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We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.
Program Facilitator (JNO-MOFA) – Job Description
Reporting to the Program Manager and Program Area Manager (PAM), the jobholder is responsible for providing leadership and facilitation at district level in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded “Improving Secondary School Environment” project. The role will ensure set objectives and targets are achieved.
- Leads overall planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating of the “Improving Secondary School Environment project”
- Coordinates school infrastructure development (school facilities and furniture) in Epworth district. This will include liaison with local and regulatory authorities, contractors, service providers and the Project Engineer.
- Facilitates and supports training of school development committees on school infrastructure management for sustainability
- Integrate the Plan International Safeguarding Policy with project activities at district level
- Coordinates training of school authorities and teachers on positive discipline and supports the adoption of positive discipline practices within schools.
- Compiles monthly and quarterly project progress reports for sharing with donors, district, provincial and national stakeholders
Child Protection & gender equality mainstreaming
- Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to: Gender equality and Inclusion mainstreaming, Safeguarding Policy; Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities
- Compiles and safely keeps the project’s district database.
Coordination and networking
- Participates in, develops and strengthens collaborative relationships at district levels in child rights to enhance Plan’s program performance
- A degree in social sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognized institute.
- A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience at a similar level in Education, Community Development, and Child Rights programming
- Knowledge of programming issues that include child protection, education disability, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
- A Class 3 or 4 Driver’s licence
- Ability and willingness to ride a motorbike
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
- Excellent networking and partnership building skills
- Good communication, facilitation and report writing skills
- Strong team-building and motivational skills
- Proficiency in MS office tools
- Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination.
- Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others.
- Promotes innovation and learning within the child rights realm.
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position. Plan International takes very seriously the responsibility and duty to ensure that we and anyone who represents us does not in any way harm or place at risk children and young people. In this regard, reference & background checks will be performed including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Safeguarding Policy.
This position is open to Zimbabwean nationals.
Location: Zimbabwe (Harare)
Type of role: Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date : 3 December 2019
- Job City Harare