WASH Administrative & Logistics Officer
Kasama, Zambia, Contract March 4, 2022
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that makes a lasting difference in
the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. We
aim for premium quality and focus on only three sectors: agriculture, energy and water, sanitation
and hygiene (WASH). With a long-term, local presence in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and
Latin America, we know how governments work and how relationships are built. Implementing
our mission exclusively through project financing requires us to work efficiently and invest in
operational excellence every day. Our team of more than 1,300 staff is the backbone of SNV.
The Rural WASH Project
SNV Zambia is implementing a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) project, in rural areas of 4 provinces and targeting multiple stakeholders, including Water and Sanitation Utilities, Local Authorities, private actors and Civil Society organisations. It seeks to professionalize and promote accountability for WASH services in Zambia, paying particular attention to the needs of women and girls, and other vulnerable groups.
In 5 years, the project aims to deliver access to safe water to 633,900 people, provide sanitation services to 500,000 people, reflect effective partnerships with the private sector and Government partners, and improve capacity for 150 organizations.
WASH Administrative and Logistics Officer Position Summary
The WASH Administrative and Logistics Officer will be based in Kasama, Northern Province and is expected to support all WASH project activities in the Province, in coordination with the WASH officers and under the supervision of the Provincial Leader.
The role entails providing administrative and logistic support to the provincial hub office and to the WASH team, specifically:
Organize and manage the functionality of the regional office, including overseeing equipment and occupational health and safety compliance (also in light of COVID19), for the physical space and the staff
Support with procurement of good and services required for the functioning of the office and of the activities conducted by the WASH officers
Support with organizing events, workshops and meetings, including ordering materials, organizing accommodation and requisitioning meeting spaces
Support the WASH officers to coordinate travel and events agendas in the province
Assist the WASH officers in the delivery of activities, from a logistics and administrative point of view (attendance lists, paysheets, health and safety of the meeting space and related works)
Provide driving services to the WASH officers and manage operations and maintenance of the project vehicles
Minimum Diploma level (Administration, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Procurement or related field)
Minimum 5 (five) years of relevant professional experience, preferably in an International NGO
Knowledge of the WASH sector is valued but not required
Demonstrated organizational and administrative capacity, and ability to prioritize and deliver in contexts of competing priorities
Pragmatic, results driven, structured work style skills
Ability to communicate with a different range of stakeholders and partners, including government counterparts, international partners and donors
Ability to organized documentation
Good computer skills (Ms. Word, Ms. Excel, Ms. Power Point, Internet and Outlook)
Class C driving license and at least 5 years driving experience
Duty station: Kasama, with regular travelling to other project locations (Mpika, Chinsali, Nakonde, Lunte and Mungwi)
Contract duration: 1 year contract with the possibility of extension for the duration of the project
Job opening is conditional to approval from project donor
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