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Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (MES)

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.

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (MES) VA 13/2018

Location : Lusaka

Starting Salary : ZMW 244,322; ZMW 329,017/Annum (depending on qualifications)
Work hours : Full-time; 40 hours/week

General Description:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (MES) provides expert assistance to the programming team to provide quality monitoring, evaluation, data collection and analysis for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funded Volunteer activities in Zambia in addition to supporting the Peace Corps programming M&E systems. Provides input and works on tasks effecting overall post management concerning M&E and the success of the Peace Corps PEPFAR program; and assists the Director of Programming and Training and Program Team in establishing an overall vision and mission for M&E within the country program. Provides input into the creation of Post’s strategic and operational plans. Works with staff to create a uniform and complementary monitoring and reporting, programming, and training plan that includes HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and support. Leads training for Staff and Volunteers on M&E.

Required Qualifications

  • Successfully completed secondary school and an advanced diploma in Monitoring & Evaluation or related field of study.
  • At least three of substantive professional experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Excellent working knowledge of the English language (spoken and written)
  • Good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with other staff as a team
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with an international organization in a multi-cultural setting – at least one year of experience required; Experience working with US government funded organizations preferred
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and databases (e.g. Access).

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.

Volunteer Liaison

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.

Volunteer Liaison VA – 14/2018

Location : Lusaka

Starting Salary : ZMW 195,712/Annum
Work hours : Full-time; 40 hours/week

General Description:

Under the supervision of the Budget Analyst, the Volunteer Liaison (VL) has the responsibility for maintaining all administrative records related to Peace Corps Trainees (PCTs) and Volunteers (PCVs) and for providing general administrative support to PCTs/PCVs. S/he maintains complete and up-to-date volunteer records/files including creating and maintaining a volunteer database, updating the PCV roster, and preparing miscellaneous reports as needed. The VL provides support to Volunteers by preparing documentation when PCVs arrive, complete or terminate their service and reports PCT/PCV arrivals and departures to PC/Washington. The VL acts as an admin public relations officer to the Volunteers. The VL manages all PCV leases and processes all domestic monthly allowances and travel payments.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school; At least a two-year diploma in administration, business or related field; Univer-sity degree preferred
  • At least four years of administrative/clerical experience in a professional office setting, with at least one year of accounting-related clerical responsibilities preferred; Experience working within an international organization for at least one year preferred
  • Good working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

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.

Viral Load Data Entry Clerk x5

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and providers for the recently awarded United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR-funded Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) Project in Zambia. The five-year project which will be led by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates, mothers2mothers, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board, will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western. USAID/PEPFAR SAFE will work with the GRZ, private sector and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, and district level to increase access to ART for HIV positive adults and children, reduce the incidence of new infections, improve Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Services (NACS) and family planning services, and increase the capacity of local health institutions to better serve affected populations.

Position Title: Viral Load Data Entry Clerks – (05)
Position Type: Consultancy
Location: Central Province – (Kabwe, Mumbwa, Kapiri Mposhi, Mkushi and Serenje)

Summary Scope of Work (SoW):

Viral Load Data Entry Clerks will work at identified high volume facilities and hubs to facilitate the effective documentation of activities relating to viral load requests, collection and transportation of samples and result entry into the appropriate registers and smart care. Furthermore, they will ensure results are attached to client’s folders and will prompt the clinical team on clients requiring VL testing. They will work closely with facility based clinicians, laboratory and pharmacy staff, SAFE transport officers and SAFE Laboratory Staff in ensuring sample collection and movement are optimized.

The detailed Scope of Work is summarized below:

  1. Record all viral load requests requested by the facility in the VL Register and Smart Care.
  2. Raise the VL Transport log at the point of collection and ensure it is updated at the hub before releasing samples to the courier for onward submission to the PCR Lab.
  3. Record all viral load requests sent through the hub from respective district facilities in the VL Hub register.
  4. Facilitate for the identification of clients due for VL as they come for pharmacy refills.
  5. Liaise with SAFE on sample pick up on scheduled days.
  6. Ensure results are attached to client’s folders and entered into smart care at the hub facility and through communications to other DECs prompt the same at other district facilities.
  7. Collaborate with ADCH PCR Lab on encrypted lab results transmission to clinicians.
  8. Any other data related activity necessary for managing VL tests at facility and district level.

Mode of Application:

Please send a written application either via email or through regular mail. Your application should consist of a cover letter and a detailed CV, including full addresses and contact telephone numbers. Please indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter and also give names, addresses and contact telephone numbers of three referees.

Please send email applications, with the position you are applying for in the subject line, to: email protected

The Human Resources Manager
USAID SAFE, 45/5B Incito Office Complex
Reedbuck Road, Kabulonga
P.O. Box 51742
Lusaka, Zambia

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

NOTE: This advert remains open until filled. Selection is on rolling basis as applications will be processed as they are submitted. Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be contacted. If you do not hear from us after July 30, 2018, kindly assume that your application was not successful.

John Snow, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions.

Food Monitor SC4

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

ABOUT WFP

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

BACKGROUND

An upsurge of armed clashes that erupted in August 2017 between the Congolese security forces – Forces Armées de la Républic Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) and local militia groups in towns of Pweto, Manono, Mitwaba (Haut Katanga Province) lead to an exodus of refugees into neighboring countries including Zambia. Most people, including women and children who have fled into northern Zambia, have come through the Chiengi border. Those refugee and asylum seekers are currently settled in a temporary transit site in Nchelenge district. The displacement has significantly affected the fleeing populations’ ability to engage in any meaningful livelihoods. Further it has also affected the health and nutrition condition of the fleeing asylum seekers as access to basic services has extremely been hampered.

WFP launched a response emergency operation (IR-EMOP) in the northern part of Zambia (Luapula Pronvince), to address urgent food security and nutrition needs of refugees who are hosted at Kenani Transit Center, but currently being moved to Mantapala Refugee Settlement; both located in Nchelenge.

JOB PURPOSE

To coordinate and perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education, supplemented by additional education at Certificate/ Diploma level in the fields of Agriculture (and related subjects) Economics, Development Studies, Community Development, Nutrition, Education, and Environmental Sciences.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the English language.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Provide the Country Office with accurate and up-to-date information on the food security situation of Kenani Refugee Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement.
  2. Prepare monthly travel/monitoring plan for the refugee Emergency Operation (EMOP).
  3. Verify that the identification and registration of eligible beneficiaries is being carried out in line with WFP guidelines and agreements signed between WFP and Implementing Partners.
  4. Conduct regular monitoring and reporting of food distribution activities in Kenani Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement. Identify potential problems and support the overall programming process. This will include the following:
    • Check that correct food aid distribution procedures are being followed at the distribution sites as outlined in guidelines and agreements with Implementing Partners.
    • Undertake informal household assessments about the overall impact of the food aid in tackling problems of food insecurity through Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) in Kenani Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement.
  5. Regularly check that warehouses and stores which are being used for the storage of WFP donated food commodities are meeting the appropriate standards in terms of cleanliness, stacking, record keeping and overall management etc, as laid out in WFP guidelines.
  6. Liase with implementing partners, NGOs, Local authorities and other government entities in Kenani Refugee Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement aimed at efficiency and timely food access to beneficiaries.
  7. Verify the planned movements and distribution of food or non-food items, reporting issues or discrepancies to the supervisor for timely resolution of problems and to ensure that the quantity distributed and the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards
  8. See to it that, correct food assistance distribution procedures are followed at the distribution sites as outlined by WFP guidelines
  9. Solve programme and logistical problems as and when they arise at the appropriate level.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has experience collecting programme output and outcome data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to management team, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Has experience utilizing WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline to receiving applications is 24th June 2018.

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

The position is open to Zambian Nationals only.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

Programme Associate- SC6

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

ABOUT WFP

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

BACKGROUND

An upsurge of armed clashes that erupted in August 2017 between the Congolese security forces – Forces Armées de la Républic Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) and local militia groups in towns of Pweto, Manono, Mitwaba (Haut Katanga Province) lead to an exodus of refugees into neighboring countries including Zambia. Most people, including women and children who have fled into northern Zambia, have come through the Chiengi border. Those refugee and asylum seekers are currently settled in a temporary transit site in Nchelenge district. The displacement has significantly affected the fleeing populations’ ability to engage in any meaningful livelihoods. Further it has also affected the health and nutrition condition of the fleeing asylum seekers as access to basic services has extremely been hampered.

WFP launched a response emergency operation (IR-EMOP) in the northern part of Zambia (Luapula Pronvince), to address urgent food security and nutrition needs of refugees who are hosted at Kenani Transit Center, but currently being moved to Mantapala Refugee Settlement; both located in Nchelenge District.

JOB PURPOSE

To support WFP’s emergency response to the Refugees from DRC by providing effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: First University degree in Development Studies, Social Science or Project Management.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the English language.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  • Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Coordinate WFP activities at Nchelenge and Mantapala Refugee Transit/Settlement Centers in the absence of the Programme Policy Officer.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  1. Broad knowledge of diverse humanitarian assistance and development practices with a particular area of leading technical expertise
  2. Ability to lead, coach and motivate large and diverse teams and drive improving performance.
  3. Excellent financial management skills and commercial acumen, with the ability to leverage external partnerships to optimize resources for WFP.
  4. A track record of dealing with and influencing at the highest levels within and beyond the organization.
  5. Ability to assimilate and analyse complex issues to develop strategies and Policies;

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline to receiving applications is 24th June 2018.

