Zambia Government Jobs – Head Procurement


The Civil Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified serving officers to fill vacant positions in the Ministry of National Guidance and Religious:
Responsibilities
  • To supervise and co-ordinate the development of projects and programme activities in order to facilitate the implementation of plans and policies
  • To ensure timely procuremTo supervise and co-ordinate the development of projects and programme activities in order to facilitate the implementation of plans and policies.ent of goods and services in order to facilitate the smooth operations of the Ministry
  • Supervising and undertaking timely preparation of procurement plans in order to guide the procurement process and facilitate decision making
  • Providing efficiently, secretarial services to the Procurement Committee in order to facilitate smooth conduct of meetings
  • Supervising timely and accurately, bidding documents in order to ensure transparency in tendering procedures and to facilitate compliance with laid down procedures
  • Supervising effectively, the storage of goods in order to keep them safe and in good condition
  • Supervising effectively, the supply of goods and services to end users in order to facilitate their effective operations
  • Supervising timely, the procurement of goods and services in order to meet end user requirements
  • Undertaking effectively, the maintenance of an up to date supplier register in order to
    facilitate identification of appropriate suppliers
  • Managing timely, the development of departmental work plans and operationalization of Annual Performance
  • Appraisal System (APAS) in order to monitor, evaluate and enhance performance
  • Supervising effectively, utilization of human and material resources in order to achieve sectional objectives
Qualifications
  • Thirty (30) years and above
  • Grade Twelve/Form 5 School Certificate with a minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level Credits including English Language and Mathematics
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Supplies, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) Level ‘6’
  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Should be a member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS)
  • Seven years relevant experience of which three years should be at Senior Management Level
How to apply
Send your applications together with CVs, photocopies of National Registration Card, proof of membership to relevant professional bodies, academic and professional qualifications to the undersigned below:
Civil Service Commission,
PO Box 50138,
Lusaka.

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New Jobs at Plan International Zambia – Deadline April 28 , 2017


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 it’s 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 units (PUs) in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.
We are now seeking to recruit a highly self-motivated, enthusiastic and innovative staff to fill in the following position.
1. Community Development Facilitator – Micro Finance on the Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (ZCHPP) x 1 (Central PU)
The position of CDF- Microfinance is the link between Plan International Zambia and the Own Savings for Asset and Wealth Creation (OSAWE) group in the communities where Plan implements micro finance activities.  He/she ensures facilitation of all the development activities conducted within the community are helping to improving the economic status of individual families and communities to better support children.  The incumbent will be reporting to Micro Finance Project Coordinator and is responsible for:
Actively  mobilization and facilitation of OSAWE groups
·         Facilitating  project  implementation and supporting scale up through design, planning, monitoring and evaluation in the assigned area of operation
·         Facilitating effective participation of children, families, communities and stakeholders  in savings group activities
·         Facilitating the integration of  other activities in savings groups in the field
·         Participating in community entry processes as savings groups are being introduced (involve local leadership) , feasibility studies, risk analyses, baseline surveys, phase – in and phase – out strategies
·         Strengthening good working relationships with all stakeholders/implementing partners; and holding regular meetings with community structures such as Village Agent Networks.
·         Enhancing community capacity building in financial inclusion.
·         Representing Plan at all developmental meetings held in the community
·         Establishing good working relations with children, families, community leadership, community based organizations (CBOs), government extension staff and other stakeholders at ward and village levels
·         Participating  in stakeholder meetings at village levels
Candidates will need to demonstrate possession of:
  • Minimum qualification; Diploma in Development work, community based micro finance or related fields.
  • Three years practical experience in a similar role in a development organization. Especially community based savings groups in a development organization.
  • Must possess proven ability to create good working relationships with partners, donors, NGO’S and relevant line ministries
  • Good community participatory skills
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills
  • Excellent planning, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Possess a  valid motor bike riding  license
  • Knowledge of local languages spoken in Central  Province will be an added advantage
Are you the one we are looking for ??? Self-Starter!!!!!Innovative!!!!Excellent team leader/player!!!!!
All applications close Friday 28 April 2017. For full details on the job profile and application requirements, please send an email, clearly stating the job title of interest to jobszambia@plan-international.org. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For those wishing to write in please use the address as follows;
The Country Human Resource Manager
Plan International Zambia
Private Bag 518X
Plot 87 A  Kabulonga road
Kabulonga.
LUSAKA

