Programme Coordinator – COSV

POSITION: Programme Coordinator

COUNTRY: Zimbabwe

DUTY STATION:  The duty station is Harare

STARTING DATE: September / October 2016

DURATION: 9 months





The candidate is expected to:

  • Coordinate and enhance the Cosv strategy in Zimbabwe
  • Ensure an efficient and effective overall management (technical, organizational, administrative) of the Cosv in Zimbabwe. In particular:

– Manage and supervise the on-going project;

– Manage the financial resources: verification of the interim reports and fund requests, budget revisions, cost-no cost extension and other inquiries to the donors; procurement procedures, etc;

  • Build and maintain relevant relationships with the local authorities, local and international partners and other actors.
  • Develop a fruitful collaboration with governmental institutions, local authorities and other actors and partners that play a key-role in projects implementation with the specific purpose of setting the basis for new projects opportunities in the area;
  • Build and maintain relevant relationships with Italian partners and public/private stakeholders/potential donors both in Italy, abroad and on the field.





  • At least 5 years of management experience in International Development Cooperation;
  • Substantial experience working in Africa and Zimbabwe with a particular and solid understanding of its history, cultural, economic, institutional and political features;
  • Contributing to the growth of the activity in the country through the creation of new business/project opportunities and the creation of solid and profitable business relations with key stakeholders in Zimbabwe, Italy and EU;
  • Proactive aptitude in building and managing partnerships with different bodies and institutions (including profit organizations); strong experience in representing an organization with partners, government agencies, private sector organizations and donors at senior level;
  • Languages: Proficiency in English is a must.
  • Ability to process and writing new proposals with high quality standard;
  • Administrative and report writing skills (financial and technical reporting);
  • Strong leadership skills and previous experience in team building and conflict resolution. Strong facilitation and negotiating skills.



  • Previous experience in managing Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded projects and sound knowledge of procedures and financing programs will be considered an asset;
  • First class communication skills both in English and Italian;
  • Track record in developing profitable business relations in the above-mentioned countries;





Interested candidates meeting the above described qualifications should send their CV with a short cover letter by 30/08/2016 to specifying Programme Coordinator/VIS in the email subject

Please note only shortlisted candidate will be contacted