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Company Description SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organisational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a global presence in 30 countries;across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalised groups and stakeholder accountability. Background SNV is preparing for an exciting new project focusing on changing the business models in cotton, dairy and horticulture production systems. The project, which is to start in January 2020 is a three year project. Working with companies, SMEs and farmers, the new project brings together lessons from previous achievements in climate smart agriculture and renewable energy and works on proving the premise that an integrated private sector approach to climate change can be commercially viable and environmentally sustainable Integrated Soil Fertility Management + Agroforestry + Bio-slurry + Renewable Energy + Irrigation = More climate friendly, stable & higher yields The project maintains a strong orientation on the differing roles of men and women farmers in farming and in business and also on youth (self) employment. Job Description Overview of the Position The project team consists of a Project Manager based in Lusaka, three Field Coordinators each based in a field office, CSA and RE officers, M&E and gender specialists. The field offices will be in Katete (cotton), Mazabuka (dairy), Mumbwa (horticulture), although this is subject to confirmation. Each Field Coordinator will be the focal point for one value chain and one of the three following cross-cutting topics: inclusive business (IB), renewable energy (RE), or youth employment (OYE). This means each Field Coordinator supports the rest of the project team with his/her respective cross-cutting topic. The field coordinators works with a team of CSA Renewable energy officers, and with stakeholders from private sector and government institutions. He/She reports to the Project Manager Key Responsibilities Liaise with the value chain company partnering with the project and coordinate activities with them Design, budget and implement activities on Climate Smart Practices and Services in the focus areas and alignment with the operational plan, Network and synergize with regional stakeholders to promote the project’s objectives. Provide Backstopping on Opportunities for Youth Employment to the other project field offices Build the capacities of sector stakeholders and institutionalizing sector functions, Lead Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning efforts, Lead administrative day to day operations of the field office. Assure the quality of implementation in the field. Qualifications Masters’ level education with minimum 7 years working experience OR a Bachelors’ degree with 10 years professional experience, Proven track record with over 3 years of experience in renewable energy technologies and productive use in rural Zambia At least two years of demonstrated managerial experience Practical experience in one of the following topics Agriculture (Climate Smart), Youth (self) Employment and Gender Strong communication skills and ability to negotiate and moderate with senior officials and representatives Founded knowledge and/or experience in energy efficiency auditing is an asset Given the strong business focus of the project, private sector experience is very much welcomed ICT / Computer Literacy Fluency in written and oral English, proficiency in multiple local languages is an asset. Additional Information: The qualities that SNV is looking for are entrepreneurial drive and passion. A highly pro-active approach is imperative, considering this is a new project. As the project needs to jump-start a new network of companies and SMEs in the fields of climate smart products and services, the incumbent needs to thrive in a creative but complex and busy atmosphere. In a self-critical process of continuous improvement, the incumbent will be on the road 30% of the time contributing to quality control and transparent implementation of the project, while at the same time advancing knowledge on climate smart business practices. Method of application Submit your CV and application on company website:
The Senior Administration & HRBP is accountable for oversight of a country office from an administrative and Human Resources activities perspective. The role is responsible for the coordination and management of policies, SOP’s and auditing of all admin processes, template management, administration efficiencies and best practices between HQ and the country office. The position ensures compliance with operational requirements and ensures that all processes are streamlined across the office. The role also includes ensuring standardisation and quality control of all administrative and HR procedures and protocols in the country office. Key Accountabilities (included but not limited to) In your role you will: Human Resource Support Administrative team support Office Administration and support Event/Meeting and logistics co-ordination – Calendar Management Travel arrangements Fleet Management In your role as Administrator you will: Human Resources Strategic Human Resources Planning and Implementation Implementing and enforcing policies and procedures Create and execute Human Resource operational plan and solutions to ensure that all HR services are delivered within agreed upon timelines, set standards. Build and maintain effective business relationships with all key stakeholders by initiating and maintaining regular interactions and acting as a trusted advisor Talent Management including recruitment, selection, performance management and succession planning Coordinates and facilitates the in-country Induction and on boarding administration Assists the Line managers with the coordination of HR talent and HR operational requirements Coordinates local interviews and arranges for candidate travel logistics as needed Coordinates training requirements when and where required. Answers day to day HR queries and completion of HR admin needed for the staff members Administration: Creation and Implementation of processes, policies and guidelines aligned to the HQ Formulates a comprehensive and country specific Administration Function Coordinates the management of SOP’s through training and facilitation interventions Conducts audits and Monitors policy compliance corrective measures as needed Office administration & support: Project Manages the setup of the office and ensure alignment with HQ Branding, protocols and office design Ensures facilities management, renovations and maintenance (including lease management and renewals) between BR and the agent/ landlord Acts as a representative for the health and safety requirements Is the main contact person for the office where emergency evacuation of any nature of the building is required Ensures all staff are trained/ updated on the current building’s safety/ security protocols Advises the staff compliment on office opening/ closing times; company shutdown period and holidays as per HQ instructions/ protocols Manages procurement of project goods/equipment in conjunction with Finance Ensures clean, professional upkeep of the office Draws up contracting paperwork and manages all office vendors and service providers Logs call for new & repairs of IT equipment, office related machinery and assets Identifies appropriate communication systems for the office and arranges for phones to have access to international calling Responsible for Purchases Requisitions compilation and completion including sourcing of quotations and compiling necessary documentation for manager to review and sign off Submission of pro forma invoices and attendance registers for vendor payments Event/meeting and logistics co-ordination – Calendar Management: Coordinates/ Arranges catering, tea/coffee for internal and external meetings when requested Compiles, collates and distributes conference/ meeting material Assists with onsite and offsite workshops/meetings when requested Manage the process for office banners and marketing collateral used by staff Manage travel and logistics calendar for