ChildFund International Zambia
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Community Engagement Advisor

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ChildFund International is seeking a Community Engagement Advisor to work on an expected 5 year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Zambia. Let’s Read Zambia will target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The Activity will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in five targeted provinces will have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kiikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3.


The Community Engagement Advisor will provide leadership and technical assistance in community engagement activities to implement better education initiatives within the Zambian education system and to build local community champions for literacy

This will include:

 Developing and implementing a strategy for involvement of local communities, schools, local educational authority and the project into improving education in Zambia with specific focus on literacy

 Developing public private partnerships

 Working closely with community partners and maintain an active network of community-based and other local and national organizations with whom the project is partnering to increase awareness of, advocacy for, and access to improved education services

 Working closely with community leaders and school teachers to promote their active participation at all levels in strengthening linkages with community-based organizations and activities as well as with other key stakeholders

Eligibility: Zambian nationals are encouraged to apply

This position is contingent on funding.


 Bachelor’s degree in education, community development, or any field related degree relevant to the broad areas of community engagement

 Seven (7) years’ experience designing, implementing, and managing large, complex, community engagement programs in the field of education

 Experience working within government education systems or in close collaboration with Ministries of Education

 Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality

 Strategic thinker with people skills and managerial, coordination, and organizational skills

 Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking

 Experience working in the education sector in Africa, particularly in Zambia is preferred

 Sound knowledge of USAID rules and regulations

 Proficiency in English is required

Eligibility: Zambian nationals are encouraged to apply

This position is contingent on funding

How to apply

Email your applications and detailed CVs to the link below:

Application deadline
2 Feb 17:00
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