Agriculture Technology Specialist

Title: Agriculture Technology Specialist, Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centre, Zambia

Reports to: Program Manager and the Director – ATDC (dotted line)

Location: Zambia

Travel: 20% travel, locally and internationally

Partners: The University of Zambia and TechnoServe

The University of Zambia: www.unza.zm
TechnoServe Inc.: www.technoserve.org

I. Program Description:

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have funded a three-year project which will provide technical support to two Agriculture Technology Demonstration Centres (ATDC) in Mozambique and Zambia. The goal of the project is to improve the effectiveness of the Chinese funded ATDC’s as technology and innovation hubs, making them key contributors to country led, inclusive agricultural transformation.

The project includes two core components; the first will support the ATDC leadership and staff to build their management capacity and strengthen organizational functions and the second component will enhance the ATDC’s capacity to identify, demonstrate, and pilot transformative technologies in key value chains. In Zambia, the focus will be on the indigenous poultry (free range or village chicken) value chain which was selected after a study was conducted on behalf of the ATDC. The project involves significant stakeholder engagement of value chain actors including the private sector, NGOs and Government ministries and institutions with the University of Zambia (UNZA) playing a significant role as the primary partner.

II. Position Description:

The Agriculture Technology Specialist is a three-year project funded position. The position will be housed at the ATDC with the first year’s employment through TechnoServe. To align with the goal of ensuring sustainability of the centre, the subsequent years of employment will be through University of Zambia with the vision of continuing beyond the life of the project.

The Agriculture Technology Specialist will be responsible for the introduction of the four-step ATDC Technology Transfer Model for the Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centre program in Zambia.

The Agriculture Technology Specialist’s role is:

To identify, test, and evaluate improved technologies and models;To support the ATDCs to engage with local research institutes, private sector companies, and NGO projects to identify, test, and evaluate existing technology solutions which might be a good fit with SHF needs;To develop and disseminate training-of-trainers (TOTs) programs and materials on selected technologies;To support capacitation of ATDC to implement ATDC Technology Transfer Model (TTM) process, including the development of various frameworks and tools;To engage in dissemination of results from the TTM to relevant stakeholders; andTo support development of communications regarding results of technology demonstrations and broader ATDC communication needs.

Specific core responsibilities include:

Be part of the design of the Industry Strategic Plan (ISP) for indigenous poultry and manage its implementation;Identify relevant technologies to demonstrate and pilot for the indigenous poultry sector;Conduct and manage the smallholder farmer needs assessment; develop data-sets and facilitate the poultry assessment on behalf of ATDC;Develop training materials and participate in the training of farmers taking part in the Project;Monitor and evaluate the success of demonstration plots and assist to determine the technologies which will be piloted;Monitor and evaluate the success of the poultry pilot which will contribute to the strategy to scale-up implementation;Assist the Program Manager in the implementation of program strategy and activities in accordance with overall programmatic practices (donor relations, communications and visibility, special projects, reporting); andAssist in the effective monitoring and evaluation of program activities including monitoring farmer demonstration and pilot plots.

III. Skills & Experience

Qualifications & experience

Zambian citizen or right to work in Zambia;Degree in agricultural science with a specification in animal husbandry or related discipline, Masters preferred;5 years of experience working in the agriculture sector, preferably in the private sectorProven experience working in the poultry value chain with knowledge in poultry production and preferably directly with indigenous (free range) poultry;Strong knowledge of general agribusiness in Zambia and working with small-holder farmers (SHFs);Strategy development and implementation, and development of strategic partnerships is an added advantage; andPrevious experience working in a multi-cultural environment; knowledge of Chinese culture / language is an added advantage.

Competencies

Results oriented, with proven track record of working to achieve business targets;Strong analytical skills, including quantitative;Demonstrated capacity to produce high quality reports in English;Proven ability to create buy-in and build consensus among colleagues and stakeholders;Strong skills in business software (Excel, PowerPoint etc.);Strong interpersonal and communications skills in a multi-cultural environment;Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports; andWritten and spoken fluency in English.

To Apply: Please submit your application (by email only) to with email ;protected the position title placed in the subject line. Please include (1) cover letter describing your interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) salary history, and (4) telephone contacts of three professional referees. Please include all requirements in one document. Applications will be treated confidentially. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Deadline for applications is 5th June 2018.

Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please

TechnoServe is an equal opportunity employer.

SunBio Local Consultant Trainer

WECREATE is looking to hire a Local Consultant Trainer for its Southern African Network in Bioscience (SANBio) program.

Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is a NEPAD Agency Flagship for collaborative research, development and innovation platform aimed at addressing Southern Africa’s challenges in health and nutrition. The Network is comprised of 13 of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Member States and operates on a Regional Hub (The CSIR in South Africa) and Country Nodes model. The current SANBio Member States are Angola, Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

SANBio with the support of the BioFISA II Programme has partnered with WECREATE as Country Coordinator for Zambia to launch the FemBioBiz Season 2 to develop leadership, technological and business skills in female-owned bio-businesses in the SADC region, to support deal-making and business acceleration in the biosciences arena and create a peer to peer network among the local female bio-entrepreneurs.

The aim of FemBioBiz Season 2 is to create a network of women bioentrepreneurs in the region, provide support to the entrepreneurs for acceleration of their businesses, and by so doing, create awareness for women on the potential careers in the biosciences sector.

Applications are now open for recruitment of a Local Consultant Trainer for phase 1, 2 & 3 of BioFISA II.

Key activities for local trainers:

For the FemBioBiz Season 2, deliverables for the local trainer are:

Phase 1:

a. Draft a training programme for Phase 1 based on Business Model Canvas;
b. Provide pre-engagement preparation material for BMC to selected participants before face to face sessions. Participants are to work on their BMCs BEFORE the training;
c. Provide one group session for clarification on specifics of BMC and to engage with the participants before the face to face engagement;
d. Deliver Phase I training and evaluate the training;
e. Coordinate delivery of pitching event in Phase 1 and selection of participants for

The outcome of phase I training is female bio-entrepreneurs who have a better understanding of their business model and can communicate this model to potential funders.

Phase 2:

f. Draft a training programme for Phase 2 based on in-depth entrepreneurial training;
g. Identify and liaise with suitable mentors and coaches to assist with delivery of some modules in Phase 2;
h. Deliver Phase 2 training and evaluate the training;
i. Coordinate delivery of pitching event in Phase 2 and selection of national finalists at end of

Phase 2.

The outcome of phase 2 training is entrepreneurs who have refined business models that they can pitch to investors/funders. Each participant should have a 3 year commercialisation strategy.

Phase 3:

j. Preparing the national finalists for the regional competition in Phase 3;
k. Capture the lessons learnt (positive and negative) and the outcomes of the training session for future reference and submit these in the final report to the country coordinator.

This platform creates an opportunity for bio-entrepreneurs to create regional networks and seek further funding from investors/funders. Support given to the women should ensure that they are adequately prepared for this opportunity.

Requirements of the trainer

The consultant must fulfil the following minimum requirements to be evaluated as a potential service
provider:

Hold at least a Bachelor’s university degreeProvide three relevant written references from the past three years indicating relevant experience in the training content indicated in 3.3 – Business Model Canvas, Lean Startup approach and Pitching trainingHave excellent reporting and presentation skills in English

For inquiries and application, contact Patrick Shatamuka:

Email: email ;protected / email ;protected

Mobile: +260 977487714

Nutrition Integration Officer x30

CALL FOR NUTRITION INTERGRATION OFFICER (30 OPENINGS)

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identify is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and commitment to serving those in need.

Background

CRS is currently seeking applications from qualified Nutrition Integration Officer candidates for a USAID-funded Scaling Up Nutrition Technical Assistance (SUN TA) contract in Zambia. The maximum amount and duration of the award is $75 million dollars for seven-years (four years, with two optional eighteen month, at the discretion of the donor). This activity is expected to provide multi-sectoral, layered, high-impact technical assistance coupled with targeted, cost effective, evidence-based direct implementation to reduce stunting in targeted districts. The SUN TA activity will be responsible for need-based technical capacity strengthening for National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) and line ministries, at national, provincial and primarily at the district level. This will include capacity building in the development of annual work planning and costing of nutrition priority activities and interventions, mentoring regarding implementation of the activities by the line ministries, progress reporting, advocacy and governance strengthening, learning, and monitoring and evaluation. It will also include direct implementation to address time-sensitive gaps in programming. This activity will work initially in a minimum of 30 districts in Zambia, with the potential to increase the geographic scope in future years.

Position Summary

The Nutrition Integration Officer will report to the District Capacity Strengthening Advisor. S/he will be based and placed at district (to be determined) level to support capacity building of the District Nutrition Coordinating Committee (DNCC) in establishing Care Groups within their communities to ensure a multi-sector approach and the delivery of a package of key nutrition services (through coordinated service delivery and referrals) at the household level to reduce stunting.

