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July 24, 2020

UP Zambia is hiring a Communications Officer

UP Zambia is seeking a Communications Officer to provide communications support to UP Zambia’s ongoing projects and further UP Zambia’s mission. This is a full-time position for a period of 10 months.  

Location: Lusaka District with occasional travel

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Create and implement communication/visibility plans for UP Zambia projects
  • Assist with planning project events such as workshops and sensitization events
  • Manage UP Zambia communication channels including the organizational website, social media accounts, newsletters, and annual reports
  • Oversee the design of communications materials such as brochures, posters, and videos
  • Organize radio programs, podcasts, and other media opportunities
  • Assist with writing project reports
  • Assist with writing project proposals
  • Manage compliance with visibility requirements for project communications
  • Ensure all communication content aligns with our organization’s identity and message
  • Work closely with team leaders and Executive Director to develop and strengthen employee engagement activities
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, manage media inquiries, and prepare press packs, press releases, and other media enquiries.

Line Management: Executive Director

Other Key Relationships

·       Project Manager

·       Social Services Coordinator

·       Legal Team Leaders

·       Monitoring & Evaluations Officer

·       Partner Organizations and Institutions

Skills and Experience:

·       Degree in Public Relations or Mass Communications

·       Experience: 2 years preferred

·       Knowledge of social media platforms, MS Office (including Power Point), Canva, website managers such as Squarespace

·       Excellent verbal communication skills in English and local languages

·       Excellent written communication in English

·       Ability to manage tasks across multiple projects

·       Excellent teamwork and people skills

·       Excellent time management skills and ability to work in tight timelines

·       Knowledge of human rights and child rights an advantage

·       Preparedness to work outside normal working hours when required

·       The ability to work in, and adapt to, challenging environment

·       Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise good judgment and solve problems quickly and effectively

To apply, send a covering letter and CV to info@upzambia.org

with subject line “Communications Officer” by 31st July 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

April 6, 2019

WE ARE HIRING

opportunities

JOB DESCRIPTION: Psychosocial Counsellor

EU funded ‘Rise Again:

Supporting juveniles in conflict with the law for a successful reintegration into society’

Introduction:

Undikumbukire Project Zambia (UP Zambia) is a specialist provider of legal and social services to juveniles in conflict with the law, providing legal assistance to hundreds of juveniles each year and visiting facilities across 4 provinces on a regular basis. Build It International is an NGO creating opportunities for young people and their communities through building skills training, work experience and essential community building projects. UP Zambia in partnership with Build It International is embarking on a newly funded, three-year EU project supporting juveniles in conflict with the law to successfully reintegrate into society through vocational skills training and holistic wellness programmes.

Role:

We are now seeking a Psychosocial Counsellor to implement a counselling programme for juveniles in conflict with the law.  The Psychosocial Counsellor will be responsible for providing quality counselling services to juveniles in the Lusaka Correctional Facilities, and to develop suitable care plans for juvenile clients.  This is a full time position.

Location: Lusaka

Key Areas of Responsibility:

1.    Psychosocial Counselling

·         Carry out individual assessments of juveniles in conflict with the law in Lusaka

·         Provide individual and group counselling to juveniles in Lusaka Correctional Facilities, utilising appropriate techniques and approaches

·         Implementation of an art therapy programme

·         Ensure that all juveniles in Lusaka Correctional Facilities have contact with counselling services

·         Training and coordination with correctional facility counselling staff

·         Case management

·         Work with Social Worker to develop effective care plans for each juvenile in detention and post release

·         Network with other organisations that provide specialised therapy programmes for juvenile clients

2.    Communications and Reporting

·        Develop a working relationship with other project staff members to ensure project targets are met

·        Ensure timely reporting and clear case records are kept throughout the project

·        Provide monthly reports to the Director of Social Work

Line Management: Director of Social Work, Project Manager

Other Key Relationships

·        Social Worker

·        Education Officer

·        Life Skills Officer

·        Project Manager

Skills and Experience:

·        Minimum of 3 years of experience in psychosocial counselling

·        Experience in counselling for vulnerable populations is desirable

·        The ability to utilise a range of counselling techniques and approaches

·        A degree in a relevant field

·        Competent computer skills in MS Office

·        Excellent communication and reporting skills

·        The ability to self manage own workload and anticipate priorities

·        The ability to work in, and adapt to, challenging environments

·        Experience in developing and implementing care plans

·        An approachable style of working with others to achieve successful outcomes

·        Fluent in English and Nyanja, additional local languages are an added advantage

·        Preparedness to work outside normal working hours when required

·        Valid driver’s license preferred

 To apply, send a covering letter and CV to upzambiahr@gmail.com with subject line “Psychosocial Counsellor – Lusaka” by 12 April 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

April 6, 2019

WE ARE HIRING

JOB DESCRIPTION: Psychosocial Counsellor – Katombora Reformatory School

EU funded ‘Rise Again:

Supporting juveniles in conflict with the law for a successful reintegration into society’

Introduction:

Undikumbukire Project Zambia (UP Zambia) is a specialist provider of legal and social services to juveniles in conflict with the law, providing legal assistance to hundreds of juveniles each year and visiting facilities across 4 provinces on a regular basis. Build It International is an NGO creating opportunities for young people and their communities through building skills training, work experience and essential community building projects. UP Zambia in partnership with Build It International is embarking on a newly funded, three-year EU project supporting juveniles in conflict with the law to successfully reintegrate into society through vocational skills training and holistic wellness programmes.

