District Economic Strengthening Officer

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time

District Economic Strengthening Officer
Lusaka, Zambia
About Project HOPE
Project HOPE is a Technical partner to Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CIDRZ) in Zambia, on a five (5) years USAID funded Empowered Children and Adolescents Program III (USAID ECAP III). The USAID ECAP III is implemented in Lusaka and Eastern Provinces. The goal of the ECAP III project is to mitigate the impact of HIV and improve the health and wellbeing of VCA through the delivery of high-impact, evidence-informed, and age-appropriate interventions customized for each VCA sub-population using a family-centered approach.
Position Description
Project HOPE seeks to recruit a District Economic Strengthening Officer to be based in Lusaka on full time. The District Economic Strengthening Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and implementation of the community based economic strengthening activities under the USAID ECAP III in the district.
Specific Responsibilities:

Oversee the day-to-day implementation of project activities that relate to Economic Strengthening in the district and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements.
Serve as subject matter expert on ES in the district.
Provide technical assistance for the development of strategy and interventions in the district to reach VCAs and their caregivers with ES interventions.
Provide training and mentorship to community care workers in the district on ES.
Effectively articulate USAID ECAP III economic strengthening approaches to district stakeholder.
Identify economic strengthening opportunities in the private and public sectors and link vulnerable OVC and their caregivers for the purpose of promoting employment-readiness, life skills, livelihoods, and entrepreneurship opportunities.
Support the development, implementation, and monitoring of activities in the district on ES activities.
Facilitate problem solving and action planning among district level USAID ECAP III partners and Government stakeholders to address critical challenges and barriers to improving ES interventions.
Contribute to operational research and learning agendas related to ES in the district and support the analysis, interpretation, and use of data to inform decision-making and programmatic adjustments.
Represent Project HOPE Zambia USAID ECAP III as directed, in any district level working group, committee, or task force addressing ES.
Provide technical assistance during the preparation of ES component of Project HOPE Zambia USAID ECAP III annual and quarterly workplans in the district.

Reporting and Organizational Relationship:
The District Economic Strengthening Officer reports to the Economic Strengthening Coordinator.

Diploma in business administration, economics, development studies, or other related discipline from an accredited university, with preference for candidates possessing a bachelors’ degree.
At least 5 years of program management and/or technical experience on economic strengthening activities.
Experience working with NGO, and donor agencies having a program component on economic strengthening.
Excellent facilitation and team building skills.
Experience working with PEPFAR and U.S. Government operations, rules, regulations, procedures, policies, and programs (preferred).
Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, disseminate data and present findings.
Must have knowledge on the SAVIX tools.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and able to learn other applications quickly.
Excellent communication skills (including reporting writing) in written and spoken English required.

PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND CV TO: hr-zambia[email protected]
Clearly indicate, “District Economic Strengthening Officer” on your email heading.
Closing Date: 15th April 2022