Program Intern (1)

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Salary:

Zambia Federation of Disability Organisation (ZAFOD) is a national umbrella organisation of and for organisations of persons with disabilities whose mandate is to advocate for the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs). Since the early 1980s, ZAFOD has been advocating for the promotion and protection of disability rights and the inherent dignity of persons with disabilities, including advocacy for the observance of rights to political and public participation of persons with disabilities through inclusive and accessible electoral processes. ZAFOD will be conducting a pre-and post-election observation of key aspects of accessibility and participation in electoral processes for persons with disabilities in all the provinces. ZAFOD’s thematic election observation will monitor specific processes, activities, or events for issues that could undermine the accessibility and participation of persons with disabilities in the electoral process and support ZAFOD to conduct evidence-based advocacy for improving the accessibility and participation of persons with disabilities.
ZAFOD is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for the position of Program Intern. Please note that the hiring of this position is dependent upon additional funds becoming available. ZAFOD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Duties: Under the overall supervision of the ZAFOD Elections Program Manager, the intern will undertake the following duties:
Track political and electoral developments.
Maintain the database for supervisors and observers.
Assist in the preparation of training material including packing and dissemination of observer training and observation material as required.
Assist in the maintenance of ZAFOD’s online platforms for the elections program, including communication and outreach through social media.
Follow up with observers on reports and logistical issues.
Assist in the organization of travel, meetings and special events.
Assist in the drafting and production of periodic and project reports.
Any other duties that might be assigned to you by the Election Manager from time to time.
Qualification and Experience Required:
Minimum university degree in social sciences or related fields.
Working knowledge of Microsoft applications, Google suite and internet technology.
Possess experience in the use of ICTs for data management.
Enthusiastic and energetic personality; willing to work long hours.
Excellent communication, problem-solving and writing skills, data analysis an added advantage.
Familiarity with provinces and districts of the country, including language skills.
Experience with election-related work and sound political judgment.
Must possess a high level of integrity, objectivity and non-partisanship.
Send your application and CV with the names and telephone numbers of three traceable referees to not later than 21 June, 2021. No applications will be considered after 17:00 on 21 June, 2021. The applications should be addressed to the Federal Director, ZAFOD. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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