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Java Foods Ltd
Posted Job · about 3 hours ago
Qualifications Diploma or Degree in Food science, Food processing, laboratory science and Biochemistry. Duties include: In process quality checks. Compilation of daily reports. Knowledge of food safety systems including HACCP mandatory. Method of Application Submit your CV to this email:
International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Posted Job · about 3 hours ago
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 favorably. 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. The Senior Elections Specialist will oversee the design, implementation, evaluation and synergy of all IFES Zambia programmatic interventions in line with approved and future proposals, budgets, workplans and performance monitoring plans. The Senior Elections Specialist provides management, leadership and support to IFES’ Zambia program team. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
First National Bank Zambia Ltd (FNB)
First National Bank Zambia Ltd (FNB)
Posted Job · about 3 hours ago
Purpose To oversee the management of credit lending that fall within assigned portfolio or region. Experience and qualifications A degree in Finance and Commerce or an equivalent professional qualification which has an emphasis on Accounting, Finance and Banking. Minimum 4 years’ experience as a Credit Manager in charge of commercial and corporate and business accounts. Must have experience in preparing papers and presenting to in country credit committees and FirstRand Credit Committees. Previously been in a leadership position and preferably run a team of credit managers in a commercial bank. Responsibilities Work under the direction of the Senior Credit Manager in relation to the general running of the department. Ensure that the daily departmental workflow is in accordance with the Bank’s standard operating procedures as outlined in the various ORM and Credit policies from time to time. Ensure that the standard of work meets all client expectations within minimum turnaround times and in line with credit policies. Assess and approve credit lending as directed in the credit mandate provided and follow standard operating procedures for lending that are not within own mandate to ensure that all exposures within portfolio are signed off by way of an approved limit or excess advice or status report. Place high importance to ensure that daily excesses and expired limits are attended to in terms of excess policy process and expired limit process. Responsible for the accuracy and timeous capture of credit data onto the Bank’s “broadband spreadsheet so that your section’s contribution to monthly ORM reports is accurate and within deadlines. Responsible for project managing any credit application that must go to SA for further signatures. This includes the executive summary and all appropriate supporting documentation. Guide and support your subordinates in their daily activities by way of training so that the daily activities of your portfolio are accomplished within deadlines and meet all standards. This includes counter checking data captured on Core Banking and Credit Systems (Limits and interest rates – manager’s maintenance report). Responsible for ensuring that security documentation is held and that no disbursements are made without security being held and if any exposure does exist where security is outstanding then it must be reported and signed off in terms of excess operating procedures. Responsible for ensuring that all accounts are categorized in accordance with account behavior. Ensure that facility letters accurately reflect the content of the approved facility. Continually prepare all work and credit files with audit requirements in mind with a view to achieving minimal audit queries. Make recommendations on procedural/policy changes. Attend meetings to represent credit department on various as hoc forums. Visit clients where necessary with the RM in order to be familiar with the business activities of the top 20 clients in your portfolio. Use initiative to solve general credit issues and deal with client requests. Management of the credit compliance team who have responsibility for all internal/external credit reporting, credit audit issues, provision management, credit portfolio reviews and the update/renewal of credit policy documents. Method of application Submit your CV and application on company website:
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job · about 5 hours ago
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: Overall Job Purpose To perform different types of analysis on all Plant control, Environmental, Metallurgical, Oil samples, InterLab and Daily metal sale samples as per laid down procedures so as to provide quality control operations and provide a satisfactory service to the user department. Specific Job Responsibility This position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function. Be able to understand a written standard operating procedure (SOP) and effect it. Carry out carbon and sulphur analysis using both the Leco and Eltra Machines Carry out Copper, iron, nickel cobalt, manganese, aluminium analyses by AAS and XRF machines Carry out insols by gravimetric and XRF methods Carry out copper analyses by both auto and manual titration method. Be able to analyse physical parameters in the of water samples. Carry out dust and bacteriological tests in water samples. Have skills in instrument trouble shooting. Standardize and calibrate the all analytical equipment. Clean and maintain the instruments on a daily basis before and after use. Maintaining good working relationships with internal and external customers Carry out duties as assigned by the Supervisor Manage and maintain good housekeeping of the laboratory working bench surfaces and rooms. Ensure good communication with co-workers and superiors during shift. Uphold discipline in the section. Ensuring that duties are performed according to accepted standards and regulations. Providing timely and accurate support. To perform any reasonable task as instructed by Shift Chemist/Chief Chemist Job Specific Competencies Encouraging two way communications between supervisor and samplers Attending daily team toolbox meetings. Act in line with Company goals and values Be loyal to the Company Behave with integrity Show respect for others Work co-operatively Be open and honest Feel free to express opinions and ideas. Key Job Attributes Teamwork Bold Initiative Thinking Safety Upholding Quality Technical Skill Driving Quantity Driving Attendance Experience required to perform in this job Essential A minimum of 1-year relevant experience in the Laboratory First aid training Training in LIMS Training in Quality Systems Qualifications Preferred Grade 12 certificate or / any other tertiary education. Training in Quality Systems Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job · about 5 hours ago
Flotation Coordinator
Job
14 Sep 10:35
