•  Harare
    • March 05, 2021
    • March 12, 2021
    •  Full Time
  •  Ngo & Social Services Jobs

Job Summary

International Rescue Committee (IRC) is looking to recruit a Program Manager in Zimbabwe

Requisition ID: req12653

Job Title: Program Manager

Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Description

In anticipation of funding where the IRC will implement an 18 months project in Manicaland in partnership with another INGO, the IRC is looking to recruit a Program Manager (PM). Reporting to the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP). The PM provides technical oversight and ensures quality of IRC’s Education in Emergencies (EiE) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) project in Chimanimani and Chipinge Districts within humanitarian/emergency and recovery settings. In close collaboration with the DDP and the implementing partner, the PM is also involved in program implementation, budget control and management, program design, concept note and proposal development, and continuous technical support to EiE and DRM projects, staff development and supervision, ensuring the budget management and compliance of the projects. In addition, she/he will represent the IRC at relevant cluster coordination meetings. The incumbent will be based in Harare with frequent (50% or more) travel to the field to offer on-the-spot technical support for improved program start up and delivery.

Duties And Responsibilities

Key Job functions/responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Actively contribute to the quality of design, management, and monitoring and evaluation of emergency EiE and DRM programming in Manicaland.
• Represent IRC’s EiE and DRM programs in relevant Cluster Coordination Meetings.
• Collect relevant and up to date information/data pertaining to emergency situations in the country.
• Document lessons learned in education and child protection projects and ensure that lessons are translated into program improvements.
• Provide technical guidance to the project team in close collaboration with Implementing Partner, DDP and the EiE Technical Advisor and other colleagues.
• Support the field team to achieve the project objectives on time and on budget.
• Contribute during proposal and business development
• Capture updated information regarding the humanitarian needs of crisis affected communities.
• Develop concept notes and proposals in response to any possible opportunities in child protection and education sectors based on the needs on the ground.
• Liaise, coordinate, and work closely with IRC operational staff (i.e. HR, Supply Chain and Finance) to ensure timely and effective program planning and implementation, and to jointly address issues affecting program delivery as they arise
• Explore potential opportunities for the scale up of child protection and education programming in the new geographic areas where IRC is operational.
• At the request of the DDP, take ownership for miscellaneous tasks or projects not falling under responsibilities underlined in this job description.

Project Planning and Implementation:
• Support the field team to develop work plans, procurement plans and spending plans on timely manner and liaise with Harare based SC for procuring of goods and services with accurate specifications and realistic cost.
• Provide remote and onsite technical support for the quality implementation of projects in collaboration with the field team and Harare and HQ based technical teams.
• Set up periodic (bi-weekly) check-in calls/meetings with the field team (emergency) to update progress, spot bottle necks and suggest and implement solutions.
• Actively participate in the project cycle meetings to reflect on the needs, success and challenges of the project and document and apply lessons learned.
• Ensure that EiE Minimum Standards, Child Protection Minimum Standards, and SPHERE Protection Standards are applied during the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the projects.
• Monitor budgets versus actual expenditure (BvA) on monthly basis and guide the field team to take appropriate action based on the status of spending of a specific project.
• Detail the number of clients in each project with age and gender disaggregated and file for future use and reporting.

Grant Monitoring and Reporting:
• Conduct regular field supervising visits and provide support for the team in the field for taking corrective measures.
• Document key findings of the internal and external assessments for planning purpose.
• Review reports from the field and provide feedback.
• Draft/review reports and share with Grants Unit within the given timeframe.
• Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Team to ensure that monitoring and evaluation systems are in place inputs are provided in timely manner.

Staff Management and Development:
• Engage in technical supervision and training of field staff to fulfil the minimum skills set across both the child protection and education sectors.
• Share insights on performance management of field staff with the DDP.
• Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing mentorship to enable staff to optimally perform in their positions and support them to in following personal staff development plans.

Representation, Coordination and Advocacy:
• Engage and maintain effective/professional working relationships with key partners, including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors in emergency and recovery programs.
• Represent IRC in coordination and working group meetings at appropriate levels to share experiences and challenges with other actors.

Qualifications And Experience


• Undergraduate/Post-Graduate Degree in Education, Educational Planning and Management (EDPM); Educational Leadership, Development Management, Development Studies, Development Economics or related field of studies.
• 4 years for MA holders and 5 years for BA holders’ relevant experience in international NGOs at least one year of managerial experience.
• Other relevant qualification in disaster management.
• Excellent professional track record with a minimum of 3 years of international management level experience within NGO working in child protection/education in emergency/ humanitarian program implementation in conflict or immediate post conflict environments.
• Experience in managing and/or technically supporting emergency programs related to education and disaster management.
• Strong monitoring and evaluation experience.
• Proposal and report writing skills.
• Computer literate.
• Experience in working with multicultural and diversified workforce.
• Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong ability to coordinate work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.

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