Plan International Zambia
Posted Job
4 months ago

Project Manager

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation 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 it is 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 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people 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 in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position

Project Manager (Central) – (2 Year Contract) Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia Project

Position Description

The Project Manager will be responsible for general technical oversight and provide leadership in implementation of the project which is aimed at Building Climate Resilience Communities through empowerment of Young people, Children, women and men.

This job is needed in order to provide management oversight of Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia Project.


  • Overall responsibility for project implementation
  • Providing leadership and guidance to the project team on all activities that will be implemented
  • Preparing and conducting quarterly and annual review meetings with stakeholders to review progress of the Project
  • Identifying and apply effective measures to realise the rights of the children, their families and communities through Building Climate Resilient Rural Communities in Zambia Project.
  • Provide technical advice, backstopping and capacity building to staff, stakeholders, children, community-based organisations and community volunteers in climate resilience and youth economic empowerment (YEE)
  • Ensuring that the project budgets of the Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia is spent according to the implementation plan
  • Ensuring that project innovations are encouraged and implemented
  • Documenting achievements and best practices in climate change adaptation and YEE for internal and external circulation


  • Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Resources or other related studies
  • 3-5 years working experience in the field of environment, climate change adaptation and livelihood.
  • Experience in managing relationships to various stakeholders
  • Experience in writing donor reports


  • Strategic thinking
  • Striving for high performance and improvement
  • Nurturing & developing others
  • Clear and effective communication
  • Positive personality
  • Accountability and honesty
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Team-playing skills
  • Facilitation skills

Method of Application

To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest, and Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: 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.

Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline
26 Jun 12:48
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