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: Overall Job Purpose Reporting into the Superintendent Flotation, the Production Coordinator Flotation is accountable to direct and coordinate all equipment activities to provide reliable and capable production equipment to deliver and exceed targets The ‘equipment owner’ – the role covers flotation, reagent dosing, concentrate thickening, filtration and stacking operations The role is accountable to implement the operating procedures, guidelines, systems and processes for all the flotation equipment to maximise production and minimise costs, while ensuring operational sustainability The role has a focus on daily-weekly execution and optimisation. Specific Job Responsibility Understand and execute accountabilities of legal appointment under Zambian Mining Regulations The role has direct equipment accountability from the flotation feed surge tanks, discharge to the concentrate storage sheds, and to the tailings thickener feed-box, including ancillary equipment and area specific services & utilities Comply with site HSE standards and procedures Investigate all appropriate equipment related Safety and Environmental incidents and implement actions Identify and prioritise plant housekeeping efforts and ensure tasks are actioned; Consistently deliver and exceed the main KPI’s of reagent dosing systems capability and reliability, flotation stage capability, concentrate filtration capability and reliability, ancillary equipment reliability and concentrate quality Oversee daily operations of the flotation equipment to ensure optimised plant utilization and compliance to operating procedures, strategies & instructions; Monitor, control and report on plant equipment status, performance indicators, plant activities, operational shortfalls and corrective actions Issue Daily Operating Instructions to shift teams on key equipment and operational parameters, tasks and considerations Perform any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. Job Specific Competencies Attend morning shift supervisor handover meetings, clarify plant status, and challenge Shift Supervisors on performance against operating systems compliance and delivery of instructions Support the shift teams and Shift Senior Supervisor in the immediate performance of the equipment, but maintain focus on the daily to weekly optimisation horizon; Implement operational check- and log-sheets for shift teams to monitor equipment status and take prompt and appropriate corrective action Maintain high level of field presence Personally conduct routine daily field checks of equipment Execute operational improvement activities Build relations with maintenance, planning, reliability engineering, metallurgical engineering, projects and day/shift operations personnel Diagnose plant defects, focusing on identifying root cause, and implement both corrective and preventative measures Approve work requests and develop weekly maintenance plan in conjunction with maintenance planners and supervisors Assist in development of both short term and long term equipment production & maintenance plans and schedules to deliver equipment capability Work closely with the maintenance and engineering teams to implement long term fixes to deliver equipment reliability Support maintenance in the delivery of their tasks and coordinate access Manage and define work plans for cleaning contractors and/or mobile equipment (both hired and FQM owned) Identify, prioritise and justify capital improvement projects Preferably experienced in the copper circuits Key Job Attributes Coach, mentor and assist in the training of the Shift Supervisors, Control Room Operators and field personnel to build and maintain high standards of operating Contribute to the annual operations & production budget and forecasts timely Control and reduce operational costs Uphold the FQM Way culture of “Smarter, Bolder, Driven;” Experience required to perform in this job A minimum of 8 years of direct experience in operational roles of flotation circuits A minimum of 5 years’ experience at a supervisory level Significant experience in a large, complex base metals processing plant(s) Qualifications A Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy, Mineral Processing or related field Eligibility for membership of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ), and to hold legal appointment as defined by the Mining regulations of Zambia. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job · about 6 hours ago
Operator, RD
Job
14 Sep 10:22
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 of the role: To safely operate equipment on which he/she is trained on and permitted. Key Responsibilities: The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include: Operate machine safely and competently Follow operating manuals and general pit and safety signage Report all defects on the machine and care for the machine Avoid spillage on the mine roads Avoid running on spillages to avoid tyre damage Ensure the check-list is completed and submitted Ensure good house-keeping Follow correct instructions from the respective supervisor and laid down procedure and regulations. Performs other related duties that may be required. Qualifications and Experience Full Grade 12 Certificate. Competence Certificate in RDT Machines or Equivalent Experience in operating 180/150 tons and Electric trucks Experience in other auxiliary machines (Grader, Dozer and or Excavator) will be an added advantage At least three (3) years’ experience Valid Silicosis Valid First Aid Certificate will be an added advantage Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job · about 6 hours ago
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 Maintenance Manager, you will provide direction and support to enable sustained improvement in the integrity and reliability of mine site HV Electrical Assets. Key Responsibilities: The incumbent will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function. Supervise planned maintenance and breakdown of HV electrical repairs Certifying of all Design standards for HV Electrical installations Measure and report overall maintenance performance Change management of electrical installations Compliance to First Quantum Minerals and relevant international standards Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of maintenance processes and systems Ensure that electrical distribution systems are maintained in a manner to meet statutory compliance and that all statutory testing and inspections are recorded and maintained as per Zambian mining regulation. Report all unplanned and significant planned activities to the Maintenance Manager. Ensure that safety and health of the workers in the section is well managed. Development of Zambian professionals with training, codes of practice and advance their electrical knowledge with structured systems and standards Undertake the statutory electrical license role that verifies compliance across the mine and develops gap closure plans with stakeholders Develop the skills and competency of electrical / instrument artisans, and, develop next in line successors Develop the quality requirements of how HV Electrical Maintenance shall be undertaken Develop and implement plans that enable sustained improvement in safety, reliability, cost and competency of the team Provide strong subject matter expertise on HV Electrical Asset Maintenance Manage expenditure within budget Qualifications: Minimum of a Grade 12 Certificate Degree in Electrical Engineering Member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) & Engineering Registration Board (ERB). Excellent verbal and written skills in English. Computer literate. Ability to achieve result is a cross cultural environment. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels. Experience: Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in mining and or power generation industries with Five (5) years in a leadership role Demonstrated experience in HV electrical equipment found on site, including shovels, haul trucks, transformers etc. Demonstrated experience in leading teams of people and driving cultural change Competent in International and Zambian electrical regulations and standards Must have a current driver’s license. Behavioural Traits: Teamwork Bold initiative Thinking safely Upholding quality Technical Skill Driving quantity Driving attendance Operational Requirements: Standby work required Overtime when necessary Exposure to dust, heat and noise An understanding of the cultural and political environment An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job · about 6 hours ago
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 Superintendent, CAT trucks, you will be responsible for providing technical expertise to the Mechanical and Auto Electrical teams by building, assessing and continuously improving the equipment availability by Identifying, developing and implementing improvement initiatives to increase efficiency and effectiveness of all mobile equipment. Key Responsibilities: The incumbent will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function; Provide leadership and mentoring for your subordinates, including on-going training and development. Monitor condition of equipment. Carry out routine and statutory inspections. Identify continuous improvement opportunities of maintenance processes and systems. Diagnostic fault finding on mechanical, electrical and instrumentation systems Ability to use Root- cause analysis tools in investigating breakdowns and sub-standard performance of equipment. Carry out routine maintenance and repairs to the mining fleet, while training subordinate employees QA/QC of planned maintenance and breakdown repairs on the mining fleet. Measure and report overall maintenance performance Cooperate with the maintenance planners regarding input schedules and accurate information. Promote and comply with the FQMO Occupational Health & Safety Policies. Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner. Ensure the development and maintenance of up to date job procedures for all tasks performed within the function. Perform any other duties as required by Management. Qualifications: Grade twelve (Grade 12) School Certificate Diesel Mechanic trade qualification Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in a maintenance technical adviser role Member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) & Engineering Registration Board (ERB). Experience: A minimum of 8 years’ experience in heavy mechanical / Electrical equipment Solid experience across a broad range of large mining equipment: Excavators, Dump Trucks, Drill Rigs and other Ancillary Equipment Experience with mechanical, hydraulic, air systems, 24vdc circuit controls and automation system, software and hardware Strong focus on continuous improvement Good understanding of production and maintenance priority of large scale mining equipment Experience with work permit systems and safe work procedures to control maintenance activities and manage hazards associated with mining industry. Ability to mentor local workforce Very good problem solving skills Good communication skills who gives clear, concise instructions Behavioural Skills: Teamwork Bold initiative Thinking safely Upholding quality Technical Skill Driving quantity Driving attendance Operational Requirements: Standby work required Overtime when necessary Exposure to dust, heat and noise PC Literacy An understanding of the cultural and political environment An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job · about 7 hours ago
Operator, Excavator
Job
14 Sep 09:11
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 of the role: To safely operate equipment on which he/she is trained on and permitted. Key Responsibilities: The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include: Ensure that the loading on trucks is correct- no over-load and no under-load Ensure that the bench where the excavator is sitting on is levelled Ensure that the floor is clean, even and levelled according to the given bench mark Ensure the check-list is completed and submitted Work safely in trenches and on excavation sites. Ensure good house-keeping To follow operating manuals and general signage To report all defects on a machine and care for the machine To be fit for work and care for others. To follow correct instructions from the respective supervisor and laid down procedure and regulations. Performs other related duties that may be required Qualifications and Experience Full Grade 12 Certificate. Competence Certificate in Excavators Experience in other auxiliary machines (Grader, Dozer) will be an added advantage At least three (3) years’ experience Valid Silicosis Valid First Aid Certificate will be an added advantage Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job · about 7 hours ago
Operator, Ancillary
Job
14 Sep 09:01
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 of the role: To safely operate equipment on which he/she is trained on and permitted. Key Responsibilities: The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include: Operate machine safely and competently Follow operating manuals and general pit and safety signage Report all defects on the machine and care for the machine Conduct all pre and post-shift inspections and maintenance on equipment and working environment Report all defects on a machine and care for the machine Follow correct instructions from the respective supervisor and laid down procedure and regulations. Ensure good house-keeping Performs other related duties that may be required. Qualifications and Experience Full Grade 12 Certificate. Competent in Operating Mining Ancillary Equipment (Grader, Dozer) At least three (3) years’ experience working in an open pit mine Valid Silicosis Valid First Aid Certificate will be an added advantage Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Northrise University
Posted Job · about 18 hours ago
General Description This leadership position is responsible for the planning, organizing and supervision of the University Research and Library services. The post holder will champion the provision of high quality teaching, research and scholarly activities within the University ensuring a stimulating, collegial and well managed environment. She/he will also contribute to the delivery of the Universities strategy including promoting excellence in Research & Knowledge Exchange, Learning & Teaching and adherence to academic, research and administrative principles. Work Experience Requirements At least three years’ teaching in a higher learning institution at masters level Education Requirements PhD or demonstrable evidence of equivalent training and experience Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
Northrise University
Posted Job · about 18 hours ago
General Description Teaching fundamental undergraduate and graduate Business courses. Assistance with administration of the undergraduate and graduate School of Business programs. Work Experience Requirements College-level teaching experience and industry experience. Education Requirements Master’s degree in business or related field Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
Northrise University
Posted Job · about 18 hours ago
General Description Teaching fundamental undergraduate and graduate Nursing and Public Health courses. Assistance with administration of the undergraduate and graduate School of Nursing program. Designing, developing and participating in students training. Work Experience Requirements College-level nursing teaching experience and several years’ nursing experience. Education Requirements Master’s degree in Nursing or Nursing Education. Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
Northrise University
Posted Job · about 18 hours ago
General Description With minimum supervision, perform a variety of tractor and vehicle driving duties in line with the University policies and regulations. Ensure that the tractor, vehicles and auxiliary equipment and fixtures are maintained in good working conditions. Work Experience Requirements Driven for 2 or more years Education Requirements Valid driver’s license of the appropriate class. Minimum Grade 12 School certificate Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
