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Program Manager

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

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.

Job Title: Program Manager

Location: Mutare

Purpose of the Position

To manage the project in line with internal guidelines and donor regulations.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Overall Project Management Function

  • Coordinates, reviews and consolidates project team members Individual Operating Plans.

  • Provides input into programme design and development processes

  • Represents WV at Provincial meetings and provides feedback to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) through meetings and reports

  1. Project Planning

  • Reviews and analyses project documents such as proposals, results framework and budget.

  • Develops, reviews and updates project implementation plan (including project staffing, procurement, financial and vehicle use and other resources) and submits to the DCOP

  1. Project Implementation

  • Leads internal project start up processes and activities

  • Provides input into consortia led start-up activities with staff and stakeholders such as partners, Government, communities

  • Oversees the implementation of the districts project work plan

  • Provides oversight and technical assistance to district project staff and implementing partners as per approved work plan

  • Coordinates staff inputs to the Consortia M&E and Technical Working Groups

  1. Stakeholder Coordination

  • Serves as the focal point for WV’s operational and contractual responsibilities and coordinates with the SO Technical Leads

  • Ensures engagement of external stakeholders in WV’s ENSURE districts of operation through the District Coordinators

  1. Project Reporting

  • Receives project information from the District Coordinators and prepares project reports in compliance with donor and internal requirements

  1. Management of Staff

  • Develops staff on overall project objectives, implementation strategy, reporting systems and internal controls

  • Carries out ongoing evaluation of staff, identifies performance strengths and deficiencies, and arranges for necessary action (for example further on the job training);

  1. Financial Control and Budget

  • In collaboration with Grant Accountant, prepares monthly and quarterly forecasts and implements project activities in line with budget and approval limits in compliance with donor requirements and internal policies

  • Reviews project expenditure reports on a monthly basis and donor reports monthly and quarterly and provides feedback to Finance

  • Discusses performance against the budget with the DCOP and SO Leads and the Grant Accountant and takes corrective action

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Degree in Agriculture/Development Studies/Business Administration/ Management/ International Development or other relevant technical sector, plus post graduate qualifications in a professional discipline.

  • 5-6 years relevant experience in community development/ humanitarian work, with minimum of 3 at a supervisorial / managerial level

  • Donor engagement experience.

  • Ability to lead effective long and short-term planning.

  • Ability to align team goals with vision/mission/strategy.

  • Ability to maintain strong links with other NGO’s, community structures and government agencies.

  • Clean Class 4 Driver’s License a must.

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

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.