CCS – Country Representative, Zambia
Luogo di lavoro: Estero
Scadenza: 9 maggio 2016
Disponibilità: luglio 2016
La ONG CCS sta selezionando un/a Country Representative da inserire nella sua operatività in Zambia. Contratto di 12 mesi, rinnovabili. Scadenza candidature 9 maggio 2016
Country Representative (RPE in its Italian acronym)
Location: Chipata/Lusaka, Zambia
Closing date: 9th May 2016
Contract period: Twelve months (renewable)
Starting Date: July 2016.
Reports to Desk Officer Zambia, CCS Italy.
Coordinates with Programme Department – HQs, Communication and Fundraising Department – HQs, Admin Department – HQs, HR Department- HQs.
Supervises 1 Project Coordinator
Duty Station Chipata/ Lusaka, with frequent travels the field
Gross Salary 31.500 Euros/Year
CCS Italia is an Italian NGO working in Africa (Mozambique, Zambia), and in Asia (Nepal, Cambodia). Children wellbeing, children’s learning and gender equality are the goals the Association is pursuing in these countries.
In Zambia, since 2004 CCS Italia is working in the education sector in Chipata, improving school infrastructures, the quality of teaching-learning processes and the inclusion of vulnerable children within the education process, with a special focus on girls.
Since 2014 CCS renewed its strategic partnership in the country, defined clear paths of growth and a more coherent attitude towards the development issues and their mutual relations.
The challenges that the new RPE will face are related with identifying new reliable, qualified and quality partners as well as new strategies of intervention and sources which could properly ensure their funding. Finally (s)he ideally will enable conditions for making CCS a recognized development actor in the country.
Main tasks & responsibility
The RPE has the overall responsibility of CCS mission in Zambia. (S)he is in charge of i. The development of the presence of the organization in the country, ii. the overall implementation of the projects in the country, iii. Administrative and financial issues, iv. Human resources management, v. Safety and security issues, vi. Strategic planning and project design, vii. Representation with National Authorities, donors, and various stakeholders, viii. Coordination with Programme, Communications, Admin and HR department at HQs level.
1. Strategic Activities
Representing the Organization in the country, by liaising with the major governmental institutions, local authorities, donors and international agencies;
Participating to Coordination meetings with other NGOs and International Development agencies based in Zambia
Consolidating CCS’s role in the country by defining annual strategies, coordinating feasibility studies, mapping funding possibilities in close coordination with the HQs
Writing project proposals and submitting them to the correspondent donors
Coordinating impact evaluations and draft of good practices and lessons learnt
Updating and implementing of Country procedures.
2. Project Implementation Activities
Coordination of 1 ongoing project
Supervision of admin and finance issues as per CCS/Donors’ requirements
Periodic narrative and financial report writing
3. HR Management
Management of expats and national staff (1staff under direct line management, 3 staff in total)
Recruitment of project staff
Conduction of appraisals and capacity building plans
4. Safety and Security Management
Develops and implements effective safety and security procedures ensuring that these are updated and revised at regular intervals
Ensures effective and appropriate security acceptance and protection measures are introduced to all Field operations
Develops and maintains a security directory
Coordinates with the Programme, Communications, Admin and HR department at HQs level in order to design and implement quarterly integrated plans.
Guides to prepare communication materials (narrative reports, videos, pictures) as per requirements of the Comms Department
Relevant university degree or higher education, in Social Studies, Human Rights, International Development, Gender studies
Strong knowledge of the main Human Rights and Gender Equality International frameworks and tools
At least three experience in similar (senior management ) positions
At least 5 years experience in Project Management, preferably in managing Human Rights and Gender equality based programmes
Strong administration and finance skills, accountancy included
Proven experience in working with Europaid and proven knowledge of its policies and procedures.
Previous working experience in Africa
Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation and leadership skills
Proven capacity of project proposals designing and report writing
Fluency in English
Good computer literacy
Political and cultural awareness
Knowledge of Chinyanja
Knowledge of Zambia legal frameworks in relation to gender equality
Experience in working with institutional donors other than EU (USAID, UN, bilateral and multilateral cooperation agencies, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs…) and knowledge of their policies and procedures
IEC (Information, Education & Communication) skills
To apply, send, within May the 9th to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject : “Zambia Country Representative” the following documents:
1.CV in English;
We apologize in advance if only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
CCS Italia Onlus will reserve the decision to close the recruitment process as soon as an adequate candidate will be found, so please apply ASAP.