Role: We are now seeking a Psychosocial Counsellor to implement a counselling programme for juveniles in conflict with the law.  The Psychosocial Counsellor will be responsible for providing quality counselling services to juveniles at Katombora Reformatory School, and to develop suitable care plans for juvenile clients. This is a full time position.

Location: Katombora Reformatory School, Kazagula District, Southern Province.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

1.    Psychosocial Counselling

·         Carry out individual assessments of juveniles in conflict with the law

·         Provide individual and group counselling to juveniles at Katombora Reformatory School, utilising appropriate techniques and approaches

·         Implementation of an art therapy programme

·         Ensure that all juveniles in Katombora Reformatory School have contact with counselling services

·         Training and coordination with correctional facility counselling staff

·         Case management

·         Work with Katombora Reformatory School staff and project staff to develop effective care plans for each juvenile in detention and post release

·         Network with other organisations that provide specialised therapy programmes for juvenile clients

2.    Communications and Reporting

·          Develop a working relationship with other project staff members to ensure project targets are met

·          Ensure timely reporting and clear case records are kept throughout the project

·          Provide monthly reports to the Director of Social Work and Project Manager

Line Management: Director of Social Work, Project Manager.

Other Key Relationships

·        Education Officer

·        Life Skills Officer

·        Social Worker

·        Katombora Reformatory School Staff

·        Other service providers

Skills and Experience:

·        Minimum of 3 years of experience in psychosocial counselling

·        Experience in counselling for vulnerable populations is desirable

·        The ability to utilise a range of counselling techniques and approaches

·        A degree in a relevant field

·        Competent computer skills in MS Office

·        Excellent communication and reporting skills

·        The ability to self manage own workload and anticipate priorities

·        The ability to work in, and adapt to, challenging environments

·        Experience in developing and implementing care plans

·        An approachable style of working with others to achieve successful outcomes

·        Fluent in English, Nyanja, and Bemba, additional local languages are an added advantage

·        Preparedness to work outside normal working hours when required

·        Valid driver’s license preferred

 To apply, send a covering letter and CV to upzambiahr@gmail.com with subject line “Psychosocial Counsellor – Southern Province” by 12th April 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

February 22, 2019


WE ARE HIRING

JOB DESCRIPTION: Project Manager

EU funded ‘Rise Again:

Supporting juveniles in conflict with the law for a successful reintegration into society’

Introduction:

Undikumbukire Project Zambia (UP Zambia) is a specialist provider of legal and social services to juveniles in conflict with the law, providing legal assistance to hundreds of juveniles each year and visiting facilities across 4 provinces on a regular basis. Build It International is an NGO creating opportunities for young people and their communities through building skills training, work experience and essential community building projects.

UP Zambia in partnership with Build It International is embarking on a newly funded, three-year EU project

supporting juveniles in conflict with the law to successfully reintegrate into society through vocational skills training and holistic wellness programmes.

Role:

We are now seeking a Project Manager to manage the successful delivery of the Rise Again project. The project manager will be responsible for ensuring all activities are carried out according to the implementation plan on time, within budget, and in accordance to the project targets and quality expectations.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

1. Project Management

· Lead on the successful implementation of all EU project deliverables.

· Develop and manage the implementation timetable for the project. Ensure that further detailed work

plans are in accordance with the overall implementation plan are developed and actioned by team

members.

· Ensure delivery of project targets to a high quality and within the contracted time frame and budget.

· Ensure that monitoring and evaluation of the project takes place in line with contract requirements as

well as internal requirements

· Document good practice as well as lessons learnt and ensure this is communicated to all team

members throughout the project implementation period.

· Ensure quality and timely reporting of the project in line with EU requirements. To include interim

reports as well as the final project report.

· Work closely with Finance and Procurement team members to support project delivery.

· Ensure the wider team understands the regulations and conditions of the EU funding, as well as the

core objectives of the project.

· Work with the Country Director’s of UP Zambia and BII Zambia to implement delivery of the project’s

events.

· Manage external stakeholders and experts to deliver the project to the highest standard.

2. Communications

· Develop and oversee implementation of project visibility and communication strategies, ensuring that these are cost effective and cover the requirements of the contract.

· Prepare summaries of events and reports to use in press and website materials.

· Ensure sufficient and appropriate marketing materials for the project are produced, adhering the EU’s

visibility requirements.

3. Staff Management

· Assist with project staff recruitment, leave planning and performance management.

· Organise and supervise the project team.

· Develop staff capacity where required.

4. Financial Management

· Work closely with Finance to manage payment requests.

· Work closely with Finance to ensure responsible use of project funds in line with UP Zambia and BII

policies and procedures.

· Monitor expenditure against budget lines to ensure expenditure is within budget, and ensure funds are

properly utilized to meet project objects.

· Work with procurement to ensure a good understand of EU’s procurement policies and requirements.

Line Management: Country Director, UP Zambia; Country Director BII Zambia

Other Key Relationships

· Project Accountant

· Training Coordinator

· BII Head of Finance

· Director of Social Work

Skills and Experience:

· Minimum of 3 years of experience of project management and coordinating projects.

· Experience of managing EU projects is highly desirable

· A degree in a relevant field is an advantage

· Competent computer skills in MS Office

· Experience with QuickBooks is an advantage

· The ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders

· The ability to self manage own workload and anticipate priorities

· Proven experience of managing a team

· Experience in managing and developing a communications strategy

· An approachable style of working with others to achieve successful outcomes

· Fluent in English, local languages fluency is an advantage

· Preparedness to work outside normal working hours when required

· A valid drivers license

To apply, send a covering letter and CV to upzambiahr@gmail.com

with subject line “Project Manager” by 1 st March 2019.Shortlisted candidates will be contacted