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Project Manager, Housing and Infrastructure

SolidarMed is the Swiss organisation for Health in Africa and improves health care for 1.5 million people in Lesotho, Moçambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SolidarMed sustainably strengthens and meaningfully expands existing health services. We are looking for a hands-on Project Manager to join our passionate field team. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional with strong skills in Business Administration and an interest in construction and development.


Contract Type

Fixed term appointment (minimum three years)

Place of Assignment

Lusaka or Chongwe, Zambia (with regular travel to all project sites)

Start of duties

February/March 2018, with some flexibility

Programme Zambia

SolidarMed in Zambia focusses on increasing national capacities for the training and retention of health workers.

The main goal of the housing project is to further develop a housing cooperative into an independent, sustainable not-for-profit company which can maintain and upgrade its housing portfolio with self-generated income. To achieve this, the current fully funded (until 2020) project phase focusses on:

Institutional development for sustainable self-administration

Construction of new housing units/renovation of existing housing stock

Establishing a functioning maintenance and renovations unit

The development of a vocational training programme for bricklayers, integrated into the building activities

Your tasks and responsibilities as Project Manager

Assume overall responsibility for the implementation, management, monitoring, budgeting, reporting, operational and financial annual planning of this project

Budget control and safeguarding of internal controlling system

Represent the housing cooperative at local, provincial, national and international level

Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders as well as with the SolidarMed head office; proactively seek potential collaborations and funding opportunities

Support and supervise the project and building sites

Actively contribute to the development of the project in close cooperation with local partners

Support fundraising with established partners

Develop the institutional foundations of the cooperative (staff, logistics, accounting, general administration)

Knowledge management, field research, policy dialogue

Your profile:

Degree in a relevant subject such as Economics, Management, Development Studies, Business Administrationor Public Health. A background in engineering, construction or similar is welcome, if combined with proven managerial and administrative skills.

Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)

Minimum of 3 years professional experience in project management, construction or administration

“Hands-on” mentality, with a problem-solving and entrepreneurial approach

Sound knowledge and experience of management and administration

Experience in dealing with institutional donors and government officials desirable

Knowledge of Programme- and Project Cycle Management and associated tools

Excellent social and networking skills

Team-player with good interpersonal skills.

Able to develop and support other SolidarMed projects in Zambia in all infrastructure questions

Self-motivated, energetic, hard-working and service-oriented personality

Driver’s license required

We offer

SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package commensurate with Swiss standards, professional development opportunities and stimulating linkages with competence networks.

A professionally run, innovative programme focused on training and retaining of health workers in Zambia, with a committed team

Placement in or close to Zambia’s capital Lusaka, family posting possiblew to apply:

How to apply

send your CV and a short letter of motivation to:

“Zambia Country Director”, Applications are accepted in electronic format only.

Application deadline
18 Dec 22:00
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