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Community Engagement Advisor

ChildFund Zambia is an International, Child Protection and Development Agency working for the well being of children; supporting locally led initiatives that strengthen families and communities in overcoming root causes of child poverty and ensuring the protection of Children’s rights. ChildFund assists about 15.2 million children and family members in 32 countries regardless of race, creed or gender. It is the World’s oldest child sponsorship organization.

ChildFund Zambia wishes to recruit for various positions to work on a 5 year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Zambia. “Let’s Read Zambia” will target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The project will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in five targeted provinces will have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3.

Community Engagement Advisor (1):

This position will provide technical leadership and oversight in project implementation and support monitoring and evaluation as it relates to all matters of the project. This position will work 10 months year 1, full time years 2-4, and 9 months in year 5.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, community development, or any field related degree relevant to the broad areas of community engagement
  • At least 7 years’ experience designing, implementing, and managing large, complex, community engagement programs in the field of education
  • Experience working within government education systems or in close collaboration with Ministries of Education.
  • Sound knowledge of USAID rules and regulations preferred.

Kindly note that these job offers are contingent on winning the award from the USAID by the Prime Organization.

Interested applicants are advised to email their application letters clearly stating the position being applied for as the subject to the following address; email protected not later than 5:00 pm June, 27, 2018. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

ChildFund Zambia is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior M&E Specialist

ChildFund Zambia is an International, Child Protection and Development Agency working for the well being of children; supporting locally led initiatives that strengthen families and communities in overcoming root causes of child poverty and ensuring the protection of Children’s rights. ChildFund assists about 15.2 million children and family members in 32 countries regardless of race, creed or gender. It is the World’s oldest child sponsorship organization.

ChildFund Zambia wishes to recruit for various positions to work on a 5 year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Zambia. “Let’s Read Zambia” will target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The project will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in five targeted provinces will have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3.

Senior M&E Specialist (1):

Responsible for the leadership and management of the technical assistance being provided in the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for project activities. They will be the responsible for the maintaining the project’s monitoring and evaluation plans; supporting project design; ensuring that the producing of annual reports on Let Us Read Zambia performance takes place; and supporting the USIAD in the learning from and making decisions based on monitoring and evaluation data. This position will work 10 months year 1, full time years 2-4, and 9 months in year 5.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • 6 years work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation in development organizations, working in child-centered programs design and implementation experience including working with community-based organizations and managing field staff.
  • Experience in M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory work with children
  • Bachelor’s or higher-level degree preferred and/or equivalent relevant work experience in lieu of degree.

Kindly note that these job offers are contingent on winning the award from the USAID by the Prime Organization.

Interested applicants are advised to email their application letters clearly stating the position being applied for as the subject to the following address; email protected not later than 5:00 pm June, 27, 2018. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

ChildFund Zambia is an equal opportunity employer.

Community Engagement and Education Specialist (CEES) x10

ChildFund Zambia is an International, Child Protection and Development Agency working for the well being of children; supporting locally led initiatives that strengthen families and communities in overcoming root causes of child poverty and ensuring the protection of Children’s rights. ChildFund assists about 15.2 million children and family members in 32 countries regardless of race, creed or gender. It is the World’s oldest child sponsorship organization.

ChildFund Zambia wishes to recruit for various positions to work on a 5 year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Zambia. “Let’s Read Zambia” will target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The project will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in five targeted provinces will have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3.

Community Engagement and Education Specialist (CEES) ( 10 ):

This position will provide support and technical assistance in community engagement activities to implement better education initiatives within the Zambian education system and to build local community champions for literacy. These will be required from the first year to end of project. This position will also be responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of reading and literacy activities on the program. There will be two (2) CEESs in each province, coming to a total of ten (10) working 10 months year 1, full time years 2-4, and 9 months in year 5.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • University degree in education t field is required.
  • Post-graduate degree is preferred. Knowledge in ECCD programming is added advantage
  • At least five years work experience in project design and evaluation, networking, formulation and development sector specific policy direction, documentation and replication of best practice, establishment and implementation of standards of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency in the sector, and coordination of capacity building at relevant levels is required.

Kindly note that these job offers are contingent on winning the award from the USAID by the Prime Organization.

