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ICT Program Director/Manager

The ICT Program Director/Manager supports the Solution team and the KAM with extensive technical knowledge. By taking on both the CSR and CFR role, the ICT Program Director is the overall responsible for the Core 3 team,

especially for:

  • The overall solution
  • The overall cost estimation
  • The delivery model (mix of on-shore, near-shore and off-shore resources)

The ICT Manager can be delivery lead only for small projects. In wider and complex projects, the ICT Manager will report to an ICT Program Director as delivery responsible for project sub streams.

Tools & Resources

SMIS, CAST etc. Link to Project Engagement Governance

Behavioral Competences

  • Entrepreneurial & Commercial Thinking
  • Persuading & Influencing
  • Relating & Networking
  • Delivering Results & Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Leading & Supervising

Why is Ericsson a great place to work?

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency, find new revenue streams, and create new user experiences. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world ensuring our solutions – and our customers – are at the forefront of innovation.   We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. With over 100,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and service leadership.  40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over an Ericsson network.  And, our Technology for Good and Connect to Learn programs include creating technology that makes it easier to save lives, feed societies, bring technology to emerging markets and connectivity to remote areas, and grow businesses and prosperity.

At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big and navigate their career, on a global scale.  We create technology that helps others, from helping people enjoy their favourite content to helping people recover from natural disasters by enabling better communications between rescue workers. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world, creating new connections, new possibilities, and new capabilities.  We find that Ericsson is at its best when we bring together the diverse skills of our people. Working across business areas, across cultures, across geographical borders, across technical disciplines. More often than not, across ground-breaking solutions. Next generation technology can be staggeringly complex. But the simpler it is to use; the more people benefit from it. Join us and help build technology that makes it simple to connect with information, business, societies, and each other.

Ericsson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetics.

Ericsson complies with applicable country, state and all local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location across the world in which the company has facilities. In addition, Ericsson supports the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and development.

Ericsson expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetic information.

Senior Business Advisor

Job Description

Title: Senior Business Advisor / Commercializing Post Harvest Loss Solutions in Zambia
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Travel: With local travel up to 25% of the time
Grade: Grade 8-Zambia

I. TechnoServe Background

TechnoServe is a nonprofit international development organization with the mission to work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
Our work focuses on identifying promising business opportunities with a positive economic role for and impact on the rural and urban poor. We believe in hard work, creativity, and leveraging the dynamism of talented people and our approach is based on hiring high-performing people who share our vision of private sector solutions to generate sustainable solutions to poverty. We are committed to innovation, learning, and results, with a global team from world-class industry and management consulting firms. We are currently working in close to 30 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

II. Program Description

Under the Commercializing Post Harvest Loss Solutions project, TechnoServe works in partnership with MUSIKA and WFP and with financing from SIDA. The primary objective of the project is to stimulate investment by manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, farmers and small businesses in the sale and purchase of appropriate technologies to manage post-harvest losses bundled with information and training on best practice. The expected outcome of the project includes: increased employment in the post-harvest technology market in manufacturing and distributing, increased income for farmers, increased food security and nutrition at household level, increased food security and commodity trade at national level, greater resilience against climate shocks at household, community and national levels and more efficient utilisation of agricultural resources.
For the project we now invite applications for a Business Advisor (BA) position to work closely together with the project team from TechnoServe, MUSIKA and WFP.

III. Job Description

Major responsibilities

  • Participate in preparing an industry diagnostic and an industry strategic plan for the development of the post-harvest loss technology industry in Zambia
  • Participate in design of client selection tool and selection of clients
  • Participate in preparing company specific plans for enhancing the performance of Zambian companies engaged in the manufacturing and sale of post-harvest loss technologies. Technologies may include arable crop on-farm solutions such as hermetic bags, mini-silos, fumigation solutions; arable crop first level aggregation solutions such as low cost sheds and bulk handling/storing technologies; and/or cold chain solutions including farm and enterprise level innovations in low cost cooling, handling and storing of perishable produce
  • Provide customized support, training and advice to Zambian post-harvest technology companies in accordance with the plans mentioned above and in response to specific opportunities and requests. Key areas of focus are expected to include marketing, sales, product design, finance, profitability, business planning, organisation and other business related areas.
  • Plan and provide support, training and advice to the industry at large as appropriate and in response to the industry strategic plan and specific opportunities.
  • Develop and sustain trust-based relationships with the client companies and other key industry stakeholders as required.
  • Carry out other activities as required and feasible to make the project succeed.

