Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jobs at Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Council of Zambia

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Council of Zambia is a Christian, non-partisan, membership, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), dedicated to the empowerment of women, youths (especially girls) and children to realize their potential as human beings with a view to contribute to a just society. The YWCA Zambia, alongside 5 other local partners has been sub-contracted by Pact Inc. to work on the USAID-funded Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (Z-CHPP). Z-CHPP aims to accelerate progress towards Zambia’s goal of reducing new HIV infections by increasing adoption of high impact HIV services and protective behaviors with a key focus on people living with HIV (PLHIV), discordant couples, young women, and other high risk groups. Z-CHPP will focus resources on 20 priority areas across Lusaka, Central, Copperbelt and Southern provinces where prevalence rates are high, with an emphasis on reaching districts with higher population density and achieving high saturation of interventions within each selected district.

POSITION: DREAMS/Drop In Centre Coordinator
PROJECT TITLE: Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (Z-CHPP)
REPORTING TO: Project Coordinator
LOCATION: Lusaka or Kitwe
ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: 3 months for Year 1
Roles and Responsibilities:
In order to contribute to effective project operation, the DREAMS/ Drop In Centre Coordinator, working under the direct supervision and guidance of the Project Coordinator will act as a focal person for all YWCA Z-CHPP DREAMS/ Drop In Centre related activities and correspondence in his/her assigned district. Focusing on overseeing the implementation of the safe space model and other DREAMS activities, the DREAMS/ Drop In Centre Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
  • Leading in the recruitment of mentors, and safe space participants in his/her assigned district
  • Mentor orientation, organization of training (where necessary) and conduct regular meetings
  • Supervising mentor activities and reporting
  • Facilitating (and following up on completion) of referrals of AGYW to other programs, opportunities, facilities or services in his/her assigned district
  • Managing the execution of DREAMS/ Drop In Centre implementation plans and budgets, and ensure alignment with overall DREAMS objectives and operational guidelines
  • Developing, documenting and disseminating program lessons learned, key achievements and best practices for partner meetings as well as other relevant stakeholders at district level
  • Representing YWCA Z-CHPP in partners’ public events related to DREAMS/safe spaces
  • Submitting the narrative report of her/his assigned district project activities to the Project Coordinator on a monthly basis thus ensuring effective bottom up coordination and communication
  • Undertaking any other task assigned by the Project Coordinator
POSITION: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer
PROJECT TITLE: Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (Z-CHPP)
REPORTING TO: Project Coordinator
ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: 3 months for Year 1
Roles and Responsibilities:
In order to contribute to effective project operation, the M&E Officer, working under the guidance of the Project Coordinator will act as a focal person for all YWCA Z-CHPP M&E related activities and be responsible for the collection & analysis of data in relation to the project activities. Focusing on ensuring high quality and timely inputs, he/she will be responsible for the following:
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management systems and proposing solutions
  • Developing a monitoring strategy for the project
  • Supporting project personnel in the use of M&E tools; undertake field-monitoring to assess usage of tools, ensure quality of data and verify the accuracy of reported data
  • Supporting project staff on ways to properly document, organize and capture project progress
  • Suggesting ways to facilitate data collection and the flow of data; maintaining internal database and tracking project progress
  • Keeping abreast of developments in grant/project changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performance and results
  • Providing feedback to the Project Coordinator on project strategies and activities; suggesting strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks and developing plans to minimize or eliminate them
  • Providing inputs, information and statistics for relevant reports; reporting monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the Project Coordinator and Management
  • Participating in project reviews and assisting the Project Coordinator in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from project innovations
  • Undertaking any other task assigned by the Project Coordinator
Applications will be received through YWCA Zambia offices on Nationalist Road (opp. UTH Mortuary). The deadline for receiving applications and CVs is close of business on Thursday 7th July 2016. Applications should be addressed to The Executive Director, YWCA Zambia National Office, Plot 7391 Nationalist Road/P.O. Box 50115, Lusaka or emailed to
Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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