Operations & Philanthropy Development Manager at Zambian Governance Foundation

Lusaka, Full Time

Zambian Governance Foundation
Location: Zambia
State: Lusaka
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

The Zambian Governance Foundation for Civil Societys mandate is to strengthen local communities and civil society capacities to unlock and utilize available and untapped resources for sustainable development. ZGF has a strong belief that local communities have the power and resourcefulness to shape their own development without relying on external aid. To achieve this, ZGF has been providing access to grants, capacity development and other resources to local CSOs and CBOs across Zambia, using a non-thematic approach, and working with communities to nurture community philanthropy. ZGF now wishes to recruit an Operations and Philanthropy Manager position. As an active member of the #ShiftThePower movement (https://shiftthepower.org/animated-manifesto-for-change/) ZGF believes that an alternative model to the traditional aid system is possible. It advocates for a paradigm shift and civil societys appreciation for the resources Zambia and the African continent has to offer for local development. If you are passionate about driving positive change, ready to learn and take on new tasks as a result of organisational learning, initiative-taking, and ready to work in a multi-disciplinary team with ability to interact effectively with local communities, civil society organisations and new development actors, ZGF would like to meet with you.
Job summary
Contribute to developing ZGFs medium and long-term growth and sustainability strategies
Manage all ZGF operations and provide technical leadership
Scan the environment for trends and new developments in the field of philanthropy and facilitate research
Engage relevant actors to promote, expand and build the field of philanthropy and influence them to invest in sustainable local civil society and community initiatives
Nurture existing and grow new relationships with the corporate sector and diaspora
Identify and manage projects that stimulate innovation within the field
Facilitate the development of new service innovations
Promote information sharing and learning amongst ZGFs stakeholder community
Develop and manage volunteer and intern scheme
Requirements
Masters degree in NGO management, business administration, project management, economics, public policy / administration, gender studies, knowledge management, sociology, communications or equivalent
A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
Strong belief in the #ShiftThePower ethos
Good understanding of the workings of non-profit and corporate sector entities as well as their interrelationships
Solid experience in managing complex programmes and building networks and alliances
Conversant with current civil society financing trends and in-depth knowledge of current civil society issues
Good understanding of the field of philanthropy and African philanthropy in particular

Method of Application
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Closing Date : 26th September , 2022.