Interested applicants are advised to email their application letters clearly stating the position being applied for as the subject to the following address; email protected not later than 5:00 pm June, 27, 2018. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

ChildFund Zambia is an equal opportunity employer.

Logistic Officers/Drivers x5

ChildFund Zambia is an International, Child Protection and Development Agency working for the well being of children; supporting locally led initiatives that strengthen families and communities in overcoming root causes of child poverty and ensuring the protection of Children’s rights. ChildFund assists about 15.2 million children and family members in 32 countries regardless of race, creed or gender. It is the World’s oldest child sponsorship organization.

ChildFund Zambia wishes to recruit for various positions to work on a 5 year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Zambia. “Let’s Read Zambia” will target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The project will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in five targeted provinces will have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3.

Logistic Officers/Drivers – (5):

This position is responsible for providing logistical support at the regional hubs in the provinces in the area of staff road travel needs, ensuring the maintenance and effective running of office & field vehicles. Ensuring timely maintenance and repairs and generate monthly utilization reports. These positions will be working 10 months year 1, full time years 2-4, and 9 months in year 5.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • 5+ years related work experience in a busy organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in human relations is required.
  • Good team-building.
  • Practical skills in vehicle repair and simple mechanics is a must.
  • Experience working with non governmental and community based organizations
  • Secondary Education Certificate (GCE ‘O’ level) with a valid driving license for classes B, C or C1.
  • Knowledge in mechanics is highly desirable.

Kindly note that these job offers are contingent on winning the award from the USAID by the Prime Organization.

Interested applicants are advised to email their application letters clearly stating the position being applied for as the subject to the following address; email protected not later than 5:00 pm June, 27, 2018. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

ChildFund Zambia is an equal opportunity employer.

Case Worker

Employment Opportunity

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has been operational in Zambia since the 1980s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, child poverty, nutrition and WASH.

Job Title : Case Worker (1 Position)
Duty Station : Kitwe

Role purpose:

Save the Children is part of the Abt Associates consortia that is implementing the USAID Systems for Better Health (SBH) project in Zambia. SC is conducting an HIV pilot that is focusing on reducing loss to follow-up and interruption or discontinuation of treatment among HIV positive children and adolescents, improving access to diagnosis and treatment services, and improving patient tracking and case management, including access to social services, between the health facility and the community. Trained paraprofessionals will be placed in selected GRZ health facilities in Kitwe district to facilitate the implementation of the pilot and its objectives. Paraprofessionals will accompany clients through the health and social services system, develop and initiate case management plans to improve access to diagnosis, treatment and social services. They will also form relationships with community service providers, Neighbourhood Health Committees, and Area Coordinating Committees. Para-professionals will track patients using manual registers and a computer based modular systems and make recommendations for improvements.

Key areas of accountability

Stakeholder mobilization;

  • Orient and coordinate local stakeholders in the project operational areas to ensure active participation in all project activities;
  • Mobilize/interact with key community and local stakeholders, gatekeepers, support groups and collaborate with other organizations involved in providing various social services;
  • Mobilise mother baby pairs for case management and follow up;

Case Management;

  • Review the health facility HIV registers such as labour & delivery, mother-baby follow-up and counselling & testing registers to identify and track HIV + clients including mother-baby pairs and children and adolescents that require follow up;
  • In collaboration with community-based volunteer workers and counsellors, support HIV testing and counselling at household level and conduct referrals of HIV positive clients to the health facility for care and treatment;
  • Develop case management plans for HIV-exposed infants and HIV positive children and adolescents;
  • Provide alerts on patient/client appointment using PedTrack reminder system through home visits or mobile phone for upcoming appointments at the health facility;
  • Coordinate the collection of HIV data from households and community health volunteers;
  • Maintain and develop a schedule for follow up of clients referred for various social services;
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times;
  • Foster strategic alliances and strong working relationships with community volunteers, neighbourhood health committees, and other community structures and relevant partners providing social services;
  • Mentor community health volunteers on case management;
  • Facilitate and track bi-directional referrals to and from the health facility and other social services;
  • Collaborate with data clerks/health workers and stakeholders in the catchment area to strengthen the referral link between the facility health providers and community providers;
  • Serve as a link between the health facility and among the community and the other social services;
  • In each household visited, identify needs of other members of the family requiring social support such as parenting, nutrition, education, child protection, economic strengthening opportunities and social cash transfer and link them appropriately.
  • Support Community Health Volunteers (CHV), Trained Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), Neighborhood Health Committees and other community stakeholders;
  • Provide technical support to the trained community volunteers in their catchment areas in case management for children and adolescents;
  • Assist the Community Health Volunteers and the community in the implementation of the programme by providing technical and logistical support;

