Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Posted Job
7 months ago

Office Manager / Local Integration Promotion

1. Background

Zambia has been accepting refugees from neighbouring countries as national policy, called “Zambia Initiative”. Subsequently, the government decided of revocation of recognition of refugee status for Angolan refugee in 2012, and Rwandan refugee in 2013, respectively, in the situation of recovering political stability. As a result of these, almost 21 million of refugees has self-repatriated to their countries of origin. However, some of refugees refused the self-repatriation and has been staying in the refugee settlement. In 1994, Zambia government announced a policy of local integration for Angolan and Rwandan refugee by provision for issuing residency permit and land for resettlement. To support Zambian government initiative for local integration of former refugees in Mayukwayukwa and Meheba, both Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Zambian government have agreed on the launch of new project “The Project for Promoting Local Integration of Former Refugees in Mayukwayukwa and Meheba”

2. Responsibility

In order for the Project’s activities, in collaboration with the Project members (Japanese experts and Zambian staff members), and especially under the supervision of the Japanese expert, the Office manager / Local Integration Promotion shall supervise Zambian Staff Member (both Solwezi and Kaoma). The incumbent shall understand overall project activities and promote local integration, and also try to mobilize resources in every conceivable way.

3. Duty Station

Solwezi or Meheba Project Office

4. Job Purpose

This project aims to contribute to promote the Local Integration for former refugees in Mayukwayukwa and Meheba resettlement schemes by developing the following approaches; 1) an approach for resident-oriented resettlement planning, 2) an approach for improving livelihood that encompasses inclusive market-oriented agriculture with better household management, 3) enhance information sharing and coordination among the Government and donor agencies for resource mobilisation. Under this project, the incumbent shall be responsible for promoting local integration and resource mobilisation.

5. Duties

<As Manager>

  • Under supervision of Japanese Experts, supervise entire project activities.
  • Incumbent shall supervise Zambian staff both in Solwezi and Kaoma.

<Promote Local Integration>

  • Under supervision of Japanese Experts, incumbent support the activities for promoting local integration as resident-oriented resettlement planning.
  • The incumbent shall independently work for supporting local integration.

<Resource Mobilization>

  • Resource Mobilization is the key factor for promoting local integration in longer term, so the incumbent shall communicate with stakeholders and mobilize resources in every conceivable way.

6. Qualifications

① Essential qualification

  • Undergraduate Degree
  • At least 10 years of work experience
  • At least 3 years of management position and supervise experience of staff
  • Work with / at Government or International Organization
  • Excellent proficiency of English (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking)
  • Good proficiency of local Zambian language
  • Leadership and independently work skill
  • Fund raising experience
  • Respect multi-cultural environment
  • Respect Refugee and Former Refugee people

Desired qualification

  • Post graduate degree, especially business, agriculture are asset.
  • Proficiency of local languages of Angolan and Rwandan are asset.

Method of Application

Only those candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application letters, CV and a description on why you think you are the best candidate (maximum one sheet of A4 size paper) by e-mail to; stating “Recruitment of Livelihood Improvement Officer” in the subject line.

Application deadline
26 Mar 15:00
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