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Program Manager, HIV Prevention

Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: Managerial Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Managerial positions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

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Program Manager, HIV Prevention

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Zimbabwe

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit:


Position Summary


Despite significant progress in the global HIV response, new HIV infections are not declining fast enough to reach epidemic control by 2030. Scaling access to safe, effective prevention options that meet the needs of those at risk of HIV infection is essential to reaching epidemic control. However, individual, and systemic barriers persist, limiting the impact of effective HIV prevention interventions.


CHAI is supporting the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to build resilient and responsive health systems that will catalyze the scale-up and transition to sustainable implementation of combination HIV prevention interventions.


The Program Manager, HIV Prevention will be responsible for leading CHAI’s work in HIV Prevention, supporting the Ministry in strengthening HIV-prevention program integration, strategically leveraging lessons from the coordination, management, and implementation of the Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) program; and
document and share best practices from the implementation and transition of VMMC programs and the integration of combination HIV-prevention programs with national, regional, and global stakeholders.


The desired candidate will lead a team and must be able to multi-task effectively and have experience managing multiple work streams and delegating responsibilities to staff effectively. Candidates should also have experience managing relationships with high level government stakeholders and ideally will have worked in the field of HIV programming. Successful candidates must have a passion for results, a commitment to excellence, and a demonstrated capacity to work in high-stress environments.

  • In partnership with the leadership, lead the refinement of CHAI Zimbabwe’s HIV Prevention program strategy.
  • Support leadership to provide overall project management and oversight to ensure that expected deliverables and targets are achieved on time and on budget.
  • Work closely with the Finance Manager in grant management and provide direct support to the program in grant management and tracking of programmatic budgets and expenditure.
  • Work collaboratively with other programs on the country team to identify and advance synergies for program collaboration and provide support to business development efforts.
  • Supervise 3 employees, establishing performance goals, ensuring progress towards team milestones, and providing coaching and feedback.
  • Support the Ministry in driving strategic discussions and decisions, ensuring effective and efficient program management based on evidence-based strategies.
  • Support Ministry in resource tracking, costing, budgeting, and advocacy for additional funding for HIV prevention programming.
  • Ensure effective documentation, knowledge management and learning in programs.
  • Lead collaboration and coordination with key partners working in the HIV prevention space to create partnerships, leverage on comparative strengths and make technical contributions to national policies, strategies, plans, guidelines, and programs.
  • Develop and manage strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors, and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort creating an environment that facilitates consensus on process, policy, and implementation recommendations.
  • Manage communications and ensure monitoring, evaluation, and reporting requirements to program donors are met.
  • Conduct other activities as required.
  • Any Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) plus 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience developing and executing coherent programmatic strategy, amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances.
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience managing performance of a team, coaching, developing and motivating staff in line with the values of the organisation.
  • Ability to navigate complex government processes with multiple influencers to achieve consensus.
  • Strong analytical (quantitative and qualitative) and communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, organizational, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications.


  • Experience working on health-related issues in resource-limited settings and working in a multicultural office environment.
  • Knowledge of health financing, health systems strengthening, and/or global healthcare systems.
  • Management consulting or other relevant private and public sector experience.


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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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