Reporting and Monitoring and Evaluation;

  • Coordinate the collection of data from the communities and link with the health facility personnel;
  • Prepare reports on progress of the project at community level, including reports on selected indicators such as number and types of referrals in relation to social-services uptake and retention;
  • Collaborate with other community providers from other organisations involved in social services and compile Health and social services directory for referrals in specific areas;
  • Work with health workers and data clerks to access and utilise the client reminder system that supports timely diagnosis of the HIV status of HIV-exposed infants, children and adolescents and improves care and treatment, including ART adherence and viral suppression;
  • Track referred clients, compile case records, and prepare reports on the project and submit these to the health centre in-charge and HIV/AIDS Program Manager.

Qualifications and experience

  • Should possess grade 12 certificate
  • Certificate in Community Health, Social Work, Community Development or any other equivalent qualification,
  • Diploma and Computer skills in any of the above mentioned qualifications will be added advantage,
  • Should have two (2) years work experience as Community Health Assistant (CHA) or Social Worker with basic knowledge in social work, community mobilization, health education, and health promotion.

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 2-the responsibilities of the post may require the post holders to have regular contact with or access to children or young people. In this regard, the job holder should be in a position to work and uphold the interest of Children and uphold the organization’s Child Safeguarding policy.

How to Apply:

Please send only your application letter clearly stating the position in the subject line with a detailed CV indicating 3 traceable referees, one of whom should have been direct supervisor, through email to: Human Resource and Administration Manager at email protected . PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH COPIES OF YOUR CERTIFICATES.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11th June, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Save the Children being a Child Safeguarding organization reserves the right to check (through references) that candidates being considered are suitable to work with Children.

Save the Children reserves the right to re-advertise if suitable applicants are not found.

Regional Coordinator

Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) is a results-focused social enterprise, which uses modern marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare. MSZ is part of the global network that is Marie Stopes International (MSI). MSZ subscribes to the MSI goal and mission, which is to prevent unwanted births and to ensure the individual’s right to Children by Choice not Chance.
It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully support the concept of Child Protection, zero tolerance for fraud and bribery and comply with and promote and live MSI CORE VALUES:
mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, pioneering, sustainable and people centered.

Purpose:

The main purpose of this role is to assist the Health Services Department with the smooth running of the assigned Region through provision of high level administrative and logistical support to the Outreach teams and Copperbelt Support Office. Duties will range from developing effective office systems, acting as a point of contact with the Outreach teams and other departments, organising internal and external meetings and events, collating and processing expense receipts, assisting with the production of monthly financial and narrative reports, overseeing procurement and stock management and all other administrative tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Financial Administration

  • Prepare monthly cash requests for all teams using standardized reporting templates
  • Assist with the re-coding of account codes for SUN system, filing accounting documents and the monthly closure
  • Accurate bookkeeping, record and identify all transactions with the relevant codes
  • Report all discrepancies and variations to the Outreach Manager/Finance Department
  • Oversees all team retirements for completeness, validity, sign-off/authorisation and on-ward handover to the Accountant for SUN processing
  • Monitor project team expenses and implement cost cutting measures and produce quarterly reports for the Health Services Director
  • Develop a tool to ensure that he/she is aware of all team staff accounts that need retiring.

