Programme Manager – Influence, Advocacy, Voice and Governance

  • Full Time
  • Kabwe/Lusaka, Zambia
  • ZMW 292,027 basic salary per annum ZMW / Month
  • Applications have closed

Website Restless Development Zambia

About Restless Development.
We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being side-lined. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities. Our programmes are genuinely life-changing, but we can’t do any of this without talented, creative individuals at every level of our organisation.

About the Role.

Restless Development Zambia is seeking a dynamic and talented Program Manager-Influence. Advocacy, Voice and Governance to oversee our VOICE programme work. The Voice programs focus on empowering young people as active citizens, building linkages between young people and decision makers so that young people can influence those with power to embrace youth development.

The Program Manager will provide oversight on Project and Grant Management, Youth Leadership and contribute to external influencing on our current advocacy & policy priorities and Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization and serve as an active member of the Leadership Team.

If you are a dynamic, inspired and innovative individual with an academic and professional  Graduate-level Degree in Social Sciences or relevant field of study we encourage you to apply for the role of Programme Manager – Influence, Advocacy, Voice and Governance. The role will be based in Kabwe/ Lusaka, Zambia.

About You.
Essential and Desirable skills and experience

  • Graduate-level Degree in any Social Sciences or relevant field of study. Post graduate studies are an added advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in programme management, including proven experience of managing governance and advocacy programmes relating to youth.
  • Strong partnership development and networking skills.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with strong experience in budget management.
  • Excellent understanding of project cycle management.
  • Good understanding and practical experience of youth development in Zambia.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience of donor management and reporting.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions.
  • Strong team player able to work under own initiative.
  • Willingness to travel to rural areas as required.
  •  A strong personal commitment to the values of Restless Development
  • Belief in the values of Restless Development and ability to uphold them personally.
  • A strong personal commitment to the values, Code of conduct and methods of Restless Development.
    Proven facilitation and training skills.
  • A high level of motivation and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), fluency in written and spoken English essential and excellent IT skills.
  • Experience working in a youthful, multicultural environment including welfare provision.
    Risk mitigation, response and management.
  • A clear understanding of contemporary development issues particularly those related to economic opportunities for youth, sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as accountability in governance.

Educational Background

Minimum:  Graduate-level Degree in any social science or relevant field of study. Post graduate studies are an added advantage.

How to Apply.
Please send a completed application form to [email protected] by 18th July 2022 indicating subject line as “APPLICATION_YOUR NAME_ PROGRAMME MANAGER.” e.g. “APPLICATION_JANE DOE_ PROGRAMME MANAGER.” 

  • Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.
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  • First round interviews are scheduled to take place on a date to be advised.

Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and seeks to recruit, retain and develop staff from all sectors of the community and will ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.


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