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December 31, 2019

Motivated by USAID’s Transformation, and building on previous successes and lessons learned, USAID/Zambia has developed a new 2019 – 2024 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), to take effect in July, 2019, that aims to advance Zambia’s journey to self-reliance (J2SR) and make progress toward the ultimate objective of ending Zambia’s need for development assistance. The CDCS goal statement is: USAID will partner with the Zambian government, civil society and private sector to advance the country’s self-reliance through more effective development choices and governance, enterprise-driven economic growth, and increased resilience among its vulnerable citizens.

October 31, 2019

Laboratory Advisor

Job Announcement No. AID–002-20

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

POSITION: Laboratory Advisor  

OPENING DATE: October 31,  2019                                    

CLOSING DATE: November 15, 2019

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY RANGE:  FSN 11 - (ZMK 486,490.50 p.a. – ZMK 761,723.29 p.a.)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Zambia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of the Laboratory Advisor.


The Laboratory Advisor provides management, leadership, and technical support to activity design, implementation, monitoring and reporting related to these activities. The Laboratory Advisor is responsible for overall oversight of laboratory system strengthening efforts in USAID/Zambia health programs and the United States Government (USG) inter-agency team, including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) team. The Advisor engages with senior officials within the GRZ, Implementing Partners (IP), and other donors and partners to ensure laboratory capacities are strengthened throughout USG-supported activities and within the GRZ national structures and processes. The Laboratory Advisor supports partners and the GRZ in ensuring core strategic and technical laboratory activities are strengthened and improved.

October 31, 2019

OPEN TO:               All Interested Candidates

POSITION:              Acquisition and Assistance Specialist

(Kindly note that Announcement No AID-001-20 is Training Grade FSN 9; Full Performance Grade FSN 11).                                            

OPENING DATE:  October 31, 2019                                    

CLOSING DATE:   November 15, 2019

WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY RANGE:  FSN 9   - (ZMK 290,498.68 p.a. - ZMK 458,433.96 p.a.)

                                FSN 10 - (ZMK 388,892.27 p.a. - ZMK 605,532.36 p.a.)      

     FSN 11 - (ZMK 486,490.50 p.a. - ZMK 761,723.29 p.a.)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Zambia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of the Acquisition and Assistance Specialist Trainee grade.


The Acquisition and Assistance Specialist (Trainee) will be located in the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA), USAID/Zambia while working under Health.

The Acquisition and Assistance Specialist (Trainee) is located in the Office of Acquisition and Assistance, USAID/Zambia.  The function of the Office is to provide Acquisition and Assistance (procurement) support to Mission Technical Offices and Development Objective (DO) and Assistance Objective (AO) Teams in the Mission, and in any Regional Offices that may be supported by the Mission.  The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of acquisition and assistance duties including writing grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other procurement instruments and preparing amendments in support of the Mission.  The Specialist (Trainee) reviews and recommends approval or revision of requisitions in the Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS); reviews and recommends approval or revision of scopes of work (SOW); drafts requests for proposal or quote; performs cost and price analysis; analyzes proposals or quotes received; drafts contracts and contract modifications; analyzes contractor-proposed budgets; recommends revisions to various contract provisions; writes Memoranda of Negotiation; and, prepares other required documentation.  The Specialist (Trainee) maintains contract files and records up to date, prepares Contractor Performance Reports (CPRs), and supports award closeouts.  The Specialist (Trainee) provides guidance related to administrative award modifications.  The Specialist (Trainee) is responsible for carrying out day-to-day activities under the mentorship of more senior Office employees.

September 11, 2019

OPEN TO:               All Interested Candidates

POSITION:              Financial Analyst Lusaka and Ndola (2 positions)

OPENING DATE:   September 11, 2019                                 

CLOSING DATE:   September 30, 2019

WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY RANGE:  FSN 11 - (ZMK 450,929.84p.a. - ZMK 704,818.28 p.a.)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Zambia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Financial Analyst.


The incumbent is responsible for analyzing and advising on the complex financial aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating USAID projects, and the various aspects of the internal operations of the USAID Mission. S/he is one of four Financial Analysts in the Financial Management Office (FMO) of USAID/Zambia Mission. The USAID/Zambia program consists of approximately 40 major grants and contracts under the Missions' Development Objectives (DOs), with an annual Operating Year Budget (OYB) in excess of $300 million and a pipeline of $387 million. S/he provides the full range of financial analysis, evaluation and advisory services. S/he reports to the Financial Management Officer and is the primary FMO representative and backstop on the technical team providing financial expertise and advice for all activities in the assigned portfolio. Duties also include advising Mission staff and implementing partners on the steps to be taken to implement audit findings and recommendations.

August 29, 2019

OPEN TO:               All Interested Candidates

POSITION:              Senior Technical Advisor   

OPENING DATE:    August 29, 2019

CLOSING DATE:    September 20, 2019

WORK HOURS:      Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY RANGE:   FSN-11 (ZMK 450,209.84 p.a. — ZMK 704,098.28 p.a.)


This position is located in the newly formed USAID/Zambia Provincial Health Office.  The Senior Technical Advisor oversees the technical and managerial functions of the office.  The provincial office will comprise a total of four (4) individuals, including a Technical Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, and an Administrative Assistant/ Chauffeur.

The Senior Technical Advisor will serve as the main U.S. Government liaison to the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and other key stakeholders in the province.  The Provincial Medical Officer (PMO) and the District Community Medical Officers (DCMOs) will be the core GRZ contacts for the Advisor.  The incumbent will also support technical leadership and coordination with the Clinical Care and the Communicable Diseases sections within the Provincial Health Office (PHO).  In addition, s/he will organize and lead quarterly coordination meetings with the GRZ and U.S. Government partners to ensure collaboration of activities to minimize overlap and to convey USAID and PEPFAR priorities for programming.  The Advisor will extend this support to priority districts within Central and Northern provinces.


Last updated: February 28, 2022

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