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Job Opportunity: Location: ZINGO Secretariat Lusaka Duration: Three Years contract renewable twice The Zambia Interfaith Networking Group (ZINGO) wishes to recruit for the position of Executive Director who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation. ZINGO is a unique interfaith network that brings together the seven (7) major faith umbrella bodies in Zambia who share a common vision of an interfaith community contributing to national development. Overall Responsibility Reporting to the Board, the ZINGO CEO is responsible for representing ZINGO at national and international levels, as well as providing leadership to the development and overall coordination of ZINGO’s programme activities in Zambia. This includes taking responsibility for ensuring the effective implementation of organizational strategies and policies. Major Functions Supports operations and accountabilities including administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members on relevant issues concerning the organisation and interfacing between Board and staff; Oversees design, promotion, implementation including delivery and quality of programs, products and services including preparation of annual work plans and reports Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages organisation's resources within those budget guidelines as approved by the Board and according to organisational financial and administration policies and nationally endorsed laws and regulations; Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to national laws and regulations Assures that the organization and its mission, objectives, goals programs products and services are consistently presented in strong positive image to relevant stakeholders including Government, NGOs and Partners Oversees the development and implementation of a fundraising strategy that includes identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders and submitting proposals. Attributes, Experience and Qualifications: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Strong management and supervisory skills and experience Able to represent ZINGO and ZINGO’s member organisations in different fora Demonstrates leadership ability in strategizing and coalition building; Demonstrates effectiveness and lead experience in fund development; Proven commitment to “interfaith-ism/ecumenism”; experience in the ecumenical/interfaith arena Excellent written and oral communication skills Visionary, trustworthy, diplomatic, understanding and innovative with high energy level More than 5 years’ experience in a senior management position; Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred; in Development Studies, Public Administration, Social Work or equivalent. How to apply Candidates wishing to apply for the job and meeting the above requirements need to submit their application letter and CV with three references addressed to The Chairperson, Zambia Interfaith Networking Group (ZINGO), 4th floor TAZARA House, Dedan Kimathi Road, PO Box 30360, Lusaka. Or email Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in East and Southern Africa, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego partners with organizations from the community to the national levels, building sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy development, human resources for health and quality and performance improvement approaches. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org. Jhpiego invites applications for the following positions for an upcoming Department of Defence (DOD) funded HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment project. The project’s goal is to achieve HIV epidemic control by supporting the Defense Force of Zambia (DFZ) to achieve and sustain UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets and at least 90% VMMC coverage for members of the DFZ, their families and the civilian communities they serve. All successful candidates selected for these positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Location: Chipata, Ndola, Lusaka, Kabwe & Kasama. Reports to: Field Office Manager Purpose To facilitate staff travel on all Jhpiego program activities in country. To facilitate smooth implementation of Jhpiego activities by ensuring the safe travel of Jhpiego staff and the security of the project vehicle. Responsibilities: Driving Jhpiego staff for project work as required. Ensure the assigned Project vehicle is kept clean at all times by washing both the interior and exterior parts of the vehicle. Carryout routine checks on the assigned vehicle and ensure they are sound To regularly update the motor vehicle log book per each travel and sign off Ensure timely conveyance of staff to and from places as instructed by the supervisor or the Team Lead. To strictly follow all Road Signage and Traffic Rules at all times. Ensure all motor vehicle tools and accessories are in place and in good working condition before undertaking any journey. Ensure passengers adhere to all safety regulations such as wearing of safety belts. To report any mechanical/Electrical fault to the supervisor for timely rectification of the problem Ensure the assigned vehicle is serviced within schedule by reporting the mileage to the supervisor on time Conduct a weekly checklist of vehicle condition and submits to supervisor for review. Ensure security of the vehicle at all times and that the vehicle is parked in a secured place when not in use Adherence to Jhpiego’ s vehicle use policy manual Report any instance of mishap or accident to the supervisor for timely action Perform daily errands as assigned and assist the program assistant with general duties such as registering participants for payments Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time. Qualifications: Full grade twelve certificate Certificate in Business Administration, Office Management, Logistics Management or related will be an added advantage. Computer literate 5 years’ experience working as a driver preferably in International Non- Governmental Organizations. Clean Valid driver’s license (Preferably Class C) Experience in providing administrative assistance to a development project. Excellent knowledge of traffic rules and road laws of Zambia. Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills Method of Application Please send your application letter and curriculum vitae only in a single document, stating the position and location e.g. (Office Manager – Kasama) in the subject line to the Human Resources Manager: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in East and Southern Africa, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego partners with organizations from the community to the national levels, building sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy development, human resources for health and quality and performance improvement approaches. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org. Jhpiego invites applications for the following positions for an upcoming Department of Defence (DOD) funded HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment project. The project’s goal is to achieve HIV epidemic control by supporting the Defense Force of Zambia (DFZ) to achieve and sustain UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets and at least 90% VMMC coverage for members of the DFZ, their families and the civilian communities they serve. All successful candidates selected for these positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Location: Lusaka Reports to: Country Director Purpose: Working with stakeholders, the Compliance and Risk Manager will identify risks that hinder the achievement of Jhpiego’s objectives and assess the adequacy and recommend appropriate internal control systems to reduce associated risks. With the support and oversight of the Country Director, the Compliance Officer will provide guidance, training, and compliance oversight in the areas of procurement, inventory management, sub – recipient monitoring, and financial management. He/She will work closely with senior management, finance and administrative and human resources staff to ensure compliance with Jhpiego, the Johns Hopkins University, and donor regulations. Responsibilities: Work with the Country Director, Project Directors, Finance and Admin Director and other Jhpiego senior management staff to ensure that internal control processes and systems are adequate to minimize risks Through technical assistance and spot-checking, verifies that country programs comply with donor rules and regulations, applicable organizational policies and pertinent U.S. and host country laws Develops an annual compliance review work plan based on the country office project portfolio to ensure full compliance coverage Build capacity in stakeholder’s (local partners, sub recipients, DFZ) compliance with donor rules and regulations, applicable organizational policies and pertinent U.S. and host country laws Through technical assistance and spot-checking, verifies that Local partners and sub recipients comply with donor rules and regulations, applicable organizational policies and host country laws Develops an annual compliance review work plan based on the country office project portfolio to ensure full compliance coverage Perform and document monitoring visits to DFZ, local partners, sub recipients; and work with the partners to implement improvements, if required Develop and maintain Jhpiego’s program for monitoring and oversight of DFZ, local partners and sub-recipients Serves as a member on Jhpiego’s Internal Compliance Reviews teams, as needed Provides support in minimizing fraud through active monitoring and close review on practices and procedures Update and report to the Country Director, Project Director and other senior management staff on the status of the implementation of internal compliance recommendations on a regular basis Lead/conduct special investigations and analytical projects, as needed Develop a list of best practices for implementing and improving internal controls and orient and train staff on best practices. Participate as a trainer in country-level compliance trainings. Ensures compliance with U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to disbarment and anti-terrorist laws Immediately reports gross misconduct or suspected fraudulent activities to the Country Director, Project Directors and Human Resources Manager. Any other special projects as assigned by the Country Director Qualifications: Master’s Degree in business administration or a law degree or legal background. 8-9 years internal or external audit experience Experience in project management Experience in compliance and risk management, an added bonus. Work experience with a NGO or grant related entity Willingness to travel internally and throughout the country Knowledge of U.S.G donor rules and regulations Method of Application Please send your application letter and curriculum vitae only in a single document, stating the position and location e.g. (Office Manager – Kasama) in the subject line to the Human Resources Manager: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
We are looking for an Accountant to manage all financial transactions, from fixed payments and variable expenses to bank deposits and budgets. Accountant responsibilities include auditing financial documents and procedures, reconciling bank statements and calculating tax payments and returns. Ultimately, you will provide us with accurate quantitative information on financial position, liquidity and cash flows of our business, while ensuring we’re compliant with all tax regulations. Responsibilities: Manage all accounting transactions Prepare budget forecasts Publish financial statements in time Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings Reconcile accounts payable and receivable Ensure timely bank payments Compute taxes and prepare tax returns Manage balance sheets and profit/loss statements Report on the company’s financial health and liquidity Audit financial transactions and documents Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary Comply with financial policies and regulations. Requirements: Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures Hands-on experience with accounting software Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables Experience with general ledger functions Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills Minimum of a diploma in Accounting, FIC,ACCA,ZICA or any related field. Relevant professional certifications e.g. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA), or its equivalent is required. Method of application Submit your CV to the email below:
We are seeking a creative, driven, and energetic marketing officer to become a part of our growing marketing team. Candidate should have marketing abilities in creating effective brand strategies and advertising campaigns, as well as an eye for detail and design. Duties and Responsibilities Develop effective marketing and sales campaigns Management Help create customer research databases Analyze research to target the best audience and maximize reach Identify, study, and test market patterns and trends Research competitors Assist with product development and pricing strategies Work to enhance organization’s brand identity Track and record project results and amend marketing measures Collaborate with other team members Qualifications Full Grade 12 certificare Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business administration or related field Excellent communication skills both orally and written Adept multi-tasker with ability to quickly prioritize and organize Proficient using Microsoft Suite and experience using other marketing software (Dynamics, Excel, CRM) Team player who collaborates with ease and contagious creative energy Strategic vision and strong business acumen Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills Copywriting and graphic/digital design experience preferred Advanced social media advertising experience Confident contributor who can accept and implement constructive feedback Method of application Submit your CV to the email below:
We are looking for a Public Relations (PR) Officer to organize and oversee PR activities and ensure effective communication with stakeholders, media and the public. Responsibilities: Responding to requests for information release or press conference from the media Establishing and maintaining relationships with consumer, community, employee, and public interest groups. Writing press releases and other media communications to promote company image Planning or directing the development of programs to maintain favourable public and stockholder views of the organization’s agenda and accomplishments. Coaching client representatives in effective communication with the public and employees. Studying the organization’s objectives, promotional policies, and needs to build public relations strategies that influence public opinion and promote products, ideas, and services. Preparing and editing organizational publications, including employee newsletters or stockholders’ reports, for internal and external audiences. Updating and maintaining Web content. Conferring with managers to identify trends and group interests and providing advice on business decisions. Mobilization of communities towards public events hosted by the company Work with the marketing team in securing and sustaining sponsorship deals for various events hosted by the company Requirements: Bachelor degree in journalism, PR or related field. A full Grade 12 certificate Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to pitch to media. Knowledge of consumer marketing. An ability to work on big strategy plans as well as day-to-day tasks. Ability to think both creatively and strategically. Ability to run PR campaigns that deliver measurable results and meet objectives. Deadline-oriented, inquisitive, with great follow-up and reporting skills. Creativity in securing coverage and buzz with community. Understanding of social media and ability to create a large following Responds well under pressure with strict time limit. Quick and enthusiastic learner. Method of application Submit your CV to the email below:
We are looking for a Receptionist to be responsible for greeting clients and visitors to our office. You will be in charge of giving clients directions to various parts of the office, contacting employees regarding visitors, answering phones and taking messages, and sorting and distributing mail. To be successful in this role, you will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as competency in Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel. Prior experience as a receptionist is also helpful. Responsibilities: Greet clients and visitors with a positive, helpful attitude. Assisting clients in finding their way around the office. Announcing clients as necessary. Helping maintain workplace security by issuing, checking and collecting badges as necessary and maintaining visitor logs. Assisting with a variety of administrative tasks including copying, faxing, taking notes and making travel plans. Preparing meeting and training rooms. Answering phones in a professional manner, and routing calls as necessary. Assisting colleagues with administrative tasks. Performing ad-hoc administrative duties. Answering, forwarding, and screening phone calls. Sorting and distributing mail. Provide excellent customer service. Scheduling appointments. Requirements: Minimum of a Certificate in any related field Prior experience as a receptionist is an added advantage Consistent, professional dress and manner. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Good time management skills. Knowledge in administrative and clerical procedures. Able to contribute positively as part of a team, helping out with various tasks as required Method of application Submit your CV to the email below:
About Standard Chartered We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It’s about showing how you embody our valued behaviours – do the right thing, better together and never settle – as well as our brand promise, Here for good. We’re committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base. The Role Responsibilities: Strategy Responsible for understanding the Group’s business strategy and its implications for the business risk management role Coordinate with stakeholders in Zambia, across the regions and group, with other FM Business Risk Managers to increase transparency, share key learnings and best practice Ensure compliance with policies applicable to Financial Markets which impact operational risk and other associated PRT. Challenge processes, procedures and policy for improved ways of doing things. Simplify Processes in alignment with overall Group and business strategy Continuously evaluate and identify operational risk implications of business strategies and programmes, and provide guidance on any operational risk remediation with support from SORO and respective risk owners Responsible for supporting Financial Markets COO initiatives, drove adoption of initiatives at the country level Processes: The Business Risk Manager (BRM) represents the Zambia Financial Markets business as a first line of defence, implements the Standard Chartered Enterprise Risk Management Framework (ERMF), and supports the ERMF and associated Principal Risk Types (PRT) to ensure that front office business risks are effectively managed at the business unit level. The BRM to focus specifically on Zambia Financial Markets controls, governance, supervision and business enablement. Other areas of focus include: Ensure that all material operational risks are identified, assessed, mitigated, monitored and reported to relevant governance fora Ensure absolute adherence to country BAU OR deadlines, and effective business escalation from NFRF to the wider business or country risk committee, Southern Cluster name NFRF, Group FM Non-Financial Risk Committees (NFRC) and Group Business Risk Committee Develop control enhancements to ensure that any known risks are controlled within acceptable boundaries and consistent standards Align business strategy with operational risk appetite and seek to optimise the business’ risk-return profile Mentor FM staff across all segments on business controls, governance and supervision Be the go-to person for the business, for all operational risk related incidents/queries/events that arise, and become a business ‘Front to Back’ subject matter expert in all products offered in the market Ensure compliance with policies applicable to Financial Markets which impact operational risk. Challenge processes, procedures and policy if there is a better way to do things Escalate issues, blockages, challenges and trends to the Regional Business Manager, Product Business Managers, COOs and FM Heads, when required Highlight emerging/horizon risks and take proactive measures to mitigate them Focus on Regulations, regulatory compliance and associated operational risks, cross border issues associated to Marketing and Selling to clients from one geography to another, and regulations that restrict these activities and network extensively Responsible for coordinating internal and external audit reviews relating to the area of business – liaising with stakeholders to ensure timely / accurate information is provided Working with the Senior Operational Risk Officer (SORO), responsible for ensuring Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is completed by process owners for any failed audits and other key risk events. Review audit findings and key themes, assisting business to achieve resolution in line with business risk appetite Responsible for supporting the business in minimizing operational risks and losses, and ensuring material operational losses are investigated to prevent recurrence Identify non-standard processes within the business, and ensure appropriate control mechanisms are implemented and monitored for effectiveness Identify non-standard processes, initiate and implement change People and Talent: Responsible for driving appropriate culture and values within the team. Setting appropriate tone and expectations for the team, working in collaboration with risk and control partners across all functions to effectively embed a strong culture of risk awareness and good conduct for the Zambia Financial Markets business Risk Management: Responsibilities relating to identifying, assessing, monitoring, controlling and mitigating risks to the Group, as well as an awareness and understanding of the main risks facing the Group and the role the individual plays in managing them. For example -The ability to interpret the Group’s financial information, identify key issues based on this information and put in place appropriate controls and measures All responsibilities under the Enterprise Risk Management Framework – both execution and supervisory – should be referenced, for example, act as the first line of defence under the Group’s Principle Risk Type Framework Participate in periodic peer reviews, subject to business need, to ensure consistency of risk management approach and support the business in embedding best practices Assist in presenting the Financial Markets Business risk concerns in the country risk forum (CNFRC/ERC/CIB NFRF/Southern cluster FM NFRF). With the guidance and support from Risk Owner and Process Owner, continuously identify and evaluate operational risks arising for new products and new business, regulatory and thematic risks, and drive the implementation of appropriate controls to mitigate these risks in country Accountable for the development of control enhancements to ensure any known risks are controlled within acceptable boundaries and consistent standards. Responsible for ensuring compliance with policies applicable to FINANCIAL MARKETS which impact operational risk. Challenge processes, procedures, and policy if there is opportunity for improvement Responsible for managing FM & FMO risk issues and tracking to closure in line with the FM/FMO client journey. Governance: Responsibilities relating to the direction, planning, structure, frameworks (eg. process and policies) and oversight. For example, Responsible for assessing the effectiveness of the Groups arrangements to deliver effective governance, oversight and controls in the business and if necessary, overseas changes in these areas; Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which the
Responsibilities The Commercial manager “CM” will be solely responsible for developing Financial, Tariff, Enterprise Valuation and Investments Models in support of the Company’s Oil, Gas and Power Infrastructure development. The CM shall be actively involved in seeking out new project development opportunities specifically in the Gas and Power sectors, and shall drive the process of sourcing, structuring, negotiating and contracting Bankable Agreements for these new projects. Qualifications In real terms, the CM must be a sharp thinker and with very strong demonstrated hands on experience in contract negotiation, project planning, and risk management, effective communication and strategic thinking, which are essential to meet business targets, and business growth. Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
Job Summary The Marketing & Partnership Coordinator is multi-task oriented and plans marketing and branding objectives, demonstrating a value for people and a passion to advance the Mission of RBTCZ. They are responsible for engaging potential partners, maintaining relationships with existing partners and communicating with RBTCZ partners. Report to: Campus Director Reporting to me: Volunteers Category: Support Staff Main Duties and Responsibilities: Marketing Plan marketing and branding objectives Oversee creation and delivery of press releases, advertisements, and other marketing materials Ensure brand messages are consistent Gather and analyze customer insight Engage consumers on social media Deepen relationships with all media to ensure the most effective messaging and positioning of the organization Lead all areas of content generation and production across all media platforms Engage other organizations within the community Develop and lead a marketing team that will develop and execute new concepts Knowledge and experience of applying various marketing concepts, techniques, & principles Working knowledge & experience implementing inbound marketing Ability to define and execute the role of marketing in Rhema Zambia Experience & ability to demonstrate working knowledge with several digital marketing platforms Ability to develop, complete and implement advertising campaigns based on a budget & goals Proofreading & quality control for digital marketing content Website content updates & cross-training of departments Curation of content & publishing Writing & generation of blogs & press releases for digital consumption Assist to provide information regarding RBTCZ courses Assist to explain the training program regarding content, purpose and fee structure Coordinate open days Office Management Capture all records on inquiries and registration Administrate the enrolment process for students Administrate data for enrolment, registration and statistics/records Administrate data for graduates, RAAZ registration and statistics/records Research and gather data/information for reports and other projects Research and create spreadsheets on vendor prices Maintain RBTCZ calendars Year Calendar Term calendar Assist to facilitate co-ordination with MLFC Perform other clerical duties as needed, such as typing, formatting, filing, photocopying, and collating Assist with all Database- Scheduling courses and posting tardies. Assist with procurement of RBTCZ requirements Assist with leadership during student outings, practical exercises, and prospective student interviews Delegate and supervise the work of volunteers Partnerships Coordinate the successful running of a vibrant Rhema Zambia Partnership Team Create and maintain partner accounts, records, and facilitate correspondence between partners and Rhema Zambia Coordinate and facilitate periodic partners’ connection for vision casting Participate in and attend networking events, meetings and conferences to