Deadline of this Job: 07 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
1. About CBM
Christian Blind Mission is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world.
2. Core Purpose
Acts as Programme Officer in a Country Office.
Is accountable for implementing programme components of CBM’s Country Plan in line with the CBM International strategy and in close collaboration and coordination with relevant Initiatives, Member Associations and partners. Works closely with local partners and stakeholders to ensure all CBM programming and reporting requirements are met and that CBM also meets its partnership commitments.
The job holder is responsible for the planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the CBM Programmes in Zambia as aligned with the Country Implementation Plans and CBM International Strategy. The job holder is also responsible for national level advocacy, alliance-building and networking.
3. Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience
• Relevant university degree in social sciences, health sciences, project management, economics, business administration, or related field.
• Professional experience of 5 years in a national or international NGO with a track record in successfully managing inclusive eye health and/or community based inclusive development programmes in collaboration with national partners.
• Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
• Experience in managing institutionally funded projects, including consortium led projects.
• Experience in the evaluation and strengthening of quality and effective systems
• Proven experience in results-based management and project cycle management, including assessment, monitoring and evaluation, with a sound understanding of budgeting and programme finance management.
• Demonstrated experience in managing internal and external relationships and partnerships particularly with national / local governments.
• Experience in working with various government/bi-lateral/major institutional donors.
• Proven good organizational and coordination skills as well as a high level of autonomy and flexibility.
• Ability to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of cultures, professions and personal backgrounds.
• Experience of working with persons with disabilities, lived experience with a disability or promoting disability rights will be an added advantage.
• Commitment to CBM’s mission, vision and values
4. Main activities
• Project Planning
• Project Implementation
• Monitoring and Evaluation
• Quality Management
• English (professional proficiency)
• Local Language – (professional proficiency / advantageous)
• Good knowledge and experience of using MS Office (particularly advanced Excel skills and Outlook)
• Database management
• Project planning and review tools
The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy. CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.
Deadline of this Job: 15 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The UNDP Africa HIV and Health related work is informed by the UNDP corporate strategy, the HIV and Health Team’s Strategy Connecting the Dots and the Global AIDS Strategy. The work is also informed by the African Union’s ‘Catalytic Framework to end AIDS, TB and Malaria’. Based on these frameworks the UNDP HIV and health work focuses on three interrelated areas. These are reducing inequalities and social exclusion that drive HIV and poor health, promoting effective and inclusive governance for health, and building resilient and sustainable systems for health.
The Africa HIV, Health and Development (HHD) regional team supports UNDP Africa country offices (COs) in designing and implementing HIV and health related interventions in line with the UNDP corporate plan and the respective country CPDs.
In Zambia, HHD related activities are guided by the current CPD which will expire in 2022 under the inclusive growth and sustainable development. The new CPD 2023-2026 envisages to support the government of the republic of Zambia with development of relevant human rights interventions and policy reform which will enable access to basic services of the vulnerable population such as PLWHIV, YKP and PWD.
The HHD activities are implemented through various funding sources including the Unified Budget and Resource Allocation Framework (UBRAF1) and regional projects such as the We Belong Africa (WBA2) Young Key Population Initiative” (YKP) and strengthening of health systems including adoption of digital health, addressing environmental issues and hazardous waste management and renewable energy.
The Programme Analyst will, therefore, support the implementation of the various HHD activities in the UNDP Zambia country office.
The Programme Analyst will report to the head of the Governance unit. Technical support and guidance will be provided by the Senior Health, Energy and Climate Change adviser of the CO and the Africa regional HIV, Health and Development (HHD) Team. The Program Analyst will also closely collaborate with other relevant UNDP teams
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Assistant Resident Representative/Governance Advisor – Governance & Gender and technical support of the senior health, energy and climate change advisor, the Programme Analyst is expected to:
1. Support the formulation and implementation of HHD programme strategies, workplans, and budgets;
2. Provide day to day management of HHD programme activities in Zambia, including provision of technical support to partners, organization of events and meetings, research and preparation of reports and tools, and collection and reporting of relevant data and information for measuring success of the programme;
3. Facilitate knowledge building, usage and dissemination of products generated and published by the HHD regional team, its partners, and other relevant institutions in the continent;
4. Strengthen communication, visibility of HHD activities and participation of Zambia stakeholders such as Parliamentarians, Judges, Senior Officials, and key population activists in the WBA and HHD Communities of Practice (COP);
5. Contribute to identification of best practices, lessons learned and support with the documentation and dissemination of knowledge products on HHD activities;
6. Support full integration of the HHD activities into the Zambia Country Office programme portfolio and contribute programme information to Country Office planning, budgeting, and reporting processes;
7. Manage partnerships and collaboration between the UNDP country office and between UNDP and other UN Agencies, Government institutions, bilateral partners, academia, and Civil Society Organizations.
Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvement.
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.
Cross functional and technical competencies
• Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
• Partnerships Management: Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies.
• Monitoring: Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results.
• Knowledge Generation: Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need.
Agenda 2030: People
o National Strategic Plan / Policy for health
o Universal Health Coverage, including NCDs
o Social Determinants of Health
o Youth leadership and participation
o LGBTIQ rights
o Civil Society Engagement
• Digital & Innovation
o Digital inclusion: Knowledge of how digital inclusion works, opportunities and challenges for governments and society.
Required Skills and Experience
• Master degree in e in Law, Public Health, Development Studies, Governance and Human Rights or related fields.
• A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.
• Minimum 2 years of demonstrable work experience with HIV/AIDS, key populations, climate change and health, health system strengthening related issues in Zambia.
• Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision, and values;
• Exerts strict adherence to corporate rules, regulations, and procedures. Familiarity with the internal control framework and results-based management tools is a must;
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
• Extensive experience working on human rights issues with governments, human rights bodies, civil society, and development partners in the Africa Region;
• Demonstrated expertise on policy and programmes relating to Human Rights and Sexual and Gender Diversity;
• Experience working with the UN, donors, multilateral organizations or NGOs is essential;
• Demonstrable experience in developing resources or dissemination material pertaining to LGBTI rights, HIV, and human rights will be an advantage.
• Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience;
• Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skillfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed;
• Ability to respond timely and appropriately with sense of urgency for client requests and needs;
• Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders for HIV/AIDS and human rights works;
• Shares knowledge and experience;
• Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
• Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to project documentation filing, provision of information
Required Language: Fluency in spoken and written English.
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Deadline of this Job: 13 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
Through its Country Offices, or FAO Representations, FAO assists governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to address hunger and malnutrition, and provides technical support for the sustainable development of their agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors. The activities of the FAO Country Offices include design and implementation of country-tailored field programmes, liaison with local donor representatives, and active public awareness-raising and outreach activities related to FAO initiatives such as the World Food Day.
The position is located in the FAO Representation in Lusaka, Zambia.
The Office Assistant coordinates and performs the full range of office support, management support and administrative tasks, providing for the smooth and efficient running of the Office. He/she ensures quality and consistency of the flow of office work and information in the work unit.
The Office Assistant reports to FAO Representative and under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Zambia, the incumbent will work closely with a wide range of colleagues in the office with central units and external clients, performing and coordinating office and management support services, and providing procedural guidance and information and also work in close collaboration with administrative and technical units in FAO Zambia.
The incumbent operates independently, takes decisions on work priorities and exercises initiative for dealing with cases without precedents. Supervision received is focused on the quality of work outputs. He/she provides guidance and advice to other office support staff.
The Office Assistant works closely with a wide range of colleagues in the division/region, with central units and external clients, performing and coordinating office and management support services and providing procedural guidance and information.
• Screen requests for appointments with supervisor; maintain supervisor’s calendar; confirm mutually convenient schedules and arrange appointments; receive visitors; place and screen telephone calls; respond to queries and correspondence, often of a sensitive, confidential or technical nature.
• Coordinate office support services for meetings, trainings, seminars, committees and special projects and events; attend meetings, prepare minutes, monitor follow-up activities; make arrangements for formal editing, translation, etc., of documents and publications.
• Review, record, distribute and process incoming mail and correspondence; follow-up on pending actions; prepare draft responses to a wide range of correspondence and other communications, often requiring knowledge of technical terminologies and/or detailed office procedures; carry out quality control functions for outgoing documents; proofread’texts for adherence to format, grammar, punctuation and style.
• Perform a variety of administrative duties, e.g. contract extensions and requests for temporary staff, leave and attendance recording, budget preparation and follow-up; coordinate with other units to ensure smooth running and expedition of work within the unit.
• Research, compile and organize background information and reference materials from various sources for reports, briefs and speeches; generate a variety of statistical and other reports from various databases.
• Coordinate the work of other office support staff, establish priorities and ensure equitable distribution of work; train new staff to relevant administrative procedures and practices and provide general assistance as required.
• Create and maintain the work unit’s filing and reference systems; review the efficiency of office procedures and make recommendations for improvements; update office websites.
• Perform other duties as required.
Impact Of Work
The incumbent’s work impacts directly on the smooth and efficient running of the Office. He/she plays a lead role in the provision of office support services for successful achievement of the organizational unit’s mandate.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Education: Secondary School Education.
Experience: Four years of relevant experience in office/management support work.
Languages: Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of English.
IT Skills: Very good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment.
Residency: General Service Staff are recruited locally. To be eligible for this position, candidates must be nationals of the country of the duty station or possess an existing visa/work permit, and reside within commuting distance of the duty station at the time of the application. “Commuting distance” means the distance within which staff members can travel daily between their place of work and their residence.
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships.
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Very good knowledge of communication and documentation standards.
• Very good knowledge of corporate computerized financial/travel/Human Resources systems and administrative procedures and policies.
• Very good knowledge of the organizational structure.
Desirable Qualifications And Skills
• Knowledge of another FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) will be considered an advantage.