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Mercury Lines Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Quantity Surveyor
30 Jun 15:52
Lusaka
Job Objectives Managing and taking ownership of estimating and cost planning activities Managing and taking ownership of the procurement process, ensuring that all stages including pre-qualification, enquiry, Bills of Quantities, analysis, selection and contract preparation are performed effectively. Ensuring that post-contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively. Ensuring that cost checking and valuation work is managed effectively. Ensuring the preparation of monthly cost reports Taking a lead role in interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages. Minimum Requirements BSC in Quantity surveying Minimum 2 years’ experience Analytical thinker with proven problem solving Ability to manage and prioritise complex tasks Strong verbal and written communication skills Competency in mathematical and accounting principles Previous experience with Project Job Costing Software Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to this email below:
Hungry Lion
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Payroll Administrator
26 Jun 15:46
Lusaka
Role Overview The purpose of this position is to ensure that weekly and monthly payrolls are processed correctly and to assist with third-party reconciliations and submissions. Key stakeholders include store management and staff. Duties/ Responsibilities Prepare and process weekly wages and monthly payrolls via time and attendance import and manual sheets. Load new employees and terminations timeously. Capture and update all deductions, leave, absence, hours, costs and balance of employee salaries accurately. Upload weekly/monthly payment via Fihrst Management services. Update personal information on Sage – Bank and address changes, increases, ad hoc allowances, etc. Ensure that all required documentation for leave administration is received, including leave forms and sick certificates, for employees that are not on ESS and capture all transactions on Sage. Ensure that all filing is up to date and stored in the designated areas. Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting necessary changes. Print and distribute payslips. Provide staff with maternity and termination documents. Resolve payroll queries. Monthly third-party reconciliation and payments (Provident Fund, Unions, Medical Aid, etc.). Process workmen’s compensation claims. Assisting the Payroll Supervisor with ad hoc duties. Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Requirements: Essential: At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role. Experience in large payrolls. Experience working in a high pressure, fast-paced environment. Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft, especially Excel. Desirable: Sage People experience. Working experience of G-Suite. QSR or retail branch network experience. Competencies: Professional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. High degree of attention to detail with strong administration abilities. High degree of confidentiality and integrity. Strong relationship-building skills. Self-starter and results oriented. Must be able to exercise judgment and independently determine and take appropriate action where necessary. Must possess conflict-management and resolution skills. Ability to handle situations professionally with sensitivity, diplomacy and tact. Uses initiative to collect and review information in order to ensure that objectives are met and to keep relevant people informed through feedback loops. Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Bayport Financial Services (Z) Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Manager – Administration
21 Jun 15:39
Lusaka
Job Summary: Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, the Manager – Administration will be responsible for managing administrative support services including the procurement, safeguarding and maintenance of company assets and fleet. Job Specifications: The job holder will be responsible for all the administration activities including but not limited to the following: Maintaining the administration workflow whilst implementing cost reductions and developing reporting procedures. Creating and revising internal controls, administrative systems, policies and procedures Managing administrative staff as well as scheduling and assigning administrative projects Ensures the management and maintenance of security and safety of company assets Oversight of property maintenance, renovations and repairs, new branch setups and assisting with company branding and consistent branch outlook Procurement of all goods and services by obtaining requirements, negotiating price, quality, and delivery Review and establishment of vendor relations and the vendor database. Provision of corporate branding services and products and company operations stationery. Fleet management which will include maintenance, vehicle licence renewals, fuel disbursement and movement tracking Minimum Entry Requirements: Diploma in Business Administration, Procurement, Logistics or a related discipline. A Bachelor’s Degree will be an added advantage Minimum 5 years administration experience with at least 2 years at Management level Experience in the financial industry will be an added advantage. Other Skills and Attributes: Fluent in both oral and written English, with the ability to express oneself professionally Strong organisational skills; must be proactive and be able to manage and prioritise workload and be accustomed to working under pressure with high resilience and self-motivation Strong reporting writing and communication skills Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and integrity. Method of Application Suitable candidates must send their applications, attaching their current CVs and professional/academic certificates, to this email: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Reformed Open Community Schools
Posted Job · 1 day ago
District Coordinator
25 Jun 15:34
Kasama
The Reformed Open Community Schools (ROCS) is a child focused process facilitator organization that empowers communities to transform their schools for improved learner outcomes. ROCS is a recognized stakeholder in supporting underprivileged and vulnerable children to access quality education in rural and peri- urban areas of Zambia. By contributing to wellbeing of the poor, ROCS endeavors (its reason for being), to show God’s love by working with, motivating and encouraging those in need to take charge of their own precarious situations and initiatives that provide solutions thereof. ROCS is implementing the CHAZ-GF Towards Malaria Elimination Grant funded project in Kasama and Mungwi districts of Northern Province in 30 Healthcare facilities (15 Healthcare facilities in each district) including their catchment areas. The project will conduct various community engagement activities and employ the three key Social behavior Change (SBC) strategies:- Behavior Change Communication: seeking to influence the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of communities and various stakeholders Social Mobilization with the aim of fostering wider participation, coalition building, and ownership as well as changing community norms. Advocacy to support the raising of resources and securing the commitment of the leaders at various levels. It is against this background that ROCS is looking for a suitably qualified Zambian to fill up the vacancy of District Coordinator for Kasama District. The District Coordinator will be responsible for effective planning and coordination of all project activities. The district Coordinator is expected to among others; strengthen community health structures to reduce the malaria burden among the target groups, strengthen health-seeking behaviours among the target groups using the Social Behavior Change approach and to influence governmental duty bearers to implement national policies and commitments aimed at reducing the Malaria burden for the target groups. Preferred qualities: Young and vibrant Basic ICT Skills in Excel, Power point and Word Report writing skills Facilitation skills Ability to work both independently and as an effective member of a team Work with minimum supervision while working responsibly Motorbike riding with a valid rider’s license Qualifications: Grade 12 certificate Diploma in Environmental Health, or related field with demonstrable ability to handle a malaria project At least 2 years’ experience working with malaria projects Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to this email:
A Reputable Company
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Sales Representative X3
20 Jun 15:25
Lusaka
A reputable Company seeks to recruit sales representatives x 3 to join our vibrant team. Designation Reporting To Marketing Manager Key Accountabilities To market and sale all company products in the designated market. To maintain contact with all clients in the area and ensure high level of client satisfaction and retention To always identify new sales lead and grow the business. To maintain an updated marketing information database Prepare daily Sales Reports. Conduct daily Sales Reconciliations. Ensure targets set by management are met all the times and without fail To attend sales meetings as and when required by management and participate in such meetings with reports based on market coverage. To provide daily market reports and other reports management may require. To participate in all sales activities required by management .i.e. sampling activities promotions, and use of information Technology to carry out sales. To carry out duties related to sales such as placement and handling out of point of Sale materials (POSM) as required by management. To provide market intelligence, information and all ethical information that may be needed by the organization. When required, a Sales Representative will conduct banking of company funds and this must be banked with supporting documents. Candidate Requirement: Experience: Minimum of 3 years, preferably in the Tobacco and Cigarette industry. Education Level: Diploma Qualifications: Sales and Marketing: Skills: Strong Communications and Negotiation Abilities: Proven ability to study Market Trends and increase Market Share will be an added advantage Personality : Self-motivated, Aggressive in Sales and Marketing activities Competence : ICT literacy Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Project Luangwa
