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JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN CAMFED ZAMBIA

CAMFED is a pan-African movement supporting girls to go to school, thrive and become influential leaders and changemakers in their communities. We are operational in all the districts of Western, Muchinga, Luapula,Northern Provinces, Kabwe and Mumbwa Districts.

We hereby invite qualified candidates to apply for the following positions:

1. MONITORING, EVALUATION RESEARCH & LEARNING (MERL)  SPECIALIST (Lusaka)

Job purpose

The overall responsibility of the MEL Specialist is to identify and communicate insights and trends for programme improvement in both CAMFED and non- CAMFED districts. The ideal candidate will have a depth of experience in using data analysis and synthesis to perform corrective recommendations and as well as a track record of working on projects in the education, youth and gender sectors.

Working closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officers, the function will effectively coordinate and synthesize monitoring and evaluation data gathered via routine monitoring, surveys, and evaluations. The function will also work closely with the Senior Advocacy and Policy Programme Officer to ensure key programme learning is documented, tailored and appropriately disseminated to both internal and external audiences.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Process for Data Collection and Analysis: Improve the data collection and analysis process to ensure it can capture the most relevant information about the system. This could involve changes to the types of data collected, the frequency of data collection, and the methods used to analyze data.
  • Data Analysis: Use advanced data analysis and data visualization tools to identify trends in programme performance, develop and recommend corrective actions, and ensure program monitoring and evaluation initiatives are being implemented in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Data Dissemination: Develop reports and presentations to communicate findings and recommend changes to programme and management and external stakeholders at various levels.
  • Capacity Building: Support the learning initiatives for staff and stakeholders including training and knowledge sharing, and the development of guidance, tools, and templates to communicate MEL results, performance against intended impact, and learning opportunities.

Person Specification

  • Experience in MEL work including developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, analyzing data, and interpreting results.
  • Deep knowledge of different MEL methodologies and data systems including quantitative and qualitative research approaches and a strong knowledge of data management systems with an ability to use statistical software packages
  • Ability to effectively translate research, methodologies, and data into accessible formats for colleagues and implementation partners with non-technical backgrounds.

Essential

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Lozi/Bemba/Nyanja is required – proficiency in other local languages is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong project management and report writing skills, attention to detail and strong presentation skills.

Desirable

  • Experience and qualification in a relevant field such as data science, statistics, economics, monitoring and evaluation, international development.

2. PROVINCIAL MERL OFFICER (3 ) – LUAPULA, MUCHINGA & NORTHERN, WESTERN PROVINCES

Job Purpose:

Coordinate Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning function at the Provincial level. The role will work in collaboration with the Regional Programme Officers, District Programme Officers and Government Ministries for compliance and accountability.

Specific Accountabilities:

Monitoring

  • Review data completeness and update Bursary client data on data loaders before uploading into the Salesforce database for bursary processing.
  • Conduct regular analysis of data for reporting, programme review meetings and meetings with Government and community stakeholders.
  • Coordinate preparation of the monitoring budgets and logistics.
  • Capture MERL and programme activities on data loaders before uploading into the Salesforce database.
  • Build and strengthen the capacity of provincial programme staff in data collection using mobile data collection tools.
  • Ensure data collection tools are being used effectively and programme data meet the CAMFED standards for quality.
  • Coordinate analysis of data from the programme database as per programme requirements.

Evaluation

  • Coordinate identification of Enumerators and Logistics Coordinators for research and surveys.
  • Coordinate preparation of research and survey budgets and logistics.
  • Facilitate Enumerator and logistics Coordinator trainings.
  • Communicate upcoming research and surveys to stakeholders at provincial, district and school levels.
  • Coordinate pre-testing of research and survey tools.
  • Coordinate data collection and analysis of data submitted through the online mobile data collection platform.
  • Coordinate provincial Evaluation/Survey dissemination.

Learning

  • Consolidate provincial monitoring reports and MERL reports.
  • Identify best practices and learning for wider replication.
  • Identify trends and variances in the programme and advise provincial staff programme staff.
  • Identify and analyse lessons learnt from programme implementation and incorporation of the lessons into programming and reporting.
  • Facilitate regular engagement meetings with the Ministry of Education Planning Department to plan for joint monitoring activities at system level.
  • Participate in the collation of the CAMFED Annual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Person Specification

  • Commitment and passion for CAMFED’s values, mission and vision
  • Strong logical and analytical skills
  • Excellent Excel, PowerPoint and MS Word skills and experience working with databases.
  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information and present it effectively for a variety of   audiences
  • Experience working with Government ministries is essential.
  • An eye for detail
  • A flexible, proactive approach to work
  • Excellent communication – written and oral
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Willingness to travel at least 50% within the province

Essential

  • Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Lozi/Bemba/Nyanja is required – proficiency in other local languages is a plus.
  • Ability to engage with rural communities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong project management and report writing skills, attention to detail and strong presentation skills.

Desirable

  • Experience and qualification in a relevant field such as Economics, Statistics, Demography or related field.

