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The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Zambia
Posted Job · about 9 hours ago
Hours: 30 hours per week (Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm) Location: National Award Authority (NAA) Reports To: National Director Summary and Main Purpose The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Zambia is a member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for young people that make a difference to young people’s lives. Thousands of young people per year from many diverse background take part in the programme to broaden their horizons, develop their leadership skills, learn to work with others, volunteer in their local communities, increase their employability, and prove to themselves they can succeed at a serious challenge. This is an exciting time to be working for the Award programme. The programme is undergoing significant change and restructuring in many areas, including the way we deliver the programme to the varied young people we work with through the delivery of the DofE Zambia three year strategic plan. You will play the lead role in safeguarding the Award programme and supporting young people doing their Award programmes; having an excellent understanding of current youth issues and policies impacting upon young people today and in-depth knowledge of the values and standards which inform professional youth work and safeguarding practice. As the Programme Development Manager, you will be responsible for the development of the award in Zambia encompassing the areas of: Developing Partnerships; Extending the Reach of the Award programme to diverse group of young people and Quality Assurance. You will work closely with the National Director as well as manage the Programme Development Department of the Award Scheme in Zambia to ensure coordination of activity, policy and delivery of strategies. The role has overall responsibility for the key areas of: Work closely with the National Director to set and meet the National Award Authority’s annual objectives with particular regard to the Developing Partnerships, QA and Extending the Award pathways. Design, develop and implement the capacity building and training, particularly in the developing and facilitating of best practice in Zambia and to develop national and regional training teams and plans. Actively contribute to Award Management, Leadership training and development activity within the country Maintain, develop effective and productive relationships with key delivery partner organisations. Proactively provide operational advice and holistic care support for the development for Licensed Operating Award Units leading to a national programme Manage the Licensing framework of the Award programme in Zambia. Proactively develop and support the development of the Zambia Award Holders Alumni Network Support and identify potential fundraising opportunities for expansion of the Award programme across Zambia Key Accountabilities (KA): KA 1 To contribute to the setting and meeting of annual objectives, with particular regard to the Developing Partnerships, Fundraising initiatives, Quality Assurance and Extending the Award pathways. KA 2 To motivate, encourage and further develop the Award Programme in Zambia through designing and conducting appropriate training. KA 3 To research, develop and manage the training and development strategy for Zambia and its associated budget, in close liaison with the National Director and the other teams. KA 4 To champion and ensure the application of Award delivery best practice across Zambia including the coordination and implementation of pilot projects or special initiatives. KA 5 To provide operational advice and holistic care to Licensed Award Units and emerging Units through visits and regular contact. KA 6 To contribute to the Award management and leadership development in Zambia. KA 7 To establish productive links with youth networks such as National Youth Development Council. KA 8 To provide leadership, support and work with the youth representatives for meaningful participation in the governance and planning process. KA 9 To develop new operational, promotional and training materials as required KA 10 To produce reports for the National Award Authority and for the International Award as required and assist the National Director in preparing concept papers, proposals and reports on regional/global youth development issues for the Board Chairman and for governance meetings. KA 11 To contribute and participate in any National Award Authority and other National meetings as required. KA 12 To promote the Award and the work of the Foundation at every opportunity, including to external and internal bodies and partners KA 13 To ensure quality assurance and delivery of the Award Programme across the Country. KA 14 To perform any other task which may be assigned by the National Director Education A secondary education (full Grade 12 certificate). Certification in Development Studies or a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Youth Development or related field would be desirable, but it is not a requirement. Experience Having taken part in various capacities with the Award programme is an advantage. Demonstrated success developing and evaluating programme models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programmes String project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and programme growth At least three (2) years of progressively responsible youth development experience is required at the local, national or international level. Experience in the usage of computers and proficiency in all MS Office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and experience in handling of web-based management systems. Language Must be fluent in English. Knowledge of other official languages of Zambia will be desirable. Other: Female candidates and persons living with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Disclaimer: Important applicant information: This post is subject to local recruitment. Note: DofE Zambia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with DofE Zambia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Scam warning: The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Zambia does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply
Prime Four Inv. Ltd
Posted Job · about 9 hours ago
Credit Officer
26 Jan 16:18
Job Description Reports to: Managing Director A. Job Purpose Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for the daily collection functions of the Company. You will also ensure that reconciliations loan repayments against expected collections are done timely as per set deadlines. Detailed roles are set out below. B. Principal Accountabilities To collect loan repayments due from clients through DDACC, Cash, Bank Transfer, Payroll, Cheque Ensure submissions to Payrolls/Banks are done 5 days before cut off dates Ensure MD sign-off is obtained 5 days before payroll cut off To establish good working relationship with employers and banks To be responsible for collection of the loaned funds on due dates ensuring Prime Four receives immediate value. To circulate and update weekly/ monthly/quarterly/half-yearly collection efficiency reports To reconcile all schedules of remittances against submissions on a monthly basis and manage variances by collecting from customers directly. To supervise, coordinate and collect loan repayments due and ensure repayments collected are captured accurately and that all loan repayments in arrears are received, verified before being credited to loan accounts in system To analyse the loan aging analysis report daily and ensure recovery plans are instituted for all loans in arrears. To analyse loan balances and related repayment accounts, and recommend for refund any credit balances on accounts arising from over deduction where clients no longer have running loans. To recommend for all non-performing loans going into 180 days in arrears to the MD for write-off. To manage Debt Collectors and Law Firms engaged to assist with collection to ensure the recovery processes do not get protracted and pledged security is seized and auctioned timeously. To submit data of customers to Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) on a monthly basis. To be responsible for managing the collections department under his/her control. May be required to undertake any other duties as assigned by his/her immediate manager and in line with business requirement. C. Knowledge and Skills Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience in a Credit department of a financial institution Minimum qualification: Diploma in Accounting and/or other Business related fields Advanced computer literacy, including Advanced MS Excel skills Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Mpande Limestone Ltd
Posted Job · about 9 hours ago
A manufacturing plant with a heavy industrial base seeks the services of Chinese to English Translator, preferably male, to serve as a communication agent between Chinese expatriates and Zambian locals. Method of Application Interested candidates can apply on the email below.
KEDA Zambia Ceramic Company Ltd
Posted Job · about 10 hours ago
Safety Officer
22 Jan 15:32
