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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: The holder of 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. Key Responsibilities This position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality and any other regulations as required by the company. Ensuring that all copper concentrate samples received are logged in the Laboratory information Management system (LIMS) and prepared within agreed turnaround times. Ensuring that sampling procedures are followed and adhered to. Ensuring that sample buckets/containers are properly labelled and sealed. Ensuring that both auto samplers for copper concentrates are cleaned. Ensuring that all samples are signed for by sample preparers upon delivering them to the sample preparation section of the Laboratory. Report any anomaly that may arise in sampling of copper concentrates to the responsible chemist, Report any malfunction of the sampling equipment to the relevant authorities. Carrying out any other task as assigned by the c. Working co-operatively Being open and honest Maintaining of Good House Keeping Upholding Safety Encouraging two way communications. Attending daily team toolbox meetings. Act in line with Company goals and values. Qualifications: A full Grade 12 Certificate with clear passes in English, Sciences and Mathematics Experience: Relevant experience will be an added advantage and not a requirement. Behavioral Traits: Teamwork Bold Initiative Thinking Safety Upholding Quality Technical Skill Driving Quantity Driving Attendance Operational Requirements: Training in handling of chemicals Training in basic computers Training in use of sample preparation equipment Training in LIMS Shift work Training in procedure application Valid silicosis certificate. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
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 To oversee mechanical maintenance/breakdowns of plant and machinery in the gas cleaning and acid plant section of the Smelter. This will include supervision of scaffolders, mechanical fitting works, plate and piping metal works, HDPE welding and FRP laminations:- Maximising efficiency and safe production within Kansanshi Mine Plc. Key Responsibilities Primarily to assist with the maintenance of the equipment in the Acid Plant and Gas cleaning plants at the Kansanshi Smelter. 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. Assist in the development of the organisational structure for the section, assisting in the recruitment and training of maintenance personnel, ensuring that organisational needs are met. Participate in the development and review of targets for the mechanical department, helping to achieve the business objectives and manage the performance results of the resources allocated, to achieve the targets and plans in the area of his appointment. Continuously review the ordering of mechanical spares and inventories held with the objective of eliminating the risk of operational downtime in case of equipment/component failure. Continuously asses the mechanical asset inventory with the view of assisting in the development and continuous improvement of the implemented maintenance systems, to achieve or better the targeted availabilities for meeting the business objectives. Conduct regular inventory assessments and maintenance plan reviews helping set operating and capital refurbishment budgets for the mechanical assets/equipment base of your section. Manage the mechanical equipment under your control to achieve the designed performance capacity, where required schedule and execute refurbishment to restore equipment to the required operating integrity/efficiency. Proactive and practical management of the Planned maintenance program in Acid plant. Manage the mechanical department resources under your control in effectively assisting the Mechanical Engineering Superintendent and the overall smelter team. Assist in planning and execution of the resources under your control for all planned and unplanned smelter maintenance shutdowns. Cost effectively manage all resources placed under your control to ensure strict adherence to sound management principles for the effective and efficient execution of maintenance activities to safely achieve maximum plant availability, at the lowest practically achievable cost. Continuously monitor your resources for strict adherence to the relevant engineering standards and specifications and execute appropriate action/s for non-compliance. Through effective leadership and mentorship cultivate, nurture and foster an “enabling” and “continuous improvement” culture. Manage the continuous improvement of your department through operational excellence. Manage the departmental costs to achieve the maximum business benefit. Manage the human resources in a manner that will ensure that the business objectives are met with minimal labor turnover. Ensure that good work ethics is sustained by effectively managing discipline with reference to absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc. within the department. Meaningfully participate in the formulation of measurable annual service level agreements with the smelter production department for the engineering department. Identify and help implement training and development opportunities for direct reports on an ongoing basis, with a particular focus on developing the local Zambian based employees. Regularly review career performance, helping identify potential talent- implementing the actions agreed to with the subordinates, coaching and counseling people on an ongoing basis to ensure continuous growth. Qualifications: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (minimum qualification requirement or equivalent relevant experience) Must be a full Member of EIZ Experience: Previous appointment as a Maintenance Supervisor in a Copper Smelting plant with a minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience. First-hand experience in the maintenance of Gas Cleaning/Acid plants with equipment including: Acid Plants Strong Acid Cooling and Handling Gas Cleaning Process Heat Exchangers Wet Electrostatic Precipitator Peristaltic Slurry Pumps Acid/Effluent Pumps CS Piping Works ID fans Hydraulic Systems Pneumatic Systems Cooling Towers and Water Reticulation Systems Behavioural Traits: Teamwork Bold Initiative Thinking Safety Upholding Quality Technical Skills Driving Quantity Managing Attendance Very good communicator with strong skills/knowledge ability Operational Requirements: Computer Literacy Overtime and standby work when required Fluent in English Depth perception Fitting experience Scaffolding experience Hydraulics and pneumatics experience Proactive attitude towards the planned maintenance system Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
