Program Facilitators (Adolescents Girls and Young Women Grant)

Published: 02 February 2018
Four (4) Program Facilitators (Adolescents Girls and Young Women Grant)
Deadline: 8 February 2018

Locations: Manicaland Program Area (Chimanimani), Kwekwe Program Area (Kwekwe), Bulawayo Program Area (Umzingwane and Umguza)
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation 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 purpose
The Program Facilitator will work closely with and report to the National Coordinator for the Adolescents Girls and Young Women (AGYW) project. S/He will collaborate closely with the project team in their assigned district to ensure effective implementation of AGYW grant activities. S/He will also collaborate closely with their district's Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, and Accountant. S/He will have functional links with all project staff, local stakeholders, technical partners and key populations representatives
Key responsibilities
Initiate and maintain regular minutes of project team meetings; Report in line with the donor contracts and compliance requirements; Facilitate community empowerment and capacity building program activities through linkages and collaboration with partners at grassroots level, including working with communities and providing skills to enable them to spearhead HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities; Facilitate the provision of education support to AGYW and other supports critical for retention; Facilitate parenting interventions and household economic strengthening activities; Liaise with other Sub-Sub Recipients (SSRs) for coordinated and targeted delivery of Gender Based Violence prevention and Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health interventions; Communicate with project staff and other local stakeholders; Initiate and maintain linkages with governmental organizations, local councils and other key stakeholders and vulnerable populations representatives; Support the National Coordinator in ensuring that project activities are implemented in accordance with the work plan and approved budget; Review progress of district-level activities and taking action when necessary with support from the National Coordinator; Provide technical assistance to the establishment of in-school and out-of-school girls clubs, among other project activities; Monitor the selection of beneficiaries for project activities, with an eye to ensuring that the most vulnerable and marginalized beneficiaries are prioritized; Prepare activity reports and submit to the National Coordinator for review; Manage the project schedule, monitor deadlines for each project task

Entry qualifications and experience
A First Degree in either Development Studies, Social Science, Health Promotions, Gender or Project Management, or any relevant qualification from a recognized institution; Additional qualifications and experience in project management, report writing, and social/community development skills will be an added advantage; A minimum of 3 years practical experience working with rural communities; 5 "O" levels including Mathematics and English Language.
Experience in project management and implementation in the field; Familiarity with working with adolescent girls and young women; Knowledge and experience in the delivery of training and resources to adults, young people and children; Ability to work with teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other agencies at various levels; Knowledge of matters related to HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention, and strategies to influence policies in these domains; Experience in management or administration of health projects, especially HIV/AIDS programing and dealing with international partners (Global Fund, etc.) considered an advantage; Hands-on experience with delivering Global Fund grants considered an advantage; Excellent interpersonal skills

To apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position to: – please make sure to put the title of the job and the location you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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 and background checks on applicants will be performed including police clearances on child related offences in conformity with our Safeguarding Policy.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Plan International does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

- Adolescents Girls and Young Women Grant


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