Jun 102017

Organization: Initiatives Inc.
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 22 Jun 2017


The Human Resources for Heath Advisor is responsible for supporting the Eradicate TB Project HRH activities related to the National TB Control Program (NTP), providing direct technical assistance for HRH planning and strengthening activities including training, job design/description, and performance appraisal systems.

Reports To: Chief of Party

Location: Lusaka


  1. Coordinate and lead HRH NTP workforce assessments, including protocol design, team management, data collector training, oversight of analysis and reporting to assess numbers and types of staff supporting TB and workload-based staffing requirements;

  2. Work with NTP to conduct a participatory assessment of HR management capabilities and identify needs for systems and capacity development. Support NTP to build capabilities in relevant HR management areas.

  3. Assist NTP in prioritizing HR positions to be filled based on available resources and help NTP to ensure effective recruitment, placement and support of staff.

  4. Work with NTP to develop systems for tracking HR contributing to TB control from both government and the private/NGO sectors, including systems for TB HR to be tracked through district authorities, provinces and onto the national level in terms of numbers of staff, cadre, location, affiliate organization, and TB training received.

  5. Work with NTP to develop and implement an approach for maximizing the efficiency and productivity of staff – task mapping and rationalization, role definition, team planning and peer support and supervision

  6. Participate in national-level meetings on HRH issues related to tuberculosis control activities;

  7. Work with NTP to oversee the operationalization of an innovative mentorship program for laboratory personnel.

  8. Guide province based project staff support for HRH data collection and coordination of HRH activities.

Required Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree in medicine, nursing or other relevant field

· Graduate training, preferably a master’s degree or higher, in public health, business administration, human resource management, health services management, health systems strengthening or another relevant field

· Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, including: human resources, social science research, provision of technical assistance, coordination with government ministry counterparts

· Ability and willingness to work independently as well as part of a team

· Comfortable with significant national travel

· Excellent organization, attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines

· Strong documentation and writing skills; strong advocacy, presentation and communication skills

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience working with the Zambian Government

· Experience working with USAID-supported projects

· Experience working in TB programming

· Familiarity with best practices and global discourse on Human Resources for Health management and development

How to apply:

Submit a CV and cover letter describing recent experience supporting HRH planning and system strengthening to

Application Deadline: June 22, 2017**

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