Planning, reporting, and collaboration

  • Manage his/her time effectively and work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor (STA) to develop a work plan
  • Work closely together with colleagues and partners from TechnoServe, MUSIKA and WFP
  • Familiarize his/her self with the indicators and targets as defined for this program
  • Ensure that deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Proactively raise opportunities and issues of concern with the STA

Reports to: The BA will report to the Senior Technical Advisor who will act as program lead.

IV. Required Skills & Experience:

Candidates applying should possess the following requirements:

  • Zambian citizen or right to work in Zambia
  • Bachelor Degree in business or related discipline, a postgraduate qualification will be an added
    advantage
  • 5 years relevant working experience of which preferably at least 3 in the private sector
  • Comprehensive knowledge within areas such as business management, marketing plan development, marketing and sales management, business plan writing, supply chain studies and market surveys
  • Knowledge of agriculture and food industry in Zambia an advantage
  • Proficient computer skills in business software (Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical skills including in written form
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to self-start and to generate innovative solutions in work situations
  • Fluency in English required, with knowledge of local languages an advantage

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 and (3) telephone contacts of three 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 3rd August 2018. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

TechnoServe is an equal opportunity employer.

Head of Banking Services

AB Bank Zambia Limited, is a bank with a mission to improve access to a broad range of financial services for the majority of Zambian businesses and their owners in a sustainable and efficient manner. The bank provides financial services to Micro, Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs and their families in Zambia. AB Bank has been operating in Zambia since 2011 and has since grown steadily with prospects of further expansion.

In order to support our rapidly expanding branch network, we seek to recruit the services of an individual to fill the position of Head of Banking Services(1).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages the Sales Strategy of the department, and deliver high quality sales and services that reflect the needs of the customer, as well as meet the bank’s business and social objectives.
  • Promotes effective communication, good team spirit and build high morale amongst Banking Services personnel. Build and maintain a dynamic, motivated workforce at optimum resource numbers to deliver the business. Coordinating and providing feedback to Banking Services Staff to maximize new business opportunities and deepen existing relationships, while providing quality in service delivery in an efficient operation where risks are well controlled.
  • Support the sales team with regards responsibility for Bank’s High Net worth segment in order to manage this segment for value and maintain support and rapport in liaison with the
    team leaders to ensure banking services business units fulfil customer service expectations.
  • Trains and mentors the sales force on sales and technical skills.
  • Liaise with marketing and branches in the planning and holding of customer and general promotional events.
  • Assists COO with product development and the management and implementation of any special projects concerning the Banking Services Department.
  • Manages upcoming projects within the sphere of the Banking Services Department.
  • Observes changes in the banking industry and regulation, passing the information to COO for further action. Support the COO in preparation of trainings, meetings, data analysis and performance management.
  • Represents the bank and attends selective meetings e.g. BOZ, BAZ and Cash Management Committees and other external stakeholders.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Good track record in leading teams and developing staff.
  • Strong track record of target achievement.
  • Excellent sales and negotiation skills.
  • Budget and report writing skills.
  • Excellent training and mentoring skills.
  • Advanced Project Management skills.

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to think strategically and proactively
  • Ability to prioritize and manage large amounts of complex tasks independently
  • Ability to effectively communicate with very varied target groups from clients, through staff, to other banks, regulators and investors
  • Ability to motivate, coach and lead a big team.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience as a confirmed Branch Manager
  • A bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or a related field.
  • Good knowledge of all operations, products, services and management structures of the Bank
  • In-depth understanding of risks and business opportunities in Banking Services
  • Experience in implementing a strategic sales plan that expands company’s customer base and ensure its strong presence.

APPLICATION DETAILS

If you can identify with our mission and you enjoy working with diverse driven teams, we can offer you an interesting position in a friendly and result driven working environment.

Email your CV and application letter to email protected by Friday 27th July 2018 indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line. No hard copy and late application will be accepted. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted but we thank all of you for your applications.

Electrical Supervisor

Green AND Green Energy South Africa PTY Ltd is looking for an Electrical Engineer to carry out the activity of Electrical Supervisor on a construction site related to a wind farm.

The construction site is located in the Lusaka South.

