Vacancies/ Recruitment of Advocacy & Communication Officer and Capacity Development Officer to undertake end-line project evaluation-Inclusive Education project

SEEKING TO RECRUIT THE ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATION OFFICER AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER TO BE BASED IN LUSAKA. 

JOB ADVERT RECRUITMENT OF

1) Job Title: SRH-Advocacy & Communication Officer on Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia- Project

Reporting to: Project Manager

Location: LUSAKA

 1. BACKGROUND

Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia (CHSZ) is a non-profit organisation, which was registered with the Registrar of Societies in 1973. CHSZ is a strategic Partner Organisation of the Liliane Foundation and a member of the Global Alliance of Leonard Cheshire with the main aim of improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities by campaigning for the removal of all forms of barriers that hinder them from achieving their fullest potential. The mission is to enable persons with disabilities to improve their quality of life and campaign for the removal of the barriers which hinder them with the mission to have a society in which every person with a disability can enjoy their rights and has the opportunity to fulfill their potential. CHSZ values are driven by our core values to serve Children and Persons with Disabilities. The organization believes in: Stewardship, transparency, and accountability; Respect for human and disability rights; Impartiality; and Effective partnerships and collaboration.

 

Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liliane Foundation, represented by its strategic partner CHSZ, and 5 other consortium partners will start with the implementation of a programme on capacity building in advocacy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for marginalized young people.

The consortium is composed of WEMOS (lead partner), Liliane Foundation (represented in Zambia by CHSZ), Akina Mama wa Africa (a feminist organization based in Uganda), the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians (feminists academics in Kenya), VSO and Forum for African Women

Educationalists (FAWE). FAWEZA is the project lead in Zambia. The programme will be simultaneously implemented in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, and Rwanda. Learning and sharing innovations in advocacy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) between countries will be an important aspect of the program. Strengthening civil society organizations and social movements will be an important methodology to reach the objectives.

CHSZ, as a strategic partner of Liliane Foundation, will assure the project is well implemented by advocating for the rights of youths and other marginalized people to realize their full potential around reproductive health issues is achieved. CHSZ will therefore hire a well-skilled and experienced Advocacy and Communication Officer for this purpose. This vacancy is specifically on capacity building in sexual and reproductive health advocacy towards vulnerable youths including youths with disabilities.

  1. Job Purpose:

 

To lead the implementation and successful delivery of CHSZ’s interventions on the SRH Advocacy project in Zambia, over a 5-year period in line with the donor (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Liliane Foundation, and CHSZ guidelines. The primary objective is to improve the capacity of Organizations of persons with disabilities and other specific CSOs to advocate for the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of marginalized youths with disabilities.

  1. Key Responsibilities:

 

  1. To promote sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) within the different Districts, partners, DPOs Development partners for the rights of PWDs on SRHR.
  2. To develop and implement Advocacy and Communications strategies that further our goals
  3. To organize and execute a wide range of actions to influence policy according to the scope of our strategy, programs, and specific results-oriented projects.
  4. To enhance the capacities of the Collaborating Partners’ MOs and POs on advocacy and Communication around SRHR
  5. Contribute to the development of Advocacy and communication strategies toward SRHR.
  6. Identify opportunities to raise awareness of SRHR with relevant stakeholders based on advocacy strategy and communication materials.
  7. Prepare communication materials and case studies to be used in advocacy work.
  8. Capacity building efforts on advocacy and communication, including training related to advocating for sexual and reproductive health.
  9. Provide technical assistance to Collaborating Partners, MOs and POs to finalize a stand-alone advocacy and communication strategies and action plans
  10. Act as a focal point for advocacy and communication for the SRHR Project.
  11. Identify champions, activists, youth and women groups at all levels
  12. Ensure that SRHR positive messages are delivered through champions, activists, youth and women groups
  13. Support the development of national Behavior and Social Change Communication (BSCC) plans and the communication & comportment change plan (CCC) at the Collaborating Partners, MOs, and community level.
  14. Develop communications and media material to be published on the website and CHSZ’s social media
  15. Liaise with the Resource Mobilization Team on issues and advocacy opportunities, including advocacy proposals for funding.
  16. Assist in preparing speeches, articles, and other public relations material
  17. Work with relevant staff to analyze the Indicators, including mechanisms to capture national advocacy efforts.
  18. Technical Competencies required.
  • SRH technical expertise
  • University Degree in Public Health, clinical psychology, social sciences, or related degree
  • A proven experience of at least 3 years in the field of SRHR advocacy and communication
  • Proven Experience in advocacy and communication toward inclusion of persons with disabilities
  • Skills in training, monitoring, and evaluation of health interventions

