The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) established through an Act of Parliament No. 10 of 2002, is charged with the responsibility of developing and coordinating policies, plans and strategies for the prevention and combating of HIV, AIDS, TB and STIs in order to reduce the impact of the epidemic.

To enhance its mandate, applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Zambians to fill the vacant position of Director General based in Lusaka.   





Job Purpose

Subject to the direction and control of the Council, the Director General as the Chief Executive Officer of the Council and Secretariat is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organisation according to the strategic direction set by the Council.

Chief Accountabilities:



·         Participates with the Council in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organisation

·         Fosters effective team work between the Council and its periodic interaction with the Cabinet Committee of Ministers for Health and HIV and AIDS, Government line ministries, civil society organisations, cooperating partners, private sector and staff of the Secretariat

·         Effectively represents the organisation at various relevant local and international fora to enhance the organization's profile

·         Identifies, assesses, and informs the Council of internal and external issues that affect the organization

·         Acts as a professional advisor to the Council on all aspects of the organization's HIV/AIDS response activities


Operational Planning and Management

·         Develops an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards achievement of the strategic direction of the organisation

·         Ensures that the operations of the organisation meet the expectations of the Council, its Cooperating Partners and Clients/Stake holders nationwide

·         Oversees the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the organisation to ensure implementation of the work plan is on course  


Program Planning and Management

·         Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organisation's programs to ensure they are in line with the budget

·         Monitors the day-to-day delivery of the programs of the organisation to maintain and improve quality


Human Resource Planning and Management

·         Oversees the formulation and implementation of human resource policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions for all staff

·         Oversees development and implementation of a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review


Financial Planning and Management

·         Works with staff and the Council to prepare a comprehensive budget for the organisation in order to achieve set goals

·         Works with the Council to secure adequate funding for the operations of the organization and the National HIV Response

·         Researches funding sources, oversees the development of fundraising plans and writes funding proposals to increase the funds of the organisation and the National HIV Response

·         Administers the funds of the organisation according to the approved budget and monitors the monthly cash flow of the organisation

·         Provides the Council with comprehensive regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organisation

Community Relations/Advocacy

·         Establishes good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, cooperating partners, government, and other organizations/stakeholders to help achieve the goals of the organisation

·         Identifies and evaluates the risks to the organisation's people (clients, staff, management), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implements measures to control risks


Risk Management

Identifies and evaluates the risks to the organization's people (clients, staff and management), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implements measures to control risks


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the following is required:

·         legislation, leadership and management principles as they relate to statutory boards

·         current challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of NAC

·         human resource management for health as it relates to the HIV/AIDS response

·         resource mobilisation and financial management for the HIV/AIDS response

·         programming for the HIV/AIDS response

·         project management and monitoring & evaluation

·         strategic planning and communication


Personal Characteristics and Competencies

·         Adaptability: Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency

·         Ethical Behaviour: Understands ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensures that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organisation

·         Relationship Building: Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organisation

·         Effective Communication: Speaks, listens and writes in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques

·         Creativity/Innovation: Develops new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and create new opportunities

·         Client Needs Focusing: Anticipates, understands, and responds to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within organizational parameters

·         Teamwork Fostering: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolves problems, and makes decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness

·         Leading: Positively influences others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organisation

·         Decision Making: Assesses situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and makes clear decisions which are timely and in the best interest of the organisation

·         Organisation: Sets priorities, develops a work schedule, monitors progress towards goals, and tracks details, data, information and activities

·         Planning: Determines strategies to move the organisation forward, sets goals, creates and implements action plans, and evaluates the process and results.

·         Problem Solving: Assesses problem situations to identify causes, gathers and processes relevant information, generates possible solutions, and makes recommendations and/or resolves the problem

·         Strategic Thinking: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organisation


Education and Experience

·         School (Grade 12) Certificate or equivalent with 5 ‘O’ level credits including English and Mathematics

·         Holds a first degree or equivalent qualification in a health related field or social sciences from a recognised university 

·         Holds an earned Masters’ Degree in a health related field, Business Administration, Public Administration, organisational leadership, strategic planning or equivalent field

·         A medical degree is an added advantage

·         Has a minimum of 10 years experience at Senior Management level

·         Hands on HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Management or evident high level exposure and understanding of the sector

·         Be 35 years old or above


Submission of Applications

Applications accompanied by curriculum vitae, certified copies of National Registration Card, academic and professional qualifications should be addressed to: 


The Chairperson

National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council

Plot 315, Independence Avenue

P.O BOX 38718



Or applications accompanied by curriculum vitae, certified copies of National Registration Card, academic and professional qualifications can be emailed to: Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 18 September, 2017 by close of business.


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