The figure must have carried out similar experiences in the past: it will be responsible for supervising all electrical work performed on-site from construction and installation to commissioning for a renewable power plant; will monitor project progression and keep each venture on schedule and in compliance with codes, within time, cost, quality, safety and environmental to contribute to the efficiency of projects in the execution phase; Perform and supervise all kinds of electrical works during the construction; Monitors equipment and manpower employed by the subcontractor; ensures equipment and manpower are adequate and the subcontractor work performed conforms to design documents, Create reports to monitor, and track electrical activities relating to project schedule through daily and weekly plans, logs and reports..

Requirements:

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field or equivalent of supervising large utility scale power generation construction projects;
  • At least 5 years’ experience as Site Construction Manager or similar technical role in Engineering or Construction Companies; Replace with at least 5 years’ experience in electrical site supervision or similar technical role in Engineering or Construction Companies.
  • Knowledge in the grid code of Zambia;
  • Experience in the construction of HV/MV substations.
  • Provide necessary support to EGP Commissioning personnel. Coordination with other members of the Project Team and Start-Up Team;
  • Experience with international company will be considered as preferential;
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 100% of time including temporary assignment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Country Language.

It’s required immediate availability: the activities will start on the 1st September 2018.

If interested and in possession of the requirements, please send your CV. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant Intern

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant Intern!

Winrock International, in collaboration with Panos Institute Southern Africa, through the Ministry of Labor and Social Security is Implementing a project called EMPOWER: Increasing Economic and Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls and Vulnerable Women in Zambia. EMPOWER Zambia will provide 2,500 adolescent girls with relevant skills and access to acceptable work, help 1,500 vulnerable women access livelihood opportunities, and increase understanding of acceptable work and gender equality by 1,000 men.

Winrock International Zambia seeks a reliable Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant to join our M&E department on internship basis at our Offices in Chipata, Chadiza, Katete, Lundazi and Petauke. This internship will be a long-term basis but renewable quarterly upon evaluation of performance against set deliverables. We seek a candidate who enjoys data entry and has accurate quick typing skills, is analytical and pays attention to detail. You will have an opportunity to grow in the business of our project.

Terms of reference/ Responsibilities

  • Prepare and sort documents and data sheets for the purpose of data entry
  • Enter data from paper formats into a database system or Excel file
  • Sort, organize and file paper forms after entering data for storage
  • Verify data in spreadsheets by comparing it to source documents to ensure data integrity at every stage. This will require good understanding of project data tools and forms
  • Update existing data in the database
  • Create and maintain logbooks of entered and edited data
  • Secure entered information by creating data backups on a periodic basis to ensure data preservation
  • Retrieve data from the database or electronic files and spreadsheets as requested by authorized users
  • Prepare weekly updates on status of raw and cleaned data sources
  • Assist Empower District Coordinator in routine monitoring of project activities and project implementation
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive data

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must have completed or is currently enrolled in a degree programme in social sciences or holds an advanced certificate in IT or information studies or other equivalent qualifications
  • Has excellent reading and writing skills
  • Able to plan and manage time effectively
  • Great attention to detail and eager to learn
  • Proven experience as data entry clerk is added advantage
  • Experience in data collection and management or basic understanding of databases
  • Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
  • Working knowledge of office equipment and computer hardware and peripheral devices
  • Experience in data collection or interviewing will be an added advantage
  • Good understanding of the English language. Understanding of local languages in Eastern province is added advantage.
  • Preference is to those with own accommodation in Chipata, Chandiza, Katete, Petauke or Lundazi. EMPOWER Zambia project will not provide housing to any selected candidate.

If you meet the requirements above and you clearly understand the terms of reference of this internship, send your CV and cover letter to email protected and CC. email protected or drop the hard copy application in person at EMPOWER Zambia Project Offices; Plot 1047 Umodzi Highway, Chipata, Zambia. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Deadline for receiving applications is 18 July 2018.

Senior Program Director

CARE, an International Non-Governmental relief and development organization with various projects in Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Muchinga, Luapula, Lusaka, Northern, North-western, and Southern provinces of Zambia, has the following vacancy available at Head Office in Lusaka;

Senior Program Director

Job summary;

The Senior Programme Director (SPD) is responsible for ensuring that CARE’s programmes in Zambia tackle poverty and injustice with the overarching aim of reaching transformative social and economic equality for women and girls. The SPD will assist the Country Director maintain a high profile for CARE International in Zambia as a leader in bringing about long lasting social change.

