Programme Officer

Zambia, ContractFull Time

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Organization
The Zambia Red Cross Society (ZRCS) is a Humanitarian Organization established in 1966 by an Act of Parliament CAP 307 of the laws of Zambia as an auxiliary institution that augments government efforts in humanitarian assistance. ZRCS is part of the International Red Cross movement known as International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). In line with its mandate, ZRCS works with various actors in collaboration with Government of Zambia in responding to both man-made and natural disasters. Zambia Red Cross Society is implementing an  ECHO project which is a new model for humanitarian action tarred towards  supporting local communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters subsequently protecting communities and helping them withstand future shocks, in order to effectively implement this project ZRCS hereby invites applications from suitable, qualified and experienced individuals  to fill the position of Programme Officer
POSITION: PROGRAMME OFFICER
REPORTING TO: DISASTER MANAGEMENT MANAGER
WORKPLACE: – BASED IN LUSAKA AT ZRCS HQ OFFICES
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:
1-year fixed term Contract with possibility for extension contingent on satisfactory performance and funding
EXPECTED DATE OF DEPLOYMENT: May 2022
JOB SUMMARY
The Programme Officer will report to the Disaster Management Manager He/she will support project implementation throughout the Project management life cycle in specified geographical location in the country which are aimed at strengthening capacities of the communities and individuals at risk, and local actors, to anticipate, prepare for, withstand, respond to and recover from humanitarian and health crises. He/she will support project officers in the coordination of field activities; and assist the Disaster Management Manager in the coordination of programme activities; He/she will spearhead the adoption of innovative approaches in disaster preparedness and response options through monitoring and reporting on natural hazards/disaster occurrences in the project areas.
REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Developmental Studies, or Economics obtained from a recognized institution.
Bachelors degree in Environmental management; Climate change and sustainable development
With not less 4 years experience in the related field.

DESIRED  COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
a)    Knowledge in anticipatory actions
b)    Knowledge in Cash Transfer in emergencies
c)    Community Engagement and accountability
d)    Planning, Budgeting and budget tracking
e)    Multisectoral coordination
f)     Knowledge in Monitoring Evaluation and Learning
g)    Skill in project proposal writing
h)    Climate change and environmental management
TO APPLY, KINDLY CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON BELOW.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS CLOSES ON 27TH April 2022.  NO LATE SUBMISSIONS SHALL BE ACCEPTED.
ZAMBIA RED CROSS SOCIETY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER