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UN Coordination Specialist

Background

Under the direct supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC), the UN Coordination Specialist supports the UN coordination mandate in order to achieve a coherent and effective UN response to Zambia’s Development agenda. The UN Coordination Specialist supports the development of common UN strategies and contributes towards a coherent implementation of the Zambia-UN Sustainable Development Partnership Framework 2016-2021 (Partnership Framework).

  • The UN Coordination Specialist works in close collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator, UN Country Team members, UN Results Groups, the Regional Directors Team, UN Development Operations Coordination Office in New York, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society, ensuring successful and transparent coordination of UN activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides policy guidance and support to RC based on analysis of development and political trends and their possible impact on UN work, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Through analysis and research of political, social and economic situation in country, advise RC on developments having consequences for UN agencies’ work and priorities;
  • Overall coordination of the process of continuously identifying, analyzing and prioritizing needs in Zambia in order to facilitate an appropriate, coherent programmatic response by UNCT, reflecting Partnership Framework priorities and SDGs;
  • Facilitation of assessments and other analytical work to help determine UNCT strategy and priorities, reflecting the overall framework of Partnership Framework and SDGs;
  • Advise on adjusting strategies and implementation modalities, cost-effective and efficient implementation of joint UN programmes, common services and other UN functions;
  • Advise and facilitate the RC in defining the UN’s role, priorities and strategies and the various coordination mechanisms, including support to lead agencies of Results Groups and Inter-Agency Teams;
  • Monitor relevant developments in the General Assembly, Security Council, and within the peace and security departments of the United Nations HQ;
  • Preparation of social, economic, and political analyses and briefings to the RC;
  • Preparation of updates for the UN Secretariat and other UN entities, as and when required by the RC;
  • Provision of advice on social, economic, and political matters, as and when required by the RC.
  • Ensures effective strategic communication and advocacy of UN programme results through the
  • Results Groups focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Ensure tracking of latest developments and issues on UN reform in the media, UN system and other partners that require attention and on which UN system should respond
  • Management of the UNCT’s media and communication strategies, through the UN Communications Group;
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the preparation of speakers’ notes, talking points and speeches for major advocacy events of the Resident Coordinator system, in close consultation with the UNCT and partners.
  • Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization and investment strategy for Partnership Framework implementation focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Development of partnerships with International IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society;
  • Compilation of donor information including substantive briefs on donor strategies and national development strategies, provision of advice to RC on ensuring synchronicity, alignment and complementarities between the strategies and UN activities;
  • Monitoring and support to UNCT preparations for emergencies, crisis and post-crisis issues, roundtables and other key events in close consultation with appropriate counterparts in government, bilateral and multilateral partners.
  • Oversees planning strategic engagement with non-resident UN agencies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Based on country assessment and needs, pinpoint areas and gaps where non-resident UN agencies (NRAs) could play a role;
  • Establish links to non-resident agencies in technical areas not covered by the UNCT and facilitate inputs from NRAs to joint planning, and ensure that NRAs are informed and participating to UNCT initiatives.
  • Ensures effective management of RCO and its staff focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Oversee, manage and guide the work of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, a team of staff members working in inter-agency coordination, donor coordination, joint programming under the overall guidance of the RC;
  • Guide staff in partnership building and strategic interaction with national partners, donor aid agencies, civil society and the private sector, adhering to UN principles and values;
  • Coordination of RCO workflow, providing substantive/technical guidance to RCO staff as necessary;
  • Serve as supervisor to RC Office staff, providing feedback and inputs to staff Results and Competency Assessments (RCAs) as required;
  • Oversight and management of human resource and recruitment processes for RCO.

Competencies

Core

Innovation

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Leadership

  • Ability to persuade others to follow
  • Communication and Relationship Management

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

  • Delivery
  • Ability to get things done.

People Management

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
  • Technical/Functional

Primary

Coordination Effectiveness

  • Ability to lead the design and implementation of UN programme activities, strengthening of strategic partnerships for Partnership Framework implementation;
  • Ability to build and sustain effective partnerships with UN Agencies and main constituents, advocate effectively, communicate sensitively across different constituents.

Partnering and networking

  • Initiates and sustains relationships with key constituents;
  • Builds and sustains effective partnerships with UN agencies;
  • Advocates effectively, engaging others to take action in desired directions;
  • Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies;
  • Seeks and applies knowledge information and best practices from within and outside the UN Country Team.

People Skills

  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to the ideas, interests and concerns of others;
  • Builds trust and engenders morale by displaying open, transparent and credible behavior;
  • Respects individual/ cultural differences;
  • Utilizes diversity to foster teamwork;
  • Ensures others’ understanding of, involvement in and adaptation to change processes
  • Provides and responds constructively to feedback.

Management and Leadership

  • Produces quality outputs in a timely manner when assigned a given task;
  • Analyses problems carefully and logically, leading to fact-based and practical recommendations;
  • Has initiative and develops creative solutions to particularly challenging situations;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client;
  • Leads teams effectively and possesses good conflict resolution skills;
  • Executes responsibilities accordingly;
  • Sound strategic planning expertise and familiarity with results-based management instruments and their application;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good-humoured even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Dependable and reliable;
  • Possesses sound political judgment and maturity, and keeps confidentiality.

Secondary

Knowledge Management

  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Economics, International Relations, or related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of post-qualification relevant experience at the national or international level in coordination, monitoring and reporting of activities and funding for results using an integrated outcome approach, including experience preferably from developing countries;
  • Demonstrable experience in providing management advisory services, with hands-on experience strategic planning and programming processes, including design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Previous UN field and coordination experience will be considered an asset;
  • In-depth knowledge of the UN system, UN reform and its operational mandates, would be an advantage;
  • Familiarity with the human rights based approach to programming an advantage;
  • Demonstrable experience establishing outreach and partnerships;
  • Knowledge of humanitarian system is considered an asset.

Language Requirements:

Other:

  • Excellent skills in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Disclaimer

Important applicant information

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Results and Knowledge Manager – Zambia

About the Job:

The Results and Knowledge Manager  is expected to carryout Monitoring and evaluation, research and dissemination, knowledge management are key aspects of ZAP that are enshrined within the programme’s logical framework and programme theory of change as discrete outputs. Delivery of the programme is also closely monitored by WYG, independent evaluation service provider appointed by DFID. The post holder with support from the Programme Director will work closely and manage the relationship with WYG.

Role purpose:

To be responsible for the overall Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management system of the programme, ensuring programme performance meets client, corporate and programme quality standards.

The opportunity:

The Results and Knowledge Manager will be accountable for the successful implementation of the M&E strategy of the programme, ensuring client, corporate and programme standards are fully met. S/he will be responsible for the quality and delivery of the M&E activities of the PMU, providing capacity support, technical guidance and relevant training and act as a focal point for M&E and learning. The successful candidate will ensure (M&E) activities are accurately costed and budgets and are managed effectively.




Main Accountablities:

  • The post holder is expected to lead ZAP on the maintenance of the results framework including implementing partner level project logical frameworks;
  • Lead on the development/updating of robust M&E systems and tools fit for the specific purpose of ZAP and its implementing partners. Provide support to external service providers on the management of the theory-based evaluations with the application of the developmental evaluation approaches.
  • Lead internally commissioned programme evaluation initiatives and documentation of the programme results and lessons including best practices, production of results papers and stories of change
  • Lead on programme monitoring activities for the whole programme, overseeing the activities at all levels and to track results throughout the programme life-cycle
  • Lead the maintenance of the ZAP value for money strategy in tracking VFM metrics and provide support to implementing partners in the development and implementation in the systematic demonstration of value for money for their project interventions
  • Lead the programme and support implementing partners in risk management and particularly in monitoring trends (and reporting on control measures) in the risk identified at the programme and partner level.
  • Update the ZAP component of the British Council Enterprise Risk Management Framework (ERMF) and the Results and Evidence Framework (REF)
  • Lead on the reporting, collation, documentation, and dissemination of outputs, outcomes and impacts of programme interventions, in line with strategy and external evaluation provider’s recommendations
  • Lead the knowledge management process of the programme, ensuring that the programme, the client, and wider stakeholders benefit from lessons learned from results and challenges.
  • Contribute to preparation of reports to internal/external clients and customers, ensuring reporting standards are in accordance with client and corporate standards.
  • Ensure the inclusion of all relevant M&E activities into internal planning processes
  • To coordinate the development and implementation of the M&E Operational Plan
  • Develop/refine programme-wide set of standards and provide training to all ZAP staff  and partners
  • Provide support to the Grants and Partnership Manager to develop and implement bespoke capacity strengthening plans for delivery partners
  • To ensure the quality of monitoring and reporting from partner organisations including maintaining the dhis2 database
Relationship management 

  • Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and partners which enhance programme delivery, ensuring the programme acts on feedback from the client, beneficiaries and partners
  • Liaisons with DFID Zambia on M&E related activities, as well as with the M&E Managers of other donor-funded projects
  • Serving on the British Council Results and Evidence Framework and Enterprise Risk Management Framework technical working groups and contribute to the British Council impact results
  • Working closely with the DFID appointed Independent Evaluation Provider
  • Acting as focal point with external partners involved in producing evaluation, knowledge management  and other M&E data sets
If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post then please see the documents below:
Results and Knowledge Manager – Zambia.pdf
BC Behaviour.pdf
BC Core Skills.pdf

Further details:

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 7th February 2018 (23:59 UK Time)

Our Equality Commitment:

 
Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies, and programmes as a function is absolutely committed to this.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks. 

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Environmental and Social Inclusion Officer

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

A CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO FILL VACANCIES AT THE ZAMBIA INTEGRATED FOREST LANDSCAPE PROJECT

The Government of the Republic of Zambiawith the support of the World Bank is implementing the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) in Eastern province. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is “to improve landscape management and increase environmental and economic benefits for targeted rural communities in the Eastern Province and to improve the Zambia’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency”.

The project aims to provide support to rural communities in Eastern Province to allow them to better manage the resources of their landscapes so as to reduce deforestation and unstainable agricultural expansion; enhance benefits they receive from forestry, agriculture and wildlife; and reduce their vulnerability to climate change. The project intends to also ensure that enabling conditions are in place for these changes to happen. Simultaneously, the project will create the enabling environment for carbon emission reduction purchases to be made in a subsequent project. The ZIFLP’s key beneficiaries are poor communities of the Eastern province.

The Ministry of National Development Planning now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacancies in Lusaka and Chipata:

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL INCLUSION OFFICER [One Position in CHIPATA]

A. THE OBJECTIVE OFTHE ASSIGNMENT

To implement the environmental and social safeguards of the programme in accordance with World Bank (WB) safeguard policies and standards including Environmental Health and Safety Guidelines as well as national laws and policy and give guidance and advice to the implementing agencies and local communities on environmental and social project related matters.



B. MAIN DUTIES OR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • To implement the Environmental and Social Management Framework and the Process Framework and Resettlement Policy Framework in accordance with WB safeguard policies and guidelines including:
  • To undertake due diligence on sub-grant proposals to ensure compliance with Environmental and Social Management Framework, Process Framework and the Resettlement Policy Framework guidelines including field visits as necessary;
  • To liaise with other project officials including in the NPIU to ensure environmental and social safeguard policies as well as health and safety standards are observed throughout the project;
  • To coordinate with the project Environment and Social Inclusion Officer at the National Project Implementation Unit to ensure that the project observes WB safeguard policies and guidelines;
  • Support and ensure implementation of the Lukusuzi Resettlement Action Plan fo Eastern Province, in coordination with all relevant agencies/departments;
  • Support the Project Manager (PIU), in the review of project (current or future) Environmental and Social Management Plans and Resettlement Action Plans, and; livelihoods support plans;
  • In liason with the Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer at the NPIU, support the community facilitators in the identification and appraisal of subprojects and ensure the use of the environmental and social screening checklist of sub-projects for inclusion into the overall state project design;
  • Monitoring the implementation of relevant mitigation measures and assess their adequacy in addressing identified environmental and social issues;
  • Support and guide the preparation of local land-use plans and community natural resource action plans in collaboration with the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Working with the National level Environmental staff, ensure the development of a gender strategy for the project, including overseeing the effective implementation of the strategy;
  • In collaboration with the environmental and social staff, ensure that the overall monitoring and mitigation of environmental and social measures and the impacts of the ZIFLProject during implementation.
  • Support communities in ensuring sustainable management of natural resources in collaboration with social and environmental staff at all levels;
  • Liaison with relevant local authorities, local chiefs, relevant Provincial Government representatives on the implementation of environmental and social safeguards of the project;
  • Ensure participation of local communities, including the disadvantaged, in local development agenda in collaboration with the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer;
  • To prepare reports including information on relevant environmental and social conflict characteristics in project implementation; and
  • To assist in guiding the preparation of the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment and supporting the National environmental and social staff in ensuring quality of the final documents, consultations, etc. and its implementation for project activities as necessary.

C. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • An Advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in Social Sciences/, Environmental Management, or other relevant development studies.
  • In possession of a full Grade 12 Certificate or its equivalent;
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as a Social and Environmental Officer.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in community-based project and use of participatory approaches
  • Experience in successfully applying environmental and social standards to both high and low risk projects, with minimal supervision, covering issues of involuntary resettlement, vulnerable communities, labor, community health and stakeholder engagement etc.
  • Extensive experience conducting social development consultative and participatory approaches with ability to coach others in the application of the interventions.
  • Minimum of 3 years working in the Zambian context and demonstrated
    understanding of Zambian environmental and socially related laws and regulations. Preferably in the field of protected areas including parks and forests.
  • Demonstrated experience working with donor/cooperating partners’ supported projects;
  • Demonstrated understanding of World Bank safeguard policies and government environmental and social frameworks is required;
  • Knowledge of government working environment is an added advantage;
  • Good communication and writing skills;
  • Computer literate with skills in Excel, Word, Power point, and
  • Ability to be a good team player, self-starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships.



D. DURATION OFTHE ASSIGNMENT

The contract will be for a period of 24 months renewable based on performance evaluation with an initial probation period of 6 months.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Sealed application letters with current curriculum vitae (CV), traceable referees and copies of academic/professional qualifications must reach the undersigned not later than Monday 13th November 2017.

Head Procurement
For/ Permanent Secretary – DPA
Ministry of National Development Planning
Fairley Road
Ridgeway
LUSAKA.

Alternatively send your application with all relevant information by email to: info@znccs.org.zm

The outer envelope must be clearly marked “Call for Applications on the Zambia

Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) and indicate the position applied for”.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Employment at United Nations Office for Project Services


