FINCA Zambia
FINCA Zambia
Posted Job
almost 2 years ago

Project Officer

FINCA Zambia seeks a Project Officer for a Financial Inclusion project in Zambia focusing on agency banking, digital delivery channels and financial literacy.

The Project Officer will be responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring, and reporting on activities of the project according to predetermined timelines and budgets. Coordinating project teams, reporting to the Project Manager at FINCA Zambia and ensuring quality control throughout project life cycles are central to this position.

The Project Officer will centralize project information, provide support, and facilitate and coordinate the delivery of outputs to keep the program on time and within budget, monitoring progress to flag issues that arise for the attention of the Project Manager.

The Project Officer will be based in Lusaka, Zambia, will report to the Project Manager and will communicate regularly with FINCA Africa Regional Team.

Job Requirements

Essential Duties


  • Works with the FINCA Zambia team to complete project charter outlining scope, goals, deliverables, required resources, budget and timing;
  • Completes work breakdown structure to estimate effort required for each task;
  • Provides a project schedule to identify when each task will be performed and will send reminders of critical milestones and deadlines to contributors;
  • Serves as focal point for internal project contributors, ensuring their input is received per project timelines and appropriate project document retention, recording and reporting;


  • Manages project development from initiation to closure;
  • Clearly communicates expectations to team members and stakeholders;
  • Resolves any issues and solves problems throughout project life cycle;
  • Effectively manages project scope by ensuring any changes to scope are documented and approved by pertinent staff with appropriate documentation;
  • With the Zambia team, leads project meetings, conference calls, and other communications, both internal and external, including monthly update calls and high-level project management committee meetings;
  • Ensures follow-up and follow-through on action items from all meetings.
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Develops tools and best practices for project management and execution;
  • Tracks and reports on project milestones and provides status reports to all key stakeholders
  • Monitors all activities to identify problems or issues and addresses them proactively with the project technical leads, the Digital Financial Services Specialist and other senior leadership;
  • Gathers information and data from project team to compile monthly status reports and sends all necessary documentation to the Africa Business Development Lead for quarterly narrative reports to the donor;
  • Documents key lessons learned and findings.

Budget and Accounting:

  • Coordinates budget documentation
  • Monitors project expenditures against proposed budget and schedule/deliverables;
  • Tracks and reports on time contributions of internal project contributors and consultants.

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FINCA Zambia is a subsidiary of FINCA International, a global micro finance network that offers financial services and products to small scale businesses. FINCA helps its clients achieve their life goals conveniently to build a business, acquire assets, improve their living conditions or invest. The company provides well-designed, responsible, and affordable products including micro and small business loans, credit lines, savings, transactional services and more. For your convenience, FINCA has a secure mobile banking service and over 75 express agents.

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