ActionAid Zimbabwe

Programs & Projects Manager: Women Rights and Economic Justice (WREJ)

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Job Description

Are you passionate about Women’s Rights, Feminist Alternatives and Economic Justice? Are you a good programmer, strategic thinker, thought leader, good writer and a jellying team player? Do you care about improving the lives of girls and women in urban, peri-urban and rural settings in Zimbabwe, and in the process connecting with regional and global struggles for women’s rights? Would it interest you to join a vibrant global justice movement operating in Zimbabwe but with a footprint in more than 75 countries worldwide? If yes, this opportunity is for you!

Duties and Responsibilities

About the Position
The postholder will function collaboratively as a member of the Program Team as well as the Resource Mobilisation and Business Development Team. The position exists to provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of the AA Zimbabwe (AAZ) Strategy, particularly it’s drive towards the empowerment of women and girls living in poverty and exclusion and building their agency and resilience to challenge the structural causes of poverty. The Program and Projects Manager will play a leadership role in the design and implementation of programme interventions that mainstream HRBA (Human Rights Based) approaches; undertaking intensive power and inter-sectional feminist analyses; Partnership development and management; Capacity building of AAI Zimbabwe staff, partners and rights holders; Networking and alliance fostering; Campaign, advocacy and research work.

Qualifications and Experience

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Social Sciences gained from a recognised University (i.e. in either Gender/Women and Development Studies, or Sociology, or Development Studies, or Political Science, or Public Administration, or International Relations, or Public Policy, Law, Human Rights or relevant disciplines).
• A relevant specialised Post -graduate qualification preferably in Project Planning and Management an added advantage.
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant programming, focusing on Women’s economic and social empowerment, Women’s rights, Democracy, Rights and Governance, Gender Based Violence, Sexual and Reproductive Health rights, and Livelihoods and Economic Justice, focusing on but not limited to extractives, climate justice, resilience, and emergencies. Experience in working with different key stakeholders at local, national and regional/international levels (i.e. including local and central government, the private sectors, Non-State Actors, community leaders, Parliament, UN Agencies and civil society.
Key Competencies
• Good knowledge of the socio-economic and political context and power analysis skills to feed into policy programs.
• Understanding of Human Rights Based Approach to successfully influence strategic direction of ActionAid Zimbabwe and Partner programs.
• Ability to articulate and implement programs based on a given Theory of Change.
• Demonstrable knowledge of the operating environment for Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society in Zimbabwe, the global context and the challenges facing women and girls in Zimbabwe
and other developing countries.
• Ability to write concise and accurate reports to agreed deadlines, and strong numerical skills to
monitor budgets.
• Ability to draft well thought out concept notes and proposals as part of fundraising.

• Proven knowledge of the Project Management Cycle and ability to effectively participate in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation with partners and other stakeholders.

How to Apply

Submission of Applications & Closing date
Please submit a maximum of 3-page Curriculum Vitae and motivational letter to the attention of Human Resources by 23 May 2024 at 1700 hours. Use the link below to view the Job Description and to submit your application and resume:
ActionAid is committed to recruiting candidates who are committed to ActionAid’s SHEA and Safeguarding policies and values, thereby helping to create safer working cultures.
NB: Please note that whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Please further note that although we value all applications, we unfortunately can only respond to short-listed candidate.

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