Programme Officer – Driving Sustainable Change For Children’s Rights x2

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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our Vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. In Zambia, Save the Children works in the following Thematic areas: Education, Health& Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty; including Humanitarian response. Save the Children wishes to invite qualified individuals to apply for the following position:

Position: Programme Officer – Driving Sustainable Change For Children’s Rights (x 2 positions)
Duty Station: Mongu and Chipata

Role Purpose:

The incumbent is responsible for direct programme implementation of the Driving Sustainable Change For Children’s Rights (DSCCR) Programme, anchored on integrating Child Rights Governance themes of Good Governance Delivering Children’s rights, Public Investment in Children and Monitoring and Demanding Child Rights with the other thematic areas to ensure children benefit from an improved and sustainable programmes aimed at protecting and promoting child rights. S (he) will on ensure that implementation occurs at field office level and with partners at district level. The Programme Officer – DSCCR, will work closely with the Programme team on all the DSCCR programme and projects and ensure smooth flow of the programme.

The incumbent will be reporting to Programme Manager (DSCCR)


  • Implement community and district level SC direct interventions under the DSCCR programme;
  • Provide consistent support to implementing partners and support their programme planning, budgeting and tracking of expenditure;
  • Ensure timely disbursement of funds to implementing partners including ensuring accountability for donor funds under the programme;
  • Ensure all programme activities are implemented timely in line with detailed implementation plans and ensure diversions are identified, timely escalated and resolved;
  • Analyse the reports and funding requests from the partners, and recommending follow-up actions;
  • Compile and prepare reports (monthly, quarterly and annual reports) as required (Financial and Narrative) in line with member / donor reporting guidelines;
  • Establish DSCC learning hubs in the province
  • Monitor the implementation of programmes plans using MEAL tools and quality bench marks to ensure achievement of planned objectives;
  • Document SCI and partners experiences (best practices, the results achieved and any other experiences) to inform learning and sharing within and outside SCI network;
  • Work closely with all implementing partners to ensure that child safeguarding, child rights programming, gender equality and child participation are integrated into all aspects of SC programming, including the components of non-discrimination and climate change;


  • University degree in Social Sciences or relevant area;
  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience with right-based issues; preferably children’s rights within civil society sector;
  • Strong knowledge of Children’s rights.
  • Demonstrated skills in the design of human rights projects
  • Experience in proposal development
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve objectives
  • English language proficiency a must, local languages an added advantage
  • Strong communication (verbal and writing skills) , interpersonal and representational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to dynamic changes and fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of word, Microsoft excel and power point

The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Child Safeguarding:
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

How to Apply: follow the links below:

  1. Chipata Link
  2. Mongu Link


The closing date for receipt of applications is 8th October 2020. Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Save the Children reserves the right to re advertise if suitable applicants are not found.