Programme Manager job in Zambia

Build It International is a UK and Zambia registered NGO, operating in Zambia since 2006. We have developed a sustainable, livelihoods based approach to community infrastructure provision. Our core activity is to train young men and women in building skills so that they can go on to earn a living. We are a registered training institution and deliver training through our programme of community building projects including primary schools, secondary schools and health clinics. Each of our projects. By the end of 2015 we will have completed 34 projects and trained over 400 men and women with a 97% pass rate.
We are now planning a ‘Centre For Excellence’ close to Lusaka. This will enhance our training programme by facilitating and delivering a range of theoretical and practical skills training in support of our livelihoods programme.
Overall aim of Programme Manager: We are seeking an exceptional candidate – a dynamic and experienced individual who shall be responsible for the planning and management of all Build It International’s building skills training activities.
Specific Responsibilities:
Training Into Work
• Develop and manage the annual Training Into Work work-plan, including Basic Skills Training – includes responsibility for technical, budgetary, reference materials and administrative matters relating to the programme implementation.
• Ensure value for money in project delivery as well as delivery to the desired standards
• Manage Build It’s training staff and freelance trainers and coordinate with other staff members for the successful delivery of the Training Into Work programme
• Monitor and regularly review the training programme and suggest improvements including developing Build It’s training modules and resources
• Develop links with employers in the construction sector to identify opportunities for our graduates
• Centre for Excellence
• Coordinate and liaise with the Centre for Excellence Steering Group, internal and external stakeholders for the effective and efficient planning and delivery of training services from the Centre (from 2017).
• Contribute to the production of a business plan that will further define the Centre’s role, key partnerships and linkages to our wider objectives including advocacy.
• Work with the Country Director to establish the required partnerships with other organisations to deliver a successful project.
• Liaise with TEVETA including curriculum development.
• Ensure that statutory obligations as a training provider are met.
• Produce regular update reports.
Skills and Experience:
• Minimum 3 years experience of working in a similar position
• A university degree in a relevant field
• Understanding of the vocational training sector / building sector
• Able to write clearly and succinctly
• Exceptional planning and problem solving skills
• Budget management experience on projects of a similar scale
• Experience of successfully working with and coordinating a team of people
• Demonstrable experience of the ability to present ideas and negotiate
• Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word
• Understanding and belief in in BII’s mission, vision and values Benefits
• Competitive salary – according to experience and skills
• Health insurance and paid holidays
• Supportive environment
• Opportunity to be part of a growing and innovative organisation
To Apply:
Please send your CV (max 2 pages) and a one page covering letter explaining your motivations for applying and how you meet the qualifications and experience required. E-mail applications to: or hand deliver to 21381 Mushakashela Road, Woodlands, Lusaka.
Application deadline: 22nd January 2016
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