Career at ChildFund Zambia , 4/22/2016

ChildFund Zambia is an International, Child Protection and Development Agency working for the wellbeing of children; supporting locally led initiatives that strengthen families and communities in overcoming root causes of child poverty and ensuring the protection of Children’s rights. ChildFund assists about 15.2 million children and family members in 55 countries regardless of race, creed or gender. It is the World’s oldest child sponsorship organization.
Project Summery
The project aims to shape promising practices by building the capacity of caregivers and parents to improve service delivery; to continue strengthening Partner CBOs with a deeper understanding of the areas of stimulation and responsive care, and expanding effective practice, knowledge sharing and policy through increasing the involvement of government partners in this area. The project will be implemented in Kafue and Chibombo Districts.
ChildFund wishes to invite qualified individuals to apply for the position of Project Manager.
Key Responsibilities:
Working closely with the ECD/Education Specialist, the Grants Coordinator, M&E Officer, Partner CBOs (or Local Partners), and other stakeholders on the ground, the Project Manager will be responsible for the following:
Overall project management, including the development and execution of the Detailed Implementation Plans (DIP) in line with the approved plans
Ensure plans are implemented according to approved budget and donor guidelines, and that ChildFund procedures and policies are adhered to at all times. Pro-actively identify risks related to contract compliance and prescribe, implement and manage corrective action
Lead the coordination of mentoring and coaching of local partners on project content, M&E and finance to build technical and organizational capacity.
Timely preparation and submission of quality progress reports that meet the organizations/donor requirements, as stipulated in the contract.
Network with relevant government and civil society agencies
Maintain accurate project records
Maintain staff technical proficiency and productivity
Document lessons learnt and best practices for experience sharing and replication
Ensure project staff adhere to the organization’s programming principles, procurement, administrative and financial policies.
Any other duties as may be assigned by the organization.
Experience in Parenting Education or with adult learning
Experience working with young children 0-5 and caregivers
Ability to work with minimum supervision to manage multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines
Demonstrated experience implementing programs with Community Based Organizations
Training and facilitation skills and experience are required.
Team Player with excellent communication, report writing and community mobilization skills
High level of credibility and integrity
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
Degree level qualification in Education (Early Childhood Education), or Development Studies and Social Sciences with minimum 3 years’ experience in programme design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and donor contract management of early childhood and/or OVC programming.
Interested applicants are advised to email their detailed CV and application letters clearly stating the position being applied for as the subject to the following address; not later than 5:00 pm 22nd April 2016.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
ChildFund Zambia is an equal opportunity employer.
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