KEDA Zambia Ceramics Company Limited is a joint venture with presence in West Africa and East Africa and is headquartered in China. Currently KEDA is the world’s biggest ceramic company and clean coal gasification system supplier. With 26 years continuous development, devoting on “limitless innovation and pursuit of better forever”, KEDA has been the leading representative in the ceramic industry in the world. The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function. Key Responsibilities Ensure established company health, safety policies and procedures are upheld Review and update safety practices and procedures Conduct safety inspections in all areas within the scope of the responsibility. Conduct accident & incident investigations. Support emergency preparedness and response. Assist in the safety audit and inspection programmes. Conduct general site inductions for all new employees and contractors. Attend toolbox meetings. Participate in the development of Job Risk Assessments. Provide input to the daily, weekly and monthly safety reports. Promote a positive Health and Safety Culture. Required Qualifications and Experience: Degree or Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from a recognized institution; At least 5 years’ experience in a similar a role Computer Literate Flexible to work in fast paced environment Must be a team player, an effective and efficient communicator Must have experience in developing and implementing safety policies and procedures. Method of Application Interested candidates must email their cover letter, CV and copies of their academic qualifications to this email below: The subject of the email should be the job title. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Avencion Ltd
Posted Job · about 10 hours ago
Advert for Avencion Health Analyst Program Term of engagement: 6 months subject to extension to 10 months based on performance Location: Luapula Province Company: Avencion Program summary Avencion has created a Health Leadership Program dedicated to empowering the Zambian youths who have interest in developing their career in the global health sector. The Health Leadership Program will fund six- and ten-month internships for approximately 200 youth over the life of the program. Applicants selected for internships must successfully complete a 5-day, pre-internship training. Upon completion, participants will be placed at our headquarters, provincial or district health office or at a health facility – and will be eligible for a monthly stipend of $150 USD. The monthly stipend is intended to defray costs associated with transportation to and from the workplace and participation in required health leadership training and activities. Health analysts are required to work five days per week and must attend Saturday leadership,management, communication, and technology skills training activity two times per month. Future leaders will be placed, based on need, education and background; into Health Analysts positions across various segments of the health sector such as strategic information, health management information systems, strategic planning, management consulting, general management, administration, health finance, accounting, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, legal and regulatory, health statistics, community engagement, social media & digitalcommunication, private sector engagement, and renewable energy. About Avencion: We are a Zambian owned social impact enterprise that delivers innovative and technology enabled development solutions to strengthen governments, companies, organizations, and communities. Qualifications and Experience: University, graduate or doctorate degree in public health, medicine, development studies, mathematics, statistics, library studies, computer science, information technology, engineering, economics, human resources management, law, adult education, accounting, finance, business administration, social sciences, natural science or related field. Interested in global health, management consulting, big data, data analysis, off-grid renewable energy, health management, health technology, digital communication, or social media Desire to be a leader; accountability, passion, good character, integrity, ability to deliver tasks with minimal supervisions, organizing skills, team player and willingness to learn and adapt Method of Application To apply please visit
Kazang Solar Distributors Ltd
Posted Job · about 10 hours ago
We are seeking field collection officers to operate in rural areas in Central, Southern, Lusaka, Copperbelt, North-western and Eastern provinces on a fixed contracted period. The Debt collector will be responsible for making visits to customer’s homes in selected rural areas and villages, for the purpose of recovering company assets from defaulting customers in line with operating procedures, managing customer collections, customer relationship management and identifying policy breaches in the district. Responsibilities: Recovery of assets, payment collection and customer relationship Management: Verify and report whether customer relationship management practices and requirements are being instituted in the field, payment collection or recovery of company assets from defaulting customers as per operating procedures Home visits to conduct necessary reclaims, as needed. Collect data in survey form of defaulting customers, to better determine causes of default to enable better management strategy and for business development purposes. Home visits to customers to support agents and reduce default rate. Keep in regular contact with Line manager and Customer and credit management team, feeding information concerning customers and field team. Field operations support: Ensure that administrative and operational procedures in the field meet the company’s requirements. Home courtesy visits to customers to inspect for quality control purposes. Report any policy breaches and anomalies in the field. Support agents to locate customer’s whose whereabouts are unknown and record GPS location. Other items as deemed necessary by the management team. Assist management team with logistics. Store and organize faulty units to return to for repair. Minimum Requirements: At least 2 years’ experience in debt collection. Diploma in any subject Valid motor bike and/or driving licence (essential) Extensive prior field work experience Excellent interpersonal skills Ability to build and maintain relationships with others Willingness to work in rural areas for the duration of the contract. Method of Application To apply please visit
Silondwa Engineering
Posted Job · about 13 hours ago
Job Purpose To perform human resources and administrative functions in order to maximize utilization of labour and efficiency across the organization. Qualification and Experience: Grade 12 School Certificate Diploma in Human resource Management or equivalent. Minimum 2 years work experience in HR function/relevant field Method of Application Applications accompanied with CVs, copies of certificates and verifiable references should be addressed: The Human Resource Manager, Silondwa Engineering Ltd, Ndola. Email: NB. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Right to Care Zambia
Posted Job · about 13 hours ago
About Us Right to Care is at the vanguard in supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. We work with government and communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthening public healthcare. We embrace a strong entrepreneurial culture and focuses on innovation and the use of technology to enhance services, address skills shortages, and deliver quality healthcare outcomes. Our areas of expertise include HIV and TB care and treatment, pharmacy automation, medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment. About the Positions Date advertised: 21st January 2021 Closing date: 26th January 2021 Contact Person: Vacancy24 Location: Kasama, Northern Province Contact email: Contract type: Fixed Term Contract Duration: Three (3) months Reporting to: Deputy Chief of Party – DSD Job grade: TBA Qualifications and Experience Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience: MBCHB Master’s in Public Health with Training in Project Management will be an added advantage Training in HIV/OI Management in a requirement Desirable Qualifications and Experience: 3 years’ experience in managing a project, District or Provincial Health Office Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS policy, strategy and programmes Experience in Training / facilitation or mentorship programs Technical and Behavioural Competencies: Computer literate Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Good communication skills Good interpersonal skills Project Management skills K e y P e r f o r m a n c e A r e a s: Provide general administration, and overall programmatic technical support through; budgeting/planning, monitoring and reporting. Track Performance of direct report staff and provide assessment reviews. Brief and communicate programmatic performance to EQUIP Zambia management in consultation with the Head of Technical Programs Work closely with MoH and Provincial personnel and other stakeholders e.g. laboratory services, pharmacy to develop and implement strategies to strengthen the progra management Ensure adherence of USAID/GRZ internal controls/following SOPs & ensure that all administration in the department is coordinated and according to internal standards Performing tasks accurately, completely and effectively in line with management expectations and department performance standards. Disclaimer: By applying for the above-mentioned position, you consent to Right to Care to conduct qualification, ID, criminal and reference checks (internal and external) which forms part of the Company’s recruitment policy and procedure. Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful. Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process. Right to Care reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time for whatever reason. Right to Care is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to this email below:
Business Connexion
Posted Job · about 13 hours ago