3. SENIOR PARTNERSHIPS,ADVOCACY & POLICY OFFICER (Lusaka)

Job Purpose

The Senior Partnerships, Advocacy and Policy Officer will support CAMFED in driving policy change to improve education for marginalized girls in Zambia. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of government policies in Zambia, and proven expertise in policy development and analysis. The Officer will also  support CAMFED in building effective relationships with government stakeholders at local, regional, and national levels to further program and policy change goals. They will understand government structures, policies, and processes in Zambia with a track record of successful advocacy efforts in the education sector.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Policy Research and Analysis: Conduct research and analysis of policy landscapes, including monitoring policy developments, legislative changes, and government initiatives related to education for marginalized girls and provide evidence-based recommendations for action.
  • Policy Development and Implementation: Develop policy strategies to drive change in education policies that impact marginalized girls in Zambia.
  • Government Engagement: Engage with government officials, policymakers, and other stakeholders to advocate for policy reforms and build relationships to influence policy decisions.
  • Capacity Building: Provide training and coaching on policy to staff
  • Build Collaborations: Collaborate with local and international partners to build coalitions and alliances to support policy advocacy efforts.
  • Network Building: Engage with local and international partners and networks to build and cultivate strategic partnerships to leverage advocacy opportunities with government.
  • Capacity Building: Provide technical expertise on advocacy to staff, including training and coaching on advocacy strategies, tactics, and tools.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Support MEL team on the monitoring and evaluating of advocacy efforts.

Person Specification

  • Ability to understand how best to leverage partners based on strengths and capabilities.
  • Ability to continuously evaluate partnerships and redefine roles of existing partners where necessary.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong project management skills, communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English – proficiency in other local languages is a plus.
  • Ability to effectively engage with government officials, policy makers, and other stakeholders to influence policy decisions and build relationships with key government stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong project management skills and attention to detail.

Essential

  • Proven experience conducting due diligence on potential partners.
  • Experience in program management, including managing all aspects of the program management cycle. Experience working within the development sector with NGOs is an added advantage.
  • Experience in policy work, including contributing to the development and implementation of policy campaigns and conducting policy research. Experience working within the education sector is an added advantage.
  • Experience in conducting policy analysis and research and the ability to provide evidence-based recommendations for action.
  • Strong networking experience and the ability to bring together partnerships for successful program implementation.
  • Experience in conducting policy analysis and research and the ability to provide evidence-based recommendations for action.

Desirable

  • Experience and qualification in a relevant field such as social sciences, international relations, development studies or project management or education.
  • Experience and qualification in a relevant field such as political science, public policy, international relations.

4. FINANCE OFFICER (Lusaka)

Job Purpose

The Officer is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and smooth running of an accurate and up-to-date accounting system; provide management information for planning, risk assessment and control and decision making; provide timely and accurate financial reports & Information; support schools, districts and other partners in financial management, financial training and record keeping.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Processing income and expenditure transactions to be posted in FinancialForce.
  • Support with processing payments for school & Tertiary fees, accounts payable invoices and other programme costs, ensuring the completeness of payment requisitions by Cheque or direct bank transfers.
  • Analysing and reconciling staff travel expenses.
  • Preparing accurate monthly bank reconciliations for donor bank accounts
  • Preparing assigned monthly payable and receivable reconciliations.;
  • Reviewing, analysing and processing financial reports from districts through district bank and cash control sheets as well and other partners.
  • Support with preparing donor reports for use in Management decision making.
  • Support with production of the quarterly planning & compliance tool.
  • Support with the development of donor budget proposals.
  • Support with management of internal and external audit processes.
  • Maintaining an accurate asset register at all times.
  • Analysis of retirements received and sharing unretired imprest with District officers & Internal audit on a weekly basics.
  • Conduct asset verification on a quarterly basis.
  • Preparation of monthly donor overhead cost recoveries.
  • Carry out regular visits to districts and other partners when required, to provide capacity building in financial management as well as ensuring their compliance with CAMFED’s internal financial guidelines.
  • Timely processing of termly bursaries and related costs in Salesforce ensuring that clients receive entitlements in time.
  • Management of the revolving loan facility and report to management on a monthly basis on payments, repayment made and the facility performance through repayments made.

Person Specification

  • Robust IT knowledge
  • Excellent team-working and relationship-building skills
  • Outstanding ability to work and communicate effectively with colleagues across the international Finance team.
  • Share CAMFED’s core values and ethos of transparency and accountability.
  • Bring high levels of energy, proactivity and commitment to the role.

Essential

  • Problem Solving skills.
  • Ability to use Financial Force or SUN systems.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills at all levels – from executive and senior management, to middle management, peers, external suppliers and colleagues.
  • Proven team player with the ability to assist the development of staff and colleagues of differing technical abilities and skills.
  • Well organised and able to prioritise workload.
  • Experience working as part of a global team.

Desirable:

  • Full ACCA or CIMA or CA Zambia
  • Previous experience working with Financial force or SUN systems.
  • Must be a registered member of ZICA.
  • Relevant work experience

5. TRANSPORT OFFICER (2) MPIKA & MONGU DISTRICT

Job Purpose

The Transport Officer is responsible for safely driving Staff and Partners in the field vehicle and ensuring that the vehicle is roadworthy and in good working order.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Managing the cleanliness of the vehicle
  • Keeping records of all repairs and servicing of vehicle
  • Advising the Officer in charge on issues concerning the vehicle
  • Ensuring that transport is readily available for field visits.
  • Always ensuring safety and security of the passengers and vehicle
  • Maintains accurate, up to date records on trips, fuel purchases, incident reports, accident reports vehicle condition reports and other records.

Person Specification

  • Mature, honest and of a sober character
  • Patient and able to follow instructions.
  • Respectful and able to handle all international and local passengers

Essential

  • Defensive Driving Skills.
  • Knowledge of Basic First Aid
  • Resilient and able to drive long hours in rough terrain.
  • Well spoken and written English.
  • Able to speak and understand Bemba or Lozi

Desirable

  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • School Certificate
  • Knowledge of Basic Mechanics

To Apply:

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected] on Friday 22nd March 2024 by 16.30hrs.

Please note that you are only permitted to apply for one post.

Please do not submit any hard copies at the office.


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