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Chishawasha Childrens Home, Zambia
Posted Job · about 13 hours ago
As a point of first contact for the school, the Receptionist will screen parents and visitors to the school. He/she will carry out various administrative duties and resolve any problems, inquiries and prepare responses to ensure smooth operations of the school. The office bearer will be located at the reception area of Colin B Glassco School. The Receptionist will liaise with the Head Teacher on each day’s planned activities and ensure all needed teaching and learning materials are available for teachers to use. The administrative duties to be carried out by the Receptionist will demand efficiency at task management and excellent time keeping. Roles Maintain records for staff, and update school data on staff, pupils and parents’ contact details and addresses. Perform general clerical duties including printing/photocopying tests/exams/mark schedules/workshop material/duty rotas. Take minutes of the Staff Meeting and type them. Keep the Log book and Visitors’ book. Contacting suppliers in order to expedite deliveries to school. Prepare agendas for meetings with HT. Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments and travel arrangements for managers or supervisors. Keep a register for fixed and moveable assets. Being the custodian of classroom keys and promptly avail them to teachers before lessons. Collect Class Registers and Forecast books from teachers and submit them to HT for checking. Retrieve documents from filing system and handle requests for information and data. Coordinate school trips with the Deputy Head. Ring the siren to signal start/end of sessions. Support the Head teacher to ensure school activities are running smoothly. Check supplies when they arrive to ensure that they have been filled correctly and that goods meet specifications. Help maintain general order in the school e.g. clearing lost property box and tidying notice board. Assist the DH with management of repairs and maintenance of school infrastructure and furniture. Organise refreshments for meetings and workshops. Circulate the awards book. In charge of affiliation to professional bodies e.g. MoGE Qualifications: Diploma/Degree in Secretariat or Business Administration. At least two of work experience. The applicants should be ready to start work January 2021. Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Vitalite Zambia
Posted Job · about 14 hours ago
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. Our stated mission is to make quality products and services accessible and affordable to all Zambian households. VITALITE Zambia prides itself at being the pioneer of fully integrated pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) services in Zambia and is fast growing towards being the best community distribution and service company that benefits all Zambian communities. VITALITE Zambia, invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced Zambians to fill the role of Business Analytics & Risk Manager in the Business Analytics & Risk department. Purpose of the Role The Business Analytics & Risk Manager will be responsible for overseeing the generation of reports relating to business performance, lead strategic proposals based on the trends identified and share with the directors accordingly, lead with the regular assessment of operational risk, oversee the management and updating of regional risk portfolio. The Business Analytics & Risk Manager will, among other duties, be expected to perform the following tasks: Lead development of credit assessment processes Lead improving of credit approval process Oversee pricing is up to date Lead implementation of credit approval process Assist with strategic change, where requested Lead development of operational risk matrix Key Characteristics: Grade 12 with excellent Mathematics and English results. Bachelor’s Degree in general business administration, management accounting and computer science/IT. 4 – 6 years in financial services, telecommunications, information technology, academic research, advisory services and data analytics. 2+ years team management experience. Highly numerate Strong written and verbal communications. Strong data analysis and visualization. CIMA graduates are preferred. Strong team leadership. Credit risk analysis. General understanding of Operational and Strategic Risks. Familiarity with SQL and/or R. Do you match the above-mentioned requirements? Please send your full application including: Essay: “How would you go about developing a business performance dashboard for the Executive Committee of a Fast Moving Consumer Goods Retailer? Using about 300 words, describe how you would do this. CV 2 References (previous employers or academic references) Copy of any academic certificates Method of Application E-mail: (Please indicate the role you are applying for in the subject) Address: VITALITE HR Department, Head Office, 15 Lubwa Road, opposite International Labour Organization (ILO), Rhodes Park, Lusaka. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
Barrick Lumwana Mining Company Ltd (LMC)
Barrick Lumwana Mining Company Ltd (LMC)
Posted Job · about 15 hours ago
Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa. The Company is now looking for an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Senior Maintenance Planner. Role Summary Reporting to the Coordinator – Maintenance Planning and Reliability, you will be responsible for detailed work planning and integrated work scheduling of planned maintenance activities such that resources, equipment downtime and cost is optimized. Your duties will include but not limited to the following: Responsibilities Backlog management: Manage the work order backlog system such that work is planned and scheduled based upon priority and is undertaken prior to equipment failure Detailed work order planning: Develop detailed scopes of work for future planned work schedules (weekly, shutdowns, annual plans) that improves resource effectiveness Develop integrated maintenance schedules of work that optimizes equipment downtime and resource utilization Develop equipment availability forecasts based upon planned work Develop cost and material forecasts for planned work in CMMS and Budget System Master Data: Update CMMS system with equipment, standard jobs and Bills of Materials (BOMs) Reporting: Develop and issue work management KPI’s and improvement plans Develop, implement and maintain safe work procedures and promote high safety and health awareness. Promote and comply with the LMC Occupational Health & Safety Policy. Be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the team. Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner. Experience & Qualifications Advanced Craft Certificate in Mechanical or Electrical Member of the Zambian Institute of Engineers Minimum of 5 years mining experience in planning function focused on either mobile fleet or fixed plant High levels of competency in maintenance planning, integrated scheduling, backlog management, shutdown management, budget development, asset master data, maintenance KPI reporting and continuous improvement techniques Must have been a Supervisor for at least 3 years Must be able to read understand and reference maintenance manuals. High levels of competency in the use of CMMS Systems (e.g. Pronto), MS Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint) Medium level competency in budgeting tools (e.g. Xeras) Must have a valid driver’s license. Minimum 5 years’ experience in maintenance planning and scheduling of mobile equipment in the Mining environment i.e. Hitachi EX5500 shovel, PC8000 shovels, EH4500 dump Trucks. Sharing is Caring! Click on the Icons Below and Share Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website: Closing Date : 28 Nov, 2020
