Restless Development Zambia
Restless Development is a global non profit agency. We support the collective power of young leaders to create a better world. We are independently registered and governed in nine countries (India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe) bound together by our vision for youth power. We run youth-led programmes to tackle the issues that young people care about the most as well as running a growing global Youth Collective.
We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being side-lined. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities.
Our programmes are genuinely life-changing, but we can’t do any of this without talented, creative individuals at every level of our organisation.
Our approach to safeguarding
Restless Development considers the welfare and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults to be an organisational imperative with primacy over the success of programmes or strategic objectives. We recognize that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we expect all of our staff, volunteers and partners to ensure we protect the communities in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.
About the Role.
The Tusunge Lubuno (Let’s Grow Our Wealth) project focuses on fulfilling education and Livelihood in our programme work. Our Education and livelihood programs focus on the type of work young people are doing, not on their income alone. We do not want to just ensure that young people are just surviving; we want to ensure that they are thriving. We see two components of work that we want to support young people to achieve, that is, securing work that is decent and sustainable.
We acknowledge that identifying what “decent” and “sustainable” work is, according to young people, is both complex and context-dependent. We also acknowledge that we cannot look at Living in terms of young people alone; we need to look at their ecosystem holistically. This requires that we unpack structural factors that constrain young people from maximizing their Living: inequalities, gender issues, intersectional marginalization, and power dynamics at the community, national, regional, and global level. We need to equip young people to champion for economic justice, interrogating the economic models that govern their lives and challenging these models where they are not sustainable. Restless Development therefore seeks to recruit dynamic, inspired and innovative Zambians to fill the roles of Programme Officers on the Tusunge Lubuno (Let’s Grow Our Wealth). The Programme Officers will be based in Kabwe.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field ( international development, gender studies, social work, or a related field).
- At least three years of experience in community mobilization or related fields, preferably in the context of gender-focused interventions or digital financial services.
- Strong understanding of gender and power dynamics and their impact on women’s economic empowerment.
- Experience working with women’s Saving Groups or other community-based financial institutions.
- Familiarity with digital tools and platforms for financial management, such as mobile money or digital banking.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner.
- Strong training and capacity building skills, with the ability to engage diverse audiences and promote behaviour change.
- Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
- Willingness to travel to partner communities as needed.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Fluency in written and spoken english.
- Collaboration and Engagement with Market Actors in the Digital Financial Services (DFS) Ecosystem.
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field ( international development, gender studies, social work, or a related field).
How to Apply
Please send a completed application form to [email protected] by 12th February, 2024 indicating subject line as “APPLICATION_YOUR NAME_PROGRAMME OFFICER”.
Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.
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First round interviews are scheduled to take place on a date to be advised.
Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and seeks to recruit, retain and develop staff from all sectors of the community and will ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.
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