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Avencion
Posted Job · about 3 hours ago
Advert for Avencion Health Analyst Program – October 2020 Term of engagement: 6 months subject to extension to 10 months based on performance Location: Lusaka and Southern 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 & digital communication, 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 Submit your CV and application on company website:
Ayia Clothing Ltd
Posted Job · about 3 hours ago
Ayia Clothing Ltd is looking for a Graphics Designer with exceptional skills in Corel Draw. Should be able to use Excel and must be a structured problem solver. Method of Application If you have the skills, send your application to this email:
Mpahtso Gifting
Posted Job · about 6 hours ago
Mphatso Gifting is looking for Sales and Marketing Associate with the following attributes. Exceptional Sales Skills Applicants must have a set of Sales skills. Very good Excel Skills. Collection of information is vital, Applicants must posses great Excel skills as this will help with working through a large sales data. Basic Design Skills ( Corel draw, Photoshop etc) Applicants must be able to make quick Designs in various design software Method of Application If you have the skills, send your application to this email:
Ministry of Health
Posted Job · about 6 hours ago
Africa centres for disease control and prevention regional investment financing project (p167916) and the zambia covid-19 emergency response and health systems preparedness project (p174185). Employment Opportunity- Project Coordinator Background Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Regional Investment Financing Project (P167916). The Africa CDC is a specialized technical institution of the African Union established to support public health initiatives of Member States and strengthen the capacity of their public health institutions to detect, prevent, control, and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats. To help Africa CDC and countries in the region cope with the burden of disease threats and outbreaks, the World Bank has provided funding to the Africa CDC headquarters in Addis Ababa, the Southern Africa Regional Coordinating Centre (SA-RCC) in Lusaka, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) and the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) for strengthening vital institutional capacities to execute measurable public health functions through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Regional Investment Financing Project (ACDCP). The overall Project Development Objective (PDO) is to support Africa CDC to strengthen continental and regional infectious disease detection and response systems. The Zambia COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project (P174185): The project has been designed to fit within the overall context of the national COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan and Zambia’s legacy goals to ensure national health security. It builds upon prior support funded through the Government, the World Bank, and other partners to respond to COVID-19. The scope and components are fully aligned with the World Bank’s COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Program (SPRP) and focus on fill financing gaps that have been identified in the national COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, to assist the country to: (i) respond swiftly detect and confirm COVID-19 cases; (ii) strengthening core public health functions and health systems to respond to COVID-19 as well as building capacity to deliver other essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond; (iii) avert the socio-economic costs associated with the COVID-19 including gender based violence and nutrition for COVID-19 patients; and (iv) improve risk communications and WASHE activities to general public and high risk and vulnerable populations currently underfunded in the national plan. The project development objective (PDO) is to prevent, detect and respond to the COVID-19 threat in Zambia and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness. The Ministry of Health in Zambia now wishes to engage the services of suitably qualified candidate to fill the vacant post of a Project Coordinator under the ACDCP and Zambia COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project: Duty Station: Zambia National Public Health Institute, Ministry of Health, Lusaka Reports to: Director ZNPHI Objectves of the Assignment: The Project Coordinator is a management expert who has extensive, in-depth knowledge and experience in project coordination processes and execution, and understands legal, operational and human resource management aspects. She/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring the Project is implemented in accordance with the relevant Government of Zambia (GRZ) and Bank policies and instruments as outlined in the project documents and agreement. This includes paying due attention to relevant GRZ and World Bank requirements for procurement, disbursement, financial management, environmental and social safeguards, etc. Main Duties/Accountabilities: Strategic management, implementation and evaluation Planning and Scheduling of Project Activities Collaborating, Coordinating Project implementation, monitoring and reporting Leading, Innovating and supervising project implementation Progress Reports and Documentation Any Other Duties that may be assigned Timelines and duration of Contract: The position is for an initial period of two-years subject to extension based on performance. Qualifications: Grade 12 School certificate or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Science, Public Administration, Development Studies, Business Administration, Economics, or other related discipline A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an advantage At least 10 years working experience in the field of competence Familiarity with Zambia’s healthcare system, policies and context is desirable Demonstrable Competencies and Skills: Good management and leadership skills, ability to motive and supervise and hold a team accountable and coordination skills, with experience of at least 5 years of relevant project coordination/management experience. A team player with strong inter-personal skills and the ability to deal with multiple teams located in multiple institutions Proven experience in project management and collaborative and coordinating skills Experience in managing donor funded Projects is an added advantage Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse group toward a common objective. Demonstrated ability to establish an effective monitoring system and utilize it for improving performance. Knowledge of GRZ and World Bank procurement, financial management and safeguard requirements. Good understanding of development issues – especially those related to health is desirable. Knowledge in use of computer software packages for word-processing, presentation software, databases, spreadsheets, and the internet Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and facilitation skills, including experience in writing project success stories, lessons learned and best practices. Willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and extensive travel to remote areas within the project areas. Ability to work under tight timelines including ability to follow deadlines, accuracy and attention to detail Ability to work under minimum supervision to meet short-term deadlines Commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals, and a problem-solving attitude. Interested candidates should obtain detailed Terms of Reference from Here. Further information can be obtained from address below during office hours i.e. 08.00 to 13.00 hours and 14.00 hours to 17.00 hours. How to apply Application letters addressed to the Permanent Secretary (Administration), Ministry of Health, should include certified copies of academic / professional certificates and detailed Curriculum Vitae with three traceable references. Applications must be submitted in hard copy to the address below or deposited in the Tender Box on the ground floor of Ndeke House, Envelopes should be clearly marked “Recruitment of a Project Coordinator: Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Regional Investment Financing Project (P167916) and the Zambia Covid
