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Construction Skills Trainers – contract, Zambia

Build It International is seeking competent, experienced and qualified trainers to help our trainees develop skills, particularly those needed to be successful in a working environment. We are looking for enthusiastic, inspiring and energetic individuals who are experienced in delivering building-skills related training in fields including Bricklaying, Plastering, Painting, Rough Carpentry and Tiling.  The Trainer roles will be contract-based and each training will take at least 35 days with a maximum number of 23 trainees per cohort. The trainings will take place both in and out of Lusaka between October 2021 and December 2022.

Please see the full job description here for details.

Job Type: Contract, at least 35 days between October 2021 and December 2022.  

Work Station: In and outside Lusaka

Application Deadline: Thursday 14th October 2021 by 1700hrs CAT

To apply please email a CV and cover letter to recruitment@builditinternational.org with Trainer in the email subject.

Please make sure that your documents are saved as your name and CV or cover letter E.g. Mulenga Mulenga CV, Mulenga Mulenga Cover Letter.  Thank you.

Finance and Procurement Assistant, Lusaka CLOSED

We are looking for an energetic and motivated individual with basic knowledge of finance concepts and accounting principles to join and provide support to the Finance and Procurement teams on a short term basis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Finance team in month-end reporting processes and annual audit preparations
  • Review all payment vouchers and supporting documentation
  • Conduct Asset and Inventory verification exercises

The successful candidate will need:

  • Minimum qualification of ZiCA technician, CIMA Operational or ACCA Applied Knowledge
  • To be a member of Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZiCA)
  • Basic knowledge of finance concepts and accounting principles

Please see the full job description here.

The selected candidate should be ready to start immediately.

Job Type: Temporary for 3 months, with possible extension.  

Work Station: Lusaka, with travel to project locations in Lusaka Province and Livingstone.

Application Deadline: Friday 24th September 2021 by 1700hrs CAT

To apply please complete the brief questionnaire on MS Forms here and email a CV and cover letter to recruitment@builditinternational.org with your name and F and P Assistant in the email subject.

(Previous applicants need not re-apply. Thank you)

Consultancy opportunities

Female entry-level skills gap and course development research – Zambia

Following a mid-term strategy review in late 2019, Build It International took the decision to aim for a 50:50 gender balanced programme by 2024. A key objective within this is that women succeed post-training at least as well as their male counterparts, and that we train as many females as males.

We will continue advocating for female participation in the construction sector, whilst offering a greater diversity of courses that will provide skills in ‘in-demand’ sectors. We recognise that this is likely to mean adding to our core courses of traditional construction skills and an expansion on the range of courses we provide.

We are seeking a consultant to build on the in-house research we have done and identify suitable courses in areas where there is a skills gap in Zambia and so provide a high chance of achieving the desired outcomes for our graduates, in particular, female graduates.

Main objective of the consultancy:

Consultant profile requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in conducting research in labour market analysis
  • A relevant degree and/or masters
  • Knowledge of skills development and livelihood programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience of working with the NGO/not-for-profit sector/ employers
  • Experience of conducting qualitative, interview-based research as well as quantitative data gathering and publications based analysis.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate research and multiple logistical components
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

How to apply: To be considered for this consultancy, please send your application via email to recruitment@builditinternational.org with the subject title ‘Your name’ – Gender Skills Research Consultant.

Applications must include:

  • A proposed methodology / work-plan to deliver the assignment
  • Detail of costs: fees and incidentals
  • A summary CV and cover letter detailing relevant skills, experience, availability
  • Reference from two recent clients
  • A writing sample of previous work (no more than 5 pages)

The deadline to apply is Tuesday 14 September 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

Life Skills Programme – Zambia

Build It’s primary programme in Zambia is Training into Work. This involves technical training and work experience as well as a short Life Skills component to help our trainees develop the work-ready life skills they need to succeed in the work place.

We are seeking a consultant to help us improve the content and impact of this important element of our programme.  In particular we are keen to ensure that the course is effective in equipping young trainees with the life skills they need to succeed in the work place and in generating income.  We are also seeking to develop female specific modules to increase the resilience of female trainees as they seek to establish themselves with their new trade skills.

Main objective of the consultancy:

Consultant profile requirements include:

  • Demonstrable experience in development and delivery of Life Skills or similar training materials for young people, gender and/or technical skills training programmes
  • A relevant degree and/or masters is desirable
  • Knowledge of skills development and livelihood programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience of working with the NGO/not-for-profit sector/ employers
  • Experience of delivering consultancy assignments on time and to specified brief.

How to apply: To be considered for this consultancy, please send your application via email to recruitment@builditinternational.org with the subject title ‘Your name’ – Life Skills programme Consultant.

Applications must include:

  • A proposed methodology / work-plan to deliver the assignment
  • Detail of costs: fees and incidentals.
  • A summary CV and cover letter detailing relevant skills, experience, availability.
  • Reference from two recent clients
  • A writing sample of previous work (no more than 5 pages)

The deadline to apply is Tuesday 14 September 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.