Deputy Health Office Director

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka Zambia
  • Grade FSN-13 equivalent to basic rate of ZMW 698,355.00 – ZMW 1,117,359.00 per year, plus other benefits ZMW / Year ZMW / Month

Website USAID Zambia

The Deputy Health Office Director will serve as one of three Deputy Office Directors for the USAID/Zambia Health Office. The incumbent will report directly to the Health Office Director. The Specialist will directly supervise the Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) and the Decentralized Division Chiefs and will provide technical oversight and managerial support to the divisions. S/he is responsible and accountable for the work of both of these divisions.  Together, the two divisions include 20 staff, of which 19 are Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs) and one is a Third Country National Personal Services Contractor.

The incumbent will have a lead role as an interlocutor for USAID/Zambia with officials of key entities of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), including, but not limited to, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance and National Planning, and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. S/he is also expected to significantly increase the Health Office’s engagement with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development once the RGZ Decentralization Plan rolls out in support of. the USAID Decentralized Division’s work at provincial and district levels.

The incumbent will also engage closely with high-level Zambian governmental officials at both the national, provincial, and district levels to ensure the success of USAID/Zambia’s objectives for the HSS and Decentralized Divisions. S/he will also represent USAID/Zambia in the Zambia Cooperating Partners (CP) Group, a forum comprised of bilateral donors, representatives of multilateral agencies, and select nongovernmental organizations. The Specialist will oversee implementation of the Health Systems Strengthening Division and the Decentralized Division activities to ensure achievement of the intended results and will technically advise and guide both Divisions’ Agreement Officer Representatives/Contract Officer Representatives (AOR/CORs).

Open to:

This is a Cooperating Country National (“CCN”) position. CCN means an individual who is a Zambian citizen, or a non-Zambian citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

Who we are:

The U.S. Agency for International Development is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. We are a diverse organization with colleagues from over 5 countries. By joining us in the city of Lusaka, you will work in a unique, highly rewarding, and international work environment. We truly value diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the world we serve. We want the best people to work for us in an inclusive environment so welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

What USAID offers:

We want your time at USAID to be a rewarding and career-enriching experience. We offer an agile and flexible working environment with hybrid working opportunities including home office (where applicable). To support our international applicants, we offer relocation support that extends to your dependent family members. In addition, thanks to our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including support for working families including education allowances (where applicable). Finally, we offer a genuinely unique international working environment, which will give you exposure to the international development and the opportunity to collaborate with passionate experts from all over the world.

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