Deadline of this Job: 25 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 34 projects in 19 countries and total revenues of approximately $128 million.
ACDI/VOCA is currently implementing a five-year program entitled “Enterprise Development and Growth Enhanced (EDGE) Activity” in Zambia funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The aim of the Zambia EDGE Activity is to increase the profitability for agricultural small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by addressing their key investment constraints on access to finance, limited business management skills and technology, and access to markets, thereby increasing SMEs’ productivity and ability to create new jobs in Zambia. The EDGE Activity conducts multiple activities via implementing partners and local experts, which are monitored, tracked, analyzed reported by a small Monitoring and Evaluation & Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation team, and supported, via data collection, by multiple resources within the project. The EDGE Activity is subject to a third party evaluation process at the mid and end term of the project.
Pursuant to its mission, ACDI/VOCA is seeking experienced and talented professionals for a Director M&E & CLA position.
The position is based in Lusaka, Zambia. The Director M&E/CLA will be primarily responsible for leading EDGE’s monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts. S/he will provide project leadership as the centralized point for analysis, strategic planning, and support to improve technical implementation, effective use of resources, and sustainability. The Director M&E/CLA will also be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of beneficiary tracking, database management, and capturing lessons learned to inform the EDGE’s technical approach. The Director M&E/CLA will champion learning as a critical function of MEL unit through various avenues such organizing review and reflection feedback sessions with all project stakeholders.
The role will co-design, develop, and institutionalize monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems and approaches that provide useful data for reporting, communications, and organizational learning. The Director, M&E & CLA will continue to maintain and adapt the M&E & CLA Plan throughout the life of the project. The M&E and CLA plan must set forth EDGE’s specific performance goals and establish a dynamic monitoring and reporting system. The Director will also support the Chief of Party in establishing a culture of collaborating, learning, and adapting on a continuous basis—fostering learning, innovation, and performance information feedback loops. He/she will work closely with the Gender and Youth Director on gender disaggregation and other gender specific data as part of the M&E process. The Director will prepare for and participate in Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) carried out by USAID and ensure that EDGE’s monitoring and evaluation systems meet all requirements. He/she will lead collaboration with USAID-assigned external evaluators and provide documentation/verification of data as requested.
In addition, the Director M&E & CLA will create and maintain Performance Indicator Reference Sheets and a Performance Indicator Tracking Table based on the mandatory standard USAID indicators required to be reported on for the EDGE project. Work closely with EDGE technical staff to track data, analyze results, and share lessons learned to inform project management and increase effectiveness of project activities. Institute regular use of performance monitoring data among objective leads and technical staff. Organize and provide additional MEL & CLA training to staff as necessary. Use data to systematically and consistently document achievements, success stories, and best practices while coordinating and collaborating with the EDGE Communications team. Provide training and capacity building on CLA and adaptive management methods and tools and best practices to EDGE staff and other stakeholders. Support them to integrate and institutionalize CLA best practices as requested. Participate in regular senior management planning meetings and provide analytical feedback and support to inform technical decisions by senior management and the technical component leads. Coordinate regularly with ACDI/VOCA’s headquarters office in Washington, DC, especially the program management M&E teams. Field travel to 3 target provinces will be required. The Director M&E & CLA will also perform other tasks as needed.
• A Master’s degree in economics, project management, development studies, social science, or related field; additional MEL specialized training or certification is preferred.
• A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated expertise in MEL activities implemented by USAID or other donors, with a preferred focus on private sector engagement, value chain and agribusiness development, capacity building, access to finance and/or Small-medium Enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurship strengthening.
• Familiarity and experience with the concept of adaptive management/collaboration, learning and adaptation (CLA).
• Demonstrated experience using a mix of informational sources, ICT platforms, software, tools and research methods to analyze project progress, communicate findings to a range of external and internal stakeholders, and apply learning to work planning.
• Experience with USAID programs and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations desired, particularly as pertains to M&E compliance.
• Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with gender, youth and social inclusion, as well as inclusive programming and M&E activity design.
• A demonstrated ability to apply analytical methods practically in the complex setting in which Zambian SMEs operate is highly preferred.