BCX (Business Connexion) is one of Africa’s leading integrators of innovative information and communication technology (ICT) solutions and has delivered practical and cost-effective solutions to government and business across Africa since the mid-eighties. The more than 7,000-strong team of ICT professionals, which are based in offices across Africa and the UK, have an extensive track record of delivering solutions to African governments, utilities, parastatals and to the private sector across Africa. BCX Zambia Ltd (part of the Business Connexion Group of South Africa) is looking to hire an software developer, under our paid internship program. Duration Paid Internship Qualifications: Minimum BSc. Computer Science, or any related field Minimum 1 Years of work experience in a software development environment Proficiency with fundamental front end languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such flutter, react js, react native, vue js Proficiency with server-side languages such as Python, Java, Node js And PHP. Familiarity with database technology such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL and MongoDB. Excellent verbal communication skills. Good problem-solving skills. Attention to detail. Ability to develop Mobile apps is a plus Method of Application If you meet the requirements, please send your application letters and copies of your qualifications and CV with traceable referees to the undersigned. The Human Resource, Suite 8C, West Wing, First Floor, Pangea Park, Arcades, PO Box 35497, Lusaka, Zambia.
Hilton Garden Inn Lusaka
Hilton Garden Inn Lusaka
Posted Job · about 13 hours ago
Chef de Partie
21 Feb 12:14
A Chef de Partie is responsible for supervising staff and ensuring high levels of food preparation to deliver an excellent Guest and Member experience while assisting with food cost controls. What will I be doing? A Chef de Partie, will supervise staff and ensure high levels of food preparation to deliver an excellent Guest and Member experience. A Chef de Partie will also be required to assist with food cost controls. Specifically, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards: Ensure all food preparation meets standards Prepare and present high quality food Supervise staff Keep all working areas clean and tidy and ensure no cross contamination Prepare all mis-en-place for all relevant menus Assist in positive outcomes from guest queries in a timely and efficient manner Ensure food stuffs are of a good quality and stored correctly Contribute to controlling costs, improving gross profit margins, and other departmental and financial targets Assist other departments wherever necessary and maintain good working relationships Assist Head Chef/Sous Chef in the training of all staff in compliance of company procedures Report maintenance, hygiene and hazard issues Comply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety and food safety legislation Be environmentally aware What are we looking for? A Chef de Partie serving Hilton brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow: A minimum of 2 years of previous experience as a Chef de Partie or strong experience as a Demi Chef de Partie role A current, valid, and relevant trade commercial cookery qualification (proof may be required) Strong coaching skills Ability and desire to motivating Team Excellent communication skills NVQ Level 3 Achieved Basic Food Hygiene Certificate Supervisory experience Positive attitude Ability to work under pressure Ability to work on own or in teams It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions: Previous kitchen experience in similar role Intermediate Food Hygiene Knowledge of current food trends What will it be like to work for Hilton? Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travellers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all! Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Lukondi Enterprise
Posted Job · about 13 hours ago
We are looking for a Part-Time Primary School Teacher to home school 4 children (Grade 3, Grade 1, Reception and Kindergarten) to start on 1 February 2021 for an initial 3 months contract. S/he will be expected to work 3 days a week for 4 hours a day on days of their choice excluding Sundays. Method of Application Interested candidates to apply on the link below by sending their cover letters and CVs to this email below: Teachers staying or working around Chalala will have an added advantage. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Prudential Life Assurance Zambia
Prudential Life Assurance Zambia
Posted Job · about 14 hours ago
Sales Consultant
5 Feb 11:37
Nature of the Job Sales Consultants find clients on behalf of Prudential and sell their products. They typically meet with clients at the Prudential offices or travel to the client’s preferred location and may occasionally be assigned a specific region in which to travel. Sales consultants explain the features of various products and the benefits of using them. As a Sales Consultant, you have the flexibility to work everywhere, anywhere in the country. Job Overview Prudential is one of the world’s leading companies in the life assurance sector. We are hiring a talented Sales Consultant professional to join our team. If you’re excited to be part of a winning team and become a PruPrenuer, Prudential is a great place to grow your career. You’ll be glad you applied to become a ‘Man/Lady from the Pru’ Key Responsibilities: Recommend and select products for Clients based on their individual needs Describe products and explain their benefits and uses to potential Clients Communicate with Clients in person, by phone and by email to understand their needs Maintain a working knowledge of the company’s various products and services Establish and nurture relationships with past Clients and potential Clients to facilitate sales Find potential Clients through networking, cold calling and industry research to increase sales Use data to help Clients understand how products can help them achieve their goals Complete administrative tasks, processing and recording sales, as needed Skills Required: Experience in developing leads and researching potential clients Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to give presentations Interpersonal skills and comfort with meeting new people on a daily basis Ability to contact Clients, complete sales and manage other tasks independently Time management and prioritization skills to meet deadlines and close sales in a timely manner Willingness to adapt and implement new marketing strategies and sales methods Quick thinking to provide creative solutions that address Clients’ needs and concerns Qualifications Needed: Complete Grade 12 Certificate or GCE Certificate One to two years of experience in a relevant area of sales or marketing (Added Advantage) Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Emperor Palace Entertainment Ltd
Posted Job · about 14 hours ago
Basic Job Information Job Category: Live Streaming. Job Level: Entry Level No. of Vacancy/s: [ 2] Employment Type: Full Time Job Location: Lusaka, Zambia Offered Salary: Negotiable We are looking suitably qualified individuals to fill our vast growing team on the position of Live streaming and broadcasting. Ideal candidates must meet the following requirements. Basic Requirements: Must have betting experience and knowledge. Must have an interest in sports. Must have basic knowledge about sports. (Cricket, Tennis, Soccer) Must have knowledge on how to broadcast on YouTube. Must be well-versed in social media. Must have a keen eye for details. Attentiveness. Team Oriented. Self-motivated. Must have the knowledge and understanding of broadcasting. Excellent work ethic. Must have basic knowledge with Excel, Word. Must have basic knowledge in I.T. Accountability. Willing to work during night shifts and public holidays Qualifications: Full Grade 12 certificate Bachelor’s Degree Graduate Experience of More than 1 year Computer literate Time Management Skills Multi-Tasking Skills Communication Skills Benefits we provide: Free Lunch & snacks facility Internal and External Learning and Training Opportunity Overtime paid for extra hours work done Transportation Facility for shift basis job Periodic team building activities Employee engagement program Method of Application Interested and suitably qualified applicants must send copies of their Resume of not more than 2pages and cover letter ONLY to this email below:
Mary's Meals
Posted Job · about 14 hours ago
Programme Manager
20 Feb 11:12
Mary’s Meals is a fast-growing international charity, currently providing a daily meal to almost two million hungry and impoverished children across four continents in their place of education. Mary’s Meals Zambia delivers school feeding to children in the Eastern Province of Zambia. This role is based in Chipata, Eastern Province and is part of the Mary’s Meals International Global Programmes team. This position will support the Head of Programmes Delivery. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has significant management experience but who can operate at all levels to get the job done. The candidate will be a hands-on and participate leader, coach and mentor who will lead and develop an internal team to support the Zambia Programme. Job purpose To support the Country Programme Senior Leadership Team in providing effective and inspirational leadership for Mary’s Meals Zambia and help in the general management and organizational development of Mary’s Meals Zambia in close collaboration with other senior members of staff in Mary’s Meals Zambia. The post holder will also collaborate with communities, partners, funders, government ministries, volunteers, and other stakeholders to promote Mary’s Meals vision, mission, and values to ensure optimal programme implementation. S/he will support strategic planning and programme development. The position holder will also collaborate with external stakeholders at provincial level. The role of the Programme Manager (PM) is to lead the implementation of the Mary’s Meals school feeding programme in Zambia, by providing management oversight and strategic direction on behalf of the MMZ Senior Leadership Team. The PM will also contribute to strengthening and developing the school feeding programme across all operational areas and achieve high standards in all aspects of programme delivery and in adhering to Mary’s Meals’ values at all times. Key activities: Coordination of Programme Delivery: To provide leadership and direction to the District School Feeding Managers and ensure compliance with school feeding programme standard operating procedures, organizational guidelines, and policies in their respective districts. To coach and mentor school feeding managers to ensure optimal delivery of the school feeding programme. Supervise School Feeding Managers to ensure the smooth running of the MMZ school feeding programme. To coordinate and deliver agreed provincial plans or strategies with considerable strategic input. To ensure timely implementation of all programme activities through the development and agreed work plans and effective resource management. With support from the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator, determines amounts of food to be procured from the suppliers according to current enrolment rates in schools. Ensures that all food that has been procured is well received and stored in schools with consideration given to proper food safety and handling procedures. To identify and communicate problems and issues in the delivery of the School Feeding programme and respond to these appropriately; Advise the Head of Programme Delivery on issues arising in the School Feeding Programme in Zambia which affect the proper operation of the programme. To provide feedback on the lessons learned from the implementation of field activities and make recommendations for improvements as required. Collaboration and Support: Supporting and developing community capacity building, sensitization and engagement Programmes at MMZ. To work alongside other NGOs, government and international partners to share best practice and further the interests and reach of Mary’s Meals, engaging with the Government of Zambia and other major stakeholders in school feeding in the Province. To represent MMZ to NGO partners, Government line ministries, Traditional leaders, Communities and beneficiaries at Provincial Level. Coordinate Provincial Monitoring Support visits to Programme Schools. To support the Head of Programme Delivery in the preparation of country detailed implementation plans (DIPs), monitoring and reporting of progress against organizational goals and objectives and to prepare the annual budget and forecasts. To support the Heads of Programmes in the continued review and development on programme policy and guidance on the Mary’s Meals School Feeding Delivery Model. To participate in the personal development review process and to identify learning and development needs. Provides support and interacts with the Programme Associate, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, and other key program staff Reporting and MEL: To develop and assess programme delivery models, policies and procedures, including regular programme reviews Assisting in and enabling the roll out, development and implementation of the M&E strategy With Support from the Programme Associate provide regular Institutional and donor reports such as DFID Quarterly and Annual Reports, SOS Quarterly and Annual Reports and other projects that may come on board. Contributing to the design and development of institutional grant funding applications and preparing reports as required Relationship Management: To develop and maintain excellent relations with Mary’s Meals field officers, partners, internal colleagues and supporters. Any other ad hoc duties as required and as assigned from time to time. Qualifications, skills and experience: Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. social sciences, agriculture, education, development studies, public health) and demonstrable significant practical experience in a similar role A postgraduate degree in the above fields is desirable Proven leadership and team building skills and strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally. Understanding of the place of school feeding in relief and development Effective programme management skills, including programme design and planning, budget preparation, reporting and review and sharing of best practice Good numeracy, with experience of data recording, collation and analysis for decision making Excellent organizational skills with the ability to focus on and prioritize key tasks and effectively drive forward and implement agreed actions Very good computer literacy with high proficiency in Excel Well-developed, inter personal skills, with the ability to network widely, persuade and influence others Highly resilient, self-reliant and motivated, with the ability to organize own work and prioritize tasks Cultural sensitivity and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in different countries and settings. Has a warm, engaging and inspiring personality, with good networking and interpersonal skills At least 5 years’ experience
Hivos Southern Africa Hub
Posted Job · about 14 hours ago
Hivos Southern Africa Hub aims towards an open and green society, inspired by humanist values such as freedom, dignity, responsibility and curiosity. Our objective is that every person can live in freedom and dignity on a planet that is sustainable. We pride ourselves as upholding the principles of Social innovation of generating new ideas and approaches that resolve existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges for the benefit of people and planet. Hivos Southern Africa in partnership with SIDA Regional SRHR team and Ford Foundation is implementing a four-year regional programme that seeks to strengthen interventions on Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and to amplify its existing work on broader SRHR issues across East and Southern Africa (ESA) sub-regions. In facilitating voice, agency and collaboration amongst youth-led and youth-focused SRHR organisations in the region through the existing Regional SRHR Fund key activities include: sub-granting, coordination of key actors, convening of strategic meetings, building capacity and gathering and sharing information on advocacy and related SRHR issues to strengthen the efforts of civil society organisations (CSOs) working on SRHR in the ESA region To support our office generate new initiatives and mobilise resources we are looking for a: Role Description: The Finance and Administration Officer (FAO) will provide an efficient and responsive finance, administration, operations and logistics service. The FAO will support the Programme Manager and other relevant staff with administrative coordination within the SRHR program and assist in resolving day to day operational problems. Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, the Finance and Administration officer will facilitate regular overviews for monitoring contracting, spending, fundraising and reporting and act as the lead resource person for Hivos quality management, ISO policies and the Hivos information management system (All Solutions, project management systems). Main Tasks and Responsibilities: Operations and Administration (25% of time): Coordinate and manage the Team and Programme’s calendar of activities. Maintain confidential records for the Programme Act as main contact person for contractors, vendors and other service providers Acknowledge receipt of correspondence and documentation in the absence of Program Manager or Program staff, and drafts preliminary versions of correspondence to be signed by the Program Manager or relevant Program staff Develop and maintain an efficient filing system for the team, including assistance in processing calls for proposals as required Maintain a tracking system of responses to proposals Maintain and update team’s databases and mailing lists using the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Exchanger Organize regular team meetings and conference calls/video-conferences, including the preparation and distribution of documents and providing the necessary technical devices Take minutes of regular team meetings and other meetings as required Liaise with Regional and Global Office staff as required, and provide assistance to Regional and Global Office staff when visiting local office Assist in the orientation of new staff, interns, volunteers and consultants by providing them with the necessary documents and materials for orientation Management of Information Systems (MIS) (25 % of time): All Solutions Key user (Project side) responsible for training and support of users Exercises a line control function by checking all projects data and information ensuring: Compliance with ISO procedures Consistency of data and information between Osiris and contracts MIS overviews are counter-checked for consistence and accuracy Ensuring all reporting and/or submission deadlines are met Maintains programme administration database such that: Programme and project records are complete and correct Reminders and pre-reminders are sent out to partners The budget estimates accompanying programme and project proposals are checked and assessed (ensures that) Ensuring timely registration of own project costs through the settlement process Generate or extract relevant reports from the MIS to inform management decisions Initiate project closures after ensuring that all obligations are met Financial Management (20% of time): Manage the programme petty cash with support from the GFO Bookkeeping and ensure all required cash flow reports are finalised and submitted in a timely manner Maintaining an overview of finances of the office Procure office and programme needs as per organisation manual Records the Regional Office financial commitments (contractual & planned) to partner organisations such that: Payments are made and recorded correctly and in good time Budget control can be performed on the basis of periodic information Initiation and control of programme administration audit can be made Portfolio Management Support (15% of time): Supports portfolio management such that: Contracts conform to Project management (ISO) requirements All relevant contract steps are fulfilled (including assessments) The payment process is prepared and administered in compliance with contractual conditions Regular MIS overviews are made available for planning, review and reporting purposes (Complan, contracting, spending, Fundraising and report submission and assessment overviews Coordination of events and logistics (10 % of time): Assist with training, workshop and meeting logistics and other preparations Liaises with relevant regional office staff and other outside agencies regarding venue, travel, hotels, and with Catering Services staff for provision, room organization and logistics Coordinates and disseminates all internal and external material, including publicity and background documents for programme events Prepares workshop kits or information packages and sends material to participants in a timely manner; and Resource Mobilisation and Fundraising (5% of time): Manage and update the donor data base Contribute to design and development of project proposals Support the preparation and compilation of all funding application documents Qualifications: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Finance and Administrative role Completed Diploma in finance or any other related tertiary qualification in finance from a recognised professional institution Completed Diploma in Office Administration or other related qualification. High level computer literacy in Microsoft Office and accounting software Must be fluent in English and be able to communicate effectively Experience working in a Non-Governmental Organization environment Experience and Skills: Must be fluent in English and be able to communicate effectively Experience working in a Non-Governmental Organization environment High energy, self-motivated, independent worker who is highly organized, results oriented and deadline driven Friendly, professional mannerism in dealing with
RSM Zambia
Posted Job · about 15 hours ago
RSM Zambia Chartered Accountants is a member of the RSM network. RSM Zambia is registered and regulated by the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants [ZICA] in accordance with the Accountants Act of 2008. RSM Global is a powerful network of audit, tax and consulting experts with offices all over the world. Below are some facts about RSM: 6th largest global audit, tax and consulting network; Operates 6 major service lines: Audit and assurance, transaction advisory, tax advisory and compliance, IFRS consultancy, Risk advisory and Secretarial services and Present in 120 countries and are in each of the top 40 major business Centre’s throughout the world. For more information click on the link: http;// RSM Zambia invites suitably qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the following position: Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge: Full CA, ACCA or Equivalent Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Results oriented Proficiency with MS Office (including Word and Excel) Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines Has 0-2 years Working Environment: Typically working in an office environment, with minimal physical activity. May require long periods of sitting and concentration when working with data. This role may require regular visits to other offices and/or client sites, and can increase in frequency depending on client and/or business needs. Method of Application Only candidates that meet our requirements must send their Cover letter and CV only as a single document to this email:
Power Tools Logistics
Posted Job · about 16 hours ago
Power Tools Logistics Ltd wishes to invite applicants for the position of Data Clerks with the following qualifications; Entering Data into Database Software and checking to ensure the accuracy of the Data entered. Creating Data Backups as part of the contingency Plan. Responding To information requested by Authorized Members. Method of Application Forward your applications the email below: The Human Resource Manager, Power Tools Logistics Ltd, PO Box 23019, Kitwe.
Business Connexion
Posted Job · about 16 hours ago
Software Developer
5 Feb 08:59
Business Connexion BCX (Business Connexion) is one of Africa’s leading integrators of innovative information and communication technology (ICT) solutions and has delivered practical and cost-effective solutions to government and business across Africa since the mid-eighties. The more than 7,000-strong team of ICT professionals, which are based in offices across Africa and the UK, have an extensive track record of delivering solutions to African governments, utilities, parastatals and to the private sector across Africa. BCX Zambia Ltd (part of the Business Connexion Group of South Africa) is looking to hire a Full stack software Developer to join our Solutions and development team. We are looking for a logical thinker able to solve complex programming problems, with an out of the box mentality. Duration: One-year renewable contract, with the possibility of a permanent position being offered based on performance. Qualifications Minimum BSc. Computer Science, or any related field Minimum 3 Years of work experience in a software development environment Strong organizational and project management skills. Proficiency with fundamental front end languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular JS, React and Amber. Proficiency with server-side languages such as Python, Ruby, Java, PHP and .Net. Familiarity with database technology such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL and Mongo DB. Excellent verbal communication skills. Good problem-solving skills. Attention to detail. Ability to develop Mobile apps is a plus Method of Application If you meet the requirements, please send your application letters and copies of your qualifications and CV with traceable referees to the undersigned; The Human Resource, Suite 8C, West Wing, First Floor, Pangea Park, Arcades, PO Box 35497, Lusaka, Zambia. Email:
African Leopard Logistics Ltd
Posted Job · about 17 hours ago
African Leopards Logistics., LTD., is be best logistics company in Zambia, with three warehouses one in Zambia two in china (GUANGZHOU and YIWU), we provide air cargo, group-page, full container and abnormal service. We also provide purchasing services. African leopard logistics is looking for a good inspection officer to be based at Chanida border Chipata Zambian side. The goods inspection officer will be reporting to the operations manager. 1) Main Roles and Responsibilities: Inspect goods in accordance with organizational policy and procedures, international best practices and to comply with relevant legislation under the standards Act. Sampling or verification of the stipulated imported products Production of activity reports with back up proof of pictures or videos Undertake periodically the preparation and publication of domestic quality monitoring reports in order to facilitate informed decision making Most importantly ensure the company does not loose goods at the border during inspections 2) Other attributes and skills: Communicate fluently in English Analytical skill Interpersonal skill Reliable and responsible Must be of sober character and honest Qualifications Certificate in clearing and forwarding or equivalent from a recognized college Grade 12 certificate 1 to 2 years of experience in goods inspection will be an added advantage. Method of Application Applications with detailed Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae on one documents with a minimum of three traceable referees If you have the necessary qualifications and personal attributes for this job, please send your cover letter together with copies of education and professional certificates to the email below:
Premium Medical Services Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Premium Medical Services Ltd is one ofthe most successful Management Buy Outs having withstood the complex and dynamic storms of the Private Sector for the last Twenty-Five Years. Competent and well motivated staff is our key strength. The following positions has fallen vacant in our Nursing and Front Desk Departments and if you meet these requirements and a team player the opportunity is here for you:- Duties and Responsibilities In charge of the front desk at Premium Medical Services Limited Hospital. Ensure that Insurance Claims are processed in a timely manner, and that they are processed in accordance with proper policies and procedures. Register and generate attendance numbers for all clients/patients using medipac or soft clinic software. To facilitate the effective screening of patients in the consultation rooms on first come first serve basis. Act an intermediary between various Insurance Companies and clients or patients by offering information and education about services/products Acts as a liaison between the organization, its insurance provider and agents, claimants, and policy holders regarding the status and eligibility for coverage for all relevant claims Preparing reports related to claims in a timely manner Demonstrate a strong knowledge of all relevant products. Verify, bill and invoice using medipac or soft clinic software. To keep registration forms by filing them separately. To ensure that, individual members are up to date in membership fees payments and this is in collaboration with accounts/marketing departments. Any other lawful responsibilities which management may deem fit and necessary for the smooth operation of the hospital. Minimum Qualifications and Experience: Full Grade 12 Certificate Diploma In Library Studies/ Diploma in Computer Studies/Diploma in Front Desk Management/Diploma in any Insurance Related Course. Should have worked at a front desk with 3 years’ experience in a busy environment. Experience in a Healthcare will be an added advantage. Personal Attributes: Excellent Leadership, communication and organizational skills. Compassionate with sound judgement and problem-solving skills. Computer Literate and Proficient in Medical Software Ability to work under pressure and multi task. Team player. Method of Application Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply to:- The Chairperson, Recruitment Committee, Premium Medical Services Ltd, PO Box 35177, Lusaka.
