District Programs Assistant

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District Programs Assistant

  • Post Date:February 8, 2022
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Lupane


Bantwana Zimbabwe seeks an experienced candidate to be engaged as District Programs Assistant to be based in Lupane, for a CDC/ZimTTECH-funded DREAMS program. The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women (DREAMS) program aims to reduce new HIV infections amongst adolescent girls and young women and will be implemented in four Matabeleland North districts – Bubi, Lupane, Nkayi and Tsholotsho. Bantwana will implement four core sets of interventions namely, i) HIV prevention, condom education, gender norms change, social assets building, and sexual violence prevention; ii) Education Subsidies and primary, secondary and Part-Time and Continuing Education support; iii) Combination of socioeconomic approaches for caregivers layered with positive parenting; and iv) Economic empowerment for AGYW (financial literacy, work readiness and employability trainings, vocational training for market-driven technical skills, internships).

The District Programs Assistant will support the Safe Schools Officer, at district level, in coordinating efforts to deliver in-school education, HIV/GBV prevention and Social Asset Building Activities for AGYW.

Roles and responsibilities

  • In liaison with the Safe Schools Officers, roll-out evidence-based HIV / GBV prevention curricula, using the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), and IMPower curricula;
  • Work directly with school authorities and committees in the implementation of formal and non-formal education activities;
  • Support the roll-out and monitoring of positive parenting interventions, using the Families Matter curricula;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to IMPower Instructors, Families Matter facilitators, and Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) facilitators;
  • Consolidate routine program reports on parenting and GBV activities;
  • Compile periodic progress reports; Liaise with the M&E team in tracking and reporting related targets;
  • Work with Safe Schools Officers to network and represent the project at various forums / stakeholders’ meetings.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science or related field, and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience working on adolescent and youth health related interventions;
  • Experience of HIV / GBV program planning and implementation at the community, provincial and district levels working with NGO sectors;
  • Experience in program administrative, and financial management systems;
  • Knowledge of HIV / GBV, health systems, and related issues specifically targeted for adolescent girls and young women;
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Prior experience in implementing DREAMS programs an added advantage.

To apply

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references (including name, organization, phone number, and email address) to [email protected] with position title in the subject line.

The application deadline is 10 February 2022. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.