Deadline: 17 January 2020 Location: Makonde and Zvimba District A Non profit making organisation operating in Makonde and Zvimba District is seeking a qualified applicant for the post of Program Officer for its project that is aimed at mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS on Zimbabwe's children by enhancing the sustainability of care and support services for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC). Job Description for the Project Officer Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program officer will be responsible for supervising, facilitating and coordinating service provision for all OVC enrolled into the OVC program; supervising thematic leads as they facilitate community participation in the HOSPAZ Bantwana OVC programs and integrating the various activities in child protection, health, education and economic strengthening in the field and reporting. Leadership and Management: Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives of the OVC project are met through proper design, implementation and quality assurance. Encourage effective teamwork, with staff members supporting each other. Conduct monthly staff meetings and lead annual planning to ensure that plans are made to meet the targets set out in the project design. Implementation and Monitoring: Oversee the implementation of planned activities to ensure targets are achieved. Ensure that project activities are carried out in a timely manner as per approved work plan, and that the project achieves results in line with its annual approved work plan and USAID targets in each program area. Conduct monitoring visits to project sites to assess progress against targets and to provide coaching and direction to activities in areas where improvements are needed. Reporting: Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely, accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements. Prepare and submit reports to local government as requested. Internal and External Relations: Represent the OVC Project internally to other Organizational departments and externally to local government departments and line ministries, Donors to ensure positive relationships are built. Closely collaborate and network with Ministry of Health and Child Care, and other stakeholders, in order to ensure transition and sustainability of the program, continued partnership and sharing best practices in various fields. Co-ordinate with other NGOs or similar organizations in the area to ensure complementarity of approaches.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities A Bachelors degree in Social science. Master’s degree in social sciences is an added advantage. At least 5 years of experience with health and HIV programmes at community level and USAID funded project. A clean class four
To apply Prospective candidates meeting the requirements and with demonstrated relevant experience should submit their application together with a detailed CV, electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please state the position being applied for in the subject line of your email.