Mansa District Land Alliance (MDLA) was established by the Zambia Land Alliance in 2006 as a network of Non-governmental Organizations advocating for just land policies, laws and administrative systems that take into account the interest of all people of Zambia, especially the poor. With financial assistance of the European Union (EU), Mansa District Land Alliance in partnership with People in Need (PIN), an international non-government organization based in Western Province will be implementing a 3 year project called ‘Strengthening citizen action to improve democratic governance in Luapula and Western Provinces’. In Luapula Province, the project will be implemented in three districts namely; Chembe, Chienge and Mansa districts. In Western Province, the project will be implemented in Mongu, Kalabo and Limulunga. The main objective of the project is to increase the capacity of CSOs to create an active civil society and support communities in development, democratic governance and accountability issues.
MDLA and PIN are now inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions.
Project Manager ( Positions 1 – Duty station: Mongu)
Project Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the project in the Western Province. He/She will report to the Head of Programmes.
- Project management: Responsible for achieving the project results and fulfilling the contractual obligations. Coordination of the project team. Provides technical and managerial guidance to the project team. Project planning. Supervision of the overall quality implementation. Project documentation and learning. Direct implementation of activities together with District Coordinator and Capacity building officer. Monitoring and evaluation. Compliance with PIN’s sectorial guidelines and internal procedures.
- Reporting: The Project Manager will write activity reports, progress reports as well as evaluation reports; and other reports as asked by the PIN management, MDLA or the EU. He/She will compile donor reports for submission to the Head of Programmes.
- Coordination: The Project Manager will work closely with all PIN departments (logistics, procurement, administration, finance).
- Project development: Identifies new project opportunities related to good governance; Conducts assessments and collects data; Contributes to new project proposals.
- Representation: The Project Manager will be actively involved and keep excellent relationships with various stakeholders such as government offices, other NGOs, local authorities, and the communities and their representatives.
- Diploma (or a degree) in relevant field (Project Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Good governance etc.)
- Desired technical background:
- Policy engagement, social accountability, decentralization, land governance and other good governance related topics
- CSO capacity building, community sensitization
- Communication and advocacy
- Gender, human rights
- At least three (3) years of experience in working in managerial positions with proven experience in project management
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Silozi
- Experience of working for an international non-government organisation is an advantage
- Strong communication, interpersonal and representational skills
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
- Strong networking and advocacy skills
- Experience in working with local key stakeholders
- Understanding of and experience in project management cycle is beneficial
- Motor bike riding with valid class “A” licence (strong advantage)
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply