Deadline: 13 June 2019 ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 40 countries, taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together. ActionAid Zimbabwe wishes to advertise the following opportunity following an organizational re-design process in line with the organisation’s 2018 – 2023 Strategy “Citizens’ Collective Actions for Social Justice”. The Postholder will function collaboratively as a member of the Program and Resource Mobilisation Team. The position exists to provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of the AA Zimbabwe (AAZ) Strategy, particularly its drive towards the empowerment of women and girls living in poverty and exclusion and building their agency and resilience to challenge the structural causes of poverty. The Program and Projects Manager will play a leadership role in the design and implementation of programme interventions that mainstream HRBA (Human Rights Based) approaches; undertaking intensive power and inter-sectional feminist analyses; Partnership development and management; Capacity building of AAI Zimbabwe staff, partners and rights holders; Networking and alliance fostering; Campaign, advocacy and research work.
Requirements Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Social Sciences gained from a recognised University (i.e. in either Gender/Women and Development Studies, or Sociology, or Development Studies, or Political Science, or Public Administration, or International Relations, or Public Policy, Law, Human Rights or relevant disciplines); A relevant specialised Post -graduate qualification preferably in Project Planning and Management an added advantage; A minimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant programming, focusing on Women’s economic and social empowerment, Women’s rights, Democracy, Rights and Governance, Gender Based Violence, Sexual and Reproductive Health rights, and Livelihoods and Economic Justice, focusing on but not limited to extractives, climate justice, resilience, and emergencies. Experience in working with different key stakeholders at local, national and regional/international levels (i.e. including local and central government, the private secors, Non-State Actors, community leaders, Parliament, UN Agencies and civil society. Key Competencies Good knowledge of the socio-economic and political context and power analysis skills to feed into policy programs; Understanding of Human Rights Based Approach to successfully influence strategic direction of ActionAid Zimbabwe and Partner programs; Ability to articulate and implement programs based on a given Theory of Change; Demonstrable knowledge of the operating environment for Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society in Zimbabwe, the global context and the challenges facing women and girls in Zimbabwe and other developing countries; Ability to write concise and accurate reports to agreed deadlines, and strong numerical skills to monitor budgets; Ability to draft well thought out concept notes and proposals as part of fundraising; Proven knowledge of the Project Management Cycle and ability to effectively participate in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation with partners and other stakeholders;
To apply Send your CV and application letter to firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively to 26 Divine Milton Park, Harare. For more information visit: website http://www.actionaid.org/zimbabwe/jobs Please ensure your envelope or email subject clearly states the position you are applying for. NB: Only applications sent with the job title in the subject line will be considered. Whilst all applications received will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. All successful applicants will be required to demonstrate willingness to embrace ActionAid Zimbabwe’s values and to uphold the organisation’s SHEA (Sexual Harassment Exploitation, Abuse) and Safeguarding policies. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we regret that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.