World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Zimbabwe

World Vision began its operations in Zimbabwe in 1973. It started working from bordering countries to provide life-saving support to refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the Liberation Struggle.

WVZ operations are spread across 9 out of the 10 provinces of the country, with a majority of its 1.75 million clients in rural areas.

Current programmes focuses on improving the well-being of boys and girls in the areas of Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Child Protection, Food Security and Economic Development.

Currently there are 29 Area Development Programs (ADPs) and WVZ works in consortia to implement large projects supported by different multilateral funding agencies. Among them are, ENSURE (Enhancing Nutrition Stepping Up Resilience & Enterprise), IGATE (Improving Girls Access Through Education) and ENTERPRIZE (Ensuring Nutrition Transforming & Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe.

Current Opportunities

Teacher Professional Development Coordinator (3)

Background

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

About the Grant : The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a 4-year, £12 million Teacher Professional Development (TPD) initiative, that is part of the broader Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. TEACH has been designed to contribute to a positive shift in the trajectory of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwe; leaving no child behind. The TPD component is scheduled to launch this year (2020) beginning with six-month Inception Phase followed by multiyear Implementation Phases. The TPD aims to improve the capacity of primary and secondary teachers in Zimbabwe to deliver high-quality education using evidence-based targeted in-service teacher training. World Vision Zimbabwe is currently recruiting for several full and part-time positions to design and deliver this programme.

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

Position title: Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Coordinator (3)

Location: Harare, Bulawayo & Masvingo

Position Summary

The Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Coordinator will serve as the lead for operations in a geographical area, consolidating technical resources and assuring TPD systems function to school level. The TPD Coordinator will implement the comprehensive teacher professional development approach through partnership with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) structures to improve the learning outcomes of girls and boys.

Major responsibilities

  • Acts as TEACH’s implementation leader in a province related to improving inclusive teaching and learning and leadership of learning in primary and secondary schools.

  • Build the capacity, provide technical backstopping and support the monitoring of teach professional networks at provincial, district and cluster levels.

  • Develop and manage the relationships with the MoPSE and other critical stakeholders to assure program results.

  • Provide training solutions aligned to the comprehensive TPD approach.

  • Take shared responsibility for operational workplans and to assure alignment of activities and resources.

  • Develop the capacity of key stakeholders from school to province level to support TPD activities.

  • Contribute to, utilize and adapt learning from monitoring and evaluation process to inform program adaptation, contribute to research and learning. Participate in the development of quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation tools and process, ensuring effective standards of practice for improving the impact Contribute to and disseminate lessons learned.

  • Represent the project to provincial level.

  • Provide hands-on technical assistance and coaching to MoPSE stakeholders.

  • Support and engage in the development of effective supplemental teaching and learning materials and strategies

Qualifications, competencies and experience:

  • Minimum of Masters’ Degree in Education, international development or related field;

  • Demonstrated competencies in promoting community engagement initiatives, and basic education materials development including developing training materials for school leadership and teacher professional development and good working knowledge of education sector policy.

  • Prior substantive and sustained work experience in achieving results(learning outcomes) on the ground

  • Ability to reach consensus and implement a program in a complex political environment; manage processes or operations which produce practical operational results

  • Ability to work with teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other agencies at various levels;

  • Experience in advocacy and policy development;

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically;

  • Demonstrated creativity, innovation and initiative

  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and write proficiently in English

In addition, candidates could bring experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Pre-service and in-service teacher training

  • Pedagogy and delivery of national curriculum

  • Teacher assessment and inspection, as well as teacher motivation

  • Experience with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education at various levels

  • Literacy and numeracy methodologies, teaching at the right level (TARL)

  • School safety and positive discipline as well as School leadership and management

  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning in education sector reform programmes Education Technology, including Learning Management Systems.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Finance & Administration Assistant

Background Information

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Title: Finance and Administration Assistant

Report To: Senior Finance Officer

Location: Bindura

Purpose of the Position:

To provide wide range of administrative support services, develop and maintain efficient office systems and procedures for the FAO ENTERPRIZE Project.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • -Responsible for procurement/requisition of stationery and other office material.

  • -Maintain the departmental files, ensuring the confidentiality and security of documents.

  • -Provide typing, photocopying, filling and other secretarial support needs for the department.

  • -Prepare departmental budgets and Labor Distribution Reports and Attendance Registers on a monthly basis.

