Project Coordinator at Ministry of Health
Ministry of Health
- Posted 15 days ago
Job Summary

The Project Coordinator is a management expert who has extensive, in-depth knowledge and experience in project coordination processes and execution and understands legal, operational and human resource management aspects. She/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring the project is implemented in accordance with the relevant Government of Zambia (GRZ) and Bank policies and instruments as outlined in the project documents and agreement. This includes paying due attention to relevant GRZ and World Bank requirements for procurement, disbursement, financial management, environmental and social safeguards, etc.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Good management and leadership skills, ability to motive and supervise and hold a team accountable and coordination skills, with experience of at least 5 years of relevant project coordination/management experience.
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with multiple teams located in multiple institutions
  • Proven experience in project management and collaborative and coordinating skills
  • Experience in managing donor-funded Projects is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse group toward a common objective.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish an effective monitoring system and utilize it for improving performance.
  • Knowledge of GRZ and World Bank procurement, financial management and safeguard requirements.
  • Good understanding of development issues – especially those related to health is desirable.
  • Knowledge in the use of computer software packages for word-processing, presentation software, databases, spreadsheets, and the internet
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and facilitation skills, including experience in writing project success stories, lessons learned and best practices.
  • Willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and extensive travel to remote areas within the project areas.
  • Ability to work under tight timelines including the ability to follow deadlines, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision to meet short-term deadlines
  • Commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals and a problem-solving attitude.
Responsibilities and Duties
Main Duties/Accountabilities

  • Strategic management, implementation and evaluation
  • Planning and Scheduling of Project Activities
  • Collaborating, Coordinating Project implementation, monitoring and reporting
  • Leading, Innovating and supervising project implementation
  • Progress Reports and Documentation
  • Any Other Duties that may be assigned
Timelines and duration of Contract:

The position is for an initial period of two-years subject to extension based on performance.


  • Grade 12 School certificate or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Science, Public Administration, Development Studies, Business Administration, Economics, or other related disciplines;
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an advantage;
  • At least 10 years of working experience in the field of competence
  • Familiarity with Zambia’s healthcare system, policies and context is desirable

Additional Information
Interested candidates should obtain detailed Terms of Reference from Here. 

Further information can be obtained from the address below during office hours i.e. 08.00 to 13.00 hours and 14.00 hours to 17.00 hours.

Application letters addressed to the Permanent Secretary (Administration), Ministry of Health, should include certified copies of academic/professional certificates and detailed Curriculum Vitae with three traceable references. Applications must be submitted in hard copy to the address below or deposited in the Tender Box on the ground floor of Ndeke House by 25th September 2020 before 10:30 hours local time. Envelopes should be clearly marked “Recruitment of a Project Coordinator: Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Regional Investment Financing Project (P167916) and the Zambia Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project (P174185).

If submitted in electronic copies, they must be submitted to the email addresses indicated below by the above stated time and date.

Head Procurement and Supplies Unit

Ministry of Health

Ndeke House, Haile Selassie Road

P.O Box 30205, Lusaka – Zambia, Tel: +260 211 253040/5

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