• Superior and demonstrated writing, reporting, and oral presentation skills (ability to provide an original writing sample required).
• Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is preferred
• Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English is required.
Deadline of this Job: 21 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
DIRECTOR GENERAL -1 POST- (Three (3) years Renewable contract)
LOCATION-HEAD OFFICE, LUSAKA
The Director General is the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency and is directly accountable to the Agency’s Board of Directors (The governing Board) and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Agency. He/ she shall ensure that all functional areas of the Agency are operating effectively and efficiently in order to meet the stakeholders and Board’s aspirations. He/she confers with the Board through the chairperson and supervises the departmental Heads of the Agency.
JOB PURPOSE The Director General shall be responsible for the overall strategic business direction of the Agency in order to successfully realize its Corporate Action Plan (mission, vision, objectives and goals) within its stated polices and guidelines provided by the Board of Directors.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide strategic leadership, supervision, support, and desire to implement the ZAPD Strategic Plan.
• Liaising from time to time with the Board Chairperson on all activities, plans and programs being undertaken by management.
• Develop and implement a sustainable resource mobilization strategy.
• Directing the development and implementation of strategic business plans, budget, policies, and operational guidelines designed to achieve growth within the set time frames and sustain it.
• Evaluating budget plans including strategies against objectives/policies, providing guidance/advice and ensuring that such submissions are realistic and attainable before they are presented to the Board for approval.
• Providing Dynamic Leadership to employees, motivating and empowering them to optimize value for the entire Agency’ stakeholders.
• Monitoring and authorizing the utilization and application of the Agency’s finances and expenses in line with the budget plans and projects.
• Producing regular and Ad-hoc reports to the Board and relevant stakeholders on the Agency’s affairs;
• Reporting and providing pertinent advice to the Board of Directors on the performance and status of the Agency and its business so that appropriate decisions and actions are chartered.
• Controlling and coordinating the activities and functions of the Agency in pursuit of enhancing efficiency and effectiveness through managerial actions.
• Chairing Management meetings and Management Tender Committee meetings.
• Planning, promoting and administering services for all categories of Persons with Disabilities. Facilitating the keeping of statistical records relating to incidences and causes of disabilities, which may be for planning, promotion, administration and evaluation of services for Persons with Disabilities;
• Facilitating the keeping of a register of Persons with Disabilities.
• Providing strategic direction regarding rehabilitation, training, and welfare services provided to Persons with Disabilities as well as promotion of public awareness relating to the prevention of disabilities and care of Persons with Disabilities.
• Co-operating with ministries and other organizations in the provision of preventive, educational, training, employment and rehabilitation and other welfare services for Persons with Disabilities.
• Monitoring and supervising the provision of services to Persons with Disabilities.
• Advising the Minister on matters relating to the social and economic development and the general welfare of Persons with Disabilities.
• Ensuring that the Agency operates in accordance with its legal and constitutional regime and adheres to its policy document and the Persons with Disabilities Act No 6 of 2012.
• Ensuring that the Agency’s Board and Sub-Committee meetings are successfully held.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Grade 12 Certificate with at least 5 ‘O’ levels which should include Mathematics and English.
• First degree in socialsciences, preferably in social work or development related studies.
• Master’s degree preferably in Business Administration or development related studies
• PhD will be an added advantage
• Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience at Senior Management Level
COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
• Good strategic and business planning skills
• Ability to contribute to the formulation and management of change in a rapidly changing complex and demanding environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of national pieces of legislation on Persons with Disabilities, as well as international instruments to which Zambia is party.
• Must be familiar with the operations of GRZ.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal communication skills.
• Resilient and reliable under pressure.
• Good management and leadership skills
• Proven excellent skills in administration, fundraising and lobbying.
• Assertive and able to work with Management, the Board of Directors and leaders of Organizations of/for Persons with Disabilities,
• Proven track record of working with cooperating partners and resource mobilization skills
• Computer literate with good organizational and communication skills
• Highly developed problem-solving skills
The Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
Deadline of this Job: 14 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a public health management firm, headquartered in the United States, dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. JSI has been implementing public health work in Zambia for over 25 years.