promote Rhema Zambia Be a Rhema Zambia Brand ambassador Ensure accurate and complete partner database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of partners via surveys, alumni directory, correspondence, website, special programs, etc. and ensure the same is passed on to the partner service database administrator Coordinate and facilitate re-connection with people who have shown interest in being partners but are inactive in their partners support or haven’t initiated the process at all Coordinate and hold prayers for all partners, their families, endeavors, and finances Coordinate the administration of love gifts to partners to encourage them in their partnership Educate graduating students about the benefit of partnership with Rhema Zambia Recruit, place, retain and support Rhema Zambia Partner Connect, Care and Communication Team volunteers Prepare and submit Partnership monthly, quarterly and yearly reports relating to partner activities Develop Partnership Strategic Plan and Budget Other responsibilities and duties which are commensurate with the post Practical Ministry: Provide leadership during student outreach and practical ministry. Answer questions about RBTCZ, give directions, communicate the current schedule, relate the content of the information brochure and answer questions accordingly, etc. Serve as an ambassador in promoting RBTCZ through church visitation and other Christian events Perform all other duties assigned by the Senior Staff of RBTCZ Be loyal to the Directors, the Management Team, and RBTCZ vision, mission, and values Help support and fulfill the mission, vision and core values of RBTCZ Adhere to the RBTCZ/MLFC Staff Handbook and Statement of Ethics Education and Experience Grade 12 with 5 credits, including English and Mathematics Degree or Diploma in Business Administration or related discipline. RBTC Diploma as an added advantage. 2 Years’ Experience in a Marketing or Relationship Management position Good writing skills 10.Personal Attributes: Ministry Minded Compassionate Patient Good Listener Self-Starter Self-Motivated Honest Attention to detail Must maintain a vibrant, passionate and growing relationship with Jesus Christ Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below
Silverlands Zambia Ltd is an agricultural business which operates in Central and Southern provinces with its head office situated in Lusaka. The Company wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified Zambians to fill in the position of Accounts Clerk for the Ranch in Zimba. The applicant must have the following qualifications: Grade twelve certificate At least a certificate/diploma in Accounting/Finance related field (ZICA, ACCA or CIMA) Must have three (3) traceable referees At least two (2) years experience in a similar position Must be a ZICA member Responsibilities: To perform accounting functions under the supervision of Management/Financial Managers. Method of Application Qualified applicants must send their application letters and curriculum vitae to the email below:
The content manager will oversee the content presented on the website and also be responsible for creating, editing, posting, updating, and occasionally cleaning up outdated content. The main responsibility of a content manager is to keep the information displayed on a website fresh, informative, and appealing. It takes creativity and of course, writing ability, to produce and publish good content. As a content manager your job will involve: Researching, sourcing, writing, and editing interesting content to be published Creating a solid content strategy Ensure that content isn’t violating any laws or are inappropriate in any way. Identifying new content opportunities Exploring ways to repurpose existing content throughout the site Optimize content according to SEO As content manager you should possess the below listed characteristics: Good time-management skills Ability to multi-task Strong interpersonal and communication skills Critical-thinker and problem-solver Team player Excellent writing and reading skills in English Attention to detail Good organizational and time-management skills Passion to learn Passion for Zambia, travel and tourism Method of Application Enclosed in your application should be your CV and write to us about Zambia. Send to this email:
SOS Children’s Villages Zambia is a child focused organisation and an affiliate of the SOS Children Villages International. It is non-governmental, non-political, non-denominational, and non-racial. Its overall mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities. To realise the mission of the organisation, SOS Children’s Villages Zambia is recruiting for a head of programmes who will lead the organisation’s programmes management team. Role purpose The National Gender Officer has the primary responsibility for managing the mainstreaming of gender and developing gender responsive community development programmes in all locations. This involves strengthening and facilitating of mainstreaming gender as a process, taking into consideration gender dimensions in the SOS community development programmes. He/she shall provide management and support to gender initiatives that contribute to the promotion of justice and human rights among the poor and the marginalized communities in which we work by addressing the root causes of poverty through upholding SOS Children’s Villages Zambia mission, vision and values. Duty station: SOS National Office, Lusaka The Organisation Major responsibilities: Provide implementation task of the Annual Gender action plan. Assist SOS Zambia in building understanding and capacity building of the programme team in regard to gender mainstreaming Manage and coordinate overall Gender objectives and initiatives such as Child Rights, gender mainstreaming, promotion of girl child education HIV/AIDS and policy influencing at facility and national level. Coordinate Gender Monitoring and evaluation and establish mechanisms to track implementation of initiatives. Develop mechanism for identification, documentation and dissemination of gender best practices for learning purposes. Facilitate and coordinate gender research, documentation and dissemination to inform and influence policy and decision-makers. Strengthen and maintain strategic and effective gender policy networks and coalitions with likeminded agencies and organizations i.e. donors, NGOs, government, UN agencies and religious institutions Participate in the development of gender and policy training tools and materials. Facilitate gender education and awareness raising for staff and communities and other partners through the process of social change and promotion of justice during gender related workshops, seminars, trainings and exposure learning visits Facilitate and coordinate gender mainstreaming and gender self-assessment in all stages in the SOS facilities/projects and organization cycles. Coordinate and facilitate mobilizations of community members in addressing relevant gender issues from local to national level Conduct organizational and Program Gender Audits and suggested intervention plans. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Bachelor degree in Gender and Development, Community Development or Social Science from recognized university At least five years working experience in a gender development field. Good management and facilitation skills. Knowledge of Gender Education and awareness raising, policy influencing and monitoring and community mobilization. Ability to plan, manage, organize & supervise others effectively. Ability to work with minimum supervision. Knowledge of different community cultures and ability to communicate clearly & audibly with different kinds of people. Computer skills especially Microsoft Word, excel, power point & the Internet. A good command of both oral & written English language skills. Basic experience in project M & E practices. Method of Application If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic and professional certificates addressed to. The Human Resources and Administration Manager SOS Children’s Villages Zambia National Office, Plot # 23217 / 35, PHI, Off Police Post Road, PO Box 37907, Lusaka. Applications submitted electronically should indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line and send to the email address given below. E-mail: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to:
Job Responsibilities: Serve as the local technical lead on project implementation, research support, and liaising with ECZ, local stakeholders, partners and the international community. Provide targeted application of her/his expertise in electoral and conflict mitigation/response matters to facilitate the training needs assessment and training of ECZ officials on conflict management and crisis response as well as on follow-up activities. Oversee the implementation, design, quality and synergy of all IFES Zambia activities and results. Ensure effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmatic activities in line with approved objectives and budgets. Coordinate with IFES HQ to ensure prioritization and effective handling of all matters of technical input, project planning, procurement, compliance, finance, and branding. Be responsible for management of the field office. Support programmatic development and fundraising efforts. Draft regular and timely programmatic reports to IFES HQ. Liaise and coordinate with IFES partners to ensure successful joint work and collaboration. Represent IFES in various forums. Other duties as assigned. Ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines Ability to oversee complex programs with limited supervision Business awareness and understanding of budget management Must possess excellent communication and presentation skills Collaborative and cooperative Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness Conduct himself/herself with integrity and function ethically Ability to manage staff and work with senior management Excellent knowledge and experience in Zambia and understanding of its electoral, political, media and civil society landscape Ability and skills to promote and inspire effective collaboration between individuals. Strong interpersonal and communications skills to meet the diverse technical and managerial requirements Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field. Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience working with international NGOs. Professional experience and knowledge in the democracy and governance field, understanding of electoral administration and reform will be considered favourably. Experience working with election management bodies. Professional experience and knowledge in managing components of international development programming for funders such as USAID. Proficiency in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Job Overview The position of Conservation Outreach Coordinator (COC) is a key role within Chipembele’s Conservation Education Programme (CEP). It is primarily one of Deputy to the Conservation Education Manager; supervision of a team of 4 Community Conservation Educators; the facilitation of the Mobile Education Unit Programme (MEUP); the administration of the Monitoring and Evaluation Programme; general support of Special Programmes in the CEP. Role Description Deputy to the Conservation Education Manager (CEM) The COC will: Assist and support the CEM in the planning and coordination of the CEP in schools and the broader community Deputise for the CEM in his/her absence, including periods of annual leave, sick leave or any duties that take him/her away from the workplace for extended periods of time 2. Supervision and Training of Community Conservation Educators The COC will: Be the line supervisor for the CCEs Ensure the CCEs comply with Chipembele policies and job requirements, and offer advice and correction whenever necessary Liaise with the CEM over the training needs and progress of the CCEs, and report any issues or problems Assist the CEM in the training and capacity building of the CCEs on an ongoing basis in the preparation and presentation of lessons, facilitation of activities, report writing, monitoring and evaluation techniques and other skills appropriate to their roles Assist and guide the CCEs in improving their general wildlife and conservation knowledge 3. Mobile Education Unit The COC will: Be responsible for the safe and effective running of the MEUP with the assistance and guidance of the CEM Supervise the staff (CCEs and Logistics/Vehicle Supervisor) and any other approved passengers in the Mobile Education Unit (MEU); safeguard their welfare at all times; ensure diligent work according to the agreed programme. Ensure the MEUP is carried out in an environmentally responsible way, including disposal of litter and waste, toilet and bathing arrangements, adherence to rules and regulations of the Department of Forestry, Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Department of Fisheries, etc. Plan timetables for the MEUP in local communities Supervise the Logistics/Vehicle Supervisor in the timely ordering and purchase of supplies and the keeping of detailed inventories for the equipment in the MEUP Ensure that the programme vehicle and equipment maintenance and repairs are always carried out by the responsible person Together with CCEs, facilitate lessons, workshops, discussion groups, etc. within local and remote communities on topics of conservation, wildlife, the natural environment and sustainable livelihoods Be responsible for ensuring data collection, monitoring and the compilation of reports for the MEUP 4. Monitoring and Evaluation The COC will: Devise appropriate monitoring tools for their implementation by staff across all conservation education programmes Monitor the CCEs in their facilitation of the monitoring tools Carry out analysis and evaluation of all the monitoring reports of the CEP and other CWET programmes according to the organisation’s Monitoring and Evaluation Policy document Recommend changes for implementation in the CEP as a result of the evaluation results Compile a comprehensive M and E report at the end of