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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

HEAD OF POLICY & PROGRAMMES



Job Title: Head of Policy & Programmes
Reporting Lines: This is a Senior Management position with direct reporting lines to the Country Director.  This is a 3 year contract position, with the possibility of renewal.
Dimension/Accountabilities: The job holder will lead on the strategic direction of effective programming and policy work in accordance with the overall country strategy. The main responsibilities include:
  • Leadership of the Programmes and Policy Unit in  Planning, Design and Implementation of Programmes and Policy Work
  • Leadership on formulation of policy positions and on campaigns and advocacy initiatives by AAZ
  • Build and maintain partnerships and relationships at a local, national and international level with CSOs, NGOs, government, donors and other relevant stakeholders
  • Overseeing monitoring, evaluation and reporting of programme and policy work at a local and national level
  • Facilitate resource mobilisation through developing concept papers and supporting proposal writing
  • Staff Management, Development and Performance Measurement
Person specifications:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies or any other relevant Social Science
  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant Social Science is an added advantage
  • 8 to 10 years working experience in the development sector, of which at least 4 years’ work should be at Senior Management level overseeing the strategic development and implementation of programmes at a local and national level
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to make decisions
  • Knowledge of a Human Rights Based Approach to development
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships.
  • Knowledge and experience of use of participatory methodologies in development
  • Fluency in at least one local language and understanding of local customs will be an advantage
Application Procedure
To apply, please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae highlighting how you match the person specifications for the role to the following email address: careers.zambia@actionaid.org.Alternatively, applications can be sent to The Human Resource and Organizational Development Manager, ActionAid Zambia, P. O. Box 51407, Lusaka. For those submitting by envelope please clearly indicate “Application for stated position” which you are applying for clearly marked on the envelope. Please clearly state your salary expectation in your cover letter.
Closing Date: 20th January 2016
Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. While we respect all candidates, due to the high volume of applications we can only respond to shortlisted candidates. These are a local positions subject to the ethos of AA Zambia.

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