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Job Summary
• The Cholera Operations Manager will manage, supervise, and coordinate all program activities related to ZRCS’s cholera response in Zambia.
• Leadership and Representation
• Provide direction and leadership to the ZRCS Cholera Operation team.
Represent ZRCS and the cholera operation at all relevant donor and stakeholder meetings.
Act as the primary program contact to donors and other local and international stakeholders.
In collaboration with the Health and Care Manager, strengthen linkages with existing and potential partner agencies.
In collaboration with Communication Manager, oversee program communication strategies, including compliance with donor’s branding and marketing requirements as well as ZRCS marketing and communication procedures.
As requested, maintain, and or/develop productive relationships and communication with key individuals in relevant Government Ministries and Departments, partner organizations, international and community, Cholera Task... Force, and relevant donor representatives
• Quality and Management
• Oversee the planning and implementation of Cholera Response activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices, and donor guidelines.
Establish tracking system providing daily/weekly updates on the evolution of the epidemic.
Analyze and improve the response activities as necessary and in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
Ensure appropriate capacity building in staff and volunteers involved in the cholera response to ensure that the operation is able to rapidly adapt to the evolution of the epidemic.
Ensure strong communication and coordination with and between all partners as a means to effectively achieve program objectives.
In collaboration with the PMER Manager, direct the measurement, documentation, analysis and reporting of project performance and outcomes; ensure implementation of strong M&E systems to maximize impact of ZRCS Cholera operation.
Coordinate development of donor reports, M&E plan and workplans.
Coordinate Project evaluation and lesson learnt with the project team and partners.
Ensure that ZRCS program quality standards, particularly integration of PGI,
Budgeting, Financial Planning and Compliance
• Ensure project compliance with ZRCS and IFRC/PNs/donor regulations.
With support from the finance team, prepare donor finance reports as per donor requirements.
Check project expenditures, carry out regular budget tracking and take the lead on official requests for modifications when needed.
Ensure accurate and timely reporting of program finances and progress status, review actual financial performance against the budget, and explain variances on a regular basis.
Ensure staff compliance with all ZRCS administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
• Coordination and Communication
• Maintain regular and strong communication with all partners, with in-country external stakeholders and with other ZRCS colleagues and regional staff, including technical advisors, as appropriate.
Ensure participation of all partners in relevant coordination meetings
Work closely with relevant support teams to ensure systems are in place that will enable timely receipt and distribution of all project materials and supplies.
Coordinate closely with the Cholera Task Force and any other national/sub-national fora for cholera coordination as necessary particularly the Health and WASH sectors. Ensure that cholera activities and results are up to date in national reporting mechanisms.
• Supervision
• Mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork.
Ensure staff compliance with all ZRCS administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
Lead, manage and supervise ZRCS and partner staff to meet operational objectives.
Evaluate, motivate, and challenge staff to improve performance and overall commitment to project quality and innovation.
• Program Management Competencies
• Sets clear goals and manages toward them.
Manage financial resources with integrity.
Nurtures, Leads and Manages People
Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
Works Collaboratively with others
Builds and maintains partnerships.
Innovates and Embraces Change
Manages ambiguity and complexity.
Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learning.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Essential: An advanced degree in Development Studies complemented by specialized training in Public Health, Global Health, or related field
Desirable: Specialization in emergency and/or humanitarian response; training or studies in leadership or management.
• Experience.
• At least 8 years of proven experience in public health in the field of emergency operations in response to epidemic events, outbreaks and other public health emergencies combined with leadership and managerial experience, with at least three years’ experience in coordinating large scale public health projects in developing countries, with knowledge of inter-agency mechanisms in the area of preparedness for and response to health emergencies.
• Experience in rapid response cholera programs, especially Case Area Targeted Interventions (CATI), is an asset.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 96

Level of Education: Associate Degree
Lusaka Zambia


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