Program Officer

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website CopperRoseZM Copper Rose Zambia

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About Us 

Copper Rose Zambia (CRZ) is a youth-led and youth-focused organization working towards the empowerment of youth and women in Zambia. We exist to create a conducive environment for young people to thrive in all aspects of their lives as we envision a world in which every young person is happy, healthy, and living to their full potential. We are currently implementing around 3 thematic areas namely,

  • Health and Wellbeing,
  • Gender Equity
  • Youth Development and Leadership.  

Job Summary

Copper Rose Zambia is seeking a dynamic and experienced Program Officer to join our team in Lusaka. The Program Officer will be responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs aimed at promoting reproductive health, economic empowerment, and leadership among young people. This role requires a proactive individual with strong project management skills and a passion for youth development.

Main Duties   

1. Delivery of quality program   

  • With guidance from the AHPM, participate in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases of the project.
  • Coordinate project events i.e., meetings, workshops, and trainings.
  • Participate in project research to inform lessons and actions during project cycles.
  • Support and coordinate all on-the-ground CRZ activities and work alongside stakeholders from the Ministry of Health and other partners to support direct delivery of the projects.
  • Be responsible for monitoring and supervision of activities implemented in the project’s sites to ensure effective implementation.
  • Facilitating and supporting project partners, consultants, and project team to develop training manuals and other IEC materials. Support the Communications in the production of communications tools: video clips, leaflets, press releases/ press kits, database
  • Work with other CRZ units (Finance, Monitoring and Learning, Programs) on activities that may need support.
  • Responsible for managing project database and other M&E tools
  • Work alongside the M&E officer to implement the project M & E plan in a professional manner
  • Reporting on project activities and expenditures as requested by the AHPM and according to project timeframes.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as well as ad-hoc presentations and reports.
  • Undertake other program administration tasks as and when necessary.

2. Collaboration with partners   

  • Work hand in hand with community, district, and national level partners and stakeholders in delivering work
  • Establish relationships and attend technical meetings with other NGOs and networks when appropriate.
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with other organizations and leverage resources.

3. Management of project funds   

  • Assisting the AHPM in developing quarterly/annual financial plans.
  • Monitor/track activity funds against planned and approved activity budget lines.
  • Ensure Accountability for the financial management of the Project.
  • Prepare funds requisitions, with an understanding of the current budget position.
  • Ensure that all requisitions and retirements are appropriately authorized, and all expenditures are backed up with the required support documentation

4. Other   

  • May occasionally be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays for which time off in lieu will be granted
  • With guidance from the AHPM, support the supervision and/or management of project staff, vendors and/or partners.

Qualifications And Experience

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, or relevant area.
  • Good analytical and report-writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve objectives.
  • Strong communication (verbal and writing skills), interpersonal and representational skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable to dynamic changes and fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of  Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint.

Application Process

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 17:00 hrs. 

For all interested candidates, please apply with this Link

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Copper Rose Zambia provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. We also strive to achieve equal employment opportunities through continuing diversity enhancement initiatives. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and with diverse experiences to apply. We are committed to evaluating applications fairly.

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