Deputy Project Manager, Housing at Swiss Organisation for Health in Africa


Deputy Project Manager, Housing

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  •  May 14, 2019


Swiss Organisation for Health in Africa

SolidarMed is a Swiss NGO working towards a world where all people enjoy equitable access to good, affordable health care. In Zambia, SolidarMed promotes the health of rural Zambian’s through the strengthening of Human Resources for Health. The Housing Project is developing of a local institution, SolidarInvest, to provide housing for rural health workers in three districts of Lusaka Province. SolidarMed is seeking a Deputy Project Manager to Housing Project Manager across all stages of project cycle management (planning, reporting, monitoring and financial management) and to take the lead in the day to day running of SolidarInvest.

This position is full time for two years with immediate start and based in Lusaka, Zambia with regular visits to the project sites in Chongwe, Rufunsa and Luangwa Districts in Lusaka Province.

Main Duties

  • Support the Project Manager with the overall implementation of the Housing Project.
  • Assist with supervision of housing construction and rehabilitation works at various sites. Perform regular site visits and manage contractors and vendors,
  • Assist with training programs for local youth in construction and maintenance skills
  • Stay in close communication with tenants. Organize maintenance of housing, including regular inspections.
  • Assist in the institutional development of the social enterprise.
  • Generate and disseminate knowledge and evidence about the Housing Project.
  • Support the Project Manager in maintaining excellent relations and representing the project to Government of Zambia, local administration and Ministry of Health.
  • Adhere to and promote the Solidarmed Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policies.


  • Demonstrable experience in project management and/or business administration is required.
  •  Experience in building a social enterprise and/or local institution desirable.
  •  Experience managing construction and contractors is preferred.
  •  Academic qualifications to degree level or higher.
  • Possesses strong leadership, financial management and appraisal skills. Is experienced with organization and personnel capacity building.
  • Interest in knowledge sharing and research.
  • Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills able to form valuable working partnerships at all levels.
  • Experience in working with institutional donors and government officials desirable.
  • A “hands-on” mentality, with a problem-solving and entrepreneurial approach is preferred.
  • Fluent English (written and spoken) required.
  • Solid computer skills (MS Word, Excel).
  • Current driving licence and prepared to regularly travel around sites

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter detailing how skills and experience match the required competencies to no later than 17.00 hours on the 14th May, 2019.

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