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Internship- Cooperative Governance at Netherlands Development Organization

Substantial growth potential exists in expanding the dairy industry by increasing the involvement of the traditional/smallholder cattle sector in the formal system.  Currently about 80% of all raw milk (253 million litres per annum) produced in the country comes from traditional/smallholder farmers owning mostly local breeds. However, only 20-30% of this milk reaches the formal market. In an effort to respond to this, SNV Zambia is implementing the Zambia Dairy Value Chain Project (ZDVCP) that aims to increase smallholder milk production for the formal market, thereby raising farmer incomes and generating additional wage employment.

To improve the competiveness of small holder dairy farming, the contribution of milk supply from the small holder sector to the formal market has to be improved. Dairy cooperatives operating as milk collection centres can play a crucial role in linking small holder farmers to the formal market. It is important to ensure that such cooperatives have the right commercial orientation, and are governed by good cooperative principles. They need to have the right operational, management and governance structures in place to operate as viable entities capable of engaging effectively in the formal market. This can be achieved through tailored training that meet the cooperative’s capacity development needs. Experience has shown that well positioned Milk Collection Centers (MCC) can offer additional services to their members beyond just bulking and chilling. These can either be offered directly by the MCC or through well-structured business linkages with services providers.

2. Justification

Several factors have hindered the performance of smallholder cooperatives and this may suggests that members do not clearly understand the purpose of a cooperative, values and member  obligations and rights, or how to manage  cooperatives as a business. Cooperatives’ failure to provide understanding of members’ roles is  a main contributory factor.  Most dairy cooperatives not only face  Institutional related problems but  they also have governance related problems that are seemly  linked to  absence of leadership selection, low levels of education, lack of production and management skills training, weak marketing arrangements and consequent low returns to members as clients or investors. Institutional problems  include low levels of equity and debt capital, reliance on external support, low levels of investment, and subsequent loss of members. In an effort to address these problems there is need to  sensitize and create awareness  so that they may have the right commercial orientation, and be aware and be governed by good cooperative principles. This requires knowledge transfer and awareness if performance of dairy cooperatives is to be guarateed.

3.  Scope of Work

The scope of work involves general member sensitisation and awareness creation of 20 cooperatives  in principles of good cooperatives governance.  The intern is expected to be guided by the developed  training and mentorship outline. This  will be developed by an STE and will be based on the respective cooperative strategic plans. The goal is to capacitate the cooperatives  general membership This awareness is expected to be a driver model that will create awareness in good cooperative governance.

4Objectives of the Assignment

The overall objective of the internship is to support 20 cooperatives to achieve their strategic objectives through targeted awareness and sensitization. This will ensure that cooperatives are sensitised  in areas relevant to their business and organizational objectives. The intern is also expected to fit in the cooperative activities and support the cooperative  to implement their planned activities. The  sensitization  is expected to create awareness   in order  to improve  the  general membership s understanding on their roles and obligations ,functions and roles of cooperative board and the management team. It will also to an extent involve capacitating the cooperatives to successfully achieve their strategic objectives. The  approach to be used will be participatory and according to the context of each cooperative.

5.  Specific tasks /Deliverables

  • Conduct sensitisation meetings targeting  cooperatives members on principles of good cooperative governance
  • Sensitise on what a strategic plan is and its main purpose
  • Help cooperatives in basic record keeping
  • Develop work plan for each cooperative assigned
  • Track and monitor progress on the  thematic indicators

6.  Qualifications and other additional competences Requirements

  • You should have completed first degree in agricultural sciences, agricultural economics, agribusiness, development studies or a related field of study.
  • You should have knowledge in the Zambian agricultural sector
  • Previous work experience would be an added advantage e.g. through other internships in the agricultural sector, conducting trainings, facilitations or any extension related assignments
  • Knowledge on Extension approaches  and being able to speak Tonga is a must
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • You should have strong MS Office, organisational and analytical skills
  • Proactive and able to learn quickly.
  • Highly motivated to learn  and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Open-minded, friendly, adaptive, confident and passionate about agriculture but mostly farmer groups.
  • Able to establish mutual trust and respect
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General Manager at Government of the Republic of Zambia

