Salary (full time): $35,151 – $39,996 Salary (full time)
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 8 months
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Closing date: 14 September 2020
Interview date: 15 September 2020
Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.
Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives.
We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality, justice and love worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.
Everyone is equal in the sight of God. For over 70 years, this has inspired us to stand together in solidarity with our most marginalised global neighbours, of all faiths and none.
We push for good nutrition and healthcare for all. We fight the climate crisis and provide urgent help when disasters strike. We work in places of conflict to stand against violence and build lasting peace. And we help people living in poverty to earn a fair wage so they can protect themselves in times of crisis.
Above all, we seek to eradicate extreme poverty by tackling its root causes. Together with people living in poverty, we amplify our voices to speak truth to power and create lasting change.
About the role
- The role sits within the Zimbabwe country programme.
- The key function of the role is to manage the Social and Economic Justice thematic pillar of the Zimbabwe programme and ensure quality implementation while building and maintaining sound relationships with key stakeholders.
- The post-holder oversees work with partner organisations to ensure the Social and Economic Justice initiatives and are coordinated effectively in line with CA Zimbabwe country priorities and policies.
- The post holder will be a member of the Christian Aid Zimbabwe Programme Leadership Team that steers the programme strategies for the Zimbabwe programme.
- You will have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Social sciences, International relations, Development work, Economics, Human rights, Law or relevant discipline and be knowledgeable about social/economic/gender justice programme management with 7 years’ experience.
- You will have knowledge of global development issues, including policy and advocacy and familiarity with inequality issues relevant to Zimbabwe and SADC.
- Additionally, you have an understanding of the political, social and economic context of the region and the development issues and challenges it faces.
- You will also have knowledge of Safeguarding, Core Humanitarian Standard, Sphere and Red Cross Code of Conduct and other programming standards.
- You will be experienced in use of capacity building tools and techniques, strategic planning and management of large and complex budgets, emergency project/programme management working with and through local partners, working with the media and remote management of staff.
- This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
- We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
- You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
1. Build partnerships
Give us an example of a time when you had to influence other people and persuade them to work in a collaborative way when there were different personal or organisational agendas
- What was the context? Who had to be influenced or persuaded?
- What was your task?
- What action(s) did you take? Why? How?
- What was the outcome(s)? If you were successful, how did you know?
2. Communicate effectively
Tell us about a time when you had to identify and analyse the expectations and interests of others to involve them in a common debate or dialogue
- What was the context? Who were the people and what differences did they represent?
- What was your task?
- What did you do? How did you do it?
- What was the outcome? Was everyone involved? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?
3. Deliver results
Please tell us about a time when you took a decision or made recommendations when the situation was difficult or ambiguous?
- What was the context? What made the situation either difficult or ambiguous?
- What was your task or responsibility?
- What actions did you take to clarify the difficulty/ambiguity? Why did you decide what you decided?
- What were the results? Was the outcome successful? How did you know?
Offered Salary$35,151 - $39,996