•  Harare
    • February 24, 2021
    • March 8, 2021
    •  Full Time
  •  Ngo & Social Services Jobs

Job Summary

Reports To The Country Director will report to the Programme Director.

Job Overview and Core Purpose The Country Director is responsible and accountable for CBM Global’s strategy and operations in Zimbabwe and for delivering the organisation’s mission and vision. CBM Global is a dual mandate organisation, practicing and promoting disability inclusion in development and humanitarian contexts. As the leader of the country team, the Country Director has a central and strategic role within CBM Global. Success requires leading and building a high-performing, diverse team; inspiring and aligning this team and other internal stakeholders behind a clearly articulated strategy for the country programme; developing and winning support for a growing portfolio of programme work, across all three vehicles of change detailed in the organisation’s programmatic strategy; and developing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders that are critical to success.
Based: Harare, Zimbabwe. All applicants must have the right to work in Zimbabwe.
Hours: Full-time
Salary: Competitive. We offer a local contract.

Duties And Responsibilities

Responsibilities and Duties

1. Strategy, relationships and representation a) Develop and deliver the country strategy to achieve the CBM Global mission. Align it to the specific country context; CBM Global’s dual mandate; the CBM Global Federation strategy; and to the strategies of the thematic areas. b) Build and maintain authentic partnerships with stakeholders, in particular with the disability movement, ensuring our work reflects and is responsive to the needs of people with disabilities. c) Develop highly constructive relationships with CBM Global Member Teams and Thematic Teams. Mobilise and coordinate their input and support so that it most effectively supports the realisation of the country strategy. d) Represent CBM Global in country. Enhance the organisation’s reputation and brand through maintaining positive relationships with other stakeholders, including government, donors, UN bodies, OPDs, INGOs, and local NGOs. e) Establish and lead the Country Coordinating Forum and Country Advisory panel. Ensure these bodies add value and fulfil their purpose in line with their agreed terms of reference.

2. Partnerships and programmes
a) Identify and build relationships with partners who share CBM Global’s vision and complement our programme work. Foster a model and approach to partnership that aligns with and supports our partnership principles.
b) Work with partners to develop and deliver a portfolio of programme work, across all three vehicles of change detailed in CBM Global’s programmatic strategy. Champion an approach that embraces CBM Global’s Programme Quality Framework; three -way model of collaboration; and partnership with the disability movement.
c) Identify funding opportunities for CBM Global’s work. Actively support fundraising and cost recovery, including fundraising from institutional donors that is led by CBM Member Teams. Raise funds from in-country sources. 3. Team leadership
a) Lead the Country Team. Clearly articulate a compelling vision and direction for the team. Inspire and direct the team towards achieving this vision.
b) Build a high performing team through management, coaching and mentoring.
c) Ensure human resource policies and procedures are in place and adhered to.
d) Take responsibility for safety and security of staff and visitors and ensure compliance with up-to-date SOP’s and the Security Plan.
4. Finance and fiduciary responsibilities a) Ensure a high standard of financial and budget management and full compliance with CBM Global’s finance standards and procedures. Maintain management controls for accountability and efficient use of funding. b) Oversee the CBM Global risk management framework at the country office level and regularly update and report on it. c) Ensure in-country compliance with all statutory requirements.
5. Advocate, champion and model disability inclusion to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and in all aspects of society in Zimbabwe.
6. Accountable for ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with CBM’s programmes, are safeguarded to the greatest extent possible.

Responsible for ensuring compliance to all aspects of the CBM Global Safeguarding policy and associated standards and procedures in Zimbabwe.

Qualifications And Experience

Key outcomes expected from this role
1. A clear country strategy agreed and actively supported by all stakeholders.
2. A growing portfolio of programme work that is developed and delivered to an exemplary standard, achieving agreed outcomes and impact.
3. A high performing, agile country team with a culture that reflects CBM Global’s values and champions the foundation principles detailed in the Operating Model.
4. Strong financial discipline aligned with CBM Global’s standards.
5. CBM Global and its work with partners is recognised in Zimbabwe as a driving force for promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and in all aspects of society.
Person Specification
All of the following requirements are Essential, unless marked with a * when they are Desirable, and will be assessed from a combination of information provided from your Application Form, CV, and interview process.
CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse background and people with lived experience of disability. Experience and knowledge  A minimum of 5 years’ experience at a senior management level in an international development or humanitarian organisation with a track-record of success.
 Proven experience in strategic planning and project cycle management.
 Proficiency and proven experience in financial management, systems and controls, including institutional grant management.
 Proven skills in advocacy with a track-record of building and managing effective partnerships and strategic alliances and influencing policy change.
 Experience and a track record of identifying fundraising opportunities; successfully securing grants from donor organisations and of building productive relationships with donors.
 Lived experience of disability and knowledge of disability issues an advantage*

Skills/competencies/personal qualities  Outstanding interpersonal, relationship building and employee coaching skills.
 A self-starter. Proactive, resourceful and entrepreneurial.
 Diligent, persistent with a can-do, positive attitude.
 Passionate about effecting change at a global level for and alongside people with disabilities and their communities, with a deep commitment to the vision of CBM Global and sympathetic to our Christian values.
Qualifications, training, and education
 Relevant academic degree (for example, in development, social sciences etc.), and/or equivalent background, qualification, experience.
Employee Benefits
 We offer a flexible culture.
 As part of its commitment to its work with people with disabilities, CBM Global aims to help successfully employ and retain people with disabilities and those with health conditions. We have a comprehensive equality and diversity policy.

How To Apply

Closing date: Monday 8 March 2021, 09:00 UK GMT time
1. Download and complete the Application Form
2. Attach your CV, both in English
3. Email to
4. In the subject line of your email please use the following format:
Family Name First Name: Country Director, Zimbabwe.
We also welcome informal enquiries, which should also be sent to the above email address.

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