Regional Coordinator

Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) is a results-focused social enterprise, which uses modern marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare. MSZ is part of the global network that is Marie Stopes International (MSI). MSZ subscribes to the MSI goal and mission, which is to prevent unwanted births and to ensure the individual’s right to Children by Choice not Chance.
It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully support the concept of Child Protection, zero tolerance for fraud and bribery and comply with and promote and live MSI CORE VALUES:
mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, pioneering, sustainable and people centered.

Purpose:

The main purpose of this role is to assist the Health Services Department with the smooth running of the assigned Region through provision of high level administrative and logistical support to the Outreach teams and Copperbelt Support Office. Duties will range from developing effective office systems, acting as a point of contact with the Outreach teams and other departments, organising internal and external meetings and events, collating and processing expense receipts, assisting with the production of monthly financial and narrative reports, overseeing procurement and stock management and all other administrative tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Financial Administration

Prepare monthly cash requests for all teams using standardized reporting templatesAssist with the re-coding of account codes for SUN system, filing accounting documents and the monthly closureAccurate bookkeeping, record and identify all transactions with the relevant codesReport all discrepancies and variations to the Outreach Manager/Finance DepartmentOversees all team retirements for completeness, validity, sign-off/authorisation and on-ward handover to the Accountant for SUN processingMonitor project team expenses and implement cost cutting measures and produce quarterly reports for the Health Services DirectorDevelop a tool to ensure that he/she is aware of all team staff accounts that need retiring.

2. Stock and Asset Managemet

Oversee procurement management on all teams as agreed with the Clinical Services ManagerOversee project stock management on all teams and ensure that all monthly processes around balancing team stocks to SUN are adhered to – this includes ensuring teams conduct monthly stock countsUse standardized reporting tools to monitor stock usage against outputs on all teams. This is to be achieved in liaison with the Monitoring & Evaluation ManagerEnsures all movements of assets are authorized and properly managed; and submit record of movements to the Finance DepartmentEnsures that all fixed assets that are not in usable condition are reported to the Finance Department

3. HR and Office Management

Coordinates team activities with resources, equipment and information required for the smooth operation of the Outreach teamsAssign tasks to teams and assist with schedule management as agreed with the Health Services Director and the Outreach ManagerManages all logistics on all teams (i.e. transport, communication, internet, programs etc.)Use standardized reporting tools to monitor fuel usage against mileage covered on all team vehiclesUse standardized reporting tools to monitor team working hours, leave schedules and any other team member plans so as to ensure a continued work-schedule on all teamsCreate and maintain copies of all comprehensive team documentation, plans and reports.

Skills and Experience
Qualifications:

Degree in business, management or related field, with accounting knowledgeExperience in working with statistical and financial dataMust have excellent communication/interactive skills and must function well independently, as well as part of a teamAt least 3  years of  experience in a senior administrative positionFluency in both written and spoken English; and knowledge of one or more local languages

Attitude/Motivation

Demonstrates MSZ team member behavioursPro MSI philosophy of social enterprise and cost recoveryPro-choice

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae to email ;protected Closing date for applications is 25th May, 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Grants and Compliance Manager

CALL FOR GRANTS AND COMPLIANCE MANAGER (1 OPENING)

About CRS

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

Background

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

Position Summary

The Grants and Compliance Manager will report to Director Operations/Finance and position will be based in Lusaka. S/he support the Director of Operations/Finance to oversee the effective and appropriate use of financial resources, ensures compliance with relevant regulation and laws, generate financial reports and invoices, track expenses, and administer subcontracts. The Grants and Compliance Manager will support the effective implementation of the SUN TA grants under contracts (GUCs) components.