2. Stock and Asset Managemet

  • Oversee procurement management on all teams as agreed with the Clinical Services Manager
  • Oversee project stock management on all teams and ensure that all monthly processes around balancing team stocks to SUN are adhered to – this includes ensuring teams conduct monthly stock counts
  • Use standardized reporting tools to monitor stock usage against outputs on all teams. This is to be achieved in liaison with the Monitoring & Evaluation Manager
  • Ensures all movements of assets are authorized and properly managed; and submit record of movements to the Finance Department
  • Ensures that all fixed assets that are not in usable condition are reported to the Finance Department

3. HR and Office Management

  • Coordinates team activities with resources, equipment and information required for the smooth operation of the Outreach teams
  • Assign tasks to teams and assist with schedule management as agreed with the Health Services Director and the Outreach Manager
  • Manages all logistics on all teams (i.e. transport, communication, internet, programs etc.)
  • Use standardized reporting tools to monitor fuel usage against mileage covered on all team vehicles
  • Use standardized reporting tools to monitor team working hours, leave schedules and any other team member plans so as to ensure a continued work-schedule on all teams
  • Create and maintain copies of all comprehensive team documentation, plans and reports.

Skills and Experience
Qualifications:

  • Degree in business, management or related field, with accounting knowledge
  • Experience in working with statistical and financial data
  • Must have excellent communication/interactive skills and must function well independently, as well as part of a team
  • At least 3  years of  experience in a senior administrative position
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English; and knowledge of one or more local languages

Attitude/Motivation

  • Demonstrates MSZ team member behaviours
  • Pro MSI philosophy of social enterprise and cost recovery
  • Pro-choice

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae to email protected Closing date for applications is 25th May, 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Community Health Technical-Specialist (4 positions)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children and has been operational in Zambia since the 1980s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, child poverty, nutrition and WASH.

Position : Community Health Technical-Specialist (4 positions)
Duty Station : Luapula, Muchinga, Copperbelt and Central Provinces

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Project will focus on behaviours related to HIV, maternal and child health, family planning, malaria, and nutrition. Additional areas of focus may include investments in economic opportunities and education-related behaviours that collectively contribute to improved health outcomes. Working in close collaboration with a range of development partners, the Project will design and implement evidence-informed and theory-based innovative SBC interventions supported by research and programmatic experience to: 1) reduce barriers to adoption of priority social and individual behaviours; 2) strengthen functional linkages between health facilities and communities; and 3) improve capacity and commitment of Zambian institutions to fund, coordinate, design, implement, and evaluate effective SBC programming at the national and sub-national levels.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Supports the design of the technical assistance needed by provincial and district health management teams in community engagement and social and behaviour change, in close collaboration with relevant technical staff and the B/A Zambia Team Lead,
  • Monitors implementation of the project’s health community engagement technical assistance activities, in collaboration with Provincial B/A Zambia staff,
  • Builds capacity of provincial and district MOH health staff, using proven training approaches, mentorship and quality improvement strategies to improve RMNCAH&N service delivery and quality,
  • Collaborates with the MOH at the provincial and district level to implement community level interventions to increase provider services and end-user uptake of health services,
  • In collaboration with the project’s M&E Specialist, ensures that the project maximizes and reports outcomes for the community engagement component,
  • Contributes to the development of annual work plans and budgets, training plans, quarterly reports and other reports as needed,
  • Ensures the timely and quality completion of program technical deliverables and reports in accordance with USAID guidelines,
  • Maintains regular collaboration/communication with the B/A HQ Country Support Team (CST) and in-country B/A team members.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Masters-level degree in Public Health, Development, Social Science, Communication, or other relevant field;
  • 10+ years of professional experience working on strengthening community systems, Neighborhood Health Committees, district/provincial health promotion teams/management teams to improve health service availability, utilization and demand of services;
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-faceted health development program in collaboration with provincial and district MOH staff;
  • Familiarity and relevant work experience with evidence-based RMNCAH&N interventions and best practices, specifically at the community level;
  • Familiarity working on USAID programs and with multilateral agencies, academic institutions, and Zambian health Civil Society Organizations;
  • Strong knowledge of community-level prevention and control approaches and significant experience in design and implementation of activities promoting citizen engagement and health service demand;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a large team-oriented setting;
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office applications;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required;
  • Highly organized and able to work successfully in a team that is geographically dispersed;
  • Ability to travel as needed for meetings and to other project provinces;
  • Proven track record managing small project teams, working as a team player, and fostering team work.

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holders to have regular contact with or access to children or young people. In this regard, the job holder should be in a position to work and uphold the interest of Children and uphold the organization’s Child Safeguarding policy.