The position is open to Zambian Nationals only.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.

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

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

Consultant to undertake a nutrition knowledge attitudes and practices (KAP) survey

ABOUT WFP

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

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in Social Sciences, Nutrition, Statistics, Demography, Research Methodologies, Development Studies, Law, Education and any other related fields, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

JOB PURPOSE

The World Food Programme (WFP) supports the Zambian government through the Ministry of General Education to implement the Home Grown School Meals (HGSM) Programme. The standard school meal is comprised of maize, cowpeas or beans, and oil fortified with vitamins A and D. The food basket for the HGSM, except for the vegetable oil, is all procured locally. However, diverse nutritious diets are not frequently prioritized at the household level as there are low levels of knowledge about the importance of consuming nutritious foods and what constitutes a nutritious diet. In order to overcome this challenge, therefore, WFP collaborating with The Ministry of General Education piloted model school gardens an intervention to improve knowledge and application of good nutrition practices among targeted schoolchildren and communities.

To be able to track progress against the set programme objectives, a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey is proposed to be undertaken in both Mumbwa and Petauke districts. All the communities surrounding the schools where the pupils come from will also be covered by the project for agricultural and nutrition interventions using the school gardens as the learning centre.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Assess the level of nutrition knowledge among learners, school teachers and Parent Teachers Associations (PTAs).
  2. Determine the existence, utilization and adequacy of nutrition materials in schools.
  3. To determine nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and practices among community members (parents and guardians of the schoolchildren).
  4. Identify barriers to practice recommended agriculture and nutrition behaviors, diverse crop production and utilization.
  5. Obtain an in-depth understanding of the SHN club activities and determine their functionality.
  6. In line with commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment, the assessment will identify specific gender issues with regard to the knowledge, attitudes and practices in nutrition among men, women, boys and girls in the targeted communities and schools and make recommendations to address the gaps.
  7. Ascertain the level of ownership by the government through interviews with the DEBS as the first line of defense and support to the schools.
  8. Ascertain the feasibility of mainstreaming nutrition in the current curriculum and teaching materials, and also identify appropriate levels- teacher training (TT) and primary school level or TT alone or classroom level? Alongside this, identify required actions to enable mainstreaming.

METHODOLOGY

The consultant will be expected to present detailed methodologies and appropriate tools and budget for the intended assessment. The number of enumerators and the associated costs should be included. The following should be taken into account:

  1. The methodology should clearly discuss representative sampling techniques, standard questionnaires, appropriate data collection tools and procedure, statistical package for data processing and analysis.
  2. Focus group discussions will be conducted with the School Health and Nutrition (SHN) Clubs to get in depth understanding of the activities of the SHN and determine their functionality.
  3. The collected data should be a representative sample of the population where conclusions can be drawn at 95% confidence interval.
  4. Data collection tools should consist of specific Measurable, Achievable, Reliable, and Time-bound (SMART) indicators.
  5. Fieldwork should include both primary and secondary data from various sources. Secondary data sources should be clearly cited.
  6. The assessment to be conducted within the given time frame.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  1. The person should have a minimum demonstrable experience of undertaking desk reviews, as well as rapid assessments and/or evaluations.
  2. The consultant should have a significant experience of collecting and analyzing quantitative data from small-scale sample surveys.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline to receiving applications is Friday 15th June 2018. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

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.

Disclaimer

Important applicant information

All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Capacity Strenghtening and Governance Expert

CALL FOR CAPACITY STRENGTHENING AND GOVERNANCE EXPERT (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 Capacity Strengthening and Governance Expert 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 Capacity Strengthening and Governance (CSG) Expert will report to Chief of Party and position will be based in Lusaka. S/he will supervise ten District Capacity Strengthening (DCS) Advisors deployed in various districts throughout Zambia. S/he will mentor the DCS Advisors in the use of the program Menu and activity prioritization process. The CSG Expert is responsible for developing the capacity of district level staff within key line ministries. S/he will have strong experience directly building capacity and mentoring in the areas of organizational assessment, leadership, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation and financial and human resource management and annual district level plans. S/he will guide the DCS Advisors in the establishment of District Nutrition Coordinating Committee (DNCC).

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the COP, provide thought leadership, management, and oversight to all governance activities in the program, including making linkages to achieve project objectives;
  • Create and maintain good working relationships among all relevant SUN stakeholders (Internal and External) at regional, national, provincial and district levels and communicate ongoing capacity building efforts and events to ensure participation in and support of program activities as needed;
  • Provide technical leadership on capacity building activities throughout the program;
  • Lead and coordinate the development of capacity building strategies, tools, planning and implementation with partners and other government staff using interactive and consultative methods;
  • Promote knowledge acquisition or good governance principles and practices internally and externally;
  • Work closely with the grant and monitoring and evaluation teams to identify ways to increase organizational capacity by mentoring targeted civil society organizations and governmental entities;
  • Identify and develop innovative training tools and materials that increase the program’s ability to measure improvements in capacity in collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation team;
  • Ensure full compliance with all applicable donor regulations related to training and capacity building;
  • Track, analyze and learn existing and new capacity building programs and initiatives relevant to the program, report significant information and identify areas of collaboration;
  • Share program successes with the meal expert, challenges and lessons learned and share them through regular reporting; and
  • Supervise 10 (ten) District Capacity Strengthening Advisors.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required preferably in international development, public policy, public administration, organizational development, or other related area
  • Experience at the national, regional and local level in the design, implementation and monitoring of participatory governance projects and activities
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in leading a team in organizational capacity strengthening, particularly with line ministries and national government
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience utilizing participatory assessment, mapping and planning tools with government representatives and elected officials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated integrity, discretion and modeling of good governance practices in all interactions

Personal Skills

  • Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Excellent strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including research publications
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.

Travel Required: 50%

Key Working Relationships
Supervisory: District Capacity Strengthening Advisors (10)
Internal: Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party
External: SUN Stakeholders and key line ministries at national, provincial and district levels

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 Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

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: crszambiajobs@crs.org. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line. Do not at this stage attach copies of your academic qualifications.
The closing date for receiving applications is 28th March 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

RECRUITMENT FOR THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT ON PROJECT AWARD

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Nutrition Integration Officer x30

CALL FOR NUTRITION INTERGRATION OFFICER (30 OPENINGS)

About CRS

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

Background

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

Position Summary

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

Key Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

Personal Skills

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

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

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

  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

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: crszambiajobs@crs.org. 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

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Site/Service Supervisor

Mission

We are currently seeking a Site Supervisor to help with the running of the contract for ADS / SED products to be based at Lumwana Mines in North Western Province of Zambia. The person will be responsible for the day to day operations and activities for the contract and drive Customer Relationship Management at all levels at Lumwana Mine Site and Mine Management. The person should be able to implement measures to improve Operational Efficiency and impart best practices in terms of Equipment Optimization.

Job Description

·To organize and schedule work assignments to Artisans. ·To report on breakdown of machinery to Contract Managers ·To report all major defects to the Contract Manager. ·To ensure that all relevant documentation (work order, Operator/ Mechanical/ productivity checklists) is completed and there is full compliance from Artisans as per requirement. ·To ensure that all tools, workshop facility and equipment are used correctly and kept in good working condition ·Ensure good house keeping at work site. ·To report on incident/accidents damage caused by the client ·Ensure equipment availability and Key performance indicators as per contract. ·Liaise with the customer on maintenance and break down issues. ·To plan and maintain equipment in accordance with Epiroc and contractual standards. ·To supervisor, assign and delegate responsibilities to all staff under you. ·To respond to breakdown jobs in good time. ·Ensure cost effectiveness through good maintenance practice. ·Be instrumental in monitoring of stock levels including major components and advise Contract Manager and Logistics Manager on correct stock holding. ·To track component life on equipment. ·Ensure follow up on Machine audits and feedback and report to Contract Manager. ·To perform other related work as assigned.



Experience requirements

.Good understanding of Maintenance practices, workshop standards and safety standards. .Hands on technical knowledge on Advanced Hydraulics, Advanced Electrics and operations. .Minimum 6 years of experience in handling large Service Agreements and Service Operations at mine site.

Knowledge

.Technical knowledge on surface rigs such as Atlas Copco DML’s machines will be an added advantage.

Educational requirements

·Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or equivalent. .Must be a member of a professional engineering board or institute.

Personality requirements

·Strong Electrical and Mechanical knowledge of equipment will be an added advantage. ·Ability in managing Artisans is essential ·Good planning and supervisory skills. ·Attention to detail and show a strong sense of urgency.

Country and city description

Solwezi, North Western Province of Zambia

Company presentation

Atlas Copco’s Board of Directors announced in January 2017 that it will initiate work in order to propose to the Annual General Meeting in 2018, to decide on a split of Atlas Copco into two parts. Atlas Copco will focus on industry and Epiroc will focus on mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries.The current Mining and Rock Excavation business area – core of the future Epiroc – provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a complete range of related consumables and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity in surface and underground mining, infrastructure, civil works, well drilling and geotechnical applications. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China and India.

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