Orbis International Zambia Currently Recruiting: Temporary Project Officer

Project Officer: Copperbelt Province, Zambia (5-month contract)

Orbis International Africa is a non-profit organization working in Sub-Saharan Africa to reduce preventable and treatable blindness and visual impairment. Orbis seeks to appoint a Project Officer to support Orbis International Zambia’s work in Copperbelt province, which aims to strengthen child eye health services.    This is a 5-month contract position, and the Project Officer will be based in Ndola.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate high-quality project activities in Copperbelt Province, in conjunction with partners/stakeholders at tertiary, secondary and primary levels of eye health care
  • Together with the Country Representative, develop implementation work plans annually for Orbis programmes in Copperbelt province.
  • Together with the Country Representative and M&E Manager, conduct 6 monthly reviews and conduct project plan revisions
  • Maintain strong relationships with provincial stakeholders
  • Implement data management systems (data collection, analysis and quality assurance) and ensure data is received in a timely manner from partners
  • Produce quarterly and annual Orbis reports, and quarterly case studies
  • Ensure basic financial accountability of funds, including ensuring financial requests and reports are forwarded to Orbis Africa and filed on regular basis, and in accordance with the project budget
  • Ensure that a comprehensive equipment management system is in place for the procurement and management of equipment and consumables
  • Ensure compliance with Orbis donation policies and procedure
  • Conduct desk-based research as required by the Country Representative
  • Represent Orbis at key provincial meetings, and represent the Country Representative at key meetings in his/her absence
  • Support all Orbis visits to Copperbelt province, including logistics and arrangement of stakeholder meetings as well as support to Orbis Volunteer Faculty participating in hospital-based programmes.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Programme/Project Management, Development Studies or a health-related subject
  • 3 years’ demonstrated work experience in project/programme development and coordination and delivery of community-based support activities
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomacy skills, and ability to create strong relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, including government
  • Flexible, proactive, and open-minded work style; the ability to work productively both independently and in a team-based environment
  • Experience of M&E and budget monitoring
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of development issues
  • Experience working with donors
  • Ability to prioritize; strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills and good working knowledge of MS Office applications and the internet
  • Oral and written fluency in English and local Zambian language(s)
  • Availability to travel within the province Desirable:
  • Experience within eye care.
  • Experience working with national and international NGOs

Application Process:

To apply, please submit a concise CV, contact details of 3 contactable referees, and covering letter to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2018.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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