Vacancy at Hivos International in Zambia - 4/26/2016


Vacancy Name: 
Project Managers (Malawai and Zambia)



Region: 
Southern Africa
Office: 
Malawi and Zambia


Introduction
The Regional hub for Southern Africa of the Dutch Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries Hivos is based in Zimbabwe and has a country office in South Africa and satellite offices in Malawi and Zambia. Hivos aims towards an open and green society, inspired by humanist values such as freedom, dignity, responsibility and curiosity. Our objective is that every person can live in freedom and dignity on a planet that is sustainable. We pride ourselves as upholding the principles of Social innovation of generating new ideas and approaches that resolve existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges for the benefit of people and planet. We use this frame to stretch Hivos’ view and remit beyond ‘development’ towards a future as a global organization that finds its relevance and impact in the generation of ideas, initiatives and relationships for open and green societies. Hivos has a long track record of being creative and innovative. With social innovation we’re going to take these developments to the next level by working more collaboratively, systematically, innovatively. We will do this by scanning, experimenting and scaling change initiatives and learning throughout the process
We are looking for:
Project Manager - Open Society (Fixed term contract-Part Time 0.8%) in Malawi
The job
The Project Manager is responsible for implementing a number of programme activities; helps to mobilise and secure resources ;directs the delivery of project’s results, in business development, fund management, programme implementation or scaling-up.
As a member of the Hivos Regional team and reporting to the Program Development Manager Women Empowerment in Malawi, the project manager Open in Malawi contributes constructively and positively to the overall and Hivos policies in the region; positions Hivos in the region in line with its’ policies; initiates and coordinates innovative and creative programmes and intitiatives, forges strong relationships and builds supportive networks with relevant stakeholders notably in civil society .
In particular the Project Manager focuses on the Hivos thematic area that addresses Women Empowerment . In Malawi we look for a project manager who will be responsible for for the Implementation of the Women @ Work and FLOW projects in Malawi (grant making, proposal writing, assessment and reporting, fund management). This project manager will be also responsible for M&E across the three implementing countries in the region: Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Project Manager - Open Society (Fixed term contract-Part Time 0.8 FTE) in Zambia
The job
The Project Manager is responsible for implementing a number of programme activities; helps to mobilise and secure resources; directs the delivery of project’s results, in business development, fund management, programme implementation or scaling-up.
As a member of the Hivos Regional team and reporting to the Program Development Manager Women Empowerment in Malawi, the project manager Open in Zambia contributes constructively and positively to the overall and regional Hivos policies in the region; positions Hivos in the region in line with its’ policies; initiates and coordinates innovative and creative programmes and intitiatives, forges strong relationships and builds supportive networks with relevant stakeholders notably in civil society .
In particular the Project Manager focuses on the Hivos thematic area that addresses Women Empowerment . In Zambia we look for a project manager who will be responsible for the strategic partnerships around womens’ empowerment and should have strong capabilities in Capacity Building for Project Management. This project manager will be responsible for the Implementation of the Women @ Work and FLOW projects Zambia (grant making, proposal writing, assessment and reporting, fund management). This project manager will also be responsible for capacity building activities acrros the three implementing countries in the region: Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Qualifications
• Level of professional and analytical ability:Relevant Degree in the thematic areas mentioned
• Recognised expert in relevant field,; womens’ empowerment( woman in leadership and or agriculture)
• Relevant work experience: 4-7 years
• A proven track record in resource mobilisation
• A proven track record in lobbying and advocacy
• Experience in programme management.
• Access to international network.
• Excellent organisational, writing, analytical and administrative skills
• Self motivation and enthusiasm and ability to work under own initiative
Hivos offers a challenging position in an international environment. The Regional office is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. The positions will be based in Malawi and Zambia respectively.
Hivos welcomes applications from citizens from countries in the Southern African Region but can only offer a position to only those with a valid work permit for where the position has been advertised, and can only offer employment on local terms and conditions.
For more information on Hivos visit www.hivos.org
If you meet the above mentioned qualifications (please look carefully), send a letter clearly marked for the country in which you are applying e.g “Project Manager- Zambia” explaining your motivation and your CV to:
Hivos e-mail: southernafrica@hivos.org
Deadline: 29 April 2016
Hivos is an equal opportunity employer , women candidates are encouraged to apply.Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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