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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Programme Roles)
Economic and Prosperity
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job:
This is a role within the Economic Development and Green Growth Team (EDGG) at the British High Commission, Lusaka. The purpose of the job holder is to deliver high quality programme management and compliance with the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) Programme Operating Framework rules and requirements and seeking to continually improve programme delivery. This role will also support the coordination of UK-Zambia trade and investment, and this will be achieved through a combination of external engagement and influencing, and maximising the effectiveness of relevant grants, technical assistance and investments.
Increasing UK-Zambia trade and investment is a UK Government priority in Zambia, and the post-holder will collaborate with colleagues across the Mission, including the High Commissioner and representatives of the Department for Business and Trade. The post-holder will work closely with programme managers and advisers in the fields of economics, private sector development, infrastructure, climate and environment.
Specific Responsibilities will include:
A: Ensure high standards of programme management and compliance, risk and financial management for projects operated by the EDGG team (40%) including:
B: Support the development of UK trade and investment for Zambia, working closely with EDGG Team Members and Department for Business and Trade (40%):
C: Support cross team administrative tasks including (20%):
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Other skills / experience / qualifications:
Minimum of a Degree in a related field.
Essential on arrival:
Type of Post
British High Commission
Number of vacancies
1 April 2023
Other benefits and conditions of employment
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
The High Commission offers a comprehensive induction programme, including but not limited to on-the-job training, online support, mentoring and coaching and formal classroom-based learning.
This is a full-time position. Flexible working hours are subject to line manager approval.
Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
All applicants must be legally able to work in Zambia with the correct visa/status or work permit.
The successful applicant will demonstrate that they meet the requirements under Zambian law to work in Zambia.
The British High Commission in Lusaka is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission in Lusaka is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Zambian employment law.
Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 6 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”.
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