British American Tobacco Zambia
Posted Job · about 15 hours ago
Principal Accountabilities Develop and implement a territory Trade Marketing plan that meets the requirements of brand portfolio, Merchandising and promotion particular to Area Trade Marketing objectives. Sound management of merchandising and promotion in outlets to achieve brand awareness, volume and market share. Ensure that Trade Channel and outlet type achieves territory distribution objectives of company drive brands in order that availability is maximized in line with brand strategies and market needs. Implement National Presence Marketing and promotion programmes with optimum use of resources and materials in order to achieve the highest in-store visibility and sales performance for the key strategic brands (Drive Brands) throughout the territory by earning the active support of the trade. Establish close working relationships with the trade in order to gain high levels of trade support and loyalty whilst enhancing understanding of the trade environment by imparting crucial trade knowledge to customers. Manage financial accounts and assets for the area to ensure those Trade Marketing resources are secure, realise a return on investment for BATZ and used efficiently and effectively. Provide Trade Marketing information, performance reports and accounts to ensure that Area Manager and key stakeholders are always fully informed. Additional Information Context/ Environment External environment For BAT (Zambia) to become the First Choice of Zambian Smokers it is essential to achieve a level of excellence as Trade Marketing Representatives in every aspect of Trade Marketing as a discipline. To gain a competitive advantage over opposition brands and to enjoy continued success and further growth there is a need to continuously recall and put into practice BAT’s new Mission Statement and in particular the Trade Marketing and Distribution Missions. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required: Self-discipline and organisation Excellent communication Self-motivated Desirable: Higher education Key Success Factors: Achieving set volume and GTO targets Achieving agreed market share and share of voice targets. Executing agreed merchandising/planograming to achieve desired brand awareness. Accurate and well-maintained Outlet Classification Records. Effective and efficient territory coverage. Efficient and effective resource utilization. (Trade assets) British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries. We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange. Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Mpande Limestone Ltd
Posted Job · about 15 hours ago
A manufacturing company with a heavy industrial base seeks to employ a qualified and experienced Procurement Officer with minimum qualification of a Diploma in Purchasing and Supply and 3 years minimum work experience. Being able to speak Chinese is an added advantage. Method of Application Submit your CV to the email below:
Bollore Transport & Logistics Ltd
Posted Job · about 16 hours ago
The successful candidate will be required: To have worked in a multinational organisation with vast experience. To manage compliance and assist in maintaining certification of systems. To ensure that compliance audits of the Health and Safety Environment Systems are carried out. Oversee the implementation and improvement of the Health and Safety Environment procedures and practices. To identify and advise on Safety issues in Company Operations. To conduct Health and Safety inspections and prepare reports of all Company’s Operations Follow the quality control on general services, operations, documentation, and rule of application. To develop and implement environmental strategies and action plans that ensure corporate sustainable Development. To audit, analyse and report environmental performance to internal and external clients and regulatory bodies To review all major modifications related to QHSE at all entities To ensure that all standard procedures required are updated from time to time. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Quality Health & Safety Environment Qualification will be an added advantage, with at least three (3) years’ experience in Quality Health & Safety Environment and must be result driven and possess excellent leadership qualities. He/She will report directly to the Managing Director Method of Application To get more information on the profile of each respective position, please send your application letter with your updated curriculum vitae and professional qualifications to the Human Resources Department or Kindly note that only applications meeting the requirements listed above and received before the closing date will be considered.
Bollore Transport & Logistics Ltd
Posted Job · about 16 hours ago
The successful candidate will be required: To Receive and read the File from the Customs Service Division Liaising with departmental representative to obtain description of goods and ensure information is complete. Allocates customs classification code to product or equipment based upon item headings and legal notes Maintain customs, appeal and refund records, ensures that records are complete and accurate Check documentation on the File before proceeding with the entry. Minimum Qualification Diploma in Customs Clearing & Forwarding background; Minimum 2 years relevant work experience; Excellent computer skills (word, excel, PowerPoint, internet) and database management and must be Fluent in English both written and spoken. He/She will report directly to the Customs Manager. Method of Application To get more information on the profile of each respective position, please send your application letter with your updated curriculum vitae and professional qualifications to the Human Resources Department or Kindly note that only applications meeting the requirements listed above and received before the closing date will be considered.
Bollore Transport & Logistics Ltd
Posted Job · about 16 hours ago
The successful candidate will be required: To transportation of Client’s goods must be properly loaded and all care taken to ensure the prompt and safe delivery of the same. To ensure that all paperwork is correct and agrees with the goods loaded. Any discrepancies must be reported immediately to the Head of Middle Office Land Freight To ensure that any load being carried does not exceed the weight the vehicle is properly able to carry. To ensure that a clear and proper signature is obtained from Client or representative at destination. To ensure that all Safety Rules and Regulations are adhered to Minimum Qualification Certificate in Mechanics, full Grade 12 certificate; relevant training like Defensive and/or PSV driving or its equivalent with 2 year’s work experience in the similar position. He/She will report directly to the Head of Middle Office Land Freight. Method of Application To get more information on the profile of each respective position, please send your application letter with your updated curriculum vitae and professional qualifications to the Human Resources Department or Kindly note that only applications meeting the requirements listed above and received before the closing date will be considered.
