(Re-Advertisement) Assistant Country Director – Programmes (ACD-P)

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(Re-Advertisement) Assistant Country Director – Programmes (ACD-P)

  • Post Date:November 15, 2021
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  • Career Level Director
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Work Location : Zimbabwe – Harare
Type of Post : Accompanied – Family
Funding : APPROVED
Expected Travel : up to 30%
Language Requirement : ENGLISH
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time

**This role is open to both International and National candidates. Previous applicants need not reapply*

The Assistant Country Director – Programmes (ACD-P) is responsible for ensuring that CARE’s programmes in Zimbabwe contribute to CARE’s vision and mission. The ACD-P is expected to provide strategic leadership in the areas of programme design and proposal development at the same time as implementation, donor reporting, project budget management, monitoring and evaluation of ongoing activities.

The ACD-P will work to ensure that projects support CARE Zimbabwe’s programme approach framework and that project interventions make a significant contribution to the programme strategy to reduce vulnerability to drought/disaster, and overcome poverty and social injustice.

The ACD-P is responsible for overseeing the development of new business and funding which support programming in Zimbabwe. S/he manages a team of professionals focused on the design, funding, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of multi-donor, multi-sector programmes that include a broad range of livelihood provisioning, protection and promotion activities, along with emergency preparedness/disaster mitigation interventions. The combined impact of the programmes should effectively address the underlying causes of poverty in line with CARE’s Programming Principles. S/he must also ensure that systems and people are in place to ensure the proper management of those projects and programmes.

The ACD-P is responsible for overseeing the development, testing and implementation of new and innovative program approaches appropriate for the context of the Country Office. S/he works closely with, and is supported by the programme units at CARE USA and colleagues in Southern Africa, as well as with other interested CARE International members.

The ACD-P is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and as such is responsible for leading and supporting Country Office initiatives. S/he is responsible for (along with the Country Director) maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors and other partners. S/he may be required to become Acting CD when the CD is out of the country.


  • Staff management
  • Program quality
  • Program management and compliance
  • Program strategy
  • Resource mobilization
  • Communication and visibility


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in development studies or a relevant technical field
  • 5 years in senior management position in relief/development field in an international setting
  • Demonstrated experience in programme and staff management
  • Knowledge and experience with financial management
  • Extensive conceptual skills including development of programme strategy
  • Advanced writing skills in English
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development and programme design (including concept preparation and proposal development), implementation and evaluation
  • Experience in successfully managing institutional partnerships with national and international NGOs
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts

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