  • -Maintain and accounting for petty cash.

  • -Stationery inventory control for the department.

  • -Prepare payment requests for the department’s expenses for submission to

the Senior Finance Officer and making follow up on payment requests and ensure that cheques are delivered to suppliers.

  • -Organise for department’s meetings and taking minutes for staff meetings.

  • -Asset administration.

  • -Assist in the logistics needs of all staff pertaining to all travel.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • -Diploma in Secretarial Studies, Finance, Accounting or Equivalent.

  • -2 years relevant experience.

  • -Good typing skills and speed.

  • -Knowledge and experience in computers especially Microsoft word, Excel, Spreadsheet software, Lotus Notes.

  • -Knowledge of database management.

  • -Ability to handle confidential matters and a high degree of professional integrity.

  • -Ability to achieve pre-defined results and outcomes using ethical, best practice methods.

  • -Ability to complete tasks in a timely, cost effective way.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Warehouse Supervisor

Background Information

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Warehouse Supervisor (4)

Location: Gokwe North, Kariba, Chimanimani, Nkayi

Purpose of the Position:

To ensure proper and safe custody (storage) of all food and non-food commodities entrusted to the care of WV by the donor. The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for documentation of commodity transactions in the warehouse, including receipt, storage and delivery of all food and non-food commodities.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

Commodity Management

  • Ensure that all commodities arriving at the warehouse and leaving the warehouse are properly accounted for.

  • Receive the commodities in the warehouse. Make sure to know in advance about the types and amount of commodities to expect in the warehouse so storage plan can be prepared before arrival of commodities.

  • Scrutinize all waybills to ensure that the commodities are of correct quantities and quality as manifested on the waybill.

  • Immediately record all quantities delivered short (missing), quantities lost in transit and quantities damaged if any. All observations must be recorded immediately.

  • Supervise loading and off-loading of the commodities make sure it is properly undertaken. Commodities must carefully be inspected and counted during off-loading before accepting in the warehouse.

  • Immediately reconstitute torn / loose / slack / leaking / damaged bags, tins or cartons to prevent any further loss. Document such activity.

Commodity Accounting.

  • Responsible to accurately fill and update all the warehouse records including Ledger books and Stack Cards. Quantities recorded on these documents must correspond to the daily physical stock in the warehouse.

  • Keep daily records of warehouse movement (commodities received and dispatched including the destinations).

  • Commodities shall never leave the warehouse without prior approval of the Project Coordinator or his/her designee.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Higher National Diploma in Warehouse/Storehouse Management, Logistics, or any related field. A Degree will have added advantage.

  • At least 2 years of experience in a related field preferably with an NGO working in commodity programming and logistics. They should also be willing to live and work in any part of the country.

  • A mature candidate, a self-starter, with dedication and ability to work with less or no supervision. Must demonstrate willingness to learn and work with others as a team.

  • Good command of oral and written English a must. Ability to speak local languages.

  • Clean class 4 driver’s license is a must.

  • A mature Christian who shows a desire to serve humanity and to strengthen his/her relationship with the Lord.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Accountability, Monitoring & Evaluation Facilitator (5)

BACKGROUND

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbors and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation Facilitator (5)

Location: Gokwe North, Buhera, Chimanimani, Mt Darwin, Mudzi

Purpose of the Position:

To assist in operationalising accountability and monitoring functions in the assigned district. This position functions to integrate field level operations of monitoring and accountability, including field level enumeration and data entry in accordance with the project monitoring framework, and consolidation of monitoring and accountability information at field level for local operations and decision making.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

Knowledge

  • Expand technical knowledge base of monitoring and evaluation standards and initiatives and serve as a resource person, providing conceptual and practical best practice expertise to the district field staff;

  • At a minimum, understand and be able to convey to others through training, briefs etc up to date information and resources for minimum standards for monitoring and evaluation of projects and programs such as the leap, Sphere and FANTA guidelines.

  • At minimum, understand and be able to convey to others the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, HAP-I Standard, ECB Good Enough Guide, Sphere Standard (Humanitarian Charter and Participation Standard), donor requirements and WV Zimbabwe accountability guidelines.

