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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description This position is a support position that enables the Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia Project Team to achieve their results by providing necessary finance and administration support. The Finance Officer’s main role is to capture all accounting transactions and provide all necessary financial information of the Program Unit. The incumbent is also responsible for the recording and capturing of all financial transactions and disbursements to ensure that all funds utilised by the Project are accounted for. Key areas of responsibility include: Disbursement & Receipt of cash resources Enter all receipting into system of all banking transaction for accountability purposes. Prepare bank reconciliations to ensure that bank balances are in line with cash book balances. Check requests by Project team are in accordance with the Country Program Outline limits to ensure requests on activities are within the set budget limits File all payment vouchers, journals and receipts sequentially. Capture all data in the General Ledger Accounting Package for all entries. Prepare year-end financial schedules and mobilise information Monitor that activities done and participant lists provided are gender balanced on quarterly basis with 50/50 participation (participant list to incorporate column for male / female Qualifications: A Higher National Diploma in Accounting Degree in Accounting or equivalent qualification will be an added advantage 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO environment Well versed in computerised accounting applications Competencies: Communicates clearly and effectively Ability to take charge of the accounting functions in the absence of the Accountant. Appreciation of child rights Analytical skills Knowledgeable in International Financial Reporting Standards Good interpersonal skills Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant accounting packages Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest, and Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description The Gender Specialist will have overall responsibility to lead the gender component in the Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia Project. He/ She will be responsible for ensuring that gender consideration is integrated into the project implementation to ensure that the approach is indeed gender-trans-formative. The Gender Specialist reports to the Program Area Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for effective networking of child rights with other child rights focused organisations. Key areas of responsibility include: Contribute to project implementation around gender inequality, sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), gender norms and cultural practices that lead to SGBV Responsible for the development and implementation of the Gender Trans-formative approach, which clearly outlines how gender will be integrated across the project. This includes supporting gender Analysis, flag gender issues and concerns, and recommend ways to address these. Establish in-house networks to ensure that gender consideration is integrated into all areas of the project and that approaches are gender-trans-formative. Document guidelines, achievements and best practices in the area of Gender for internal and external circulation Contribute to the development of gender-sensitive indicators and oversee the inclusion of gender-dis-aggregated data in the projects’ M&E framework to ensure lessons learned contribute to gender transformation Coordinate capacity building at all levels for effective and efficient delivery of the Gender Trans-formative strategy/ approach Demonstrate commitment to Plan’s Safeguarding children and young people policy through implementing the policy fully, and report any actual or potential risk situations following the reporting procedures, being aware of abuse and risks to children and young people, being vigilant, becoming familiar with the Policy. Qualifications: A Postgraduate qualification in Social Sciences on related. Knowledge of development trends within the protection sectors, including policies and guidelines, SOPs particularly on child rights. A minimum of 3-5 years practical experience working with marginalised and rural communities, particularly girls. Experience in financial, budget and administrative management or related issues Knowledge of strategic planning processes and theories of gender trans-formative programming Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development Competencies: Proven ability to develop project proposals and concepts Excellent networking and partnership building skills Research, analytical and problem-solving skills Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others Promotes high quality non formal child rights and SRHR programming Having initiative and able to work independently Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest, and Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Organisation Background Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description To ensure program effectiveness and learning in the delivery of Building Climate Resilient Rural Communities in Zambia Project resilience through the empowerment of young people, women and men. He/she will provide technical leadership the Project team on M&E, including the development of the M&E System and Plan, monitoring tools, and operational planning, reporting and capacity building Key areas of responsibility include: Community mobilisation and facilitation Facilitates effective participation of children, youths and women in the community and stakeholders in program activities. Participating in community entry process, feasibility studies, risk analysis, baseline surveys, phase in and phase out strategies Establish good working relations with children, young people, community leadership, and community-based organisations (CBOs), government extension staff and other stakeholders at ward and village levels. Facilitate and participate in stakeholder and green enterprise group meetings at community level. To track the participation by gender in terms of beneficiaries on quarterly basis in line with 50/50 Carry out sensitisation and gender awareness in the community on quarterly basis. Qualifications: A Diploma in Development Studies or related discipline 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO environment A Class 3 motor bike license Ability to organise own work and work independently Excellent communication skills Competencies: Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, with knowledge of Language, Cultural beliefs and values of community one is operating in. Must be a Team player Facilitation skills (Meetings, workshops & seminars) Proficient in Computer skills Building good relationships with various community groups Identifying the potential of community groups to deliver specific programs that promote the fulfilment of child rights Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest, and Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description: The position of Monitoring and Evaluation officer is responsible for ensuring program effectiveness and learning in the delivery of Building Climate Resilient Rural Communities in Zambia Project resilience through the empowerment of young people, women and men. He/she will provide technical leadership the Project team on M&E, including the development of the M&E System and Plan, monitoring tools, and operational planning, reporting and capacity building. The job holder is responsible for supporting Building Climate Resilient Rural Communities in Zambia Project in planning, information gathering and synthesis, reflection and reporting processes. This includes participating in consolidating and regular review of the