Jobs at Plan International Zambia - 11/30/2016

Plan International Zambia is seeking a Team Leader for a tentative consultancy with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Community Development (MCDSW) to provide technical assistance in rolling out and implementing the Supporting Women’s Livelihood’s (SWL) Project in Zambia. The SWL Project will be implemented in 51 districts of Zambia’s 10 provinces over a period of 42 months. Plan International Zambia is seeking out a Team Leader for this assignment who will lead a team of three additional key experts to build the capacity of the Government of Zambia to ultimately economically empower vulnerable women in rural areas of the country. The position is contingent upon award of the project.

Work Description

Team Leader

Specific Responsibilities

Provide overall technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the assignment as a whole, in close cooperation with other consultancy team staff, MCDSW staff, and community volunteers;
Support the MCDSW in hiring field officers and screening community volunteers;
Work closely with MCDSW staff and community volunteers in training and finalizing curriculum for savings clubs;
Liaise between the MCDSW staff, other key experts and Plan International Zambia team;
Monitor implementation of the SWL activities in close collaboration with the MCDSW;
Continuously support the MCDSW in their implementation of SWL activities;

Skills, experience, qualifications

Postgraduate degree in development studies, management or administration, regional planning, international development or related field;
At least 10 years of high level professional experience in program design, coordination and/or management;
Relevant professional experience in Zambia;
Similar advisory roles/assignments;
Must have been a team lead in at least one other comparable assignment;
Abide by organizational values and principles, namely in the area of child protection and gender equality;
Strong interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs to the following email:

Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Plan International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Further, qualified Zambian nationals are additionally highly encouraged to apply.

Closing date: November 30, 2016
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