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: 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. Key Responsibilities: Maintain inspections and quality control systems, in order to maintain contractual obligations Oversee building contractors during construction projects to ensure site requirements are met within safety and quality standards Develop & define the scope of works and resources required on various projects Develop and implement project controls & create budgets for projects Preparing schedules, work progress, production and other reports (Ms Projects) Setup a certification system for construction quality control Allocating resources, transport & materials, sub-contractors and other staff Supervision and implementation of all projects to Architectural & Engineered plans Provide training and development opportunities for all direct reports on an ongoing basis, with a particular focus on Zambian employees Responsible for projects costs, cost control, waste control and daily time management Meets construction budget against expenditures Ensuring all safety procedure are enforced on site Updates job knowledge with emerging construction practices and standards; participating in educational opportunities Other duties as directed by the Supervisor Qualifications: Grade 12 School certificate or Ordinary level certificate and Construction Management, Civil Engineering or Quantity Surveyor Degree / Diploma from recognized Institution. Craft certificate in either plumbing, electrical, bricklaying or carpentry Experience: At least six years post qualification working experience Good knowledge of building construction in regards to Civils & Steel portal Frames and general maintenance Good knowledge of safe operation of concrete mixers, basic hand and power tools Good knowledge of work place safety including safe handling and lifting procedures Behavioral Traits: Teamwork Bold Initiative Thinking Safety Upholding Quality Technical Skill Driving Quantity Operational Requirements: Ability to work under pressure and complete work on schedule Ability to pay attention to details i.e. Good quality workmanship. ERB & EIZ Valid Silicosis certificate GRZ driving licence Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
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 To perform all, refractory, acid proofing and civil, installation and maintenance work. That will include but not be limited to bricklaying, casting, ramming and gunning, carpentry, scaffolding work and drilling PSC tuyere holes. Key Responsibilities 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. The Refractory Bricklayer will / must be able to: Demolish and re-build refractory lined furnaces, vessels, ladles and launders, according to design drawings, adhering to the supplier’s preparation and installation guidelines Demolish and install acid resistant linings Demolish and build/cast civil structures Be responsible for cleaning, regular inspection and safe storage of mason tools and equipment (amongst others, mixers, gunning machines, cutting machines, brick supporting jacks, forklift machines, jack hammers, hand tools, etc.) Be able to safely and productively operate all mason tools and equipment Perform basic rigging including slinging of equipment and crane hand signalling (to crane drivers) Use hoist’s (hand chain and pendant control operations) for lifting and placement of associated steel-casings, -formers, refractory materials and equipment Be aware of cost and contribute to achieve maximum business benefit by being productive, proactive and keeping waste to a minimum Will be responsible for the assistants that are assigned to help him/her with a task Perform all tasks as instructed by the supervisor Report work progress and any bottlenecks to the supervisor and complete job cards on time Qualifications: Minimum of a Grade 12 Refractory bricklayer apprenticeship (minimum 2 years) and trade certificate from a recognised institution Experience: A minimum of 5 years relevant experience as a Refractory Bricklayer in a Smelter environment Ideally- Knowledge of repairing fibre glass vessels and ducting Ideally- Basic fitting experience (bolting, and fixing, etc.) Ideally molten metal and acid plant experience Ability to read and interpret technical drawings Behavioural Traits: Teamwork Bold initiative Thinking safely Upholding quality Technical Skill Driving quantity Driving attendance Flexibility and adaptability Operational Requirements: Standby and overtime where required Exposure to noise / dust / heat / hot molten metal / acid Working at heights Working in confined spaces Working in hot conditions Working on all plant equipment/installations Working shifts Working to meet target Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
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 general maintenance including various duties as assigned by the supervisor. Specific Job Responsibility: Supporting process controls. Reporting all production levels. Routine screening analysis. House keeping General work as assigned by the supervisor Job Specific Competencies: Ability to comply with all the safe operating procedures and instructions. Checking and responding to the condition of all equipment and tools. Checking the work environment before and during work. Responding to the problems and workload of others. Optimising own performance Key Job Attributes: Must be discrete and flexible Must be responsible, focused and self-motivated Ability to interact with people and work cohesively with them Must physically capable of using and moving equipment and tools Experience required to perform in this job: At least 2 years work experience as a general handy (preferably in the mining environment) Excellent technical skills Time management and organisational skill Qualifications: At least a full grade twelve certificate. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
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: General maintenance including perform various duties as assigned by the supervisor. Specific Job Responsibility: Supporting process controls. Reporting all production levels. Routine screening analysis. House keeping General work as assigned by the supervisor. Job Specific Competencies: Ability to comply with all the safe operating procedures and instructions. Checking and responding to the condition of all equipment and tools. Checking the work environment before and during work. Responding to the problems and workload of others. Optimising own performance. Key Job Attributes: Must be discrete and flexible Must be responsible, focused and self-motivated Ability to interact with people and work cohesively with them Must physically capable of using and moving equipment and tools Experience required to perform in this job: At least 2 years work experience as a general handy (preferably in the mining environment) Excellent technical skills Time management and organisational skill Qualifications: At least a full grade twelve certificate. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
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: Key Responsibilities The position holder 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. Key Responsibilities Ensure that all personnel and visitors adhere to company safety regulations and requirements on the section. Attend daily shift meetings. Ensure a proper shift hand over when going on or off shift. Be active involved in equipment & production on shift in the relevant area of responsibility. Drive 100% equipment / process availability on section during shift. Support the achievement of production targets are met daily / monthly. Ensure proper standard operation of equipment on section. Ensure no time delay's in production during starting and or stoppage. Support the operation of the section within the set parameters and instructions Report all deviations in process flow to the process operator Report all downtime during shift to the process operator Report all unsafe conditions to process operator. Ensure good communication with co-workers during shift. Ensure that safety standards are met. To perform any reasonable task as instructed by the Shift Controller in any other section. Take active part in the relevant mine, plant or equipment training programs or cross training in other sections as indicated by the Training Officer. Ensure good housekeeping and all cleaning work in the section. Qualifications: A minimum of a grade 12 certificate with credits in mathematics and/ or science. Valid drivers' license Experience: A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a Concentrator or related field Visit our website and register for instant job alerts Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