Eastern Provincial Health Office
Posted Job · about 6 hours ago
Open to: All Interested Candidates/All Sources Work Hours: Full-Time, 40 Hours/Week Salary: A competitive package will be offered to successful candidates on annual contract basis. The Eastern Provincial Health Office under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Project through a Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the positions listed to be employed on a one-year contract basis. Location: Eastern Provincial Health Office- Chipata District Job Purpose: To provide TB/HIV related pharmaceutical services and activities in the supported districts to enable uninterrupted supply of logistics. Principal Accountabilities Undertakes regular stocking of TB/HIV pharmaceutical logistics, updates inventory data for both electronic and paper-based records at the provincial hub Undertakes proper storage of TB/HIV related pharmaceutical logistics and supplies Undertakes regular stocking of TB/HIV pharmaceutical logistics, updates inventory data for both electronic and paper-based records at the provincial hub Undertakes proper storage of TB/HIV related pharmaceutical logistics and supplies Supports districts in timely placement of orders to ensure uninterrupted supply of TB/HIV logistics Provides logistical support to all supported districts to enable fast tracking of clients stable on ART and provides 6 months’ supply (6MMS) of both ARVs and TPT. Devise strategies for districts to implement the best way to supply TB/HIV drugs to fast tracked clients in supported districts Undertakes technical support to supported districts to ensure efficient use of TB/HIV logistics Supports supported districts in commodity management (forecasting, quantification, and ordering) to ensure uninterrupted supply of TB/HIV and related logistics Monitors treatment regimens for clients on TB and ART and collaborates with ART providers to ensure that all PLHIV are on standard regimens Ensures that all effects of TB/HIV and related drugs are monitored timely to identify and evaluate adverse reactions by supported districts Compiles weekly, monthly, quarterly as well as any ad-hoc reports as required in the required formats Undertakes timely operational research activities in pharmaceutical services Required, Qualification, Skills and Experience Grade 12 certificate with at least five O- level credits Degree in Pharmacy Registered with Health Professions Council of Zambia with a valid Practicing License. At least three (3) years relevant experience in TB/HIV commodity management. Experience in PEPFAR supported TB/HIV programs will be an added advantage Trained in Project management and supply chain will be an added advantage Ability to write technical papers and reports clearly in English Ability to communicate fluently in English and local languages Must between the Age of 21 years and 55 years Other skills/Attributes: Computer literate, Managerial skills, Interpersonal relations, initiative Method of Application Qualified candidates should send: The Provincial Health Director Mailing Address: Ministry of Health Provincial Health Office, Eastern Province, PO Box 510023, Hospital Road, Chipata. Attaching the following credentials: A formal application letter or cover letter; A current CV; Photocopies of all professional certificates and degrees; and Contact information for at least three professional references.
Eastern Provincial Health Office
Posted Job · about 7 hours ago
Open to: All Interested Candidates/All Sources Work Hours: Full-Time, 40 Hours/Week Salary: A competitive package will be offered to successful candidates on annual contract basis. The Eastern Provincial Health Office under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Project through a Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the positions listed to be employed on a one-year contract basis. Location: Eastern Provincial Health Office- Chipata District The DREAMS Coordinator will play overall leadership, coordination, facilitation, and liaison role between DREAMS implementing partners on the ground, government ministries and USG (CDC). S/he will lead the coordination meetings, provide overall technical and management guide according to USG and PEPFAR requirements, facilitate smooth bidirectional referral that enhance access of various services by AGYW, facilitate platforms for knowledge and experience sharing among different actors, help the development of strategies and tools relevant to implement DREAMS initiative in Zambia In addition, s/he will be responsible for gathering, compiling, and analyzing quality improvement reports, identifying gaps/strengths, determining the root causes, making appropriate recommendations for corrective actions for quality improvements and tracking progress and results at a higher level after analyzing the different implementation progress reports from different relevant stakeholders. Principal Accountabilities Lead coordination meetings that will be held monthly at district and or provincial level and facilitate smooth discussion among the different stakeholders providing services to AGYW Establish good working relations and provide leadership on improving collaboration between government and partners Enhance smooth information and guidance flow between USG and partners Support smooth data or information exchange among partners relevant to DREAMS or those implementing DREAMS Provide regular update on new USG and or PEPFAR guidance relevant to DREAMS Facilitate the development of service directories by the different implementers for easy referral and accessibility of the different service. Help analyze higher level information of DREAMS and share back to the team on the ground Help improve data harmony; it could be through establishing a standard data management platform for all actors Lead the development and revision of quality and performance improvement tools at a higher level. Provide technical and management guide that will help to improve implementation quality. Collaborate with program and M & E team to develop and implement CQI plans Provide technical guidance to partners and implementers in CQI initiatives for DREAMS Collaborate with appropriate line ministries Quality Assurance units in implementation of national quality management program within supported regions and districts Work closely with the Knowledge management staff to oversee the process of documenting and disseminating best practices. Create platforms for dissemination of success stories and best practices to enhance learning. Perform any other duties as required Required, Qualification, Skills and Experience: Grade Twelve (12) School Certificate with five (5) credits or better Degree in Public Health, Nursing or a related science. Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in the public health sector; of which 2twoshould be in management of DREAMS and/or adolescent related programs. Experience in mentoring and supervision of HIV prevention, care and support programs is required Demonstrable knowledge and skills in implementation of CQI interventions in the context of developing countries and management of CQI data and databases Robust experience working in partnership with different ministries and their line structures especially MOH is highly preferred. Ability to analyze data Ability to work independently and take initiative Good report writing skills and understanding of the local language Demonstrated competence with PEPFAR, CDC, and/or USAID monitoring and evaluation systems and reporting requirements Strong verbal and written English language skills Good computer skills in Word, Excel, Power Point Method of Application Qualified candidates should send: The Provincial Health Director Mailing Address: Ministry of Health Provincial Health Office, Eastern Province, PO Box 510023, Hospital Road, Chipata. Attaching the following credentials: A formal application letter or cover letter; A current CV; Photocopies of all professional certificates and degrees; and Contact information for at least three professional references.
