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Job Title: Project Manager – Governance – Action Aid International Zimbabwe (AAIZ)
Location: Harare, Head office
To Commence: ASAP (contract ends 31 December 2012)

Purpose of the Position:

Action Aid International Zimbabwe (AAIZ) is seeking a project manager for the Governance theme to ensure that the program and projects within the given theme are effectively and efficiently implemented to achieve set goals and objectives.

Key Performance Areas:

The project manager will assist the Governance thematic coordinator in the following key activities;

  • Supervision of the implementation of the program/projects, ensuring that it/they adhere/s to the proposal or donor guidelines
  • Monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the program/projects on a daily basis
  • Ensuring budget tracking of the program/projects
  • Contribution to the development of reports to the donor as required on specific objectives of the program/project
  • Provision of support to and building the capacity of partners in program planning, implementation and monitoring & evaluation to effectively and efficiently implement program and project activities
  • Facilitation of the implementation of strategic issues relating to other thematic areas

A detailed Job Profile will be made available to short listed candidates.

Education & Qualifications:  A bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies and/or other relevant fields

Experience: 3 years experience in governance work, including supporting local partner organizations and working with community based organizations/local associations.

Other requirements & competences:

  • Demonstrated commitment to working with AAIZ target groups i.e. poor and marginalized groups at community and national levels
  • Understanding of local governance issues including accountability, citizen empowerment, participatory planning and budget tracking processes and mainstreaming of peace building activities.
  • Understanding of political and socio-economic factors that impact on local governance and program development
  • Good organizational and planning skills including program/projects budget tracking in line with contractual obligations
  • Ability to work in partnerships with service providers/policy makers from both voluntary and statutory sectors
  • Ability to write concise, analytical and accurate reports to agreed deadlines
  • Knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes and the ability to collate and analyze data
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and Good written English and local languages relevant in areas of work
  • Clean Class 4 driver’s license

Applications: To apply submit your curriculum vitae with an application letter to Human Resources, ActionAid International, 16 York Avenue, Newlands, Harare or jobs.zimbabwe [at] actionaid [dot] org

Closing date: 31st December 2011

Although we value all applications, we can only respond to short listed candidates.

NB: Please note that this is a NATIONAL position. Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

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