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Job Description for Monitoring, Evaluation and Assistant Operations Officer Project Luangwa Profile Project Luangwa (PL) is a charitable NGO based in South Luangwa, Eastern Province Zambia. Our main priorities are supporting education and gender equality. We do this through sponsoring over 165 children through secondary and tertiary education, building infrastructure and classrooms for schools, running Gender Support Clubs and providing menstrual hygiene pads. We have also recently started a new project involving constructing fuel-efficient stoves in local communities. These stoves help to promote greater health and well-being, as well as preventing deforestation, and protecting our environment. Job Profile: The role of Monitoring, Evaluation and Assistant Operations (ME&Ops) Officer is a new role at Project Luangwa, designed to provide crucial Monitoring and Evaluations duties, as well as managing and overseeing the budgets and operational requirements of the Eco-Stove Team. The ME&Ops Officer will form an integral part of the PL Management Team, supplementing the work carried out by the Sponsorship Manager, and being directly overseen by the Head of Gender Support and Operations. ME&Ops Officer will be responsible for insuring that all projects are being properly monitored and evaluated, which will help to form strategy and policy decisions by the CEO and PL Board. Job Specification A. Monitoring and Evalutation: The ME&Ops Offier will: Devise appropriate monitoring tools for their implementation by staff across all PL programmes Monitor the Project Staff in their facilitation of the monitoring tools Carry out analysis and evaluation of all the monitoring reports according to PL’s Monitoring and Evaluation Policy document Work with CEO and rest of management team in achieving meaningful M&E results Ensure relevant changes are implemented in the PL Strategic Policy as a result of the evaluation results B. Supervision of Eco-Stove Team The ME&Ops Offier will: Be the line supervisor for the Eco-Stove Team Liaise with management team over training needs and progress of the Eco-Stove Team, and report any issues or problems. Train and build capacity in the Eco-Stove Team on an ongoing basis in facilitation of activities, report writing, monitoring and evaluation techniques and other skills appropriate to their roles Assist the Eco-Stove Team in formulating and managing budget requirements Ensure compliance with PL policies and job requirements, as well as conduct disciplinary action when necessary C. General Administration and Other Duties: The ME&Ops Officer will: Keep full and accurate accounts and records of all activities and financial transactions for the above programmes and activities Assist the CEO in the regular updating of social media postings Submit monthly reports (or at other times as directed) to the CEO/Head of Gender Support and Operations Carry out any other administrative duties as requested by the CEO or Head of Gender Support and Operations that are within the scope of his/her ability Job Criteria: Qualifications: Tertiary qualifications relevant to management, monitoring and evaluation or relevant academia (must be evidenced in application) Post graduate qualifications in relevant subjects are highly desirable Previous experience in carrying out M&E projects would be distinctly advantageous 1. Essential Skills: Minimum B.Sc. or BA (Masters preferable) in an appropriate field. Other tertiary qualifications are acceptable (e.g. B.Ed.) if the candidate has relevant experience in and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation Fluent English (oral and written) and fluent Nyanja Strong communication skills, particularly report writing Excellent administrative, organisational & financial management skills Experience in Monitoring and Evaluating techniques (relevant qualifications are a distinct advantage) Experience in project and staff management Experience in financial record keeping 2. Other Skills/Experience/Aptitudes that are sought: Experience of working within rural Zambian communities, preferably for an NGO Enjoyment of spending time in the bush or remote rural areas and camping experiences in general Flexibility and willingness to work beyond office hours whenever necessary Innovation and creativity to improve aspects of the programme Excellent interpersonal skills Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Project Luangwa is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability or age in its employment policies, operations and programmes. PL complies with all Zambian Employment and Equal Opportunity laws. Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Yalelo
Yalelo
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Radar Operator
30 Jun 14:58
Siavonga
Yalelo, is seeking a highly energetic, motivated Individual to work in the position of Radar Operator. This position involves Monitoring and operating the TMZ Radar equipment including radios and ancillary equipment. In addition to this, the position requires the individual to be responsible for making appropriate pro-active and reactive responses and coordinating emergency situations on site as well as coordinating control room activities. This position is open to Zambians only. Location: The role is primarily based in Siavonga. The Right-Fit candidates will: Conduct Radar & Control Room Operations: Operate all equipment, Radar, radios, and ancillary equipment to provide pro-active and reactive monitoring of CCTV to assist with the detection of crime, unsafe behavior and to support the reduction of crime, unrest, or operational disruptions. Maintain a close liaison with the Security Team Lead on duty and channel operational matters requiring reaction. Monitor Radar & CCTV and initiate appropriate response to suspicious activities. Monitor computerized burglar and fire alarm systems and initiate appropriate response to alarm activations. Monitor guard patrol monitoring systems and alert shift supervisors on any deviations. Operate the 24/7 emergency number and initiate appropriate response to emergency situations. Operate remote controlled systems Operate all radio communication systems Perform administration duties relating to a control room environment Radio Communication & use of Phonetic Alphabet. Sound Emergency alarm in case of incident & report as per emergency call tree Provide preliminary and background information on incidents. Operate the TZ Coastal Monitoring system(Radar), communication and test equipment. Analyse radar system, monitor targets, objects, AIS targets and report intrusion. Maintain objective quality evidence, configurations and documentations. Identify systemic problems and trends, recommend improvements and implements actions as approved. Prepare daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports for TZ Coastal Monitoring system(Radar) as required. Assist in modifications, sustainment, systems checks/calibrations. Track, collect and maintain data associated with the TZ Coastal Monitoring system(Radar). Make logs of all shift activity in prescribed forms. Communicate all faults or errors on the Security systems to the IT Security Team Lead. Control Room Record Management: Update key registers for gates, dispatch, harvest. Update computer-based incident logging system and generate the reports. Maintain record of seals, and dispatch confirmation & receipt database. To maintain thorough records, security operations books including Incident logs, the visitors logbook, the repair and maintenance logbook and any other designated records within CCTV. Manage Shift activity report undertake clerical duties relevant to the position including updating message boards and information notices. Where necessary complete witness statement and prepare evidence as per procedures. The Essentials: Full Grade Twelve (12) Certificate Diploma or equivalent in Information Systems. Knowledge of working with standard electronics. CompTIA Security + certification or equivalent. If not certified at the time of hire, certification must be granted within 6 months of start date and maintained. This is a full-time position and the successful candidate must be available to work weekdays and weekends. If this is YOU, Yalelo wants to hear from you today!!! Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Healthy Learners
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Background Healthy Learners is an award-winning non-profit organization committed to improving the health of children in Zambia and beyond. We partner directly with the government and local communities in Zambia so that school children can stay healthy, learn effectively and have a brighter future. This year Healthy Learners was the inaugural winner of the 2021 Duke F.M. Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact and the UBS Optimus Foundation COVID-19 Relief Prize and has seen strong, steady growth in philanthropic support over time. School-aged children in low resource settings suffer from a high burden of disease and lack access to even basic healthcare, which causes otherwise preventable and curable illnesses to frequently result in life-long health challenges or disability. In the short term, these illnesses contribute to school absenteeism, poor academic performance and high drop-out rates. In the long term, they undermine physical, cognitive and emotional development and hinder economic prosperity. Healthy Learners is solving this gap through our unique model of school-based community health. By training teachers in community health and making schools entry points into the public healthcare system, children now receive medical attention in substantially greater numbers, improving health outcomes and reducing absenteeism. We currently serve 250,000 students in Lusaka and are working with the Zambian government to scale nationally. The Opportunity: We are looking for Finance and Administrative Assistants to work at our offices in various towns in Zambia. The position will report to the Director of Administration (DOA) and support the Administration department. The ideal individual will have finance, administrative, procurement and store management skills. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, problem-solvers and flexible to work in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities: Work as a bank agent for the organisation Assist with cash disbursement to partners using our cash disbursement platforms Management of Petty cash Fill in payment vouchers and write cheques and update the cheque book register Assist in preparation of source documents as required by auditors and funders Systematic filling of all financial documents at the site office and mailing them for posting in quickbooks Ensure the running of day to day operations by on-timely management of office utilities such as internet, water and electricity. Fleet and logistics management of company vehicles i.e preparing and managing transport requests, checking road tax and car insurance, ensuring that all vehicles have the necessary accessories and submission of vehicle reports to supervisor. Maintenance of cars by identifying mechanics and garages to fix minor issues as well as coordinating the servicing of cars with the head office. General office filing, printing and scanning of documents Maintain a clean office environment by coordinating the office help, driver and/or gardener to assist with cleaning of the surrounding areas Monitor and supervise adequate and appropriate use of supplies. Ensures that services and maintenance of premises are in accordance with organizational standards Manage the storage and management of supplies such as construction materials delivered from head office. Conduct regular stock taking and update the online inventor report shared with the Administrative Officer Maintain up to date records of materials inventory at the stores (existing stock, pending orders, etc.) Provide information on current stock and orders to provide justification for re-ordering Management of stationery, cleaning and kitchen supplies and report any procurement needs to the Administrative Officer Identification of suppliers (vendor list) for general office and cleaning supplies and excellent understanding of a fair bidding process i.e collection of quotations. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business administration or other related field. Two or more years of relevant experience in Finance and Administration, preferably with a non-governmental organization Preferred Skills / Prerequisites Finance policies and procedure Supplies and materials management Vendor management Able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device Experience in and understanding of risk management Knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures is a plus Strong planning and coordination skills and ability to prioritize competing priorities effectively Good analytical skills with ability to make independent judgment and decisions Proactive, results-oriented and able to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders Emotional maturity, patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations Demonstrated ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment Good writing skills Humility and willingness to regularly receive constructive feedback Flexible and open to change Note: Eligible candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis Method of Application Interested applicants should email their CV and one page cover letter indicating the town they are applying to work from and email it to this email: All applications must be addressed to; The Director of Administration, Healthy Learners, Olympia Extension, Lusaka. 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Bollore Transport & Logistics Zambia Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Chinese Trade Lanae Manager
20 Jun 14:36
Lusaka
Summary Of The Position Responsible to develop portfolio of new customers through effective prospecting, achieve budgeted new business gross margin, grow existing accounts’ business, nurture clients’ relationship and provide regular activity and performance reports. Functions & Responsibilities: Source new business and visit potential customers to secure new accounts Maintain and develop relationships with existing customers and grow additional business Establish total market stats and Bollore market share in Zambia Estimate share of Chinese business and logistics volumes in Zambia Ensure Customer retentions through regular feedback of the company’s good performances Develop regional business through the various corridors Update Company’s CRM tool as per Group’s requirements Follow up on sales leads locally and report on progress to Management Establish and gauge competitors and market prices practiced in Zambia Map and screen Chinese customers and prospects for additional business Minimum Qualifications & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Logistics and/or Diploma At least (8) years in Business Development/Sales & Marketing At least (5) years in Transport &Logistics Industry Excellent computer skills (word, excel, PowerPoint, internet) and database management Must be fluent in both written and verbal English. Must be able to work independently as well in a team and be self-assured. Method of Application To apply for this position, please send your application letter, curriculum vitae and professional qualifications to the Human Resources Department email: before the closing date of the advertisement. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
H.E.R Fitter Drills
25 Jun 14:07
Solwezi
Purpose of the role: Responsible to execute both planned and unplanned maintenance work activities on a shift by shift basis safely and effectively. The shift Artisan will perform maintenance activities in a safe and effective manner with the aim of delivering results that meet quality standards and company expectations. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Identify Work Carry out equipment inspections and ensure corrective work is identified before it becomes a breakdown. Ensure that sufficient information is captured to perform or plan the corrective task by using the work request and or defect notice request process Ensure identified work is prioritized according to the potential risk to HSE & equipment availability Discuss with the off-going or on coming crew potential safety hazards and issues, ongoing work from previous shifts, progress of the mining plans and status of work in the schedule Perform Work: Ensure task requirements are clearly understood and all risks identified before commencing the job Collect all required tools and equipment prior to commencing the job to promote efficient maintenance practices Adhere to all site and company requirements for the use of permits, risk assessments, Isolations and risk management. Test & commission the machine to ensure all maintenance activities were effective and the machine is returned in a fit for purpose condition Record Work & Job Completion: Complete all maintenance documentation (Work orders, PM sheets, inspection sheets etc…) in full and to the required standard ensuring that all relevant information relating to the task is completed Clean and tag components requiring repair or core return Parts not required returned back into stock Report broken, damaged or missing tooling Ensure all work areas are well maintained and housekeeping standards are adhered to Participation: Participate in on & off the job training and learning opportunities Demonstrate interest and wiliness in all equipment and company goals Participate and contribute to safety and improvement initiatives Qualifications & Experience: Relevant trade or role required experience Hold relevant artisan certification in electrical, mechanical or similar At least 2 years in mining or heavy industry Where appropriate, hold valid driver’s licence CAT / Komatsu large Ancillary mining equipment is an advantage Key Job Attributes: The ability work within a group in a challenging and geographically remote environment. Sound problem solving skills. Satisfactory oral communication skills in English. Contribute to the management of Health and Safety by: Participate in the identification of significant Health and safety risks and impacts including those related to identified applicable legislation Contribute to the development and implementation of plans/controls to mitigate significant health and safety risks in your Section. Participate in the effective management of health and safety risks in your work area. Ensure that incidents related to health, safety or the environment are reported. Safety Performance: Ensure compliance with the health and safety programs in your Section Attend regular safety meetings. Comply with maintenance plans including relevant up to date SOP’s where they are developed and available. Actively promote continuous improvement in safety behavior. Conduct informal safety inspections of your work area. Able to handle work with a great sense of professionalism Possesses good organizational skills Good oriented person Maintain a professional approach to duties and responsibilities with the capability of making timely, rational decisions and an ability to meet deadlines. Act with honesty and integrity in all areas: maintain confidentiality in dealings with subordinates, clients and customers. Demonstrate accuracy, time management and organizational skills. Maintain a professional work ethic through effective, honest communication with supervisors, peers, and subordinates. Commitment to reach or exceed maintenance, operational and safety goals. Work effectively in a team environment, supporting other team members when needed. The ability and drive to manage maintenance work group in a technically challenging and geographically remote maintenance environment. Sound planning, analytical, and problem solving skills. Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge and understanding of diverse third world cultures and customs an advantage. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Purpose The Trainer Assessor is responsible for conducting hands on ‘training and assessment’ for FQMO Mining Division employees or designated contractors. Key Responsibilities Planning for daily activities according to the training plan & schedule. Conducting training in line with the Operator Training process. Conducting assessments in line with the assessment procedure. Coaching Learners. Ensure that all training is in line with the company’s written procedures. Liaising directly with the supervisors to minimise impact on production. Records: Complete all documentation to a high standard and ensure that it is handed in expediently. Monitor the hours each trainee has completed to ensure adherence to the training path. Administrate and record learning progress Safety: Instill a high awareness of safety in all aspects of training. Ensure that the focus of training is principally on safety. Maintaining a pro-active approach to all aspects of operational and behavioural safety and encourage teamwork within the department in line with FQMO company values. Proactively confront others about safety and security violations. Qualifications: Grade 12 Certificate A certificate or diploma in teaching methodology High standard of verbal communication skills. Basic computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office. Ability to facilitate classroom and field training to groups of varying sizes. A high level of competency on machinery in the required discipline. Ability to supervise groups of trainees. Ability to act as a mentor and role model to trainees. Ability to conduct thorough training without impacting on production. Experience: A minimum of 6 years’ experience in Ancillary machine operations in the mining industry Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
Deloitte Zambia
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Finance Manager
25 Jun 13:38
Lusaka
Company Description About Deloitte Deloitte provides Advisory, Audit and Tax services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. In Zambia, Deloitte is one of the longest established professional services organisations. We serve clients in a variety of industries from financial services, to consumer business, mining and manufacturing, tourism and the public sector. Deloitte’s professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity. They enjoy an environment of continuous learning, challenging experiences, and enriching career opportunities. Deloitte’s professionals are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities. Job Description: We are looking for an experienced and energetic Finance Manager with a commitment to delivering excellent service, in a professional environment that fosters personal growth and inclusion. Key responsibilities include: Formulate and implement suitable financial strategies, policies and practices that support the Firm’s vision, mission and strategic objectives. Oversee production of timely management accounts, financial statements, annual budgets and other financial reports of the Firm. Provision of accurate and timely financial advice to the leadership, to optimise the Firm’s financial and operational performance. Oversee treasury management of the Firm. Develop formal and informal networks with key stakeholders (both internal and external) to support the seamless delivery of accounting services to key stakeholders within the Firm. Keep abreast with and ensure application of emerging accounting/finance issues, national laws and regulations and apply best practice knowledge within the Finance function. Train and develop the skills of other Finance staff, in accordance with the Firm’s methodologies and ensure that their performance is professionally managed per the Firm’s guidelines. Liaison with the wider Deloitte Africa and Global Firm on all finance and other related matters. Qualifications: Fully qualified accountant with a recognisable professional body (e.g. ACCA/CIMA/ZICA). A Degree in Accounting and Finance an added advantage. Experience: Five years post qualification professional experience. Knowledge and skills required: Should be able to work with minimal supervision. Good understanding of accounting processes, reporting and related statutory requirements. Good computation skills. Strong business application skills. Good computer skills Good communication skills. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
JS Hospitality Services
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Business Services Intern
21 Jun 13:08
Solwezi
Overview: The Intern will perform day-to-day operations of the organisation. Reporting to the Lead Consultant, they will performs all duties required to keep the firm operational. Attend to incoming and outgoing correspondence. Conduct basic research Assist in preparing information and research materials: create and maintain power point presentations. 4. Attend company functions and networking events Update and post social media and website content; respond to web correspondence, social media posts, and email. Set up, break down, organise conference rooms, training rooms, meeting rooms; update company calendars Any other duties that may be assigned Desired qualifications and requirements: Minimum qualification, Degree in Business Administration/Human Resource Management from a reputable university Graduated Between 2018 – 2020 Proficient Computer skills, including Office suite (Word, Excel and power point) Self directed and able to work without supervision Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to this email below:
Fraser Alexander Tailings Zambia
Posted Job · 1 day ago
About Fraser Alexander Fraser Alexander is a trusted mining services partner delivering world class outsourced services across the entire mining value chain. Operating in the mining industry since 1912, the company has been growing its innovative business across the globe and its operations in Zambia. The company’s operations in Zambia provide contractor mining services for two main clients Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) and Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) since 2008 managing a total of 6 tailings sites. Job Purpose The company seeks to recruit a recruit a Site Manager whose role is to oversee the execution of the deposition plan by planning activities, organising resources, delegating task responsibilities, leading people and controlling risks, costs and deviations to ensure the successful achievement of the mining plan in respect of quality, quantity, efficiency and financial requirements Key Performance Areas 1. Operate Site (Production): Allocate and schedule resources (Plant/materials/labour) Identify risks associated with resources and take and preventative measures. Execute deposition plan. Ensure shift handover is properly done. Check and sign off shift report book. Check and sign off log sheet. Report to new Contracts Manager all incidents on site shift. Liaise and monitor sub-contractors work and report on status and progress Report on resources efficiencies 2. Maintain Safety: Ensure proper housekeeping and provide appropriate PPE. Prevent staff injuries and other incidents. Take corrective measures against all substandard acts and conditions Hold monthly communication meetings with staff. Check staff attendance and sign-off attendance sheets. Ensure that staff has required job skills and arrange for training where gaps are found. Ensure that company’s disciplinary and grievance codes and procedures are property applied 3. Supervise Staff: Hold monthly communication meetings with staff. Check staff attendance and sign-off attendance sheets. Ensure that staff has required job skills and arrange for training where gaps are found. Ensure that company’s disciplinary and grievance codes and procedures are property applied. Apply management techniques to motivate staff to achieve; Staff buy-in, Improved interaction, Improved productivity. Monitor staff performance. Communicate performance standards. Track performance/production targets. Correct poor performance through counselling and coaching. 4. Marketing and Client Relationship Management (CRM): Identify business opportunities for the company. Negotiate new work with clients Promote image of company. Build and promote good relationship with client. Understand and keep track of client needs. Package products and service to meet client needs. Monitor delivery of products and services (quality and quantity) and client satisfaction. 5. Financial and Cost Control: Manage and control people related costs/allowable. Manage and control inventory and consumables related costs/allowable. Ensure timeous submission of invoices for payment to clients. Follow up and collect payments from clients. Qualifications Grade 12 certificate or its equivalent A Bachelor of Civil Engineering Valid EIZ membership Experience: Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in re-mining and tailings operations will be required. Skills, qualities and abilities required: Strong negotiation skills. Financial and budgeting control skills. People management and motivational skills. Mentoring and Coaching skills. Good communication, conflict handling and interpersonal skills. Good quality control skills. Computer skills (MS Office). Strong problem solving and analytical skills. Project Management skills. Excellent networking skills. Method of Application Interested individuals that meet the above criteria should submit their applications consisting of Curriculum vitae and cover letter only to: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not be contacted within 21 working days, please consider your application as unsuccessful.
Healthy Learners
Posted Job · 1 day ago
Driver
Lusaka
Background Healthy Learners is an award-winning non-profit organization committed to improving the health of children in Zambia and beyond. We partner directly with the government and local communities in Zambia so that school children can stay healthy, learn effectively and have a brighter future. This year Healthy Learners was the inaugural winner of the 2021 Duke F.M. Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact and the UBS Optimus Foundation COVID-19 Relief Prize and has seen strong, steady growth in philanthropic support over time. School-aged children in low resource settings suffer from a high burden of disease and lack access to even basic healthcare, which causes otherwise preventable and curable illnesses to frequently result in life-long health challenges or disability. In the short term, these illnesses contribute to school absenteeism, poor academic performance and high drop-out rates. In the long term, they undermine physical, cognitive and emotional development and hinder economic prosperity. Healthy Learners is solving this gap through our unique model of school-based community health. By training teachers in community health and making schools entry points into the public healthcare system, children now receive medical attention in substantially greater numbers, improving health outcomes and reducing absenteeism. We currently serve 250,000 students in Lusaka and are working with the Zambian government to scale nationally. Job Description: Ensure that staff arrive safely and on time to their various destinations Ensure that log sheets are filled in, fully signed and filed Ensure road transport and safety regulations are followed Ensure vehicles are kept clean at all times Assist with Office Maintenance Duties (cleaning and gardening) as and when needed Any other duties as maybe assigned Track service, repair, Insurance, road tax and fitness of vehicles Assist with making deliveries as well as loading and offloading Exhibit professional conduct when interacting with staff, partners, suppliers and other stakeholders Track service/repair and refuelling of generator Undertake basic Administrative tasks as assigned Requirements: High levels of confidentiality Good verbal and written skills Sound knowledge on road traffic regulations Good Interpersonal and communication skills No criminal record Minimum Requirements: Grade 12 certificate Valid class C driver’s license of not less than 5 years, CE driver’s license is a plus 5 years or more proven work experience Note: Eligible candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis Method of Application Interested applicants should email their CV and one page cover letter indicating the town they are applying to work from and email it to this email: All applications must be addressed to; The Director of Administration, Healthy Learners, Olympia Extension, Lusaka. Note: You can learn more about our work by visiting
Mabiza Resources Ltd (“Mabiza”)
Posted Job · 2 days ago
UG LHD Operator
22 Jun 17:33
Zambia
Mabiza Resources Limited (“Mabiza”) operates the Munali Nickel Mine (“Munali”), which is located in the Mazabuka District, 80kms south of Lusaka, Zambia. Mabiza is a wholly owned entity of Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd. The Mine is a modern, world class facility with fully mechanized underground operations. To support this vision. Mabiza is seeking the services of an experienced and qualified individual to take up the position of: 1. Role: Reporting: Shift Boss Job Purpose: Plan and execute mine cycle works of drilling, support, blasting, loading and hauling to ensure development and production targets are attained. 2. Responsibilities: – Ensuring work is done to the given specifications and to the adopted standards Employ SOPs to make long hole drilling works comply to standards Ensure work area check list and inspections are conducted Always be readily available to get instructions for work areas Carrying out drill related work safely Determine correct turning angles to avoid damage to the unit on transportation Turning the machine for scheduled PMs and servicing Ensuring communication with line-up supervisor for materials, machines and equipment needs Feedback for proper completion of works before demobilising. 3. Skills & Qualifications: – At least a grade 12 school certificate Professional experience in operating the LHD Drill Rig Experience in working in underground environment with the LHD Drill Rig Minimum 4 years work experience in operating the LHD Drill Rig for production and related works Holder of the Zambian Mine Blasting Licence for all operations Hazard identification and control measures. Method of Application MRL offers equal employment opportunity. If you are ready to take up this opportunity, e-mail your CV with a full application letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please apply to: Human Resources Business Partner, Mabiza Resources Ltd, PO 50799, Lusaka. Or email your application and C.V. to:
Brilliance Executive Management Consultancy Ltd
Brilliance Executive Management Consultancy Ltd
Posted Job · 2 days ago
Brilliance Executive Management Consultancy Ltd (BEMCONSULT) has been engaged by Joint Country Programme (JCP) to assist in the identification and recruitment of qualified and competent professionals in the NGO sector. This position will be based at the Country Office in Lusaka. Organisation Background: The Joint Country Programme (JCP) is a duo of organisations consisting of Dan Church Aid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), and was created in 2011 for purposes of working together within the ACT Alliance to: create synergy and positive sustainable development in the lives of the poor and marginalised people in the target communities of Zambia, but also to reduce costs and increase efficiency and effectiveness. Job Purpose: The Senior Finance and Compliance Officer will lead processes to follow-up both NCA and partners’ compliance with NCA and donor requirements, ensuring that repeat funding is avoided. Ensure compliance, quality, and transparency with NCA procedures and donor requirements including for reporting and deadlines to contribute to the highest possible impact for the available resources. Summary of Key Responsibilities; As a contact person for NCA partners, responsible for maintaining a continuous dialogue with the partners on issues related to the grant and observing formal donor requirements. Adhere to relevant external and internal standards, policies and procedures and meeting NCA stakeholders’ expectations on administrative and management issues. Participate as observer in the Steering Committee and Agency management structures. Perform the accounting function of NCA Zambia, ensuring accurate financial records. Production of Donor reports and ensure compliance with Donor requirements. Consolidation of partner reports after proper quality checking. Work closely with the Head of Programmes and Programme Coordinators on the financial performance of the project and provide advice as needed. Preparation of programme budgets together with program staff and assess budget performance of the project Capacity Development and follow-up of partners Compliance on all contractual issues: ensuring adherence to donor requirements Overall reporting, quality assurance of all deliveries and submission to Finance Manager. Communications hub for all contractual issues, compliance, reporting procedures and financial management issues. Disseminating donor requirements to the project implementers Develop and propose standards, templates and minimum requirements for data management, monitoring and reporting, in close collaboration with the Programme Coordinators. Oversee the completeness of NCA’s documentation, both paper-based and electronic of grant agreements, project documents and key correspondence with donors and partners. Required Skills and Abilities: Must be a good problem solver, analytical, creative, and innovative. Must have a good command of the English Language, both written and spoken and be professional. Reliable and trust-worthy Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview and emotional maturity. Qualifications and Experience: Degree in Accounting, Finance or any Finance related degree Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant is desirable. Must have at least a minimum of 7 years’ experience in Grant Accounting/Compliance Officer role is required with a preference for EU and other grant experience. Compliance Management with an International NGO is an advantage Knowledge of computer-related financial/accounting system and budgeting is necessary. Demonstrated capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts. Member of ZICA Method of Application If you meet the hiring requirements for any of the above positions, please email your CV in Ms Word and Cover Letter clearly stating your salary expectations to this email: Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 21 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful. Do not send certificates at this stage.
Garnet Hotels
Posted Job · 2 days ago
The Sales and Marketing Officer is responsible for developing and fostering business through pro-active direct sales, marketing, telemarketing, direct mail, appointment calls and tours of the hotel. Also develops strategic action plans for hotels to drive measurable, incremental sales revenue. Identifying areas of opportunity in performance and recommend tools and sales training to optimize performance of sales team. Additionally work with individual hotel teams to identify skill development areas and properly deploy sales and marketing resources. 3 year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major. Qualifications and Experience: A Diploma in a relevant field. 3 to 4 years experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area. Experience in the hospitality industry an added advantage. Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Garnet Hotels
Posted Job · 2 days ago
Night Auditor – Hotel
30 Jun 17:14
Lusaka
Position Summary: The Night Auditor mans the Reception of the Hotel from 19h00 to 07h00. Checks front office accounting records for accuracy and, on a daily basis, summarizes and compiles information for the hotel’s financial records. Tracks room revenue, occupancy percentages, and other front office operating statistics. Prepares a summary of cash, check, and credit card activities, reflecting the hotel’s financial performance for the day. Posts room charges and room taxes to guest accounts including guest transactions not posted during the day by the front office cashier. High school graduate/Grade 12, good pass in English and Maths mandatory. A Diploma in a relevant subject would be an added advantage. Experience: Minimum one year of hotel front desk supervisory experience, experience handling cash, accounting procedures, and general administrative tasks. Method of Application To apply for this job email your details to the email below:
Drake and Gorham Zambia Ltd
Posted Job · 2 days ago
Refrigeration Technician
19 Jun 17:09
Ndola
Drake and Gorham Zambia Ltd seek the services of a qualified and experienced individual to fill the position of Refrigeration Technician urgently. Core Duties: Carrying out all HVAC-R works assigned to him/her, in particular carrying out and executing hands-on installation, fault-finding / repair and service works and all other works assigned to him/her by the company. Checking that all materials required on that particular day have been picked before going to site. Right tools for the job are picked (ladders, scaffolds etc.). Ensuring that you are in full protective clothing before living the office and have required hand tools for the job. Inform the person in charge at clients’ site that you have reported. Leave clients site clean (all boxes disposed of properly). Inform the client that you are leaving the site. Inform the supervisor/ leadsman on the material requirements for the next day by 14:00hrs. Inform your supervisor/ leadsman on any challenges as soon as you discover them Ensure that installations are done according to ‘D&G standards. Leads man should ensure that certificates are signed before leaving site once job is completed And: To do any other duties as assigned by management from time to time. Key Skills Good analytical abilities. Exceptional Troubleshooting abilities. Excellent time management and organizational skills Technical knowledge in particular on Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) will be a great advantage Method of Application All applications must be addressed to the Human Resource Department, Drake and Gorham (Z) Ltd, Head Office Plot 5163 Washama Road, PO Box 31776, Lusaka. or The Operations & Sales Manager, Ndola Branch Plot 388, Makoli Avenue, PO Box 70820 Ndola email applications
NetOne Information Technology Ltd
Posted Job · 2 days ago
Key Account Manager
30 Jun 17:00
Lusaka
NetOne (www.netone.co.zm) is a leading Information & Communications Technology Services Group and is looking to grow its Sales team through the introduction of additional Key Account Managers in the Sales & Customer Care division who shall take responsibility of business development through direct sales engagements. NetOne represents multiple OEM vendors such as Dell, HP, Cisco, Microsoft, Sage ERP, VMWare, Symantec, Avaya, Veeam, Net App, Oracle EATON & APC to name a few and the Key Account Managers shall be responsible for generating businesses leads and converting to sales for these products and related services within the government and private sector business entities in Zambia. Roles & Responsibilities The duties of the job will include but are not restricted to: Play an integral role in new business pitches and hold responsibility for the effective on-boarding of new clients. Be Responsible for the development and achievement of sales through the direct sales channels. Focus on growing and developing existing clients, together with generating new business. Prepare tenders and responses to Requests for Proposals’ in line with customer requirements. Act as the key interface between the customer and all relevant divisions within the group. The pre-requisites of the role include: MUST have experience in sales and business development of Information & Communications Technology products and services; Previous experience in Account Management or Territory Sales Strong account management and relationship building skills; Experience of managing large accounts at head office level; Highly self-motivated and ambitious; Focused, accountable, responsible and dedicated. The qualifications of the job include: Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Information Technology At least 3 years’ experience in a sales or pre-sales role with Information & Communications Technology (ICT) solutions companies Excellent working knowledge of MS Office – Word, Excel & PowerPoint Good understanding of the ICT Industry Valid Four wheeler driving license Valid passport Method of Application Send us ONLY a ONE-pager about yourself and why you are suitable for this role. ONLY Short listed candidates will be contacted for detailed CV’s and other requirements. You can email your ONE-pager to the email:
Viamo
Posted Job · 2 days ago
Program Manager
30 Jun 16:54
Zambia
About the role: You will become part of our growing team in Zambia working with some of the most innovative development organisations and private sector companies. Your role is to ensure that every project and programme is implemented to the delight of our partners who deeply care about the impact of projects. In this role, you will work with a wide range of different partners from health, education, agriculture, financial inclusion and many more. You will support these organisations with the design of digital engagement strategies, deliver exceptional customer service during the implementation of mobile and digital projects, and take great pride in fostering impact through mobile in Zambia. Method of Application Submit your CV and application on company website:
USAID Discover Health Project
Posted Job · 2 days ago
USAID DISCOVER Health is a six-year project, funded by United States Agency for international Development (USAID) and implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) in Zambia. USAID DISCOVER-Health is supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) in providing HIV (HTS, ART, PrEP, VMMC, PMTCT, condoms, and behavioural prevention interventions), Mother New-born and Child Health (MNCH), and family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services across all ten provinces, with a specific focus on underserved areas. The Project is seeking a candidate for full-time employment as Social and Behavioural Change (SBC) Advisor. This position plays a critical role in supporting the long-term success of several SBC projects in the USAID DISCOVER-Health portfolio. The position requires keen interest in SBC work and provides an opportunity to work on a wide range of activities and with an experienced team. Position Type: Full time Duty Station: DISCOVER Health Project HQ Lusaka Reporting: Deputy Project Director – PBI Duties and Responsibilities The Advisor, Social and Behavioural Change (SBC) provides strategic, technical and programmatic support to the USAID DISCOVER-Health in the area of Social and Behavioural Change in the project focus areas. These focus areas include but are not limited to HTS, ART, FP, VMMC, PrEP, Covid-19 and other health services incidental to project implementation. Primary responsibilities include: Engage in the project’s Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) technical activities, as requested. This may include leading activities such as literature reviews, developing formative research protocols, assisting in qualitative and quantitative research analysis, developing Behaviour Profiles to assist in strategy formulation, identifying behavioural outcome indicators, and supporting project monitoring and reporting Travel to projects sites as needed to support program implementation Assist in developing and fine-tuning DISCOVER-Health Behaviour Centred Programming tools, resources and materials for capacity development Produce, assemble, comment on, and/or edit content for project materials, social media pages, and key documents Participate in DISCOVER-Health’s outreach activities, supporting presentations and orientations on DISCOVER-Health’s approach (Behaviour-centred Programming) Effectively manage relationships with government/other partners Support the design and implementation of formative research Oversee the implementation of SBC campaigns Knowledge, Skills and Background: Demonstrated professional experience in a relevant area of social and behavioural change such as, MCH, HIV and SRH Demonstrated leadership ability managing activities. Excellent time management skills and ability to independently develop tasks Ability to follow through on multiple tasks. Strong attention to detail based on verbal and written instructions. Ability to work as a team Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated success in working with government (in particular the Health Promotions and SBCC TWGs) and NGO stakeholders and experience in capacity building Strategic thinker, strong team player Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media and Internet application Minimum Qualifications and Skills: Bachelor’s degree in one of the following or related fields: health education and/or communication; public health, or other social sciences; Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working with government entities, UN agencies, and NGOs. History of engagement with USAID-funded initiatives is highly desirable; Demonstrated success in applying behaviour change theory and approaches in applied field settings. Excellent written and verbal English language skills. Demonstrated success in working with local government and NGO stakeholders, and experience in capacity building. Method of Application Applications consisting of a cover letter and a detailed CV with full addresses and contact telephone numbers of at least 3 referees, must be sent as one email document, stating the position you are applying for in the subject line: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Good Nature Agro
Good Nature Agro
Posted Job · 2 days ago
Description of SeZIL: We are looking for self-motivated individuals interested in working on an international team of researchers focused on improving agricultural outcomes for smallholder farmers. Seeds for Zambian Incomes and Livelihoods (SeZIL) is a three year project co-sponsored by the German Investment Corporation (DEG) and KWS SAAT (https://www.kws.com/corp/en/). SeZIL will empower Zambian smallholder farmers through improved access to diverse crop varieties, the hands-on training needed to evaluate them, and long-term improvements to their ability to produce those that best fit their needs. Project partners GNA, KWS, and the Zambian Agricultural Research Institute will work together to address knowledge about and access to varietal diversity and improved cereal-legume cropping systems. Activities will be organized around GNA’s well-regarded seed outgrower system, which will form the backbone of a testing network dedicated to comprehensively testing seeds from Zambian and international breeders. Responsibilities: Support the project coordinator in all administrative tasks Support and empower project staff Interact with project stakeholders, organize office space, and encourage a warm working environment Procure and manage external service providers and facilitate necessary documentation Proactively procure office supplies and project materials Track project expenses and support the creation of financial reports Preferred Experience, Skills, and Training: Two or more years of work experience in an administrative function is required Experience working on capacity development projects is required Experience working on agriculture projects is preferred Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially with Excel, is required Excellent communication skills It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, gender, marital status, or disability. Method of Application Please send your curriculum vitae, letter of interest (telling us why you are the best candidate) and certified copies of your qualifications to this email below: All documents should be sent in PDF format and completed application must clearly mention on top the position applied for and must reach to above address:

Zambia jobs

The ultimate guide on how to get a job in Zambia

The Zambia jobs market is fast paced because jobs are in short supply. Jobs are mainly advertised in national newspapers and through word of mouth. You can also find Zambian jobs online through recruitment websites and social media sites like LinkedIn.

We’ve written this guide to help all Zambian job seekers in their quest to find a rewarding job. We’ve had the experience of being the job seeker and the recruiter in Zambia and the UK. Our intention is to use both the Zambian and international perspective and experience we have so you can get the best of both worlds. This guide will cover:

  • Zambia jobs and the recruitment process
  • Application tips for jobs in Zambia
  • How to find jobs in Zambia the unconventional way
  • Where Zambia jobs are advertised

Zambia jobs and the recruitment process

Job advertisements

Jobs are mainly advertised in Zambia’s national newspapers and through word of mouth. Get the full details on how you can get the latest on jobs by reading our guide on where they are advertised.

Vacancy windows for jobs in Zambia

Because of the stiff competition for jobs in Zambia, the vacancy window for entry and some mid level jobs tends to be very tight. This is to help recruiters minimise application numbers. The more professional the job the longer the vacancy window tends to be. When you see a job you are interested in, you’ll need to take prompt action.

Application process for Zambia jobs

Nowadays, more and more companies will ask you to email your CV and application documentation. However, some organisations, especially Government organisations will still ask you to deliver a printed or handwritten application.

Communications from the employing organisation

Because organisations usually get a high number of applicants they are unlikely to communicate with you or provide any feedback, except to invite you for an interview if you are successful.

Interviewing for Zambia jobs

Make sure you check your emails and answer your phone for any communications with a potential employer. Since it is an employers market they are unlikely to chase except if you stand out as a high quality candidate. Companies will not alway tell you about the interview format. Expect anything from one to one interviews, panel interviews, tests and even group work with other applicants. If you want to be prepared, it won’t hurt to ask about what they expect of you. If you are applying for a job as an expat or returning resident, organisations may interview you by video link such as Skype.

Trials and probation periods

Most companies will start new recruits on a trial probation period, usually around three months. This may be longer if you are entering a training programme or a more established organisation.

Application tips for jobs in Zambia

Getting a job anywhere is about you being able to communicate that you're the most suitable candidate for the position. Qualification and experience play a huge part but it also comes down to the effort spent in the application and how you fit in with the company. Distinguish yourself by spending time on your application correspondence. Follow these tips to get yourself started right in the Zambian job market, making sure your emails, CVs and cover letters get opened, read and considered for interviews and positions. All the best!

Step 1 — finding the right job vacancy in the Zambia jobs market

Read our guide on where Zambia jobs are advertised. In addition to the jobs sites, newspapers and recruitment companies we’ve listed in that section, word of mouth is still one of the biggest ways people find jobs in Zambia. Put the word out that you're looking for a job with your friends and family. Remember, that people know people, who know people! Word will get around, especially if you have a proven track record.

Step 2 — applying for jobs in Zambia

With significant competition in the Zambian jobs market it is imperative that you make an effort to stand out. Here are our top job application tips.

Focus your applications and energy

Applying for every job you find can feel very productive, but it’s better to think about quality over quantity. You’ll have more success applying for 10 positions well than for 100 jobs that you loosely fit. Having received many job requests and applications from people from very different backgrounds to Jobsbwana, we’ve noticed this to be a problem in the Zambian jobs market.

From an employer’s perspective it is frustrating to receive job applications from people who are from altogether different backgrounds that do not have transferrable knowledge, skills and experience. It sends a message that the applicant is thinking, ‘any job will do’. If this comes through, it may well put you on the ‘no’ pile pretty quickly. Although as an applicant it may sometimes feel like any job will do(!), it’s important to take the time to communicate otherwise in your application. The jobs market in Zambia would be more efficient for applicants and recruiters if everyone applied to jobs to which their knowledge, experience and skills are suited to, rather than applying for those loose fit job opportunities.

Demonstrate you are a good fit

To apply for jobs you’re suited to, choose to apply for jobs that are related to:

  • Work experience you have previously had
  • Sectors you have worked in
  • What you have studied or are studying
  • Your areas of interest and your aspirations

There is nothing wrong with seeking a complete career change or applying for jobs that don’t quite follow on from your current position. However, when you do this, it is important to:

  • Clearly explain why you are changing paths
  • Demonstrate how you have transferrable knowledge, skills and experience that would be valuable for the role you are now applying for
  • Reassure recruiters that you do not plan to make a habit of changing direction too often

Don’t apply for more than one position at a company

If an organisation is filling more than one position, and you apply for more than one job at the same company, you'll seem like you are unfocused and looking for any job.

Write a tailored cover letter for each application

Generic introductions don't work especially in the saturated Zambian jobs market. Seasoned recruiters can spot generic introductions a mile off! All they do is make you look like you haven’t made the effort. Instead, take the time to demonstrate you are a good fit by adapting each cover letter to the position you're applying for, identifying relevant accomplishments, achievements and anything you can offer the particular role.

Think about your references

It’s always a good idea to have a reference from a previous employer. Current recruiters will appreciate the chance to speak to a person you have worked for previously. It also demonstrates that you left that position on good terms which is always a sign of a respectable professional individual. You can also consider references from teachers, coaches and church leaders. Having references from friends and family doesn’t look very professional and isn’t recommended simply because they are likely to be biased. Another important point is to ask your referees if they are willing to give a reference. It won’t go down well if they are surprised to hear from your potential employers when they get in touch.

Follow the application instructions

This might seem obvious but many people fall at this first hurdle! If the instructions say send an email to a specific email address, with a specific subject line with specific attachments then do that. Recruiters give these instructions to make their recruitment process as simple and efficient as possible. Those that follow instructions will stand out for the right reasons.

Give your email a clear subject

Your email might not even get opened if it doesn’t have a clear subject line, looks too vague or is unprofessional. Give the reader context such as the position you're applying for.

Keep it short

Zambian recruiters have to go through many applications and might not read beyond the first paragraph of an email or cover letter. Keep them short, concise and focused. Two or three paragraphs are enough although you might consider more, the more professional the job.

Keep it professional

You’re writing to your potential boss. Keep your correspondence professional and skip the slang, abbreviations and emoticons. This is not a text or whatsapp message, so use paragraphs and full sentences!

Make sure it's perfect

Spell check, grammar check and proofread your application document. Then do it again. Read it out loud and if you have trouble spotting your own mistakes, ask someone else to run through it.

Make sure you're contactable

It seems obvious, but make sure you include your contact information. Provide a name, phone number and email address and then be on the alert to answer your calls and check your emails.

Don’t use a work email address!

It’s always best to use your own email address and phone number otherwise it’s not very respectful to your current employees. Imagine how difficult you will make things for yourself if your current employer found out and you don’t get a new job straight away.

Make sure you're online presence is good

Increasingly, recruiters considering your application will search for you online. Make sure you look responsible and trustworthy on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Read more about this, in our section, ‘How to find jobs in Zambia the unconventional way’

Keep encouraged

Looking for a job in Zambia can be a trial. Don't get discouraged. Stay positive and keep moving forward. You can do it!

Step 3 — Interviewing for jobs in Zambia

Prepare, prepare, prepare

It’s essential that you find out as much as possible about the company you are going to be interviewing at. A good place to start is their website (if they have one). Also look for company information on social media channels like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Research the following key information:

  • Company products and services
  • Key team members
  • Awards and achievements
  • Approach and company culture

Going to an interview equipped with such knowledge enables you to tailor your responses to suit the company and possibly even the people interviewing you. Demonstrating that you know about the company and showing genuine interest will help you stand out. This will always go down positively with recruiters.

Dress code for interviews for jobs in Zambia

They say you only have a few seconds to make the right impression. You should want to make an entrance for the right reasons when going for any level job. Ladies, avoid outfits that are too revealing and have too much jewellery and makeup. Gentleman, iron your shirts and ensure your haircut is professional looking. Other tips are to have clean shoes and ensure you smell nice - small details will make a big difference! Of course, not all jobs require you to dress the same. For example, an interview for a job in fashion will mean you have an opportunity to demonstrate that your style matches with the company. Similarly, going for an interview on a construction site may not require you to be suited and booted. All in all, the research you do when preparing for your interview may help you select the perfect interview outfit. Think about the position, the work you will be doing if you got the job and dress accordingly. It’s a good idea to carry these habits through to when you get the job as well.

Be on time

Never be late for a job interview! It will make your potential employers think you are disorganised and that you don’t care for the job. It’s far better to be early. If you are too early you can always wait elsewhere and then go in 10-15 minutes early.

Be polite to everyone

A good way to make a positive impression is to be polite to everyone you meet when you go for the interview. Being polite and respectful is a good trait to have everyday but even more important at this early stage when you have no idea who is who, or what level of influence they have on the recruiters.

Take the right paperwork

If you have any certificates, letters of recommendation, work samples, or anything you were asked to take the interview, make sure you have them, and that they are professionally presented.

Prepare questions for the interviewer

Most interviewers will give you the opportunity to ask them questions. As someone who has been the interviewer, it’s always disappointing when people don’t have questions or ask the wrong questions. Ask questions that demonstrate your desire to settle in, make a positive impact and to contribute long term. Don’t ask questions about leaving early or whether you can play music!

How to find jobs in Zambia the unconventional way

Apart from the traditional job advertisement route to finding a job in Zambia there are some things you can do to get noticed.

Networking events where you could meet recruiters for Zambia jobs

The is a good selection of events you can attend to be in with a chance to meet potential recruiters. Some examples are Bongo Hive and Startup Hour. Be sure to keep up to date with career development and networking events via our events in Zambia page.

Make a point of making the right impression, holding conversations, listening, asking questions, letting people know what type of job you are looking for and giving out your contact details. A good tip is to connect with people you have met on relevant social media channels after the event, for example, LinkedIn and Twitter. Remember, you may not meet your next boss, but you could meet the person who will recommend you to your next boss.

Demo your work and interests to attract recruiters

The digital world we live in enables you to demonstrate your work, interests, personality and dreams with relative ease. For a relatively low investment you can set up a website/blog where you can post content that may well impress potential employers. If you haven’t got the budget or technical knowledge to set up a website then you can use tools like LinkedIn and Medium to do the same thing. You can write content that demonstrates your expertise, commitment and passion. Sharing photos, videos and audio files are another way to impress. You can also use these website to network online with potential employers. If your blog can help you impress potential employers then remember to include it in your CV and job application.

Work your social media profiles

Too many people only use social media for fun, jokes and proof of their latest weekend shenanigans. It is important to remember that a lot of what you post is public and savvy employers will look you up social media. Think about your social media accounts as places you can share your expertise, show off your personality and aspirations, and also build valuable relationships with people who can help you get that dream job.

Offer to work for free

This may seem counterintuitive but if you are not currently working or studying it’s probably best to do some voluntary work. A potential employer will be impressed that you are filling your time with something valuable rather than just sitting around. Doing voluntary work will also give you an opportunity to learn new skills and gain further experience.

Where Zambia jobs are advertised

1. Newspapers with Zambia jobs

Many large organisations, such as those in the mining, agriculture and development sectors still mainly advertise in Zambian newspapers. These include:

  • Zambia Daily Mail — a national newspaper with a daily jobs section (Monday - Saturday) that is not available online. The best days for jobs are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • The Post — a national newspaper with a daily jobs section that is not available online. However currently this newspaper is not available
  • Times of Zambia — a national newspaper with a small daily jobs section that is not available online
  • Zambia Daily Nation — an independent newspaper that is widely circulated in Lusaka every day apart from Sundays, but has very few if any job advertisements. It’s online job section is not updated regularly.

2. Search on Google

Use Google to find websites that list jobs in Zambia. Try different combinations of phrases e.g. "Zambia Jobs" or "Jobs in Zambia" for broad results, or add add an industry to narrow results down e.g. "Teacher jobs in Zambia". Always add a location such as Zambia or your city to the search phrase to help narrow down jobs that are close to you.

3. Zambia jobs on Facebook

Using phrases like "Jobs in Zambia" or "Zambia Jobs" search Facebook to find organisations listing their own vacancies or Facebook pages like Jobsbwana that list a collection of vacancies across different companies.

When you spot a company that posts a job vacancy on Facebook, they are likely to do it again, so it might be worth liking their page to be in with a chance of seeing their vacancy updates.

4. Zambia jobs on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has a jobs tab which allows you to add your location. The search facility isn’t that great because it will throw up some jobs in other locations. So you can do a search to only highlight Zambia, Lusaka (or you city of choice) or ZM jobs, (Ctrl F) and then apply through LinkedIn.

5. Recruitment companies in the Zambian jobs market

There is a range of recruitment companies in Zambia who you can register with. Start by finding out as much about the company as possible, such as, if they focus on a specific sector. Then pitch yourself to them, following their registration instructions — remember they are the connection between you and your ideal job. You can find a list of recruitment companies in Zambia on our sister website: infobwana.com.

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