Key Responsibilities

Effectively monitor and ensure compliance of all capital contracts/grants, including monitoring of subcontracts; attend meetings pertaining to contracts/grants and will keep abreast of contract/grant regulations;Ensure sound and accurate financial reporting system for each contract/grant and ensure calendar of reporting requirements is maintained and support programme staff and finance staff, as needed, on preparing and processing financial transactions for assigned project/grant accounts in SunSystems financial accounting package;Conduct comparative analysis of past, present and future income trends against targets to inform countries, senior management and thematic teams in funding planning and investment decisions;Prepare and submit institutional grants and contracts information required to comply with the USAID donor;Ensure all key grant documents are shared in advance with participants; share donor compliance requirements with participants; follow up on agreed action points;Ensure all key donor correspondence and approvals are filed, monthly grant trackers are updated on time;Anticipate and identify risk issues and challenges and the most appropriate solutions to address them;Monitor and provide management information on key risks, contributing to the implementation of improved financial systems and processes to facilitate better donor reporting and compliance;Liaise between country program, and regional units for all issues pertaining to contracts, amendments, audit and compliance;Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant project/grant staff of due payments/liquidations, and maintain appropriate communication and follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management and compliance with set deadlines;Review, analyse and negotiate commercial agreements; assist to develop standard templates and terms and conditions for sub-awards, subcontracts, commercial agreements;Assess, evaluate and monitor sub-recipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions;Review and implement award/sub-award management associated procedures and assist to ensure data integrity of awards in the financial management system;Develop and support donor proposal budgeting, budget revisions, and contract/grant objectives and scope of work;Provide information to project/grant staff, sub-recipients, and partners on policies and procedural compliance issues and deliver training and lead in technical capacity building of staff;Assist the Director – Operations/Finance to effectively implement the CRS Subrecipient Financial Monitoring Policy (SRFMP); andTake the leading role in preparing for project-specific audits, both internal and external.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, Business Administration with courses in accounting, or a Full qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)Minimum Six (6) years’ experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferably with an international NGO, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and related implementing agencies active in Zambia, particularly at the level of field operationsExperience in working with international donor funded projects and /or international donor agencies in grant managementKnowledge of budgeting planning and preparationsKnowledge of USAID donor funding regulations and reporting standards, specifically contractsKnowledge of the relevant donor regulations and international donor funded projects and/or international donor agencies such as USAID UNKnowledge of government policies and regulations on financial management and Zambian taxationKnowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and General Accounting PrinciplesProficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and other accounting information management systems such as Pastel

Personal Skills

Communication (oral and written) skillsRelationship Management skillsAnalytical and organizational skillsAbility to make sound judgmentEthical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organisational codes of ethicsProactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Travel Required: 20%

Key Working Relationships
Supervisory: None
Internal: Director of Operations / Finance, Project Manager
External: Donors

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

Trusting RelationshipsProfessional GrowthPartnershipAccountability

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

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

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

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

RECRUITMENT FOR THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT ON PROJECT AWARD

Programmes, Advocacy and Communication Officer

Programmes, Advocacy and Communications Officer

Location : Lusaka

Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year initially (Extendable)

Background

Zambia CSO-SUN Alliance is a movement of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working to raise the profile of nutrition on the national development agenda. We are a part of the Global Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) movement founded on the principle that all people have the right to food and good nutrition. As an Alliance, we focus our attention on influencing and supporting government efforts in order to contribute to a successful roll-out of national nutrition policies and interventions.
CSO SUN has a membership of over 75 organisations which range from international and local NGO’s, Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organization and other civil society actors implementing activities around nutrition, food security, agriculture, livelihood, health, governance, gender, education, and water and sanitation and hygiene.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the country coordinator, the Programme Communications and Advocacy Officer supports the formulation and implementation of the communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of CSO SUN with partners, the media and the public. The Communications and Advocacy Officer promotes a client-oriented approach in CSO SUN and Project.

S/he will be responsible for planning and communication related support in the efficient and effective execution of project activities. In carrying out her/his responsibilities, S/he will develop strong communication tools and provide necessary information among all the stakeholders. S/he will advocate and promote the work of CSO SUN in the country and will also work closely with project team and Government officials, private sector, non-governmental and civil society organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Supports the formulation and implementation of project communications and advocacy strategies, supports business development focusing on achievement of the following results:

Implementation of the Project publications; provides inputs, content development, coordination of production and dissemination of press releases, publications, articles and sharing of project knowledge and successes.Provision of inputs and information for elaboration of project communication strategy based on CSO SUN communications strategySupport to increased awareness of CSO SUN’s mandate and goals through dissemination of information, organization and participation of public eventsIn coordination with the Country Coordinator development and preparation of materials for marketing and awareness-raising including briefing materials and press releases.Organization of publicity, advocacy, knowledge-sharing events and promotional opportunities. Provision of logistics support to the events.Review of reference materials, identification of reference materials for retention. Maintenance of information database and photo library.Research and retrieval of data from internal and external sources;
Liaise with media outlets to ensure that the appropriate information and messages are reaching the public, including preparing press releases.Develop and maintain a project website for information dissemination.Perform other duties as required.

2.Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

Support to colleagues in identification, documenting and drafting of best practices and lessons learned.Organization of training for the staff on effective communications and advocacy. Lead the process of knowledge for disseminating at all levelsDevelop country based intelligence on country situation, opportunities, interests and prospects covering government, Cooperating partners and major development stakeholders.

Core Competencies and functions

Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda

Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiencesMakes research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other agencies, civil society and other stakeholders

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing thingsDocuments innovative strategies and new approaches

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the positionStrives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learningDemonstrates good knowledge of social media and applies it in work assignments

Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity

Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgmentSelf-development, initiative-takingActing as a team player and facilitating team work

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Bachelor’s degree from reputed university in Communications, Media Studies, Social Work, Development Studies or relevant discipline like social sciences.Experience: At least 5 years of relevant experience providing similar tasks to promote the activities of organization, preferably a development organization.Demonstrate knowledge of advocacy related experienceDemonstrate resource mobilization experiences

Send in your application and details CV the Country Coordinator with three traceable references to the following e-mail: email ;protected

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

Closing date for receiving the application is 2nd February 2018

Program Management Coordinator – Grants

CARE International has partnered with Concern Worldwide Zambia (CWZ) and the Nutrition Association of Zambia (NAZ) in the Scaling UP Nutrition Fund, whose aim is to promote harmonization and alignment among key Cooperating Partners (DFID, SIDA and Irish Aid) and stakeholders, avoiding duplication of efforts as well as reducing transaction costs for all partners, including the Government of Zambia. The program is supporting implementation of the Government’s First 1000 Most Critical Days programme, focused on scaling up evidence-based priority interventions to tackle stunting, in 14 priority districts across the country. Implementation of activities will be carried out primarily through Grants to Government and other bodies (including NGOs and UN Agencies).

CARE International under the consortia is seeking to recruit qualified and experienced professional for the following position:

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR – GRANTS

JOB SUMMARY

The successful candidate will be responsible for effective management of the SUN Fund sub-grants for Districts, Government Line Ministries and NGOs, as a means for ensuring effective Management of the Scaling Up Nutrition Fund for the first 1000 Most Critical Days programme in Zambia.

SPECIFIC DELIVERABLES

  1. Plans and organizes mechanisms for ensuring compliance of the grants administration to established CARE Zambia policies, protocols and a “value for money” guiding principle.
  2. Implements grant procedures for SUN Fund, including templates and guidelines
  3. Carries out assessment of proposals for SUN Fund, to ensure compliance with guidelines
  4. Monitors financial performance, of Implementing Partners funded by SUN Fund
  5. Oversees implementation of sub-grant activities, in accordance with the provisions of the approve sub grants manual
  6. Develops and maintains constructive and efficient grants tracking and performance monitoring system and compiles necessary reports
  7. Plans and organizes mechanisms for ensuring compliance of the grants administration to established CARE Zambia policies, protocols and a “value for money” guiding principle.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in related field or professional qualifications such as ACCA and CIMA with 3 years of program management experience with an emphasis on grants managementExperience in managing donor-funded Grants programmesKnowledge of DFID, Irish Aid and SIDA processes and regulations will be an added advantageAbility to work effectively as part of a team and coordinate with a variety of stakeholders, maintaining harmonious and productive working relationshipsExcellent and demonstrable writing and communication skillsWilling to travel to different Districts being funded by the SUN Fund

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please send your applications and CVs to [email ;protected] or to the undersigned not later than Friday, 22 September 2017.

Ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advert.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

Recruitment at Care International Zambia

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CARE International has partnered with Concern Worldwide Zambia (CWZ) and the Nutrition Association of Zambia (NAZ) in the Scaling UP Nutrition Fund, whose aim is to promote harmonization and alignment among key Cooperating Partners (DFID, SIDA and Irish Aid) and stakeholders, avoiding duplication of efforts as well as reducing transaction costs for all partners, including the Government of Zambia. The program is supporting implementation of the Government’s First 1000 Most Critical Days programme, focused on scaling up evidence-based priority interventions to tackle stunting, in 14 priority districts across the country. Implementation of activities will be carried out primarily through Grants to Government and other bodies (including NGOs and UN Agencies).

CARE International under the consortia is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced professional for the following position:

Position Title: MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGER

Location: Lusaka

PURPOSE

To be responsible for the overall management of the Performance Management Plan for the SUN Fund program (approx. 50% of time); to lead on capacity-strengthening activities for NFNC and Line Ministries in M&E, and Operational Research plan (approx. 50% of time), and manage relationships with key stakeholders (CPs, NFNC, consultants, researchers, etc.) on M&E of First 1000 Days Program; to source high quality technical assistance to implement capacity strengthening plan in M&E and for baseline and evaluations, as agreed with donor and oversee performance monitoring of SUN Fund Implementing Partners (IPs); to ensure that IPs have adequate M&E and learning systems to report against progress, against standardized indicators, including verification of data quality, and to consolidate data from IPs and other team members, for reports to SC and donors; and to Monitor implementation of IS plan, including review of value for money.

SPECIFIC DELIVERABLES

  1. Prepares and agrees on Performance Management Plan for the SUN Fund program; drafts, costs and agrees on capacity-strengthening plan for NFNC and Line Ministries in M&E in accordance with program’s operational plans, methods and standards.
  2. Leads development and negotiation of plans for Operational Research, including identification of priorities, selecting grantees and overseeing implementation and communication; manages the implementation of the protocols for monitoring and evaluating, and reporting program quality on deliverables.
  3. Sources high quality technical assistance to implement capacity strengthening plan in M&E, and for baseline and evaluations, as agreed with donor; and supervises collection of data for baseline and evaluations and reviews.
  4. Ensures inclusion of adequate budgets for M&E within SUN Fund guidelines and proposals;explores M&E problematic issues arising from the program’s activities; confers with stakeholders and provides direct advocacy, training, mentoring and other assistance as required.
  5. Supports IPs to ensure they have adequate M&E and learning systems to report against progress, against standardized indicators;establishes and maintains constructive relationships with IPs and other stakeholders including links with counterparts in other NGO’s and government, and with affected communities; sets up and manages the information channels and tools essential to keeping stakeholders “in the loop” in a timely, and efficient way.
  6. Sources or conducts verification of data quality for results reported by IPs, and prepares draft quarterly and narrative reports to SC and donors, for review by Team Leader; acts as an advocate and change leader for best practices in Monitoring and Evaluation methods, techniques, tools and technologies.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

At least 7 years’ experience in M&E of development programs, including preferably in area of nutrition/public health program,
Experience in capacity building of Government and civil society staff in M&E.
Excellent planning, communications and reporting skills.
Demonstrated experience in applying a gender equality approach.
Masters or equivalent in social sciences, with specialism in M&E

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please send your applications and CVs to carejobs@carezam.org not later than Friday, 28 July 2017. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

MONITORING & EVALUATION MANAGER – Care International Zambia

CARE International has partnered with Concern Worldwide Zambia (CWZ) and the Nutrition Association of Zambia (NAZ) in the Scaling UP Nutrition Fund, whose aim is to promote harmonization and alignment among key Cooperating Partners (DFID, SIDA and Irish Aid) and stakeholders, avoiding duplication of efforts as well as reducing transaction costs for all partners, including the Government of Zambia. The program is supporting implementation of the Government’s First 1000 Most Critical Days programme, focused on scaling up evidence-based priority interventions to tackle stunting, in 14 priority districts across the country. Implementation of activities will be carried out primarily through Grants to Government and other bodies (including NGOs and UN Agencies).

CARE International under the consortia is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced professional for the following position:

Position Title: MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGER

Location: Lusaka

PURPOSE

To be responsible for the overall management of the Performance Management Plan for the SUN Fund program (approx. 50% of time); to lead on capacity-strengthening activities for NFNC and Line Ministries in M&E, and Operational Research plan (approx. 50% of time), and manage relationships with key stakeholders (CPs, NFNC, consultants, researchers, etc.) on M&E of First 1000 Days Program; to source high quality technical assistance to implement capacity strengthening plan in M&E and for baseline and evaluations, as agreed with donor and oversee performance monitoring of SUN Fund Implementing Partners (IPs); to ensure that IPs have adequate M&E and learning systems to report against progress, against standardized indicators, including verification of data quality, and to consolidate data from IPs and other team members, for reports to SC and donors; and to Monitor implementation of IS plan, including review of value for money

SPECIFIC DELIVERABLES

  1. Prepares and agrees on Performance Management Plan for the SUN Fund program; drafts, costs and agrees on capacity-strengthening plan for NFNC and Line Ministries in M&E in accordance with program’s operational plans, methods and standards.
  2. Leads development and negotiation of plans for Operational Research, including identification of priorities, selecting grantees and overseeing implementation and communication; manages the implementation of the protocols for monitoring and evaluating, and reporting program quality on deliverables.
  3. Sources high quality technical assistance to implement capacity strengthening plan in M&E, and for baseline and evaluations, as agreed with donor; and supervises collection of data for baseline and evaluations and reviews.
  4. Ensures inclusion of adequate budgets for M&E within SUN Fund guidelines and proposals;explores M&E problematic issues arising from the program’s activities; confers with stakeholders and provides direct advocacy, training, mentoring and other assistance as required.
  5. Supports IPs to ensure they have adequate M&E and learning systems to report against progress, against standardized indicators;establishes and maintains constructive relationships with IPs and other stakeholders including links with counterparts in other NGO’s and government, and with affected communities; sets up and manages the information channels and tools essential to keeping stakeholders “in the loop” in a timely, and efficient way.
  6. Sources or conducts verification of data quality for results reported by IPs, and prepares draft quarterly and narrative reports to SC and donors, for review by Team Leader; acts as an advocate and change leader for best practices in Monitoring and Evaluation methods, techniques, tools and technologies.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

At least 7 years’ experience in M&E of development programs, including preferably in area of nutrition/public health program,
Experience in capacity building of Government and civil society staff in M&E.
Excellent planning, communications and reporting skills.
Demonstrated experience in applying a gender equality approach.
Masters or equivalent in social sciences, with specialism in M&E.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please send your applications and CVs to carejobs@carezam.org not later than Friday, 17th February 2017 . Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

Agriculture Technical Lead

Full Time
Lusaka, Zambia
Posted 40 mins ago
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Website Fintrac

Leader in generating rural income & food security

Fintrac is seeking an Agriculture Technical Lead for the anticipated USAID/Zambia Scaling Up Nutrition – Technical Assistance (SUN-TA) Activity.  This six-year, $50-100 million project will integrate agriculture, nutrition, and water and sanitation with the objective of reducing stunting by 15% in 30 districts. This position will be based in Lusaka.

The primary responsibilities of the Agriculture Technical Lead are to provide technical oversight and manage the Agriculture Component of the SUN-TA activity. In this capacity, s/he is responsible for transferring production and post-harvest technologies to vulnerable smallholder farmers and adapting climate-smart good agricultural practices (GAPs) and technology packages for target crops to increase the amount of nutritious foods available for households in the targeted districts.

The minimum qualifications for the Agriculture Technical Lead are:

Master’s degree in agriculture/agronomy, horticulture, or related field of study;
At least 7 years of experience in agricultural production, with specific knowledge of Zambian agriculture;
Previous management experience for USAID-funded projects in agriculture, agribusiness development and/or food security. Equivalent leadership positions for other donors and/or initiatives will be considered;
Experience successfully transferring production and post-harvest technologies to smallholder farmers;
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to manage high-level relationships and motivate subordinates;
Knowledge of production practices and experience with maize;
Knowledge of production practices for nutrient-dense, protein-rich crops such as groundnuts, soy, cow pea, pigeon pea, orange maize, orange flesh sweet potato, and African indigenous vegetables highly desirable;
Familiarity with nutrition sensitive and climate smart agriculture concepts highly desirable;
Experience in designing or managing sustainable agricultural production systems is preferred;
Fluency in English required, knowledge of local languages preferred;
Qualified Zambian candidates will be given preference.