The SPD is expected to provide innovative leadership and encourage staff to take an active role in programme design and proposal development in line with the strategic directions within the CARE Zambia Business Plan. These should be broadly in line with the Southern Africa Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change strategy (FNS-CC), the ECSA road map and the CARE International Vision 2020.

The SPD will help track business opportunities for new projects and programmes and maintain the pipeline at a minimum of a USD10m annual goal. The SPD will promote strategic relationships with CARE International (CI), donors of all types, CSO partners in line with the 7th National Strategic Plan.

The SPD will encourage project Managers and Staff to engage with their project work not in isolated silos but as part of the Knowledge Management and Learning Framework where accountability, gender transformation and resilience will be among the markers of change and impact. The SPD will foster communication between projects and programmes and inject a spirit of unity across the CO programme teams. Key project staff with the responsibility for M&E will be clearly directed on how to contribute to PIIRs, and other key target data bases for measuring impact and reach, and ensure that PIIRs data is captured, documented and sent to CI in a timely manner each year.

The SPD will coordinate closely with the Programme Support Director and the Finance Manager to ensure that programme and project staff understand the Country Office Finance Manual and any CARE International finance directions such as the CI SPC Policy. Project budgets are expected to be managed tightly and responsibly to avoid losses and or underspending.

The SPD will work closely with, and will be supported by, the programme units at CARE Canada and colleagues in the Southern African region as well as with interested CARE International members (CARE UK, CARE USA, CARE Deutschland, CARE Netherlands, CARE Austria, etc).

The SPD is a key member of the Country Office Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and is responsible for leading and as well as supporting the SLT uphold the highest standards of behaviour among staff and

The SPD may be required to become Acting Country Director or Officer in Charge when the Country Director is away.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

STAFF MANAGEMENT

Provide proper supervision and management for all direct reports and lead the establishment and functioning of a strong, effective and coordinated Programme team;

  • Ensure the proper implementation of CARE’s performance management system for direct reports
  • Proactively address performance issues through regular, constructive and honest feedback and coaching
  • Support staff career development and succession planning strategies
  • Ensure that space and incentives are available to allow staff to develop and innovate.
  • Oversee the recruitment and orientation of new senior programme staff.

PROGRAMME QUALITY

In collaboration with programme colleagues and staff;

  • Ensure programmes/projects are designed to address the underlying causes of poverty and achieve measurable positive impact on the poor and marginalized, especially women and girls.
  • Continue to build the understanding of gender and power relations so that CARE Zambia’s impact is truly transformative for the individuals and communities we serve
  • Ensure the monitoring and evaluation systems are in line with CI (PIIRs especially to measure reach and impact) and staff are able to collect and manage data, stories, and report accurately.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact and circulate lessons learned, and enhance CARE’s accountability among the individuals and communities we serve and donors who support us.

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Ensure that CARE programmes and projects are managed to achieve stated goals and objectives;

  • Ensure that qualified staff and appropriate policies, procedures and systems are in place to manage contracts and projects
  • Understand and adhere to the budget tracking systems and encourage strong budget management among staff in close collaboration with the Finance and Compliance unit
  • Ensure donor and government reporting is of a high standard and in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a healthy pipeline and nurture existing and new donors and attract funding opportunities
  • Foster a strong commitment among staff for anti-fraud and anti-sexual abuse and exploitation, and for staff to demonstrate these behaviours

EXTERNAL RELATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS 

Develop and enhance relationships between the CO and other parts of CARE and external organizations so that CARE can maximize its impact and grow its portfolio;

  • Maintain good relationships with relevant government agencies, CI members, donors and civil society organizations.
  • Keep up a positive image and good visibility for CARE
  • Contribute to national dialogues and advocacy groups as is appropriate
  • Ensure timely reporting and communications with CI members, donors, government and other key

PROGRAMME STRATEGY

Assist the CD the preparation and implementation of the overall CO Programme Strategy in line with the CO’s Strategic/Business Plan, national development plans, CARE Canada and CI strategic plans, and CARE programming principles and  priorities;

  • Lead the preparation of programme strategies based on sound contextual analysis and that target specific underlying causes of poverty and social injustice, in line with CARE’s Unifying Framework.
  • Ensure that all programs and projects designed and implemented by the CO are in line with those programme strategies and contribute to achieving the objectives of the CO Strategic Plan.
  • Oversee periodic review of the operating environment and ensure CARE’s role and operating model are in line with that environment.
  • Seek strategic partnerships necessary to promote CARE’s vision and programming principles and ensure that those partners understand the CO’s programme strategies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key competencies;

