National Project Manager – Lusaka

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do.

Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including Lusaka, where the Country Office is located

We are looking for experienced, vibrant and self-starters to fill the following positions in Lusaka, Chongwe and Chiengi;

Position Description:

The National Project Manager under the SUN II Project will have the overall responsibility for project implementation and will be responsible for general technical oversight and provide leadership in implementation of the project. The incumbent will work closely with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) line ministries, to plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based nutrition interventions and improve coordination and linkages between health and other sectors at district, and community levels. She/he will support Government line ministries to ensure program deliverables are achieved in a timely manner and consistent with approved District Multi-sectoral Nutrition Work Plans

Responsibilities:

  • Support planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of multi-sectoral nutrition programmes and the 1000 Most Critical Days Program II in the district.
  • Strengthen capacity of Community Volunteers, Care Groups and District staff from the Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Local Government and Housing and Community Development in planning and delivery of Multi-sectoral nutrition activities in the targeted communities and households.
  • Contribute to the analysis, synthesis, and reporting of program outputs and results in close collaboration with the M&E officer, and ensure incorporation of lessons-learned into ongoing implementation
  • Contribute to development of annual work plans and budgets and training plans and ensure that they are informed by needs on the grounds.
  • Support the integration of cross-cutting themes (e.g. Gender equality) within the multi-sectoral nutrition programming.
  • Represent SUN II at District Coordination meetings such as District Development Coordination Committee, District Nutrition Coordination committee (DNCC) and other meetings relevant to health, food security, WASH and Social Protection
  • Provide Technical support and guidance to the District Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC), Government line ministries and Community structures in the implementation of Multi-sectoral nutrition activities and the First 1,000 Most Critical Days Programme II (MCDP II).
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual multi-sectoral nutrition reports and technical updates.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree, in a relevant field of study. Master’s degree in applied Nutrition, Public Health or related fields is preferred.
  • 4 – 5 years of work experience in a similar position, in an INGO/NGO environment
  • Experience working collaboratively and productively with a range of partners, including GRZ, CSO and communities.
  • Strong work experience and background in capacity-building, including participatory and facilitation approaches with communities and competency-based training.

Competencies:

  • Strategic thinking and striving for high performance and improvement.
  • Nurturing & developing others.
  • Clear and effective communication including facilitation skills.
  • Accountability and honesty.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Team-playing skills.
  • Proficient in computer skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Method of Application

To apply, kindly send through your application letter, copies of qualifications and CV, indicating day time telephone and/or mobile contacts clearly stating the job title of interest to the email below: Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All Applications should be addressed to:

The Country Human Resource Manager,

Plan International Zambia,

Private Bag 518X,

Plot 87A, Off Kabulonga road,

Kabulonga.

Lusaka.

We provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organizational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

Application deadline
15 Jan 15:51
Email applications to
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