Key Responsibilities

Strengthen DNCC and Ward Nutrition Coordinating Committee (WNCC) capacity to establish Care Groups within their communities to ensure a multi-sector approach and layering of key services at household level;Communicate the needs from District for technical assistance to sector experts for the deployment of sector advisors;Coordinate the delivery of intensive technical assistance to DNCC by identifying and supporting multi-sector needs of districts;Work with key line ministries to ensure coordinated layering of nutrition interventions to First 1000-dayhouseholds using the Care Group Model and;Support Monitoring and Evaluation Officers as they work with District line ministries to set up monitoring and reporting mechanisms for Care Groups and layered services to First 1000-day households

Qualifications

Bachelor’s in progress with direct experience implementing the Care Group ModelBachelor’s Degree in Public Health, or Nutrition or Clinical Medicine or Social Science is preferredMember of Health Professions Council of Zambia, General Nursing Council of Zambia or Nutrition Association of ZambiaSeven (7) years of work experience in health and nutrition programsExperience of working with NGOs and other partners on Nutrition required, on the Care Group Model is a plusDemonstrated experience coordinating with and advocating among a broad set of diverse stakeholders including communities, local and national governments, including National Food and Nutrition Commission, NGOs, and other local partnersProven ability to provide representation at donor and District level meetingsProficiency in using MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Personal Skills

Excellent relationship management skills with ability to work collaboratively with District line ministries and other SUN stakeholders as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural teamsStrategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking capacity and skillsExcellent writing skillsAbility to verify the validity of data, coach toward and support reporting accuracy, interpret and analyze dataService –oriented, supportive to counterparts, proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Travel Required: Up to 40% to communities within the assigned District; 10% outside of the District

Key Working Relationships
Supervisory: None
Internal: District Capacity Strengthening Advisors, liaise with each of the sector experts
External: SUN Stakeholders, and line ministries at the district level
Agency-wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

Trusting RelationshipsProfessional GrowthPartnershipAccountability

Disclaimer: This job description is dependent on future funding. The job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicant Instructions: Please email a cover letter and current CV (inclusive three contactable referees) in MS Word format to: email ;protected. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line. Do not at this stage attach copies of your academic qualifications. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobs-employment.com as the source of this job advertisement.

The closing date for receiving applications is 28th March 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

RECRUITMENT FOR THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT ON PROJECT AWARD

Investments and Partnership Manager

We are living in a time of Peak Youth. Never before and never again will there be such a large generation of young people ready and able to deliver change in their communities. These young people will provide not just the leaders of tomorrow but the energy to bring change today.

Restless Development has recently launched an ambitious new Global Strategy. Responding to the Priorities of young people with a Model for transformative change, our strategy will pioneer both a new type of decentralised Agency locally driven, globally connected and responding to young people and a Youth Collective allowing thousands of local groups & organisations and millions of young people to lead change.

Cutting-edge, values-led and dynamic in our culture, we work out of ten global hubs to offer expertise, support and innovation for youth and partners around the globe.

We are Restless. We are unleashing the power of youth to change our world.

We are currently looking for an Investments and Partnerships Manager to be part of Restless Development’s Zambia team.

Restless Development Zambia has since 2003, 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. We strengthen government, institutions and civil society partners’ capacity to engage with youth. Our evidence based policy engagement is unique in its approach, cutting across government, private sector and the NGO sector and this has set us apart as an innovative partner in development.

The Investment and Partnerships Manager will lead on building relationships with the private sector in Zambia and pro-actively seek out new potential partners and donors, developing innovative ways to diversify our funding stream, along with maintaining relationships with diverse strategic partners already in place including government, multilateral and bilateral agencies, trusts and foundations. This role will also manage existing donor partnerships in-country, and will work closely with the Hub Director and Leadership Team to enhance programme quality, through effective programme development, proposal writing and project cycle management in line with donor requirements and internal Programme Quality standards.

Please note that this has been re-advertised and the revised timeline is as follows;

19th March,2018 deadline for all applications

23rd March,2018 first round of interviews

Download the recruitment pack fro our website: www.restlessdevelopment.org.

Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

We are living in a time of Peak Youth. Never before and never again will there be such a large generation of young people ready and able to deliver change in their communities. These young people will provide not just the leaders of tomorrow but the energy to bring change today.

