VACANCY: PROJECT OFFICER
The project officer works directly with religious leaders, engaging them on harmful religious practices and beliefs across program operational areas. He/she liaises with Improved Gender Attitudes Transition and Education Outcomes (IGATE) field officers to mobilise religious leaders, engage, mentor and support them towards the desired project change. She/he works as key liason to IGATE partners management across all levels (national, provincial, cluster, local church) to assure all level endorsement and support of program key messages and approaches. She/he reports to the Social Norms and Community Engagement Technical Manager.
Mobilise and engage religious leaders on harmful religious norms, behaviours, practices and belief systems affecting adolescent boys and girls learning outcomes.
Lead the adaptation of Channels of Hope model for the program context
Conduct channels of hope facilitation in accordance with program targets
Mentor and coach religious leaders towards the desired project outcomes
Build the capacity of IGATE field officer staff to engage with religious stakeholders at grassroots level
Support the cohesion of religious leaders with other community structures working in collaboration for gender equity, protection and learning outcomes.
Support IGATE staff to tackle harmful religious norms (learning by doing).
Document and report program activities and outputs as required by the IGATE workplan tracking and quarterly reporting systems.
A degree in social sciences, gender studies or education
More than 3 years’ experience working with the church in Zimbabwe for engagement in social change
Excellent understanding of Zimbabwean education and child protection context
Excellent report writing skills
Proficiency in English, Shona, Ndebele and or other local languages is required.
A driver’s licence is an added advantage.
NB Shortlisting of candidates will be done as applications are being received given the urgency of the position.