To supervise the maintenance and servicing of vehicles, procurement of spares, vehicle preventive maintenance programs and compliance to fleet related organisational policies and government regulations to ensure availability of dependable and safe fleet Minimum Qualifications: Diploma (Transport and Logistics). Minimum Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ Experience in Fleet Coordination Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
To support line management in the execution and development of all HR programs and initiatives, provide expertise on people-related matters and manage the provision HR services to ensure alignment to the strategic objectives and goals of Zamtel. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or any related field from a recognised university Professional Registration: Member of the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management Minimum Experience: 3+ years of experience in human resource management Key Skills: Demonstrable experience with HR metrics Thorough knowledge of labour legislation Full understanding of all HR functions and best practices Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Overall Purpose The Administration Officer is responsible for coordinating, consolidating, and ensuring smooth implementation of and adherence to fleet management, facilities, and security procedures and provide logistical support Zamtel operations. Also responsible Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Business Administration or related field Minimum Experience: Minimum of 3 year’s relevant experience managing people in a complex environment. Experience in fleet/facilities and Security management a must. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives. EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace. Job Description The USAID Let’s Read Zambia project is a 5-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Education Development Center (EDC). USAID Let’s Read Zambia works to improve reading outcomes for children attending pre-primary (kindergarten) through to Grades 3 and provide professional development for teachers to support reading interventions in Zambian public and community schools. Position Description The Procurement Assistant will support the Procurement Manager in managing all project procurement processes including printing of Teaching and Learning Materials and equipment procurement. The incumbent will assist in ensuring procurement is transparent and carried out in accordance with USAID regulations, EDC procurement policies, procedures, rules and guidelines are followed. S/he will report to the procurement manager. Responsibilities: The Procurement Assistant is responsible for the following tasks, but not limited to: Assist the Procurement Manager to oversee all project procurement; and ensuring procurement is transparent and carried out in accordance with USAID regulations, EDC policies and procedures Procure and ensure timely, efficient and cost-effective supply of goods and services to project teams in accordance with donor and EDC guidelines Prepare requests for quotations, conduct bid evaluation, prepare price analysis, and conduct due diligence (reference checks and site visits) and draft purchase orders in support of the procurement of goods and services for the project Support the Procurement Manager to review and track the procurement plan; communicating and sharing updates with the various project teams on a regular basis Working closely with the project technical teams and providing procurement guidance and assistance to trainings, events and activities that will require the rental of venues or hotels, catering services, transportation services and procurement of stationery and supplies Maintain filing system for procurement and ensure that the minimum documentation referenced in the procurement threshold is in each procurement file; Ensure that the vendor meets the terms and conditions of the purchase order/contract through active contract management; This includes written communication with the vendor to ensure on-time delivery, and that goods and services meet the specifications and are of the quality and quantity requested; Review invoice payments from vendors and compare to the terms of the purchase order or contract to ensure vendor invoices are accurate before submitting for payment; Support project budget revisions by providing estimated pricing for goods and services; and Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor Reporting and Organisational Relationships Procurement Assistant reports to the Procurement Manager. Qualifications The candidate for the position of Procurement Assistant shall have at a minimum the following qualifications: Education: Grade 12 Certificate Advanced Diploma/ Level 5 in Purchasing and Supply or its equivalent Must be a member of Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply with a valid practising license Skills and Experience: At least 3 years’ experience managing procurement processes in Zambia, including with USAID-funded programs Experience in competitive procurement of goods and services required Experience in administration of subcontracts and purchase orders strongly preferred) Detail-oriented and organised Experience using computers and software at work, especially email and MS Word (experience with MS Excel is desired) Ability to work hands-on, independently, and within team in difficult work environment Willingness to frequently travel to provinces and districts covered by the project Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives. EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace. Job Description Position Description EDC will develop a number of Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI) programs to support early grade reading and improve the quality of early education. These interactive audio programs will guide teachers and students through lessons to address specific learning objectives. The Translator/Language Specialist is part of a production team who works closely with scriptwriters, actors and the production team to produce Interactive Audio programming for early education classes. The Translator/Language Specialist translates scripts into one of 7 local languages – Lunda – in a way that maintains the core integrity of the script while assuring its cultural comprehension among local language speakers. The translator/language specialist will work with both scriptwriters and production teams. This position reports to the scriptwriting coordinator. This position is a fixed-term Contract for 6-months and based in Lusaka. Essential functions of the Translator/Language Specialist include: Translates scripts for pre-primary/early childhood education classes according to schedule and meet deadlines Collaborate, exchange ideas and work in close cooperation with the Ministry of General Education (MoGE) and the Let’s Read production team involved in the development of programs. Assist in the formative evaluation of programs and participate in feedback sessions assist in the overall “master planning” for educational audio and program design process Revise scripts according to formative evaluation assessment Participate and contribute to the overall master planning (program design for radio format) process Maintain records of scripts and master plans electronic and hardcopies Perform others duties as assigned Qualifications Education: At least a degree, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 1-3 years of relevant experience Skills and Experience: Familiarity with MOGE and authorised orthography for Lunda Ability to write and read in one or more of above local languages Familiar with culture (songs, poetry…), creativity, flexibility, use of imagination, initiative and ability to work with a team toward a common goal are essential Primary teaching or experience in education, in Theater Arts, Script