each year Review and update the M and E Policy each year 5. Support of Special Programmes: The COC will: Participate in the student Nature Nights Programme with the CEM and CCEs during school holidays Support school Conservation Club activities when necessary. Assist with the planning and logistics of the annual Environmental Campaign Assist with the planning and logistics of the annual ‘Chikondwelero’ student conservation celebration event Assist the CEM in leading school Conservation/Chongololo Clubs on educational field trips into South Luangwa National Park Facilitate the ‘Skill-Up!’ student skill training sessions where needed, including participation in school holiday workshops 6. General administration and other duties The COC will: Keep full and accurate accounts and records of all activities and financial transactions for the above programmes and activities Assist the CPM/CEM in the regular updating of social media postings Submit monthly reports (or at other times as directed) to the CPM/CEM Carry out any other administrative duties as requested by the CPM, CEM or Executive Director that are within the scope of his/her ability and relevant to the CEP Job Criteria Qualifications A tertiary qualification relevant to science or conservation related fields is essential A post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject is highly desirable A teaching qualification or any other qualifications relevant to the job description would be a distinct advantage Essential Skills: Experience working in either the conservation or development sector in rural Zambia Experience in Monitoring and Evaluating techniques (relevant qualifications are a distinct advantage) Current valid driver’s license. Experience of driving 4-wheel drive vehicles and driving off road in difficult terrain would be an advantage Fluent English (oral and written) and fluent Chinyanja Strong communication skills, particularly report writing Excellent administrative and organisational skills Experience of teaching, facilitating and curriculum development Experience in project and staff management Knowledge of and interest in African wildlife and conservation issues Other Skills/Experience/Aptitudes that are sought: Experience of working within rural Zambian communities, preferably for an NGO Excellent interpersonal skills Experience of youth camps and outdoor youth activities Experience of and aptitude towards camping outdoors in tents Flexibility and willingness to work beyond office hours when necessary Innovation and creativity to improve aspects of the programme Experience in financial record keeping Method of Application Interested applicants should address the Job Criteria above. Applications are invited only if ALL of the qualifications and essential skills are fulfilled. Please submit the following information to Anna Tolan (Executive Director) via email: A covering letter stipulating why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the organisation A current curriculum vitae Names and e-mail addresses of 3 professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience and with whom you have worked under during the last 5 years
The company seeks to recruit suitably qualified personnel to fill up the following positions: Responsibilities Installs and maintains equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers. Attends to electrical breakdown and emergencies. Conducts routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply networks. Prepares low and high voltage cable joints and cable terminations, while connecting and installing electrical equipment and overhead lines. Uses heavy plant equipment such as elevated work platforms and portable equipment such as hydraulic drills. May undertake substation installation and maintenance, and specialised testing and revenue metre installation. Safely operate and keep clean any piece of equipment necessary for installation Knowledge and Skills: Full Grade 12 Certificate and Certificate in Cable Jointing At least 2 years of post-qualifying experience in electrical engineering Note: Post qualifying experience in Zesco Construction and Maintenance of power lines and transformers will be an added advantage Method of Application All applicants MUST be accompanied by valid membership and Practising Certificates of registration from the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) (if any)and signed CVs All applications MUST be delivered via email. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews Applications with relevant Academic and Professional qualifications should be addressed to: The Human Resource Manager, Deepfields Technical and Construction Ltd, Plot 371/59 Acacia Avenue Avondale, Lusaka.
The company seeks to recruit suitably qualified personnel to fill up the following positions: Responsible for: Construction and maintenance of power lines at distribution voltage level 33kv, 11kv and 0.4kv Installation of ground and pole mounted transformers Assist Electrical Engineer/Planning Engineer for preparation of construction and maintenance plans and maintenance budgets Knowledge and Skills: Full Grade 12 Certificate and Certificate in Electrical Engineering At least 2 years of post-qualifying experience in electrical engineering Note: Post qualifying experience in Zesco Construction and Maintenance of power lines and transformers will be an added advantage Method of Application All applicants MUST be accompanied by valid membership and Practising Certificates of registration from the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) (if any)and signed CVs All applications MUST be delivered via email. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews Applications with relevant Academic and Professional qualifications should be addressed to: The Human Resource Manager, Deepfields Technical and Construction Ltd, Plot 371/59 Acacia Avenue Avondale, Lusaka.
The company seeks to recruit suitably qualified personnel to fill up the following positions: Responsible for: Construction and maintenance of power lines at distribution voltage level 33kv, 11kv and 0.4kv Installation of ground and pole mounted transformers Assist Electrical Engineer/Planning Engineer for preparation of construction and maintenance plans and maintenance budgets Knowledge and Skills Full Grade 12 Certificate and Diploma in Electrical Engineering At least 2 years of post-qualifying experience in electrical engineering Note: Post qualifying experience in Zesco Construction Operations and Maintenance of power lines and transformers and will be an added advantage Method of Application All applicants MUST be accompanied by valid membership and Practising Certificates of registration from the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) (if any)and signed CVs All applications MUST be delivered via email. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews Applications with relevant Academic and Professional qualifications should be addressed to: The Human Resource Manager, Deepfields Technical and Construction Ltd, Plot 371/59 Acacia Avenue Avondale, Lusaka.
