Luapula Provincial Coordinator – Danish Institute for Human Rights

Mansa, Zambia, Full Time

Job Description – DIHR Contract: Luapula Provincial Coordinator
Job description for the Luapula Provincial Coordinator contract under the “Enabling Access to Justice, Civil Society Participation and Transparency” (EnACT) in Zambia, on the basis of the service contract between the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and DIHR.
Position: Provincial Coordinator
Location: Mansa, Luapula province, Zambia
I. Objective of the Work
DIHR seeks to recruit a Provincial Coordinator, based in Mansa in Luapula province, who will provide technical assistance and implementation of related activities from August 2022 to June 2025 under the “Enabling Access to Justice, Civil Society Participation and Transparency” (EnACT) Programme in Zambia, , as well as providing administrative support as required.
II. Description of tasks, time frame and dates
The contract takes place on a full-time basis from August 2022 until 30 June 2025.
The Luapula Provincial Coordinator works at all times in close coordination, consultation and interaction with the Director for DIHR Branch, Zambia and all other DIHR Branch, Zambia team members (Team Leader, Provincial Coordinators Copperbelt and Southern Provinces, Finance & Administrative Officer) in performing tasks assigned to DIHR and achieving results.
Based on the above, the Luapula Provincial Coordinator must undertake the following key tasks:

Based on the operational planning of DIHR and EnACT, coordination and implementation of the activities to improve the access and quality of legal aid services and training
Provision of technical and organisational advice on access to paralegal services, quality management of services and new training modalities and trainings especially on community level
Facilitation of trainings and developing capacity of paralegal service providers (technical, organizational and methodological advisory services)
Assisting paralegal service providers at provincial level in outreach activities related to awareness raising on possibilities to utilise paralegal services including the development of awareness material
Supporting the piloting and scaling-up of digital tools and financing models with partner organisations especially on community level
Facilitation of co-operation between the Police, Prisons, National Prosecution Authority, Legal Aid Board and the Judiciary, civil society organisations, paralegals and legal aid providers, ACC, OPPZ and other relevant actors through the Communication, Coordination and Cooperation Initiative – CCCI
Supporting the establishment and sustainable anchoring of new CCCIs
Close liaising and regular feedback from relevant actors at provincial and community level
Regular participation in the team meetings of the GIZ project
Preparation of change projects, related financing agreements and local subsidies with local paralegal service providers, implementation of approaches defined by senior advisors in Lusaka, providing support and training for partners on results-based monitoring system, monitoring of partner activities on a regular basis, reporting to responsible staff of GIZ project
Supporting delegation visits and further missions to the target provinces
In addition to the above, the Luapula Provincial Coordinator advises where required and as per instructions given by DIHR Branch, Zambia with regard to:
The follow-up of receivables pursuant to GIZ rules originating from financing contracts / local subsidies concluded between GIZ and Zambian partners (civil society organisations and state) related to activities placed under DIHR responsibility in the EnACT framework;
The preparation of accounting documentation (such as retirements and others) stemming from financing contracts / local subsidies concluded between GIZ and Zambian partners (civil society organisations and state) related to activities placed under DIHR responsibility in the EnACT framework.

3. Additional Work Tasks
a) Undertake any additional tasks as agreed upon between the Luapula Provincial Coordinator and DIHR Branch, Zambia in accordance with the agreed duration of work under this contract.
The Luapula Provincial Coordinator will follow the schedule as communicated by DIHR Branch, Zambia.
The Luapula Provincial Coordinator shall work under the supervision of the DIHR Branch, Zambia Team Leader, under EnACT. Any communication, question / information, feedback shall be referred to the Team Leader.
4. Required qualifications, competences and experience

University degree (Bachelor or equivalent) in law or similar field of studies
Course and/or background knowledge on human rights
Languages: Knowledge of English C1 (written and oral fluency), fluency in Bemba (equivalent to level B2)

Professional experience

General professional experience: 8 years of professional experience in the justice sector in Zambia including proven professional experience at provincial, district and community level
Specific professional experience: 5 years of professional experience in providing technical advice and capacity development including trainings for state and/or non-state actors as well as traditional and religious authorities in the legal aid sector in Zambia.

Other knowledge, additional competences

3 years of experience working on development cooperation projects
5 years of proven experience in working with paralegals and paralegal CSOs on community level
Sensitivity to issues of intercultural relations, coupled with the experience of working effectively in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
Computer literacy including proficiency with MS Office applications such as Word and Excel
Willingness to frequently travel within Luapula and Zambia
Driver’s license including manual vehicles

5. Conditions of employment

Salaried position, on a full-time basis of average 40 working hours per week, from August 2022 to 30 June 2025;
Remuneration will be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

6. How to apply
Applications must be submitted in English to DIHR no later than 29 April 2022 12:00 hours by using the form found on this link or click the apply button below.
The application should include a cover letter and your CV.
Only short-listed people will be contacted.