Project Officer

Orbis International Zambia-The Project Officer is responsible for coordinating Orbis’s eye care project activities in North Western Province, Zambia. The Project Officer will be based in Solwezi and will travel to Orbis project locations within North Western Province.

REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The Project Officer reports to the Senior Programmes Manager, based in Lusaka and collaborates with the Zambia programmes, admin and finance staff. They also liaise with the Senior Regional Programme Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation team at the Orbis headquarters office in New York as needed.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Facilitate and monitor the implementation of project activities by the partners:

  • Provide technical support to project partners to build their capacity and to ensure the project’s success.
  • Ensure that project outputs are delivered timely and within approval budget

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • · University degree in a relevant field of social science, development. A graduate degree in Medical or Social Public Health field is preferable
  • Minimum of 3 years’ professional experience working in Project/Program management of international organizations or government agencies.
  • Experience with project planning and grant management (multiple donors).

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Skilled in, and committed to, community participation/interaction, field visits and presence in project areas
  • Proven project management skills, including finance, logistics and procurement management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills with a customer-centered approach and the ability to maintain strong relationships with various stakeholders with different backgrounds.
  • Excellent spoken and written English language competence is essential
  • Excellent organizational & planning skills: ability to effectively multi-task and manage a broad spectrum of responsibilities with the appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly functional in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Flexible, pro-active, and open-minded work style: the ability to work productively both independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written).
  • Willingness to travel locally

To learn more about Orbis, go to http://www.orbis.org

Orbis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As a global organization, we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures who reflect the five Orbis values of Trust, Caring, Commitment, Accountability, and Excellence.

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