Project Coordinator-CSSP

By Save the Children Zambia 2 weeks ago

Job details

Job deadline
14 November

Save the Children aims to be a place where world class people of diverse backgrounds work together to support to improve the lives of children. We also need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. When you are applying for a role with us, please ensure that you provide us with details of your work experience and some detail around your responsibilities within each role. All jobs close at midnight GMT on the date specified.


  • Child Safeguarding:
  • Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
  • The overall goal of the Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) project is to influence the Zambian Government through advocacy and programming to make the Social Cash Transfer (SCT) programme, child and nutrition sensitive and reach the most deprived and marginalised children and their families, resulting in positive impact on the nutritional status for under 5 children
  • The Project Coordinator undertakes planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on project activities as well as conduct periodic project reviews with partners, identify necessary action for adjustments
  • Provides technical assistance on CSSP to relevant stakeholders that include the District Welfare Committees (DWACs), Community Welfare Assistance Committees (CWACs), Community Health Volunteers (CHV)
  • He/she will lead and support the development of the child sensitive package, tools and recommendations related to the implementation and evaluation of the programme
  • The Project Coordinator also assists to develop and maintain external network of contacts within the province and district, including with the ministry of Community Development & Social Services, Health and Agriculture
  • Scope of Role:
  • Reports to: Deputy Field Office Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: CSSP Facilitators
  • Program management
  • Lead in the development and implementation of CSSP, consistent with the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and donor and Save the Children requirements
  • Supports the provision of technical and programmatic leadership to the CSSP team at the local and district level
  • Identify CSSP programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan and provide proactive technical input to the CSSP procurement
  • Working closely with the MEAL team to ensure the M&E plan links to reporting requirements
  • Provides technical support to the DWAC, DACO ,and DHMTs through participation in meetings, work groups, and task forces, as well as consultation and targeted field visits
  • Represents Save the Children at Provincial and District partner level in Lufwanyama
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with relevant stakeholders that include DWAC, DHMTs, DACOs, and departments critical to promoting child sensitive social protection
  • Ensures and supports the CSSP team to maintain excellent relationships with community leaders, DWACs, Neighbourhood Health Committees, health workers, and community-based providers (SMAGs, CHWs), Block Extension Officers and Camp Extension Officers
  • prepares high-quality and timely monthly/quarterly/annual documentation and reports, as required by Save the Children and donors
  • Supervises the CSSP programme staff reviews performance objectives and evaluates performance of direct subordinates per Save the Children policies and procedures, in coordination with the Field Office Manager
  • Facilitates and monitors budget expenditures and compliance
  • Facilitates the procurement, administration, and logistical processes for CSSP programme, Technical Support and Capacity Building
  • Organize and conduct capacity strengthening events directed at local level government staff and other partners on planning, delivery and monitoring of child and nutrition-sensitive activities under the SCT (DWACs, CWACs, NHC, and CDAW)
  • Liaise with Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) team to develop plans for technical support, M&E, documentation of best practices and advocacy – as well as concept papers and project proposals for programme development
  • Budget management
  • Hold the responsibility of ensuring timely expenditure for planned activities by partners in program implementation
  • Monitor budget utilisation in accordance with donor and SCI guidelines
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Undertake routine monitoring of the projec
  • Liaise with SC country office headquarter to inform national level activities and advocacy
  • Contribute to research on reach of SCT to households with children who are vulnerable to stunting
  • Progress reporting and updates on implementation to SC Finland
  • Participate in member initiated calls
  • Provide input into the development of M&E indicators
  • The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience

Skills And Behaviours (Our Values In Practice)

  •  Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • University degree or Diploma in social development, nutrition or a comparable area with minimum 4-7 years’ experience in similar position and experience
  • Experience in social protection delivery and community-based approaches
  • Project management skill to be able to analyse, develop and follow up on project and action plans
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with good report and proposal writing skills
  • Understanding of and experience in working with Ministry of Community Development and other related departments
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and representational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Good analytical and writing skills as well as strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently
  • Strong networking and advocacy skills
  • Willingness to be based in Lufwanyama for the duration of the project
  • Willingness to travel within Lufwanyama district and to Lusaka as required
  • Willing to work under pressure and work extra hours, when required
  • Knowledge of local language(s)

How to apply
Send application latter clearly stating the position in the subject line with a detailed CVs to the email below:

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