Development or equivalent preferred Ability to self-manage: Scriptwriters are responsible for adhering to tight deadlines for work products Ability to work collaboratively: Scripts are written in a coordinated manner and rely on what was written previously for uniformity, continuity and no ambiguity. Ability to meet deadlines: All steps involved in the process of writing to broadcasting will mainly be time driven Work timely and effectively to meet deadlines Willing to work extra hours when necessary Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Experience in the production of educational materials preferred Flexibility, initiative and ability to work with a team towards common goal is essential Excellent writing skills Mastery of basic software competence; Word, Excel Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives. EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace. Job Description The USAID Let’s Read Zambia project is a 5-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Education Development Center (EDC). USAID Let’s Read Zambia works to improve reading outcomes for children attending pre-primary (kindergarten) through to Grades 3 and provide professional development for teachers to support reading interventions in Zambian public and community schools. Position Description The Administration and Finance Officer (AFO) will be based in Solwezi, North-Western Province and manages day-to-day finance and administrative operations, including implementing EDC and USAID policies, procedures and systems, reviewing accounts payable documents for proper accuracy and completeness, and liaising with bank on all banking issues. In addition, the AFO will supports the Finance and Compliance Director in the preparation of field office financial reports and tracking of spending. The AFO will report to the Finance & Compliance Director and will be supervised by the Provincial Office Manager, administratively. Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: Manages day to day finance operations, including implementing EDC and USAID policies, procedures and systems, reviewing accounts payable documents for proper accuracy and completeness, and liaising with bank on all banking issues Supports the Finance and Compliance Director in the preparation of field office financial reports and tracking of spending Provides updated, timely and accurate financial reports to Finance and Administration Director, as necessary, and monthly ad hoc reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information Manages the process of clearing bills, payments, and vouchers from provincial field offices Request the necessary project funds for the provincial expenditure to be transferred from the central account to field accounts Act as the contact person for provincial level reconciliation of monthly expense reports, and support with Finance and Administration Director to respond to any inquiries from the EDC home office in Washington, DC Assists in the preparation of monthly financial spreadsheets, cash flow forecasts in accordance with appropriate procedures Perform data entry into the accounting software Maintain accurate record keeping Follow up to ensure timesheets for provincial staff are submitted in a timely manner Tracks and monitors fuel consumption at the provincial level Conducts checks on compliance with USAID’s Anti-Terrorist Certification (“ATC”) regulations Other duties as required Qualifications Education: Secondary School Leaving Certificate Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a finance related Skills and Experience: A minimum of 3 years of accounting experience Experience supporting USAID or other donor-funded projects Experience working with QuickBooks accounting system or similar product Experience working with computers, especially MS Word and MS Excel Detail-oriented and organized Must be able to work within a cross cultural setting, negotiate diplomatically, and function well under pressure Ability to work hands-on, independently, and within team in difficult work environment Willingness to travel to various provinces covered by the project Fully paid up member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge ( and or proficiency) any of the following languages, Chinyanja, Chitonga, Silozi, Lunda, Luvale, Kiikaonde and Icibemba languages highly preferred. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives. EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace. Job Description The USAID Let’s Read Project is a 5-year, $48.9 million project in the five target provinces of Eastern, Muchinga, Southern, Northwestern and Western Zambia that works to improve reading outcomes for approximately 1.4 million children attending pre-primary (kindergarten) through to Grades 3 and provide professional development for teachers to support reading interventions in Zambian public and community schools. Position Description A Monitoring and Evaluation & Performance Tracking System Data Coordinator (M&E, PTS Data Coordinator) will be based in each of the following five provinces: Eastern (Chipata) and North-Western (Solwezi). The M&E PTS Data Coordinator will manage the overall Performance Tracking System at the provincial level and ensure tracking of M&E indicators and that data is fed into the central databases. This entails collecting, entering and analyzing data for project M&E indicators and special studies, and working with project schools in the province to enter and verify student assessment results in a Performance Tracking System. The M&E PTS Data Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the timeliness and quality of data collection, entry, analysis and reporting in the province, as per the approved project M&E plan. Essential functions include (but not limited to):   Assist with establishing monitoring and evaluation system in the province Contribute to the implementation of the project’s M&E plan Conduct both quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation data collection activities Coordinate and assist in data collection by other project staff members or stakeholders, providing training and logistical support, as needed Verify, clean and enter data into databases Analyze data for dashboards, reports and presentations Trouble-shoot issues with teachers’ use of paper forms and tablets for data entry into Performance Tracking System, and provide technical assistance as needed File forms according to security and compliance protocol Coordinate internal communication on M&E progress and results Coordinate temporary M&E staff or consultants Conduct regular data verification and quality checks, as per approved plans Provide other support to M&E team as needed, and Other duties, as assigned. Reporting and Organisational Relationships: The M&E, PTS Data Coordinator has dual reporting responsibilities to the Provincial Office Manager and to the M&E/PTS Director. Qualifications The candidate for the position of M&E PTS Data Coordinator shall have at a minimum the following qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences or related field. Skills and Experience: At least 5 years’ experience working with M&E systems, data collection, report writing and operations research Experience with monitoring program implementation Experience in electronic data collection, data cleaning and verification as well as data processing Advanced knowledge of Excel for data analysis, including use of formulas, functions and calculations to analyze data required Knowledge of Excel + Power Query to clean, merge, pivot/un-pivot and transform data preferred Experience in training and mentoring others in electronic data collection, especially using tablets, preferred Ability to balance work within a team environment while working with minimal supervision in difficult work environments Strong organisational, communication, computer, and interpersonal skills Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders Detail-oriented and organised Must be able to work within a cross cultural setting, negotiate diplomatically, and function well under pressure, and Willingness to travel to provinces covered by the project. Language: Fluency in English is required Knowledge of (and proficiency in) in one or more of the following languages preferred: Chinyanja, Chitonga, Silozi, Lunda, Luvale, Kiikaonde and Icibemba. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Zambia Impact Network Ltd (ZINL) works with the Ministry of General Education in its efforts to achieve universal primary education. Founded in 2009, ZINL is a Zambia-based non-profit organization that is working to improve the quality of education in community schools in Zambia. ZINL is based in Katete and has expanded its project to Sinda and Petauke Districts. ZINL is an equal opportunity employer. For more information see: www.impactnetwork.org. The Academics Manager is responsible for leading the Education Team at Impact Network to ensure high academic quality across all schools and develop innovative and effective methods to improve the quality of education as part of the eSchool 360 model. The position requires excellent communication and leadership skills, and a strong knowledge of how to support the improvement of educational quality in rural Zambian schools. Responsibilities and Expectations Include: Lead and supervise the Education Team (comprising of Education Program Officers, Learning Officer, Teacher Supervisors and the Data Assistant) in their field work across school sites, to ensure that education targets are met and the eSchool 360 model is effectively implemented. Supervise all work aimed at improving teachers’ professional development, including implementing a ‘coaching’ model to provide feedback on teacher performance and leading the monthly teacher training workshops. Oversee the curriculum mapping and development for each term’s academic activities. Lead the development of end of term subject exams based on termly lesson objectives from the curriculum Oversee all wrap-around services and activities at schools such as Life Skills and Sexuality training, Literacy Day and guided reading activities. Ensure that appropriate education data is collected and processed to be able to track key performance indicators, aimed at meeting a range of educational targets. Lead the analysis of education data to make informed strategic decisions on how the Education Team can work to improve instructional practice and student learning outcomes across all schools. Liaise with the appropriate team members regarding specific school needs, student attendance, PTA involvement and overall school performance in a timely manner. Act as a representative of Impact Network in collaborating and liaising with key education stakeholders such as DEBS and other partner organisations. Provide weekly reports to the ZINL Country Director and Director of Academics and Evaluation for Impact Network International to summarise progress, challenges encountered and suggested ways forward. Requirements: Candidates should have a minimum of a university degree in Education in conjunction with 6+ years relevant work experience. A degree in education management is an added advantage Ability to build effective working relationships and present diplomatic solutions to obstacles encountered Good experience leading teacher professional development initiatives such as training and coaching Strong understanding of developing and revising primary school curriculum and assessments a strong plus Experience managing staff across several sites and insight into working in rural settings with minimal resources Exceptionally organised with strong time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines Excellent communicator, both written and verbal in Cinyanja and English is preferred Tech skills: Typing, E-mail, Word, Excel, smartphone usage, scanning Punctuality, reliability and attention to detail This position is based in Katete, Eastern Province with frequent travel to Sinda and Petauke. Compensation is based on education, experience and suitability for the role. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Job Purpose The Customer Service and Operations Officer will manage the growth and success of the team and the origination. Take the lead in coordinating activities that affect operational decisions and business requirements. Responsibilities and Duties; Provide support to all business units including administrative, financial and human resource departments. Work closely with the Line Manager to implement the right processes across the company and enable business growth Ensure that operational activities are executed within allotted budget and timelines. Build sustainable relationships and trust with customer accounts through open and interactive communication Perform budget allocation and expense management for all business operational activities Conduct regular operational reviews and audits for preventive maintenance Set operational goals to meet or exceed performance expectations. Provide guidance to staff in resolving operational issues and problems. Analyze business requirements and customer needs Provide excellent customer service in order to build and maintain strong relationship with customers. Conduct regular meetings with staffs to discuss about operational updates, ideas and issues. Handle customer complaints, provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits and follow up to ensure resolution Develop and implement plans to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency. Referred Skills and Attributes Good Leadership Skills Good Interpersonal Skills Problem Solving Skills Good communication skills Good Computer Skills Trust Worthy Analytical Thinking Qualifications and Experience Diploma/Degree in Business Administration or related field At least a minimum of 2-3 work experience in Customer Service and Operations Customer orientation and ability to adapt/respond to different types of character Proven customer support experience or experience as a Client Service Representative Ability to work with minimum supervision How to apply If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to this email: Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful. DO NOT SEND CERTIFICATES AT THIS STAGE
Description: Job Purpose Assistant Logistics Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating processes to achieve the effective distribution of goods for the project in different sites around the country. The goal will be to ensure the smooth operations of a variety of channels aiming for maximum efficiency. Key Responsibilities Assist to coordinate and monitor supply chain operations and discover the most cost-effective shipping modes and schedules Help the Logistics Manager with Planning shipments based on product availability and Project Manager requests Assist to source and manage, recruit and coordinate truck drivers’ / transport companies Supervise orders and arrange stocking of raw materials and equipment to ensure they meet the set standards Work with Admin Assistant to coordinating travel of staff; booking flights, hotels, etc. Keep logs and records of warehouse stock and executed orders. Plan shipments based on product availability and Project Site requests Manage orders and arrange stocking of materials and equipment to ensure Project sites are adequately stocked. Develop requirements and standards (e.g. packaging, procurement, delivery) Help foster trusting relationships with vendors and team members Plan and track shipment of final products according to customer requirements Track orders to ensure timely deliveries and oversee the levels of site warehouse stock and place orders as needed Required Skills and Attributes Customer Focus Attention to detail Problem Solving Skills Team-player Negotiating Skills Ability to analyse data, accounting and payment records and reports Strong writing and oral communication skills Solid interpersonal skills Ability to work with little supervision and track multiple processes Qualifications and Experience Advanced Diploma in Transport Logistics, Supply Chain Management or Business A Degree in any of the above fields will be a plus At least a minimum of 3+ years' work experience in Logistics Management in the NGO Sector Should have a good network of local and regional transporters Basic understanding of Donor regulations and policies regarding procurement and logistics Ability to work with little supervision Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Keen on working in a fast-paced environment Must have a Clean Valid Driver’s license Must be a member of ZCILT and CILT How to apply If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to this email: Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful. DO NOT SEND CERTIFICATES AT THIS STAGE
