Junior Local Governance Advisor Job at GIZ – Career Opportunity in Zambia

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Vacancy title:
Junior Local Governance Advisor

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

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Deadline of this Job:
17 September 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Monday, September 13, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is the implementing agency of the Federal Republic of Germany for technical and international cooperation. It offers flexible, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes. Most of the work of GIZ is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries as well as public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. These include the European Commission, the United Nations, the World Bank and governments of other countries.
The Decentralization for Development programme (D4D IV) is designed to strengthen the implementation capacity, especially the financial capacity to act, of the Zambian local government system. The programme design is anchored in a multilevel approach providing technical support at national and sub-national level. Councils in Southern and Luapula Provinces are the main partners of the programme at sub-national level. The programme consists of five action areas: (1) Implementation of the decentralisation reform, (2) Capacity of local government to manage local development processes, (3) Citizen participation in local development processes, (4) Conditions for improving local public service delivery and (5) Capacity development and advocacy for local governance. Within this framework the project provides technical support to national and sub-national partners.
In this context, GIZ is seeking a suitable candidate for the following position:
Junior Local Governance Advisor (based in Lusaka)

Main tasks and responsibilities:
• Proactively assisting the D4D Project Coordinator at the Lusaka Office with project management related topics, including administrative and logistical processes, and supporting the project teams
• Assuring the Knowledge Management, and corresponding IT measures of the project
• Supporting the PR of the project and ensuring compliance with the organisation’s guidelines
• Supporting the program’s Monitoring & Evaluation system and regular updating the tool
• Supporting various research/survey activities of the programme, data collection and analysis

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:
• Technical and general management support to implementation of the programme
• Provide input arising from the work process into the programme’s monitoring and evaluation system
• Assistance with PR activities (presentations and publications) of the project
• Planning and facilitation of workshops and events
• Support in the design, establishment, and management of a simple data base for local authorities
• Support of the project team in preparing events and workshops
• Assistance in the general day to day business of the project team and take on organisational tasks
• Perform other duties and tasks at the request of management

• Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Social Sciences, or a similar field
• Certification of training in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an added advantage

Professional experience:
• A minimum of 2 years’ work experience in or with public sector organisations (local/international)
• Proven experience in research, surveys, and data analysis
• Practical experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects
• Practical experience in data collection and analysis as well as data bank development

Other knowledge and additional competences:
• Knowledge of the local government system of the Republic of Zambia and an understanding of decentralisation
• Knowledge of Monitoring & Evaluation
• Knowledge of and high affinity for data and digital technologies
• Fluency in English with excellent written and oral skills
• Very well structured and organized working methods and ability to keep an eye on and follow-up various processes at the same time as well as the ability to meet deadlines
• Strong interpersonal, facilitation, analytical and communication skills
• Ability to appropriately communicate and cooperate with political decision makers
• Working knowledge of ITC technology and computer applications (e.g. MS-Teams)

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
The successful candidate will be expected to start full-time employment with GIZ, on a fixed term contract on 1st December 2021, as soon as possible. Interested candidates must send their CVs and cover letters electronically quoting GIZ_D4D_JRLGA in the subject line to: [email protected]   by 17:00 hrs on Friday, 17th September 2021. GIZ will only assess applications which meet the following criteria:
• Cover letters must be sent in MS Word format, with using font type Arial, size 11. In the first paragraph, please outline your motivation for applying for the position and explain in the second paragraph your relevant experience
• CVs must not exceed three (3) pages and must be submitted in PDF.
• Certificates, qualifications, etc. must not be attached to the application.
• Traceable references of previous engagements must be provided.

Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. GIZ is committed to be an equal opportunities employer, therefore, women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]  

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