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Program Coordinator

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is regional African – led non- governmental organization that supports livelihood – challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well – being and standard of living. With Country Programs in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia and Kenya, AAH-I has over 20 years ‘experience working with communities in conflict and post –conflict situation:

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and directly support the implementation of the UNHCR and WFP funded Refugee programs in Nchelenge, focused on warehousing, logistics and food distribution.
  • Ensure high quality, timely technical progress and financial reporting, reflecting donor requirements and UN standards, through the close collaboration with the field staff directly responsible for project implementation.

Take a leading role in resource mobilization for humanitarian efforts, developing and writing project proposals, donor reports, assessment reports and programmatic updates on AAH-supported programs in Zambia

  • Support field team, especially the M&E staff in maintaining a high quality M&E system for the refugee projects.
  • Ensure high quality programming and accurate financial and programmatic reporting donors.
  • Participate fully in the response to emergencies in Zambia.
  • Under the guidance of the Country Manager, develop and maintain close working relationship with the partners (project implementation level) management, especially the Program and Head of Finance .
  • Work closely with the AAH Finance team-Partner Support officer in budget management and financial reporting.
  • Maintain relationships with key AAHZ colleagues at the National level and AAHI, donor representatives

Under the guidance of Country Manager, represent AAH in national Government and INGO coordination meetings/clusters, especially related to emergency response and emergency capacity building

  • Maintain close communication with the Country Manager for all aspects of project management Agency-wide Competencies (for all AAH Staff)
  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of AAH and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Head of Program Competencies:

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of AAH and used by each program manager to fulfil his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Sets clear goals and work toward them
  • Collaborates effectively with staff and stakeholders
  • Manage financial resources with integrity
  • Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learning

Key Relationships:

  • AAH Country Manager;
  • AAH Finance Team and line managers
  • AHI Regional staff and colleagues in other country programs;
  • AAHI Regional Representative and Public Resource Specialist

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • A Degree in International Development or a related field.
  • A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years in program manager role and three years’ experience in humanitarian relief and development.
  • Experience in Grant Management and quality programming.
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.
  • Basic financial management and budgeting skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel frequently and extensively within Zambia, and live in harsh conditions as well as occasionally in the region.
  • Experience with cash disbursements in refugee settings highly desirable

How to Apply

All applications containing the Cover letter, CV and qualifications in one document must be sent to:

clearly stating the position being applied for.

Application deadline
15 Jan 15:00
Email applications to
zambia@actionafricahelp.org
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