Description: Job Purpose The Supply Chain Analyst will work closely with the Head of Supply Chain and the other key stakeholders on all sourcing needs for the organisation and ensure that all procurement activities are carried out in line with donor requirements and regulations. Management of leases, contracts and agreements for services and goods. Summary of Key Responsibilities: Take the lead in analysing and calculating costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure Ensure all procurement activities are carried out in line with donor requirements Work with the Head of Supply Chain to oversee procurement processes, including review of purchase requisitions, request for quotations, supplier selection, negotiations, purchase and delivery forms Conduct monthly and quarterly cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking Managing the company's supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending in line with the Donor guidelines Take the responsibility of management of leases, contracts and agreements for services and goods. Ensure proper housekeeping of physical and electronic files and project assets are accounted for and deployed as appropriate Responsible for quality stock control, including proper storage and packaging of stock inventory Ensure at all times that Company procurement policies and procedures are adhered to by each member of staff attached to the Supply Chain department Develop and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies Periodically train Procurement Officers on of negotiation strategies and how to secure profitable deals / contracts Optimise sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency Work with the HOD and Senior Managers to cooperate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes Help Procurement Officers to develop strong database of trustworthy local, regional and international vendors and suppliers Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers. Amy other duties as assigned by the Head of Supply Chain. Required Skills and Competencies Excellent Negotiating Skills Attention to detail Creative Thinker Sound business judgement Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Strong project management and leadership skills Analytical Skills Ability to Sustain Networking Relationships Excellent writing skills. Primary Areas of Accountability: Qualifications and Experience Degree in Supply Chain Management or Related Must be familiar with local and international Supply Chain Dynamics Work experience of a minimum of 4-5 years in Supply Chain Management (Logistics and Procurement) in the NGO sector logistics Proven experience in Donor regulations, Policies and Rules governing Procurement activities Should be well vested with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software Must demonstrate knowledge of the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) regulations. Must be highly ethical and trustworthy Must be a member of ZIPS How to apply If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to this email: Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful. DO NOT SEND CERTIFICATES AT THIS STAGE
We are looking for a smart and innovative male and female candidates to join our organisation as security guards. This is an opportunity to launch a successful career, as the role will present a great learning opportunity and path to a full time career opportunity with the organisation. Required skills and attributes: An open mind and creativity Excellent verbal and written communication skills Highly driven individual Honest, Modest and committed Age: 28yrs and above. Qualifications: Grade 12 certificate Method of Application Send a copy of CV and Cover letter to the email below:
Provide day-to-day clerical assistance to the finance team, including managing the documentation and filing of all finance related files Posting of all financial transactions as required and ensuring that all expenses are paid for timely Prepare financial records, bank reconciliations, reconciliation of general ledgers accurate recording of financial transactions including processing of statutory returns Qualifications, experience & personal attributes: Full Grade 12 Certificate CA ZAMBIA DIPLOMA or Part II ACCA, Three (2) years’ work experience in Finance in a reputable Organisation Must be Computer Literate and possess knowledge of Accounting Packages i.e. PASTEL All applicants at this stage should only send cover letter and Detailed resume in one single file. Method of Application All Applications be sent to this email:
J&J Transport Zambia Ltd. is looking for a suitably qualified individual who will be able to promote organisational excellence by managing the front desk / office of J&J Transport Zambia Ltd. Position: Receptionist Reports to: Administration & Human Resource Manager Job Responsibilities: Strictly screen all incoming individuals into the organisation and professionally welcome and direct them appropriately Manage the telecommunications of the organisation and swiftly direct incoming calls to the right individual through use of switchboard Professionally respond to, and refer enquiries to the right channels Proactive mail distribution Provision of office support / assistance to the Management team, in particular, Country Manager Planning and preparation of Management meetings, and minute taking. Requirements: Academic Background: Degree/ Diploma in relevant field; Experience required (minimum/maximum): 2-5 years in similar role preferably in a Transport and Logistics Company Age (minimum / maximum): 30-45+ Good understanding of the Business and Business needs IT knowledge: working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (word; excel; power point) Preference (soft skills/behaviours): Good communication skills and high levels of responsibility and accountability Hard worker, with high levels of energy and self-motivation Diligent with strong attention to detail Results orientated with delivery capabilities and good time management skills; Planning and Organisation Skills Conflict management ability Good judgement and ability to lead by example and demonstrate high ethical and moral behaviour whilst ensuring compliance with the Health and Safety, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policies Preferences for immediately available candidates committed to working on a weekend. Method of Application Interested candidates are to send a cover letter and their CVs with copies of their qualifications to the email below: NOTE: All applicants are thanked for their interest, and ONLY AFTER completed assessments will the shortlisted candidates be contacted further.
Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social enterprise, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare. MSZ is part of the global network that is Marie Stopes International (MSI). MSZ subscribes to the MSI goal and mission, which is to prevent unwanted births and to ensure the individual’s right to Children by Choice not Chance. It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully support the concept of Child Protection, zero tolerance for fraud and bribery and comply with, promote and live MSI CORE VALUES: mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, pioneering, sustainable and people centred. Purpose: Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) seeks a Clinical Quality Advisor for a DFID funded UNFPA administered project; to help in ensuring high clinical standards and service delivery throughout Zambia. MSZ seeks a talented individual with proven skills and experience who will work collaboratively within the Management Team to achieve Marie Stopes Zambia’s objectives. The post requires frequent travel within Zambia. Reporting to: Director of Clinical Services Key Responsibilities Clinical Quality Standards and Client Care: Ensuring clinical teams understand and follow all current MSI protocols and have access to up-to-date manuals and policies Ensure all initiatives and recommendations by the Medical Development Team are effectively introduced through regular and effective supervision to check adherence to MSI protocols Ensure clinical team members understand GRZ and MSI objectives and goals and they effectively deliver services within their scope of competence and training Ensure proper and detailed records are maintained, including the efficient management of all complications and complaints including response times Undertake site internal quality audits of each team at least once per annum As a member of the Medical Advisory Team (MAT) within Zambia and thereby be part of the decision-making process of the team Assist the Health Services Department in the effective performance management of clinical staff; providing guidance and implementing corrective action where needed in liaison with the HR department Conduct mentorship of clinical staff where there is need Lead the quality team in clinical quality activities Ensure monthly clinical quality team meetings are conducted to coordinate team activities Increasing Access to Family Planning and Safe Abortion Services: Delivery of safe and effective bilateral tubal ligations following MSI procedure Raise awareness of client’s rights and ensure all client’s receive full access to MSZ or partner services Deliver clinical training to GRZ staff and partners in long term family planning methods, safe abortion and post abortion care as needed Income Generation and Business Mindedness: Assist in effective communication between Support Office and Clinical teams to maximise performance Lead technological and other innovation in the business to drive forward more efficient systems and optimise performance of clinical teams (i.e., patient flow, clinic set-up, record taking) Monitor clinical teams and centres for appropriate branding, environment professionalism and customer service Assist Marketing and Health Services with monitoring client satisfaction Team Member Recruitment and Development: Assist the HR department with recruitment of clinical staff Ensure that the optimum number of team members is maintained per clinical team Provide support for service providers in need of greater clinical training Build, motivate and maintain effective teams including through periodic working directly with teams to assess their performance according to set clinical standards Identify appropriate training needs within teams; and arrange for training in consultation with the Director of Clinical Services Qualifications: Zambian Registered Medical Doctor (essential); any other Social Science, Public Health, Business or Development course (desirable) Knowledge of clinical health, community outreach, family planning (including tubal ligations and comprehensive abortion care) (essential) Fluent in English- both oral and written Experience: At least 5 years experience in a senior management position, preferably in the health management, family planning, community development, and/or social marketing industry Proven track record of people management and leadership skills of not less than 2 years in a senior management position Experience of managing crises in a high risk environment, including clinical, management and legal components Skills: Able to develop and articulate clear strategic thinking Negotiation, influencing and conflict management skills IT literate with strong computer skills Effective leadership and management skills Able to manage and motivate teams to achieve targets and to achieve organisational change Strong written, reading and spoken English language skills Advocacy skills: ...
Do you have sales expertise in the mining and construction industry? If you’re experienced in leading a large sales and service line organisation, then we would like to talk with you! Being a leading supplier of equipment, tools, services, support and technical solutions for the mining and construction industry requires commitment. At Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, we’re in the forefront of developing solutions within automation, electrification and digitisation and we aim to provide our customers in every corner of the world with the best possible experience. Welcome to take part in transforming the global mining and construction industries together with us! Your mission As Vice President of Sales for Central Africa (DRC, Tanzania and Zambia), you’re accountable for performance and results, as well as for planning, resourcing and attainment of overall revenue development for our divisions. You lead the development of sales and service strategies, review and advice on policies, pricing and products mix, and are overall responsible for the execution of our sales area strategy. As a member of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s extended management team, you take an active part in setting the strategic direction, executing our plan and driving overall company benefits and efficiencies by cross functional collaboration. Your key responsibilities include: Develop and execute sales area strategy and execution plans together with relevant SMRT divisions Lead and develop customer relationships and coordinate business development across multiple divisions Create a customer oriented and agile organisation with strong performance management Leading the Sales Area Management team and reviewing and monitoring sales and service performance, as well as refining strategies as required Managing, motivating and influencing teams as driven by business needs Developing the organisation and adapting to market needs and strategies Ensuring that the organisation attracts, retains and develops exceptional people in all areas Ensure compliance with safety policies and applicable government, customer or industry regulations or requirements Working closely with SMRT stakeholders and creating a collaborative environment for enhancing sales and service growth The location for this position is in Kitwe, Zambia: Your background and character We’re looking for a Vice President of Sales who has highly developed leadership skills that inspire, mentor and manage people to perform at their very best. You have the demonstrative ability to lead in a matrix organisation, with and without solid reporting lines and with multiple stakeholders. You also have highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate at this senior level. To be an ideal candidate for this position you have: Experience in the mining and construction industries, while knowledge of industry operations, dynamics and key players being hugely advantageous Experience of leading a large sales and service line organisation in a B2B environment Experience of leading and developing multi-million USD customer relationships and coordinating business development across multiple divisions A proven track record of leading sales culture change across a large matrix organisation 10 to 15 years’ experience of sales leadership at senior management level Financial awareness, an appreciation of financial matters impacting the business, recognising the importance of control of costs and maximisation of profit potential Strategic planning, compliance and operational experience At least a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business/Commercial Lived and worked for in Zambia/Africa is a big advantage English language skills, while French and Mandarin are an beneficial Benefits: Sandvik offers a comprehensive total compensation package including a competitive benefits package. In addition, we provide opportunities for professional competence development and training, as well as opportunities for career advancement. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
The Senior Relationship Manager – Global & Large Corporates will manage relationships under the Global and Large Corporate portfolio for the Copperbelt region on a daily basis, attaining targeted sales goals, performance targets and customer net promoter score through the effective management of the portfolio. Key Responsibilities: Responsible for implementing marketing strategies to develop existing portfolio and development of new opportunities. Understand customer needs and provide them with products and services to achieve business objectives. Provide support in structuring propositions to maximise business opportunities of an acceptable quality. Negotiate terms and conditions and prepare credit applications for new and renewal of loan facilities for corporate clients. Present and defend credit applications in the Management Credit Committee sittings/meetings. Establish an effective sales call cycle for key customers, partners and contacts and update the “deal pipeline”. Complete the wallet size for clients timely & appropriately file all client calls, client communications, internal memos, credit papers on the assigned portfolio. Timely initiate all credit processes (extensions, excesses full briefs, annual reviews). Cross Sell Trade, Treasury and transaction products and refer potential clients of the Bank for Business Banking and Retail. Assist Head – Global and Large Corporates with product knowledge and market research. Act as a principal point of contact in the absence of Head – Global and Large corporates Collate all action points raised in call reports, track and drive each action to its conclusion. Assist in the communication and implementation of any action necessary to improve service in respect of complaints/compliments received. Preparation of the credit appraisal and performance of all necessary due diligence procedures for clients seeking credit. Monitoring performance of all accounts and credit facilities in the portfolio. Be aware and fully understand all the terms of the credit policy. Act in accordance with the relevant regulatory requirements and standards. Manage the loan book within parameters set by risk management. Assess risk and business strategies of the portfolio and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Internal/External Contact: External: Existing / prospective customers, Internal stakeholders, Officials of regulatory bodies e.g. PIA, BOZ– for compliance and market information, Competitors Internal: All Divisions Qualifications and Experience Grade 12 Credit or above, mandatory in Mathematics and English and any other three subjects. Degree in Economics, Business Administration and any Finance related field of study. At least five (5) years in a related role particularly in the Financial Institutions space. Sound Knowledge of the Market and competitors Strong knowledge of financial products and services, practices and operational risk. Demonstrated selling, negotiation and communication skills. Demonstrates sound knowledge of PowerPoint and presentation skills. Job Core Competencies: Excellent verbal and written communication skills Good interpersonal skills Drive for results Negotiation skills Presentation skills Analytical thinking & Problem Solving Teamwork Ability to understand and interpret customer needs. Method of Application All applications must have an application/cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae indicating the position being applied for in the subject line and should be sent by email to this email: 6th July, 2020. Kindly note that you MUST attach copies of Grade 12 and Tertiary qualifications along with the application cover letter and curriculum vitae. Applications sent without these attachments WILL NOT be considered. ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE COMMUNICATED TO. Zanaco provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibits discrimination in employment (women are encouraged to apply).

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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