Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

Plan International is seeking to fill the role of Head of Programmes.

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

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the strategic development and management of programmes that are gender-transformative in the country
  • Ensure key advocacy issues are identified for each country programmes with the engagement of programmes team and country leadership team and the relevant strategies, processes are designed and implemented
  • Ensure organisational approaches, such as mainstreaming gender equality, resilience and partnership, are incorporated across all programmes and projects
  • Ensure high quality, integrated and innovative programmes are designed and delivered
  • Monitor programme performance and budget utilisation and advise on corrective measures
  • Coordinate the programmatic reporting process, in particular, quarterly and annual reports, to the regional office, including timely submission of all required reports and implementation of follow-up actions and recommendations
  • Ensure the results of monitoring and evaluation, research and learning activities are integrated within the country programmes, programme area partners, etc., and projects are revised/adjusted accordingly
  • Ensure the monitoring, evaluation, research and learning plan supports the CS delivery with timely and accurate data on outcomes

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Development Studies or a related degree
  • Ten years, minimum, of experience (including international) in managing development programmes
  • Sound understanding of integrated development and critical analysis of root causes of child poverty
  • Knowledge of key issues in development regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNCRC and CEDAW, particularly around child rights
  • Excellent knowledge of strategic planning process
  • Knowledge of effective participatory MER systems and processes
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Knowledge of the country, the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country as well as the political, social and economic opportunities for development will be a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

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