Northrise University
Posted Job · about 19 hours ago
General Description The job holder provides general production oversight and performs the overall day to day functions of planning, controlling, coordinating and organizing the production related activities of the University Farm. In carrying out this function, the job holder’s overall performance will be measured by their ability to meet set objectives and production targets. They work in close liaison with the business operations wing of the farm to ensure timely availability of labour, supplies and other resources. The job holder also ensures that remedial measures are taken to address product-related customer complaints relayed by business operations. Education Experience Full Grade 12 Certificate Two years of college with course work in Agriculture, Animal Sciences or related field Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
Chemonics International Zambia
Posted Job · about 19 hours ago
Chief of Party
Job
5 Sep 21:09
Chemonics International is a leading international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 25 years of experience implementing health programs in East Africa. Chemonics seeks experienced professionals for the anticipated five-year USAID/Zambia Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Governance Institutions and Policy (WASH – GIP) activity. This program will facilitate private sector-driven sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services, strengthen the enabling environment through accountability and citizens engagement in underserved areas of Zambia (Northern, Western and Muchinga Provinces) for improved health and economic outcomes. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. We are seeking mid- and senior-level candidates in the fields listed below. Fluency in English is required. Please note that all positions are subject to program award and will require authorization to work in Zambia. Responsibilities: Lead and manage the project to ensure seamless program implementation Ensure program compliance with all USAID rules and regulations, cooperative agreement requirements, and Chemonics policies and systems Coordinate with and maintain effective working relations with senior host-government stakeholders, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, and U.S. government agencies Communicate clear expectations to program staff and establish an operating climate that encourages integrity, honesty, open communication, and compliance with local laws, USAID rules and regulations, and Chemonics policies and procedures Oversee the program, with overall responsibility for the program management, strategic vision, fiscal integrity, quality and timing of deliverables, and coordination with partners Qualifications: Advanced degree in engineering, public policy, public administration, economics, water and natural resource management, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in a related field Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible senior-level management experience in the design, implementation, and management of donor-funded (USAID preferred) WASH, infrastructure and financing, or service delivery programs, or in other related fields Strong working relationship with the government of Zambia and relevant ministries; strong ability to manage and deal with diverse stakeholders Experience with gender and youth integration in project implementation preferred Proven record of building teams and fostering collaboration to achieve program goals, meet program milestones, and produce quality program results Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity Mid- and Senior-Level Long-Term and Short-Term Experts in the following fields: Policy Reform Institutional strengthening Rural water resources Water sector governance Water sector planning and management Water utility and sanitation management Hygiene services and product development/delivery Private sector engagement Market-based approaches to WASH Behavior change and demand reduction expertise Gender-sensitive social inclusion and empowerment Community engagement Youth engagement Monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) Grants and subcontract management Finance and operations Qualifications: Degree in engineering, public policy, public administration, economics, water and natural resource management, or related field required; advanced degree preferred Minimum 5-10 years of experience working on donor-funded WASH programs, and/or other governance, policy, or service delivery-focused projects Significant experience in key areas listed above with proven ability to achieve program targets Experience working collaboratively with the government of Zambia, international donors, and local organizations; prior experience with USAID highly preferred Excellent written and oral communication skills Method of Application Please complete an application and submit CV and cover letter to the email below: Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. If you have any issues with the form please reach out to us
Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical services
Posted Job · about 20 hours ago
The PEPFAR-funded Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Global Health Consortium (GHC) project is designed to transform clinical HIV practice to provide high quality, comprehensive, inter-professional care, and treatment to people living with HIV with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of healthcare, clinic workflow, and team building leading to improved health outcomes. Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical Services is a consortium of the HBCU project and is currently implementing projects aimed at improving the quality of care for mothers and babies in selected Ministry of Health (MOH) healthcare facilities in the country. Meharry is working on expanding its work to additional MOH facilities. As a result of this expansion, the project is recruiting for the following full-time positions to be based at the scale up sites in Lusaka. The Senior Supervising Paediatrician will be an experienced practicing physician who will help alleviate clinic congestion and improve quality of paediatric ART care in high volume HIV treatment sites. The successful candidate will work at identified first level hospitals to ensure ART clients, especially babies are referred and receive early treatment service. In addition, the Senior Supervising Paediatrician should have both paediatric and adolescent counselling skills and should be a qualified mentor to both nurses and clinical officers. The successful candidate will be required to undertake appropriate tasks leading to the following deliverables and furnish evidence of completion of duties and responsibilities to Meharry Medical College clinical lead. Provide overall supervision to staff paediatricians responsible for HIV continuum of care for babies and adolescents. Hold regular clinical staff meetings to determine achievements of clinical goals and achievements for meeting the 95:95:95 targets. Must ensure that all paediatric clinical guidelines are implemented in a standardized way at each facility under supervision. Work directly with Meharry, hospital and its MCH clinical staff to ensure patient-centered clinical care for moms and babies, including paediatric ART and viral suppression. Provide targeted and data-driven training, to address appropriate interventions for patient retention through clinical mentorship on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and