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Program Manager – Rural Aquaculture Program (RAP) VA 12/2018

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.

Location: Lusaka

Starting Salary: ZMW 411,246/Annum

Work hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week

General Description:

  • The purpose of the Rural Aquaculture Project (RAP) is aligned towards sustainably improving nutrition and livelihoods security of small-holder farmers.
  • The goal is to promote adoption of improved aquaculture technologies and practices resulting in increased fish production and productivity, generation of income from fish sales, and increased household dietary diversity.
  • The project focuses

key overarching objectives:

  • Increase quantity and quality of fish ponds
  • Improve pond management and Fish Production
  • Organize fish farming groups
  • Establish sustainable local fish seed production centers

Required Qualifications

  • University Degree in aquaculture or agriculture related field or related social science, preferably with emphasis on aquaculture.
  • Minimum five years of experience in agriculture/aquaculture sector, and project management including monitor-ing and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of the Zambian context of aquaculture/agriculture development including a minimum of three years’ experience working in rural communities.
  • Minimum of 3-years’ experience managing or supervising a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with an international organization in a multi-cultural setting – at least one year of experience required
  • Knowledge of and experience in adult training methodologies.
  • Advanced computer literacy, word processing, and spread sheet development (Excel, Word, and Power-point).
  • Must be willing and available to travel to rural Zambia for up to two weeks at a time.
  • For detailed job specifications and submission instructions, please visit US Embassy website

How to Apply

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 For LCF positions, please specify preference of languages.

Address applications to:

The Human Resources Specialist,

Peace Corps Zambia,

71A Kabulonga Road,

PO Box 50707,

Lusaka.

Application deadline
11 Jul
Apply online
http://www.zm.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs.
Email applications to
zm01-jobs@zm.peacecorps.gov
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