Bollore Transport & Logistics Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
The successful candidate will be required: To generate new business for Bollore Transport and Logistics Zambia. To keep regular contact with existing clients and continue to develop good Customer Relations. Take note of any complaints and/or suggestions ensure that these are followed up immediately with proper corrective actions. To ensure feedback to client in full with progress of corrective actions. To communicate with Senior Management at all times and when necessary seek assistance to secure potential Clients. To prepare a variety of sales status reports including activity reports, minutes of meetings, follow-up correspondence, market intelligence reports, etc. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing & at least 3 years post qualification experience in Sales and Marketing. He/She will report directly to the Regional Corridor Development Manager Central & Southern Africa. Method of Application To get more information on the profile of each respective position, please send your application letter with your updated curriculum vitae and professional qualifications to the Human Resources Department or Kindly note that only applications meeting the requirements listed above and received before the closing date will be considered.
Bollore Transport & Logistics Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
The successful candidate will be required: To assist with the processing of sea import and export documents from data entry, opening of files, photocopying, and scanning of documents, ensuring all documents are placed on the file and are ready for closure, preparing transmission schedules of files for archiving and invoices for dispatch. To request missing documentation and more detailed instructions if necessary To inform the client of the files processing progress (standard or specific report, according to quotation) To alert the client in case of operational issue (potential or real) To provide support to credit control in case of cash collection issue Minimum Qualifications: Diploma in Clearing and Forwarding/Business Administration, 3 years relevant post qualification experience. He will report directly to the Logistics Manager. Method of Application To get more information on the profile of each respective position, please send your application letter with your updated curriculum vitae and professional qualifications to the Human Resources Department or Kindly note that only applications meeting the requirements listed above and received before the closing date will be considered.
Bollore Transport & Logistics Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
BOLLORÉ Logistics is a global leader in international transport & logistics, ranked, number 1 in Africa and among the top 10 in the world. With a presence in 143 countries, BOLLORÉ Logistics has been operating in Zambia for 54 years delivering custom-fit logistic solutions to its customers. BOLLORE Transport & Logistics (Z) Ltd is looking for suitably qualified candidates to fill up the following positions; 1. The successful candidate will be required: To co-ordinate & manage all customer related clearance activities in conjunction with various sections of the department (i.e. Documentation, Customs clearance, Shipping, Accounts Administration etc.) To improve, develop an efficient and effective level of service delivery to existing and new clients as per agreed SOPs & KPI’s To review all sets of new documents received to ensure that valid quotations plus certificated from concerned regulatory bodies are in place to effect file validation To review daily customer reports with the respective operator to ensure timely and accurate date capturing on PEGASUS To review suppliers Invoices (i.e. transporters/demurrage etc.) before HOD approval. Minimum Qualifications: Diploma in Transport & Logistics/Clearing and Forwarding Qualification will be an added advantage, with at least five (5) years’ experience in Clearing & Forwarding Logistics Industry and must be result driven and possess excellent leadership qualities. He/She will report directly to the Logistics Manager. Method of Application To get more information on the profile of each respective position, please send your application letter with your updated curriculum vitae and professional qualifications to the Human Resources Department or Kindly note that only applications meeting the requirements listed above and received before the closing date will be considered.
Nchila Beverages Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Nchila Beverages Ltd Seeks to Recruit Qualified , Experienced Individuals in the following positions: Experience & Requirements Having experience in FMGC Industry (Added Advantage ) Demonstrated experience in Similar Roles (Preferable) Minimum Of Diploma Ability to work with minimum supervision 2+ years Experience in similar roles NOTE; For the Production Manager Experience in Food Juice manufacturing added advantage. Method of Application Qualified candidates must sent their Cover letter and CV as a single document to this email: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Nchila Beverages Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Nutrition Technologist
Job
31 Oct 15:40
Nchila Beverages Ltd Seeks to Recruit Qualified , Experienced Individuals in the following positions: Experience & Requirements Having experience in FMGC Industry (Added Advantage ) Demonstrated experience in Similar Roles (Preferable) Minimum Of Diploma Ability to work with minimum supervision 2+ years Experience in similar roles NOTE; For the Production Manager Experience in Food Juice manufacturing added advantage. Method of Application Qualified candidates must sent their Cover letter and CV as a single document to this email: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Nchila Beverages Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Nchila Beverages Ltd Seeks to Recruit Qualified , Experienced Individuals in the following positions: Experience & Requirements Having experience in FMGC Industry (Added Advantage ) Demonstrated experience in Similar Roles (Preferable) Minimum Of Diploma Ability to work with minimum supervision 2+ years Experience in similar roles NOTE; For the Production Manager Experience in Food Juice manufacturing added advantage. Method of Application Qualified candidates must sent their Cover letter and CV as a single document to this email: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Nchila Beverages Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Production Manager
Job
31 Oct 15:38
Nchila Beverages Ltd Seeks to Recruit Qualified , Experienced Individuals in the following positions: Experience & Requirements Having experience in FMGC Industry (Added Advantage ) Demonstrated experience in Similar Roles (Preferable) Minimum Of Diploma Ability to work with minimum supervision 2+ years Experience in similar roles NOTE; For the Production Manager Experience in Food Juice manufacturing added advantage. Method of Application Qualified candidates must sent their Cover letter and CV as a single document to this email: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Population Media Center (PMC)
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Data Collectors x12
