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.
SRHR Program Facilitator – Harare
Reporting to the Project Manager and Program Area Manager, the SRHR Program Facilitator takes a leading role in the implementation of the SIDA SRHR project in the target district.
- Leads the planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating of the SIDA SRHR project.
- Identifies and trains community based mentors and CCWs on gender and protection using the Champions of Change (CoC) model.
- Registers households for the project and tracks their participation in the CoC clubs and family clubs.
- Coordinates with other NGO partners for joint targeting, inclusive delivery of SGBV and SRHR information and layered services to adolescents and parents, as well as to provide referrals for SRHR services through the case management system.
- Conducts regular monitoring of mentors and CCW activities, providing technical support to the community based cadres.
- Facilitates community dialogues to address harmful social and cultural norms as well as community level trainings.
- Liaises with and supports community volunteers, including Case Care Workers to ensure SGBV survivors access time sensitive response services, in line with existing protocols and standards.
Child Protection & gender equality mainstreaming
- Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to: Gender equality mainstreaming, Child Protection Policy; Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities.
- Compiles and safely keeps the project’s district database.
Coordination and networking
- Participate in, develop and strengthen collaborative relationships at district levels in child rights to enhance Plan’s program performance
- Support and participate in district children and youth related partnership activities, alliances and networks
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Support collection and analysis of project data
- Assist MERC to update and maintain project database
Other key deliverables include
- Maintaining good inter-team communications, engender good team dynamics;
- Adherence to Plan policies.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
- A degree in social sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognized institute.
- A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience at a similar level in gender, child rights and/or adolescent programming
- Understanding of social norms and their influence on behaviour, attitudes and practices
- Demonstrated capacity in monitoring and evaluation
- Knowledge of programming issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
- A Class 3 or 4 Driver’s licence
- Ability and willingness to ride a motorbike
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
- Proven ability to develop project proposals and concepts
- Excellent networking and partnership building skills
- Research, analytical and problem solving skills
- Good communication, facilitation and report writing skills
- Strong team-building and motivational skills
- Strong negotiating and influencing skills
- Proficiency in MS office tools
- Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination
- Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others
- Having initiative and able to work independently
PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE
We are open and accountable
- Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
- Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
- Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
- Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
- Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people.
We strive for lasting impact
- Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
- Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
- Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
- Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
- Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
- Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
- Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
- Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
- We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.
- We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace.
- We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and change their own lives.
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position. Plan is committed to keeping children safe from abuse, neglect and any forms of exploitation. In this regard, reference & background checks will be performed including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy. Plan International does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Please contact any of the Plan Offices if in doubt.
This position is open to Zimbabwean nationals and is dependent on award of funding by the donor.
Location: Zimbabwe (Harare)
Type of role: Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date: 3 December 2021