Community and Business Development and Livelihood Specialist Job For Zambians

Counterpart International Zambia helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. They equip individuals, organizations and communities to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. Working with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.


Job Title: Community and Business Development and Livelihood Specialist


  • Lead the development and implementation of economic strengthening and livelihood interventions
  • Engage the private sector, government and other relevant stakeholders in program activities to increase economic opportunities for target populations
  • Build partnerships with government agencies, private sector stakeholders, networks of vocational training associations, employers’ organizations, and trade unions or comparable entities to create effective training networks
  • Help strengthen peer support, business and social networks of female entrepreneurs
  • Identify problems and strategies related to girls’ engagement in child labor
  • Ensure timeliness of activities and deliverables as well as effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Provide technical assistance to CSOs to build their capacity to support target populations
  • Help raise public awareness on effects of child labor and gender inequality
  • Collaborate with the Government and private sector to design and implement activities to promote acceptable work for adolescent girls and vulnerable women


  • A university degree in a relevant field
  • Strong knowledge in gender equity and empowerment and/or experience working with vulnerable women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Knowledge of positive youth development approaches
  • Knowledge of child labor prevention and interventions, preferably in East and Southern Africa
  • Experience working on USG projects
  • Experience coordinating with government and private sector organizations in the context of business, commerce, and/or trade
  • Three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for economic strengthening and livelihood interventions
  • Three years of experience in a consultative or advisory position responsible for building public private partnerships to achieve common goals, identify problems and challenges, develop focused strategies, lay out actionable plans and recommendations, and define and identify roles and responsibilities
  • Proven success in establishing partnerships and alliances, develop networks, and collaborate across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals
  • Professional level English proficiency
  • Proficiency in one or more of Zambia’s major languages (Bemba, Kaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga)

How to apply
Qualified candidates should submit a copy of the most up to date resume and three professional references with “Community and Business Development and Livelihood Specialist ” in the subject line.

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Monday, 18 July 2016