At the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), we strive for excellence! We work in challenging environments around the world and we best serve people in need by being able to fill business critical roles very quickly.
In order to strengthen our capacity to meet our future needs for new colleagues, UNOPS has an ambitious and proactive recruitment approach: the Rosters. For business critical roles, we establish rosters which are pools of assessed candidates who can be recruited in an efficient manner once a vacancy arises. Roster members will be considered first for external vacancies. As a member you will remain on the roster for a duration of up to 3 years.
UNOPS is looking for candidates who are internationally mobile and who could accept a job offer from us within the next 12 to 18 months.
Further information about UNOPS and its international activities can be found here and information about Rosters can be found here.
This Roster is part of UNOPS’ Talent Management initiative to further increase diversity among business critical roles. **
Note to all applicants:** **
  • Candidates with field experience will be given special consideration, work experience in “non-family” and hardship duty stations being an asset;
  • Candidates selected to be part of the roster are expected to be reasonably mobile.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please ensure you update your UNOPS Jobs user profile with your most recent work experience.
Functional responsibilities
Background on Director (OH/OC) Role
UNOPS Operational Hubs (OH) and Operations Centres (OC) are responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results. There are currently 15 of these Operational Hubs/Operations Centres located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Director (OH/OC) represents UNOPS on behalf of the Regional Director in the country of his/her responsibilities. The Regional Director provides general direction and guidance for the role. The Director will oversee all project management and support services in the Operational Hub/Operations Centres including managing all human resource and delivering timely and cost effective services for sustainable results by partners and stakeholders.
The classification of a Director (OH/OC) role at UNOPS is influenced by a number of factors including the portfolio profile, breadth of geographic coverage, complexity of political and operating environment, and other strategic considerations. D1 level Director roles are therefore likely to be in large portfolios, affecting the delivery of multiple, integrated or diverse crucial programmes in a highly complex environment. The incumbent would require a high degree of political astuteness and the ability to establish and maintain broad strategic networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners.
Below are some of the functionalities:
  1. Operational Hub/Operations Centre leadership
  2. Alliance building, networking and advocacy for business development
  3. Service delivery and quality assurance
  4. Representation and inter-agency coordination
  5. Knowledge management and innovation
1. Operational Hub/Operations Centre leadership
  • Develop the Operational Hub/Operations Centre strategy, establish priorities and supervise the implementation of programmes and projects, managing the strategic and operational risks associated with the Operational Hub/Operations Centre’s portfolio of engagements.
  • In collaboration with the team and partners, establish annual objectives and targets, performance measurements, standards and results expected to ensure timely and partner oriented services.
  • Monitor implementation, oversee progress toward annual objectives and take decisions to ensure the delivery of results as planned.
  • Plan and allocate resources (human, financial and administrative) to achieve goals and ensure financial sustainability in accordance with UNOPS standards of ethics, integrity and accountability framework.
  • Operate within the defined limits of authority on matters of Finance, Procurement and Human Resources and subject to any limits or conditions that may be imposed as per delegated authority
  • Promote teamwork, collaboration and diversity by providing the Operational Hub/Operations Centre management team with clear direction, objectives and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.
  • Plan, recruit, manage and develop a flexible Operational Hub/Operations Centre workforce with the skills and competencies needed to ensure optimum performance, and ensure gender and geographical diversity.
  • Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.
  • Oversee, monitor and direct appropriate measures to maintain the safety and security of UNOPS personnel and their eligible dependents, assets, property and information within the respective area of responsibility.
  • In consultation with the UNOPS Chief of Security act as the UNOPS Security Focal Point (SFP)within the country of operation including participating actively in the Security Management Team (SMT) and perform duties on security as outlined in the Framework of Accountability in the UN Security Management System Policy manual (If most senior UNOPS person in country).
2. Alliance building, networking and advocacy for business development
  • Keep abreast of and assess the needs of national governments and other UNOPS partners operating in the geographical coverage area, to identify and plan with them areas for leveraging UNOPS services/competencies in project service delivery and management that will facilitate their achievement of sustainable results.
  • Actively represent UNOPS’ role and participation in UN common engagement tools.
  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships in the geographical coverage area through active networking, advocacy and effective communication of UNOPS competencies in project service delivery and management to develop opportunities and engagements with new partners.
  • Keep Regional Director informed/advised on opportunities and/or challenges and risks to strengthen UNOPS capacity for programme management and business development in the geographical area.
3. Service delivery and quality assurance
  • Monitor and supervise the overall timely and cost-effective delivery of the Operational Hub programme(s) according to partner expectations, approved budgets and full cost recovery.
  • Take overall responsibility for financial decisions, and exercise financial control, to ensure the fiscal health/sustainability of Operational Hub programme(s), including compliance with financial report submissions.
  • Provide advice to the Regional Director and peers on opportunities to further enhance UNOPS’ sustainable contribution to the achievement of results in the geographical area.
  • Establish internal performance and quality control systems for the Operational Hub, including tracking, monitoring and reporting on project delivery and financials.
  • Evaluate performance to measure efficacy and alignment of Operational Hub with organizational/regional strategy and compliance with UNOPS standards of accuracy, transparency and accountability, and ensure that service delivery reinforces business development objectives.
4. Representation and inter-agency coordination
  • Represent UNOPS in relevant inter-agency and external meetings/bodies to promote the organization, influence policy discussion and identify potential areas for UNOPS partnership and engagement.
  • Represent UNOPS in the UN Country Team (UNCT), and supports the UNCT programming and advocacy activities.
  • Participate actively and effectively in UNCT meetings, and contributes to the formulation and implementation of United Nations Development Assistance Framework/One Programme, Integrated Strategic Framework, and Delivering as One within the country.
  • Is accountable to the Resident Coordinator for actions as part of the UNCT, makes substantial contribution to UNCT’s work, and assumes a leadership role as relates to UNOPS’ mandate.
  • Participate in UNCT initiatives to strengthen UN coherence, inclusiveness, and aid effectiveness, including playing an active role in the Operations Management Teams (OMTs) and other senior management group of the country team.
  • Keep UN Resident Coordinator abreast of UNOPS activities within the country through regular communication, including a formal regular reporting on business acquisition and implementation of activities led by UNOPS as part of the UNDAF.
5. Knowledge management and innovation
  • Lead the development and introduction of innovation to ensure UNOPS is continually incorporating best practices approaches in the delivery of project services.
  • Ensure the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building.
  • Lead the planning, implementation and organization of capacity building of personnel, partners and stakeholders.
  • Establish priorities, in consultation with the Regional Director, for targeted investments in growth and innovation and as a member of the UNOPS global management team, contribute to identification and implementation of innovation and continuous improvement in support of organizational excellence and world-class performance.
  • Share knowledge with peers in other regional/country teams and corporate practice groups to ensure a corporate coordinated delivery of services and synergies.
The incumbent is expected to perform other related duties as required.
Education/ Experience/ Language requirements
Education:
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field is required.
  • A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.
Work experience
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in international development, business development, operations and/or program management in a large international and/or corporate organization.
  • At least 5 years of senior leadership experience including supervising teams and managing budgets, including at least 3 years in a developing country.
  • Experience in hardship or post conflict environments is desirable.
  • Experience in UN, NGO and/or International Development Sector is highly desired
Language Requirements:
  • Full working knowledge of English is essential
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.
Contract type, level and duration
Duty Station: Various UNOPS Operational Hubs/Operations Centres
Contract type: FTA
Contract level: ICS 13 / D-1
Contract duration: One year, renewable
For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link:https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-of…
More information about rosters can be found here: https://www.unops.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/HR/GPRS/UNOPS_Rosters_flye…
Aditional considerations
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

HOW TO APPLY:
Additional considerations
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Jobs at Plan International Zambia , Deadline 25 October 2016


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation 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 it’s 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 over 75 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.
We are looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the positions of Project Manager, Programme Coordinators, and M&E Officer on the Norwegian Agency for International Development (NORAD) four year funded projects framework.
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – ‘Yes I do Project’ (1) LUSAKA
Job Purpose: To ensure programme effectiveness and learning in the delivery of the Yes I DoProject. He/she will provide technical Monitoring and Evaluation support including the development of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems, data collection, monitoring tools, operational planning, reporting and technical support to alliance partners in Zambia. He/she will also undertake capacity building of staff and partners in M&E. This position reports to the Quality Effectiveness Manager.
Programme Coordinator Education NORAD Project – Luapula PU(1 position), Central PU (1 position )
Position Description
Reporting to the Programme Unit Manager at the Programme Unit (PU), with a dotted line relationship to the Programme Manager Education, at the Country Office, s/he supports the promotion of education and learning at all levels in the Programme Unit in line with Plan International’s Child Centered Community Development Approach.
Project Manager – NORAD Framework (Lusaka Position -1)
Position Description
The Project Manager NORAD Framework is a full time position whose purpose is to provide leadership in the management and overall delivery of the three projects under the NORAD Framework. He/she will lead the project team in planning, implementation, partnership management in line with Plan International’s Child Centred Community Development Approach (CCCD) and the Country Strategic Plan. He/she will also lead in the reporting of the project and responsible for timely delivery of the activities according to the objectives of the projects and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders .The manager will be the contact person for all the projects activities in Plan International Zambia. The position reports to the Programme Manager Child Protection.
For full details on the job profile please send an email, clearly stating the job title of interest tojobszambia@plan-international.org. 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 25 October 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Careers at Standard Chartered Bank Zambia