Technical

  • Develop monthly work plans in liaison with the Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

  • Work with field level operational staff and district stakeholders to lead the implementation of appropriate complaints and response and information provision systems in the district, ensure its smooth operation

  • Participate in the baseline, mid-term and end of term evaluations of programmes in accordance with the LEAP framework

  • Monitor project implementation and progress of programmes by use of qualitative, quantitative and participatory approaches in data collection from stakeholders

  • Compile, record, and file field level data from monitoring tools and accountability systems using relevant and appropriate computer packages and information management systems.

  • Provide field-level training and quality assurance for information required from other stakeholders (i.e. clinics)

Collaboration

  • Immediately raise sensitive or important complaints with the Program Manager and A, M, E Officer.

  • Strategize with A, M & E Officers / Facilitators to formulate solutions to operational challenges

  • Work together and build productive working relationships with the district and Area Program teams to operationalise Accountability and monitoring functions and systems.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned by the Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Diploma in Social Sciences/Economics/Operations Research & Statistics or any related field.

  • Working knowledge of statistical packages ( SPSS, CS-Pro, Epi-Info and Excel)

  • Experience in conducting surveys / assessments

  • 2 years’ experience in WV M&E and/or Accountability systems an added advantage

  • Experience in food aid and/or health sector programming preferred

  • Clean class four driver’s license and motorcycle riding an advantage

  • Willing/Desire to be based in the field.

  • Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organisational relationships

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Driver (8)

BACKGROUND

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Driver (8)

Location: Gokwe North, Kariba, Buhera, Chimanimani, Mt Darwin, Mudzi, Nkayi

Purpose of the Position:

The Driver is responsible for providing safely driving services to the organisation, carrying staff to and from different work locations and ensuring that program vehicles are maintained in good working condition.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

  • Driving field staff.

  • Make daily payments deliveries (handling of cheques and cash).

  • Fueling of program vehicles to be always ready for duty.

  • Monitor vehicles on a weekly basis (checking oil leaks accident damage, tyre, cleanliness, battery, brake fluid lights).

  • Report mechanical state of the vehicle and defects timeously.

  • Make necessary quotations for all repairs of vehicles send them to tender committee and ensure that the vehicles are repaired and serviced.

  • Booking of field program vehicles in advance for services, fuels and source spares ensure swift flow of the programs.

  • Assist visiting World Vision staff / Donors/Stakeholders and transporting them to different areas of the project.

  • Assist the team with any duties required at a given point.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5 O’ levels

  • Valid clean (unendorsed) class 2 driving license and 2+ years’ experience.

  • 4x4 driving certificate an added advantage.

  • Valid Medical Report

  • Valid Defensive Driving Certificate.

  • Proven record of operating and manoeuvring the vehicle to safety at all times.

  • A record in keeping good working vehicles, servicing, repairs and fueling.

  • Good communication skills.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Teaching at the Right Level (TARL) Manager

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

About the grant : The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a 4-year, £12 million Teacher Professional Development (TPD) initiative, that is part of the broader Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. TEACH has been designed to contribute to a positive shift in the trajectory of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwe; leaving no child behind. The TPD component is scheduled to launch this year (2020) beginning with six-month Inception Phase followed by multiyear Implementation Phases. The TPD aims to improve the capacity of primary and secondary teachers in Zimbabwe to deliver high-quality education using evidence-based targeted in-service teacher training. World Vision Zimbabwe is currently recruiting for several full and part-time positions to design and deliver this programme.

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

POSITION : TEACHING AT THE RIGHT LEVEL (TARL) MANAGER

MAJOR RESPONISBILITIES

  • Collaborating with the other programme specialists, lead and manage the development of a fit for purpose TARL model(s) which will be implemented in clusters.

  • Oversee the training, coaching and monitoring of systems used during the implementation of the TARL model, and support all partners in improving the effectiveness of these systems.

  • Work with partners and Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) to take ownership of TARL pedagogy, and support the adaptation of TARL in the Zimbabwean context.

  • Maintain relations with the MoPSE and other partners, and coordinate the work with other consortium partners.

  • Ensure that useful lessons on implementation and the pedagogical approach are collected, and an evidence base is synthesized and disseminated, particularly within the MoPSE.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • A Master’s Degree in Education, Public Policy, or another similar social science

  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience

  • NGO / Humanitarian experience in education grant will be an added advantage

  • Advanced writing and oral presentation skills in English

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience

  • Proven ability to handle multiple diverse assignments at one time, successfully complete assigned tasks and meet deadlines while conducting high-quality work

  • Experience leading policy outreach including strategically identifying and mobilizing appropriate policymakers, and developing and maintaining these relationships is desirable.

  • Ability to mentor, motivate and empower the performance of team members and counterparts

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Numeracy Specialist

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

About the grant : The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a 4-year, £12 million Teacher Professional Development (TPD) initiative, that is part of the broader Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. TEACH has been designed to contribute to a positive shift in the trajectory of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwe; leaving no child behind. The TPD component is scheduled to launch this year (2020) beginning with six-month Inception Phase followed by multiyear Implementation Phases. The TPD aims to improve the capacity of primary and secondary teachers in Zimbabwe to deliver high-quality education using evidence-based targeted in-service teacher training. World Vision Zimbabwe is currently recruiting for several full and part-time positions to design and deliver this programme.

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

POSITION : NUMERACY SPECIALIST

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides leadership in the development of standards and benchmarks in mathematics in collaboration with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) department of policy planning and research and also teacher departments in local universities, and with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development (MOHTESTD) on teacher training.

  • Supervises the adaptation and development mathematics teaching and learning materials.

  • Supports the national roll-out of the mathematics curriculum, incorporating new methodologies and materials developed by the programme.

  • Supports the development of assessment teaching training materials (formative and summative) for the mathematics skill development of students.

  • Ensures that activities and approaches across geographic areas are complementary and equitable, including under-served populations in need of inclusive education.

  • Provides bespoke technical assistance on mathematics to the TEACH programme, its partners, MoPSE, MOHTESTD and Zimbabwe School Examination Council.

  • Liaises with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education on technical matters and bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in programme-supported schools achieve improved outcomes in mathematics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Master’s Degree in education with a specialty in mathematics or another pedagogically-oriented specialty;

  • At least five years of experience in work specifically to improve evidence-based mathematics programming; preferably directed to rural, under-served populations and with experience at a foundational level;

  • At least five years of experience in Zimbabwe and/ or Sub-Saharan Africa is highly desired;

  • NGO / Humanitarian experience in education grant will be an added advantage

  • Experience at delivering coaching and support on education issues at a variety of levels within the education system,

  • Prior proven experience with the development and implementation of evidence-based mathematics materials (and preferably in local languages), training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments required; EGMA experience (preferred);

  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in local languages is highly desired.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Assessment Specialist

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

About the grant : The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a 4-year, £12 million Teacher Professional Development (TPD) initiative, that is part of the broader Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. TEACH has been designed to contribute to a positive shift in the trajectory of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwe; leaving no child behind. The TPD component is scheduled to launch this year (2020) beginning with six-month Inception Phase followed by multiyear Implementation Phases. The TPD aims to improve the capacity of primary and secondary teachers in Zimbabwe to deliver high-quality education using evidence-based targeted in-service teacher training. World Vision Zimbabwe is currently recruiting for several full and part-time positions to design and deliver this programme.

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

POSITION: ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST

MAJOR REPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the collaborative development and construction of literacy and numeracy assessment items that are aligned to Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) standards that produce reliable and valid data on student literacy and numeracy standards. This will be done in collaboration with teacher departments in local universities and the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development (MOHTESTD).

  • Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of the program’s literacy and numeracy assessments.

  • Monitor standards of learning and achievements of literacy and numeracy in order to develop sound intervention strategies.

  • Conducts technical training for schools, districts and other users on assessment accountability, and evaluation processes and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area (education, assessment or similar), or equivalent professional experience;

  • At least five years of experience in Africa/ Zimbabwe, with a focus on assessing primary and secondary school students, preferably directed to rural, under-served populations;

  • NGO / Humanitarian experience in education grant will be an added advantage

  • Thorough understanding of the design and use of assessment systems, tests, curricula and qualifications in education;

  • Ability to mentor, motivate and empower the performance of team members and counterparts;

  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in local languages is highly desired.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) Lead, Zimbabwe

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) Lead for the proposed USAID/Food For Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe.

