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.


  • 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


  • 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.

Photo source: Plan International South Sudan


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