Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Zambia Country Coordinator and Project Manager

BORDA e.V. (Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association) is a German specialist organization active in the fields of poverty alleviation, sustainable protection of natural resources and the strengthening of social structures.  BORDA was established as a non-profit organization in 1977. The goal of BORDA was to adapt certain forms of renewable energy to better serve poverty alleviation efforts and to facilitate decentralised development projects. BORDA achieves its aims by working closely with cooperation partners and specific target groups in order to improve the living conditions and social structures in target areas.BORDA has been working in Zambia since 2009.  It has been actively implementing programs in the sanitation sector in urban and peri-urban areas since 2010 with particular focus on Wastewater Management and Capacity Development.
Country: Zambia
Occupational fields: Project Management in Sanitation and WASH related project activities
Location: Plot No. 2130, Mwambeshi Road,  Northmead, Lusaka,  Zambia
Contract Length: To be negotiated
Job purpose: Developing and managing BORDA activities in Zambia
Reporting to: BORDA-Africa Region Coordinator
Main Responsibilities:
  • In collaboration with BORDA regional office, develop a long-term and well-co-ordinated strategy for BORDA Zambia
  • Strengthen and develop the existing cooperation with local partner, WASAZA
  • In collaboration with the BORDA regional office, develop the BORDA Zambia profile
  • Marketing BORDA Zambia in the WASH and Sanitation sector
  • Develop, implement and coordinate capacity building activities to the sector
  • Fundraising activities to promote and finance BORDA activities in Zambia with different donors (GiZ, BMZ, SNV, e.g.)
  • Develop new partnerships with NGOs, training institutions, companies and consultancies in the field of sanitation and WASH
  • Develop BORDA Zambia work plans and programs in accordance with Regional BORDA office and  BMZ goals and with a vision to:
  1. Identify governmental and non-governmental programs that are related to BMZ program goals and objectives and exploiting BORDA engagement
  2. Proactive presentation of BORDA in the sector to government officials, policy makers and non-governmental management on sanitation and relevant BORDA oriented goals and programs
  3. Support and promote integrated environmental sanitation solutions to policy makers
  4. Timely coordination of information, resources and stakeholders of assigned implementation projects
  5. Implementation of administrative, technical and finance standard operational procedures (SOP’s) sanctioned by the regional office and BORDA HQ
  6. Supervising and monitoring BORDA staff to follow the BORDA administrative and operation procedures
  7. Quarterly project reporting according to BORDA administration procedures
  8. Support annual and 3-yearly report to main Donor (BMZ)
  9. Overseeing the recruitment of new staff, including training and induction
  10. Carrying out staff appraisals, managing performance and disciplining staff
Employment type:  Contractual
Required Qualification:
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in the WASH or sanitation sector
  • WASH and Sanitation experiences, qualification can be: Master of water resource management, water and waste water management, geography, civil engineer, social science, community expert, urban and region planning, administration, project management or management, capacity building expert
Required Skills:
  • Good command of spoken and written English mandatory
  • Team leader and team player skills
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Independent and autonomous work coordination
  • Well self-organised and good time management
  • Excellent organisational development,
  • Good reporting skills, reliable and trustful professional
  • Creative, flexible and capable of working in a fast moving environment
  • Fund raising and capacity building skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Good working knowledge of modern communication systems
Starting date: 1st of May 2016
Applications for this position should be sent to:  Laura Roig Senge (Email:
Please send your letter of application, CV including current contact of three references (one of whom should be the last employer) and other relevant certificates, transcripts and documents until the 31th of March.
In the case of equal suitability, ability and professional achievement, female candidates will be given preference, provided that the personal qualities of another candidate are not more appropriate for the position.


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