Bedford Microfinance Ltd
Posted Job · about 7 hours ago
Responsibilities Reviewing Loan requests Evaluating creditworthiness of clients Calculating financial ratios Analyse risks and approve or reject loan requests Requirements BSc. Banking and Finance or relevant field Hands-on experience with lending procedures and products At least 2 years work experience in a commercial bank, microfinance institution or money lender Proven work experience as a credit officer or similar role Customer service experience Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
NVL
Posted Job · about 7 hours ago
IT Intern
Job
15 Sep 11:41
We are looking for a meticulous and technically skilled IT intern to develop and maintain our organization’s systems software and computing infrastructure. The interns duties will include managing systems performance, providing tech support, reviewing and updating existing programs, identifying and fixing defects, supporting data architecture, generating reports, developing in-house software, and mitigating potential risk. Summary of Responsibilities: Maintaining hardware, software, and other systems Assist with troubleshooting issues and provide technical support Organize and maintain IT resources Lend IT support in areas such as cyber security, programming, analytics, and data center management Provide backup technical support for network including router, firewall, and wireless access point. Maintains open communication and positive working relationship with staff. Any other job related tasks assigned to you by your supervisor. Requirements: Degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming or IT related Advanced knowledge of operating systems. Analytical and problem solving skills. Java, C C++, SQL, C#, .NET and HTML experience. Deadline driven. Knowledge on business processes is preferred. Superior communication skills. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills Ability to work well in teams Strong work ethic and attention to detail All applications should be addressed to the Human Resource and Admin Manager Method of Application Applications should be sent to the email below:
FSG Zambia Ltd
Posted Job · about 7 hours ago
Purpose of the Job: To provide effective and efficient hardware, software and network administration of the Funeral Services Group’s IT systems. Key Performance Areas: Coordinates the implementation IT operations, projects, and programs ensuring alignment of IT services with the business needs of the area(s) and adherence to established project management principles and best management practices. Coordinates IT purchases (hardware, software and services) to ensure effective deployment of solutions aligned with user needs. Delivers appropriate personnel actions and educational and training programs to ensure high quality professional staff performance in the area(s) of oversight. Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, short- and long-range IT planning, with an emphasis on advocating for the needs of the area(s) supported Helping employees with day to day challenges in IT Provide the necessary basic training for old and new staff Communicate effectively with reporting line managers. Educational Requirements: Relevant university degree and full computer knowledge Knowledge in Pastel Accounting package is an added advantage. Required Competencies: Effective communication at all levels Ability to facilitate staff needs Good Communication skills Pro-active and Innovative Method of application Submit your CV to the email below:
Mary's Meals
Posted Job · about 7 hours ago
The Transport Officer will report to the Head of Finance and Operations, and has the responsibility to ensure the smooth running of the transport department of Mary’s Meals Zambia (MMZ) and that the MMZ fleet is operated in accordance with all MM policies. It is also to ensure that the fleet is operated in an efficient and cost-effective manner to ensure all programme objectives are achievable. Key Activities Coordinate with all MMZ departmental Heads in order to determine transport requirements and create plans that meet such requirements. Coordinate the movement of vehicles and motorbikes in response to needs of programme operations. Assist with the assessments of transportation needs and contracting of transportation services. Ensure the appropriate use, maintenance, and repair of all MMZ transportation assets and generators. Create and/or modify various systems to manage the movement of vehicles and motorbikes. Ensuring MMZ has sufficient supplies of fuel for the fleet and managing fuel requests including producing monthly fuel reports. Manage the installed Fleet Management System ensuring that data is imputed regularly and that reports are generated. This includes managing the fleet tracking system. Manage organizational drivers ensuring they adhere to both Mary’s Meals’ Vehicle Usage Policy and the Zambian Highway Code. Create and manage a system of tracking the currency/validity of all drivers’/riders’ licences, tax, COF’s and Insurance, and ensure that all documents are up to date Where necessary and practicable, perform check on spare parts used in the servicing/maintenance of MM vehicles and bikes. Also, take responsibility for MM’s stock of spare parts when/where applicable. Ensure that personal vehicle usage is properly recorded and invoiced including communicating this with each user. Supporting in tasks that emerge due to road traffic accidents including arranging documentation for insurance claims. Carry out any other reasonable tasks as may be assigned by management from time to time. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: A minimum of a Diploma in Logistics, Business Administration, or a related field. A Degree is an added advantage. Clear understanding of policies and procedures that govern the management of motorised assets and the contracting of transport services. Demonstrate rational and logical thinking with ability for creative problem solving. A Valid driver’s licence Ability to communicate well in both Chinyanja and English languages Previous experience of fleet management and driving duties in an NGO is an advantage Ability and willingness to work flexible (and sometimes extended) hours as and when required Very good computer literacy with high proficiency in MS Excel and MS word 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 organise own work and prioritise tasks Strong negotiation skills. Cultural sensitivity and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in different countries and settings Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
World Vision Zambia
Posted Job · about 8 hours ago
