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The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organisation working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. NDI has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than two decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organisations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. NDI will work in Zambia to support democratic institutions, including political parties, better able to engage with stakeholders and citizens on national policy, legislation development and citizen concerns and priorities. The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking to hire an experienced Zambian national as Program Officer for NDI’s citizen election observation program (domestic election observation) in Zambia. The position will be based in Lusaka and will require domestic travel. The Program Officer will report to the Program Manager under the close supervision of the Senior Resident Country Director. The Program Officer will be responsible for liaison and outreach to civil society organisations (CSOs), and technical assistance under the direction of the Program Manager and NDI elections experts during the upcoming electoral cycle. The PO will be expected to provide up to date analysis of the political environment and context, liaise and communicate with NDI partners, support the election observation team/staff in planning and implementation of program activities. The PO will work with other staff in the NDI Zambia office for successful implementation of the program. Availability: This position is available immediately. Deadline: Applications close on June 15. Responsibilities Serve as point of contact on activities of domestic election observation program and provide close oversight of all aspects of daily operations of the program, under the direction of the Program Manager. Develop and maintain relationships and communication with CSO partners. Produce political and electoral analytic briefings, including written analysis to a high standard. Provide assistance in the implementation of the domestic election monitoring/observation, including training and the preparation of presentations; Support the organisation of program events, including conferences, consultations, seminars, workshops and meetings. Support the program planning process and update activity plans and budgets for the citizens’ election observation program. Maintain regular and efficient internal communication on the program developments within the domestic election observation program team. Produce letters, program agendas and memos; proofread and edit program materials and documents for accuracy as needed. Contribute to developing strategic documents – work plans, reports, project proposals and briefings. Support data analysis and data visualisations, under direction of the Program Manager. Contribute to regular bi-weekly, and quarterly reports. Ensure timely monitoring and evaluation of program activities and collect data for ME&L purposes. Provide programmatic assistance to NDI-Zambia and international staff members/consultants as needed. Due to the intensive and time-sensitive nature of program activities, the applicant must be willing to work beyond normal working hours during peak activity times. Required Qualifications & Experience Undergraduate degree in a field of study related to international development; graduate degree in political science, international relations, public policy, law, or a related field preferred Ability to maintain strict non-partisan/political neutrality Experience with election observation design and implementation A minimum of six (6) years of experience working in the field of democracy and governance, research, civil society and/or organisational and institutional development Exceptional interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, CSO partners at all levels, members of donor organisations, funders, and policy-makers Proven capacity to meet program goals while managing financial, administrative, and security responsibilities Superior oral and written communications skills to effectively present information in a clear and persuasive manner in English Experience in results-oriented program design, strategic planning, and program evaluation; Exceptional analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues; and Excellent knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications, as well as Google Drive. Method of Application NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter and writing sample (1 page maximum) to the email below: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Purpose Manage process of supply management in support of business strategy. Responsibilities Ensure adherence and revision of all service providers’ contracts and service level agreements for maximum optimisation. Recommend service providers through the drafting and finalisation of tender specifications, tender documents and invitations of tenders in compliance with supply chain management policy to ensure smooth operations within group. Provide technical input in the evaluation of tenders, report writing and forward recommendations for contractors to the superior. Prepare letters of appointment, arrange commencement of contracts and monitor service level agreements. Manage procurement requests/orders and suggest and implement improvements to ensure efficient service delivery. Analyse and prioritise company spend across business units, suppliers and contractors. Develop key supplier relationships based on performance and participate in the supplier performance management process. Manage rentals of group property in order to ensure income generation for the group. Investigate sale and purchasing of property in order to ensure cost effectiveness. Plan, organise and monitor vehicle fleet to ensure timeous and cost effective replacements. Conducts formal coaching session with direct reports focusing on key areas for development. Ensures each team member has a written Personal Development Plan and performance management agreement. Contributes to the recruitment of team members and ensure well skilled and experienced people are hired in an equity compliant way and in accordance with agreed procedures. Celebrates success and reward and recognise the contributions of all team members. Provides regular timely motivational feedback to team members. Experience and qualifications Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply Mandatory Professional Membership: Member of Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS) i.e. this is regulatory requirement Years of Experience: At least 4 years in similar position Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
VITALITE Zambia Ltd is a Zambian registered company founded in 2013. VITALITE was created to increase rural electrification and combat the poverty tax affecting low-income, energy-poor households across Zambia. VITALITE Zambia prides itself at being the first to launch a fully integrated pay- as-you-go (PAYGO) service in Zambia. Our stated mission is to make quality products and services accessible and affordable to all Zambian households. VITALITE Zambia, invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced Zambians to fill the role of IT Representative in the IT department. Purpose of the Role: The IT Representative will be responsible for performing the maintenance of the VITALITE IT system(s), providing IT support to all VITALITE staff and ensuring IT hardware is repaired in a timely manner. The IT Representative will, among other duties, be expected to perform the following tasks: Provide first-level contact and problem resolution for all users with hardware, software and application problems. Install, configure, maintain and update all Servers/desktops/laptops/mobile devices, software. Monitor, troubleshoot, track and resolve IT Help desk queries and/or problems. Role Requirements: Professional, Proactive and Productive attitude, whilst paying great attention to detail. At least a Diploma in Information Technology or in a related field. Full Grade Twelve Certificate. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the IT Department of a reputable company. Ability to work effectively under minimum supervision. Good analytical and problem solving skills. Must possess good interpersonal skills in order to maintain excellent relationships with internal and external customers. Should have a creative mind-set and be willing to learn. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Kindly take note that: Knowledge and hands on experience in software and hardware troubleshooting, help desk support and data visualisation tools will be an added advantage. Do you match these requirements? Please send your full application including: A written essay with a minimum of 300 words on the following topic: “Briefly outline how you would set up and run a mobile device management system at VITALITE Zambia for company owned inventory.” CV 2 References (previous employers) Copies of academic certificates Method of Application Kindly send an E-mail indicating the role you are applying for in the subject of the email or bring your application in person to the VITALITE Sales and Service Center at HQ, 15 Lubwa Road, Rhodes Park, Lusaka. Kindly note that applications that do not include the written essay will be automatically disqualified. plagiarised work will not be accepted.