How to Apply:

Please send only your application letter clearly stating the position in the subject line with a detailed CV indicating 3 traceable referees, one of whom should have been direct supervisor, through email to: The Human Resources and Administration Manager at email protected . PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH COPIES OF YOUR CERTIFICATES. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 2nd May 2018. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Save the children being a Child Safeguarding organisation reserves the right to check (through references) that candidates being considered are suitable to work with Children.

Finance & Administration Officer x1

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children and has been operational in Zambia since the 1980s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, child poverty, nutrition and WASH. In total, we employ around 150 staff in Zambia and had an operating annual budget in 2017 of approximately US$12million.

Position : Finance & Administration Officer (1 position)

Duty Station : Nchelenge

ROLE PURPOSE:

Assist in the monitoring, reporting and maintenance of the Nchelenge Office Finances, Administration and logistics.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Cash Management

  • Timely and accurate preparation of cash and cheque payments including based on the approved payment vouchers.
  • Careful and efficient handling of SC petty cash and cash instruments at the Nchelenge Sub Office
  • Maintain, keep, and reconcile cash in hand on daily basis with the cash books
  • Ensuring efficient and effective operation of the different bank accounts so that they are not overdrawn at any time.
  • Review all expenditures supporting documentation request missing documents, authorisation as per SOD and receipts for accuracy, completeness and correctness of codes before preparing payment vouchers and issuing out cash and or cheques and receipts.
  • Receiving working and other advances refunds from staff and other third parties and timely issuing cash receipts to the payer.
  • Maintaining cash in hand insurance throughout the year as a safety measure and ensuring other controls in place for safeguarding of cash in hand e.g. use of dual key safe etc
  • Maintain a system to track financial commitments and outstanding contract amounts by staff and third parties transacting with SC and ensure that they are diligently executed when due.

Bank Management

  • Collect bank statements from the bank on regular basis and sequentially file them.
  • Represent SC as a banking agent and ensure the safety of cash in transit and proper recording of cash withdrawn from the bank.
  • Keeping track of funds available in the country to ensure smooth cash flow for programme operations.
  • Provide information to Finance Officer for preparation of cash forecast to request funds from HO.

Finance & Non Finance Documents Archiving

  • Providing audit selections and responding to audit queries pertaining to cash and bank payments as well as temporary business advances and receipts.
  • Issuing and liquidating temporary business advances
  • Communication with suppliers to respond to their queries and reconcile their accounts.
  • Maintain voucher serial number control register
  • Proper and chronological filing of transaction vouchers and supporting documents for ease of storage and retrieval.
  • Participating in timely posting of transactions in Agresso from time to time as may be called upon.

Administration & Logistics:

  • Responsible for updating and reconciling staff’s annual leave days and report the Country Office on a regular basis.
  • Following up and updating timesheets from staff in the sub office on a monthly basis.
  • Keep proper records of all human resource documents.
  • Support performance management process for the Office.
  • Provide necessary information for payroll input on a monthly basis.
  • Provide information to HR the leave, performance reviews and other information for compilation of Withholding tax returns.
  • Responsible to pay office rentals, utilities, communication and other bills on time.
  • Ensure that all purchase requests for goods and services are processed in a timely manner
  • Responsible for all front office duties
  • Ensure that office has adequate office requisites and that the stores is well maintained
  • Ensure all office assets and goods are regularly updated in the inventory management and that items are in good working order
  • Ensure that the Nchelenge office has an efficient and systematic filing system of all documents as per SCI guidelines
  • To be responsible for the office petty cash and disbursement thereof.
  • Ensure that all assets such as vehicles are in good running order. Also to ensure that the office premises are well maintained and fully functional.
  • Responsible for other administration duties to run office smoothly.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the line manager.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of Diploma in accounting or business administration,
  • At least 3 years’ experience in accounting field, preferably with an NGO,
  • High level of initiative, ability to work independently with minimal supervision,
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Excellent Team working spirit,
  • Good computer skills on Microsoft excel ,
  • Good accounting and finance management skills with knowledge of computer Accounting packages and understanding of basic accounting concepts,
  • Self-motivated, flexible with demonstrated ability to meet set deadlines and high good integrity.

