Deadline of this Job: 31 August 2022

1. BACKGROUND

Kindernothilfe e.V. (German for “Supporting children in need”) was founded in 1959 as a Christian organization and became one of the largest child rights organizations in Germany. The overall goal of Kindernothilfe (KNH) is to contribute to form a world in which children and young people can live a life of human dignity, develop personal talents and, together with their families and communities, take their development into their own hands. Kindernothilfe partners with local non-governmental organizations to implement around 600 projects in 33 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean, reaching out to more than 1.9 million children and young people. Kindernothilfe’s global head office is located in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with coordination structures in nearly all partner countries. Projects and programs are mainly funded through private donations (more than 80% from individual donors and 20% from public and institutional donors). The projects have a child-rights focus in accordance with the organization’s mission.

Kindernothilfe (KNH) has been working in Zambia since 1998.  Currently KNH works with 9 Zambian NGOs in four provinces, namely Lusaka, Central, Southern, and Northern and will extend its work to the North Western Province. Projects implemented have a child rights focus.

The overall goal of the KNH country strategy in Zambia is to ensure that children grow up in an enabling environment where their rights to education, health, protection, survival and development are realized. The currently funded long-term projects target vulnerable children, youths, and women and other strategic community members based on the prevailing child rights situations.

2. SCOPE

From 2023, KNH seeks cooperation with interested local non-governmental organizations in Zambia with proven expertise in projects with children that are focused on the priority areas of1) Gender-based violence, and/or 2) Climate change in any of the geographical regions above. After an initial organizational and financial capacity assessment, the organization will partner with KNH and carry out the direct implementation of an initial 12-18-month project with the possibility of a further multi-year contract – possibly under institutional co-funding.

2.1 Gender-based violence (girls and young women in particular)

Zambia has high levels of violence, abuse and neglect of children. Violence against women is also significantly high. Physical violence, sexual abuse, rape, emotional abuse, neglect, couple violence, corporal punishment are some of the forms of violence that children and women experience. Transactional sex has been noted to be on the increase.

It is estimated that more than 20% of girls start child bearing between the age of 15 and 18 years. Child marriage and child pregnancy in Zambia still continues to be a national concern. The gender disparities that exist in Zambia present bleak opportunities for the girl child’s future. The majority jobs on the labour market are taken by men, even worse for the high ranking/paying ones.  There are fewer women who advance to higher education than men. Fewer women than men occupy governance positions at all levels of the community and country structures.

A new project with a thematic focus on GBV should contribute to the realization of the following strategic objective of the current KNH country strategy: “All children, girls and young women in particular are protected from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation (including child labour) by

a. preventive measures at household, school and community level,

b. by setting-up and strengthening child protection systems and

c. awareness-raising, especially on gender based violence.

2.3 Climate Change

Zambia is experiencing increasing climate changes such as intermittent drought and flooding whose severity has been increasing. Zambia registered some mortality due to flooding in the just ended rainy season and is currently preparing for food insecurity situation in the Southern Province due to droughts and floods.

Apart from the global causes of climate change, high levels of deforestation by both commercial entities and local communities are the main cause of and degradation and diminishing rainfalls and other negative climate effects. . The worst affected by these change are rural communities who depend on rain fed agriculture for their livelihood.

Effects of climate change have far reaching effects on health and nutrition, income and overall social wellbeing of Zambians, especially the vulnerable. Preexisting challenges to food security, household income, and access to education and other rights violations are now exacerbated by climate change. Climate change presents a greater risk to the rights of children living in poverty and is thus a key driver of inequities.

A new project with a thematic focus on climate change should contribute to the realization of the following strategic objective in the current KNH country strategy:

“Children and their duty bearers know about climate change and adaptation measures are taken to increase the number of children who grow up in an environment in which food security and access to drinking water is guaranteed. “

KNH is looking for potential new partner organizations that work with vulnerable children in one of the above priority areas. Funded projects could be stand alone or could be embedded in wider community development programs, but retaining a distinctive implementation mode and are capable of measuring results and long-term impact by  an established monitoring system. We are looking for organizations that have proven experience in the respective sectors, a clear focus on children’s rights and an ability to address the issue of GBV and/or climate change at community and/or strategically at national level e.g. through advocacy. Therefore, linkages to broader civil society networks and existing advocacy strategies are an asset.

Experience of co-financing with institutional donors will be an advantage.

