Country Director Zambia

Country Director Zambia

SolidarMed - Swiss Organization for Health in Africa

Lusaka, Zambia

Your tasks and responsibilities as Country Director:

  • Assume overall responsibility for the coordination, implementation, management, monitoring, budgeting, reporting and annual planning of the SolidarMed country programme, including managing 4 expatriate staff;
  • Represent SolidarMed Zambia;
  • Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders; proactively seek potential collaborations;
  • Contribute to programme- and project development;
  • Engage in local fundraising;
  • Institutional development (staff, logistics, accounting, general administration);
  • Budget control and safeguarding of internal controlling system;
  • Operational and financial annual planning;
  • Ensure the delivery of timely, high quality programme and project reports;
  • Liaison with donors in Switzerland and Liechtenstein;
  • Knowledge management, field research, policy dialogue;

Additional responsibilities as Project Manager for Decentralised Nurse & Midwife Training (until December 2018):

  • Coordinate - with the help of two expatriate staff – the partnership with St Luke’s School of Nursing and Midwifery;
  • Assume overall responsibility for the implementation, management, monitoring, budgeting and reporting of the Decentralised Nurse & Midwife Training project at St. Luke’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mpanshya;
  • Actively contribute to the development of the next phase of the project in close cooperation with the Nursing School.

Your profile:

  • Degree in a relevant subject such as Economics, Public Health, Management, Development Studies or Business Administration;
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written);
  • 6 years of professional experience, with a minimum of 1 year managing a team in a development context;
  • Experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development and health programmes;
  • Sound knowledge and experience of management and administration, experience in financial administration desirable;
  • Experience in dealing with institutional donors and government officials;
  • Knowledge of Programme- and Project Cycle Management and associated tools;
  • Excellent social and networking skills;
  • Team-player with good interpersonal skills. Able to develop and support other team members;
  • Self-motivated, energetic, hard-working, entrepreneurial and service-orientated;
  • Driver’s license.

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