Executive Director, Africa: The ONE Campaign

Deadline: 10 February 2017

The world as we know it is rapidly changing those most vulnerable are feeling the extreme effects of these changes. Are you the ONE we are looking for; the ONE to help lead the fight against extreme poverty? An innovative campaign and advocacy organisation, ONE is backed by over seven million people from around the world who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for the promises made to the poorest, and we press them to support better policies and more effective aid.  Extreme poverty has already been cut by 60 percent and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now.

We are looking for an outstanding, dynamic and passionate person to lead our work as the Executive Director, Africa. The successful person will play a vital part in working towards our vision of an end to extreme poverty which targets the African institutions, the African Union, and lead a tremendous team of staff, consultants and interns toward the achievement of our organisational objectives. You will lead that team – developing and delivering campaigns, activating our Africa members, and engaging with and convening high level politicians, senior officials, civil society, private sector leaders, and media organisations to coordinate efforts effectively.

Candidates may come from a wide range of backgrounds but will have one commonality: a commitment to the vision and mission of the ONE Campaign. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of senior leadership as well as of designing and implementing effective campaigning strategies. You will have an understanding of Africa and how it fits into the international development agenda, extensive knowledge of African geo-politics, experience with African institutions (AU and economic blocs), and a strong understanding of how advocacy and lobbying, public campaigning, media and popular culture can effectively be combined to deliver policy change. You will possess outstanding capability in strategic thinking (systemic change), demonstrable planning and implementation, and compelling communication skills (a good sense of humour helps). You will also have experience in managing the performance of people and balancing budgets. This person should be comfortable working in (at a minimum) English and French and will be a strong collaborator and team player.

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 2851. You can also download the full appointment details here The closing date for applications is mid-day on Friday, 10th February 2017. 

Chief of Party and Development Experts / (Multi-Sectorial Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project in Zimbabwe): Plan International Zimbabwe

Deadline: 4 February 2017

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 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 including water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.  Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity. Across program areas, Plan International’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.

Plan International Zimbabwe is seeking expressions of interest from highly motivated and talented senior- level Development Experts for USAID’s anticipated Enhancing Resilience of OVC Getting to Zero in Zimbabwe, an anticipated cooperative agreement with an expected budget between $50-$100 million over five years.

Plan International Zimbabwe is seeking a Chief of Party and other Mid to Senior level professionals.

Chief of Party
The Chief of Party will lead and oversee all aspects of this high-profile project, including directing strategic planning and decision making, providing technical guidance, managing the activities of sub-recipients, and supervising staff. We are seeking candidates with the following experience: Possess at least a Master’s Degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, or a related field; At least 7 years’ experience in managing complex orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size; At least 7 years demonstrated state-of-the-art experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/quality assurance; M&E; and operations research; Significant experience managing large-scale, multi-year US government-funded programs, with a strong track record of successfully managing USAID-funded programs including previously serving as COP in other African countries.

Call for Experts
Plan International Zimbabwe is also seeking highly qualified candidates with extensive experience working on development projects funded by USAID, PEPFAR or other bilateral donors. Candidates with experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Household Economic Strengthening; Psychosocial Support and Social Protection; Health, HIV/AIDS, and Nutrition; Child Protection and Gender Based Violence; Monitoring & Evaluation

To apply
To apply please send a cover letter, and CV to: Recruitment@planusa.org and please state “Zimbabwe OVC” and what area of technical expertise you have in the email message. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan International Zimbabwe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Plan International is committed to keeping children safe from abuse, neglect and any forms of exploitation. In this regard, reference & background checks will be performed including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.

Plan International does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.  Please contact any of the Plan International Zimbabwe Offices if in doubt.

Fundraising Officer: ActionAid Zimbabwe

Deadline: 5pm 30 January 2017

Location: Harare
Commencement date: To be advised                       

Purpose of position
The main purpose of this position is to plan, implement, coordinate, review and monitor fundraising activities (mainly focusing on institutional donors, private foundations and individuals) throughout the organisation with the overall objective of diversifying the funding base of the ActionAid Zimbabwe Country Program in line with its current Strategic Plan for 2014-2018. The position will report to the Head of Policy and Programmes who will provide overall leadership and supervision of the fundraising function.

Key performance areas
The Fundraising Officer will develop and implement resource mobilization policies, strategies, tools and action plans in line with ActionAid frameworks. He/she will also provide guidelines, technical advice/support and strategic direction on fundraising from various sources including statutory, high value and individual donors. The officer will spearhead proposal/concept note development, verification, submission and monitor and review impact/effectiveness of resource mobilization structures and strategies. He/she will assist with the implementation of donor intelligence mechanisms and influence development aid architecture.

Please note that a detailed Job Description will be made available to shortlisted candidates upon request.

Education, qualifications, experience
Degree in Marketing and/or Communications, Economics, International Relations, Social Sciences, or related field from a recognized tertiary institution; A specialised post-graduate qualification and/or training in Marketing and/or Communications, Business Studies, Project Management, Economics, Statistics or other relevant field will be an added advantage; 3 years’ demonstrable experience in a similar position working in an NGO/INGO

Other competencies
Demonstrated in-depth understanding of programming issues and resource mobilization, including proposal development, donor reporting and managing donor relations and donor contracts; Demonstrable experience of raising funds from institutional or other high value donors (i.e. private foundations and individuals); Strong marketing, communication and negotiation skills and ability to write concise reports; Ability to work with minimum supervision, but as part of a team; Class 4 Drivers’ License

To apply
Please submit a maximum of 3-page Curriculum Vitae and application letter clearly addressing the key performance key areas highlighted in the advert to the attention of Human Resources to:  26 Divine Road, Milton Park, Harare. Alternatively, applications may be emailed to: jobs.zimbabwe@actionaid.org

Please ensure your envelope or email subject clearly reads Fundraising Officer/Ref: Advert-Empl/17-01.

NB: Whilst all applications received will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.  Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we regret that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.