Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Thematic Lead : Plan International Zimbabwe Plan International Zimbabwe

Job Summary

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

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.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Thematic Lead

Location – Harare Country Office

Reporting to the Head of Programs, the SRHR Thematic Lead is responsible for providing specialist advice on sexual and reproductive health rights. Develops strategies, guidelines and tools on SRHR and support teams effectively to ensure that partners work in adherence with Plan Global standards as indicated in the SRHR position pape

We are open and accountable
1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.
We strive for lasting impact
1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
1. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.
2. We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our program and our workplace.
3. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and develop agency to change their own lives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Management
• Provide leadership and supervisory support for all SRHR and related health interventions.
• Establish and maintain relationships between Plan International Zimbabwe and relevant local partner organizations with an interest in working on SRHR and related health issues.
• Coordinate the technical review and quality control of regular narrative and financial reports to the donors of projects in his/her portfolio.
• Provide regular reports to the Head of Programs and the Program Leadership Team as required.
• Track and regularly review project expenditure to ensure efficient and effective implementation of projects in his/her portfolio.

Stakeholder Coordination
• Mediate between Plan International Zimbabwe and other partners, including government and civil society to maintain consistent quality delivery standards and good working relationships across projects.
• Support the implementation of Plan International’s approach to SRHR, Gender & Inclusion, Partnerships, Gender Transformative Programming and Influencing best practices, policy and guidelines.
• Provide technical guidance and direction including training, coaching and mentoring to relevant Plan International Zimbabwe’s staff and partners on Adolescent SRHR and its intersectionality with harmful practices, SGBV and other faction to ensure quality programming

Program Learning and Communication
• Ensure that effective use is made of learning from program monitoring and evaluation on SRHR to strengthen program delivery and inform wider practice in relation to Plan International Zimbabwe work.
• Coordinate the development of SRHR content for learning and knowledge sharing and to influence program development and design.
• Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection and safeguarding and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.

Qualifications and Experience

• A Postgraduate qualification in Public Health, Demography and Population Studies, Health Promotion or other relevant qualifications
• Additional qualifications and experience in SRHR programming is a must.
• Demonstrated experience in delivering results when leading consortia/working with partners
• Consortium working through diverse partners is a key requirement
• Demonstrated experience of leading quality, rights based and inclusive SRHR projects targeting adolescents and young people
• Knowledge of development trends within the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and GBV sectors, including policies and guidelines

• Exceptional conceptual and strategic thinking skills
• Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff
• Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure;
• Ability to communicate and negotiate at different levels and effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues with diverse experiences
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking
• Leadership analysis/coaching and mentoring skills
• Strong team building and motivational skills

• Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination
• Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others
• Promotes high quality inclusive SRHR programs
• Assertive and demonstrates cultural sensitivity.

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