Purpose of Job: Provides office and administrative support to The P and C director / department. This role is vital for the smooth-running the unit. Ensures proper flow of office procedures, and supports the office by carrying out common office duties. Maintains a positive and friendly company image by acting as the first line of contact to visitors, customers, and vendors in person, online, and via telephone. Major Responsibilities: Administration Support: Maintaining current HR files and databases ( Filling) Updating and maintaining employee benefits, employment status, and similar records Maintaining records related to grievances, performance reviews, and disciplinary actions Performing file audits to ensure that all required employee documentation is collected and maintained Set up of office and ensure alignment, protocols and office design Manage travel and logistics calendar for meetings in the office, boardroom , meeting room bookings ( in partnership with Supply Chain) Logs call for new and repairs of IT equipment and office related machinery and assets Responsible for purchases and requisitions, compilation and completion for manager to review and sign off Recruitment Support: Participating in recruitment efforts- organizing resumes, scheduling job interviews Preparing new employee files Orienting new employees to the organization (setting up a designated log-in, workstation, email address, etc.) Administering new employment assessments Customer Service: Answering employee questions Processing incoming mail Creating and distributing documents Providing customer service to organization employees Serving as a point of contact with benefit vendors/administrators Maintaining computer system by updating and entering data Setting appointments and arranging meetings Maintaining calendar of P and C Director Any other duties as assigned: Minimum Education,training and experience: Diploma or Certificate in Human Resources, Business Administration or Any business related qualification 2. 3 to 5 years’ Experience Excellent Organizational Skills Excellent Interpersonal Skills Can work under pressure: Reporting skills Maintaining employee files Dependability Scheduling Confidentiality Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
World Vision Zambia
Posted Job · about 8 hours ago
Purpose of Position: Assists the Recruitment and Industrial Relations Manager, in obtaining staffing requirements from departmental managers for the forward planning of recruitment and completion of the quarterly resourcing plans. Exceptional cases for SCARCE SKILLS requiring exceptional recruitment procedure shall be made in accordance with the rules of the Exception to recruitment policy. The job holder will also be responsible for coordinating all Organizational Development activities as well as Management talent database for all staff for the National Office. Major Responsibilities: Recruitment Fore casting Employment Needs Obtains sign off for staff requisitions by People and Culture National Director, ensuring that requisitions are properly completed and approved the requisitioning department before they are presented to the P and C Director. Prepares draft advertisements based on current job profile for both internal and external job advertisements, for review by the Recruitment and Industrial Relations Manager. Ensures external advertisement comply with current Corporate Identity standards. Loads approved internal job advertisements on HRIS and disseminates to staff without access to HRIS as required Processing contracts and ensuring references and back ground checks are completed. Advise recruiting managers on recruiting schedules, appropriate advertising, job descriptions and person specifications, job evaluation, re-grading of posts and remuneration. Track and manage employee probation process Managing the Exit process – Ensuring compliance and all clearance On Boarding: Facilitate onboarding of new staff Ensure Safe guarding training and all relevant policies are signed off within 7 days of employee hire Contract Administration: Administer contract letters, contract amendment letters and changes in relation to maternity, paternity, family and compassionate leave, liaising with Payroll to ensure payments are made correctly and timely Ensure documentation of employees information is in the right place Expatriate Facilitation: Coordinate the recruitment of all international and ensuring that all documentation required to work in Zambia such as Visas and work permits are obtained promptly and on time. Onboarding and orientation support is given to all international staff. Human Resources Information System Administrator: Oversee the the Human Resources information systems Ensure less than 5% error rate of the system Employee Engagement: Support with Coordination of Employee Staff surveys Conduct engagement surveys Industrial Relations Support: Provide support for disciplinary procedures and ensure they are resolved fairly and timeously Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource/ Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies, Public Administration or Diploma in Human Resources Management. Excellent interpersonal skills Good communication and negotiation skills Ability to work under pressure Computer literature: Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina. Demonstrated capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team effort Must be a member of ZIHRM: Great Interpersonal Skills Knowledge of Human Resources processes Experience as a recruiter: Minimum three (3) years’ work experience Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable: The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and international travel may be required. NOTE: “World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”. Women are strongly encouraged to apply, ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
World Vision Zambia
Posted Job · about 8 hours ago
Purpose: Effectively partner with the Organization to provide learning and development, performance management and organization development support to enhance organisational effectiveness and performance. Manages the WVZ Staff care programme aimed at improving the well-being and productivity of all employees Major Responsibilities: Learning & Development Evaluate strategic and annual plans, performance appraisal results and Personal Development Plans PDPs) and liaise with divisions to identify needs for learning and development that facilitate the effective execution of business plans. Providing support to WVZ in conducting specific needs analysis for L&D, designing learning solutions and sourcing service providers required to meet identified needs. Advises on learning and development resources available locally and across the region. Preparation of annual training calendar Tracking of PDP’s Providing evaluation reports of locally coordinated learning interventions Monitors and maintains processes and measures for determining the impact of learning and development activities, to support required reports and analytics as required to aid decision making. Performance Management Managing Staff orientation process Providing Appraisal support to line managers and SMART goal alignment Leads initiatives to create and enhance awareness and skills amongst managers to adequately drive performance plans / work plans Ensure Appraisal compliance across WVZ Track and support Needs improvement process Reviews WORLD Vision Zambia strategic and annual plans, liaises with divisions to identify needs for changes to the organization Maintenance and creation of Organization organograms Manage Job Evaluations in compliance with the region Managerial Responsibility Reviews Staff Development and staff care processes and makes recommendation for improvement. Remedial action for all Learning and development initiatives Ensure Compliance of all Learning and development procedures and processes Preparation of monthly / quarterly reports for the partnership Efficiently manages the progress of direct reports, effectively linking performance management, learning & development, to achieve ideal performance. Effectively Provide technical support to subordinates Performs any other tasks as required by the supervisor / organization Staff Care: Manages the World Vision Employee Wellness Program for all employees, through the enhancement of all aspects of health, increasing awareness of positive health behaviors Encourage employees to voluntarily adopt healthier behaviors and to provide opportunities and a supportive environment to foster positive lifestyle changes Support pastoral care in line with our mission Minimum Education,training and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology or Business Administration. A Master’s degree in Human Resources Management an added advantage (Essential if first degree not in HR) Between Five (5) to seven (7) years’ work experience in similar roles: Experience in Job Analysis Performance Management Survey Design Problem solving skills Great interpersonal Skills Experience with Management Development Great Communication Skills Data Analytics: Interpretation of regional policies and programs for staff Development Design of Organizational Charts: The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and may require international travel. Full member of ZIHRM: NOTE: “World Vision Zambia is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks”. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) Zambia
Posted Job · about 9 hours ago
CMMB Zambia is committed to contribute to the improvement of health for women and children to reduce morbidity and mortality levels through high quality health programs, medicines and volunteers that deliver sustainable, impact-driven health services at household, community and clinical levels. This is implemented through an innovative approach; CHAMPS (Children and Mothers Partnerships) and other programming. CMMB Zambia promotes transparency, integrity, respect and people-centred programs. Position Overview Reporting to the Country Director, the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will provide leadership for strategic information through monitoring, evaluation, and learning for CMMB Zambia in alignment with national, donor and global strategies. The position holder will provide technical leadership to revise and consolidate organizational M&E frameworks, plans and indicators to capture performance and outcome results. She/he will have overall responsibility for effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities. Responsibilities Contribute to project design Lead monitoring and evaluation efforts Strategic information formulation and learning for program revision towards high performance and achievement of program and organizational results Coordinate and consolidate MEL programs Work closely with government to ensure alignment with national policies and guidance Qualifications / Experience A minimum of a Degree in demography, epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, analytics or a related field is required A Master’s Degree is an added advantage. At least 8 Years prior experience in the monitoring and evaluation field at a managerial level Method of Application Interested persons should send an Application letter, a detailed CV and copies of certificates to the email below: Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) Zambia
Posted Job · about 9 hours ago
CMMB Zambia is committed to contribute to the improvement of health for women and children to reduce morbidity and mortality levels through high quality health programs, medicines and volunteers that deliver sustainable, impact-driven health services at household, community and clinical levels. This is implemented through an innovative approach; CHAMPS (Children and Mothers Partnerships) and other programming. CMMB Zambia promotes transparency, integrity, respect and people-centred programs. Position Overview Reporting to the Country Director and working closely with the Senior Management Team, the People & Operations Manager will support CMMB’s mission by providing efficient and effective people management and organizational culture for the Zambia Country Office towards maximum performance by the team. He/She will be responsible for managing the full human resource cycle that includes recruitment, new-employee orientation, performance management, employee relations, staff benefits, payroll, human resource database management, staff training and development. He/She will ensure that the Country Office human resource programs are implemented in compliance with the Zambia Employment Act and CMMB’s organizational policies and procedures. Responsibilities Recruitment Staff benefits & Payroll Management Staff Database Management & Filing Staff welfare, Disciplinary Actions and Grievances Staff exit management Policy & Procedures: Performance management Qualifications and Experience: A bachelor’s degree in HR, Administration, Management or any other relevant field or higher Diploma in Human Resource Management Member of the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management At least 5 years’ experience at management level or its equivalent. Thorough understanding of current Zambia labor laws High sense of professionalism and confidentiality High level of interpersonal and negotiation skills and ability to work as part of a multicultural team. Proficiency in using MS Office packages Method of Application Interested persons should send an Application letter, a detailed CV and copies of certificates to the email below: Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Peace Corps Zambia
Posted Job · about 23 hours ago
