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Coordinator – Social Economic Development

The Non-governmental Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) is an umbrella network for gender focused and women led Non-Governmental and Community Based Organisations in Zambia, active in championing women’s empowerment and gender equity and equality in Zambia. In the 32 years of its existence, NGOCC has grown to be the focal point of the women’s movement in Zambia, with a total membership of 98 as at end of 2017, spread in all the 10 provinces of Zambia and covering 58 districts. In line with its mandate, NGOCC coordinates its MOs through five-year strategic plans which articulate priorities for the period as endorsed by its affiliate member organisations. NGOCC now invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the positions of: Coordinator – Social Economic Development; Human Resource & Administrative Officer and Project Officer.

Job Purpose

  • This position is responsible for coordinating the Social and Economic Development interventions in order to ensure women’s access to economic empowerment opportunities, availability of sexual reproductive health rights services as well as promotion of women’s participation in decision making positions.

Reporting to the Programs Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for and not limited to:

  • Spearhead NGOCC network’s program development and implementation of Women’s Economic Empowerment interventions focusing on reducing gender gaps and enhancing income opportunities for women and girls
  • Coordinate NGOCC member organisations in advocacy to promote Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for women and girls in order to contribute to their health and well-being
  • Facilitate the building of capacities of NGOCC member organisations to advocate for accessible education and health services in order to enhance the quality of women’s and girls’ skills and expertise
  • Lead in various engagement platforms for women’s and girls’ access to comprehensive and age appropriate sexual reproductive health information and education; and the emerging trends to improving women and girls’ sexual reproductive health including HIV and AIDS preventive measures
  • Facilitate and coordinate NGOCC member organisations in the campaign for more women’s participation in key decision making positions at all levels of development
  • Spearhead NGOCC’s networking initiatives and exchange of information on social and economic development issues among member NGOs and CBOS in liaison with District Focal Point Persons

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Gender, Business Administration or any such related discipline
  • Masters’ Degree is highly recommended
  • Five years working experience in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Substantial experience in Project Management and Gender is an added advantage

How to Apply

Interested candidates (females are encouraged to apply) for all the above positions should forward their applications complete with detailed Curriculum Vitae and three names of referees only: Strictly all photocopies of relevant educational and professional qualifications should be sent either by postage or dropped at the NGOCC offices and NOT by email.

The Executive Director Ngocc,

5168 Nchoncho Road,

Villa Elizabetha,

PO Box 37879,

Lusaka, Zambia.

+260 211 224727, 227517

Application deadline
24 Sep
Email applications to
info@ngocc.org.zm
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