Profile of James Zulu - MPH (Finalist), MA, MBA, PGBM, BBA, Dip. Project Mgt, Dip.Ed., ZDA II, Adv.Cert. Infectious Disease

James Zulu - MPH (Finalist), MA, MBA, PGBM, BBA, Dip. Project Mgt, Dip.Ed., ZDA II, Adv.Cert. Infectious Disease Programme Manager/Facilitator
23 years experience 0 jobs worked Lusaka
$25.00 /hr $0 earned
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My prime motivation is to exercise my accumulative experience and abilities to the fullest extent. I have diversified experience having successfully held positions as National Community Coordinator, HILO HVCT Project Coordinator, Community Compact Project Coordinator, MSME Training, Business Investment and Support Manager, General Manager (CEO), Organisational Development and Public Relations Manager as well as a Secondary School Teacher with Ministry of Education for 5 years.

 

I am extremely knowledgeable as a Programme Manager, I have hands on experience on program and Training planning and design, implementation, monitoring, review and reporting. Currently, I am the National Community Coordinator and I was once the General Manager for newly created Trust and I was the Manager in charge of MSME Training and Business Investment, and lately I was the Project Coordinator under HILO HVCT, running a Community Led HIV Prevention Program funded by CDC/PEPFAR under the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and I have over 10 years’ experience in HIV project planning, design and in supporting the delivery of quality projects across Zambia and over 6 years’ experience working in senior managerial role. Currently I am a member of the National SBCC Subcommittee of the MOH/NAC which reviews and develop all training materials used in Zambia by different implementing partners.

 

 I have strong Facilitation or Training, planning, budgetary, supervising, and project implementation skills with a working knowledge and understanding of project management methodology and software. I have been travelling regularly to project sites and Provinces and District offices throughout the Country to conduct trainings, monitor and meet the project stakeholders. And I am very much familiar with the Gap Analysis process/assessment tools to develop Individual Development Plans(IDP), MER Tool for CDC/PEPFAR. Hence, I have direct and indirect project implementation experience with Prior successful experience working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people and volunteers the project was interacting with, and as OD Manager I have ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative.

 

As General Manager, I reported to the Board of Trustees and was able to prepare all board documentations on time. I was responsible for strategic planning, funding proposal writing, financial management and tracking the investment funds, manage financial allocations responsibly by developing responsible budgets based on the operating plan. Hence, I was responsible for the overall management of all aspects of the business, ensure the organizations legal compliance in terms of registrations, taxes and all compensations issues and to ensure crafting and implementation of effective internal controls.

I have been a team player and part of the design of various programs like the MSME Program, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion, Home Based Care and HIV/AIDs Projects, Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program, and I played a leading role in Advocacy for the vulnerable groups for persons with disabilities.  As an Organisational Development Practitioner, I played a leading role in change management where programming was concerned and I was a Networking and Partnership focal person. I have been a key player in the implementation of the strategic plan of my organisation, Member of the Civil Society Consortium on Pilot Project on Climate Resilience.

 I am an experienced Project Manager, Community Mobilizer, Networking focal person, a key player in the implementation of the strategic plan and programs; I do interact very well with management, the general public, the government, media and Governance structures. Considering the amount of experience, I have acquired, I can serve your organisation well in several areas.

I have been considered to be an effective communicator, capable of communicating with all levels of personnel, management and the grassroots communities. I am highly organized, trainable and adjust well to all types of environment and work well with other employees and in complete harmony with management. This position with your organisation will afford me the opportunity to further develop and enhance my abilities, which quite naturally will be an asset to your organization and to my personal aspirations.

Throughout my career my superiors have recognized my personal commitment, creative talents, networking and ability to meet whatever objectives put forth by the organization. Given the opportunity I would consider it a privilege to contribute my enthusiasm, reliability, integrity and perseverance to fulfil the job requirements necessary to meet your specific objectives. 

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Work Experiences

  • Secondary School Teacher/Head Of Commercial Department

    Ministry of Education /Mukinge Girls Secondary School /Matero Girls Secondary School

    January 1995 - July 2000

  • Organisational Development & Public Relations Manager

    ZAMBIA RED CROSS SOCIETY

    August 2000 - June 2012

  • GENERAL Manager

    COMESA (Traders Trust

    July 2012 - October 2012

  • MSME TRAINING, BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND SUPPORT MANAGER

    BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT UNIT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (BIUD)

    November 2012 - March 2014

  • National Community Coordinator - Testing

    Centre for Infectious Disease Research In Zambia

    October 2016 - Now

  • Project Coordinator

    Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia

    April 2014 - September 2016

Education

  • MA. Strategic Management & Planning

    Atlantic International University

    October 2015 - November 2017

    Masters in Strategic Management and Planning