Technical Director at STS Zambia Limited

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • 00 USD / Year
  • Salary: 00

STS Zambia Limited

STS Zambia Limited is a Zambian private company limited by guarantee committed to improving the lives and learning of girls and boys in Zambia through thoughtful research, practice, and partnership.

Description of the Project. The purpose of the anticipated three-year USAID/Zambia Acting for Climate Change Together (ACCT) Activity is to meaningfully engage Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPD), people with disabilities, and local communities on climate action to help them plan for and respond to climate-related disasters. It has three primary objectives: to improve disability-inclusive school disaster risk mitigation plans, to bring children with disabilities (CWD) into schools so that they benefit from the social protective factors of school settings, especially during disasters, and to increase knowledge and climate action of children, including CWD.

Overview of Position. STS seeks a full-time Technical Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Acting for Climate Change Together (ACCT) Activity in Zambia. The Technical Director will be responsible for providing technical leadership on the three project objectives.

Location: Position will be based in Lusaka, Zambia.

This position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership on the design and implementation of project activities, including development of concept notes, work plans, and budgets
  • Lead development and technical oversight of project materials and trainings
  • Represent the project’s activities to outside audiences including key stakeholders from USAID, the Government of Zambia (including the Ministry of Education), OPDs, and other education development partners
  • Provide mentorship and strengthening to Zambian-based OPDs and other Zambian-colleagues on technical implementation
  • Demonstrate behaviors corresponding to the mission, vision, and values of STS Zambia Ltd. and USAID ACCT and ensure staff adhere to these same standards.
  • Create a favorable and productive work environment, including implementation of workplace diversity and inclusion policies
  • Access global technical policies, procedures, and resources that will support the project technically or operationally
  • Execute duties according to STS Zambia Ltd.’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years’ experience leading donor-funded projects related to: education, environment, disability, or other related fields; USAID-specific experience preferred
  • Understanding of disability-inclusive pedagogy and intimate familiarity with the Zambian education system and its key actors
  • Understanding of climate change, environmental policy, and disaster risk management globally and in Zambia
  • Analytical skills and an understanding of monitoring, evaluation, and assessment tools to promote evidence-based learning
  • Ability to synthesize complex data and present it concisely for a range of audiences
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate, set priorities, create manageable workplans, and evaluate progress
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Sensitive to political and cultural issues, and able to demonstrate patience, tact, and diplomacy
  • Excellent written and oral English skills

Preferred, but not required, qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in education, environmental studies, or other relevant field
  • Prior experience overseeing and ensuring the success projects in USAID or other international donor education projects strongly preferred
  • Written or spoken fluency of Bemba, Lozi, Kaonde, Lunda, Luvale, Tonga, or Nyanja are strongly preferred
  • Citizens of Zambia are strongly preferred
  • Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Method of Application

To apply, please email your resume/CV, three professional references, and a cover letter to [email protected]. In the subject line of the email, please state “Technical Director, Zambia ACCT”.

Please submit your application(s) by June 28, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

STS Zambia Limited is an equal employment opportunities (EEO) employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To apply for this job email your details to info@sts-international.org