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Jul 092016
 

Organization: Counterpart International
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 18 Jul 2016

Counterpart International is currently seeking a Field Support Consultant to support the development of a proposal for a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) opportunity in Zambia. The proposed project will seek to reduce the prevalence of adolescent girls engaged in child labor in targeted rural areas in Zambia by increasing access to acceptable work, quality training, and educational and vocational opportunities. The purpose of this consultancy is to provide logistical support to the Counterpart team that includes arranging travel to designated sites, scheduling meetings with key stakeholders, and coordinating daily schedules. Other duties will include support for program design, partnership development, budgeting/pricing, and recruitment. Strong preference will be given to candidates with technical knowledge in child labor, gender inclusion, youth development especially with girls, and/or economic strengthening in the rural Zambian context. This position will report to the Business Development Officer.

Only Zambian nationals will be considered for this opportunity. The position will be based in Lusaka, with potential travel to rural areas of Zambia.**

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

In collaboration with representatives from the Counterpart headquarters and Zambia offices, the consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Identify and schedule meetings with key stakeholders that include government officials, civil society organizations (CSOs), community based organizations (CBOs), and focus groups.
  • Participate in meetings and provide interpretation or translation as needed.
  • Provide program design recommendations based on research and meetings.
  • Disseminate job descriptions for local staff and identify potential candidates.
  • Facilitate the establishment of partnerships with CSOs, CBOs, and private sector entities.
  • Complete template providing average salaries for local staff, operations, travel, and activities costs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience providing support to large-scale projects including: proposal development, partnership development, program design, and/or working on international donor-funded programming to reduce child labor, economic strengthening, livelihoods, and women and girls’ empowerment.
  • Knowledge of local systems supporting youth development, gender inclusion, and economic strengthening.
  • Strong communication and logistical coordination skills.
  • Fluency in English.

Preferred

  • Technical expertise in several of the following areas: reducing child labor, gender inclusion, youth development especially with girls, and economic strengthening in a rural Zambian context.
  • Experience with development programs in Zambia.
  • Prior experience working on field assessments.

Counterpart International is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

How to apply:

How to apply: Please submit a copy of your most up to date resume and three professional references to stesfagiorgis@counterpart.org with “Local Zambian Consultant” in the subject line. No calls or emails please.

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