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Team Leader Full Time

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.

Job Description – Team Leader (SAFE)

Through jointly funded programme `Stopping Abuse and Female Exploitation (SAFE)` DFID and SIDA intend to make a major investment towards reducing violence against woman and girls in Zimbabwe by empowering communities to protect the safety, rights and choices of women and girls. The programme will deliver community-level projects to prevent violence by changing harmful attitudes and behaviours towards women and girls. It will also respond to gender-based violence by increasing access to services for survivors.

The Team Leader will be responsible for overall programme leadership. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities:
· Responsible for providing strategic vision for the programme and overall programme leadership
· Represent the project in front of DFID, Programme Board and externally

· Coordinate closely with other relevant donor-funded projects in Zimbabwe to ensure coordination and complementarity
· Engage effectively with key national and regional stakeholders, including government, donors, civil society and academics to ensure smooth delivery of the programmes and dissemination of learning

General requirements
· At least 10 years of experience in managing large, complex, donor-funded programmes in challenging environments, ideally in Zimbabwe, that have included either VAWG, Gender, or Justice programming.
· Previous experience of acting as a Team Leader is essential
· Strong leadership and people management skills
· At least 5 years applied technical knowledge in at least one of the following thematic areas: Gender Based Violence (GBV), gender quality, access to justice

· Strong relationships with sector specialists and relevant government offices in Zimbabwe
· Experience in managing DFID contracts or other key donor contracts (USAID, EC, other) with preferably a demonstrated applied knowledge of DFID procedures and Payment by Results Programming
· Clearly demonstrated public speaking skills with the proven ability to represent the programme to a variety of audience, ranging from civil society, government dignitaries, donor, and community representatives
· Advanced report writing skills

· Zimbabwean national with the ability to articulate and demonstrate a strong understanding of VAWG/ gender programming and contextual challenges faced by communities in Zimbabwe OR external candidate with really strong understanding of Zimbabwe and solid experience of working in the country.
· Previous experience in fund management
· Previous experience in implementing M&E and Learning frameworks in large complex projects
· Experience in delivering adaptive programming

· Experience in implementing behavioural change programming models
· Knowledge of local languages would be an advantage

Diploma and languages
· Advanced degree in a relevant field, such as Gender Studies, or another relevant field
· Fluent in English

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

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