The AGRICULTURE PRODUCTIVITY AND MARKET ENHANCEMENT PROJECT (APMEP) is a project whose objective is to contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction by ensuring food, income and nutritional security among the smallholder farm households. This is a Government project implemented by the Ministry of AgricuIture and facilitated through a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The Project seeks to (i) increase agricultural production; (ii) increase market engagement of agricultural production; (iii) enhance institutional capacity of key agriculture sector players;and (iv) contribute to reduction of chronic malnutrition in participating Districts.

APMEP has facilitated the development of seven (07) irrigation schemes in selected project areas which will be managed and operated by private companies. The companies are owned by Water User Associations (VVUA) and their core activity is commercial crop farming (both irrigated and rained).

There are seven (7) companies as follows:

  1. Lusiwasi Irrigation Company Limited: Located about 50 km North from Serenje Central Business District. Total scheme is 1,000 Ha with 656 Ha irrigable.
  2. CHISIA Irrigation Company Ltd: Located in Namafulu and Siatwinda 15 km from Mamba, Sinazongwe.Total scheme is 210 ha with 123 Ha irrigable
  3. Chibuwe Irrigation Company Limited: Located in Chipepo, Gwembe.Total scheme size is 264Ha and 178 Ha irrigable.
  4. Shikabeta Irrigation Company Limited: Located in Shikabeta (40 km from Mphanshya Mission). Total scheme size is 552Ha with 444.5Ha irrigable
  5. Malima Irrigation Company Limited: Located in Buleya Malima, Sinazongwe.Total scheme size is 248Ha with 123Ha irrigable
  6. Saasa/Mulembo/Mazembe Company Limited: Located in Serenje.Total scheme size is 602Ha with 490Ha irrigable
  7. Luombwa Irrigation Company Limited: Located in Chitambo. Total scheme size is 500Ha

APMEP is presently accepting applications as GENERAL MANAGER from suitably qualified individuals to head and manage each of the seven (07) irrigation companies listed above.

This is a senior executive position requiring a highly motivated self-esteemed person who is proactive, innovative, highly practical and field based,with a drive to ensure sustained profitability of the agricultural enterprise (irrigation scheme).

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To develop strategic plan for the scheme that meets the share-holders’ aspirations.
  2. Prepare annual budgets and operational plans for the company including but not limited to annual production plan, investment plan, staffing plan and financial plans to be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval
  3. Plan and implement annual farming programmes including conclusion of contracts with buyers of the produce
  4. Assist the Board of Directors in developing and revising of company’s policies which promote efficiency and effectiveness in management and operational performance.
  5. Be the link between the Company and the\A/ater User Association (\NUA)
  6. Develop effective marketing strategies which maximize returns on investment and to shareholders Develop and ensure that accounting and administration systems for the company are cost effective and efficient in facilitating performance.
  7. Plan, organize and convene the statutory meetings for the Board of Directors as Board Secretary.
  8. Prepare and submit monthly result-oriented progress reports of the farming activities to the Board of Directors
  9. Identify, manage and mitigate risks as and when they occur
  10. Hold regular staff meetings and ensure that staff are taking action in accordance to the set out programmes, procedures and work plans
  11. Ensure that all company employees are well oriented and skilled in order to achieve company goals and objectives
  12. Design and implement procurement plans for farming inputs and requisites timely for all approved farming programmes
  13. Prepare staff recruitment schedules as and when need arises for approval by the Board of Directors
  14. Plan and organize farmers’ interactive meetings
  15. Develop and design new business activities and their implementation plans and submit for approval to the Board of Directors
  16. Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by the Board of Directors

Reporting:

Reports to the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and other relevant designated committees of the Board.

Education and experience:

  • A Diploma in Agriculture, Business Management, Business Administration or Entrepreneurship with not less than 10 years’ experience in managing commercial farming
  • Degree in a field related to Agriculture, Business Management, Business Administration or Entrepreneurship with minimum 5 years of experience in managing commercial farming.
  • Experience in managing out-grower schemes in a corporate entity will be an added advantage.

Job Package

An attractive market-based remuneration package and conditions of service commensurate with the qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful applicant. This is a three-year contract position, renewable depending on performance.

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Candidates meeting the stipulated minimum job requirements should apply by sending a motivation letter that will include the preferred Irrigation company, detailed CurriculumVitae and traceable contact details of three referees by email not later than 7th June 2019, addressed to:

Interested and qualified persons must apply to rees@iconnect.zm and copy ngangulas@gmail.com, sadazm4@gmail.com and mwanzasylvester 14@gmail.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Project Officer – Capacity Building at Ministry of Commerce, Trade & Industry

Zambia has been implementing the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Programme under Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) since 2010. The Programme has contributed to building the capacity of MCTI and other national implementing agencies to effectively formulate and implement pro=poor trade policies and strategies. In 2012 t0 2015, the EIF supported MCTIto implement a project to support the development of the honey sector in Zambia. The Project, Trade and Investment Project for Enhanced Competitiveness of Zambia’s Apiculture Sector (TIPEC-ZAS) Project was implemented on
behalf of MCTI by SNV Zambia.

Building on the EIF capacity enhancement support and TIPEC-ZAS Project, the Government of Zambia through MCTI and with the support of the EIF will implement the Cooperatives Development and Sustainability Project (CDSP). The overall objective of the Project is to enhance Zambia’s nontraditional exports through improved productivity of cooperatives and to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry to effectively coordinate trade mainstreaming. The project has two components, namely, Enhancing Capacity of Cooperative Officers to Deliver Competitive Business Development Services component and Sustainability Support to MCTI and other national implementing agencies component.

The objective of the Cooperative Development Component of the Project is to contribute to the promotion of non-traditional exports in selected value chains; and improved livelihoods and competitiveness of cooperatives. The Project will focus on cooperatives in the in sectors and value chains which have been prioritized in the National Export Strategy. The Project will encourage participation of youth cooperatives and female headed cooperatives and cooperatives with at least 50% female membership. Towards the attainment of this objective, this component of the project will seek to enhance the capacities and capabilities of District Cooperative Officers to deliver business development services to primary and secondary cooperatives. This in turn is expected to increase production and enhance productivity, market access, and improve quality of products.

The objective of the Sustainability Support component of the project is to reinforce and sustain the capacity of MCTI to effectively plan, implement and coordinate the EIF Programme and other Aid for Trade initiatives in Zambia.

The Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in the following vacancies as part of the EIF National Implementation Unit.

PROJECT OFFICER – CAPACITY BUILDING (POCB)

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Capacity Building (POCB) will support the Programme Team in implementation of project work plan specifically in managing the capacity development component as well as learning plans for participating stakeholders. Reporting to the NIU Coordinator, the Capacity Building Officers key areas of responsibility will be the following:

  • Work with consultants and the programme team to conduct capacity assessment for
    stakeholders;
  • Prepare a training and capacity building plan for the stakeholders;
  • Implement the capacity building plan;
  • Contribute to the development of training and workshop materials Produce training materials and manuals for training programmes;
  • Manage the delivery of training and development programmes.
  • Conduct periodical review and adjustment of training methodology training modules
  • Contribute to the knowledge management system by ensuring proper development and delivery of workshop and training documentation Evaluate training programmes and ensuring that training requirements are met;
  • Build and update a database of trainers, consultants, and training centres;
  • Prepare terms of reference for trainers and training centres;
  • Supervising the work of trainers.
  • Ensures that the necessary inputs for the various training programmes are available; and,
  • To perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the EIF NIU Coordinator

Qualifications

  • A degree in social sciences, economics, business studies or related field, with relevant training in business development services. Possession of a Master Degree will be an added advantage.

