District Economic Strengthening (ES) Officer – Zambia

Zambia, Full Time

 

Job Description

Day-to-day coordination and implementation of the community based economic strengthening activities under the SDVCA project in his/her respective districts.

Responsibilities:

The Economic Strengthening Officer will facilitate the day-to-day coordination and implementation of the community based economic strengthening activities under the SDVCA project in his/her respective districts.

Responsibilities:

Oversee the day to day implementation of project activities that relate to ES in his/her respective district and make sure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements Serve as material expert on ES in his/her respective district Provide technical assistance for the event of strategy and interventions in his/her respective district to succeed in OVC and their caregivers with ES interventions Provide training and mentorship to community care workers and Family Matters Program Facilitators in his/her respective district on ES Effectively articulate SDVCA economic strengthening approaches to district stakeholder Identify economic strengthening opportunities within the private and public sectors and link vulnerable OVC and their caregivers for promoting employment-readiness, life skills, livelihoods, and entrepreneurship opportunities for vulnerable adolescent girls and their caregivers in his/her respective district Support the event, implementation, and monitoring of CQI activities in his/her respective district on ES activities Facilitate problem solving and action planning among district level SDVCA partners and Government stakeholders to deal with critical challenges and barriers to improving ES interventions Contribute to operational research and learning agendas associated with ES in his/her respective district and support the analysis, interpretation, and use of knowledge to tell decision-making and programmatic adjustments Represent the Project HOPE Zambia SDVCA, as directed, in any district level working party, committee, or task force addressing ES Provide technical assistance during the preparation of ES component of Project HOPE Zambia SDVCA annual and quarterly workplans in his/her respective district Prepare district level quarterly and annual reports as needed, detailing the performance of the ES intervention, including reports et al. as directed Support M & E team on ES related proper data collection, data entry, data analysis and presentation Perform the other ES duties as needed.

Minimum Requirements: ·

Diploma in business administration, economics, finance, or another relevant discipline from an accredited university, with preference for candidates possessing a bachelor’s · a minimum of 5 years of program management and/or technical experience on economic strengthening activities ·         Experience in mentoring and supervision of HIV prevention, care and support including ES or OVC programs is required ·         Experience working with NGO, CSO’s and donor agencies having a program component on economic strengthening ·         Experience working with PEPFAR and U.S. Government operations, rules, regulations, procedures, policies, and programs (preferred) ·         Experience on economic strengthening program in HIV prevention, OVC and/or care and support programs ·         Excellent understanding of varying components of economic strengthening especially with VSL ·         Facilitation skills using participatory methodologies ·         Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, point and ready to learn other applications quickly ·         Must have the power to get, analyze, synthesize, and disseminate data and present findings in both oral and written form ·         Excellent interpersonal and team building skills ·         Excellent communication skills in English ·         Must be ready to prepare precise and accurate reports and to develop and present briefings EEO Statement Project HOPE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all or any employees and qualified applicants for employment without reference to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, or status as a veteran. Project HOPE complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination employed. This policy applies to all or any terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Project HOPE expressly prohibits any sort of unlawful employee harassment supported race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, or status as a veteran. Improper interference with the power of Project HOPE employees to perform their expected job duties is not acceptable.