Project Manager Empowering Vulnerable Children with Education (EVE) Project

Choma, Zambia, Full Time -

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!
Key Responsibilities:
Project development, management and Implementation

Ensure quality and timely implementation and monitoring of the project’s interventions in line with the approved project scope.
Ensure that project interventions are implemented in compliance with the donor guidelines and regulations.
Ensure project implementation is in line with the Ministry of Education (MoE) National Strategies and relevant standards and policies.
Work with grants finance team to ensure financial compliance with set donor standards and that the project expenditure is within acceptable levels.
Develop and apply risk mitigation strategies to monitor and adapt to contextual and other operational, financial and technical risks.
Establish leadership and maintain clearly understood chain of authority and accountability.
Support resource mobilization initiatives that may be required to scale-up and/or deepen the impact of the project.
Build and maintain relationship with internal and external partners/stakeholders for enhanced collaboration and sustainability
Ensure the integration of gender and disability in project implementation.

Capacity Building, People Management and Partnership

Support staff orientation and participate in building capacity through coaching and mentoring for increased/enhanced competency.
Provide input in performance appraisal of project staff for increased accountability.
Build and maintain relationship with internal and external partners/stakeholders for enhanced collaboration and sustainability of project intervention.
Motivate staff (Development Facilitators) by creating a fair and open work environment in which they can realized their potential for growth, technical capacities, and satisfaction with their work.
Provide strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantee and monitor its performance.

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

Guide the development of detailed implementation plan that will support the delivery of the project objectives throughout the life of project.
Track performance of targets in line with the Detailed Implementation Plans (DIPs).
In collaboration with the project M&E Specialist, facilitate project monitoring and evaluations.
Facilitate joint monitoring with MoE in Namwala district for effective implementation and quality control.
Compile, and timely submit monthly, quarterly and annual project reports for improved implementation and decision making.
In collaboration with the project M&E Specialist and MoE, conduct project review for improved quality of programming.
Participate in documenting and sharing project lessons and promising practices with partners and stakeholders.


Show spiritual maturity, integrity and energetic personality, through attendance of daily devotions and other spiritual nurture programmes.
Other duties as designated by the Line Manager or his/her delegate.

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Master’s degree in Education or relevant field with minimum 2 years’ experience in relevant field.
University Degree in Education or relevant field with minimum 5 years’ experience in relevant field.
Experience in identifying and working with ‘High-risk’, ‘Most at risk’ Most Vulnerable Children.
Excellent knowledge of the Zambian Education system – a must.
Experience working  in a complex, international organisation preferably NGO context
Proven skills and experience in project management (Planning, budgeting, budget tracking report writing).
Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report writing essential
Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, decision-making, conflict management, negotiation, networking, liaison and donor engagement skills.
Knowledge  and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage,
Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and functional teams.
Computer literate in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only

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