We are looking for a Full Stack Developer to produce scalable software solutions. You’ll be responsible for the full Website and Applications development from conception to deployment. As a Full Stack Developer, you should be comfortable around both front-end and back-end coding languages, development frameworks and third-party libraries. You should also be a team player with a knack for visual design and utility. If you’re also familiar with Agile methodologies, we’d like to meet you. Responsibilities Work with product managers to ideate software solutions. Develop application programming interfaces (APIs) to support mobile functionality. Use and adapt existing web applications for apps. Design client-side and server-side architecture. Build the front-end of applications through appealing visual design Develop and manage well-functioning databases and applications Write effective APIs. Test software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency. Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software. Create security and data protection settings. Build features and applications with a mobile responsive design. Write technical documentation. Requirements Proven experience as a Full Stack Developer or similar role. Experience developing desktop and mobile applications. Demonstrable portfolio of released applications on the App store or the Android market. Familiarity with common stacks. Knowledge of multiple front-end languages and libraries (e.g. HTML/ CSS, JavaScript, XML, jQuery). Knowledge of multiple back-end languages (e.g. C#, Java, Python, PHP) and JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Node.js) Familiarity with databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB), web servers (e.g. Apache) and UI/UX design. Excellent communication and teamwork skills. Great attention to detail. Organizational skills. An analytical mind. Method of application Interested candidates should email their cover letters and CVs to the email below:
The Channel Sales Coordinator (CSC) will establish and maintain relationships with all B2B partners. He/She will be responsible for achieving sales, profitability, and partners recruitment objectives of the Mobile Money Payments aspect of the business. Their sole goal is to DRIVE MOBILE MONEY PAYMENTS via the Kazang POS machine. The CSC will report to the Head of Sales and Marketing. Job Responsibilities: Drive the usage of Mobile Money Payment solutions via Kazang Machines point of sale machine Coordinate and Manage a team of Channel Sales Representatives (CSRs) Meet assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives. Develop mutual B2B performance objectives Pro-actively assesses and validate customer needs on a daily basis Foster excellent communication internally and externally, and through strict adherence to channel rules of engagement. Alignment: Reports to the Head of Sales and Marketing Works closely with Customer Service Representatives to Ensure immediate customer satisfaction and problem resolution. Qualifications: A Business diploma or equivalent qualification Minimum five years of channel sales experience in a B2B sales environment . Experience in deployment of Point of Sales machines would be an added advantage In possession of 2 years driving License Method of Application To apply send a copy of a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) to the email below:
Location: Ibex hill Lusaka Provide individualised nail services and treatments to clients, including manicures and pedicures. Remove previously applied nail polish, shape and smooth the ends of nails, clean the nails, soften, push back and trim nail cuticles, and apply polish onto nails. Method of Application Kindly send your application via email:
Hairstylists provide a range of hair-care services as part of a routine session, including shampooing, cutting, colouring, styling, and blow-drying. Their daily responsibilities are extensive, and often include the following tasks: Advising clients on their hair-care needs Creating hair styles for formal events Analysing clients’ hair, facial features, and needs, and determining/recommending beauty treatments Styling and dressing hairpieces, extensions, and wigs Maintaining an appointment calendar through scheduling Demonstrating and selling styling products Learning and perfecting new styles and techniques Maintaining and updating client records Shaving and trimming beards and mustaches, and sideburns Waxing eyebrows and facial hair Trimming, cutting, and shaving hair using clippers, scissors, trimmers, and razors Maintaining work stations and sanitising tools and equipment Applying chemical setting, straightening, or curling solutions Using curlers, rollers, hot irons, and curling irons Applying hair color, dye, and tints Administering therapeutic scalp and hair treatments Performing scalp, neck, and face massages Applying hot towel treatments Method of Application Kindly send your application via email:
Reports to Medical Officer TB. The incumbent is responsible for TB specific diagnostic/laboratory support and will work in close collaboration with other staff under the TB department. S/he will oversee TB diagnostic support to the National TB programme including responsibilities in identifying staff training needs, EQA program, quality management systems, laboratory information systems and supplies management. Main duties Responsible for supporting USAID TBLON in all aspects of TB diagnosis Supports implementation of activities in line with the National TB Strategic Plan Collaborates with other partners in the country to enhance synergy of resources including strengthening of inter and intra district courier Collaborates with the ministry of Health and the National Tuberculosis Control Program in identification, planning and provision of laboratory technical support at all levels Supports roll out of DataToCare and other laboratory information systems such as DISA-Lab and eLAB Builds capacity to MoH laboratory staff through various trainings and mentorship on GeneXpert, smear microscopy, external quality assessment (EQA), DataToCare connectivity platform, DISA-Lab, and eLab. Supports the MoH on the implementation of GeneXpert technology and other newer technologies/ diagnostic tools including Installation, training, maintenance and proficiency monitoring Supports the implementation of the specimen transport system and result feedback Facilitates improved collaboration between the relevant laboratory focal point persons at GeneXpert sites and FOBs Scientific Limited as regards to GeneXpert technical support, preventive maintenance and repair Conducts assessment of primary care facilities and develop plans for TB diagnostic capacity building in Supported facilities Participates in development of quality management systems (QMS) for TB benches in peripheral laboratories Strengthens quality management systems (QMS) through technical supportive supervision and various activities. Works in close collaboration with the national TB reference laboratory to plan for TB diagnostic expansion, training and EQA Develops work plans and budgets for TB diagnostic support under the USAID TB LON program Represents CIDRZ at relevant Technical working groups Qualifications Minimum Diploma in Biomedical Sciences, or recognised equivalent. Degree is added advantage Minimum 5 years’ experience in TB programmatic laboratory services support Experience in TB diagnostic setting, especially primary health facility level Experience with DataToCare or any other gene Xpert connectivity software. Demonstrated experience in conducting EQA for primary care laboratories for both microscopy and Xpert Demonstrated experience supporting Installation, training, maintenance and proficiency monitoring of GeneXpert MTB RIF technology Demonstrated experience in capacity building/training primary Health care staff on TB diagnostic tools in use in the national program Awareness and knowledge of WHO accreditation systems for Primary Health care facilities TB laboratories Ability to work under minimum supervision Method of Application Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter and detailed CV quoting Reference Number and day-time telephone number to; CIDRZ Human Resources Director, PO Box 34681, LUSAKA or email:
Reports to Medical Officer TB and MDR TB technical advisor. The incumbent is responsible for supporting case finding for Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) TB and improved treatment and treatment outcomes for DR-TB patients. Main duties Serves as the liaison between CIDRZ, the District Health Offices, the provincial medical offices, implementing partners and the National TB program in relation to DR-TB programming and implementation Trains different categories of staff (health workers and Community members) in Drug susceptible TB, TB/HIV and Drug Resistant –TB (DR-TB) Works closely with the National TB program to actualize the plans for decentralisation of DR-TB treatment to district and facility levels. Works closely with the NTP and the National and Provincial Clinical Expert Committee (CECs) to provide mentorship and technical supportive supervision to MDR TB initiating centres. Works closely with the Provincial and District CEC to provide mentorship and technical supportive supervision to MDR TB DOT centres Strengthens 1 stop TB/HIV clinics for MDR TB patients that are co-infected with HIV Works closely with the TB mentors in conducting MDR TB surveillance- Tracking access to and results of the DST among the following high risk groups: contacts to MDR TB cases, re-treatment TB cases, patients who develop TB on or after IPT and patients who are smear positive at month 2 or above during treatment. Ensures that all patients diagnosed with DR-TB in our supported sites have a full baseline DST Works closely with the TB mentors, community partners and the MDR TB psycho-social counsellors to ensure that all the all the DR-TB patients are contact traced, unlinked clients are mopped up and defaulters are tracked and linked back to care. Supervises the MDR TB psycho-social counsellors to ensure that patients receive psycho-social support throughout treatment and patient appointment system is strengthened. Works closely with the MDR TB psychosocial counsellor to ensure that patients return for their semi-annual reviews after completion of treatment. Supports the MDR TB initiation centres to conduct adverse drug safety monitoring and management including submission of pharmacological reports to NTP and ZAMRA Supports the MDR TB initiation centres to ensure that all MDR TB patients have their monthly cultures Supports the provincial Clinical Expert Committees to have quarterly meetings to charter a way forward for challenging DR-TB cases, review quality of care for DR-TB patients, conduct mortality audits for DR-TB and interim and final outcome cohort analysis for MDR TB patients Participates in the National Clinical Expert committee meetings and other forums on DR TB Provides technical support to the National TB Program (NTP) in the implementation of programmatic management of MDR-TB (PMDT) so as to enhance quality service delivery for MDR-TB Supports accurate use of reporting and recording use Provides support for all aspects of data collection and reporting, help to identify barriers/challenges and work with the DHO, PHO and NTP as required to address the challenges in a timely manner Compiles monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reports as required in required formats Qualifications: Diploma in Clinical Medical Sciences. A Bachelors or Masters Degree in Public Health will be an added advantage. At least 8 years of relevant work experience in the field of TB with at least three years in PMDT Demonstrated experience in mentoring and training HCWs at district and provincial level in PMDT Experience with recording, reporting and other monitoring and evaluation activities Computer literate, with high competency in using Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Good management and co-ordination skills Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills Ability to meet deadlines, and pays attention to detail Method of Application Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter and detailed CV quoting Reference Number and day-time telephone number to; CIDRZ Human Resources Director, PO Box 34681, LUSAKA or email:
Organisation Background: Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation 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 Project Coordinator (Enhancing the Voices of Civil Society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa) – Mansa (1 Year 5 Months Contract) Position Description: The position of Project Coordinator is part of Plan International 18+ Programme on Ending Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Eastern and Southern Africa implemented by Plan International Zambia. The position is based in Mansa, Zambia, at Plan International Zambia and exists to support the BMZ / Plan International Germany supported project “Strengthening Civil Society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa”. The Incumbent is responsible for overall project coordination of the project activities at the community and national level. Key areas of responsibility include: Has the overall responsibility for project implementation including quality assurance, reporting, oversight of M&E activities and communications in line with the project proposal and donor agreement. Providing leadership and guidance to the project team on project activities. Facilitates communication between the local partners and sub-regional coordinator at the 18+ Center of Excellence in Lusaka, Zambia. Coordinates project implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the country at sub-regional and regional level in cooperation with the sub-regional coordinator at the 18+ Center of Excellence in Lusaka, Zambia. Effectively manages project resources including the timely utilisation of the project funds. Effectively collaborates with the relevant stakeholders for learning and information sharing on ending child marriage. Facilitates capacity building of local partners with focus on advocacy and influencing activities (shaping of political influencing, strategic work and networking as well as the prioritisation of issues on the political agenda by the local partner). Facilitates joint reporting in line with the donor contracts and compliance requirements. Represents Plan at district, provincial and national level stakeholder forums, consultative sessions, or conferences related to child marriage and gender work. Qualifications: University Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or related discipline At least 5 years practical experience in project and budget management Ability to work in teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other development agencies at district level Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development, especially CEFM Knowledge of Gender and Child rights issues Competencies: Experience and knowledge in community-based programming Good community participatory skills Experience in research and data collection Experience in Social Networking and social movement building Ability to organise own work and work independently Experience in Report writing Excellent communication and facilitation skills (meetings, workshops & seminars) Problem identification & Problem-solving skills Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, with knowledge of language, cultural beliefs and values of community one is operating in 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. Applications should reach the undersigned. 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.
Organisation Background Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation 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 Position Description: The position of Community Development Facilitator is part of Plan International 18+ Programme on Ending Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Eastern and Southern Africa implemented by Plan International Zambia. The position is based in Mansa, Zambia, at Plan International Zambia and exists to support the BMZ / Plan International Germany supported project “Strengthening Civil Society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Incumbent is required to provide the link between Plan Zambia and the community in areas where Plan implements its activities. This is to ensure facilitation of all the development activities done within the community are helping and improving the lives of children and their families. Additionally, the incumbent must be able to live in the community as part of Plan’s Global Immersion Strategy. Key areas of responsibility include: Mobilising communities and facilitating on Plan thematic areas to ensure the mandate of Plan is achieved. Facilitating project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the assigned area of operation. Facilitating effective participation of children, families, communities and stakeholders in programme activities. Building the capacity of community partners and volunteers to facilitate and manage Plan’s focus on child well-being. coordination of programme activities and networking with the communities Establishing good working relations with children, families, community leadership, and Community based Organisations (CBOs), government extension staff and other stakeholders at ward and village levels. Participating in stakeholder meetings and networks at ward and village levels. Identifying key risks within the area of operation and putting in appropriate control measures to manage them. Qualifications: Diploma in Development Studies or related discipline. A Class 3 motor bike license. 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO environment Ability to organise own work and work independently Excellent communication skills Competencies: Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, with knowledge of Language, Cultural beliefs and values of community one is operating in. Must be a Team player Facilitation skills (Meetings, workshops & seminars) Proficient in Computer skills Building good relationships with various community groups Identifying the potential of community groups to deliver specific programs that promote the fulfilment of child rights Ability to ride a motor bike 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. Applications should reach the undersigned. 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.
