Deadline: 17 February 2017
Location: Harare Country Office
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Founded more than 75 years ago, Plan International has global presence in 68 countries and is one of the largest children’s development organizations in the world. Plan International promotes child rights and lifts millions of children out of poverty, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized, through high-quality programs that deliver long-lasting benefits. Plan International commenced operations in Zimbabwe in 1986 and has active development programs in child protection and participation, education, food and income security, child survival and health sectors. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity. Plan International Zimbabwe is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position:
The graduate intern will be responsible for updating and maintaining Country Office business development records such as the Grants Pipeline Monitoring Tool (GPMT), researching opportunities and potential partners, following up on Funding Agreement Document processes and setting up of a system to manage fundraising information. In addition, the intern will be responsible for setting up appointments and ensuring adequate logistical support for visitors from National Offices
Assisting in creating and updating resource mobilization records (weekly Country Office pipeline updates, tracking proposal hit rates and monthly GPMT updates); Filing all business development communication and records including (funding approval documents, go-no-go decision forms) for easy and quick retrieval of information; Assisting in the preparation for National Offices visits through setting of appointments and liaison with logistics; Assisting conducting background checks on potential partner organizations; Generates requisitions for goods and services for the Business Development Unit; Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to: Gender equality mainstreaming, Child Protection Policy; Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities.
Entry qualifications and experience
Degree in social sciences, development studies or equivalent; Exceptional written communication skills; Demonstrated appreciation of development work in Zimbabwe; Analytical and problem solving skills; Able to conduct desk research; Communicates clearly and effectively; Good time management skills; Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position to: zwe.recruitment@plan-
Plan International’s procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programming. In this regard, reference & background checks on applicants will be performed including police clearances on child related offences in conformity with our Child Protection Policy.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Plan International does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Please contact any of the Plan Offices if in doubt.