Kindernothilfee.V, which means ‘help for children in need’, is a German non-governmental child rights organisation, founded in 1959, which supports more than 1.9 million children and young people in 33 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Kindernothilfe (KNH) has been working in cooperation with local organizations in Zambia since 2001 and is currently supporting around 12 projects and programs that are implemented by direct partners. In addition to the direct partners, KNH promotes the Self-Help Group Approach (SHGA), which is implemented by 14 promoting organizations in Southern, Lusaka and Eastern Provinces in Zambia. The current project phase is a 6 year one, starting in July 2021.
Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) in Zambia is a nationally registered NGO working with development projects in the fields of education, health, human rights, agriculture and other poverty alleviation programs. DAPP has agreed to coordinate the Self-Help Group Approach programme with the support of KNH from July 2021.
The SHGA is a successful instrument that enhances the living conditions of children and their families in a sustainable way. It empowers the most vulnerable women and children within a community to attain adequate sustainable economic and social living conditions as well as political participation by unleashing and developing their individual potentials in groups and networks. The SHGA tackles the structural causes of poverty by empowering women to increase family income, to address social concerns at household and community levels, and to give impetus for political change.
The SHGA Programme is coordinated by the National Coordination Office (NCO) based in Lusaka, consisting of the Self-Help Group National Coordinator (NC), 2 Programme Officers and the Accountant. The NC is assigned to follow up and enrich the SHGA Programme and is therefore the focal person for the SHG Approach. The NC is also responsible for coordination of the overall SHGA at the national level and is charged with the duty of building the capacity of the promoting organizations, documenting and forwarding the learning to the involved stakeholders and scaling-up the SHGA in the country.
KNH and DAPP are seeking a highly motivated and competent individual to take up the position of the SELF-HELP GROUP (SHG) NATIONAL CO-ORDINATOR.
Location: The SHG National Coordinator will be based in Lusaka at the National Coordination Office
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
The minimum required academic and professional skills for the job holder include the following:
Method of Application
Applications must be sent with the following information:
Please do not attach any other documentation such as certificates at this stage.
The application must be received
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.