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Communications and Fundraising Manager in Zambia , Zambia

Organisation:
Project Luangwa (PL) is a small organisation helping communities living close to the South Luangwa National Park gain benefits from the local tourism through supporting education, creating training opportunities, supporting women and promoting gender equality. The organisation is registered with the UK Charities Commission, Reg. № 1119335, as a Charitable Trust in Zambia, Reg. № CI 1027, and a non-profit charity № 501(C)3 in the USA.

Job Description:
Project Luangwa is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to work as part of a small team based in Mfuwe, close to the South Luangwa National Park in the Eastern Province of Zambia. As Communications Manager you will be the primary focal point for incoming communications; be responsible for public relations, marketing, fundraising and reporting; meeting visiting donors in person and be the point of contact for our supporting safari lodges.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities of the Communications Manager will be:

Working with member lodges
• Manage a good working and informative relationship with supporting Member Lodges and ensure that their staff are familiar with Project Luangwa’s past achievements, current projects and future plans.
• Meet potential and visiting existing donors and sponsors at lodges
• Write and design informative material and ensure that this is available in lodge rooms/reception etc.

Donors and Fundraising
• Find new donors; write suitable and donor specific funding proposals which will include researching international data and local information.
• Meet potential or past donors when they are visiting the area; explain knowledgably, potential projects, local circumstances and culture; accompany donors to see ‘their’ project and explain its history, progress and possible future need.
• Keep Dropbox up to date with project specific and general images, video, audio and documents for use by fundraisers, donors and the press.
• Organise fundraising campaigns. Seek foreign fundraisers to organize campaigns abroad. Supply them with suitable material.

Marketing
• Write and illustrate, with high quality images, a monthly/quarterly newsletter.
• Social Media: post regularly on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc
• Responsible for creating and maintaining a new website and promotional videos.

Public Relations
• Establish and maintain media relationships locally and internationally.
• Maintain regular communications with Zambian Government departments at local and national levels.

Reporting
• Write an annual and monthly internal and external reports.
• Establish a donor database containing donor details, reporting requirements, history and contact history.

Requirements:
• Excellent spoken and written English
• Experience with international donor relations and fundraising/proposal writing
• An ability to take good quality photographic images
• Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office products
• Clean Driving License
• Completed University Degree or Diploma or relevant experience in a similar role.

Preferred candidates would ideally have:
• Experience in Africa or a similar environment
• A working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop or similar products

Personal Characteristics:
• Have a flexible and proactive approach; be adaptable and willing to take on new challenges; be independent, yet able to work as a team; be able use your own initiative; be able to deal with people at all levels from village to Government Ministerial level as well as international donors; be creative

How to Apply:
All applications must be in English. Applicants are invited to send their cv of no more than three pages, a letter of application and the contact details of three professional referees to: jobs@projectluangwa.org

Are you interested in becoming a Communications and Fundraising Manager in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Special job

Expiring: May 03, 2019
Operations Manager in Zambia , Zambia

Our client, a player in the gaming industry, is looking for an experienced Operations Manager to join the team and who provides leadership in the development of short and long-term strategic financial and commercial objectives of the different 0perations.

As a key member of the Executive Management team, the operations manager will report to the Project Manager Operations Africa, and will assume a strategic role in the overall management of the respective country.

Responsibilities
• Responsible to oversee and expand the company operations in the country.
• Lead the online and offline expansion of the company's presence in the assigned market.
• Co-ordinate with other departments to ensure that marketing and promotions run smoothly and are a success.
• Responsible to provide accounts, budgeting and other financial statements to Group headquarters.
• Responsible for HR and administration of the operation.
• Relations with major Telecoms for mobile money solutions services as well as Gaming Boards, Banks, media and other external partners.
• Set KPIs and track their success
• Provide top customer service to the company's users

Minimum Qualifications
• Business Administration and MBA
• Experience in a similar position, previous experience in Africa is valued.
• Hard-working and willing to see projects through from conception to creation
• 2+ years experience in ecommerce is a plus.
• Experienced managing teams (20 to 30 employees)
• Experienced influencing stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
• Strong English skills is a MUST. French and/or Swahili is a plus.

