National Programme Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Plan International

Employment Opportunities

Organisation Background

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Child protection is key in all that we do.

Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has programme units in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

We are looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the positions of National Programme Coordinator, Community Development Facilitator and Finance Officer on the ‘Yes I Do ‘Programme. This is a Netherlands government funded gender equality and Sexual reproductive health rights programme.

National Programme Coordinator – ‘Yes I Do’ Eastern Programme Unit – 1 Position

Position Description

The Programme Coordinator ‘Yes I Do’ (NPCYID) is responsible for the coordination of the programme and manages the process of collaboration among country alliance partners in Zambia Eastern Programme Unit. He/she represents and profiles the alliance in meetings and events in the country. Meaningful youth participation is key in this programme, as such experience in working with young people as equal partners is critical to this position. The National Programme Coordinator reports to the Programme Unit Manager in Eastern Programme Unit.

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Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Coordination of programme development and preparation of the country work plans and presenting this to the National Steering Committee in Zambia and the consortium manager;
  • Monitoring progress of implementation of the Annual Country Programme Plans.
  • Managing the joint activity budget, in the first years in coordination with the Country  Focal Point under the auspices of the consortium manager;
  • Compiling and reviewing progress and financial reports respectively
  • Organising in-country annual planning and review meetings;
  • Facilitating shared learning and joint initiatives with regard to programme implementation and Project Monitoring Evaluation activities at country level.
  • Chairing the National Programme Team in which the partner organizations of the country are represented;
  • Stimulating and identifying  opportunities for strengthening the capacity of partners in the Alliance;
  • Coordinating the development and realisation of Operational Research;
  • Leading the joint advocacy efforts of the country alliance;
  • Coordination of internal communication among partners at country level;
  • Representing the alliance in events and meetings;
  • Profiling and increasing the visibility of the alliance.

Individual Specifications:

  • Bachelors Degree Development Studies/Social Sciences/Education or related discipline
  • At least 3 – 4 years’ experience in managing projects with strong technical expertise in Child Protection Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Economic Empowerment programming is an added advantage
  • Sound experience in the field of Child Marriage and SRHR (sexual and reproductive health and rights);
  • Proven experience in programme coordination, facilitating learning processes and alliance building;
  • Youth-friendly: being able to work well with young people and treating them as equal partners;
  • Experience with advocacy initiatives;
  • Skills in report writing, PMEL, budget management;
  • Strong inter-personal skills and a good communicator;
  • Leadership skills;
  • capacity; assertive; flexible;
  • Supports the values and principles as described in the Essential Packages.
  • Experience in working on issues of vulnerable children  is an advantage

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For full details on the job profile please send an email, clearly stating the job title of interest to [email protected].  Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should be received no later than Friday 17th November 2017.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please ensure that you mention as the source of this job advertisement when applying for this role.

Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men.

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