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Senior Partnerships ,advocacy & Policy Officer (Lusaka) at CAMFED Zambia

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CAMFED Zambia

3. SENIOR PARTNERSHIPS,ADVOCACY & POLICY OFFICER (Lusaka)

Job Purpose

The Senior Partnerships, Advocacy and Policy Officer will support CAMFED in driving policy change to improve education for marginalized girls in Zambia. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of government policies in Zambia, and proven expertise in policy development and analysis. The Officer will also  support CAMFED in building effective relationships with government stakeholders at local, regional, and national levels to further program and policy change goals. They will understand government structures, policies, and processes in Zambia with a track record of successful advocacy efforts in the education sector.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Policy Research and Analysis: Conduct research and analysis of policy landscapes, including monitoring policy developments, legislative changes, and government initiatives related to education for marginalized girls and provide evidence-based recommendations for action.
  • Policy Development and Implementation: Develop policy strategies to drive change in education policies that impact marginalized girls in Zambia.
  • Government Engagement: Engage with government officials, policymakers, and other stakeholders to advocate for policy reforms and build relationships to influence policy decisions.
  • Capacity Building: Provide training and coaching on policy to staff
  • Build Collaborations: Collaborate with local and international partners to build coalitions and alliances to support policy advocacy efforts.
  • Network Building: Engage with local and international partners and networks to build and cultivate strategic partnerships to leverage advocacy opportunities with government.
  • Capacity Building: Provide technical expertise on advocacy to staff, including training and coaching on advocacy strategies, tactics, and tools.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Support MEL team on the monitoring and evaluating of advocacy efforts.

Person Specification

  • Ability to understand how best to leverage partners based on strengths and capabilities.
  • Ability to continuously evaluate partnerships and redefine roles of existing partners where necessary.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong project management skills, communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English – proficiency in other local languages is a plus.
  • Ability to effectively engage with government officials, policy makers, and other stakeholders to influence policy decisions and build relationships with key government stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong project management skills and attention to detail.

Essential

  • Proven experience conducting due diligence on potential partners.
  • Experience in program management, including managing all aspects of the program management cycle. Experience working within the development sector with NGOs is an added advantage.
  • Experience in policy work, including contributing to the development and implementation of policy campaigns and conducting policy research. Experience working within the education sector is an added advantage.
  • Experience in conducting policy analysis and research and the ability to provide evidence-based recommendations for action.
  • Strong networking experience and the ability to bring together partnerships for successful program implementation.
  • Experience in conducting policy analysis and research and the ability to provide evidence-based recommendations for action.

Desirable

  • Experience and qualification in a relevant field such as social sciences, international relations, development studies or project management or education.
  • Experience and qualification in a relevant field such as political science, public policy, international relations.

Method of Application

Please send your CV and covering letter to hrzambia@camfed.org on Friday 22nd March 2024 by 16.30hrs.

Please note that you are only permitted to apply for one post.

Please do not submit any hard copies at the office.