Restless Development has recently launched an ambitious new Global Strategy. Responding to the Priorities of young people with a Model for transformative change, our strategy will pioneer both a new type of decentralised Agency locally driven, globally connected and responding to young people and a Youth Collective allowing thousands of local groups & organisations and millions of young people to lead change.

Cutting-edge, values-led and dynamic in our culture, we work out of ten global hubs to offer expertise, support and innovation for youth and partners around the globe.

We are Restless. We are unleashing the power of youth to change our world.

We are currently looking for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to be part of the Programme Quality team within Restless Development’s Zambia.

Restless Development Zambia has since 2003, 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. We strengthen government, institutions and civil society partners’ capacity to engage with youth. Our evidence based policy engagement is unique in its approach, cutting across government, private sector and the NGO sector and this has set us apart as an innovative partner in development.

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will be based at the Kabwe Office and will will determine communications strategy and execute programs to deliver communications objectives throughout the organization. S/he will give training and advice through remote support to colleagues in Restless Development to increase their capacity for design and digital marketing. S/he will also provide oversight to all Restless Development National Public events. The marketing and communications coordinator will also plan content and write copy for organisational publications. Additionally they will also be expected to execute campaigns (Drive corporate strategy and message development, pitch and announcement of strategies, awareness raising, and Young leader signups) and regular update the website and social media platforms this will also include monitoring of our online presence ensuring quality and frequency of communications. The Marketing and Communications coordinator will have excellent writing skills and proven design skills for a variety of print and online media (including experience in Adobe in Design and Photoshop and excellent understanding of digital communications (a flair for social media).

If you feel this role is for you, then please download the job description below and send a completed application form to email ;protected by 11th March, 2018. Please note, we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.

Job Description

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Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobs-employment.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Consultant- Financial Modelling Analyst

Project Background

Zambia Postal Services Corporation is a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE), mandated to provide postal, courier and financial services, and operate a Post Bank. ZamPost boasts of a countrywide post network of 170 branches and a financial services portfolio that includes money transfers (Swiftcash) and agency services consisting of salary payments for civil servants, Road Tax collections, pension payments and Social Cash Transfers.

ZamPost’s post office network and portfolio of complementary services make it a uniquely positioned player that can potentially bridge some of the key challenges confronting financial inclusion in Zambia, including liquidity management and the accessibility of financial services in rural areas.

ZamPost has sought assistance from UNCDF to develop a DFS business strategy and build internal capacity that will enable it to effectively leverage its captive customer base and geographic footprint post-office branches. Scope of assistance includes analysis of different strategic options available to ZamPost (business and partnership models) and recommending the most suitable strategy for entering the DFS space. The strategy work will be accompanied by capacity building of ZamPost staff and sharing best practices, so they can contribute to the strategy’s development and better manage potential challenges in executing the strategy.

Given this background, UNCDF is seeking the services of an Financial Modeling Analyst who is familiar with DFS industry to support the UNCDF’s DFS expert develop a Financial Model and DFS Business Strategy for ZamPost.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the UNCDF Regional Technical Specialist, the Consultant will specifically undertake the following activities:

Conduct interviews of relevant employees at ZamPost to understand the corporation’s long-term commercial goals, budgetary priorities, transactions volumes etc.Conduct field research in Lusaka, Ndola and 5 rural locations to test assumptions and collect inputs (quantitative & qualitative) for developing financial models for different strategic options available to ZamPost in offering DFS services.Lead the financial modelling activity using a range of modelling and scenario-building techniques and tools.Assess opportunity offered by available strategic options by performing financial forecasting, developing revenue models and conducting cost benefit analysis of various strategic options available to ZamPost for leveraging DFS services.Build a comprehensive Financial Model and 3 Year Business Case, including scenario and risk analysis, for the most suitable strategic option available to ZamPost for leveraging DFS services.Provide support and technical inputs to UNCDF DFS Expert towards the design of DFS business strategy for ZamPost.Assist UNCDF DFS Expert develop training modules on DFS and train ZamPost personnel from key internal functions/departments (including Operations, Products, Marketing, IT, Finance, Legal).

The consultant will be required to develop the following deliverables:

Inputs and attendance to the Vision of Perfect workshop for alignment of expectations.Minutes/notes from meetings and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) conducted.Financial forecasting and revenue models for different the strategic options.Comprehensive Financial Model and support to UNCDF DFS Expert in crafting a DFS strategy for ZamPost.Participation in project steering committee for ZamPost and weekly progress meetings.Draft Training modules, guides and assessment tools on DFS tailored for key internal teams/functions.

