CARE began working in Zimbabwe in 1992 in response to a severe regional drought. After establishing a drought mitigation program, CARE began longer term developmental programs with local partners in building small dams, strengthening local microfinance institutions, and launching projects to assist small businesspersons in the rural areas.
CARE Zimbabwe’s overall goal is to empower disadvantaged and poor households to meet their basic needs. Programs promote sustainable livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people.
The organisation seeks to recruit outstanding candidates who are known for their excellence, professionalism, integrity and who are committed to providing support to vulnerable communities in remote locations of the targeted provinces. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position posted below.
To manage stakeholder relationships, provide district representation, supervise and coordinate project activities at district level and contribute towards achievement of project objectives and targets. Supervising consortium partners’ officers.
Key duties and Responsibilities
- Manages district financial and asset control plans for the district
- Develops district activity plans in line with project activity plan and develops budget in line with project budget
- Coordinates and facilitates the provision of technical assistance in the implementation of activities
- Coordinates the implementation of planed activities by project staff and stakeholders
- Reviews reports from Project Field Assistants (PFAs)/ Officers and contributes to consolidation of data for project level reports to the and Purpose Managers and DCOP
- Organises capacity building of project stakeholders to support and / or implement the project
- Supervises staff allocated to the project at district level
- Trains staff, or arranges for the training of staff
- Carries out ongoing evaluation of staff, identifies performance strengths and deficiencies, and arranges for necessary action (for example further on the job training);
- Monitors the overall welfare of staff (such as sickness, death of family), and takes the appropriate action for immediate assistance
- Recommends, or signs off (as applicable) leave, and requisition requests;
- Manages project resources allocated to the project at district level (such as petty cash, food, NFIs and fuel)
- Addresses problem issues received from districts regarding resource utilisation, cash or similar
- Prepares requests for specific district activities and submits to Project Manager for approval
- Monitors compliance and accountability in the use of resources in line with CARE and donor requirements
- Supervises the monitoring of project activities at district level
- Receives and consolidates project data and submits to DCOP on a monthly basis
- Monitors adoption and uptake of technologies and innovations by project participants
- Monitors and documents performance of project participants
- Receives project information from the Project team and prepares project reports in compliance with donor and internal requirements
- Compiles and maintains asset registers for NFI materials at project sites and prepare disposal plans for the materials
- Coordinates with internal and external stakeholders by sharing project information and activities
- Represents the project at external coordination fora
- Degree in Development Studies/Social Sciences / Agriculture or equivalent
- 3-4 years’ experience in community development /humanitarian work at Supervisory level
- Proficiency in computer skills including experience of MS Word, Excel, MS Office Project,
- Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming.
- Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity and Diversity, as evidenced in previous positions / programming.
- Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring, and evaluation of development activities.
- Experience developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design is required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs—including indicator development, study design, and data analysis
- Strong organizational skills in order to balance competing priorities
- Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines
Deadline: 25 November 2020