Project Manager

Plan International Zambia

Employment Opportunities

Organization Background

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organization 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 80 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 areas (PAs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located

We are looking for experienced, vibrant and self-starters to fill the following Temporal positions in Nchelenge;


Position Description:

The Project Manager under the Education can’t Wait (EcW) Project will have the overall responsibility for project implementation and will be responsible for general technical oversight and provide leadership in implementation of the project.  The Project Manager will report to the Program Area Manager- Luapula.


  • Manage the Project Coordinator and other staff to ensure weekly work plans are developed and implemented.
  • Represent Plan International Zambia during Inter-agency meetings in Mantapala Refugee Settlement.
  • Coordinate and oversee the development of Plan International Zambia’s annual project work plan, ensuring it meets the requirements of the Donor and Internal Accounting System.
  • Develop the monthly, quarterly and other required project reports by ensuring they are timely and of high quality.
  • Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding children and young people and Gender Equality and Inclusion (EGI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant implementation standards and guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.
  • Identify key risks within the area of operation and put in appropriate control measures to manage them\.
  • Participate in baseline assessments, midterm reviews and project evaluations to ensure that assessment tools & data collection procedures are gender sensitive


  • Degree in Education, Social Sciences or other related studies.
  • Three (3) years working experience in the field of Education.
  • Five (5) years experience in project management, leadership and supervisory experience, with at least three (3) years involvement in community engagement and behavioral changes.
  • Experience working in an INGO/NGO environment, preferred
  • Experience in managing relationships with various stakeholders
  • Experience in writing donor reports.


  • Strategic thinking
  • Striving for high performance and improvement
  • Nurturing & developing others
  • Clear and effective communication
  • Positive personality
  • Accountability and honesty
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Team-playing and facilitation skills
  • Proficient in computer skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

To apply, kindly send through your application letter, copies of qualifications and CV, indicating day time telephone and/or mobile contacts clearly stating the job title of interest to [email protected].  Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply.  Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Friday 15th January, 2021, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All Applications should be addressed to:

The Country Human Resource Manager

Plan International Zambia

Private Bag 518X

Plot 87A, Off Kabulonga road



We provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organizational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.