Project Officers (x2) at New Apostolic Church Relief Organization (NACRO)

New Apostolic Church Relief Organization (NACRO)

New Apostolic Church Relief Organization (NACRO)- a faith based organization is a social and development arm of the New Apostolic Church. The Organisation was established in 2002 to provide high quality demand driven social and economic services that impacts positively on the lives of the vulnerable communities and provides capacity building that results in stronger resilience and improved livelihoods in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

NACRO is inviting applications for 2 positions of Project Officers for the Savings Group Project to be based in Petauke and Katete Eastern Province of Zambia


(a) Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Programme Assistant, the Project Officer is responsible for the day-to-day planning, implementing, managing monitoring and reporting of the Savings Group Project that will aim at empowering vulnerable women with skills and knowledge to establish and engage in profitable businesses. The Project Officer will be fully responsible to establish Savings groups and ensure the proper and effective function and operation as per the expected project outcomes. Project Officers will ensure financial inclusion of vulnerable groups that create access to the financial services through regular technical guidance and supervision support.

(b) Major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Undertake community vulnerability assessment and process in target communities to define community gaps and provide basis for planning
  • Facilitate planning, organizing, and management of village savings and loan associations (VSLAs)
  • Train front-line staff and the clients on VSLA principles, procedures and actions, financial literacy and recording, and related topics.
  • Develop work plans (Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly) to ensure effective implementation of VSLA and related activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan.
  • Identify and/or form and mobilize local structures such as VSLA groups, financial institutions and marketing groups in the villages and district.
  • Conduct assessment on financial service providers, and challenges in reaching vulnerable groups.
  • Link the VSLA groups to Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOS) and Micro Financial Institutions (MFI) services for further financial access.
  • Facilitate the identification of village level VSLA agents to enhance community awareness and ownership/sustainability of VSLA approach.
  • Ensure the full participation and engagement of key partners, donor, Government offices, the community, and target clients in all stages of program management cycle.
  • Consolidate/compile monthly, quarterly, and annual activity reports and special events showing achievements, lessons, constraints, and recommendations and submit to supervisor on agreed time.
  • Carry out quarterly/annual review meetings to assess performance of activities against set targets at the community and program level.
  • Conduct assessment using FGDS, KIIS, etc tools and collect and document the impact and benefits of the action on the client’s lives and write success stories.

(b) Qualifications

  • 5″0″ levels grade 12 certificate
  • Diploma in Social Science while Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences will be an added advantage
    Certificate of proficiency in Project Management
  • Must be a licensed motor rider with “A” motorbike class with more than 7 years riding experience.


Seven (7) years of experience in NGO or related Sector, 4 years of which must be in the area of community engagement, livelihoods and working with women groups.

Skills and Competencies

  • Practicing Christian, mature and self-motivated
  • Team worker with community engagement skills
  • Very good presentation skill
  • Project management and financial management
  • Budget management
  • Excellent oral, written and report writing skills
  • Effective stakeholder engagement
  • Computer literacy with ability to use Microsoft Word, excel and power point


Those interested and meet the requirements should submit their applications comprising of a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae with three traceable referees, and all copies of relevant certificates to [email protected] not later than May 17, 2024: (Only soft copies will be considered)

The application should be addressed to the:

The Country Programme Coordinator

NACRO Head Office

Plot 109A. Marrapodi Villa

P.O. Box 32297

Lusaka, Zambia

[email protected]

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.