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Program Manager x1

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

Action Africa Help International Zambia (AAHZ) is partnering with the Catholic Relief Service (CRS) to improve the nutritional situation of people living in food insecure households in Kawambwa and Mansa districts, especially women of reproductive age and children under 2 years. AAHZ will support in the implementation of the Care Group intervention of the Food and Nutrition Security for Enhanced Resilience (FANSER) Luapula project in Kawambwa district. AAHZ will work with CRS to reach the target of 9,000 women of reproductive age who receive an integrated package of nutrition services. The project covers twenty eight (28) months, starting from September 2019.

In order to achieve that, AAH-I is seeking to recruit well qualified, experienced and innovative individuals to fill the following positions:

Position Type: Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Country Programme Manager

Location: Kawambwa

Job Purpose

To oversee Care Group implementation across Kawambwa in close coordination with CRS Food and Nutrition Security for Enhanced Resilience (FANSER) staff. The Programme Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of the whole of the proposed change, co-ordination of the programme’s projects and management of their inter-dependencies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning and designing the programme, and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective actions
  • Defining the programme’s governance arrangements
  • Organizing programme’s and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle
  • Ensuring goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, safety, quality and team member performance
  • Identifying and analyzing programme/project risks, and initiating necessary interventions
  • Identifying training needs and planning training programmes to ensure that all staff on the Managing the programme’s budget
  • Preparing periodic programme progress reports for the funding partners

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business Management, Social Sciences or any other related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience of working with an NGO
  • Skills and attributes needed
  • Experience in Grant Management and quality programming
  • Proven stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Proven experience in managing a team (i.e. team builder and player)
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
  • Ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems

How to Apply

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CVs) and minimum of three (3) referees must be sent via email:

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