Project Manager – VCA

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed


We are looking for a Project Manager (PM) – VCA who is responsible for the delivery of a coherent program of activities and partner engagement in the country in which s/he is based, in close cooperation with national alliance of VCA and in line with the VCA global ToC and overall objectives. The PM builds, monitors and manages the quality of the VCA partner portfolio in-country together with the other alliance members and stimulates coalition building between different (national) CSOs to increase local ownership and to amplify voices for Joint Climate Action. The PM identifies potential relationships between partners and other stakeholders (e.g., local or central government institutions, tech actors), supports (coalitions of) partners in the proposal preparation phase, appraises partner (coalition) applications, and provides continued support throughout implementation, both virtually and through monitoring visits. The PM is responsible for increasing local ownership and shifting decision making power to local organizations. The PM will play an active role to further develop ideas and modalities of local ownership through the VCA program from a national perspective. The PM ensures adequate capacity development of partners and other involved organizations in the VCA program at national level. The PM is manager of this project officer and ensures high quality and timely outputs. Finance support will be provided through a Finance Manager and Finance Officer based in Kenya with support from the Finance Manager and finance team at the Hivos Southern Africa Regional Office. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years relevant working experience preferably in advocacy and influencing strategies, a keen understanding of country political and social dynamics; analytical and conceptual skills, and ability to translate these into relevant and timely actions and experience overseeing and using monitoring and evaluation plans and indicators. He / she/ they is expected to have strong networking and facilitation skills.

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We offer a stimulating work environment in a professional international organization with very dedicated staff. We offer a national contract based on Hivos local labour conditions, with comparatively competitive remuneration package commensurate with the experience and expertise.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal record checks , we may request information from relevant job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual misconduct, including harassment, during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

The organization is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued, and people are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status, or any other form of personal identity. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
Whilst all applications received will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we regret that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.

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