Peace Corps/Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Provincial Program Coordinator (PPC) Location: Solwezi, North Western Province Work Schedule: Full Time 40 hours/Week Starting Salary: o/a ZMW 262,314.96/Annum General Description The Provincial Program Coordinator (PPC) is a full time position under the direct supervision of the Director of Provincial Operations and Program Performance (DPOPP). The Provincial Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Peace Corps activities in the Province. The incumbent will be the official representative for Peace Corps in the Province. He/she will be responsible for advancing Peace Corps/Zambia’s mission and supporting the needs of all Peace Corps Volunteers based in the Province. The position will be responsible for the following tasks in Volunteer support, Programming & Training, Medical, and Administration. Required Qualifications: In order to be selected for this position, the applicant must be legally eligible to work in Zambia, must not have been employed in intelligence-related activities, and must submit an application that clearly documents how they meet each of the following requirements: Successfully completed secondary school education and advanced diploma in the field of Education Public Administration, Public Health, Agriculture (Forestry/Aquaculture), or related field is required; possession of a bachelor’s degree in a related field will be an added advantage. Three years’ work experience in Project Management, Public Administration, Public Health, Agriculture (Forestry/Aquaculture), Community Development or related field in Zambia is required. Supervisory and professional experience working in Northwestern Province will be an added advantage. Professional experience with a donor funded, multi-cultural organization will be an added advantage. At least one year of professional experience managing petty cash/imprest funds is required. Good working knowledge of the English language (spoken and written); good working knowledge of the Kaonde and/or Lunda languages (spoken and written) is highly preferred. Proficiency working with computers and software programs such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is required. Knowledge of Peace Corps development philosophy and the role of Volunteers in development will be an added advantage Must have a valid Zambian driver’s license for a minimum of 5 years and a clean record. Demonstrated ability to drive manual 4×4 vehicles and use emergency equipment. Mechanical skills for maintenance and repairs is an added advantage. For detailed job specifications and submission instructions, please visit the US Embassy website: Method of Application Applications and supporting documentation including a typed cover letter that clearly documents how you meet each of the above requirements, CV, educational certifications, driving license, and at least three traceable references must be submitted: Only email applications will be accepted and should be addressed to: The Human Resources Specialist, Email: clearly stating your name and position applied for in the subject line of your email (E.g. John Doe, Provincial Program Coordinator) Only short-listed candidates will be notified and no telephone inquiries will be entertained. The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Eastern Provincial Health Office
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Work Hours: Full-Time, 40 Hours/Week Eastern Provincial Health Office under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Project through a Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the above listed position. Location: Eastern Provincial Health Office- Chipata District Job Purpose: To provide technical leadership and oversight in strengthening project Monitoring & Evaluation Systems under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Cooperative Agreement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Accountabilities: Coordinates, designs, and ensures appropriate, high quality implementation and strengthening of monitoring systems and evaluation projects as defined in the Country Operational Plan (COP) as well as other project data needs. Assists the project to plan, initiate, conduct, evaluate, and coordinate complex HIV/AIDS M&E and to monitor program implementation, document, and present results, and translate data into meaningful policy and program improvement. Develops and maintains collaboration with other M&E and program staff at provincial, district, and facility level in order to ensure that project M&E contributes significantly and as required, to achievement of project goals through proper demonstration of results and learning. Undertakes to perform regular and as required, project data analysis and presentation in order to facilitate decision making. Undertakes regularly, trainings, mentorships, and Technical Assistance programs in order to build and strengthen capacities at all levels of health care in the province in Monitoring and Evaluation Supervises effectively, human, financial, and other material resources in order to facilitate achievement of set objectives Required Qualification, Skills and Experience: A Degree or higher in Demography, Statistics, public health, epidemiology, evaluation, and monitoring with specialization in quantitative aspects is required. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience working as an M&E specialist in a health/medical research organization, university, or public health program, PEPFAR implementing agency or in-country PEPFAR Implementing partner mechanism is required. Fluent in English, (speaking, writing, and reading) is required. Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with district, provincial, national, and international working partners and to prepare written reports. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practices in data dissemination and data use is required. Good knowledge of data management processes and tools, including web-based database systems is required. High level of competency in managing data information and evaluations on large scale health or HIV/AIDS activities is required. Method of Application Qualified candidates should send: The Provincial Health Director Mailing Address: PO BOX 510023, Hospital Road, Chipata attaching the following credentials: A formal application letter or cover letter; A current CV; Photocopies of all professional certificates and degrees; and Contact information for at least three professional references.
Njovu Zambia NGO
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Njovu Zambia, an NGO working in Zambia for the last 10 years, is looking for an intern, that would help the organization to coordinate setting up of a mental health project based in Kanyama first-level hospital and attached clinics, with the possibility of replicating the project at other first-level hospitals. The project focuses on the provision of mental health care in the townships with the highest occurrence of mental disorders, mostly among youths. Requieremets experience with organizational work high organizational and communicational skills ability to represent the organization at high profile meetings basic understanding of mental health and the consequences of lack of mental health care in the townships ability to work independently ability to produce basic reports, letters, concept notes Job description: organize project activities to move the project forward organize and attend meetings with the stakeholders and follow up on their progress handle project documentation such as letters, reports and so on keep constant contact with all the stakeholders conduct any activities necessary for setting up of the project Work conditions: the position is a full internship position, is voluntary and doesn’t provide any salary or allowance the intern has a right for his expenses which will be discussed individually the intern will work under close supervision of the programmes manager and will have the opportunity to discuss all the steps with him the project runs under the cooperation of Kanyama first level hospital and Clinic 6 of UTH. The intern will be able to get work recommendation from these institution. In case of UNZA psychology students the internship can be recognized as an official internship under the study programme based on individual agreement. Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
