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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity.

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.

Senior Technical Lead (Harare) – Job Description


Reporting to the Head of Programs, the job holder is responsible for providing technical and management oversight on all the technical areas identified in our Country Strategy 2020-2024 which are Sexual and Reproductive Health; Youth Economic Empowerment, Gender Transformative Child Protection Program and Inclusive Quality Education.


  • Leads the integration and layering of program strategies across the thematic areas to ensure holistic and effective programming development and delivery
  • Line management and capacity development of the Country Office program technical team; including all thematic leads and advisors.
  • A member of Country Leadership Team (CLT) and advises the Program Leadership Team (PLT) on program technical initiatives.
  • Representation of Plan, its work and its values to the authorities, country forums/networks, consultative sessions, or conferences as appropriate
  • Facilitate the roll-out and implementation of Plan International’s programming standards as indicated in the Global Approach to Program and Influencing.
  • Contribute to informed decisions made by the CLT on the technical aspects of program strategy, implementation and monitoring.
  • Coordinate and support in country program thematic networks for continuous learning and improvement.

Child Protection & gender equality mainstreaming

Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to:  Gender equality mainstreaming, Child Protection Policy; Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities.


  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant Social Sciences field or Development Studies
  • At least 3-5 years working experience in development work at program management level
  • Proven record of successes in program development and proposal writing
  • Understanding of integrated development issues and policy influencing strategies and approaches
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to Plan International’s programming.
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.


  • Demonstrated writing skills (report writing, strategy documents, proposal and concept paper writing)
  • Proven skills in the development and management of effective and motivated teams
  • Strong strategic thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination
  • Strongly drives performance in the area of responsibility with the team
  • Develops, motivates, coaches and manages program technical team
  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities
  • Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitiveness

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

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