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Water and Sanitation Field Officer – Chongwe (X1)

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

We are looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position:

Position Description:

The position exists to coordinate the WASH SDG project in Chongwe districts in order to facilitate and provide technical support to all stakeholders including communities, partners and associates in the implementation of project activities. The incumbent will ensure facilitation of WASH SDG project planning, monitoring and coordinating the project activities in Chongwe district. He/she will facilitate community mobilization and monitoring of activities the project.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing backstopping support to community volunteers.
  • Identification of capacity building needs of community members including children and youth on the project to ensure competence in selection, planning and management of WASH project activities.
  • Facilitate and implement evidence-based behavior change communication campaigns for uptake and payment of urban sanitation services.
  • Promote sanitation through CLTS approach.
  • Mainstreaming gender to gain support for women empowerment in decision making and implementation of WASH SDG project.
  • Promoting hygiene awareness and Menstrual Hygiene Management-MHM awareness raising.
  • Facilitate construction of gender sensitive WASH facilities in schools.
  • Facilitate development of finance options for both consumers and providers.
  • Facilitate linkages with and capacity building of credit institutions and self-help groups to access finance for WASH.
  • Facilitate designing and test innovative business models for inclusive fecal sludge emptying services in urban areas.
  • Facilitate capacity building on occupational health and safety along fecal sludge management.
  • Facilitate capacity building strengthening of local authorities to plan, coordinate WASH services and improve quality.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Environmental Health sciences, water engineering and related fields.
  • Three years practical experience in a similar role in a development organization.
  • Must possess proven ability to create good working relationships with partners, NGO’S and relevant ministries.
  • Good community participatory skills.
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills.
  • Excellent project, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Possess a motorbike driving license
  • Knowledge of local language ; Soli and Tonga will be an added advantage

How to Apply

Please send an email to Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

All Applications should be addressed to;

The Country Human Resource Manager,

Plan International Zambia,

Private Bag 518X,

87A Kabulonga Road,

Kabulonga.

Lusaka.

We provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organizational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

Application deadline
15 Nov 15:00
Email applications to
jobszambia@plan-international.org
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