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Call for Expression of Interest: Ishiwi Endline Survey

Request for Expression of Interest: Ishiwi Endline Survey

Restless Development is a global agency for youth led change that supports young people to demand and deliver a just and sustainable world for all. Restless Development has been equipping youth to voice their priorities, facilitating their access to decision makers for accountability and supporting platforms for youth to demonstrate that they are effective change agents.

Restless Development has been working on the Ishiwi project for the last two years, in partnership with BBC Media Action (the BBC‘s international development charity) in implementing the project.

Restless Development and BBC Media Action are calling for proposals from various research organizations/agencies to conduct an endline survey for their Ishiwi project to be conducted in June to July 2018. The purpose of the survey is to evaluate the outcomes/impact of the Governance programmes it is implementing. The programmes have been running for two and a half years, ending in August 2018.

Interested bidders should send request for Terms of Reference email protected

Bids should be sent via email with the subject heading clearly marked “Expression of Interest: Ishiwi Project Endline Survey”, should be sent to email protected on or before 25th May 2018 at 17:00 hours. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Governance Officer – Extractive industries

Job Opportunities at Counterpart International

Fostering Accountability and Transparency (FACT)

Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities to address complex development challenges and building effective governance and institutions. For more information visit www.Counterpart.org

SUMMARY:

Counterpart International is implementing a USAID-funded 5 and half year Cooperative Agreement for the Fostering Accountability and Transparency in Zambia (FACT Zambia) project. The program will improve the ability of Zambian civil society organizations (CSOSs) and citizens to collaborate with selected government entities to enhance and promote transparency and accountability in the delivery of targeted public services. The first objective of the program is to encourage civic participation among Zambians by strengthening the ability of CSOs to engage with grassroots constituencies in the areas of education, health and HIV/AIDS, sustainable rural livelihoods, and environment. The second objective aims to increase and improve the engagement between citizens and government service providers in these sectors. The Governance Officer- Extractive industries will provide technical expertise and guidance in the design and implementation of activities related to sustainable mining and environment in support of the Zambia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (ZEITI). Activities will focus on enabling communities to advocate for increased social benefits from mining activities for improved public service delivery.



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the conceptualization, development, quality assurance, and implementation monitoring of the extractives governance program in line with the FACT Zambia program framework.
  • Lead the sub-grantee solicitation, selection and grant management process for up to three local partner organizations
  • Coordinate and co-facilitate capacity strengthening of local CBOs and NGOs in social accountability, policy analysis, advocacy processes and campaigns, and any organizational capacity issues that might arise.
  • Support NGOs and CBOs in community mobilization and public outreach activities to broaden the oversight and participatory role of affected communities in extractive discussions and priority setting in social benefits sharing mechanisms and processes.
  • In collaboration with the Zambia EITI Secretariat, support public outreach efforts on the EITI mechanism.
  • Develop strong organizational relationships and partnerships with local and national government authorities responsible for delivering and managing services and resources.
  • Provide leadership in networking and building strategic alliances in the Extractives sector in line with the FACT Zambia program framework.
  • Spearhead the championing of women, youth and other marginalized groups in the extractives as leaders and change agents.
  • In coordination with the M&E Manager support the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communications.
  • Organize regular field monitoring visits of sub-grantees, and ensure timely and comprehensive reports (monthly, quarterly and annual)
  • Support the Grants officer in ensuring that sub-grants are compliant and report any deviations from the project design.

QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, environmental economics or related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in successfully implementing governance and social accountability projects with an excellent understanding of sector policy, advocacy, accountability and transparency issues in the extractives in Zambia.
  • Experience of policy engagement and advocacy and civic engagement in the environment, mining, natural resources and the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative.
  • Experience in grant making and management
  • Experience on USAID projects and understanding of rules and regulations
  • Good understanding and experience in working on the EITI mechanisms
  • Experience of leading and working successfully on capacity development processes and methodologies with good facilitation skills.
  • A collaborator, able to build effective partnerships and networks
  • A team player
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to travel regularly to support partners outside of Lusaka up to 40% of your time
  • Commitment to gender and inclusive integration, experience with gender and inclusive integration a plus.
  • Working knowledge of local Zambian languages (kiikaonde, Chilunda, Cinyanja and Citonga) a plus.



