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Education through vocation
Enterprise Committee Training Officer
Siansowa, Sinazongwe District, Southern Province, Zambia
Duration: 12 months, commencing on 17th June 2019
Location: Regional Office in Siansowa, Sinazongwe District
Application Deadline: Friday 7th June 2019
School Club Zambia is a UK and Zambian charity run by a small team of dedicated volunteers and staff in the UK and the rural fishing village of Siansowa (Zambia) where our office is based. We are funded by a diverse range of UK Trusts and Foundations; UK and Zambian corporations and individuals, who are as passionate as we are about qualitative and relevant education opportunities for all youth in Zambia.
Working in partnership with the Ministry of Education, we support rural schools to run vocational clubs that develop trade skills and we establish school-run businesses. The businesses provide students with hands on experience of start-up entrepreneurship, mostly in a rural setting. Across our five partner schools, we currently support 10 businesses, many of which have a strong emphasis on providing food and skills development to their surrounding communities.
In 2015 we launched a literacy programme with the aim of reducing the high illiteracy rates at our schools whilst simultaneously boosting participation in our skills training workshops. During the same year, we also expanded our reach to focus on the unique challenges girls face in completing their education in rural Zambia.
As we enter our 8th year of operation in Zambia, we would like to recruit a dynamic and forward thinking individual to help us develop our enterprise committee vocational training programme and boost the profitability of our school-run businesses.
School Club Zambia’s Senior Manager
To lead in the development and implementation of a 1 year training scheme in entrepreneurship for students, parents and teachers. (60%)
To work alongside senior staff to develop and expand schools’ existing income streams. (15%)
Write and submit weekly and monthly reports to assist the organisation in meeting its annual and five-year strategic plan. (10%)
To lead in training schools in researching and developing local and international partnerships. (5%)
To provide hands on support to the team in Zambia in organising one fundraising event during the year with the aim of raising the profile of the organisation and developing new innovative income streams within country. (10%)
Personal Skills required:
A minimum of 1 – 2 years of experience in business development and entrepreneurship. Experience in community work highly preferable.
Relevant experience in training small groups using participatory methods.
Experience of working or volunteering in a rural part of Africa.
Ability and willingness to adapt to a multi-cultural working enviroment.
A self-starter, able to work alone and as part of a team.
Fluent in written and spoken English with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Belief in and commitment to School Club Zambia’s values and ability to uphold them personally.
Clean driving license. Motorbike license highly desirable.
Logistics and Benefits:
The Enterprise Committee Training Officer will be provided with the following –
A salary of K 4,000 a month nett