JSI seeks a dynamic and experienced Capacity Development Director (CDD) for the USAID funded Controlling HIV Epidemic for Key and Underserved Populations (CHEKUP II) Activity. This is a five-year project to address the needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and those most at risk of acquiring HIV and contribute to HIV mitigation and epidemic control, improving the health outcomes of priority populations in the highest HIV-burden provinces of Zambia. USAID CHEKUP II is implemented by John Snow Health Zambia (JSH) in partnership with JSI and Media 365.
The CDD is a full-time position based in Lusaka and embedded within the CHEKUP II implementer, JSH. S/he will lead organizational capacity strengthening efforts at all levels. This includes working with CHEKUP II’s implementer by mentoring both the SMT and finance and operations team in key areas including general administrative processes, financial management, procurement, accounting, grant program management, human resources, information technology and logistics. S/he will also facilitate a variety of organizational and technical capacity strengthening processes with major subawardees and subgrant partners.
The CDD reports operationally and programmatically to the prime partner’s COP. They will have a JSI supervisor for organizational, human resources and technical support. As a cross-cutting position, the CDD collaborates with project management as well as subgrants, finance and programs staff on all CD efforts.
• Provide overall strategic and technical guidance for all things related to capacity development – including setting capacity and organizational performance standards, creating capacity development approaches, and ensuring capacity development service provision is appropriate and effective.
• Utilize JSI’s organizational capacity assessment (OCA) and technical capacity assessment (TCA), or other tools in addition to PEPFAR SI Capacity Assessment tool to assist partners and local sub-partners in self-assessment to assist in identifying areas for needed improvement and action planning.
• Co-create, alongside CHEKUP II partners, working agreements that articulate a shared vision, establishing objectives and defining decision-making practices.
• Conduct OCAs and TCAs, including baseline assessments, in collaboration with CHEKUP II partners and local sub-partners.
• Develop and monitor OCA and TCA action plans that clearly map out requirements, timelines, and benchmarks.
• Ensure early warning systems are in place to identify when further support is required in specific areas.
• Perform quarterly check-ins with partners to identify areas for further refinements and support.
• Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team.
• Master’s or advanced degree and 10 years of experience in business management, organizational behavior, public health, international development, or relevant area
• Minimum of five years of experience designing and leading capacity development activities for USAID in the field of public health.
• Strong experience in capacity development, including organizational capacity development, designing diagnostic tools, facilitating capacity development action plans, designing effective capacity development interventions, organizing capacity service provision, and promoting innovation and learning in this area.
• Knowledge and experience in strengthening project management, finance, human resources and operations systems.
• Certification in project management, training, human and institutional capacity development (HICD), a plus.
• Demonstrated experience in understanding local systems and building consortia, associations, and networks for systems change, shared learning, and collective action in the health sector.
Deadline of this Job: 21 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Haiti, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $70 million in programs, and approximately 1700 staff based in in the various country offices and the three Head Quarter Locations of New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.
Summary of position
The Project Officer will oversee the implementation of the project activities under the strategic guidance of the program coordinator. The officer ensures the day-to-day running of the project related matters, including community engagement, capacity development, financial and budget delivery management, information sharing and monitoring. He/she will ensure activities are approved, implemented, monitored and reported and contribute to the assurance of project success. He/she will work collaboratively with all team members but most closely with program coordinator. The officer will be required to work in a changing and dynamic environment with multiple priorities and pressing demands.
KEY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE
• Develop project activity plans, updated on monthly basis in collaboration with stakeholders and oversee implementation to high standards by scope and timelines.
• In collaboration with Climate Smart leaders, identify and promote local innovations through adaptive research among stakeholders (farmers) in response to climate change in their communities
• Ensure for successful planning, coordination and implementation of integrated and multi-sectoral activities targeting households including market assessments and other interventions.
• Ensure that the “Seeds of Hope and other project activities in the assigned area of operation are implemented in accordance with Action Against Hunger standard rules, regulations and operational procedures, agreed strategies, implementation plans and requirements.
• Organize and support running of all SoH project activities in the target camps, with groups and associations.