paediatric ART in the expansion health facilities. Provide technical support and supervision in initiating and improving ongoing clinical care for early infant diagnosis (EID), linkage, and retention in HIV continuum of care cascades of moms and babies. Ensure that all clinical services are targeted towards eradication of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Participate in HIV Technical Meetings at district level and provide updates as required. Initiate, develop and implement continuous quality improvement (CQI) plan for paediatric care to ensure high quality care for moms and babies at each facility. Document trends related to viral load (VL) results for moms and babies at the facility and report cases of high VL through the CQI process including established Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) methods. Lead or participate in the CQI process in which regular data reviews of key indicators are included that report anomalies. Attend Facility and Provincial led meetings convened by key stakeholders. Compile weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as well as participate in data quality activities at the facility. Build capacity with the HBCU consortium capacity of community-based healthcare facilities in the management of ART patients focusing on adherence support, monitoring of adverse drug reactions (ADR) and compliance with clinic appointments. Work with the facility in charge to build the capacity of facilities in the management of paediatric ART patients focusing on adherence support, monitoring of ADR and compliance with clinic appointments. Ensure required and mandated reports including MERs are submitted to the clinical staff (Project Manager) at Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical Services headquarters, and copies to the In-Country Director. Perform any other duties as assigned by Meharry Management. Skills and Qualifications Licensed Practicing Paediatrician. Demonstrated supervision experience. Registered with the Health Professions Council of Zambia. Knowledge of Care Coordination, Quality Assurance, and HIV Testing Requirements. Knowledge on current HIV treatment guidelines including adherence support and ADR monitoring for paediatric patients (ages 0 – 14 years old). Experience with practicing paediatric medicine within the hospital environment. Commitment and dedication to retaining patient confidentiality. Must have training in antiretroviral drug formulations and experience with paediatric ART. Experience in health care and community-based health programming for HIV. Practice of current HIV treatment guidelines for paediatric patients. Knowledge of health facility operations, screening tools, registers, client files and other necessary health documents. Method of Application For consideration please send cover letter and CV with position applied for in the subject line to this email below: Please note that due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical services
Posted Job · about 20 hours ago
The PEPFAR-funded Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Global Health Consortium (GHC) project is designed to transform clinical HIV practice to provide high quality, comprehensive, inter-professional care, and treatment to people living with HIV with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of healthcare, clinic workflow, and team building leading to improved health outcomes. Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical Services is a consortium of the HBCU project and is currently implementing projects aimed at improving the quality of care for mothers and babies in selected Ministry of Health (MOH) healthcare facilities in the country. Meharry is working on expanding its work to additional MOH facilities. As a result of this expansion, the project is recruiting for the following full-time positions to be based at the scale up sites in Lusaka. The clinical paediatrician will be an experienced practicing physician who will improve the overall clinical practice that includes alleviation of clinic congestion and improve quality of paediatric ART care in high volume HIV treatment sites. Reporting to the Senior Supervising Clinical Paediatrician; this position will be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties: Provide paediatric services on a daily basis to MCH to meet the 95:95:95 targets at the designated facility. Through implementation of ART treatment guidelines, improve the quality of distribution of antiretroviral drugs for mothers and babies at the facility. Monitor viral load of moms, babies, and adolescents by requesting viral load tests for pregnant mothers and babies. Develop and implement a pathway to improve dried blood spot (DBS) collection and turn-around of DNA/NAT results to verify early infant diagnosis (EID) of HIV infection.Establish site level patient flow in the MCH unit to improve wait times and strengthen the quality of care mothers and babies receive at the facility. Coordinate and provide logistic support for the program related events such as trainings, workshops, assessment visits, and annual work planning to support clinical transformation and training of staff. Write and submit required reports for the facility and ensure that reports are submitted to the Senior Supervising Senior Pediatrician and the clinical staff (Project Manager) at Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical Services headquarters, and copies to the In-Country Director. Perform any other duties as assigned by Meharry Management. Skills and Qualifications Licensed Practicing Paediatrician. Registered with the Health Professions Council of Zambia. Knowledge of Care Coordination, Quality Assurance, and HIV Testing Requirements. Knowledge on current HIV treatment guidelines including adherence support and adverse drug reactions monitoring for paediatric patients (ages 0 – 14 years old). Experience practicing pediatrics medicine within healthcare environment Commitment and dedication to retaining patient confidentiality. Must have training in antiretroviral drugs formulations and qualifications to prescribe paediatric ART. Experience in healthcare and community-based health programming for HIV Practice of current HIV treatment guidelines for paediatric patients. Understanding of health facility, screening tools, registers, client files and other necessary heath documents Method of Application For consideration please send cover letter and CV with position applied for in the subject line to this email below: Please note that due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical services
Posted Job · about 20 hours ago
