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Resilience Building Team Leader

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

Job Title: Resilience Building Team Leader


Zimbabwe, approx. 40% in Harare and 60% in the field.

Position Overview:

In anticipation of a multi-year Resilience Building Program, World Vision Zimbabwe is seeking to engage an experienced professional to lead a multi-sectoral program team. The program is expected to address rural livelihoods, agriculture, Value Chain development, nutrition, DRR and natural resource management.

The Team Leader will implement and manage the program activities, ensure quality and effective implementation and achievement of program objectives, and liaise with key stakeholders. The Team Leader will coordinate with senior management in the country program, and will directly supervise key program staff and specialists.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for management of the program to support resilience building activities for communities in several districts in Zimbabwe;

  • Provide leadership and direction to the consortium, the program team and partners, promoting innovation and adoption of best practices;

  • Ensure quality implementation of the program, with particular attention to Value for Money (VfM) and a comprehensive and sustainable resilience approach.

  • Prepare, in coordination with key project staff, strategic workplans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, implementation plans, financial projections and tools for monitoring;

  • Provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses and ensuring timely submission of financial reports

  • Responsible for strategy reviews with partners, donors and key stakeholders and identification of follow up actions as required

  • Manage external relations by representing the project and the organization in the public and decision makers ensuring the timely and widespread distribution of information about project achievements and lessons learned;

  • Supervise and support project staff by creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers staff to take responsibility and show initiative.

Required Qualifications& Skills:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in agriculture, rural development, agricultural economics, agribusiness or a related field. or related/relevant discipline;

  • 10 years of relevant experience, at least 5 of which in a senior management/leadership position;

  • Past experience in livelihoods, resilience and local value chain development programming is highly relevant;

  • Candidates with experience in climate adaptation programming are encouraged to apply

  • Strong human resource management skills and capacity to lead a team of professionals;

  • Strong experience in leadership of multi-year, multi-sector programs, with demonstrated capacity to deliver results and manage partner relationships;

  • Ability to write clear and concise reports and proposals (in English) and to meet required reporting deadlines

  • Strong analytical, monitoring & evaluation skills; understanding of measurement of resilience is a plus

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Abilityto work independently while being a strong team player;

  • Experience working in Southern Africa and Zimbabwe an advantage;

  • Experience working on UNDP-funded programs is an advantage;

  • Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of Shona is desirable.


The Cover Letter & CV should include at least the following:

(1) Indication of portfolios / budget sizes managed in the past;

(2) highlights of key achievements from past programs led,particularly on resilience-building.