Pact Zambia
Posted Job
11 months ago

Economic Strengthening Coordinator

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42 -year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview:

Pact, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is implementing a UDAID-funded project, USAID/Z-CHPP, aimed at reducing new HIV infections by increasing adoption of high impact HIV services and protective behaviors among at-risk populations, using evidence-based and locally owned solutions. Pact has an immediate need for highly competent country citizens to fill the following position.

Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Department, contributes to realizing this purpose by:

  • Facilitating the overall implementation of USAID Z-CHPP
  • Specifically facilitating the implementation of the Economic Strengthening Component of the project which targets young women for economic strengthening activities

Position Purpose:

  • The Economic Strengthening Coordinator coordinates implementation of Economic Strengthening in both the DREAMS and Community HIV prevention component of USAID Z-CHPP.
  • S/he provides support to partners, project staff and shareholders in the effective implementation of economic strengthening activities.
  • Coordination of this component requires close collaboration with the project senior management team and all staff in the technical, finance, M&E and HR units.
  • The Economic Strengthening Coordinator will report to Senior HIV Prevention Advisor and work closely with the DREAMS Senior Manager and the Economic Strengthening Advisor.

Expected Domestic Travel: 45-50%.

  • Core Values: Pact employees embrace the following core values as representatives of the institution:
  • All people have a right to participate in decisions affecting their lives.
  • Gender equity is mandatory for social transformation.
  • Resources are allocated in a transparent manner, guided by accountability to our clients and Pact’s role as steward of resources intended for the poor.
  • Diversity in background, gender and age strengthen our capacity to be wise managers of public and private funds.
  • Teamwork and collaboration shape our day-to-day working relationships.
  • Innovation and risk taking to achieve impact and broad scalable results drive strategic priorities.
  • Gathering and sharing information are primary roles for all employees.
  • Staff growth and advancement are a priority, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to stay abreast of new developments, especially in technology.
  • A healthy balance between work and life outside of work must be maintained for work satisfaction and fulfilment.

Specific Duties:

  • Plan and manage implementation of economic strengthening activities primarily in the DREAMS component of the project and, secondarily, in the Community HIV prevention component of the project
  • Contribute to development and re-alignment of plans and budgets by Pact and Partners and ensure economic strengthening aligns with overall project objectives and operational guidelines
  • Provide overall leadership in the implementation of the economic strengthening activity
  • Coordinate Partners in day to day management and implementation of economic strengthening in DREAMS Centers and project sites
  • Draft and review of Pact program documents pertaining to economic strengthening implementation including progress reports, annual work plans, and programmatic phase-out
  • Review monthly economic strengthening financial reports to ensure adherence to IPs and budgets.
  • Represent Pact in Partner’s public events related to economic strengthening in consultation with the SHPA and SDM
  • Support sub partners to ensure timely reporting, monitoring and analysis of results against set targets, and use of data to adjust implementation strategies as necessary.
  • Develop technical papers, presentations and reports to document economic strengthening implementation key achievements, best practices and lessons learned to share with donor and relevant stakeholders.

Minimum Recruitment Standards:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Development Studies/Administration, Community Development, Economics or any related field
  • Training and knowledge in community HIV/AIDS prevention and working with Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in both NGO and HIV environment and implementing PEPFAR programs
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in high profile, fast-paces environment
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) technical issues effectively and persuasively.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects effectively, think analytically and take initiative in solving problems
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Ability to use MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates must indicate the job title in the subject line and forward their application and CV to this email:

Application deadline
2 Dec 15:00
Email applications to
zchpp@pactworld.org

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