Overall Purpose Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver stock, or pick up or deliver items such as branding materials. May also take orders, collect and stock merchandise at point of delivery. Minimum Qualifications: Grade 12 Certificate Professional Registration: None Minimum Experience: Minimum of C1 valid Driver’s License 2 years driving/sales experience Key Skills: Strong understanding of fleet management procedures and policies Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Overall Purpose To provide effective and efficient Human Resource Information System functional support and coordination in order to help management make decisions in line with the Company’s human resource database. Minimum Qualifications: Degree Human Resource Management IT Qualification (Added Advantage) Professional Registration: Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management Membership Minimum Experience: 2 Years’ experience in managing a human resource information system Key Skills: Good understanding of HR information systems Good understanding and interpretation of labour laws Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Responsibilities: You will provide complete and appropriate solutions for every customer in order to boost top-line revenue growth, customer acquisition levels and profitability. Present, promote and sell products/services using solid arguments to existing and prospective customers Perform cost-benefit and needs analysis of existing/potential customers to meet their needs Establish, develop and maintain positive business and customer relationships Reach out to customer leads through cold calling Expedite the resolution of customer problems and complaints to maximise satisfaction Achieve agreed upon sales targets and outcomes within schedule Coordinate sales effort with team members and other departments Analyse the territory/market’s potential, track sales and status reports Supply management with reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services. Keep abreast of best practices and promotional trends Continuously improve through feedback Requirements: Proven work experience as a Medical Sales Representative Excellent knowledge of MS Office Ability to build productive business professional relationships Highly motivated and target driven with a proven track record in sales Excellent selling, communication and negotiation skills Prioritising, time management and organisational skills Ability to create and deliver presentations tailored to the audience needs Relationship management skills and openness to feedback Clean driver’s license Method of application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
A construction company based in Solwezi seeks a well qualified freelance plumber / electrician to run plumbing and electrical on some flats that are being built. The works are ad-hoc with the plumber/electrician being paid on mutually agreed rates. The plumber-electrician will be an independent contractor. Must have a craft certificate in plumbing and electrical. Interested parties can contact 0966 300 483 or 0969 931023 for an interview. Method of application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
We are looking a plumber/electrical technician as Farm Select Ltd. Qualifications She/ he must be a goal oriented and able to pursue massive action without looking at the watch. A maximum of a certificate in electrical and plumbing and minimum 2 year experience. Degree and diploma holders must not apply. A person must be competent in electrical and plumbing. Well mannered and mature. Must possess problem solving skills. Must be capable to multitask Must be able to stay at the farm Method of Application Send your details by email:
The Zambia Development Agcncy (ZDA). established under secuon 4 of the ZDA Act Number 11 of 2006 is an organization responsible for fostering economic growth and development by promoting trade and investment in Zambia. The Agency is seeking high ly qualified and self-motivated individuals to fill the following vacancy: Reporting to the Director General he/she will ensure to develop and enhance the image of ZDA to internal and external stakeholders by planning, implementing and monitoring public relations programs and activities of the Agency. Define and implement functional communications plans, implement the corporate communications strategy, in order to maintain and enhance the visibility for and reputation of the Agency, and support networking activities, ensuring alignment with Agency’s strategy: Provide advice and support and contribute to the design and implementation of the Director General Office plans, ensuring compliance with wider Agency’s and communications strategy and taking into account the national context and audience to develop appropriate, effective communications Plan and execute communications campaigns that favourably impact the views of the public, opinion leaders and government in order to raise Agency’s profile and support service activities Ensure effective design and delivery of communications products that effectively convey the desired message to targeted audience(s) and prepare press releases, media briefs, talking points and Agency visibility materials reports and maintain and update information on the ZDA website. Oversee a contact list or journalists and media outlets, and ensure a regular flow of news/information about Agency’s work is distributed to the media, reputation risks are identified and managed, media enquiries and information is explained in a compelling way Facilitate and oversee the generating of a range of specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across arrange of integrated online platforms Build and maintain effective partnerships and collaborations (internally and externally) through extensive networking to align activities, and enhance understanding and support for Agency programmes: and Evaluate opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising on an on-going basis. Qualifications / Experience/ Skills: Degree in Mass Communication; Marketing or equivalent professional qualification Additional qualification in Economics or Branding: Six (6) years’ experience, three of which should have been at management level: Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing, proofreading and editing skills Drive, competence, flexibility and a willingness to learn Excellent organisational and tune management skills with the ability to multitask and cope with pressure Creativity, imagination and digital skills: creative ability to devise communication strategies. Familiarity with information technology, especially digital and video means of communication, is essential: and Good teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills. Method of Application All applications must be clearly marked and accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of qualifications and provide at least three referees, and send to: The Acting Director Finance and Administration, Zambia Development Agency, Privatisation House, Nasser Road, PO Box-30819, Lusaka. Or Email:
The Zambia Development Agcncy (ZDA). established under secuon 4 of the ZDA Act Number 11 of 2006 is an organization responsible for fostering economic growth and development by promoting trade and investment in Zambia. The Agency is seeking high ly qualified and self-motivated individuals to fill the following vacancy: Reporting to Director Policy and Planning, the position holder is responsible for selecting the appropriate research methodologies and supporting techniques to meet defined business objectives. Further, s/he manages the policy and research function of the Agency and ensures that the department generates policy and credible information on all sectors of the economy and provide timely and appropriate advice to Government on economic development policy matters: Selecting the most appropriate research methodology and techniques and designing qualitative and quantitative research plans to meet business objectives Manage research on matters relating to the global economy; Zambia’s business environment, sector studies, investments, exports, productivity and enterprise development: Manage the creation of databases on vital statistics such as market information, demand – supply of commodities, investment and trade dynamics, and their implications on economic development in Zambia Manage the communication and dissemination of policy analysis and research findings and secure stakeholder buy-in: Manage the analysis of Zambia’s investment climate and facilitate public-private dialogue to identify key business constramts and inform business reforms Collaborate with research firms, institutions of higher learning, and other stakeholders to undertake joint policy analysis and research on trade and investment to enhance ZDA’s mandate Conduct financial and economic analysis on specific initiatives, aimed at developing the private sector Manage the communication of strategic Government programs to the rest of ZDA and its clients Ensure provision or timely input into national policy laws, regulations and national budgets Manage programmes and activities pertaining to monitoring of global FDI flows. and sources of potential investors, international market trade developments, market access trends in international trade blocs, and the impact or exports and FDIS on the Zambian economy Manage the preparation and submission of periodic and ad hoc reports of the department’s activities; and Manage the preparation of annual work plans and budgets for the Department and facilitate smooth execution of the activities by officers. Qualifications / Experience/ Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences; Business, Economics or equivalent professional qualifications: A Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics or Public Policy will be an added advantage Six (6) years’ experience, four (4) of which should have been at senior level Excellent planning and facilitation skills Demonstrate experience in report writing Demonstrate experience in policy analysis and research methodology skills Excellent interpersonal skills Knowledge of computer applications (Excel and processing) and statistical packages (SPSS, STATA): and Excellent communication and analytical. Method of Application All applications must be clearly marked and accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of qualifications and provide at least three referees, and send to: The Acting Director Finance and Administration, Zambia Development Agency, Privatisation House, Nasser Road, PO Box-30819, Lusaka. Or Email:
Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General. In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date. The following are eligible to apply: ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations. External candidates *The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who are Zambian Nationals. Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organisation. A short-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance. *Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is K 207,361 ( Zambian Kwacha ) yearly. Organizational Setting: This position is located in the Programming unit in the ILO Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique (ILO CO- Lusaka). ILO CO-Lusaka `s provides technical and advisory services to Government, Workers’ and Employers’ organisations as the Tripartite Constituents of the ILO. The goal of the ILO is decent work for women and men throughout the world. Decent work is central to global efforts to reducing poverty and is a means for achieving equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) are the main instruments through which the ILO member states, together with Workers’ and Employers’ organisations (Constituents) coordinate and effectively implement various technical cooperation programmes aimed at achieving Decent Work for All. Developed in partnership with ILO constituents at country level and aligned to national development frameworks, DWCPs aim to tackle major decent work deficits through a limited number of integrated and mutually reinforcing strategic objectives of decent work. While the promotion of decent work is the primary mandate of the ILO, the United Nations system as a whole has a role to play in promoting full and productive employment and decent work for all. Therefore, the ILO works in close collaboration with other UN agencies to make Decent Work a reality for all working women and men and contribute effectively towards national development, poverty reduction and inclusive growth Main Purpose: As a team member, the incumbent provides a variety of general office support services, completing a range of standard support tasks in an efficient, effective and client-oriented manner. Such tasks contribute to the timely and effective functioning of business operations and may encompass duties related to correspondence preparation, document preparation, database maintenance, meetings support, travel, registry and/or mail services. The incumbent is required to use standard office equipment and the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to process transactions. Work is governed by established rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines governing operational areas. The position works under the supervision of Sr. Programme Assistant. Supervision received is focused on the quality and timeliness of the delivery of work assignments. The incumbent works with some degree of operational independence in performing the day-to-day work and consults the supervisor for guidance on non-standard issues. Working Relationships: Internal contacts are with staff in the work unit or related programmes to obtain, provide or clarify information on matters related to specific assignments and to relay instructions from the supervisor. External contacts are primarily with visitors/callers to the Office, meeting participants and/or external service providers to follow up on routine matters, exchange information or direct them to the appropriate person. Key Duties and Responsibilities Generic duties: Provide a range of support services in the areas of general office administration, finance and/or HR that contribute to the timely delivery of business operations in accordance with applicable standards. Draft and prepare standard correspondence and other materials on own initiative or from instructions, ensuring clarity of content and compliance with applicable standards and finalize for signature. Prepare draft translations of correspondence