Project Manager Ref No. PM/EP/19/08/2019 Reports to the Deputy Director Primary Care & Health Systems Strengthening. The incumbent will provide administrative and technical oversight for the supply chain components of Expanded Programme on Immunisations (EPI-OPT), including providing technical expertise for the implementation of the immunisation supply chain system re-design and management of core administrative and operational functions for the successful implementation of the programme. This will  include implementing a new distribution model; mentorship and  guidance to Government health care workers; analysing data and providing feedback loops for improvement; identifying risks and making recommendations to mitigate issues and make improvements. Main Duties Mentors and works closely with MOH staff to strengthen logistics, planning and operations of the immunisation supply chain at sub-national levels in selected areas. Trains and mentors project staff and MOH sub-national health care workers on EPI vaccine and supply chain management. Provides periodic reports to key stakeholders and manage budgets. Contributes to the development of an M&E framework to measure supply chain performance and progress. Monitors and tracks implementation progress according to work-plans, including key performance indicators. Synthesises and analyses EPI-OPT and supply chain data into clear, impactful metrics and reports that drive decision-making. Identifies risks and constraints that may affect proper execution of plans and proactively identifies solutions and supports the development of improvements plans. Participates in supportive supervision of EPI logistics teams and capacity building in EPI planning, vaccine and cold chain management. Contributes to creating an enabling and collaborative environment for a successful project execution. Advocate for immunisation supply chain system redesign. Proactively works with partners to identify and enact gaps and challenges in implementing EPI-OPT and facilitate the definition and coordination of activities to address these gaps and challenges. Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Pharmacy, Business or related field. At least 5 years of programme management experience working in supply chain in the public or sector with knowledge of vaccines. Demonstrated supply chain data management and analytic expertise with problem resolution skills. Ability to lead and manage projects, teams and deadlines. Knowledge and experience of immunisations and public health. Experience working with government financing and training/mentoring experience. Strong analytical and writing skills. Adaptable, flexible, able to take initiative and prioritise amongst competing demands. Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes. Excellent interpersonal skills Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Reference Number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to: CIDRZ Human Resources Director, PO Box 34681, LUSAKA or email: jobs@cidrz.org
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