Dec 212017

Organization: Caritas Czech Republic
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

Project Coordinator – Zambia

Expected length of employment: contract minimum for 1 year with preferable extension to 2 years

Type of position: Full-time

Place of employment: Nchelenge, Luapula Province, Zambia (refugees resettlement)

Start date: January 2018

II. Organizational context

Caritas Czech Republic

Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) is an international NGO providing humanitarian aid and development cooperation all over the world. It provides assistance to the most in need, regardless of their race, nationality or religion. CCR belongs to the world Caritas network. CCR is cooperating with many international organisations and universities from all over the world.

Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia

Caritas Czech Republic has experience from implementing humanitarian aid and development projects in Africa: namely Ethiopia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Mali, Somalia and Eritrea. In Zambia, CCR is currently working on projects focusing on the support of mother and child healthcare and the support of Lewanika hospital and Lewanika school of Midwifery while at the same time CCR implemented project funded by UNHCR focusing on the reintegration of mainly Angolan refugees into Zambian society in two places Mayukwayukva and Meheba and continues to work with urban refugees in Lusaka area. Besides CCR´s focus on health, livelihoods and work with refugees, projects in agriculture, nutrition and education are being implemented.

III. Purpose of the position

Since August 2017, Luapula Province has been struck by a steady influx of refugees from the DRC. In 2017 so far, Zambia has received over 12,000 refugees from the DRC. All recognized refugees entering into Zambia through Luapula province (on an average rate of 100 per day) are transported to Kenani transit centre. With just 56 hectares, the site will soon run out of absorption capacity hence a new site named Mantapala located in Nchelenge district, has been identified for establishment of a permanent settlement. Once the Mantapala settlement is developed and ready for settlement of refugee population, all new arrivals will be relocated from Kenani transit centre to the settlement. Considering the deteriorating political instability in the DRC, Zambia might receive up to 40,000 additional new arrivals throughout 2018.

CCR project funded by UNHCR will contribute to ensuring that comprehensive services and assistance to refugees in Chiengi reception centre, Kenani transit centre and Mantapala settlement are delivered.

Project coordinator (PC) will be responsible for project implementation in Nchelenge District in Luapula Province. His/her role will be coordination of field staff assigned for particular area and implementation of project activities planned for particular year with cooperation of other project staff. Overall he/she will carry the responsibility for the project implementation reaching the objectives as well as for reporting the progress.

The project coordinator is directly subordinated to Head of Programmes (HoP) in Zambia.

III. Responsibilities

  • Manages and coordinates the project implementation in Luapula Province;
  • Ensures that technical, financial, and administrative activities are carried out according to CCR and donor standards (outputs, outcomes delivered according to CCR and donor requirements);
  • Bears responsibility for achieving targeted project outputs and indicators;
  • Prepares regular reports;
  • Maintains project financials, works with and supports the Finance Manager to ensure that appropriate systems and procedures are in place and being followed;
  • Produces brochures, success stories, and other materials to promote the program’s successes within CCR and the broader development community;
  • Manages and evaluates local project staff;
  • Maintains excellent relations with partner institutions and relevant governmental authorities;
  • Formally represents Caritas Czech Republic on project sites;
  • Cooperates on formulation and preparation of national strategy and mission development in the country;
  • Forms its own project team if starting in January 2018.

IV. Requirements

  • Proven experience in project formulation, implementation, project cycle, project identification at least 4 years;
  • Experience with project management and management of project team;
  • Experience with refugees, relief work, (re)settlements and social integration programs are preferred – at least 2 year;
  • Experience with livelihood programs (primary production, business skills, vocational training, food security, nutrition, value chains) and health (reproductive health, care for people with disabilities, SGBV) sector preferred – at least 2 years;
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills, professional manners;

· Fluent in English – excellent written and spoken skills;

  • Experience working for international organizations or NGOs;
  • Experience dealing with governmental, non-governmental bodies;

· Integrity and willingness to work and produce results in a dynamic environment;

· Good time management, commitment, team worker, innovative, reliable and hardworking, able to work under pressure;

  • Tertiary (university) education in management, economics, social sciences and similar areas;
  • Understanding of financial management and budgetary skills;
  • Excellent ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
  • Experience in foreign countries, preferably developing countries;
  • Experience with UN, EU funds, USAID preferred.

V. We offer

  • Meaningful and creative work in Zambia;
  • Professional and friendly colleagues;
  • Interesting work with international NGO;
  • Possibility of long-term contract;
  • Social benefit, possibility of professional growth, trainings and other personal development activities;
  • 25 leave days per year;

· Monthly salary of 27 500 CZK (approx. 1,250 USD) + business travel allowance according to current annual Czech government reimbursement rates (approx. 55 USD per day).

How to apply:

How to apply:

Suitable candidates will be invited for interviews.

To apply for this position, please submit your full application consisting of CV and one-page-long cover letter to the following email address:

Please use the subject: “Project Coordinator – Zambia.”

If the full application is not submitted in the proper manner, applicants will be excluded from the process.

PLEASE NOTE: only short listed candidates will be contacted. CCR reserves the right to cancel the selection process at any time. pt;

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