and other documents. Word process and format in final form a variety of documents. Maintain and update databases. Input data and process routine administrative actions in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system related to leave entitlements, contracts, purchase orders, payments processing, and/or travel. Provide support for the official travel of staff, including for travel and accommodation arrangements, security clearances, visa requirements and transportation of personal effects. Provide support for meetings and events, including processing administrative actions in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, preparing and distributing invitation letters, agendas and other materials, arranging meeting facilities and equipment, making travel arrangements, preparing routine cost estimates and providing support and information to participants on matters of a routine nature. Register and route mail, correspondence and other documents. Process outgoing mail ensuring most appropriate method in terms of postal rates and regulations. Maintain and organize filing systems for correspondence, documents, publications and/or reference materials. Plan and coordinate the activities of the Office’s registry as required. Respond to routine telephone, email and in-person inquiries or refer to appropriate contact/unit. Supply readily available information from office files and databases. Receive and direct visitors and arrange appointments. Maintain and update inventories of office supplies. Ensure stocks are adequate and order supplies in a timely manner. Keep stockroom in order. Keep abreast of changes to relevant operational rules, regulations, policies, procedures, guidelines and processes and share information with concerned parties. Perform other relevant duties as assigned. Duties continued Specific duties: Assist and provide input in all Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) processes
About FHI 360: FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organisation dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, nutrition, economic development, gender, youth, education, environment, civil society, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Advisor for Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health. Project Description: FHI 360 seeks Technical Advisor for Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health (RMNH). to join province-based teams delivern high-quality technical assistance to the Government of Zambia to improve the quality, responsiveness and efficiency of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH&N) services. USAID Zambia supports the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the Ministry of Health to improve the health of mothers and children through strengthened capacity to engage the communities for health, to deliver quality services, and to strengthen systems at national and subnational levels. The successful candidates will provide technical assistance to the government-led RMNCAH&N Continuum of Care Program at provincial, district, and health facility levels. The Technical Advisor for RMNH will be based in Mansa, Luapula with travel to other priority provinces – Muchinga, Southern and Eastern – and Lusaka. Job Summary/Responsibilities The Technical Advisor for RMNH will work closely with the program team, under the leadership of the Deputy Chief of Party Technical to execute the following responsibilities: Lead the technical direction of the project related to evidence-based RMNH programming for facility and community-level interventions, based on local and global best practices. Provide strategic leadership on RMNH policy and programming in ways that are sensitive and beneficial and in harmony with other RMNH projects and coordinating mechanisms Contribute to program/project design, implementation, learning, and monitoring and evaluation through active collaboration with project teams and the GRZ Oversee the selection of appropriate RMNH technical assistance to meet national, provincial, and district needs. Provide guidance and technical support in alignment with GRZ RMNH policies and strategies, including USAID policy priorities. Lead the development and refinement of RMNH trainings, tools, guidelines, and standards to support GRZ interventions. Contribute to the learning agenda by identifying information gaps in RMNH that could include secondary data analysis, literature reviewing, and field testing of new approaches. Build the RMNH technical capacity of provincial and district staff through technical updates, training, exchange visits, literature sharing, and mentorship. Actively engage in networks and forums to support GRZ RMNH priorities and promote involvement of multiple government sectors, donors, and the private sector in nutrition-related initiatives. Maintain diplomatic and high-quality interactions and clear and consistent communications internally and with partners in the field. Qualifications Master’s Degree in public health or health management. Clinical background with public health training is strongly preferred. At least five (5) years of work experience in the Zambia health system, preferably at provincial or district level; Excellent knowledge of Zambia planning and performance management system, district supervision and QA/QI policy. Excellent knowledge of Zambia community-level structures (NHC, SMAG) Systems analysis skills applied to RMNCAH-N services preferred. Experience with QA/QI models preferred Experience leading a small team of 5-to-7 health professionals Technical and financial experience with a USG-funded project as well a health-related project is preferred. Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders and NGO partners. This job description summarises the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
About FHI 360: FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organisation dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, nutrition, economic development, gender, youth, education, environment, civil society, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Advisor for Gender and Adolescent Health Project Description: FHI 360 seeks Technical Advisor for Gender and Adolescent Health to join province-based teams delivering high-quality technical assistance to the Government of Zambia to improve the quality, responsiveness and efficiency of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH&N) services. USAID Zambia supports the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the Ministry of Health to improve the health of mothers and children through strengthened capacity to engage the communities for health, to deliver quality services, and to strengthen systems at national and subnational levels. The successful candidates will provide technical assistance to the government-led RMNCAH&N Continuum of Care Program at provincial, district and health facility levels, in collaboration with the project team, to improve the implementation of high impact RMNCAH&N interventions. FHI 360 seeks Technical Advisor for Gender and Adolescent Health to be based in Mansa, Luapula with travel to other priority provinces – Muchinga, Southern and Eastern – and Lusaka. Job Summary/Responsibilities The Technical Advisor for Gender and Adolescent