Job
29 Oct 15:18
Population Media Center (PMC) is a non-profit, international organization, which strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world using entertainment-education strategies. Founded in 1998, PMC has over 20 years of field experience in social behaviour change communication, impacting more than 50 countries around the world. PMC seeks applications to fill the positions of Data Collectors (12). Responsibilities Under the supervision of Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, the Data Collectors will be responsible for the following: Enter data from paper-based tools. Key in all variables, both quantitative and qualitative. Organize all entered tools in readiness for verification and storage. Enter data into database software and checking to ensure the accuracy of the data that has been inputted. Resolve discrepancies in information and obtaining further information for incomplete documents. Perform any other appropriate tasks determined by the supervisor and/or officials of Population Media Center. Travel to different provinces in Zambia. Qualifications and experience: Grade 12 certificate and excellent written and spoken English. College/University Proficient in speaking any of the following; Bemba, Lozi, Tonga, Nyanja, Kaonde, Lunda and Luvale. Strong statistical skills including knowledge of Microsoft applications and others such as Excel, EPI Info, CS Pro, STATA 11 and above, and SPSS. Proficient in computer usage. Method of Application To apply, submit cover letter and CV via email to the email below:
North Western Water Supply and Sewerage Company Ltd (NWWSSCL)
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Managing Director
Job
13 Nov 15:12
The North Western Water Supply and Sanitation Company Limited (NWWSSCL) is a commercial utility, providing water and sanitation services in the North Western Province. The Company has a vision of “striving for excellence in water supply and sanitation”. It is value-driven and performance-oriented and since inception in the year 2000 has been among the top-performing utilities. NWWSSCL is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to recruit a high profile, self-motivated, innovative, honest, committed, adequately qualified, and appropriately experienced person to fill the following vacant position in a challenging environment. The Company operates in Eight (8) Districts. The Company now invites applications from suitably qualified Zambians to fill the following performance-based position. 1.0 Managing Director (X1) Reporting Line: Chairperson of the Board of Directors Job Purpose: To plan, coordinate and control operations of the company and provide the strategic direction for managing the company, determining its direction in terms of development and growth within the mandate given by the business plan, the Board, as well as general guidelines; and to evolve the necessary policies, philosophy, and plans in order to achieve the corporate objectives of the company. Statement of main dutiesand accountabilities: Develops and implements a long-term strategy and vision for the company that generates satisfactory levels of shareholder value and positive, reciprocal relations with relevant shareholders Develops and recommends to the Board of NWWSSCL the Corporate and Business Plan and once approved ensures its implementation. Evaluates NWWSSCL Budget plans including strategies against objectives/policies submitted by subordinates from all Departments and Districts, providing guidance/advice and ensuring that submissions are realistic and attainable and thereafter presents the budget to the Board for approval Reviews constantly the company s performance against set objectives and plans as given in the Corporate Business Plan and NWASCO performance guidelines and mandatory standards/specifications for water supply and sanitation service providers. Ensures that necessary resources are marshaled to finance, equip and run the planned operations and capital projects. Ensures continuous improvements in quality and value of the company’s mission and vision. Chairs management meetings with senior managers, procurement committee meetings in order to ensure that the company’s procurements and other programs are value-adding and within agreed timeframes. Attends water sector consultative forum and represents the company at fairs, seminars, both local and international. Prepares and presents to the Board and relevant bodies objective periodic reports of the company’s affairs/performance and related issues for information and decision making. Attends to important stakeholder queries emanating from Councils, Government, Statutory Bodies and Donors Agrees monitors and reviews performance of subordinates to ensure that they meet their agreed objectives/targets. Performs any other duties as assigned by the Board from time to time. Qualifications and Experience Full Grade 12 (Form V) School Certificate with at least credits in Mathematics and English Language. At least a minimum of 40 years old and above Degree in Engineering or any other relevant Professional qualification Masters Degree in Engineering or any other relevant field will be an added advantage Eligible member of ElZ or other relevant Professional Body. Minimum of 10 Years post qualification practical hands on work experience in a reputable institution with’5 years at senior management level. Other Attributes Good strategic/Business planning skills Highly developed leadership and management skills Computer literacy High analytical skills and proven business acumen Honesty, of high integrity, accountable and result oriented Good interpersonal and influencing skills Excellent communication skills and forthright, as the job holder has to interact at the highest level with major stakeholders Demonstrated ability to galvanize the entire company into achieving results and only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. FEMALE candidates are equally encouraged to apply. Those who meet the above qualifications can forward their handwritten applications, detailed CV, daytime contact numbers and three (3) recent traceable referees to. The Board Chairperson, North Westem Water Supply and Sanitation Company Ltd PO Box 110184, Mema House Mwanawasa Street/Rd Solwezi
North Western Water Supply and Sewerage Company Ltd (NWWSSCL)
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Managing Director
Job
13 Nov 15:04