Experience and Skills Required

  • At least five years’ work experience in BDS capacity building and training;
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting BDS training and Training of Trainers workshops;
  • Experience in identifying specific stakeholder capacity building requirements, commissioning of training needs assessments, development of training programmes and identification of training providers;
  • Experience in developing and costing capacity building workshops for participating stakeholders
  • Good computer skills are essential, especially proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power point and Access;
  • Previous working experience with the government, cooperatives and private sector institutions would be an asset;
  • Strong drive and proven ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong decision-making/problem-solving skills with a meticulous attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; and,
  • Able to travel extensively and willing to work flexible hours.

Contract Duration and Location

  • The engagement is for a period of three years based on satisfactory performance

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS TOGETHER WITH YOUR CURRICULUM VITAE, INCLUDING A LIST OF 2 REFEREES AND RELEVANT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (INCLUDING COPIES OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS) TO:

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, TRADE & INDUSTRY P.O. BOX 31968 NEW GOVERNMENT COMPLEX NASSER ROAD LUSAKA

ATTENTION: DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION

THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IS NO LATER THAN 17HRS ON 10TH MAY, 2019. ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS CAN SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS, CLEARLY INDICATING THE POSITION APPLIED FOR ON THE ENVELOPE, AT THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, TRADE AND INDUSTRY, 9TH FLOOR, GOVERNMENT COMPLEX IN THE ASSIGNED BOX. ONLY SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE COMMUNICATED TO.

EIF Project Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation Stakeholder Liaison at Ministry of Commerce, Trade & Industry

Zambia has been implementing the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Programme under Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) since 2010. The Programme has contributed to building the capacity of MCTI and other national implementing agencies to effectively formulate and implement pro=poor trade policies and strategies. In 2012 t0 2015, the EIF supported MCTIto implement a project to support the development of the honey sector in Zambia. The Project, Trade and Investment Project for Enhanced Competitiveness of Zambia’s Apiculture Sector (TIPEC-ZAS) Project was implemented on
behalf of MCTI by SNV Zambia.

Building on the EIF capacity enhancement support and TIPEC-ZAS Project, the Government of Zambia through MCTI and with the support of the EIF will implement the Cooperatives Development and Sustainability Project (CDSP). The overall objective of the Project is to enhance Zambia’s nontraditional exports through improved productivity of cooperatives and to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry to effectively coordinate trade mainstreaming. The project has two components, namely, Enhancing Capacity of Cooperative Officers to Deliver Competitive Business Development Services component and Sustainability Support to MCTI and other national implementing agencies component.

The objective of the Cooperative Development Component of the Project is to contribute to the promotion of non-traditional exports in selected value chains; and improved livelihoods and competitiveness of cooperatives. The Project will focus on cooperatives in the in sectors and value chains which have been prioritized in the National Export Strategy. The Project will encourage participation of youth cooperatives and female headed cooperatives and cooperatives with at least 50% female membership. Towards the attainment of this objective, this component of the project will seek to enhance the capacities and capabilities of District Cooperative Officers to deliver business development services to primary and secondary cooperatives. This in turn is expected to increase production and enhance productivity, market access, and improve quality of products.

The objective of the Sustainability Support component of the project is to reinforce and sustain the capacity of MCTI to effectively plan, implement and coordinate the EIF Programme and other Aid for Trade initiatives in Zambia.

The Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in the following vacancies as part of the EIF National Implementation Unit.

EIF PROJECT OFFICER – MONITORING AND EVALUATION AND STAKEHOLDER LIAISON (POME)

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Monitoring and Evaluation and Stakeholder Liaison Officer is responsible for providing technical M&E guidance and management support to the EIF Programme team to enable the team’s efficient and effective monitoring and reporting of its programmes. Reporting to the NIU Coordinator, the key areas of responsibility for the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer include:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the program’s M&E framework and information systems to track delivery against program targets, outcomes, and impacts, including clearly defined objectives, indicators, learning mechanisms, and the implementation of appropriate M&E procedures;
  • Work with consultants and the programme team to develop a software solution for the management system, supervise the set up and commissioning of the selected system and training of staff in how to use the system;
  • Prepare and ensure timely submission of project performance monitoring plans, including developing and defining program indicators and sources of data, and contribute to annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports, and other project documents;
  • Establish mechanisms and systems to support stakeholders partners in working out how to improve effectiveness and impact and create sustainable linkages and networks at Provincial and District levels;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the EIF NIU Coordinator
  • Qualifications

    • A degree in social sciences, economics, development studies, statistics, project management, evaluation or related field, with relevant training in monitoring and evaluation. Possession of a Master Degree will be an added advantage.