Eastern Water and Sanitation Company Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Managing Director
7 Feb 16:59
Eastern Water and Sanitation Company Ltd was incorporated as a private company limited by shares, under the Companies Act (Cap 388 of the Laws of Zambia) on 12th May 2008. The Company’s mission is to effectively provide safe, adequate and affordable water supply and sanitation services with maximum efficiency to the existing and potential clients in the urban and peri-urban areas of Eastern Province. In pursuance of this mission, the Company is seeking the services of a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to fill in the following vacancy: Key responsibilities: Develop and recommend to the Board the Strategic and Business Plans and once approved ensures their implementation Oversee and review constantly the Company’s performance against set objectives and plans as per Strategic and Business Plans and NWASCO guidelines Evaluate EWSC budget plans including strategies against objectives/policies Ensure that necessary resources are marshalled to finance, equip and run the planned operations and capital projects Attends to important stakeholder queries emanating from Councils, Government and Donors Prepare and present to the Board and relevant bodies objective periodic reports of the Company’s affairs/performance and related issues Agree, monitor and review performance of subordinates to ensure that they meet their performance objectives Qualifications: Grade 12 School Certificate Degree in Engineering, Business, Economies or equivalent plus Post graduate qualification such as MBA Membership to the relevant Institution with Valid Practicing License Project Management qualification and commercial utility experience are added advantage. Minimum of 10 years at Senior Management level Skills: Strong leadership profile Excellent communication and written skills Highly organized and ability to adapt to quickly changing priorities Strong negotiating skills Ability to work well with all levels of management, build partnerships and direct teams. Ability to develop and empower teams. Must have a SADC driving license, ready to travel extensively and work long hours Method of Application Only those candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application letters, CVs only (No copies of certificates) and day-time telephone numbers to:- The Board Chairperson, Katete Town Council, PO Box 520023, Katete. Applications can also be submitted by email to: Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged Applications should reach the Board Chairperson
University of Lusaka (UNILUS)
University of Lusaka (UNILUS)
Posted Job · 1 day ago
22 Jan 16:49
The University of Lusaka is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates who are highly motivated and passionate about making a mark in the education sector to lecture in the following fields on full time or part time basis: School of Law: Contract Law Land Law Commercial Law Administrative Law Qualifications: To be considered for the above mentioned course, one should have the following qualifications: Master of Laws with a specialty in the above mentioned areas. Bachelor of Laws. PhD in the relevant field. A Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching/Lecturing methodology. At least five (5) years experience in lecturing at tertiary level. Five (5) years industrial experience. Summary of Job Responsibilities: Develop as well as improve course outlines and teaching materials for the assigned courses. Supervise students’ research work and should be able to teach the assigned courses. Prepare lesson plans at the start of each semester for the assigned courses. School of Education, Social Science and Technology: Information Technology Qualifications To be considered for the above mentioned course, one should have the following qualifications: Master of Computer Science, Information Technology or its equivalent. Bachelor of Computer Science, Information Technology or its equivalent. PhD in the relevant field. A Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching/Lecturing methodology. At least five (5) years’ experience of lecturing at tertiary level. Five (5) years industrial experience. Key Qualities and Skills: Self-motivated and resourceful with strong intellectual ability Ability to research and create new knowledge Should be a goal-getter and a team player Must be able to work with minimu supervision Must be articulate and have strong interpersonal skills High level of planning and organizing skills Good computer skills Passionate about lecturing and research Salary Package: An attractive and competitive package will be offered commensurate with one’s qualifications and experience. The University will only consider candidates that will show that they have a strong industrial background, which will help them impart theoretical and practical skills to their students. Method of Application Interested candidates should send their application letters, copies of their educational & professional certificates, and Curriculum Vitae with at least three traceable referees to the undersigned: The Registrar-Administration, University of Lusaka, Plot 37413, Off Alick Nkhata Road, Mass Media PO Box 36711, Lusaka Zambia. Email: “Passion for Quality Education, Our Driving Force”
Vitalite Zambia
Posted Job · 1 day ago
VITALITE Zambia Ltd is a Zambian registered company founded in 2013. VITALITE was created to increase rural electrification and combat the poverty tax affecting low-income, energy-poor households across Zambia. Our stated mission is to make quality products and services accessible and affordable to all Zambian households. VITALITE Zambia prides itself at being the first to pioneer a fully integrated pay- as-you-go (PAYGO) service in Zambia and is fast becoming the best service and distribution company benefitting the Zambian people. VITALITE Zambia, invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced Zambians to fill the role of Sales & Service Assistant (SSA) in the Sales department. Purpose of the Role The SSA, will be responsible for providing excellent customer care, facilitating sales at our service centres and generating sales reports. The SSA will, among other duties, be expected to perform the following tasks at the service centre: Selling VITALITE products. Performing cash and stock management. Providing excellent customer care and handling customer queries. Generating weekly sales reports. Communicating with our customers to encourage them to make payments. Maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the premises. Role Requirements Must possess a Professional, Proactive and Productive attitude, whilst paying great attention to detail. Grade 12 certificate (with good Mathematics and English results). Certificate in Marketing or Sales. Must have at least two (2) years’ experience in sales/ marketing/customer care. Ability to operate effectively with minimum supervision. Highly organized. Competent user of Microsoft Word and Excel. Must have a great attitude. Must be a team player. Do you match these requirements? Please send your full application including: A written essay with a minimum of 300 words on the following topic: “How important is attitude in good customer care? CV 2 References (previous employers) Copies of academic certificates Method of Application Kindly send an E-mail indicating the role you are applying for in the subject of the email or Bring your application in person to the VITALITE Sales and Service Center in Kabwe. Kindly note that applications that do not include the written essay will be automatically disqualified. PLAGIARIZED WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Emperor Palace Entertainment Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Basic Job Information Job Category: Accounting / Finance Job Level: Entry No. of Vacancy/s: 4 Job Location: Lusaka, Zambia Offered Salary: Negotiable Job Description: This position will be accountable for the co-ordination of all Cash and Bank related matters of the business. Manage and coordinate with other team members or other department for the accounts receivable and accounts payable Preparation of bank reconciliation – keeping record of all transactions. Submission of cash/ bank balance Process fund transfer Other Specifications: Review the accuracy, timeliness and relevance of financial information and other disclosures provided to management Manage and coordinate with other team members or other department for the accounts receivable and accounts payable. Preparation of bank reconciliation – keeping record of all transactions. Submission of cash/ bank balance Process fund transfer Team-oriented and able to accept challenges Ability to manage a complex range of tasks and meet deadlines Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products with strong excel skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Should possess logical approach to problem solving Should be willing to work on shift basis and also in public holidays Attention to detail Excellent maths skills Benefits we provide: Free Lunch & snacks facility Internal and External Learning and Training Opportunity Overtime paid for extra hours work done Transportation Facility for shift basis job Periodic team building activities Employee engagement program Friendly environment Performance related bonus – monthly remuneration scheme. Qualifications: Bachelors Proficiency and experience in using Microsoft packages (Excel, word, google spreadsheets) Priorities will be given to those candidates who have Experience in Banking, Economics, Finance and Accounting Field. Method of Application Interested Candidates are requested to submit their updated resume, certificate of grade 12 results and cover letter ONLY to the email below:

Jobs in Zambia

Zambia jobs

The ultimate guide on how to get a job in Zambia

The Zambia jobs market is fast paced because jobs are in short supply. Jobs are mainly advertised in national newspapers and through word of mouth. You can also find Zambian jobs online through recruitment websites and social media sites like LinkedIn.

We’ve written this guide to help all Zambian job seekers in their quest to find a rewarding job. We’ve had the experience of being the job seeker and the recruiter in Zambia and the UK. Our intention is to use both the Zambian and international perspective and experience we have so you can get the best of both worlds. This guide will cover:

  • Zambia jobs and the recruitment process
  • Application tips for jobs in Zambia
  • How to find jobs in Zambia the unconventional way
  • Where Zambia jobs are advertised

Zambia jobs and the recruitment process

Job advertisements

Jobs are mainly advertised in Zambia’s national newspapers and through word of mouth. Get the full details on how you can get the latest on jobs by reading our guide on where they are advertised.

Vacancy windows for jobs in Zambia

Because of the stiff competition for jobs in Zambia, the vacancy window for entry and some mid level jobs tends to be very tight. This is to help recruiters minimise application numbers. The more professional the job the longer the vacancy window tends to be. When you see a job you are interested in, you’ll need to take prompt action.

Application process for Zambia jobs

Nowadays, more and more companies will ask you to email your CV and application documentation. However, some organisations, especially Government organisations will still ask you to deliver a printed or handwritten application.

Communications from the employing organisation

Because organisations usually get a high number of applicants they are unlikely to communicate with you or provide any feedback, except to invite you for an interview if you are successful.

Interviewing for Zambia jobs

Make sure you check your emails and answer your phone for any communications with a potential employer. Since it is an employers market they are unlikely to chase except if you stand out as a high quality candidate. Companies will not alway tell you about the interview format. Expect anything from one to one interviews, panel interviews, tests and even group work with other applicants. If you want to be prepared, it won’t hurt to ask about what they expect of you. If you are applying for a job as an expat or returning resident, organisations may interview you by video link such as Skype.

Trials and probation periods

Most companies will start new recruits on a trial probation period, usually around three months. This may be longer if you are entering a training programme or a more established organisation.

Application tips for jobs in Zambia

Getting a job anywhere is about you being able to communicate that you're the most suitable candidate for the position. Qualification and experience play a huge part but it also comes down to the effort spent in the application and how you fit in with the company. Distinguish yourself by spending time on your application correspondence. Follow these tips to get yourself started right in the Zambian job market, making sure your emails, CVs and cover letters get opened, read and considered for interviews and positions. All the best!

Step 1 — finding the right job vacancy in the Zambia jobs market

Read our guide on where Zambia jobs are advertised. In addition to the jobs sites, newspapers and recruitment companies we’ve listed in that section, word of mouth is still one of the biggest ways people find jobs in Zambia. Put the word out that you're looking for a job with your friends and family. Remember, that people know people, who know people! Word will get around, especially if you have a proven track record.

Step 2 — applying for jobs in Zambia

With significant competition in the Zambian jobs market it is imperative that you make an effort to stand out. Here are our top job application tips.

Focus your applications and energy

Applying for every job you find can feel very productive, but it’s better to think about quality over quantity. You’ll have more success applying for 10 positions well than for 100 jobs that you loosely fit. Having received many job requests and applications from people from very different backgrounds to The Best of Zambia, we’ve noticed this to be a problem in the Zambian jobs market.

From an employer’s perspective it is frustrating to receive job applications from people who are from altogether different backgrounds that do not have transferrable knowledge, skills and experience. It sends a message that the applicant is thinking, ‘any job will do’. If this comes through, it may well put you on the ‘no’ pile pretty quickly. Although as an applicant it may sometimes feel like any job will do(!), it’s important to take the time to communicate otherwise in your application. The jobs market in Zambia would be more efficient for applicants and recruiters if everyone applied to jobs to which their knowledge, experience and skills are suited to, rather than applying for those loose fit job opportunities.

Demonstrate you are a good fit

To apply for jobs you’re suited to, choose to apply for jobs that are related to:

  • Work experience you have previously had
  • Sectors you have worked in
  • What you have studied or are studying
  • Your areas of interest and your aspirations

There is nothing wrong with seeking a complete career change or applying for jobs that don’t quite follow on from your current position. However, when you do this, it is important to:

  • Clearly explain why you are changing paths
  • Demonstrate how you have transferrable knowledge, skills and experience that would be valuable for the role you are now applying for
  • Reassure recruiters that you do not plan to make a habit of changing direction too often

Don’t apply for more than one position at a company

If an organisation is filling more than one position, and you apply for more than one job at the same company, you'll seem like you are unfocused and looking for any job.

Write a tailored cover letter for each application

Generic introductions don't work especially in the saturated Zambian jobs market. Seasoned recruiters can spot generic introductions a mile off! All they do is make you look like you haven’t made the effort. Instead, take the time to demonstrate you are a good fit by adapting each cover letter to the position you're applying for, identifying relevant accomplishments, achievements and anything you can offer the particular role.

Think about your references

It’s always a good idea to have a reference from a previous employer. Current recruiters will appreciate the chance to speak to a person you have worked for previously. It also demonstrates that you left that position on good terms which is always a sign of a respectable professional individual. You can also consider references from teachers, coaches and church leaders. Having references from friends and family doesn’t look very professional and isn’t recommended simply because they are likely to be biased. Another important point is to ask your referees if they are willing to give a reference. It won’t go down well if they are surprised to hear from your potential employers when they get in touch.

Follow the application instructions

This might seem obvious but many people fall at this first hurdle! If the instructions say send an email to a specific email address, with a specific subject line with specific attachments then do that. Recruiters give these instructions to make their recruitment process as simple and efficient as possible. Those that follow instructions will stand out for the right reasons.

Give your email a clear subject

Your email might not even get opened if it doesn’t have a clear subject line, looks too vague or is unprofessional. Give the reader context such as the position you're applying for.

Keep it short

Zambian recruiters have to go through many applications and might not read beyond the first paragraph of an email or cover letter. Keep them short, concise and focused. Two or three paragraphs are enough although you might consider more, the more professional the job.

Keep it professional

You’re writing to your potential boss. Keep your correspondence professional and skip the slang, abbreviations and emoticons. This is not a text or whatsapp message, so use paragraphs and full sentences!

Make sure it's perfect

Spell check, grammar check and proofread your application document. Then do it again. Read it out loud and if you have trouble spotting your own mistakes, ask someone else to run through it.

Make sure you're contactable

It seems obvious, but make sure you include your contact information. Provide a name, phone number and email address and then be on the alert to answer your calls and check your emails.

Don’t use a work email address!

It’s always best to use your own email address and phone number otherwise it’s not very respectful to your current employees. Imagine how difficult you will make things for yourself if your current employer found out and you don’t get a new job straight away.

Make sure you're online presence is good

Increasingly, recruiters considering your application will search for you online. Make sure you look responsible and trustworthy on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Read more about this, in our section, ‘How to find jobs in Zambia the unconventional way’

Keep encouraged

Looking for a job in Zambia can be a trial. Don't get discouraged. Stay positive and keep moving forward. You can do it!

Step 3 — Interviewing for jobs in Zambia

Prepare, prepare, prepare

It’s essential that you find out as much as possible about the company you are going to be interviewing at. A good place to start is their website (if they have one). Also look for company information on social media channels like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Research the following key information:

  • Company products and services
  • Key team members
  • Awards and achievements
  • Approach and company culture

Going to an interview equipped with such knowledge enables you to tailor your responses to suit the company and possibly even the people interviewing you. Demonstrating that you know about the company and showing genuine interest will help you stand out. This will always go down positively with recruiters.