Project Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) as well as developing and regular review of the MER plan. S/He is responsible for monitoring Project indicators, outcomes, budget and MER plans. Responsibilities: Supports the development of MER Plans for Project effectiveness and learning in the delivery of activities. Strengthens and institutionalizes corporate monitoring systems and tools for the Building Climate Resilient Rural Communities in Zambia Project for effective management of outcomes and results. Facilitates development of – participatory monitoring and evaluation systems including Community Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Systems for enhanced accountability of the Project. Provides technical leadership in planning and coordination of Baselines, Assessments, Evaluations, Research and case studies to enhance performance measurement and learning in the Project. Leads Building Climate Resilient Rural Communities in Zambia Project team in generating and sharing lessons learnt and best practices from MER activities for continuous program improvement. Qualifications: A Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent from a recognised university. At least 3 years practical work experience in monitoring & evaluation Demonstrated skills in usage of statistical packages Experience in Participatory methodologies Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to Development Competencies: Strong analytical and logical ability Good knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level. Design and management skills Numeracy and the ability to interpret data, in order to provide management support to programming and budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting. Facilitation and presentation skills Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest, and Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description The Driver is responsible for providing logistical support to the Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia Project Team and other PA staff to enable effective implementation of Project activities. Responsibilities: Transporting of Project staff and materials to the field and other places to ensure the smooth flow of operations and ensuring safety of staff and at the same time reducing the number of breakdowns Responsible for collection and delivery of Plan documents and materials as well as any other messenger duties to enable the smooth flow of work Qualifications: Grade 12 Certificate Valid clean driving license at least class C Motor vehicle mechanic certificate or equivalent 2 to 3 years in similar capacity Competencies: Embrace Child-centeredness, Child protection, Community participation and partnership Works collaboratively as a team player, listens actively and values contributions Self-management and personal accountability Working knowledge of English and the common national language Seasoned driver, willing and able to work long hours regularly (including some weekends) Be able to work in a team Vehicle Cleaning and minor service repairs and as well as urgent breakdown repairs Time management Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest, and Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Project Manager (Central) – (2 Year Contract) Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia Project Position Description The Project Manager will be responsible for general technical oversight and provide leadership in implementation of the project which is aimed at Building Climate Resilience Communities through empowerment of Young people, Children, women and men. This job is needed in order to provide management oversight of Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia Project. Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for project implementation Providing leadership and guidance to the project team on all activities that will be implemented Preparing and conducting quarterly and annual review meetings with stakeholders to review progress of the Project Identifying and apply effective measures to realise the rights of the children, their families and communities through Building Climate Resilient Rural Communities in Zambia Project. Provide technical advice, backstopping and capacity building to staff, stakeholders, children, community-based organisations and community volunteers in climate resilience and youth economic empowerment (YEE) Ensuring that the project budgets of the Building Climate Resilience Rural Communities in Zambia is spent according to the implementation plan Ensuring that project innovations are encouraged and implemented Documenting achievements and best practices in climate change adaptation and YEE for internal and external circulation Qualifications: Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Resources or other related studies 3-5 years working experience in the field of environment, climate change adaptation and livelihood. Experience in managing relationships to various stakeholders Experience in writing donor reports Competencies: Strategic thinking Striving for high performance and improvement Nurturing & developing others Clear and effective communication Positive personality Accountability and honesty Problem solving skills Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment Team-playing skills Facilitation skills Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest, and Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description The position of Assistant Accountant is part of Plan International 18+ Programme on Ending Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Eastern and Southern Africa implemented by Plan International Zambia. The position is based in Mansa, Zambia, at Plan International Zambia and exists to support the BMZ / Plan International Germany supported project “Strengthening Civil Society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa”. The Incumbent is responsible for providing all necessary financial information of the BMZ project and the Centre of Excellence Key areas of responsibility include: Timely processing of the program operational funds as per Cash forecasts Entering payments in GL and maintaining GL log register Keep cheque books secure and maintain cheque book register work with the partner Accountant to prepare financial reports Preparation of payments and cash receipts. Coordination of Banking Activities Filing of all financial records Reconciliation Prepare timely inter-company re-charges and pass to relevant offices. Support tracking of expenditure and payments for all Centre Of Excellence activities Qualifications: A Higher National Diploma in Accounting Degree in Accounting or equivalent qualification will be an added advantage 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO environment Well versed in computerised accounting applications Competencies: Communicates clearly and effectively Ability to take charge of the accounting functions in the absence of the Accountant. Appreciation of child rights Analytical skills Knowledgeable in International Financial Reporting Standards Good interpersonal skills Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant accounting packages Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday 17th June 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description This position is existing order to provide management oversight of an integrated Project (SRHR, Governance, Child protection & participation) in Central province of Zambia. Key areas of responsibility include: Coordinate a multi-agency consortium for the delivery of a complex integrated Project (CIVSAM) in Zambia, with overall responsibility for achievement of targets Coordinate the writing and submission of regular narrative and financial reports to the donor. Identify the need for and coordinate input from MEL and quality assurance advisory partners to country operations