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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.

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Governance Advisor (Assistant Resident Representative)

Background 

Zambia has been a self-starter Delivering as One country since 2011. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Zambia, led by the United Nations Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, developed the Zambia-United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework 2016-2021 which articulates the UN System’s collective support towards national development priorities. This process was done in close consultation with the Government, bilateral partners and civil society. Its implementation requires strengthening a transformative relationship with the Government and its partners in the operationalization of the 7th National Development Plan, which localises the SDGs alongside Zambia’s Vision 2030 of becoming a prosperous middle-income country by 2030.

Under the guidance of the Country Director, the Governance Advisor (Assistant Resident Representative) acts as a manager of and advisor to the UNDP Senior Management on all aspects of the Governance and Gender Zambia Country Office (CO) programme in line with the UNDP Country Programme Document 2016-2021 and lead technical advisor of the Governance Results Group under the Zambia-UN Partnership Framework.

The primary role of the Governance Advisor is to support UNDP’s and the UN Systems contribution as a thought leader, innovator and integrator towards creating a conducive governance environment for a diversified economy as outlined under Pillar 5 of the 7th National Development Plan. This includes growing, monitoring and managing the UNDP governance programme portfolio under the UNDP Country Programme Document 2016-2021 results and resource framework and lead technical advisor on governance under the Zambia-UN Partnership Framework in line with the UN Reforms, the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the coordination structures of the 7th National Development Plan. The Governance Advisor leads the UNDP Governance and Gender programme team in strategic planning and identifies new programme areas while ensuring consistency, innovation and South-South Cooperation under the Zambia-UN Partnership Framework and the 7th National Development Plan 2017 – 2021 priorities for creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities for good governance.

The Governance Advisor heads and supervises the Governance & Gender programme team. He/she works in close collaboration with the UNDP Programme Management Support Unit, the Strategic Policy Unit, other CO Programme/Operations Units, and the senior governance programme staff in the UNCT Agencies, UNDP HQs and Regional Service Centre staff, and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP contribution to national governance objectives and international human rights commitments.

UNDP has recently approved its new Strategic Plan 2018-2021, which sets out the direction on the organization to support countries to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality and achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UNDP Strategic Plan calls for a cross-cutting and an integrated application of expertise to deliver on development results. The Governance Advisor will therefore focus on governance, gender equality and resilience but also support the other three signature UNDP Strategic Plan areas on poverty, environment, and energy, working in partnership with other UNDP Programme Units, UN Agencies under the Zambia-UN Partnership Framework, and partner technical working groups and coordination mechanisms of the 7th National Development Plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Contribute to high-level technical and strategic advice of UNDP programme contribution to the governance results of the Zambia-UN Partnership Framework and national development plans and strategies
  • Management of the CO Governance programme and supervision of the Governance and Gender Programme team
  • Strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization and sound fiduciary management
  • Provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management

As a member of the CO management team, ensures the strategic direction of the UNDP governance programme, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of the Country Programme Document, the Zambia-UN Partnership Framework, and key programme and project documents to contribute to national development priorities.
  • Identification of strategic programme areas of cooperation for the Governance Results Group under the Zambia-UN Partnership Framework and in line with the UNDP Country Programme Document.
  • Technical advisory services and though leadership on good governance under the Zambia-UN Partnership Framework, the UNDP Country Programme Document and the UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies, including for joint programming in-line with the UN Reforms.
  • Analysis and presentation of UNDP policies and their implementation in the CO.
  • CO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in results-based management and control of the workflows in the Governance and Gender Programme Unit.

Ensures effective management of the CO Governance programme and supervision of the Governance and Gender programme team, focusing on quality conrol of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation in line with the Project Programme Management Reforms, achieving the following results:

  • Effective application of results based management (RBM) tools, establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of results.
  • Design and formulation of the Governance programme portfolio translating UNDP areas of comparative advantage into local interventions under the Zambia-UN Partnership Framework Governance Results Group and national development priorities, which include – human rights; anti-corruption; electoral and constitutional reform; accountability and transparency; justice sector reform and support to Parliament.
  • Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the Governance programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations.
  • The Governance Advisor (Assistant Resident Representative) performs the function of Manager Level 2 in Atlas for development projects transactions approval.
  • Effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the Governance programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme.
  • Follow up on audit recommendations and ensuring that all exceptions are timely reported.
  • Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports.
  • Organization of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to governance projects in close collaboration with the UNDP Deputy Country Director (Operations Manager).

Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and supports resource mobilization in cooperation with the Programme Management Support Unit and other Assistant Resident Representatives, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes.
  • Creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, and civil society.
  • Determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and partnerships with other development and donor countries.
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.

Ensures provision of top quality advisory services on Governance and facilitation of knowledge building and management, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals.
  • Coordination of development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
  • Establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners.
  • Sound contributions to Governance knowledge networks and communities of practice, including communicating on good practices and UNDP’s governance portfolio in Zambia.
  • Organization of skills development and career growth opportunities for the operations/ projects staff on the governance portfolio.

Impact of Results

The key results of the Governance Advisor will have an impact on the overall contribution and success of the governance country programme portfolio in achieving national development plans and strategies, the Governance Results Group of the Zambia-UN Partnership Framework and the UNDP Country Programme Document targets. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation, programming and monitoring of governance outputs, and the strengthening of strategic partnerships for good governance and human rights to leave no one behind as articulated under Pillar 5 of the 7thNational Development Plan.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery
  • Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit
  • Good ICT skills, knowledge of Atlas
  • Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change

Management and Leadership

  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.

Experience

  • Seven (7) years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language requirements

  • Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station – Lusaka, Zambia
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RECRUITMENT AT WORLD VISION ZAMBIA


DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR – MATERNAL NEWBORN CHILD HEALTH

LOCATION: KATETE/KAWAZA
PURPOSE
To facilitate community engagement, community changes, build and maintain local partnerships, build community and partner organization capacity, and strengthen community-led initiatives/innovations to improve and sustain well-being of children and families.
To implement, monitor and report technical program interventions at Area Program level for improved maternal newborn & child health standards.

LOCATION: KATETE/KAWAZA PURPOSE To facilitate community engagement, community changes, build and maintain local partnerships, build community and partner organization capacity, and strengthen community-led initiatives/innovations to improve and sustain well-being of children and families. To implement, monitor and report technical program interventions at Area Program level for improved maternal newborn & child health standards.

Promising Conversations Coordinator


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage, report and respond to needs around ‘Promising Conversations,’ a global effort to engage all World Vision staff around the strategy. Duties will include managing the development of the content (including translations), providing timely reports and responding to needs via support, as they arise throughout the Partnership engaged.

Programme Manager – Strategic Initiatives

The Programme Manager provides programme and project management capability, as a member of the Private Funding leadership teams, to lead and support delivery of relevant WV Partnership Strategic Initiatives within the Global Resource Development (GRD) function. As such, the Programme Manager works with and is a key contributor to the Strategy Realization Office (SRO).

Director, Child Sponsorship Marketing

The Director of Child Sponsorship Marketing heads up the strategic direction of World Vision child sponsorship marketing globally, focused on stabilizing fundraising income (currently at $1.1bn annually) and returning it to growth.

This will require turning around the global child sponsorship acquisition rate, reducing the global cancellation rate and increasing sponsor value across the lifetime experience. The role will work in partnership with and through regional marketing senior advisor roles in both Asia and Europe, while also having personal direct influence and relationship with the largest 8 fundraising markets.

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HEAD OF FUNDRAISING AND PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT


ActionAid is an international human rights and anti-poverty agency working in over 47 countries, taking sides with people living in poverty to fight injustice and end poverty.
ActionAid Zambia is part of the global ActionAid family. We are helping to build a fair and just world where everyone can claim their rights. To achieve this, ActionAid Zambia empowers youth, women, supports small scale farmers, works with children to improve education and holds companies and governments to account. To this effect, Action Aid Zambia now declares a Head of Fundraising and Partnership Development position in its establishment which is to be based in Lusaka.
Role Overview:
Reporting to the Country Director, this is a Senior Management position and the incumbent will be a member of the Country Management Team (CMT).
Qualifications & Experience
The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized University; Master’s degree will be an added advantage;
  • Have at least five (05) years working experience in resource mobilization function two years of which should be in senior management position in an INGO or a large organization;
  • Have practical experience in resource mobilization including; proposal development, concept writing, donor reporting and managing donor relations
  • Taking lead in the development of fundraising system, policies and procedures and initiatives.
  • Experience in developing, maintaining and updating profiles for current and potential donors and child sponsorship database.
  • Able to monitor and report on donor fund flow, utilization to ensure high quality and timely reporting to donors.
  • Able to lead and coordinate AAZ fundraising initiatives as well as offering support to AAI and partners where needed.
  • Coordinating AAZ fundraising initiatives, taking lead on formulation of fundable proposals in line with CSP programs and in accordance with the AAZ fundraising policy and strategy to ensure steady funds inflow within the organization.
  • Take lead on monitoring utilization and reporting on the use of resources to the respective donors.
  • Develop and implement donor intelligence mechanisms, relationship and networking with AAZ current and potential donors.
  • Overseeing AAZ sponsorship funding operations to ensure quality and timely communications;
  • Building and maintaining relationships and network with other INGOs for consortium fundraising;
  • Maintaining a sponsorship funding base through the recruitment, retention and relationship management of sponsors and the children they support;
  • Undertaking training of staff in resource mobilization skills.
Competency profile
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills
  • In-depth understanding of programming issues and policy work at organizational, national and international levels
  • Good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, and social media
Please clearly indicate “Application for Head of Fundraising and Partnership Development” in your subject line
Application Procedure
To apply, please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae highlighting how you match the criteria for the role to the following email address;careers.zambia@actionaid.org, no later than Friday 24th March 2017.
Alternatively, applications can be sent to The Human Resource and Organizational Development Manager, ActionAid Zambia, P. O. Box 51407, Lusaka.
Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. While we respect all candidates, due to the high volume of applications we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.
Action Aid’s Website: www.actionaid.org/zambia

Country Coordinator

Terms of Reference

Country Coordinator, AgriProFocus Zambia

1. Background

AgriProFocus (www.agriprofocus.com/zambia) is a partnership which aims to promote agri-entrepeneurship in developing countries to improve food and nutrition security. The partnership originated in the Netherlands and has 13 country networks in Africa and Asia. The network in Zambia is a multi-stakeholder network which serves as a neutral marketplace for professionals from agri-businesses, producer organizations, NGOs, government, research institutions to share expertise and do business.

The Coordination team is hosted by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Zambia and supported by the AgriProFocus Netherlands secretariat. Its responsibility is to create opportunities for multi–stakeholder action and to facilitate connections and business links between professionals and organizations through business platforms, learning and networking events, market research and publications.




2. Goal

The Country Coordinator is responsible to develop a strong multi-stakeholder platform for sustainable agri-entrepreneurship in emerging and developing markets for food security through coordination and implementation of the AgriProFocus country strategy and annual plan managing the coordination team at country level  resource mobilization

3. Main tasks and responsibilities

The Country Coordinator main tasks are:

Network development & Coordination

  • Lead and manage the implementation of AgriProFocus strategy at country level
  • Management, development and monitoring of country network partner agreements with Zambian, Dutch members and donors
  • Project and Budget Management
  • Supervising and coaching Coordination Team
  • Resource mobilization and Business development

Business & Partnership Coordination

  • Generation of information on market trends and prospective funding opportunities for agri-entrepreneurship  Facilitator
  • Build and manage relationships with AgriProFocus members, partners and donors.
  • Coordinate local and international experts and consultants.
  • Leading the design and development of products and services on Business & Partnership Brokering

Learning and Knowledge Coordination

  • Facilitating and supporting the development of country innovation communities
  • Facilitating learning through network events, expert meetings and online interaction for regular debate around key (policy) areas
  • Leading the design and development of learning and knowledge products and services at country level
  • Generating evidence based knowledge and learning for market sector development.
  • Development of a vibrant online platform with relevant sector knowledge, learning on success factors, market place, and business linkages.



