Financial Services Officer

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: -

DAPP

Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) is a nationally registered NGO working with development projects in the fields of education, health, agriculture and other poverty alleviation programmes. Projects are carried out in all the provinces of Zambia reaching over 1 million people. Key funding partners include the Government of Zambia, national and international development organisations (USAID, EU, Global Fund, WFP and more) as well as private sector organisations.

DAPP in Zambia is seeking qualified and experienced individuals to fill the position of Financial Services Officer for the Integrated Nutrition and Smallholder Farmers’ Support Program which operates in Nyimba, Petauke, Katete and Lundazi districts of Eastern Province, and Monze and Namwala districts of Southern Province.

1. Duties and Essential Job Functions

  • Acts as primary interlocutor for the project’s field  financial services (savings ,insurance and credit activities) related matters at the DAPP Field office and as the project’s financial services focal point at community level
  • Supports the District Coordinators and District Nutrition Officers in the implementation and monitoring of the programme, and provides input to the design working groups, annual implementation plans and project budgets, etc.
  • Mobilises Farmers Clubs for the project’s financial services (savings ,insurance and credit activities)
  • Supports Mayfair Insurance in building up and managing  loan and insurance portfolio
  • Supports and spearheads identification of prospective Agro loan clients
  • Cconducts assessments, credit and risk analyses in the field
  • Ensures that progress is made in the achievement of project objectives
  • Conducts field visits to view project outputs and beneficiaries and to participate in other supervision and monitoring activities
  • Supports the project team and partners field visits (logistics arrangements, community mobilization, and others as requested)
  • Works in close collaboration with the Agriculture Specialist and the Reporting and Monitoring Officer in undertaking activities

2. Qualifications

  • Diploma with experience in one or more of the following:- insurance, rural banking, and general agribusiness or related fields. A degree is an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years of professional experience with an NGO.
  • Demonstrated and proven extension services skills
  • Excellent communication and human relations skills.

3. Application Method

  • Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CVs) and minimum 3 referees must be received by 22nd September, 2020.
  • The cover letter and CV must be one document, and the applicant’s name must be the document title.
  • Indicate the job title as the subject of your email.
  • Please indicate your current, or last salary and benefits in the cover letter.
  • Do not attach certificates and other documentation at this stage.
  • Please submit applications to these emails: [email protected] with copy to [email protected].

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.