meetings in the office (boardroom/ meeting room bookings) Travel arrangements: Contacts travel agent to make arrangements for air travel, accommodation and car hire Responds to changes to travel plans and makes necessary arrangements Build the necessary relationships with preferred vendors to ensure travel processing is efficient and made promptly Asset management: Controls and accounts for asset on behalf of finance Controls the asset loan process Follows up with staff to return loaned asset Fleet Management: Oversees the drivers and coordinates the smooth running of transport operations for the office. Ensures that motor vehicles are insured on annual basis To maintain vehicles in good operating condition – regular servicing of vehicles Ensures that all motor vehicles have mileage log books, log books are accurate and consistent and are reviewed on a weekly basis. Reconciles fuel usage and mileage log books on a monthly basis and attach support documentation. Qualifications: Essential qualifications University Diploma/Degree in Human Resources Desirable qualifications: Honours Degree Experience & skills: 5-8 years in a similar environment of which 3 years relevant in country experience in a senior capacity Personal qualities: N/A Behavioural competencies: Planning & Organising Self-management Client orientation Controls quality and standards Results orientated Communication BroadReach Culture Cornerstones: We serve a mission greater than ourselves We do better everyday We are solutions driven not problem focused We turn all customers into raving fans Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
WidEnergy Africa is a social, for profit start up that focuses on last mile distribution of clean, affordable and reliable energy solutions. Since 2016, we have empowered over thousands of Zambians with solar products and with our recently launched Pay As You Go solar home systems in the market. Our business model relies on our young, dynamic and talented Team. We are searching for a Team Lead for Mpongwe to join us as part of our 2020 Growth Plan. The focus of the responsibilities will be to create a professional, yet fun work culture in a fast paced and multicultural environment while serving our customers in an excellent manner. Responsibilities: Achieve Sales and Repayment Targets for the SC Ensure all sales and repayment processes are strictly followed Recruit and manage sales agents for designated areas Daily Coordination with the headquarters for targets and expected sales Send weekly/Monthly budget and sales plans In coordination with Service Center Officer and Sales Coordination office, ensure sales agents receive adequate stocks to achieve sales targets. Regularly Train sales agents on full sales and repayment processes. Keep good records of invoices and receipts for field expenditures Spend 60% of time in the field with sales agents and/or clients Qualifications & Experience: Minimum education: Grade 12 or above (1-2 years of university preferred) Experience in field sales and team management is a MUST Must be a resident of where the SC will be located Good knowledge of region where the SC will be located Must be in good physical condition and hold a motorcycle-driving license. Strong ability to develop new sales channels and connect with local communities Fluent in verbal and written English, AND of the main local Zambian language of the region Method of Application Interested candidates to send their resumes to the email below:
WidEnergy Africa is a social, for profit start up that focuses on last mile distribution of clean, affordable and reliable energy solutions. Since 2016, we have empowered over thousands of Zambians with solar products and with our recently launched Pay As You Go solar home systems in the market. Our business model relies on our young, dynamic and talented Team. We are searching for a Service Center Officer for Ndola to join us as part of our 2020 Growth Plan. The focus of the responsibilities will be to create a professional, yet fun work culture in a fast paced and multicultural environment while serving our customers in an excellent manner. Responsibilities: Ensure all local authorisations and permit to operate are compliant Daily Coordination with the headquarter for a physical count of stock levels at the SC Ensure minimum required inventory levels at SC In coordination with sales Team Leader, ensure sales agents receive adequate stocks to achieve sales targets Train sales agents on basics when required. Keep good records of products returns and spare parts at the SC Keep good records of marketing materials and sales agents gear at SC Qualifications & Experience: Minimum education: Grade 12 or above (1-2 years of university preferred) Relevant/similar experience is a plus Must be a resident of where the SC will be located Good knowledge of region where the SC will be located VERY organised and strict on Stock management and reporting deadlines Fluent in verbal and written English, AND of the main local Zambian language of the region Coaching and ability to manage and motivate people especially sales agents Method of Application Interested candidates to send their resumes to the email below:
The Copperbelt University is a Public University established through an Act of Parliament No. 19 of 1987. The University’s core business is Teaching, Research and community engagement as a service to the nation. The University is an equal opportunity employer and hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment in the Directorate of Planning, Property and Services. Job Purpose To assist in the management of maintenance and repair services, ground maintenance, annual service programme and delivering all services within budget in an efficient and effective manner. Main Duties and Responsibilities: Establish and maintain appropriate policies and procedures while ensuring compliance with statutory, regulatory requirements and in accordance with the university policies and procedures. Ensure that the university’s response maintenance service is delivered in an efficient and cost effective manner in accordance with standards of the university Carry out both pre and post inspections of maintenance and repair works Carry out inspections of all new property acquisitions, compile reports, issue works orders and organise all such works as necessary to bring the property up to leasable standards Monitor all works orders issued ensuring compliance with completion times, standards of workmanship and satisfaction Responsible for the daily delivery of the grounds maintenance service throughout the university estates Liaise with consultants, contractors, property staff and others as required in order to ensure adequate monitoring of service delivery Prepare a property database listing for all of the university landscaping areas Monitor standards and performance of the university’s grounds maintenance program. Qualifications and Requirements: Full Grade 12 ‘O’ Level Certificate with five (5) Credits or better including English and Mathematics Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent A Degree in Civil Engineering or any related technical field, will be an added advantage. One (1) year related experience Required Skills and Behavioural Attributes: Result oriented and ability to achieve set targets Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills and an excellent team player. Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision Excellent time management skills. Problem-solving skills. Strong computer literacy skills Attention to detail Method of Application Interested individuals meeting the above set qualifications should apply sending their applications accompanied by detailed current Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of Academic and Professional qualifications together with three (3) names and address of referees, of which two must be professionally acquainted with the applicant. The application must clearly state the specific department being applied for and must reach the undersigned and they should be addressed to: The Registrar, Copperbelt University, Jambo Drive, Riverside, PO Box 21692, Kitwe, Zambia.
St Ignatius College in Ibex Hill, Lusaka, Zambia, is a Christian non-profit Catholic Jesuit Secondary School for both girls and boys and wholly owned by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), Province of Malawi and Zambia. St. Ignatius College is a new Secondary School founded in 2018 on strong Jesuit Ethos principles and aspiring to pioneer educational tourism in Zambia through the provision of the state-of-the-art educational infrastructure, including ICT and producing good, upright and responsible students and staff. The College is Seeking to recruit a dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic and qualified individual in the role of Finance Manager. Overall Job Purpose. The Position of Finance Manager is a senior leadership role and the incumbent is expected to be technically sound in tactical presentations and analyses of all information relating to the financial status of the College. The Finance Manager reports to the College President and will be required to utilise his/her specialised experience in working with risk, audit, financial and budget management models to ensure the College is growing and meeting its strategic objectives. Additionally, the Finance Manager will be expected to advice the Board through its Finance Committee on how best to improve the financial sustainability of the College. In this case, the Finance Manager is expected to keep records of minutes of the Finance Committee of the Board. Detailed Activities/Responsibilities of the Finance Manager: Custodian and implementer of the Accounting Procedures Manual and the Investment and Endowment Fund policies, among others Financial and management accounts reporting Risk and Audit Management, including financial analysis, financial risk treatment and internal audits Preparation, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the College’s budget; Reporting to the Management Committee and providing advice how the College and future business decisions might be impacted Providing leadership to Finance and Accounting areas of the College Providing updated and forward-looking financial reports to the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors and to provide appropriate responses during Board meetings when called upon Controlling the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Expense Reports, Billing and Payroll Preparing and assisting with developing audit schedules for the annual audit Co-coordinating the preparation of draft audited financial statements and all tax returns; Providing for an information management system for synchronising the student enrolment system with the Accounting system Performing month end closing procedures, including overhead allocations, accounts reconciliations and updating schedules Maintaining an orderly accounting filing and student credit management system Ensuring that payments of procured College goods and services follow required procurement procedures and minimising the usage of a cash-based system at all levels Developing, implementing and maintaining processes and controls that are current best practices related to transactions processing Ensure that all financial transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from a reputable University Master’s degree in Finance will be an added advantage Professional certification as Chartered Accountant and/or Finance Manager a must The Person must: Be a Zambian Have a minimum of five years’ experience at senior managerial level as a Chartered Accountant and/or Chartered Finance Manager Be knowledgeable in the international and local best financial principles and laws a must Be a Christian and preferably a Catholic with knowledge of Jesuit Ethos will be an added advantage Be a proactive, hands on manager who will take responsibility for the Finance Department; Be a strategic thinker who possesses solid business acumen and is able to organise and manage the Finance Department of the College Have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with others, both parents, management and the Board Have excellent time management skills, with the ability to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality Have proven ability to make complex and time sensitive decisions in the best interest of the College Be a result/ performance-oriented person Possess the credibility to forge effective working relationships with senior management and other staff Be of mature disposition with conflict management skills Have tact and diplomacy required in solving problems Have negotiating skills Be creative, enthusiastic and proactive, keen to embrace new ideas and challenges Have confidentiality and integrity skills Have ICT Skills and capacity to building skills Be competent in MS Excel, Word and Accounting Software Package that the College uses; and Have a good understanding of whole range of secondary school issues. In return, the Finance Manager can look forward to a competitive reward and benefits that include pension, life assurance and medical cover. N.B: Applicants for positions at St Ignatius College are expected to support the College’s mission and contribute to what St Ignatius College strives to accomplish as a Jesuit institution. Method of Application Please apply by submitting a detailed curriculum vitae including three references, certified professional and academic qualifications and a copy of the National Registration Card to the undersigned: The Human Resource Officer, St. Ignatius College, Ibex Hill, PO Box 34114, Lusaka, Zambia, OR Email to: Please note that ONLY shortlisted Candidates will be communicated to for the position
Urgently looking for a qualified and experienced manual driver to start work immediately within Ndola. Method of Application If you have what it takes, kindly send through your Drivers licence and NRC to the number below or email address: Call or Whatsapp +260968691924
ExpressCredit Zambia is inviting suitably qualified, competent, and highly motivated professionals to fill the position of Customer Support Officer (X3) to be based in Lusaka. Key Objective: To provide customer care support to ExpressCredit customers by answering incoming calls from customers, answer inquires and questions, handle complaints and provide customers with product and service information in a timely manner. Summary Key Responsibilities: Ensure that the quality of the callsmailFacebook and all channels of communication with clients is compliant with predefined Parameters Provide the relevant process reports on a on a daily basis Seize opportunities to upsell products when they arise Build sustainable relationships and engage customers by taking the extra mile Keep records of all conversations in our call center database in a comprehensible way Meet personal/team qualitative and quantitative targets; Give Call Centre Manager feedback on your findings for our continuous quality improvement cycle Track record of over-achieving quota (set targets) Strong phone and verbal communication skills along with active listening Customer focus and adaptability to different personality types Follow communication scripts when handling different topics; Identify customer needs, clarify information, research every issue Should compile monthly reports on areas that affect your office. Qualifications, Experience, Skills: Diploma or better in a business-related course, Minimum 1-year Customer Care experience Familiarity with CRM systems and practices Good understanding of customer service practices or knowledge of Customer Relationship. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral& written), Enthusiastic, self-starter, with strong multitasking abilities, Analytical, good problem solver. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion Problem Analysis & problem-solving Skills and a Team player Attention to details, Listening skills, Adaptability, and stress tolerance, Data entry/ Computer skills, and typing skills * Note: 1. only shortlisted candidates will be contacted Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Responsibilities To align geological work practices in order to assist in mine planning and mine production. Provide ore extraction control and support services for for the implementation of grade control measures. Responsible for also ensuring enforcement of company standards, procedures and policies, compliance to statutory and legal requirements. Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Function: The Office Assistant will report to the Human Resource Manager but directly supervised by the Program Manager. He/She will provide support to the organisation as it implements the strategic goals and objectives of Heifer International. He/She will provide administrative support and will be responsible for office and surrounding cleaning, collection and mail delivery, and forward information by receiving and distributing communications Essential Character Traits: Proactive, articulate, a team player, open-minded and innovative. Responsibilities & Deliverables: A. Office Maintenance (50%) Clean the surrounding to ensure they are neat and re-presentable. Keep the office secure and as a custodian to office keys ensure timely opening of the office and securely lock the office at the close of business. Ensure office equipment is properly maintained and cleaned. Perform day-to-day duties as appropriate. B. Administrative Support (50%) Collect mail and distribute accurate messages according to recipients’ take and distribute. Forward information by receiving and distributing communication. Maintain supplies by checking stock to determine inventory levels. Anticipate requirements by reviewing stocks and placing and expediting orders. Verify receipt and stocking items. Screen phone calls and transfer to the appropriate staff member. Greet visitors and direct them to the correct staff member. Coordinate messenger and courier service. Maintain office inventory; monitor and maintain office supplies. Perform office support functions such as messenger services and making photocopies Perform office day to day errands. Perform other job-related duties as assigned Minimum Requirements: Grade 12 Certificate. Preferred Requirements: Diploma/Certificate in Business College training an advantage, previous office experience may be required with a minimum of three years of driving experience in international NGOs, Private or government institutions. Most Critical Proficiencies: Good analytical skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Good driving skills Able to undertake minor vehicle service and maintenance Demonstrate written and oral fluency in English Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands Ability to fill in and analyse the logo book. Ability to prepare and present stock in compliance Heifer international procedure manuals. Maintaining the highest level of vehicle cleanliness. Willingness to contribute to Heifer International`s principle of transparency and honesty. May require constant driving extended period. Working with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Willingness to work with a flexible schedule. Ability to prepare and maintain a schedule for vehicles. Willingness to work up at awkward hours and perform as required. Due to the high number of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Method of Application Submit your CV and Application on company website:
Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice. Job Introduction: The Region Finance Manager coordinates the provision of effective financial support services within the region, in compliance with legislation and Company policies and procedures. Role Responsibility: Review and authorise: PR’s and CAPEX approvals Invoicing and EFT’s Quotes and costings done by Cost Accountant Petty cash and other cash recons Triangle balancing and confirm anomalies with accountants Vendor applications Credit notes Profitability: Analysing and investigating any anomalies Discuss and formulate improvement plans with GM & RD and keep track of it. Logistical overview: Working through and comparing re-assessments, vehicle replacements & settlements Overview of assets and FAR monthly and during the yearly audit Overview on monthly reports (order schedule, vehicle lists, etc) AR: Liaise and assist National AR team with billing queries Financial accountability & responsibilities: Ensure compliance with existing policies and procedures Prepare and submit budget and forecasts approved by ROD Ensure that accurate budget/forecast templates are loaded in the system (new ERP system) Review the detailed 12 month report Review and authorise balance sheet recons Revenue recons Ensure accurate upload of financial packs / flash Update wage model Update portfolio movement Manage PI process and send out PI letters (3 months in advance) Review final trade pack Trade review HOD meetings General financial management of regional costs Analysis and evaluation of monthly accounts, reviewing actual performance against budget, identifying trends and highlighting variances, providing accurate management information to the Regional Management Team. The Ideal Candidate: Qualifications: BCom – Finance / CIMA Experience: Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience Financial and cost control experience essential Computer Literacy – with specific reference to Excel/Sheets ( Excel advanced level ) Familiar with RAMCO and Easy Roster Skills and Attributes: Dealing with changing circumstances Understanding the organisation’s goals and objectives Must be able to work under pressure / in a highly pressurised environment Supporting and working with others Delivering objectives Dealing with complexity Acting professionally Delivering great customer service Sharing and Co-operating Method of Application Submit your CV and Application on company website:
SNV Netherlands Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a global presence in 30 countries;across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalised groups and stakeholder accountability. Project Overview Supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC) and in partnership with the Wageningen Centre for Development and Innovation (WCDI), SNV’s Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) aims to improve nutrition outcomes through adoption of agro-biodiversity and improved dietary diversity and hygiene practices at intra-household level. The first phase of SN4A was implemented in four districts in Uganda and Zambia, reaching 4,900 households in Isoka and Chinsali in Zambia and 12,310 households in Kasese and Kyenjojo in Uganda. Phase 1 was successful in increasing both the average dietary diversity score (DDS) for infants 6-23 months and minimum dietary diversity for women of reproductive age (WRA) in the 4 targeted districts. SN4A phase 2 has scaled to two additional districts, Kasama in Zambia and Kakumiro in Uganda. The goal of the second phase is to ascertain the impact of this programme on nutritional outcomes, i.e. chronic malnutrition. SN4A addresses four critical pillars simultaneously- demand creation through triggering; social and behaviour change communication, nutrition sensitive agriculture and governance. More information is available at https://snv.org/project/sustainable-nutrition-all-uganda-and-zambia-sn4a-ii Please note that discussions are underway with SDC to do a costed extension of the programme in response to the COVID-19 impact. The proposal is to extend the current phase (due to end in December 2020) to August 2021. Job Description Key Responsibilities Manage the overall programme development and implementation and management as per the SNV PM procedures and donor requirements. Strengthen SNV’s collaborative relationship with SUN 2.0 Stakeholders, Line Ministries, and provincial and district authorities and other stakeholders in the targeted districts. Update the work plan and budget periodically and in response to actual implementation opportunities and challenges. PLEASE SEE ABOVE NOTE ABOUT EXTENSION Account and report to the donor and consortium partners on programme performance and progress. Lead and manage the project team including finance and partner(s). Monitor and ensure performance of the programme and ensure that all milestones are met according to donor requirements, develop mitigation plans to reduce setbacks and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from work plan(s). Ensure full synthesis, analysis and documentation and sharing of project insights and results, signal potential for positioning, innovation, upscaling and potential follow up projects. Build and maintain effective relationships, with team, external partners and the donor(s) by ensuring a high level of SNV visibility and branding according to donor guidelines in all appropriate activities working with and drawing on available communication support. Develop and submit monthly reports. Organise twice yearly steering committee meetings (next meeting will be scheduled in June/July 2020). Qualifications A postgraduate qualification in Nutrition, Agriculture or Food Security, Public Health Nutrition. A minimum of 10 years or more in managing large nutrition-related development programmes Experience in development and managing budgets and expenditure A background in managing teams of national and international experts Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with government representatives, donors, other donor-funded projects and other stakeholders Results orientated and commitment to accountability Work experience in Zambia is essential Willingness to travel to all project locations Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills; and Fluency in English. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Company Description SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organisational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a global presence in 30 countries;across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalised groups and stakeholder accountability. Background SNV is preparing for an exciting new project focusing on changing the business models in cotton, dairy and horticulture production systems. The project, which is to start in January 2020 is a three year project. Working with companies, SMEs and farmers, the new project brings together lessons from previous achievements in climate smart agriculture and renewable energy and works on proving the premise that an integrated private sector approach to climate change can be commercially viable and environmentally sustainable Integrated Soil Fertility Management + Agroforestry + Bio-slurry + Renewable Energy + Irrigation = More climate friendly, stable & higher yields The project maintains a strong orientation on the differing roles of men and women farmers in farming and in business and also on youth (self) employment. Job Description: Overview of the Position The project team consists of a Project Manager based in Lusaka, three Field Coordinators each based in a field office, CSA and RE officers, M&E and gender specialists. The field offices will be in Katete (cotton), Mazabuka (dairy), Mumbwa (horticulture), although this is subject to confirmation. Each Field Coordinator will be the focal point for one value chain and one of the three following cross-cutting topics: inclusive business (IB), renewable energy (RE), or youth employment (OYE). This means each Field Coordinator supports the rest of the project team with his/her respective cross-cutting topic. The field coordinators works with a team of CSA Renewable energy officers, and with stakeholders from private sector and government institutions. He/She reports to the Project Manager Job Description Key Responsibilities: Liaise with the value chain company partnering with the project and coordinate activities with them Design, budget and implement activities on Climate Smart Practices and Services in the focus areas and alignment with the operational plan Network and synergize with regional stakeholders to promote the project’s objectives. Provide Backstopping on Opportunities for Youth Employment to the other project field offices Build the capacities of sector stakeholders and institutionalising sector functions, Lead Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning efforts Lead administrative day to day operations of the field office. Assure the quality of implementation in the field. Qualifications: Masters’ level education with minimum 7 years working experience OR a Bachelors’ degree with 10 years professional experience Proven track record with over 3 years of experience in renewable energy technologies and productive use in rural Zambia At least two years of demonstrated managerial experience Practical experience in one of the following topics Agriculture (Climate Smart), Youth (self) Employment and Gender Strong communication skills and ability to negotiate and moderate with senior officials and representatives Founded knowledge and/or experience in energy efficiency auditing is an asset, Given the strong business focus of the project, private sector experience is very much welcomed ICT / Computer Literacy Fluency in written and oral English, proficiency in multiple local languages is an asset. Additional Information: Additional Information The qualities that SNV is looking for are entrepreneurial drive and passion. A highly pro-active approach is imperative, considering this is a new project. As the project needs to jump-start a new network of companies and SMEs in the fields of climate smart products and services, the incumbent needs to thrive in a creative but complex and busy atmosphere. In a self-critical process of continuous improvement, the incumbent will be on the road 30% of the time contributing to quality control and transparent implementation of the project, while at the same time advancing knowledge on climate smart business practices. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Minimum Qualification: Diploma Experience: Not critical Vital: Able to digest data and generate detailed excel reports Self motivated Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