• Provide inputs to the design & utilization of project information gathering tools & project activity manuals throughout project implementations as well as participate in Food Security and Livelihoods related data collection including rapid needs assessment and joint assessments.
• Contribute to the development of viable community mobilisation strategies for targeting, registration, and follow-up of Seeds of Hope beneficiaries.
• Plan and execute Food Security and Livelihoods related capacity building for targeted communities.
• Ensure that targeting of beneficiaries is done in a transparent and gender sensitive and conflict sensitive way.
• Ensure conduct robust community and beneficiary mobilization and registration as per the procedural standards while engaging effectively with community structures including village committees to maintain good working relations.
• Prepare and compile activity project reports on weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and yearly and share with the team and supervisor.
• Take lead in documentation and sharing of impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.
• Ensure the validation and use of project tools both Action Against Hunger and other donor requisites.
• Organize and link project documentations into the Action Against Hunger’s No Hunger Forum (NHF) for record and follow up.
Our Core values.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values
Respect– we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.
Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.
Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.
Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).
Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.
Gender Equality Commitments and Zero Tolerance of Abuse
• Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
• Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation.
• Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders, particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff.
• Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
• Foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
• Value and respect all cultures
• Bachelor’s degree in social science, agricultural economics, veterinary, agronomy and development studies.
• Minimum of 3+ years of experience in direct implementation of integrated projects (preferably climate change adaptation, agricultural resilience , value chain analysis, agri-business training)
• Extensive experience in community participation and consultative-implementation methods.
• Flexibility to adjust to new implementation practices and new strategic guidance.
• Experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning in NGO context.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and be self-driven
• Good facilitation, analytical, planning and report writing skills
• Experience in community engagement and mobilization exercises
• Good supervisory and organizational skills, good interpersonal skills
• Excellent analytical skills combined with a proactive, energetic approach to problem solving
• Knowledge in one of the technical sector (Food Security & livelihoods, Water Security and Nutrition).
• Excellent management, communication (oral presentation and written) and organizational skills; flexibility and ability to multi-task.
• Experience and knowledge of working with INGOs and previous experience in Western Province desirable
• Willing to extensively travel throughout all project areas
• Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word and Outlook
• Professional proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
Deadline of this Job: 21 October 2022JOB DETAILS:
With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!
• Participate in Policy reviews and identify gaps that affect women, youth, and other vulnerable groups from benefiting from natural resources.
• Work closely with GESI Advisor to design tools and other materials for the project to ensure WEE/GESDI is mainstreamed in the project and impact is captured and reported.
• Support WEE and/or GESDI assessments during project design to ensure findings are taken into consideration forming key interventions responding to the identified gaps
• Facilitate staff & partner training in Women Economic Empowerment for FMNR and other land restoration interventions within the value chains of focus.
• Support staff orientation and team-building initiatives of technical staff through coaching and mentoring for enhanced competency
• Integrate women empowerment initiatives into activity implementation and ensure gender inclusiveness and participation of youths in the project
Planning & Budgeting
• Support planning and budgeting of women and youth activities in the project
• Ensure expenditure of budget is in line with the plans and approved activities Support the development of both project reports (narrative and financial)
Monitoring & Evaluation
• Conduct periodic Data Quality Assurance (DQA) to ensure capturing of data on women, youth, and other vulnerable groups as per project requirements.
• Work close with Policy Influencing & communication specialist to develop project materials including case studies, or share with donors and other stakeholders on outcomes of the women empowerment of the project.
• Support the M&E team and DFs to conduct baseline and evaluation processes of the project to measure the status, impact, and scale of women empowerment interventions
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
• Degree in development studies, Gender studies, or any other related field with a minimum of 7 years of experience.
• At least 3 years working in the area of Women Empowerment & Youth Sustainable livelihoods projects.
• Experience in Project Management in a complex, international organization preferably in an NGO context will be an added advantage.
• Knowledge in M&E and gender mainstreaming and associated indicators and outcome areas with funded projects from various donors,
• Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring, report writing, and publishing project materials.
• Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, and must be a mature Christian.
• Computer literate in statistical packages including Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
• Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only