Programmes Manager – Job Ref: 93

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Programmes Manager

Transparency International Zambia (TI-Z) is seeking highly qualified individuals to fill the following outlined positions:

  1. Programmes Manager

Reporting to: The Executive Director

Job Purpose:

  • Responsible for the strategic development and management of Transparency International Zambia (TI-Z) programmes.
  • Supports TI-Z’s impact through ensuring programme alignment to the key strategic objectives and programme standards.
  • Supports resource mobilization necessary to deliver TI-Z’s strategic objectives
  • Provides strategic leadership, programme integration, representation, and operational management to TI-Z’s programme in line with the Strategy.
  • Participates as a member of TI-Z’s Senior Management team, working across functional teams to contribute to TI-Z’s overall effectiveness
  • Contributes to TI-Z’s overall impact through participating in various Forums, platforms and initiatives.
  • Oversees the Programme Team and works closely with others in the wider TI movement

Main Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provides overall strategic and technical leadership in the design, development, planning, budgeting, and implementation of the Programme Strategy.
  • Leads programme integration, creating a one programme approach and team culture for sharper impact of TI-Z’s work
  • Shapes the future of TI-Z through the execution of Strategic Goals.
  • Initiates, coordinates and leads TI-Z’s programming, ensuring it delivers on its vision and objectives and championing the innovative ways of working envisioned in TI-Z’s strategy.
  • Provides thought leadership internally in TI-Z and within the wider TI global movement’s approach and value-add
  • Represents TI-Z in key external platforms and the media (when so assigned).
  • Manages TI-Z relationships with various stake holders, participating in movement-wide and regional initiatives
  • Participates fully in the annual budget process, leading the program budgeting process, and provide ongoing oversight and management of program budgets
  • Ensures the delivery of a programme with demonstrable impact and accountable for overall programme quality and learning.
  • Develops learning and knowledge management on programmes and encouraging innovation across the organisation.
  • Ensures good levels of partner engagement in programming through meeting partners’ needs in donor reporting and other deliverables.
  • Manages and develops TI-Z’s Institutional fundraising strategy including significantly increasing income from new donors.
  • Provides high quality leadership and support to Programme Leads and Project Officers
  • Builds a high-performance culture in the programmes team.
  • Sets performance indicators for all agreed outputs for the subordinates and evaluate performance in line with agreed targets

Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Strong strategic leadership and managerial skills to co-ordinate the TI-Zs programme team to deliver on its strategic objectives.
  • Ability to coach on the building of strong, credible relationships with local and international local NGOs, movements and networks, government associations, business leaders and other relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English, highly impact-full influencing and persuasion skills
  • Ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills, able to understand complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans
  • Ability to think strategically, work creatively, effectively and in an innovative manner
  • Excellent report-writing skills


  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of development programmes, advocacy and campaigning and anti-corruption programmes
  • Knowledge of capacity building, learning and development activities and how to create a learning and sharing environment with a strong knowledge management philosophy
  • Politically astute, with a good understanding of key external organizations, how they operate and make decisions, and the country development context
  • Commitment to and knowledge of creating a partner-led operational environment, with an ability to create an internal TI-Z’s approach that is focused on developing and supporting partner organizations to achieve direct impact and results relating to TI-Z’s objectives
  • Knowledge of, and experience in working with donors


  • Influencing experience and ability to develop networks and build alliances
  • Experience in managing, programming, campaigning and providing guidance on the best practices that can be used to fight corruption.

Additional qualities

  • A team player
  • Must be a professional
  • Advocate and embrace change
  • Listen to the needs of fellow officers
  • Employ essential interpersonal, communication, and listening skills
  • Support TI-Z board members by supporting their operations and administration as instructed by the Executive Director


  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences
  • Post graduate certificates, diplomas will be an added advantage
  • He or She should have a minimum of 7 year working experience in a senior management position preferably in a civil society organisation or similar development organisation.
  • Must have no criminal record

Please note that the closing date for applications is 11th April 2019 at 17: 00 hrs. All applications received later than the stipulated date and time, will not be accepted.

Remember to clearly indicate the job title you are applying for on your envelop.

 Note: All application should be typed and emailed to Applications may also be submitted by hand to plot number 8 Raphael Kombe Road, Civic Centre area Lusaka. Alternatively, the application may be sent by post to the address given below.

The Executive Director
Transparency International Zambia
House No. 8
Raphael Kombe Road
Civic Centre Area
P.O. Box 37475
Lusaka Zambia.

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