Public-Private Partnership Specialist, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Public-Private Partnership Specialist, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women Project
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting local Zambian applicants for the position of Public-Private Partnership Specialist for an anticipated US Department of Labor-funded child labor and girls’ and women’s empowerment project in Zambia. The proposed objective of the project is to withdraw and prevent adolescent girls from child labor, increase girls’ access to acceptable work, increase livelihood opportunities for vulnerable women, and raise public awareness on child labor and gender equality.
The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
GENERAL:
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
SALARY:
The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
APPLICATIONS:
Applicants should go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Zambia Girls’ Public-Private Partnership Specialist by June 20, 2016. Qualified Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
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Position Description
POSITION TITLE: Public-Private Partnership Specialist, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women Project
LOCATION: Zambia
DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education
REPORTS TO: Chief of Party
PROGRAM SUMMARY:
The Public-Private Partnership Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the technical quality and delivery of our results-oriented program activities that engage the private sector and government aimed at withdrawing and preventing adolescent girls’ from child labor, increasing girls’ access to acceptable work, increasing livelihoods opportunities for vulnerable women, raising awareness on child labor and gender equality. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Public-Public Partnership Specialist will be responsible for developing a strategy and overseeing program activities that aim to engage the private sector and government in increasing appropriate economic opportunities for vulnerable women and girls to prevent child labor and increate gender equity in Zambia. The Public-Private Partnership Specialist will work closely with the Chief of Party to ensure that project activity deadlines are met and targets are achieved; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders, particularly the government and private sector; and lead collaborative initiatives with private companies.
  • Oversee the engagement of the Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women activities with the government and private sector which includes developing annual planning; ensuring timely, high quality implementation of activities; and monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and deliverables;
  • Assist the Chief of Party in the development of technical reports for the US Department of Labor or others in line with the project’s communication strategy;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to local partner NGOs and CSOs on engaging with the government and private sector;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to private sector partners on engaging with vulnerable girls and women to increase their economic opportunities;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to national and local government officials on engaging with vulnerable girls and women to increase their economic opportunities;
  • Work with the Chief of Party to develop strategies for engaging with local government and the private sector;
  • Work with the Chief of Party to develop strategies for raising awareness within the government and private sector on prevention of child labor for vulnerable women and girls;
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Successful candidates will have strong technical and relevant experience in engaging the government or private sector partners on child labor prevention and empowerment programs, preferably in East Africa. Specific experience and specialization in the areas of child labor; creating/maintaining partnerships with private sector companies; and working with government partners; and knowledge regarding gender disparities and girls’ and women’s empowerment is strongly desired.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
Education: Master’s level degree required in international development, economic development, education, gender policy/empowerment, political science, or a relevant social science discipline
Technical Applicants must have a minimum of 7 years’ experience working on public-private partnership programs including a minimum of 2 years’ of economic development or child labor prevention experience.
Experience in the East Africa region is required, and Zambia strongly preferred.
Skills/
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing youth, education, and workforce readiness policy issues in developing countries, particularly in Zambia.
  • Strong knowledge in private sector and government engagement in development programs
  • Knowledge of US Government regulations, policies, and procedures or those of an equivalently complex international government funding organization.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Zambia Girls’ Public-Private Partnership Specialist by June 20, 2016. Qualified Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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