Program Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Forum for African Women Educationalists of Zambia (FAWEZA)

Forum for African Women Educationalists of Zambia (FAWEZA)

Program Officer – Bursaries

Position: 2 – Program Officer – Bursaries

Department: Programmes

Location: National Secretariat

Reports to:Programmes Manager

Employment period:

3 years, renewable subject to performance

Key responsibilities and tasks

Coordinate implementation of bursaries

Programmes at national level, in line with stipulated program contractual obligations.

Coordinate and supervise Field Officers ensuring efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

Consolidate results-based reports into one national report on a timely basis

Design and coordinate detailed periodic implementation plans for program activities

Maintain and update a database of all students on the bursary scheme in close liaison with M&E Department

Prepare a comprehensive list of students requirements in accordance with the provided FAWEZA bursary guidelines and submit requests to the relevant departments

Coordinate equitable distribution of resources and logistical support to facilitate smooth implementation of programme activities

Coordinate meetings and provide minutes of the bursary selection committees.

Collect, consolidate and provide quality check for all work coming from Field Officers before onward submission to relevant offices.

Review, consolidate andapprove work plans and reports from Field Officers.

Conduct staff open appraisals for Field Officers in accordance with FAWEZA Policy

Qualifications and competencies

At least five years experience in a similar role in an NGO environment

Degree in Education, Development Studies or related discipline.

Excellent analytical, communication skills as well as problem identification and solving skills.

Ability to organize own work and work independently

Strong interpersonal skills and team-player

Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment, with knowledge of language, cultural values of Zambian communities

Proficiency report writing, excel and computer skills

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should send their cover letters and CVs demonstrating suitability for employment with three.

Addressed to: The Executive Director, FAWEZA National Secretariat, Plot 6680 Chiwalamabwe Road, P.O. Box 37695, Lusaka. Applications should be sent by EMAIL ONLY. At this stage DO NOT attach academic qualifications.

FAWEZA is an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline

29 Feb 07:00

Interested candidates should send their CVs

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