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Deputy Team Leader - (SAFE)

Date: 19-Jan-2019

Location: Harare, HA, ZW

Company: Plan International

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.


Job Description - Deputy Team Leader (SAFE)

Through jointly funded programme `Stopping Abuse and Female Exploitation (SAFE)` DFID and SIDA intend to make a major investment towards reducing violence against woman and girls in Zimbabwe by empowering communities to protect the safety, rights and choices of women and girls. The programme will deliver community-level projects to prevent violence by changing harmful attitudes and behaviours towards women and girls. It will also respond to gender-based violence by increasing access to services for survivors.


The Deputy Team Leader will be responsible for overall fund management. This position is contingent upon award.


Key Responsibilities:

·         Responsible for overseeing fund management/ overall programme management (process and systems) and reporting

·         Coordinate consortium partners to ensure project activities are being delivered against the project workplan and donor agreed milestones (i.e. payment by results)

·         Responsible for overseeing/ line managing programme delivery team

·         Co-ordinate and liaise with other key regional and national stakeholders, consortiums, and other relevant donor-funded projects

·         Support technical team to ensure there is a robust effective M&E and Learning process in place and that there is an effective coordination with a separate Evaluation & Data Component of the SAFE Programme

·         Responsible for overseeing programme related procurement procedures are adhered and ensuring that DFID’s Value for Money (VfM) approach is applied across all aspects of the project

·         Provide support in the management of sub-grante

General requirements

·         At least 8 years of experience in managing large, complex, donor-funded programmes in challenging environments, ideally in Zimbabwe, that have included either VAWG, Gender, or Justice programming

·         At least 5 years applied technical knowledge in thematic area of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and/ or gender quality

·         Strong relationships with sector specialists and relevant government offices in Zimbabwe

·         Confirmed experience in fund management and reporting for large complex consortium led projects (2 million USD and more)

·         Experience in managing DFID contracts or other key donor contracts (USAID, EC, other) with preferably a demonstrated applied knowledge of DFID procedures and Payment by Results Programming

·         Experience in capacity building of CSOs partnering in large development projects

·         Confirmed experience in implementing robust M&E and Learning frameworks in large complex projects

·         Demonstrable understanding of the concept and strong track record in delivering Value for Money (VfM)

·         Strong financial management and reporting experience

·         Clearly demonstrated public speaking skills with the proven ability to represent the programme to a variety of audience, ranging from civil society, government dignitaries, donor, and community representatives

·         Advanced report writing skills


·         Zimbabwean national with the ability to articulate and demonstrate a strong understanding of VAWG/ gender programming and operational contextual challenges faced by communities in Zimbabwe OR external candidate with really strong understanding of Zimbabwe and solid experience of working in the country.

·         Experience in implementing behavioural change programming models

·         Knowledge of local languages would be an advantage


Diploma and languages

·         Advanced degree in a relevant field, such as Gender Studies, or another relevant field

·         Fluent in English


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 and is contingent upon award.

Location: Zimbabwe (Harare)

Type of role: 1 year Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date : 10  February 2019