The PEPFAR-funded Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Global Health Consortium (GHC) project is designed to transform clinical HIV practice to provide high quality, comprehensive, inter-professional care, and treatment to people living with HIV with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of healthcare, clinic workflow, and team building leading to improved health outcomes. Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical Services is a consortium of the HBCU project and is currently implementing projects aimed at improving the quality of care for mothers and babies in selected Ministry of Health (MOH) healthcare facilities in the country. Meharry is working on expanding its work to additional MOH facilities. As a result of this expansion, the project is recruiting for the following full-time positions to be based at the scale up sites in Lusaka. Reporting to the Senior MCH Nurse Practitioner, the nurse practitioner will: Participate in paediatric HIV activities meeting the 95:95:95 targets at the facility. Provide competent and efficient nursing services to pregnant moms and babies receiving clinical care in the MCH at the facility, especially HIV-positive pregnant moms and HIV-exposed babies. Monitor clinic flow with MCH staff to eliminate long wait times and to improve patient satisfaction with delivered clinical services. Coordinate and manage team-based pediatric HIV care for clinical services for early-infant diagnosis (EID), linkage, and retention. Direct care coordination/case management for ART for moms and other clinical resources including psychosocial support such as the mentoring moms/moms-2-moms programs. Lead the implementation of tracking moms and babies pairing for care coordination, adherence, and retention to ensure meeting the 95:95:95 targets. Coordinate and participate as a team member to ensure rapid return of dried blood spot (DBS) test results for EID. Train MCH and volunteer staff to implement appointment tracking system that identifies patients lost to care. Participate in the administration of the moms-2-moms program with the lead Social Workers and Community Health Workers. Participate in the team’s continuous quality improvement process using the Plan-Do-Study-Act methods. Participate in the collection as well as extraction of patient data including MERs with particular emphasis on PMTCT. Perform any other duties as assigned by Meharry Management. Skills and qualifications Registered Nurse Practitioner or Midwife with at least 5 years’ experience in a GRZ healthcare facility. Registered with the General Nursing Council of Zambia Knowledge on current paediatric, PMTCT HIV treatment guidelines including adherence support and adverse drug reactions monitoring. Experience working in paediatric HIV care in Ministry of Health facility, a U.S. government and/or PEPFAR-supported project. Knowledge of health facility, screening tools, registries, client files and other necessary clinical documents. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities and meet deadlines. Fluency in English; excellent written and oral communication skills, including facilitation and cross-cultural communication; attention to detail. Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Method of Application For consideration please send cover letter and CV with position applied for in the subject line to this email below: Please note that due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical services
Posted Job · about 20 hours ago
Pharmacy Technician x4
Job
21 Aug 20:09
The PEPFAR-funded Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Global Health Consortium (GHC) project is designed to transform clinical HIV practice to provide high quality, comprehensive, inter-professional care, and treatment to people living with HIV with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of healthcare, clinic workflow, and team building leading to improved health outcomes. Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical Services is a consortium of the HBCU project and is currently implementing projects aimed at improving the quality of care for mothers and babies in selected Ministry of Health (MOH) healthcare facilities in the country. Meharry is working on expanding its work to additional MOH facilities. As a result of this expansion, the project is recruiting for the following full-time positions to be based at the scale up sites in Lusaka. Reporting to the Senior Pharmacy Technician, the Pharmacy Technician will: Manage and coordinate quality delivery of capacity strengthening interventions in paediatric ART at the facility. Synchronize clinical and pharmacy appointment systems for moms and babies (0 – 5 years old) in the MCH clinic at the facility. Keep track of daily print-out of expected clinical and pharmacy appointments in MCH with same day tracing. Track the care coordination of ART for mothers and babies using the care coordination model and improve adherence in moms and babies. Build the capacity of community-based healthcare facilities in the management of ART for moms and babies focusing on adherence support, monitoring of adverse drug reactions (ADR) and compliance with clinic appointments. Coordinate and collaborate with MCH staff to ensure quality delivery of capacity strengthening interventions in pharmacy at facility level. Participate in the collection as well as extraction of patient data including MERs with particular emphasis on PMTCT. Participate actively in assessment and improvement of pharmacy service quality in paediatric ART at the facility. Perform any other duties as assigned by Meharry Management. Skills and Qualifications Registered Pharmacy Technician with at least 5 years’ experience working in ART. Registered with the Health Professions Council of Zambia. Knowledge on current Zambia consolidated guidelines for treatment of HIV. Knowledge on current paediatric antiretroviral drugs regimen, and ART management of pregnant and breastfeeding moms. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities and meet deadlines. Familiar with electronic platforms for data entries, i.e., HTC/ART, Smartcare, HMIS, eSCMIS (formerly eLMIS), patient charts and registries in MCH Fluency in English; excellent written and oral communication skills, including facilitation and cross-cultural communication; attention to detail. Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Computer proficiency in Windows environment (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Method of Application For consideration please send cover letter and CV with position applied for in the subject line to this email below: Please note that due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical services
Posted Job · about 20 hours ago
Data Manager x4
Job
21 Aug 20:01
The PEPFAR-funded Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Global Health Consortium (GHC) project is designed to transform clinical HIV practice to provide high quality, comprehensive, inter-professional care, and treatment to people living with HIV with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of healthcare, clinic workflow, and team building leading to improved health outcomes. Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical Services is a consortium of the HBCU project and is currently implementing projects aimed at improving the quality of care for mothers and babies in selected Ministry of Health (MOH) healthcare facilities in the country. Meharry is working on expanding its work to additional MOH facilities. As a result of this expansion, the project is recruiting for the following full-time positions to be based at the scale up sites in Lusaka. Reporting to the Senior Data Manager, the Data Manager will: Manage and maintain paper and electronic records gathered from the facility. Harmonize the data across multiple platforms, i.e., HTC/ART, Smartcare, HMIS, eSCMIS (formerly eLMIS), patient charts and registries in MCH. Organize, verify, upload, and analyzing data. Plan and implement software upgrades by maintaining, evaluating, and improving process efficiency of the system. Serve as the primary liaison with data management specialist in Meharry supported sites regarding the transfer and uploading data. Ensure timely collection and reporting of data reports on all required indicators. Provide routine feedback on 95:95:95 indicators for pediatric HIV to the facilities where Meharry is implementing activities. Conduct routine Data Quality Audits to ensure high quality clinical data. Provide technical assistance and mentorship to data management staff in the new sites of implementation. Develop protocols to measure results and identification of problem areas in MCH at the facility. Perform any other duties as assigned by Meharry Management. Skills and Qualifications Diploma in mathematics, statistics, computer science or related fields. Strong computer skills and ability to use necessary databases and software. At least 5 years’ experience working as a data manager. Trained in Smartcare, HMIS operations, eSCMIS, and other Ministry of Health (MOH)-sanctioned electronic health record systems in Zambia. Experience working with confidential and sensitive personal information. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities and meet deadlines. Fluent in English; excellent written and oral communication skills, including facilitation and cross-cultural communication; attention to detail. Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Method of Application For consideration please send cover letter and CV with position applied for in the subject line to this email below: Please note that due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical services