Please submit your CV and cover letter via email to fintraczambia@gmail.com or apply online on our website. Only fully qualified candidates will be contacted. Fintrac is an equal opportunity employer. Apply now!

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://grnh.se/pvsm251 →

Senior Programme Associate G7

Full Time
Lusaka, Zambia
Posted 1 hour ago
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UNWFP

JOB PURPOSE

The World Food Programme (WFP) Zambia is seeking a motivated self-starter to lead the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network in Zambia. The candidate will serve as operational and strategic lead for the Network, and will help to guide programme development and implementation of Phase 2 of the Business Network, starting in mid-2017.

The candidate recruited for this engagement will be responsible for ensuring MDT expertise is applied across the private-sector related nutrition programming objectives of WFP and its respective GRZ partners. The role will be primarily responsible for leading the planning, design and implementation of the major initiatives of the SUN Business Network Zambia Strategy (2015 – 2017) and carrying the initiative beyond the life of the strategy.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The candidate’s primary tasks will relate to the implementation of the SUN Business Network Strategy (2015 – 2017). This includes:

Develop a strong SUN Business Network brand and membership

Expand engagement of private sector members who have potential to make high-impact contributions to improving nutrition in Zambia
Provide strategic recommendations and support to carrying out of regular networking activities, workshops and other events
Provide leadership and guidance to the SUN Business Network advisory group

Increase commercial engagement in the nutrition market

Identify and act on strategic opportunities for SBN to support private sector members to increase contributions to nutrition
Develop and share relevant and up to date nutrition market information with members of the SUN Business Network, through research, stakeholder interviews and field trips
Develop practical tools and templates to share with SUN Business Network members in order to support their nutrition activities and future plans

Improve the nutrition regulatory environment

Support national development efforts around policy-level tools that have potential to improve nutrition for all Zambians
Liaise with relevant government stakeholders on a regular basis to ensure that all policy level recommendations fit within the country’s regulatory frameworks and that the SBN activities contribute to the priorities of the SUN movement in Zambia

Manage SUN Business Network team and ensure all staff are contributing to work plan and overall mission of WFP

Support the CO in linking programmes and projects to potential  key private sector  partners and or stakeholders
Manage key external partnerships and relationships (both local and international) of the SBN to ensure that they  are leveraged to expand the growth of the network
Carry out other tasks, as required, to support the day-to-day activities of WFP’s engagement with the private sector on nutrition in Zambia

WORK EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED      

4 years’ experience in a project management,
2 years’ experience within an NGO or UN agency in a role that focuses on linking private sector and Government within the food or nutrition space
Practical experience in business strategy and business processes
Experience in managing a cross-functional team
Strong stakeholder management, networking and communication skills, including an ability to be flexible and adapt to the needs of stakeholders

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in business, management, marketing, international development, or related field

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates meeting the requirements of the post should apply using the link below.

The deadline for submission of application is 16th December 2016

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Jobs at Care International in Zambia – 11/23/2016

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 in Lusaka:

GENDER COORDINATOR – SUN Fund

JOB SUMMARY

The purpose of the Gender Coordinator role is to elaborate with key stakeholders, a mechanism by which women’s empowerment and gender equality can be effectively promoted within the 1000 Most Critical Days programme as an important pathway to improved nutrition.

SPECIFIC DELIVERABLES

A holistic review of opportunities for the promotion of women’s empowerment and gender equality across the key line Ministries, NFNC and within the District Plans and processes leading to recommendations.
Participatory update of the gender equality implementation plan and follow up to implement the same.
Integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment within the outcomes and monitoring of at least two of the fourteen priority interventions under the SUN Fund. Documentation (including lessons learned and next steps of the same)
Mentoring of gender focal points within key line ministries, NFNC and Districts.
Gender and nutrition briefing papers for each sector and level.
Integration of gender into the new National Food and Nutrition Policy.
Reporting on the gender indicators in the overarching M&E framework for the MCDP.
Perform any other duties as assigned
Desk review of
key SUN Fund documents (including the gender implementation plan, the Programme Impact Pathways and the Gender and Women’s Empowerment training),
policy and documents from the line Ministries (gender mainstreaming policies and guidelines, HR arrangements and structures), NFNC and the Ministry of Gender
external documentsto identify opportunities and develop recommendations for the promotion of women’s empowerment and gender equality within the SUN Fund and MCDP. Validate findings with interviews.

