Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Urban Project Manager – Learning & Documentation Project (Lusaka Position -1)

Plan International is a humanitarian, child-centered development organisation that works in over 60 countries to pursue its vision of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies that respect human rights and dignities. Plan International is an independent, equal opportunity, non-profit organisation without political or religious affiliation. Child protection is key in all that we do.
Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on education, health and sanitation, economic empowerment, and child protection and participation. Plan’s work is guided by our Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach. Plan International Zambia has programme units in: Central, Luapula, Eastern and Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office (CO) is located.
Plan International Zambia is looking for an innovative, motivated, self-starter individual to fill the following vacancy:
Urban Project Manager – Learning & Documentation Project (Lusaka Position -1)
Position Description
The position holder will provide effective management, monitoring, coordination and timely reporting of  the Learning & Documentation Urban Project.   He/ she shall be the contact person of all urban project activities in Plan International Zambia and shall provide technical guidance to programme team members and to partners in the routine implementation of project activities in line with Plan International’s CCCD approach and the Country Strategic Plan. The position reports to Economic Security and Youth Empowerment Manager.
Key areas of responsibility include:
  • Documentation, reporting and dissemination of outcomes and impact of the Learning & Documentation Urban project.
  • Technical support and supervision of the Learning & Documentation project
  • Mobilisation, effective utilisation, and management of project resources
  • Ensuring Plan International ’s CCCD and child protection principles are adhered to during, planning, implementing, monitoring & evaluating, and reporting of projects
  • Ensuring project budget and expenditure is tracked and reported.
  • Representing  Plan International Zambia and the project externally with the donor, partners, government and other agencies at national level
  • Preparing  and sharing  quality project reports as per donor requirements and the project monitoring & evaluation plan
  • Managing  and monitor partnerships with implementing organisations to ensure efficient utilisation and timely accountability of resources allocated
  • Facilitate strategic learning linkages within and outside the organisation
  • Documenting  best practices for sharing and learning purpose within and outside the organisation
  • Coordinating  stakeholder visits to projects sites
  • Assisting in the development of new learning and development opportunities to keep abreast of new approaches within the spheres of work.
  • Leading the evaluation of all learning opportunities
  • Contributing  to appropriate quality assurances in programme implementation
  • Conducting capacity needs assessments for partners and communities and developing interventions to address identified gaps
  • Ensure that all training events have a component on child protection
Individual Specifications are:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental Studies /Community Development/Social Work
  • 2- 4 years experience in NGO sector or working with youths, children and communities, and managing youth-related programmes or projects
  • Proven experience in developing, and maintaining relationships with  donors
  • Proven success in securing resources from corporate organisations
  • Strong communication skills: written, analytical and verbal competencies.
  • Experience in  project/programme proposals development and grants reporting
  • Expertise in Microsoft packages
  • Excellent time management, administrative and organisational skills
For full details on the job profile please send an email, clearly stating the job title of interest to  Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant  academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday 18th May 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men.
Country Human Resource Manager
Plan International Zambia
Plot 87A, Kabulongo
P/B 518X Ridgeway


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