Economic Strengthening Officer – 3 Positions

Zambia Centre for Communication Programs (ZCCP-Kwatu)

Non Governmental Organization

Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes (ZCCP) is a not-for-profit, locally based multi-media communications organization, which uses the power of the mass media (radio, TV, print and electronic media) and social mobilization to reach the Zambian population and to affect social and behaviour change. The organization uses a rigorous formative research process to generate appropriate edutainment content relevant to health and development priorities in Zambia.
Established in 2002, the core activities of ZCCP since then have taken place under the auspices of a Regional Health Communication Programme involving 9 country partners in southern Africa, which is co-coordinated by the Soul City Institute. To ensure that the developed materials and interventions are contextualized to local situations, ZCCP has developed Kwatu as a well-known health and development communication brand, which has been used to carry out all of ZCCP’s products. Overtime ZCCP has integrated other socio-health issues such as HIV/AIDS and Gender-based violence and campaign to end child marriages in Zambia.

ZCCP is implementing the Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (ZCHPP) in Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi districts in Central Province, Chipata district in Eastern Province and Mufulira district in Copperbelt. The ZCHPP project is funded by PEPFAR and USAID through PACT.

The goal of ZCHPP is to reduce new HIV infections in Zambia among Priority Populations [Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), People Living With HIV (PLWH), Mobile workers, Discordant Couples and Non-Injectable Drug Users (NIDU)] by increasing adoption of high impact HIV services and protective behaviors among at-risk populations, using evidence-based and locally owned solutions

ZCCP is therefore looking for suitably qualified individuals to fill up the following vacancy.

Job Title – Economic Strengthening Officers (3 positions)

Location

1. Chipata
2. Kabwe
3. Kapiri-Mposhi

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Manage and coordinate the day-to-day ES livelihood activity implementation in the district at the DREAMS centers through the support staff.
  2. Support the formation and digitization of Saving Groups at the DREAMS centers and ensure that they are operating according to the WORTH and OSAWE prescribed models.
  3. Using the bottom – up approach, identify the business propositions the AGYW are coming up with and provide technical support for them to be actualized and grow.
  4. Provide technical support to startup businesses being managed by AGYW in DREAMS centers and ensure that they are being managed profitably and sustainably.
  5. Through capacity building, provide coordination, monitoring and support for DREAMS Center staff for implementation of Economic Strengthening trainings for AGYW.
  6. Track and provide technical assistance to AGYW, Connectors/Mentors to ensure all ES curricula modules are implemented timely, sufficiently and to acceptable, high standards.
  7. Coordinate implementation activity support to AGYW undergoing mentorship programs provided by consultants or vocational skills training through TEVETA recognized colleges.
  8. Advise DREAMS ES Manager and senior leadership on matters of concern and elements of risk regarding DREAMS ES implementation and target achievement.
  9. Track work plan activities and deliverables, keeping DREAMS leadership updated on program progress on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  10. Collaborate with the district M&E team on performance results analysis and ensuring that accurate data is captured and entered in the monitoring system using the appropriate prescribed monitoring tools.
  11. Undertake periodic data-driven program reviews and troubleshooting, as necessary.
  12. Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual narrative progress reports including success stories.
  13. Track, analyze and manage periodic target achievements, AGYW linkage and opportunities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  1. Diploma or better in Business Administration, Development Studies/Administration, Community Development, Economics or any related field
  2. Knowledge and experience in community HIV/AIDS prevention and working with Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)
  3. Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently
  4. A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in high profile, fast-paces environment
  5. Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) technical issues effectively and persuasively.
  6. Able to communicate effectively
  7. Ability to use MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply attaching an application letter and CV stating clearly position and location you are applying for. Send applications to the address below and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Executive Director
Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes
P.O Box 31469, Plot 18Matandani Road, Lusaka.

Email: [email protected]

Application deadline is Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020