TO APPLY:

Please submit your CV of no more than four (4) pages with a covering letter to zambia@counterpart.org. Clearly indicate Governance Officer- Extractive Industries in the subject line. Closing date 23 March 2018. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY CERTIFICATES OR TRANSCRIPTS OF RESULTS. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

“Counterpart International is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.”

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Project Officer (1 New Position)

ROLE PURPOSE:

The incumbent will support Child Rights Governance Programmes and will consolidate and scale up Save the children work on research, capacity building and advocacy activities at national level to ensure more and better spending on children by government and local stakeholders. This will be achieved through budget advocacy, building and strengthening community and child engagement in the development, planning and implementation and monitoring of budgets. Supporting the strengthening of structures to influence public spending on children in line with the three breakthrough (Health, Education and Child Protection) to ensure that all children in Zambia, especially the poorest, benefit from greater public investment and better use of public resources in order to realise their rights.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Supporting the partners to implement programmes under the Sida CSO Project under the Child Rights Governance and Child Protection thematic area at all levels (District, provincial and national level).
  • Documenting project/partner experiences to capture the good practices, results and impacts achieved and any other experiences relevant for sharing with others.
  • Ensure effective implementation of national level work on Investment in Children.
  • Responsible for setting up meetings and ensuring CRG and Child Protection interventions under the project are on track.
  • Establish an innovative model of how SC can engage in new communities through working with them in a systematic manner that could be adopted and institutionalized elsewhere.
  • Establish a consistent and well documented approach to local level engagement (communities and local government, private sector and civil society an engagement) and be known for it in Zambia
  •  Scale up/sustain work on influencing local and national budgets, tracking expenditure and influencing resource mobilization to invest in children
  • Analyse reports and funding requests from the partners, providing feed-back and recommending transfer of funds
  • Prepare quality semi-annual and annual reports as per the requirements of the agency and the grants on time.
  • Ensure timely disbursement of funds to implementing partners including ensuring efficient utilisation of funds.
  • Undertake field monitoring visit.
  • Liaise with other practitioners in a similar field of work and with government on policy and practice issues and informing them of our interventions and work.
  • The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
  • Programme planning, budgeting and tracking of expenditure




QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • University degree in Social Sciences or relevant area;
  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience with right-based issues; preferably children’s rights within civil society sector;
  • Strong knowledge of Children’s rights and governance.
  • Demonstrated skills in the design of human rights projects
  • Experience in proposal development
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve objectives
  • English language proficiency a must, local languages an added advantage
  • Strong communication(verbal and writing skills) , interpersonal and representational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to dynamic changes and fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of word, Microsoft excel and power point

Please visit our website on https://zambia.savethechildren.net/about-us for detailed job advertisement indicating specific requirements needed for the position.

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 jobs.zambia@savethechildren.org .

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 21st January 2018 (Extended for one week).

Only short listed candidates will be notified. Save the Children reserves the right to re advertise if suitable applicants are not found.

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Education and Capacity Building Governance Officer

Job Opportunities at Counterpart International

Fostering Accountability and Transparency (FACT)

Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities to address complex development challenges and building effective governance and institutions. For more information visit www.Counterpart.org

SUMMARY:

Counterpart International is implementing a USAID funded 5- year Cooperative Agreement for the Fostering Accountability and Transparency in Zambia (FACT Zambia) project. The program will improve the ability of Zambian civil society organizations (CSOSs) and citizens to collaborate with selected government entities to enhance and promote transparency and accountability in the delivery of targeted public services. The first objective of the program is to encourage civic participation among Zambians by strengthening the ability of CSOs to engage with grassroots constituencies in the areas of education, health and HIV/AIDS, sustainable rural livelihoods, and environment. The second objective aims to increase and improve the engagement between citizens and government service providers in these sectors.



Counterpart has a vacancy for the position of Education and Capacity Building Governance Officer.

SUMMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide vision, leadership, strategic management and oversight of the program’s education-related activities in Zambia.
  • Inform the technical direction of the project and provide technical expertise to program design, collaboration activities, and reporting to support community engagement and oversight in education management.
  • Broaden the scope of FACT to consistently link and draw from new developments in the education sector and especially with other USAID funded projects.
  • Promote and support the integration of gender and inclusiveness as defined by the FACT integration strategy.
  • Mentor sub-grantee partners and constituents to deliver program effectively and efficiently.
  • Guide and ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communications.
  • Organize regular field monitoring visits of sub-grantees, and ensure timely and comprehensive report (monthly, quarterly and annual)
  • Support the Grants officer in ensuring that sub-grants are compliant and report any deviations from the project design.

Candidates must meet or exceed the following requirements for this position:

  • Bachelor Degree in education, social science, or related field with minimum of 5 years’ experience in successfully implementing education governance and social accountability projects with an excellent understanding of sector policy, advocacy, accountability and transparency issues in Zambia
  • A team player, with a flexible but purposeful mindset.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to travel regularly to support partners outside of Lusaka up to 30% of your time

Please submit your CV of no more than four (4) pages with a covering letter to zambia@counterpart.org. Clearly indicate Education and Capacity Building Governance Officer in the subject line. .. Closing date 29 December 2017. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY CERTIFICATES OR TRANSCRIPTS OF RESULTS.

Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

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Job Post at Zambian Governance Foundation


The Zambian Governance Foundation (ZGF), a non-for profit organisation, was established in 2009 to build the capacity of civil society organisations to influence policy processes at national and sub-national levels in order to advance government accountability and responsiveness to the needs of the poor and vulnerable. ZGF plans to revise its two websites: http://zambiagovernance.org/ and http://say-zambia.org/ and is looking to engage a consultant who will revise the specified websites by focusing on the design and navigation aspects of both sites while maintaining the integrity of the structure of the website.

Website Developer

If you are interested in sending in an expression of interest for the consultancy, kindly click the following link (Website Developer). to view the detailed Terms of Reference. Individuals can send their EOI comprising of a CV, full contact details, telephone / fax numbers, physical address, proof of previous clients and valid e-mail address while companies are expected to send their company profile, CV, certificate of incorporation or registration, full contact details, telephone / fax numbers and contact person, physical and valid e-mail address), tax clearance certificate, and documented proof of existing / previous clients to procurement@zgf.org.zm. The closing date for receiving Expressions of Interest is Friday, 9th June 2017. Should we decide to take your application further, we will get in touch with you.

9 Mansansa Close, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Tel: +260 211 239413, Fax +260 211 238380, e-mail: zgf@zgf.org.zm

RECRUITMENT AT WFP ZAMBIA , MAY 2017

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

IT OPERATIONS ASSISTANT G4 (SC)

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: University Degree/Diploma with a higher technical background supplemented by technical training in electronic or telecommunications, computer technology or other related field.

Language: Fluency in English both oral and written communication

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The Job holder will report to the Information Technology Officer.

JOB PURPOSE

To deliver standard software and hardware support services, as well as monitoring and maintaining a wide range of information sources, to contribute to the effective delivery of IT services.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Administer user access to systems and databases, monitor system and application usage.
Carry-out system and equipment maintenance tasks, such as back-up system data and system protection, to ensure they are running effectively and enable easy and efficient use.
Assist in the maintenance of systems and equipment by carrying out routine tasks, such as backing up data, monitoring network and systems, servers and peripherals, running systems diagnostics, patch management and system optimization.
Respond to basic queries about technology and systems to support the correct application of
Receive and inspect all incoming assets and report discrepancies in IT materials inventory to Inventory management officer to ensure materials are effectively tracked.
Perform basic beta testing and support the roll out of new versions of centrally supported software to ensure software is operational for WFP staff.
Ensure information is up to date and accurate within inventories, databases, websites, and archives in order to support senior officers in managing these systems.
Collate information to be included in standard material such as training documentation and web content, to contribute to the availability of information about services and products.
Elicit and document business needs in accordance with end user requirement.
Assist in training and support of users of technology and systems, such as audio/videoconferences, meetings, databases, registries and networks.
Identify and recommend initiatives that take advantage of opportunities to enhance and improve systems and processes while reducing costs.
Under the supervision of the Business Transformation Officer, provide technical support to Country Office IT project
Perform any other duties as required.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

Analytics tools – PowerBI, Tableau, Data collection tool programming and utilization, trending innovations supporting alleviation of hunger and poverty.
General knowledge of IT service management, IT Governance, UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

At least two years of progressively responsible job related experience in information technology or telecommunications or information management, such as, WAN/LAN networking, operating systems, telephone services, application design, helpdesk and project support services.
Basic hardware and software troubleshooting experience.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for submission of application is 31 May 2017.