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Development Oriented
  • Result Oriented
  • Leading through Vision
  • Advocacy
  • Research skills
  • Building and Naturing partners
  • Strategic decision making

Desirable:

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Personal Integrity
  • Flexibility
  • Understanding others

Technical skills

Required

Programme Management

  • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning in an international setting
  • Extensive conceptual skills including development of project strategy
  • Advanced writing skills in English
  • +Demonstrated experience in budget development and programme design (including concept preparation and proposal development), implementation and evaluation

People/Relationship Management

  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and interest to coach and develop staff
  • Experience with performance management
  • Experience with the management of a diverse workforce
  • Strong representation and negotiation skills

Financial Management

  • Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by:
  • Ability to manage a complex budget
  • Donor compliance and reporting

External Relationships/Fundraising

  • Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts.
  • Demonstrated experience with proposal development with range of international donors (i.e USAID, EU, DFID,)

Desired

  • Experience in programme design and oversight in nutrition, women’s empowerment or social protection.

Education and Experience

Required; Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field, Master’s degree or equivalent work experience; Seven or more years of relevant work experience in a Senior management position relevant to INGO operations or relief/Development field..

Women are encouraged to apply.

Suitably qualified and interested members of the public are invited to apply. Application letters accompanied by detailed CVs and day time contact numbers should be addressed to:

The Director – Program Support Services, CARE International in Zambia, P.O. Box 36238, LUSAKA, Or   email protected. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Closing Date: 23rd July, 2018

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Manager – FANSER GIZ Project

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.

1. Job Purpose

This position exists to provide overall guidance on MEAL requirements for the FANSER Project and ensure compliance to the Country Office MEAL Policies and Procedures. S/he will provide support in the implementation and management of MEAL in an integrated Mult-sectoral Project. S/he will work closely with program staff to ensure that the project has user-friendly and robust MEAL systems that promote efficient capturing and management of high-quality data related to project activities and outcomes and provide timely and relevant information for reporting to donors, managing for results internally, learning, showcasing impact and meeting the needs of other stakeholders.

2. Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure the project has robust and effective MEAL system that systematically collects, analyses and reports on project results that meet CRS and donor MEAL requirements
  • Ensure the project efficiently collects monitoring and evaluation data using digital platforms
  • Put in place beneficiary feedback mechanisms to improve project implementation
  • Support participatory processes to strengthen accountability and learning systems that ensure the collection, management, aggregation, reporting of quality data and sharing of information and knowledge throughout the life of the project.
  • Supervise activity and outcome monitoring for the project.
  • Participate in periodical data quality audits at all levels of the data flow.
  • Coordinate the timely analysis of qualitative and quantitative performance data and report writing as required. Ensure deliverables are accurate, complete, and submitted to the donor in a timely manner. Facilitate review of progress on a quarterly basis; problem solving and development of remedial actions ensuring any disparity between planned and actual outputs are addressed.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of surveys, assessments, studies, and evaluations. The M&E Manager will work with internal and external teams to design and implement surveys, assessments, studies, and evaluations.
  • Exchange information and experiences and contribute actively to learning processes within the project and relevant Stakeholders.
  • Meet project staff frequently to jointly analyze and reflect on project monitoring data in order to produce action items with assigned responsibilities.
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to provide relevant, clear, high-quality, and timely onsite technical support and mentoring.
  • The MEAL Manager will perform annual periodic data quality audits for the to ensure that partners are capturing and recording data correctly and in line with donor requirements and CRS standards.
  • He/she will review monitoring reports and analyze them and provide feedback to identify causes of potential issues that impede project implementation. The incumbent will support the organizing of periodic learning meetings to review yearly targets and benchmarks and to promote learning.
  • Foster active knowledge management and organizational learning based on MEAL findings. He/she will coordinate with CRS program staff, MEAL staff and local partner organizations to produce human interest stories, articles, working papers, lessons learned, and other publications for internal and external circulation
  • Orient of program staff on the basic principles and practices of MEAL system, policies and procedure
  • Perform any other function assigned to him/her by the Program Director

5. Education and Qualifications

  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Degree in Social Sciences or Economics or other related fields
  • Postgraduate certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Strong English writing skills.
  • Experience working with web-based data collection platforms (e.g ODK, KoboToolBox, iFormBuilder, CommCare)

6. Personal Skills

  • Good relationship management skills with ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking capacity and skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Strong data collection and research skills and ability to interpret and analyze data

7. Experience

  • 3-5 years’ relevant work experience

8. Internal Contacts: Business development specialist, Country M&E coordinator, Project Director, Head of programs

9. External Contacts: Partner’s PM, Field Officers, M&E officer, Donors and researchers, DNCC & WNCC

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants Instructions: Please email a cover letter, and curriculum vitae which should include three references to: email protected Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Specialist Infrastructure Planning and Architecture

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides expertise in the planning and adoption of IS Data center management, operating systems, database systems and capacity management.
  • Collaborate with the IT Operations team and drive and put in place a reliable support system with clear processes and procedures and tools for measuring infrastructure performance and reliability.
  • Analyze existing systems to ensure they offer adequate security and are effectively meeting the needs of the organization. Analyze proposed systems and ensure that they will also be secure and effectively integrated with current infrastructure
  • Coordinate with all areas of the organization to see that systems are working as optimally as they should and offer support to IT Operations team regarding new technologies and system requirements.
  • Create detailed plans for the integration of new systems architecture into existing infrastructure. This includes logistical plans for the Operations areas to conduct the physical integrations, during which the specialist provides technical direction and support.
  • Manage 3rd parties and vendors for provision of hosting and managed services & input into contract negotiations.
  • Create and maintain audit documents that demonstrate the effective implementation and adherence to data center, operating systems and database systems best practice and industry standards.
  • Interface with Service Delivery and Support Managers, Applications Managers, Project Managers & Support teams – providing data center input and direction.
  • Develop strategies to ensure technical direction of Data Center to gain and support competitive advantage for MTN through the Data Center infrastructure.
  • Direct and implement technology strategy for the OSS, DB and Data Centre areas.
  • Improve quality of service by managing and reducing risks and ensuring change management and control.

Candidate Requirements

  • BSc Degree in IT/Software Engineering or related discipline.
  • Technical certifications such as Cisco, Red Hat, Oracle Solaris, VMware, EMC, Microsoft, IBM etc. will be an added advantage
  • 5+ years of design and implementation experience in IT infrastructure, with a deep knowledge in infrastructure and server theories, principles and concepts; application infrastructure and standards; networking fundamentals; Windows; AIX/ Unix /Linux/HPUX/Solaris; Disaster Recovery; Clustering; Physical Server architecture; Virtualization Technologies (e.g. VMware) and LAN/WAN/Firewall/VPN network technologies.
  • Solid understanding and applied expertise in solutions architecture designs and concepts, which include but are not limited to: SDLC Process, Security, high availability, recovery, performance, monitoring and operations design
  • Experience delivering concurrent, large information management projects at all phases-from project definition through design and delivery

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

Program Manager – Rural Aquaculture Program (RAP)

Peace Corps Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the under listed Full-Time position.

In order to be selected for these positions, the applicant must be a Zambian Citizen, must not have been employed in intelligence-related activities, and must submit an application that clearly documents how they meet each of the following mandatory requirements. Applicants may apply for more than one position.

Program Manager – Rural Aquaculture Program(RAP) VA 12/2018

Location : Lusaka
Starting Salary : ZMW 411,246/Annum
Work hours : Full-time; 40 hours/week

General Description:

The purpose of the Rural Aquaculture Project (RAP) is aligned towards sustainably improving nutrition and livelihoods security of small-holder farmers. The goal is to promote adoption of improved aquaculture technologies and practices resulting in increased fish production and productivity, generation of income from fish sales, and increased household dietary diversity. The project focuses key overarching objectives:

  • Increase quantity and quality of fish ponds
  • Improve pond management and Fish Production
  • Organize fish farming groups
  • Establish sustainable local fish seed production centers

Required Qualifications

  • University Degree in aquaculture or agriculture related field or related social science, preferably with emphasis on aquaculture.
  • Minimum five years of experience in agriculture/aquaculture sector, and project management including monitor-ing and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of the Zambian context of aquaculture/agriculture development including a minimum of three years’ experience working in rural communities.
  • Minimum of 3-years’ experience managing or supervising a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with an international organization in a multi-cultural setting – at least one year of experience required;
  • Knowledge of and experience in adult training methodologies.
  • Advanced computer literacy, word processing, and spread sheet development (Excel, Word, and Power-point).
  • Must be willing and available to travel to rural Zambia for up to two weeks at a time.

