Aug 222018

Organization: SolidarMed
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 21 Sep 2018

SolidarMed is a leading non-profit organization working to improve the health of people in rural Sub Saharan Africa. Working together with national partners to strengthen health systems and community capacities, we are committed to scientific evidence and policy dialogue both as foundations and objectives of our work.

We have an exciting position for an experienced health professional to join our passionate team in Zambia.

Nurse Training Project Manager, Rufunsa District, Zambia (full time)

Contract Type

Fixed term appointment (3 years)

Place of Assignment

Lusaka and surrounding vicinity with frequent visits to rural training sites.

Start of Contract

1st January 2019.

Your tasks and responsibilities

· Manage the implementation and development of the SolidarMed Nursing Project at St Luke’s College of Nursing. Midwifery and Public Health

· Support the College in designing, implementing and monitoring an innovative, decentralized blended training model for nurses, midwives and public health nurses.

· Contribute to the capacity building of teaching staff both in the College and at the decentralised sites, including through e-learning.

· Collaborate and coordinate with donors, partners and relevant stakeholders at all levels.

· Expert use of project cycle management tools (planning, reporting, budget control etc.)

· Support the College in designing, implementing and monitoring an innovative, decentralized blended training model for nurses, midwives and public health nurses.

Your profile

• Advanced clinical skills in Nursing, Midwifery or Public Health or demonstrable clinical experience in a strongly relevant field.

• Experience in healthcare education, ideally involving curriculum design/review and implementation.

• Experience in project management, financial management and human resource development (project cycle management)

• Management and appraisal skills; ideally combined with experience in capacity building or institutional development.

• Interest in knowledge sharing, applied field research and scientific exchange.

• Academic qualifications to degree level or higher.

• Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills able to form valuable working partnerships at all levels.

• Fluency in English with good writing skills

• Solid computer skills (MS Word, Excel).

• Willingness to live and work in a rural area of Africa

• Competent driver

• Previous experience of working in Sub-Saharan Africa; or other relevant development setting.

We offer an exciting role with innovative implementation possibilities and a chance to apply expert skills in a challenging environment. You will be part of a motivated team with flat hierarchies. SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package commensurate with Swiss standards. In addition, we also offer specific training with possibilities for clinical collaboration, scientific networking and participation in conferences.

How to apply:

To apply

Please email your application to citing reference “Nursing Project Manager Zambia” and include

· your CV including 3 references (max. 2 pages)

· a covering letter outlining your motivation and how you meet the requirements

· copies of your qualifications

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We kindly ask you not to send in duplicate or hard copies of your résumé.

Deadline for applications: 21st September 2018

For further details contact: Katharine Arnold Kelland (, Switzerland, Danielle Harvey ( Zambia

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