Education:

A Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Public/Business Administration, Economics or related discipline or the equivalent experience;

Experience:

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in financial services industry at the national or international level is mandatory;A minimum of two (2) years dedicated experience (more desirable) in financial analysis and modeling is required;Demonstrated proficiency with financial analysis and modeling techniques/tools;Demonstrated proficiency with Excel formulas and functions;Understanding of Digital Financial Services concepts and issues related to financial inclusion is highly desirable;Ability to translate highly technical terms into language that is easily understood by the layperson;Excellent attention to detail, a proactive approach to achieving key results, and a high level of thoroughness in a complex multitasking and matrix management environment;

 Language:

    Fluency in English.

Timeline, duration of assignment, duty station and expected places of travel:

Timeline: March 2018 to May 2018. Location(s); The project will be carried out in Lusaka and Ndola.Total Number of Working Days for Assignment : 35 days.

Travel:

 The consultant is expected to collect inputs for the financial model and strategy through interviews of ZamPost officials in Lusaka and Ndola. Consultant is also expected to conduct field research in different provinces of Zambia (up to 5 rural areas, specific locations to be confirmed) and interview ZamPost existing customers (Swiftcash and Social Cash Transfers Beneficiaries) at ZamPost branches in semi-urban and rural areas.

Provision of Monitoring, Progress Controls & Payments:

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of Regional Technical Specialist. Payment will be made upon satisfactory completion of deliverables. All payments are subject to the clearance and approval of the direct supervisor.Final payment shall require a signed performance evaluation of the consultant.

Champions of Change Regional Coordinator CO

 

 

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 a suitable person to fill the positions of Champions of Change Regional Coordinator

Champions of Change Regional Coordinator CO   (3 Year contract)

The role is part for the 18+ Programme on Ending Child, Early, and Forced Marriage in East and Southern Africa. The position is responsible for coordinating an effective and systematic process of building capacities of Country Offices to scale up the Champions of Change for Gender Equality and Girls Rights model. The Incumbent is also responsible for quality assurance, including monitoring and evaluation, during scaling up of the Champions of Change model across the Region of Eastern and Southern Africa (RESA), focusing on the Dutch government-funded framework programme which is being implemented in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, and Ethiopia.

He/she is key for building a social movement of young people to promote gender equality and girls’ rights as part of efforts to end child, early and forced marriage in the region. In addition, the position collaborates with the Global Champions of Change Programme as well as the Global Girls 2030 Team.

Key areas of responsibility include:

Providing guidance and technical support to Country Offices for the implementation of the Champions of Change Model and its different components: including training and capacity building materials, methodologies, and roll out of the Champions of Change M&E Framework.Popularise the Champions of Change model to existing networks and organisations working on gender equalityRepresent Plan within relevant forums and networks of key regional/Global – level players (including donors, strategic and organizational partners) in the field of gender equality, in order to increase Plan’s visibility in the area and position the organisation as a partner of choice.Liaise and coordinate efforts with the Global Girls 2030 team in particular the Global Champions of Change Coordinator on the implementation of the model across the region.Be part of the global and RESA gender networks and support Plan’s Regional/Global training initiatives and promote the exchange of approaches across the region.Support Country Offices in drafting of grant proposals and concept notes relating to the roll out and implementation of the Champions of Change modelFacilitate mechanisms and processes for effective knowledge management among Country Offices (through direct technical assistance, use of share-point, virtual conferences etc).Co-lead the implementation of Champions of Changes approach and tools providing support for their appropriation and mainstreaming in countries working and implementing the Champions of Change model.Identify and implement actions for the scaling up, sustainability, communications/dissemination and funding for Champions of Change model in the regionManage donor compliance conditions, through ensuring quality and timely reporting at the country level and regional level to all donorsEnsure that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Individual Specifications:

Masters Degree in social science along with relevant work experience3 -5 years’ work experience in gender programmingDemonstrated knowledge of gender equality and working with young people, children’s’ rights, including particular issues with respect to the realization of girls’ rights, and international development theory and practice, with specific wide ranging knowledge on issues affecting young people such as child  marriage in the region of East and Southern Africa.Knowledge of transformative gender equality approaches and their application within children´s rights-based approaches to development.High-level communication skills and abilities to interact with a range of actors, including government representatives, CSO representatives and community members.Strong facilitation and training skills to take a team through full implementation of the Champions of Change model.Proven experience of working effectively with dispersed team members, in a matrix management arrangement, and of working with local teams and youths to build their capacity.Programme management experience, including demonstrated experience in fulfilment of donor compliance measures (narrative and financial reporting).Innovative, consultative, and independent thinkerStrong analytical skillsResource mobilisation skills – proposal development and appraisals for programme work preferably in an NGO settingPromotes high performance by all staffPromotes innovation and learning

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 Friday 13th October 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.