Develop appropriate gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes for District plans and select through consultation two pilot Districts for roll out. Train DNCC and sector Ministries in pilot Districts and develop and implement the integrated gender component in the District plans. Monitor and document implementation.
Participatory update of the gender equality implementation plan and follow up to implement the same.
Engage Desk Officers to identify and support gender focal points in key Line Ministries and NFNC. Explore approaches (including with Ministry of Gender) to mentor and support them. Work collaboratively to develop briefing papers for each sector on gender and nutrition.
Develop (or strengthen existing) guidelines or materials for basic analysis, training and gender mainstreaming at District levels.
Develop, provide and report on gender training as required (or indicated by the gender equality strategy).
Work with NFNC and SUN FUND M&E team to collect and analyse data on the gender indicators in the M&E Framework. Recommend improvements on the same.
Review all IEC and advocacy materials with a gender lens.

Qualifications Required:

Relevant graduate or post-graduate qualification (e.g. in Gender Studies, Equality and Diversity, Organisational Development, or related discipline) or graduate qualification and substantial relevant experience.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

Knowledge

In depth understanding of practical gender mainstreaming in organisations
Working knowledge of nutrition causal frameworks and the integration or mainstreaming of gender and women’s empowerment into multi-sectoral or integrated programming
Experience and skills:

Minimum 5 year’s experience of working in NGOs to mainstream gender in programmes and in organisations
Demonstrable experience working with and engaging government.
Excellent training skills.
Commitment to capacity building of partners and beneficiaries.
Ability to influence and persuade in difficult situations
Good interpersonal skills – ability to work in a team and to motivate and develop the skills of others.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Application letters accompanied by detailed CVs, with day time telephone numbers should be sent to:

The Director – Program Support Services
CARE Zambia,
P.O. Box 36238,
LUSAKA

or

carejobs@carezam.org

Closing Date: 2nd December, 2016

Recruitment at World Food Programme (WFP), Zambia

The World Food Programme (WFP), Zambia is seeking a motivated self-starter to support the day to day operations of the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network office in Zambia. The candidate will serve as the administration support for development of the Nutrition Economic Policy and Regulation work stream for the SUN Business Network at WFP.

Policy Programme Assistant

Responsibilities

Conduct research and build on existing documents such as Zambian trade policies and frameworks that relate to food and Trade organisations and agreements that impact food consuption and nutrition
Support Economic Policy and regualation consultant to complete the analysis process within the set period
Build an updated record or list of key stakeholders and individuals in zambia including definations of the role that each could play to drive an effective change in economic policy and regulation for nutrition
Work with SUN Business Network Manager to plan and oganise innovative networking activities and events
Support a review of weekly action plan and coordinate reminders with team to ensure meetings, events presentations on calendar schedule are on track
Document best-practices of strategies of implementing economic policies and regulation for nutrition including recomendations for the local content
Carry out other tasks, as required, to support day-to-day activities of WFP’s engagement with the private sector on nutrition in Zambia

Qualifications

Atlist two years experience in a private company or non-governmental organisation in Zambia or abroad
Practical experience in policy analysis with specific focus on quantitative analysis or quantitative data, business or project administration, business processes
Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, management, international development, international studies or relevant field
Strong communication skills
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of stakeholders
Well organised with strong logical and administrative skills
A creative and “out of the box” mind-set
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently to achieve milestones with tight timelines

Other skills

Strong research and data gathering skills
Strong written communication and information synthesizing skills
Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skille with proven experiencec

Envelopes should be marked as below

Confidential-MTD Policy Programme Assistance

VA Number: 003/10/2016

How to applySubmit applications to the undersigned:

The Head of Human Resources

United Nations World food Programme

PO Box 37726

Lusaka

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Deliver at WFP Offices 10/4971, Tito Road Rhodespark, Lusaka, zambia