Project Manager job at International Development Enterprises

Website International Development Enterprises

Vacancy title:
Project Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

International Development Enterprises

Deadline of this Job:
20 May 2022

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South – Central Africa

Date Posted: Friday, May 06, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

A four-year multi-country project with funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) through the Feminist International Assistance Policy, aimed at empowering women through agricultural value chains. It will apply the sector’s most recent learnings around women’s empowerment to close gender gaps and accelerate the creation of economic opportunities for women. This project will have two primary outcomes/ components:1) significant gains in women’s economic empowerment, and 2) global knowledge-sharing and results acceleration.
These main outcome pillars will be supported by 3 intermediate outcomes:
“bringing the market to women” i.e. creating access to the fundamentals necessary for their businesses to prosper
“bringing women to the market,” i.e. seeking to remove or mitigate the household, community, industry and regulatory barriers that prevent women from fully participating in the paid economy leverage impact beyond the life and scope of this project by generating insights on how to accelerate women’s empowerment to share with the broader sector.

Expected results
• Project results will be achieved through performance-driven internal collaboration and complementarity with sister projects to create synergies in delivering shared results which include:
• Enhanced entrepreneurial capacities of intermediaries – 150 female and mixed Farm Business Advisors (FBAs) as providers of agriculture support services to increase women’s participation in agriculture development initiatives in 6 targeted districts in Central and Copperbelt provinces
• Established performance-based strategic partnerships with women empowerment organizations for gender sensitization, awareness and sustainable access to productive land (ownership and documentation)
• Improved access to appropriate technologies and means of production for 15,000 Women and Mixed groups (600 groups) as project primary beneficiaries; Women and mixed groups accessing appropriate technologies and improved business capacity.
• Women financial inclusion and integration of Village savings for change and loans activities in Women and Mixed groups. Increasing women farmers’ access to affordable and timely credit for production support
• Increased income opportunities for women by bringing markets closer. Increased capacities of female FBAs and Mixed FBAs to; participate in structured competitive markets, offer competitive aggregation services and train women and mixed groups in good postharvest practices and marketing.
• Increased access to affordable working capital / loans for women and mixed FBAs.
• Monitoring, Evaluating and Learning; interventions, strategies including pilots are detailed / documented to support structured learning, results measurement and reporting is evidence based and statistically qualified, structured and timely sharing of lessons learnt.
• The project is now inviting applications for the positions of:

Project Manager
• Location: Kabwe
• The Agriculture Project Manager will lead the design and implementation of all components of HTTG, providing technical advisory on agriculture enterprise components such as farming and financing mechanisms that are appropriate to eligible project clients.

Key Responsibilities
• R1: Lead on the delivery of Adaptive Project Implementation and Management
• Ensure quality implementation of the project and adherence to Global Affairs Canada project requirements and standards
• Develop on a macro- and micro-basis, key project management and implementation tools such as work plans, budgets and the results chain framework
• Manage and directing performance and resource use of the project team;
• Provide operational leadership, tactical guidance and coaching to project team members for the effective and efficient implementation of planned project activities
• Broker and manage strategic value-driven relations, collaborations and partnerships with local private sector entities and individuals
• Promote and manage field level relationships with wider stakeholders like government partners
• In collaboration with the program Director, support the design of an enterprise financing mechanism that is appropriate to the needs of women farmers and start engagements with financial institutions.
• Collaborate internally with Finance and Admin in managing and tracking financial spend against the approved budget as well as in providing defined administrative and HR functional support services.
• R2: Quality Assurance, Results Measurement and reporting
• Ensure strategies employed in the project implementation are appropriate for the Zambia context and environment and are consistent with the iDE’s MSD approaches.
• Closely collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to develop MEAL tools and operational framework and oversee their implementation and use within the project for timely and accurate collection of field data.
• Provide timely feedback to management on the health and status of the project,
• Document and share project successes, lessons, challenges and strategic revisions.
R3: Strategy review, development and Business Development
1. Monitor the project for strategic drift and correct as necessary
2. Pro-actively contribute to employing user-centred innovations for adaptive strategy development
3. Diligently manage approved pilots under the project to facilitate effective learning in strategy development and review
4. Contribute to building and reinforcing iDE Zambia’s reputation and brand
5. Contribute on case-by-case basis to the internal development of education / training materials and other capacity building / market operational tools for supporting and mentoring both primary and secondary beneficiaries
6. Support to building the iDE Zambia brand and new business prospecting
7. Any other duties as assigned that may be deemed critical to the delivery of project goals and overall realisation of iDE Zambia country program objectives.

• Minimum of a university degree or professional equivalent in Agricultural economics, Agribusiness management, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Marketing or a business-related field with a good understanding of project management.
• Formal training in the Market System Development approach is preferable

Experience, skills and attributes required
• At least 5 years’ working experience developing small businesses particularly promoting women entrepreneurs, 3 of which should be at the management level.
• Knowledge of value chain development approaches and private sector experience
• People management skills: coaching and mentoring skills, team goal structuring, and performance management skills
• Excellent reporting, presentation and negotiation skills
• Ability to work independently and meet strict deadlines as well as collaboratively with a team

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
1. Application letter should be by e-mail with the CV as the only attachment.
2. Clearly reference the project and position you are applying for.
3. Only applicants with the necessary experience and qualifications should respond to this advert.
4. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
5. Applications should be mailed to by 20th May 2022.