MORE AND APPLY

INTERNAL AUDITOR Wanted at Zambian Governance Foundation


The Zambian Governance Foundation (ZGF), a non-for profit organisation, was established enhance the capacity of Zambian civil society organisations involved in pro-poor policy engagement work.

ZGF now wishes to recruit new team members. If you are highly professional, passionate about driving positive change, ready to take on new tasks as a result of organisational learning, initiative-taking, and ready to work in a multi-disciplinary team with ability to interact effectively with civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders, ZGF would like to meet with you.

1. Internal Auditor – Part time(1 position)

Under the general direction of the Board and administrative supervision of the Chief Executive Officer and based in Lusaka, you will be responsible for managing the internal audit function for ZGF, plans and conducts internal audits to prevent any fraud, assess risks and highlight departures from prescribed controls, policies and procedures to safeguard ZGF financial resources and other assets.

You have 5 years of post-qualifying relevant experience.

Education and training: ability to perform higher level specialized work; Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and / or full ACCA/ZICA/CIMA; A member of ZICA

To discuss this opportunity with us, send an application comprising application letter, CV and copies of relevant certificates to jobs@zgf.org.zm . The closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 26th May 2017. Should we decide to take your application further, we will get in touch with you.

Legal Manager Governance

The National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) wishes to recruit for the under listed position to be based at its Head Office in Lusaka. The successful applicant will be expected to have demonstrable competencies relevant to the job and will be offered competitive remuneration packages.

1.0 LEGAL MANAGER GOVERNANCE: NPS03 (01)

The Legal Manager – Governance is responsible for providing support to the Authority Secretary in the provision of secretarial services; formulation and implementation of Authority policies; monitoring and tracking the implementation of Board resolutions; ensuring efficient and effective operations of board and promotion of best practice corporate governance.




1.1 MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The main duties and responsibilities under this role include:

  • Assist the Authority Secretary to provide a professional advisory service to the Board of Trustees and Board Committees on corporate governance issues and statutory requirements.
  • Assist the Authority Secretary to provide effective and efficient secretarial services in line with internally agreed timelines and standards.
  • Ensures the Authority is compliant with the laws, its constitutional documents and mandates;
    • Prepares annual returns and all returns relating to governance.
    • Prepares input for Annual Report; and
    • Provides input into Audit reports.
  • Assist the Authority Secretary to identify shortcomings or opportunities for improvement in committee operations, provides recommendations for improvement to the chairperson/s and implements actions as agreed.
  • Ensures Board committee membership remains appropriately aligned to the organisational structure and that membership facilitates the ability of the Board committee to fulfil their mandate.
  • Ensure that a hard copy of every session of the Board and relevant Committee Pack are kept in the appropriate place.
  • Maintain record of the updated laws, regulations, Board and Committee Charters, Governance Policies, Regulatory Statements and any other important governance documents that may need to be referenced by the Board.
  • Assist the Authority Secretary to review and reassess the adequacy of the Authority’s corporate governance principles and practices periodically and recommend proposed changes to the Board of Trustees.
  • Assist the Authority Secretary prepare the Matters Arising schedule for board and committee meetings, indicating what action has been taken or why action has not been taken.
  • Coordinate board tours and other activities for board members.
  • Coordinate the conflict of interest disclosures, to be signed by every board member.
  • Represents the Directorate on designated management committees including the Integrity Committee to ensure adherence to the law, policy framework and ethical behaviour.
  • Compiles and prepares reports to various stakeholders as required.
  • Provides input into the budget preparation process.



1.2 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Grade 12/ High School Certificate with Five (5) “O” levels including mathematics and English.
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
  • Practicing certificate.
  • Not less than five (5) years’ experience as a Legal Manager, Governance, in an organization of similar size or reputable law firm with similar legal complexity.

1.3 OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Strategic thinking and planning.
  • Pension management law and regulations (NPS Act).
  • Stakeholder management.
  • Legal strategy development, formulation and implementation.
  • Court practice and processes.
  • Legal advisory and adjudication.
  • Arbitration and mediation (ADR).
  • Litigation.
  • Legal governance.
  • Board affairs management.
  • Excellence.
  • Decision-making.
  • Corporate Citizenship.

2.0 TO APPLY

Your application letter should be accompanied with your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of relevant certificates and should also specify your contact address and telephone number (s). Application letters should be addressed to: Director Human Resources and Administration National Pension Scheme Authority NAPSA House Levy Business Park Church Road P.O. Box 51275 LUSAKA

The closing date of receipt of applications is 14th April, 2017 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GUARANTEED SOCIAL SECURITY

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Recruitment at Zambian Governance Foundation , Feb 2017


Zambian Governance Foundation (ZGF) is a non-governmental organisation that offers capacity development and funding to strengthen civil society in Zambia.
ZGF seeks to employ a highly qualified Capacity Development Manager who will be responsible for overall policy formulation, strategic planning, promotion of ZGF vision, organisational development and growth of ZGF.
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Health Governance and Capacity Building Officer

Job Opportunities at Counterpart International

Fostering Accountability and Transparency (FACT)

Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities to address complex development challenges and building effective governance and institutions. For more information visit www.Counterpart.org




Summary:

Counterpart International is implementing a USAID funded 5- year Cooperative Agreement for the Fostering Accountability and Transparency in Zambia (FACT Zambia) project. The program will improve the ability of Zambian civil society organizations (CSOSs) and citizens to collaborate with selected government entities to enhance and promote transparency and accountability in the delivery of targeted public services. The first objective of the program is to encourage civic participation among Zambians by strengthening the ability of CSOs to engage with grassroots constituencies in the areas of education, health and HIV/AIDS, sustainable rural livelihoods, and environment. The second objective aims to increase and improve the engagement between citizens and government service providers in these sectors.

Counterpart has a vacancy for the position of  Health Governance and Capacity Building Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision, leadership, strategic management and oversight of the FACT program’s health-related activities in Zambia.
  • Provide technical expertise (health and HIV/AIDS) to program design, collaboration activities, and reporting to support community engagement and oversight in health governance.
  • In liaison with the Capacity building officer, explore potential and opportunity for capacity strengthening of local CBOs and NGOs in social accountability, policy analysis, advocacy processes and campaigns, and any organizational capacity issues that might arise.
  • Support the knowledge building and cross learning among program sector themes and create synergies to maximize results with other programs on social accountability.
  • Develop and regularly maintain strong organizational relationships and partnerships with local and national government authorities.
  • Promote the inclusion of local communities, especially women and youth and other marginalized groups, as leaders in project design and planning.
  • Promote and support the integration of gender and inclusiveness as defined by the FACT integration strategy.
  • Mentor sub-grantee partners and constituents to deliver program effectively and efficiently.
  • Guide and ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communications.
  • Organize regular field monitoring visits of sub-grantees, and ensure timely and comprehensive report (monthly, quarterly and annual)
  • Compile regular reports, success stories and other updates on monthly and quarterly basis
  • Support the Grants officer in ensuring that sub-grants are compliant and report any deviations from the project design.



Candidates must meet or exceed the following requirements for this position:

  • Bachelor Degree in health, social science, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in successfully implementing health, HIV/AIDS and governance projects with an excellent understanding of sector policy, advocacy, accountability and transparency issues in Zambia
  • Experience working successfully with stakeholders such as Ministries of Health and other government agencies, networks of Health care providers and/or other health alliances and networks.
  • Experience of capacity development processes and methodologies with good facilitation skills.
  • A collaborator, able to build effective collaborations and networks
  • A team player, with a flexible but purposeful mindset
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to travel regularly to support partners outside of Lusaka up to 30% of your time

Please submit your CV of no more than four (4) pages with a covering letter to zambia@counterpart.org. Clearly indicate Health Governance and Capacity Building Officer in the subject line.

Closing date 25 January 2017.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY CERTIFICATES OR TRANSCRIPTS OF RESULTS.