Programs Manager: WizEar

Deadline: 4pm 26 February 2017

WizEar, one of the leading organizations in Zimbabwe which works in the area of ear and hearing care seeks to fill the vacancy listed below. If you are a creative and committed professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for persons with hearing challenges the organization would like to hear from you.

Reporting to: WizEar Board

Job purpose
The Programs Manager is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and administration, the Manager will:


Specific Committee responsibilities:

Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress; Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the WizEar Board and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board; Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work; Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with state and local regulations; Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of ear and hearing healthcare; Ensure that project activities will be successfully implemented and that project finalities and project objectives are achieved; Conduct and coordinate basic research activities to support program and portfolio development; Develop publications, and reports through collaborative writing and editing.

In communications, the Manager will:
See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it; Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals; Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups, donor organisations and partner organizations; Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public; Be responsible for the timely production of good quality reports (financial and narrative) using pre-defined formats.

In relations with staff, the Manager will:
Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers; Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place; See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place; Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization; Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people; Supervise the Finance and Administration Officer to ensure conformity of project accounting standards according to activities.

In budget and finance, the Manager will:
Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices; Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines; Ensure efficient, effective and economic utilization of project funds; Manage and monitor programme budget in line with financial reporting requirements; Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work; Jointly, with the chairman and secretary of the board, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents; Facilitate the procurement of items in full compliance with guidelines on procurement and in compliance with the standards set in donor project agreements/ WizEar procedure manuals; Ensure all payments to suppliers are done in accordance with tender procedures prescribed in the project agreements/ WizEar procedure manuals.


Essential qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Development Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or other related studies); A Master’s degree is an added advantage; Project management or M&E qualification


Essential skills and or working experience

A minimum of five years of programme/project management experience, preferably in a NGO management position; Verifiable track record of successful fundraising, i.e. project design and proposal writing; Experience of working with institutional funders an added advantage; Excellent communication skills (written, presentation and interpersonal); Basic Human Resources Management skills; Experience with or demonstration of sound financial management skills/experience (budgeting and budgetary control, financial reporting); Sound experience in programme management and design.

To apply

If you meet the requirements for the above post, please send your CV together with your application/motivation letter to the following email address: cc

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

National MER Specialist: Plan International Zimbabwe

Deadline: 4 March 2017

Location: Harare Country Office

Founded more than 75 years ago, Plan has global presence in 68 countries and is one of the largest children’s development organizations in the world. Plan 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 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 operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity. Plan is offering the opportunity of National MER Specialist.

Reporting to the Program Support Manager the National MER Specialist is needed in order to provide technical guidance, leadership and facilitation in the design, implementation, monitoring, research, evaluation and documentation of Plan Zimbabwe programs in line with Plan’s Program Quality Policy (PQP) as well as promoting learning, development of knowledge and innovation in Plan International Zimbabwe and among core partners.

Typical responsibilities
Provides specialist guidance and support on MER country activities in line with the approved Country Strategic Plan and PQP; Represent Plan at national stakeholder forums/networks, consultative sessions, or conferences on MER interventions; Oversee all corporate research undertakings, planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities; Lead the implementation of Plan’s Program Quality Policy; Manage Plan Zimbabwe’s core program planning and implementation activities (baselines, planning, monitoring, research and evaluation processes, quarterly, annual and other regular reporting); Support field staff in the development, interpretation and implementation of Plan Zimbabwe’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and Country Programs (CPs); Support Country office and PUs to develop annual program budgets and monitor spending; Maintain accurate, up-to-date and historic information on all types of program indicators as defined by the PQP; Regularly assesses progress in the achievement of CP objectives in the PUs and CO, and provides written comment on the goals, objectives and activities

A degree in Economics, Strategic Planning, Development Studies, or related studies; A post graduate degree or practical training in research and or monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage; 3- 5 years relevant working experience; Knowledge of strategic planning processes and  theories of child-rights programming; Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development

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:

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.

Database Management Officer: Community Technology Development

Deadline: 20 February 2017

Location: Gweru
Contract Duration: 6 Months

Community Technology Development Organisation seeks a qualified and experienced individual to uptake the Database Management Officer (DMO) post. The DMO will be responsible for implementing the performance monitoring plan, developing, implementing and maintaining the project’s data and knowledge system and keeping the project team abreast of progress towards targets. The vacancy is under the Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP), Agriculture Productivity and Nutrition (APN) project, Midlands province.

Job summary
She/he will work with technical staff and program partners to ensure timely and consistent data collection and develop databases and spreadsheets to ensure data is readily available.  The DMO will perform data analysis and/or create graphics to inform reporting requirements and project communications products. The officer will also collect and disseminate lessons learned, and share successes during project implementation.  DMO will report to the Head of Project.

Specific duties
Provide technical, strategic, logistic and administrative leadership for the implementation of data and knowledge on project activities; Provide training and guidance to assist in the data collection by the project staff; Capture all project data electronically on the data-base; Organise and support the collection of data from multiple sources in accordance with the EXTRA Project; Work collaboratively with all levels of the project structures, developing capacity to collect and report data; Ensure data quality and integrity by periodically conducting field visits and spot checks to verify data and investigate any data anomalies; Conduct periodic training in data and knowledge procedures for project staff, stakeholders, and/or partners.  Share information to help them monitor the progress of their work at various levels and use the data for strategic decision making; Maintain the database, periodically evaluate its effectiveness and adjust as necessary to provide the project with accurate and useful data; Contribute to the development of annual work plans and review the relevance of the project activities against these work plans; Compile and analyze relevant data from relevant stakeholders to demonstrate project progress for contractual reports, including quarterly and annual reports; Systematically and regularly communicate progress against targets to management and project staff; Collect and disseminate lessons learned and best practices to internal and external stakeholders as appropriate;     Prepare and facilitate presentations of project reports; Strategically plan and organize innovative methods to disseminate the project’s project information; Ability to design and conduct baseline and impact assessments; Undertake other duties as requested by the line manager or his/her representative; Coordinate data and knowledge on project activities with Consortium Project Coordinators and staff; Establish a database of all beneficiaries by each intervention and by gender by target district.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities
A university degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics, Biometrics and Research or any related field. A Master’s degree is an added advantage; Five years’ relevant work experience in an NGO overseeing large complex knowledge management systems; Demonstrated ability to manage and analyse large databases and to produce monthly reports for district teams showing project progress; Demonstrated ability to manage a team of monitoring staff across districts; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with beneficiary communities, Government and other stakeholders at the district, provincial and national level; Experience in design and implementation of knowledge management systems including both qualitative and quantitative approaches; In-depth working knowledge of computer based statistical packages including Access SPSS, AkvoFlow, Excel and information dissemination software; Excellent report writing and presentation skills; Experience working in consortia with grant funding highly desirable.

To apply
All applications should be accompanied by certified copies of academic certificates. Applications should be submitted to no later than 20 February 2017.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified