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Employment Opportunities

THREE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE & COMMUNITY MOBILISATION OFFICERS FOR

WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE PROJECT – COPPERBELT & NORTHWESTERN

We are looking to recruit 3 mature and experienced officers to work on a high profile Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) project based in the Copperbelt and North-Western Provinces, for a minimum period of 12 months from early 2014. One lead technical officer will be based in Kitwe with responsibility for project implementation in Lufwanyama, Masaiti and Mpongwe districts; a further two officers will be based in Kasempa and Mfumbwe districts and their portfolio will include WASH in Schools.
 This WASH project will be aimed at a) increasing high impact interventions of safe water supply, sanitation and improved hygiene practices with children, mothers and pregnant women, contributing to the attainment of MDG targets for child and maternal survival and development; and b) enabling children and adolescents to develop, learn and participate in a protective and enabling environment. The project will address issues of open defecation and unsafe water in rural and peri-urban areas as well as unprotected toilet facilities in schools. It will also include a significant HIV mainstreaming component. CLTS (Community- Led Total Sanitation), a Rural Participatory Appraisal methodology, will be the primary approach alongside other behaviour change methodologies such as REFLECT, Safe from Harm, Stepping Stones and the Join-In Circuit.

Minimum skills, qualifications and experience required:

· A Diploma in Environmental Health, Public Health, Social Work or a relevant field discipline from a reputable institution.
· At least 3 years’ experience working with rural or peri-urban communities in the area of behaviour change and/or water, sanitation & hygiene (preferably both).
· At least 3 years’ experience working with non-governmental organisations and/or local government and district-level institutions (preferably both).
· A qualification and experience in construction for quality assurance of latrine-building.
· A highly motivated team player with acute attention to detail, a strong ability to multitask and work with people at all levels.
· A self-starter with a proven ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
· Significant experience in using Microsoft Office and excellent report-writing skills.
· Outstanding proven communication and interpersonal skills.
Applicants should submit a covering letter detailing how their skills, qualifications and experience match the minimum requirements outlined
above, together with a CV (maximum 2 pages) and the full contact details of at least 3 professional referees, one of which should include current
employer, where applicable. Please also indicate your preferred location as well as details of your most recent salary/remuneration package.
The closing date for applications is 17:00hrs on Monday 6 January 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please submit
applications, quoting reference ‘WASH Officer’, to the Executive Director, Afya Mzuri, Plot 10487A Manchinchi Road, Olympia Park, Box 51232,
Lusaka (Applications should be hand delivered or posted only).

*Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply*
 

Call for Abstracts

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 NATIONAL HIV/AIDS/STI/TB COUNCIL

Call for Abstracts: 

Third National HIV Prevention Convention, 6 – 8 November 2013, Lusaka, Zambia

 

The Zambia National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) with support from strategic partners invites  submission of abstracts describing program innovations and research findings for the 3rd NationalHIV Prevention Convention which is organized around the theme:  “Count down to 2015:Effective Prevention through Community Empowerment and Sustainable Financing.”  The convention will bring together program staff and experts, researchers, community members,and volunteers from civil society, communities, government, and local and international partners from around the country and region.

 

Major questions which authors of abstracts should consider include:


   1.What has worked for effective prevention and how can we scale it up?

   2.What has not worked and should be modified or discontinued?

   3.How can community empowerment strengthen HIV prevention?

   4.What are some of the effective strategies Zambia could explore for sustainable financing of HIV prevention services?


 Abstracts should relate to one of the three major thematic areas below selected for the convention:

  • Prevention of HIV in the general population

             Including: HIV testing and counselling, behaviour change interventions, prevention in the workplace, condom education, promotion and use, evolving role of civil society and faith based organizations

  • Prevention of HIV among vulnerable and key populations

              Including:  prevention services for key populations, youth and adolescents, sex workers, marginalized and stigmatized groups, discordant couples, survivors of gender-based violence

  • Bio-medical and treatment based prevention interventions

             Including:  prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), voluntary medical male circumcision, treatment literacy and adherence for both children and adults, treatment as prevention, PrEP and PEP

 

Abstracts should follow either a programmatic or a research option:

Programmatic Option:

Issues: What are the problems or issues which the intervention or project was designed to address?

Description:  describe the intervention, project, experience.  Include information on number of beneficiaries, gender breakdown, and other project data.

Lessons Learned:  implications, especially in terms of effective prevention&community empowerment

Next steps:  possible actions for scaling up what worked or changing what did not work

 

Research Option:

Background:  purpose and objective of the research

Methods:  study design, setting, population and location; data collection and analysis

Results:  findings of the study, including gender or key population breakdown if possible.

Conclusions and Recommendations:What is the significance of the study for effective prevention, community empowerment or sustainable financing?

 

   During the convention, three special awards will be made for the following:

   1.Best abstract by a young author (first author should be aged 30 or less)

   2.Best abstract with evidence to back up conclusions and recommendations for future action

   3.Most innovative program or intervention

 

All abstracts should not be longer than 400 words in 11 font size, and indicate which of the 3 thematic areas was selected. Please include title of the abstract and names and affiliations or organizations of all co-authors. Submission of abstracts closes at 18:00 on 11th October 2013.  Abstracts should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Authors of abstracts will be notified on the verdict of their entries by 21th October 2013.  Authors should indicate age to be considered for the “best young author” award.


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Knowledge Management Specialist

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

Knowledge Management Specialist - Lusaka

 

Zambia – Led Prevention Initiative (ZPI) led by FHI360, is a USAID funded HIV and AIDS Prevention Project seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Knowledge Management Specialist. The successful candidate will be employed by the ZPI partner Afya Mzuri and serve as a member of the Afya Mzuri’s Knowledge Management Team, on secondment to the USAID-Funded Zambia-Led Prevention Initiative (ZPI) up until 31 December 2014.

 

The Knowledge Management Specialist will be responsible for leading the implementation of the knowledge management component of the ZPI HIV and AIDS prevention project, which will include but not be limited to:

  • The planning, preparation, implementation and documentation of all Knowledge Management-related activities on the ZPI project.
  • Documenting an evidence-base for HIV and AIDS prevention in Zambia.
  • Synthesizing and disseminating HIV and AIDS prevention information to the project team and its partners.
  • Sharing of best practices through the preparation and dissemination of regular newsletters, electronic bulletins, technical and advocacy briefs.
  • The communication and documentation of success stories through liaison, referrals and other channels.
  • Ensuring close collaboration with all ZPI’s provincial offices – to ensure compliance with USAID branding regulations and policies.
  • Contributing to the implementation of Afya Mzuri’s strategic plan and Dziwani knowledge management strategy.

Skills, qualifications & experience required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Library and Information Systems or related discipline – a Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • 3-5 years post-graduate work experience at middle management level within a reputable health-related project or organisation.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills and high levels of computer literacy.
  • Proven track record of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with minimum supervision.
  • Highly results-oriented individual, with attention to detail and the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Experience of working on USAID project would be an added advantage.

 

Applicants should submit a covering letter detailing how their skills, qualifications and experience match the minimum requirements outlined above, together with a CV (maximum 3 pages) and the full contact details of at least 3 professional referees, one of which should include their current employer, where applicable. Applicants are also requested to provide details of their current or most recent salary and remuneration package.

 

The closing date for applications is 1400 hours on Monday 4th March 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please submit applications, quoting reference KMS, to the Executive Director, Afya Mzuri, Plot 10487A Manchinchi Road, Olympia Park, P.O. Box 51232, Lusaka. Applications should be hand delivered or posted only.