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Executive Director YWCA

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*This position is reserved for women only.

Job category: Administrative/Secretarial


The YWCA is a Christian, membership, non-partisan, volunteer based, non-governmental organisation (NGO), affiliated to the World YWCA Council dedicated to the empowerment of the community (especially women, youth and children) to contribute to the attainment of a just society through rights- based approaches and sustainable interventions.

YWCA seeks to employ an Executive Director.

Position reports to: the Board through the President


  • Responsible for the overall leadership, co-ordination and management of YWCA programmes including management of finances, material resources and personnel.
  • Ensure that the work area contributes to the vision and mission of YWCA


  • Responsible for organisation’s planning and reporting to the Board and Stakeholders
  • Facilitates documentation and implementation of policies and inform the Board accordingly
  • Responsible for development and management of organisation’s budget
  • Provides efficient, transparent and effective management of the Associations finances
  • Identify and mobilise resources internally and externally
  • Responsible for the recruitment, supervision and development of the human resource in order to achieve overall organisations objectives
  • Provide good public relations, interventions and interpersonal skills as required for cordial administration
  • Co-ordinate the management of the entire organisatios assets and inform the Board and Trustees when necessary
  • Cultivate and maintain good rapport with stakeholders
  • Monitor the performance of all Standing Committees in the organisation
  • Provide secretarial services to the Board and the Committees when required


  • Implementing the programme of action in line with the Strategic Plan. Ensuring transparency and accountability in terms of resources and personnel functions
  • Ensuring effective management and utilization of resources
  • Ensuring mutual transparency in policy formulation and implementation of programmes
  • Ensuring participatory management
  • Representing YWCA locally and internationally
  • Acting as spokesperson for the organisation with donors and other stakeholders.


  • Passion for the YWCA mission and must not engage in active party politics during her tenure
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Development studies, Finance, Project Management, Economics, Public Health, Social Work, Gender Studies or other relevant related field
  • A minimum of 10 years of demonstrable broad program, financial and operations management experience in a senior position
  • Excellent organizational development, interpersonal, marketing, communication, administration and personnel management skills essential.
  • Ability to develop and sustain a diverse funding base
  • An affinity for working with culturally and politically diverse stakeholders
  • Visionary, trustworthy, diplomatic, understanding and innovative with high energy level
  • Experience managing a complex budget
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; strong presentation skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity in identifying and addressing strategic issues facing the Association
  • Must be able to effectively manage continuity, change and transition
  • Must be able to set and achieve clear and measurable goals and reasonable deadlines
  • Must be able to deal effectively with demanding situations and designs and implements effective interventions.
  • Must be able to consistently display integrity and model the Association’s culture and values
  • Understanding of the NGO sector


The position requires a person who has the following experience and attributes;

  • Experience in raising the visibility of an institution through the development and implementation of a sustainable marketing campaign tailored to its various stakeholders as well as the public
  • Must have raised not less than K5 million through proposal development
  • Must have experience in effective resource mobilization program by serving as the chief development officer or hiring and supervising an individual responsible for this activity
  • Experience working with Boards of directors and volunteers
  • Must have experience in helping to ensure that the Board members carry out philanthropy and resource mobilisation activities
  • Must have experience in nurturing loyalty through a comprehensive relationship building with donors
  • Must have actively participated in identifying, cultivating and soliciting donor prospects Relationship (Advocacy/ Partnerships) Building
  • Must have experience in identifying and maintaining the key relationships necessary to support an effective Association
  • Must have experience in representing an organisation at all appropriate external and internal functions
  • Must have experience in acting as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues relevant to the Association, its services and constituencies
  • Experience in establishing systems to obtain feedback from clients, volunteers, donors and the community in order to improve services and encourage community involvement and participation in the Association’s work
  • Experience in serving as organisation’s chief spokesperson and acts as advocate for issues relevant to the Organisation Leadership
  • Success at fund development, including knowledge of and success in attracting donors and corporate grants; ability to solicit individual donors

Interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit an application letter with a detailed CV (Maximum 3 pages) only which should include a daytime contact number and three (03) recent reachable referees.

Application can be submitted to the following;

The President

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)

Plot # 7391, Nationalist Road (opposite UTH)

P. O. Box 50115, Lusaka, Zambia


Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 18th June, 2021 at close of business.


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