Team Leader/ Scaling Up Nutrition Pooled Fund Management Programme | SNV | Lusaka, Zambia | Full Time

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and  organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

Job Description


SNV is preparing for the upcoming Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) 2.0 Fund Management Programme, supported by DFID. The programme is expected to offer a robust and adaptive approach to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), SUN Technical Assistance and Learning and Evaluation (L&E) providers in realising Zambia’s nutrition targets. The programme covers initially 15 districts and will be extended to 30 districts in the second year. It covers a period of 5 years, with an inception phase of 5 months.

Overview of the Position

The Team Leader will have overall responsibility and accountability of the SUN Fund Program which includes ensuring the contract between DFID and SNV is implemented as agreed and in line with SUN 2.0 Program Structure, overall program management, supervision of human resources, administration, logistics, procurement; managing consortium partners, and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables including reporting as required by the donor.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the overall programme set-up and design, development and implementation of the fund;
  • Strengthen SNV’s collaborative relationship with Steering Committee, Line Ministries, and provincial and district authorities and other stakeholders;
  • Update the work plan and budget periodically and in response to actual implementation opportunities and challenges;
  • Account and report to the donor and consortium partners on programme performance and progress;
  • Prepare Fund reports;
  • Executive Secretary of the SUN Steering Committee and representing the Fund both in-country and internationally;
  • Monitor and ensure performance of the programme and ensure that all milestones are met according to donor requirements, develop mitigation plans to reduce setbacks and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from work plan(s);
  • Overall management of resources allocated to the project;


  • A postgraduate qualification in Economics, Finance, Development or equivalent (background in Agriculture and/or Nutrition forms an added value);
  • A minimum of 8 years or more in managing large donor-funded development programs;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading projects that incorporate a large Fund Management component;
  • A background in managing teams of national and international experts;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with government representatives, donors, other donor-funded projects and other stakeholders;
  • Results orientated and commitment to accountability;
  • Work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is essential;
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills; and
  • Fluency in English

Additional Information

Contract Type: International

Contract Duration: 5 Years

Expected Start Date: November 2018

How to Apply:

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV in English until September 16, 2018

Working at SNV:

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website:

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