    Experience and Skills Required

    • At least five years’ experience in quantitative and qualitative analytics and M&E management, information management systems and related reporting;
    • Demonstrated expertise and an in-depth understanding of qualitative and quantitative research design;
    • Experience in creating databases for the entering, processing, cleaning and extraction of data as well as prior experience of analysing qualitative and quantitative datasets and experience using software packages such as SPSS or STATA or NVivo or Atlas.ti, or other equivalent packages;
    • Experience working with and preferably training others in software and database applications for data collection, analytics and reporting;
    • Previous working experience with the government, cooperatives and private sector institutions would be an asset;
    • Strong drive and proven ability to meet tight deadlines;
    • Strong decision-making/problem-solving skills with a meticulous attention to detail;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; and,
    • Able to travel extensively and willing to work flexible hours

    Contract Duration and Location

    • The engagement is for a period of three years based on satisfactory performance

    PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS TOGETHER WITH YOUR CURRICULUM VITAE, INCLUDING A LIST OF 2 REFEREES AND RELEVANT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (INCLUDING COPIES OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS) TO:

    THE PERMANENT SECRETARY MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, TRADE & INDUSTRY P.O. BOX 31968 NEW GOVERNMENT COMPLEX NASSER ROAD LUSAKA

    ATTENTION: DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION

    THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IS NO LATER THAN 17HRS ON 10TH MAY, 2019. ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS CAN SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS, CLEARLY INDICATING THE POSITION APPLIED FOR ON THE ENVELOPE, AT THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, TRADE AND INDUSTRY, 9TH FLOOR, GOVERNMENT COMPLEX IN THE ASSIGNED BOX. ONLY SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE COMMUNICATED TO.

    GIZ Jobs in Zambia : Senior Governance Advisor

    The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is the implementing agency of the Federal Republic of Germany for technical and international cooperation. It offers flexible, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes. Most of the work of GIZ is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries as well as public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. These include the European Commission, the United Nations, the World Bank and governments of other countries.

    The Civil Society Participation in Governance Reform and Poverty Reduction Programme (CSPP) is funded by the BMZ and the European Union (EU) and has been supporting Zambian government and civil society organisations to improve framework conditions for political participation and improved access to justice in Zambia. The programme aims at promoting the dialogue and cooperation between government institutions and civil society organisations (CSOs) on government reform processes and poverty reduction issues.

    The programme is implemented in five action areas: (1) strengthening capacities in selected ministries to enable them to involve CSOs in policy reforms; (2) strengthening capacities in selected CSOs to enable them to be part of policy-making; (3) empowering local CSOs to demand transparency and accountability; (4) empowering CSOs to offer paralegal services; (5) improving conditions for the implementation of legal reforms.

    In order to assist CSPP in achieving its objectives, GIZ is seeking a suitable candidate to support action area (1) in the following position:

    Senior Governance Advisor (Lusaka based)

    REF: GIZ_CSPP_SGA

    Main tasks and responsibilities

    Technical advice to partner institutions:

    • Providing technical advice to the Governance Department at the Ministry of Justice with regards to involving civil society in law-making and policy processes
    • Serving as a first point-of-contact between CSPP and the Governance Department at Ministry of Justice
    • Supporting the Governance Department with its annual report as well as with improving the quality of dialogue platform such as the Cluster Advisory Group under Pillar 5 of the 7NDP
    • Providing technical advice to other state partners of the programme (e.g. Ministry for Community Development, Registrar of NGOs, etc.) to improve dialogue between the respective government institution and civil society through an effective implementation of the NGO Policy
    • Designing and conducting workshops, training and other capacity development measures to strengthen government capacities to involve civil society in the law-making and policy process

