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 STI in order to reduce the impact of the epidemic.

To enhance its mandate, applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced internal candidates for the two (2) vacant posts of Finance Manager and Project Officer respectively to be based at NAC Headquarters in Lusaka.   

FINANCE MANAGER, GRADE 3 (1)

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director General, the Finance Manager is responsible for superintending over the financial affairs of the Council in order to ensure effective and efficient utilisation of financial and organisational resources.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for overall planning, budgeting and financial monitoring
  • Ensures that all financial procedures and systems conform to standing financial instructions and national legislation
  • Operates and maintains an efficient and effective accounting system in order to provide accountability and transparency
  • Coordinates the timely preparation of accurate, profiled annual budgets in accordance with the annual planning process for all departments to solicit for funds from government and donor agencies
  • Ensures appropriate policy, guidelines, systems and strategies for internal audit are in place in accordance with international practice
  • Submits timely accurate accounts, together with explanatory reports to the Council and for auditing purposes and presents these when required
  • Provides effective and efficient financial services to the Council and the Director General in order to facilitate the achievement of the Council’s objectives
  • Ensures that regular internal audit reports are submitted to the Director General and Audit and Risk Committee and present whenever required.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Grade twelve (12) School Certificate or Equivalent with 5 ‘O’ Level credits which should include English and Mathematics
  • Member of a recognized accountancy body and a holder of ACCA, CIMA, ZICA, ICAEW or equivalent Knowledge of manual and computerised financial management programme
  • Leadership skills
  • Coaching and staff development
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent Communication and Presentation skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to present financial information simply and clearly
  • Management and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work strategically while paying strict attention to detail
  • Well-developed accounting skills
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Team orientation
  • Decisive and assertiveness

PROJECT OFFICER, GRADE 6 (1)

Job Purpose

The Project Officer, under guidance of the Civil Society Coordinator, will provide support to the operational component of the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) and Global Fund Project including managing procurements, organising logistics required for the Global Fund activities, develop reports, minutes and other general administrative duties.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Participates actively in planning, design, review and reporting on project progress, under the direction of the Project Coordinator (Civil Society Coordinator)
  • Closely works with Global Fund support staff including the Principle Recipients (PRs), the Sub-Sub Recipients (SSRs) and the Project Management Unit to ensure that activity implementation is in line with approved budgets and agreements
  •  Facilitates development of detailed Annual Work Plana (AWPs), reports and quarterly disbursement budgets for planned activities.
  • Actively participate in implementation of project activities in accordance with the duties
  • Actively participate and act as secretary during project planning meetings and ensures that minutes are taken and shared in time with all relevant participants
  • Prepares activity and travel budgets and formal requests for planned project activities
  • Organizes logistics for activities including identifying and securing the services of facilitators, preparation of all training materials, identifying and inviting participants
  •  Identifying and securing the services of facilitators, preparing all training materials, identifying and inviting participants.
  • Manages project’s travel schedule and liaise with NAC Finance and Administration unit to ensure resources are available to support project travel requirements.
  • To manage project’s travel schedule and liase with NAC Finance and Administration Units to ensure resources are available to support project travel requirements.
  • Assists in the preparation of reports, presentations and other documents as needed.
  • Perform any other duties not outlined.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Grade 12 School Certificate with credits in English and Mathematics or its equivalent
  • Diploma in Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Work, Public Health, Human Resources Management or any related qualification.
  • A Project Management qualification will be an added advantage
  • Two years’ experience in a similar position
  • Experience with donor-funded projects
  • Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS programming of project monitoring.
  • Strong communication (writing and oral presentation) skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word and power point.
  • Ability to be a team player contributing value added to a dynamic and ambitious team of health experts and experienced program staff in implementing a range of exciting projects in a variety of settings internationally.
  • Able to handle a variety of assignments sometimes under pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with policy makers, funding agencies and program  staff
  • Proven self-starter with a broad set of experiences that can be brought to bear in a variety of flexible and changing program management situations. 
  • Ability to travel in Zambia

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

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

The Acting Director General

National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council

Plot 315, Independence Avenue

P.O BOX 38718

LUSAKA

Or/

Email applications accompanied by curriculum vitae, certified copies of National Registration Card, academic and professional qualifications to: jobs@nacsec.org.zm. Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 30 April, 2018. The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.