Save the Children Zambia
Posted Job
13 days ago

Project Manager – SUNII (x1)

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our Vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. In Zambia, Save the Children works in the following Thematic areas: Education, Health& Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty; including Humanitarian response. Save the Children wishes to invite qualified individuals to apply for the following position:

Duty Station: Lusaka

Role Purpose:

The Project Manager leads and ensures implementation of the Scaling Up Nutrition II in four districts of Western province namely; Kalabo, Kaoma, Mongu and Shangombo. The role will support SCI provincial and district staff to deliver an integrated package of high-priority nutrition specific and sensitive interventions for addressing undernutrition as articulated under the MCDP II. She /he will work with Government Line Ministries such as Health, Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock, Community Development and Social Services and Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection to support the implementation of evidence based multi-sectoral nutrition interventions in Western province.

The incumbent will be reporting to Deputy Country Director

Staff directly reporting to this post: Provincial Coordinator -SUNII

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Program Management
  • Ensure all SUN II program activities have been implemented timely and red flags identified are timely escalated and resolved
  • As budget holder of the program, develop and manage the program budget in line with SCI and donor policies and procedures.
  • Lead and coordinate the reporting to the donors
  • Work with the awards team to ensure compliance to donor and SCI regulations.
  • Review and systematic follow-up to District staff and Government Line Ministries’ s reports (Narrative)
  • Contribute to the long-term strategic planning of the program.
  • Conduct regular field monitoring visits to provide support to implementation of the 1st 1,000 MCDP and assess quality of implementation using the quality benchmarks.
  • Ensure that beneficiary accountability is taken into consideration from programme design to implementation.
  • Support in planning of assessments and surveys and ensure best practice through the implementation and dissemination of findings and results

Advocacy:

  • Support Scale up/sustain work on influencing local and national budgets on nutrition, tracking expenditures and influencing resource mobilization to invest in children.

Partner Management:

  • Manage and monitor partner relationship at national, provincial and district level. Lead in design and update detailed implementation plan for the program with input from partners
  • Engage other staff to support Government Line Ministries in capacity strengthening, delivery and reporting

Coordination:

  • Ensure SC actively coordinates and contributes to community-based and national relevant thematic interventions
  • Analyze the outcomes of the program and changes in the external operating environment and incorporate findings to the ongoing development of the program
  • Represent Save the Children at national level fora and other coordination platforms in order to increase visibility and networking opportunities between different stakeholders in the nutrition sector particularly 1st 1,000 MCDP.
  • Build and maintain relationships with UN agencies, MoH and NFNC (National Food and Nutrition Commission), Government Line Ministries at the national, Provincial, District and sub district levels.

Qualifications and experience

  • A Bachelor’s in Public Health / Nutrition/ food and nutrition or; Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • At least 10 years of experience in planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of evidence-based high impact multi-sectoral nutrition programs in Zambia, ideally through a combination of facility and community-based experience.
  • Significant experience working collaboratively and productively with a range of partners, including GRZ, CSOs, and communities.
  • Strong experience and background in capacity-building, including participatory facilitation approaches with communities and competency-based training.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability and commitment to work concurrently on multiple priorities, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advocacy skills within national setting
  • Advanced program management skills to design and deliver programs with partners and/or through direct assistance
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with good analytical, report and proposal writing skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and representational skills
  • The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

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