Job Opportunities


Lusaka, Zambia positions

Family Literacy Coordinator

Scholarship Associate

Administrative Associate

Female Outreach Coordinator
 

Washington DC positions

Director of Business Development
 

About Lubuto Library Partners: Lubuto provides an open system of libraries and accessible services and works with colleagues in Africa to build their capacity to serve young people through public libraries. Our mission is to empower African children and youth and help them develop the knowledge and skills to reconnect with their culture and community and participate fully in society.

Lubuto constructs enduring, indigenously-styled open-access libraries stocked with comprehensive collections of well-chosen books and appropriate technology. These libraries serve as safe havens and are the center for Lubuto’s outreach and programs, which offer education, psychosocial support and self-expression through reading, music, art, drama, computers, mentoring and other activities.

More than 90,000 children have visited Lubuto libraries over 900,000 times in disadvantaged communities in Zambia.  More information about us can be found at Lubuto.org.


Lusaka, Zambia positions

Family Literacy Coordinator

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Summary: The Family Literacy Coordinator will plan and facilitate a Family Literacy Program under Lubuto Library Partners’ DREAMS Innovation Challenge grant to keep adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) free of HIV. The Family Literacy Program targets young mothers (15-24) and their young children with daily adult literacy classes for AGYW and early literacy programming for children ages birth through six.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develop Family Literacy program curriculum in consultation with partners and advisors;
  • Train and lead a team of Family Literacy Programming Assistants;
  • Develop a personal learning plan for each young mother in the program focused on facilitating re-entry to a formal educational program;
  • Lead three Family Literacy program sessions per day, six days a week, at sites throughout Lusaka;
  • Provide targeted outreach to young mothers, in consultation with organizations already serving this group;
  • Compile a list of community resources and resource persons;
  • Uphold the highest standards of early childhood education, care and development;
  • Work with the Scholarship Manager and the Female Outreach Coordinator to ensure smooth recruitment of young mothers and immediate connection to scholarships as appropriate;
  • Maintain organized documents on the Family Literacy programs;
  • Manage budgets related to programs directly under her/his control;
  • Communicate success stories to LLP staff, particularly the Communication Manager;
  • Maintain beneficiary records in a confidential manner.

Education:

  • Diploma or degree in Education required

Experience

  • 3-7 years’ experience in education required, including experience teaching adult literacy;
  • Experience in early childhood education highly desirable;
  • Experience in parenting education highly desirable;
  • Previous work experience with vulnerable children and youth is highly desirable

Skills & abilities

  • Embraces the mission of Lubuto Library Partners.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Possesses a strong understanding of early childhood development (ages 0-6) and parenting practices to support healthy development and positive educational outcomes for young children;
  • Possesses a strong understanding of literacy development across the lifespan;
  • Works energetically and enthusiastically with young children and their parents/caregivers;
  • Is a “self-starter,” driven to develop and maintain systems and network relationships.
  • Organizes and leads efforts, and consistently “follows through” on tasks and goals.
  • Displays a positive attitude, shows concern for people and community, and demonstrates presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • Cares deeply about advancing the educational status and rights of young people in substantially disadvantaged communities.

Position location:

  • The Family Literacy Coordinator will facilitate daily Family Literacy Programming at the three Lubuto Libraries in Lusaka (Kamwala, Garden, and Lusaka West).

Compensation:

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply:

  • Submit a cover letter highlighting your specific qualifications for this job, your salary history/requirements, and resume with three traceable references to zambia@lubuto.org stating the position you are applying for in the Subject line;
  • Include contact information including a phone number in your application;
  • Applications not including all of the above will not be considered;
  • Applications close on September 23rd, 2016.