4. Time schedule

The Country Coordinator to start work preferably on May 1st, 2017.

5. Qualification and Submission requirements

  • A Master degree in Agriculture, Business Administration, Economics, and/or other relevant degree pertaining to agribusiness or business strategy with a strong affiliation to agribusiness development.
  • Minimum 7 years relevant work experience.
  • Excellent coordination and networking skills.
  • Strong network in the agriculture sector and donor community.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills inproject management, partnership management, team management.
  • Demonstrated experience in resource mobilisation
  • Excellent written English and good computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft; Adobe and social media.

6. Working Environment

The Country Coordinator will be based in Lusaka, and will be required to occasionally travel within Zambia and internationally.

7. Documentation requirements

Cover letter and CV including three traceable referees with their email addresses & phone numbers

You can apply by submitting your application letter and other required documentation to Masuzyo Phiri by email to phiri@snvworld.org and copy to cvanderkleij@agriprofocus.com by March 17th.

Please note that all CV’s should be save in the applicant’s full names  e.g CV- Masuzyo Phiri

RECRUITMENT AT WORLD BANK ZAMBIA – JANUARY 2017


Senior Social Development Specialist- Soc Safeguards and Soc Risk Mgt

The Senior Social Development Specialist – Social Safeguards and Social Risk Management will have the following responsibilities:
• Work under the coordination of the regional focal point for safeguards on the social safeguards portfolio, providing oversight and quality assurance. This will include direct operational support to high risk and complex operations, and advising management and staff on responses safeguards related complaints including Inspection Panel cases.
• Serve as social development focal points for 1-2 countries and engage actively and regularly with country units and teams, and identify business opportunities for the social development team in consultation with clients and country units.
• Participate in cross-practice teams responsible for the preparation of policy notes, Systematic Country Diagnostics, Country Partnership Frameworks, sector studies, and research and policy development activities on the full range of social development topics.
• Advise and participate in project teams to help develop operational designs and mechanisms to assess social opportunities, impacts, constraints and risks related to Bank supported operations; develop and evaluate proposed technical solutions, and assist in the preparation of project documentation.
• Undertake policy dialogue with clients on social sustainability and safeguards issues and advise counterparts on technical options for social development, particularly resettlement, indigenous peoples, mitigation plans and institutional development strategies.
• Handle complex technical, institutional and program implementation issues regarding social development and lead the related dialogue with counterparts.
• Participate and play a leading role in portfolio reviews on selected social development topics.
• Lead or participate in analytical studies, support other analytical work on different social development topics, and stay abreast of developments in social development globally and on cross-cutting issues.
• Manage projects mapped to the regional Social Development team.
• Support the Bank-wide professional community of staff engaged in social development by participating in thematic groups, exchanging best practices, and drafting technical notes.
• Help develop sustainable local and national consultation mechanisms and strategies.
• Supervise the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to Bank standards.

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Partnership and adaptation specialist Job in Zambia


Chemonics seeks a partnership and adaptation specialist to join our Global Health Supply Chain– Procurement and Supply Management project in Zambia. The partnership and adaptation specialist will work as part of a team to foster a culture of adaptive management and learning throughout the project. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:
  • ​Work with the monitoring, evaluation, and learning manager to use project performance analyses, identifying opportunities for learning and improving strategies to strengthen supply chain operations in-country and integrating interventions across project components
  • Actively support the partnership and adaptation manager in working with the technical project component leads to plan, design, and manage Collaborate, Learn, and Adapt strategies and activities and adjust their approaches for improved department and project performance
  • Help meet all contract deliverables related to the project’s work with supply-chain stakeholders to integrate adaptive management strategies into supply-chain strategies, implementation plans, and performance management plans
  • Support collaboration between the project and the AIDS Free Project in Zambia to provide feedback and support to the electronic Logistics Management Information System used to generate logistics data for supply chain management activities
  • Exhibit Chemonics’ values and build a culture of “Living our Values” within the team
  • Ensure that staff understand and adhere to established policies and procedures
  • Support quick and just resolution of any disciplinary issues
  • Verify that USAID regulations, Chemonics policies, and quality management best practices are enforced consistently
  • Carry out additional responsibilities assigned in consultation with the knowledge management director
Qualifications:
  • Associate (two-year) degree in organizational development, logistics strengthening, supply chain management, or a related field; bachelor’s (four-year) degree preferred
  • Experience in strategic planning, adaptive management, monitoring and evaluation, andor capacity building
  • Solid understanding of supply chain management systems strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements required; experience working on USAID health programs strongly preferred
  • Strong data analysis skills required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Fluent English (written and spoken) required
  • Demonstrated leadership, integrity, and versatility

