Project Manager (Safer Cities) - Plan International

Project Manager (Safer Cities)

Date: 13-Sep-2019

Location: Harare, HA, ZW

Company: Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity.

We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Project Manager (Safer Cities) - Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Programs, the incumbent is responsible for providing technical guidance and support to partners working under the project and coordinating all the activities under the Safer Cities Grant funded project.


Operations and program management

Responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the project and budget together with partners
Responsible for coordination and monitoring of all partners for effective implementation
Guide the strategic directions of the project in collaboration with partners and Plan staff
Strengthen the capacity of the urban civil society partners of the project (partners and grassroots) in terms of their organisation, management, advocacy and urban programming
Listen and take into account the voice and opinions of the young people of the project
Ensure learning, synergy and coordination across the three thematic areas of urban safety, governance and livelihood.
Carry out and facilitate city level advocacy and campaigns, including planning and implementation
Represent the project in relevant fora together with partners and young people


Familiarity with donor compliance issues, ensuring all projects are compliant with these and Plan procedures.
Responsible for the preparation of projected expenditures quarterly.
Overall responsibility of the project financial management in line with approved project proposal.

Child Protection & gender equality mainstreaming

Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to: Gender equality mainstreaming, Safeguarding Policy; Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities.


A degree in Social Sciences or related field with experience working with local civil society and coalitions to drive national agenda on children/girls’ rights.
A minimum of 5 years community development exposure coordinating development programs and implementing partners at a supervisor level
Extensive experience of working together with civil society organisations
Ability to work with teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other agencies at various levels.
Experience in liaising with donors, government officials and other NGOs

Experience in engaging city stakeholders, especially city authorities
Experience in financial, budget and administrative management or related issues
Experience in youth-driven programming

Knowledge of and interest in city level policies
Knowledge of rights based approaches to development and civil society strengthening


Good knowledge of current girls’ rights issues/activities and systems
Excellent report writing and documentation skills
Skills in capacity building of civil society partners

Advocacy Skills and experiences with engaging young people in advocacy
Proven ability to develop project proposals and concepts
Good communications and social skills (with young people as well)
Excellent coordination and planning skills


Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination
Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others
Promotes high quality programs
Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities
Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitiveness

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position. Plan International takes very seriously the responsibility and duty to ensure that we and anyone who represents us does not in any way harm or place at risk children and young people. In this regard, reference & background checks will be performed including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Safeguarding Policy.

This position is open to Zimbabwean nationals.

Location: Zimbabwe (Harare)

Type of role: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date : 23 September 2019

Created: September 13, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Expiry Date: Sept. 23, 2019

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