Job Description Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations. Prepare weekly Variance Reports for the stores. Prepare Payroll Variance and submit to Payroll. Carry out Store audits and random checks. Carry out departmental and system audits. Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans. Obtain, analyse and evaluate accounting documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts etc. Prepare and present reports that reflect audit’s results and document process. Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement. Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings. Maintain open communication with management and audit committee. Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum. Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions. Carry out managers training in stores. Engage to continuous Knowledge development regarding sector rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards. Check if all company financial data is being adequately backed up by IT. KPI’S Prepare and analyse daily and weekly Variance Reports for the stores Prepare Payroll Variance and submit to Payroll by 3rd week of the month. Carry out daily store audits and random checks. Present weekly Report Findings on all visits to head of IA. Follow up on action points and recommendations weekly. Carry out departmental and system/Store audits as and when required. Carry out Payroll and Monthly stock take. Qualifications Minimum ACCA or Equivalent Minimum of 1-year experience in accounts / Audit department. Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills. Meticulous attention to details with ability to multi-task Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent documentation, Communication and IT skills. Must have a car. Computer Literate. Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
The company seeks to recruit suitably qualified personnel to fill up the following positions: Responsibilities: Installing, maintaining and repairing high-powered electrical lines and systems. Working on both transmission and distribution lines that originate from a power plant and extend to individual buildings or homes. Knowledge and Skills: Full Grade 12 Certificate and Diploma in Electrical Engineering at least 2 years of post-qualifying experience in electrical engineering Note: Post qualifying experience in Zesco Construction and Maintenance of power lines and transformers will be an added advantage Method of Application All applicants MUST be accompanied by valid membership and Practising Certificates of registration from the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) (if any)and signed CVs All applications MUST be delivered via email. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews Applications with relevant Academic and Professional qualifications should be addressed to: The Human Resource Manager, Deepfields Technical and Construction Ltd, Plot 371/59 Acacia Avenue Avondale, Lusaka.
ACKAN Business Services Ltd is urgently looking for Loan Officers in Copperbelt province Required Grade twelve (12) School certificate Should be a resident in Luanshya Qualification in any business-related field will be an added advantage. Responsibilities Operating a branch Marketing and attending to clients Preparing daily report Method of Application Submit an application letter, Grade twelve (12) certificate, curriculum vitae and national registration card (NRC). All applications must be sent to this email clearly indicating the applicant’s residence and job title:
Experience and Qualifications Grade 12 Minimum of a Degree in Accountancy or equivalent ACCA/CIMA/CA Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the FMCG industry Able to use various accounting packages including Sage Evolution Responsibilities Develops and manages the performance of subordinates in achievement of agreed strategy, business plans and budgets. Implements the management and accounting systems , policies and procedures to ensure the production of timely monthly management accounts and year end financials, statutory accounts and relevant financial schedules. Maintenance of company general ledgers covering debtors and creditors ledgers and fixed asset registers, inspecting for accuracy and timing. Management of payroll and related activities ensuring accurate and comprehensive data and information and controls. Liaison with insurance brokers and insurer on company cover renewals and payments. Prepare monthly and weekly cash flows for authorisation and use in the organisation Assume responsibility of accounting procedures Evaluate the company’s performance using key data Make forecasts to assist business planning and decision-making Conduct risk assessment and advise on ways to minimize risk Ensure Company compliance with all statutory bodies i.e ZRA,NAPSA, PAYE,WCIF etc Personal Attributes / Capabilities Good communication skills Ability to work under pressure Team player Mature Method of application Submit your CV to the email below:
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Key areas of responsibility include: Works closely with the Project Manager in defining the project scope and facilitate implementation of Project activities. Assists with the preparation of the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and other key documents to support the project. Assists with the creation of the Annual Work Plans (AWPs) and schedules for the project and its components for the approval of the Project Manager. Assists with the development of the overall budget for the project as well as for project components and conducts budget reviews and analyses in conjunction with the Project Finance Officer for discussion with the Project Manager. Assists the Project Manager with the establishment of sustainability and project exit strategies from the inception of the project. Prepares regular reports to assist the Project Manager to track the progress of project components to ensure schedules and deadlines are being met. Identify project issues and possible solutions, and bring them to the attention of the Project Manager for action. Writing of project narrative reports, case stories, capturing project photos, and review of financial reports. Maintain current data /information of the Building Climate Resilient Rural Communities in Zambia Project. Integrate in all planning, mainstreaming of gender issues in project/proposal designs Qualifications: Degree/Diploma in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Resources or other related studies Three (3) years working experience in the field of environment, climate change adaptation and livelihood. Five (5) years’ experience in project management Experience in managing relationships to various stakeholders Experience in writing donor reports Competencies: Communicates clearly and effectively Appreciation of child rights Analytical skills Good interpersonal skills Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to the email below: Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”. Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results. Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations. Job description: Purpose Reporting to the Foreman, the Artisan HER will safely execute all maintenance repairs on all Truck Equipment (Hitachi & Cat Trucks) on site according to the prescribed standards while ensuring the safety of self and others. Key Responsibilities: Maintains truck equipment operation by completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements. Examine parts for damage or excessive wear. Keep equipment available for use by inspecting and testing, completing preventive maintenance such as PM services and component change outs. Diagnose machine faults in a timely and accurate manner to determine what parts/repairs are required. Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools. Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment. Maintains equipment records by recording service sheets and filling in work orders. Repair and service all heavy equipment products within the established standards and by adhering to all site safety procedures. Other duties as instructed by the Supervisor. Experience & Qualifications Minimum of a Grade Twelve (Grade 12) Craft Certificate in HER from a recognised institution Member of EIZ Valid Driving Licence Minimum of 3 years work experience Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:

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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