Provincial Program Manager (Chitungwiza)

The Provincial Program Manager is responsible for leading the OPHID provincial team (Provincial Coordinator, driver and administrator), and managing all technical aspects of the program, operational support and coordination/networking within the province in line with organizational and national guidelines and targets. The Provincial Program Manager directly supervises the Provincial Program Coordinator. The Provincial Coordinator reports to the Program manager at the Head Office.

Main responsibilities

Coordinate and build relationships with Provincial Health Executive and Other stakeholders

Manage relationships with MOHCC representatives and other key stakeholders at provincial and district level, so as to enable open communication as well as collaborative and sustainable program implementation.
Ensure that OPHID’s program is implemented in a way that maximizes synergies with other programs and organizations strengthening HIV Care and treatment, and other relevant services in the province
Attend provincial level (PHT and related) networking and review meetings
Participate in review meetings with the PHE to facilitate inter-district sharing of experiences and achievements and sharing of good practices
ü Manages and coordinates OPHID Provincial team

Make and implement strategic decisions to support program implementation.
Managing program operations (finance, HR, procurement and administration) in line with OPHID policies.
Provide leadership and supervision to OPHID provincial team and district teams to ensure quality of program implementation.
Submit annual and quarterly work-plan and budget for province, in line with national program targets.
Document key program achievements and challenges through production of routine program reports (quarterly and weekly updates) and information that feeds into programs and policy development.
Implement OPHID policies reliably and consistently.
Assess and manage OPHID staff capacity and performance.

Program Implementation

Support all district teams to ensure program is implemented with a high degree of fidelity.
Guide and facilitate initiatives to strengthen capacity development and management of health care workers in the district.
Provide technical assistance and guidance for quality on-site support and supervision with MOHCC.
Provide leadership to district teams to implement program activities that will achieve district targets.
Lead teams to integrate Quality Improvement initiatives in HIV Care and Treatment services at site level.
Monitor site level action plans and trouble shoot challenges in HIV Care and Treatment Program Implementation.
Support district teams to innovate within context and integrate ‘state of the art’ interventions to improve program performance.

Manage program resources for Provincial and District program

Manage provincial and district budgets- contribute to the budget development, review and expenditure analysis.
Review and approve written requests for resources
Ensure expenditure at district level is carried out in line with organizational finance and operational policy documents and guidelines
Manage all program resources in line with OPHID policy and procedures.

Guide and support analysis of program data (performance and process indicators)

Lead OPHID provincial and district teams in data analysis. Support team to define gaps and use data to optimize program implementation.
Provide technical assistance with MOHCC to support improved data analysis, visualization, and use of data in program management.
Supervise district SIE Officers and ensure that all program data is routinely and timely entered into the relevant databases to monitor program implementation progress.


MBChB degree

Postgraduate qualifications in public health, management or related will be advantageous

Experience in management (HR, finance, administration, programs)

Experience in working within the MOHCC structures at management level

Experience in HIV management and HIV Care and Treatment programs and in-depth knowledge of national ART guidelines

Experience in data management, analysis and use

Ability to network, establish collaborative relationships

Demonstrated capacity to innovate

Proficiency in usual desktop software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook) a requisite

Key Attributes

Organized, self-starter, able to build and maintain partnerships

Strategic thinker- able to assess what is on the ground and work with MOHCC structures to accomplish tasks

Ability to travel and work long hours

Honest, conscientious and reliable

Good communicator, an ability function as a catalyst and coach, guiding people at all levels of the organization to facilitate their learning and development;

Strong work ethic coupled with enthusiastic and passionate approach to work with an ability to multi-task and to work with limited supervision

High degree of professionalism and integrity and ability to demonstrate good judgment, discretion and confidentiality at all times

Application procedures

Please submit your CV, and application letter via e-mail to:, clearly indicating the position you are applying for, in the subject section of the email. Please do not attach certificates when applying, these will be requested at a later date from the shortlisted candidates.

OPHID and its Consortium partners are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status (including HIV status) or age.

During the application process, OPHID will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment to be made for any application to be considered. Canvassing for or by any candidate will lead to disqualification.

Created: October 12, 2018
Category: Strategic, Business Management, Consultancy
Expiry Date: Oct. 19, 2018

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