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


  • 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.


  • 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).


  • 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 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.