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Manager in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: May 03, 2019
Commercial Representative in Zambia , Zambia

For our client who is active in the logistics sector we are recruiting Commercial Representative in Zambia who is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Profile
• Essential – Fluent in Mandarin / English. Minimum five years’ experience in the logistics industry, of which at least three years with proven track record in sales. You should be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of general multimodal freight forwarding procedures and related documentation.
• Ideal – exposure to our markets and previously lived / worked in the region. Better still, existing home base in the region.
• Ideal – work experience across both Chinese and non-Chinese companies may bring a more balanced perspective and allow for smoother integration into our working culture, whilst still being well versed in that of Chinese business.
• Ideal – intermediate or higher level French proficiency a plus.

Role
• Based in Lusaka, Ndola or Kitwe, with regular travel throughout Zambia (and elsewhere in the region, as new markets open up).
• Required to travel to China at least twice a year for follow ups with various head offices.
• Majority of time spent out ‘on the road’, with some associated administration / marketing / operational tasks.
• Working closely with both UK and Zambia teams. Reporting directly to UK based Managing Director and Financial Director.

Salary / Terms
• Initial 12 month contract, with 3 month probationary period.

Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Representative in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 08, 2019
Program Manager in Zambia , Zambia

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

FUNCTION
The Program Manager reports to the Director of Programs to coordinate all joint R4/WFP and Heifer Zambia projects in the province and the overall responsibilities for the project’s implementation management. (S)he will assist the Director of Programs in the development and implementation of the project’s operational plan and budget and provide leadership and direction to the processes of effective and efficient long, medium, and short-term planning, project delivery, and resource (human, material, time, and finance) management.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Alertness; Availability; Boldness; Cautiousness; Creativity; Decisiveness; Dependability; Determination; Diligence; Enthusiasm; Flexibility; Resourcefulness; Self-Control; Openness to learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Program Management and Coordination (35%)
- Lead in the preparation of well-designed annual work plans and budgets, alongside project reports compatible with the priorities and orientations of Heifer Zambia Country Program and those of the donor - WFP.
- Develop effective Project Management Plans (Communication, Risks, Procurement, Stakeholder).
- Coordinate, collaborate and communicate with Director of Programs and other Key stakeholders regularly.
- Coordinate the effective and efficient management of:
* Project scope
* Project schedule
* Project budget
* Project risks

DELIVERABLE
- Well-managed project scope, schedule, and budget.
- High-quality and timely project services and products delivered.
- High-quality and timely reports written and submitted.
- Deliverables and services aligned with donor requirements.
- Established and strengthened collaboration with relevant Government Ministries, donor, and other relevant stakeholders.

Capacity Building, Skills and Program Development (15%)
- Identify staff skill gaps and develop a capacity building plan.
- Sensitize and train farmers, staff and other key stakeholders on:
- Shared and personal leadership
- Conflict management
- Effective communication
- Reporting (financial and narrative)
- Climate Smart Agriculture

DELIVERABLE
- Skilled farmers, staff and other project stakeholders.
- Adequate, timely and good quality resources (material, human & finance) available for project delivery.
- Well-equipped offices and staff.

Management of Human Resources and Personnel Development (20%)
- Provide leadership and technical support to the staff at the Provincial office.
- Coach and mentor project staff.
- Create a conducive work environment for staff.
- Organize periodic team building sessions and motivate staff.
- Create awareness and ensure staff compliance with existing policies and procedures.

DELIVERABLE
- Documented staff performance reviews with requisite recommendations to the Director of Programs for decision-making.
- Established deeper insights on project staff requirements and compliance with global HPI practices and policies shared with the Director of Programs for quick decision-making.
- An established enabling work environment.

Financial Management and Budget Control (10%)
- Supervise and monitor project expenditure within the provisional project budgets.
- Monitor the project budget as committed by the donor.
- Re-enforce compliance to stated accounting practices, policies, and procedures including procurements.
- Monitor budget variance with respect to schedules and deliverables.

