Organization Name: Young Women In Action
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Eligible Citizenship: Zambia
Role Code: Z09-Nat

Role Overview

The Programme Officer will support Young Women in Action (YWA) programs across ten designated districts in the following provinces: Lusaka, Copperbelt, Central, Western, Southern, and Eastern. The Officer will support our teams in the following areas: young women's participation in governance processes, sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, socio-economic empowerment of young women, and gender and development. The officer will supervise program progress and proposals, seek grants, manage projects, and oversee budgets. They will continue advancing our values and participation in the women’s movement by monitoring our activities and programs for alignment with YWA’s vision. The officer will work closely with staff members from the programme department to carry out all activities that will be implemented. Beyond the YWA team, the fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with YWA’s national and international affiliates.


  • Lead in all project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Plan all project sustainability mechanisms
  • Prepare and ensure timely monthly, quarterly, and annual project reporting
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and revision of annual workplan and budget
  • Manage YWA programmes/projects and other activities with YWA members of staff, volunteers, and consultants
  • Support proposal and concept note development
  • Build the capacity of Voluntary Area Managers (VAMs), YWA champions, members, and volunteers in various report writing skills and advocacy
  • Foster and maintain relationships with partners at the community, district, and provincial level in the Ministry of General Education and Ministry of Health
  • Work with and supervise the Program Assistant Officer on all Programme/project deliverables
  • Develop and maintain a YWA membership database and ensure organizational membership growth

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Project management experience, including creating project work plans, budgets, and summary documents/reports*
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing relationships with external stakeholders, such as partners, government officials, or donors*
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to translate complex information into accessible language for a diverse range of audiences, as evidenced by writing reports or other materials that summarize key findings*
  • Public speaking experience, as evidenced by conducting presentations, trainings, or workshops*
  • Experience in workshop facilitation
  • Experience assessing and/or reporting on program/project impact
  • Experience working with a database
  • Ambitious self-starter
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency using Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Highly organized, flexible, and adaptable to changing priorities, with the ability to work well under deadlines
  • Ability to work in teams with minimum supervision

About the Organization

Young Women in Action (YWA) is a membership, youth-led, and youth-focused organization that works to empower in and out-of-school girls and young women from the age of 15 to 35 years old in Zambia. The organization was founded in June 2002 and has empowered over 5,000 girls and young women through its programming. This is done through capacity building, awareness raising, network-building, advocacy, and lobbying.  YWA works to promote girls and young women’s enjoyment of human rights and also works to contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals 1 (poverty), 3 (good health and well-being), 5 (gender equality), and 8 (decent work and economic growth). YWA further works with men and boys as allies to advance gender justice and promote a sustainable, progressive, and safe society for all people.

Role Function: Development / Fundraising / Grant-Writing, Partnership Development, Program / Project Management
Issue Area: Economic Development, Gender Based Violence, HIV / AIDS

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