Operational Risk Officer

Act as the main contact to coordinate with Regional Head of PROPERTY OR for all operational risk issues.
Implement robust processes and controls within PROPERTY to meet all regulatory and Group requirements including Conduct.
Coordinating, driving and directing effective compliance by embedding an effective Operational Risk Framework (ORF) within PROPERTY to ensure all areas manage operational risks in a proactive, risk based and disciplined manner.
To ensure the operational risk policies and procedures and the OR Management Framework is effectively embedded and communicated across the Region.
Assist PROPERTY in overseeing Operational Risk Management, Risk Control Areas, Safety & Security and Damage to Assets are being actively controlled from an end-to-end perspective through the PROPERTY Operational Risk Group.
Support PROPERTY to drive operational risk management disciplines that facilitate the balance of business growth with firm control of risk and protect the achievement of superior financial performance.
Ensure proper functioning of day-to-day controls, by performing periodic assessment and monitoring activities as well as timely identification, escalation and resolution of risk issues.
To uphold the integrity of the PROPERTY operational risk decisions within the region, and in particular for ensuring that operational risks are properly assessed, that risk/return and control cost/benefit decisions are made transparently on the basis of the proper assessment, and are controlled in accordance with the Groups standards and Risk Appetite.
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Jobs at Plan International Zambia , Deadline – Friday 23rd September 2016


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation 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 it’s 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 over 75 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.
We are looking for an experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individual to fill the following vacancy:
1. Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – NORAD Framework (Child Protection, Child Marriages & Education Projects) (1) LUSAKA
Job purpose:
To ensure programme effectiveness and learning in the delivery of the child protection, child marriages and education thematic areas in the Norad framework. He/she will provide technical leadership on all Norad project team in M&E, including the development of the M&E system, monitoring tools, operational planning, reporting, and capacity building.
Gender Specialist
Position Description
The Gender Specialist position is a full time position on the USAID funded Zambian Community HIV Prevention Project. He/she will represent Plan International on this consortium; reporting directly to Plan’s Program and Strategy Manager (PSM). The Gender Specialist will have overall responsibility and lead the Gender component of the project. He/she will be responsible for ensuring that gender consideration is integrated into all areas of the project including implementation to ensure that the approach is indeed gender-transformative.
Water & Sanitation Programme Coordinator (1) Luapula Programme Unit – MANSA
Job purpose:
This position is being established to support delivery of Plan International Zambia’s Water and Sanitation Country Programme through projects (Strengthening District Management to Improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education in schools).
Finance Officer – NORAD Framework (Child Protection, Promoting Girls Education and Fighting Child Marriage) (1) LUSAKA
Key responsibilities for this position include:
  • Preparation of Payment Vouchers and Journal entries to record correct financial records in Financial System
  • Review and Monitor project advances and ensure proper accountability of funds.
  • Review all Project Outlines to ensure budget allocation conforms to approved donor budget.
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – EU Framework (Child Protection and Health Projects) (1) LUSAKA
Job Purpose:
To ensure programme effectiveness and learning in the delivery of the Child Protection Country Programme. The M&E Officer will provide support to the Child Protection Country Programme and partner organisations. The officer will also be responsible for development of the M&E system, monitoring tools, operational planning, reporting, and capacity building of partners in M&E.
Country Accountant – Country Office (1)
Position Description
Job Purpose:
The position is responsible for general accounting at the Country Office, and supporting the Programme Units (PUs) to ensure correct accounting of transaction. S/he will also facilitate the generation of financial and management information, and reports as required internally including externally.
For full details on the job profile please send an email, clearly stating the job title of interest tojobszambia@plan-international.org. Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Friday 23rd September 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Country Human Resource Manager
Plan International Zambia
Plot 87A, Kabulonga
P/B 518X Ridgeway
Kabulonga
LUSAKA
Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men

ZAMBIA – CONSULTANCY (NATIONAL STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK IMPACT EVALUATION)


Closing date: 12.00pm (East Africa Time) on Monday 4th July 2016
Salary: Please see Terms of Reference
Location: Zambia
Restless Development developed a National Strategic Framework 2011-2015. The framework is an anchor to the youth developmental activities. Since the commencement of the strategy, over 500 young Zambians have volunteered on Restless Development programmes, with many of these alumni going on to find gainful employment and career opportunities within Zambia and indeed elsewhere. So far the young people form an ever growing national alumni network that continues to engage in the work of Restless Development and to receive on-going support towards career development.
Restless Development Zambia would like to commission an End line evaluation assessment of the NSF. This assessment will assess the effectiveness of our Models that have been implemented for the past five years in over 5 provinces in partnership with the local Government, National stakeholders and the Youth sector in influencing policy and development.
The closing date for submisions is 12.00pm (EAT) on Monday 4th July 2016. Please submit proposals to:zambiajobs@restlessdevelopment.org.