Njovu Zambia NGO
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Njovu Zambia, an NGO working in Zambia for 10 years, is looking for a marketing and PR manager to promote the organization’s brand and projects and to gain attention for the development issues the organization is trying to eradicate. Requirements: At least 5 years of experience in marketing and PR Experience with events planning Ability to design and follow marketing and PR plan Good relationships with media Ability to design and facilitate marketing or PR campaign Ability to run public money or material collections Ability to communicate content through social media Job description Designing marketing and PR plan and its realizations Organization of fundraising events, campaigns Communication with media and securing media space Organization of monetary or material collections among public Managing organization’s social media accounts support to the fundraising manager Offer: The position is based on a contract. No basic salary is offered. The marketing and PR manager is entitled to 25% of any financial contribution based on his work – fundraising event, campaign, media presence, public collections,… Other conditions will be agreed individually. Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
Top Southern Africa Transport Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
We are looking for a result driven Fleet Controller/Office Clerk to be responsible for the efficient monitoring and supervision of our truck drivers and company trucks respectively. Responsibilities: Monitoring and controlling the day to day movements of all the trucks from the yard, loading point transit and the offloading points. Using the tracking system (GPS) to track the movements of our trucks all the time Liaising and following up with the various clearing agents pushing the company documents at the various boarders Submitting regular and comprehensive monthly reports to the supervisor on vehicle movements and problems. Ensuring that the driver have all the necessary lashing equipment’s before they arrive at the loading and offloading points Making sure that the driver arrives at the destination according to the ETAs and guiding the drivers on the routes and borders to take during a given trip. Strictly following, and ensuring that all drivers understand and strictly follow all Company Health, Safety Security and Environmental requirements, as determined by the Company operating Manual from time to time. Debriefing of drivers after a given trip. Undertaking or performing any other lawful assignments or instructions issued by the supervisor. Basic Requirements: Must possess a Certificate or Diploma in Transport and Logistics Must be between 25 and 35 years old Must have the ability to use IT packages and electronic communication methods. Must have excellent geographical knowledge. Must have good man management and coordination skills with an eye for continuous improvement. Physically fit and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Fluent in both verbal and written English. Skills and Abilities: A good team player. Multi-skilled and hardworking, with a meticulous and efficient work ethic. Ability to follow processes and procedure. Strong problem solving skills. Must have excellent numeracy literacy and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail to ensure the highest accuracy. Able to deliver excellent customer service both internally with work colleagues, and externally, with vendors and other stakeholders. Willing to work overtime at short notice, and able to meet tight deadlines. Method of Application Application letters with CV’s must be sent to the undersigned, PO Box 31506, or
Eastern Provincial Health Office
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Data Associate (x2)
Job
11 Sep 18:06
Work Hours: Full-Time, 40 Hours/Week Eastern Provincial Health Office under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Project through a Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the above listed position. Location: Chipata Central Hospital and Kapata Urban Health Centre Job Purpose To provide quality data management services in HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services in order to facilitate timely decision making and tracking of progress towards achievement of program objectives. Duties and Responsibilities: Undertakes accurate entry of routine patient-based information into the Zambia Electronic Health Record System (EHR) – SmartCare to ensure that there no backlogs at any one given time Prepares timely, the Facility level PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Reports and submits to PHO through the respective District Health Office by 5th of each months Prepares and enters timely quarterly PEPFAR MER reports into the electronic Data for Accountability, Transparency, and Impact (DATIM) Undertakes effectively and efficiently, routine (monthly) data audits in order to enhance the quality of data at the facility Assist in the preparation of MOH monthly Health Information Aggregation (HIA) reports Provide routine data analysis and preparation of analytical reports to show disease trends and service delivery Perform minor troubleshooting and preventive maintenance in order to ensure the continued functionality of SmartCare Computers to avoid disruption of services; Provides Technical Assistance to other staff in SmartCare and data management services Manages timely development of work plans and operationalization of the Annual Performance Appraisal Systems (APAS) in order to monitor, evaluate and enhance performance. Minimum key qualifications / Skills required Full Grade12 School Certificate Diploma in ICT, Computer Studies, Data Management, or related field At least 2 years working experience in data management using Electronic Health Record System Knowledge in computer programming is an added advantage Must be able to communicate effectively in English Must be able to write comprehensive reports in the English language Method of Application Qualified candidates should send: The Provincial Health Director Mailing Address: PO BOX 510023, Hospital Road, Chipata attaching the following credentials: A formal application letter or cover letter; A current CV; Photocopies of all professional certificates and degrees; and Contact information for at least three professional references.