teams. Ensure that the programme achieves and can document value for money. Ensure proper coordination and holding of planned periodic coordination meetings monthly, quarterly or annually as per grant governance requirements. Establish effective working relationships with the Sweden Program Manager and in-country team. Mediate between Plan International Zambia and consortium partners to maintain consistent delivery standards and good working relationships across projects. Ensure good relationships and regular, structured communications with support functions through for instance review and modification meetings and budget revision processes. Qualifications: A Postgraduate qualification in Social Sciences on related. Knowledge of development trends within the protection sectors, including policies and guidelines, SOPs particularly on child rights. A minimum of 3-5 years practical experience working with marginalised and rural communities, particularly girls. Experience in financial, budget and administrative management or related issues Knowledge of strategic planning processes and theories of gender transformation programming Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development Competencies: Proven ability to develop project proposals and concepts Excellent networking and partnership building skills Research, analytical and problem-solving skills Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others Promotes high quality non formal child rights and SRHR programming Having initiative and able to work independently Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday 17th June 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description The position exists to provide support to management in ensuring that the system of internal control and procedures necessary to ensure that the risk management process or system within the country operations is working at the required level of effectiveness. Key areas of responsibility include: Facilitate the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Country’s risk register. Verify that projects, whether implemented by Plan or by partners, are implemented as per laid down procedure and as documented. Track the implementation of Audit Action Develop and implement periodical detailed audit plan, which is risk based, to cover all program, financial, human resources, sponsorship, grants, ICT, Child Protection and administrative activities Review the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information for completeness Review controls employed by the organisation to safeguard assets and appropriately verifying existence of such assets Raise fraud awareness in-country Put in place fraud prevention mechanisms Conduct fraud investigation Follow up and evaluate adequacy of actions taken to implement recommendations of international and local audits and link them to the country risk register Qualifications: Degree in Accounting or Equivalent. A professional accounting/internal audit/internal control qualification i.e. ICSA, Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in internal/external audits, Investigations, Risk Management preferably in an NGO environment 2 years at a Senior Audit level Competencies: Develops, motivates coaches and manages Program team in the country Promotes high performance by all staff Promotes innovation and learning Communicates clearly and effectively Gains, develops and retains credibility about his/her performance Resource mobilisation skills – proposal development and appraisals for program work preferably in an NGO setting. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment. Strong analytical skills Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills. Excellent networking and partnership skills Innovative and independent thinker Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday 17th June 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Organisation Background Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Finance and Administration Coordinator (2 Years) – Mansa, Luapula Program Area (Re-Advertise) Position Description: The position of Finance and Administration Coordinator is responsible for the management of corporate financial information, administrative systems and the provision of effective financial, procurement and accounting support to the Programme Area (PA). S/he will also facilitate the generation of financial and management information and reports as required internally and externally. The position reports to the Country Finance Manager with a dotted line reporting to the Programme Area Manager. Responsibilities: Providing operational support within the Program Area to ensure efficient and effective financial controls Accountability in the preparation, review, consolidation and submission of correct and complete Program Area financial reports Managing budget processes and ensuring that targets are properly documented, coordinated and monitored regularly Preparation of monthly and quarterly reports for management and other financial reporting requirements Supporting external auditors during financial and other audits as necessary Follow up and monitoring the progress of Internal control audit recommendations Reviewing program documents and payments and taking responsibility for approval of all financial transactions. Facilitating enhancement of capacities of Program Area teams and communities in financial accounting Strengthening the Program Area procurement function through team building, providing leadership and timely clarifications on finance and procurement issues Supporting the PAs administrative functions Responsible for corporate financial systems. Qualifications: Higher Diploma in Accounting 2-4 years’ experience in a similar role professional qualification such as ACCA/CIMA In-depth knowledge of financial system, budgeting, financial management and reporting Hands on experience in computerised accounting applications and spread sheets. Demonstrated people supervision skills Excellent time management, planning, administrative and organisational skills Experience in an NGO environment is an added advantage Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday 17th June 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Organisation Background: Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Project Coordinator (Enhancing the Voices of Civil Society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa) – Mansa (1 Year 5 Months Contract) Position Description: The position of Project Coordinator is part of Plan International 18+ Programme on Ending Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Eastern and Southern Africa implemented by Plan International Zambia. The position is based in Mansa, Zambia, at Plan International Zambia and exists to support the BMZ / Plan International Germany supported project “Strengthening Civil Society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa”. The Incumbent is responsible for overall project coordination of the project activities at the community and national level. Key areas of responsibility include: Has the overall responsibility for project implementation including quality assurance, reporting, oversight of M&E activities and communications in line with the project proposal and donor agreement. Providing leadership and guidance to the project team on project activities. Facilitates communication between the local partners and sub-regional coordinator at the 18+ Center of Excellence in Lusaka, Zambia. Coordinates project implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the country at sub-regional and regional level in cooperation with the sub-regional coordinator at the 18+ Center of Excellence in Lusaka, Zambia. Effectively manages project resources including the timely utilisation of the project funds. Effectively collaborates with the relevant stakeholders for learning and information sharing