 

  • Strong writing skills and report writing and Experience of working in the field in remote area.           Proven experience to work with persons with disabilities
  1. SKILLS
  • Good analytical and writing skills, including report writing
  • Advanced computing skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Good-spoken and written, English
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the multi-cultural and diverse environment in which CHSZ operates
  • Commitment to putting equality, diversity, and inclusion into practice
  • Understanding of and a commitment to safeguarding including child protection, in a local, regional and international context

How to apply

Qualified Candidates (m/w) should submit a motivation letter + CV and other supporting documents in English to CHSZ email, cheshirezambiajobs@yahoo.com or chszconnect@gmail.com no later than 23rd June 2022 at 4 PM. Note that due to measures to fight against the spread of the Covid19 Pandemic, hard documents will not be received and considered. The application has to be addressed to the National Coordinator of CHSZ.

CHSZ is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for the interview.

 

2) Job Title:              (1)    Capacity Development Officer

Reporting to:          National Coordinator

Overall Responsibility:

The Capacity Development Officer will support the development and implementation of the Child Empowerment Programme under Cheshire Home Society of Zambia funded by the Liliane Foundation. The Capacity Development Officer will work closely with the National Coordinator to coordinate and support capacity development activities, including designing or adapting capacity development tools, systems, and assessment methodologies; and providing direct support to facilities, various levels of government, community-based organizations, and other partners around the management and delivery of Cheshire Home Society of Zambia.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the National Coordinator to develop and implement a capacity development strategy. Together with the Project Manager:
    • Support the design and adaptation of capacity development tools, systems, and assessment methodologies that are cost-effective and efficient
    • Provide comprehensive, customized, and documented mentoring and technical assistance to Partner Organisations
    • Conduct capacity assessments to measure progress in leadership, management and organizational/programme performance
    • Work with Partner Organisations to develop capacity development action plans that focus on building existing plans while also addressing identified gaps
    • Support coaching, mentoring, and leadership development activities for Partner Organisations and Cheshire Services
    • Consolidate capacity assessment results across Partner Organisations to identify and analyze patterns and identify new strategic directions for capacity development support.
    • Regularly share capacity development information, articles, tools, and resources with Partner Organisations.
    • Support the development of training materials and conduct dynamic organizational development training customized to the individual needs of Partner Organisations.
    • Respond to information requests from Partner Organisations in a timely manner
    • In collaboration with programme Officer, monitor, evaluate, and report on the impact of capacity development interventions.
    • Support the implementation of innovative capacity development interventions, which includes developing and field testing new and improved technical methodologies, tools and other products and services
    • Document effective capacity development approaches, methodologies and activities for sharing as best practices
    • Contribute to the development of annual work plans, performance monitoring plans (PMPs), and reports for submission to and approval by donors.

Essential Qualifications

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Work, Project Management, and Public Health with practical experience in implementing capacity development activities. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.

Essential other requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in capacity development
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel domestically 40% of the time
  • Knowledge and understanding of key policy issues in disability and development.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit their credentials that is CV and cover letter to cheshirezambiajobs@yahoo.com or Mailing Address to The National Coordinator P.O BOX 320059, Lusaka by 23rd June 2022 4 PM.