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    Apply: Plan International Project Manager

    Deadline: 30 April, 2021

    Location: Kwekwe, Zimbabwe

    Plan International is seeking to fill the role of Project Manager to manage the ‘Strengthening the Capacity of Disabled Persons Organisations’ project funded by EU.

    Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


    • Promote inclusive dialogue and participation in governance in Manicaland, Midlands, Masvingo Province in accordance with a set of procedures, systems and guidelines
    • Monitor expenses against the approved budget, ensuring timely utilisation of funds and compliance with donor requirements
    • Ensure monitoring systems are in place and that project reviews are carried out periodically in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe, DPOs and their grassroots structures
    • Ensure familiarity with donor compliance issues, ensuring the project complies with Plan International procedures
    • Ensure Plan International complies with all legal and administrative requirements in country
    • Maintain good inter-team communications, good team dynamics and take suitable action when problems occur
    • Ensure key stakeholders are kept informed of Plan International/LCDZ activities
    • Provide leadership for the consortium for effective engagement with government stakeholders, civil society organisations, academic and research institutions on disability rights advocacy
    • Identify opportunities to share experiences and learning with other regional/international CSO networks on disability rights
    • Develop and roll out capacity building activities for DPOs and their grassroots structures on their internal governance and organisational support functions for effective implementation of the grant
    • Build the capacity of DPOs and their grassroots structures in Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR)
    • Provide oversight on the development of tools and processes for organisational assessments and review structured capacity building plans for quality control
    • Coordinate periodic meetings of Project Steering Committee (PSC) and the Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
    • Provide backstopping support to the eco-applicant, Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe
    • Network with organisations working within the same sector and disseminate information within and outside the organisation
    • Familiarity with donor compliance issues, ensuring the project is compliant with these and Plan International procedures
    • Ensure appropriate administrative, financial and logistical Plan International systems/procedures are in place, maintained and adhered to so that all support functions are carried out effectively and efficiently
    • Prepare projected expenditures quarterly
    • Promote and abide by internal policies and procedures including, but not limited to, gender equality policy, child and young people protection policy, code of conduct, and the overall mandatory reporting responsibility 


    • Degree in Social Sciences or a related field
    • Five years, minimum, of community development exposure, coordinating development programmes and implementing partners at a supervisor level
    • Ability to work with teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other agencies at various levels
    • Experience in liaising with donors, government officials, other NGOs, and the EU
    • Donor liaison experience
    • Experience in financial, budget and administrative management or a related issue
    • Knowledge of disability issues in Zimbabwe and understanding of policymaking processes

    To apply and for more information, click here.

    Photo source: Plan International South Sudan

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