The North Western Water Supply and Sanitation Company Limited (NWWSSCL) is a commercial utility, providing water and sanitation services in the North Western Province. The Company has a vision of “striving for excellence in water supply and sanitation”. It is value-driven and performance-oriented and since inception in the year 2000 has been among the top-performing utilities. NWWSSCL is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to recruit a high profile, self-motivated, innovative, honest, committed, adequately qualified, and appropriately experienced person to fill the following vacant position in a challenging environment. The Company operates in Eight (8) Districts. The Company now invites applications from suitably qualified Zambians to fill the following performance-based position. 1.0 Managing Director (X1) Reporting Line: Chairperson of the Board of Directors Job Purpose: To plan, coordinate and control operations of the company and provide the strategic direction for managing the company, determining its direction in terms of development and growth within the mandate given by the business plan, the Board, as well as general guidelines; and to evolve the necessary policies, philosophy, and plans in order to achieve the corporate objectives of the company. Statement of main dutiesand accountabilities: Develops and implements a long-term strategy and vision for the company that generates satisfactory levels of shareholder value and positive, reciprocal relations with relevant shareholders Develops and recommends to the Board of NWWSSCL the Corporate and Business Plan and once approved ensures its implementation. Evaluates NWWSSCL Budget plans including strategies against objectives/policies submitted by subordinates from all Departments and Districts, providing guidance/advice and ensuring that submissions are realistic and attainable and thereafter presents the budget to the Board for approval Reviews constantly the company s performance against set objectives and plans as given in the Corporate Business Plan and NWASCO performance guidelines and mandatory standards/specifications for water supply and sanitation service providers. Ensures that necessary resources are marshaled to finance, equip and run the planned operations and capital projects. Ensures continuous improvements in quality and value of the company’s mission and vision. Chairs management meetings with senior managers, procurement committee meetings in order to ensure that the company’s procurements and other programs are value-adding and within agreed timeframes. Attends water sector consultative forum and represents the company at fairs, seminars, both local and international. Prepares and presents to the Board and relevant bodies objective periodic reports of the company’s affairs/performance and related issues for information and decision making. Attends to important stakeholder queries emanating from Councils, Government, Statutory Bodies and Donors Agrees monitors and reviews performance of subordinates to ensure that they meet their agreed objectives/targets. Performs any other duties as assigned by the Board from time to time. Qualifications and Experience Full Grade 12 (Form V) School Certificate with at least credits in Mathematics and English Language. At least a minimum of 40 years old and above Degree in Engineering or any other relevant Professional qualification Masters Degree in Engineering or any other relevant field will be an added advantage Eligible member of ElZ or other relevant Professional Body. Minimum of 10 Years post qualification practical hands on work experience in a reputable institution with’5 years at senior management level. Other Attributes Good strategic/Business planning skills Highly developed leadership and management skills Computer literacy High analytical skills and proven business acumen Honesty, of high integrity, accountable and result oriented Good interpersonal and influencing skills Excellent communication skills and forthright, as the job holder has to interact at the highest level with major stakeholders Demonstrated ability to galvanize the entire company into achieving results and only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. FEMALE candidates are equally encouraged to apply. Those who meet the above qualifications can forward their handwritten applications, detailed CV, daytime contact numbers and three (3) recent traceable referees to. The Board Chairperson, North Westem Water Supply and Sanitation Company Ltd PO Box 110184, Mema House Mwanawasa Street/Rd Solwezi
Cities and Infrastructure for Growth Zambia
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Cities and Infrastructure for Growth Zambia Location: Lusaka-based with in-country travel Start Date: 09 November 2020 Contract Duration: 8 months (up to 30 June 2021) About Cities and Infrastructure for Growth Zambia (CIGZambia) CIGZambia is a facility that provides high-quality independent technical advice and assistance to Zambian government bodies and private sector organisations engaged in projects/programmes that help harness the potential of Zambia’s cities and towns to act as drivers for economic growth and job creation. CIGZambia is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The overall programme objectives are to: increase urban productivity improve inclusive access to urban economic infrastructure services increase investment into urban economic infrastructure services; and, enhance national and regional integration between cities. CIGZambia has already engaged and worked with Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) in Chirundu on the ‘Support to Trade and Transport Facilitation at Zambia’s Borders in Response to Covid-19’, specifically on fast clearance of Covid-19 goods, coordinated border management, and communication activities. This was a 6-month project (May-October 2020) that focused its activities on the Chirundu One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) with Zimbabwe. This project will build upon on the achievements and lessons learned, while broadening the scope to include a wider range of issues pertinent to border improvement plans as well as improving the flow of, and reducing negative impacts from, goods transported along the North-South regional trade corridor. It is expected that the project will focus its efforts on the Chirundu OSBP, but the scope may expand to include other border posts around the North-South regional trade corridor. About the Role Building upon the successes of Phase 1, the objectives of this phase are to: Improve infrastructure services through traffic flow management and/or border lighting. An initial assessment through (pre-) feasibility studies will be made for both options to ascertain which aspect has greater impact potential given the time and resources available. Also, early engagement with potential funders will determine whether capital can be secured for infrastructure improvement plans; if not, the project scope will be changed, and the Advisor will adapt accordingly to a new work plan. Improve border coordination among Ministries, agencies, and departments involved in the clearance of goods on issues such as risk management and inspections of goods, which will reduce congestion of trucks at the border and reduce average clearance times. Reduce face-to-face clearance processes and promote electronic trade. Enhance competitiveness of Zambian businesses as a result of more efficient processes relating to import, export and transit of goods procedures. The National Customs and Trade Facilitation Advisor (CTFA) will provide in-country technical inputs on the ground on customs/trade to assist and support the Lead Customs and Trade Facilitation Advisor in achieving these objectives. Project Responsibilities The successful applicant will be required to: Work in close coordination with the Lead Customs and Trade Facilitation Advisor, whether in-country or remotely, responding promptly and flexibly to the needs and demands of the project and the corresponding timelines. Maintain engagement with ZRA and other border agency officials to ensure on-going buy-in to project objectives. This will include project representation at the newly