Mwenezi, Mwenezi, Zimbabwe Contract Company Description CARE began working in Zimbabwe in 1992 in response to a severe regional drought. After establishing a drought mitigation program, CARE began longer term developmental programs with local partners in building small dams, strengthening local microfinance institutions, and launching projects to assist small businesspersons in the rural areas. CARE Zimbabwe’s overall goal is to empower disadvantaged and poor households to meet their basic needs. Programs promote sustainable livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people. The organisation seeks to recruit outstanding candidates who are known for their excellence, professionalism, integrity and who are committed to providing support to vulnerable communities in remote locations of the targeted provinces. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the positions posted below, which will be filled upon confirmation of funding availability for the project . Job Description The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the ECHO Cash Transfer Project which will be delivered by CARE as sub grantee to Save the Children. Key Duties and Responsibilities • Develops project cash transfer delivery mechanism, guidelines/standard operating procedures and submits to the Emergency Response Coordinator • Prepares indicators for monitoring progress/implementation of cash transfers across the consortium • Provides leadership, guidance and mentoring support project staff to develop strategic approaches to implementation of cash transfers in the project • Ensures that project results are collected, analyzed ,aggregated and clear ‘results stories’ are developed demonstrating outcome and impact of project activities • Attends all progress review events and contribute to future programmatic priorities • Builds staff capacity to implement cash based response in a technically appropriate manner through knowledge transfer, development of good practices, evidence based research and training • Reviews and analyses project documents such as proposals, log frame, budget, work plan, risk matrix, and other approved documents. • Develops, reviews and updates project implementations plans (including project staff, procurement, and financial resources). • Organizes project start-up activities with various stakeholders including government, communities & staff members. • Manages project material, assets, equipment from project inception to closure. • Prepares and implements project close-out plan and monitors compliance with internal guidelines and donor contractual guidelines. • Reviews and monitors the implementation of the M&E plan in accordance with the M&E Manager. • Oversees the conduction of surveys such as rapid assessments, after action review and final evaluation in accordance with the M&E team • Uses project M&E and learning data to reflect, guide project implementation and where necessary propose change or modifications to the programme design. • Ensures participation of external stakeholders through field supervisors and also participation by project staff and partners in stakeholders meetings & community functions. • Receives and reviews project reports from project staff and prepares reports to the donor as required. • Develops staff on overall project objectives, implementation strategy, reporting systems and internal controls. • Carries out ongoing evaluation of staff, identifies performance strengths and deficiencies, and arranges for necessary action (for example, further on the job training). • Monitors the overall welfare of staff (such as sickness, workload balance, out-of-work stress), and takes the appropriate action for immediate assistance. • Ensures that IASC core principles and Safeguarding standards are met and maintained accordingly.
Qualifications • A Degree in Social Sciences / Development Studies / Project Management or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred • Minimum of 6years relevant experience in emergency response, cash and voucher assistance, food security and livelihoods programming or relevant fields, preferably having previously managed ECHO funded projects. • Prior experience of designing and/or delivering large scale cash transfer programmes Additional Information • An innovative results oriented team leader with good analytical, conceptual and interpersonal skills • Excellent Report Writing, Monitoring & Evaluation and computer skills • Experience in budget & cost control and strong finance and business skills
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