Precision Recruitment International
Precision Recruitment International
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Agronomist
Job
10 Sep 17:51
An agronomist works in the field of agriculture, studies plants and soil so that the soil can be made fertile and new crops can be grown. He also thinks of innovative farming techniques. Some of the major responsibilities of the agronomist are given below Responsibilities An agronomist works in the field of agriculture, studies plants and soil so that the soil can be made fertile and new crops can be grown. He also thinks of innovative farming techniques. Some of the major responsibilities of the agronomist are given below: Techniques: One of the major responsibilities of the agronomist is to search and develop new techniques for farming so that new and useful crops can be grown. He also plans certain ways through which the crops can be grown even when they cannot be grown due to different seasons Plant breeding: Another responsibility of the agronomist is to take care of plant breeding. Through plant breeding the growth and yield of the crop can be increased so that more can be the supply of the crops in the same expense as earlier Problem solving: Another major responsibility of the agronomist is problem solving. He takes care that his subordinates do not face any problem and if any, the agronomist solves the problems and answer the queries Research and development: Another major responsibility of the agronomist is to research and develop new seeds and grow them through aquaculture and desert farming. He makes sure that new methods are developed. How to apply Kindly send CV’s to the email below:
Precision Recruitment International
Precision Recruitment International
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Position will be based in Kalumbila Position Summary Carry out maintenance and component replacements in all areas relative to customer/site responsibilities. Repair all mechanical, hydraulic and electrical faults when they occur, including ancillary equipment. Requirements Trade Qualification or higher Current Zambian driver’s licence High Voltage Electrical License (or Equivalent – if exist) At least 4 years in similar positions in mining Knowledge of electricity, intermediate level. Knowledge of pneumatics, mechanical and hydraulics, basic level. Microsoft Office user level. Intermediate knowledge in materials technology. Knowledge of Failure Analysis I knowledge of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 How to apply Kindly send CV’s to the email below:
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Zambia
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Reports to: Country Director Supervises: Department Leads for Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Program operations and quality assurance, Compliance Others to be Determined Location: Lusaka, Zambia Context: The mission of the WWF Zambia is to ensure that by 2030, the environment, natural resources and biodiversity in Zambia are secured and sustainably managed for people and nature. To enable the achievement of this mission, WWF Zambia is on a transformational journey: transitioning from being a Programme Office (reporting to the WWF Regional Office for Africa) within the WWF Network to becoming a National WWF Organisation in Zambia by 2022. This decision has been approved by the WWF Zambia Interim board. This means developing a new long term strategy and establishing a local board and governance structure to better enable the organisation to draw on national expertise and influence to deliver locally-led large scale conservation impact. Key Roles The Chief Operations Officer will play a critical leadership role in driving ZCO operational excellence in day to day implementation of donor funded projects. The role will support the development and implementation of innovative WWF Zambia’s organizational development investments and systems to get the basics rights so as to ensure break through performance is created and sustained across the organisation. The position will Deputise for Country Director and will provide day to day operational leadership to guide prioritisation and drive the implementation annual and quarterly targets , prepare operationally for strategic growth, promote innovation, and efficiency. The Chief Operations Officer will oversee the management and effective integration of Operations for WWF Zambia to ensure high performance, efficient operating systems, and the ability to enhance delivery of complex conservation programs and results. The Chief Operations Officer is instrumental in improving organizational policies, procedures, and management systems, and ensuring compliance with WWF’s organizational policies and procedures, globally accepted norms and best practices in NGO operations as part of the Global Network of WWF offices. The Chief Operations Officer works with the WWF Zambia SMT and landscape teams and their partners to assess, project and plan on the required capacity to deliver the key performance indicators to improve their capacity on planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning through training and mentoring of planning and monitoring staff. The Chief Operations Officer will support the SMT break the silos and support the development, implementation and monitoring of a coordinated, relevant, locally-owned and impact focussed organisational strategy and organisational structure. He/she will support the Country Director, Senior Management Team and Change Team(s) to monitor and communicate organisation change ensuring a transparent change process that provides opportunities for collective exploration, co-creation of solutions, shared ownership and responsibility, coordinated action and participatory review and assessment. Functions The Chief Operations Officer has a range of strategic functions as well as operational responsibilities to ensure high performance of key operating departments. The position will support and advise the Country Director on key matters related to these functions. Strategic Functions: The position will lead cross team multi-year, annual and donor project operational planning and monitoring and provide oversight on implementation of risk management actions. The role will regularly review , set , drive and support the creation of efficiencies across departmental work flows in compliance with WWF International standards and targets and will support functional heads create and deliver and sustain operationally efficient processes and services that meet donor, staff and donor compliance obligations within departments. He will be responsible for effective and regular donor liaison and reporting to WWF International donors on grant operational matters and OD investments working with Fundraising Manager Guide the organizational change process and deliver continual improvements in key operational areas, elevating WWF-Zambia’s profile as an efficient Zambian ‘partner of choice’ for donors Exercise leadership on bringing holistic organizational growth and effectiveness of operations as an integral member of the WWF Zambia Senior Management Team. Provide strategic thought and leadership on developing and oversee the implementation of financial sustainability and business planning. Provide strategic input on engagement of a WWF-Zambia Advisory Board. Serve as the WWF Network focal point for WWF Zambia on regional and global operational issues. Develop and ensure implementation of the Information and Communications technology strategy to deliver outstanding day to day service to the organization. Oversight and Operational Functions: The position doesn’t duplicate the role of the Department Leads for the following functions, but rather provides guidance on standards and leadership and support to ensure operations issues are dealt with at ZCO and each team lead can secure top flight performance in carrying out their functions. The role leads in ensuring efficient and timely coordination of joint cross departmental activities and processes to ensure compliance to ZCO, WWF International and Donor compliance deadlines and standards. Donor, WWF Financial Management and Legal Compliance standards : Works with the Head of Finance, Head of Head of Programs and Fundraising and teams to operationalise high quality and efficient processes are carried out that align with donor standards including: financial transactions, bookkeeping, accounting, and financial reporting of the organization; financial planning process, financial management policies and accounting practices. Reviews and analyzes financial reports and information and ensures that accurate and timely financial reporting to headquarters, donors and program leads is taking place. Supports and advises the CD in decision making, budgeting. Reviews reporting and monitoring of Financial Management performance metrics, ensures maximum cost recovery following institutional policies, and reviews audit findings. Reviews and monitors contracts and ensures compliance of organizational and donor requirements and policies. Consults with CD on contract anomalies and takes appropriate corrective actions. Human Resources: Works with the Head of the Human Resources and team to ensure; Capacity to deliver contracted work is assess and in place at all times ; ensures the successful implementation of the human resource strategy in line with conservation strategy including, recruitment, hiring, and compensation; benefits administration and oversight; professional training and development, including new employee orientation; retention and succession strategies; regulatory oversight and legal compliance; ensuring that the human resource function is properly resourced and represented

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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