The Logistics Manager is a full-time position based in Lusaka. She/he will be responsible for assisting in the Coordination of a Fleet of Trucks. She/he will report directly to the Operations Manager. This is not a driver position. Responsibilities and Duties: Responsible for monitoring all vehicles on the GPS platform and report to the Operations Manager where applicable. Responsible for monitoring Fuel/vehicle usage analysis and reconciliations and attending to any deviations from the expected normal consumption Coordinate schedules, trips/transport with and out of the Province for both Project fleet Responsible for ensuring that the Vehicles and Gen sets are well serviced and maintained Responsible at all times for ensuring that all fleet is adequately Insured, Road Taxes and other statutory payments made, repairs and services are done on time. Ensure vehicle, Motor Cycle and Bicycle policies are adhered to Any other tasks that may assigned by the supervisor. Qualifications: Diploma in Transport and Logistics or other field Excellent written and verbal English skills are required Ability to easily communicate in a clear and courteous manner Working knowledge and understanding of SAGE 300 is an added advantage Ability to work independently and take initiative with minimal supervision Experience in vehicle tracking is an added advantage Highly proficient in common computer packages (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel) relevant to the work Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
We are inviting applications to fill the following vacant position: Management Accountant The successful candidate will be accountable for the following: Preparation of the monthly periodic management accounts Preparing monthly cost reports Formulation and Maintenance of accounting, budgeting and management information services Assist in budget formulation, implementation and control Coordinate monthly inventory counts Prepare monthly inventory reconciliations Preparing and filing all journal postings Preparing and filing monthly returns This job is suitable for candidates who meet the following minimum requirements: Grade 12 Certificate CIMA/ACCA or qualification in related field ZICA Membership At least 3 years’ cost accounting experience Ability to work with accounting packages Knowledge in SAGE is added advantage Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social enterprise, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare. MSZ is part of the global network that is Marie Stopes International (MSI). MSZ subscribes to the MSI goal and mission, which is to prevent unwanted births and to ensure the individual’s right to Children by Choice not Chance. It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully support the concept of Child Protection, zero tolerance for fraud and bribery and comply with, promote and live MSI CORE VALUES: mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, pioneering, sustainable and people centered. Purpose: Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) seeks a Commercial Director to harness the potential of working with the private sector to position MSZ as a leader in the national health market and maximise the impact of our services. The role will lead the marketing, sales (pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical) and commercial centre activities. This is a target driven role and the Commercial Director will be expected to develop and implement a commercial strategy to meet annual sales targets, market share and income. The Commercial Director is part of the executive team leading the efforts of MSZ to become a sustainable actor supporting health outcomes in Zambia. She/He will report to the Country Director, line managing sales, marketing and Centre staff. Key Responsibilities Key responsibilities and related deliverables: Design and roll out of effective product sales and trade marketing strategies to ensure strong sales mindful of Place, Product, Price and Promotion needs presented by the market now and into the future Lead MSZs marketing efforts to increase knowledge of brand and services across all channels Lead centre channel (Including Adolescent Sites) to ensure impact, sustainability and quality Secure corporate contracts for MSZ core services Sales and trade marketing strategy: Use market intelligence to develop an approved strategy that will deliver commercially viable sales business of current portfolio Design effective business plans for the whole organisation with clear targets and accountabilities Design and execute successful launch of new products or new way of distribution channels Establish and implement a monitoring system that measure ROI, generating data for analysis to improve strategy, planning and productivity Manage product pricing strategy including annual revisions as appropriate Identify opportunities for expansion of product portfolio based on unmet client needs with commercially viable, surplus generating product solutions Provide hands on leadership, and supervision to sales staff and manage contracts with regional distributors based on monthly targets Develop and ensure adherence to financial and credit policy Position the company within the private sector as the optimal partner for sales and marketing of pharmaceutical products Marketing and branding: Lead evidence based demand generation strategy development for all channels, through strategic partnership and marketing Ensure nationwide recognition of the MSZ brand and the call centre number 5600 Communicate and ensure adherence to branding guidelines Manage marketing officer Sustainable centre channel: Recruit, train, motivate and manage the Family Health Centre staff against clear targets Ensure adherence to MSI global quality standards Develop and ensure adherence to the centre strategy including pricing, marketing and branding Corporate contracts: Represent the company at pharmaceutical meetings and commercial events and environments. Position the company within the private sector as the optimal partner for delivery of sexual reproductive health services Manage the development of Marie Stopes Zambia’s corporate offer; prudently pricing services, managing costs effectively and creating long term relationships with reputable companies and organisations in order to ensure the organisation meets its surplus targets Others: Oversee compliance of associates with established Company policies and standards, such as safekeeping of company funds and property, personnel practices, security, sales and record-keeping procedures etc Support overall MSZ strategy by actively