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Women Economic & Social Empowerment Specialist, Zambia



Women Economic & Social Empowerment Specialist, Zambia
Position Description
POSITION TITLE: Women Economic & Social Empowerment 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 Women Economic & Social Empowerment Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the technical quality and delivery of our results-oriented community program activities focused on 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 Women Economic & Social Empowerment Specialist is responsible for overseeing the project’s delivery of community based activities and provide technical expertise in key areas such as: economic empowerment, vocational trainings, women and girls empowerment, and community advocacy for prevention of child labor. The Women Economic & Social Empowerment Specialist will work closely with the Chief of Party to ensure that community project activity deadlines are met and targets are achieved; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders, particularly with community groups and subgrantee organizations.
  • Oversee technical delivery community activities for the Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women project 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 communities, private sector and vulnerable girls and women in delivery of program activities;
  • Work with the Chief of Party to develop strategies for engaging vulnerable women and girls, as well as community based groups to expand vocational training and economic opportunities;
  • Work with the Chief of Party to develop strategies for raising community awareness on prevention of child labor for vulnerable women and girls;
  • Provide technical direction on vocational training activities;
  • Other duties as assigned.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Successful candidates will have strong technical and relevant experience implementing child labor prevention and empowerment programs, preferably in East Africa. Specific experience and specialization in the areas of child labor; vocational training; creating/maintaining partnerships with CSOs, youth-oriented organizations; experience in curriculum development and training of trainers; 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 youth empowerment programs, including a minimum of 2 years’ of economic and women’s empowerment 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 gender equity and empowerment
  • Experience providing support to formal and informal education programs, leadership trainings, and local organization capacity building.
  • 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’ Women Economic & Social Empowerment Specialist by June 20, 2016. Qualified Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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