JOBS AT RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT ZAMBIA , DEADLINE 10 JUNE 2017

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SENIOR PROGRAMME QUALITY AND INVESTMENTS MANAGER

Closing date: 10th June Saturday

Salary: Gross annual salary ZMW 224,484

Preferred Start Date: 5th July 2017

Location: Kabwe, Zambia

“When young people are given enough capacity, support and trust, they are an unstoppable force for positive change.”
Primrose Manyalo, Zimbabwe

We are living in a time of Peak Youth. Never before and never again will there be such a large generation of young people ready and able to deliver change in their communities. These young people will provide not just the leaders of tomorrow but the energy to bring change today.

Restless Development has recently launched an ambitious new Global Strategy. Responding to the Priorities of young people with a Model for transformative change, our strategy will pioneer both a new type of decentralised Agency locally driven, globally connected and responding to young people and a Youth Collective allowing thousands of local groups & organisations and millions of young people to lead change.

Cutting-edge, values-led and dynamic in our culture, we work out of ten global hubs to offer expertise, support and innovation for youth and partners around the globe. We are Restless. We are unleashing the power of youth to change our world.

Restless Development Zambia has since 2003, 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. We strengthen government, institutional and civil society partners’ capacity to engage with youth. Our evidence based policy engagement is unique in its approach, cutting across government, private sector and the NGO sector and this has set us apart as an innovative partner in development.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual with plenty of potential to succeed in a global agency focussed on empowering young people to lead change and development. The successful candidate will take lead in implementing the national strategy, working through the management team to ensure all areas of programmatic, fundraising, people, quality and performance functions are implemented to a high standard.

Please send a completed application form to zambiajobs@restlessdevelopment.org by 10th June Saturday. Please note that we do not accept CVs or cover letters.

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Closing date: 10th June Saturday

Salary: Gross annual salary ZMW 155,504

Preferred Start Date: 5th July 2017

Location: Kabwe, Zambia

“When young people are given enough capacity, support and trust, they are an unstoppable force for positive change.”
Primrose Manyalo, Zimbabwe

We are living in a time of Peak Youth. Never before and never again will there be such a large generation of young people ready and able to deliver change in their communities. These young people will provide not just the leaders of tomorrow but the energy to bring change today.

Restless Development has recently launched an ambitious new Global Strategy. Responding to the Priorities of young people with a Model for transformative change, our strategy will pioneer both a new type of decentralised Agency locally driven, globally connected and responding to young people and a Youth Collective allowing thousands of local groups & organisations and millions of young people to lead change.

Cutting-edge, values-led and dynamic in our culture, we work out of ten global hubs to offer expertise, support and innovation for youth and partners around the globe. We are Restless. We are unleashing the power of youth to change our world.

Restless Development Zambia has since 2003, 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. We strengthen government, institutional and civil society partners’ capacity to engage with youth. Our evidence based policy engagement is unique in its approach, cutting across government, private sector and the NGO sector and this has set us apart as an innovative partner in development.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual with plenty of potential to succeed in a global agency focussed on empowering young people to lead change and development. The successful candidate will take lead in implementing the Sexual Rights

goal

supported by a Coordinator and Assistant Programme Coordinators. The Senior Programme Coordinator will also provide support in ensuring that all elements of the

Youth Collective

are achieving impact.

Please send a completed application form to zambiajobs@restlessdevelopment.org by 10th June Saturday. Please note that we do not accept CVs or cover letters.

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Chief – Total Rewards and Performance Management Officer

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THE BANK:

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

THE COMPLEX:

The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services. The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, information technology, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and safety strategies.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:

The role of the Human Resources Management department is to develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the Human Resources Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.

In order to create a truly transformed human resources work-way, the Human Resources Management department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and human resources delivery; Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training and best practice benchmarking; Human Resources Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach. This new Human Resources Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.

The Staff Training and Development Division embeds a strategic approach to human resource development and management that results in more effective talent and performance management including strategic sourcing and career development and mobility, leadership development, compensation and reward, policy and compliance.

