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Job Advert for Zambia Country Director

Job Advert – Country Director – Hope Worldwide Zambia (HwwZ)

HwwZ is seeking a Country Director, to lead the charities activities in Zambia. The Country Director, will work alongside the current HwwZ staff to meet the organisation’s objectives. The Country Director reports into and works alongside the HwwZ board.

Background

HwwZ is a faith-based organization working with under-privileged communities to improve their quality of life through innovative health, economic empowerment and environmental programmes for children, youths, parents and guardians. In addition to these programmes for the vulnerable, HwwZ operates two fee-paying social enterprise preschools in Lusaka.

Staffing consists of a management team of 4, alongside a Programme Coordinator, Grant Writer, IT support, and Programme Managers across four sites in Lusaka.  In total HwwZ employs 20 people and approximately 40 volunteers working on a stipend to assist with programme facilitation.

Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Key Aspects of the role include:

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the HwwZ charity, and the staff.
  • Develop and deliver a strategy for HwwZ, that builds upon its core capabilities in Women’s Economic Empowerment, early years’ education and caring for orphans and vulnerable children. At the same time, delivering activities that are strategic to the Zambian government and that are currently being actively funded.
  • Continue to develop revenue generating activities for the charity, with the objective of growing the financing of HwwZ and making it less dependent on external sources of funding. These shall be from involvement in local social enterprises; local or international grant funding; local fund raising activities.
  • Work alongside partner organisations in Zambia to deliver services, and where possible to expand the number of partners. These partners currently include local and district councils, Ministry of education, Ministry of Health, National Aids Council and other NGO’s working in the same space.
  • Promote and foster a good working relationship with the Lusaka Church. Promoting the activities of the HwwZ within the Church and where possible to increase the volunteer involvement of the Lusaka church within HwwZ.

The range of skills, knowledge & experience include:

  • Adhere to the core values of HwwZ, including honesty, openness, passion and excellence.
  • The successful candidate must be a practicing Christian.
  • Experience of managing small teams, of 10 to 20 people, able to recruit, retain, motivate and to develop the team;
  • Strategic leadership: the ability to identify and respond to opportunities for the organisation. These opportunities may include reaching more beneficiaries, increasing funding support, and building organisational capacity and resilience;
  • Passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, women and their families.

    Salary: $1000 pcm. Future salary increases are dependent on the post-holder helping to secure further donor funding.
    Start Date: September 2018

If you wish to receive more information on the vacancy please e-mail info@hopeworldwide.org.uk

Closing date for Applications is Friday 13th July 2018

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Kupasa Banja in Zambia – From impoverished orphan to academic scholar…

Field Simotowe - ZambiaThrough Kupasa Banja, Field Simotowe has finished school, achieved excellent grades and now has a place at the esteemed University of Zambia. Read on to hear his story…

 Field Simotowe (KBF037) was initially supported through HOPE worldwide – Zambia via the USAID funded ANCHOR program (Africa Network for Children Orphaned and at Risk) in 2006 at the age of 13. After the withdrawal of support through this programme in 2008, Kupasa Banja stepped in to provide support to Field’s family.

Field is an inspiring young man whose story is very moving. As a double orphan, both his parents died in 2000 due to long illness. As the youngest of five children, Field was left in the care of his elder brother, along with his sister Mazili. Sadly his older brother also died a short while later. Despite facing so much loss and poverty, Field has been a local champion, representing children in the local community through having an active role in the Children’s Council for the HOPE Kids Clubs ran across local impoverished communities. He and his sister grew vegetables at the HOPE vegetable garden to provide food for themselves and their elderly grandmother.

Through Kupasa Banja, Field and Mazili have been provided nutritional and educational support. With his stomach satisfied and his school fees paid, Field applied himself to his studies and achieved excellent results. Because of his outstanding performance Kupasa Banja supported Field to move from his local community school to attend a higher quality school with a strong reputation for achievement. Completing his grade twelve with flying colours, Field has gained himself entrance into the University of Zambia where he hopes to study Law or Engineering.

In gratitude for his success and the help he has received, Field has continued  to inspire other children supported by Kupasa Banja, encouraging them in their studies and tutoring them where he can. The HOPE worldwide – Zambia team are now seeking funding to support Field’s University studies and are prayerfully seeking bursary funding from the Government. We look forward to seeing Field’s continued success and are proud of the way his life has been changed through the work of Kupasa Banja!

If you would like to support the work of Kupasa Banja and help others like Field, please click and complete the Kupasa Banja Standing Order Form.