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Procurement and Logistics Officer (P&L Officer), Lusaka (CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS)

We are looking for a well-organised individual to support the Procurement and Assets team.  You will ensure the smooth running of the BII Zambia procurement and logistics operations through the provision of timely acquisitions and deliveries, accurate record keeping, and appropriate and timely procurement information.  You will also ensure the BII Zambia vehicle fleet is well-maintained and meets all statutory requirements for road-worthiness.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum Level 5 with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) or its equivalent
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Valid Zambia Institute Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS) registration
  • Valid driver’s licence with over two years’ driving experience

Please see the full job description.

To Apply: please send your CV (max 2 pages) and a one page covering letter explaining your motivation for applying and how you meet the qualifications and experience required.

E-mail your application to: recruitment@builditinternational.org with ‘P & L officer’ in the subject line. Only applications that follow the submission instructions correctly will be considered. No hand deliveries will be accepted.

Application deadline: 29th November 2021 at 12.00hrs CAT

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.