The Economic Strengthening Officer is responsible for the day-to-day coordination and implementation of the community based economic strengthening activities under the SDVCA project in his/her respective districts.

Responsibilities:

· Oversee the day to day implementation of project activities that relate to ES in his/her respective district and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements

· Serve as subject matter expert on ES in his/her respective district

· Provide technical assistance for the development of strategy and interventions in his/her respective district to reach OVC and their caregivers with ES interventions

· Provide training and mentorship to community care workers and Family Matters Program Facilitators in his/her respective district on ES

· Effectively articulate SDVCA economic strengthening approaches to district stakeholder

· Identify economic strengthening opportunities in the private and public sectors and link vulnerable OVC and their caregivers for promoting employment-readiness, life skills, livelihoods, and entrepreneurship opportunities for vulnerable adolescent girls and their caregivers in his/her respective district

· Support the development, implementation, and monitoring of CQI activities in his/her respective district on ES activities

· Facilitate problem solving and action planning among district level SDVCA partners and Government stakeholders to address critical challenges and barriers to improving ES interventions

· Contribute to operational research and learning agendas related to ES in his/her respective district and support the analysis, interpretation, and use of data to inform decision-making and programmatic adjustments

· Represent the Project HOPE Zambia SDVCA, as directed, in any district level working group, committee, or task force addressing ES

· Provide technical assistance during the preparation of ES component of Project HOPE Zambia SDVCA annual and quarterly workplans in his/her respective district

· Prepare district level quarterly and annual reports as required, detailing the performance of the ES intervention, including reports and others as directed

· Support M & E team on ES related proper data collection, data entry, data analysis and presentation

· Perform any other ES duties as required

Minimum Requirements:

· Diploma in business administration, economics, finance, or another relevant discipline from an accredited university, with preference for candidates possessing a bachelor’s

· At least 5 years of program management and/or technical experience on economic strengthening activities

· Experience in mentoring and supervision of HIV prevention, care and support including ES or OVC programs is required

· Experience working with NGO, CSO’s and donor agencies having a program component on economic strengthening

· Experience working with PEPFAR and U.S. Government operations, rules, regulations, procedures, policies, and programs (preferred)

· Experience on economic strengthening program in HIV prevention, OVC and/or care and support programs

· Excellent understanding of varying components of economic strengthening especially with VSL

· Facilitation skills using participatory methodologies

· Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and able to learn other applications quickly

· Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, synthesize, and disseminate data and present findings in both oral and written form

· Excellent interpersonal and team building skills

· Excellent communication skills in English

· Must be able to prepare precise and accurate reports and to develop and present briefings

How To Apply:

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Closing Date : 29 Oct, 2020

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