Non-governmental Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC)
Posted Job
about 2 years ago

Project Officer

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 under the Grant Management Unit and is responsible for supporting, assessing and tracking progress of grant supported projects and ensure effective project planning and execution among beneficiary member organizations in a manner that leads to the achievement of the NGOCC set targets and Strategic Objectives.

Reporting to the Coordinator – Institutional Capacity Development, the job holder will be responsible for and not limited to:

  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical paths for grant beneficiaries.
  • Provide guidance to beneficiaries on planning and scheduling project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to relevant parties throughout the project life cycle.
  • Proactively manage changes in Member Organizations’ project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans.
  • Ensures accurate and timely reporting on grant funded projects and that information obtained through assessment of these project reports is acted upon promptly to continuously strengthen the project implementation by member organizations.
  • In liaison with M&E Officer, review project progress reports from the grant beneficiaries, analyze results and liaises with the Coordinator – Institutional Capacity Development to troubleshoot problem areas and advise on the way forward
  • In liaison with the M&E Officer, conduct regular project visitations, evaluation and closure of member organisations’ projects as and when necessary to establish an accurate status of the performance of all projects being implemented.
  • Assists in pre-award and ex-post evaluations of projects to ascertain the impact of projects in respect to the issues being addressed and provide feedback on lessons learnt to member organisations to assist them improve their future project design, development and implementation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Social Work or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Project Management
  • Knowledge in Participatory approaches to planning, monitoring, implementation and assessment of development programmes and projects
  • Able to provide capacity building and advisory support to NGOCC member organizations in project management

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

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