Health will work closely with the program team, under the leadership of the Deputy Chief of Party-Technical to execute the following responsibilities: Design and oversee a Gender Analysis, and ensure recommendations are integrated into relevant project and technical assistance activities. Lead the technical direction of the project related to evidence-based gender and adolescent programming for facility and community-level interventions, based on local and global best practices Provide strategic leadership on gender and adolescent health policy and programming in ways that are sensitive and beneficial to the target populations and in harmony with existing gender and adolescent health coordination mechanisms. Contribute to program/project design, implementation, learning, and monitoring and evaluation through active collaboration with project teams and the GRZ. Oversee the selection of appropriate gender and adolescent health technical assistance to meet national, provincial, and district needs. Participate and provide strategic inputs into gender and adolescent health technical working group meetings at the all levels (national, provincial, and district levels). Provide guidance and technical support in alignment with Government of Zambia gender and adolescent health policies and strategies, including USAID policy priorities. Lead the development and refinement of gender and adolescent health trainings, tools, guidelines, and standards to support GRZ interventions. Contribute to the learning agenda by identifying information gaps in gender and adolescent health that could include secondary data analysis, literature reviewing, and field testing of new approaches. Build the gender and adolescent health technical capacity of provincial and district staff through technical updates, training, exchange visits, literature sharing, and mentor-ship. Actively engage in networks and forums to support GRZ gender and adolescent health priorities and promote involvement of multiple government sectors, donors, and the private sector in nutrition-related initiatives. Maintain diplomatic and high-quality interactions and clear and consistent communications internally and with partners in the field. Ensure technical quality of activity monitoring and reporting and presentation of project activities related to gender and adolescent health Document, communicate and publish results and lessons learned to inform improvements in national policies and local systems Contribute to the development of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID. Qualifications: Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, gender studies, community development, or other relevant field Minimum of ten years’ relevant professional experience managing and implementing development activities including those related to gender integration and inclusion and/or working to improve the health of adolescents Demonstrated ability to influence, motivate and collaborate with others Experience with gender analysis highly desired This job description summaries the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
National Milling Corporation Ltd, is a reputable multinational milling company specialised in the manufacturing of flour mealie meal, stock-feeds products including trading in rice and other products wishes to engage additional staff in the following vacant position: Responsible for driving the human foods brand awareness through onsite face to face interactions with consumers by providing valuable information about the various human foods products, fostering relationships through communication, distribution of marketing collateral in order to drive sales, work closely, manage, supervise the assigned depot sales staff to promote lead generation and create up-sell opportunities ensuring to maintain sufficient well organised inventory supplies, plan entire activities to assure accomplishment of customer company distribution in retail stores: ensure customer distribution goals are attained in allocated territory and that customer distribution goals are attained as per assigned location etc. Key qualifications In depth understanding of the sales and marketing role, full grade 12 School certificate, Degree in Sales and Marketing/Business Administration or its equivalent and with at least three (3) years’ work experience in such a similar role. Method of Application Only serious applicants meeting the above stated requirements should send their resumes to the email, or indicated address below: Head – Human Resource & Corporate Affairs, National Milling Corporation Ltd, PO BOX 31980, Head Office, Lusaka.
Note: due to Covid – 19 sales executives will be required to work remotely. We are looking for experienced, passionate and motivated sales executives to join our company. As our sales executive your main responsibility will be to drive our business success by implementing a strong and sustainable sales strategy. Your main goal will be to turn leads and prospects into paid clients. Duties and Responsibilities: Find prospects and leads Learn details about our products and services Understand all the prospects needs, problems or wants Explain how our solutions align with their pain points Meet with potential clients and act as their consultant Up-sell when appropriate Identify buyer personal profiles Investigate leads and find out about them as much as possible before contacting Identify most important sales KPIs Prepare and present reports when needed Attend events and seminars Stay up to date with the latest sales trends and best practices Requirements and Qualifications: At least 2 years of experience in the digital marketing industry 2 years of experience doing sales Proven records of successful deals closed Good knowledge of telemarketing and digital marketing Own a smart phone or Laptop Critical thinking and problem-solving skills Excellent leadership skills Great interpersonal and communication skills Minimum degree in Marketing or Business Administration from a reputable institution Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Rentons is a health facility located in Lusaka and has been established to offer psychotherapy, counselling, motivation, well-being and other mental health related services. We offer personalised treatment that can help you or your loved one to begin a journey of recovery and lay the foundation for continued and long-lasting improvement. We are looking to recruit a vibrant, professional and diverse team of qualified candidates to take up a number of roles within the organisation. Role: Dietitians Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required: 3 years’ work experience in related fields. 3 written references. Minimum qualifications of a Degree in related fields and other related certifications. Membership to a regulating body in related field. Valid practising licenses. Method of application Suitably qualified candidates should email their application letter together with a latest CV; Certified Copies of Professional / Academic Certificates and the National Registration Card (NRC) to the email below. All applications must be submitted electronically. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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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