established Inter-Agency Technical Coordination Committee (IATCC) meetings. Provide technical capacity-building support and recommendations to the IATCC to improve its functioning/capacity as well as assist in providing solutions to operational challenges (e.g. processes and procedures related to risk management practices and inspections, pre-clearance, traffic flow mgmt., and any other challenge identified by the project team and/or the IATCC). Establish and maintain relationship with private sector stakeholders, including Customs Clearing Agents, in order to continually promote the electronic trade agenda and improve the uptake of pre-clearance among traders. Work closely with the Strategic Communications Advisor and Infrastructure Engineer(s) to provide inputs and recommendations to communications activities and border improvement plans. Be available at short-notice and be able to accommodate short-notice changes to activity timelines, as well as reporting requirements or travel needs. Provide high-quality inputs to narrative and verbal reports to the Client, including ZRA and FCDO, as well as other stakeholders. Provide technical inputs and recommendations to other project initiatives that may involve widening of scope to include border crossing points other than Chirundu, which may require significant in-country travel. For example, initiatives may involve providing border crossing advice to other projects supported by CIGZambia operating at different border posts (e.g. Livingstone), specifically around conducting a process flow analysis to maximise tourist flows and providing technical recommendations. Immediate Requirements: There is an immediate requirement for the successful applicant to gain a comprehensive understanding of the project work delivered under the previous project. This includes: The responsibilities and proposed activities under the Terms of Reference of the newly created IATCC. Communications activities conducted to date. Import process mapping. Truck driver consultations (and findings). The successful applicant will need to understand the implications of the project Phase 2 Terms of Reference and provide insights on activities, which will contribute to the achievement of project objectives. There will be a need to undertake an early engagement with the ZRA project team to ensure project business continuity. There will further be a need for an early awareness visit to evaluate current border working practices against the previous project’s findings, as well as establish contact with members of the IATCC. Key Qualifications Applicants should have extensive practical experience in the core operations of a customs administration, from strategic, managerial and operational perspectives. Preference will be given to applicants who have: A broad understanding of customs institutional strengthening and trade facilitation programs including the use of digital tools and technologies. Experience in coordinated border and risk management methodologies. An awareness of the issues and challenges facing the implementation of improved customs and trade facilitation methodologies in the Zambia environment, including non-tariff barriers faced by the trucking industry. A dynamic awareness of the Tri-Partite Guidelines on Trade and
NVL
Posted Job · 1 day ago
To manage the factory and ensure that it is running optimally and that all the equipment is kept in an original, standard and running at the most efficient and optimum level. You are expected to lead and supervise the entire Factory team. Your Job as our Trainee Engineer is, in conjunction with the factory manager and individual machinery requirements, to plan, schedule, install, inspect, maintain, repair, and adjust our processing and production machinery and equipment to ensure its proper operation in the plant. Your role is vital in keeping production lines running and the business profitable. You are responsible for the staff in the maintenance team, you will ensure the highest level of discipline time management, safety and hygiene is maintained and that staff utilization is at its optimum. You will take action on misconduct and disciplinary measures where appropriate and where necessary in conjunction with the factory manager and administration department. You have to ensure that the machinery in our plants is maintained on time and regularly. Breakdowns and delays with one machine can hinder the plants and indeed the entire company’s operation, which is costly for the company. The best way to do this is through preventive maintenance as scheduled in the system. You need to identify potential breakdowns and fix problems before any real damage or delays occur. You must be alert and inspect machinery daily and if you notice that a machine is vibrating, rattling, or squeaking, or if the machine is producing damaged or sub-standard products then you need to attend to it. You must maintain in good condition in an organized manner all the factory tools. In the case of welding requirements and or repairs beyond your team’s abilities you will be required to liaise with the automotive team to assist in soldering or welding work. It is your job to troubleshoot the entire plant’s operations record faults and repairs. You must inspect the equipment, service, oil and grease moving components, and clean and repair parts, and you need to keep detailed maintenance records on the equipment you have serviced. You will have refer to the equipment diagrams, blueprints and engineering specifications to maintain and fix equipment. In addition to the use and care of machine and hand tools, you need to have knowledge of and be able to set and operate all equipment. You must have knowledge of, lubrication, and adjustment of the machinery and equipment you maintain. You must set equipment so that quality is maintained and damages are minimized. When breakdowns occur, you may have to partially or completely disassemble a machine to make the necessary repairs. You may have to replace worn bearings, adjust clutches, and replace and repair defective parts. You are also responsible for ensuring that the factory manager has the information required to order replacement parts from the machinery’s manufacturer. If no parts are available, they may have to make the necessary replacements, using milling machines, lathes, or other tooling equipment or taking them to the engineering company. After the machine is reassembled, you have to make adjustments to set it for operating settings. You often have to work with the machine’s regular operator to test it and handover. When repairing electronically controlled machinery, you have to work closely with electricians who maintain the machine’s electronic parts. You are required to use Safety procedures and lockout methods whilst conducting work on hazardous work. Installations of Machinery are common in our plant. As we invest in new equipment, we rely on you in conjunction with the GM, factory manager, production manager, quality officer, safety officer and plans to properly situate and install the machinery. Because of technological advances, you should be willing to learn the requirements of new machines and production techniques. When we purchases new equipment, the equipment’s manufacturer will often train you in proper operation and maintenance. So you need to be adaptable and to have inquiring minds. You need to always ensure personal and product safety and remember that we produce a food that requires that you always leave the machine in a spotless condition after working on it. Your duties as a Trainee Engineer include ensuring the factory, staff processing areas, utility areas, surrounds, water and electricity channels are kept safe functional and clean. You need to wear protective clothing and equipment, such as hard hats and safety belts, glasses, and shoes and ear protection. You need to work with little supervision and need to be able to supervise and work well with others. You need to be flexible and respond to changing priorities, which can result in interruptions that pull you off one job to repair a more urgent problem. You need to manage your time correctly so that during the slower production periods and temporary shutdowns this is the best time to overhaul equipment. You are responsible for correct disposal and storage of potential pollutants such as used oil, grease, papers, scrap metal, empty boxes, saw dust and any other waste as may come from the workshop. You are responsible for keeping the workshop and its’ surrounding as neat, tidy and organized as possible so that you are able to function as efficiently as possible. You are responsible for ensuring that food safe pest control measures are in place and are carried out to ensure that pests are eliminated from the factory. You will be required to perform any work duties as assigned by your manager. Requirements: Minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Electrical or mechanical engineering. Should be a member of EIZ Minimum of 1 year relevant working experience either as a permanent employee or as an intern in manufacturing industry. Good verbal communication skills in English Strong attention to detail with ability to plan, organize, prioritize and multi-task Good interpersonal skills Must be able to work in a team Method of Application Candidates meeting the above are to send their applications to this email: Only shortlisted candidates
Nchitonet Dot Com
Nchitonet Dot Com
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Administration Officer
Job
26 Nov 13:50
Nchitonet Dot Com Company is recruiting for a client from the Banking and Financial Sector. We are looking for an Administrative officer who will work under the direction of the Project Officer and provide technical assistance to ensure that Project goals and objectives are achieved. This Officer will assist with planning, execution, coordination, implementation and monitoring of project activities The Role The Project Administration Officer must have vast experience in this field. Will assist with project management duties. They will oversee and performing administrative functions concerned with a project. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Managing budgets and expenditure Planning, organizing, coordinating and managing meetings Taking minutes Organizing venues Supporting implementation, tracking / monitoring , documentation and reporting of projects and its activities, including the development of lists, templates and tables in MS-Office to support the project Updating the project calendar Writing business letters, reports and meeting summaries Following procurement procedures with documentation Creating PowerPoint presentations Performing administrative duties Keeping update on compliance regulations Resolving issues related to the project Work with various contractors and service providers Minimum Training and Experience: An undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Social Studies, Finance or a related field Excellent written and spoken English with good communications (oral and written) and presentation skills. Must be able to provide detailed reports for stakeholders and minutes from workshops and meetings. Additionally, to present the project personally and virtually. Excellent skills in MS-Office, especially in MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. At least three (3) years’ experience providing support to medium to large scale projects in a similar field of expertise as Sparkassenstiftung Zambia. Any equivalent combination of experience and training. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Nchitonet Dot Com
Nchitonet Dot Com
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Project Officer
Job
26 Nov 13:42
Nchitonet Dot Com Company is recruiting for a client from the Banking and Financial Sector. We are looking for Project Officer who will work under the direction of the Project Manager and provide technical assistance to ensure that Project goals and objectives are achieved. This Officer will assist with planning, execution, coordination, implementation and monitoring of project activities. Job Description The role: The Project Officer will work under the direction of the Project Manager and provide technical assistance to ensure that Project goals and objectives are achieved. This Officer will assist with planning, execution, coordination, implementation and monitoring of project activities The Project Officer (PO) is required to provide a full range of project management support for the Sparkassenstiftung Zambia including: Assistance to the long-term expert and / or contribution to the joint team-duties in terms of: Management of daily activities within the project Organizational, administrative and logistical issues Responsible planning, management and implementation of sub-projects under the guidance and supervision of the long-term expert including the planning and implementation of workshops and other events Monitoring of project activities especially the implementation to be conducted by partner organizations Communication and marketing of the Organization and the Project Support short-term experts to fulfil their assignment Any other task within the scope of the partnership project Ensure short-term contracts and deadlines are managed in accordance with the terms of reference Support short term experts Develop and maintain a sound network of government and other stakeholder counterparts Undertake a range of administrative duties and tasks that may reflect substantial variety and complexity Support other Team members activities by providing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activity tracking and monitoring, data collection, database administration, and M&E related coordination with counterparts, as required. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Dynamic professional with experience in project planning, execution, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of medium to large projects. Excellent written and spoken English with good communications (oral and written) and presentation skills. Must be able to provide detailed reports for stakeholders and minutes from workshops and meetings. Additionally, to present the project personally and virtually. Excellent skills in MS-Office, especially in MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Strong project management and reporting skills. Must be able to provide technical advice and support to the Project Manager. Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholder groups, nationally and regionally. Knowledge and understanding of the work of Sparkassenstiftung Zambia, the region and around the world. Good working knowledge of internationally accepted rules governing procurement of goods and services. Ability to work under tight deadlines. Excellent people skills. Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail. Minimum Training and Experience: An undergraduate degree in Law, Management, Social Sciences, Humanities, Finance or a related field. At least two (2) years’ experience providing support to medium to large scale projects. Any equivalent combination of experience and training. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Rhodes Park School