Posted Job · about 20 hours ago
The PEPFAR-funded Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Global Health Consortium (GHC) project is designed to transform clinical HIV practice to provide high quality, comprehensive, inter-professional care, and treatment to people living with HIV with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of healthcare, clinic workflow, and team building leading to improved health outcomes. Meharry Medical College Global Health and HIV Clinical Services is a consortium of the HBCU project and is currently implementing projects aimed at improving the quality of care for mothers and babies in selected Ministry of Health (MOH) healthcare facilities in the country. Meharry is working on expanding its work to additional MOH facilities. As a result of this expansion, the project is recruiting for the following full-time positions to be based at the scale up sites in Lusaka. The internal controller will work closely with the finance and administrative manager to oversee the internal financial controls of the project and financial reports and practices including project cash management. Working closely with the finance and administrative manager, the controller will ensure compliance in maintaining all financial records for the project. Specific tasks include, but not limited to, the following: Ensure the highest degree of integrity in the accounting records. Verify all purchases with appropriate account codes and ensure daily data entry; Ensure availability and strict adherence with the provisions in all the policies e.g., budgets, procurement policy, financial policy, etc. Ensure proper management of the financial filing system. Provide financial advice to the project team for identified capacity building needs. Ensure control procedures are effected over all incomes and grants received and expenses incurred. Assist in the preparation of budgets and other forecasts, monitoring expenditures and variance reporting Work closely with the finance manager in the preparation of bank reconciliation statements and cash reconciliations on monthly basis Provide support in the maintenance of up-to-date financial records and vouchers. These records are both manual and electronic back-ups. Attend to the work of both internal and external auditors. Provide management with information to assist in cost and budgetary control Oversee the proper management of office files and offer finance and administration support to project staff. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor. Skills and Qualifications Grade twelve (12) Certificate At least level III ACCA or CIMA or equivalent Must be a Registered member of ZICA Minimum three years’ work experience in NGO financial accounting, auditing and reporting. Excellent hands on experience with accounting software specifically QuickBooks Prior experience with NGO or other grant funded organization is an added advantage. Working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft word, power point and outlook. Good interpersonal communication and organizational skills Team player and able to work in a multicultural team. Ability to work under pressure Ability to meet tight deadlines Ability to work under minimum supervision Must possess problem solving skills Knowledge and experience in grants reporting especially USG. Method of Application For consideration please send cover letter and CV with position applied for in the subject line to this email below: Please note that due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Society for Family Health (SFH) Zambia
Posted Job · 2 days ago
Society for Family Health is recruiting for the position of Management Information Systems Assistants x 6 under the SIFPO Project on a part time basis to be based at Head Office for a duration of two months. The Management Information Systems Assistants will be responsible for data collection, data entry and filling. Primary Responsibilities Ensure data is collected and entered systematically, timely and accurately. Effectively capture data into the official database. Conduct data error checks during data entry. Conducting data quality audits and maintain high standards of data quality Report any observed errors to the RM&E Manager, for reconciliation. Participate in project research including posing as a “mystery client” Filing of client records for safe keeping and future reference. Keep utmost confidentiality of any Project information. Any other data related tasks assigned by management. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems (IMIS), Data Management or Library studies from a reputable institution. High proficiency in Databases and Microsoft Office packages especially Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. Demonstrate excellent data entry skills. Ability to organize and manage programme data and maintain Computer systems up to acceptable standards. One-year work experience of data entry and processing. Excellent report writing, dissemination and presentation skills. Experience working with SFH will be an added advantage Method of Application Please email application and CV to the email clearly indicate, “MISA”: SFH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression.
KEDA Zambia Ceramic Company Ltd
Posted Job · 2 days ago
KEDA Zambia Ceramics Company Ltd is a joint venture with presence in West Africa and East Africa and is headquartered in China. Currently KEDA is the world’s biggest ceramic company and clean coal gasification system supplier. With 26 years continuous development, devoting on “limitless innovation and pursuit of better forever”, KEDA has been the leading representative in the ceramic industry in the world. KEDA would like to recruit 20 x Security officers for its new operations in the Lusaka Multi-Facility Economic Zone (LMFEZ). Location: Lusaka Number of Vacancies: 20 Report to: Head of Security Overall Responsibility: We are looking for Security officers to provide and deliver efficient and quality security by protecting company property, employees, visitors and contractor employees Main Responsibilities: Physical means of protecting staff and property and should be very alert for proper guarding against thefts, accidents and intruders. Coordinate preliminary investigations of all crimes, or any losses incurred by the Company, Staff and Clients. Conduct internal patrols during the shift. Required Skills and Competencies: Grade Twelve with five O’ level which must include English and Math Minimum of 2 years Experience in similar position Experience from a recognized security company will be an added advantage Note: Candidates should live near LSMFEZ or surrounding area. The positions will be required end of September. Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:

Jobs in Zambia

Zambia jobs

The ultimate guide on how to get a job in Zambia

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

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

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

Zambia jobs and the recruitment process

Job advertisements

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

Vacancy windows for jobs in Zambia

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

Application process for Zambia jobs

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

Communications from the employing organisation

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

Interviewing for Zambia jobs

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

Trials and probation periods

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

Application tips for jobs in Zambia

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

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

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

Step 2 — applying for jobs in Zambia

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

Focus your applications and energy

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

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

Demonstrate you are a good fit

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

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

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

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

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

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

Write a tailored cover letter for each application

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

Think about your references

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

Follow the application instructions

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

Give your email a clear subject

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

Keep it short

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

Keep it professional

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

Make sure it's perfect

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

Make sure you're contactable

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

Don’t use a work email address!

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

Make sure you're online presence is good

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

Keep encouraged

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

Step 3 — Interviewing for jobs in Zambia

Prepare, prepare, prepare

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

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

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

Dress code for interviews for jobs in Zambia

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

Be on time

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

Be polite to everyone

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

Take the right paperwork

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

Prepare questions for the interviewer

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

How to find jobs in Zambia the unconventional way

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

Networking events where you could meet recruiters for Zambia jobs

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

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

Demo your work and interests to attract recruiters

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

Work your social media profiles

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

Offer to work for free

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

Where Zambia jobs are advertised

1. Newspapers with Zambia jobs

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

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

2. Online newspapers with Zambia jobs

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

3. Zambia jobs websites

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

4. Zambia jobs on international job websites

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

5. Zambia jobs on Facebook

The 3 leading Zambian job advertisers on Facebook are

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

6. Zambia jobs on LinkedIn

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

7. Recruitment companies in the Zambian jobs market

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

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