THE POSITION:

The Chief Total Rewards and Performance Management Officer provides strategic and operational leadership in the design, development, implementation, administration, and communication of our Total Rewards programs and Performance Management in the Bank. He/she oversees and administers the employees’ monetary and non-monetary rewards and benefits by assessing and understanding employee needs and designing targeted programs that will increase performance, organizational trust and satisfaction. The goal is to ensure effective staff engagement and our ability to attract, retain and motivate high quality employees while reducing turnover and enhancing the Bank’s profile as best place to work. He/she manages the Total Rewards & Recognition as well as the Performance Management.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager – Staff Development and Training, the Chief Total Awards and Performance Management Officer will undertake two (2) key activities: i) Total Reward and Recognition, and ii) Performance Management programs and activities. He/ she will be responsible to:

1. Analyse current rewards and recognition programs to ensure they align with the Bank’s business strategy and ensure that rewards programs optimize the ability to attract, motivate and retain top talent.

2. Lead the definition and designing of the Bank’s Employee Value Proposition especially in relation to total rewards and recognition elements.

3. Analyse the market competitiveness and cost-effectiveness of rewards to ensure they optimize our ability to attract top talent using various methods and techniques to make data-based decisions on direct financial, indirect financial and non-financial compensation and benefits elements.

4. Assess employees’ needs by conducting organizational psychology surveys to find out what motivates and engages employees.

5. Provide expertise for job analysis and evaluations in liaison with recruitment, workforce planning, job descriptions and evaluation team.

6. Participate in salary and labour market surveys to determine prevailing reward practices, rates and benefits. Monitor comparators practices, market conditions, and classification and compensation trends to inform the formulation of baseline standards for the development of the total rewards strategy and policy in the Bank.

7. Partner with corporate and business leadership and Human Resources Business Partners to leverage compensation and benefits programs and proposes differentiated pay systems to invest in the segments of workforce that contribute the most value to meet organizational objectives.

8. Deploy effective communication strategies and success metrics relating to rewards and performance management in the Bank; Deliver and execute the Bank’s staff retention strategy.

9. Conduct ongoing research into emerging trends, issues and best practices and periodic audits to assess relevance and compliance reward practices.

10. Execute the Bank’s rewards policy and enhance it towards a Total Reward Model and Pay for Performance practices in the Bank.

11. Oversee the development of high level strategic management reports including making recommendations for Management and Board consideration.

12. Lead the development and management of Human Resources Information Systems to enhance Human Resources reporting/analytics capabilities on rewards and performance management.

13. Act as the lead expert to advise and support the Bank and its management to harness, direct and support teams and individuals to engage in delivering the organisation’s mission and objectives; designing and leading the necessary initiatives to incubate and promote performance culture within the Bank.

14. In liaison with Management of the Bank, analyse performance management needs of the Bank and develop relevant long-term programs and strategies for implementation; including the necessary monitoring for Bank-wide standards and supervision of cycles, activities, milestones and communications.

15. Assist Human Resources Business Partners in the monitoring and review of staff performance and provide coaching and advice.

16. Support the department and Human Resources Business Partners on areas of research, data collection, statistical analysis and performance reporting and Policies and Procedures. This may include the investigation of the causes of poor performance and in developing, and implementing actions for the improvement of performance and delivery.

17. Work with teams across the Human Resources Management department including Human Resources Business Partners to manage more complex project on total rewards and performance management and ensure internal capacity building and policy compliance.

18. Seek out opportunities for the implementation of bespoke Human Resources interventions that build organisational resilience, capacity and capability of services, evaluating interventions to ensure they meet agreed targets.

19. Contribute to the review of existing systems and policies; and develop new policies and program in the areas of rewards and recognition, performance management, coaching and mentoring.

20. Develop best practice organisational performance policies and procedures and strategy that supports the implementation of performance management framework model having regard to: (i) Vision;( ii) Resources; (iii) Accountability; (iv) Change management process and education, whilst creating a supporting culture committed to Organisational Performance.

21. Ensure that organisational policies, practices and procedures are developed, implemented and maintained ensuring legal compliance in the areas such as: (i) Total Reward (ii) Discrimination and Harassment; (iii) Performance Management; (iii) Organisational Performance Management Framework; (iv) Total Reward Administration (v) Learning and Development; (vi) Human Resource Management.

22. Supervise, mentor and/or coach staff and colleagues to build knowledge and capacity, ensuring a consistent standard of service delivery and strengthen pay for performance culture within the Human Resources Management department and Bank wide.

23. Plan and budget for all activities within the annual budgets cycle ensuring that Performance Management and Total Rewards activities are implemented within the agreed budgets.

24. Oversee the management of vendor relationships, contracts and bid negotiation.

25. Generate annual reports relevant to the Total Rewards & Performance management activities of the Bank and recommend relevant improvements.

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

1. Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Compensation, Public Sector Management, Finance, Accounting, Statistics or related discipline; Additional professional qualification/certification in Human Resources Management, Rewards management or in performance management.

2. Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience as a Human Resources Professional (specialist or generalist) including the following specific areas: Performance Management, Compensation and Benefits, Policy and Programme, Human Resources Business Partnerships or in any other related areas.

3. Strong and demonstrated professional experience in Human Resources Management, compensation and benefits including Total Reward and performance management or in any related domains.

4. Proven ability and experience leading his/her direct reports including performance supervision, development and resource management.

5. Proven experience in applying policy and a balanced approach to risk and resolving issues promptly.

6. Significant experience in the use and application of information & communication systems and software.

7. Substantial experience of resource management and project management.

8. Problem-solving skills; be well organized, and have advanced ability to plan, prioritize and deliver in a pressured work environment: ability to make things happen.

9. Ability to speak with confidence and conviction, build and present a rational case to win support for ideas.

10. Ability to develop effective relationships inside and outside the institution, promote collaboration and deal constructively with conflict and disagreement.

11. Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and the ability to build trust and provide consultancy to different stakeholders.

12. Proven capacity to innovate, and promote change initiatives in Human Resources Management policies in large organizations.

13. Expertise, knowledge and an understanding of principles, practices, and procedures relating to compensation and benefits and performance management.

14. Strong generalist Human Resources experience and in-depth understanding of Human Resources processes and policies with fully operational depth in at least three of the under-listed skill areas (i) Compensation and benefits including Total Rewards (ii) Performance Management & Change Management (iii) Policies design (v) Learning & Development, (vi) Human Resources Information system.

15. Strong financial skills and mathematical aptitude.

16. Sound analytical skills – ability to build and analyze Human Resources data accurately including Human Resources approved key performances indicators.

17. Ability to work in a client-centric, business partnering environment.

18. Sound understanding of the business and operational needs with proven capacity to innovate, and promote change initiatives in corporate human resource policies and services in large organizations;

19. Comprehensive applied knowledge of the fundamentals of employment relationships, legislation and organizational development.

20. Ability to exercise sound judgement and creativity in identifying options and risks in order to make the right decisions around issues that have the potential to have a significantly adverse effect on the organization both in financial and employee relations terms.

21. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French or English, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.

22. Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications. Experience of SAP HR, Project Management software and Access (Database) is advantageous.

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ZAMBIA GOVERNMENT JOBS 2017 – Ministry of Health – January 2017

TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF ICT EQUIPMENT

IFB No. MoH/GFATM/ORD/006/16
FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF ICT EQUIPMENT

1. The Ministry of Health has received funds from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria under the New Funding Model (NFM) grant and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the contract for the supply and delivery of ICT EQUIPMENT.

2. The Ministry of Health now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the Supply and Delivery of ICT Equipment and tablets

3. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding Procedures specified in the Public Procurement Act of 2008 and the Public Procurement Regulations of 2011 and is open to eligible and interested bidders as defined in the Bidding Documents.

4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and/or inspect the bidding document from the MoH website: www.moh.gov.zm or the office of the Head – Procurement and Supplies Unit, MoH, Ndeke House, Haile Selassie Avenue, Lusaka, Zambia. The Telephone number is 260-211-252360 and telefax: 260-211-251404. Telefax and email bids, however, will not be accepted.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non-refundable fee of K500.00 (Kwacha Five hundred) or equivalent in any freely convertible currency at the prevailing exchange rate. Purchase and collection of bidding documents shall be Monday to Friday from 08:00 hours to 16:30 hours.

The method of payment will be cash or bank certified cheque.
6. Bids must be delivered to and placed in the tender box at the address below on or before 10:00 hour’s local time on Friday 27th January,2017. Bids must be appropriately bound, sealed and labelled. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders or their representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below immediately after 10:00 hour’s local time on Friday 27th January,2017. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security (bank Guarantee or Bid Bond) of 2% (two percent) of the bid sum or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

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