participating in executive team meetings Maintain timely administration of required reports Participate in annual business planning and develop an annual work plan and budget with teams Qualifications: Degree in business management or administration or equivalent experience through management Experience: Minimum 5 years progressive work-experience, including evidence of leadership roles Demonstrable experience within Information, Education and Communication (IEC) or Behavioural Change and Communication (BCC) programs in the health sector will be an added advantage Good knowledge and experience on social marketing, FMCG or commercial marketing Proven ability to lead pharma commercial teams, projects and start-up companies to profitability Proven ability to develop and work within approved work plans, lead and manage pharma projects Strong oral, written communication, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills A knowledge of reproductive health care (desirable) Skills: Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office package Excellent verbal and written communication skills Fluency in both written and spoken English Ability to work well with others in a team environment Ability to manage a heavy and fluctuating workload Results orientated Experience with forecasting and business planning Attitude/Motivation: Belief in the role of the private sector to deliver health outcomes A self-starter- able to work with limited direction to achieve results Demonstrates MSZ team member behaviours Pro MSI philosophy of social enterprise and cost recovery Pro-choice Other: Able to travel extensively within Zambia Note: MSI takes a zero tolerance approach to fraud and bribery, terrorism, money laundering, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct or any safeguarding issues. Applicants will be subjected to a Police Clearance Check and Reference Checks. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to undergo a practical assessment Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Our Small Digital Marketing Agency seeks the services of a Social Media Associate. The two main roles for this are: graphics design content writing Requirements: Researching on a topic for the purpose of content creation Advising or suggesting better performing content based on research Ability to write content on a new topic simply by researching it. Writing creative social media content Collecting previously created marketing content and repurposing it for social media Graphics: Creating custom graphics using photoshop and sometimes basic visual creation tools like Canva, desyner, stencil etc.. Organizing written content into a format the client can easily review Content posting and scheduling using tools like Hootsuite…etc Handling page comments Handling page inbox messages Able to take care of and respond to client inquiries within 1-2hours. Able to do basic post boosting Curious mind High interest in reading and learning. Qualifications: Minimum 2 years experience handling social media pages Ability to write interesting and engaging social media content Photoshop skills Being available to respond to client inquiries within 1-2hours Self-discipline to work from home. Marketing qualification at any level be it certificate, online training or college marketing qualification Ability to use remote working tools such as Trello, Zoom etc.. Optional Additional Skills: These are not a must but an added advantage (please indicate if you have any of these): Advanced PPC with remarketing Facebook advertising Google advertising Linkedin advertising Copy editing skills WordPress skills & knowledge Email marketing skills Marketing automation Chatbot creation Photography Video editing Telesales Accounting or bookkeeping skills Other details: Due to social distancing, this work may need to be done remotely at times. Kindly indicate if you have any experience with this and if you have reliable power at home that can make working from home smooth. Application details: Do not attach qualification certificates. Use only one document, preferably PDF that should have your application and CV. Use the word ASSOCIATE as the subject of the application email. In your application, include the answers to these questions: What time of day are you most productive with writing? How many hours a day can you write? Share some artwork samples you have done for ads. What part of this job REQUIREMENTS seems to be the easiest? Mention the last 3 books you have read and a sentence about what you learned from each. Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Mulungushi University Pursuing the frontiers of knowledge Employment Offered In the quest to meet national and global human resource needs in a Responsible, Accountable, Relevant, and Ethical (RARE) way. Mulungushi University has set itself on a firm expansion trajectory. Arising from that, the following positions have fallen vacant: Mulungushi University is thus inviting qualified and sufficiently motivated individuals to apply for the following vacant position:- Registrar’s Department Job Purpose: Develop and maintain high quality software solutions for the university Purpose: Qualifications Grade 12 Certificate with 5 Credits or better that must include English and Mathematics Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology degree Must have a minimum of three (3) years practical and relevant work experience Must possess relevant professional certificates such as MCSD, CSSLP and Java Must have demonstratable hands on experience with database design and administration (MSSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc) Must have experience with mobile application development (Android/lOS) Experience in PHP, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Net Platform Must have experience with version control systems (SVN, CVS, Git, etc) Must have experience with Linux as well as Windows systems Must be a fast learner Must have high levels of integrity Method of Application Interested persons should send their applications including their Grade 12 Certificate, Professional Certificate. National Registration Card and a reference letter tram former employers to: The Registrar, Mulungushi University, PO Box 80415, Kabwe. Telephone: 05-228004 Fax: 05-228003 Mulungushi University is an equal opportunity employer and all are encouraged to apply
In the quest to meet national and global human resource needs in a Responsible, Accountable, Relevant, and Ethical (RARE) way. Mulungushi University has set itself on a firm expansion trajectory. Arising from that, the following positions have fallen vacant: Mulungushi University is thus inviting qualified and sufficiently motivated individuals to apply for the following vacant position:- Registrar’s Department Job Objectives: To conduct inquiries, ascertain who committed crimes and to gather evidence to prosecute and convict suspects. Main Accountabilities To interview suspects and witnesses To examine evidence and conduct research through computer databases and other sources To write reports based on findings against committed crirres To appear in court and give evidence To follow laws that protect the rights cf suspects, such as obtaining warrants before conducting searches To work closely with state security agencies on matters of security To put in place measures to prevent theftst intended crimes Qualifications and Main Attributes Must have a Grade 12 Cenificate with at least 5 Credits that must include English language Must have a Certificate in Basic Criminal Law or a Certificate in General Criminal Investigations Should have served at a level of detective Inspector; 2nd Lieutenant at minimum Must have at least five(5) years practical experience as en investigations officer in other Security wings or firms Must be at least 35 years of age Method of Application Interested persons should send their applications including their Grade 12 Certificate, Professional Certificate. National Registration Card and a reference letter tram former employers to: The Registrar, Mulungushi University, PO Box 80415, Kabwe. Telephone: 05-228004 Fax: 05-228003 Mulungushi University is an equal opportunity employer and all are encouraged to apply
In the quest to meet national and global human resource needs in a Responsible, Accountable, Relevant, and Ethical (RARE) way. Mulungushi University has set itself on a firm expansion trajectory. Arising from that, the following positions have fallen vacant: Mulungushi University is thus inviting qualified and sufficiently motivated individuals to apply for the following vacant position:- Registrar’s Department Job Objectives: To carry out general security duties in order to protect the University property Qualifications: Must have a Grade 12 School Certificate with at least five (5) Credits that must include English Language Must have undergone Police Training Must have no criminal record Must be at least 30 years of age Must possess high levels of integrity, honesty and sobriety Must have five (5) years work experience in a reputable organisation Method of Application Interested persons should send their applications including their Grade 12 Certificate, Professional Certificate. National Registration Card and a reference letter tram former employers to: The Registrar, Mulungushi University, PO Box 80415, Kabwe. Telephone: 05-228004 Fax: 05-228003 Mulungushi University is an equal opportunity employer and all are encouraged to apply
BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the BBC. We are currently looking to recruit for multiple positions for two projects, one funded by SIDA focusing on media development, elections and local media partners’ news/current affairs, and one funded by the EU which is focused on media development, improved election coverage and sector support to media monitoring . Please note that all positions are based in Lusaka with extensive travel within Zambia. Appointment is dependent on confirmation of funding. Qualifications A minimum of 4 years of professional experience working as a senior radio producer with experience in youth programming. Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Production or related field. Excellent editorial and technical skills with solid experience of conceptualising programmes, packaging, editing and production for a youth audience. Experience in working with online platforms and content important. Experience with managing a team and training experience as a trainer or mentor a clear advantage. A valid driving license essential. Applicants should send a motivational letter and CV in one document which clearly states the applicant’s name and the position which is being applied for in the subject line. Do not send certificates at this stage. Only email applications will be accepted. Interviews scheduled shortly thereafter. Ideal start date 1st of July. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Confirmation of positions will be done when funding has been fully secured. Method of Application Please submit applications to this email:
BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the BBC. We are currently looking to recruit for multiple positions for two projects, one funded by SIDA focusing on media development, elections and local media partners’ news/current affairs, and one funded by the EU which is focused on media development, improved election coverage and sector support to media monitoring . Please note that all positions are based in Lusaka with extensive travel within Zambia. Appointment is dependent on confirmation of funding. Qualifications A minimum of 3 years of professional experience as a radio producer. Excellent recording, packaging and editing skills and familiarity of Adobe Audition a must. Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Production or related field. Strong editorial skills and experience of working on news, current and/or debate programming an advantage. Must have training experience. A valid driving license is essential. Applicants should send a motivational letter and CV in one document which clearly states the applicant’s name and the position which is being applied for in the subject line. Do not send certificates at this stage. Only email applications will be accepted. Interviews scheduled shortly thereafter. Ideal start date 1st of July. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Confirmation of positions will be done when funding has been fully secured. Method of Application Please submit applications to this email:
BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the BBC. We are currently looking to recruit for multiple positions for two projects, one funded by SIDA focusing on media development, elections and local media partners’ news/current affairs, and one funded by the EU which is focused on media development, improved election coverage and sector support to media monitoring . Please note that all positions are based in Lusaka with extensive travel within Zambia. Appointment is dependent on confirmation of funding. Qualifications A minimum of 5 years of professional work experience as an active radio/TV producer. Senior experience from the newsroom or current affairs and election related programming essential. Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Production or related field. Candidates with a proven track record of leading large scale and complex productions/projects will be preferred. Must have team management and project management experience. Experience of working within the community/commercial radio sector is an advantage. Candidates must have strong editorial and leadership skills. As this position involves budget responsibility, candidates should have experience in managing budgets. A valid driving license is essential. Applicants should send a motivational letter and CV in one document which clearly states the applicant’s name and the position which is being applied for in the subject line. Do not send certificates at this stage. Only email applications will be accepted. Interviews scheduled shortly thereafter. Ideal start date 1st of July. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Confirmation of positions will be done when funding has been fully secured. Method of Application Please submit applications to this email:

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.

Unlisted businesses