DELIVERABLE
- Well-formulated Activity-based budgets.
- High-quality and timely financial reports submitted to HQ and donor.
- Clean IRAPs and annual project audits.
- Re-enforced compliance with financial processes, procedures, practices and policies.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Documentation (15%)
- With the support of MELs Manager develop an appropriate system of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.
- Periodically monitor project progress against set milestones using Key Performance Indicators
- Identify risks and manage them timely.
- Identify and escalate issues.

DELIVERABLE
- A developed and functional MEL system in place.
- Documented milestones from the process and results monitoring carried-out on a monthly and quarterly basis respectively.
- Narrative reports on project results and impact are tracked, analyzed, documented and shared every semester.
- A documented baseline, mid-term and End line evaluation reports for the project.
- Project closed, and all resources disposed of/transitioned

May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)
- Set expectations met as assigned by the supervisor.


Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Resource Development, Rural Development Administration, and Development Studies plus at least Seven (7) years of job-related experience.

Preferred Requirements
- Master’s Degree in the fields of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Resource Development, Rural Development Administration or another related field, and Development Studies and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience.
- Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in rural development in Zambia or a Minimum of three (3) years management level work experience

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Knowledge of income and expense budget preparation and monitoring.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations.
- Experience with the NGO/PVO approach, and knowledge of global sustainable development essential;
- Skilled with computers as a tool for word processing, database, e-mail, spreadsheets, and organizing.
- Licensed driver

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with persons in farm, church, and administrative settings.
- Demonstrated ability to use participatory management skills with junior and senior country office and field staff.
- Proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
- Demonstrated ability to work with advisory and governing boards.
- Demonstrated written and oral fluency in English.
- Willingness to travel extensively.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Manager in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 23, 2019
Commercial Executive in Zambia , Zambia

Our client is an animal feed specialist and for them we are recruiting a commercial executive.

Responsibilities
• Build business by identifying and selling animal feed to prospective clients
• Oversee the sales and marketing function of the business

Duties:
• Establish sales, marketing and distribution functions within the business
• Recruit and develop a passionate team
• Establish standard operating procedures for the department
• Establish nationwide and regional distribution network
• Establish and implement sub-distributor guidelines and SLAs
• Identify business opportunities by identifying prospects and evaluating their position in the industry; researching and analysing sales options.
• Sell animal feed by establishing contact and developing relationships with prospects; recommending solutions.
• Maintain relationships with clients by providing support, information, and guidance; research and recommend new opportunities; recommend profit and service improvements.
• Identify product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
• Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
• Plan, develop and implement effective marketing communication campaigns.
• Implement effective knowledge transfer strategies for small scale-farmers

Skills:
• Presentation Skills
• Client Relationship Management
• Independence
• Excel

Qualifications:
• Degree in Sales/Marketing/Business or relevant technical field
• Previous experience in sales of animal feeds, seed or fertilizer preferred

Details:
• Start Date: Immediate
• Reports to: The CE will report to the CEO.
• Compensation: Competitive based on experience. Target-based bonus.

Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Executive in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 22, 2018
Workshop Manager in Zambia , Zambia

Are your hands dirty, greasy and bruised? And do they also handle a keyboard well? Can you design your next component on the computer? If you are skilled, both in the workshop as well as on the computer, if you are hands on, hardworking, energetic and enthusiastic, we may have the perfect job for you. This job for a Road Freight division will give you the chance to manage a large workshop and to build on the foundation that was already created of being maintenance facility in the region which is the most techonology advanced. We are seeking an individual who is both hands on and process driven,and is capable to continue to grow and innovate.

1. RESPONSIBILITY

1.1. Having overall managerial responsibility for ensuring that the requirements of the procedures are met.
1.2. Being able ensure compliance with company procedures, policies and relevant Zambian legislation. Supervising the daily activities of maintenance operation and vehicle repair to ensure safety
and good performance of all company equipment and vehicles.
1.3. Provide supervision and leadership for reporting staff to meet company deliverables. Ensure all assets and equipment are built, designed, maintained and serviced in a professional, safe and efficient way.
1.4. Making sure all yard and workshop operations are done in an efficient, cost effective, professional and safe way.
1.5. Produce and plan a preventative maintenance schedule for mechanical work but also for visual aspects.

2. DAY TO DAY TASKS

2.1. The Workshop Manager assigns, plans and reviews all the work which is done by technicians in the workshop. Instruct the supervisors who will supervise the work of the electricians, panel beaters, welders and mechanics.
2.2. Actively support the companies' vision and values on Environment, Quality and Safety. The Workshop Manager is responsible to make sure that all working areas are safe, that the workshop is safely maintained and that staff is fully trained to do their job safely and efficiently.
2.3. The Workshop Manager makes recommendations regarding the promotion and discipline of employees and also the recruitment. He authorizes overtime and leave, assesses and evaluates employee performance and advises employees on work related problems, .
2.4. Cooperating with other departments and co-ordinate the need for repair and maintenance of operational equipment with other departments and employees.

3. REPORTS

3.1. The Workshop Manager will produce a monthly service report of the work, breakdowns and tyre tasks which are done by the workshop, along with feedback and recommendations to management. These reports will include:
3.2. A Monthly workshop report, including number of vehicles worked on, breakdowns, fleet reliability and availability, turnover time, equipment PPM calculator report, tyre scrap report and KPI’s for workshop staff.

4. EDUCATION / TRAINING

4.1. Hold a degree in an engineering field.
4.2. At least 5 years’ ofexperience in maintenance / vehicle repair.
4.3. Minimum 2 years managing / supervising experience.
4.4. A course in health and safety in the workplace would be a plus.
4.5. Advanced knowledge on SAP, Microsoft office suite, FMP, BUDINI software.

5. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

5.1. Being able to coordinate workshop operations and supervise and direct personnel.
5.2. Advanced skills in English in both speaking, reading and writing
5.3. Resolve vehicle breakdowns and being able to operate all equipment and tools involved in vehicle repairs.

Are you interested in becoming a Workshop Manager in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: May 30, 2018
Country Director in Zambia , Zambia

NOTE: Diaspora Zambians are strongly encouraged to apply.

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of disability.

The Country Program Director will provide leadership and oversight on the quality of Heifer’s program; ensure the meaningful impact to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of the country’s program. (S) He shall ensure the development and implementation of partnership strategies, high-quality project concepts and proposals for resource mobilization, which will encompass Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development – VBHCD model and Accelerate strategies to enable smallholder farmers to achieve Living Income. The resource mobilization function will include both, the fund coming through Heifer books as well as the funds that goes directly to project communities (parallel co-funding). Further, S/he will ensure compliance with Heifer’s program projects, financial and administrative guidelines, policies and standards, including transparency and accountability at all levels, thus, promoting the culture of 100% accountability, 0% tolerance, and evidenced-based and data-driven projects/program management.

The Country program Director will closely work with Heifer’s Africa Area Program teams and the resource mobilization teams to develop and implement country specific resource mobilization strategies by aligning Heifer’s programmatic priorities with country and funders priorities, identifying and responding to funding opportunities with the goal of meeting Living income and sustainable development for the smallholder sector in Zambia. S/he will motivate, excite and encourage high levels of performance and teamwork among staff. Building a dynamic and connected team committed to accountability and serving the beneficiaries, donors, and Heifer International Zambia selflessly. Influencing decisions and negotiations to protect Heifer’s interests and intended benefits.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Highly motivated and inspiring, energetic, proactive, results-oriented, a values-based team player, and problem-solving ability

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:
(including approximate percentage of effort)

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY TO THE COUNTRY PROGRAM (20%).
Represent Heifer International before all persons and organizations at the country level, Government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors and partners, maintaining institutional and organizational networks, and positive working relationships.

