performance management are efficiently operationalized at provincial and district levels of the health system. S/he will work in close coordination and maintain good working relationship with Provincial and District Health Offices, implementing partners, health facility, and community stakeholders in the district.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID.


  • Provide technical assistance to staff of provincial and district health offices and health facilities to plan, budget, and monitor RMNCAH&N services
  • Provide technical assistance at provincial and district levels to promote budget execution and resource mobilization for RMNCAH&N services
  • Provide technical assistance to optimize performance management processes at provincial and district levels
  • Support refinement of roadmaps for provincial and district transition to self-reliance
  • Contribute to national technical working groups developing finance and management policies
  • Oversee training of district health officers in public financial management, leadership and management, and performance management
  • Guide policy makers for future investment in health workforce in context of RMNCAH&N services
  • Share lessons learned across project provinces and districts
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address service delivery gaps related to health financing and governance
  • Provide support in maintenance of data for Microsoft NAV enterprise resource planning

Required Qualifications

  • A Masters in health or labor economics, public health administration
  • At least 8 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in the government sector in health finance and governance
  • Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance at individual and district government levels
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Zambia healthcare system
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal and professional relationships with local government officials, USAID, and other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific district/provincial contexts
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV enterprise resource planning solution preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel to district project sites 60%


Min education
Primary school
Required experience
4 Years
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