Rhodes Park School
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Supporting the Head teacher to ensure effective learning and teaching through the provision and delivery of a modern, broad, balanced, and cutting-edge curriculum in the Primary Section of the School. A track record of outstanding teaching, whole school pastoral experience, and the ability to mentor colleagues is vital. Responsibilities: To assist in setting direction for the school to enable all learners to reach their potential, and to translate a vision into a whole school curriculum with consistency and high expectations. To support the Head Teacher in conducting employee performance management and ensure that plans to monitor and mentor teachers are effected. To support in the recruitment and orientation process of new staff and provide input into the staff welfare initiatives, and, once agreed, support implementation. To monitor curriculum, teaching, learning, and work with teachers and make recommendations for modifying them as needed. Monitor the progress of pupils throughout the year, identifying gaps and any underachievement (through book scrutinies, planning checks, observation, discussion with pupils etc.). To manage teaching and learning to ensure that there is a high degree of consistency and innovation in teaching practices to enable personalized learning for all students. To support in developing the annual school budget and administer the approved budget and school resources to ensure budgetary and cost control measures are observed in the delivery of education services. To maintain communication with the school authorities, parents, and community (local authorities, government agencies and wider Independent Schools community). To undertake the professional duties of the Head teacher, in the event of her absence from the school to enable continuity in professional leadership and management of the school. Provide regular feedback for colleagues in a way that recognizes good practice and supports their progress against professional and performance management objectives resulting in a tangible impact on students learning. Preferred Professional Qualifications: The applicant for the role should hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Full Grade 12 Certificate with 5 credits and above Qualified teacher registered with the Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Education Leadership and Management will be an added advantage Flexible and transparent, with a high aptitude for technology in the Classroom Knowledge & Experience: At least 10 years’ primary school teaching experience Should have good counselling and communication skills Must be familiar with the primary school pathways of Examinations Councils of Zambia (ECZ), experience with IPC curriculum will be an advantage Special Skills & Competencies: Good administrative and interpersonal skills Must hold high levels of integrity and professionalism Has high expectations for children and themselves Has a passion for raising standards and attainment An excellent role model for the staff and children within the school Method of Application All applications and vacancy details should be forwarded to the attention of the Human Resources Manager through this email:
Rhodes Park School
Rhodes Park School
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Supporting the Head teacher to ensure effective learning and teaching through the provision and delivery of a modern, broad, balanced, and cutting-edge curriculum in the Secondary Section of the School. A track record of outstanding teaching, whole school pastoral experience, and the ability to mentor colleagues is vital. Responsibilities: To assist in setting direction for the school to enable all learners to reach their potential, and to translate a vision into a whole school curriculum with consistency and high expectations. To support the Head Teacher in conducting employee performance management and ensure that plans to monitor and mentor teachers are effected. To support in the recruitment and orientation process of new staff and provide input into the staff welfare initiatives and once agreed, supports implementation. To monitor curriculum, teaching, learning, and work with teachers and make recommendations for modifying them as needed. Monitor the progress of pupils throughout the year, identifying gaps and any underachievement (through book scrutinies, planning checks, observation, discussion with pupils etc.). To manage teaching and learning to ensure that there is a high degree of consistency and innovation in teaching practices to enable personalized learning for all students. To support in developing the annual school budget and administer the approved budget and school resources to ensure budgetary and cost control measures are observed in the delivery of education services. To maintain communication with the school authorities, parents, and community (local authorities, government agencies and wider Independent Schools community). To undertake the professional duties of the Head teacher, in the event of her absence from the school to enable continuity in professional leadership and management of the school. Provide regular feedback for colleagues in a way which recognises good practice and supports their progress against professional and performance management objectives resulting in a tangible impact on students learning. Preferred Professional Qualifications: The applicant for the role should hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Full Grade 12 Certificate with 5 credits and above Qualified teacher registered with the Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Education Leadership and Management will be an added advantage Flexible and transparent, with a high aptitude for technology in the Classroom Knowledge & Experience: At least 10 years’ Secondary school teaching experience Should have good counselling and communication skills Must be familiar with the Secondary school pathways of Examinations Councils of Zambia (ECZ) and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) Special Skills & Competencies: Good administrative and interpersonal skills Must hold high levels of integrity and professionalism Has high expectations of the children and themselves Has a passion for raising standards and attainment An excellent role model for the staff and children within the school Flexible and transparent, with a high aptitude for technology in the Classroom Method of Application All applications and vacancy details should be forwarded to the attention of the Human Resources Manager through this email:

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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