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The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) is a civil society network that has been building the voice for the poor in the fight against poverty.  It was established in 2000 in response to an invitation from the Zambian Government for civil society to effectively and meaningfully participate in the design, process, formulating and monitoring of the National Development Plans (NDPs).


The organization is receiving applications for the position of Executive Director;


Job Title:                    Executive Director

 Reports to:                 Board Chairperson


Overall Purpose of the job

To provide leadership to the CSPR Secretariat and overall direction for governance, programme implementation and monitoring in order to achieve the mandate of CSPR.

Minimum qualifications required


Masters degree in social sciences or equivalent. Other qualifications with project management will be an added advantage.


Minimum work experience required


Minimum 5 -10 years relevant experience, with a traceable record of performance in programme management, resource mobilization, policy analysis and advocacy




Has capabilities to Plan strategically and organize, has Leadership Analytical Skills, Result oriented, Problem-solving skills, Capacity building, Project management skills, Team worker, Communications skills and Public speaking skills, Strategic planning capabilities and is able to develop others.


Specific Responsibilities
  • Coordinating the structure of the network, forward planning as well as implementing the Government and Institutional Development programme.
  • Facilitates performance management by providing administrative support for the performance appraisals and discipline administration and maintaining necessary records.
  • Manages the CSPR Secretariat to ensure that all functions are well integrated and support the overall service delivery operations of the Secretariat
  • In collaboration with the Board, formulates and implements policies to improve the performance of CSPR programmes and projects as necessary (Stores Means of Verification)
  • Directs overall development, implementation and adherence to all the human resources policies and systems
  • Responsible for recruitment of all members of staff
  • Oversee development of appropriate administrative and financial management policies
  • Develops appropriate human resources policies and procedures in consultation with the staff management and the appropriate processes under the Board of Directors to facilitate consistency in handling of issues related to staff
  • Ensures effective implementation of the human resources policies
  • Maintain staff contracts, personal files and other staff records
  • Participates in the formulation of broad CSPR programme strategies, Code of Conduct and values and interprets them in the management of CSPR
  • Provides accurate and timely reports to the Board on the performance of programmes as well as financial performance as required
  • Participates in Board meetings as Secretary, and ensures the provision of secretarial support relating to the organization of Board meetings and maintenance of records pertaining to the Board functions, as necessary
  • Periodically carries out policy analysis and relevant input for the network.
  • Contributes to national policy discussions on behalf of the network.
Deadline for Application ·         15th May 2020
Application letters, CVs and copies of Qualifications must be sent by email or delivered to; ·         The Board Chairperson

Civil Society for Poverty Reduction

Plot 406, Kudu Road, Kabulonga, Lusaka


Email: cspr@csprzambia.org

Cc: isaacngomakc@gmail.com  and akayanda2003@yahoo.com


About Human Resources at CSPR

 CSPR is an equal opportunity employer. The sole criteria for recruitment, training and career opportunities are qualification, skill, experience and performance to all its staff members.






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