Community/Business Development and Livelihoods Specialist

Save The Girl Foundation has been established as a charitable trust, backed by a dedicated team. Save the Girls ORG foundation has been helping children from urban slums and other vulnerable communities to move on in life with the means of providing education and healthcare facilities. Save the Girl believes in providing all the resources to a child to support & direct their childhood in a leading way. Save The Girl Foundation program is based on the belief “to provide every girl a tool to write his own destiny”. One woman dies every day due to complications in pregnancy or childbirth. Low birth-weight and poor growth due to malnutrition mean many children do not live to see their fifth birthday. Save The Girl focuses on providing access to essential heath care including maternal care, HIV/AIDS and TB prevention and treatment.
Community/Business Development and Livelihoods Specialist
  • Providing strategic leadership for programmatic components designed to strengthen the livelihoods of vulnerable women and their households, guiding planning, implementation, and monitoring of programmatic activities and spending
  • Supporting the development and/or adaptation of training materials in conjunction with project staff and relevant authorities, and designing, facilitate ToTs for Save the Children and partner staff
  • Representing the project to, and ensuring close coordination with, relevant local government authorities, the private sector and civil society Organizations
  • Ensuring timely, accurate, and meaningful reporting on project activities that allows staff to learn from results and use them to improve operations
  • Provide technical assistance to project staff, assessing strengths and weaknesses in implementation and facilitating teams to act on these assessments
  • Coordinating closely with project M&E staff and potentially external researchers on data collection to measure impacts as well as track program graduates and employment opportunities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, or a similar field is required, Master’s degree is preferred
  • Three years of experience in a leadership positions responsible for developing livelihood interventions and the technical aspects related to the strategy, including life skills training, micro-lending, savings programs, micro-insurance, micro-franchising, village savings and loan programs, financial literacy, adult literacy, employment generation, alternative/additional income generation, job placement support, modern job search methods training, entrepreneurship, Occupation Safety and Health (OSH) training, and labor market analysis
  • Three years experience in a consultative/advisory position responsible for building public private partnerships to achieve common goals, identify problems and challenges, develop focused strategies, lay out actionable plans and recommendations, and define and identify roles and responsibilities
  • Proven success in establishing partnerships, with the significant ability to develop networks, build alliances, collaborate across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Proficient with common software Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet.
  • Child-sensitive and committed to respecting and promoting Save the Children’s child safeguarding policy
  • Flexible to work in rural environments under sometimes difficult conditions
  • Out-of-station travel expected
  • Experience managing and monitoring integrated U.S Government programs and budgets strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in one or more of Zambia’s major languages (Bemba, Kaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga) is required
  • English proficiency is recommended
How to apply
Qualified candidates should apply via the URL below.
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