    Project Management, Knowledge Management and Networking:

    • Planning and implementing activities that contribute to the objectives and indicators of the programme
    • Contributing to the M&E system of the programme
    • Proposing measures to enhance the impact of the Programme
    • Preparing and accompanying short-term consultancies
    • Compiling relevant information regarding his/her areas of responsibility and feeding it into the programming
    • Proactively initiating cooperation and coordination with GIZ programmes and cooperating partners regarding his/her areas of responsibility

    Qualifications and requirements:

    • Minimum of a Master of Laws (LL.M) or a master’s degree in Human Rights or a similar field of social science

    Professional experience:

    • At least 5-10 years’ professional experience in a comparable position advising government officials
    • Work experience or previous cooperation with the Ministry of Justice is an asset
    • Work experience with Civil Society is an asset

    Other knowledge and skills:

    • Knowledge of the Zambian law-making and policy-making-process, including possibilities for civil society to participate in such processes
    • Knowledge of the political, social, and economic context and the relevant institutional landscape (public sector and civil society) of Zambia
    • Understanding of power dynamics within the Zambian governance sector
    • Ability to communicate and cooperate appropriately with political decision makers, executives, technicians and non-technical stakeholders
    • Fluency in English with the ability to express oneself well both in writing and orally
    • Sound knowledge of the principles and approaches of good governance
    • Knowledge of approaches and instruments of capacity development
    • Knowledge in change process management
    • Sensitivity to issues of intercultural relations, coupled with experience of working effectively in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
    • Must be computer literate (very good knowledge of MS Office, email and the Internet for research)
    • Excellent and effective report writing and presentation skills

    The successful candidate will be expected to start employment with GIZ, on a full-time basis, as soon as possible. The contract shall be for a fixed term with a possibility of renewal. Interested candidates must send the CV and a cover letter electronically, quoting the reference GIZ_CSPP_SGA in the subject line to: jobzambia@giz.de by 15:00 hrs on Friday, 4th January 2019. References of previous engagements must be supplied. Certificates, qualifications, etc. must not be attached to the application. Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. GIZ is committed to being an equal opportunities employer, therefore, women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    SNV Jobs in Zambia : Sanitation and WASH Governance Officer

    SNV is a Not-for-Profit International Development Organisation with long-term, local presence in over 30 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team of advisors works with local partners to equip communities and businesses with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works across three sectors: Agriculture, Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Several international donors fund our programmes. SNV has a +100 million euro annual turnover and is aiming for further growth.

    Project background:

    The project forms part of the overall DFID WASH results programme following extension of phase 1 implemented between May 2014 to March 2018. The programme seeks to reach at least 100,000 people in Chama, Chilubi and Nakonde by December 2019 in basic sanitation. It also has a specific focus on system strengthening and capacity building. In recent years, demand creation for sanitation has led to promising progress in rural sanitation, both in terms of increased government commitment and examples of successful approaches on the ground. However, the focus on sanitation demand creation, has led to relatively less attention being paid to hygienic behaviour and questions are emerging around sustainability. SNV will overcome these challenges through proven experience with the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) Approach. The SSH4A approach, combines work on demand creation −mostly through Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) − sanitation supply chains, hygiene behavioural change communication (BCC) and governance. The approach includes the following components:

    a. Strengthening capacity for steering and implementation of sanitation demand creation

    b. Strengthening capacity for sanitation supply chains and finance

    c. Strengthening capacity for behavioural change communication for hygiene promotion

    d. Strengthening capacity for WASH governance

    Purpose of the job:

    The Officer is responsible for strengthening the capacity for the steering and implementation of sanitation demand creation activities at scale. The Officer creates momentum for change related to elimination of open defecation by promoting and building capacity for broad coverage. In addition, the Officer leads the stakeholder engagement necessary to fully integrate our sanitation coverage targets into governmental planning and budgeting, thus ensuring responsible governmental commitments to support sanitation efforts. He/she develops and formulates good governance strategies, activities, and measures in accordance with best practices, ensuring an enabling environment for relevant stakeholders

    Job Description

    Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

    The Officer will work closely with the Sanitation Supply Chain Officer to ensure that the supply-side interventions have sufficiently taken place before launching demand creation activities, and with the WASH Behavioural Change and Communication Officer to ensure the long-term hygiene behavioural change communication forms a part of post-triggering activities. The Officer will ensure that hygiene is fully integrated into the district sanitation plans and monitoring and with other subject matter experts ensure that business training and development takes into account appropriate hygiene standards.