3. DELIVERABLES

A selected implementing partner organization will ensure the following:

  • Engage with KNH on an initial organizational and financial capacity assessment.
  • Develop a concept note and once this is agreed upon, develop a full project proposal
  • Organizational focus is in at least one of the priority focus areas.
  • Implement the project according to the agreed/approved proposal
  • Reporting to KNH and adhering to the outlined mandatory requirements in order to ensure uninterrupted implementation of the program.
  • Assign key personnel for implementation of the project (overall and for financial and administrative matters) and ensure effective management of operations
  • Be the custodian of KNH funds and other resources earmarked for an approved project, which may range from 50.000 – 100.000 EURO per year in the initial phase. The fund can grow beyond this for co-financed projects.
  • Establish separate books of accounts and open a separate bank account for the project funds.
  • Ensure transparency and correctness of financial transactions and be accountable for the same to KNH, based on KNH guidelines and mandatory requirements and the guidance of the KNH in-country Coordination mechanism. The partner organization should have a credible accounting as well as a payroll system to ensure transparency.
  • Facilitate the conducting of an annual audit for KNH funds received for the project.
  • Ensure that all staff are assigned to the project work in accordance with the level of effort outlined in the project budget.
  • Enable KNH appointed personnel to monitor/review the project, and funds management upon request or as need arises.
  • Avail KNH staff and consultants duly instructed by KNH access to books and records of accounts maintained.
  • Report immediately to KNH about any programmatic and financial matters that may hinder the proper and timely promotion of the project.

4. ELIGIBILITY

KNH, through its in-country representatives, will consider expression of interest (EOI) from organizations in Zambia that demonstrate the capacity to successfully implement a project in one or more of the priority areas. The organization should be duly registered as a local non-governmental organization and have sound management and governance structures and should prove to be transparent and accountable. The organization should also have a sound financial base. Any interested organization must be willing to sign KNH’s child protection and anticorruption policy.

5. SELECTION OF APPLICANTS

The EOI should be no more than 5 pages, otherwise it will not be accepted. Screening and selection of the applications will be based on understanding of the different dimensions of the priority focus area, experience and soundness of argumentation/presentation of the requirements, and the assessment of the documents requested below. The EOI should include an organizational profile that shows relevant experience as well as CVs of key project staff who will implement the program, with their proposed levels of effort spelt out. The EOI should clearly spell out the organization’s motivation and interest in implementing a project related to a priority focus area.

Applications for implementation in areas outside of the KNH geographic areas, and for other than the priority focus areas, will not be considered.

The following documents/information should be submitted as separate attachments along with the EOI:

  • Audit reports, including management letters (2 previous years).
  • Certificate of Registration.
  • The organization’s constitution.
  • Most recent annual report.
  • List of current board members/trustees and their positions.
  • A list of the key organizational staff including their qualifications and competencies.
  • An Organizational Profile summary that shows the applicant’s experience with similar
  • Projects as well as a description of the organization’s operational focus.

While KNH values all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

6. METHOD OF APPLICATION AND DEADLINE

Organizations that are interested should send their EOI, including the documents mentioned

below, by 31st AUGUST 2022, to: Lizzie Tigere

KNH Country Coordinator – Zambia

Lizzie.tigere@kindernothilfe.com

For more information about KNH visit www.kindernothilfe.de

To apply for this job email your details to Lizzie.tigere@kindernothilfe.com


Deadline of this Job: 22 August 2022

• Reports to the Senior M&E Coordinator, the incumbent assists with the design, implementation, and operation of CIDRZ M&E systems. S/he monitors, evaluates, analytics, and reports performance and results, provides regular project reports to CIDRZ, CDC and LPHO. S/he conducts regular project data analysis and identifies methods to use results for program improvement. S/he assists with activity efforts to strengthen monitoring and evaluation and performance reporting within the geographic area of activity implementation.

Main Duties
• Analyzes the KPIF, CoAg, Tele-Medicine, PMTCT, Peads and GF adolescent project service delivery data provided by the facilities and identify the successes and challenges of the program.
• Provides regular DQAs/DRMs on the facility data to ensure accurate and complete data.
• Produces facility and District reports and identify the successes and challenges of the program.
• Monitors and evaluates overall progress on achievement of results.
• Monitors the sustainability of the project’s results.
• Provides feedback to the M and E team on project strategies and activities.
• Compiles and submits all the required reports for management, MoH, CDC and other partners, accurately and timely in the templates provided.
• Creates slideshows and visuals for the reported data.
• Provides feedback to the facilities on the performance of indicators and monitors progress of improvement.
• Monitors and reports progress towards targets and identify gaps in service delivery.

Qualifications
• Full 12 Certificate.
• Bachelors Degree in social sciences or equivalent
• Minimum of 3 years experience
• Experience with USG/CDC programs is and added advantage.
• Excellent skills in excel and power point presentation.
• Good analytical skills

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education: 
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
• Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
• To apply for this job please visit  jobs.cidrz.org

Deadline of this Job: 30 August 2022

RE-ADVERTISED

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Council of Zambia is a Christian, membership, non-partisan, non-governmental organization (“NGO”) dedicated to the empowerment of the community. The organisation was established in 1957 and has a presence in all the 10 provinces of Zambia.

YWCA is calling for the expression of interest to review and update organizational policies and manuals and seeks to engage suitably qualified and experienced consultants to conduct this assignment. This assignment is for the duration of 30 days. The Manuals and Policies to be updated are:

  • Finance and Administration Policies
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Programme Implementation and Quality
  • Monitoring and  Evaluation
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Board of Directors  Charter
  • Resource Mobilisation Strategy

1. Finance and Administration Policies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Full ACCA or Degree in Accountancy/Business Administration
  • Master’s Degree in Finance/Business Administration will be an added advantage.
  • Over five years work experience in finance at managerial level in a reputable establishment.
  • Over five years’ experience in policy review and development.
  • Excellent written and communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft.
  • Demonstration of past experience development of Finance manuals through samples of works done of a similar nature.
  • Knowledge and understanding of administrative procedures and processes
  • Good understanding of transport and travel, anti fraud and anti corruption issues,
  • Demonstrated understanding in debt management and recovery policies, reserve and cost allocation policies
  • Registered with valid membership to ZICA or ACCA

2. Human Resource Policies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Human Resource/ Public Administration
  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources/Public Administration or gender studies will be an added advantage
  • Over five years work experience in a human resources department at managerial level in a reputable establishment.
  • Over five years’ experience in policy review and development.
  • Excellent written and communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft suit.
  • Demonstration of past experience in development of HR manuals through samples of works done of a similar nature.
  • Good understanding of gender, disability and conflict of interest issues
  • Demonstrated good understanding of volunteer and internship policies
  • Must be registered and a member of ZIHRIM

3. Programme  Implementation and Quality

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development studies, Project Management or other related social sciences
  • Master’s Degree in Development/Project Management studies will be an added advantage
  • Over five years work experience in Development programme at managerial level in a reputable institute.
  • Over five years’ experience in policy review and development.
  • Excellent written communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft suit.
  • Demonstration of past experience in the development of organisational workplace manuals through samples of works done of a similar nature.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community engagement processes and procedures

4. Monitoring  and  Evaluation

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Demography,  Statistics, Analytics or other relevant discipline.
  • A diploma in M & E and a certificate in project risk management will be an added advantage
  • Master’s Project Management Demography, Statistics, Analytics or other relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Member of Zambia Monitoring and Evaluation Association (ZaMEA)
  • Over five years’ experience in policy review and development.
  • Excellent written communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft suit.
  • Demonstration and evidence of past experience in the development of organisational M & E manuals and tools through samples of works done of a similar nature.

5. Child Protection and Safeguarding

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender, Development Studies or other related discipline.
  • Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Child Sensitive Policies, Development Studies will be an added advantage
  • Over five years work experience in international organisations with exposure in development and review of child and safeguarding policies .
  • Understanding of the youth policy issues
  • Over five years’ experience in policy review and development.
  • Excellent written communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft suit.
  • Evidence of similar works done before.

6. Board of  Directors  Charter

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Governance and Policy, Law, Political Science, Business administration and Accountancy or  other related discipline.
  • Master’s Degree in Governance and Policy or Law will be an added advantage
  • Over five years work experience in review and Development of governance or corporate policies .
  • Excellent written communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft suit.
  • Evidence of similar works done before.
  • Member of the Institute of Directors or LAZ

7.  Resource Mobilisation Strategy

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Business Administration Development Studies or  other related discipline.
  • Master’s Degree in Project Management, Development Studies will be an added advantage
  • Over five years work experience in development of resource mobilisation strategy.
  • Excellent written communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft suit.
  • Show evidence of similar works done before.

Submission Procedure

Kindly submit a cover letter with a proposal  with an indicative budget demonstrating suitability for the position accompanied with a  Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the following addresses;

The Executive Director

Young women’s Christian Association

P.O. Box 50115

Nationalist Road

Lusaka

Or email to secretariat@ywca.co.zm

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The terms of reference will only be shared with successful applicants

Kindly indicate Consultancy (policy) being applied for in the subject matter in the email.

Females are encouraged to apply.