Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection
Posted Job
about 1 month ago

Soci-Economic/Gender Specialist

Employment Offered

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Zambians for the position of Socio-Economic/Gender Specialist for the Lake Tanganyika Development Project (LTDP) to be stationed in Mpulungu, for a period of 2 years.


  • The successful candidate will be working under the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator of the Lake Tanganyika Development Project and will be responsible for:-
  • Developing work plan(s) for all social and gender concerns of the project, including activities already identified and any other activities that emerge during implementation
  • Developing socio-economics and gender strategy/action plan(s) in line with the project’s design, to mainstream socio-economicand gender issues for the project
  • Providing technical support and developing guidelines and tools to assist experts in addressing social and gender issues
  • Collaboration with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to develop a Socio- economic/gender-responsive M&E framework and indicators for monitoring the project implementation and also develop a gender-responsive
  • Management and Information System (MIS) which can provide and report on the beneficiaries in gender disaggregated data
  • Establishment of the Revolving Social Connection Fund: Setting up ofthe fund, criteria for selection, facilitation access of the beneficiaries to the funds for the alternative livelihood;
  • Help in conducting training needs assessment and designing training packages for alternative livelihoods in the project areas, encompassing Socio-economic and gender dimensions; and
  • Conduct periodic socio-economic/gender assessments starting by the current situation, midpoint of implementation and propose any changes / modification that deem necessary.

Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from the office of the Director, Environmental Management Department through email to:

Qualifications and experience:

The candidate must have:-

  • A Masters’ Degree in Social Sciences or Sociology. Additional training in gender is an added advantage
  • 5 years of experience in social development work
  • 3 years’ experience in bilateral or multilateral donor-funded programmes, working with muIti-disciplinary teams (including technical experts such as Aqua culturists, foresters, and agriculturists) will be an added advantage
  • Experience with AfDB funded projects is an added advantage

Job knowledge and skills:

  • Good knowledge of socio-economic and gender mainstreaming issues, especially those relating to the Lake Tanganyika Development Project
  • Good knowledge of social mobilisation
  • Strong social survey techniques and interpretation of social data
  • Knowledge in participatory approach for ownership and sustainability
  • Strong knowledge in training needs assessment and development of training packages
  • Clear understanding of income levels within the context of natural resources management
  • Computer literate with demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and Access, or eq uivalentand the ability to develop, install and manage databases
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills, including ability to operate effectively across organisational boundaries;
  • Strong organizing, work planning and scheduling skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills: and
  • Familiarity with development partner frameworks for results monitoring.

Method of Application

Application letters, in a sealed envelope marked “SOCIOCONOMIC/GENDER EXPERT” should be submitted together with detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of academic and professional certificates to the address above or hand delivered to:

The Office of Director, Human Resources and Administration, Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, Third Floor,

Mukuba Pension House,


Application deadline
12 Oct 14:34
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