Cheshire homes Society of Zambia launches a project on the Youth action in the implementation and monitoring of disability rights

Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia launched a project which will jointly be implemented in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe and DAPP on the implementation and monitoring of disability rights in Zambia and Zimbabwe. This project is being funded by the European Union. In Zambia the launch was officiated by Honourable Minister for Community Development and Social services Hon, Olipa Phiri MP. Therefore several key stakeholders such as Senior Government Officials, Civil Society Organisations, Disabled People’s Organisation, the media, Youth with disabilities, Learning institutions were among people present during this event.

Job Opportunity at Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia

Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia seeks to hire a qualified candidate to fill in the Position of Project Manager on JDs IE Projectthe Inclusive Education Project be based in Chipata, Eastern Zambia.

 Job title:               Project Manager – Inclusive Education Project

Reporting to:          Executive Director, Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia

Location:                Chipata, Zambia

Overall Responsiblity:

Assuming full responsibility for the overall management of the inclusive education project finances, programmes, monitoring, learning and evaluation, staff, relationships with Government ministries, communities and partners.

Purpose of the Job

  • Effectively managing project finances, staff and resources.
  • Taking the lead in the development, sharing and dissemination of monthly Key Performance Indicator reports, quarterly and annual reports, case studies and human interest stories.
  • Taking the lead in facilitating health and educational assessments, providing practical support to teachers, and facilitating training for project staff.
  • Managing the project communication and visibility plan.
  • Working with partners to develop, manage, implement, monitor, evaluate, report on and learn from the inclusive education project.
  • Taking the lead in developing work plans and managing the monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning function of the inclusive education project.
  • Assessing training needs of key stakeholders including partners, government officials, and leading on capacity building training on disability and inclusive education.
  • Taking responsibility for identifying external training providers as necessary.
  • Developing resources and communication materials on disability, inclusive education and livelihoods.
  • Developing links and building relationships with key parner officials, DPOs, NGOs / INGOs and government ministries.
  • Taking the lead on sharing best practices and learning related to inclusive education with key stakeholders.
  • Participating in and representing CHSZ at relevant education forums, networks and meetings.
  • Supporting the development of new programmes for CHSZ.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Development Studies, Project Management, Social Work, Health Sciences, or any other relevant qualification. A masters degree will be an added advantage.

Essential other requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in education, development, or social work.
  • Experience of developing and managing effective relationships with stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel within Zambia and ready to work with rural and vulnerable communities.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (English).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Experience in managing institutional donor funds.
  • Ability to work independently and ready to work outside normal work hours.
  • Good understanding of budgets and financial management.
  • Excellent computer knowledge and skills.

How to Apply: Applicant must submit their credentials that is CV and cover letter to cheshirezambiajobs@yahoo.com or Mailing Address to The Executive Director P.O BOX 320059, Lusaka before 15th February 2019.

Job Vacancy Communication and Resource mobilisation Officer at Cheshire homes Society of Zambia

Assuming full responsibility for the overall Organisation communication and resource mobilisation role, support organisation visibility such as management of website, social media activities and support implementation of the communication and resource mobilisation strategies. Support the relationship with different stakeholders such as Government ministries, communities, partners and donor to be reporting to the Executive Director.

How to Apply: Applicant must submit their credentials that is CV and cover letter to cheshirezambiajobs@yahoo.com or Mailing Address to The Executive Director P.O BOX 320059, Lusaka before 18th January 2019.

Job Vacancies at Cheshire homes Society of Zambia

JOB VACANCIES AT CHESHIRE HOMES SOCIETY OF ZAMBIA. One Project Manager, Project Officer and Account Assistant needed for the Advocacy Disability rights project which will run for three years.
JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title: Project Manager – Advocacy on Disability Rights Project
Reporting to: Executive Director, Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia
Location: Lusaka, Zambia

OVERALL RESPONSIBLITY:
Assuming full responsibility for the overall management of the Advocacy on Disability rights project finances, programmes, monitoring, learning and evaluation, staff, relationships with Government ministries, communities and partners.
Essential Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Human rights, Project Management, Development Studies, Social Work, Health Sciences, or any other relevant qualification. A masters degree will be an added advantage.

Essential other requirements:
At least 5 years’ experience working in Advocacy programs, development, or social work.
Experience of developing and managing effective relationships with stakeholders.
Ability to travel within Zambia and ready to work with rural and vulnerable communities.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills (English).
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Able to work in a team environment.
Experience in managing institutional donor funds.
Ability to work independently and ready to work outside normal work hours.
Good understanding of budgets and financial management.
Excellent computer knowledge and skills.

