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
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.
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.
If you meet the requirements for the above post, please send your CV together with your application/motivation letter to the following email address: email@example.com cc firstname.lastname@example.org
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.