Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed.

Website Jacaranda Hub

Job Title: Project Manager

Jacaranda Hub is a Social Entrepreneur and Ecosystem Developer providing support to young people and the
youth through the provision of collective services, infrastructure, and specialized tools and equipment. We provide
a conduit of resources and programs for aspiring MSMEs and Entrepreneurs with growth potential; all targeted at
improving the Start-up/MSME landscape in Zambia.

The Programs Manager will focus on the following areas:

  • Support new business development activities
  • Identify, track, and prioritize funding opportunities, lead and win competitive procurements, focusing on
    proposal design, strategy, partnering, monitoring & evaluation (M&E), recruitment, and other facets as
    required to maximise chances of success.
  • Ensure grant compliance and effective project management – including project management, activities roll
    out and implementation, project performance tracking against defined indicators, budget tracking and
    timely financial and narrative reporting.
  • Process and review progress and final project reports, providing feedback to project leaders in support of
    their participatory development practices while critically assessing every project for growth and
    sustainability.
  • Responsible for meeting Jacaranda Hubs’ quarterly revenue targets by identifying and pursuing funding
    opportunities and strategic partnerships in line with the organisational strategy.
  • Representation and close engagement with donors exploring and developing funding opportunities.
  • Manage a portfolio of existing funding partnerships and programs
  • Maintain and develop a portfolio of current corporate partners and other institutional donors in order to
    maximise sustainable income long term
  • Ensure effective grant and partnership management, including thorough reporting against set deliverables
    and delivery of partnership commitments.
  • Champion support for local partners to secure incremental funding and technical support for existing
    activities.
  • Maintain strong relationships with project partners locally and around the world, providing technical
    assistance, appreciative coaching, listening and empathy throughout implementation.
  • Ensure stand-out donor stewardship through engaging communications, events and project visits, face to
    face and written communication
  • Lead on programme fundraising communications internally and externally
  • Work with the project officers to develop programme fundraising materials use by a variety of internal
    stakeholders when engaging with donors
  • Work with relevant team members and media agencies to develop materials to facilitate successful
    strategic partnership engagement.
  • Support fundraising efforts by providing accurate and timely programmatic information and statistics, and
    other materials in a variety of formats as required.
Essential Experience
  • Demonstrated 3 years of Project Cycle Management work experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing high-level internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable experience of researching and developing fundraising opportunities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to develop and manage budget
  • Exceptional networker with proven ability to identify and cultivate prospects through contact
    networking.
Qualification and Training
  • Education to degree level in Business or Development Studies
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)
Personal Attributes
  • Strong financial analysis and planning skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet
    deadlines and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within diverse teams and contexts.
  • Highly organized, diligent, reliable, and a self-starter.
  • Able to travel occasionally

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to hello@jacarandahub.org.

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