Scholarship Associate

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Summary: The Scholarship Associate is responsible for directly establishing and managing a secondary school scholarship program for vulnerable adolescent girls through Lubuto Library Partners. The scholarship program is a component of a broader project to keep adolescent girls in secondary school, funded through the DREAMS Innovation Challenge and carried out through LLP’s three Lusaka libraries.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently builds and maintains a scholarship documentation system;
  • Works with LLP staff and outside organizations to establish scholarship eligibility criteria;
  • Collaboratively identifies secondary school scholarship recipients with aid of Library Managers and other staff;
  • Conducts an educational needs assessment with each recipient and his/her parent(s)/caregiver(s);
  • Maintains ongoing relationships with area government schools and locates a suitable school place for each scholarship recipient;
  • Works with the Finance Manager to manage scholarship budget
  • Works closely with LLP’s Communications Manager to support a social-media-based crowdsourced funding campaign;
  • Tracks progress (academic and attendance) of scholarship recipients and routinely follows up with schools, teachers, recipient, and recipient’s parent(s)/caregiver(s) to address areas of concern
  • Maintains familiarity with other local scholarship providers (e.g., NGOs, school-based scholarships, private scholarships) and assists applicants through Lubuto Libraries as appropriate

Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science, Social Work, Education or related fields;
  • A Diploma with relevant work experience will also be considered.

Experience:

  • Previous work experience with vulnerable children and youth is highly desirable

Skills & abilities:

  • Embraces the mission of Lubuto Library Partners.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and organizational skills, is attentive to detail
  • Communicates effectively with diverse audiences, e.g., youth, parents/caregivers, educational administrators, civil society organizations, both orally and in writing
  • Is a “self-starter,” driven to develop and maintain systems and network relationships.
  • Organizes and leads efforts, and consistently “follows through” on tasks and goals.
  • Displays a positive attitude, shows concern for people and community, and demonstrates presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • Cares deeply about advancing the educational status and rights of young people in substantially disadvantaged communities.

Position location:

  • The Scholarship Manager will be based in LLP’s Lusaka office (Kabulonga), but will spend approximately 70% of working hours in the field (e.g., at Lubuto Libraries in Garden, Kamwala, and Lusaka West, visiting local schools).

Compensation:

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply:

  • Submit a cover letter highlighting your specific qualifications for this job, your salary history/requirements, and resume with three traceable references to zambia@lubuto.org stating the position you are applying for in the Subject line;
  • Include contact information including a phone number in your application;
  • Applications not including all of the above will not be considered;
  • Applications close on September 23rd, 2016.

Administrative Associate

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Summary: The Administration Associate is responsible for effectively running the Lubuto Library Partners Zambia Country Office in support of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge. Responsibilities will include procurement and HR issues.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Manages efficient workflows in the office;
  • Works with Country Director and Financial Manager to ensure internal control procedures are adhered to;
  • Streamlines procurement processes;
  • Provides advice to management on the HR matters, including legal requirements;
  • Develops HR procedures to align with existing policies;
  • Assists management in the development of contracts;
  • Supports resource mobilization in country;
  • Ensures effective internal communications;
  • Maintains a list of contacts of supporters and stakeholders;
  • Supports management in public relations and strategic communication with stakeholders;
  • Maintains LLP’s inventory and fixed assets in the register.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science, Business Administration or related field

Skills & abilities:

  • Embraces the mission of Lubuto Library Partners.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and organizational skills, is attentive to detail
  • Communicates effectively with diverse audiences, both orally and in writing
  • Is a “self-starter,” driven to develop and maintain systems and network relationships.
  • Organizes and leads efforts, and consistently “follows through” on tasks and goals.
  • Displays a positive attitude, shows concern for people and community, and demonstrates presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • Cares deeply about advancing the educational status and rights of young people in substantially disadvantaged communities.

Position location:

  • The Administration Associate will be based in LLP’s Lusaka office (Kabulonga)

Compensation:

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply:

  • Submit a cover letter highlighting your specific qualifications for this job, your salary history/requirements, and resume with three traceable references to zambia@lubuto.org stating the position you are applying for in the Subject line;
  • Include contact information including a phone number in your application;
  • Applications not including all of the above will not be considered.
  • Applications close on September 23rd, 2016.

Female Outreach Coordinator

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Summary: The Female Outreach Coordinator will manage and lead key programs for vulnerable adolescent girls under Lubuto Library Partners’ DREAMS Innovation Challenge grant to keep adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) free of HIV. She will plan and implement a series of interlocking mentoring programs targeting adolescent girls and boys with a focus on gender equity, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and determination for education, as well as leading outreach efforts.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Work with LLP staff and other advisors to develop the mentoring curriculum
  • Recruit and train 24 volunteer “role model” mentors (aged 22+), manage ongoing communication with volunteers;
  • Deliver 3 mentoring sessions/week (1/library) to the all-girls cohorts, focused on SRH, gender equity, and educational goal-setting;
  • Co-facilitate 3 mentoring sessions/week (1/library) to the all-boys cohort, focused on SRH and gender equity;
  • Identify field trip sites (52 total) for all-girls cohort; coordinate and lead 3 trips on a biweekly basis;
  • Plan and host kick-off events and ongoing community events to publicize program activities and outcomes;
  • Lead ongoing outreach work (6 sessions/week) with vulnerable AGYW not otherwise reached through library programs, e.g., on streets, through other NGOs, etc.
  • Work with the Training Librarian and M&E Officer in monitoring and evaluating all DREAMS programs;
  • Work with consultants to train entire staff on gender equity;
  • Identify other community resources for referral of AGYW for SRH services;
  • Manage budgets related to programs directly under her control;
  • Communicate success stories to LLP staff, particularly the Communication Manager;
  • Maintain beneficiary records in a confidential manner.

Education:

  • Educational qualifications related to gender studies and/or public health highly desirable

Experience:

  • 5-10 years of previous work experience with vulnerable children and youth is required, including program design and leadership experience
  • Management and training experience highly desirable
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization desirable

Skills & abilities:

  • Embraces the mission of Lubuto Library Partners;
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Possesses extensive sexual and reproductive health knowledge and the ability to create safe, judgment-free spaces for youth of both genders to discuss SRH issues openly;
  • Is a strong advocate for gender equality, with a passion for educating and empowering others around gender issues;
  • Communicates effectively with diverse audiences, e.g., youth, parents/caregivers, educational administrators, civil society organizations, both orally and in writing;
  • Is a “self-starter,” driven to develop and maintain systems and network relationships;
  • Organizes and leads efforts, and consistently “follows through” on tasks and goals;
  • Displays a positive attitude, shows concern for people and community, and demonstrates presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability;
  • Cares deeply about advancing the educational status and rights of young people in substantially disadvantaged communities;

Position location:

  • The Female Outreach Coordinator will spend 100% of her time at the Lusaka Libraries or at outreach locations in and around Lusaka.

Compensation:

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply:

  • Submit a cover letter highlighting your specific qualifications for this job, your salary history/requirements, and resume with three traceable references to zambia@lubuto.org stating the position you are applying for in the Subject line
  • Include contact information including a phone number in your application;
  • Applications not including all of the above will not be considered.
  • Applications close on September 23rd, 2016.

Washington DC positions

Director of Business development

About the position:

The Director of Business Development is responsible for identifying grant opportunities that are aligned with Lubuto's mission, including as a cooperating partner subcontractor. The Director will prepare related proposals, in coordination with other Lubuto staff. The Director will also work with Lubuto's President and other Board members, in developing and managing Lubuto's major gifts program.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and optimistic professional who:

  • Embraces the mission of Lubuto Library Partners.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Has a solid understanding of the funding mechanisms and grant processes of USAID and other internationally focused and Lubuto-relevant funding organizations.
  • Is familiar with international development contractors and their partnership engagements.
  • Displays knowledge and experience in relevant areas of grant development.
  • Possesses the skills to work with and motivate staff, Board members and volunteers.
  • Is a “self-starter,” driven to develop and maintain network relationships.
  • Organizes and leads efforts, and consistently “follows through” on tasks and goals.
  • Displays a positive attitude, shows concern for people and community, and demonstrates presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • Cares deeply about advancing the educational status and rights of young people in substantially disadvantaged communities globally.
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree.
  • Possesses at least 1 year of relevant professional experience.

Key position responsibilities:

  • Identify and follow-up on grant opportunities relevant to Lubuto's mission and capacity, including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Work with Lubuto's President to develop a major gifts program, including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Conduct prospect research.
  • Work closely with Lubuto’s President and Founder, and the Board of Directors, on strategy and outreach.
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Lubuto with the donor, stakeholder and beneficiary communities.
  • Coordinate Board Development Committee meetings.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
  • Perform other related duties, as requested.

Salary/Benefits:

Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Application:

E-mail letter of interest with résumé to lubuto.personnel@verizon.net with the subject header: LLP Business Development Director.  This position will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.