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Project Manager- Social Protection (x1)

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our Vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. In Zambia, Save the Children works in the following Thematic areas: Education, Health& Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty; including Humanitarian response. Save the Children wishes to invite qualified individuals to apply for the following new position:

Duty Station: Kalulushi Field Office

Role Purpose:

  • The overall goal of the Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) project is to make Social Protection programmes child sensitive by working with communities to make the programmes transparent, accountable and linked to social services.
  • The position will be responsible for the implementation and oversight of the child sensitive social protection strategies and programmes in Lufwanyama district and supervises all operations of the project.
  • He/she will be reporting to the Director Program Operations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead a strong institutional response to managing Save the Children’s programmes within the new Country Strategic Plan 2019-2021
  • Spearhead in the development and implementation of CSSP, consistent with the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and donor and Save the Children requirements
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with relevant stakeholders that include DWAC, DHMTs, DACOs, and departments critical to promoting child sensitive social protection
  • Ensure that the CSSP community, district level advocacy activities and response are linked to national level and vice visa
  • Ensure and support the CSSP team to maintain excellent relationships with community leaders, DWACs, Neighbourhood Health Committees, health workers, and community-based providers (SMAGs, CHWs), Block Extension Officers and Camp Extension Officers.
  • Supervises the CSSP programme staff, reviews performance objectives and evaluates performance of direct subordinates per Save the Children policies and procedures, in coordination with the Field Office Manager
  • Develop partnerships with the private sector, multilateral and bilateral Agencies on issues relevant to social protection.
  • Contribute in developing new projects and programs as well as manage existing projects in the area of child sensitive social protection
  • Support the provision of technical and programmatic leadership to the CSSP team at the local and district level
  • Contribute to Country Strategic Papers by providing socio-economic analysis recommendations to strengthen SCI response to child and social protection and other key social issues in the country
  • Engage in policy dialogue and provide advisory services to CO leadership on identified social protection issues
  • Organize and conduct capacity strengthening events directed at local level government staff and other partners on planning, delivery and monitoring of child and nutrition-sensitive activities under the SCT (DWACs, CWACs, NHC, and CDAW)
  • Monitor budget utilisation in accordance with donor and SCI guidelines
  • Prepare high-quality and timely monthly/quarterly/annual documentation and reports, as required by Save the Children and donors.

Qualification and Experience

  • University degree in social science, development studies or a comparable area with minimum 5-7 years’ experience in similar position and experience
  • Experience in the delivery of social protection programmes using community-based approaches
  • Project Cycle management skill to be able to analyse, develop and follow up on project and action plans
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with good report and proposal writing skills;
  • Understanding of and experience in working with Government departments and civil society partners is added advantage
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and representational skills
  • Good analytical and writing skills as well as strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently
  • Strong networking and advocacy skills
  • Willingness to be based in Kalulushi Field office for the duration of the project
  • Knowledge of local language(s) added advantage

Child Safeguarding:

  • Level 2 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

How to Apply

Please send only your application letter clearly stating the position in the subject line with a detailed CV indicating 3 traceable referees, one of whom should have been direct supervisor, through email to:

The Director Human Resource.

Please do not attach copies of your certificates.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

Application deadline
5 Nov
Email applications to
jobs.zambia@savethechildren.org
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