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holders to have regular contact with or access to children or young people. In this regard, the job holder should be in a position to work and uphold the interest of Children and uphold the organization’s Child Safeguarding policy.

How to Apply:

Please send only your application letter clearly stating the position in the subject line with a detailed CV indicating 3 traceable referees, one of whom should have been direct supervisor, through email to: The Director Human Resources at email protected . PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH COPIES OF YOUR CERTIFICATES. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 2nd May 2018. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Save the children being a Child Safeguarding organisation reserves the right to check (through references) that candidates being considered are suitable to work with Children.

Wash Field Officer x2

Employment Opportunities

Organization Background

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do.

Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme units in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

Plan is seeking suitable persons to fill the position below:

1. WASH Field Officer X2 LUSAKA (3 Years contract)

The Wash Field Officer is a full time position. He/She will report to the Project Manager – WASH and Gender. The Wash Field Officer will have overall responsibility to coordinate the WASH SDG project in Chongwe and Kafue districts in order to facilitate and provide technical support to all stakeholders including communities, partners and associates in the implementation of project activities.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Community Capacity Building
  • Facilitating the training of volunteers to implement Community Led Total Sanitation-CLTS in Chongwe district and Urban Led Total Sanitation-CLTS in Kafue district
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Project activities
  • Participate in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of project in the implementing districts
  • Ensuring that Plan International Zambia participation as a lead in this project is transparent, cooperative, pro-active and productive at field level
  • Networking and Resource Development

Individual Specifications:

  • Minimum qualification; Diploma in Environmental Health sciences, water engineering and related fields.
  • Three years practical experience in a similar role in a development organization.
  • Must possess proven ability to create good working relationships with partners, NGO’S and relevant line ministries.
  • Good community participatory skills.
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills.
  • Excellent project, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Possess a motorbike driving license
  • Knowledge of local language ; Soli and Tonga will be an added advantage

For full details on the job profile please send an email, clearly stating the job title of interest to email protected Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than THURSDAY 26TH APRIL 2018. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For those wishing to write in please use the address as follows;

The Country Human Resource Manager
Plan International Zambia
Private Bag 518X
Plot 87 A Kabulonga road
Kabulonga.
LUSAKA.

Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men

Communications and Campaigns Coordinator

Position: Communications and Campaigns Coordinator

Duty Station : Lusaka

ROLE PURPOSE

The Communication and Campaigns Coordinator (CCC) will increase Save the Children’s visibility in Zambia and in the region of Southern Africa in the five thematic areas. He/she will use social media and other communication strategies to implement campaign objectives, raise the profile of SC in Zambia, give visibility to SC Zambia’s advocacy, raise the voice of children in Zambia and disseminate SC Zambia’s knowledge to the general public. The role will oversee relationships with the media.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Advocacy and Communications Coordinator will:

  • Deliver ambitious campaign plans to engage and influence the government, in line with agreed organisational objectives, and provide strategic insight to wider Save the Children International advocacy efforts
  • Build profile and credibility for Save the Children, especially on our priority issues, by being a convincing spokesperson for the organisation on and off line
  • Be a strong internal and external networker, building relationships with various departments, gathering information, stories and resources to implement SC Zambia’s communication strategy
  • Lead in designing communication interventions, especially in providing leadership in designing promotional materials, communication materials for various projects, including IEC materials, developing and maintaining a photo database, edit project studies for publications.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • University degree in Communications;
  • Substantial experience in campaign planning and implementation in substantial experience in campaign planning and implementation in Zambia or an African country;
  • Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy;
  • Existing network with media in Zambia and beyond (TV, radio, written, online).

Child Safeguarding

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holders to have regular contact with or access to children or young people. In this regard, the job holder should be in a position to work and uphold the interest of Children and uphold the organization’s Child Safeguarding policy.

How to Apply:

Please send only your application letter clearly stating the position in the subject line with a detailed CV indicating 3 traceable referees, one of whom should have been direct supervisor, through email to: The Director Human Resources at email protected . Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH COPIES OF YOUR CERTIFICATES

The closing date for receipt of applications is 20th April 2018. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Save the children being a Child Safeguarding organisation reserves the right to check (through references) that candidates being considered are suitable to work with Children.