on ending child marriage. Facilitates capacity building of local partners with focus on advocacy and influencing activities (shaping of political influencing, strategic work and networking as well as the prioritisation of issues on the political agenda by the local partner). Facilitates joint reporting in line with the donor contracts and compliance requirements. Represents Plan at district, provincial and national level stakeholder forums, consultative sessions, or conferences related to child marriage and gender work. Qualifications: University Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or related discipline At least 5 years practical experience in project and budget management Ability to work in teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other development agencies at district level Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development, especially CEFM Knowledge of Gender and Child rights issues Competencies: Experience and knowledge in community-based programming Good community participatory skills Experience in research and data collection Experience in Social Networking and social movement building Ability to organise own work and work independently Experience in Report writing Excellent communication and facilitation skills (meetings, workshops & seminars) Problem identification & Problem-solving skills Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, with knowledge of language, cultural beliefs and values of community one is operating in Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to the email below: Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and...
Organisation Background Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description: The position of Community Development Facilitator is part of Plan International 18+ Programme on Ending Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Eastern and Southern Africa implemented by Plan International Zambia. The position is based in Mansa, Zambia, at Plan International Zambia and exists to support the BMZ / Plan International Germany supported project “Strengthening Civil Society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Incumbent is required to provide the link between Plan Zambia and the community in areas where Plan implements its activities. This is to ensure facilitation of all the development activities done within the community are helping and improving the lives of children and their families. Additionally, the incumbent must be able to live in the community as part of Plan’s Global Immersion Strategy. Key areas of responsibility include: Mobilising communities and facilitating on Plan thematic areas to ensure the mandate of Plan is achieved. Facilitating project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the assigned area of operation. Facilitating effective participation of children, families, communities and stakeholders in programme activities. Building the capacity of community partners and volunteers to facilitate and manage Plan’s focus on child well-being. coordination of programme activities and networking with the communities Establishing good working relations with children, families, community leadership, and Community based Organisations (CBOs), government extension staff and other stakeholders at ward and village levels. Participating in stakeholder meetings and networks at ward and village levels. Identifying key risks within the area of operation and putting in appropriate control measures to manage them. Qualifications: Diploma in Development Studies or related discipline. A Class 3 motor bike license. 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO environment Ability to organise own work and work independently Excellent communication skills Competencies: Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, with knowledge of Language, Cultural beliefs and values of community one is operating in. Must be a Team player Facilitation skills (Meetings, workshops & seminars) Proficient in Computer skills Building good relationships with various community groups Identifying the potential of community groups to deliver specific programs that promote the fulfilment of child rights Ability to ride a motor bike Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to the email below: Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Nutrition project. The program aims to reach men, adolescents, women of reproductive age, and PLHIV with high-quality private sector health services. To achieve this goal, the program aims to achieve the following objectives: Objective 1: Stimulate demand for health products and services and increase the adoption of healthy behaviors Objective 2: Sustainably expand availability and accessibility of high-quality health services in the private sector Objective 3: Sustainably expand availability and accessibility of priority health products Objective 4: Strengthen the enabling environment for private sector health actors Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position: Reproductive, Mental, Newborn and Child Health Specialist: ( Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga & Southern Province) Qualifications: BA required and degree in human development, nutrition, public health (MPH, MSc, MA) or in social sciences preferred at least three years of experience implementing family planning, maternal, newborn and child health programs influence in English required Experience working on US Grant projects is strongly preferred Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Apply to: The Country Human Resource Manager, Plan International Zambia, Private Bag 518X, RW, Lusaka.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Nutrition project. The program aims to reach men, adolescents, women of reproductive age, and PLHIV with high-quality private sector health services. To achieve this goal, the program aims to achieve the following objectives: Objective 1: Stimulate demand for health products and services and increase the adoption of healthy behaviors Objective 2: Sustainably expand availability and accessibility of high-quality health services in the private sector Objective 3: Sustainably expand availability and accessibility of priority health products Objective 4: Strengthen the enabling environment for private sector health actors Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position: Community Engagement Specialist (Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga & Southern Province) Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts required, Master of Arts preferred at least three years of experience working directly with community-based organisations, government counterparts, and other community actors to increase engagement on health programming fluency in English required Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Apply to: The Country Human Resource Manager, Plan International Zambia, Private Bag 518X, RW, Lusaka.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Nutrition project. The program aims to reach men, adolescents, women of reproductive age, and PLHIV with high-quality private sector health services. To achieve this goal, the program aims to achieve the following objectives: Objective 1: Stimulate demand for health products and services and increase the adoption of healthy behaviors Objective 2: Sustainably expand availability and accessibility of high-quality health services in the private sector Objective 3: Sustainably expand availability and accessibility of priority health products Objective 4: Strengthen the enabling environment for private sector health actors Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position: Reproductive, Mental, Newborn and Child Health Specialist: ( Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga & Southern Province) Qualifications: BA required and degree in human development, nutrition, public health (MPH, MSc, MA) or in social sciences preferred at least three years of experience implementing family planning, maternal, newborn and child health programs fluency in English required Experience working on US Grant projects is strongly preferred Method of Application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Apply to: The Country Human Resource Manager, Plan International Zambia, Private Bag 518X, RW, Lusaka.