Assistant Programme Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Restless Development

Assistant Programme Coordinator

About Restless Development

Restless Development is a global non profit agency. We support the collective power of young leaders to create a better world. We are independently registered and governed in nine countries (India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe) bound together by our vision for youth power. We run youth-led programmes to tackle the issues that young people care about the most as well as running a growing global Youth Collective.

We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being side-lined. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities.

Our programmes are genuinely life-changing, but we can’t do any of this without talented, creative individuals at every level of our organisation.

Our approach to safeguarding

Restless Development considers the welfare and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults to be an organisational imperative with primacy over the success of programmes or strategic objectives. We recognize that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we expect all of our staff, volunteers and partners to ensure we protect the communities in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.

About the Role

The Assistant Programme Coordinator will play a pivotal role in planning, implementing, and monitoring the Empowering Futures – STEM Education for Girls Program. This role involves close collaboration with internal teams, external partners, and stakeholders to ensure the program meets its objectives. Responsibilities include overseeing various programme activities, engaging with schools and the community, and coordinating with private sector institutions. Strong project management skills, a commitment to gender equality, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, youth-centred environment are essential for this role

About You


Graduate-level Degree in relevant area, or equivalent work experience.

Fluent written and spoken English.

Good IT skills with competence in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Belief in the values of Restless Development and ability to uphold them personally.A strong personal commitment to the values. Code of conduct and methods of Restless Development.

Proven facilitation and training skills.

A high level of motivation and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Experience working Government Institutions(MOE) and conversant with their systems and operations.

Excellent organisational skills and methodological approach to Programme management.

Ability to analyse problems and make sound operational decisions.

Educational Background

Minimum: Graduate-level Degree in relevant area, or equivalent work experience.

Method of Application

Please send a completed application form indicating subject line as “APPLICATION_YOUR NAME_ ASSISTANT PROGRAMME COORDINATOR UNICEF-EMPOWERING FUTURE ”.

Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.

Click here to download Application Form Click here to download Job DescriptionKindly note that the application form can not be edited online. It has to be downloaded offline to be edited. If you encounter any challenges with downloading the Application form and the Job description you can request for them.

First round interviews are scheduled to take place on a date to be advised. Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and seeks to recruit, retain and develop staff from all sectors of the community and will ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.

Interested candidates should send their CVs

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