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Programmes Manager

Women & Youth Initiative Zambia. An NGO based in Lusaka, Zambia is looking for suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of Programmes Manager.


Engage with Donor Agencies and Solicit for funds, locally and internationally

Management of programmes staff and ensure alignment of their performance objectives to Strategic Plan.

Develop and review annual work plans for programmes unit, align work plan to the Strategic Plan and ensure accomplishment

Work with M & E Unit to develop M & E tools for project activities to measure programme impact.

Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the programmes.

Develop funding proposals for the programmes to ensure the continuous delivery of services by the Donors.

Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the programme for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organisation.

Write reports on the programme for Management and Donors.

Communicate with Donors as outlined in funding agreements.

Ensure that the programme operates within the approved budget.

Monitor and approve all budgeted programme expenditures.

Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to the CEO on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly).

Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures.

Ensure that all financial records for the programme are up to date.

Ensure financial reports and supporting documentation for Donors are prepared as outlined in funding agreements.

Provide required information to have invoices generated and submitted to Donors according to the established timelines.

Monitor the programme activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the programme evaluation framework.

Report evaluation findings to the CEO and recommend changes to enhance the programme, as appropriate.

Perform other tasks requested by the Chief Executive Officer.


Experience must not be less than 7 years in a similar role in a local or international organisation (working in an NGO environment would be an added advantage).

Age not more than 45.

First Degree in Developmental Studies or Equivalent (a masters will be an added advantage).

Successful candidates must be willing to work on a Volunteer Basis for the first few months until Funds start to come in.

Candidates must show drive, initiative and willingness to take responsibility.

Candidates must be self-starters and ambitious.

How to apply

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Application deadline
11 Dec 22:00
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