Deliverables:
- Country program leadership participates in, leads and leverages networks relevant to its programs and services.
- Strategic partnerships with values-driven, customer- and consumer-facing companies that genuinely embrace the triple bottom line (social, environmental and financial) are part of the Program’s network of allies.
- Developed and implemented strategies for strengthening private sector partnerships.

Lead the process of strategic visioning for Heifer International at the country level under the Global and Area framework priorities, multiyear planning, and budgeting processes.

Deliverables:
- Visioning statements, multiyear planning, and strategic budgets designed and implemented.
- Ensure quality, impact, scale, and efficiency of program goals and objectives.
- Processes are in place for country program office Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, including annual Internal Review and Planning (IRAP) and Program Reviews.

Lead, and manage Country Program operations (Human Resource, Financial, Administration, and Legal Management including intellectual property) and strengthen program impact, learning, knowledge management and visibility. Empowering the team, risk and change management, stakeholder management, benefits management, and governance.

Deliverables:
- Effective and efficient resource management.
- Heifer’s Global Recruitment and Employment Policies and country-specific human resource and personnel policies, labor laws and practices are applied.
- Clean audits and evaluations that promote lessons learned, knowledge management and accountability.
- Lead the annual planning and budgeting process and assure the effective implementation of the budget.
- High quality, data-driven, and evidence-based timely reports
- Program management and communication plans in place with respected agreements terms.

PRO-POOR WEALTH CREATION VALUE CHAIN PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. (40%)

Promote Values-Based Holistic Development (VBHCD): Lead and strengthen Heifer’s VBHCD model of Community Development that promotes resilience and sustainability and include:

Deliverables:
- Heifer’s VBHCD methodology used in all project design.
- Resilient and sustainable inclusive Self Help Groups – SHGs, Associations, and Cooperatives.
- SHGs internalize all the components of Social Capital Development.
- Co-mentoring for peer learning in and out of the Country.

Promote Heifer’s ACCELERATE objectives: Lead and coordinate the efforts of promoting ACCELERATE (market-based and demand driven) objectives that include:
- Determine value chain opportunities
- Identify, support and strengthen agri-enterprises (Farmer-owned businesses, cooperatives, producer groups and Community-Based Organizations),
- Deploy Capital and Technology,
- Mobilize Private Sector Partnerships

Deliverables:
- Market-based and demand – driven Value Chain studies used for designing and managing projects.
- Strengthened Farmer-Owned Agribusinesses.
- Capital, user-friendly and adaptable technologies identified and deployed.
- Established Values-Based partnerships with Private and Public sectors.
- Impact investment opportunities implemented.

RESOURCE MOBILIZATION STRATEGY (30%)

Facilitate the increased visibility of Heifer Zambia amidst the larger public including government officials, corporations, institutions, non-governmental organizations and other development agencies in the country.

Deliverables:
- Strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships (Public & Private) with all program stakeholders (donors, and supporters), partnerships created and nurtured, with strong networks, established reliable relationships.
- Opportunities for funding sources on an ongoing basis tracked and communicated.
- Diversified funding sources (Institutions, Corporations, Foundations, Mass marketing, Parallel Co-Funding)

In collaboration with Heifer’s Africa Area Program and Resource Mobilization Teams, ensure the development and implementation of resource mobilization strategy that would put the country program on the path to financial self-sufficiency

Deliverables:
- Ensure that clear and concise country specific resource mobilization strategy is developed and utilized
- Establish and maintain excellent relationship with the different and relevant government departments
- Keep abreast of funding landscape and funders priorities in Zambia and in the region
- Establish solid knowledge of the government’s and donor’s development strategies for the country

Maintain, cultivate and grow a strong program portfolio, compatible with Heifer’s mission, vision, strategic objectives, and priorities, donor-focused, ensuring program continuity and growth

Deliverables:
- Multiple donor Resource Mobilization strategies, landscape analysis and plans for Government, institutions, foundations, and corporations as Parallel Co-funding or funding through Heifer’s books
- Increased funding and program growth (depth and width).

Participate in and build Heifer’s network through frequent meetings with donors, partners, and participation in conferences, workshops, events, etc.

Deliverables:
- Quality proposals are written, submitted, and won
- Technical/budgetary expertise is apparent in all proposal work

ANY OTHER ASSIGNED FUNCTIONS (10%)

Deliverables:
- Any other job-related tasks assigned by the line manager as need arises

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Proven knowledge of strategic planning processes and resource mobilization strategies
- Proven experience in managing at least a one-million-dollar project portfolio
- Proven experience in development actions under the following or related themes: Food Security and Nutrition, Environment, Women and Youth Empowerment and Social Capital
- Knowledge of and experience with planning, monitoring and evaluating projects
- Knowledge of and skill in managing institutional and project budgets
- Knowledge of and experience with or within community and grassroots organizations
- Fluent in local language/s and English, both spoken and written
- Excellent leadership qualities, motivation, influence, negotiation, communication, and organizational skills including strong attention to details
- Excellent networking and negotiation skills
- Public speaking skills
- Skills with Microsoft Office package, internet browser, and other appropriate technology
- Good understanding of and sensitivity to poverty, social and ethnic issues
- Understand the importance of traditional customs to various ethnic issue
- An excellent team player with the ability to work with diverse cultural groups.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity
- Capacity to apply training techniques and methods, as well as management tools and control indicators
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public
- Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occasional bending and lifting; may work at a computer for extended periods of time
- Occasional lifting and carrying of up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, e., multitasking
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally
- Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality at all times

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Master’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent in Agriculture Science, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Community/International Development, Sociology, -
- Project/Program Management or a related field, plus ten (10) years of relevant experience with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Requirements:
- Prior experience in grants acquisition (preferably EU, USAID and other multinationals) and technical writing
- Proven professional experience & results in agriculture/community development

Job Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Director
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: March 13, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a Country Director in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 13, 2018
Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Zambia , Zambia

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

The Institutional Business Development Country Resource Mobilization Manager (CRMM) will be based in Heifer International’s country office in Zambia. S/he plays a central role in her/his country of assignment in defining resource mobilization strategies, identifying market opportunities, building relationships, strategically positioning Heifer with potential funders and partners, strengthening country office capacity for resource mobilization, and responding to funding opportunities, specifically institutional funders such as USAID and the EU. The CRMM will report to the Partnership and Business Development Manager located at the Institutional Business Development (IBD) office in Washington, DC. S/he will work closely with the Country Director (CD) and country team to effectively conduct market analysis on funding trends, gather business intelligence, identify and participate in responding to business opportunities in the country and in the region, as needed. S/he will be a member of country program management team of his/her assigned country. S/he will join existing and/or create new and relevant netwoks in-country to position Heifer for business partnerships. The CRMM, in coordination with the IBD team and the CD, will coordinate pre-bid, bid, and post-bid processes for the country of assignment. This, among others, will include relationship building, intelligence gathering, processing and sharing of key information in a timely manner; capture planning, initiating Go/NoGo decisions; identification and vetting of partners, drafting of pre/teaming agreements and writing sections of funding proposals as needed. S/he collaborates with other Heifer resource mobilization/fundraising teams, as needed, to identify and respond to specific institutional funders, foundations and corporate funding opportunities.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Relationship builder, networker, strategic, organized, team player, communicator, proactive, detail-oriented

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:
In collaboration with IBD and country teams, design a road map to set resource mobilization and partnership goals, that would guide the business development (BD)work for Heifer International in the country of Zambia.

Deliverables:
• Facilitate the development of country specific resource mobilization strategy by bringing together the different stakeholders.
• Gather and analyze business intelligence (i.e. landscape analyses, POAM, etc.) to inform resource mobilization strategy.

Conduct market assessment and in-country funding priorities and trends, and update the IBD and country team on a regular basis.

Deliverables:
- Understanding of the key funders’ priorities for the country programs.
- Track changes and progress in implementing funders’ strategies, and alert supervisor.
- Create and update quarterly the landscape analysis and priority matrix for the country programs


Build, nurture and document relationships with institutional funders and potential host-country government departments in country and position Heifer for partnerships.

Deliverables:
- Identifying and prioritizing key funders and build solid relationships with them.
- Organize regular meetings, communications and updates on key HI program progress with funders in conjunction with the country office.
- Organize regular meetings with respective IBD manager to update on funder status and work.
- Identify and address potential business/relationship risks and address these in a timely manner

Assess, identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with existing and potential local and international partners leading to mutual business partnerships.

Deliverables:
- Identify potential local and international partners working in the country, conduct due diligence reports; prioritize and initiate partnership conversations.
- In close collaboration with the CD and IBD, facilitate/develop SOWs for teaming agreement and MOUs,
- Ensure all agreements – teaming agreements, confidentiality agreements and contracts - have followed a standard organizational process and appropriately done to protect Heifer’s interest.
- Foster relationships with a set of priority partners that can be available to join consortiums when an opportunity is identified.

Assist country office in producing appropriate marketing materials, e.g. capability statements, Past Performance Reports (PPRs), etc. for positioning and proposals.

Deliverables:
- In collaboration with IBD and Heifer’s communication team, draft country specific capacity statements, , success stories,and other marketing materials as needed as well as PPRs for active proposals.

Coordinate and contribute to the design, writing, review and approval of project proposals and concept papers for submission to funders.

Deliverables:
- Facilitate country-level ‘best fit’ analysis before responding to a business opportunity.
- Prepare intake forms and contribute ideas to Go/No Go decisions.
- Advise on decisions on the best partner organizations (prime or sub); and participate in negotiating pre-teaming and teaming agreements with partners, as directed by the respective IBD manager.
- Work with the field team to obtain technical information and evidence needed for responding to opportunities.
- Form country response team, and lead the country effort in writing the initial project ideas/draft concept/proposal.
- Work with country response teams to draft a timeline for proposal development (i.e. Action Plan) and ensure all members are kept to a schedule.

In collaboration with other resource mobilization colleagues, design and deliver business development training and capacity building workshops and mentoring services to country office and other Heifer staff, as needed.

Deliverables:
- Assess country office business development capacity and propose strategies for filling gaps.
- Raise awareness and understanding among staff of funders’ interests, strategies and procurement mechanisms on a regular basis.
- Take part and contribute to trainings and the IBD Global Meeting, as needed.

Continually track, measure, evaluate and report achievement of country Resource Mobilization goals, shared value, with a focus on recommending and incorporating improvements as appropriate.

Deliverables:
- Regularly update regional manager at IBD and CD on resource mobilization progress.
- Liaise with Heifer’s Resource Mobilization teams at Heifer headquarters (HQ).

Regularly track opportunities in country and report back to other team members.

Deliverables:
- Proactively look out for local opportunities and share with other team members.
- Attend events, workshops, and conferences in-country to ensure that new and potential opportunities are monitored and tracked.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Experience in living and working in Africa.
- Demonstrated success leading proposal teams for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union (EU), and other bi-lateral and multilateral agencies.
- Experience managing complex, multi-partner proposals.
- Exceptional program design, writing, and editing skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work under pressure.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally for assignments including travel to Heifer Headquarter’s (HQ) and other offices.
- Ability to communicate effectively with internal colleagues and external clients.
- Strong leadership, teamwork, coaching and communication skills.
- Strong, proven team-building and change/transition management skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
- Ability to prepare documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Lifting and carrying of up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms) floor-to-waist if able.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer for extended periods.
- Committed to learn Heifer’s values-based holistic community development model, Theory of Change, Cornerstones, and other Heifer established systems.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to adapt to conflicting deadlines and priorities.
- Ability to work independently or with a team and perform multiple tasks with occasional interruptions.
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours to accommodate clients in different time zones.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years of job-related experience in Zambia or the region
- Fluent in English (fluency in other languages is a plus).

Preferred Requirements:
- Master’s degree in business development or international development or a related field.
- Minimum two (2) or more years living and working in Zambia or the region.

Job Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Manager
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: March 9, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 09, 2018

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