Project Officer

Lusaka, Zambia Salary: Closes: June 14, 2021

Children Matter Zambia
Children Matter is a child focused Zambian not for profit organization that is focused on Changing a Child’s Life one at a time. We support families and communities in promoting their children’s development and lifelong success by providing and connecting them to developmental services and support. Our programs focus on four key outcomes: Children to be Healthy, Educated, receive Psychosocial support, and are Protected to reach their full potential.
Position Title: Project Officer
Working hours: Part time -21 hours per week with prospects of extension to full time
Location: Lusaka
Responsible for implementing project deliverables as directed by the Director
Responsible for planning and reporting project activities – preparation of the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and other key documents to support the project.
In collaboration with the Director identify funding opportunities, listing them, and sharing the information with the Director
To assist with funding proposal writing processes. This involves writing project and budget plan proposals in coordination with the Director
To assist in developing a fund generation and resource mobilization Workplan and constantly follow-up the implementation of the plan. This involves designing and writing materials for communications with different prospective donors and agencies.
To facilitate and support the Director in mobilizing non-financial resources from private sectors entities, individuals, and corporate agencies
With support from Program Director, facilitate community mobilization and capacity development for local communities as per needs analysis
With support from the Director, implement the project’s communication strategy in the project locations to ensure full engagement of beneficiaries to the project including resource mobilization and regular feedbacks.
Introduce and represent the project to local authorities, private sector companies, embassies, local communities, and local officials.
Participates in the documentation, monitoring of activities and compiling of weekly updates and monthly/quarter reports.
Writing of project narrative reports, case stories, capturing project photos, and review of financial reports.
Maintain current data /information of the Project,
Basic Requirements:
Degree in Social Sciences, Development studies, Project Management, or any other related studies with a least a minimum of 2 years’ practical working experience.
Experience in managing relationships to various stakeholders.
Experience in proposal development
Good public and networking skills.
Excellent writing and communications skills
Good Facilitation and Negotiation skills
Computer literate especially in word, excel, power point and internet
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform.
Possession of a valid driver’s license (should be able to drive a manual vehicle)
Fluency in English and Nyanja or Bemba
Interested applicants should email their CV and 1-page cover letter on or before the due date 8th June, 2021 to

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