Public-Private Partnership Specialist - EMPOWER
PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERING SPECIALIST - ECONOMIC & SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND VULNERABLE WOMEN PROJECT (EMPOWER)
PURPOSE: The Public-Public Partnership Specialist will be responsible for developing a strategy and overseeing program activities that aim to engage the private sector and government in increasing appropriate economic opportunities for vulnerable women and girls to prevent child labor and increate gender equity in Zambia. The Public-Private Partnership Specialist will work closely with the Project Director to coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders, particularly the government and private sector; and lead collaborative initiatives with private companies.
Oversee the engagement of the EMPOWER Project activities with the government and private sector which includes developing annual planning; ensuring timely, high quality implementation of activities; and monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and deliverables.
Assist the Project Director in the development of technical reports for the US Department of Labor or others in line with the project’s communication strategy.
Provide technical assistance and support to local partner NGOs and CSOs on engaging with the government and private sector.
Provide technical assistance and support to private sector partners on engaging with vulnerable girls and women to increase their economic opportunities.
Provide technical assistance and support to national and local government officials on engaging with vulnerable girls and women to increase their economic opportunities.
Work with the Project Director to develop strategies for engaging with local government and the private sector.
Work with the Project Director to develop strategies for raising awareness within the government and private sector on prevention of child labor for vulnerable women and girls.
Monitor the results of the program’s activities and contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments; contribute to dissemination of results to internal and external audiences.
EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s level degree required in international development, economic development, education, gender policy/empowerment, political science, or a relevant social science discipline.
Applicants must have a minimum of 7 years’experience working on public-private partnership programs including a minimum of 2 years’of economic development or child labor prevention experience.
Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing youth, education, and workforce readiness policy issues in developing countries, particularly in Zambia.
Strong knowledge in private sector and government engagement in development programs
Knowledge of US Government regulations, policies, and procedures or those of an equivalently complex international government funding organization.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.
Fluency in English is required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
Travel: Domestic/international travel is required.
Women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.