The CLA Lead will work closely with all staff, including the Food Security Technical Coordinator, Community Visioning Lead, and M&E Lead, to ensure collaboration and learning with other activities in the applicant’s selected implementation area. This staff member will ensure the activity includes active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across interventions, and will play a critical role in incorporating refinement activities and learning into implementation. This includes but is not limited to U.S. Government, host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and private sector investments. Additionally, the CLA Lead will improve peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, and evidence and data utilization in support of adaptive management both within and beyond initial refinement. The CLA Lead will also be expected to ensure appropriate and continued coordination and joint-planning with other USAID and other donor activities (specifically the USAID food security and resilience portfolio), host-government initiatives, and private sector engagement. Given the significant number of humanitarian and development activities planned and ongoing in the targeted geographic area, USAID expects significant time and expertise to be dedicated to coordination of activities.

S/he will also provide technical guidance of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on implementing the learning agenda.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership in creating an adaptive and vibrant learning culture within the Zimbabwe DFSA consortium.

  • Oversee the timely accomplishment of activities described in the learning agenda according to proposal and donor requirements.

  • Manage the generation of data through research and evaluations to determine what does and does not work.

  • Coordinate closely with the Zimbabwe DFSA Learning partners to support the Learning Agenda, and Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation Plan

  • Provide technical leadership with regards to research studies and active learning feedback loops.

  • Lead the development of iterative learning and adaptation processes, structures and practices of Zimbabwe DFSA staff and stakeholders at various levels

  • Design and facilitate processes for learning and adaptation

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Demonstrates World Vision’s core values, vision, mission and Transformational Development/Program integrated ministry model by all staff in the assigned Area. Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • An advanced degree (PhD or Master’s) plus a minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and knowledge sharing processes, in establishing and managing dynamic feedback systems to capture experiential learning and unintended consequences, and fostering collaboration across teams or organizations.

  • Demonstrated experience in the livelihoods sector, with direct experience of working on issues of food security and nutrition.

  • Experience in Knowledge management, organizational learning, and capacity strengthening.

  • Experience in managing and leading quantitative and qualitative field research, and experience working closely with universities and/or other research institutions.

  • Experience in designing, facilitating and evaluating learning activities, across different areas, forums and stakeholders.

  • Understanding and experience in developing and leading stakeholder engagement activities, knowledge management programs, and communities of practice.

  • Experience in effectively communicating research and evaluation findings to stakeholders and facilitating the use of the learning products for improving policy and practices.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Zimbabwe context.

  • Ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Professional experience in development, organizational learning, and/or knowledge management.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Strong applied knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and experience of results synthesis, evaluation and presentation of data analysis for various audiences (policy makers, program managers, field staff, and/or government and community stakeholders).

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Familiarity with current international development challenges and their implications for livelihoods programming.

  • Experience in effectively communicating research and evaluation findings to stakeholders and facilitating the use of the learning products for improving policy and practices.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Office-based with mandatory and frequent travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Zimbabwe

*Position contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Lead will provide technical expertise and leadership to generate and analyze quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. The M&E Lead will be a technician with demonstrated experience in building or strengthening monitoring systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis, survey and sample design and effectively promoting evidence-based program management.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on Monitoring and Evaluation related issues.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned.

  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function

  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system

  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with World Vision staff and sub-grantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  • During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes.

  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system.

  • Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders.

  • Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.

  • At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.

  • Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study.

  • Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.

  • Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.

  • Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Work with the Strategic Learning Lead to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A Master's degree or above in a quantitative field (economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subject) with significant training in quantitative methods.

  • Seven (7) years or more relevant experience is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about Theory of Changes (ToCs), logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiary-based sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program Monitoring and Evaluation requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Zimbabwe context.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators

  • Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.

  • Other skills and knowledge required for this position can be found in the FSN Network M&E Manager Core Competencies.

  • Previous experience with Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Food Security Technical Director, Zimbabwe

*Position contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Food Security Technical Coordinator for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe.

The Food Security Technical Coordinator (FSTC) will be charged with ensuring that all of the technical sectors work together to create multiplier effects across and between sectors. The FSTC will also ensure that overall technical implementation quality remains consistent and of high quality among all of the sub-awardees and implementation locations in the award. The FSTC will also ensure technical interventions are integrated, layered and sequenced appropriately at all levels of implementation within the FFP activity.

S/he will work closely with the Community Visioning (CV) Lead to ensure that the implementation meets the needs of the people in the targeted communities and aligns with participant aspirations. In collaboration with the CV Lead, the incumbent will lead any necessary adaptation to the technical approach of activities in order to address challenges articulated by participants in their journey to realize development aspirations. The FSTC will work closely with the M&E Lead and the CLA Lead to ensure that M&E and learning feedback loops are properly fed into and utilized by the technical field staff.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on a broad spectrum of food security technical focus areas. S/he will supervise technical specialists in the relevant sectoral areas.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical support and guidance to ensure technical interventions are integrated, layered and sequenced appropriately at all levels of implementation within the food security related activities in accordance with World Vision strategies and USAID/FFP guidelines.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all of the technical sectors work together to create multiplier effects across and between sectors.

  • The FSTC will also ensure that overall technical implementation quality remains consistent and of high quality among all of the sub-awardees and implementation locations in the award.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, deliver technical support to field staff, conduct trainings, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Ensure that cross-cutting themes such as gender and youth, social cohesion, and social accountability are fully included within the Food Security interventions and strategy.

  • Work closely with the M&E Lead and the CLA Lead to ensure that M&E and learning feedback loops are properly fed into and utilized by the technical field staff.

  • Work with the Strategic Coordination and Learning Adviser to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Liaise with different stakeholders at HQ level - and at the field level to ensure up-to-date knowledge of the global food security policies, including USAID policies and strategies, for improving food security and nutrition for the most vulnerable.

  • Supervise technical specialists that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system. Ensure the Technical Working Groups are implementing the technical design and the learning agenda.

  • Act on behalf of the Deputy Chief of Party when requested and carry out additional responsibilities as assigned.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or a related field, plus six years of relevant experience is required, or a PhD plus a minimum of five years relevant experience, or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of relevant experience is required.

  • Highly experienced in a broad spectrum of food security technical focus areas such as nutrition and health, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods as well as cross cutting interventions such as gender, youth and social dynamics that affect food security and nutrition.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing—and ensuring quality control over—technically rigorous food security activity integration and collaboration.

  • Knowledge of nutrition, agriculture and food security programming in both humanitarian and development settings.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Experience working/living in Southern Africa. Familiarity with the Zimbabwe context.

  • Previous experience managing local staff.

  • Previous experience with managing sub-contractors is highly desirable.

  • Ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Food Security Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.

Preferred:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Previous experience with Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Chief of Party / Programme Director, Zimbabwe

*Position dependent upon grant approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Chief of Party (CoP)/ Programme Director (PD) will have overall responsibility for coordination of all Zimbabwe USAID/FFP Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities.

The CoP/PD shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in (country of the grant).

S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. The CoP/PD is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise.

S/he also provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

Country/grant specific content:

USAID/Office of Food for Peace has announced its intention to fund a development food security activity in Zimbabwe. World Vision has successfully led the consortium for the USAID/ENSURE DFSA from 2012-2019 with a goal of improving household and community food security across the target areas of Manicaland (Buhera, Chimanimani, Chipinge districts) and Masvingo (Bakita, Zaka and Chivi districts).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage proactive and responsive relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision National Office staff.

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Lead development of any planned cost extension.

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas including resilience, youth programming, gender integration food security, nutrition, WASH, monitoring and evaluation and social and behavior change.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor-funded projects.

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and SO staff.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.

  • Deeply engage and represent the project with USAID/FFP Mission and other relevant staff, national government coordination bodies, development agency knowledge sharing bodies and other stakeholders.

  • Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the donor.

  • Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

  • Participate and conduct on-going lessons learned with key staff and partners/sub-grantees.

  • Champion collaboration, learning and adaptation within project and in partnership with local and national stakeholders.

  • Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the DFSA implementation team as appropriate. Attend and participate in weekly staff devotions.

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Master's degree in related business administration, economic development, international development, public policy field or other relevant technical area.

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in food security programming with at least 5 years serving in senior field program leadership roles on USAID/FFP DFSA projects. Prior USAID grants Chief of Party experience required.

  • Proven ability to manage large, complex development programs in challenging field contexts technical assistance teams.

  • Demonstrated program experience in Zimbabwe and/or in Southern Africa strongly preferred.

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and economic challenges within Zimbabwe; and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in (country of the grant).

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID/FFP programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID/FFP regulations governing such programs.

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.

  • Experience as a CoP/PD or senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English and the relevant other UN language, if it is officially used in the country.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • Prior experience serving as a USAID/FFP DFSA Chief of Party.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.