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Project Officer

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years


Position Summary

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.