Program Manager at TechnoServe

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  • Company: TechnoServe
  • Location: Zambia
  • State: Lusaka
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia
Job Description
Job Details

Description Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Stakeholder Management and Representation Cultivates and maintains relationships with key stakeholders including donor, government, industry bodies and other development actors Builds trust and confidence in TechnoServe as a key player in food and nutrition system Program Strategy, Quality and Impact Develops, presents, and implements the strategic vision, annual goals, and objectives for the program in line with the overall strategy and objectives Strategically selects areas of work, partnerships, and methodologies that most effectively contribute to growth of the AINFP Zambia portfolio Takes ownership and accountability for improved quality, impact and effectiveness External and Internal Communication Ensures clear and effective communication of the program to all relevant parties Builds reputation of the program through sharing of evidence-based impact and participation in key stakeholder events Maintains good working relationship with all relevant TechnoServe departments and other programs Program Management and Coordination Overall responsible for high quality delivery of the program in Zambia Coordinates with Capacity Building Team, M&E Manager, Budget & Finance Analyst, A2F Manager and other country leads to ensure learning across the team Ensures compliance with TechnoServe and USAID regulations Competencies:

Strategic and Innovative Thinker

Identifies opportunities and builds strategic relationships with other organizations to help achieve business goals. Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn and actively applies new knowledge and skill. Analyses both successes and failures for clues to improvement. Innovative to try new ideas to find solutions Analytical, able to diagnose problems, identify the key issues, and think strategically to evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical, and acceptable solution. Works persistently to overcome obstacles Asks questions and seeks out information from multiple sources, learns from mistakes, sees change as an opportunity.


Able to take ownership of decisions but show sound judgment in escalating issues where necessary. Works cooperatively and flexibly with other members of the team to achieve a common goal. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks. Effectively plans, schedules, and prioritizes activities; effectively manages resources (people, material, information, budget, and time) to accomplish plans. Provides leadership and mentorship to the staff and clients to build their leadership and management capacities. Effective Communicator

Listens openly and effectively and ensures accurate understanding; able to adjust communication to the needs of the audience and work at multiple levels; facilitates the open exchange of ideas and information in individual and group situations. Transparent in dealings with others, admits mistakes, and is trusted. Inspires confidence in the team of honest intentions and fairness. Report writing; monitoring and data management Program Management

Understands and manages human, financial, and operational resource issues to improve overall organizational performance. Committed to compliance with organizational policies. Able to analyze and express themselves clearly in business writing. Sound understanding of market systems and inclusive business models, including a strong client focus. Able to understand the client’s concerns and priorities to provide appropriate business advisory solutions. Strong ability and commitment to team working and collaboration; staff management/coaching Basic Qualifications:

These are the requirements that any qualified candidate must meet. Typically includes

A Master’s degree in business, economics, agriculture or other relevant discipline with a minimum of 7 years of professional experience in a relevant field, including the development of agricultural value chains, private sector and/or entrepreneurship Good knowledge and understanding of the business and/or technical challenges of agro-processing in Zambia/Africa Required Languages

Fluency to speak, read and write in English is essential Supervisory Responsibilities:

It is envisaged that this position will be managing at least two staff and consultants

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 15th April, 2022.