Programmes Officer

Kafue Child Development Agency - Location: Kafue, Lusaka Province, Zambia, Lusaka

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Programmes Officer

Job Title: Programmes Officer

Reports to: Federation Manager

Job Location: Kafue

Core Purpose:

Working as a senior member of a diverse team who are committed to serve the vulnerable with practical and compassionate care, the Programmes Officer manages the implementation and coordination of the designated field life stage project level, providing leadership, strategic direction and monitoring of all aspects of current and future projects, the Programmes Officer also plays a key role in liaison with local authorities and other relevant stakeholders. The core purpose of this position is to facilitate community engagement, build and strengthen local partnerships, enhance community and partner capacity, and strengthen community-led initiatives to improve and sustain the well-being of children and families. Overall, the Programme Officer works collaboratively with the Federation Manager on aspect of leadership, management and security of the programme and team.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the overall implementation of the designated life stage project(s) level in consultation with the Manager and ensuring objectives are met within the required time frame and budget. Where necessary ensure preventive and corrective action is taken according to the organizational standards.

  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of activities using recommended models, techniques, standards and tools to achieve output targets within scope of work, time, and budget.

  • Work Closely with the M&E officer to ensure regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives are conducted and reports submitted timely.

  • Support Community Development Facilitators in their daily work

  • Work with staff in other technical Area Programme level to implement activities for improved integrated implementation for impact, measure and create integration opportunities for Sponsorship Business.

  • Facilitate and support local level advocacy in KCDA interventions for better service provision/delivery.

  • Ensure trainings in capacity building for staff, partners, community and other relevant stakeholders to improve quality in service delivery and effective implementation of activities.

  • Participate in documenting and sharing of programme lessons and promising practices with partners and stakeholders.

  • Regularly assess and provide feedback and recommendations on the quality of the programmes and interventions during field visits and at other relevant time.

  • Contribute to an ethos and culture of KCDA that are consistent with our Vision, Core Values, Guiding Beliefs, and Policies.
  • Qualifications, Experience and Skills

    • Grade twelve (12) Certificate
    • A Degree in Development Studies, Rural Development, Project Management, Agriculture, Health, Social work or related discipline
    • At least six (6) years work experience in implementing integrated projects preferred
    • Demonstrated ability in organizing and facilitating groups and trainings
    • Demonstrated experience in human relations is required.
    • Has a working knowledge of project management: project planning and management.
    • Hand-on in participatory Community development approaches; mobilization and capacity building.
    • Experience working with nongovernmental and community-based organizations.
    • Must be highly reliable and independent, able to work with minimal supervision under pressure.
    • Possess well-developed networking abilities, and be able to interact well with children, adult communities, Area staff, and Community Parent’s Federation.
    • Dynamic and result oriented.
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English; fluency in a local language is a must
    • Working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft word, power point and outlook
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision


    Min education
    Primary school
    Required experience
    4 Years
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