How to Apply: Applicant must submit their credentials that is CV and cover letter to cheshirezambiajobs@yahoo.com or Mailing Address to The Executive Director P.O BOX 320059, Lusaka before 14th January 2019.

Job title: Project Officer
Reporting to: Advocacy on Disability Project Manager
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Human rights, Development Studies, Social Work, Health Sciences, or any other relevant qualification.

Essential other:
•At least 2 years work experience in project implementation and monitoring, Advocacy project or Human rights.
•Excellent report writing and data management skills.
•Experience in community mobilisation.
•Knowledge and understanding of key policy issues in disability and development.
•Computer literate (Microsoft Word and Excel).
•Fluent in English language and good track record in case study and success story writing.

How to Apply: Applicant must submit their credentials that is CV and cover letter to cheshirezambiajobs@yahoo.com or Mailing Address to The Executive Director, P.O BOX 320059, Lusaka before 14th January 2019.

Job title: Project Account Assistant
Reporting to: Advocacy on Disability Project Manager
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Qualifications:
•Diploma in Accountancy or ZICA, ACCA or CIMA qualification.
•Member of ZICA.A degree will be an added advantage

Essential other requirements:
•Knowledge of designing and implementing financial controls and systems.
•A good understanding of budgets and strong financial management skills.
•Good or Excellent Excel user.
•Knowledge of Quickbooks accounting package.
•Ability to work independently.
•Worked for NGOs for more than 3 years..
•Experience in managing institutional donor funds (e.g. EU, DFID, USAID).

How to Apply: Applicant must submit their credentials that is CV and cover letter to cheshirezambiajobs@yahoo.com or Mailing Address to The Executive Director P.O BOX 320059, Lusaka before 14th January 2019.

Cheshire Homes receives donation from Toyota Zambia

Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia always seeks to collaborate with private and public sector Companies to serve persons with disabilities to achieve its mission; “To enable persons with disabilities to improve their quality of life and campaign for the removal of the barriers which hinder them”.

In view of this, Toyota Zambia donated very durable and new car seat upholstery material which will serve for the purpose of repairing the older wheelchair covers. This support of seat cover material will help prevent secondary disabilities such as scoliosis and other spinal deformities for persons with disabilities.

The Management of Cheshire Homes is glad for this gesture by Toyota Zambia for their contribution towards uplifting the living standard of persons with disabilities. Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia is looking forward for  more Private sector partnerships and collaboration to improve the quality of life and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in Zambia.

 

 

Cheshire Homes appeals to Ministry of CDSS for Support and Collaboration.

Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) with other Disability Organisations at Olympic Development Youth center in Lusaka; Zambia which falls yearly on 3rd December. This was made possible with the financial support from the Liliane Foundation who enabled three (3) other Partner Organisations to participate in this important event – CBR Cheshire, Kabulonga Cheshire and the Little Assisi Special School. Others supported included the Young Voices – an advocacy group of youth with disabilities under the auspices of Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia.

This year’s event was celebrated under the theme: “Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality.” We showcased our work to all visitors and advocated for protecting the rights of Persons with disability for Empowerment, Inclusion and Equality. Mrs Mary Nkhoma, Mr Sajal Gupta and Mr Laudy Chipunza represented the organization at exhibition stall in this event.

We were privileged to speak to Mrs Olipa Phiri, the Honorable Minister for Community Development and Social Services (CDSS) when she visited and viewed the Cheshire Homes exhibition stand. During her briefing to the Minister, Ms. Mary Nkhoma; Programme Officer at CHSZ, highlighted the work of Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia which was among other things, to primarily offer medical rehabilitation services and education coupled with other allied social services to children and youngsters with disabilities to enable them become as independent as possible.

Ms. Mary Nkhoma further indicated that Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia has a huge structure with the presence of a Cheshire Homes in almost every Province of Zambia. As opposed to being permanent Homes, these were transit Homes in which children with disabilities were being provided with the necessary facilities and services in a holistic manner to ensure their readiness to be integrated in their communities and among their family members.

Ms. Mary Nkhoma gave further insights to the Minister by stating that among the Disability Organisations in Zambia, Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia could be considered as one of the organisations that was greatly complimenting and supplementing Government effort in terms of disability work and in the attainment or achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) following their comprehensive strategy of offering services to children with disabilities.

To this end, Ms. Nkhoma added that all the Cheshire work was being made possible with Donor aid though Donor support was neither enough nor sustainable. She therefore appealed to the Minister for Government to consider supporting and collaborating with Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia as this would create an avenue for sustainability thereby leading to the attainment of the SDGs without Leaving No One Behind.

Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia asks Governments and key policy makers to take action to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of disability and To guarantee to all persons with disabilities equal legal protection against discrimination on all grounds.