Economic Strengthening & Livelihood Specialist

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JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

ChildFund Zambia is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Economic Strengthening & Livelihood Specialist. The purpose of the job is to provide the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to household economic strengthening activities.  To advise and support the Managers and Local Partners, providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, and expected result. The position supports technical leadership role of designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify as well as being knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the art household economic strengthening approaches/strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability especially for the youth.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • University Degree in Social Sciences or related field, Economics (BA, BSc). A Master’s Degree is an added advantage.
  • Over 5 years’ experience in the public or NGO sector.
  • Experience in leveraging private sector partnerships and resources for creation of business opportunities, business mentorship and skills training, market access, strategies to strengthen household resilience.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Solid Knowledge of social protection, household economic strengthening, and microenterprise and market development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations and other stakeholders.



Interested applicants are advised to email zambiaoffice@childfund.org and csakala@childfund.org for detailed job roles and responsibilities. Application letters clearly stating the position being applied for as the subject matter to the above address are due no later than 5:00 pm 9th February, 2018.

Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

ChildFund Zambia is an equal opportunity employer.

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