HOW TO APPLY:
Send electronic submissions to psmzambiarecruit@chemonics.com by July 23, 2016. Please include “partnership and adaptation specialist” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only “Partnership and adaptation specialist ” in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​

Public-Private Partnership Specialist, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Public-Private Partnership Specialist, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women Project
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting local Zambian applicants for the position of Public-Private Partnership Specialist for an anticipated US Department of Labor-funded child labor and girls’ and women’s empowerment project in Zambia. The proposed objective of the project is to withdraw and prevent adolescent girls from child labor, increase girls’ access to acceptable work, increase livelihood opportunities for vulnerable women, and raise public awareness on child labor and gender equality.
The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
GENERAL:
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
SALARY:
The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
APPLICATIONS:
Applicants should go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Zambia Girls’ Public-Private Partnership Specialist by June 20, 2016. Qualified Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
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Position Description
POSITION TITLE: Public-Private Partnership Specialist, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women Project
LOCATION: Zambia
DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education
REPORTS TO: Chief of Party
PROGRAM SUMMARY:
The Public-Private Partnership Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the technical quality and delivery of our results-oriented program activities that engage the private sector and government aimed at withdrawing and preventing adolescent girls’ from child labor, increasing girls’ access to acceptable work, increasing livelihoods opportunities for vulnerable women, raising awareness on child labor and gender equality. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Public-Public Partnership Specialist will be responsible for developing a strategy and overseeing program activities that aim to engage the private sector and government in increasing appropriate economic opportunities for vulnerable women and girls to prevent child labor and increate gender equity in Zambia. The Public-Private Partnership Specialist will work closely with the Chief of Party to ensure that project activity deadlines are met and targets are achieved; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders, particularly the government and private sector; and lead collaborative initiatives with private companies.
  • Oversee the engagement of the Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women activities with the government and private sector which includes developing annual planning; ensuring timely, high quality implementation of activities; and monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and deliverables;
  • Assist the Chief of Party in the development of technical reports for the US Department of Labor or others in line with the project’s communication strategy;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to local partner NGOs and CSOs on engaging with the government and private sector;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to private sector partners on engaging with vulnerable girls and women to increase their economic opportunities;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to national and local government officials on engaging with vulnerable girls and women to increase their economic opportunities;
  • Work with the Chief of Party to develop strategies for engaging with local government and the private sector;
  • Work with the Chief of Party to develop strategies for raising awareness within the government and private sector on prevention of child labor for vulnerable women and girls;
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Successful candidates will have strong technical and relevant experience in engaging the government or private sector partners on child labor prevention and empowerment programs, preferably in East Africa. Specific experience and specialization in the areas of child labor; creating/maintaining partnerships with private sector companies; and working with government partners; and knowledge regarding gender disparities and girls’ and women’s empowerment is strongly desired.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
Education: Master’s level degree required in international development, economic development, education, gender policy/empowerment, political science, or a relevant social science discipline
Technical Applicants must have a minimum of 7 years’ experience working on public-private partnership programs including a minimum of 2 years’ of economic development or child labor prevention experience.
Experience in the East Africa region is required, and Zambia strongly preferred.
Skills/
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing youth, education, and workforce readiness policy issues in developing countries, particularly in Zambia.
  • Strong knowledge in private sector and government engagement in development programs
  • Knowledge of US Government regulations, policies, and procedures or those of an equivalently complex international government funding organization.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Zambia Girls’ Public-Private Partnership Specialist by June 20, 2016. Qualified Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Multiple positions in Zambia at Chemonics


Chemonics seeks experienced technical professionals for multiple positions in Zambia for the USAID-funded Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) – Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) project. The purpose of this project is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Population and Reproductive Health. In supporting USG-funded global health activities, PSM will develop and manage a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

At the country level, PSM supports country strategies and priorities that fall under the following three project objectives:
  • ​Global Commodity Procurement and Logistics
  • Systems Strengthening Technical Assistance
  • Global Collaboration to Improve Long-Term Availability of Health Commodities​
We are seeking candidates for the following positions:
Application instructions:
Please apply by clicking on the links above by May 27, 2016. Due to the high volume of submissions we expect to receive, only finalists will be contacted.

US GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST – ZAMBIA


US Government Partnership Specialist – Zambia
DAPP (Development Aid from People to People) seeks an experienced US Government Partnership Specialist (USG-PS) to be based in Lusaka, Zambia. This is a full-time position.
Overview
The USG-PS is responsible for developing relationships to the USG Agencies as well as US-based organizations and contractors working in Zambia. As part of his/her job, the USG-PS will be responsible for tracking and analyzing all new USG opportunities, guide the proposal process from start to finish and contribute to the technical writing process of competitive proposals and set-up of grant management systems for awards.
Essential Job Functions:
Prior to Solicitations
  • Work with DAPP’s Managing Director to build relationships with USG partners, including the USAID Mission, US Embassy as well as US organizations and contractors working in Zambia.
  • Collaborate closely with DAPP’s sister organization in the US: Planet Aid, to track and analyze any new opportunity and carry out all needed steps to develop highly competitive strategies and teaming arrangements.
  • Prepare for and participate in meetings with relevant USG Agencies and partners in Lusaka.
  • Develop tailor-made PPP’s to be presented to USAID’s technical teams and other USG implementing partners in all technical areas.
  • Prepare for and lead field visits with USG partners to DAPP’s project sites within the areas of health, education and agriculture.
  • Develop partner arrangements for specific opportunities, negotiate scopes of work and budget.
  • Draft and negotiate Pre-Teaming Agreements prior to solicitations become live.
Post Solicitation
Serve as lead on live solicitations. This includes the following tasks:
  • Meet with potential prime partners as well as sub partners and other stakeholder.
  • Negotiate final Teaming Agreements.
  • Contribute to the design process and win-themes.
  • Contribute to the writing process, either by being the lead-writer or contributing to the technical writing team.
  • Conceptualize technical illustrations for the proposal narrative.
  • Participate in reviews of the technical proposal section.
  • Provide drafts and integrating write-ups into a complete and compliant section ready for submission. This includes write accurate, responsive, compliant, and compelling text: (Technical Approach, Results Framework, Personnel Write-Ups, Management Plan, Branding & Marking Plan, Environmental Compliance etc).
  • Complete all sections of the proposal, carry out final compliance review and submit.
Post Award
  • Take part in establishment and writing the mobilization plan.
  • Analyze the award and establish list of systems to be developed / initial tasks to be carried out by the management team.
  • Taking part in instructing new staff in USD rules and regulations.
Required Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development or related field.
  • Excellent networking and communications skills.
  • 4-6 years’ experience in working with USG with demonstrable success.
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining new business from USG.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, particularly as they relate to assembling disparate pieces of knowledge and assumptions to form a clear picture of a client’s intentions before a solicitation is released.
  • Knowledge of USG rules and regulations.
  • Strong proposal writing skills.
Added advantage:
  • Knowledge of USG regulations as they relate to PEPFAR, Feed the Future and other USG priorities and programs.
About DAPP Zambia
A locally registered and managed Zambian organization, DAPP implements development projects across all provinces of Zambia. We employ more than 600 staff and benefits more than 1.5 million Zambians annually.
DAPP’s programs focus on education, HIV and AIDS prevention and care, community development, food security and agriculture. The organization works in close cooperation with the Government of Zambia and with local and international partners to secure improved living conditions for communities and individuals.
Applications with detailed CVs and minimum 2 referees must be received by 14th April 2016 (please do not attach certificates and other documentation at this stage)
Send to Email: vinsaintbanda@gmail.com with copy to job@dappzambia.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.