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description The Program and Strategy Manager will drive Plan International’s programme and influencing work, setting overall direction, leading a high performing team, ensuring accountability for meeting demanding targets and maintaining alignment with the global strategy. The incumbent will lead transformative change, have a demonstrable commitment to gender equality and relish the prospect of representing Plan International to the government and civil society, S/he understand and drive efforts to deliver positive change for girls through advocating, campaigning and communicating at a national level. Equally, the incumbent will ensure the country-operating model is fit for purpose, have the right funding mix to achieve our ambition, key business processes are in place and organisational values are embedded in everything we do. The Incumbent will lead by example in ensuring gender equality is evident in everything we do from staffing, to programming and influencing, to ways of working and the right culture that ensures we are champions for girls and gender equality. Key areas of responsibility include: 1. Strategic planning: Contribute to the strategic development and management of programmes that are gender transformative in the country by regular reviews and alignment with the Country Strategy. Organisational approaches such as mainstreaming gender equality, resilience and partnership are incorporated across the programmes and projects 2. Support to quality programmes: Ensure High quality, integrated and innovative programs are designed and delivered that have sustainable, measurable impacts on the lives of the children, particularly girls and their communities in programme implementation areas. Clear understanding and experience of gender analysis and gender transformative programming Oversees the formation of both Strategic and Sub-granting partnerships through development of clear Partner Management Frameworks and guidelines in line with Plan International’s Building Better Partnership principles. 3. Advocacy and Influencing Knowledge and hands-on experience in designing, implementing and evaluation advocacy initiatives and influencing campaigns. 4. Applications and systems support: Oversee the in-country roll-out of corporate systems, policies, procedures and applications that contribute to programme quality and efficiency as well as meet compliance standards and donor requirements. Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Development, or related degree 10-15 years of experience (including international) in managing development programs and preference with disaster response with large and complex budget Demonstrable knowledge on key issues in development regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, UNCRC and CEDAW particularly around child rights Exceptional conceptual and strategic thinking skills Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff Knowledge of the host country, the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country as well as the political, social and economic opportunities for development are an advantage Competencies: Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure Ability to work well in frequently changing environment Ability to communicate and negotiate at different levels and effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues with diverse experiences Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking Strong analytical and problem solving skills Leadership analysis/coaching and mentoring skills Strong team building and motivational skills Method of application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job ...
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description The Youth Economic Empowerment Programme Manager will develop strategies, guidelines and tools on Youth Economic Empowerment and support teams effectively to ensure that partners work in adherence with Plan Global standards as indicated in the procedures and guidelines. The incumbent will ensure that Plan maintains a high level engagement with relevant networks and institutions working on Youth Economic Empowerment and advice on potential strategic partnerships in this technical area. The Youth Economic Empowerment Programme Manager will represent Plan in various relevant forums and networks and build relationships with government and non-government institutions at district, provincial, National and Regional level for effective sharing of learnings and technical and financial resources for Youth Economic Empowerment. Key areas of responsibility include: 1. Programme Management Develops minimum standards, technical frameworks and strategies on Youth Economic Empowerment that can guide Plan International Zambia’s YEE programming. Designs high quality concept notes and proposals for resource mobilisation for Youth Economic Empowerment issues and ensures that Youth Economic Empowerment interventions are informed by and integrated with other strategic technical areas of gender, education, Health, WASH and child protection. Manages and oversee national influencing efforts in the area of Youth Economic Empowerment in collaboration with other Technical Leads and support with technical documentation of evidences from the projects, develop position papers and write stories of change when required. Ensures that all projects on Youth Economic Empowerment have clear gender and influencing outcomes that aligned to the Country and Global Strategy 2. Stakeholder Coordination Ensure that Plan International’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies, relevant private sector institutions and government and represents Plan at national, regional and international level on matters relating to Youth Economic Empowerment programming and networks within and outside of Plan Provide technical guidance and direction including training, coaching and mentoring to relevant Plan International Zambia’s staff and partners on Youth Economic Empowerment and its intersectionality with other social norms including gender equality so as to ensure quality programming 3. Programme Learning and Communication Facilitate organisational learning in the country by developing, collecting and disseminating relevant internal and external program information on Youth Economic Empowerment. Ensure that effective use is made of learning from programme monitoring and evaluation on YEE to strengthen programme delivery and inform wider practice in relation to Plan International Zambia’s work. Coordinate the development of Youth Economic Empowerment content for learning and knowledge sharing and to influence program development and design. Qualifications: A Postgraduate qualification in Development Studies, Economics, Entrepreneurship or other relevant qualifications At least 5 years’ experience in YEE programming including management responsibility in implementing or coordinating the work at national level Additional qualifications and experience in YEE programming is a must. Demonstrated experience in delivering results when leading consortia/working with partners Consortium working through diverse partners is a key requirement Demonstrated experience of leading quality, rights based and gender equality projects targeting adolescents and young people particularly girls Knowledge of development trends within the youth economic empowerment sector including policies and guidelines Competencies: Proven ability to develop pro...