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Recruitment at World Fish Center Zambia


Do you want to make a difference?
Do you want to improve the lives of the poor?
If so we want to hear from you.
WorldFisha member of the CGIAR Consortium, is an international, nonprofit research organization. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. It is carried out by the 15 centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector.
WorldFish is committed to meeting two key development challenges: 1) improving the livelihoods of those who are especially poor and vulnerable in places where fisheries and aquaculture can make a difference and 2) achieving large scale, environmentally sustainable, increases in supply and access to fish at affordable prices for poor consumers in developing countries.
A unique opportunity has arisen for gifted individuals to contribute to the mission of the organization.
Senior Accountant – Grants and Contracts
(Lusaka, Zambia)
The Senior Accountant – Grants and Contracts, will provide project administration and budget management support to the Program Leadership in Zambia. The role is responsible for setting up donor funded projects in the ERP finance and project management system, maintain project data in the system, FTE and budget revisions, assist project leaders in contracts review and management and act as liaison with headquarters pertaining to project and budget management related matters.
Key Responsibilities:
  1. Analyze and review financial data to ensure proper Project accounting is carried out and preparation of donor and monthly internal financial reports to project Managers/leaders
  2. Efficient and effective project (CRP and Bi-lateral grants) administration and budget management support to the Zambia team
  3. Accurate budget preparation for projects and ensure that budgets are in line with donor guidelines and WorldFish full cost recovery
  4. Obtaining clearances from HQ, preparation of partner and consultancy contracts is in line with donor budget and WorldFish standard legal clauses. Ensure there is a tracking system of MOAs and contracts to avoid delays
  5. On time in setting up new projects in the ERP (OCS) system prior to grant start up and ensure accuracy of project data; eg proposals and concept notes
  6. Responsible for updating and maintaining  all project data in the various master files in OCS
  7. On time FTE and budget revisions as and when they are required to avoid projects’ under or overspending
  8. Assist Project Leaders to monitor project’ deliverables are completed on time to avoid delay in reporting
  9. Ensure that payments to partners and consultants are on time and according to the payment schedules and in line with the outputs stipulated in the contracts
  10. Provide assistance in developing an inventory for storing all project documents
  11. Management of Partner contracts and monitoring of financial activities including advances to partners to ensure they are as per agreement and in line with donor rules and regulations
  12. Coordinate with internal and external auditors to meet project audits whether interim or yearend audit objectives
  13. Coordinate and act as lead resource, guide and mentor for training finance and project staff in, donor requirements, budgeting and costing and grant management related policies and procedures as per WorldFish and Donor rules and regulations
Competencies Required 
  1. 5 years relevant experience in financial management and Accounting;
  2. Possess strong organization and time management skills to process tasks efficiently
  3. Possess comprehensive knowledge and understanding of standard office procedures
  4. Experience in budget management and tracking of donor funded grants (projects)
  5. Strong IT skills with knowledge and familiar with Microsoft excel, word, etc
  6. Ability to work under pressure
  7. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a dispersed team with colleagues in rural hubs
  8. Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  9. Good people management skills and customer service oriented
  10. Demonstrated commitment to quality through accurate and timely deliverables
Highly Desired
  1. High level managerial, organization and planning skills
  2. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  3. Ability to network and maintain close communication with all staff
Education Requirements
  1. At least degree in Accountancy, ACCA Final stage, CIMA Managerial or equivalent
  2. At least 3 years minimum experience in management with international non-profit organizations
WorldFish offers a competitive remuneration package, a non-discriminatory policy and provides an innovative work environment. Interested applicants are invited to submit your application and the following information with subject line “Application: Senior Accountant – Grants and Contracts  to worldfish-zambia@cgiar.org and specify where you saw the job announcement by 28th April 2017:
  1. A letter of application including a 300 word (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the role.
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  • Names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience
Please visit our website at www.worldfishcenter.org for more information on the organization.
This position will be based at the WorldFish Country office in Lusaka, Zambia. This is a national position. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
WorldFish is committed to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality

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