Programme Manager REPSSI Zimbabwe

Deadline: 3 January 2017


Key objective/specific outcomes
The Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative seeks to identify a dynamic, self-driven and self-starter to establish and deliver on an emergency programme focusing on integrating child protection in health and nutrition by mainstreaming Psychosocial support in these service areas. Plan, execute, and finalize programme delivery according to set deadlines and within budget. This includes coordinating the efforts of programme team members and stakeholders or consultants in order to deliver programme activities according to plan and working with partners and government officials to define and review the programme deliverables and oversee quality control throughout the life cycle of the programme. The Programme Manager will be based at the REPSSI Zimbabwe Harare office with extensive travel within Zimbabwe.


Key responsibilities
Direct and manage implementation of the emergency programme; Define programme scope, outputs and deliverables to realize programme goal and objectives in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders; Develop full-scale programme plans and associated communications documents with support from CD, and regional programme; Effectively communicate programme expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion; Liaise with programme stakeholders on an ongoing basis; Estimate the resources and ensure that necessary logistics are in place to achieve programme goals; Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary to the Country Director; Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools; Track project milestones and deliverables; Proactively manage changes in programme scope, identify potential risks, and devise contingency plans with support from Country Director; Develop and maintain relationships with programme levels of Government, UN Agencies, training institutions and Research Institutions and other key stakeholders; In liaison the Country Director, country M&E team, and partners conducts programme reviews and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful programme elements, areas for change within REPSSI resources; Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management; In liaison with M&E officer develop and deliver programme progress reports, required documentation, and presentations; Work with M&E team in managing programme research activities; Conduct field/site monitoring visits; Manage donor monitoring missions; Line management of the programme staff including (ensuring that each team member has a clear performance plan); Determine and assess team development needs and make the appropriate; recommendation for capacity support for programme effectiveness. Where required, negotiate with Country Director for staff management support; Set and continually manage programme delivery expectations with team members and other stakeholders; Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate programme personnel; Receive status reports from the project team analyse results, and troubleshoot problem areas; Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise relevant programme team members, consultants and partner staff, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work; Mentor programme staff in REPSSI PSS tools; Produce the programme annual budget and monitor expenditure; Comply with donor conditions and reporting requirements; Overseeing of risk management of the programme;

Finance/Budget Management; Align budget and activities to overall REPSSI SIP; Donor report and variance analysis; Participate in the development of a strategy and work planning for resource mobilization; Participate in implementation of innovative fund raising and new opportunities identification; Coordinate the gathering and sharing of information on existing and emerging donor opportunities in liaison with Country Director to secure project funding; Participate in the development of cohesive, focused and effective programme proposals; Review and analyse information and prepare reports/documents on activities related to funding partners and fundraising; Prepare policy and analytical briefs for the Country Director on strategic partnerships and resource mobilization issues; Coordinate with communications/advocacy staff to identify, write and disseminate promotional materials, launch campaigns and handle public relations events; Represent or ensure appropriate representation of REPSSI in-country in all relevant forums; Develop and maintain close relationships with all relevant government departments, UN agencies and NGO counterparts on programmatic matters; Proactively support REPSSI’s publicity and communications aims; Ensure that the country office provides information to update the website and actively participate on REPSSI social media as required; Advocate and marketing of REPSSI brand and services in Zimbabwe; Contribute to development of other Regional REPSSI programmes when requested by management; Participate in the organisational strategic planning (planning, reviews and related activities); Carry out other work as assigned by line management


Education, qualifications, skills
Relevant educational background in preferably psychology, sociology, anthropology, or any other social sciences; Minimum three (3) years of relevant work experience; Practical field experience in development contexts; Practical experience in training and/or facilitation of groups; Experience in programme design, implementation, M&E; Basic knowledge of Psychosocial support; Experience in conducting field-based baseline assessments; Experience in international, regional and/or national networking and knowledge management; Work experience with large NGOs, government departments and/or international cooperating partners; Experience in managing an emergency response would be an added advantage


To apply
Please email: [at] repssi [dot] org with the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email


NB: REPSII reserves the right to conduct interviews before the closing date as this is recruitment for an emergency response.