Engineering Jobs in Zambia - 5/30/2016

NTU – Strategic Development & Consulting is a Danish private consultancy company, which has been working internationally with consulting & development projects since its foundation in 1993. NTU is providing services in engineering, economics, planning, architecture, technical assistance and management in the areas of transportation, water and environment, urban and regional development, buildings, industry and energy, institutional strengthening, capacity building, economy and competitiveness.
National Road Engineers
The 2 specialists will support the vulnerability assessment of the transport sector and identify options for flexible transport modes (Activity 1); participate in delivery of training on vulnerability in the transport sector and adaptation options and revised guidelines and tools for transport design and planning (Activity 2); support the review of design and maintenance practices for climate change adaptation in the transport sector, supervise in the field the pilot projects in the Barotse and Kafue two sub-basins, provide input to methodologies that may be used for national and local level design guidelines and climate screen of upcoming road infrastructure investment projects (Activity 4); and provide input to output performance road contracts to include climate resilience works (Activity 5).
  • Civil and environmental engineering degree
  • Six years of working experience working in transport infrastructure design, planning, and implementation
  • Experience from implementation of road maintenance contracts
  • Member of a professional body such as the Engineering Institution of Zambia (E.I.Z) and registered to practice by an appropriate body such as the Engineers Registration Board (E.R.B)
  • Have a good understanding and experience of the various climate change challenges facing Zambia including the country’s ability to cope with these challenges
  • Good written and spoken communication skills in English
How to apply
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and detailed C.V via email.

Vacancies at Habitat for Humanity Zambia , 5/30/2016

Habitat for Humanity Zambia is a not for profit Christian organization which is a part of Habitat for Humanity International. It was founded in 1984 with its existence in five provinces in Zambia. Its mission is to work with individuals, groups, churches and organizations to provide simple but decent housing for the vulnerable in our communities and eliminate poverty housing. Habitat believes in creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Job Title: Loan Collections Officers (4)
Department: Finance
Job Location: Lusaka (1), Ndola (3)
Reports to: Assistant Accountant (Ndola), Accountant (Lusaka)
Works closely with: National Accountant, Senior Finance Officer
Contract duration: 1 year (Fixed term)
Remuneration payment : Monthly (Commission based)
Responsible for: Mortgage reconciliations and collections
Performance review: Every 3 months
Responsible for reaching out to beneficiaries to collect payment for overdue bills, loans, or other payments. Acts as the liaison between HFHZ and beneficiaries and manages overdue accounts.
Key areas of responsibility
  • Physically visit the beneficiary premises in the communities to assess the current status of the beneficiary and their ability to effectively pay back the loan
  • Collect payments on past due bills.
  • Create a list of beneficiaries who have not made payments.
  • Locate customers using Bio data information, background checks, loan documents, and other paperwork available
  • Utilize computer systems to handle skip tracing
  • Inform clients of overdue accounts and amount currently owed
  • Attempt to collect payment during visits by encouraging beneficiaries to deposit into the prescribed HFHZ bank account
  • Review terms of sale or loan documents available and update the records
  • Ensure all beneficiary information is correct, including phone numbers and addresses.
  • Listen to customer’s story and determine if the loan can be collected.
  • Visit the beneficiaries frequently to verify that improvement occurred and refresh the beneficiaries on their obligations towards the loan with the agreed timeframe
  • Offer advice or refer customers to debt counsellors
  • Record new commitment to repay loan
  • Gathering and provide the National Office with proper justifications and validating that the loans are indeed bad debts that will not be recovered within the renegotiated time frame
  • Initiate repossession proceedings in accordance with the contract terms
  • Follow the Zambian Laws when dealing with debt collection.
  • Print reports for management
Education and Experience required:
  • Diploma in accounting, Marketing or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • 2 years’ experience in a client direct contact, service, collections or sales environment
Skill (Special Training or Competence):
  • Result oriented, self-starter and Innovative
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Planning and Organising
  • Good communication skills ( Both oral and written)
  • Reading comprehension and writing skills
  • Active listening and emotional intelligence
  • High degree of integrity and maturity
  • Time and personal management
  • Well organized with attention to detail
  • Creative, problem-solver, resourceful, solution-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to work with self-confidence under tight timeframes
  • Flexible, patient and compassionate
Key Behaviours:
  • Sense of humour and positive attitude
  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
  • God fearing
  • Skilled at working in teams and independently
  • Committed and responsible
  • Willing to work out of contractual hours during times of need.
KEY RELATIONSHIPS (excluding own line manager and staff)
  • Programs Manager
  • Senior Finance Officer
  • National Accountant
  • Beneficiaries
Travel rate:
The job holder will be required to travel in-country up to 15% of the time.
Selection Process:
Applicants will initially be evaluated based on documentation submitted with applications. Competitively ranked applicants may be tested and interviewed. Applicants must submit all requested documentations for them to be considered.
Application Mode:
Send an application letter, updated CV, copies of relevant professional certificates, NRC and names of three references addressing your application to the National Director. Email your applications to or
Closing Date:
The closing date for applications is Friday, 10th June, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Generic Vacancy Announcement – WASH P-3/P-4
Job Number: 495970
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff
UNICEF is seeking Talented Professionals in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) at the P3 & P4 level
Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVAs) are a means to attract and identify qualified candidates for placement in Talent Groups. A Talent Group is an exclusive roster of experts from which UNICEF offices worldwide can quickly select qualified pre-assessed, top-level candidates whenever a post becomes available. If you are a talented WASH professional with a passion for making a lasting difference for children, UNICEF wants to hear from you. 
The overall objective of UNICEF in WASH is to contribute to the realization of children’s rights to survival and development through global and national promotion of sector investment and support to programmes that increase equitable and sustainable access to, and use of, safe water and basic sanitation services, and promote improved hygiene. UNICEF aims to work in close partnership with its sister agencies, but above all in support of government partners and nationally identified priorities evolving from development plans towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In order to achieve these targets, UNICEF is seeking candidates for the following positions;
Chief of WASH, who under the overall guidance of the Management, is accountable for the development, policy design, planning, programme innovation, implementation and management of a WASH programme within a UNICEF country programme. The role as head of section includes directing, leading and managing a group of professional and supporting staff to develop, manage and administer the sectoral or inter-sectoral project/programme.
WASH Specialists, who under the overall guidance of either the Chief of WASH or the Management, take responsibility for key elements of the WASH programme as determined by the organization’s priorities.
Candidates with expertise in the following areas, water and environment, sanitation, hygiene promotion and behaviour change, emergency work in water and sanitation, with experience and knowledge of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply;
  • An intimate knowledge of the evolving evidence base related to WASH and children,
  • Analysis of sector policy, working in partnerships and advocacy,
  • Innovations,
  • WASH financing and budget analysis,
  • Emergency preparedness and response,
  • Private sector experience.
Here is the list of identified categories:
1. Chief of WASH/Manager
  • Programme management and oversight, including strategy, planning and M&E
  • Sector coordination
  • Knowledge of various aspects of WASH programming
2. Water and environment specialist
  • Water supply in Urban areas
  • Water supply in Rural areas
  • Water safety and water quality
  • Water and Environment
  • Water governance and sustainability
3. Sanitation specialist
  • Sanitation in Urban areas
  • Sanitation in Rural areas
  • Sanitation and community based approaches
  • Sanitation and sustainability
4. Hygiene promotion/ communication and behavior change specialist (water, sanitation and hygiene)
5. WASH specialist
  • Sector  Policy and strategies
  • Sector financing and economics
  • Sector coordination
  • Sector development, planning , monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge management
  • WASH in schools and institutions
6. WASH in emergency specialist
With (i) focus on preparedness, ii) strengthening national / humanitarian coordination, and iii) information management
1. Water and environment specialist
  • Water supply in Urban areas
  • Water supply in Rural areas(Village & Camp settings)
  • Water safety and water quality
  • Water and Environment
  • Water and sustainability
2. WASH and environment specialist
  • Emergency preparedness (Including Contingency Planning)
  • Needs assessment
  • Vector control
  • Solid waste in Urban areas
  • WASH in School
3. Sanitation specialist
  • Sanitation in Urban areas
  • Sanitation in Rural areas (Village & Camp settings)
  • Sanitation and community based approaches
  • Sanitation and sustainability
4. Hygiene promotion/ communication and behavior change specialist (water, sanitation and hygiene)
  • Hygiene promotion / Community participation
Qualifications of Successful Candidates
Academic qualification for P-3 and P-4
  • Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, Social Sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
Work experience qualifications for P-3
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
Work experience qualifications for P-4
  • Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
Language qualification for P-3 and P-4
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required. Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a strong asset.
Note: Interested applicants should indicate specific area(s) of expertise in their cover letter
Successful candidates will be placed in a talent group for two years. For more information on Talent Groups and instructions on how to apply, visit
Opening Date 17 May 2016 Eastern Standard Time
Closing Date 21 Jun 2016 Eastern Standard Time

Director, Accounting and Controller’s Division - IFAD

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people. IFAD finances programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and advocates at the local, national and international level for policies that contribute to rural transformation.
IFAD is looking for professionals with strategic vision, a solid team orientation, proven capacity to lead and generate results, build and maintain strategic relationships with a deep understanding of and commitment to development. IFAD is currently seeking to recruit:
Director, Accounting and Controller’s Division, D-1.
The director will be a member of IFAD’s management team interacting with senior management, the Executive Board and Governing Bodies. S/he is responsible for IFAD’s corporate control functions and corporate accounting policies, in particular in relation to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); translating IFAD’s corporate business and financial strategies, goals and objectives into a divisional programme of work that will support the achievement of IFAD’s strategic goals under the Strategic Framework 2016-2025. A dynamic and accomplished professional who instils confidence in a team, leads by example, and continues the development of leading-edge accounting and financial reporting policies, and practices to recruit and retain the best and most appropriate talent to carry out IFAD’s mission.
IFAD offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package that includes tax-free salary, dependency allowance, education grant up to university level, medical and group life insurance, home leave and pension plan.
IFAD is committed to achieving diversity and is seeking a balanced workforce from its Member States. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
For detailed information, visit our website Please send your application through the IFAD online system by 20 June 2016.

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