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position Position Description The Program and Strategy Manager will drive Plan International’s programme and influencing work, setting overall direction, leading a high performing team, ensuring accountability for meeting demanding targets and maintaining alignment with the global strategy. The incumbent will lead trans-formative change, have a demonstrable commitment to gender equality and relish the prospect of representing Plan International to the government and civil society, S/he understand and drive efforts to deliver positive change for girls through advocating, campaigning and communicating at a national level. Equally, the incumbent will ensure the country-operating model is fit for purpose, have the right funding mix to achieve our ambition, key business processes are in place and organisational values are embedded in everything we do. The Incumbent will lead by example in ensuring gender equality is evident in everything we do from staffing, to programming and influencing, to ways of working and the right culture that ensures we are champions for girls and gender equality. Key areas of responsibility include: 1. Strategic planning: Contribute to the strategic development and management of programmes that are gender trans-formative in the country by regular reviews and alignment with the Country Strategy. Organisational approaches such as mainstreaming gender equality, resilience and partnership are incorporated across the programmes and projects 2. Support to quality programmes: Ensure High quality, integrated and innovative programs are designed and delivered that have sustainable, measurable impacts on the lives of the children, particularly girls and their communities in programme implementation areas. Clear understanding and experience of gender analysis and gender trans-formative programming Oversees the formation of both Strategic and Sub-granting partnerships through development of clear Partner Management Frameworks and guidelines in line with Plan International’s Building Better Partnership principles. 3. Advocacy and Influencing: Knowledge and hands-on experience in designing, implementing and evaluation advocacy initiatives and influencing campaigns. 4. Applications and systems support: Oversee the in-country roll-out of corporate systems, policies, procedures and applications that contribute to programme quality and efficiency as well as meet compliance standards and donor requirements. Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Development, or related degree 10-15 years of experience (including international) in managing development programs and preference with disaster response with large and complex budget Demonstrable knowledge on key issues in development regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, UNCRC and CEDAW particularly around child rights Exceptional conceptual and strategic thinking skills Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff Knowledge of the host country, the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country as well as the political, social and economic opportunities for development are an advantage Competencies: Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure Ability to work well in frequently changing environment Ability to communicate and negotiate at different levels and effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues with diverse experiences Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking Strong analytical and problem solving skills Leadership analysis/coaching and mentoring skills Strong team building and motivational skills Method of application To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the ...
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. We are looking for experienced, vibrant and self-starters to fill the following Positions: Position Description The position exists to provide leadership guidance and strategize the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all Plan Zambia initiated nutrition interventions in emergency/humanitarian response, post emergency recovery and disaster risk reduction/mitigation projects. He/she is expected to proactively engage in influencing pertinent policies, strategies and practices with the aim to ensure benefit of children affected by disasters, and also build institutional capacity of Plan and its partners to effectively respond to emergency nutrition related needs; with the overall objective of protecting, promoting and improving the nutritional and health status of children affected by and recovering from disasters/emergencies. Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with Emergency Nutrition Specialist, Health Program Manager and Emergency Response team members to provide strategic leadership and guidance in designing effective emergency nutrition projects with long term perspective & linkage to longer term development within the framework of Plan International Zambia’s (PIZ) Country Strategic Plan & Plan’s principles and values Provide technical assistance and coordination in conducting rapid assessments and standard nutrition surveys Planning and implementation of Emergency Nutrition Response project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to national policy, strategy and technical standards, best practices and donor and internal guidelines. Liaising and establishing contacts at Province and district levels with ENCU, DMMU and NGOs and participate in technical, logistics and operational meetings and discussions concerning emergency nutrition response in Plan International Zambia operational areas Provide capacity building and technical support so to project staff so that they are well aware of the standardised approach to Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) management and supporting staff. Ensure that emergency nutrition and related projects are technically sound, environmentally friendly, socially and cultural acceptable Jointly with Emergency Nutrition Specialist for Central, Eastern and Luapula Provinces, Provide team leadership and coordination in the design of nutrition response plans and strategies and also in the development of proposals for submission to donors to raise funds. Ensure effective partnership, networking and coordination/collaboration with government, NGOs, UN agencies and other international partners in the design and implementation of emergency nutrition projects. Qualifications Master’s degree in applied nutrition, public health or related fields is preferred. Minimum B.Sc. in relevant field of study. At least 8 years of progressive experience in similar organizations at advisory level including line management of staff. Extensive and documented experience in managing emergency nutrition and health related projects with focus on operational aspects including management of budget and logistics Experience of managing projects for major donors and experience of working with international NGO, UN or donor agencies Method of Application Please send an email: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. All Applications should be addressed to: The Country Human Resource Manager, Plan International Zambia, Private Bag 518X, Plot 87A Kabulonga road, Kabulonga. Lusaka. We provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt g...
