National Coordinator (Safe Cities and Inclusive Cities Program): Plan International

Published: 02 February 2018
National Coordinator (Safe Cities and Inclusive Cities Program): Plan International
Deadline: 14 February 2018

Locations: Harare Country Office
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
Responsible for providing leadership, technical guidance and coordination for the country program in Zimbabwe for the Safe and Inclusive Cities grant. The Safe and Inclusive cities program seeks to contribute to the development of a diverse and strong civil society in the country influencing urban governance and development processes and contributes to making cities safe and inclusive for young men and women. Reporting to the Program Support Manager, the National Coordinator will provide specialist guidance on this Grant in line with the approved Country Strategy and relevant policies.

Key responsibilities
Monitor expenses against approved budgets; Generate and maintain regular donor reports for all stakeholders; Supervise and build capacity of implementing partners and Plan International staff; Facilitate city level advocacy and campaigns including planning and implementation

Entry qualifications and experience
A degree in Social Sciences or related field with experience working with local civil society and coalitions to drive national agenda on children/girls' rights; A minimum of 5 years community development exposure coordinating development programs 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 and other NGOs; Experience in engaging city stakeholders, especially city authorities; Experience in financial, budget and administrative management or related issues; Experience in youth-driven programming; Knowledge in urban programming, in particular urban safety and livelihood; Knowledge of rights based approaches to development and civil society strengthening; 5 "O" levels including Mathematics and English Language

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 position 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.
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