    Duties and Responsibilities include:

    • Lead process to develop Sanitation Demand Creation toolkits;
    • Undertake training of trainers and direct training of facilitators for demand creation activities;
    • Plan, develop, and conduct CLTS training workshops for a range of audiences;
    • Assess the capacity of relevant line agencies;
    • Identify government entities with the capacity to ensure scalable service delivery;
    • Coordinate regional, provincial, and district level workshops for political leaders and decision makers to promote buy-in for sanitation campaigns;
    • Support and promote the development of District Sanitation Plans;
    • Support and promote capacity building activities for planning, budgeting, monitoring, and documentation at the district and village levels;
    • Build the capacity of district level implementers to ensure effective implementation at scale;
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of CLTS implementation by stakeholders operating at various levels;
    • Manage the implementation of CLTS workshops by trained facilitators;
    • Financial management of support triggering activities;
    • Provide technical support for post-triggering activities including the provision and communication of informed choice material, post-ODF plans and any follow-up activities;
    • Coordinate appropriate regulation and enforcement initiatives to ensure that local regulation is aligned with national legal frameworks and respects civil rights;
    • Maintain regular contacts with Local Governance institutions and other relevant international organisations for exchange of information on strategic issues and developments related to good governance;
    • Provide updated and accurate advice related to best practices and relevant issues in the field of governance to partner services, and continuously update the instruments and tools for information-sharing;
    • Provide advice on development and implementation of sustainable ethical policies and strategies.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Qualifications

    Academic & professional qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:

    • Advanced degree in related field;
    • At least 5 years of experience working for international organizations in a Governance Advisory capacity;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of sanitation, hygiene approaches (e.g. CLTS, PHAST and PHHE);
    • Significant experience in working with local, regional, and national government agencies and stakeholders in developing countries;
    • Ability to lead and synergize the efforts of a team of multi-disciplinary advisors with varying knowledge on WASH/Governance;
    • Excellent facilitation, communication and listening skills.

    Additional Information

    Competencies, Capabilities and Attributes: (Skills/behavioural (Special Training or Competence) :

    • Strong knowledge of the key issues related to the Zambian water sector as well as related organizational development, programme/project development issues.
    • Knowledge of the objectives and operations of the Zambian Government in rural water supply and sanitation is desirable.
    • Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national working partners and to prepare required written reports.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills required to establish and maintain a wide range of working-level contacts with key stakeholders in rural water supply and sanitation and WASH programmes of other organizations active in WASH.

    Working environment:

    The Sanitation and Governance Officer will be based in the SNV office in Kasama, and will be required to occasionally travel to the project operational areas in Lusaka, Muchinga and Northern Provinces.

    If your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invited you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation, NOT later than 10th December, 2018.

    How to Apply

    Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

    Unity Finance Jobs in Zambia : Government Payroll Officer

    Unity Finance provides unsecured loans to formally employed Zambians. We pride ourselves on serving individuals who are traditionally excluded from conventional bank credit.

    Job Description

    Position: Government Payroll Specialist

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Allocating all loan deductions on customer accounts
    • Preparing all government payroll deduction files and make submission on time
    • Collect all outstanding payments from the Government
    • Claiming all outstanding payment for deceased customers from the insurance companies
    • DDACC reconciliations
    • Following arrears with Government
    • Reporting and making GRZ collections reports
    • Other assigned duties

    Candidate profile

    Required

    • Diploma or Degree in Banking & Finance or Accounts
    • Experience in Government payroll

    Note: Women are encouraged to apply

    How to Apply

    Submit your CV to jobs@unityfinance.co.zm