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. We are looking for experienced, vibrant and self-starters to fill the following position: Nutrition Assistants – Eastern & Luapula Program Areas Position Description: This position exists to support the Target Supplementary Feeding Programme implementation on moderately malnourished children under five treated and cured/discharged and moderately malnourished pregnant and lactating women treated and cured/discharged. And conduct monitoring of nutrition project activities at health facilities in the assigned district level including supervision of Community Growth Monitors as per the agreed project documents. Responsibilities: Monitor nutrition project activities in health facilities where Plan International Zambia operational including supervision of Community Growth Monitors as per the agreed project documents and work plan. Assess effectiveness of Target Supplementary Feeding Programme by SPHERE standard like cured rate, defaulter rate, death rate and non- responder rate Ensure that all required information from Management of Acute Malnutrition under five children is recorded properly and documented Maintain/collect relevant data and support Nutrition Officer and Coordinator to produce monthly, quarterly, and final reports according to internal, external & donor schedules Qualifications: Diploma with at least one year experience in nutrition program (TSFP) implementation – case definition and care, Target Supplementary Feeding Programme management, data collection and compilation, working with counterpart for lasting intervention, training of health volunteers, etc Good knowledge of written and spoken English and local dialect High commitment to work with pastoral communities in remote and challenging environments Work experience in Health Service Extension Program is an asset and interest in and ability to train volunteers Method of Application Please send an email: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. All Applications should be addressed to: The Country Human Resource Manager, Plan International Zambia, Private Bag 518X, Plot 87A Kabulonga road, Kabulonga. Lusaka. We provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. We are looking for experienced, vibrant and self-starters to fill the following position: Nutrition Officers ( Central, Luapula & Eastern Provinces) 11 Positions Position Description The position exists to ensuring the provision of quality out-patient therapeutic and in-patient care of Severe Acute Malnutrition case management, and follow-up services to target beneficiaries through ensuring adherence to national and international Severe Acute Malnutrition case management protocols using the ongoing Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition implementation approach. Besides, the position holder will further strength the ongoing management of Management of Acute Malnutrition and ensure establishment of effective referral mechanism among the four components of IMAM. Responsibilities: Work with and ensure transfer of capacity to Health Workers (HWs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs) in each existing health facilities. Ensure each and every admitted child either for receives adequate and quality medical and nutritional care through existing resources. Train and support the Health Workers in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up according to national/international guidelines. Support community-based volunteers (FDAs) for the implementation of the community component of the project (OTP/SC). Participate in the organisation and delivery of nutritional trainings for health worker . Organise quality registration, recording and documentation of patient-related data in the OTP and SC according to national protocol thereby ensuring accurate data collection and reporting Qualifications: Nursing diploma from a recognised health colleges Minimum two year experience with INGO/NGO of Infant and young Child Feeding practices /treatment of malnourished children in nutrition program (OTP/SC) implementation – case definition and care, clinical management, OTP/SC management, data collection and compilation, working with counterpart for lasting intervention, training of health workers, etc Good knowledge of written and spoken English and local language Highly committed to work with communities in remote and challenging environments Method of Application Please send an email: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. All Applications should be addressed to: The Country Human Resource Manager, Plan International Zambia, Private Bag 518X, Plot 87A Kabulonga road, Kabulonga. Lusaka. We provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. We are looking for experienced, vibrant and self-starters to fill the following position: Position Description This position exists to design and implement all emergency and recovery nutrition related activities at district level using participatory and community based approaches. S/he is responsible for Developing effective quality improvement standards and approaches for improved quality of clinical nutrition care services in collaboration with partners. Responsibilities: Participating in the district level Nutrition Technical Working Group Providing technical support for Ministry Of Health staffs in the development and dissemination of messages promoting nutrition and Infant Young Children Feeding programme related practices and behaviours targeted Developing effective quality improvement standards and approaches for improved quality of clinical Ensure Nutrition activities are carried out in the Nutrition Program according to Plan’s & national protocols To collaborate and communicate with other Plan program officers (WASH, livelihoods, logistics, etc) to ensure harmonisation of activities according to Plan’s mission strategy To collaborate with local authorities and community for the acceptance of programs and activities particularly at district level required coordination and supports To collaborate with the health NGOs running local health clinics to set-up and strengthen referral and treatment links of beneficiaries to health facilities To establish and oversee links with other facilities and programs in the area (for example, GFD, school feeding, food for recovery/work programs) where appropriate. Qualifications BSC in Health, Nursing, Nutrition and other relevant fields of study Minimum over 4 year’s relevant experience and with this at least 2 years relevant experience in an international NGO or similar organisation Knowledge of policy and practice in the field of emergency nutrition intervention using IMAM approach, Infant Young Children Feeding program and health. Experience in developing and monitoring budgets. Computer literate in word processing and excel packages. An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; both in English & local language Method of Application Please send an email: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. All Applications should be addressed to: The Country Human Resource Manager, Plan International Zambia, Private Bag 518X, Plot 87A Kabulonga road, Kabulonga. Lusaka. We provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. We are looking for experienced, vibrant and self-starters to fill the following Positions: Position Description The position exists to manage and lead the delivery of the Behaviour Change Communication component in response to the Covid 19 Pandemic. The incumbent will develop the Behaviour Change Communication Strategy for Plan Zambia, attend the National Level IEC development Task Force Meetings chaired by Ministry of Health where Plan Zambia has been co-opted, generate, review and ensure generation of behaviour change communication information and (IEC) materials. Ensure inclusion of Behaviour Communication Change approaches in all new program designs, this will include Behaviour Change Communication messaging to promote the uptake of health interventions, particularly Covid 19 prevention, care and treatment, among priority populations (including children, girls, young women, and other high risk groups). Responsibilities: Design and implement behavior change communication strategy, provision of training and technical assistance to support behavior change intervention Contribute to the development of external project communications materials, such as success stories and social media content Work in collaboration with key stakeholders including line Ministries to develop community radio, drama, or other communication strategies to make information and critical discourse about Covid 19 counselling to the public and target audience Support development of BCC strategies, materials, media messages, and implementation plans that reflect global best practices. Ensure effective communications within the organization and with stakeholders at all levels Assist in knowledge sharing and partner collaboration efforts and provide support to relevant technical working groups Individual Specifications: Degree in Public Health/Social sciences or related discipline. A Master’s Degree/post graduate qualification on development communication will be an added advantage At least five years of experience in BCC programs Demonstrated expertise and experience in behavior change communication and training/capacity building; project documentation A fair understanding of gender transformative programming is an added advantage Method of Application Please send an email to . Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. All Applications should be addressed to: The Country Human Resource Manager, Plan International Zambia, Private Bag 518X, Plot 87A Kabulonga road, Kabulonga. LUSAKA.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do. Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including Lusaka, where the Country Office is located. We are looking for experienced, vibrant and self-starters to fill the following Positions: (Yes I do) – Chipata, Eastern Program Area (Temporal position 9 months) Position Description: The position is exists to ensure that grant related financial records for the ‘Yes I Do’ project are accurate and up to date in all the Plan Systems and provide effective financial support to staff in the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project activities. The Position reports to Finance and Administration Coordinator at the Programme Unit. Responsibilities: Preparation of payment vouchers and journal entries to input correct financial records in the Financial System Review and monitor project advances and ensure proper accountability of funds. Review all Project Outlines to ensure budget allocation conforms to approved donor budget Work with the Programme and Business Development team to ensure that project budgets are properly implemented and help with any budget re-alignments that may arise Ensure timely preparation of monthly /quarterly/yearly project reports and submit for review as per grant reporting requirement Provide necessary documentation to support project expenditure reports. Provide technical support to project staff on project management and reporting Ensure effective monitoring of country project budget Track and ensure compliance to donor rules and regulations Coordinate submission of time sheets for funded project staff and ensure these are properly completed and approved. Undertake field project monitoring visits and offer financial support where necessary Track project budget changes and ensure correct current Approved Budget is maintained in SAP and that activities are in line with plans and FAD documents and any revisions thereof. Individual Specifications: Possession of a Higher National Diploma in Accounting Degree in Accounting or equivalent qualification will be an added advantage 3-4 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO environment Well versed in computerized accounting applications Ability to take charge of grant related accounting functions in the absence of the Grants Accountant. Strong analytical skills Knowledgeable in International Financial Reporting Standards Knowledge of Donor funding rules and regulations Method of Application Please send an email to . Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. All Applications should be addressed to: The Country Human Resource Manager, Plan International Zambia, Private Bag 518X, Plot 87A Kabulonga road, Kabulonga. LUSAKA.

Jobs in Zambia by Plan International 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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