Dress code for interviews for jobs in Zambia

They say you only have a few seconds to make the right impression. You should want to make an entrance for the right reasons when going for any level job. Ladies, avoid outfits that are too revealing and have too much jewellery and makeup. Gentleman, iron your shirts and ensure your haircut is professional looking. Other tips are to have clean shoes and ensure you smell nice - small details will make a big difference! Of course, not all jobs require you to dress the same. For example, an interview for a job in fashion will mean you have an opportunity to demonstrate that your style matches with the company. Similarly, going for an interview on a construction site may not require you to be suited and booted. All in all, the research you do when preparing for your interview may help you select the perfect interview outfit. Think about the position, the work you will be doing if you got the job and dress accordingly. It’s a good idea to carry these habits through to when you get the job as well.

Be on time

Never be late for a job interview! It will make your potential employers think you are disorganised and that you don’t care for the job. It’s far better to be early. If you are too early you can always wait elsewhere and then go in 10-15 minutes early.

Be polite to everyone

A good way to make a positive impression is to be polite to everyone you meet when you go for the interview. Being polite and respectful is a good trait to have everyday but even more important at this early stage when you have no idea who is who, or what level of influence they have on the recruiters.

Take the right paperwork

If you have any certificates, letters of recommendation, work samples, or anything you were asked to take the interview, make sure you have them, and that they are professionally presented.

Prepare questions for the interviewer

Most interviewers will give you the opportunity to ask them questions. As someone who has been the interviewer, it’s always disappointing when people don’t have questions or ask the wrong questions. Ask questions that demonstrate your desire to settle in, make a positive impact and to contribute long term. Don’t ask questions about leaving early or whether you can play music!

How to find jobs in Zambia the unconventional way

Apart from the traditional job advertisement route to finding a job in Zambia there are some things you can do to get noticed.

Networking events where you could meet recruiters for Zambia jobs

The is a good selection of events you can attend to be in with a chance to meet potential recruiters. Some examples are Bongo Hive and Startup Hour. Be sure to keep up to date with career development and networking events via our events in Zambia page.

Make a point of making the right impression, holding conversations, listening, asking questions, letting people know what type of job you are looking for and giving out your contact details. A good tip is to connect with people you have met on relevant social media channels after the event, for example, LinkedIn and Twitter. Remember, you may not meet your next boss, but you could meet the person who will recommend you to your next boss.

Demo your work and interests to attract recruiters

The digital world we live in enables you to demonstrate your work, interests, personality and dreams with relative ease. For a relatively low investment you can set up a website/blog where you can post content that may well impress potential employers. If you haven’t got the budget or technical knowledge to set up a website then you can use tools like LinkedIn and Medium to do the same thing. You can write content that demonstrates your expertise, commitment and passion. Sharing photos, videos and audio files are another way to impress. You can also use these website to network online with potential employers. If your blog can help you impress potential employers then remember to include it in your CV and job application.

Work your social media profiles

Too many people only use social media for fun, jokes and proof of their latest weekend shenanigans. It is important to remember that a lot of what you post is public and savvy employers will look you up social media. Think about your social media accounts as places you can share your expertise, show off your personality and aspirations, and also build valuable relationships with people who can help you get that dream job.

Offer to work for free

This may seem counterintuitive but if you are not currently working or studying it’s probably best to do some voluntary work. A potential employer will be impressed that you are filling your time with something valuable rather than just sitting around. Doing voluntary work will also give you an opportunity to learn new skills and gain further experience.

Where Zambia jobs are advertised

1. Newspapers with Zambia jobs

Many large organisations, such as those in the mining, agriculture and development sectors still mainly advertise in Zambian newspapers. These include:

  • Zambia Daily Mail — a national newspaper with a daily jobs section (Monday - Saturday) that is not available online. The best days for jobs are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • The Post — a national newspaper with a daily jobs section that is not available online. However currently this newspaper is not available
  • Times of Zambia — a national newspaper with a small daily jobs section that is not available online
  • Zambia Daily Nation — an independent newspaper that is widely circulated in Lusaka every day apart from Sundays, but has very few if any job advertisements. It’s online job section is not updated regularly.

2. Online newspapers with Zambia jobs

  • Zambia Eye — it does have a small jobs section but it’s quite dificult to navigate and it’s unclear how recent the jobs are

3. Zambia jobs websites

  • The Best of Zambia — A free and easy way to find jobs in Zambia with new job opportunities listed daily
  • Go Jobs Zambia — A leading job finder website in Zambia with easy to use job search facilities and lots of tips and advice for Zambian job seekers
  • Jobs in Zambia — Lists a handful of current jobs
  • UN Jobs Zambia — Latest jobs are listed by date added and closing date with the ability to search by location
  • Job Search Zambia — Lists 3-10 jobs daily, with good job search facilities
  • Mining Jobs in Zambia — Part of the CareerMine network, this site tends to list 0-3 mining related jobs a day
  • Find Zambian Jobs — Lists jobs daily
  • Job Options, Zambia — a steady stream of latest jobs and jobs finding tips

4. Zambia jobs on international job websites

  • Careers 24 Zambia — One of the leading job portals in South Africa, this site also lists professional job vacancies in Zambia, from supervisors through to Directors
  • CV People Africa — Lists a range of latest jobs in Zambia with a handy progress report that shows hits, shortlisted, interviews and complete status
  • Reed UK — There is sometimes a handful of jobs from international organisation in Zambia on this UK jobs site
  • Recruitment Matters — This Zimbabwean site lists some jobs in Zambia
  • Teaching Jobs — This teaching jobs site advertises Zambian teaching jobs that welcome international candidates
  • PNET Zambia — This South African website lists some professional jobs in Zambia
  • Robert Walters Africa — Some specialist professional Zambian jobs are listed in their East Africa location
  • Career Jet — A useful job search engine that allows you to sort professional jobs by Zambian province and contract type
  • Work in Africa — lists professional jobs in Zambia
  • CA Global Africa Recruiment — focuses on the mining, oil and gas, banking, finance, telecoms, IT, engineering, construction, power and energy sectors

5. Zambia jobs on Facebook

The 3 leading Zambian job advertisers on Facebook are

When you search for ‘Zambia jobs’ on Facebook you may also get one off job advertisements by specific organisations, so it’s worth searching Facebook too. When you spot a company that posts a job vacancy on Facebook, they are likely to do it again, so it might be worth liking their page to be in with a chance of seeing their vacancy updates.

6. Zambia jobs on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has a jobs tab which allows you to add your location. The search facility isn’t that great because it will throw up some jobs in other locations. So you can do a search to only highlight Zambia, Lusaka (or you city of choice) or ZM jobs, (Ctrl F) and then apply through LinkedIn.

7. Recruitment companies in the Zambian jobs market

There is a range of recruitment companies in Zambia who you can register with. Start by finding out as much about the company as possible, such as, if they focus on a specific sector. Then pitch yourself to them, following their registration instructions — remember they are the connection between you and your ideal job.

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