For detailed job specifications and submission instructions, please visit US Embassy website
www.zm.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs.

Applications and supporting documentation including a typed cover letter, CV that clearly documents how you meet each of the above requirements, and at least three traceable references must be submitted by close of business July 11, 2018. For LCF positions, please specify preference of languages.

Address applications to:

The Human Resources Specialist,
Peace Corps Zambia,
Plot 71A Kabulonga Rd.
P.O. Box 50707, Lusaka, Zambia

Email: email protected clearly stating name and position applied for in the subject line.

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

The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Project Manager – Construction

Position: Project Manager – Construction

Position Reports to: National Director

Location: Lusaka

Purpose of the position

The WVZ office construction project manager will supervise the construction projects from beginning to end, ensuring that projects are completed within time and budgetary constraints. This includes the Choma land project, GIK warehouse and supervision of the China Hainan- WVZ Office project

To successfully do so, the position holder must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Project Accountability

  • Coordinate achievement of programmatic objectives; planning, implementation and review of progress on budget utilization and ensure project committee’s approval and endorsement of all plans
  • Coordinate regular planning, accountability and follow up of key performance indicators and overall quality assurance matters
  • Coordinate and follow up external entities, legal teams, project engineers and architects, QS and all other project members
  • Seek all the necessary approvals required for the project
  • Review all the designs, bills of quantities, contracts and any other documents required and get all the approvals from the project committee
  • Coordinate capacity buildings and any other training required for each office function (i.e. IT, access control etc.)
  • Coordinating project managements & logistics

Effective Technical Project Design, Planning and Implementation

  • Facilitate timely and quality implementation of the office project, other construction infrastructures
  • Ensure effective coordination between the several functions/entities within WV to facilitate smooth transition
  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to Construction initiatives are effectively applied in project implementation.
  • Provide overall construction site management in strict adherence to the approved designs.
  • Facilitate site visit for all respective line ministries to inspect progress of works and validate all the inspection reports (this includes quantified work done)
  • Supervision of contractors during implementation to ensure quality workmanship, safety and value for money is achieved within schedule.
  • Facilitate Site-possession, handing over and commissioning of projects
  • Carry out Technical Design of Construction projects as need arises
  • Preparation of the tender documents (Technical Specifications, Drawings, Bill of quantities and Terms of Reference).
  • Participate in the tender committee to offer all the technical advice.
  • Facilitates Topographical Surveys, Environmental Impact Assessment and GIS activities
  • Maintain an updated Site Book for all construction works

Quality Assurance – Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation

  • Supervise and Monitor Constructions in strict adherence to WV Zambia, Zambian government regulations
  • Document and disseminate best practices
  • Ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.
  • Facilitate regular review meetings with the project team
  • As a project continues, construction managers typically confer with supervisors or other managers to monitor construction progress, including worker productivity and compliance with building and safety codes.

Engagement, Networking & Partnerships

  • Establish and sustain working relationships with Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the Project’s focus area at the all levels
  • Participate in GRE workshops and initiatives

Relationships:

  • Project Team: strategic /operational guidance
  • Operations Director:(Supervisor) Leadership,strategic/operational direction, guidance and coordination; planning, setting targets.
  • Department Heads- Consultation, joint work planning, monitoring, expenditure tracking, and reporting, continuous communication and impact evaluation
  • Communications Officer: Consultation, joint planning, coordination of documentation and media events.
  • GRE Regional Manager: Consultation, coordination, standards, joint monitoring, and impact evaluation. Matrix relationship with GRE SME
  • Other project officers:Consultation, joint planning

Qualifications/Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or a related field.
  • Project Management experience
  • Minimum seven years proven experience in infrastructure project implementation
    • Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff
    • Knowledge of MS Office, Lotus Notes and statistical program (e.g. SPSS).
    • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS will be an advantage.
    • Good report writing skills

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
  • A team player, capable of working with the project committee
  • Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity
  • An understanding of the construction business and the ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment are important for career success
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts

Working Environment:

  • Field-based and within the project area in Lusaka and any other areas as assigned within Zambia
  • Travel: To be determined
  • Availability: As required