Provincial Program Manager Midlands (Re-advert) : Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI)

  • Gweru

Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI)

DUE : 09 DEC 2022

Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not-for-profit human development organisation which is registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions.
The Accelerated and Comprehensive HIV Care for Epidemic Control in Zimbabwe (ACCE) project’s objective is to complement the government of Zimbabwe (GOZ)’s efforts towards epidemic control by targeting testing to efficiently identify PLHIV, ensuring all newly diagnosed PLHIV are immediately linked to treatment, and all PLHIV on treatment have ready access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), are retained on treatment, and remain virally suppressed. The program is being implemented in 9 districts in Midlands (Gweru, Kwekwe, Mberengwa and Gokwe South) and in Manicaland (Makoni, Mutare, Chipinge, Mutasa and Buhera).

Basic Function
The Provincial Program Manager is responsible for leading the ZHI provincial team, managing all technical aspects of the Care and Treatment project in the province, operational support and coordination/networking within the province in line with organizational and national guidelines and targets; The Provincial Program Manager directly supervises the District HIV Care and Treatment Coordinators; The Provincial Program Manager reports to the Technical Director at the National Office.

Job Description
Coordinate and build relationships with Provincial Health Executive and other stakeholders
Conduct provincial stakeholder analysis and develop stakeholder communication and advocacy plan
Cultivate, nurture and sustain relationships with MoHCC representatives and other key stakeholders at provincial and district level, to enable open communication as well as collaborative and sustainable program implementation
Ensure that ZHI’s ZHCT program is implemented in a way that maximizes synergies with other programs and partner organizations strengthening HIV Care and treatment, and other relevant services in the province
Attend provincial level (PHT and related) networking and review meetings
Coordinate review meetings with key stakeholders including the PHE to facilitate inter-district sharing of experiences, achievements, sharing of good practices and course corrections

Manage and coordinate the Provincial Team; Make and implement strategic decisions to support the Care and Treatment program implementation
Under the guidance of the Operations Team, manage program operations (finance, HR, procurement and administration) in line with ZHI policies and country laws
Provide leadership and supervision to Care and Treatment provincial team to ensure quality of program implementation
Develop and monitor annual and quarterly work-plan and budget for the Province, in line with Care and Treatment program targets
Document key program achievements and challenges through production of routine program reports and information that feeds into programs and policy development
Implement ZHI policies reliably and consistently
Assess and manage ZHI staff capacity and performance
Program Implementation; Support all district teams to ensure program is implemented with a high degree of fidelity

Guide and facilitate initiatives to strengthen capacity development and management of health care workers in the district
Provide technical assistance and guidance for quality on-site support and supervision with MoHCC
Oversee and support district communications activities
Provide leadership to district teams to implement program activities that will achieve district targets
Lead teams to integrate Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement initiatives in HIV Care and Treatment services at site level through total Quality Management
Monitor site level action plans and trouble shoot challenges in HIV Care and Treatment Program Implementation
Support district teams to innovate within context and integrate ‘state of the art’ interventions to improve program performance

Manage program resources for Provincial and District program
Manage provincial and district budgets- contribute to the budget formulation, review and expenditure analysis
Timely review and approval of written requests for resources
Ensure expenditure at district level is carried out in line with organizational finance and operational policy manuals and guidelines
Manage all program resources in line with ZHI policy and procedures

Guide and support analysis of program data (performance and process indicators); Lead ZHI provincial and district teams in data analysis.
Support team to do a gap analysis and use data to optimize program implementation
Provide technical assistance with MoHCC to support improved data analysis, visualization, and use of data in program management
Supervise district HIV Care and Treatment Officers and ensure that all program data is routinely and timely entered into the relevant databases to monitor program implementation progress
Utilize routine programme data for program improvement and learning in the province.

Knowledge, Skills and abilities
Organized, self-starter, team player, able to build and maintain partnerships
Strategic thinker- able to assess what is on the ground and work with MoHCC structures to accomplish tasks; Ability to travel and work long hours; Honest, conscientious, decisive and reliable; Good communicator, an ability function as a catalyst and coach, guiding people at all levels of the organization to facilitate their learning and development; Strong work ethic coupled with enthusiastic and passionate approach to work with an ability to multi-task and to work with limited supervision; High degree of professionalism and integrity and ability to demonstrate good judgment, discretion and confidentiality always; Ability to travel to implementation districts a minimum of 35%; Ability to network, establish collaborative relationships; Proficiency in usual desktop software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook) a requisite.

Qualifications and experience
Master’s degree in Public Health or related Masters qualification is a must
Holder of MBChB degree or equivalent with 5 years of relevant experience with international development programs which includes 3 years’ experience with HIV/AIDS program planning and implementation at the community, facility and provincial level working with NGO sectors
Registration with the relevant professional board is required
Demonstrated experience in working with Government Departments and non-governmental organizations to yield results toward common goals
Knowledge of Zimbabwean health system and HIV/AIDS epidemic and quality improvement interventions is required

Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders
Experience in management (HR, finance, administration, programs) is required; Experience supervising and leading teams and monitoring staff performance
Demonstrated knowledge of USAID policies, procedures and approaches related to program design/implementation, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation
Experience integrating gender into development programming is preferred
Experience in data management, analysis and use is a distinct preferred
Demonstrated capacity to innovate.
Copies of qualifications must be submitted together with the application letter and CV.

Application Procedures
Step 1: click here to complete the job application form.
Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter via email to clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap or financial ability.